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Tipperary Football Features Prominently in 2018 Annerville Awards

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Sun Dec 16, 2018

Alan Campbell, Annerville Award recipient 2018

The 2018 Annerville Award recipients have been announced and we are delighted to extend our congratulations to Alan Campbell, Pete Savage and Michael “Babs” Keating.

2019 Tipperary senior football vice-captain led his club Moyle Rovers to county senior championship honours earlier this year and after his sterling performances for both club and county he has been rightly acknowledged with an award.

Another recipient is Ardfinnan’s Pete Savage. Pete has given a lifetime of service to both club and county and rarely misses a Gaelic football match. Active with both the Friends of Tipperary Football and the Tipperary Football Committee this award is richly deserved.

Tipperary’s LGFA star Aishling Moloney was also acknowledged for her exploits this year. One of the top forwards in the game the Cahir attacker is every defenders’ nightmare. 

Michael “Babs” Keating is probably better known for his exploits in hurling but he first started his inter-county career with the footballers joining the senior panel in 1960 having already played minor and under-21. He won a Railway Cup medal with Munster in 1970 while captaining the county to the division two title in 1971. 

Congratulations to all four winners. These prestigious awards go to the outstanding amateur sport stars throughout Tipperary and will be presented by the Tipperary United Sports Panel in the Clonmel Park Hotel on January 26th. 

The full list of winners are: 

  • Athletics – Miriam Daly, Carrick-on-Suir. 
  • Boxing – Ellie Mai Gartland, Clonmel.
  • Camogie – Cait Devane, Clonoulty/Rossmore. 
  • Equestrian – Max and Tom Wachman, Cashel.  
  • Gaelic Football – Alan Campbell, Moyle Rovers.
  • Handball -Sinéad Meagher, Nenagh.
  • Hurling – Jason Forde, Silvermines. 
  • Ladies Football – Aishling Moloney, Cahir.
  • Pitch and Putt – James Cleary, Clonmel.
  • Sailing – Aisling Keller, Nenagh.
  • Soccer- Christopher Higgins, St. Michael’s, Tipperary town.
  • Sean Lyons Sports Executive – Liam Cahill, Ballingarry. 
  • Tennis – Katie Morrissey, Cashel.
  • Jimmy Cooney Lifetime Achievement – Pete Savage, Ardfinnan.
  • Knocknagow – Michael ‘Babs’ Keating, Ardfinnan.   
Pete Savage shares a joke with senior manager Liam Kearns and Tipperary county board chairman John Devane

Award One Youth and Adult Football Coaching Course

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri Dec 14, 2018

Tipperary GAA will offer an Award 1 Football course aimed at Youth and Adult Football coaches, under 14 to senior level club coaches. 

The course covers a number of key modules including:

Technical Proficiency
Tactical Prowess
Team Play
Physical Fitness
Playing Facts
Psychological Focus

The focus of the course is the further development of the ‘How to Coach’ skills by placing the participant in situations that they will face as coaches – the organisation of games,skill development, activities to develop skill and activities to develop the various aspects of physical fitness.

By the end of this course participants will be able to:

Organise a programme of games and skill development activities appropriate to each participant’s needs and abilities

Organise progressive activities (drills and games) to develop five key skills

Organise progressive activities to develop movement skills appropriate to Gaelic Games

Organise and manage players for an effective practice session through six “How to coach skills” including; Build Rapport, Observe, Analyse, Explain, Provide Demonstration and Provide Positive Feedback to Players 

The course philosophy;
Tipperary GAA is committed to implementing an integrated Coach Education Programme with a view to maximizing participation, optimizing playing standards and ensuring that players needs are catered for in a balanced way.

Dates for the course include;

21st,24th,28th and 31st  January, 4th of February.
Time – 7.30pm – 9.30pm

Venue -Lar na Pairce and  Dr Morris Park for practical.

Cost 50 Euro per coach.

To register your place on the course please e-mail as soon as possible, places will be limited.

Tipperary Football Committee AGM 2018

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Thu Dec 13, 2018

Last night in the Anner Hotel Thurles, the Tipperary Football Committee held their AGM

Friends of Tipperary Football chairperson Michael Power makes a presentation to his namesake and outgoing treasurer Michael Power. Also in the photograph are Tipperary senior football captain Conor Sweeney and senior manager Liam Kearns

In front of a large attendance chairperson of the Tipperary Football Committee Barry O’Brien welcomed attendees and  thanked all who hard worked so hard for the betterment of Tipperary football in 2018. 

The following officers were returned unopposed for 2019:

  • Barry O’Brien (Fr. Sheehy’s) Chairperson
  • Conor O’Dwyer (Upperchurch Drombane) Vice-Chairperson
  • Hugh Coughlan (Moyne Templetuohy) Secretary
  • Enda O’Sullivan (Nenagh Éire Óg) PRO

For a full report on the AGM please see Brian McDonnell’s article from the Tipperary Star.

Attendees at the Friends of Tipperary Football AGM last week

Friends of Tipperary Football

2019 membership of the Friends of Tipperary Football is now open and can be purchased for the very reasonable price of €20 by clicking the join tab at the top of this page or by contacting any committee member.

Tipperary Football Committee AGM

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Mon Dec 10, 2018

The annual general meeting of the Tipperary Football Committee takes place in the Anner Hotel, Thurles on Wednesday, December 12th at 8pm. 

Tipperary Football Committee secretary Hugh Coughlan and chairperson Barry O’Brien

All clubs are invited to send a representative to the meeting.

The Agenda is as follows:

  • Minutes of the 2017 AGM
  • Secretary’s report
  • Address by John Devane, chairperson Tipperary County Board
  • Appointment of officers
  • Nominations for the management committee
  • Progress report of the strategic plan by vice-chairperson Conor O’Dwyer
  • Report from the Friends of Tipperary Football chairperson Michael Power
  • AOB

2019 Tipperary GAA Yearbook on Sale Now

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Sun Dec 09, 2018

The 2019 Tipperary GAA Yearbook is on sale now in all good bookshops and newsagents throughout the Premier County

Once again the Tipperary Yearbook Committee have produced a magnificent publication that is a must have for all Tipperary GAA supporters.

It features the successful All-Ireland under-21 winning side as well as the Munster minor champions and the Tipperary LGFA side that captured the league title in Parnell Park. Crammed with news and results from our club competitions and schools’ games this is a fantastic record of everything that happened in 2018. 

With 224 colourful pages covering all aspects of the GAA in Tipperary this year, this publication is on sale for an amazing €10 and will make the ideal Christmas present for all Premier followers. 

Friends of Tipperary Football AGM

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Wed Dec 05, 2018

The AGM of the Friends of Tipperary Football will take place this Friday, December 7th, at 8pm in the Horse and Jockey Hotel.

Friends of Tipperary Football chairperson Michael Power

Everyone is more than welcome to attend and if you would like to get involved in the Friends this is the ideal opportunity. It is a great way to meet new likeminded people and play your part in developing Gaelic football in the Premier county.

2019 membership of the Friends is now open and you can join online here or by clicking the Join tab at the top of this page.

In 2018, the Friends of Tipperary Football were made up of the following officers:

Michael Power (Moycarkey Borris) Chairperson

Helen Hawe (Grangemockler/Ballyneale) Vice-Chairperson

Trish Gavin (Moyne Templetuohy) Secretary

Michael Power (Newcastle) Treasurer

Andy Fogarty (Thurles Gaels) Public Relations Officer