Tipperary Supporters Club Newsletter 4 November 2011

Dear Tipperary Supporter

2012 Munster GAA Minor & Under 21 Hurling & Football Draws

The draws for the 2012 Munster Minor & Under 21 Hurling and Football Championships were made at a meeting of the Munster CCC on Thursday evening November 3rd.  The venues for the 2012 Munster Senior Hurling and Senior Football Championships were also confirmed at this meeting with dates to follow once confirmed at National level.

IN Senior Hurling Tipperary’s Quarter Final v Limerick will take place in Semple Stadium.  In Under 21 Tipperary will again face Cork in a Quarter Final in Páirc Uí Chaoimh on on 6 June, with the winner facing Limerick in the Semi Final.  In Minor Hurling Tipperary are away to Kerry in the Quarter Final on 2 May with the winner meeting the winners from Clare and Waterford on the Semi Final.  For the full draws go to:




Commiserations to Drom and Inch on their defeat by Ballygunner of Waterford on a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-13 in the Munster Club senior hurling quarter-finals at Semple Stadium last weekend.  Success in the club championship continues to be elusive for Tipperary clubs and it is now almost quarter of a century since a Tipperary team won the All Ireland club title with Borris-Ileigh in 1987 being the last club to bring the title to Tipperary. For match reports go to www.tipperary.gaa.ie


Good luck to Aherlow for their Munster Intermediate club hurling championship semi-final against Effin of Limerick at Kilmallock on Sunday next,November 6 at 2pm. Extra time will be played in the event of a draw.


Hopefully the ladies of Cashel and Drom and Inch will be blessed with better weather this weekend for the rescheduled county senior camogie final which had to be abandoned two weeks ago due to torrential rain. The rescheduled final will take place at The Ragg at 2pm on Saturday November 5.


 The County Senior Football final between Moyle Rovers and Thomas MacDonaghs will take place at Leahy Park Cashel on Sunday next, November 6, at 2.30pm. David Grogan of Aherlow has been appointed to referee the game. It will be preceded at 12.30pm by the County Minor B Football final between Ballyporeen and Kildangan. Moyle Rovers are seeking their 8th county senior football title, having won their first in 1995 and their most recent in 2009. Thomas MacDonaghs are playing in their first final. They were formed as a divisional side in 2007 comprising 9 clubs – Lorrha, Shannon Rovers, Borrisokane, Knockshegowna, Kildangan, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Toomevara, Moneygall and Inane Rovers – although only 6 were represented on the panel in the games played so far this year. They won all 4 North finals between 2007 and 2010, there was no final this year. They reached the county semi-final in 2007 where the lost to Fethard so this year has been their best year since their form ation. Moyle Rovers have been the major force in Tipperary senior football in the last 15 years or so, thus making this clash a real David and Goliath one. The team of the past to be honoured on Sunday will be Fethard and their players will be introduced to the attendance between the minor and senior games. Admission prices for the finals are a very attractive €10 for adults and €5 for OAPs and students with ID. Juveniles under 16 will be admitted free of charge.  We wish all participants for Sunday’s game the best of luck including the Cashel King Cormacs club for all its efforts in preparing to host the game.    


The Tipperary Clubs November draw will take place Friday night November 4 in Kennedy’s’ Bar, Rearcross at 10pm sharp. On the night local winner, Mairead Steed (Sean Treacy’s) will be presented with her winning cheque of €15,000 after her big win in the October draw, along with €10,000 to Eamonn O’Doherty (Solohead GAA) who won second prize in the October draw. Our second star prize of the year a Skoda Yeti or €20,000 cash alternative is the big prize on offer on the night, along with over 30 other prizes including a car, a holiday, a flat screen TV and numerous cash prizes. Please come along and support local Club Sean Treacy’s on the night. All clubs are reminded that the second star prize is an opportunity to recruit new members for the remainder of the draw. Remember 50% of all tickets sold goes back to the club.


Congratulations to Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh) who scored a goal in the second leg of the Ireland v Scotland  shinty / hurling internationals played at Bught Park, Inverness on Saturday last. Ireland won the game by a point, the series and retained the trophy, Marine Harvest Quaich. Eoin Kelly, who played in the first leg the previous weekend at Athy, was unavailable for the second leg.


Since Toomevara won the first Dan Breen Cup in 1931, there is a great history of the Cup and the finals played for it to be told. Roscrea native and avid Tipperary hurling follower, Jim Fogarty is going to tell that story and is working on a history of Tipp county finals played for the Dan Breen Cup. He would appreciate the loan of photos of county final teams, action shots and other photos from the finals. Recollections of finals from players and supporters would be appreciated. Jim can be contacted at 25 Meadow Way, Kilkenny, by phone on 086 1512946 and by email at jkfog1@gmail.com.

 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 County Intermediate Football Final, the Munster Under 17 Football Championship and  County Minor Football Championship.  A report on the Tipperary Association London Dinner Dance is also on www.tipperary.gaa.ie .


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Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann.


John Coman
Public Relations Officer
Tipperary Supporters Club

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