TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB NEWSLETTER 18 JANUARY 2012

Dear Tipperary Supporter
NEW SPONSOR AND ENTERTAINMENT FOR TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB 2012 LAUNCH

The Tipperary Supporters Club 2012 Membership launch will take take this Thursday 19th January 2012 in the Horse and Jockey Hotel at 8.30pm. and will have a new sponsor Ryan Motor Power and entertainment courtesy of Johnny B, of “Tipperary Rap” fame. So be sure to come along and kick start the Season in a good athmosphere. We are all looking forward to the start of the 2012 hurling season and the Launch will be performed by Declan Ryan and members of the Senior Hurling Panel. Tea/coffee and sandwiches will be served. We would like to encourage a large turnout of Tipperary Supporters and please feel free to forward on this invitation. Further details of membership are below.
For catering and planning purposes, please let me know by email or on 087 9087105 whether or not you will be able to join us. We are hoping for the usual excellent turnout of Junior and Adult Members and we look forward to seeing you.
We are delighted to welcome Ryan Motor Power, the official SKODA dealership in Tipperary as the new sponsor of the Tipperary Supporters Club Membership Scheme. Ryan Motor Power’s new impressive showroom and forecourt facility in Clonmel was officially launched at the end of 2011 and showcases the full Skoda model range, which includes the recently launched 4X4 and Fabia Monte Carlo models. Operating in Clonmel since 2000 the family-run business has developed an excellent reputation for value, quality and loyalty. Visit the Ryan Motor Power website at http://www.ryanmotorpower.com/contentv3/
Commenting, Ronan Power, Director of Ryan Motor Power said, “We are delighted to agree our sponsorship of the Tipperary Supporters Club Membership Scheme and to represent Skoda here in Tipperary, particularly given the recent relationship built up between Skoda and Tipperary GAA fans. The Skoda range offers excellent value for money with fuel efficient engines and low road tax available across the range.”
NEW SH CAPTAIN AND VICE-CAPTAIN
The new Captain of the Senior Hurling Team is Paul Curran of Mullinahone and the new Vice-Captain is Pádraic Maher of Thurles Sarsfields. Read the full statement and player profiles on www.tipperary.gaa.ie.
SENIOR HURLING CHALLENGE GAME
The Tipperary senior hurlers beat Coolderry of Offaly, the Leinster club senior hurling champions in a challenge game at Cloughjordan last Sunday. To read Westside’s comments on the game go to www.tippsupportersclub.com .
WATERFORD CRYSTAL CUP
Their first competitive outing of the year will be this Sunday January 22 in the Waterford Crystal Cup versus LIT at Dolla at 2pm. To read a preview of the match go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie .
CHALLENGE GAME IN AID OF BREAST CANCER RESEARCH
From Tipperary GAA Scene
Tipperary County Board is pleased to announce that a senior hurling challenge game between Munster and Tipperary will take place at MacDonagh Park Nenagh on Saturday, January 28 at 2.30pm. All proceeds from the game will be donated to Breast Cancer Ireland. As many people will know, a pink ribbon is associated with fund raising to prevent breast cancer and support breast cancer patients. With this in mind, O’Neill’s have sponsored jerseys for both teams with a pink theme. So this will be the only occasion on which these jerseys will ever be worn for a game. One of these special jerseys from each team will also be auctioned at half-time. There will also be a number of prizes to be raffled among the attendance. Liam Sheedy is manager of the Munster team with Eamon O’Shea as coach. We are grateful to Munster Council for approving this game, to Breast Cancer Ireland for permission to run this event in association with them and to the managers of both teams for agreeing to s upport it.
GAA Scene
To read this week’s Tipperary GAA Scene go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie where you can read about another McGrath Cup victory for Tipperary, Friends of Tipperary Football Calendar and other news.
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. Tickets can be booked at a cost of €30 each at the Excel Centre Booking Office by telephone at 062-80250 or email at tipperaryexcel@gmail.com. Also check the Excel website at www.tipperary-excel.com for further details. Accommodation at a special rate for those attending is available at the Ballykisteen Hotel, Limerick Junction.

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 tote 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 card 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 John Coman, PRO and Membership Officer, 52 Hazelbrook Road, Terenure, Dublin 6W (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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