Around the Clubs in Tipperary. . .

Peadar Cummins Cup win

Peadar Cummins Cup win

The West Tipperary Division made history by winning the U14 Hurling Peadar Cummins Inter divisional hurling tournament for the first time last Saturday.

There was massive amount of work done with this team since last August. Arravale Rovers had six boys on the panel with Cormac Maher, Conal Donovan and Nathan Murphy Crowe starting and they all played very well, and Darren O Dwyer, Matthew Moroney and Fergus Halligan also on the panel. So well done lads, all the hard work is paying off at school,club and Divisional levels.

Arravale Rovers are very proud of all six players, so well done lads.The West coaches, Eoin  Kennedy, Tom O Donnell and Kevin Hally also deserve massive credit for all there work.

Tipp Hockey Club

The members of Tipperary Hockey Club would like to express our gratitude to everybody who supported their church gate collection on the weekend of May 11th & 12th. The club had a good season with two teams entered into the Munster Hockey League. The division 2 team started in this league for the first time and found the standard of Hockey very high. After a shaky start and a few games played they got into their stride and started to believe in their ability and that they were of an equal standard to competing teams in division 2 having worked their way from division 6 to division 2 over the last seven years. Our division 6 players were a new team to enter this league comprising a mixture of very young players, college students, and players that played during their school days and with the club over the last few years. They got off to a great start and after Christmas found the going a little tough but gave 100% and will be a team to watch next season.

Under age club: We will be starting an underage section in late August for boys & girls aged 8 – 12 years. All are welcome. More information to follow nearer the time. If interested contact Nuala O’Sullivan 086 3438899.

We would like to thank Thadgh, Ivan and Nuala for coaching the teams and the parents who helped out over the season.

The AGM took place in April and the following are the elected officers:

Chairperson: Mary O’Dwyer, Vice-Chairperson: Mary Hogan, Secretary: Siobhan Carew, Youth Officer: Caitriona Hayes, Fixture Secretaries: Joanne Duggan, Nuala O’Sullivan, Treasurer: Pauline Carey, Committee: A Ahern, M Kiely, M O’Grady, S Toomey.

Tipperary Town Wildlife

The leaving cert is just around the corner and many parents are contemplating that their children might soon by leaving the nest. This brings fresh challenges and mirrors nature as around town newly fledged chicks are taking their first faltering steps into the great unknown. Once they leave the nest they often hide in trees and shrubs and the parents continue to feed them for a few weeks. This is a time of great danger and many fall prey to cats and other predators. People often find young birds by the edge of paths or in gardens. While they might appear to have been abandoned the parents are always nearby. You should only pick up the chick if it is in immediate danger, for example on a road or a cat is prowling nearby. Place it in deep cover and after a few minuets the family will be reunited. If you are walking in the hills you will see noisy flocks of Starlings as the chicks learn what’s good to eat and where to find it. Questions to

St. Michael’s AFC

DD Cremins Tournament - A large crowd was present over the weekend in Cooke Park as eight teams competed for the DD Cremins memorial trophy. They travelled from Kildare, Wexford, Limerick, Waterford, Clare and our own South Tipperary league. There was some cracking games played with Waterford, Kildare, Wexford and South Tipperary making the semi finals on the Sunday. Here Tipperary won through to the final with Saints player Kian Bargary scoring the only goal in a 1-0 win over Wexford, in the final waiting for them was a very good Waterford team who went on to beat South Tipperary 2-0 in the final. Saints had three players representing South Tipperary league over the weekend: Frazier Allen, Kian Bargary and DJ Cremins who is the late DD Cremins grandson. The club would like to thank all who supported the tournament over the weekend.

Kennedy Cup.

Saints have three players who will represent the South Tipperary league in the Kennedy Cup next week in UL Limerick. They are Zac O’Halloran, Willie Armshaw and Mark Furlong. This is a great tournament and some of the best players in the country will be playing in Limerick next week. We wish the three lads and the South Tipp league the best of luck in the Kennedy Cup. 

Well done to ex Saints player Shane Long on scoring for Ireland against England and for captaining the Republic Of Ireland against Georgia last weekend.

Summer Soccer School will take place from July 22-26th in Cooke Park. Anyone who want to take part can book online at

Lattin Cullen Ladies

Under 12’s play Cahir this week in 2nd round of the championship; date and venue to be confirmed.

Under 14’s played Moyle Rovers in a county final last Monday; results to follow. Best of luck to Emer Quirke and Lara O’Dwyer who are on the C.O. under 14 panel to play Leitrim in an all Ireland semi-final next weekend.

Junior ladies were beaten by St. Patrick’s in a county league final. Training continues and new members are always welcome.

Best of luck to all those starting their Junior and Leaving Cert. exams this week.

Arravale Rovers Ladies

Our U14’s played Thurles Sarsfield in County Semi Final (C) last Thursday night in Thurles. They were unfortunate to lose out in the game as Thurles took the win. On the Arravale Rovers team were Caoimhe Comerford, Sarah Corby, Clodagh Cummins, Sarah Duggan, Niamh Fitzpatrick, Lauren Heuston,  Aine Kavanagh,  Amber Kenny, Katie Lonergan, Niamh Richardson, Michelle Farrell, Voilet Ryan, Emer Sharpe, Muireann Slattery, Katie Russell and Danielle Ryan.

