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The Great Challenge – An Dúshlán

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Tue Mar 10, 2020

Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee

Bloody Sunday 1920 recalled in an exciting stage production

Calling on all clubs to get Tickets for “An Dúshlán” (The Challenge)

On the afternoon of Sunday 21st November, 1920, as thousands gathered at Croke Park in Dublin to watch a challenge match between the great rivals Tipperary and Dublin, rumours spread about the earlier trouble in the city, when fourteen British Agents were gunned down by the IRA. But as the match got underway, neither players nor spectators could imagine the horror that was to follow, as a combined forces of RIC and British Military, angered by the morning’s events, surrounded the ground and opened fire on the crowd.

Tipperary footballer Michael Hogan along with 13 innocent spectators lost their lives on that fateful day 100 years ago in Croke Park which changed the course of Irish history and forever changed the history of the GAA.

On Friday March 27th and Saturday March 28th, at the Brú Ború Cultural Centre in Cashel, in association with Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann, Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee will host a stage production of music, song and dance entitled An Dúshlán, remembering the events of Bloody Sunday. This production is part of a year long series of Commemoration events organised by Tipperary GAA.

This original and specially commissioned stage production will explore the events of Bloody Sunday 1920, drawing on the music and song of the time along with eyewitness and newspaper accounts to recall this defining moment in the struggle for Irish Independence, it’s impact on the GAA, and how the echoes of those fatal shots can still be heard in the Ireland of today.

Taking part are a number of renowned musicians and performers from Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann including legendary tenor Séan Ó Sé and champion set dancers from Newcastle. The C. J. Kickham Brass and Reed Band who have strong nationalist links going back to Fenian times and indeed have a connection with the Tipperary Bloody Sunday Team will also participate in the production. Former RTE broadcaster Ciana Campbell and IFTA nominated Irish actor Diarmuid de Faoite will narrate the production which is produced by Ray Conway who also directed the acclaimed Easter 1916 production “Macalla”.

Tickets for this specially commissioned event are expected to sell out very quickly so early booking is advised. Tickets are just €20 on the Brú Ború website http://www.bruboru.ie or by phone on 062-61122. Click the following link: https://bruboru.ie/whats-on/bru-boru-events/414/

 

Disappointment as Longford win by five

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Mon Mar 02, 2020

There was palpable disappointment today in Pearse Park as Longford ran out deserved five-point winners, a result that sees Tipperary looking over their shoulders as the threat of relegation begins to loom

 

 

Following on from the confident showing against Cork last Saturday night Tipperary entered today’s game in confident form but against a dogged and determined home side they just could not get into their stride in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park.

Allianz National Football League Division Three

Longford 3-12 Tipperary 3-7

Tipperary captain Conor Sweeney won the pre-match toss and elected to play with a strong breeze in the first half but it was Longford who exploded from the blocks scoring an early goal through Liam Connerton and while Sweeney himself fisted home a goal following a great Steven O’Brien pass, Longford took the game to the Premier and were rewarded with a second three-pointer through Dessie Reynolds and they entered the break with a well-deserved one-point lead.

Substitute Liam Boland was sin binned not long after the resumption and while he was out of action Longford scored 0-3 and added a third goal moments after he resumed play when a Tipperary attack broke down and the home side quickly moved possession up the field for Oran Kenny to add their third goal of the game.

Conor Sweeney kept hopes alive with a penalty goal after Steven O’Brien was hauled down and Tipperary pressed hard to get back into the game. A Kevin O’Halloran goal gave the Premier hope and moments later Liam Boland kicked a lovely point to reduce the deficit to three however a late Longford surge saw them grab two points from Darren Gallagher and Oran Kenny to seal the win.

Tipperary face Offaly next in Semple Stadium in two-weeks time.

LONGFORD: Paddy Collum (0-1); Patrick Fox, Andrew Farrell, Barry O’Farrell, Donal McElligott (0-1), Gary Rogers (0-1), Gerard Flynn, Darren Gallagher (0-4), Kevin Diffley, Michael Quinn, Daniel Mimnagh, Dessie Reynolds (1-0), Rian Brady (0-3), Liam Connerton (1-0), Oran Kenny (1-2).

Subs:- Darragh Doherty for G Flynn, Joseph Hagan for R Brady.

