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BGE ALL IRELAND U20 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
The Tipperary U20 hurling team continued the recent run of success for the county with a comprehensive 8-16 to 1-15 defeat of Wexford in the Bord Gáis Energy All-Ireland semi-final last Sunday, before an attendance of 4,543 in Nowlan Park. That result signals another meeting between Tipperary and Cork in the final which will be played on the weekend of August 24/25. The Tipperary goals on Sunday came from Jake Morris (Nenagh Éire Óg, 1-5), Andrew Ormond (JK Brackens, 2-1), Billy Seymour (Kiladangan, 2-1), Jerome Cahill (Kilruane MacDonaghs, 2-1) and Sean Hayes (Kiladangan, 1-1).
Congratulations to Jerome Cahill (Kilruane MacDonaghs), who was named BGE man of the match following his superb performance at midfield.
With only a puck of a ball the difference between Tipp and Cork in previous matches, the upcoming final will be eagerly anticipated. And if the last splendid offering in the Munster Final is anything to go by, supporters are in for a real treat in a few weeks' time. For now, however, it's down to business for Liam Cahill's team as they prepare for their greatest battle yet, when they line out to confront the Rebels for the second time in as many months. Denis Ring's side will be looking to exact revenge on a Premier unit that deprived them of silverware in Munster recently and also in the U21 All-Ireland final last year.
ALL-IRELAND SHC FINAL
The build-up is well and truly under way for the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Final between Tipperary and Kilkenny which will take place on Sunday week, August 18th in Croke Park where throw-in will be at the customary time of 3:30pm. With 27 previous championship meetings between the sides, game number 28 will be as intriguing as any that has gone before. An expectant public await the contest.
MEET AND GREET
The open training session - meet and greet with the Tipperary senior hurlers held in Semple Stadium last week will go down long in the memory as one of those remarkable occasions where players, management and supporters alike revelled in the warmth and glow of this unique occasion. An estimated attendance of 7,000 supporters, which transcended all expectations, watched attentively as the panel was put through its paces on the Field of Legends before leaving the field for a brief moment to the chants of Tipp, Tipp, Tipp, and then returning, for up to an hour and a half, signing autographs and having photos taken with as many boys and girls as possible among all the appreciative supporters.
It was a brilliant night and one made special by the thousands of supporters who flowed through the Semple Stadium flood gates from early evening, to get up close and personal with their hero's, as they start preparations for the greater challenge of trying to penetrate the Kilkenny dam on August 18th. For now though calm is restored and energy levels are being primed before the hurricane of battle on its appointed date.
ALL IRELAND BANQUET
All-Ireland Post Match Banquet – Sunday 18 August 2019
Following a tradition going back over 50 years the Tipperary Association Dublin has announced that the Association will host the traditional Post All-Ireland Final Banquet for the Tipperary senior hurling team and management.
The banquet, which has the support of the Tipperary County Board and the Tipperary Supporters Club, will be held in the Clayton Hotel, Burlington Road, Dublin 4.
There will also be an opportunity for supporters to join the function after dinner (subject to delays). Tickets for the after-dinner function are €10 each and may be booked (subject to payment) by contacting the following:
Tipperary Association Dublin: 087 6376663 or 087 2866018
Co. GAA Board office, Lár Na Páirce, Thurles: 0504 22702
Tipperary Supporters Club: 086 2535083
Further information from: Michael Fenton 086 2550073 firstname.lastname@example.org The Tipperary Association Dublin Ltd.
ALL IRELAND HURLING FINAL GOLF CLASSIC
To start off a busy weekend the Tipperary Supporters Club is hosting a Golf Classic at Castlewarden Golf Course, Co Kildare on Friday 16th August 2019, two days before the All-Ireland Finals. Any individual, group or company that would like to enter a team or sponsor a tee / green should contact John Tierney 087 6821398 or by email to email@example.com
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB ALL IRELAND TICKET DRAWS
Every member of the Tipperary Supporters Club will be in a draw for five pairs of stand tickets for the All-Ireland Senior Final. In addition, as Tipperary contests the Senior Final, one of the five winners in the ticket draw will also win a Special Prize of two nights’ accommodation for two people in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin. Both draws will include those members who have joined on or before Wednesday 7 August so if you have not already joined this year be sure to do so now and show your support.
The membership pack also includes the following benefits:
A specially designed Tipperary Supporters Club pen with stylus for use on touch-screen devices
2019 Car Sticker
Text alerts for all Championship team news
Regular news to your email about all the latest in Tipperary GAA circles.
Congratulations to the Tipperary senior camogie team who qualified for the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland Senior Camogie Championship semi-final following their 1-10 to 1-5 defeat of Limerick in Semple Stadium last Saturday. Niamh Treacy (Drom & Inch) was the Tipperary goal scorer. They are now scheduled to play Kilkenny in the semi-final in Limerick on Saturday August 17th.
LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL
Congratulations to the Tipperary ladies football team who were 1-13 to 2-8 winners over Clare in TG4 All-Ireland Intermediate Ladies Football Championship quarter-final last weekend. Aishling Moloney (Cahir) was again Tipp's top scorer shooting 1-8 of her sides tally. Saturday, August 17th is the date scheduled for their TG4 All-Ireland semi-final with Tipperary set to play Sligo in Kilkenny.
Pat Ryan (Upperchurch Drombane) representing Tipperary and Munster finished third in the M Donnelly All Ireland U16 Poc Fada in Ravensdale, Co. Louth last Saturday.
In the M Donnelly All Ireland Poc Fada Final senior event competition sponsor invitee, Brendan Cummins (Ballybacon-Grange) finished in 8th place as defending champion Cillian Kiely (Offaly) held onto his title having faced stiff opposition from his brother Cathal who finished in second place. A great honour indeed for the Kiely family and it looks like the lads will be the men to beat in the coming years.
The Tipperary Water County Junior Football Championship continue this weekend, while there is also intermediate, minor and under age action across all divisions this week.
For results of all other games and forthcoming fixtures please check https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/
TIPPERARY CLUBS DRAW
Congratulations to all winners in the August GAA draw which took place in the Roundhill Bar, Carrigatogher with Ballina GAA club last Friday night. First prize of a Skoda Fabia / Renault Clio or €15,000 went to Kieran Kennedy with Kilsheelan-Kilcash to promoting club. Second prize of a Holiday or €5,000 went to Aoibheann Phelan Dalton, Castletown.
KELLOGG'S CÚL CAMPS
Best wishes to all clubs running Kellogg’s GAA Cúl Camps this week in the following venues – Gortnahoe-Glengoole, Lattin-Cullen, Moyne-Templetuohy and Solohead.
The Tipperary Cúl Camp ambassadors are Jason Forde and Michael Breen.
We express sympathy to the parents, family, club mates and friends of the late Jack Downey, Clonmel Óg who passed away tragically on Monday. Jack was very actively involved with Clonmel Óg and was on the South Tipperary (South/West combined) team who were crowned Celtic Challenge Division 1 (Corn Michael Hogan) champions in 2017.