The annual convention of Tipperary County Board will take place on Monday evening, December 19th at the Dome, Semple Stadium commencing at 8pm. It will be preceded by Mass at 7.15pm in the Dome for deceased members. County Chairman, Barry O’Brien (Fr. Sheehys) will step down having served the normal 3 year term for a Tipperary Chairman. The sole nominee for Chairman is current Vice-Chairman, Sean Nugent (Kilsheelan-Kilcash). There are 2 nominees for Vice-Chairman – outgoing Development Officer, Michael Bourke of Upperchurch Drombane and former Chairman of the South Tipperary Board, Micheál McCormack of Fethard. There are 3 nominees for Development Officer – Michael Bourke, Micheál McCormack (Fethard) and former Chairman of the North Tipperary Board, Jimmy Minogue (Nenagh Éire Óg). All other positions are uncontested with the sole nominees in all cases being the outgoing office holders. All clubs are asked to make sure their full quota of delegates attends Convention.


Three of the Divisions have recently elected new Chairmen. Joe Brennan (Grangemockler) is the new South Chairman, John Devane (Boherlahan Dualla) is the new Mid Chairman and John “Rocky” McGrath (Ballinahinch) is the new North Chairman. We wish all three good luck for their terms in office. We also extend our thanks and good wishes for the future to the three outgoing divisional chairmen for their excellent work during their three year terms – Dick Egan (South), Mattie Ryan (Mid) and Mike Sheehy (North).


The Tipperary GAA Yearbook is now on sale and retails at 10 Euro. This year’s book which is in full colour contains 224 pages and one of the highlights of the book is the extensive use of photographs. It gives a comprehensive review of all the happenings on the various fronts during 2011. Tipperary’s All Ireland minor football success figures prominently and the exploits of our senior hurlers and footballers are also recalled. There are the usual reviews of the divisional championships at adult and Bord na nÓg level. Cumann na mBunscoil, Post Primary schools and Third Level Colleges activities receive appropriate coverage. The Camogie section includes an article on Tipperary’s historic All Ireland Under 16 and Under 18 double. The activities for the year in Handball, Ladies Football and Scór are all included. In the Awards Section Paul Curran, Michael Cahill, Padraic Maher and Lar Corbett, our All-Star hurlers, and Jill Horan, Camogie All Star are given prominence, as well as other people honoured throughout the county during the year. The yearbook includes appreciations to John Doyle and Gerry Slevin who passed to their eternal reward during the last twelve months. Scoreboard 2011 gives the results of both club and inter-county championships. The Yearbook is an excellent publication and will give many hours of enjoyment from reading it to our Gaels at home and abroad over the Christmas period. Well done to the Tipperary Publications Committee led by Chairman, Seamus King and Secretary, John Smith on producing another great Yearbook.

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