The Tipperary team
Line 1: 12, 19, 21, 23, 26 Lucky Stars 1 & 8
Line 2: 2, 5, 19, 314 47 Lucky Stars: 2 & 3
Line 3: 10, 16, 25, 35, 41 Lucky Stars 8 & 11
Line 4: 25, 35, 36, 39, 41 Lucky Stars 6 & 11
Line 5: 14, 19, 32, 40, 45 Lucky Stars 4 & 11
Line 6: 1, 3, 4, 31, 37 Lucky Stars 1 & 8
Line 7: 9, 13, 26, 39, 48 Lucky Stars 10 & 12
Line 8: 7, 21, 28, 43 & 50 Lucky Stars: 3 & 10
Line 9: 1, 2, 5, 28 & 38 Lucky Stars: 10 & 12
Line 10: 14, 22, 24, 39, 45 Lucky Stars: 4 & 11
Line 11: 3, 7, 39, 41, 49 Lucky Stars: 4 & 7
Line 12: 12, 14, 19 28 & 46 Lucky Stars: 1 & 4
posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri Apr 23, 2021
Long serving Tipperary footballer Philip Austin has announced his retirement from inter-county football.
Philip made his senior championship debut against Kerry in 2006 at just 19 years of age and would go on to be a permanent fixture on Tipperary football teams for the next 15 years. In that time he won three Allianz National Football League medals in 2009 (division 3), 2014 (division 4) and 2017 (division 3) and of course that famous Munster Senior Championship title in 2020.
As a ball carrier the Borrisokane clubman had few equals and his direct running style never failed to bring Tipperary supporters to their feet. He will be famously remembered for his sensational goal against Kerry in 2010 when he collected the ball 40 yards from goal and ran directly at the Kerry defence before unleashing an unstoppable shot to the roof of the net from 20 yards out. It was a score that would become his trademark over the years.
Philip’s performances throughout the 2016 campaign were instrumental in propelling Tipperary to their first All-Ireland semi-final since 1935 and for many, his performance against Derry in the qualifiers that year, especially when the chips were down summed up everything Tipperary GAA fans had come to love about Philly Austin.
The highlight of his 15 year career undoubtedly came on the 22nd November 2020 when Tipperary bridged an 85 year gap and won the Munster Senior Football Final on the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday. It was fitting, that the long serving Austin should get the final Tipperary score of that memorable game.
Affectionately known by Tipperary fans as Stone Cold Philly Austin, he amassed a fantastic 41 championship appearances scoring 4:35 in the process.
Philip was also an accomplished hurler and won a Munster U21 hurling medal with Tipperary in 2006.
With his club Borrisokane, Philip won a Tipperary County Intermediate Hurling Championship in 2010, a County Junior A Football Champion in 2012 along with North Tipperary Intermediate Football Championships in 2014 and 2016. He also played a key role in divisional side Thomas MacDonagh’s historic County Senior Football Championship win in 2011.
Philip will continue to play for his club Borrisokane and we have no doubt that he will continue to have a major role to play in Tipperary football going forward.
Congratulations on an outstanding career Philip, enjoy the retirement and thank you for all the fantastic memories.
posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Fri Feb 19, 2021
Congratulations to Conor Sweeney who this morning became an All Star when he was named as part of the PwC All Star Team 2020!!posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Thu Feb 18, 2021
With our current syndicate coming to a close in April, The Friends of Tipperary Football are delighted to launch a new Euro Millions Plus syndicate offering all members 2,500 chances to win the jackpot for only €20.
Everyone who joins the syndicate will be entered in every Euro Millions Plus draw from May 4 2021 to April 29 2022. You can join the syndicate as often as you want and who knows, together, we might even hit the jackpot!
When you join our Euro Millions Plus syndicate you will automatically become a member of The Friends of Tipperary Football which gives you free entry in our draw for 2 All Ireland Football Tickets.
But that’s not all!
As a member of “The Friends” you will also receive our unique Michael Hogan commemorative car sticker.
Winning the Munster Senior Football Title for the first time in 85 years was certainly one of the highlights of 2020 and proved to be the coronavirus distraction we all needed. Who can forget the sheer joy on the faces of the players and management as captain Conor Sweeney lifted the Munster Trophy or the emotional scenes in Croke Park when the team laid a wreath to commemorate the victims of Bloody Sunday?
All funds raised by The Friends of Tipperary Football go directly towards the preparation of our inter-county teams from under-14 right up to senior. The effort that the players and management put into representing Tipperary is huge and they deserve all the support that we can give to allow them.
The Friends of Tipperary Football Euro Millions Plus Syndicate will purchase 12 sets of numbers in all the Euro Millions Plus draws from May 4 2021 to April 29 2022. To join click here: https://www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com/product/euromillions-syndicate-ticket/ or contact any committee member for a ticket.
Closing date for entries is May 3rd 2021 and winnings will be distributed as per the terms and conditions.posted by Friends of Tipperary FootballFriends of Tipperary Football on Mon Dec 14, 2020
After the excitement of the past few weeks, Tipperary football was brought back down to earth on Saturday evening when an excellent Clare team ran out easy winners of the Munster Minor Football Quarter Final.
From the start Tipperary struggled against a physically stronger Clare out fit and found themselves 6 points in arrears after the first 15 minutes before Jack Buckley got Tipperary off the mark with a free following a foul on the impressive Liam McCormack.
Tom Bourke produced a wonderful save in the 22nd minute and 2 minutes later Liam McCormack turned on the turbo and cut through the Clare defence before passing across the square for Toby Lambe to finish to the net.
In the 27th minute McCormack was at it again, swinging over a beauty from underneath the Old Stand to make it 0:08 to 1:02.
Game on or so it appeared but from the kick out, Clare again took control and popped over 3 points in as many minutes to take us in to the tea break at 0:11 to 1:02.
6 points down at half time was not an insurmountable lead but Tipperary needed a strong third quarter.
Unfortunately, the opposite happened and this extremely talented Clare side put the game to bed over the next 15 minutes, out-scoring Tipperary 1:09 to 0:01.
To their credit, Tipperary battled away to the end but the reality was they just couldn’t cope with the superior power and pace of the Banner men and when referee Jonathan Hayes signaled full stop the scoreboard read game 1:24 to 1:04.
Tipp scorers: T Lambe (1-0), J Buckley (0-2f), L McCormack(0-2).
Tipperary: Tom Bourke (JK Brackens), Sean O’Meara (Grangemockler/Ballyneale), James Morris (Clonmel Commercials), Kevin Cahalane (Lorrha/Dorrha), Darragh McVicker (Clonmel Og), Emmet Butler (Kilsheelan/Kilcash), Oisin Maher (Cahir), Toby Lambe (Holycross/Ballycahill, captain 1-0), Ciaran Condon (Cahir), Jack Nevin (JK Brackens), Jack Buckley (Cahir 0-2 frees), Sean Ryan (Upperchurch/Drombane), Eoin Craddock (Holycross/Ballycahill), Rory Collins (Moyle Rovers), Liam McCormack (Thurles Sarsfields 0-2).
Substitutes: Conor Neville (Kilsheelan/Kilcash) for Darragh McVicker (9 minutes), Conor O’Brien (Mullinahone) for Eoin Craddock (31 minutes), Tom Downey (Rockwell Rovers) for Toby Lambe (37 minutes), Anthony Keely (Clonmel Commercials) for Sean Ryan (41 minutes), Declan Nee (Clonmel Commercials) for James Morris (52 minutes).