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Aishling Moloney – Division One Team of the Year

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Thu May 16, 2019

Congratulations are extended to Tipperary and Cahir LGFA star Aishling Moloney who has been named on the Lidl National League division one team of the year

www.sportsfocus.ie

Shane Ronayne’s side maintained their division one status at the first time of asking following a great win over Monaghan earlier this year and Moloney was instrumental in helping the Premier ladies achieve this early season goal.

Her performances in the Blue and Gold in recent years has attracted a lot of attention including her phenomenal performance against Limerick last weekend in Semple Stadium where she scored 4-13 (0-4 frees) in the championship.

The full team is as follows: Martina O’Brien (Cork), Martha Byrne (Dublin), Hannah Looney (Cork), Melissa Duggan (Cork), Shauna Kelly (Cork), Sinéad Burke (Galway), Charlotte Cooney (Galway), Louise Ward (Galway), Niamh Cotter (Cork), Karen Guthrie (Donegal), Niamh McEvoy (Dublin), Aishling Moloney (Cahir, Tipperary), Eimear Scally (Cork), Róisín Leonard (Galway), Orla Finn (Cork).

 

Fantastic Limerick Knock Tipperary out of the 2019 Munster Championship

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Sun May 12, 2019

A superb display from Billy Lee’s Limerick earned the Shannonsiders a well-deserved win over Tipperary in the Munster senior quarter-final in Semple Stadium

© www.sportsfocus.ie

Munster Senior Quarter-Final

Tipperary 1-10 Limerick 3-11

When referee James Molloy stood with his arms outstretched as he blew the full-time whistle it was clear for all to see in Semple Stadium just what this win meant for Limerick as players and supporters celebrated in the dying light of the May sunshine in Semple Stadium. Ranked at 1/20 outsiders Limerick flung the form book out the window as they recorded their first win in the Munster championship since 2012 in front of 2,165 spectators.

Having won just two games in division four of the Allianz league this year few gave Limerick any chance in this encounter but they themselves played with a focused passionate desire as they tore into Tipperary from the off. By half time the sides were level 0-8 apiece but the visitors to Semple Stadium were clearly the better side and would have been disappointed not to be in front.

At midfield Tommy Childs and Darragh Treacy dominated, winning numerous kick outs and subsequently set up many attacks with Jamie Lee and Adrian Enright in particular benefitting scoring 0-2 each.

Tipperary needed to hit the ground running in the second period but it was Limerick, through a majestic point from captain Iain Corbett, who opened the scoring. Eleven minutes later Corbett blasted home the game’s opening goal and not long later Cillian Fahy added their second. Tipperary were shellshocked and it took until the 59th minute for them to get their first score of the second half, a Conor Sweeney pointed free.

Five minutes later Michael Quinlivan kicked a superb goal to give the Premier hope of an undeserved win as the gap was reduced to 2-11 to 1-9 but Limerick showed their mettle, they refused to panic and remained composed in possession and were duly rewarded when Peter Nash finished a fine move to the net.

For Liam Kearns and Tipperary they now await their fate in the qualifier draw while Limerick look forward to a Munster semi-final clash with Cork.

Tipperary: E Comerford, A Campbell, J Meagher, S O Connell, K Fahey, R Kiely, E Moloney, S O’Brien(0-1), L Casey(0-1), J Keane, P Maher, B Fox, C Sweeney(0-4,3fs), M Quinlivan(1-2), L McGrath( 0-2, 2fs). Subs: L Boland for Maher, and B Maher for Kiely(h/t), J Kennedy for Keane(49minutes), D Brennan for Fahey(57 minutes), D O Meara for Fox(66 minutes), J Feehan for Meagher(71minutes)

