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Tipperary GAA Scene 9th March 2010


Well done to the Tipperary senior hurling team on their victory over Kilkenny in the National Hurling League last weekend. It was the best way possible of bouncing back after the surprise defeat to Dublin the previous week. Interestingly it was Tipperary’s first National Hurling League victory over Kilkenny at Semple Stadium since March 29th 1998 when Tipperary won by 3 13 to 1 13. The victory also keeps Tipp in contention in the League but there is no time for resting on laurels as Galway will pose a significant challenge next Sunday, March 14th in Semple Stadium (2.30pm).  It will be the 65th League encounter between Tipp and Galway with 41 Tipp victories, 18 Galway victories and 5 draws in the previous 64 games. Their last 10 League meetings have seen 6 wins for Tipp, 2 for Galway and 2 draws – Galway won their last Semple Stadium encounter in 2006 while it is 2004 since Tipp last won against the Tribesmen in Thurles.


Well done to the Tipperary footballers on securing their first point of the current League campaign against Division 2 table toppers Down at Páirc Esler, Newry on Saturday night last. Down looked to have secured victory in the closing minutes but a last minute free from Barry Grogan secured a well deserve draw for Tipp. Their next outing will be against Meath in Semple Stadium on Sunday next, March 14th at 12.45pm.


Both stands will be open at Semple Stadium on Sunday next, March 13th for the Allianz GAA National League games between Tipperary and Meath in football at 12.45pm and Tipperary and Galway in hurling at 2.30pm. Please note the following arrangements for entry: Old Stand – Stile 1 for all passes and club groups; Stile 3 for Juveniles under 16 (free of charge); Stile 5 for Students / Senior Citizens (with valid photographic id); Stile 15 for Season ticket holders, and players pass and Croke Park issued Press pass holders. Ambulance Door for stewards. New Stand – Stile 44 for Juveniles under 16 (free of charge); Stile 47 for Students / Senior Citizens (with valid photographic id); Stile 51 for Season ticket holders, and players pass and Croke Park issued Press pass holders; Stile 54 Stewards, Club Groups and other valid passes.


Congratulations to both Thurles CBS and Ard Scoil Rís, Limerick on producing yet another thrilling draw in the replay of the Dr. Harty Cup final last Sunday in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh. Both teams deserve great credit for their skill, courage and commitment and it is a pity that there will eventually be a loser in this riveting saga. However, it may be some consolation to the losers that they will still qualify for the All Ireland series. Thanks are due to Nenagh Éire Óg for doing such a good job hosting both games.  The second replay will take place this Thursday, March 11th at 2.30pm in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh. Extra time will be played again in the event of a draw. The losing team will play Kilkenny CBS in the All Ireland quarter-final on Monday, March 15th at a time and venue which will be fixed after Thursday’s game. It is a pity that the fixture cannot go ahead at a weekend but such is the tight schedule applying to colleges games that this has not been possible.


The March Meeting of Tipperary County Board will take place on Tuesday next, March 16th at 8pm in the Sarsfields Centre. All club delegates are asked to attend.


Hard luck to John Costigan who was defeated by Robert Frost of Clare in the contest for Vice Chairman of Munster Council in Listowel last weekend. The defeat is no reflection on John’s enormous contribution to the GAA and Munster’s loss is Tipperary’s gain as John will continue to represent Tipperary on Central Council and to work as always for the benefit of the GAA at all levels in Tipperary. John was typically gracious in congratulating Robert Frost and we join him in wishing Robert well for his term of office.


All PROs are reminded that the PRO seminar takes place this Friday night, March 12th in the Horse and Jockey Hotel at 7.30pm sharp.  Light refreshments will be served before the seminar commences.


The final Draw of the 2009/10 Tipperary Clubs Draw which is for the months of  March and April (free), will take place this Friday night March 12th in Butler’s Sports Bar Fethard at 10pm sharp. On the night Alice Lawerence (Fethard) will be presented with the car she won in a recent draw and Eamonn Lonergan (St Mary’s, Clonmel) will be presented with the €12,000 he won. There will also be a presentation to Brendan Franklin (Moyle Rovers) of €2,500 he won in the Tipperary GAA Lotto. 4 cars will be won on the night along with over 50 other prizes including  cash prizes, Holidays and a set of Jerseys. Numbers for the Lotto Jackpot of €5000 will also be drawn on the night. Well done to Draw Co-Ordinator, Ger Bradley; Draw Committee Chairman, Peter Byrne; the Draw Committee and all the club promoters who have made the current draw such a resounding success.


