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Tipperary GAA Scene 27-08-2020

August 202027th

Sport, Sport / Club Notes, Announcements

Tipperary GAA Scene 27-08-2020

Tipperary GAA Scene
PRO Joe Bracken


The final group rounds of the FBD Insurance Tipperary football club championships take place this weekend and unfortunately we are now restricted to playing 'behind closed doors' with no general public allowed attend.

Each participating club is allowed no more than 40 team personnel access to the grounds which includes all players, team management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and team officials. Only the 40 names on the list presented by each club secretary to the Co. Board Designated Officer at each venue will be allowed entry.

Where both clubs have applied to jointly hire a named streaming contractor, this company will be allowed separate access for a max of 3 personnel (which includes the commentator). Otherwise all other video operators/analysis personnel must be included in the 40.

Competing clubs must take responsibility and drive home the message that no general public can turn up at the venue.

Tipperary Co. Board requests all our clubs and members to assist us in protecting public health and safeguarding our communities.

Looking forward to your co-operation in these challenging times for all of us, so, please, the message as always is stay safe everyone.

The various games in round 3 going ahead this weekend are as follows;

FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship Group 1 Round 3
23/08/2020 in Leahy Park Cashel at 14:00, Ballyporeen v Moyne-Templetuohy, Ref: Seanie Peters
23/08/2020 in Boherlahan at 14:00, Ardfinnan v Loughmore-Castleiney, Ref: Paddy Russell

FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship Group 2 Round 3
23/08/2020 in New Inn at 16:00, Kilsheelan-Kilcash v Aherlow, Ref: Tom Loughnane
23/08/2020 in The Ragg at 16:00, JK Brackens v Upperchurch-Drombane, Ref: Sean Everard

FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship Group 3 Round 3
22/08/2020 in Monroe at 18:00, Killenaule v Clonmel Commercials, Ref: Sean Lonergan
22/08/2020 in New Inn at 18:00, Cahir v Galtee Rovers-St. Pecaun, Ref: Brian Tyrell

FBD Insurance County Senior Football Championship Group 4 Round 3
23/08/2020 in Páirc Ciocaim Dundrum at 18:00, Moycarkey-Borris v Arravale Rovers, Ref: David Grogan
23/08/2020 in Cahir at 18:00, Moyle Rovers v Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill, Ref: Derek O'Mahoney

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Football Championship Group 2 Round 3
22/08/2020 in O'Sullivan Park Ballingarry at 14:30, Loughmore-Castleiney v Moyle Rovers, Ref: Paddy Ivors

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Football Championship Group 3 Round 3
23/08/2020 in Bansha at 14:00, Clonoulty-Rossmore v Fethard, Ref: Richard O'Connor

The Quarter Finals of the FBD Insurance Club Championships were drawn last Monday night and outlined as follows are the draws for Senior Hurling Dan Breen Cup, Seamus Ó Riain Cup, Intermediate Hurling, Senior Hurling Relegation, Seamus Ó Riain Cup Relegation and Intermediate Relegation.

FBD Insurance Senior Hurling Dan Breen Cup
Thurles Sarsfields v Nenagh Éire Óg
Clonoulty-Rossmore v Loughmore-Castleiney
Borris-Ileigh v Drom-Inch
Kiladangan v Toomevara

FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup
Thurles Sarsfields v Killenaule
Templederry Kenyons v Lorrha-Dorrha
Newport v Silvermines
Carrick Swan v Mullinahone

FBD Insurance Intermediate Hurling
Borrisokane v Boherlahan-Dualla
Ballybacon-Grange v Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams
Moyne-Templetuohy v Moneygall
Gortnahoe-Glengoole v Ballinahinch

FBD Insurance Senior Hurling Relegation
Moycarkey-Borris v Burgess
Eire Óg Annacarty-Donohill v Roscrea

FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Relegation
Ballingarry v Kiladangan
Sean Treacys v St. Marys

FBD Insurance Intermediate Hurling Relegation
Galtee Rovers-St. Pecaun v Loser of Kilsheelan-Kilcash /Golden-Kilfeacle
Cappawhite v Moyle Rovers

The following is a quick recap of results in round 3 of the FBD Insurance senior, Seamus Ó Riain and intermediate hurling championships played last weekend.

FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3
JK Brackens 1-17 Roscrea 0-20
Kiladangan 4-15 Drom-Inch 0-18

FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3
Holycross-Ballycahill 1-20 Clonoulty-Rossmore 2-17
Nenagh Éire Óg 2-20 Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill 1-14

FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 3
Thurles Sarsfields 1-25 Moycarkey-Borris 0-19
Loughmore-Castleiney 2-14 Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-12

FBD Insurance County Senior Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 4
Toomevara 3-19 Burgess 1-15
Borris-Ileigh 1-20 Upperchurch-Drombane 2-10

FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup Group 1 Round 3
Killenaule 1-21 Ballingarry 0-8
Carrick Swan 4-19 Cashel King Cormacs 1-14

FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup Group 2 Round 3
Thurles Sarsfields 0-15 Kiladangan 0-10
Lorrha-Dorrha 5-18 Portroe 4-16

FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup Group 3 Round 3
Mullinahone 2-17 Clonakenny 0-13
Newport 2-15 Sean Treacy's 1-14

FBD Insurance Seamus Ó Riain Cup Group 4 Round 3
Silvermines 0-21 Ballina 0-21
Templederry Kenyons 1-23 St. Mary's 1-21

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 1 Round 3
Ballinahinch 1-19 Moyne-Templetuohy 0-21
Drom-Inch 1-14 Moyle Rovers 2-9

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 2 Round 3
Carrick Davins 0-21 Galtee Rovers-St. Pecaun 2-14
Borrisokane 1-24 Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams 2-21

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 3 Round 3
Boherlahan-Dualla 1-21 Cappawhite 0-21
Shannon Rovers 3-19 Ballybacon-Grange 2-17

FBD Insurance County Intermediate Hurling Championship Group 4 Round 3
Gortnahoe-Glengoole 2-22 Moneygall 2-7


The Tipperary Bloody Sunday Committee in conjunction with clubs and families of deceased members involved on that fateful day are organising wreath laying ceremonies as a mark of respect in this its centenary year.

This Saturday, 22nd August at 3pm, there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the graves of Frank Butler and Gus McCarthy in Fethard on the church grounds. This will be followed by a plaque unveiling at Fethard GAA grounds by Tony Newport followed by a speech from former Tipperary and Munster footballer Dinny Burke.

Next Thursday, 27th August at 7pm, in Clonmel there will be a wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Tommy Powell in St. Stephen’s Cemetery.

Unfortunately, this Friday's wreath-laying ceremony at the grave of Jimmy McNamara on the grounds of St. Mary’s Catholic Church followed by a plaque unveiling at the Cahir’s GAA grounds across the road has been postponed due to the latest Government health advise and will be re-scheduled for a later date.


During these final few weeks we will be writing to all the club secretaries with a view to a major drive on enrolling new members into the draw. The Draw Committee are using Social Media to attract the younger generation and with this in mind we are also asking our promoting clubs to focus on this area. With our correspondence to club secretaries we will enclose 20-30 draw brochures and application forms to circulate through their juvenile club for distribution to young parents and mentors. Remember for clubs with up to 200 units the commission increases to 60% for the next 100 and 70% over 300. Following a year where fund-raising in clubs has suffered severely, the Tipperary Clubs Draw is an ideal opportunity to get back on track with this opportunity to secure a major cash injection over the next few weeks. We hope all clubs will take full advantage and give the draw a big boost in your club and county.


The draws for the 2020/2021 Dr. Harty Cup Under 19 A Hurling competition are as follows –

1. Cashel CS v St. Flannan's
2. St. Francis College v Our Lady's Templemore
3. Causeway Comp v DLS Waterford
4. Ardscoil Ris v St. Colmans Fermoy
5. Blackwater CS v Thurles CBS
6. Nenagh CBS v Midleton CBS
7. Gaelcholaiste Mhuire AG v CBC
8. Tulla bye

Quarter-Finals – 1 v 2; 3 v 4; 5 v 6; 7 v 8

The first round fixtures in the Dr. Harty Cup are scheduled for December 9th 2020. All fixtures are subject to change depending on the status of the Covid-19 virus and the availability of schools.

The draws for the 2020/2021 Corn Ui Mhuiri Under 19 A Football competition are as follows –

1. Mercy Mounthawk v St. Francis College
2. SP Rathmore v Bye
3. PS Chorcha Dhuibhne v Hamilton HS
4. DLS Macroom v St. Flannans
5. Col Chriost Ri v Col Choilm
6. IS Killorglin v St. Brendans
7. High School Clonmel v Clonakilty CC
8. Tralee CBS v Bye

Quarter-Finals – 1 v 2; 3 v 4; 5 v 6; 7 v 8

Please note that the first named team in each fixture has home advantage up to and including quarter finals. Where possible, efforts will be made to avoid a school playing away twice in a row in the same competition.

The first round fixtures are scheduled for December 2nd 2020. All fixtures are subject to change depending on the status of the Covid-19 virus and the availability of schools.

