Tipperary Supporters Club Newsletter

Dear Tipperary Supporter

Ross Dunphy appointed trainer of Tipperary Senior Hurling Team

Ross Dunphy has been appointed as Fitness / Strength and Conditioning Coach of the Tipperary Senior Hurling team for 2012. 33 year old Ross is a native of Wexford and holds a BSc in Sport and Exercise Science from the University of Limerick. Ross is from the Clonard GAA Club in Wexford town and has represented Wexford at all levels of Gaelic Football. Ross has been involved in coaching both hurling and Gaelic football since 2004. He  trained the Toomevara senior hurling team for three seasons and the Kildare U21’s in 2009. He has also been on the coaching and management team with Sarsfields GAA club in Newbridge County Kildare over the past few seasons. Ross brings a wealth of ability and experience to his new position and both the Tipperary senior hurling management team and players are looking forward to working with him during the coming season.

Ger Ryan, PRO, Tipperary County Board


 Tipperary County Board has approved the appointment of a new minor hurling management team. William Maher (Ballingarry) will be the manager and his selectors will be Brian Horgan (Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams), Martin Maher (Borris-Ileigh) and Noel Morris (Loughmore Castleiney). William Maher was a member of the under 21 management team for the last 2 years. Previous to that he was on the Dublin minor hurling management team. He captained Tipperary to win the minor hurling All Ireland title in 1996 and also played under 21 and senior for the county before injury ended his playing career. Brian Horgan captained Tipperary to win the All-Ireland under 21 hurling title in 1995 and also played minor and senior hurling for the county. He was coach to Gortnahoe Glengoole this year and also worked with the Tipperary under 17 development team. Martin Maher played all grades of hurling with Tipperary and won a Munster under 21 medal in 2003. He has been coaching  development s quads and also school teams at Thurles CBS. Noel Morris also played all grades of hurling with Tipperary and won an All-Ireland senior medal in 2001 and an All-Ireland under 21 medal in 1995. He has been joint manager of the Loughmore Castleiney senior hurling and football teams for the last 2 years. We wish them every success in their new roles and we thank the previous management team for their efforts. 


 Good luck to Drom and Inch for their Munster Club hurling championship quarter final against Ballygunner of Waterford on Sundaynext, October 30 at Semple Stadium at 2pm. Extra time will be played in the event of a draw. Colm Lyons of Cork will be the referee.


 From Tipperary GAA Scene

Congratulations to Aherlow on winning their first County Intermediate Hurling title on Saturday last when they defeated Gortnahoe Glengoole in the final at Golden by 1-11 to 0-10. Aherlow won the Junior A title in 2009 so it’s a great achievement to be Intermediate champions only 2 years later. Of course, they won the county senior football title in 2010 so it’s been a great 3 years for the club. Hard luck to Gortnahoe Glengoole on losing the final for the second year in a row but there is no doubt they will persevere and return to the victory podium soon. They still have the mid final to play against Clonakenny. Well done also to the Golden club for hosting the final and to referee Johnny Ryan and his officials.  Aherlow will play the winners of Dunhill (Waterford) and Effin (Limerick) in the Munster Club Intermediate semi-final on November 6.


 From Tipperary GAA Scene

The eagerly awaited autobiography of former long-serving Tipperary County Board Secretary, Tomas Ó Baróid will be launched at the Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre on Friday, November 11 at 8pm. The book is entitled “The Rúnaí: 50 Years of GAA memories” and was written by Tommy with Thurles woman, Susan Max. Peter Quinn, former GAA President, will be there to launch the book officially. All are welcome to attend the launch. Copies of the book will be available for sale on the night and all proceeds will go to the Hospice. Tommy is currently President of the Tipperary GAA Board and his contribution to the GAA in Tipperary over the last half century and more has been extraordinary. We hope there will be a big turnout for the book launch. With a book that’s sure to have many interesting tales to tell and the proceeds going to the Hospice, it’s undoubtedly an event worth attending.   Tommy has issued a special invitation to members of the Tipperary Supporters Club to come along to the launch.


 The Tipperary Hurling Club in New York will hold its annual dinner dance on Saturday, December 10, 2011 at 8pm at the Lake Isle Country Club, 660 White Plains Rd, Eastchester. The guest of honour will be Owen Cummins formerly of Fethard who played inter-county hurling and football with Tipperary. Special guests will include David Power – Minor Football Manager, Liam McGrath – Minor Football Captain, Noel Morris – Tipperary Football Board Chairman, Tipperary Representatives on the New York Junior Football Team – Aine O’Dwyer (Killenaule) and Fiona O’Dwyer (Borrisoleigh/Horse & Jockey) and Player of the Year, Paul Loughnane. Advertisements in the special journal produced for the occasion cost €300 for a platinum page, €200 for a gold page and €80 for a white page. Anybody wishing to book a page should send details by email to Siobhan Kennedy at siobhankennedy72@yahoo.com .


 Congratulations to Eoin Kelly (Mullinahone) and Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh) who were both on the Ireland team for the first of the 2 leg annual shinty / hurling  internationals against Scotland played at Athy last Saturday. Ireland won by 1-16 to 2-8 with Eoin Kelly scoring 5 points. The second leg will be played at Inverness this Saturday, October 29. 

 GAA Scene and Westside

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 Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.


John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club

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