TIPP SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSLETTER 23 MARCH 2012

Allianz Hurling League Division 1A – Dublin v Tipperary
Dublin will play Tipperary in round 4 of the Allianz Hurling League Division 1A on Saturday March 24th at 5:00pm in Croke Park.
Fixture Details
24.03.2012 (Sat)
Allianz Hurling League Roinn 1A Round 4
Páirc an Chrócaigh 5.00pm
Áth Cliath v Tiobraid Árann
Referee: Brian Gavin (Uíbh Fhailí)
Team News
The Tipperary team to play Dublin has been announced as follows – Darren Gleeson, Donogh Maher, Paul Curran (Captain), Michael Cahill; Thomas Stapleton, Conor OMahony, Padraic Maher; Brendan Maher, James Woodlock; Gearoid Ryan, Noel McGrath, Pa Bourke; John O’Neill, Brian O’Meara, Shane Bourke
Match Coverage
This game will be shown live on Setanta Ireland.
If you are going to the match why not call in to the Big Tree near the ground at the junction of North Circular Road and Dorset Street? You will get a warm Tipperary welcome from Cappawhite-born proprietor Louis Fitzgerald. Please support our sponsors.
ALLIANZ HURLING LEAGUE
FROM TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
BY COUNTY PRO GER RYAN
Well done to the Tipperary senior hurling team on defeating Waterford by 0-31 to 2-15 in round 3 of the Allianz Hurling League at Semple Stadium on Sunday last. Tipperary are in fourth position in the table at present but are equal on points with Galway and Cork in second and third positions respectively. The top 3 teams qualify for semi-finals. In the event of a three way tie for a place score difference will determine placings and in the event of a two way tie the result between the two counties involved will determine placings. Tipperary’s next game is against Dublin next Saturday evening next March 24 at Croke Park at 5pm. It will be followed at 7.15pm by the Allianz Football League game between Donegal and Dublin with inter-match entertainment provided by The Dubliners who are celebrating their golden jubilee this year. The Tipperary v Dublin league game will be the 29th between the counties with Tipperary having won 17, Dublin 8 and 3 draws. Dublin won last year’s encounter at Croke Park by 1-16 to 1-15 on their way to winning the Allianz Hurling League title for 2011.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB AGM REPORT
The 25th AGM of the Tipperary Supporters Club was held in a good atmosphere in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin on Wednesday March 21st. The written reports and audited accounts for 2011 were presented to the meeting and to read a report go to www.tippsupportersclub.com. The Club recorded another milestone with funds donated to the SH Panel costs over the 25 year period passing the €2m mark. If you have not yet renewed your membership for 2012 we would be very grateful if you would do so at this stage. See below for details.
NENAGH CBS IN COLLEGES ALL IRELAND FINAL
Congratulations to Nenagh CBS on their great victory over holders St. Kieran’s College, Kilkenny by 0-17 to 0-14 in the All-Ireland Colleges A hurling semi-final at The Ragg on St. Patrick’s Day. They will play Kilkenny CBS in the final at Semple Stadium on SaturdayMarch 31 at a time to be announced. Kilkenny CBS defeated Portumna Community School in the other semi-final, also at The Ragg by 3-15 to 1-8. Interestingly both Munster and Leinster champions, Colaiste na nDeise (defeated in quarter-final by Kilkenny CBS) and St. Kieran’s respectively, have failed to reach the All-Ireland final. It will be Nenagh CBS’s first ever time in the A final but they have enjoyed previous success at B level against Kilkenny opposition when they defeated Callan CBS in the final.
NENAGH VS GAME ABANDONED DUE TO RAIN
The All-Ireland Colleges senior A hurling semi-final between Nenagh Vocational School and St. Fergal’s College Rathdowney was abandoned after 20 minutes on St. Patrick’s Day after a deluge of rain made the Templetuohy pitch unplayable.
TIPPERARY GAA BENEFIT NIGHT AT THURLES GREYHOUND STADIUM
It might be Fool’s Day but Sunday April 1st promises to be a day of great entertainment in Thurles. It will start with the Allianz Hurling League game between Tipperary and Cork which could well decide semi-final qualification positions in the league. It will be followed by a “Night at the Dogs” benefit night for Tipperary GAA at Thurles Greyhound Stadium. Buster nomination tickets which also entitle the bearer to free entry are available at €10 with a chance of winning €500. Races can be sponsored for €500 each and dog nominations are available for €50 each with a chance to win €500 among the limited group of nominators. Buster tickets are available from County Board officers and clubs. Race sponsorship or nominations can be purchased by contacting County PRO, Ger Ryan on 086 8149146 orpro.tipperary@gaa.ie. Members of the Tipperary senior hurling panel and management will be present on the night.
