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PRO Joe Bracken
The FBD Insurance County Tipperary senior and intermediate football championships quarter-finals take centre stage at county level this weekend in tandem with the first of the FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup quarter-finals.
In the FBD Insurance County Tipperary senior football championship, the following are the quarter-final pairings down for decision. On Saturday next, September 28th, its Loughmore-Castleiney v Arravale Rovers in Cashel at 3:30pm. Then on Sunday September 29th at 2pm in the first of a double header in Ardfinnan, Clonmel Commercials and Ballyporeen meet, while Moyle Rovers and Cahir line out against each other at 4:30pm. On Wednesday October 2nd, at 7:30pm, JK Brackens and Upperchurch-Drombane meet in Templetuohy.
In the FBD Insurance Tom Cusack football quarter-finals, on Saturday next September 28th, first up at 2pm Moyne-Templetuohy meet Killenaule in Cashel. Two matches throw in at 3:30pm when Ardfinnan and Kilsheelan-Kilcash meet in Clonmel and Aherlow Gaels and Galtee Rovers meet in Sean Treacy Park. The remaining fixture is on Wednesday October 2nd, in Borrisoleigh, when Eire Óg Annacarty-Donohill and Kiladangan meet at 7:30pm.
In the FBD Insurance County Tipperary intermediate football championship the quarter final parings are as follows. Again, on Saturday next September 28th, there is a double header in Cahir where Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers meet at 2pm, followed by the game between Rockwell Rovers and Moycarkey-Borris at 3:30pm. Elsewhere, on Saturday, Golden-Kilfeacle and Clonoulty-Rossmore meet at 2pm in Dundrum. Then on Wednesday, October 2nd, Drom & Inch meet Clonmel Óg in Clonoulty at 7:30pm.
In the first of the quarter finals in the FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup, Mullinahone and Silvermines meet on Sunday next, September 29th, in Holycross at 2pm.
The FBD Insurance County minor hurling championships have also reached the penultimate stage with semi-finals in both A and B grades going ahead this weekend.
On Saturday next in the FBD Insurance County Minor (A) Hurling Championship there is a double header in Clonoulty starting at 2pm where Kiladangan and Mullinahone line out, followed at 3:30pm when Drom-Inch will play the West winners.
Meanwhile, also on Saturday, in the FBD Insurance County Minor (B) Hurling Championship, first up in Templetuohy at 12-noon Borris-Ileigh meet Killenaule, while in Holycross at 1:15pm Gortnahoe-Glengoole will play the West winners.
Last Saturday, in the FBD Insurance County Junior (A) Football Championship Group 5 Playoff - Rd 1, Ballingarry defeated Clerihan 2-17 to 1-10. Ballingarry will now play Boherlahan-Dualla in the playoff final this Wednesday, September 25th in New Inn at 7:30pm. Continuing this weekend in a preliminary quarter-final Cahir and Solohead meet in Bansha on Sunday next with a 12-noon throw-in time, while Moyle Rovers await the winners of the play-off final also on Sunday in the second preliminary quarter-final in Cloneen at 12-noon.
The draws were made for the FBD Insurance County Tipperary intermediate hurling preliminary quarter finals and the senior hurling relegation and are as follows:
The FBD Insurance County Tipperary Senior hurling relegation both games will go ahead on Sunday October 6th, Killenaule v Moycarkey-Borris in Templetuohy at 2pm and Portroe v Burgess in Dolla at 3:30pm.
FBD Insurance County Tipperary Intermediate Hurling preliminary quarter finals
Kilsheelan-Kilcash v Ballybacon-Grange on Saturday, October 5th at 4pm in Monroe.
Sean Treacys v Moyne-Templetuohy on Saturday, October 5th at 4pm in Borrisoleigh.
Moneygall v Golden-Kilfeacle on Saturday, October 5th at 4pm in Drombane.
Shannon Rovers v Borrisokane on Sunday October 6th at 2pm in Dolla.
All knockout games have extra time. If the games are all square after extra time, a replay will take place the following Tuesday/Wednesday night.
At divisional level, there was stalemate in Tipperary Co-Op West Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Final as Clonoulty-Rossmore and Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill couldn't be separated as they finished 1-27 apiece after extra time. They go again next Sunday, September 29th in the replay in Golden where throw-in is at 3pm.
