by Joe BrackenSCÓR ALL-IRELAND FINALS
All-Ireland glory for North and South Tipp.Scenes of jubilation filled the Royal Theatre in Castlebar on Saturday last, 13 April when the South Tipp club of Newcastle and the North Tipp club of Newport were declared All-Ireland Champions in Scór Sinsir.Newcastle, below, were first to be announced All-Ireland winners when eight ladies stepped out in fine fashion and gave a splendid display in the Rince Fóirne competition, having been coached by dancer extraordinaire Kathy Coleman.
Representing Newcastle were Danielle McCarthy, Sinéad Grant, Leah Condon, Eimear O'Connor, Veronica McNamara, Orlaith Nugent, Chloe Hennebry, Kayleigh O'Brien. Comhghairdeas libh a chailíní.Newport, below, were then announced All-Ireland champions in the Léiriú (Novelty Act) competition having delighted the audience with a hilarious comedy entitled ‘FOWL PLAY AT THE BORDER'. Representing Newport were Tom McCabe, Paraic Kennedy, Caitríona O'Brien, Terry O'Brien, Gavin Ryan, John Tuohey, Carol O'Hara, and Mary Browne. Comhghairdeas libh a aisteoirí.Treasa McGrath from Newcastle was an All-Ireland finalist in the Aithriseoireacht / Scéalaíocht competiton and gave an outstanding performance of her own composition ‘YOU CAN'T PUT HER ON STAGE'. Treasa was narrowly defeated in what was a hotly contested competition. Maith thú a Threasa.
Earlier in the day Tipperary was proudly represented in a battle of the wits by the Moyne-Templetuohy Tráth na gCeist team (below) of Jim O'Meara, Paddy Moran, Francis Cleere and Tom Collier, photographed with Denis Floyd, Josephine Cahill and Mark Dunne. Maith sibh a bhuachaillí.
Comhghairdeas le Donncha de Flóid ó Thulach Sheasta who was Máistir na gCeist for the Tráth na gCeist event. Donncha was indeed a Máistir den scoth as he challenged the brains of the country with questions on hurling, camogie, Irish Culture, general knowledge, history, geography and current affairs. All-Ireland Scór was also an historic day for Seamus McGrath, below, from the Newcastle club as he was presented with a special award from John Horan, President of the GAA, for his work in Scór at club, county and provincial levels. Comhghairdeas leat a Shéamuis.
Tipperary Scór wishes to thank the hundreds of supporters who travelled from County Tipperary to Castlebar to lend support and cheer their heroes on. Tréaslaím arís leis na buaiteoirí in this historic year where Scór celebrates its 50th Anniversary. Tiobraid Árann abú! MUNSTER MINOR FOOTBALL CHAMPIONSHIP
The Tipperary minor footballers got their 2019 Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship off to the perfect start with a decisive 4-13 to 0-7 victory over Waterford in their Phase 1 Round 1 encounter last week.Captain, Kyle Shelly (Moycarkey-Borris) topped the scoring stakes, shooting 2-8 (6f) of his sides tally, with the other goals coming from Paddy Creedon (Thurles Sarsfields) and Tom Tobin (Rosegreen).This Wednesday evening, April 17th, the side travels to Cusack Park, Ennis, to take on Clare on round 2. This should be a much tougher encounter as Clare also had a large win over Limerick in their first match. The team has been announced by manager Matt O'Doherty and it shows the same starting fifteen as last week with three changes in personnel among the subs and it lines out as follows;1. James Griffin - Upperchurch-Drombane, 2. Christy McDonagh - Cahir, 3. Tadhg Condon - Clonmel Commercials, 4. Emmet Butler - Kilsheelan-Kilcash, 5. James Armstrong - Thurles Sarsfields, 6. Donagh Hickey - Arravale Rovers, 7. Conor Shanahan - Inane Rovers, 8. Paddy Creedon (Vice-Capt.) - Thurles Sarsfields, 9. Tom Tobin - Rosegreen, 10. Luke Seacy - Inane Rovers, 11. Ben Comerford - Grangemockler-Ballyneale, 12. Dara King - Ballina, 13. Liam McCormack - Durlas Óg, 14. Kyle Shelly (Capt.) - Moycarkey-Borris, 15. Eoin McCarthy - Clonmel Commercials, 16. Cian O'Mahony - Ardfinnan, 17. Darragh McCahey - Loughmore-Castleiney, 18. Liam King - Ballinahinch, 19. Edward Meagher - Loughmore-Castleiney, 20. James Corcoran - JK Brackens, 21. Leon Kennedy - Grangemockler-Ballyneale, 22. Jack Lillis - Drom-Inch, 23. Mark O'Connor - Clonmel Commercials, 24. Conor Cadell - JK Brackens.Additional panel members as follows; Jimmy Mullen - Drom-Inch, Eoin Wyse - Cahir, Josh Kennedy - Clonmel Commercials, Conor Neville - Kilsheelan-Kilcash, Francie Delaney - Cahir, Tomás Bourke - Boherlahan-Dualla, Jack Buckley - Cahir, Jamie Holloway - Carrick Swan, Peter McGarry - Moyle Rovers, Rory Collins - Moyle Rovers.Once again, we send best wishes to the team and management for this match against Clare this Wednesday where the referee will be Seamus Mulvihill (Kerry)Next week, April 24th in Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary will play their final round-robin match against Limerick where throw-in will be at 7pm.REFEREE
