Tipperary GAA Scene 25th August
By County PRO Ger Ryan
Divisional SHC Winners
Congratulations to the 4 Divisional Senior Hurling champions Clonoulty Rossmore in the West, Nenagh Éire Óg in the North, Drom and Inch in the Mid and Mullinahone in the South on winning the 2009 titles on Sunday last. Clonoulty-Rossmore captured their third West SHC title in a row thanks to a five point victory over Cappawhite on Sunday evening. Clonoulty became the first West club to win three titles in a row since Cashel King Cormacs (1993-1995). Mullinahone stopped Killenaule’s quest for 3 South SHC titles in a row at Kilsheelan on Sunday evening. This was Mullinahone’s 9th South SHC title since 1993, more Divisional SHC titles than any other Tipperary club during this period. Drom & Inch had three points to spare over Upperchurch-Drombane in the Mid SHC Final on Sunday afternoon, winning their 3rd Mid SHC title in four years having previously won 2 titles in this grade in their history. Finally, Nenagh Éire Óg won their first North SHC title since 2001 thanks to a six point victory over Portroe at Nenagh on Sunday afternoon. In total, 17 Tipperary clubs captured a Divisional Senior Hurling title this decade with the clubs divided up as Mid (3), North (5), South (4) and West (5).
MONSTER ALL IRELAND FINAL DRAW
Would you like to travel in style to the All Ireland Final, attend the gala banquet afterwards and go on holiday with the Tipperary team? You can do all this for €20 if you become the lucky winner of the Tipperary County Board Monster All Ireland Draw. First prize in this great draw will be 2 tickets for the All Ireland Senior Hurling Final, 2 nights accommodation for 2 in the Burlington Hotel on Saturday 5th and Sunday 6th September, 2 tickets to the gala banquet in the Burlington Hotel on All Ireland final night and a trip for 2 on the Tipperary team holiday which will take place after Christmas. 2nd prize will be 2 tickets to the All Ireland final and 2 tickets to the gala banquet plus accommodation in the Burlington Hotel on All Ireland final night and 3rd to 10th prizes inclusive will be 2 tickets for the All Ireland final. Tickets at €20 each or book of 6 for €100 are on sale now through GAA clubs, from Lár na Páirce in Thurles and from County Board officials. You can purchase a ticket by credit card from 9.30am to 5.30pm Monday to Saturday by calling Lár na Páirce on 0504 22702. All proceeds from the Monster Draw will go to the team training fund. Preparing a team for an All Ireland final requires a lot of effort and cost and your support for this draw will enable the Board to cover many of these costs. We are very grateful to all our supporters for your generosity over many years and your great support for our county teams. We hope you will be able to give us your support again for this Monster Draw. If anybody can assist with selling tickets for the draw, please contact your local GAA club or Lár na Páirce (0504 22702).
ALL IRELAND SENIOR HURLING FINAL TICKETS
All Ireland Senior Hurling final tickets have been distributed to clubs. There will be no tickets on general sale for the All Ireland final.
ALL IRELAND FINAL NIGHT BANQUET
In keeping with a tradition of over 50 years, The Tipperary Association Dublin will host the Tipperary Senior Hurling team for the post match banquet in the Burlington Hotel on All Ireland final night. The function will include a 5 course dinner followed by music and dancing. Tickets are priced at €70 each. Individual tickets or tables for 10 or 12 people may be purchased. Please contact any of the following numbers to reserve a ticket 087 2866018, 086 2550073 or 087 6376663. All tickets must be paid for in advance. Payment should be sent to Pat Ryan, Honorary Treasurer, Tipperary Association Dublin, 11 Foxfield Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5. If you want to attend this gala banquet, please book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment as the vast majority of tickets are already sold.
COUNTY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW
The draw for the first round of the County Senior Hurling Championship (Dan Breen Cup) was made on Monday night. The 6 pairings are Ballybacon Grange v Portroe; Toomevara v Carrick Swans; Upperchurch Drombane v Cappawhite; Borris-Ileigh v Loughmore Castleiney; Golden Kilfeacle v Killenaule; and Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams v Thurles Sarsfields. All 6 games are scheduled to be played on Saturday September 12th or Sunday September 13th. Extra time will be played in these games in the event of a draw.
SEAMUS Ó RIAIN CUP
The Seamus Ó.Riain Cup reached semi-final stage with victories last weekend in the quarter-finals for Lorrha and Dorrha over Boherlahan Dualla and Kildangan over JK Brackens. The draw for the semi-finals have been made and Kilruane MacDonaghs will play Roscrea on Saturday September 12th and Kildangan will play Lorrha and Dorrha on Sunday September 13th. These games will go to extra time in the event of a draw.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB GOLF CLASSIC
The Tipperary Supporters Club are holding a golf classic in the PGA National Golf Club at Palmerstown Estate (outside Naas on the N7 to Dublin) on Friday July 4th to raise funds for the Tipperary Senior Hurling team. Teams of 4 cost €700 and tee sponsorship is also available from €100. Please contact John Tierney by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 01 6217880 or 087 6821398 for further details.
New Appointments IN Games Development
Congratulations and best wishes to Dinny Maher on his appointment as Co. Games Manager and to our four new Games Development Administrators who took up duty on 3rd August: South Division – John Cummins 087-9526823; North Division – Tadhg O Connor 086-8978873; West Division Kevin Hally 086-1925188; and Mid Division Andy Ryan 087-9090985.
Club Coaching Officers and School Liaison Officers
Despite several requests from the County Coaching and Games Developmnet Committee, less than 20 clubs have sent in names of Club Coaching Officers and School Liaison Officers. Clubs are asked to send details, including email addresses, of their appointees to these positions to Nicholas Moroney (email@example.com) as soon as possible. Please note that the availability of funding for club projects will depend on the presence and activities of these key officers in clubs. Coaching Officers are expected to keep club members up to date on new coaching initiatives. School Liaison Officers are expected to be in weekly contact with local schools to ensure they have everything they need to promote Gaelic Games in all our schools. Schools depend on help from clubs. The Coaching and Games Development Committee hope to have School Liaison Officers appointed by all clubs so that they can ensure all schools have coaches in place before schools reopen in September. This is where our stars of the future will get their first introduction to Gaelic Games. Make sure your club has the right coach in the right place at the right time.
New Tutors are needed to help deliver the Coaching Courses to club members. Anybody who is interested should apply to Dinny Maher 086-3551830. Tutor Courses will be held over 4 Fri/Sat weekends on 12th/13th, 19th/20th September and 3rd/4th, 10th/11th October.
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
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