For full details of the Munster GAA Post Primary Schools master fixture list please see


Tipperary Co. Board together with all Premier County supporters sends birthday wishes to legendary broadcaster Mícheál Ó Muircheartaigh who celebrated his 90th birthday yesterday, August 20th. Congratulations Mícheál, your voice was welcomed and embraced in the homes of Ireland during decades of GAA commentary and we all salute you on this very special occasion for you and your family.


The Friends of Tipperary Football continue to promote their new Euro Millions lotto syndicate offering all members 840 chances to win the jackpot for only €20. To join please visit our website or ask any committee member.

With little over a week to go to its commencement everyone who joins the syndicate will be part of a team who will share the winnings from every Euro Millions lotto draw over the duration of the syndicate and who knows, together, we might even hit the jackpot!

All funds raised will go directly towards the preparation of our inter-county teams from under-14 right up to senior as they seek to bring silverware back to the Premier county, in this the centenary year of Bloody Sunday. The effort that the players and management put into representing Tipperary is huge and they deserve all the support that we can give to allow them to reach their potential and achieve their dreams.

The Friends of Tipperary Football Euro Millions lotto syndicate will purchase entries in all the Euro Millions plus lotto draws from September 1, 2020, to April 29, 2021. The winnings with be distributed as per the terms and conditions.


The GAA Covid Advisory Group – Advice to Clubs in the 26 Counties (August 21st 2020)

The relevant updated Government advice on Sport, issued on Tuesday August 18th 2020, is as follows:

“Sporting events and matches can continue to take place but behind closed doors with:

· strict avoidance of gatherings, including social gatherings, before or after events

· strict adherence to 2 metre physical distancing before and after events, during breaks in play, on the sidelines and avoidance of team huddles

· limits of 15 apply to groups outside including training sessions (with exception of elite/professional sports and horseracing). There should be no mixing between groups”

The additional implications of the above for Gaelic Games are as follows:

Games behind closed doors

As games must now be played "behind closed doors", this means only essential personnel should be in attendance. No more than 40 persons per team should be allowed access to games for the moment. This figure should include all players, management, coaches, ancillary backroom personnel and officials.

The 80 team personnel (40 per team) is in addition to essential match day personnel such as Match officials (Referees, Linesmen, Umpires), Media, Streaming personnel and required event officials (stewards etc.)

The restrictions on the playing of games in Kildare remain in place until Government clarify the situation.

Underage games

Consistent with our advice of Wednesday, August 19th, the Government have now confirmed Parents/Guardians attending training or games in a safeguarding /supervisory capacity are not classified as spectators; however strict social distancing and public health guidelines should be adhered to at all times. In that context, one parent/guardian per child is permitted to attend at a sporting event, including a game or training session, should they consider it necessary.

Any person wishing to attend our underage training or games including coaches, parents, players and spectators shall be subject to the provisions of the Code of Behaviour (Underage).

For the purpose of clarification, it is the coaches and other responsible adults, trained and vetted to oversee our games at underage level, who are responsible, on behalf of our Clubs, for the organising of our games at this level.

The Government have undertaken to provide further protocols in this context which will be issued in the coming days.

Training/Cúl Camps

Team training and Cúl Camps can continue on the basis of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field once sufficient space is available and public health protocols are followed.

Training in Counties Laois, Kildare and Offaly should continue on a non-contact basis, in groups of no more than 15 people (including coaches) in a designated area of the field, until Government restrictions specific to those Counties are relaxed.

(Note: Underage groups must be comprised in accordance with the ratios provided for by the Code of Behaviour Underage).


Indoor club or committee meetings should be avoided where possible but when they must take place, should involve no more than 6 people and should adhere to the guidelines outlined previously by the GAA’s Health and Safety Committee, including the need for 2m social distancing

Control Measures

All Clubs are reminded of the need to adhere to the following control measures in the interest of the health and safety of our members and broader society:

· Continue to follow general Public Health guidelines

· Practice good hygiene by washing hands and using sneezing and coughing etiquette

· Observe 2 metre physical distancing off the field, before and after events, during breaks in play and on the side-lines

· Follow GAA protocols by not using changing rooms or other enclosed spaces

· Gyms on GAA property must remain closed

· Travel to training / matches with members of own household only

· Continue to submit Health Questionnaires ahead of training and games

· Do not attend training or games if feeling unwell

· Continue to record attendances at training to facilitate contact tracing

· Members who arrive back in Ireland from a country not on the Government's green travel list should follow Government advice in this context (i.e. restrict their movements for 14 days) and are not permitted to present for Gaelic games activities until the 14 days has elapsed.


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