Tipperary GAA Scene
BY COUNTY PRO GER RYAN
MUNSTER U-21 HURLING QUARTER FINAL
Congratulations to the Tipperary U-21 hurlers and management team on their thrilling victory over Cork in the Munster U-21 hurling quarter final against Cork in Semple Stadium on Wednesday June 3rd. Tipperary will play Waterford in the semi-final at a Waterford venue on Wednesday July 15th. That will be the 15th meeting between Tipp and Waterford in this competition with Tipp winning on 12 occasions to Waterford’s 2 in the previous 14 encounters.
TIPPERARY V CLARE TICKET INFORMATION
The Tipperary v Clare Munster SH semi-final against Clare on Sunday June 21st at 4pm will be preceded by the meeting of Cork and Clare in the Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship at 2pm. The Star Sunday Primary Game will take place at half time of both the Intermediate and Senior games.
Tickets for this game are now available to purchase through the Munster GAA website (www.munster.gaa.ie). Tickets are also available as normal through clubs. Ticket Prices are: Mackey Stand (Covered) – Adult €30: Juvenile €5. Uncovered Stand – Adult €25: Juvenile €5 Terrace – €20. Senior Citizens please note that a refund of €10 is available on stand tickets on production of valid ID prior to entering the stadium at designated turnstiles on the day of the game. Juvenile group passes are also available to purchase. Juvenile Group passes cost €3 per juvenile and 1 adult is permitted free with every 10 juveniles. Juvenile Group pass applications are available through County Boards only (contact Tipperary County Secretary Tim Floyd on 0504 22702 or firstname.lastname@example.org)
TIPPERARY CLUBS DRAW
How would like to drive away with a brand new Audi A6 or pocket €50,000 cash? Join us on Friday night June 12th in O Gorman’s Pub Bohernacrusha, Holycross for the first Draw in the new Tipperary Clubs Draw and the lucky winner could be you. Please note the change of venue from previous notices. The May/June draw will take place on the night with €150k in prize money to be given away. There will be 4 Cars, 2 Holidays, 2 Flat Screen TV’s and plenty of other prizes to be won. Make sure you are in for this fabulous draw; you still have time to contact your local Club. Entry into the draw is still only €100 for the year or €10 per month. Come along and join in the sing song with Sean Boland and make it a night to remember.
COUNTY BOARD MEETING
The next meeting of the County Board will be held at 8pm on Tuesday June 30th in the Sarsfields Centre, Thurles.
TIPPERARY GAA ARCHIVES
As part of the 125th Anniversary celebrations, a new Tipperary GAA archive web site is being prepared for launch this summer which will include a list of all players who have played for Tipperary from the Minor grade upwards. All clubs in the county have been sent an e-mail this week with a list of the inter-county players from their club as compiled by PJ Maxwell to review and revert with any updates or omitted players. Clubs are asked to review this information and revert to Ed Donnelly (email@example.com) by Sunday June 21st. Thereafter, the information will be loaded in to an online database where anyone will be able to search for inter-county players by a number of different criteria including name, club, year, grade etc. In addition to this database, the new web site will include the County and Divisional Championship roll of honour from the Minor to Senior grade, including County Final winning captains. More details will be forthcoming closer to the launch of this eagerly awaited online resource.
TIPP FM GAA MASTERCLASS
How would you like to be trained by our County Stars in Hurling and Football? You now have the opportunity as The Tipp FM GAA Masterclass in association with the Tipperary County GAA Board returns for its 3rd year on Saturday June 27th for boys and girls aged 10 to 14 in the ‘Field of Legends’ that is Semple Stadium. There was a huge reaction to this over the last two years and the demand for this year’s event is sure to be equally high for the coveted 50 places. To be in with a chance to win a place on the Masterclass, all you have to do is to listen in to the GAA Preview Programme with Paddy Finucane this Saturday from 5pm-6pm or you can send your name, address, age, and club on a post card to: The Tipp FM GAA Masterclass 2009, The GAA Preview Show, Premier Broadcast Centre, Gurtnafleur Business Park, Clonmel. You can enter as many times as you like. The first draw takes place with Paddy this Saturday June 13th.
ADULT LONG PUCK COUNTY FINAL
The county final of the adult long puck will be held at Thurles Racecourse at 11.00 on Saturday June 13th.
FOR THE STATISTICIANS – WINNING SCORES IN MID CHAMPIONSHIP
For those of you interested in GAA statistics and trivia, there were 3 games played in the Mid Senior Hurling Championship last weekend and the winning team in all 3 games scored 2-13. Drom and Inch defeated Holycross-Ballycahill by 2-13 to 0-12, Loughmore Castleiney defeated Moycarkey-Borris by 2-13 to 1-12 and Thurles Sarsfields defeated JK Brackens by 2-13 to 0-17. The only other championship game played in the Mid Division at the weekend was in the Intermediate Hurling Championship where Gortnahoe Glengoole also scored a total of 19 points when defeating Drom and Inch by 1-16 to 0-11.
Club Wall AT CROKE PARK
As part of the 125th Year celebrations, the GAA is erecting a Club Wall outside the entrance to the GAA Museum in Croke Park. The role of the club forms a central part of the GAA and in recognition of this every GAA club will have their club crest represented on this wall.
The project is being financed through the sale of specially commissioned 125 Platinum Range Polo Shirts which can be ordered through a special link on the homepage of the GAA’s website at www.gaa.ie. It is hoped that every club will purchase four of these shirts.
The 125 Legends Tour Series continues in June with Colm O’Rourke and Cyril Farrell. These behind-the-scenes tours offer a unique opportunity to hear first-hand the memories and anecdotes of your GAA legends and heroes. Museum Match Madness on June 28th means the museum will be a hive of activity on this match day with county colour ‘Art Attacks’, workshops, hurling competitions and exclusively for hurling matches, hurley making demonstrations with John Torpey. The GAA Museum will be offering GAA Clubs an exclusive 25% discount for visits between July and December 2009, so get booking now! Celebrate your club success with a trip to the hallowed turf, a must for all GAA fans. By prior arrangement, clubs can hold their trophy and medal presentations in Croke Park, either in a dressing room or at the presentation stand where the trophies are lifted high every September. For more information on any of the above, please log on to http://museum.gaa.ie/ or contact the museum staff directly at firstname.lastname@example.org or on 01 8192375.
Ag Éisteacht CLUB CONSULTATION update
Three clubs have been visited since Congress as part of the Ag Éisteacht Programme which involves An tÚachtarán and An tÁrd Stiúrthóir visiting clubs to listen to their views on the Association, how it operates and how it is preparing for the future. An tÚachtarán, Christy Cooney, visited Fingallians (Dublin) and Eadestown (Kildare) and An tÁrd Stiúrthóir, Padraig Duffy visiting Scariff (Clare). A schedule of future club visits is currently being compiled and it hoped that as many as 40 clubs will be visited before now and April 2010, including a number overseas. A quarterly review of the programme will take place and a circular will be sent to clubs at this point outlining some of the main suggestions, concerns and observations shared by clubs. A conscious effort is being made to select clubs from varying backgrounds but if you think your club might benefit from involvement in the exercise, email Communications Manager Alan Milton at email@example.com outlining the reasons and providing some background information on your club.
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
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 firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 3:00pm on Monday. Visit the Tipperary GAA web site at http://tipperary.gaa.ie to keep up to date with all the latest news in Tipperary GAA circles.