By PRO Joe Bracken. TIPPERARY CLUB CHAMPIONSHIPS, Following the welcome news of progress in opening up the country from the recent Covid-19 lock down, the following is an outline of the revised FBD Insurance Co. Tipperary Club Championship dates as ratified at Co. Management Meeting on Wednesday June 24th.
The management committee put this plan in place to facilitate as many
games as possible for our clubs.
- The action will get under way on the weekend of July 18/19 with the
first round of the FBD Insurance Senior and Intermediate Football
- The following weekend, July 25/26 will see the first round of the FBD
Insurance Senior, Séamus Ó Riain and Intermediate Hurling championships take
- Round 2 of the football championships will take place on the weekend of
- The hurling championships will then take centre stage for the following
weekends, August 8/9 and 15/16 when rounds 2 and 3 will be played.
- The weekend of August 22/23 will see round 3 of the football
championships going ahead. This then brings to a close all senior group stages
in both codes.
- The FBD Insurance Hurling Quarter-Finals as well as the relegation
semi-finals will then take place on the weekend of August 29/30.
- To facilitate the possibility of a dual club reaching both hurling and
football semi-finals, those games, for now, are scheduled for the weekends of
September 5/6 and/or September 12/13.
- The FDB Insurance Senior Hurling, Séamus Ó Riain and Senior Football
relegation finals will take place on the weekend of September 12/13.
- The FBD Insurance Senior Hurling, Séamus Ó Riain and Senior Football
Finals will take place on the weekend of September 19/20.
- The FBD Insurance Intermediate Hurling and Football Finals the
following weekend, September 26/27.
- The Junior Hurling & Football A& B Championships are being
organised by Divisional boards. The divisional hurling finals are fixed for
October 3/4, with only winners going forward to county semi-finals
- The FBD Insurance Junior Football A& B Co. Finals will take place
on the weekend of December 5/6. Note, divisional winners only going forward to
- The FBD Insurance U21 and Minor Football Co. Finals will take place on
the weekend of November 21/22.
- The FBD Insurance Minor Hurling Co. Final will be played on the weekend
of September 5/6.
- As the FBD Insurance U21 Football Championship has already commenced,
this will have to reach its conclusion before any consideration can be made in
relation to the U21 Hurling Championship. With that in mind any decision made
in respect to that championship will be at the discretion of County CCC.
Co. CCC will meet early next week to draw the first round pairings for
the various championships. Note, however, the first round draws for the
football championships that are already made still stand
Best wishes to all our clubs in preparation for our FBD Insurance club
NEW TIPPERARY GAA CLUBS DRAW
The first draw in the New Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw
will take place on Friday 18th September. The venue will be confirmed nearer to
the time. On a good note we have the receipts packed and on their way to all
members this week with An Post. Within the envelope we have each member's;
- Receipt from last
year's draw 2019-2020, plus a section to renew with their membership card for
- Draw brochure
(Personalised where requested)
- A detailed leaflet with
additional information on the New Draw date, plus different options how members
can pay, and overleaf their clubs draw coordinator's phone number to make
On a regular basis clubs will be sent a
full list of payments received in Lár na Páirce office by post, bank card or
on-line, and these will be credited to your club account.
All clubs have now received their Club
starter packs for the new draw. If clubs need any extra documents contact the
office in Lár na Páirce and they will get them out to you. If there is a change
of co-ordinator in your club please notify the office immediately with the
Kelloggs GAA Cúl Camps will commence in
Tipperary on 20th July for six weeks to 28th August. This is a very welcome
outcome in light of where we were and where we have come from. Clubs, parents
and especially children can now look forward to some much needed on-field
activity. Understandably some clubs have decided not to host a camp in the
circumstances, and that is very reasonable. Clubs that are going ahead should
have in place all protocols around 'Covid-19' for which documentation has now
been released to all clubs.
