On July 18 the Ladies Gaelic Football Association returned to Hayes Hotel, Thurles to celebrate the anniversary of their foundation.
Ten members of the original committee were present on the night, three of these are Tipperary Ladies, Sally Duggan (Clohessy), Ann Slattery (Clohessy) and Biddy Ryan. It was at this meeting that Clonmel man, Jim Kennedy was elected the first President of the Ladies Gaelic Football Association. A great night was had by all with lots of memories and renewed friendships.
The first Championship in 1974 had eight counties in it, Roscommon, Laois, Galway, Kerry, Cork, Waterford, Offaly and Tipperary. Tipperary claimed the first ever title when they defeated Offaly on a score line of 2-3 to 2-2. Agnes Oâ€™Gorman, losing captain presented the winning captain, Kitty Ryan with the Brendan Martin Cup.
This year Ladies Gaelic Football celebrates the 40th Ladies All Ireland Senior Football Championship in Croke Park on September 29th. As part of the celebrations of the 40th All Ireland Championship, every player that has ever contested a Senior, Junior or Intermediate final are being invited to return to Croke Park to take part in the celebrations. In order to do this we need to get in touch with every player, anyone with contact details for these players can email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact a County Board Officer.
Gaelic4Girls in Croker
Newcastle Ladies Gaelic Football Club represented Tipperary in the annual Ladies Gaelic Football Association â€˜Gaelic4Girlsâ€™ National Blitz day which took place in Croke Park on Monday, July 15th with approximately 1000 girls from clubs all over Ireland. Croke Park was divided into 6 smaller pitches to give all the girls the best opportunity to play in as games as possible. A fantastic day was had by all attendees and a special thanks to the Ladies Gaelic Football Association for the opportunity of the Gaelic4Girls programme and the great day at the Blitz.
Gaelic4Girls is a programme which Ladies Gaelic Football introduced to help new and struggling clubs all over Ireland. Each club runs a twelve week programme aimed at increasing participation numbers and attracting new members, aged between 9-13 years to their club.
Well done Keith
Congratulations to Tipperary Referee, Keith Delahunty (Moyle Rovers) who refereed the All Ireland Minor Semi Final in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick on Saturday, 20th July.
Munster Final referee
Well done to Michael Duffy (Arravale Rovers) who refereed the recent TG4 Munster Senior Final between Cork and Kerry in Castletownroche.
Munster Ladies Gaelic Football U-12 Blitz
On Saturday 20th July a number of Tipperary Under 12 Clubs travelled to Ballyduff, Waterford and Mungret, Limerick for the Munster Ladies Gaelic Football Under 12 Blitz. These were non-competitive blitzes with team panels consisting of twelve players. In Mungret, Tipperary was represented by Moycarkey Borris, Lattin Cullen, St. Ailbeâ€™s and two Templemore teams. In Ballyduff, Fethard and Clerihan represented Tipperary. All the girls had a wonderful day playing football in the sunshine.
All-Ireland Club 7-a-side
The Tesco Homegrown All-Ireland Club Seven-a-Side competitions will take place on Saturday the 28th of September. The Junior, Intermediate and Senior All Ireland Sevens will be held in St. Sylvesterâ€™s GAA Club and Naomh MearnÃ³g GAA Clubs. Clubs from all Counties are invited to enter this tournament. Entry forms for each grade are all available on the website, www.tipperaryladiesfootball.ie
West Tipp Bord na nOg
With the various U12 Hurling leagues now down to semi final stage, in a much reduced fixture programme in the division the U16A and U16B Hurling league fixtures are presently holding centre stage and given the ongoing hot spell of weather we are enjoying it opens up holiday opportunities for players, mentors and parents alike.
Some up coming dates, the U14A Hurling championship is due to commence on August 1st, U14B Hurling championship on August 3rd and the U12 Hurling championship semi finals are pencilled in for August 5th.
U16A Hurling League
Clonoulty/Rossmore 3-19 Arravale Rvs 1-5
U16B Hurling League (Rd 2)
Cappawhite 3-17 Rockwell Rvs 3-12
Lattin/Cullen 2-14 Galtee Rvs/Aherlow 2-12
Knockavilla Kickhams 3-14 Rosegreen 1-11
U14C Hurling League (Rd 4)
Knockavilla Kickhams 4-7 Sologhead 3-7
U12D Hurling (Rd 7)
Cashel KC 5-11 Arravale Rvs 0-1
U14B Hurling League Final
Eire Og v Cappawhite 18/7, (Postponed)
U14C Hurling League Final
Sologhead v Rockwell Rvs 18/7, (Postponed)
Thursday July 25
U16B Hurling League (Rd 1)
Lattin/Cullen v Cappawhite, Lattin 7pm, David Grogan.