TIPPERARY: Evan Comerford, Alan Campbell, John Meagher, Tadhg Fitzgerald, Padraic Looram (0-1), Robbie Kiely, Bill Maher, Steven O’Brien, Conal Kennedy, Emmet Moloney, Jack Kennedy, Brian Fox, Conor Sweeney (2-4), Sean O’Connor (0-1), Rian Quigley.

Subs:- Liam Boland (0-1) for C Kennedy, Philip Austin for P Looram, Kevin O’Halloran (1-0) for S O’Connor, Jack Harney for B Maher, Alan Moloney for R Quigley.

Referee: Niall McKenna (Monaghan).

Alan Campbell advances with possession

 

 

 

 

Tipperary V Longford NFL 2020

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri Feb 28, 2020

The Tipperary team to face Longford this Sunday in Glennon Brothers Pearse Park at 14:30 has been named

Allianz League Division Three

Longford V Tipperary

Glennon Brothers Pearse Park

Sunday, 1 March, 14:30

 

Bloody Sunday, A Bitter Legacy or A Legacy of Bitterness

The surviving Tipperary Bloody Sunday players at a reunion

On Monday week, March 9th, (Please note the change of date) John Flannery will deliver a lecture on Bloody Sunday at 8pm in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh. The talk is presented in conjunction with the Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee and as an OHS contribution to Nenagh 800. Bloody Sunday; A Bitter Legacy or A Legacy of Bitterness, will examine the events in Croke Park on the 21st November 1920 and how those events impacted on the GAA in the immediate aftermath and how they still resonate one hundred years later. This talk is the first in a series of events taking place over the coming months to commemorate the tragedy and which will culminate with a replay of the game in Croke Park on November 21st next.

The attack by a combined force of RIC, Auxiliaries and British army on those attending a football match between Dublin and Tipperary left fourteen people dead, including Michael Hogan – the Tipperary corner back. In excess of sixty people were wounded and many others were injured in the stampede which took place when the firing erupted. Attempts by the Authorities at the time, to blame members of the crowd for opening fire and to cover up the actions of the police failed and the event created press headlines worldwide.

The speaker, OHS member John Flannery, is also a member of the commemoration committee. A past-President of OHS, John is a regular contributor to Society lectures and has also delivered talks to historical societies throughout the country. He has also contributed to the popular TV programme Who do You Think You Are and to Ceol Cogadh na Saoirse on TG4. He holds an MA in History of Family from UL and is a member of Tipperary in the Decade of Revolution history group.

An Dúshlán – Remembering Bloody Sunday 1920 – March 27th & 28th 

On the afternoon of Sunday 21st November, 1920, as thousands gathered at Croke Park in Dublin to watch a challenge match between the great rivals Tipperary and Dublin, rumours spread about the earlier trouble in the city, when fourteen British Agents were gunned down by the IRA. But as the match got underway, neither players nor spectators could imagine the horror that was to follow, as a combined forces of RIC and British Military, angered by the morning’s events, surrounded the ground and opened fire on the crowd.

Exploring the events of Bloody Sunday 1920, ’An Dúshlán’ (The Challenge), an original stage production, will draw on the music and song of the time along with eyewitness and newspaper accounts to recall this defining moment in the struggle for Irish Independence, it’s impact on the GAA, and how the echos of those fatal shots of the 21st of November 1920 can still be heard in the Ireland of today.

Tickets for this exciting event can be purchased here: https://www.bruboru.ie/whats-on/bru-boru-events/414/

The Tipperary team to play Waterford in the fifth round of the Allianz National Hurling League in Semple Stadium Thurles, on Sunday 1st March, 2020, at 2pm, has been selected as follows:

Brave Tipperary Fall Short in Triller

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Sun Feb 23, 2020

David Power’s brave Tipperary, after a thriller in Semple Stadium this evening, fell just short of the Rebels after a superb display

 

Allianz National Football League Division 3

Tipperary 0-21 Cork 3-13

875 spectators in Semple Stadium this evening witnessed a brilliant game as David Power’s Tipperary played exciting, brilliant and attacking football which had the crowd enthralled until the final whistle. Scoring 21 points in a hurling match is a respectable return however in football it is simply superb however as the old saying goes, goals win matches and Cork managed three.

One of the most pleasing aspects of tonight’s game was that four players made their debuts and none looked out of place as Tipperary took the game to Cork from the get go and rattled off five points inside the opening eight minutes which had the crowd buzzing.