Please check the following links for
GAA Covid resources and latest information:www.GAA.ie
Health Questionnaire available at:
GAA eLearning Awareness Module available at https://courses.gaa.ie/Covid19ClubEd/#/
Some important points to note are;
- Club coordinators and
assistants should complete the 'Covid-19' online awareness course prior to
hosting the camp and have certification printed.
- 'Covid-19' protocols
around sanitation, cleansing and signage should be in place
- All coaching staff
attending camps will have completed a rigorous training program to ensure safe
and professional running of camps.
- All bookings for camps
can ONLY be completed online.
- There is NOT a
requirement to cap numbers, but clubs can arrange their own requirement with
Games Development staff.
- Tipperary camps will
have a policy whereby members of the hosting club ONLY attend the camp.
- There will be strictly
NO exchanging of kits
- In line with GAA policy
clubs are not entitled to run a camp prior to running a Cúl Camp
- Clubs who wish to run a
camp after completing a Cúl Camp must apply for permission to the County
Games Development staff will be in touch
directly with camp coordinators in the coming days. In the meantime for clubs
hosting and participants attending we hope you all have an enjoyable and safe
CUMANN NA MBUNSCOL
The CumannnamBunscol School Equipment Collection Day will take place in Holycross
GAA Field between 1pm and 4pm on Friday week, July 3rd. All hand hygiene and
social distancing rules are to be strictly adhered to.
Any helmets that have not been
received by schools will be there for them to collect on the day.
This will be the only day that
schools can collect all equipment ordered, so please ensure somebody
representing the school is present.
Schools that are just waiting on
helmets need to be present to collect their helmets.
Please have a soft or hard copy of
your order form with you.
Anybody collecting gear will need
to wear gloves and we encourage people to wear masks also.
Please read the following
- Park at the old
dressing rooms just inside the main entrance gate on arrival.
- One way system, so on
arrival, please walk down behind the seats in the stand.
- When exiting after
collecting your gear, please walk down in front of the seats in the stand.
Walk, Run, Cycle Upperchurch Drombane fundraiser:
The club has organised a fundraiser on Saturday the
27thand Sunday 28thof June for their new parish walkway around their grounds in
Drombane. They'd love everyone to get involved and are asking all who can to
"Walk, Run or Cycle" any distance, anywhere and donate to their go
fund me page. They are hoping to reach a distance of 2150km which is equal to a
trip around Ireland. Please text your distance to 0879665385. The hope is that
all will have a safe place to walk, away from cars and other vehicles, once the
walkway is completed around the field in Drombane. The local loop walks can be
journeyed, the fields, driveways and around the world everyone can contribute.
The fundraiser will benefit everyoneinthe parish and will provide a safe place
to walk or run. You can donate online at www.gofundme.com/lap-of-ireland
Envelopes will be left at Ryan's shop Upperchurch and Drombane Creamery for
those not so au fait with computers and who just want to donate.
BORD GÁIS ENERGY GAA LEGENDS VIRTUALTOURS
star Eoin Kelly will be amongst the greats giving the public a unique insight
into their hurling and football careers when they take part in this year's
BordGáis Energy GAA Legends Virtual Tour Series. Over the summer months Eoin
will be joined by a host of other Gaelic Games legends who will be reliving
some of their proudest sporting moments in conversation with the team at the
the GAA Museum remaining closed until June 29th and restrictions on gatherings
still in place, the hugely popular BordGáis Energy GAA Legends Tour Series is
going online and will continue to give fans a fascinating insight into these
players' careers and ongoing relationships with Gaelic Games. Similar to the
traditional tours, the players will be interviewed by a GAA Museum tour guide
about their career, giving people a tour through their earliest memories of
playing Gaelic Games, lining out for club and county, their heroes and their
Croke Park memories, with the public able to watch online.
Kelly captained Tipperary to the Liam MacCarthy Cup in 2010, the day the
Premier County famously ended Kilkenny's hopes of five All-Ireland titles
BordGáis Energy Legends Virtual Tour series can be viewed on BordGáis Energy's
Rewards Club webpage bordgaisenergy.ie/my-rewards and the official GAA website
gaa.ie and on crokepark.ie/legends