Tipperary Supporters Club

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Co. Tipperary

Tipp Supporters Club Newsletter 15 September 2022

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Dear Tipperary Supporter

FBD Insurance County Championships

From Tipperary GAA Scene by Jonathan Cullen, County Board PRO

Following last weekends games in the FBD Senior and Premier Intermediate hurling championships, the way is now clear for the Quarter Finals in both competitions to take place on the weekend of September 24th and 25th. The draws for both competitions took place on Monday evening and resulted in some really mouth watering pairings. The draws are as follows: FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Finals, Loughmore Castleiney v Drom & Inch, JK Brackens v Upperchurch Drombane, Clonoulty Rossmore v Kiladangan and Kilruane MacDonaghs v Toomevara. In the FBD Insurance Premier Intermediate Hurling Championship Quarter Finals the pairings are Cashel King Cormacs v Burgess, Gortnahoe Glengoole v Portroe, Roscrea v Thurles Sarsfields and St Marys v Silvermines. In the Intermediate Hurling Championship, the Preliminary Quarter Finals will see Cappawhite play Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams while Kilsheelan Kilcash and Boherlahan Dualla will meet in the other game of the round. In the Senior Hurling Relegation semi finals, Moycarkey Borris play Eire Óg Annacarty Donohill and CJ Kickhams Mullinahone will face Templederry Kenyons. In the Premier Intermediate Hurling relegation semi finals it will be Newport v Kiladangan and Ballina v Carrick Swan. The pairings for the Quarter Finals of the Junior A Hurling Championship have also been announced, and are Upperchurch Drombane v Galtee Rovers, Lattin Cullen v Thurles Sarsfields, Moyle Rovers v Borris-Ileigh and Toomevara v Grangemockler Ballyneale.

This coming weekend will see the Quarter Finals of the FBD Insurance County Senior and Intermediate Football championships taking place with games fixed for Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. For all tickets to this weekend’s games are now available to purchase online via the ticket section of the Tipperary GAA website: https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/

Semple Field Day

FBD Semple Stadium will be a hive of activity this coming Sunday, September 18th as the famous venue plays host to the Semple Field Day. The event which takes place in association with Tipperary GAA, Fiserv and Semple Stadium promises to be a great day out for all the family, with activities and events for both young and not so young throughout the day.

When Fiserv came on board as the official sponsor to Tipperary GAA, they also expressed a genuine interest in supporting local organisations and charities each year through events such as the Semple Field Day which this year will be in aid of North and South Tipperary Hospice.

Events will get under way at 1pm with a dog show in Semple Stadium, with registration for the event from 11.30am and also at 1pm there will be a monster bingo in the Dome where the prize fund will be an amazing €4000. Field events for both kids and adults will commence at 2.30pm, while at 4.30pm there will be an auction and wheel of fortune in the Dome. On the day the car park in Semple Stadium will be transformed into a market area with lots of stalls catering for all interests. Speaking at the launch of the Semple Field Day, Brian Fogarty from Fiserv said that the Semple Field Day promises to be a great day and will hopefully raise some very badly needed funds for the brilliant organisation that is the hospice. Brian also said that it takes over 1.3 million euro to run the hospice between North and South Tipperary, so every euro raised in Semple Stadium on September 18th will be put to good use and he appealed to the public in Tipperary to come along and make it a day out for all the family. Gates open at 11.30am and patrons attending will be asked to make a minimum donation of €5 at the gate.


Scór Sinsear 2022 is fast approaching. Tipperary has a proud and long tradition of Scór and we are urging clubs to continue this in the coming weeks. Our Tipperary Scór Final will take to the stage on Saturday evening October 1st at 7pm in Newport Hall. Full details will be released to the clubs in due course and this year we will have an online entry form for clubs to fill out. This will be sent to all club secretaries during the coming week. If any person or club have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact us at irishculturalofficer.tipperary@gaa.ie

We look forward to welcoming Scór Sinsear back to the stage and keep the Scór flag flying high here in the Premier County!

