Tipperary GAA Scene – 1st December 2021
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Last weekend saw the conclusion of three more competitions for 2021, two football and one hurling. On Saturday in The Ragg Ballina and Clonmel Commercials met in the Under 19 “A” Football decider. This was a very close game all through and in the end it was the men from the banks of the Shannon who emerged victorious on a full time score of Ballina 0-07 Clonmel Commercials 0-06. On Sunday, Borrisoleigh was the venue for the clash of Nenagh Eire Óg and Aherlow in the final of the Junior “B” Football Championship. In the end it was the men from North Tipperary who proved to be that bit too strong for their Western opponents as they scored a 0-11 to 0-06 point win. All eyes then turned to Semple Stadium in Thurles for the eagerly awaited replay of the County Senior Hurling championship final between Loughmore-Castleiney and Thurles Sarsfields. In a game that was slow to ignite, supporters were certenaly served up a gripping fourth quarter that had everything from well taken goals to near misses and everything in between. In the end it was an injury time John McGrath pointed free that claimed victory for the men in red and green as they completed the second part of an historic double, winning both the senior hurling and senior football county finals for 2021. Loughmore-Castleiney have now well and truly written themselves in to the history books in Tipperary having previously completed the double back in 2013. The scenes of emotion and jubilation following the sounding of John McCormack’s final whistle on Sunday evening were truly amazing as a community celebrated the achievements of an amazing group of players.