Kevin Mulryan Retires from football due to Injury
Friday, December 31, 2010 Archives Pictures Ireland: Dull with low clouds » 0Share Ankle injury forces Mulryan to retire By Jackie Cahill Thursday, December 30, 2010 TIPPERARY midfielder Kevin Mulryan has announced his retirement from intercounty football A persistent ankle injury has prompted the JK Brackens player to call time on a career in the […]Read More
Christmas Greetings and a happy New Year to all Friends and Players and supporters . Heres to another good year and a return to Div 2 next yearRead More
Friends of Tipperary launch fantastic calendar () By Liam Hogan The Friends of Tipperary Football launched a new Tipperary GAA Calendar at the Thatch Pub and Restaurant, Ballycommon last Thursday night. The launch was held in front of a fine crowd with clubs from the four corners of the county being represented. The idea of the calendar was initiated by chairman of the Friends of Tipperary Football, Joe Hannigan to raise funds for Tipperary Football. The calendar is full colour, and includes a photo of every Tipperary team, hurling and football, from the All-Ireland senior hurling champions down to under age teams as well as the Tipp senior football side along with the Munster U-21 winning team and the successful Daryl Darcy Under 17 football side. The calendar is free when purchasing a Friends of Tipperary Football Membership worth €20 and members also go into a draw for a top prize of €5,000. The draw takes place on February 6th 2011. There were many well known faces from the GAA present led by Sean Nugent, Vice Chairman of the Tipperary County Board along with Timmy Floyd, Secretary of the County Bord. Football Bord Chairman, Noel Morris was present with Eddie Lonergan, Secretary of the Football Bord along with Hugh Coghlan, Football Bord PRO. Tipperary senior football manager, John Evans was also there. Other GAA officials included Mike Flynn, Chairman of the North Tipperary Bord na nÓg plus Marian Minehan, Secretary of the North Tipperary Bord na nÓg. North senior Bord Chairman, Mike Sheehy was not present due to the weather conditions and sent his apologies. Joe Hannigan said his committee first approached the County Board with the idea. The suggestion received the go ahead and Joe formed a group to organise the event. He thanked Bridget Delaney and Gerry Ring for the photographs and also the members who organised the advertisements. He paid special thanks to Tony Conlon and his wife Kathleen (Proprietors of The Thatch) for their generous sponsorship. “I would like to thank the sponsors that put their name on the calendar. I would also thank the Nenagh Guardian for the help especially, Kathy Slattery who put the calendar together,” said Joe. Joe then went on to mention the idea that inspired the venture was at the meeting with the County Bord. It was decided that Friends would also sell tickets to help raise funds for the Tipperary hurlers holiday fund. “We thought with Tipperary senior hurlers and U-21s winning the All-Ireland and the U-21 footballers claiming the Munster final, it was a good idea,” he said. “With a lot of young players at Under 15 and 16 levels going well in both codes we thought it was an opportune time to do a calendar. There was a network of people working, collecting adverts, ten ads per month, from different areas. Each club has members working for the Friends. We were trying to promote some camaraderie and everyone working together is the way forward,” said Joe. County Bord Vice Chairman, Sean Nugent, complimented Joe and his committee for the calendar. He recalled the meeting the Friends had with the County Senior Board. “We have been travelling to the various schools with the Liam MacCarthy Cup. One has to sense the appreciation the supporters have for the teams. It’s beyond anything I ever imagined, “said Sean. “Each month will provide memories of 2010. The calendar is a real souvenir and it provides a lot of information as well. We have to build on the success of 2010,” he added. Noel Morris, Chairman of the Tipperary Football Bord echoed the sentiments expressed by Sean Nugent. “I would like to complement Joe on the effort put in. I have never seen a calendar as well produced as this one is in this particular time. Coming in the year that’s in it, the great success both the senior hurlers winning the All-Ireland and the U-21 hurlers as well as the U-21 footballers who won the Munster U-21. “As Jimmy Butler Coffey said when I spoke to him the other night. He is 101 years of age and he said that in all his time, he got more satisfaction out of the 2010 All-Ireland than he did out of any of the rest of them, even the ones he had played in”. John Evans was full of praise for the professionalism displayed in creating the production. “You would have to comment on how professional it is. It is brilliant to see a calendar that displays the sponsors so prominently and to see the fine photographs of the teams. It was a brave decision to produce such a big calendar. It’s a win win situation and the Friends of Tipperary can be really proud of it,” he said. The manager of the Tipperary senior football side also looked forward to 2011 and 2012 with optimism. “Two years ago when I sat down with the County Board, I pointed out that the talent is there. It will take time to nurture it,” he said. “I don’t think people realise how successful this year was. It is probably stymied a small bit with the fact that Tipp were demoted from Division 2 down to Division 3. However the previous two years were unbelievable. “I have worked with the underage development squads and I made the point that proper coaching would be the way forward and they (the players) are showing their just reward. “We have put better preparation in place and better personnel in place and have brushed up in areas that people were weak in.” he said. Caption: Attending the Official launch of the Tipperary GAA Calander in the Thatched Cottage Ballycommon (l to r) Noel Morris (Football Board Chairman), John Evans (Tipperary Senior & U-21 Football Manager) and Timmy Floyd (Tipperary County Board Secretary). Photograph: Bridget Delaney. Copyright Nenagh Guardian 2010. All rights reserved.
Friends of Tipperary launch fantastic calendar () By Liam Hogan The Friends of Tipperary Football launched a new Tipperary GAA Calendar at the Thatch Pub and Restaurant, Ballycommon last Thursday night. The launch was held in front of a fine crowd with clubs from the four corners of the county being represented. The idea of […]Read More
Tipperary Football Board Officers for 2011
Chairman Noel Morris , Vice Chairman Joe Hannigan, Secretary Michael Power, P.R.O. Hugh CoghlanRead More