Coiste Náisiúnta Scór will be hosting its final webinar this Sunday, to support clubs and counties across the country in promoting Scór Sinsir 2022. For clubs who are new to Scór, it is a celebration of our culture and heritage, showcasing our language, music, stories and dance.

As it has been two years since we last held Scór Sinsir competitions at local level, Coiste Náisiúnta Scór want to offer everyone an opportunity to attend this final webinar that will provide support to clubs who wish to enter the competition.  Clubs are welcome to join our webinar where we will be able to answer questions and provide any information that is needed for Scór Sinsir 2022.

There is no limit on the amount of people that may join from a club.

Padraic Maher On The Line

Padraic Maher is one of the greatest hurlers of his generation and an icon in his beloved Thurles Sarsfields and Tipperary.

Winner of three All-Ireland senior hurling medals and six All-Star awards, Padraic was one of Tipperary’s key men for over a decade — detailed to mark some of the biggest names in the history of the game — while with his club, Thurles Sarsfields, he ignited a revival that led to seven county titles. But then in early 2022, in his playing prime, he was forced to retire due to injury.

In his memoir, he looks at the effect that decision had on him and, in doing so, takes us back through his life and playing career.

From being a central figure in the great Tipperary-Kilkenny rivalry, to the unforgettable trilogy of Tipperary-Galway All-Ireland semi-finals, to his side of one of the most famous tackles in hurling when challenging Joe Canning on the Hogan Stand sideline, along with the personal challenges he has faced along the way, we are given an insight into new generation of GAA players in modern Ireland. The book will be launched on November 3rd, but you can pre order your copy by following the link: https://linktr.ee/allonthelinepadraicmaher , we wish Padraic the very best of luck with his new book which is sure to be a very interesting read.

U17 C County final, Kilcommon, Sunday 11th Sept 2022

Portroe 2-11 Loughmore/Castleiney 2-10

The sun eventually shone in Kilcommon for the beginning of the U17 C country final yesterday for what was a tit for tat affair, coming down to a nail-biting finish for both sets of supporters.

Portroe settled a fracture more quickly than Loughmore/Castleiney during the initial 10 minutes of the game, through some accurate free taking by Jack Quin. This was a consistent pattern throughout the game but was also accompanied by a strong display from Jack in general.

Once Loughmore/Castleiney got into the game, their tendency to look for wider areas began to pay-off and Oran Breen reduced the deficit to the minimum, with a smart stroke from the left wing 15 minutes into the game.

Both sides worked hard throughout, none more so than Matty Madden on the left wing for Portroe and he was rewarded with a green flag when his strike from a central position, 21 yards out, beat the Loughmore/Castleiney defence on 16 minutes.

Loughmore/Castleiney immediately replied with a brace from Richard Morris following a good delivery by Colm Gleeson and a great team score when Loughmore/Castleiney players, Thomas Bohan, Mikey Ryan and Cathal Ryan combining to work the ball into Morris’ path.

On 24 minutes Portroe led on a score-line of 1-5 to 0-04, when the game was unfortunately interrupted by an injury to Dave Moloney – every caution necessary took place and while very disappointing for Dave, it was with some relief, the crowd applauded Dave from the pitch. The match continued with both sides reduced in numbers by one following this incident.

Richard Morris stormed Loughmore/Castleiney back into the game on the restart with a goal from the left following a delivery by Eoin ’Connell.

Matty Madden replied with a pointed free before Loughmore/Castleiney’s Joey Quin finished to the net from 14 yards. This time it was Dylan Gamble’s turn to reply before Daniel McCahey put Loughmore/Castleiney back in front. Matty Madden drew the sides level once more and the half to a close with a 21yard free. The score at half time was 2-05 to 1-08.

The fresh breeze now favoured Loughmore/Castleiney and saw Portroe needing Cody Morkan’s long clearance early in the second half. Both sides went tantalisingly close to goals early on with Ger Kirby (Loughmore/Castleiney) making a goal-line save and clearance on 4 mins. This marked a purple patch for Loughmore/Castleiney as they outscored Portroe 4 points to 1 over the next 10 minutes of the match, with scores from Quin (2pts) and McCahey and another pointed free. Matty Madden did interrupt this pattern with a long-range strike on the stand side.