Limerick: D O Sullivan; B Fanning, S O’Dea, P Maher, C McSweeney, I Corbett(1-2), G Brown, D Treacy, T Childs, A Enright(0-2), C Fahey(1-2), M Fitzgibbon, S McSweeney(0-1,f), S O Carroll, J Lee(0-4,1f). Subs: P Nash(1-0) for Lee(62 minutes), S Keeley for Enright(70 minutes), P de Brun for Fitzgibbon(70 minutes)

Referee: J Molloy, Galway

Michael Quinlivan kicks home Tipperary’s goal © www.sportsfocus.ie

Tipperary LGFA

Tipperary goalkeeper Lauren Fitzpatrick wonders if she will have anything to do while Limerick’s Maire Lyons wonders if there’s anything more she can do © www.sportsfocus.ie

Munster Intermediate LGFA Championship

Tipperary 10-22 Limerick 0-4

In better news the Tipperary LGFA side recorded a comprehensive 10-22 to 0-4 win over Limerick in the Munster intermediate championship. From the off it was clear that there was only going to be one winner as the Premier completely outclassed their opponents, scoring at will. Shane Ronayne will know his side will face sterner tests in the weeks and months ahead but for now he will be thrilled with the application shown by his charges.

Aisling McCarthy was just one of several superb Premier players last night © www.sportsfocus.ie

Jimmy Cunningham

It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Inane Rovers and Roscrea stalwart Jimmy Cunningham during the week. Jimmy was a lifelong GAA supporter and passed on his vast knowledge of Gaelic games to numerous youths in Roscrea and beyond over the years.

A popular figure, he was masseur to the Tipperary football teams for many years and was involved with the Munster under-21 winning sides of 2010 and 2015 as well as the Munster minor and All-Ireland winning side of 2011. Many of the current senior footballers knew Jimmy well as he was masseur with the senior team until 2015.

To help with the medical costs and to relieve pressure on the family a Benefit Game has been organised in St. Cronan’s Park Roscrea on Saturday 25th May at 6pm which will be followed by refreshments, music and a monster auction in Phelan’s Market House Roscrea.

Items on the night to be auctioned include signed jerseys from the Tipperary hurling and Gaelic football teams, signed Munster and Leinster rugby jerseys along with trailers of timber and turf among other items.

This promises to be a fun filled evening with Jimmy having served with numerous teams both inside and outside the county and highly respected by all those who have had the pleasure of working alongside him down through the years. Players and management from all these teams will be in attendance on the night.

Tickets are priced at €10 and are currently on sale from committee members, all pubs in Roscrea and various GAA clubs across the county. Your support for this event would be greatly appreciated.

Collection last night outside Semple Stadium

 

Tipperary side to play Limerick

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri May 10, 2019

The Tipperary team to play Limerick in their Munster Senior Football Championship Quarter-final tomorrow night May 11th, at 7pm in Semple Stadium has been announced by manager Liam Kearns.He has handed a championship debut to Paul Maher (Kilsheelan-Kilcash) and welcomes back Robbie Kiely (Carbery Rangers) who was unavailable for the recent league campaign.

Robbie Kiely

The team lines out as follows;

1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
2. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
3. John Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney
4. Shane O’Connell – Golden-Kilfeacle
5. Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials
6. Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers
7. Emmett Moloney – Drom-Inch
8. Steven O’Brien – Ballina
9. Liam Casey – Cahir
10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
11. Paul Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill            
13. Conor Sweeney (Capt.) – Ballyporeen
14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials
15. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney

16. Michael O’Reilly – Clonmel Commercials
17. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule
18. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
19. Gavin Whelan – Ardfinnan
20. Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
21. Daire Brennan – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
22. Liam Boland – Moyle Rovers
23. Dan O’Meara – Kiladangan
24. Ben Hyland – Fr. Sheehy’s
25. John Lyons – Grangemockler-Ballyneale
26. Jack Delahunty – Newport

 

The Tipperary team to play Cork in their Munster Senior Hurling Championship Round 1 fixture on Sunday next, May 12that 4pm in Páirc Uí Chaoimh has been announced by manager Liam Sheedy.
It sees a return to the starting line-up for Brendan Maher (Borris-Ileigh) in what is a strong and experienced side from one to fifteen.

