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Tipp Supporters Club Newsletter 9 September 2023

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Dear Tipperary Supporter

FBD Insurance County Championships

From Tipperary GAA Scene by Jonathan Cullen, County Board PRO

The final round of games in the FBD Insurance County Senior and Intermediate football championships took place last weekend and provided some very entertaining games as well as one or two surprizes along the way.

In group 1 of the senior football championship. Kilsheelan Kilcash had 5 points to spare over Eire Óg Annacarty Donohill when they met in New Inn on Sunday afternoon, While at the same time in Golden, Clonmel Commercials comfortably overcame Drom & Inch by 3-19 to 0-04 and in doing so joined Kilsheelan Kilcash in the last eight.

In group 2 Ardfinnan travelled to play Moycarkey Borris in Fethard knowing that if they were to have any chance of progressing to the quarter finals, they would need to put up a big score in defeating their opponents and hope that Ballina defeated Loughmore Castleiney in the other game. Ardfinnan went at it from the first whistle as they set up attack after attack, taking every scoring opportunity that came their way as they went on to win by 2-16 to 1-05. However things did not go Ardfinnans way in the other game where despite conceding 3 goals to their opponents, Loughmore Castleiney left Moneygall with the 2 points they needed to progress along side their opponents Ballina in to thw quarter finals. The final score in this one was Loughmore Castleiney 1-13, Ballina 3-05.

In group 3 of the senior football championship, Upperchurch Drombane defeated Arravale Rovers by 2-12 to 2-11 in Dundrum to cement their position at the top of the group, while in Fethard, Killenaule defeated Cahir by 1-15 to 2-05 and in doing so they join the Mid men in the quarter finals.

Finally in group 4, Moyle Rovers who had not been having the best of luck in the championship so far, played Ballyporeen in what was really a must win game for both sides. In the end Moyle Rovers overcame the challenge and came out on top by 2-17 to 0-14. In the other game Rockwell Rovers who had defeated Moyle Rovers in the opening round, played JK Brackens in Holycross and despite a spirited performance, the New Inn side were not able to match the scoring power of the Templemore men who went on to win by 3-13 to 2-07. As a result of both these games, JK Brackens topped the group and are joined in the next round by Moyle Rovers.

In group 1 of the FBD Insurance intermediate football championship, there were wins for Clonmel Commercials over Golden Kilfeacle by 2-09 to 1-10 in New Inn, While Moyne Templetuohy received a walk over from Moyle Rovers in the other game. That now sees Clonmel Commercials top the group with Moyne Templetuohy in second place.

In group 2 there were wins for Grangemockler Ballyneale and Fethard over Fr. Sheehys and Clonmel Óg respectively and that was enough to see the two winners qualify for the quarter finals.

In group 3, CJ Kickhams Mullinahone overcame Aherlow by 1-10 to 0-12 in Cahir, JK Brackens Defeated Loughmore Castleiney by 5-10 to 2-09 in Holycross, while in Boherlahan Galtee Rovers proved to be far too strong for Thurles Sarsfields as the ran out 4-15 to 0-07 winners. As a result of these games the teams progressing out of group 3 which was a 6 team group are, Galtee Rovers, Thurles Sarsfields, CJ Kickhams Mullinahone and Aherlow.

So with the group rounds of the county senior and intermediate football championship having now been finalised. The following are the final positions.

Senior Football

Group 1

Clonmel Commercials winners

Kilsheelan Kilcash runners up

Drom and Inch 3rd

Eire Og Anacarty – Relegation

Group 2

Loughmore Castleiney winners

Ballina runners up

Ardfinnan 3rd.

Moycarkey Borris – Relegation

Group 3

Upperchurch Drombane winners

Killenaule runners up

Cahir 3rd

Arravale Rovers – Relegation

Group 4

JK Brackens winners

Moyle Rovers runners up

Ballyporeen 3rd

Rockwell Rovers – Relegation

Intermediate Football

Group 1

Clonmel Commercials winners

Moyne Templetuohy runners up

Golden Kilfeacle – Relegation

Moyle Rovers – Relegated

Group 2

Grangemockler Ballyneale winners

Fethard runners up

Clonmel Og – Relegation

Fr Sheehys – Relegated

Group 3

Galtee Rovers winners

Thurles Sarsfields runners up

Mullinahone 3rd

Aherlow 4th

JK Brackens – Relegated

Loughmore Castleiney – Relegated

The draws have now been made for the next rounds and are as follows:

FBD Insurance County Senior Football Quarter Final Draws

Upperchurch Drombane v Kilsheelan Kilcash

JK Brackens v Killenaule

Clonmel Commercials v Ballina

Loughmore Castleiney v Moyle Rovers

Games to be played on The W/E of September 24th

FBD Insurance Intermediate Football Quarter Finals

Clonmel Commercials v Aherlow

Grangemockler Ballyneale v Moyne Templetuohy

Galtee Rovers v Mullinahone

Thurles Sarsfields v Fethard

FBD Insurance Senior Football Championship Relegation

Eire Og Annacarty v Arravale Rovers

Moycarkey Borris v Rockwell Rovers

Games to be played on the W/E September 24th

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Football Relegation

Golden Kilfeacle v Clonmel Og

To be played on the W/E September 24th

This coming weekend sees a return to hurling with the staging of both senior hurling preliminary quarter finals. On Saturday at 5pm in Borrisoleigh Thurles Sarsfields play Nenagh Eire Óg at 5pm and then on Sunday at 4pm in Templetuohy, Clonoulty Rossmore play CJ Kickhams Mullinahone in the second preliminary quarter final.

