Dear Tipperary Supporter

Good luck to the Tipperary under 21 hurlers and management for their Munster championship quarter-final against Limerick at Semple Stadium tonight, May 31 at 7.30pm. The game will be refereed by Colm Lyons of Cork and extra time will be played if the teams are level after 60 minutes. Admission prices are €10 for adults, €5 for students and OAPs with id and under 16 are free. Ardan O Riain (New Stand) only will be open. The winners will play Cork in the semi-final on July 17.

The Tipperary team is:

1. Darragh Mooney (Eire Og Annacarty)

2. Cathal Barrett (Holycross Ballycahill)

3. Michael Breen (Ballina)

4. Andrew Ryan (Toomevara)

5. Joe O’Dwyer (Killenaule)

6. Tomás Hamill (Killea)

7. Seamus Kennedy (St. Marys Clonmel)

8. Niall O’Meara (Kilruane MacDonaghs) Captain

9. Justin Cahill (Kilruane MacDonaghs)

10. Jason Forde (Silvermines)

11. Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh)

12. Brian Stapleton (Templederry Kenyons)

13. Aidan McCormack (Thurles Sarsfields)

14. Bill Walsh (Carrick Swan)

15. Liam McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney)

To see the Limerick team go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie .
The most recent meeting of the counties took place in last year’s semi-final, at the Gaelic Grounds, on July 18. Tipperary won by 1-16 to 1-11, having led by 1-6 to 0-7 at half time. The teams were: Tipperary – Paul Ryan; Stephen Maher, Andrew Ryan, Pa Ryan; Brian Stapleton, Willie Ryan, Justin Cahill; Niall O’Meara, Dan McCormack; Liam Mc Grath (0-1), Sean Curran(0-1), Denis Maher (1-3); Eanna Murray, Cian Hogan (0-1), John O’ Dwyer (Captain ,0-9 ,8 frees). Subs: Jason Forde (0-1) for E Murray and Aidan Mc Grath for D McCormack. Limerick – Aaron Murphy; Alan Dempsey, Dan Morrissey, Stephen O’Reilly; Robert Egan (Captain), Declan Hannon, Tom Ryan; Shane Kenny, Sean O’Brien; Shane Dowling (1-8, 0-6 frees 0-2 ‘65’), Niall Kennedy(0-1), Mark Carmody; Mikey Ryan, Kevin Downes (0-2), Willie Griffin. Subs. John Fitzgibbon for W Griffin, Robert O’ Donnell for S O’Brien, Mark O’Connell for S Kenny, Adrian Breen for M Carmody. There have been 31 previous meetings of Limerick and Tipperary in the Munster under 21 championship. Tipperary lead the way with 19 wins, Limerick have been victorious on 7 occasions and there were five draws. In the last ten games Tipp won 7, Limerick won 2 and there has been 1 draw.


To read a match report on last Sunday’s challenge match which finished level on the scoreline Tipperary 1-21 to Galway 2-18 go to www.tippsupportersclub.com .

Tipperary will play Limerick in the Munster Senior and Intermediate hurling championships on Sunday June 9. The intermediate game will be at 1:45pm with the senior game at 4pm. Admission prices are as follows: Covered Stand: Adult €30, Juvenile €5; Uncovered Stand: Adult €25, Juvenile €5; Stand Concession: €10 for students and OAP’s with id. Terrace: Adult €15 Terrace Concession: €5 for students and OAP’s. Group Discount: Adult Ticket Discount: Discount of €5 for stand and terrace tickets available when the club pre-purchases 15 or more adult tickets (no further concessions are available on these tickets). This package is only available through the County Board (please contact secretary.tipperary@gaa.ie). Juvenile Stand Discount: Stand tickets at €3 per juvenile + 1 adult free for every 10 juveniles i.e. €30 for 10 juveniles and 1 adult mentor. Again, tickets must be pre-purchased. This package is also only available through the County Board (please contact secretary.tipperary@gaa.ie). Tickets are also available through clubs, selected SuperValu and Centra outlets and online through http://gaa.tickets.ie.

