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Tipperary Senior Managers for 2019 Confirmed

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Mon Sep 24, 2018

Tonight, the Tipperary County Board have confirmed the managers of our senior teams for 2019 and they are sure to have Premier fans thrilled in anticipation of the new year ahead

As expected Liam Kearns will continue in his role as manager of the senior footballers, completing the second year of a deal agreed prior to 2018.

In hurling, former All-Ireland winning manager Liam Sheedy re-takes the reigns of the senior side and will be hoping to rekindle the form that saw his side capture the Liam McCarthy Cup in 2010.

Announcing the outcome of the process to find Tipperary’s new senior hurling manager, Tipperary County Board Chairman John Devane said: “We are delighted to announce Liam Sheedy will be taking over as manager of our senior hurling team. Liam brings an unrivalled mix of track-record, passion and conviction to the table. We thank him for his commitment and we look forward to providing him with the full support of the county board as we move into the 2019 season.”

“I would also like to state, on behalf of the County Board and all who support Tipperary hurling, our thanks to others who put their names forward for this post over recent weeks. We have been hugely impressed by the quality of candidate and also by their passion for Tipperary hurling. We look forward to working with them in the future.”

Said Liam Sheedy: “I am taking up the role with a huge sense of excitement and enthusiasm, mostly at the thought of getting back into the dressing-room and out on the field with Tipperary’s best.”

“I come on board again just two years after Michael Ryan led Tipperary to a superb All-Ireland title. He has handed over an incredibly talented squad that I look forward to finalising over the coming weeks and months and getting Tipperary ready for 2019.”

Strategic Plan Launched

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

At the GAA Centre in Clonmel last night, Pete Savage officially launched the Tipperary Strategic Plan for the development of Gaelic Football in the county

Pete Savage shares a joke with senior manager Liam Kearns and Tipperary county board chairman John Devane

Last night in the GAA Centre in Clonmel Pete Savage officially launched the three year strategic plan for the development of Gaelic football in the Premier county.

In what was an enjoyable occasion the night also saw a reunion of the Tipperary senior teams of 1993, ’94 and ’98 which all reached the Munster finals. This included a insightful question and answers session with Stephen Gleeson of Tipp FM as he grilled goalkeeper Philip Ryan, Seán Collum, Brian Burke, Liam Kearns and manager from the time, Seamus McCarthy.

The centre was packed to capacity with supporters and former players reminiscing about the 1990’s as well as officials from the County Board and Tipperary Football Committee.

If you would like to read the strategic plan please click on the download tab at the top of this page.

Brian Burke, Seán Collum, Liam Kearns, Stephen Gleeson, Seamus McCarthy and Philip Ryan at the launch in Clonmel

Tipperary Water Club Championship

Meanwhile in the Tipperary Water club championship the eight quarter-finalists have now been revealed with the four group winners playing the second-placed teams. The group winners were Clonmel Commercials, Moyle Rovers, Loughmore-Castleiney and Ballyporeen while the second-placed teams are Killenaule, Arravale Rovers, Kilsheelan-Kilcash and Ardfinnan.

Senior club results

Group One

Loughmore Castleiney 2-12 Kilsheslan Kilcash 0-7

Drom & Inch gave JK Brackens a walkover

 

Group Two

Moyle Rovers 3-13 Galtee Rovers 1-3

Arravale Rovers 4-9 Upperchurch Drombane 2-8

 

Group Three

Ballyporeen 2-10 Killenaule 0-11

Cahir 3-16 Kiladangan 0-4

 

Group Four

Ardfinnan 2-9 Aherlow Gaels 2-5

 

Tipperary Water Intermediate Football

In the Tipperary Water intermediate football championship six of the eight quarter-finalists are now known as Grangemockler Ballyneale, Borrisokane and Golden Kilfeacle have been confirmed as group winners while Clonmel Commercials, Clonoulty Rossmore and Rockwell Rovers are group runners-up. A three-way play-off between Moyne Templetuohy, Loughmore Castleiney and Moyle Rovers will be required to settle affairs in group two.

Group One

Grangemockler Ballyneale 2-15 Father Sheehys 0-8

Clonmel Commercials 3-13 Fethard 3-8

 

Group Two

Moyle Rovers 4-9 Moyne Templetuohy 1-10

 

Group Three

Borrisokane 1-9 Clonoulty Rossmore 0-8

 

Group Four

Golden Kilfeacle 2-10 Rockwell Rovers 0-10

Carrick Swan received a walkover from Clonmel Óg

Conor O’ Dwyer, Seán Maher, Benny Hahassey, Seán Collum and Declan Browne at the strategic plan launch in the GAA Centre, Clonmel

Strategic Plan Launch and Upcoming Fixtures

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri Sep 07, 2018

These weekend sees the second launch of the Tipperary Football Committee’s strategic plan while a number of club games are due to be played

 

Tomorrow evening, Saturday, the Tipperary Football Committee will have the second of their official launches of their strategic plan for the future of Tipperary football.