In the Centenary Agri Mid Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship both semi-finals went ahead in Holycross. Upperchurch-Drombane fought back to take the honours over Moycarkey-Borris by 2-24 to 3-16. In the second match Drom & Inch held off the JK Brackens challenge, 0-20 to 1-15. The final between Upperchurch-Drombane and Drom & Inch goes ahead on Sunday next in Littleton at 3pm.
Meanwhile, in the Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship semi-finals there was plenty of drama too in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh. Kiladangan and Templederry Kenyons locked horns in the first match of the double bill with Kiladanagn eventually getting to the final on a 1-28 to 2-22 score-line. The second game was a marathon contest which required two periods of extra time to find a winner, with Borris-Ileigh just about making it, 1-32 to 2-24, following a supreme Burgess effort. The final is set again for Sunday next at 2pm in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh.
For results of all games and forthcoming county and divisional fixtures please check https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/
Following last night's Tipperary County Board meeting and the recommendation from the Tipperary Football Committee, David Power (Kilsheelan-Kilcash) was ratified as the new Tipperary senior football manager for a two-year term. He will be joined in his management team by Head Coach/Selector - Michael McGeehin, Coach/Selector - Paddy Christie (Ballymun Kickhams), Coach/Selector - Charlie McGeever (Clonmel Commercials), Goalkeeping Coach - Joe Hayes (Clare/Toomevara) and Lead Analyst - Tommy Toomey (Arravale Rovers).
David memorably led Tipperary to All-Ireland minor football final success in 2011 and won back to back Munster minor football titles in 2011 and 2012. He has also managed Tipperary at U21 level and was in charge of Wexford senior football from 2014 to 2016.
We send best wishes to David and his management team in their term ahead.
TIPPERARY MINOR FOOTBALL MANAGER & SELECTORS
The Tipperary Football Committee are currently seeking expressions of interest from suitably qualified candidates for the positions of Tipperary minor football manager and selectors.
If you are interested, please contact Hugh Coghlan Secretary Tipperary Football Committee firstname.lastname@example.org or committee chairman Barry O’Brien at email@example.com with your details.
BORD GÁIS ENERGY PLAYER OF THE YEAR
Congratulations to Jerome Cahill (Kilruane MacDonaghs) who was named the 2019 Bord Gáis Energy Under-20 Hurler of the Year last week. The award caps off a remarkable few weeks for Jerome, coming on the back of winning U20 and senior All-Ireland hurling titles in the space of six days last month.
Jerome’s win makes it two in a row for Tipp as Ger Browne (Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams) collected the award in 2018.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB
Tipperary Hurler of the Year – Voting Now Open
What a summer it has been for Tipperary hurling. The Premier County's 28th All-Ireland Senior Hurling title was achieved following a deserved win over Kilkenny in Croke Park, while six days later in the LIT Gaelic Grounds, our U20's defeated Cork to win the inaugural U20 All-Ireland Hurling title, great days indeed to be a Tipperary hurling supporter.
As the intercounty season has ended, the time has come to select the Tipperary Senior Hurler of the Year. Who will succeed Jason Forde to win the 2019 award? Voting is now open and is exclusive to 2019 members of the Tipperary Supporters Club.
Members of the Tipperary Supporters Club can vote by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org and simply providing the name of your selection for Tipperary Hurler of the Year.
Voting will remain open until the end of September. The winner will be announced in October.
The Award is kindly sponsored again this year by John Quirke, Jeweller, Bridge Street, Cahir 052 7441774. https://www.facebook.com/jqjewellerscahir/
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The County Development Committee has arranged a Seminar on Insurance, to be held in the Anner Hotel, Thurles on Thursday, 10th October, where presentations will be made by Croke Park personnel.
Previous talks at County Board meetings gave a brief overview of the Association’s policy on Property and Liability Insurance. The above seminar will give a broader outline of the implications for clubs in the whole area of Insurance, covering such topics as:
· Claims and incident reporting
· Control of and Non GAA use of Club Property
· Club Fundraising Activities & Event Management Plans.
· Development work and engagement of Third-Party Contractors
· Policy conditions and exclusions.
· Implications for Clubs in the event of GAA Insurer refusing indemnity.
Clubs are invited to send 2 representatives, at least one of whom should be a Club Officer.
Registration and refreshments will be at 7.15pm and the seminar will start at 7.45pm (sharp).
Conclusion at 10.00pm, so there should be adequate time to address all questions that arise on the night.
