Dear Tipperary Supporter
All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter – Final
From Tipperary GAA Scene by Andy Fogarty, County Board PRO
Semple Stadium will host both the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter- Finals on Sunday with Limerick taking on Wexford in the first game at 2pm and Tipperary playing beaten Leinster finalists Dublin at 4pm. Both of these games will be shown live on RTE. Tipperary’s last meeting with Dublin in the championship was in 2011 when both sides met at the semi-final stage with Tipperary defeating Dublin by 1–19 to 0–18 with the goal coming from Lar Corbett to set up a third All Ireland final in a row against Kilkenny. The sides last met in March when Tipperary emerged narrow winners by 1-19 to 0-19 at Semple Stadium with Tipperary advancing to the quarter –finals of the League. Tipperary will hope to continue their high scoring after scoring 8 goals and 50 points in their last two championship games which is incredible scoring indeed. Of course a win is all we hope for and we wish the players and management team the very best of luck and again we appeal to all fans to come and support the team in great numbers as you have being doing over the last few championship games.
All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 4A
Tipperary footballers will travel to O’Connor Park Tullamore on Saturday July 26th to take on beaten Connacht finalists Galway in Rd 4 A of the All- Ireland Senior Football Championship with the prize of a quarter- final appearance at stake for the winners. Our senior footballers will travel with confidence after their last two championship wins and there will be great belief in the squad that they can defeat Galway and reach the last 8. This is Tipperary’s second time in three years to reach the last 12. In 2013 Galway were lucky to beat Tipperary in Rd 1 of the qualifiers with the final score Galway 1-12, Tipperary 0-11. Tipperary footballers like the hurlers have put away big scores in their last two championship outings, scoring 2-17 against Longford and 3-17 against Laois. We wish the players and management the very best on Saturday and hopefully it will be the first of a double success for Tipperary at the weekend. Again we appeal to our supporters to make the trip to Tullamore and give your support to the team which was so much appreciated by the players and management in Portlaoise.
The following are the ticket prices for Tipperary Hurling and Football championship fixtures for the weekend.
Saturday July 26th: SF Qualifier in Tullamore
Its unreserved seating with tickets €25 but €20 if purchased in advance of match day and juveniles (U16) are free.
Sunday July 27th: SH Quarter Final in Thurles
Reserved Seating in both stands and terraces will only be opened if demand requires it.
Prices as follows;
- All Stand = €30
- Juvenile Family Ticket = €5 (must be accompanied by adult)
- Student/OAP Pay full price with €5 refund at designated stile with valid ID)
2014 Hurling Championship Top Scorers
Leading the way is Antrim’s Paul Shiels, though his chances of remaining at the top are slim as the Saffrons are out of the competition and a number of players from counties still in the hunt for the Liam MacCarthy Cup are hot on his heels. Seamus Callanan leads the way with scores from play with 5-6.
2014 GAA Hurling Championship Top 5 Scorers
PlayerScorePlaced BallsFrom PlayTotal
Paul Shiels (Antrim)1-560-441-1259
Patrick Horgan (Cork)2-412-310-1047
TJ Reid (Kilkenny)3-350-273-844
Stephen Maher (Laois)1-360-231-1339
Séamus Callanan (Tipperary)5-230-175-638
2014 GAA Football Championship Top 5 Scorers
Conor Sweeney is second on the list but again like Seamus Callanan is number one top scorer from play.
PlayerScorePlaced BallsFrom PlayTotal
Cillian O’Connor (Mayo)2-182-130-524
Conor Sweeney (Tipperary)3-150-93-624
Donie Kingston (Laois)0-230-120-1123
Séamus Quigley (Fermanagh)3-141-92-523
Shane Walsh (Galway)1-190-111-822
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB TICKET WINNERS
Congratulations to the following five people each of whom is the winner of a pair of stand tickets for the Hurling Championship Qualifier, Tipperary V Dublin, as drawn among 2014 paid up adult members. See below for details on how to join up and be entered in the next draw.
Michael Lawrence. Dromalour, Kanturk, Co. Cork.
Mervyn Bradish. 18 Park Road, Templemore.
Ann Marie Ward.195 Orwell Park Heights, Templeogue, Dublin 6W.
Colm Hogan. Roden House, Rathcabbin, Roscrea.
Kevin O’Gorman. 5 Air Hill, Clonmel.
With the Senior Hurlers preparing for the All Ireland Series Tipperary Supporters Club is asking all supporters to join up again this year. Membership is €30 and includes car sticker, membership card, gift in 2014 will be a soft feel 100% Polyester neck scarf 1.2m x 15cm specially produced in the traditional Blue & Gold Colours of Tipperary and featuring The Tipperary Supporters Club Official Logo. Current members will be entered in a draw for five pairs of stand tickets for all Tipperary games in the current Senior Championships, should Tipperary Senior Hurlers reach the All Ireland Final you will also be included in a Star prize draw for an All Ireland SH Final weekend with accommodation for 2 people in the Four Star Louis Fitzgerald Hotel with Match Tickets included.
Membership is available on www.tippsupportersclub.com , from the Tipperary GAA Shop,
your usual local sellers or by sending a cheque/postal order to:
Tipperary Supporters Club.