Ten Tipperary players managed to get on the scoreboard including two from Riain Quigley, making his first senior competitive start. Colman Kennedy, one of the most exciting minors the game has seen, had a lively first half before being substituted in the 29th minute due to injury while Jack Kennedy and Steven O’Brien dominated the middle of the field for long periods.

Cork did manage to draw level in the 26th minute through a Ruairi Deane goal but by the time the referee signalled the break Tipperary had opened the gap again to three, 0-12 to 1-6.

Two second-half Luke Connolly goals, including one from a penalty, ultimately ended up being the difference between the sides as Tipperary fought gamely and when Conor Sweeney reduced the margin to one deep injury time it appeared as if the Premier were going to get at least a point but unfortunately they just ran out of time.

Tipperary: Evan Comerford (0-1), Alan Campbell, John Meagher, Tadhg Fitzgerald, Kevin Fahey, Robbie Kiely, Bill Maher, Steven O’Brien (0-2), Jack Kennedy (0-5), Emmet Moloney (0-2), Colman Kennedy (0-1), Brian Fox (0-1), Riain Quigley (0-2), Conor Sweeney (0-4), Sean O’Connor (0-1).

Substitutes: Liam Boland (0-2) for C Kennedy, Liam Fahey for K Fahey, Kevin O’Halloran for Quigley, Jason Lonergan for O’Connor, Jospeh Nyland for K Fahey.

Cork: Micheal Martin, Sean Powter (0-1), James Loughrey, Paul Ring, Tomas Clancy, Mattie Taylor (0-1), Cian Kiely (0-1), Ian Maguire, Killian O’Hanlo, John O’Rourke (0-2), Sean White, Brian Hartnett, Ruairi Deane (1-0), Cathail O’Mahony (0-5), Luke Connolly (2-2).

Substitutes: Liam O’Donovan for Taylor, Ciaran Sheehan (0-1) for White, Liam O’Donovan for Kiely, Colm O’Callaghan for O’Mahony, Paul Walsh for Powter, Kevin O’Driscoll for O’Hanlon.

Referee: Brendan Cawley (Kildare)

 

 

 

 

Exciting Events Announced by the Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Sun Feb 23, 2020

This evening in The President’s Room in Semple Stadium, the Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee announced exciting upcoming events

The Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee. Back Row L-R: Pat Bracken, Colm O’Flaherty, Stephen Gleeson, JJ Crowley, John Flannery. Front Row L-R: Enda O’Sullivan, Seamus McCarthy, Tim Hanly, Michael Power

 

This evening in the President’s Room in Semple Stadium the Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee announced their plans for 2020.

“Bloody Sunday, A Bitter Legacy or a Legacy of Bitterness?”

The first of their lecture series takes place on March 2nd, at 8pm in the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh as historian John Flannery will host a talk entitled “Bloody Sunday, A Bitter Legacy or a Legacy of Bitterness?” This event, in conjunction with the Ormond Historical Society and Nenagh 800, promises to be an entertaining, educational and insightful talk which will discuss the events surrounding that awful day and the long-lasting effects which can be felt to the present day.

 

Cultural Event – An Dúshlán

On March 27th and 28th, at the Brú Ború Cultural Centre in Cashel, in association with Comhaltas Ceoltoirí Eireann, Tipperary GAA will host a stage production featuring an evening of music, song and dance entitled An Dúshlán, remembering the events of Bloody Sunday. Tickets for this specially commissioned event are expected to sell out very quickly so early booking is advised.

Tickets can be purchased at the following link: https://www.bruboru.ie/whats-on/bru-boru-events/

 

 

 

 

Bloody Sunday Jersey

Another announcement tonight was the news of the official Tipperary Bloody Sunday jersey which will go on sale in a few weeks’ time. This jersey will be worn by the Tipperary footballers in the commemorative match against Dublin which will take place on the anniversary on November 21st this year in Croke Park. The footballers will wear the jersey during the 2021 Allianz National Football League and will become an alternative jersey should there be a clash of colours. It will also become the goalkeepers’ jersey in 2021. The iconic Blue and Gold jersey, from 2021, will feature an image of Michael Hogan.

Other Events

On April 28th, at 7.30pm, in ‘The Source’ Thurles author Paul Rouse, Professor in UCD, who has written extensively on the history of Irish sport, will continue with our lecture series relating to Bloody Sunday.

