What a debut from the Irishman!
— Sydney Swans (@sydneyswans) July 16, 2018
Colin had a glittering underage career with Tipperary winning two Munster minor football medals (2011, 2012), an All-Ireland minor medal in 2011 as well as captaining the county under-21 side to Munster glory in 2015. That same year he won a Allianz Division Four medal with the senior set up. The talented sports star was also well able to hurl and represented the Premier at underage.
The Killea man appeared to have a glittering Gaelic football career ahead of him before switching to the oval ball in Australia in October 2015.
Colin wont be alone this weekend as Sydney Swans have kindly flown out his parents Michael and Imelda to watch him make his debut against North Melbourne in the Etihad Stadium.
You can read an interview with Colin on the Sydney Swans website here.
Colin will also be interviewed by Ronan Quirke this Monday evening on Extra Time on Tipp FM and we look forward to hearing him discuss how his first senior match for the Swans went.
Congratulations to @colin_oriordan who becomes our 4th debutant for 2018!
— Sydney Swans (@sydneyswans) July 12, 2018
— Sydney Swans (@sydneyswans) July 12, 2018
So proud of @colin_oriordan
He never takes a backward step in any aspect of life. You just can't beat hard work and attitude. Hope it goes well col.
— shane stapleton (@goldenstapo) July 12, 2018
No surprise to anyone who knows this lad. Congrats and best of luck Colin. https://t.co/HPyQmnn4VD
— Damian Lawlor (@LawlorDamian) July 12, 2018
Few bits to hang up ahead of the weekend. Bouncing castle to arrive later. What a special weekend this will be. From his first trial in etihad where he signed with the swans. what a place to return for your debut. #bloods #swans #38 #debut #proudbro 🇮🇩🇮🇪 @sydneyswans pic.twitter.com/MNLzsLWHBZ
— Kevin O'Riordan (@seomrakevin) July 12, 2018
Congratulations to my friend @colin_oriordan who will be making his AFL debut on Sunday for @sydneyswans !! You are a top lad & you have inspired me big time also we are all very proud of you from @TippfootballGAA , your Jersey is still looking well👍🏻👍🏻 good luck pal! pic.twitter.com/KvxJYRzVpI
— Kevin Hanly (@kevinhanly32) July 12, 2018
Great to see @colin_oriordan about to make his debut for @sydneyswans on Sunday. A class player for @Jkbgaa and @TippfootballGAA loved watching him play football and hurling. Always great to interview and what a top class footballer. Gowan d Swans! https://t.co/njPnIGlrQA
— Stephen Gleeson (@StephenGtippfm) July 12, 2018
posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Tue Jul 10, 2018
The Tipperary under-14 football squad traveled to Dungarvan last Saturday to compete in the Jim Power Munster tournament, the results of which would determine whether we would compete in the cup or shield finals on July 28th again in Dungarvan. We were drawn in a group of three with Limerick and Cork Mid-West.
Our first game against Limerick was a rather one sided affair as we lead 2-4 to 0-0 at half-time. We brought all our substitutes on and conceded three late goals but ran out easy winners 5-7 to 3-0.
Our second game was against a very strong Cork Mid-West team was a very different affair. In a brilliant game of football we were 1-7 to 1-5 behind at half-time and with five minutes to go we were four points down but our boys never gave up and fought back to win by four. It was a brilliant result as on such a warm day we had to play our games back to back while Cork Mid-West had a break while we played Limerick, we topped our group and now join the elite of Munster football in the cup finals.
Panel: Shane Ryan Clonmel Commercials, Tom Bourke JK Brackens, Eoghan Doyle Rockwell Rovers, James Cody Mullinahone, Odhrain Donaghy Durlas Óg, Stephen Dee Solohead, Jamie Carroll Emly, Conor Wall Durlas Óg, Michael Ryan Ballingarry, Ben Ryan Arravale Rovers, Philly Hayes Durlas Óg, Oisin Maher Cahir, Sean Ryan Upperchurch Drombane, Eoghan Craddock Holycross, Orrin Jones Knockavilla Kickhams, Paul Mullen Drom & Inch, Darragh Minogue Durlas Óg, Vanson Worrell Moneygall, Sean Leahy Cahir, Conor Farrell Knockavilla Kickhams, Jack O’ Neill Ardfinnan, Darragh McVickers Clonmel Óg, Brian Quinn JK Brackens, JP Anglim Rosegreen, Ciaran Woodlock Durlas Óg, Tristan McCormack Ryan Moycarkey Borris, Ben Currivan Golden Kilfeacle, Tadhg Gould Holycross, Alex Moloney Durlas Óg, Donnacha O’ Mara Lorrha & Dorrha, Conor Parker Clonmel Commercials, Adam Brannigan Clonmel Commercials.
Tommy landers Knockavilla Kickhams
Anthony Shelley JK Brackens
Shane Hodgkin. Knockshegowna
Trevor Creed. Clonmel commercials
Derry peters. Aherlow.
