Tipp Supporters Club Newsletter 14 March 2020

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Dear Tipperary Supporter


A chairde,


Tipperary GAA fully endorse the Croke Park media release as attached and advise all clubs and inter-county management teams, that Tipperary club games and training at all ages and grades are suspended until March 29th.


Please notify all your members according and to also follow Department of Health guidelines in relation to Covid-19 as per the following link https://www.gov.ie/en/campaigns/c36c85-covid-19-coronavirus/


As the situation continues to change from day to day, we want all to remain healthy in this time of national and global importance.


Le meas,

Joe Bracken,
PRO Tipperary Co. Board.


Joint Media Release from the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the LGFA


Covid-19 response



In light of this morning’s Government announcement, the GAA, An Cumann Camógaíochta and the Ladies Gaelic Football Association have decided to suspend all activity at club, inter-county and educational levelsuntil March 29(inclusive) from midnight.

This is to include all games, training and team gatherings at all ages and all grades.

We will continue to liaise with Government officials and review the situation between now and the end of the month, assessing the impact of these measures on our competitions.


In the meantime, the Association is encouraging all members to continue to follow the guidelines which have been provided by the health authorities.






For further information, contact Alan Milton,

GAA Director of Communications on 01 8363 222.



Press statement



Due to the current public health concerns, the organising Committee for  “An Dúshlán” have decided to postpone this event due to take place on Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th, at the Brú Ború Cultural Centre in Cashel until a later date.


Arrangements are in place to refund tickets that have already been purchased. Details of rescheduled times will be notified in due course and we regret any inconvenience caused by the decision to postpone the event.


Stephen Gleeson

Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee PRO




Tipperary’s involvement in the Allianz Hurling League came to an end on Sunday last as Galway progressed to the quarter-finals on a 3-21 to 3-13 score-line. Tipperary’s goals came courtesy of two from John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney) and one from Jason Forde (Silvermines). Congratulations to Paul Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash) who made his senior debut on Sunday.
Preparations will now turn towards the Munster senior hurling championship where Tipperary will travel to Walsh Park to play Waterford on Sunday, May 10th.



The Tipperary ladies football team also lost out to Galway in the Lidl Senior National Football League on Sunday, with the home side winning 1-12 to 0-4.


Well done to the Tipperary senior camogie team as they qualified for the Littlewoods Ireland Camogie League Division 1 Group 2 following their 1-8 to 0-10 win over Galway on Sunday. Tipperary’s goal from RóisínHoward helped Tipperary reach their first league final in eleven years. Elsewhere, the intermediate team lost out 5-13 to 1-6 against Antrim.


The coaching seminar hosted by Tipperary Coaching and Games last Saturday titled, ‘Developing the Youth Coach’ was a tremendous success and many thanks to the committee and GDA’s for all the work and preparation put into the seminar.

The attendees gained a valuable insight from the session speakers, Oisín McConville, Michael Bevans andMichael Dempsey as each in his own unique way, took those present on their individual coaching and life experience journey.


Congratulations to Cashel Community School who are through to the the Masita All-Ireland U19B Hurling Championship final following their 4-22 to 1-11 defeat of Calasanctius College from Oranmore. In the final they will play St. Brendans of Birr.


Scór Sinsear an Chontae 2020

A great night of entertainment took place in Newport’s community centre on Saturday night last at the County Final of Scór Sinsear. Bhí ard oíche siamsaíochta againn i gCraobh an Chontae san Ionaid Phobail i dTulachSeasta oíche Dé Sathairn seo caite. Anthony Floyd – Chairperson of the North Scór committee was the eloquent and deisbhéalach fear an tí who welcomed one and all to this excellent venue.

Our judges and all present were very pleased and delighted with the standard of the performances and a great sense of fun and enjoyment permeated the proceedings. Though the numbers participating in Scór Sinsear have been decreasing in recent years the standard of excellence remains and we would like to congratulate all those who took part and those who will go ahead to represent us in the Munster Finals on March 28th .

Earlier in the evening the Tráth na gCeist took place in the local Primary School with Jim Enright ó Chontae an Chlair as Fear na gCeist and Mark Dunne as his able assistant. Jim has a passion for this discipline and delights in bringing the competitors along with him.

After 10 rounds of 8 questions only one mark separated the teams with all teams beating the 70 mark. The Moyne-Templetuohy team of Jim O’Meara, Paddy Moran, Tom Collier and Francis Cleere lifted the Trophy with Seán Treacys a close second. A word of appreciation again for the hospitality and céad mile fáilte from the Newport Community who looked after us so well on the night.

