BRIDGESTONE AWARD "Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Tipperary GAA Scene
By PRO Joe Bracken
ALL-IRELAND SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Relieved, was the general view as Tipperary overcame a huge test of character in Páirc Uí Chaoimh last Saturday, when Mick Ryan's charges overcame a stubborn Clare challenge in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, with Tipp prevailing 0-28 to 3-16. In front of an attendance of 28,567, Tipperary finished strongest to commence their focus on an All-Ireland semi-final which, following Monday morning's draw, will be another showdown with Galway on Sunday week, August 6th, in Croke Park at 4pm.
Congratulations to John McGrath (Loughmore-Castleiney) on receiving the Man of the Match award following his display in which he scored 0-6 from play. Congratulations also to Sean O'Brien (Newport) on his senior championship debut when introduced as a second half substitution.
With the historic weekend that was in it with Tipperary and Clare meeting for the first time in the 'new' Páirc Uí Chaoimh (Mark 2), a glance back on the history between Tipp and Clare shows they have met in Cork prior to the weekend on ten other occasions between the 'old' Páirc Uí Chaoimh (Mark 1) and the Cork Athletic Grounds.
In Pairc Ui Chaoimh (Mark 1) the sides met on seven occasions -18/5/2003 Clare 2-17 Tipp 0-14 - Munster Round 1; 19/5/2002 Tipp 1-18 Clare 2-13 - Munster Round 1; 3/6/2001 Tipp 0-15 Clare 0-14 - Munster S/F; 11/6/2000 Tipp 2-19 Clare 1-14 - Munster S/F; 12/6/1999 Clare 1-21 Tipp 1-11 (Replay) - Munster S/F; 6/6/1999 Clare 2-12 Tipp 0-18 (Draw) - Munster S/F and 6/7/1997 Clare 1-18 Tipperary 0-18 -Munster Final.
While in the Cork Athletic Grounds the sides met on three occasions - 30/6/1968 Tipp 5-11 Clare 5-6 - Munster S/F; 19/7/1936 Tipp 5-7 Clare 3-2 – Munster S/F and 27/7/1930 Tipp 6-4 Clare 2-8 - Munster Final.
With what has gone on before now closed off, all the attention and focus will be towards 4pm in Croke Park on Sunday week when the latest instalment of the current Tipp and Galway All-Ireland semi-final trilogy gets under way.
Therefore, well done to the team on another rung reached on this year's ladder. However, the ascent to the top is still fraught with danger, one false move going forward and the snakes of hesitation will tangle in a flash in the hope of taking all before them down. Tipp though are where they want to be, heavily involved in the business end of the season and will be more than alert to the enormous threat the Tribesmen will pose. Galway, as we have seen this year are very formidable adversaries and will go into the semi-final as favourites.
For the third year in a row both sides meet at the penultimate stage with the balance of power evenly matched in the two previous manifestations with only a point to spare either way. Sunday week will hopefully tip the balance in favour of the Premier County and probably not before another fascinating battle has been fought.
Tickets are on sale at selected Centra and SuperValu Stores and also online at gaa.tickets.ie and are priced as follows; Hogan Stand (No Concession) - €45, Cusack Stand - €45 and Terrace - €30.
Family Tickets- Cusack and Davin Stands Adults - €45 Juveniles - €5
Students & Senior Citizens (Cusack Stand Only):- Purchase full price tickets and get rebate of €10 with valid I.D. at Block D, Stiles 1 to 5 in the Cusack Stand (Rebate can only be claimed on entry into the stadium via BLOCK D).
Group & Club Pass (In Davin Stand) - Group pass - Juveniles U-16 €3 each (you are permitted to bring 1 adult free with every ten juveniles) any additional adults pay full price for their tickets.
Club Pass for adults - €10 with Max 50 tickets per club, one application only per club. Deadline for both is this Friday 28th July 5pm. Both Group/Club Pass will be subject to availability.
Forms can be filled in on-line from http://www.gaa.ie/tickets/club-offers.
Best wishes to Derek O'Mahoney (Ardfinnan) as he takes charge of the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 4B fixture between Armagh and Kildare in Croke Park on Saturday evening next, July 29th.
Best wishes to the Tipperary ladies who get the August Bank Holiday weekend rivalry between Tipperary and Galway under way on Saturday evening August 5th next when they line out to face each other in the All-Ireland Senior Camogie Quarter-Final in Semple Stadium at 7pm.
