Dear Tipperary Supporter

Munster Intermediate Hurling

From Tipperary GAA Scene by Tim Floyd, County Board Secretary
The best of luck this Wed 25th to the Tipp Intermediate Hurlers in Pairc Uí Rinn, Cork as we strive for our third Munster title in a row. Our opponents in the final will be Cork, who defeated Waterford by six points in the Quarter Final and followed up with a three point victory over Clare in the semi final. Tipp just played a semi final and it took extra time to get over the line with a one point victory over Limerick 3-17 to 1-22. In last year’s Munster Final Tipperary had a one point victory over the Rebels 0-19 to 0-18 in Semple Stadium. The Sweet Afton Cup is the prize as Tipperary seek our 10th Munster title at this grade. Manager John Carroll from Roscrea won an All Ireland SH medal with Tipperary in 2001 and his selectors are John Ryan (Upperchurch), Sean O Meara (Mullinahone) and Anthony “Brickie” O’Neill (Cappawhite). The match throws in at 7.30pm this Wed evening and the referee is Declan O Driscoll (Limerick).

The Cork Intermediate team to play Tipperary in the Munster Final tomorrow night at 7.30pm in Páirc Uí Rinn will line out as follows:

1. Richie Cunningham – Youghal
2. John Callaghan – Inniscarra (Captain)
3. Alan Dennehy – Charleville
4. Barra O Tuama – Castlemartyr
5. Colm Barry – Castlelyons
6. Tadgh Healy – Buttevant
7. Cormac Murphy – Mallow
8. Nicky Kelly – Mayfield
9. Michael Walsh – Kildorrery
10. Jamie Wall – Kilbrittan
11. Peter O’Brien- Kildorrery
12. Michael O’Sullivan -Tracton
13. Colm Casey – Inniscarra
14. John Cronin – Lisgoold
15. David Drake – Carrigaline

16. James McSweeney – Bandon
17. John Grace – Youghal
18. Tomás Lawrence – Brian Dillons
19. Ross Cashman – Kilbrittan
20. Ronan Crowley – Bandon
21. Mark Kennefick – Ballygarvan
22. Adrian Mannix – Kilworth
23. Kevin Hallissey – Eire Og
24. John Sheehan – Argideen Rangers

Liam Hayes and his selectors have made two changes to the side that defeated Clare in the semi-final, with Nicky Kelly and Colm Casey returning from injury in place of Ross Cashman and Mark Kennefick.

Extended Panel Members
Cian McCarthy (Brian Dillons)
Fionn Keane (Newcestown)
Barry Lawton (Castlemartyr)

The Tipperary team to play Cork in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Final this Wednesday night at 7.30pm in Pairc Uí Rinn shows 3 changes from the starting line up that beat Limerick in the semi final.

Paudie Whyte, Sean Curran and Bill Walsh come in to the team in place of Denis Stapleton, Thomas Cleary and John Sheedy. Also added to the panel since the Limerick game are Adrian Ryan (Templederry Kenyons) and Kieran Morris (Moycarkey-Borris)

1. James Logue, Ballingarry
2. Daire Quinn, Nenagh Eire Óg
3. Andrew Ryan Toomevara
4. Pat Ryan, Clonakenny
5. Brian Stapleton, Templederry Kenyons
6. Ronan Sherlock, Silvermines (Captain)
7. Aiden McGrath, Loughmore Castleiney
8. Joe Gallagher, Kildangan
9. Paudi White, Clonoulty Rossmore
10. Sean Curran, Mullinahone
11. Michael Sheedy, Portroe
12. Tommy Heffernan, Nenagh Eire Óg
13. Tony O’Brien, St Patricks
14. Bill Walsh, Carrick Swan
15. David Collins, Drom & Inch
16. Darragh Mooney Eire Og Annacarty
17. Bobby Bergin, Clonakenny
18. Joe Carroll, Roscrea
19. Kevin Fox, Eire Og Annacarty
20. Kieran Morris, Moycarkey-Borris
21. Adrian Ryan, Templederry Kenyons
22. John Sheedy, Portroe
23. Denis Stapleton Sean Treacy’s
24. Kevin Walzer, Mullinahone

Also on the Tipperary IH Panel are – Steven Buckley, St Marys Clonmel; Darren O’Connor, Roscrea; James Waters, Carrick Swans and Paul Ryan, Upperchurch-Drombane.

