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Car parking facilities will be available in the following venues around Semple Stadium. Patrons are asked to be considerate when parking and not to block access ways, entrances etc.
Thurles Greyhound Stadium.
Parnell St Car Park
Liberty Square Car Park
Munster Hotel Car Park
The draw for tickets for Tipperary’s next two games was made this evening and we send our congratulations to Kevin Fahey, Clonmel Commercials who has won tickets to this weekend’s game against Meath while Nenagh Éire Óg’s Emily McAuliffe has won herself match tickets for the game against Louth.
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— Tipp Ladies Football (@TippLadiesFB) February 22, 2018
posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Wed Feb 21, 2018
It is fair to say that as we approach the midway point of this year’s Allianz National Football League Division Two campaign that both Meath and Tipperary have endured a topsy-turvy season to date with a win, a draw and a loss each. Such a mixed bag of results has ensured that both teams will be hoping to kick start their seasons with victory on Saturday and cement themselves firmly in the race for promotion. This game promises to be an entertaining, sporting clash between two well matched sides and playing it under floodlights certainly adds to the occasion as it tends to create a fantastic atmosphere for supporters and offers something a little different to the traditional Sunday afternoon league matches.
While the sides last met in 2010 in the league, with Tipperary coming out on top on a 1-9 to 0-10 score line, one has to travel back 122 years for our first and only championship meeting, the All-Ireland final of 1895 (played in 1896) where once again Tipperary endured, this time by one point, 0-4 to 0-3 in front of 8,000 spectators. This was a historic final for a number of reasons. It was the first year that the hurling and football finals were held in Croke Park, then called Jones Road, with Tipperary recording a unique double with the hurlers also capturing All-Ireland glory accounting for aged old rivals Kilkenny, 6-8 to 0-1. Also, it was the final time that a goal was worth five points with its value reduced to three for the 1896 campaign, a rule that still stands to this very day.
Tipperary, represented by the county champions Arravale Rovers, won the game in controversial circumstances over Navan side, Pierce O’ Mahoney’s. Willie Ryan, scorer of all of Tipperary’s points, was by all accounts the best player on display with Canon Philip Fogarty in the Tipperary GAA Story describing how he kicked the ball from midfield, followed it into the forward area, caught it again and kicked the equalizing score. With time just up, Tipperary won a free and Ryan took on the responsibility and sent the Premier into the lead, a lead they would not surrender.
However, the following day The Dublin Press published a letter from the referee, J.J. Kenny, in which he confessed “that one of the Tipperary scores was illegal, because it was secured from inside the twenty-one yards mark, and that therefore the match should have been a draw”. The Central Council of the GAA met soon afterwards and decided that the final score would stand, with Meath sportingly not seeking a replay. Instead, another match was arranged between the sides with a new set of medals on offer for the victors. This time the game ended on 0-5 apiece and a third game was required to separate these great teams. On the final occasion, Arravale Rovers prevailed 2-13 to 1-4.
Interestingly, following the All-Ireland final with the crowds cleared from the pitch, the GAA held a long football kick competition with John Luddy, Tipperary town, winning on 66 yards, just one ahead of Pat Davern of Templemore.
We extend our congratulations to Liam Casey, Jimmy Feehan and Charlie Manton who were part of the University College Dublin side which captured the Sigerson Cup last weekend after a dramatic win over the National University of Ireland, Galway, 1-13 to 2-9. In fact, Liam Casey kicked the last two points of the game to ensure that this prestigious title went to the capital.
We extend our congratulations to the Tipperary LGFA side which defeated Tyrone last Sunday in Drumragh Sarsfields GAA Club, Tyrone, 0-12 to 0-9. The team have been on a phenominal run of form going unbeaten throughout 2017 and they have won all their games so far in 2018. Next up is another trip to Ulster, this time Cavan, and we send them our best wishes.
Saturday, February 24th
North Tipperary Under-21 A Football Final
Borrisokane v Clonakenny-Moneygall
Venue: Borrisokane 3pm Extra time in the event of a draw
North Tipperary Under-21 B Football Championship Final
Newport v Kilruane MacDonagh’s
Venue: Dolla 3pm Extra time in the event of a draw
Sunday, February 25th
Clonmel Oil South Tipperary Under-21 A Football Championship Final
Clonmel Commercials or Kilsheelan-Kilcash v Moyle Rovers
Venue: Cahir 11.30am Extra time in the event of a draw
South Tipperary Under-21 B Football Semi-Final
Killenaule V Anner Gaels
Monroe, 12pm Extra time in the event of a draw
Saturday, February 24th
West Tipperary Under-21 B Football Championship Final
Knockavilla Kickhams v Golden-Kilfeacle
Venue: Clonoulty 2.30pm Extra time in the event of a draw
Sunday, February 25th
West Tipperary Under-21 A Football Championship Final
Cashel King Cormacs v Clonoulty-Rossmore
Venue: Bansha 12 noon Extra time in the event of a draw
Saturday, February 24th
Darmody Sports Turf Mid Tipperary Under-21 A Football Championship Final
Loughmore-Castleiney v JK Bracken’s Og
Venue: Templetuohy 5pm Extra time in the event of a draw
Darmody Sports Turf Mid Tipperary Under-21 B Football Championship Final
Upperchurch-Drombane v Moyne Temlpetuohy-Thurles Gaels
The Ragg 2pm Extra time in the event of a draw
Well done to the whole @TippLadiesFB Senior Panel on a fantastic win in Tyrone today to make it 3 from 3 in the @LadiesFootball @lidl_ireland National League Div 2. They showed great guts, determination and skill to overcome the effects of a long journey North this morning.