Dylan Gamble was now working very hard behind the midfield, gaining possession and won a free for jack Quin to convert. As if to match this work rate, McGahey blocked a clearance for Richard Morris to convert, taking Loughmore/Castleiney’s lead to 3 points on a score line of 2-10 to 1-09 with less than 10 minutes to play.

Jack Quin dramatically drew the sides level with a great strike from a free, 30yards out when Matty Madden’s approach to goal was stopped illegally. Cian Hogan’s strike from distance took the lead for Portroe and Quin extended this with another free from 45 yards.

Country titles should be as hardly earned as this, and Loughmore/Castleiney weren’t giving up easily, two narrow wides and Richard Morris ‘white flag’ reduced Portroe’s lead to a single point with one minute remaining. But again, great defensive play from Dylan Gamble and the Portroe backs saw the game out. Victory going to Portroe on a final score line of 2-11 to 2-10.

Tipperary Handball News

After the great success in the singles finals Tipperary players continued their winning ways in the All-Ireland doubles Semi Finals.

In Coolgraney in Wexford Jerome Cahill (Lahorna) & James Prentice (Ballina)beat locals Darren O Toole & Malachy Whelan to earn a place in the Intermediate Doubles Final against Diarmuid Mulkerins & Cian O Conghaille from Galway. In Cashel in Masters A Doubles John Ferncombe & David Moloney (Cashel) Bt Carl Browne & Jonathan Westlake 16/21, 21/18, 11/4 and now meet Roscommon’s Dan Creaton & Sean Jennings in the Final. In the EMAD Kevin Mullins & Adrian Johnson (Clonmel) Dft John Leahy & Christy Mc Govern from Meath 21/14, 21/6 and now meet Tom Sweeney & John Conroy from Mayo in the Final. In the Ruby Masters Billy & Pakie Mullins (Clonmel) Dft Johnny Brennan & Joe Hennessy from Kilkenny 21/10, 21/8 and now meet the Connaught Champions in the final. In SMAD Paul Mullins & Eddie Farrell meet John & Ollie Ryan from Carlow in the final. In Golden Masters B Doubles Willie Bourke & Christy Carey (Ballina) take on Seamus Grier & Seamus Maughan from Mayo in the final. In U21D Rory Grace (Lahorna) & Owen Healy (Newport) are up against Jack Holden & Jack Doyle from Kilkenny in the final. Tipperary came very close to reaching two further all Irelands when in Masters B Doubles in a very tight match Paddy Delaney & Kevin Buckley (Cashel) were btn by Noel Holohan & Michael O Neill Wexford 14/21, 21/15, 11/9 In the Senior Doubles Q/F Ger Coonan & David Hickey (Ballina ) were btn by Eoin Kennedy & Carl Browne Dublin 21/15, 8/21, 11/4. The Finals are scheduled for Sunday 25th September. The Juvenile All-Ireland Semi Finals are scheduled for Sunday 18th September V Connaught.

London Sean Treacy’s GAA Reunion

Five years after the club’s successful 60th Anniversary celebrations in the Ballykisteen Golf Hotel, Tipperary a number of the London-based Sean Treacy’s GAA club members are making yet another nostalgic trip to Tipp on Friday 4 November. This time their destination will be Cashel – the home of Timmy Moloney, one of their greatest ever players during his time in exile in the 90s until he returned back home in 2002.

The evening is being dedicated to Timmy who has been stricken with bad health in recent times and so it will be a rare opportunity for the many people who knew and played with and against the Cashel King Cormacs colossus to support him during these very difficult times for him and his family. A recently established WhatsApp promoting the event has attracted considerable interest on both sides of the Irish Sea and the event, which is being hosted by Brosnan’s, is likely to draw a very large attendance. Further details of the function will be revealed in the coming weeks.

In the meantime please contact Martin Carroll on 00 44 7885 459080 for more information about the function or email:seantreacyslondon@gmail.com

Ar aghaidh le Tiobraid Árann 

John Coman

Public Relations Officer 

Tipperary Supporters Club

Supporting Tipperary Hurling

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