Best wishes to Sean Lonergan (Moyle Rovers) as he takes charge of the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Round 2 fixture between Waterford and Limerick in Fraher Field this Wednesday evening.CLUB FIXTURES
The first rounds of the Tipperary Water County Senior, Intermediate and Junior Football Championships took centre stage last weekend with results as follows;Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship - Group 1Round 1
Clonmel Commercials 0-9 Arravale Rovers 1-4Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship - Group 2 Round 1
JK Brackens 1-12 Ballyporeen 0-11 Ardfinnan 0-9 Kiladangan 0-2Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship - Group 3 Round 1
Loughmore-Castleiney 2-9 Kilsheelan-Kilcash 0-4Cahir 2-4 Aherlow Gaels 1-6 Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship - Group 4 Round 1
Moyle Rovers 0-7 Upperchurch-Drombane 0-6Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill 0-13 Killenaule 1-8 Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship - Group 1 Round 1
Moyle Rovers 0-9 Loughmore-Castleiney 0-6Golden-Kilfeacle 1-9 JK Brackens 3-0Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship - Group 2 Round 1
Clonmel Commercials 0-15 Cashel King Cormacs 0-4 Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship - Group 3 Round 1
Rockwell Rovers 2-16 Grangemockler-Ballyneale 0-6Clonmel Óg 1-14 Father Sheehy's 0-9Tipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship - Group 4 Round 1
Drom-Inch 3-12 Carrick Swans 0-3 Clonoulty-Rossmore 1-12 Fethard 2-8Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship - Group 1 Round 1
Newcastle 3-11 Arravale Rovers 0-2Shannon Rovers 3-6 Cahir 2-9Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship - Group 2 Round 1
Gortnahoe-Glengoole 1-10 Sean Treacy's 0-8 Mullinahone 1-11 Solohead 1-8Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship - Group 3 Round 1
St Patrick's 1-8 Cappawhite 1-3Portroe 3-8 Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams 3-7 Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship - Group 4 Round 1
Moyle Rovers 3-14 Rosegreen 1-4 Emly 0-13 Ardfinnan 0-9 Tipperary Water County Junior (A) Football Championship - Group 5 Round 1
Boherlahan-Dualla 3-5 Clerihan 2-2Ballylooby-Castlegrace 1-10 Ballingarry 0-9 The following are the county fixtures which will be played within the coming week. Outside of that there is a host of divisional games down for decision ranging from senior to underage.Tipperary Water County Senior Football Championship - Group 1 Round 1
17/04/2019 in New Inn at 20:00 Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun v Moyne-TempletuohyTipperary Water County Intermediate Football Championship - Group 2 Round 1
16/04/2019 in Littleton at 20:00 Moycarkey-Borris v BorrisokaneTipperary Water County Junior (B) Football Championship - Group 1 Round 1
20/04/2019 in Sean Treacy Park at 18:30 Galtee Rovers/St Pecaun v Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill21/04/2019 in Puckane at 12:00 Lorrha-Dorrha v Nenagh Éire ÓgTipperary Water County Junior (B) Football Championship - Group 2 Round 1
21/04/2019 in Fethard GAA Park at 12:00 Kilsheelan-Kilcash v Killenaule21/04/2019 in New Inn at 12:00 Moycarkey-Borris v BallyporeenTipperary Water County Junior (B) Football Championship - Group 3 Round 1
21/04/2019 in Templetuohy at 12:00 Thurles Gaels v JK Brackens21/04/2019 in Ned Hall Park at 12:00 Moyle Rovers v Clonmel CommercialsTipperary Water County Junior (B) Football Championship - Group 4 Round 1
20/04/2019 in Ballylooby at 18:30 Rockwell Rovers v Clonmel Óg24/04/2019 in Templetuohy at 20:00 Golden-Kilfeacle v Moyne-TempletuohyTipperary Water County Hurling League Div 2 - Group 1 Round 3