TIPPERARY PERSON OF THE YEAR
From Liam Myles, President of the Tipperary Association, Dublin
Just to let you know that the Tipperary Association, Dublin will be announcing the winners of the Tipperary Person of the Year and Hall of Fame Awards for 2011 on Monday 26 March 2012in the Palace Bar Fleet Street, Dublin at 6.00 pm.
On behalf of the Association, I wish to invite you and your members to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Date for your diary:
The Annual Awards night will be held on Saturday 28 April in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel,Naas Road, Dublin commencingwith a complimentary drinks reception at 7.00pm.We will be looking for and hoping for your support of this event.
LISVERNANE WIN TG4 G COMPETITION
Congratulations to Lisvernane Village on winning the final of the TG4 G Team competition last weekend. All in the Glen of Aherlow are grateful to all those who texted their support for the “baile beag”. Not for the first time, they overcame greater numbers when they defeated Donabate, Co. Dublin to win the final. Go néirí le muintir an Ghleann!
Tipperary GAA Scene
To read this week’s Westside Column go to www.tippsupportersclub.com and to read Tipperary GAA Scene go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie. It includes news on Allianz Football League, Resignation of John Evans, Michael Spike Nolan Memorial Cup, President’s Awards and other news.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB 2012 MEMBERSHIP
Ryan Motor Power, the official SKODA dealership in Tipperary is the new sponsor of the Tipperary Supporters Club Membership Scheme. Visit the Ryan Motor Power website at http://www.ryanmotorpower.com/contentv3/ or call 052 6180323. Ryan Motor Power are offering the following special discounts for members of the Tipperary Supporters Club: 10% off all servicing for all makes of car and 10% off all accessories purchased. Just quote your 2012 membership number to claim the discount from Ryan Motor Power.
FACEBOOK AND TWITTER
As part of our annual membership drive and to increase awareness of the Tipperary Supporters Club in our 25th year we’ve joined the world of social media with a Tipperary Supporters Club Facebook page and Twitter account. Information on how to join in below.
Facebook
Once you have a Facebook account go to www.facebook.com/TippSupportersClub and “Like” our page. You can visit our page for up to date membership information, the Facebook page will have lots of information including player and squad updates, relevant stories, match reports and all things of interest to Tipperary Hurling. There’s plenty of room for comments or to post pictures and photos of interest – so please join in. Photos from the Launch are posted there.
Twitter
If you are a Twitter user, follow us @TippSupporters – the twitter account is a great way to get up to the minute information in a really quick and concise manner. Our Twitter account will also gather other Tipperary information of interest such as match updates – before the media has them, squad information and the thoughts of players, journalists and other interested parties.
Remember even if you don’t already have a Facebook or Twitter account, you can registers in a couple of minutes at www.facebook.com and www.twitter.com
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Membership for 2012 is already proving to be a popular buy and is now available on www.tippsupportersclub.com and with usual local sellers. The member’s gift is a specially produced Tipperary Supporters bag. This bag is proving versatile as a shoe/boot bag and as a match day bag. In addition each Adult Membership Card will be accompanied by a Tipperary Supporters Car/Window Sticker. Adult Members will be entered in Ticket Draws for five pairs of stand tickets before each of Tipperary’s 2012 Munster and All-Ireland championship games. They will also be entered in a Draw for an All-Ireland Hurling Weekend stay at the Four Star Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin (match tickets included). Also members can access a discount scheme and will get Championship and League team announcements by text as well as regular updates by email on team news and events. Adult Membership will cost €30 (unchanged since 2005). Supporters can join on line on www.tippsupportersclub.com by credit car d or debit/laser card. If you want to give membership as a present, a gift voucher is available on the website. Also on the website details are available of the direct debit facility; as the Club is run on a completely voluntary basis it would be a great help if members could join by direct debit. We will make contact with those members who have joined by direct debit in previous years. If joining by post please send a cheque or postal order payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to Jim Reidy, 13 Castleknock Close, Dublin 15 (086-3580718, email: info@tippsupportersclub.com ).
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Keep up with all the news on www.tippsupportersclub.com, www.tipperary.gaa.ie, www.hoganstand.com and www.munstergaa.ie.
Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.
John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club

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