The U12’s kicked off their championship season against Cappawhite in Sean Treacy Park. It was a great game, evenly matched as both teams went the rounds scoring goals and points against each other.  The Rovers held on to take the win and were delighted to bag the first game. Well done girls. During the week, they travelled to Bansha to play their second game against Galtee Rovers.  They were not as fortunate in this game as the Galtee ladies proved to be the better team on the night. 

U12 panel includes Clodagh Kissane, Clodagh Ryan, Kate O Brien, Mary O’Brien, Laura Merrigan, Eva Corbett, Carmel Corby, Rachel Burke, Ciara Ryan, Sarah Farrell, Chloe Flanagan, Bronagh O’Connor, Alyson Kelly,  Erona Moylan, Caoimhe Carey, Danielle Ryan, Chantel McGrath, Nicole Shields, Megan Carey, Ciara Bowes, Chloe Ryan and Saoirse Frazer.

U10’s and U8’s headed off to Duneske Park Friday night for challenge matches against Cahir. The U10’s had a fantastic game. As the final whistle blew, there was only one point between these great performing teams, giving Cahir the win.  The U8’s put an immense performance into their game as they showed off the skills and drills that they have being learning during training. For some it was their first game so I suspect we will see some big improvements as they gain more game time on the field. Well done to all and a big thank you to Cahir for hosting the event. 

Remember Kellogg’s Cul camp is on the first week in July so get your registrations in now. Training for all ages from 6.30pm every Friday night in Sean Treacy Park. New members welcome.

Tipp Wheelers Cycling and Triathlon

On June 1st nine club members travelled to Athy Co Kildare to compete in an Olympic and sprint triathlon. This massive event attracted 2100 competitors from all over the country. Weather condition on the day were excellent and made the swim conditions easy in the local river.

 The Olympic distance consists of a 1500m swim, 40km bike, followed by a 10km run. First home for the club was Tommy Byrnes in a time of 2hr 22mins, just behind him was Noel Ryan in 2.22, Claire Devitt 2.32, Denis Cremins 2.32, Sean Bryan 2.32, Paddy O Callahan 2.39, and Richie English 2.46. Two of  our club ladies took part that evening in the sprint distance which consisted of 750m swim, 20km bike, followed by a 5km run. Both Denise Compton and Martina Byrnes had an excellent race where they were passing each other out on the bike and run, but it was Denise’s strong run finish that got the better of Martina in the end. Denise finished in 1hr 16min and Martina closely behind in 1.17. Well done to the lads who are showing great form and to Paddy, Richie and Denis, which this event was their second Olympic distance.  

On Wednesday Night June 5 at 8pm the Men’s meet and train will be holding a men’s 3km time trial at the Sports Complex track. Everyone are welcome to show and participate as all levels are catered for from walkers to sprinters and cost is €2. The ladies meet and train continues on Tuesday night from 7pm-8pm.

Tuesday June 11 the Tipp Wheelers will hold a 16km time trial from Oola village to the Dunne’s Stores roundabout and back to Oola village. This is the first time we have used this course in the last 2 years and the new road surface will guarantee fast times for everyone. Sign on in Oola village at 7pm with the first rider off at 7.15pm. Entry is €2 and all are welcome to come and have a go. A road wordy bike and helmet are compulsory.

For any more information on the above or any future events log on to

Arravale Rovers Juveniles

On Saturday June 1 our under 12 B and C hurlers played challenge matches against Solohead. It was a lovely day for the games and great hurling was seen in both matches. On the same day our under 13 youngsters played Clonmel Og in Clonmel in a challenge match thanks to Clonmel Og and Solohead for the matches.

On Monday May 27 our under 14 footballers played the semi final of the Shield against Cappawhite. The final score was Arravale 5-9 Cappawhite 1-1. The team played well throughout and deserved the win. It was a tight first half but the second half opened up and a good team display was the difference in the end. The final pitted Arravale against Knockavilla Kickhams and this was held on Monday June 3. A report about this game will be in next weeks paper. 

The hurling championship is starting up soon with the different under 12 and under 14 teams playing important games.

There is an under 10 hurling blitz on next Sunday in Dr. Morris Park texts about this will be sent during the week.

The Summer Cúl Camp is being held on July 1 - 5. People interested can apply online or contact the Club Secretary, or club coaches at training. 

Upcoming fixtures 

06-06-2013 (Thursday) Sean Treacy Park 18.45 Arravale Rovers (U12 D) V Galtee Rovers/St

Pecaun/Aherlow (U12 B)

Sean Treacy Park 18:45 Arravale Rovers (U12 C) V Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams (U12 D)

Lattin 7pm Lattin-Cullen (U12 A) V Arravale Rovers (U12 A)

08-06-2013 (Saturday) Sean Treacy Park 14:30 Arravale Rovers V Golden Kilfeacle/Rosegreen

10-06-2013 (Mon) Pairc Ciocaim 7pm Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams (U14 B) V Arravale Rovers (U14 B)

Pairc Ciocaim 8pm Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams V Arravale Rovers (U14 A)

Dundrum AC

Ruaidhri Devitt, Padraig Coen and Liam Butler finished first, second and third at a five-mile road race in Golden on Friday last with times of 29:11, 29:56 and 32 minutes. The club was also represented at the Moyne 10K with Kevin Moore leading the club home finishing in 4th position. It is great to see Kevin back in action. Dymphna Ryan ran brilliantly to win the ladies race in a new course record of 37:04. Brendan Kinnane was 10th and Stephen Ryan ran really well to record a time of 39:50. The Deadmans 5mile road race will take place this Friday night at 7.30.