 

From May to September 2020 a series of commemorations will take place across the season at the gravesides of the panel of players who played a role on Bloody Sunday. We will remember them and lay a wreath by their graveside. More dates and details will be on the the ‘Tipperary GAA’ official website, the ‘Friends of Tipperary football’ website and on local media platforms closer to the time.

 

On October 21st, at 7.30pm,  as the centenary date approaches, Michael Foley author of “The Bloodied Field”, will host a lecture in Fethard about the events and time Bloody Sunday took place.

 

On November 7th, at 19:30, a Memorial Mass celebrated by Archbishop Kieran O’Reilly, relating to ‘Bloody Sunday’ will take place at the Cathedral of the Assumption in Thurles.

 

On November 21st, in the evening time, a football game to commemorate the challenge match between Tipp and Dublin one hundred years before will take place in Croke Park, Dublin.

 

On November 22nd 2020 in Grangemockler, Bloody Sunday, and those of the time, will be remembered.

 

Join the Friends of Tipperary Football

A membership card with the Bloody Sunday Tipperary team will be issued to all new members of the Friends

2020 membership of the Friends of Tipperary Football is now open and all members will receive an exclusive Bloody Sunday membership card as we remember those who lost their lives on that terrible day in Croke Park.

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Tipperary Team to Play Cork NFL 2020

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri Feb 21, 2020

Tomorrow evening at 7pm in Semple Stadium the Tipperary senior footballers play Cork in round four of the Allianz League and manager David Power has named the starting fifteen to play the Rebels

The team lines out as follows:

1. Evan Comerford – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
2 Alan Campbell – Moyle Rovers
3 John Meagher – Loughmore-Castleiney
4 Colm O’Shaughnessy – Ardfinnan
5 Emmet Moloney – Drom-Inch
6 Robbie Kiely – Carbery Rangers
7 Bill Maher – Kilsheelan-Kilcash
8 Steven O’Brien – Ballina
9 Conal Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
10 Kevin Fahey – Clonmel Commercials
11 Jack Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials
12 Brian Fox – Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill
13 Liam Boland – Moyle Rovers
14 Conor Sweeney (Capt.) – Ballyporeen
15 Kevin O’Halloran – Portroe

16 Michael O’Reilly – Clonmel Commercials
17 Tadhg Fitzgerald – Moyle Rovers
18 Liam Fahey – Rockwell Rovers
19 Jack Harney – Moyle Rovers
20 Jimmy Feehan – Killenaule
21 Alan Moloney – Rockwell Rovers
22 Jason Lonergan – Clonmel Commercials
23 Riain Quigley – Moyle Rovers
24 Philip Austin – Borrisokane
25 Sean O’Connor – Clonmel Commercials
26 Colman Kennedy – Clonmel Commercials

 

Meanwhile Cork have released their starting fifteen for tomorrow’s clash.

1.  Micheál Martin Nemo Rangers

2. Sean Powter Douglas

3 .James Loughrey Mallow

4. Paul Ring Aghabullogue

5. Tomas Clancy Fermoy

6. Mattie Taylor  Mallow

7. Cian Kiely Ballincollig

8. Ian Maguire St. Finbarrs

9. Killian O’ Hanlon Killshannig

10. John O’ Rourke Carbery Rangers

11. Sean White Clonakilty

12. Brian Hartnett Douglas

13. Ruairi Deane Bantry Blues

14. Luke Connolly Nemo Rangers

15. Cathail O’ Mahony Mitchelstown

16. Anthony Casey Kiskeam

17. Sam Ryan St. Finbarrs

18. Maurice Shanley Clonakilty

19. Aidan Browne Newmarket

20. Paul Walsh Kanturk

21. Kevin O’ Driscoll Tadhg McCartháigh

22. Eoghan McSweeney Knocknagree

23. Paul Kerrigan Nemo Rangers

24. Colm O’ Callaghan Eire Óg

25. Ciaran Sheehan Eire Óg

26. Damien Gore Kilmacabea

 

 

 

 

The hurlers travel to MacDonagh Park in Nenagh to take on Westmeath and Liam Sheedy has announced his side

Join the Friends of Tipperary Football

A membership card with the Bloody Sunday Tipperary team will be issued to all new members of the Friends

2020 membership of the Friends of Tipperary Football is now open and all members will receive an exclusive Bloody Sunday membership card as we remember those who lost their lives on that terrible day in Croke Park.

Click the Join tab at the top of this page or alternatively please click here.