Tipp Supporters Club Newsletter 6 July 2018

Dear Tipperary Supporter

From Tipperary GAA Scene by Joe Bracken, County Board PRO

The Electric Ireland Munster Hurling Minor Championship Final was all that mattered and Tipperarywere electric in capturing the 40th title for the Premier County. They powerfully dismissed the Limerick challenge by 1-20 to 1-12 in the cauldron of heat, which was the Field of Legends, in Semple Stadium on Sunday last. Once the team slipped into gear they were relentless in pursuit of victory and welcomed the final whistle with tremendous jubilation.

Congratulations to the entire panel and their management and backroom teams led by Tommy Dunne, Paul Collins, Ger Ryan and Tony Shelly as they reaped the rewards their toils deserved. A jubilant Johnny Ryan (Arravale Rovers) left, was the third Tipperary captain in four years to hold aloft the Munster trophy while James Devaney (Borris-Ileigh)right, grandson of the legendary Liam Devaney was named Man of the Match. Mikey O’Shea (Mullinahone) was the Tipperary goal scorer ending up on 1-1 and was one of 9 scorers for the blue and gold on the day.

Next up will be a visit to Croke Park for the All-Ireland semi-final on the weekend of 28-29 July.



Unfotunately, the U21s did not succeed in a Munster double on Wednesday.  See report on: www.tippsupportersclub.com


Fresh from hosting the Munster Finals last Sunday, Semple Stadium takes centre stage again next weekend as it has the unique honour of hosting its first everLeinster Senior Hurling Final which is a replay between Galway and Kilkenny due to the unavailability of Croke Park. The game throws in at 3pm and is preceded by the Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Championship quarter-Final Round 1 between Galway and Limerick.

Last Sunday was a hugely busy day on the hurling calendar with both provincial finals going ahead on the same day. However, the Munster and Leinster Hurling Finals were played on the same day as recently as 1991,on July 21st of that year.

At Semple Stadium in a high scoring contest Tipperary defeated Cork 4-19 to 4-15 in the Munster Final replay before a huge attendance of 55,600.

Meanwhile in Croke Park, Kilkenny and Dublin locked horns with Kilkenny winning 1-13 to1-11 and the attendance here was 41,215.

And not to be outdone, the Munster Senior Football Final was played in Killarney the same day in front of 26,000 fans with Kerry narrowly seeing off Limerick 0-23 to 3-12.

So its best wishes to all the Semple Stadium staff again this week with preparations for the Leinster Final on Sunday.


This weekend there are a number of semi-finals as well as outstanding rounds of the Tipperary Water County Hurling Leagues to fill up the diary. To keep up to date with all fixtures and results please check http://people.gaa.ie/club/tipperary/


In the Corn John Scott final South Tipperary lost out to West Cork after extra-time on a score line of South Tipperary 1-19 West Cork 2-17. Darragh Fitzgerald from Killenaule received the Best and Fairest award for South Tipperary.

We commiserate with South Tipperary who once again played their hearts out in this competition and continue to make fantastic progress in this competition each year.


Congratulations to Cashel native and former Tipperary dual All-Ireland winning star, Colm Bonnar on managing Carlow to Joe McDonagh Cup success on Sunday last. Carlow will now compete in the Leinster Championship next season and will meet Limerick in the preliminary All-Ireland quarter-final this weekend.


Congratulations to Durlas Óg on winning the 2018 Féile Peile na nÓg division three final on Sunday last defeating Coralstown-Kinnegad (Westmeath) 2-5 to 1-6 in the final.


Best wishes to the Tipperary camogie teams this weekend. The Tipperary senior camogie team will play Cork in the Liberty Insurance Senior ChampionshipGroup 2 in the Camogie Grounds, the Ragg, this Saturday, July 7th at 5pm. Before that at 3pm Tipperary play Antrim in the Intermediate Championship. Support for the teams would be much appreciated.


The Tipperary GAA club draw for July will take place in Cappawhite on Friday week, July 13th.


Its full steam ahead for the Team Tipperary GAA Race Day at the Galway Races on Monday, July 30th. This is our fourth Galway Races venture continuing very successful outings for the past 3 years.


The Galway Races Summer Festival is renowned as a premier and most colourful racing festival. While it is a major sporting event, it also appeals to a much wider audience than just the racing fans. With the KillaninStand Suites, there is something for everyone whether you are entertaining family, friends or business clients. This is the ideal format for mixing business with pleasure, whilst surrounded by the atmosphere and excitement that is the Galway Races.

Development plans for 2018 and onwards are in progress and the Team Tipperary GAA Race Day is now firmly established as a successful fundraising venture. A new car park in Dr. Morris Park for 200 cars is nearing completion which will be a major benefit to all. Planning is being submitted too, hopefully by mid-2018, for new facilities in the Kinane (Old) Stand as part of the Centre of Excellence adjacent to Dr. Morris Park.


We are also supporting LIT on their Thurles Campus plans which are well advanced for a new all-weatherpitch which will be a welcome addition to Gaelic games in Tipperary and further afield, so exciting times ahead.

If you or anyone you know is interested in racing, or just a good day out and who might take a seat or two or a table and support our fundraising efforts, please contact Tim Floyd, County Secretary, 087 2591747 secretary.tipperary@gaa.ie for bookings and further details.




On Wednesday week, July 11th, Hayes Hotel will play host to a GAA Sports evening with former Tipperary hurling managers. This is all part of the annual Thurles Sports Festival. The speakers on the night include Michael ‘Babs’ Keating, Donie Nealon, Len Gaynor and Fr. Tom Fogarty. The evening will commence with Noel Dundon, Deputy Editor of the Tipperary Star,introducing the speakers and discussing the importance of the GAA in Tipperary. A panel discussion will then take place with each manager discussing their time with Tipperary, recalling old stories and discussing the future of Tipperary hurling. This is a free event and will begin at 7.30 pm in the Davin Room.


Tommy Barrett, Secretary of Thurles Sports Festival discusses this event, ‘This is really a night of celebration when we take time to look back and acknowledge great leaders who have contributed to making Tipperary the Premier County. We are privileged to have Babs, Donie, Len and Fr. Tom in attendance on the night and we look forward to hearing them reflect on their time as Tipperary hurling manager. I encourage all Tipperary supporters to mark the date in their diary as it promises to be a very special evening in the birthplace of the GAA’.




The GAA Kelloggs Cúl Camp registration is now open. With over 50 camps in the county there is a plentiful supply of locations for kids from 6 to 13 years of age to choose from for GAA camps over the summer. The camps run from 10am to 2.30pm each day at the various locations.


Experienced and trained coaches will provide fun activities in the realms of Football, Hurling, Camogie and Rounders at each location. Further details and bookings can be made for your local camp at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann

John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club

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