The team is as follows;

1. Brian Hogan – Lorrha-Dorrha
2. Cathal Barrett – Holycross-Ballycahill
3. James Barry – Upperchurch-Drombane
4. Seán O’Brien – Newport
5. Brendan Maher – Borris-Ileigh
6. Ronan Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
7. Padraic Maher – Thurles Sarsfields
8. Noel McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
9. Michael Breen – Ballina
10. Niall O’Meara – Kilruane MacDonaghs
11. Séamus Callanan (Capt.) – Drom-Inch
12. Patrick Maher – Lorrha-Dorrha
13. John O’Dwyer – Killenaule
14. Jason Forde – Silvermines
15. John McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney

16. Paul Maher – Moyne-Templetuohy
17. Ger Browne -Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams
18. Robert Byrne – Portroe
19. Willie Connors – Kiladangan
20. Cian Darcy – Kilruane MacDonaghs
21. Alan Flynn – Kiladangan
22. Barry Heffernan – Nenagh Éire Óg
23. Mark Kehoe – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
24. Donagh Maher – Burgess
25. Dan McCormack – Borris-Ileigh
26. Jake Morris – Nenagh Éire Óg

 

The Tipperary minor hurling team to play Cork in their opening Munster Hurling Championship Round 1 fixture  on Sunday next has also been announced by manager Paul Collins. 

It includes two players from last year’s Munster winning team, John Campion (Drom & Inch) and Conor O’Dwyer (Cashel King Cormacs).

The team lines out as follows:

1. Shane Gleeson – Kiladangan
2. Sam Loughran – Ballina
3. Gearoid Ryan – Cappawhite
4. Jamie Duncan – Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams
5. Ed Connolly – Loughmore-Castleiney
6. Michael Corcoran – Silvermines
7. Conor O’Dwyer – Cashel King Cormacs
8. Ryan Walsh – Fethard
9. Ciaran McCormack – Loughmore-Castleiney
10. Cathal Deely – St. Mary’s
11. John Campion (Capt.) – Drom-Inch
12. Jack Leamy – Golden-Kilfeacle
13. Colm Fogarty – Lorrha-Dorrha
14. Conor McKelvey – Silvermines
15. Darragh Stakelum – Durlas Óg

16. Paidi Williams – Kilruane MacDonaghs
17. Darragh Brennan – Skeheenarinky
18. Tony Cahill – Drom-Inch
19. Stephen Ferncombe – Clonoulty-Rossmore
20. Ben Loughman – Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams
21. Eoin Marnane – Golden-Kilfeacle
22. Matthew Power – Ballina
23. Conor Ryan – Borrisokane
24. Luke Shanahan – Upperchurch-Drombane

Tipperary LGFA Team for Limerick Clash

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri May 10, 2019

Manager Shane Roynane has revealed the starting line up of the Tipperary LGFA side ahead of Saturday’s exciting double header in Semple Stadium

Manager Shane Ronayne © www.sportsfocus.ie

 

