Tipp Supporters Club Newsletter 3 August 2012

Congratulations to this weeks winner of Tipp Junior Supporters Club Weekly draw who is Eoghan Hurley from Fethard
ALL IRELAND SENIOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Commiserations to the Tipperary senior footballers and management team on their defeat by 1-13 to 0-11 to Down in last Saturday’s All Ireland senior football championship qualifier Round 4 game at Mullingar. While it was very disappointing to lose, the players, management and backroom team can be very proud of their performance in this year’s championship. They represented the county with pride, determination and plenty of skill. The future is worth looking forward to and hopefully further progress will be made in 2013.
MUNSTER INTERMEDIATE HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Congratulations to the Tipperary intermediate hurlers and management on their 1-18 to 0-17 victory over Clare in the Munster Intermediate hurling championship final played at Nenagh last weekend. The team was captained by Eddie Connolly of Loughmore Castleiney. It was Tipperary’s first title at this grade since 2002. Their next game will be the All Ireland final against Kilkenny or Galway on September 1.
BORD GAIS ENERGY MUNSTER UNDER 21 HURLING FINAL
We wish the Under 21 hurlers and management the very best of luck for the Munster final against Clare in Cusack Park, Ennis on Wednesday, August 8 at 7.15pm. The game will be refereed by John Sexton of Cork. Given the expected large attendance   this match will be all ticket and seating will not be reserved. Please note that Juveniles will require a ticket. Supporters are strongly advised to purchase their tickets in advance as we cannot guarantee that there will be tickets for sale on the night due to the demand. Clubs should immediately contact their members and request orders which they will then forward to their divisional ticket co-ordinator in the same way as for all Munster fixtures. The limited stand and sideline seats will not be reserved as they are on a first come first served basis. We urge all Tipperary supporters to book their tickets early and avoid being disappointed. Remember tickets are limited and it’s important we are not outnumbered on the night. Ticket prices as follows:- Adult €15
Student/OAP €10; Juvenile €2; Student/OAP – Concession on the night on full price tickets only – pay full price and get a refund of €5 at specified Stiles on the day (on production of valid I.D.)
ELECTRIC IRELAND ALL IRELAND MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
Good luck to the Tipperary minor footballers and management for their Electric Ireland All Ireland Minor Football Championship quarter-final against Mayo on Saturday next at Croke Park at 3pm. The game will be followed at 5pm by the All Ireland senior football quarter-final between Down and Mayo and at 7pm by the quarter-final between Dublin and Laois. Tipperary and Mayo have met 4 times in the minor football championship with 2 wins each. Tipperary won the 1934 and 1955 semi-finals and Mayo won the 1935 final and the 2009 quarter-final. Ticket prices for Saturday are: Stand – €30, Terrace – €20, Juvenile Stand – €5 (juvenile must be accompanied by adult). Senior Citizens and Student Stand – €20 (Cusack & Davin Stands only, concession refunds from Block D turnstiles to rear of Cusack Stand prior to entry). No refunds available after entry to stadium. Club have been notified of group pass options.
TICKETS FOR ALL IRELAND HURLING SEMI-FINALS
Tipperary’s opponents in the All Ireland hurling semi-final at Croke Park on Sunday August 19 at 3.30pm will be Kilkenny following their 4-16 to 1-16 victory over a gallant Limerick team at Semple Stadium on Sunday. The senior game will be preceded by the minor semi-final between Tipperary and Galway at 1.30pm. Galway had a very impressive 4-20 to 2-11 victory over Wexford in the quarter final at O’Connor Park, Tullamore on Saturday. Tickets are now on sale through clubs, online at www.tickets.ie and at selected Centra and SuperValu outlets. Prices are as follows:
Stand €40; Terrace €25; Juvenile €5 (must be accompanied by an adult); Senior citizens and students €25 for Cusack and Davin Stands only with concession refunds from Block D turnstiles to rear of Cusack Stand.
DIVISIONAL TITLES FOR THURLES SARSFIELDS AND MULLINAHONE