The 2020 County Champions are as follows – Rince Foirne – Newcastle; Amhranaíocht Aonair –Siobhán Egan – Newport; Aithriseoireacht – Noel Joyce JK Brackens; Nuachleas – Newport; Ceol Uirlise – JK Brackens; Bailéad Ghrúpa – Upperchurch-Drombane; Rince Seite – JK Brackens; Tráth na gCeist – Moyne-Templetuohy

Ta suil againn go mbeidh na sluaite sa Cheapach Mhór ar an 28ú lá. Maireann croí éadrom i bhfad.


They say lightening never strikes twice, but nobody informed Moyle Rovers GAA Club. The final draw in the current Tipperary GAA Clubs scheme, held in the Halfway House, Rathronan last Friday in conjunction with Moyle Rovers to celebrate their February win, resulted in another main prize winner associated with the club as Del Phelan was first out winning a Skoda Fabia / Renault Clio or €15,000.

Second prize of a Holiday or €5,000 went to​Geraldine Hogan with Cashel King Cormacs the promoting club. Congratulations to all the winners in the March draw and all through the current scheme.

So, it’s time to start putting plans in place for the new draw commencing May 8th, 2020.

At this stage the Draw Committee are asking clubs to clear all balances in the current draw as the Co Board currently need funds for cash flow following a deficit balance in our 2019 accounts. Please check with your club draw co-ordinator and make arrangements to make the final payment asap.

Also, check that your current draw co-ordinator is continuing in that role and if not make sure to appoint a replacement. Once you have confirmed your co-ordinator please draw up plans to maximise draw sales in your club over the coming two months.

Personalised Brochures:

The structure of the brochure produced last year was designed for two years so there will be minimal changes but naturally your own personalized section will change. Over the past number of years, many clubs have ordered personalized draw brochures, and these were a great help in promoting the Draw.  Personalized brochures can be used for one or more of the following reasons: –

• To promote a major club development

• To highlight the winning of a championship(s)

• To highlight major prize-winners in the Draw

• To create awareness in your parish of club officers, committee, team mentors, activities and facilities.

Once again, we are appealing to clubs to produce a personalized brochure.

If your club is interested, you can start sending information before the end of Feb and remember there is no charge for personalized brochures.

Send your info directly to tippdraw.tipperary@gaa.ie


Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol had a night they’ll never forget when they hosted the prestigious Cornmarket National Cumann na mBunscol Awards in the Anner Hotel Thurles on Friday, March 6th. The hosting of the National Cumann na mBunscol Awards is an opportunity that only presents itself approximately once every thirty years. Chairman Paddy Kelly, Secretary Michael Delaney and the organising committee in collaboration with the Anner Hotel Thurles worked diligently behind the scenes for many months in preparation for this landmark event. Delegates travelled from all over Ireland to be with us for our awards night on Friday, March 6th and for our National Cumann na mBunscol AGM on Saturday, March 7th. Musical entertainment was provided by local band Silver Dollar on the night and we were also treated to some beautiful traditional music from local musician Paul Byrne and company at our drink’s reception on arrival. Our Chairman Paddy


Kelly left no stone unturned in preparation for this huge event and securing the great Liam Sheedy as our guest speaker for the awards night was a


masterstroke and was very well received by delegates from all over the country. Thomastown NS and Holy Trinity NS Fethard flew the flag for Tipperary and ensured local interest on Friday night when they both received National Awards for the work they do to promote our games. Our current Treasurer Jerry McDonnell (pictured left), former officer Donal McCarthy (pictured right) and handball coordinator Paddy Collins (below left) were all given awards on the night to acknowledge the lifelong commitment they had all given to Cumann na mBunscol.


We had more good news on Saturday when current Tipperary Cumann namBunscol PRO John Manley was elected as National Cumann na mBunscolPRO where he will succeed the outstanding Joe Lyons. It was a weekend we will never forget and both Liam Sheedy and Tipperary GAA Chairman John Devane both gave inspirational speeches on the Friday night where they heavily praised the role primary school volunteers play in developing our young people and keeping them on the right path. We also received some powerful video messages on the awards night from Tipperary stars Seamus Callanan, Cait Devane, Jerome Cahill, Brian Fox and Orla O’Dwyer who all highlighted the impact Cumann na mBunscol had on them during their formative years. These videos resonated very well with all those fortunate enough to see them on the night. Tipperary senior hurling coach Darragh Egan was also most helpful behind the scenes as was the AnnerHotel who provided us with constant support in advance of and during the weekend. We thank everybody who helped us in anyway and we look forward to attending the National Awards in Dublin next year when National Cumann na mBunscol will mark its 50th anniversary with a very special celebration. Ní neart go cur le chéile.


There are a limited number of places left on the Club Officer IT course taking place in LIT Thurles on Thursday March 19th at 7.30pm.

To book a place please email developmentofficer.tipperary@gaa.ie with your name, club and role.