13 Castleknock Close,
Bord Gais Energy Munster GAA Hurling U21 Championship Semi-Final
Clare’s three-in-a-row bid remains alive following a thrilling 5-19 to 1-25 victory over Tipperary after extra time at Ennis last Wednesday evening. The reward for the winners is a Munster final date with Cork, who beat Waterford in the other semi-final. The decider will take place at Cusack Park in a fortnight. At the end of an hour of incredibly entertaining action, the sides were deadlocked, Clare 3-13 Tipperary 1-19. Clare led by two points at the break as Tipp simply refused to roll over despite conceding two goals inside the opening quarter, 2-6 to 0-10. Tipperary put in a tremendous second half performance and were leading by a point with time nearly up when Clare equalised to send the game into extra-time. There would be no let-up when the action resumed as six points were registered inside the first five minutes, two for Tipperary and four for Clare. Then arrived the key moment when Tony Kelly’s effort from out the field came down of the post and Aaron Cunningham snapped up the breaking ball and beat Tipp keeper Paul Maher to send the home outfit moving 4-19 to 1-24 clear. Luck was not on Tipperary’s side as in normal time they were the better side and were unlucky not to hold onto their one point lead with time almost up. This was a magnificent performance by the players who gave their all over 80 plus minutes in a thrilling game against a highly fancied side. The players and management team can be very proud of a mighty display by the team who showed great character, skill and spirit on the night. Our thanks again to the players and management team of TJ Connolly (Manager), Selectors, Noel Morris, Niall Curran and Kenny Dunne who prepared the team so well and put in so much work over the past number of months.
Clean Ireland Recycling County Johnny Ryan Cup Final
Congratulations to Nenagh Eire Og who defeated Toomevara in the Johnny Ryan Cup Final by 0-22 to 3-11 at the weekend.
July Co Board & Management Meetings
This month’s meetings will be held on Tuesday July 29th in the Sarsfields Centre.
Team Tipperary GAA Galway Races – July 28th 2014
With Monday July 28th only a few days away there is still time to avail of the very attractive package on offer for supporters to attend the Galway Races. For €150 per head or €1500 for a table of 10, the following is included; race admission ticket, complimentary car parking, race card, racing tipster, buffet meal with wine, reserved table for the day, tote facilities, prime view of the track and full bar facilities. There is a very big response to this fundraiser so far and we are appealing to all fans to give your support to this fundraiser.
Friends of Tipperary Football Golf Classic
Thanks to all who supported the Friends of Tipperary Golf Classic which was held in Thurles Golf Club last Saturday July 19th. It was a great success and thanks again for your support.
Tipperary GAA Members Weekly Draw 2014 / 2015 – Week 4 results
The result of the Tipperary G.A.A. Members Weekly Draw 2014/2015 Week 4 (18/7/2014) held in the Tipp FM Studios, Nenagh.
LOTTO JACKPOT – €4,000
Nos. Drawn: 14 / 18 / 25 / 29
1) €200 (Conf) Gerry O’Donnell Clonmore South Cahir (Cahir GAA)
2) €200 (Conf) Michael O’Brien Jnr Ballinulty Ballinlard Tipperary (Solohead GAA)
3) €200 (Conf) Ger Molloy 19 Droim na Coille Nenagh (Shannon Rovers GAA)
4) €200 (Conf) Hazel Percy & Ed Tierney Clonakenny Roscrea (Clonakenny GAA)
5) €200 (Co-Ord) John Tynan Kilkeary Nenagh (Toomevara GAA)
The next weekly draw will take place next Friday, 25th July on Tipp FM at 10.30am.
Sky Sports show its first double-header
A small piece of TV history was made last Saturday when Sky Sports broadcasted its first GAA double-header. Sky Sports broadcasted the All-Ireland Football Qualifier Round 3B tie between Roscommon and Armagh from Dr Hyde Park and this was followed by live coverage of the All-Ireland Hurling Qualifier Round 2 meeting of neighbours Wexford and Waterford in Nowlan Park. The Sky cameras will also be in O’Connor Park on Saturday, July 26 for the All-Ireland Football Qualifier Round 4A ties between Cork and Sligo, and Galway and Tipperary. The Cork v Sligo game will throw-in at 5pm, with the Galway v Tipperary tie following at 7pm.
The football games will be part of a Tullamore triple-header which commences at 2.30pm with the meeting of Galway and Cork in the All-Ireland IHC semi-final.
Special deal to all GAA Clubs.
It takes a lot of finance to run a club nowadays. Irish Clothing Collections are offering a special deal to all GAA Clubs. They will pay €7.00 per each 10kg bag of textiles & €2.00 per each old mobile phone. All bags will be weighed with a digital weighing scales & payment will be paid for them on the day of the collection before the van leaves. Irish Clothing Collections is owned by John Hilliard who is trading as “Irish Clothing Collections”, The Business Park, Tipperary Road, Cahir, Co Tipperary. They collect new & used mens, womens & childrens clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, ties, linens, household textiles etc., they do not collect duvets or pillows. For further information, or if a club would like to book a collection date the company may be contacted by email at email@example.com, or ring Deirdre/Gerry on 052 7442494 or 086 8689377 at their booking office.
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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club