This is a reminder to all Tipperary Supporters Club Members and Sellers that there will be a draw for five sets of Stand Tickets for the match against Limerick on Sunday June 9.  This draw will be held on Saturday June 1 and there is still time to register on line, see details below.


The Tipperary Supporters Club held a very successful annual golf classic at Co. Tipperary Golf Club at Dundrum House recently. The Supporters Club would like to thank all those who sponsored teams and tees for their great generosity and continued support forTipperary hurling. It is much appreciated. The main prizewinners were 1st with 98 pts: Garrabridge Team – Conor Gleeson, Séamus Hickey, Ger O’Grady, Tony Lacey; 2nd with 94 pts: AIBP Team – Edward Lowry, Ted Lowry, Conal Murphy, Martin Keane .  At the presentation the late Chris Lacey was remembered, Chris was a great supporter of the classic and other fund raising activities. Along with Frank Fitzgerald he was always joint sponsor of the Garrabridge team which won the competition. Thanks are also due to the Crowe family and their staff at Dundrum House for the excellent arrangements as always and also to Eleonore Tuohy and Sadie Tierney for looking after team entries so well.


The Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 Hurling Tournament for 2013 was launched at Dundrum House Hotel recently in conjunction with the Tipperary Supporters Club Golf Classic.  Present were Vice-Chairman of Tipperary County Board, Michael Bourke, Chairman of Tipperary Bord na nOg, Joe Kennedy, John Tierney, Chair of Tipperary Supporters Club, other officers of the Club and of both boards and representatives of participating counties. MC for the event was Neil Ryan, PRO of Tipperary Bord na nOg. The tournament will be played on Saturday August 31 with the group stages and finals at South Tipperary venues. The tournament will be run over one day in a new format.  Groups drawn were as follows: Group 1: Cork, Dublin, Clare, Waterford; Group 2: Offaly, Wexford, Limerick, Kilkenny; Group 3: Galway, Tipperary, Antrim, Laois. The top two team in Group 1 and the top team in groups 2 and 3 qualifies for the semi-finals


Tipperary County GAA Board in conjunction with Powerstown Park, Clonmel are running a horse race meeting on Friday June 14 with the first race commencing at 5.45pm. The proceeds will go towards preparing the Tipperary County teams for their upcoming championship games. General Admittance for advance ticket purchasers is €10 with barbecue food available on the night for €5. It’s €15 entry for people with no ticket purchased in advance. There is a Prize Draw of 2 All Ireland tickets for people who buy a €10 ticket. It is hoped that clubs or pubs could organise a bus to get people to the race track as this is going to be a massive social event with barbecues, bouncing castles etc with plenty of entertainment for all ages. The North division are organizing buses to carry punters to the event (contact Tim Floyd, secretary.tipperary@gaa.iefor details). Corporate Tables are available for the evening to seat 10 people at a total cost of €500 and this would be a great way of treating clients or business associates to a night out in appreciation for their support. The €50 per head includes entry to race, a Meal and Race Card. There will be a tipster serving all tables. An individual may purchase a seat for €50. To sponsor a race on the night will cost €2,000.00 and sponsors will be guests of the County Board and will present the winning owner with the prize from their sponsored race. Photograph of same will appear in the local press subsequently. Sponsors will receive entry to the race meeting for 4 people with an Option of further €10 tickets. Sponsors and their guests will be in the VIP section where wine and food will be provided, the Race Card will feature their names on the race that they are sponsoring, and as much publicity as possible in the local and daily papers. The sponsors will also receive a half page ad in the race programme. County players will be present at the meeting to meet and greet the punters and divisional boards are being encouraged not to have games fixed on that Friday night.


Commiserations to the Tipperary senior footballers on their 2-19 to 0-8 defeat by Kerry in the Munster senior football championship quarter final at Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney last Sunday. Tipperary will now be in the draw for the football qualifiers and are due to play on Saturday June 29.


Well done to the junior footballers on their impressive 1-15 to 0-11 win over Kerry in the Munster quarter final at Fitzgerald Stadium on Sunday last. They will play Waterford next in the Munster semi-final on Saturday next June 1 at 5pm in Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney. We wish them all the best for that game.


