TIPP SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSLETTER 9 MARCH 2012

Dear Tipperary Supporter
ALLIANZ LEAGUE DOUBLE HEADER AT SEMPLE STADIUM
The Tipperary SH team for Sunday is
1 B Cummins
2 Donagh Maher
3 P Curran
4 M Cahill
5 J O’Keeffe
6 C O’Mahony
7 Padraic Maher
8 J Woodlock
9 Brendan Maher
10 Pa Bourke
11 Noel McGrath
12 Shane McGrath
13 J O’Neill
14 B O’Meara
15 Shane Bourke
There will be an Allianz Football and Hurling League double header at Semple Stadium on Sunday next, March 11. Tipperary will play Cavan in the Division 3 football tie at 12.45pm and Tipperary will play Galway in the Division 1A hurling contest at 2.30pm. Only the O Riain (New) stand will be open with the following arrangements in force: Stiles open at 12 noon. Stile 53 will be for club groups who have booked in advance. Admission will be €13 for adults and €5 for students and OAPs with valid photographic id. Under 16s are free. Season ticket holders should go to Stiles 50,51 or 52. Other passholders should go to Stile 41. Student and OAP stiles are 46 and 47 and under 16s will be admitted at Stile 49. All other stiles will be for adults.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB GET TOGETHER
The Tipperary Supporters Club invite members to a get together immediately after Sunday’s match v Galway in the Park Avenue Hotel, near Semple Stadium. Come and enjoy complimentary finger food, tea and coffee and take part in a draw for a Tipperary jersey signed by the senior hurling panel and other prizes. This event is sponsored by Ryan Motor Power, Skoda Dealers, Clonmel and kindly hosted by Declan and Niamh Carr in the Park Avenue Hotel. 2012 Membership will be available at the event. The Tipperary Supporters Club junior mascot for the match is Dylan Maher, Dunkerrin.
WATERFORD CRYSTAL CUP FINAL
FROM TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
BY COUNTY PRO GER RYAN
Congratulations to the Tipperary Senior Hurling team on winning the Waterford Crystal Cup final on Sunday last by defeating Clare by 1-21 to 2-12 at Sixmilebridge. It was Tipperary’s third title in this competition and the trophy was presented by Munster Council Vice Chairman Robert Frost to Brendan Cummins who captained the team in the absence of squad captain, the injured Paul Curran and vice-captain, Padraic Maher, who was unavailable following Fitzgibbon Cup games at the weekend. Brendan is now in his 20th season on the Tipperary senior hurling panel and continues to maintain the very high standards of goalkeeping that are his trademark. To read a report on the game go to www.tippsupportersclub.com .
FITZGIBBON CUP
Congratulations to UCC on winning the centenary Fitzgibbon Cup Universities senior hurling final which was played at UCC at the weekend. Shane Bourke of JK Brackens and Tipperary captained UCC to success and was also joined on the winning team by Stephen Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), James Barry (Upperchurch Drombane) and Dan McCormack (Borris-Ileigh). They defeated Cork IT in the final on a scoreline of 2-15 to 2-14 after extra time.
RYAN CUP
Congratulations to Mary Immaculate College Limerick on winning the Ryan Cup Universities hurling final in Cork last weekend by defeating IT Tralee by 2-21 to 0-10. The team included Shane Nolan (Loughmore Castleiney), Kevin O’Gorman (Thurles Sarsfields), Andrew Ryan (Toomevara), Pat Molloy (Moycarkey Borris), Sean Curran (Mullinahone), David Collins (Drom and Inch) and David O’Connor (Borris-Ileigh).
FERGAL MAHER CUP
Congratulations to the LIT Tipperary hurling team which defeated local rivals St.Patrick’s College, Thurles by 2-6 to 0-8 to win the Fergal Maher Cup final which was also played as part of the Fitzgibbon Cup universities hurling finals in Cork last weekend. The LIT Tipperary panel included the following Tipperary players: David Reddan (Kilruane MacDonaghs), Niall O’Sullivan (Moycarkey Borris) Aidan Dwyer (Borris-Ileigh), Ian Maher (Thurles Sarsfields), Cathal Bergin (Killenaule), Micheal Coen (Clonoulty Rossmore), Tom Dorney (Thurles Gaels), James Logue (Ballingarry), Denis McGrath (Moyle Rovers), Jamie McCormack (Fethard), Kevin Smith (Thurles Sarsfields), Ciaran O’Shea (Thurles Sarsfields), Eoin Kinnane (Templederry Kenyons) and Diarmuid Brennan (Clonoulty Rossmore)
Tipperary GAA Scene
To read this week’s Tipperary GAA Scene go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie. It includes news on Allianz Football League, Cadburys Munster Under 21 Football Championship, Scór Sinsir and other news. To read this week’s Westside Column go to www.tippsupportersclub.com.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP OFFICER
It has been decided to split the roles of P.R.O. and Membership Officer. The P.R.O. work has become extremely time consuming over the past few years. The provision of extra services and information flow to members via Text, Email, and the website www.tippsupportersclub.com has added to the workload. Facebook and Twitter services are now being added. The roles have been combined until now but it is recognised that the current arrangements would become unsustainable. Committee member, John Malone (ex-Portroe) has kindly agreed to take on the Membership role and John Coman has agreed to continue in his PRO role.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB AGM
The Tipperary Supporters Club 25th A.G.M. will take place at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin on Wednesday 21st March 2012, starting at 8pm. All current members are invited to attend.
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.twitter.com
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Membership for 2012 is already 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 car d or debit/laser card. If you want to give membership as a present, a gift voucher is available on the website. Also on the website details are available of the direct debit facility; as the Club is run on a completely voluntary basis it would be a great help if members could join by direct debit. We will make contact with those members who have joined by direct debit in previous years. If joining by post please send a cheque or postal order payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to Jim Reidy, 13 Castleknock Close, Dublin 15 (087-9087105, email: info@tippsupportersclub.com ).
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Keep up with all the news on www.tippsupportersclub.com, www.tipperary.gaa.ie, www.hoganstand.com and www.munstergaa.ie.
Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.
John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club

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