Tipperary GAA Scene – 6th December 2021
AIB Club Championships
It was a busy weekend for Tipperary teams last weekend with three clubs in Munster club football Quarter Final action. On Saturday Tipperary Junior “A” Football champions Ballina travelled across the border to Limerick where they played Mountcollins. Ballina took control of the game from the start and a very strong performance resulted in a 3-12 to 0-03 win for them. Ballina now progress to the semi finals where they will play Waterford’s Mount Sion on the weekend of December 18th at a Tipperary venue. In Templetuohy Drom & Inch got their Munster Intermediate Football campaign off to a winning start as they recorded a fine 1-08 to 0-06 win over Portlaw of Waterford. This victory means that the Tipperary representatives will now welcome Kerry champions Na Gaeil to the premier county on the weekend of December 18th. Loughmore-Castleiney were the third team in action last weekend as they travelled to Cusack Park in Ennis to play the local side Eire Óg Ennis. Once again the men in red and green left everything on the field as they came up against a very good Eire Óg side. In typical fashion Loughmore-Castleiney were right in contention as the game entered additional time and they were very unlucky not to have taken the lead right at the death as Evan Sweeney’s shot for a point went agonisingly wide meaning the game went to extra time. Unfortunately for Loughmore-Castleiney it was the Clare men who got the vital goals in extra time as they went on to secure a 2-11 to 0-12 win and in the process ended Loughmore-Castleiney’s involvement in the competition.