The annual referees presentation night and seminar will take place in the Horse and Jockey Hotel on Monday, March 22nd.  In addition to annual awards being presented, gear and match passes for 2010 will be distributed and Ed Donnelly, Chairman of Tipperary GAA IT Committee will conduct a seminar on the new ServaSport system for submitting referees’ match reports. All referees are asked to make a special effort to attend this important function.


The Cadbury’s Munster U-21 Football championship was launched on Monday, March 1st in the GAA Centre Mallow. Tipperary was represented by selector Tommy Toomey of Arravale Rovers and player Conor Sweeney of Ballyporeeen. Tipperary will play the winners of the quarter-final between Limerick and Clare in the Munster semi-final on Thursday, March 18th in Semple Stadium at 7.30pm. Defending champions Cork play Kerry in the other quarter-final with the winners playing Waterford in the semi-final.


Lucy Cunningham of Drom will be the Tipperary team mascot at Sunday’s match against Galway. Lucy joined up for FREE as a Junior Member on and adult members can also join up there on line for just €30. Adult members can also join at Sunday’s match at the Tipperary Supporters Club stand outside Ardan Ui Riain (New Stand).


Congratulations to Seamus Hennessy (Kilruane MacDonaghs), who was a key member of the NUIG team which won the Fitzgibbon Cup Third Level Colleges Senior Hurling title for the first time in 30 years when they defeated Waterford IT in the final at Pearse Stadium Galway last weekend. Congratulations also to Shane Quinlan (also Kilruane MacDonaghs) who featured as a substitute in the final and Sean McCormack (Borris-Ileigh) who was a member of the NUIG panel. WIT also had a strong Tipperary representation with Timmy Hammersley (Clonoulty Rossmore – top scorer for the finals weekend and the entire competition), Ray McLoughney (Kilruane MacDonaghs), Willie O’Dwyer (Carrick Davins), Kieran Reade (Carrick Swans), Michael Sheedy (Portroe) and Stephen Spillane (Arravale Rovers) all members of the panel. They were coached by former Tipperary selector and All Ireland medallist and current Wexford Senior Hurling manager, Colm Bonnar from Cashel.


The Croke Park GAA Museum is interested in having schools visit on tours. Teachers who may be interested in visiting the museum as part of their school tour should contact Elaine Powell in the GAA Museum, Croke Park on 01 8192375 or by email at Check for more information about the GAA Museum.


Each month for the rest of the year, the GAA will focus on a particular communications topic for each month. In March the topic is the Club. It is particularly relevant with the All Ireland Senior Club football and hurling finals being played on St. Patrick’s Day. It is 16 years since a Tipperary club featured in a club senior final – an absence that we hope will end shortly.  In Tipperary we are holding our Club PRO seminar in March as part of promoting the “Club” theme. In addition we would encourage all clubs to make a special effort to promote their activities during the month of March.


Information concerning all areas in the GAA will appear in this section in the future. If you wish to include any item of interest in future articles, please contact the County Public Relations Officer Ger Ryan at 086-8149146 or via e-mail at on or before 3:00pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site at to keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.

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Aneva Boutique Fashion Show in aid of Breast Cancer Society of Ireland

Aneva Boutique, Nenagh is holding a Fashion Show in aid of Breast Cancer Society of Ireland on Tuesday March 9th in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh at 8pm.

Tickets cost €25 and includes a wine reception. There will be spot prizes galore and a raffle.

This is a very worthy cause and all support is greatly appreciated.

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Tipperary Branch of Irish Draught Horse Breeders Association (IDHBA)

The Tipperary Branch of the IDHBA held its AGM last week returning James Armour C’man; Gerry Reilly Vice C’man; Nora Keogh Sec.; Con Ryan Treas.; and Mary O’Halloran PRO.  Two long serving members were bestowed Life Honorary President status, Maudie Bourke and Paddy Quirke.

In the Templemore Arms Hotel at 8.00 pm on Thurs 11th March four guests speakers will discuss equine subjects such as veterinary care, nutrition, dentistry and breeding policies within the industry.  Afterwards there will be a chance for the audience to put their questions to the participants, all are welcome and €10 entrance includes refreshments.

Anyone interested in travelling to Balmoral Agricultural Show on May 13th/14th should contact our Secretary asap to book a seat, non-members welcome.

The IDHBA has over 900 members countrywide, the Tipperary Branch welcomes new members with an interest in horses, particulary Irish Draughts but not essential.  Meetings are held regularly in The Templemore Arms Hotel, please contact our Secretary at 087 6607517 for further details.