Tipperary contested 3 Juvenile All-Ireland Semi-Finals and 2 Adult Semi-Finals.

In the Juvenile Semi Finals against Connaught opposition in Girls U16 Doubles Hannah Grace and Leanne Gould continue to impress in a nail-biting tie break game the Tipp girls edged it 11/7 to reach the All-Ireland Final. In the Girls under 14 Singles and Girls U17 Doubles Tipperary had to settle for second best against very strong opponents. In the adult grades Rory Grace was defeated in the minor singles and in Junior B Singles Niall Quinn also lost out.


Alone in collaboration with the Dept. of Health and the HSE have launched a COVID – 19 support line for older people. Any older person needing advice or practical support are encouraged to call 0818 222 024. This can be a lonely time for vulnerable people, and we should all try to at least make a phone call just to say hello and ask how they are doing.


We all need to look after our mental and physical wellbeing. Regular exercise, eating and sleeping well are very important to our overall health. Doing something you enjoy especially if you are not feeling great will help you feel better. We all need help from time to time there’s nothing wrong with asking for it, talking is a sign of personal strength not weakness.

The Health & Wellbeing Committee were pleased with the reaction and visits to our stand at the coaching seminar held in LIT last weekend. It is positive to see coaches appreciate how important the mental and physical health of our young players is to the overall development of our sport. Pictured left is Pat Moroney (Munster GAA Tutor), Nicholas Moroney (Co. Children’s Officer), Seamus Delaney (Health & Wellbeing Committee), Cora Moroney (Chairperson Health & Wellbeing Committee) and Joe Bracken (Co. PRO).


The Tipperary Association Dublin annual awards for 2019 were announced this week and for the first time since the Awards commenced in 1981 the Person of the Year award goes jointly to well-known Tipperary senior hurlers Seamus Callanan (Drom & Inch) and Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh).

Borris-Ileigh will be honoured on the double when one of the club’s greats and one of Tipperary’s finest hurlers from the past, Jimmy Finn, will be inducted into the Hall of Fame.

The awards will be presented at a function in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin on Friday 27 March 2020.

Tickets (€45 each) for the awards function available from Pat Ryan, 11 Foxfield Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5. Mob.: 087 6376663 Email: psoriain@eircom.net


For those with an interest in a place called New Tipperary, the New Tipperary Memorial Committee will assemble at the New Tipperary Rangers monument at Noan East, near Ballinure, again this weekend. If youmissed the notice in local papers and on local radio, the annual commemoration at the monument will take place on this coming Saturday, March 14th at 2 pm. As always it will be a nice short ceremony which will take us back in time to our youth as we can live like the folks in Brigadoon for a brief period as we chat about the good old days and long-gone friends. Looking forward to seeing you there.


The 2020 Tipperary Supporters Club includes a gift of the special Tipperary Supporters dual trolley token whileother features of membership are a special car sticker, membership card and draws for 5 pairs of stand tickets to each of Tipperary’s Munster and All-Ireland SH Championship games as well a vote to decide on the Tipperary Senior Hurler of the Year. Details of all prize winners are on tippsupportersclub.com and many members joined online there. The direct debit payment option is encouraged by the committee, which saves greatly on administration and costs, a major point for any organisation which relies totally on voluntary effort. Just log on to https://www.tippsupportersclub.com/join/ to get the direct debit form.

Members are entitled to a selection of great discounts. Louis Fitzgerald has kindly provided a very attractive 10% discount on accommodation at the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin for Tipperary Supporters Club members, log on to https://www.tippsupportersclub.com/join/discounts/ for further details on this and other discounts. Another very popular feature of the membership package is the use of social media, email and texting of team announcements as soon as they are made which means that Tipperary Supporters Club members get the team news in to their hand wherever they are in Ireland or abroad. If joining by post please send a cheque or postal order for €40 payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to Jim Reidy, 13 Castleknock Close, Dublin 15.

We want to extend the membership base further and we would urge all supporters to join our Team Tipperary fund raising effort by contacting Supporters Club Membership Officer, Jim Reidy on 086-3580718 or by email at info@tippsupportersclub.com Also, we would like to make a special appeal to Tipperary Supporters living abroad who could connect us to other supporters in places like London, Dubai, Australia, USA and Canada or elsewhere to contact us. This is the direct link to join online: https://www.tippsupportersclub.com/join/adult-members/

Tipperary Supporters Club, Supporting Tipperary Hurling.


Tipperary Co. Board expresses its sympathy to former Co. Board chairman Michael Lowry and the Lowry family on the sad passing of his brother Ned last week.

Ar dheis Dé go raimh a anam.


Ar aghaidh le  Tiobraid Árann


John Coman

Public Relations Officer

Tipperary Supporters Club


Supporting Tipperary Hurling





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