Creating memories and bespoke ceremonies
BRIDGESTONE AWARD "Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.
JANUARY 27TH, 2021 | BY JONATHAN CULLEN
Paul Collins and his management team recently informed Tipperary County Board that they would not be seeking reappointment following their sides loss to Limerick in the 2020 Munster minor hurling final. Before his appointment to the position of manager the Drom & Inch man spent a term as minor hurling selector under Tommy Dunne which saw them winning the Munster Championship in 2018. Paul’s term as Manager comes to an end following his sides narrow loss to Limerick in this years Munster Championship Final. Tipperary GAA County Board wish to thank Paul and his management team of Shane McGrath, Ger Ryan Bawn and Tony Shelly, who have all shown outstanding commitment and dedication to Tipperary GAA since their appointment and we wish them well in the future.
Tipperary County Board are currently in the process of appointing a new management team for the coming year and it is expected that this process will be concluded in the near futur
The major role played by the GAA in supporting health and wellbeing in local communities was celebrated at the virtual Healthy Club Conference held on January 23rd. Chief Medical Officer Dr Tony Holohan delivered the keynote address during which he commended the organisation on its leadership in supporting the national and community response to Covid 19.
Other guest speakers on the day included Kate McDaid nutrition coach with the Dublin ladies and Longford senior men’s football teams, Joanne O’Riordan journalist and former Wexford star Diarmuid Lyng. Delegates were given the opportunity to participate in workshops on healthy eating, social games, diversity and inclusion and youth leadership. Information regarding participation in the project as well as advice on the many initiatives available to clubs through the GAA Community & Health Department was also given.
Dates for online Healthy Club Officer training are being finalised clubs are asked to put at least one name forward for this event by emailing email@example.com
Following the recent announcement by Central Council of a Covid-19 Club Funding Support Package, Club’s are reminded that they need to complete and return the application form so as to qualify for the designated funding support. This application form should be completed by a member of your club executive.
To qualify fully for the Support Grant / Insurance credit note your club must demonstrate a financial need and provide details of the financial impact that Covid-19 has had on your club and secondly you must also provide details of your Clubs current Playing, Training, Dressing Room and Clubhouse Facilities.
On completion of the form below your application will be assessed by the Croke Park Finance team and if approved you will receive a proportionate credit note/grant support against your 2021 Insurance Premium Invoice. The credit note/grant support confirmation will be issued directly from Croke Park while your Clubs 2021 Insurance Premium invoice will continue to be issued separately by Tipperary County Board.
On receipt of your grant support/insurance credit note, you can offset this credit note against your 2021 Insurance Invoice and the net amount will be payable to Tipperary County Board. If you are unsuccessful in your application and unfortunately not awarded a credit note / Insurance grant support your clubs’ full Insurance premium will remain payable for 2021.
Grants awarded to GAA Clubs’ resident in the Republic of Ireland will be part supported by Sport Ireland, all other support grant awards will be funded from Central Council
Get kitted out in some of your favourite Tipperary GAA training gear & accessories at Intersport Elverys, with up to 25% OFF. The historic Tipperary GAA Commemorative Goalkeeper jersey will also be available at Intersport Elverys soon. Keep your eyes on our social media channels for an update of the release date.
We extend our good wishes on her retirement from intercounty ladies football to Samantha Lambert who announced her decision last weekend. Samantha had the honour of captaining Tipperary to All Ireland Intermediate success in 2017 and again in 2019 which is a great achievement. The Ardfinnan player has proven herself to be a roll model for so many young girls and there is no doubt but that she has a lot more to offer ladies football in the coming years.
It has been over ten long months now since Covid 19 hit Irish shores and lockdown became a thing in Ireland. As a result, and like everything else in Irish life, the Scór GAA calendar has been turned upside down.
With the Scór Sinsir 2020 finals, which were due to take place back way back in April, postponed and uncertainty over the continuation of Scór competition in the near future, the Scór family has been treated to much activity, albeit in a new and virtual kind of way. Níl aon cheist faoi sin!
Among the various projects undertaken on-line since last March have been events such as ‘Virtual Scór’ that attracted hundreds of thousands of social media interactions and which led to collaborations and plaudits from stars in the music world such as Dana and Nathan Carter. Other such on-line events have included quizzes form Scór Chonnacht, ‘Culture Night 2020’ as well other talent nights where the Scór GAA family got a chance to come together on the Scór Facebook page to showcase their talents.
At present Bronagh Lennon, who is very well known in Scór circles, is conducting on-line ‘Amhránaíocht Aonair’ or solo singing workshops on behalf of Scór that include three classes for three different age groups, once a week and over four weeks. With over 180 people, young and old, registered for the online classes Bronagh was not overly surprised by the huge interested expressed in the workshops. Bronagh has been a regular participant in Scór for many years and was part of a successful All-Ireland winning ballad group. In the GAA world, players who played at the highest level often dominate managerial and coaching positions on inter-county set-ups and see such participation as a way of giving back. Bronagh sees her own roll in encouraging participation in Scór in a similar way.
Workshops in other Scór disciplines are currently being considered as well as a youth forum and future on-line quizzes. To keep up to date with all the Scór activity visit the Irish and cultural section of the GAA’s website or, alternatively, visit Scór’s facebook page for more details.
There are still some 14 events open for registrations as part of the Club Leadership Development Programme, with online events for Club Officers available across a wide range of modules – including facets of Microsoft 365, Essential Communications Skills, Data Protection, Irish Language and Creating a Safe Club. Healthy Club Officer Training Registration is also now available via this calendar.
Since November, over 3700 Club Volunteers have tuned in to online training as part of the rollout. Registrations are still being accepted for all remaining modules – simply visit https://learning.gaa.ie/officertrainingcalendar
In 2009 the GAA oral history project was commissioned. Several interviews were carried out with Tipperary GAA people and we will be bringing them to you over the coming weeks on our social media platforms. In the third episode we hear a recording from January 2011 with members of the Ballingarry GAA Club Including; Jimmy Maher, Martin Maher, Dick Butler and Paddy O’Connell the interview is now available to listen to through the following link: https://www.gaa.ie/the-gaa/oral-history/members-ballingarry-gaa-club/
Tipperary supporters club membership for 2021 is now open Supporters can join on line now on http://www.tippsupportersclub.com/join/ by credit card or debit/laser card. You can also pay by Credit Card over the Phone by calling 0863580718, 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. We are encouraging members to switch to Direct Debit payment by offering a reduced charge of €30 for all New First Time Direct Debit members in 2021.
It is easy to sign up for Direct Debit, just download the form on the Tipperary Supporters Club website, fill it out and send it to Jim Reidy 13 Castleknock Close, Dublin 15. For 2021 the featured membership gift is 2021 a Reusable Three-Fold Double Layer Safety Face Mask that also features the Official Tipperary Supporters Club Logo. Members will also receive a 2021 Car Sticker, text alerts for all League and Championship team news, Regular news to your email about all the latest in Tipperary GAA circles, paid up Tipperary Supporters Club members will be eligible to vote for the official 2021 Tipperary Senior Hurler of the Year award at the end of 2021 season.
Members will also be entered into a draw for five sets of stand tickets for all Tipperary games in the Munster and All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship and in the event of Tipperary Senior Hurlers reaching the All-Ireland Final, one of the ticket winners will receive an additional bonus of 2 night’s accommodation for 2 people in the Four Star Louis Fitzgerald Hotel.
If there is anything you feel should feature in this column going forward please feel free to forward it to firstname.lastname@example.org
Sean Ó Cuileain
Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí
Public Relations Officer