The programme of events for the unveiling of the Maurice Davin statue in Carrick-on-Suir on Saturday next is as follows: Saturday June 1 – 12 noon – Laying of wreath and blessing at the grave of Maurice Davin, Church Town cemetery. 3pm – Unveiling Ceremony by President of the GAA, Liam O’Neill at Davin Park. 5pm – Launch of Maurice Davin and Local GAA Club Exhibition in The Carraig Hotel, Main Street, Carrick-on-Suir by Chairman of the Munster Council, Robert Frost; Sunday June 2 – 11am – One Mile Fun Run with Eamonn Coughlan, Carrick- on-Suir, 2.30pm – 4.30pm – Athletics Family Fun Day in Davin Park. All people coming to the event are asked to be present by 2.30pm and to follow the directions of stewards and Gardai.


The first draw for the 2013/14 Tipperary Clubs Draw takes place this Friday night, May 31 in The Templemore Arms at 10pm. We will be live on Tipp FM with the result of the top ten prizes drawn at 10.50pm (approx). First Prize – Skoda Octavia or €15,000, second prize – Skoda Fabia or €10,000, 20 x €500 prizes. Music will be by Deenoely. There will also be spot prizes on the night. You still have time to join the draw for only €10 a month (for 10 months with 2 free months) or €100 for the year. It’s a chance to win fantastic prizes.

To read this week’s Westside column go to www.tippsupportersclub.com .


To read the full Tipperary GAA Scene by County PRO Ger Ryan go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie .





Adult Membership in 2013 will cost €30 (unchanged since 2005). Each Adult Membership Card will be accompanied by a Tipperary Car/Window Sticker and a gift of a specially produced soft feel Winter Hat in the traditional Blue and Gold colours of Tipperary and featuring the Tipperary Supporters Club official logo. To see an image of this lovely gift go to https://www.tippsupportersclub.com. Adult Members will be entered in Ticket Draws for five pairs of stand tickets before each of Tipperary’s 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 receive regular updates by email on team news, match reports and events. In addition members providing phone numbers will receive text alerts with Tipperary SH League and Championship team selections.

The Committee is actively seeking more people interested in helping the Tipperary hurling effort. The plan is to extend the adult membership base further and anybody who would like to take some Supporters Club memberships to join up their friends is welcome to contact Supporters Club PRO, John Coman on 087-9087105 or by email at info@tippsupportersclub.com  . Supporters can join on line on www.tippsupportersclub.com  by credit card or debit card or with usual local sellers.  Membership is available from anywhere in the world and the membership pack will be posted to whereever you are.  On the website details are also available of the direct debit facility; as the Club is run on a completely voluntary basis it would be a great help of members could join by direct debit. If joining by post please send a cheque or postal order payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to Jim Reidy, 13 Castleknock Close, Castleknock, Dublin 15(086-3580718, email: info@tippsupportersclub.com ).

Junior Membership is still free and Junior Members do not have to rejoin as their membership is carried forward from year to year.

Ryan Motor Power, the official SKODA dealership in Tipperary is again the sponsor of the Tipperary Supporters Club Membership Scheme. Ryan Motor Power’s impressive showroom and forecourt facility in Powerstown, Clonmel showcases the full Skoda model range. Operating in Clonmel since 2000 the family-run business has developed an excellent reputation for value, quality and loyalty. Visit the Ryan Motor Power website at http://www.ryanmotorpower.com/contentv3/  or call 052 6180323. Commenting, Ronan Power, Director of Ryan Motor Power said, “We are delighted to continue our sponsorship of the Tipperary Supporters Club Membership Scheme and to represent Skoda here in Tipperary, particularly given the relationship built up between Skoda and Tipperary GAA fans. The Skoda range offers excellent value for money with fuel efficient engines and low road tax available across the range.”  The Tipperary Supporters Club thanks Ryan Motor Power for its generous sponsorship; please support our sponsors.


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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.

John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club

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