Football news by Tommy Fitzgerald P.R.O


Following the weekends Co. Quarter finals we are down to the County Semi Finals with Clonmel Commercials, Kilsheelan Kilcash and Loughmore Castleiney already through and to complete the quartet will be joined by the winners of Moyle Rvs v the Aherlow /Lattin Cullen combination which is down for decision this Wednesday night , October 19th,in Ballyporeen throw in 8pm

As part of a double header in Cahir South champions Clonmel Commercials kept their winning sequence intact with a clear cut eleven point margin victory over Arravale Rvs on a score line of 1-19 to 0-11, while in the other all South Quarter final, Kilsheelan Kilcash got back to winning ways over Ballyporeen with the only goal of the game separating the sides at the finish, 1-13 to 0-13.

In Cashel, Mid Champions Loughmore Castleiney were equally impressive in seeing off the West Champions Galtee Rvs, running out comfortable winners with thirteen points to spare at the final whistle, 3-15 to 0-11.

The Co Semi Finals line up are as follows,
Sunday October 23rd,
Clonmel Commercials v Loughmore Castleiney, Boherlahan, 3pm
Kilsheelan Kilcash v Moyle Rvs or Aherlow / Lattin Cullen, Cahir 2.30pm

In the Intermediate semi finals it took twenty minutes of extra time before Fethard got over the line against Moyne Templetuohy, 1-12 to 0-12, while West Champions Golden Kilfeacle always had the edge over Fr. Sheehys, 3-12 to 0-11.
In what could be a cracking Co. Final Golden Kilfeacle and Fethard will go head to head this Sunday October 23rd, in Cashel, throw in 1pm.

Membership of the Friends of Tipperary Football for 2017 is now on sale and tickets at 20 euro each can be had from any committee members or the Divisional coordinators, Kevin Barron (West), Trish Gavin (Mid), Aidan McNamara (South) and Joe Hannigan (North) and will carry prizes of tickets to the All Ireland and National Football League fixtures.

A presentation was made in Thurles last week by the Friends of Tipperary Football to Kevin Stapleton (Loughmore Castleiney) who was kit man to all Tipp Football teams over the last eight years.
Kevin who has moved to Louth will be missed by all players and management alike who sends their best wishes.

Congratulations to Robbie Kiely who last Sunday collected a County Senior Football medal with Carberry Rangers who won their first ever Senior Championship in defeating Ballincollig in the Cork Co. Final.
Robbie played a pivotal role in Tipperarys football odyssey this year culminating with defeat by Mayo in the All Ireland semi final before being harshly black carded early in the game which had a major impact on the final outcome. Well done Robbie.

Tommy Fitzgerald, PRO, Tipperary Football Board