In the premier intermediate preliminary quarter final on Sunday, Gortnahoe Glengoole will play the group 1 runners up St. Marys in Templetuohy at 2pm. While in the Intermediate hurling preliminary quarter final, Kilsheelan Kilcash will play Skeheenarinky on Sunday at 3.30pm in Clonmel.

There are also semi finals in the under 19 hurling championships this Saturday and Sunday. In the A championship, Toomevara play Cashel King Cormacs in Templemore at 4pm on Sunday. And on Saturday in the B, it’s the meeting of Silvermines and Eire Óg/Sean Treacys at 4pm in Holycross.

Tickets for all these games are now available on the Tipperary GAA website.

Seamus Callanan Retirement

Best wishes to Drom & Inch’s Seamus Callanan who has announced his retirement from intercounty hurling following a long and illustrious career in the blue and gold jersey. Seamus announced his retirement on Wednesday morning and you can read his full statement here: https://tipperary.gaa.ie/seamus-callanan-retirement-announcement/

Health and Wellbeing

On the week of the 23rd of September 2022, the GAA invites all clubs to open their doors to the wider community and support GAA National Inclusive Family Week. 2023 NIFW theme is “GAA Healthy Families”. #GAAClann.

The event falls during the European Week of Sport (23rd – 30th September) and aims to promote sport, physical and healthy lifestyle activity to everyone regardless of age, sexual orientation, disability, ethnicity, nationality, or fitness level. It is a week for all the family and the community to get to see what the GAA can offer. It creates an intergenerational event at you club. Sharing stories, making new friends, getting to take park.

  • Please see all details and steps for this week on the webpage : https://www.gaa.ie/nationalinclusionday
  • If you are looking for Physical activity suggestion, see link : https://learning.gaa.ie/gaagamesforall or https://learning.gaa.ie/planner/ or https://mobile.twitter.com/gaacommunity or https://www.facebook.com/groups/203172000286240/

We would please ask you to continue to support this year event via your social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn) with pictures, past pictures of inclusion events or the logo attached to this email and the hashtag #GAAClann , #BeActive and tag @officalgaa @sportIreland @EUsport, as it will create a positive picture for the World to see your good work in the Community GAA club.

Sample Tweet, Facebook message wording with picture could be:

___your club’s name___ GAA club are delighted to be celebrating the GAA National Inclusion fitness week #GAAClann #BeActive @officalgaa @sportIreland @EUsport

Please see all details on the webpage : https://www.gaa.ie/nationalinclusionday. If you have any questions, please touch base with Geraldine.mctavish@gaa.ie.

Semple Field Day 2023

What a day we had last Saturday with the staging of thw semple field day which was heli in and around FBD Semple Stadium. The highlight of the day was the under 9 hurling blitz that started at 10am and continued until 4.30pm and saw over 1200 children getting the chance to run out on to the field of legends, play a game on the pitch and then they were taken on a tour of the stadium by members of the Tipperary senior hurling and football panels. A lot of planning went in to the day and huge credit must go to Brian Fogarty from our sponsor’s Fiserv who’s idea it was to hold the day and who put such work in to making sure everything went well. Also great credit goes to games manager Kevin Hally and his team who ran the blitz and made sure that everything went smoothly and wasenjoyed by all those taking part.

Munster Grant Applications

Following a meeting of the Munster Development committee on Thursday 31 Aug 2023 the following is an update in relation to Munster Grants

Submission of grant applications will be open from the 11th of September 2023. All grant applications must be submitted in the first instance to Tipperary County Board (Secretary.tipperary@gaa.ie & safetyandfacilities.tipperary@gaa.ie)

Applications will close on the 29th of September 2023.

Applications will be vetted by the relevant County Board officers. Applications that are not in order will be returned to the clubs for correction. When all applications are in order they will be signed off by the County Secretary, The Safety and Facilities Officer and the Munster delegate on the development committee.

In the coming week Application forms and information on the categories and criteria associated with grant applications can be viewed and drawn down from the Munster website.

Munster Council will also be making announcement on the grants process in due course.

Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann

John Coman

Public Relations Officer

Tipperary Supporters Club

Supporting Tipperary Hurling

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