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Childrens Hospital Crumlin – Flora Mini Marathon – Templemore Group

Its that time of the year again where we start to spread the word and get people involved in this fantastic fundraising day. This year in particular with the whole county hit by the effects of the recession, it is vitally important that we try to get as many people as possible to take part in this fantastic event for a great cause.

As people who have taken part in previous years will testify, it is a super day out and fun is had by all, its only one day out of the year and its always good to give back as we all know someone whose life is changed and helped by the fantastic people in the Childrens hospital in Crumlin so please get in touch and take part in this brilliant event. We organise a bus every year to go from Templemore to Dublin and make a day out of it where we go early in the morning, and after the race is finished we stay for a meal etc in a hotel in city centre dublin, where we also have a room available for changing and for showering facilities etc. It is truely a fantastic day. If you cant participate on the day, we would ask you to please take a sponsor card and collect for our group, as every little helps and we need all the help we can get this year so if you could help us out it would be greatly appreciated.

If you would like to take part this year either jogging, walking or running please contact Mike Delaney  at 0504 32220 or 086-8800597 for more details, you can also find us at which is where our official facebook page is registered. Or you can also contact Mike by email at

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Nenagh Eire Og Camogie notes 7th March 2010

Nenagh Éire Óg Camogie Club ‘Notes Sponsored By Nenagh Credit Union 07/03/10

by Séamie Morris PRO

U 8s.  Training indoors in Eire-og complex for month of March on Tuesday from 5.30-7.

U 10s  Training Tuesdays and Fridays 5.30-6.30

U 12s  Training Tuesday and Fridays from 5-6.30.  They had a friendly game against a very strong Toomevara team last Saturday and competed very well in a very tough contest.

U 14s  Training Tuesday and Fridays from 5.20-6.30.  They played a challenge game against Carrig Riverstown under lights in Ballingarry in terrible conditions last Wednesday evening.  The girls acquitted themselves very well against a well organized team and lost out narrowly.

There will be an U12 and U14 blitz this Sunday from 11am to 4 pm in the Christian Brothers.( Fields will be prepared on Saturday help will be needed with this please contact Pat Sheridan) with teams from Nenagh, Castleknock, Salthill and another unconfirmed team.  All support and help will be greatly appreciated on the day.

There are still a number of players due to register and it is required to do so as soon as possible.  Registration is 25 Euros per player or 50 Euros per family.  There is also a non playing registration of 10 Euros.

The club have received a large stock of new hurleys which are available at 20 Euros each it is advisable that each player has a hurley that suits them.  The hurleys are available from Pat Sheridan who will advise on size.

The training start times put down are for players to be on the field ready to train on time.

Congratulations to the girls that were picked on the Tipp U14 panel for next weeks game versus Cork in Cahir next Saturday morning at 10.30. Best of luck to the Tipp U 14 mentors for the year.  Best of luck to Noelle Kennedy, her management team and the U 16 Tipperary Camogie panel in their first game of the championship against Cork @ 2.30pm in the Ragg on Saturday March 13, Ciara Mc Grath is the sole Nenagh Eire-og representative on the team.

Best of luck to the Felie Na Bpaisti participants in Portroe on Friday night where Nenagh Eire Og will have 21 participants in 7 events.

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Cloughjordan Business Network Hosts Evening on Supports from the NTLP

Cloughjordan Business Network is hosting a networking event with the North Tipperary LEADER Partnership (NTLP) to facilitate sharing of information regarding supports available for community and local business development. The event will take place on Wednesday, 10th March at 7pm in Grace’s Pub, Main Street, Cloughjordan and will include a presentation by guest speaker Patrick Killeen of the North Tipperary LEADER Partnership followed by Q&A from the floor.

The Rural Development Programme (RDP) focuses on improving all aspects of social and economic life in rural areas, including community, enterprise, heritage, culture, tourism, food, energy, and other projects.  It will operate from 2007-13 with a budget of approximately €425 million, which is made up of a combination of Irish national exchequer and EU funds.  The RDP allocation for North Tipperary  for 2007-13 is approximately €9.7 million and will be delivered by the NTLP.

The CB Network extends a welcome invitation to those involved in community and business development in and near Cloughjordan and from around north Tipperary. This CB Network event will also benefit anyone who has an interest in developing Cloughjordan as an attractive, welcoming, historic, artistic, sustainable, educational and heritage destination for visitors. CB events are informal, open to all entrepreneurs and admission is free. Please mark your diary, bring your business cards and join the Network. No RSVP required.

For further information contact: Liz OShea e: m: 087 6661337 and Una Johnston e: m: 087 2624154

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