20/04/2019 in Holycross at 17:00 Holycross-Ballycahill v ClonakennyTipperary Water County Hurling League Div 3 - Group 1 Round 421/04/2019 in Boherlahan at 12:00 Boherlahan Dualla v BallinahinchFor results of all games and forthcoming fixtures please check https://tipperary.gaa.ie/fixtures-results/TIPPERARY GAA CLUB DRAWThe 2019/20 and 2020/21 Tipperary GAA Clubs draw has been launched and all clubs are actively renewing membership as the first draw for 2019/20 will take place on Friday May 10th.For anyone new wishing to join please contact your local club or the Lar na Páirce office 0504 22702 for more details.GROUNDS PERSON EDUCATIONAL DAYThe National Pitch Maintenance Workgroup is holding a Grounds Person Educational Day in Thurles on April 27th for the Munster region.This is a unique opportunity for grounds people, county/club officers (operationally responsible) for their club and /or county pitches who wish to carry out their work in a more informed manner.To register for the course please contact Kieran McGann by email to: email@example.com or for any queries contact Kieran on 086 773100 before Thursday, April 26th.POST PRIMARY
Congratulations to Tipperary schools who finished the year at Munster level with great success for the county. Colaiste Mhuire Durlas claimed the Munster U15 E Hurling Final following a 13-22 to 3-4 victory over St. Patricks Comprehensive School Shannon. Elsewhere, Colaiste Dun Iascaigh Cahir took the U16.5 D Corn Seosamh Uí Neill Football title following their 1-10 to 0-8 victory over Beara Community School.At county level, Our Lady's Templemore lifted the U17 Fitzgerald Hurling Cup with a 0-25 to 2-15 defeat of Nenagh CBS.HEALTH & WELLBEING
Congratulations to all our new Healthy Club officers who completed training last Thursday night in Lar na Pairce. Tutors for the evening were Collette Coady from Croke Park and Seamus Delaney from J.K. Bracken's. County Chairman John Devane welcomed the participants and assured them of the boards continued support for the Healthy Club Project. Tipperary now has twenty clubs signed up to the initiative. The county committee are encouraging clubs to support the annual Darkness into Light fundraiser for Pieta House on May 11th. This annual event provides vital funds for Pieta House to enable the organisation deliver vital services in the fight against suicide and self-harm. It is also important to note all its services are provided free of charge. The location nearest your club can be found by checking out www.darknessintolight.ie A Happy Easter to all from the Health & Wellbeing Committee.HANDBALL
Tipperary were involved in 6 All-Ireland 40x20 semi-finals at the weekend. It was a good weekend with 4 pairs reaching All Ireland finals which are fixed for Kingscourt in Cavan on the weekend of April 27th and 28th. In St Joseph's in Wexford, Brian O'Brien & John Kennedy (Silvermines) won in the MBD. Meanwhile, in O'Loughlin's in Kilkenny, Aiden O'Flaherty & Liam Bradshaw (Youghalarra/Newport) got through after 3 sets. On home soil in Nenagh, Joseph and Finbarr Ryan (Silvermines) had to fight every inch of the way in a 2-hour marathon to win in SMBD. While in the Ladies JBD Eleanor Percy & Síle Spain (Lahorna) were also victorious. Commiserations to Tipp players unfortunately failing to make the finals; Tony and Pat O'Flaherty (Youghalarra) in the GMAD and in the RMD to Jim Ryan and Paddy Collins (Silvermines/Ballina) Well done to all the players and best of luck to all in the All-Ireland Finals.KELLOGG'S CÚL CAMPS
The Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps are back for 2019. Registration includes the attractive and distinctive Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp kit that is supplied to participants and is worn with pride by young boys and girls all over the country. Children are coached in hurling, camogie, football and ladies' football and some camps offer rounders, handball and fun & run. One camp in each province will also receive a surprise visit from one of the inter-county player ambassadors who will be unveiled at a Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps' launch on April 9. The week-long Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camps are priced at €60, dropping to €55 for a second child and just €45 or a third and any additional children. Everyone who registers for a Kellogg's GAA Cúl Camp can enter a competition for a chance to win €5,000 worth of training gear for their team and a €500 voucher for themselves by entering the code from promotional packs of Kellogg's Corn Flakes or Rice Krispies in store from April or answering a question online. Register online now - gaa.ie/kelloggsculcamps