Tipperary Supporters Club Newsletter 1 December 2011

Dear Tipperary Supporter

Lar Corbett wins Munster Hurler of the Year Award

Congratulations to Lar Corbett on his Munster Hurler of the Year award and to David Power on his Munster Manager of the Year award. To read the details go to http://munster.gaa.ie/2011/11/30/munster-gaa-awards-senior-winners-manager-of-the-year/ .

Brendan Cummins commits to Premier County

To read the interview with Brendan go to http://www.rte.ie/sport/gaa/championship/2011/1130/cumminsb_tipperary.html .

GAA GPA Hurling All Stars Tour to San Francisco

Nine Tipperary players will take part in the All Stars Tour. To read the article go to http://www.gaa.ie/gaa-news-and-videos/daily-news/1/2911111432-gaa-gpa-hurling-all-stars-tour-to-san-francisco/1/

2012 GAA Master Fixture List

The 2012 Master Fixture List has now been published and includes Allianz Hurling League, Munster Championship, Qualifiers and All-Ireland Championships with both Senior All-Ireland Finals taking place one week later than usual. For full details go to http://www.gaa.ie/gaa-news-and-videos/daily-news/1/2411111103-gaa-master-fixture-list-2012-announced/

From Tipperary GAA Scene
Commiserations to Kildangan and Rockwell Rovers on their defeats in the Munster Junior Club football and hurling championships last weekend. In the junior football final, Dromid Pearses of Kerry defeated Kildangan by 0-15 to 1-5. In the junior hurling semi-finals, Rockwell Rovers lost to Charleville by 2-14 to 0-8.

The John Harrington scripted biography of John Doyle, “The Geatest Hurling Story Ever Told” was launched last Thursday night at the Anner Hotel in the presence of a large crowd. Described by publisher Liam Hayes, the former Meath footballer, as the best GAA book ever written, it’s bound to attract a lot of interest in the period coming up to Christmas. It’s for sale in bookshops and newsagents in Tipperary and throughout the country. Last week was also special for the Ardfinnan Club as GAA President Christy Cooney launched the club’s history of the period 1910 to 2010 which was written by Michael O’Meara, former Secretary of the South Board. It’s an entertaining read enlivened by a great collection of photographs. The book is for sale throughout the county and costs €45. Well done to all in the Ardfinnan Club who put so much effort and good work into researching this account of their history.

Special Production in honour of Simon Ryan R.I.P.
To mark the first anniversary of the death of Simon Ryan, our sadly missed Committee Member, a very special production of John Murphy’s The Country Boy will be staged in the Simon Ryan Theatre, Tipperary Excel Centre, Tipperary Town on Saturday 21st January 2012. Your support would be greatly appreciated by Simon’s family and funds raised will go towards the Centre which provides a great community service to Tipperary Town and surrounding areas. See further details at: ttp://www.tipperary-excel.com/events.php . Tickets for this event might make a nice Christmas present for someone!

Congratulations to the Tipperary Minor Football Team which captured the 2011 County Award at the Canon Hayes National Sports Awards at Ballykisteen Hotel & Golf Resort on Saturday last. The Minor Footballers saw off very strong competition from Cashel R.F.C. and St. Michael’s A.F.C. in the County Award category and Team Captain, Liam McGrath and Manager, David Power, were on hand to receive their award from Minister of State at the Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport, Mr. Alan Kelly, T.D. In announcing the award winner the Chairman of the Canon Hayes Centre, Martin Quinn said that the fantastic fighting spirit and steel of the team came to the fore on several occasions throughout the year and their victory over Dublin in the All-Ireland Final rounded off a fantastic year for the team and management and for the continued progress and development of football in Tipperary.

Ireland Reaching Out and the GAA team up
Ireland Reaching Out (Ireland XO) and the GAA will launch an innovative pilot programme aimed at attracting members of the Irish Diaspora to the GAA club network worldwide in San Francisco on Sunday next, December 4. The simple idea is that as parish communities around Ireland identify people connected with their parish through their genealogical research, they introduce them through the Ireland XO organisation to the nearest international GAA club so that they can learn about, and possibly participate in Irish sporting culture, well away from Ireland. Over 450 GAA clubs are now in existence outside of Ireland around the world. The pilot project will be launched by GAA President Christy Cooney, and Ireland XO Chairman, Mike Feerick, at a special brunch event at the Treasure Island GAA facilities. The event is being held in conjunction with the visit of the 2011 Hurling All-Stars to San Francisco. Leading members of the Irish technology community in Silicon Valley will al so attend the event. It is hoped that should the project prove successful in San Francisco, it will be rolled out to all GAA clubs worldwide.

The Tipperary GAA website has been accessed from 115 different countries so far this year. It’s a sign of the times with emigration very much the only option for work for many of our young people. It’s also a sign of the power of the Internet and its importance in promoting and reporting on our games and activities. The home, fixtures, results and news pages are the most popular with site visitors.

GAA Scene and Westside
To read this week’s Westside column and Tipperary GAA Scene go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie where you can read about the Minor B Hurling and Junior B Football Championships, Scór na nÓg and County Youth Forum.

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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.

John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club

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