Players Name Ainm Club
1 Lauren Fitzpatrick L Ní Gíolla Phádraig Ballymacarbry
2 Lucy Spillane L Ní Spealain Fethard
3 Samantha Lambert S Ní Laimbeart Ardfinnan
4 Emma Cronin E Ní Chroinín Moyle Rovers
5 Brid Condon B Ní Chondúin Aherlow
6 Maria Curley M Ní Thoireaclaigh Templemore
7 Caitlin Kennedy C Ní Chinnéide Aherlow
8 Anna Rose Kennedy Á R Ní Chinnéide Aherlow
9 Aisling McCarthy A Ní Chárthaigh Cahir
10 Roisin Daly R Ní Dhailigh Moyne Templetouy
11 Aishling Moloney A Ní Mhaoldomhnaigh Cahir
12 Caoimhe Condon C Ní Chondúin Brian Borus
13 Courtney Lonergan C Ní Lonergáin Clonmel Commercials
14 Anna Carey Á Ní Chiardha Clonmel Commercials
15 Ava Fennessy E Ní Fionnghusa Clonmel Commercials
16 Rachel Sweeney R Ní Suibhne Holycross
17 Niamh Martin N Ní Mhairtín Sliabh na mBan
18 Laura Dillon L Ní Dhiolún Ardfinnan
19 Emma Morrissey E Ní Mhuirgheasa Aherlow
20 Angela McGuigan A Ní Uiginn Sliabh na mBan
21 Rosanna Kiely R Ní Chadhla Cahir
22 Niamh Lonergan N Ní Lonergáin Moyle Rovers
23 Cora Maher C Ní Mheachair Moyle Rovers
24 Marie Creedon M Ní Críodáin Thurles Sarsfields
25 Emma Buckley E Ní Bhuachalla Cahir
26 Katie Cunningham C Ní Cuinneagáin Lattin Cullen
27 Muireann Llyod M Lloyd Moyne Templetouy

 

Meanwhile in other news Tipperary dual star Orla O’Dwyer has signed for Australian Rules side Brisbane Lions for the upcoming season. We extend our congratulations to the Boherlahan Dualla star and for more information read Jeddy Walsh’s post in the Nationalist here.

 

Tipperary Minor team to play Clare 2019

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Tue May 07, 2019

The Tipperary team to play Clare in the Electric Ireland Munster Minor Football Championship Phase 1 Final, in LIT Gaelic Grounds this Wednesday evening, May 8th at 7pm has been announced by manager Matt O’Doherty.

There is just one change in the starting personnel from round 3 as Jamie Holloway (Carrick Swan) makes his first appearance of the campaign having recovered from injury to take his place among the forwards.

The team 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. Rory Collins – Moyle Rovers
12. Ben Comerford – Grangemockler-Ballyneale
13. Eoin McCarthy – Clonmel Commercials
14. Kyle Shelly (Capt.) – Moycarkey-Borris
15. Jamie Holloway – Carrick Swan

16. Cian O’Mahony – Ardfinnan
17. Liam King – Ballinahinch
18. Darragh McCahey – Loughmore-Castleiney
19. Liam McCormack – Durlas Óg
20. Conor Cadell – JK Brackens
21. Jack Lillis – Drom & Inch
22. Jimmy Mullen – Drom & Inch
23. James Corcoran – JK Brackens
24. Mark O’Connor – Clonmel Commercials

Jimmy Cunningham Benefit Night

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Sat May 04, 2019

The friends of Jimmy Cunningham have come together to organise a benefit night for him

Jimmy who served as masseur for the Tipperary football teams for many years was recently diagnosed with leukaemia and as a result is currently undergoing treatment for the condition.
To help with ongoing medical costs and to relieve pressure on the family a Benefit Game has been organised in St. Cronan’s Park Roscrea on Saturday 25th May at 6pm which will be followed by refreshments, music and a monster auction in Phelan’s Market House Roscrea after the game.
Items on the night to be auctioned include signed jerseys from the Tipperary hurling and football teams, signed Munster and Leinster rugby jerseys along with trailers of timber and turf to name a few things.
This promises to be a fun filled evening with Jimmy having served with numerous teams both inside and outside the county and highly respected by all those who have had the pleasure of working alongside him down through the years. Players and management from all these teams will be in attendance on the night.
Tickets are priced at €10 and are currently on sale from committee members, all pubs in Roscrea and various GAA clubs across the county. Tickets will also be on sale outside Semple Stadium next Saturday night before Tipperary’s Munster Senior Football Championship game against Limerick. Your support for this event would be greatly appreciated.