It is an extremely busy weekend coming up across the Premier County with a host of semi-final action in the Tipperary Water County Hurling and Football Leagues. There is also one final down for decision when Clonmel Óg and Golden-Kilfeacle meet in the Tipperary Water County Football League Division 2 final in New Inn on Saturday next, July 29th at 7:30pm.
For a full round up on fixtures and results, please check the Tipperary GAA website https://tipperary.gaa.ie/ or the fixtures/results section in your local newspaper.
TEAM TIPPERARAY GAA RACE DAY
With the senior hurlers heading for Croke Park on Sunday week, next Monday July 31st, is an opportune day for supporters to rally behind the county and support Team Tipperary GAA Race Day at the Galway Races. This is our third Galway Races venture continuing very successful opening days in 2015 and 2016. The Galway Races Summer Festival is renowned as a premier and most colourful racing festival. While it is a major sporting event, it also appeals to a much wider audience than just the racing fans. With the Killanin Stand Suites, there is something for everyone whether you are entertaining family, friends or business clients. This is the ideal format for mixing business with pleasure, whilst surrounded by the atmosphere and excitement that is the Galway Races.
Final bookings are now being taken and once again there is huge interest in the event, so if you or anyone you know is interested in racing, or just a good day out and who might take a seat or two or a table, please contact Tim Floyd, County Secretary, 087 2591747 firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and further details.
By contributing to this wonderful day out you are providing invaluable support for Team Tipperary. Tipperary Co. Board is very fortunate to have a big pool of people who are willing to invest in the future of Tipperary GAA and support it so selflessly. It is an honour for Co. Board officers to carry out this work on behalf of these people and we together with our patrons are totally committed to the success of Tipperary GAA and our teams.
If you would like to be part of it, talk to us, we’d be honoured if you'd share the journey with us.
TIPPERARY GAA MEMBERS DRAW
The July GAA members draw was held in Reidy's Bar, Newtown last Friday night and congratulations to the all the winners on the night. The main prizes went as follows; first prize of a Renault Megane or €15,000 going to Criostoir McGrath and Criostoir's ticket was sold by St. Marys Clonmel. Second prize of a Lapland trip for 4 or €5,000 went to Sheila Delahunty whose ticket was sold by Carrig and Riverstown. Third prize of Australian flights for 2 or €3,000 went to Thomas Ward whose ticket was sold by Lorrha-Dorrha.
FAIR OF SPORTING MEORABILIA
The South Tipperary G.A.A Centre, Clonmel, home to South Tipperary GAA Board, will hold a 'Fair of Sporting Memorabilia' from 12 noon to 4pm on Bank Holiday Monday, August 7th next.
Collectors and sellers are cordially invited to get in touch in relation to sales positions which are free of charge (to be booked prior to the event) contact Sean Nugent 087-2669304 or email email@example.com or Derek Williams 052 6138802. Bar facilities, tea and coffee will also be available.
Enjoy the biggest Fair to date with many new items including a huge range of GAA paraphernalia plus other material from across the sporting spectrum.
Admission is free and all proceeds go to South Tipperary G.A.A Centre.
Tipperary GAA has launched a loyalty CashBack Card which as a Tipperary supporter each individual that registers is doing their small bit in support of the county cause. Loyalty cards were sent out with club draw receipts to all members and as there is no charge in registering you can opt in immediately. If anyone who doesn't have a loyalty card and flyer please call to Lár na Páirce to pick up one. Register as per details on the CashBack flyer. To activate the card, holders must complete the registration and then please email, post or drop off your registration details to Lar na Páirce, Slievenamon Road, Thurles or firstname.lastname@example.org
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB
Supporters can join on line now on tippsupportersclub.com/join by credit card or debit/laser card. Membership is €40 per person. Also on the website details are available of the direct debit facility; as the Club is run on a completely voluntary basis it would be a great help if members could join by direct debit.
The Supporters Club are encouraging members to switch to Direct Debit payment by offering a reduced charge of €30 for all Direct Debit members in 2017. It’s easy to sign up for Direct Debit, just download the two-page form from the Tipperary Supporters Club website at http://www.tippsupportersclub.com/join/ fill it out and send it to Jim Reidy at the address below.
If joining by post please send a cheque or postal order for €40 payable to Tipperary Supporters Club to Jim Reidy, 13 Castleknock Close, Dublin 15 (086-3580718, email: email@example.com ) All proceeds from membership go towards the preparation and training of the Tipperary Senior Hurling Team.
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 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.