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Tickets have been distributed to clubs for the All Ireland senior and minor hurling final replays. Stand tickets cost E50 and terrace cost E25. The GAA at national level are to be commended for the reduction in prices. A limited number of family tickets are also available. All applications for family tickets should be made directly to clubs. There will be no tickets directly on sale from the Tipperary GAA shop in Thurles.

The Tipperary Association Dublin has announced details of the traditional post match function on the occasion of the 2012 All-Ireland Minor Hurling Final replay. The welcome function will be held in the Louis Fitzgerald Hotel, Naas Road, Dublin on Sunday September 30 and continues a tradition lasting over 50 years, where Tipperary teams appearing in finals in Croke Park are hosted by the Association. Dinner will begin at 8pm. Tickets for the function to include dinner are priced at E40 each.

Tables for 10 - 12 persons may be purchased, but individual tickets are also available. Places are limited so early booking is advised. Tickets are available from the Tipperary Association Dublin. To order tickets forward cheque (made payable to Tipperary Association Dublin) along with a stamped addressed envelope, to Pat Ryan, 11 Foxfield Grove, Raheny, Dublin 5 or call 087 6376663. The Louis Fitzgerald Hotel is offering Tipperary supporters special rates for B & B on the nights of September 29 and 30 as follows: Single Room - E70 per night; Double Room - E80 per night; Triple Room - E90 per night; Family Room - E100 per night. Rooms should be booked directly with the hotel at 01 4033300 – quote “Tipperary supporter” when booking. Tipperary County Board would like to thank the Tipperary Association Dublin for hosting the minor team on the night of the All Ireland replay.


The quarter finals of the county senior hurling championship will be played this weekend at Semple Stadium. On Saturday evening September 22 at 6pm Mullinahone will play Loughmore Castleiney and at 7.30pm Clonoulty Rossmore will play Drom and Inch in a rematch of last year’s county senior hurling final which Drom and Inch won. On Sunday evening September 23 at 6pm Thurles Sarsfields will play Kildangan and at 7.30pm Portroe will play Éire Óg Annacarty Donohill. Extra time will be played in the four games if required.

The winners will qualify for the county semi-finals on Sunday October 7 with extra time if required. The county senior hurling final will take place on Sunday October 14. Only the O Riain (New) Stand will be open on Saturday and Sunday nights with tickets on sale for unreserved seating. That means you must purchase a ticket at the ticket booths opposite the Handball Alley before you go to the stiles. Tickets will also be on sale all week at all usual Supervalu and Centra retail outlets throughout the county and at Lár na Pairce. Admission costs E15 for each night and students/OAP’s can get a E5 refund with ID at the designated stile. A special offer weekend package costing just E20 and E15 for all 4 games will be on sale Saturday evening at the Handball Alley – you will be issued with a ticket for both days when you make your E20 purchase.


The County Intermediate Hurling quarter finals are scheduled for Saturday September 22. At Moneygall at 2pm Silvermines will play Moyne/Templetuohy and at 3.30pm Clonakenny will play Ballina. At Boherlahan at 2pm Ballybacon/Grange will play Sean Treacys and at 3.30pm Rockwell Rovers will play St. Mary’s Clonmel.


Former Tipperary senior hurling physical trainer, Cian O’Neill, is currently coach and selector with the Mayo senior football team and we wish him all the best for Sunday’s novel and intriguing All Ireland senior football final between Donegal and Mayo.


Congratulations to the Clonoulty Rossmore senior camogie team who were victorious at the Kilmacud Crokes All-Ireland 7’s competition in Dublin on Saturday last. Having won the 7’s shield competition for junior and intermediate teams in 2010, this notable victory in their first year in the senior grade is a huge achievement for this young club. Along the way to the final they defeated Ballycastle (Antrim), St. Iber’s (Wexford), Na Fianna (Dublin), St. Thomas’s (Galway). Duffry Rovers of Wexford in the semi final and fellow Tipperary team Shannon Rovers in the final on the scoreline: 5 10 to 0 11. The side was captained by Cait Devane, while Cora Hennessy picked up the player of the tournament award. The Clonoulty Rossmore panel members were: Cait Devane (Capt), Theresa Burke, Sarah Fryday, Cait Hennessy, Cora Hennessy, Julie Murphy, Clodagh Quirke, Bernadette Ryan, Eva Ryan and Noirin Ryan. Well done to all concerned on this historic achievement.


All clubs have been sent a form to claim a subsidy for juvenile hurleys purchased in 2012. This form must be completed and returned to Lar na Pairce by September 24 to be eligible to receive a subsidy.


Tipperary County Board would like to extend its sympathy to former County Chairman and current Tipperary representative on Munster GAA Council, Donal Shanahan, his brothers and sisters and extended family, on the death of their mother, Mrs. Mary Shanahan of Toomevara. Ar dheis De go raibh a hanam dilis.


Jonathan Cullen is a well known figure in GAA circles in county Tipperary and he is currently secretary of the Mid Tipperary GAA Board. Jonathan’s love for music and singing goes right back to his primary school days in Castleiney NS when his then teacher, Annie Scott, encouraged him to sing and perform at every available opportunity. After leaving school Jonathan became a member of the Moyne Variety Group and played leading roles in numerous musicals and plays. It has always been a dream of Jonathan’s to record a CD of some of his favourite songs and now thanks to the help of sponsorship he has put together an eleven track CD in aid of the Jack and Jill Children’s Foundation. Jonathan chose the Jack and Jill foundation because of the huge help and support it has been to him and his wife Mairead since their son Harry was diagnosed with cerebral palsy in April 2010 when he was just four months old. The CD will be launched on Saturday September 29 in Nolan’s Bar Castleiney at 9 30pm and will go on sale throughout Tipperary from that date at a cost of E10. Please come along on the night to support this worthy cause.


TG4 will broadcast a documentary about Hill 16 on Sunday night next, September 23 at 9.30pm. Produced by Dublin based Square One Productions, this 30-minute documentary tells the amazing story of the most iconic structure in Irish sports through the fans who head for the Hill each year and the unique history of the structure.

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