Please confirm numbers expected to attend from each club, to County Development Committee Secretary, Denis Floyd email@example.com before Sunday, 6th October
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There was no luck for Thurles CBS in the first round of the Dean Ryan Cup as they were defeated by De La Salle College Waterford 2-15 to 1-10 in Clonmel last Wednesday.
HEALTH AND WELLBEING
The GAA and Samaritans Ireland partnership have launched “The Huddle” which is approximately a 10 minute pre- or post- training team talk about mental health which is available to all clubs through their local Samaritans liaison officer #gaahealth #talktous The idea is to normalise talk about mental health, nobody should suffer alone, players need to look after both their physical and mental health in order to perform on the field of play and to have the coping skills when lives can be difficult.
Contact the Samaritans day or night 365 days a year - Phone 116 123 - Text 087 2609090
This is the time of year when clubs start organising talks for members and the wider community during the winter months. If your club is planning a talk regarding one of the many topics under social inclusion, please check out https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/1/lho/stipp/social-inclusion/ and https://www.hse.ie/eng/services/list/1/lho/ntippelimk/social-inclusion-/ where you will find a list and contact details of the many services the HSE run in both North and South Tipperary.
HEALTHY CLUB CONFERENCE
The role played by GAA clubs in supporting the health and wellbeing of communities across Ireland will be explored at the 2019 Healthy Club Conference in Croke Park on Saturday week, October 5th.
Delegates will participate in workshops covering mental health in sport, diversity and inclusion, positive aging, and the importance of physical activity. The themes will be brought to life through practical case studies revealing initiatives rolled out by Healthy Clubs covering these themes.
The event, proudly delivered in partnership with Healthy Ireland and Irish Life, will see a further 84 GAA clubs across the 32 counties receive official recognition as ‘Healthy Clubs’, having completed Phase 3 of the project. Congratulations to two Tipperary clubs, Lorrha-Dorrha and Newport, which completed Phase 3 of the Healthy Club Project and will receive official recognition at the conference.
The conference will also see the launch of Phase 4 of the award-winning Healthy Club Project, as the GAA seek to recruit another 150 clubs to participate come January 2020.
Renowned GAA coaching tutor, Paudie Butler, will discuss in his keynote address how the development of the child – including their wellbeing – lies at the heart of all good coaching and is fundamental to the principles of the Healthy Club Project.
You will also hear from GAA ambassadors Noel McGrath and Nicole Owens. Workshops will cover: Mental Fitness, Physical Activity, Positive Ageing, and Diversity and Inclusion #gaahealth
Noel is the players’ representative on the GAA’s National Health and Wellbeing Committee and will participate in a panel discussion. (Additional player ambassadors will be announced in the coming weeks.)
An Uachtarán Cumann Lúthchleas Gael, John Horan, said: “I want to offer my congratulations to the 84 clubs that will receive official recognition as Healthy Clubs at the conference. The work they have undertaken over the course of their journey has been a credit to the Association. I also urge other clubs to attend and get involved in the Healthy Club Project. It helps the GAA live up to the values of its new manifesto: ‘Where We All Belong’. This exciting work couldn’t happen without our partners Irish Life and Healthy Ireland and I want to acknowledge their continued support for the project.”
Register for this year’s free Healthy Clubs Conference at www.gaa.ie/community
STARS IN THEIR EYES
The Tipperary GAA Supporters Club is hosting a fundraiser for the Tipperary Senior Hurling All Ireland Champions 2019 and Camogie Team by staging ‘Stars in Their Eyes’ at The Dome, Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday, November 9th.
The evening will be compered by the very high-profile sports presenter Marty Morrissey and celebrity judges will include sports pundit and ex Tipperary goalkeeper Brendan Cummins, TV, Radio and entertainment personality Mairead Ronan and Tipperary country singer Louise Morrissey.
The Tipperary Supporters Club are seeking sponsorship and we are hoping that the businesses in Tipperary will be happy to be associated with this high-profile event and support the All Ireland winning Tipperary senior hurlers holiday fund and the Tipperary senior camogie players fund.
Tickets will be available in the coming weeks and Tipperary Supporters Club urge your support for what promises to be a great evening of celebration, entertainment and competition. Tickets are priced at €25.
For queries and further details please contact any of the following: Billy Coman, Secretary Tipperary Supporters Club, firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Members: Bernie Maher 087 9509533, Christina Millea 085 7522834 and John Carew 086 8317591.