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The club scene takes centre stage this weekend with the first rounds of the County Senior and Intermediate Hurling Championships and Seamus Ó Riain taking place. Current Dan Breen holders, Clonoulty-Rossmore get the defence of their title under way in Holycross on Sunday when they take on Borris-Ileigh in the first of a double header at the venue. Last year’s losing finalists Nenagh Éire Óg will take on Upperchurch-Drombane on Saturday in Dolla.
Burgess winners of the Seamus Ó Riain travel to Borrisoleigh to play Loughmore-Castleiney also on Saturday, while the defeated finalists Moycarkey-Borris will take on the 2017 winners Toomevara in Templemore on Sunday.
It should be an intriguing weekend of action with the fixture line-up as follows;
County Senior Hurling Championship - Group 1 Round 1
06/04/2019 Nenagh Éire Óg v Upperchurch-Drombane in Dolla at 15:30
06/04/2019 Burgess v Loughmore-Castleiney in Borrisoleigh at 18:00
County Senior Hurling Championship - Group 2 Round 1
07/04/2019 Borris-Ileigh v Clonoulty-Rossmore in Holycross at 14:00
07/04/2019 Moycarkey-Borris v Toomevara in Templemore at 14:00
County Senior Hurling Championship - Group 3 Round 1
06/04/2019 Thurles Sarsfields v Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill in Páirc Ciocaim Dundrum at 18:00
07/04/2019 Killenaule v Kilruane MacDonaghs in Templemore at 15:30
County Senior Hurling Championship - Group 4 Round 1
06/04/2019 Kiladangan v Drom-Inch in Templederry at 18:00
07/04/2019 Roscrea v Portroe in Nenagh at 15:30
Seamus O Riain Cup - Group 1 Round 1
07/04/2019 Thurles Sarsfields v Lorrha-Dorrha in Nenagh at 14:00
07/04/2019 Templederry Kenyons v Carrick Swan in Holycross at 15:30
Seamus O Riain Cup - Group 2 Round 1
06/04/2019 Newport v Silvermines in Nenagh at 18:00
Seamus O Riain Cup - Group 3 Round 1
07/04/2019 Ballina v Mullinahone in The Ragg at 18:00
Seamus O Riain Cup - Group 4 Round 1
06/04/2019 JK Brackens v St Mary's in Littleton at 16:30
06/04/2019 Clonakenny v Cashel King Cormacs in Boherlahan at 18:00
County Intermediate Hurling Championship - Group 1 Round 1
06/04/2019 Moyne/Templetuohy v Kilsheelan-Kilcash in Boherlahan at 16:30
County Intermediate Hurling Championship - Group 2 Round 1
07/04/2019 Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams v Drom-Inch in Drombane at 13:00
07/04/2019 Shannon Rovers v Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun in The Ragg at 16:30
County Intermediate Hurling Championship - Group 3 Round 1
07/04/2019 Cappawhite v Borrisokane in Kilcommon at 13:30
07/04/2019 Boherlahan Dualla v Gortnahoe-Glengoole in Littleton at 18:00
County Intermediate Hurling Championship - Group 4 Round 1
07/04/2019 Lattin Cullen Gaels v Kiladangan in Newport at 16:30
07/04/2019 Sean Treacy’s v Moneygall in Newport at 18:00
County Intermediate Hurling Championship - Group 5 Round 1
07/04/2019 Moyle Rovers v Golden-Kilfeacle in Ardfinnan at 18:00
For results of games played last weekend and for details of forthcoming fixtures please check https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/
WEEKEND MATCH PASS
Tipperary County Board will host 22 County Senior and Intermediate Hurling Championship games next weekend and for just €15 you can attend as many games as you wish during Saturday and Sunday if you avail of the Weekend Package.
This Package can be purchased from gate checkers at all games on Saturday or from the Tipperary GAA Shop in Lar na Páirce all this week up to Saturday at 5.30pm.
MUNSTER MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
The 2019 Electric Ireland Munster GAA Football Minor Championship gets under way next week and Tipperary will open their campaign against Waterford in Phase 1. This match will take place Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary on Wednesday, April 10th where throw-in will be at 6:45pm.
The following week, April 17th the side will play Clare in Cusack Park, Ennis and the third match in this group phase will take place again at a Tipperary venue on April 24th against Limerick.
TIPPERARY GAA CLUB DRAW
The 2019/20 Tipperary GAA Clubs draw will be launched at this Thursday night's county board meeting. Launched ahead of last year’s schedule, it is hoped that the extra weeks will be of great benefit to clubs in the promotion and sale of the new draw. With fantastic prizes again on offer there are the same great incentives for clubs and draw members to partake in the draw. For anyone new wishing to join please contact your local club or the Lar na Páirce office 0504 22702 for more details.
SCÓR NA bPÁISTÍ 2019
Tipperary County Final Caiseal na Rí - 50 Years of Scór celebrated in style
The County Final of Scór na bPáistí took place in Halla na Féile, Caiseal na Rí on Sunday afternoon last from 2pm. Over 150 young people, all primary school age took to the stage to showcase their talents across a range of 9 disciplines. What a wonderful display we had of all that is best in our rich cultural traditions and our judges on the evening, all of whom have judged at All-Ireland level, were loud in their praise for na daoine óga bríomhara seo.