All Ireland SH Championship Qualifiers
The draws for the All Ireland SH Qualifiers took place on Mon last and Tipperary must await the replay of Galway v Kilkenny to know their opponents. The one thing we do know is that we are at home in Semple Stadium on Sat July 5th at 7pm against the runners up from that replay. In the 2nd round of the Qualifiers the four winners from the first round will go into the draw with no repeat pairings if possible. So the winners of Offaly v Antrim, Laois v Waterford and Clare v Wexford will join the winner of Tipperary v Galway or Kilkenny in the Round 2 draw. These games will take place on Sat July 12th and the two winners of round 2 will qualify for the all Ireland Quarter Finals.
Munster SF Semi Final
Our Senior Footballers almost caused the shock of the season when they led Cork by two points in the closing minutes of the Munster Semi Final but Tipp’s sheer exhaustion from the supreme effort allowed the Rebels get the vital scores in the last six minutes which included three minutes added time. Tipp led 1-6 to 0-8 at half time thanks to a Conor Sweeney goal just before the break and kept their nose in front right up to the 70th minute until Aiden Walsh scored the leveling point. Two further points in added time broke Tipp hearts and gave Cork victory which even they will admit they didn’t deserve. This has been a defining season for our senior footballers with promotion from Division 4 followed by our first championship victory in eleven years and now showing that we can compete with the best. A good run in the qualifiers will consolidate this progress and will be a just reward for this team who have put in a massive effort this year. Keep it up lads. Well done to Peter Creedon, his selectors Ml O Loughlin, Eoghan Cooney, Tommy Toomey, Coach Mickey McGeehan and Speed Coach Haley Harrisson.
The SF Qualifiers Draw
Last weekend there was a lot of confusion about the structure of the Football Qualifiers so I will try and explain it. This year for the first time, Provincial Championship draws were made on an arranged basis with an “A” and “B” side to each draw. In Munster Cork, Tipperary and Limerick were the three teams on the “A” side whilst the other three Munster teams were on the “B” side.  The three teams on the “A” side of a Provincial draw shall enter the All Ireland Qualifier Series as appropriate at Rounds 1A to 4A only. Round 1A was played last weekend with eight of the sixtheen counties who did not reach Provincial semi finals playing off and the other eight on the 1B side will play next weekend.  As Tipp can only play on the A side they will enter the draw at 2A and meet one of the winners last weekend which were Laois, Wicklow, Longford and Limerick. A second draw will take place to decide first out for home advantage. These games will be played on Sat July 5th. The four winners of this Round 2A will then be drawn against each other to play in Round 3A with first out having home advantage and no repeat pairings. The two winners here will advance to round 4A where they will meet Connacht and Munster provincial final runners-up.
Co Hurling Championships and Leagues
Two games of note this week from the Co CCC are the Clean Ireland Recycling County Intermediate Hurling Championship Round 4 game between Drom-Inch and Clonakenny in Templemore on this Sat June 28th at 7.45pm and the James Holohan Cup Final Éire Óg Anacarty/Donohill v Loughmore-Castleiney in Holycross on Sun June 29th at 7pm
Final Call for County “Poc Fada” Finals 2014
The county finals of the Long Puck will take place this Saturday 28th June on The Galtee Mountains. We encourage as many as possible to enter the event and do battle for the honour of Tipperary Long Puck Champion 2014. Entries for the adult competition can be given to County Secretary Tim Floyd 087-2591747 or to Dinny Maher County Games Manager 086-3551830. The U16 competitions have taken place at divisional level, thanks to divisional and county Bord Na nÓg and each winner will represent his division at county level. We also welcome on board the camogie association.
Tipperary GAA Weekly Draw 
The 27th Tipperary GAA Members Draw is now underway and following the May/June monthly draws  in the Templemore Arms Hotel on June 13th it was back to the first of the weekly draws  held on Tipp Fm last Fri. The lotto jackpot was €1,000 and the numbers drawn were 2/9/18/22. There was no winner. €200 each went to Teresa Payne, Kilsheelan; Tom Hurley Borrisileigh; Kay Ryan, Butler Ave with Upperchurch GAA; Kathleen Landy Golden and Pat Murray Moneygall. The weekly Draws continue this Fri with the lotto jackpot up to €2,000 and it can be heard on Tipp Fm on the Tipp Today programme at 10.30am. Patrons can still pay €100 and be in for the other 20 car prizes in the 10 remaining monthly draws and 30 weekly lotto draws. Supporters outside of Tipperary can join on-line by logging on towww.tipperary.gaa.ie
Team Tipperary Race Day
Tipperary Co Board are offering a very attractive package for supporters to attend the Galway Races on Monday July 28th.  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 and wine, reserved table for the day, tote facilities, prime view of the track and full bar facilities. For brochure and booking contact Co Secretary Tim Floyd (087-2591747) asap.

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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.

John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club


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