TIPP SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSLETTER 28 JULY 2012

ongratulations to this weeks winner of Tipp Junior Supporters Club Weekly draw who is Martin Ryan from Moyne Templetuohy

Dear Tipperary Supporter

THANKS

From Tipperary GAA Scene by County PRO Ger Ryan

Tipperary County Board would like to thank all of the Tipperary hurling and football teams which are representing the county so well in their various championships at present. They are putting in huge effort, providing great entertainment and winning admiration from within the county and beyond. We would like to thank all our supporters for their dedication in following our teams and we hope they will continue to do so in big numbers in the weeks ahead as all our teams face challenging knock-out games. Sport is unpredictable but support can be an unseen 16th man driving teams on so if you can at all, come out and support some of our teams in the weeks ahead.  Thanks also to all who supported the Friends of Tipperary Football’s sponsored cycle in aid of the Tipperary minor football panel last weekend. Your generosity is both important and appreciated in support of Tipperary teams.

To view a Skoda 0-60 Interview with Paddy Stapleton go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie.

MUNSTER INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP FINAL

Best wishes to the Tipperary Intermediate hurlers for their Munster final clash with defending champions Clare at MacDonagh Park Nenagh this Wednesday July 25 at 7.30pm.  To see the Tipperary team go to www.tippsupportersclub.com .

MUNSTER UNDER 21 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to the under 21 hurlers on a fine 1-16 to 1-11 win against Limerick in the Munster semi-final at Pairc na nGael on Wednesday evening last. They will now play Clare in Ennis in the Munster final on Wednesday August 8. Tipperary will be seeking their 21st title while Clare will be chasing their second. Tipperary last won the Munster title in 2010 and subsequently went on to win the All Ireland title. Clare won their only Munster title in 2009 and also went to win that year’s All Ireland final.

DECLAN RYAN AND PAUL CURRAN

For Tipperary Hurling supporters, the 2012 Championship Season has been hugely enjoyable so far.  With the Munster Senior and Minor Hurling titles already in the bag, the Under 21s have also qualified for the Munster Final and the Intermediates also have contributed to a record of 10 wins out of 10 games played.  With wins over every county in Munster across the four different Championships, a first ever clean sweep of Senior, Minor and Under 21 Munster titles in the same year for Tipperary is now a possibility.

The success to date has come as no fluke but is a result of huge skill, commitment and dedication by all the players and management teams involved, all of which is greatly appreciated by the Tipperary supporters.  With such commitment to training and match preparation comes expense in such areas as travel, meals, specialist expertise and medical expenses.  As the teams progress in the Championship those expenses increase and the Tipperary Supporters Club raises funds to help out with those costs.

Declan Ryan, Senior Manager, commented: “Success in any sport requires top-level preparation, which can give us the vital edge in the heat of the Championship.  The Tipperary Supporters Club is a fantastic support to the Tipperary players and management in ensuring that we are the best that we can be when representing Tipperary.  A great way for Tipperary supporters to show their support is to join the Tipperary Supporters Club and I would personally ask each and every Tipperary supporter to join the Tipperary Supporters Club.”

According to Paul Curran, Senior Captain: “We were delighted to retain the Munster Senior Hurling Championship and all the players are fully focused on regaining the All-Ireland Championship this year.  The squad is well looked after in every aspect of our preparations for the Championship campaign and we really appreciate the extra funding from the Tipperary Supporters Club which can make all the difference between success and failure.  Please join the Tipperary Supporters Club this year and help in our drive for the All-Ireland.”

For full details on membership and how to join see below.  Your €30  membership will  make a very direct  contribution to the essential preparations of  this Tipp SH team.  Don’t delay, join today!

ALL IRELAND SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP

Congratulations to Tipperary’s senior football team on qualifying for Round 4 of the GAA senior football championship qualifiers by defeating Antrim by 10 points to 8 at Semple Stadium on Saturday last. We wish them well for their next game against beaten Ulster finalists, Down at Cusack Park, Mullingar on Saturday next at 4pm. The winners qualify for the All Ireland quarter-finals and will play one of the 4 provincial champions – Mayo, Cork, Dublin or Donegal.  Incidentally, the match in Mullingar will be preceded by the All-Ireland Minor Hurling Quarter Final between Down and Clare.

