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Allianz Football League Round 1

Tipperary will get their 2024 Allianz Football League campaign underway this Saturday evening when they welcome Carlow to FBD Semple Stadium for a 6pm throw in. Tickets for this game are now available and can be purchased from the GAA website and also in selected Centra and Supervalu stores throughout the county at a cost of €12 for adults and €10 for students and OAP's. All under 16's will be admitted free once accompanied by an adult.

Dillon Quirke Foundation Senior Hurling Challenge

Tipperary will play Limerick in a senior hurling challenge game in aid of the Dillon Quirke Foundation in FBD Semple Stadium this Sunday January 28th.

The game will be refereed by up and coming referee Conor Doyle from the Silvermines club and is set to have a 2pm throw in. Given its proximity to the commencement of the Allianz hurling league, is expected to attract a large attendance.

Team managers Liam Cahill and John Kiely are expected to name strong sides for the game which will mean that there will be a host of household names taking to the field on the day.

The Dillon Quirke Foundation is a registered charity working to raise awareness of Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) and fund widespread cardiac screening for young people (aged 12-18) involved in sport. On average, Sudden Adult Death Syndrome (SADS) takes 100 young lives in Ireland every year. Cardiac screening can help prevent SADS by identifying heart conditions at an early stage before they cause symptoms. With your help, the Foundation's aim is to raise awareness and reduce the number of young people dying from SADS through a cardiac screening programme. The foundations hope for Dillon's legacy is that every young sports athlete, male and female in Ireland, will have mandatory screening for their heart.

Tickets for the game are now available to purchase from the ticket section of the Tipperary GAA website at a cost of €20 Tipperary GAA | Future Ticketing while tap and go card payments will also be accepted at the venue on the day. All under 16's will have free admission to the game.

The game will also be broadcast live by Tipperary GAA's official streaming partner Clubber with all monies raised being donated to the foundation. Supporters can watch the game by going to

Respect our Residents

With the busy GAA season about to get underway, Tipperary GAA are once again reminding all supporters to please respect all residents in areas around the various venues that our games will be taking place in 2024. In particular we ask supporters attending games in FBD Semple Stadium not to park in the residential areas surrounding the stadium and instead please use the designated car parks that will be publicised ahead of each game. We also ask supporters to respect all our matchday stewards many of whom are there in a voluntary capacity and all of whom are there with the primary aim of helping supporters.

February Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw

The February Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw will be held on the second Friday of the month on Fri Feb 9th in The Clough Inn Cloughjordan when January car winner and local man Thomas (Bomber) Killackey will be presented with his star prize.

The star prize in the February draw is a Toyota Yaris and the lotto jackpot is €5,000.

TUS Corn an Artaigh & Corn Uí Mhuirí Quarter-Finals

Mixed results for the two Tipperary schools in action last weekend as Thurles CBS lost out to Árdscoil Rís by  1-14 to 0-18 in Kilmallock. While in Cappamore, a fascinating finish to the game saw Nenagh CBS secure a heart stopping 2-18 to 1-17 win over Scoil Na mBraithre. Hard look also to the Abbey CBS Tipperary Town who were defeated by Tralee CBS on a score of 2-13 to 1-06.

County Committee Meeting

A County Committee meeting will take place in the Dome Thurles on Tues 30th Jan 2024 at 7:30pm.

The agenda for this meeting along with minutes of the various Management Committee meetings and last County Committee meeting, will be emailed out to each club secretary.

Contacting Underage Players

The GAA policy re texting/emailing information to underage players states that when we pass on information regarding games, training or other activities for the attention of our underage players that we do so via group texts and that these group texts should be sent to the parents/guardians of underage players. The same good practice guidance applies when using emails or social media sites. The team Coach, Club Registrar or the Club Rúnaí should obtain these relevant contact numbers/emails when an underage player is being registered on an annual basis. This recommendation only applies to underage players i.e. under 18 year of age.

If, for whatever reason, a parent/guardian insists or requests that the information is sent directly by the club to their child and gives this request in writing, the club may, if they so wish, accede to this request. However, if the club accedes to the request the information can only be sent as part of a group text and cannot be communicated individually to the underage player. A parental/guardian request to have such information sent directly to their child may be refused by the club in the interest of good practice.

The GAA would regard the individual texting of an underage player by their coach or mentor as being inappropriate and unacceptable and a breach of the above code.

An underage player is a person who is eligible to play in a game or event for persons under 18 years of age or a player who is under 18 years of age and playing above his age group. Legislation in Ireland also defines a child as any person under 18 years of age and parents/guardians therefore have a particular level of responsibility for their child's welfare while they remain under 18 years of age.