Monday July 29
U16A Hurling League (Rd 3)
Emly/Treacys v Arravale Rvs, Kilcommon 7pm, John McCormack
Clonoulty/Rossmore v Cashel KC, Clonoulty 7pm, Fergal Hickey
U16B Hurling League (Rd 4)
Lattin/Cullen v Rosegreen, Lattin 7pm, Richie Oâ€™Connor
Cappawhite v Knockavilla Kickhams, Cappawhite 7pm, Tom Dawson
Galtee Rvs/Aherlow v Rockwell Rvs, Bansha 7pm, Fergal Hickey.
South Tipp Bord na nOg
South Tipperary Bord na nOg U/10s took to the fields on Saturday to play in the End of Season Football games.
The venues were Kilsheelan for Group 2 and Group 4 and Clonmel Sportsfield for Groups 1 and 3.
Teams taking part in Group 1 were Ardfinnan, Clonmel Commercials and Moyle Rovers, with Ardfinnan coming out the leaders on the day.
In Group 2 we had Mullinahone, Kilsheelan Kilcash, Killenaule, Fethard, St. Patrickâ€™s, Grangemockler and Ballingarry, taking the top line in the group was St. Patrickâ€™s.
In Group 3 were Clerihan, Ballyporeen, Ballylooby-Castlegrace and Clonmel Commercials with Clerihan going home the top team here on the day in this group. Finally in Group 4 we had Ballingarry, Ardfinnan and Carrick Davins, and Ballingarry topped the board at the end.
In Clonmel Sportsfield our co-ordinators were Brian White (South Bord Na nOg Chairman) and Ann Fleming (Secretary), with Brian Tyrell, Kieran Barrett and Martin Doyle refereeing.
In Kilsheelan our solo co-ordinator was Carol Gibbs (Asst. Secretary and Divisional Co-Ordinator) with Philip Keane, Jerry Ryan, John McCormack, Tadgh Lonergan and Martin Cody refereeing.
We thank both Clonmel Commercials and Kilsheelan for facilitating the games and to our referees a huge thank you for taking time out to referee the games. To the Coaches and parents of the children who played, thank you for attending and making sure all the children enjoyed the games and were safe.
A special mention to Thomas Oâ€™Connor, player from Moyle Rovers, who despite having a broken hand, still came along to support his team mates, showing true team spirit begins right from the start.
County Tipp Bord na nOg
With the inter county football coming to a conclusion last weekend we now have only one big ball showdown left on the programme.
Due to a variety of circumstances outside the control of the BÃ³rd, major disturbances were experienced in our effort to bring the final curtain down on our football championship. The final of the U-16 A between Newport and Clonmel Commercials is scheduled to take place in Dundrum on Saturday August 10 at 12am.
August is the month when all our county hurling teams will be in action.
Our U-14 hurlers will be participating in the Tony Forristal/Sonny Walsh tournaments in Waterford, while our U-15s travel down to Carrigaline to battle in the Cork tournament
Tipperary hosts the U-16 tournaments and this year a major change has been imposed upon us resulting from a ruling from Croke Park. For the past quarter of a century all our league rounds and semi finals took place on Saturday with the finals being staged on Sunday and due to the large number of participating counties it had worked very well. Over the past number of years our finals were played in Semple Stadium which was greatly appreciated by the finalists. However this year we are duty bound to complete the entire action on Saturday. This in turn puts a sea change to the format of our programme with the games shorter, teams having less break time and no final in the Stadium.
The games this year are being hosted within the South division within the Clonmel catchments area; the various venues will be published within the coming week or two.
We wish all our various team managements and panels all the best as they are in preparation mode.
King Cormacs win
Cashel King Cormacs 4-14
Cashel King Cormacs had nine points to spare over Solohead in a junior B hurling championship at Dundrum on Tuesday of last week and guaranteed themselves a place in the play-off stage of the competition.
There was little expectation in the opening quarter that the result would turn out as it did. Solohead were very much in command and led by 1-6 to 0-2 at the end of the period. The goal was scored by Colm Riordan.
Cashel came more into the game after that and were encouraged by a goal from Ger Oâ€™Dwyer from a 20mfree in the 21st minute. They added two points to leave them trailing by 1-8 to 1-4 at the interval.
Cashel had two quick points on the resumption and then a goal from Gavin Manton in the fourth minute to put them ahead. Immediately Solohead retaliated with a goal from Aiden Riordan.
Points were exchanged and Solohead were still ahead by 2-11 to 2-10 at the end of the third quarter.
However, during the remainder of the game they failed to score, while Cashel, following the introduction of a number of subs, gradually got on top. Goals by Padraig Oâ€™Donoghue and Cormac Ryan (H) secured victory and they were in front by by 4-14 to 2-11 at the final whistle.
Cashel got good performances from Christopher Ryan, Fionnain Ryan, Edmund Oâ€™Dwyer and Davy Ryan, while John Joe Oâ€™Brien, Jamie Ryan, Noel Kennedy and Colm Oâ€™Riordan stood out for Solohead.