ALL IRELAND SENIOR HURLING QUARTER FINALS

The All Ireland senior hurling quarter-finals will be played at Semple Stadium on Sunday July 29. Cork will play Waterford at 2pm and Kilkenny will play Limerick at 4pm. Supporters are encouraged to buy tickets in advance online at www.tickets.ie or at selected Musgrave or Centra outlets. A large crowd is expected so supporters are also asked to come to the Stadium early.

COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

There were 3 county senior hurling championship games played at the weekend. In round 1 Kilruane MacDonaghs defeated Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams by 1-20 to 0-16 and will play Borris-Ileigh in round 2 at Toomevara on Sunday next July 29 at 12 noon. In round 2 Templederry Kenyons defeated JK Brackens by 2-15 to 1-17 and Lorrha and Dorrha defeated Ballingarry by 2-24 to 2-11. Killenaule will play Kildangan in round 2 in Templetuohy and Drom and Inch will play Moneygall in Borrisoleigh at 12 noon on Sunday next.  On Friday August 3 at 7pm, the postponed Round 2 game between Nenagh Eire Og and Burgess will be played in Dolla and the Round 2 game between Borrisokane and Cappawhite will be played in Newport. Fixtures may be changed depending on the progress of county teams so please check the Tipperary website, www.tipperary.gaa.ie, Tipperary GAA on Facebook and Twitter and local radio for changes.

SEAMUS O RIAIN CUP

There were 2 games played in the Seamus O Riain Cup last weekend. Moycarkey Borris defeated Upperchurch Drombane by 3-25 to 1-21 after extra time on Saturday and Golden Kilfeacle defeated Aherlow by 0-19 to 1-8 on Sunday. Aherlow and Upperchurch Drombane both go into the relegation competition. Boherlahan Dualla will play Holycross Ballycahill in Round 1 on Sunday July 28 at 7pm in Drombane.

NORTH TITLE FOR PORTROE

The first divisional senior hurling final of the year took place last Sunday evening in Nenagh between defending champions Toomevara and Portroe. Congratulations to Portroe on winning their first ever divisional senior hurling title on a scoreline of 3-16 to 1-19.  Their victory was well deserved and is an inspiration to all small clubs – there were great scenes of celebration after the Shannonsiders captain, Jimmy Creamer received the cup from North Board Chairman, John McGrath. The Portroe Management team need no introduction – Manager was former Tipperary goalkeeper with selectors, former Tipp senior, minor and intermediate manager, Liam Sheedy and former Munster Council PRO and National Referees Co-ordinator, Fr, Seamus Gardiner. The game was played in a fine sporting manner and credit is due to Toomevara for the gracious way they accepted defeat. No doubt they will make an impact when they re-emerge in the county championship.

DIVISIONAL FINALS NEXT WEEKEND

The South senior hurling championship final between Mullinahone and Carrick Swan will take place at Clonmel Sportsfield at 7pm on Sunday evening July 28. Also on Sunday evening the Mid senior hurling championship final between Loughmore Castleiney and Thurles Sarsfields will be played at Templemore also at 7pm.

CENTRA AND SUPERVALU TICKET SALES

The GAA and two of its championship sponsors, Centra and SuperValu, are delighted to confirm that the sale of championship tickets through Centra and SuperValu stores breached the €1m mark last Friday. The new arrangement, powered by Irish ticketing company, Tickets.ie, which allows members of the public to purchase their championship tickets for football and hurling matches at Centra and SuperValu stores across the island, has been a resounding success. The new network of ticket outlets only became fully operational in May and more than 66,000 tickets have been sold this year to date. In all there are now 164 stores selling GAA tickets in addition to the traditional sources and outlets where tickets can be acquired.

Westside and Tipperary GAA Scene

To read Westside please go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie , where you can also read Tipperary GAA Scene with information on the County Senior Football Championship, the Tipperary Clubs Draw and the Mick Cowen Memorial Tournament.

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.twitteb.com

TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP

Membership for 2012 is 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 card or debit /laser card, with local sellers or by sending a cheque or postal order for€30 payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to Jim Reidy, 13 Castleknock Close, Castleknock, Dublin 15.

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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.

John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club

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