The under-15 side had a brilliant win the Shield Final defeating Clare 5-9 to 0-12. They had previously lost their opening game to Kerry South by one point, 2-10 to 3-6 which sent them into the shield competition. There they beat Limerick in the semi-final 3-10 to 1-5 before accounting for The Banner in the final. Well done to team captain Jamie Durcan, vice-captain Emmet Butler, the entire panel and management.
Panel: James Griffin Upperchurch Drombane, Shane Ryan, Conor Neville Kilsheelan Kilcash, Niall Duffy Newport, Daniel Slattery Clonoulty Rossmore, Toby Lambe Holycross Ballycahill, Eoin O’ Dwyer Mullinahone, Stephen Cahill JK Brackens, Emmet Butler Kilsheelan Kilcash, Oisin Treacy Upperchurch Drombane, Kyle Bourke Rockwell Rovers, Sam McGawran Clonmel Commercials, Edward Meagher Loughmore Castleiney, Pa Ryan Upperchurch Drombane, Stephen Ferncombe Clonoulty Rossmore, Michael Ryan Burgess, Jack Kennedy Clonoulty Rossmore, Jack Leamy Golden, Jamie Durcan Knockavilla, Luke Shanahan Upperchurch, Luke Galvin Holycross, Conor Dooley Inane Rovers, Tony Cahill Drom & Inch, Eoin Grace Burgess, Eoghain Lonergan Arravale Rovers, Rian O’ Halloran Moyle Rovers, Jack Buckley Cahir, Peter McGarry Moyle Rovers, Rory Collins Moyle Rovers, Tom Downey Rockwell Rovers.
The under-16 side acquitted themselves extremely well winning three out of their four games.
They defeated Cork Red 1-3 to 0-11, Waterford 2-12 to 1-4, before overcoming the challenge of Clare by seven points but unfortunately came unstuck against Cork Red in the final.
Panel: Adam Quigley Kilsheelan Kilcash, Adam Ryan Ballinahinch, Ben Comerford Grangemockler, Ben O’ Connell Kilsheelan Kilcash, Conor Shanahan Inane Rovers, Darragh McCahey Loughmore Castleiney, Dominik Mroczerk Inane Rovers, Dylan Hogan Inane Rovers, Ed Connelly Loughmore Castleiney, Francie Delaney Cahir, Jack Lillis Drom & Inch, James Armstrong Durlas Óg, James O’ Sullivan Cashel, Jimmy Mullen Drom & Inch, Kevin Cleary Rockwell Rovers, Leon Kennedy Grangemockler, Liam King Ballina, Luke Seacy Inane Rovers, Mark O’ Connor Clonmel Commercials, Martin Paul O’ Dwyer Boherlahan Dualla, Mathew Power Ballina, Ryan Walsh Fethard, Sean Harnett Inane Rovers, Shane Sweeney JK Brackens, Tadhg Condon Clonmel Commercials, Tom Tobin Rockwell Rovers, Tomás Burke Boherlahan Dualla, Donagh Hickey Arravale Rovers, Christy McDonagh Cahir, Kyle Shelly Moycarkey Borris, Paddy Creedon Durlas Óg, Jamie Holloway Carrick, Conor Donovan Inane Rovers, Dara King New Inn.posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Sun Jun 24, 2018
Philip Austin opened the Tipperary account and two minutes later Michael Quinlivan, the most feared attacker since Billy the Kid was in his heyday, fisted to a high ball into the box from Josh Keane to back of the net. Another Austin point puts us 1-02 to 0-04 and suddenly the nightmare start has turned into a dream.
Bill Maher and Brian Fox in particular are the best players on show in the opening period. Time and time again the took the fight to Mayo but on a day as warm as yesterday one wondered how long they could keep that pace up. Our decision to concede the Mayo kick out in order to have numbers behind the ball, was a tactic that worked well but it also sapped the energy because as every small boy and girl knows, it’s easier play with the ball that without it and we possibly could have pushed up on one or two just to give Clarke something different to think about.
As we approach the tea break, Colm Clarke body checks a Robbie Kiely run for a text book black card offence but amazingly while issuing the black card, Maurice Deegan doesn’t award Tipp the free but opts to throw in the ball instead.
Half Time at a Tipp match is a great place to eavesdrop in on conversations. I overheard Tipperary fans expressing worry about our energy levels. Others worried about a few sloppy wides we had and hoped they would come back to haunt us while almost everyone worried about how hard we had to work to be awarded a free. We seemed to worry about everything other than Mayo! And rightly so I believe. Tipperary don’t need to bend the knee to any team and the first half had proved that they could stand toe to toe with the best.
And then came the turning point of the game or if you like the turning goal. There seemed to be little danger when James Durcan collected the ball. Even James wasn’t confident that there was anything on. He hit a half hearted shot more in hope than in expectation and amazingly it dropped into the far top corner of the net.
Napoleon said his most formidable opponent was a general called Luck. Yesterday in Thurles, the Tipperary footballers were defeating all before them until the came up against General Luck.
There’s no doubt that Mayo have been the second best team in Ireland in recent years and the Premier had them in all sorts of bother and looked at many stages as if they would march onto the next round of qualifiers but unfortunately, the craft and guile gained over recent campaigns stood to the Westerners as they ran out eight point victors in front of 11,257 spectators.