This will take place in the GAA Centre, Western Road, Clonmel and is due to begin at 9pm. Also on the night there will be a reunion of the Tipperary senior football teams that made the Munster finals on three occasions in the 1990s, namely 1993, 1994 and 1998.

This is an open invitation and all are welcome to attend.

The strategic plan can be downloaded at the “Strategic Plan” tab at the top of this page.

 

There are also a number of key championship games down for decision this weekend.

Group One

Drom & Inch have conceded a walkover to JK Brackens

 

Group Two

Moyle Rovers V Galtee Rovers

Saturday, 6pm

Venue: Ardfinnan

 

Upperchurch Drombane V Arravale Rovers

Saturday, 6pm

Venue: Drombane

 

Group Three

Ballyporeen v Killenaule 

Saturday 17:30

Venue: Cahir

 

Kiladangan V Cahir

Sunday, 6pm

Venue: Holycross

 

Group Four

Aherlow Gaels V Ardfinnan

Sunday, 3.30pm

Venue: Cashel

 

Intermediate Football Championship

Group One

Father Sheehys v Grangemockler-Ballyneale 

Saturday, 6pm

Venue: Ned Hall Park

Clonmel Commercials v Fethard 

Saturday, 4pm

Venue: Monroe

Group Two

Moyle Rovers V Moyne Templetuohy

Friday, 8pm

Venue: New Inn

 

Moycarkey Borris V Loughmore Castleiney

Tuesday, 19:45

Venue: Dr Morris Park

 

Group Three

Borrisokane V Clonoulty Rossmore

Saturday, 3pm

Venue: The Ragg

 

Group Four

Rockwell Rovers V Golden Kilfeacle

Saturday, 16:30

Venue: Dundrom

 

Carrick Swan V Clonmel Óg 

Saturday, 17:30

Venue: Monroe

Thank You Brian and David

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Thu Sep 06, 2018

After three years as a selector, performance analyst and coach Brian Lacey has decided to step down from his role with the Tipperary senior footballers

Brian has made a tremendous contribution to the senior set-up in recent years and his selfless efforts played no small role in our recent successes.

Another man who played a huge role that has decided to part ways is strength and conditioning coach David Moriarty. The Limerick man was a popular figure among the players and he had them in tip-top shape for all their games.

Thanks to both David and Brian for everything over the last few years.

 

Shane Stapleton with David Moriarty

Strategic Plan Available to Download

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Mon Aug 27, 2018

The three plan for the future of Tipperary football is now available to download from our website www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com

Members of the 1998 All-Ireland junior football champions at the reunion in The Hibernian Inn, Nenagh

On Saturday evening at the Hibernian Inn, Nenagh the Tipperary Football Committee officially launched their three year strategic plan for the future of Gaelic football within the county.

On hand to officially launch the ambitious plan was manager of the 1998 All-Ireland junior football team, Seamus McCarthy. The Tipperary Football Committee used this opportunity to have a reunion of this fabulous panel who ended the county’s 75 year wait for All-Ireland honours and all were presented with a polo-shirt kindly sponsored by the Friends of Tipperary Football.

If you would like to download and read the plan you can do so here or alternative click the ‘Strategic Plan” tab at the top of our homepage.

A second launch will be held in Clonmel GAA Centre on Saturday September 8th where you can pick up a physical copy.

The four North Tipperary men on the 1998 panel Jim McAuliffe, Paul Darcy, Chris Bonar and captain Kevin Coonan.

Weekend Club Results

posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Mon Aug 20, 2018

 

Tipperary Water Senior Football Championship

Group One

No games took place in this group this weekend

Group Two

Upperchurch-Drombane 1-5 Moyle Rovers 3-9
Arravale Rovers 1-20 Galtee Rovers 0-4

Group Three

Cahir 0-10 Killenaule 2-9
Kiladangan 2-5 Ballyporeen 1-13

Group Four

Éire Óg Annacarty 0-12 Ardfinnan 1-11
Clonmel Commercials 0-14 Aherlow Gaels 0-7

 

Tipperary Water Intermediate Championship

Group One

Fethard 2-7 Grangemockler-Ballyneale 2-7

Group Two

Moyne-Templetuohy 2-12 Loughmore-Castleiney 1-9
Moyle Rovers w/o Moycarkey-Borris

Group Three

No matches took place in this group

Group Four

Rockwell Rovers 10-21 Carrick Swans 0-5

 

Tipperary LGFA

We commiserate with the Tipperary LGFA team who were unfortunately relegated from the senior grade this weekend following their 1-14 to 2-14 defeat to Cavan on Sunday last. It has been a bitter pill to swallow for the panel as they put up very commendable performances in the championship all year and were unfortunate not to win some of their matches. They did however capture the division two league title earlier in the year which will go some way to making up for disappointment of relegation. We have not doubt, with the talent at their disposal that they will be back up again in the very near future.