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Munster SH Championship Semi Final
From Tipperary GAA Scene by Tim Floyd, County Board Secretary
Our Senior Hurlers lost to Limerick in the Munster semi -final last Sunday in Semple Stadium with the scoreline 2-18 to 2-16. This was Limerick’s first championship victory over Tipp in Thurles since 1973. Tipperary now head into the qualifiers with the first round games taking place on Sat June 28th or July 5th. All the Munster and Leinster quarter final and semi final runners up will go into the draw. At this stage the draw for the All Ireland Qualifiers looks as follows;
In the first bowl will be A: Tipperary, B: Cork v Waterford runner-up, C: Cork or Waterford v Clare runner-up, and D: Antrim or Laois
In the second bowl will be A: Offaly v Kilkenny runner-up, B: Offaly or Kilkenny v Galway runner-up, C: Dublin v Wexford runner-up, and D: Antrim or Laois.
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. The two winners of round 2 will qualify for the all Ireland Quarter Finals.
Munster Intermediate Hurling
Tipp Intermediate Hurlers advanced to the Munster Final with a sensational extra time victory over Limerick last Sunday in Semple Stadium and the growing crowd really got involved in the excitement during the closing stages of this curtain raiser. The sides were level at the end of normal time at 1-15 each and Limerick looked to have the upperhand in the first period of extra time as the led by two points. But two goals by Tony O Brien and Kevin Fox had the teams level again before Tommy Heffernan grabbed the winning point to take defending champions Tipp to their third Munster Final in a row. Final score Tipperary 3-16, Limerick 1-22 (AET). The Munster Final is fixed for Wed June 25thagainst the winners of Cork and Clare.
Under 21H Challenge in Killea
Killea Gaa Club are hosting an Under 21 Hurling challenge match between Tipperary and Galway this Sunday the 8th of June at 7pm for the official opening of Tommy Treacy Gaa Park. Admission is just €5 and children are free.
Apart from SH, SF and IH, our U21 hurlers are the only other team left in the championship and they face Clare away on Wed July 16th. Limerick were beaten by Clare in the Munster Quarter Final last Wed night June 4th in Pairc Na nGaeil. On Sunday next Tipp will play Galway in a challenge in Killea (see above).
Munster SF Quarter Final
Tipperary Senior Footballers put in a very impressive performance to overcome Limerick at the Gaelic Grounds with the score 2-14 to 1-11. This was Tipp’s first Munster championship victory since 2003 and this win has firmly places the Premier County as the main contender to challenge the big two, Cork and Kerry. Tipp will now face the Rebels in the Munster semi final on Sat June 21st in Pairc Uí Chaoimh at 7pm.
Munster Junior Football
Tipperary’s junior football squad lost to Limerick in the curtain raiser to the senior last Sat at the Gaelic Grounds. Fielding many young players who had Munster or All Ireland MF medals our young team never got to grips with a resilient Limerick side who never allowed Tipp gather any momentum and kept ahead right to the end. Final score Limerick 1-13 to Tipperary 1-10.
Thanks to Manager David Power, plus selectors Pat Moroney and Shane Gavin for all the work they put into preparing this team.
Tipperary GAA Draw Fri June 13th
The new Tipperary GAA Members Draw, due to commence last Fri night has been deferred to Fri June 13th to give clubs an opportunity to maximise their sales. Clubs are asked to take full advantage of this break and use the extra weeks to increase their membership and bring in much needed revenue without incurring any risk or cost. It’s still the best County GAA Draw in the country and we should take pride in keeping it successful. Any Draw that puts up 24 car prizes incorporated in 12 monthly draws and 30 weekly lotto’s must be supported as it would be impossible to replace it. Patrons can pay €100 up front or pay in cash instalments to their promoter or sign up a direct debit. Supporters outside of Tipperary can join on-line by logging on to www.tipperary.gaa.ie The opening draw for May and June will take place in the Templemore Arms on Fri June 13th at 10pm.
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 Tim Floyd asap.
Tipperary County Board would like to express their deepest sympathy to the bereaved families of the following who passed to their eternal reward recently; Kitty Nealon, Newtown, Nenagh; Mary Devane, Boherlahan; Bridget (Birdie) Pyne, Roscrea; Eamon Ryan, Littleton; Michael Hogan, Grangemockler; Greg Hughes, Lorrha; and Ger McKenna, Borrisokane. Ar dheis Dhé go raibh anamacha na mairbh go léir.
Help Liam meet his fund raising target for the GER!
Message from Liam Myles, President, Tipperary Association, Dublin. I am planning to participate in the10 Km Great Ethiopian Run (GER) next November to help raise funds for Vita’s work among the small farming families of the Gama Gofa Zone of southern Ethiopia. My main fund raiser is a “Race Night” inShelbourne Park Dog Track, on Thursday 19 June 2014. Vita is an Irish NGO operating in Ethiopia. The GER will be Vita’s main fund raising event this year. Vita’s major project in Ethiopia is supporting potato production.
By simply purchasing an entry ticket (or 2 or 3!) for the race night. Tickets cost €10 (the entry price on the night) and entitles you to be entered in a “Buster” draw for €500 with 5 runner-up prizes of €50 each. Give me a call if you want tickets on 087 2866018. Alternatively, if you are in business or have connections with a business, you may wish take an advert in the race card (€60 for ½ page, €100 full page).
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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club