Fear an tí for the evening was none other than Michael Cooney who has represented Tipperary at all levels in Scór and who continues to encourage and teach his craft to many young people of the county and beyond. Fear deisbhéalach cinéalta gan dabht a thug gach seans do na daltaí uile agus iad ag dul ar an stáitse.
In her address Cathaoirleach Scór an Chontae, Seosaimhín Ní Cathail thanked all teachers, mentors, parents and coaches for their sterling work in bringing the competitors to such a stage and also commended all parish, divisional and county personnel for their excellent efforts over the last few months of preparation and competition. Two divisions had held A and B Finals because of the levels of participation, and it is certainly a case of Mol an Óige agus tiocfaidh sí.
Derry Gowen whose brainchild it was to initiate these Winter Games for all the GAA family would be surely proud of his legacy as evidenced in Halla na Feile in song, dance, music, drama, storytelling and Trath na gCeist agus gan aon dabht bhi caighdeán den scoth againn ó thus go deireadh. Comhghairdeas le gach duine a bhí páirteach sna himeachtaí éagsula agus comhghairdeas le na paróistí is scoileanna uile a ghlac páirt sa chomórtas ó thus na bliana. Scór 50 Abú
Rince Foirne - 1. JK Brackens, 2. Newcastle
Amhránaíocht Aonair - 1. Niamh Craddock – Holycross-Ballycahill, 2. Eve Maher – Borris-Ileigh
Aithriseoireacht - 1. Lucy Daly - JK Brackens, 2. Fiona Barry - Fethard
Bailéad ghrúpa - 1. Seán Treacy’s, 2. Portroe
Sean nós - 1. Seán Bourke – Killea, 2. Sarah Ryan – Holycross-Ballycahill
Tráth na gCeist - 1. JK Brackens, 2. Borris-Ileigh
Leiriú - Novelty Act – 1. Borrisoleigh, 2. Holycross-Ballycahill
Ceol Uirlise - 1. Boherlahan-Dualla, 2. Ballina
Rince Seite - 1. Newcastle, 2. Borris-Ileigh
Congratulations to all involved. Seosaimhín also thanked all those who took part in the Art, Poetry and Scéalaíocht competition and prizes were presented to all our young winners –Matilda Gerathy, Áine Browne, Sinéad Delaney, Genevieve Bracken, Sarah Brett, Emma Ryan. Aisling Boyle, Michael Ryan agus Shane Ryan. Maith sibh as bhur gcuid oibre
Remember the date, April 13th which is Saturday week for the Scór All-Ireland Finals which will be held in the Theatre Royal, Castlebar.
Commiserations to Colaiste Mhuire, Thurles who were defeated in the Munster U16.5 Football final by Kilkee CC on a score line of 2-7 to 1-7 last week.
At county level, congratulations to the Abbey CBS following their win in the Corn Ó Laoghaire U17 B hurling final where they got the better of Colaiste Phobal Roscrea on a 1-13 to 1-8 score-line.
HEALTH & WELLBEING
A reminder to all clubs, Healthy Club Officer Training for new officers will take place in Lar na Páirce on April 11th next with registration from 7.20 – 7.30 pm. The course will commence at 7.30 sharp and will take 2- 3 hours. For the county to engage in the Healthy Club Initiative in a positive way we need more clubs to become involved. It’s a very easy project to get off the ground with plenty of help available. Clubs are engaging in promoting Wellbeing within the club and community without realising it. Please send name and contact details for your officer to firstname.lastname@example.org
TIPPERARY ASSOCIATION DUBLIN AWARDS
Liam Myles, President of the Tipperary Association Dublin is photographed with Irish Paralympian, Peter Ryan of Upperchurch, Tipperary Person of the Year for 2018 and Sister Eileen Fahey of Aiseiri, Cahir who was inducted in the Association’s Hall of Fame at the awards ceremony in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Dublin last Friday.
Tipperary Co. Board wishes to convey sympathy to the family of the late Pat McAuliffe, RTE sports reporter who passed away suddenly last weekend. Pat was a regular visitor to Semple Stadium and indeed other venues throughout the county. A consummate professional always, Pat went about his business on match day without any fuss or notice and was held in high regard by all who had the pleasure of his acquaintance.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB
To join the Tipperary Supporters Club please do so at www.tippsupportersclub.com or by calling Jim Reidy, Membership Officer on 086 3580718.
The membership pack includes the following benefits:
A specially-designed Tipperary Supporters Club pen with stylus for use on touch-screen devices
All members are entered into a prize draw for championship match tickets for all Tipperary Senior games.
2019 Car Sticker
Text alerts for all Championship team news
Regular news to your email about all the latest in Tipperary GAA circles
FRIENDS OF TIPPERARY FOOTBALL
Membership for the Friends of Tipperary Football for 2019 is now available and costs only €20. There are some great prizes to be won throughout the year by becoming a member. The Friends are a fantastic group that help with the development of Tipperary Football. To join please go to www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com