— Shane Ronayne (@spronayne) February 18, 2018
I was down helping out with @TippfootballGAA training last night and I got to congratulate my 2 pals @JimmyFeehan & @Liam_Kc for winning the Sigerson cup final with @UCDGAA 🏆 they did their county very proud!! Now lads back 2 normal Tipp vs Meath on Saturday👍🏻😊 @TippFMSport pic.twitter.com/XwzTRB3285
— Kevin Hanly (@kevinhanly32) February 21, 2018
Bit of a disaster on & off the field last Sunday. Thanks for all the messages & well wishes. Both myself and my family really appreciate it. Thanks to all at the game & in Limerick Regional who took such good care of me. Finally massive thanks to Doc Hynes & @Ian_M_Dowling
— shane stapleton (@goldenstapo) February 17, 2018
posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Sun Feb 18, 2018
We extend our congratulations to Charlie Manton, Jimmy Feehan and Liam Casey on winning the 2018 Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup this afternoon following their 1-13 to 2-9 win over National University College, Galway at Santry Avenue.
In fact, the Cahir man Casey scored a 62nd match winning point to secure a 34th Sigerson Cup win for the Belfield side.
1 Lauren Fitzpatrick Ballymacarbry
2 Siobhan Condon Aherlow
3 Maria Curley Templemore
4 Emma Buckley Cahir
5 Brid Condon Aherlow
6 Samantha Lambert Ardfinnan
7 Lorraine O Shea Mullinahone
8 Jennifer Grant Brian Borus
9 Niamh Lonergan Moyle Rovers
10 Roisin Howard Cahir
11 Caoimhe Condon Brian Borus
12 Aishling Moloney Cahir
13 Gillian O Brien Moyle Rovers
14 Aisling McCarthy Cahir
15 Orla O Dwyer Boherlahan
17 Shauna Quirke Cappawhite
18 Anna Rose Kennedy Aherlow
19 Sarah Everard Moyle Rovers
20 Courtney Lonergan Clonmel Commercials
21 Aoibhe O’Shea Mullinahone
22 Roisin McGrath Moyle Rovers
23 Kate Davey Fethard
24 Laura Dillon Ardfinnan
25 Grainne Condon Aherlow
We extend our best wishes to Liam Casey (Cahir), Charlie Manton (Fethard) and Jimmy Feehan (Killenaule) who are all part of the University College Dublin side who face the National University of Ireland, Galway in tomorrow’s Electric Ireland Sigerson Cup final to be played in Santry Avenue at 15.30.
For those who can’t make the match it will be broadcast live on http://www.tg4.ie
posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri Feb 16, 2018
Today, at Jim Strang & Sons Motors Kilsheelan, David Power, manager of the Tipperary Under-20 football team, was presented with a brand-new Peugeot Partner for the panel to use to carry vital equipment to training and matches.
Such are the modern day demands on teams that gone is the era of simply bringing a set of jerseys and bottles of water to a game and now all sorts of accessories are required, from training poles to exercise bicycles and as such, a state of the art van is a must for any ambitious side.
Jim Strang and Sons are a contemporary ambitious business and make the perfect partners with the equally enthusiastic Tipperary Under-20 footballers.
Speaking today Gina Strang commented that the company “are proud to be associated with Tipperary football which, like ourselves, is going from strength to strength. Peugeot is a fabulous brand just like the Premier footballers and so we make the perfect fit.”
Her father Jim mentioned that “it’s great to be involved with such an ambitious group of players and hopefully they’ll have many great wins throughout the year”.
Manager David Power is delighted with the partnership and wanted “to thank Jim Strang & Sons for sponsoring the van and it shows just how professional our set up is that a company like this wanted to get on board. Their kindness has given everyone involved a massive boost which we will carry throughout the year.”
Also present today at the launch were Tipperary County Board officers Tim Floyd and Joe Bracken, Tipperary Football Committee officers Barry O’ Brien and Hugh Coughlan along with members of the Under-20 management and panel.
For further information on Jim Strang & Sons Motors please visit their website www.jimstrang.ie
The Tipperary Under-20 side will play their opening championship match on 15th June in Páirc Uí Rinn against Cork.