Breaking: Divisional link to county championship maintained in Tipperary following vote at County Board meeting

Noel Dundon


Noel Dundon


Spectre of Tipperary’s jam-packed fixtures schedule features, once more, at County Convention

John Devane (Chairman of the Tipperary CCC) had a busy evening trying to sort out proposals for the Tipperay championship.

A packed meeting of the Tipperary County GAA Board has decided that there will be a link between the divisional and county senior hurling championships in 2018.

The championship structures for 2018 have been decided following a packed meeting of the Tipperary County GAA Board at Thurles Sarsfields clubhouse this evening and the link between the divisional hurling and county championships will continue.

A whole raft of proposals had been before the Board for discussion but when it came down to it, there were a number of withdrawls in favour of the motion put forward by sixteen clubs from mid and north Tipperary - a motion which was described as being anti-football. A proposal from CCC was put forward also and the Vice Chairman of the Board John Devane made an impassioned plea in favour of this proposal before a vote was taken on the hurling championship.

However, when the vote was taken the motion to keep the link, won out by 53 votes with the quota being 45 votes. A proposal from Killenaule to review the whole system after a year was also adopted.