Can we?

The recommended group text mechanism is still preferred when texting county underage development squads and minor squads but if you have parental/guardian permission to group text underage players, you may avail of this option.

If an underage player is on the club's senior panel, the same recommendation applies and parental/guardian permission must be sought if you wish to directly communicate with the young person as part of a group text scheme.

Handball News

Another Busy weekend for Handball with the Juvenile County Finals on in Carrick on Suir for Boys and the Ladies She's Ace competitions Weekend in the National Handball Centre in Croke Park & St Bridgets in Dublin. The Boys finals in Carrick On Suir were keenly contested with a couple of very close games.

U10S Paddy Delaney Cashel Bt Fionn Harrington Silvermines 22/8 . U10D Conor Nolan & Alfie Finn C-O-Suir Bt Ronan Hegarty & Liam Treacy Silvermines 22/10. U11S Jonathan Delaney Cashel Bt Jim Cullinane Youghalarra 22/9. U12S Darragh Harrington Newport. U13S Ben Platt Silvermines Bt Darragh Cross Cashel 15/9, 9/15, 15/9 . U13D Charlie Walsh& Jamie O Shea C-O-Suir Bt Harry Quinn & Tiernan Dillon S/Mines 15/6, 15/1. U14S Shane Delaney Cashel Bt Luke Slattery Youghalarra 15/9, 15/11. U15S Rory Crosse Cashel Bt Josh Moroney Ballina 15/7, 8/15, 15/13. U15D Jack Walsh & Eoin Connolly Bt C-O-Suir Bt Daniel Boland & James O Dwyer Nenagh 15/5, 15/7. U16S David Cooke C-O-Suir Bt Shane Gleeson Nenagh 21/17, 21/20. U16D Daniel McKelvey & Conor Ryan Silvermines. U17S Jack O Sullivan Youghalarra. Finals still to be played are U11D Daniel Sherlock & Michael Hynes S/Mines V Tom Tobin & Harry O Dwyer C-O-Suir & in U14D Shane Harrington & Ronan O Mahony V Billy Murphy & Alex O Dwyer C-O-Suir

Tipperary players who competed in the She's Ace at the Weekend were all from Ballina. Emily Monaghan, Molly Joyce , Erin Neville, Ava Carey, Erin Neville, Noreen Neville & Karen Monaghan. A brilliant weekend was had by all with 4 wall , 1 wall, Mother & Daughter competitions, Various Skills & mini games. It was a great experience playing in the new Handball Centre especially in the all glass Showcourt.

Another busy weekend coming up with Nenagh & Youghalarra Clubs hosting the Munster Cumann na Mbunscoil Finals on Sunday commencing @ 11 AM in both courts with the Boys in Nenagh and the girls in Kilcoleman.

The Adult Munster Championships are also getting underway and a full report of the Tipperary entries next week.

Social Inclusion

The GAA would not exist without the communities we represent and serve. Every club in the Association already supports the development of its communities in a broad variety of ways, whether that's offering young people the chance to better themselves through sport or by supporting local charities through fundraising events and functions. The programs outlined in this section aim to highlight how clubs can maximize their positive influence, be that by becoming more age-friendly in engaging older members, supporting diversity and inclusion by encouraging individuals from all backgrounds, religions, sexual orientation and populations, or supporting the engagement of people with additional needs to become involved in GAA activities. For more information contact Wheelchair Hurling / Camogie Coordinator Tony Watene 086 1733563

Physical Activity

It is recommended by the World Health Organisation that children and young people (aged 2-18) should be active moderate to vigorous level, for at least 60 minutes every day. This should include muscle-strengthening, flexibility and bone-strengthening exercises 3 times a week. Adults (aged 18 - 64) should be active for at least 30 minutes a day of moderate activity on 5 days a week (or 150 minutes a week). Older people (aged 65+) should be active for at least 30 minutes a day of moderate intensity activity on 5 days a week, or 150 minutes a week with a focus on aerobic activity, muscle strengthening and balance. People with disabilities should be as active as their ability allows and should aim to meet adult guidelines of at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity activity on 5 days a week.

The Irish Government launched a national physical activity plan in 2016. It's key target is to increase the number of people taking regular exercise by 1% a year over ten years - that's around 50,000 people every year or half a million in total - by making exercise a normal part of everyday life and giving people more opportunities to be active. While GAA clubs and coaches assist countless people in achieving their recommended physical activity levels through training for and playing our games we can always do more to help those who are less physically active.