By the 52nd minute Tipperary were deservedly three points in front and it could have been more but for wayward shooting and then Mayo landed a sucker punch, a fortuitous James Durcan goal, a bodyblow from which the Premier just could not recover. Last year’s beaten All-Ireland finalists reeled off seven more points as they glided home for victory, secure in the knowledge that their name would be added to the drum in Monday’s qualifier draw.
At the break Tipperary led 1-7 to 0-8 with Tipperary’s goal coming courtesy of Michael Quinlivan, a badly needed tonic at the time as Mayo had taken a 0-4 to 0-0 lead and things looked bleak from the Premier’s point of view.
Upon the resumption Tipperary scored three points through Quinlivan, Sweeney and McGrath to give the home supporters something to roar about before Mayo gained control.
The result ends Tipperary’s year, a year which saw them secure another season in Division 2 and the manner of today’s game certainly gives the players and management plenty of reasons to go at it again in 2019 with confidence and belief.
Tipperary: Evan Comerford, Shane O’Connell, John Meagher, Alan Campbell, Bill Maher, Robbie Kiely, Jimmy Feehan, Jack Kennedy (0-01), Steven O’Brien, Josh Keane, Brian Fox, Philip Austin (0-02), Conor Sweeney (0-02), Michael Quinlivan (1-02), Liam McGrath (0-04, 2f).
Substitutes: Liam Boland for Austin (58), Liam Casey for Kennedy (60), Kevin O’Halloran for McGrath (64), Kevin Fahey for Feehan (65), Jason Lonergan for Keane (68), George Hannigan for O’Brien (72).
Mayo: David Clarke, Keith Higgins, Ger Cafferkey, Patrick Durcan (0-01), Chris Barrett, Colm Boyle, Stephen Coen, Seamus O’Shea (0-01), Lee Keegan (0-01), Kevin McLoughlin (0-03), Aidan O’Shea (0-01), James Durcan (1-02), Jason Doherty (0-03), Cillian O’Connor (c) (0-05, 5f), Andy Moran (0-01).
Substitutes: Diarmuid O’Connor for S O’Shea (30), Cian Hanley for Boyle (41, bc), Evan Regan for McLoughlin (38-46), Eoin O’Donoghue for Barrett (56), Evan Regan for C O’Connor (68), Conor Loftus (0-01) for Moran (69), Danny Kirby for D O’Connor (72).
Referee: Maurice Deegan (Laois).
Super proud of @TippfootballGAA today, ye were brilliant again and are a credit to the county, lucky goal completely deflated us and never recovered, Mayo in trouble up to that point, great to meet @TomParsons_8, absolute gent, best of luck with your recovery 👍
— Declan Browne (@dbrowne15) June 23, 2018
— ned brophy (@nedbrophy65) June 23, 2018
Ah what do ya say….. Bad start again, brave and brilliant 50 minutes and then a cruel last 10! Tried so so hard to get the crowd behind us and make up for the cork game. Lads worked so hard this year. Hope they kick on next year.
Will never forget @robbiek6 words after the game
— shane stapleton (@goldenstapo) June 23, 2018
posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri Jun 22, 2018
As Tipperary get set to play Mayo in the All-Ireland Senior Football Championship Round 2 qualifier tomorrow evening, Saturday 23 June, at 5pm, in Semple Stadium, manager Liam Kearns has announced the same team as that which started against Cork in the recent Munster Semi-Final.
The Tipperary team therefore lines out as follows;
1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
2. Shane O’Connell – Golden-Kilfeacle
3. John Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney
4. Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
5. Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
6. Robbie Kiely (Capt.) – Carbery Rangers
7. Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule
8. Liam Casey – Cahir
9. Steven O’Brien – Ballina
10. Josh Keane – Golden-Kilfeacle
11. Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
12. Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill
13. Conor Sweeney – Ballyporeen
14. Michael Quinlivan – Clonmel Commercials
15. Liam McGrath – Loughmore-Castleiney
16. Ciarán Kenrick – Moyle Rovers
17. Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe
18. Liam Boland – Moyle Rovers
19. Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials
20. Paddy Codd – Killenaule
21. George Hannigan – Shannon Rovers
22. Philip Austin – Borrisokane
23. Jason Lonergan – Clonmel Commercials
24. Colm O’Shaughnessy – Ardfinnan
25. Luke Boland – Moyle Rovers
26. David McGrath – Moyle Rovers
Meanwhile Mayo have also announced their starting fifteen:
1. David Clarke – Ballina Stephenites
2. Chris Barrett – Belmullet
3. Ger Cafferkey – Ballina Stephenites
4. Keith Higgins – Ballyhaunis
5. Colm Boyle – Davitts
6. Stephen Coen – Hollymount/Carramore
7. Patrick Durcan – Castlebar Mitchels
8. Seamus O’Shea – Breaffy
9. Lee Keegan – Westport
10. Kevin McLoughlin – Knockmore
11. Aidan O’Shea – Breaffy
12. Cian Hanley – Ballaghaderreen
13. Jason Doherty – Burrishoole
14. Cillian O’Connor – Ballintubber(Captain)
15. Andy Moran – Ballaghaderreen