Following Portroe securing their first ever divisional senior hurling title in North Tipperary last Sunday week, the Mid and South senior hurling titles went to more regular homes last weekend with victories for Thurles Sarsfields and Mullinahone. Sarsfields, thanks to an amazing feast of goal scoring from placed balls and general play by Pa Bourke, defeated a stunned Loughmore Castleiney by 7-16 to 2-13 at Templemore. In the South Eoin Kelly scored 1-11 as Mullinahone defeated Carrick Swan by 1-17 to 2-9 at Clonmel Sportsfield. Well done to the officers of both divisional boards on the excellent arrangements in place for both finals.
ETIHAD AIRWAYS RAISE THE BAR – GET ETIHAD TO SPONSOR YOUR CLUB
What will your club do to win the biggest prize in the game? Coming soon to etihadgaa.ie your chance to RAISE THE BAR for your club.  From the GAA Hurling All-Ireland Senior Championship to the Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, and from Manchester City in soccer to Harlequins in rugby, Etihad Airways has a proud tradition supporting and sponsoring competitions and clubs, all over the world. And because they understand the crucial role that GAA clubs play in communities throughout Ireland, and appreciate the issues that many of them are now facing in 2012, Etihad now want to RAISE THE BAR for one deserving Irish hurling club, by coming on board and doing their bit to help, including: €10,000 sponsorship fund; new branded jerseys and training gear; series of mentoring, coaching motivational and social visits from key figures inside and outside the game; and regular fundraising prizes e.g. Etihad Flights, Hurling All Ireland Final tickets etc. To launch this competition come and join us and find out more at the The Dome, Semple Stadium on Thursday August 2 from 6 to 8pm. Food and refreshments provided, come along and help Etihad celebrate as they search for an Irish Hurling club to join their successful sponsorship family. It’s all to play for!
DEREK O’MAHONEY REFEREEING MINOR Q/F
Good luck to Derek O’Mahoney from Ardfinnan who will referee the All Ireland minor football quarter final between Dublin and Monaghan at Páirc Esler, Newry at 5.30pm on Sunday next, August 5.
A CHANCE TO VISIT BALLYDOYLE
Excellence in any sport is to be admired greatly and Ballydoyle, where Aidan O’Brien trains his team of highly successful racehorses, is world renowned. Rosegreen GAA Club in association with Ballydoyle Racing are offering patrons of the Rosegreen Field Day on Sunday August 5 the opportunity to visit the famous stables at Ballydoyle. The field day will commence at 1.30pm in Rosegreen. A shuttle bus will operate throughout the day taking patrons on a guided tour of Ballydoyle.  A monster auction will also take place in the Community Field and other attractions include sports for young and old, wheel of fortune, Dog show, Bottle Stall, Bric-A-Brac and Under 8’s hurling blitz. The day will conclude with the Queen of the Green Dance from 10pm to 2am.
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
Information concerning all areas in the GAA will appear in this section in the future. If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, please contact the County Public Relations Officer Ger Ryan at  086-8149146 or via e-mail at pro.tipperary@gaa.ie on or before 3: 0pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site at http://tipperary.gaa.ie to keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.
 TheTipperaryminor football team to play Mayo in the All Ireland quarter final atCrokeParkon Saturday shows 3 changes from the team which started against Kerry in theMunsterfinal. Ross Mulcahy, Colin O’Riordan and John McGrath come into the team in place of Darren Cass, Lorcan Egan and Jason Lonergan. The team is

  1. Evan Comerford (Clonmel Commercials)
  2. Kevin Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
  3. James Feehan (Killenaule)
  4. Ross Mulcahy (Moyle Rovers)
  5. Colin O’Riordan (JK Brackens)
  6. Dylan Fitzelle (Cashel King Cormacs)
  7. Bill Maher (Kilsheelan Kilcash)
  8. Steven O’Brien (Ballina)
  9. John Martin (Ballyporeen)
  10. Ian Fahey (Clonmel Commercials)
  11. John McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)
  12. Greg Henry (Killenaule)
  13. Colman Kennedy (Clonmel Commercials)
  14. Philip Quirke (Moyle Rovers)
Tom Kirwan (Ardfinnan)

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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