Liam Kearns Names his Team for Cork Plus Other News and Fixtures

Tonight, Manager Liam Kearns Has Named His Starting Fifteen for the Allianz National Football League Clash With Cork

Allianz National Football League Division Two

Cork V Tipperary

Paírc Uí Chaoimh

Saturday 27th January, 2018

Throw in: 5pm

Live on Eir Sport 2

Meanwhile Cork have also announced their starting fifteen.

1. Mark White (Clonakilty)
2. Sam Ryan (St Finbarrs)
3. Jamie O Sullivan (Bishopstown)
4. Micheal McSweeney (Newcestown)
5. Kevin Flahive (Douglas)
6. Kevin Crowley (Millstreet)
7. Brian O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
8. Ian Maguire (St Finbarrs) Captain
9. Daniel O Callaghan (Clyda Rovers)
10. Sean White (Clonakilty)
11. Sean Powter (Douglas)
12. Ruairi Deane (Bantry Blues)
13. John O Rourke (Carbery Rangers)
14. Mark Collins (Castlehaven)
15. Stephen Sherlock (St Finbarrs)
16. Ryan Price (O Donovan Rossa)
17. Eoin Lavers (Dohenys)
18. Conor Dorman (Bishopstown)
19. Tomas Clancy (Fermoy)
20. Kevin O Driscoll (Tadhg MacCarthaigh)
21. Cillian O Hanlon (Kilshannig)
22. Michael Hurley (Castlehaven)
23. Colm O’ Neill (Ballyclough)

Match Previews

Read Jeddy Walsh’s preview in this weeks Nationalist newspaper here.

Brian McDonnell’s preview from the Tipperary Star can be read here.

Competition Winners

Yesterday, the Friends of Tipperary Football held their first draw of 2018 for a pair of match tickets to Tipperary’s opening Allianz league games against Cork and Roscommon.

We extend our congratulations to Pearl Codd of Killenaule GAA Club who has won a pair of tickets to this weekends game in Cork while Martin Ryan of Silvermines has won a pair of tickets to the next game against Roscommon in Semple Stadium.

If you would like to be entered into these draws for some fantastic prizes you can join the Friends of Tipperary Football at


Supporter’s Bus

Eddie Ryan has once again organised a supporters’ bus for Saturday’s game in Cork. It will leave Thurles at 2pm and the Horse and Jockey at 2.15pm.

If you would like to reserve your seat please contact 086 833 4553 as soon as possible as spaces are limited.

Season Ticket

Anyone with a hurling season ticket will get into Saturday’s game for free as Cork are playing Kilkenny afterwards in Division One of the Allianz hurling league.

Lip Sync

Now we are all aware of the talents of our fantastic footballers however we can now reveal they extend far beyond the GAA playing fields as George Hannigan and Willie Connors, along with Tipperary senior hurlers Barry Heffernan, Donagh Maher and other local GAA stars are coming together to perform, what promises to be a thrilling night’s entertainment, in the Abbey Court Hotel Nenagh of lip sync battling!

The show will take place on Friday, February 16th at 8pm and all proceeds go towards the construction of a new school yard in Nenagh CBS Primary School. This school has been to the fore front when it comes to promoting Gaelic Games and they are currently the county under-12 A football champions.

Tickets are available from the school itself or from any of the brave, talented and generous participants. (Phone: 06732748 Email:

If you can’t attend on the night but would still like to donate to this very worthy cause you can donate here:

Nenagh CBS, county football champions


Upcoming Fixtures

This weekend sees a host of fixtures taking place including the inter-divisional championships as well as a number of under-21 ties.

County Under-14 Inter-Divisional Football

Saturday, 27 January 2018

South Tipperary V North Tipperary

Venue: Dr. Morris Park

Time: 12.15pm

Referee: Jim Lees


West Tipperary V Mid Tipperary

Venue: Dr Morris Park

Time: 12.15pm

Referee: Seamus Delaney


North Tipperary V West Tipperary

Venue: Dr. Morris Park

Time: 13.15

Referee: Seamus Delaney


Mid Tipperary V South Tipperary

Venue: Dr. Morris Park

Time: 13.15pm

Venue: Dr. Morris Park


County Under-15 Inter-Divisional Football

Saturday, 27 January 2018

South Tipperary V North Tipperary

Venue: Ballycahill

Time: 11am


West Tipperary V Mid Tipperary

Venue: Rosegreen

Time: 11am


County Under-16 Inter Divisional Football

Saturday, 27 January 2018

South Tipperary V North Tipperary

Venue: Duneske, Cahir

Time: 11am

Referee: Seanie Peters


West Under-21 B Football, Group 1

Saturday 27 January, 2018

Cappawhite Gaels V Rockwell/Rosegreen

Venue: Cappawhite

Time: 12 noon


South Tipperary Under-21 A Football League

Saturday, 27 January, 2018

Kilsheelan Kilcash V Moyle Rovers

Venue: Clonmel Sportsfield

Time: 13:00

Referee: Brian Tyrell


South Tipperary Under-21 B Football Group 1

Saturday, 27 January, 2018

Killenaule V Ballyporeen Clonmel Óg

Venue: Cahir

Time: 13.00


South Tipperary Under-21 B Football Championship Group 3

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Anner Gaels V Cathail S Ciocam

Venue: Killenaule

Time: 12 noon

Referee: Pa Shelley


South Tipperary Under-21 B Football Group 1

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Carrick Davins V Ardfinnan

Venue: Ned Hall Park

Time: 12 noon


South Tipperary Under-21 B Football Group 2

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Grangemockler Ballyneale V Cahir

Venue: Monroe

Time: 12 noon

Referee: Liam O’ Connor


West Under-21 A Football

Sunday, 28 January 2018

Arravale Rovers V Cashel King Cormacs

Venue: Seán Treacy Park

Time: 12 noon

Referee: John O’ Grady


Parking Restrictions

Allianz Leagues Double Header @ Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Saturday January 27th

We extend a warm welcome to all supporters attending Páirc Uí Chaoimh next Saturday. Our advice to all regardless of where you are travelling from is to arrive early and to park and ride or walk to the stadium.

Please note there will be severe restrictions on parking anywhere near the stadium and vehicular access will be extremely limited. However, there is ample parking available in the city centre with shuttle bus service to Páirc Uí Chaoimh.


New Shuttle Bus Service For Opening Allianz League Games in Pairc Ui Chaoimh

Spectator access to Pairc Ui Chaoimh for Cork’s opening National League games will be considerably enhanced this weekend with the introduction of a new dedicated shuttle bus service which will take fans to within a two minute walk of the grounds.

Bus Éireann will operate the Shuttle Bus Service from Lapps Quay (opposite City Hall, Cork) to Paírc Uí Chaoimh from 16:30 hours on Saturday 27th January 2018 – for The Allianz League Matches, Cork Vs Tipperary (Football) 5:00pm and Cork Vs Kilkenny (Hurling) 7:00pm.  Standard City Fare / Leap Card and Free Travel Passes will apply to this Shuttle Bus Service.

A limited Shuttle Bus Service will also operate from Paírc Uí Chaoimh (Monahan Road) after the match to City Hall.

Standard bus service No.202 will also run from Parnell Place/Merchants Quay to Ballintemple, adjacent to Páirc Uí Chaoimh. This service will also run from Mahon to Ballintemple.

Fans travelling from Kilkenny or from east Cork, can avail of free parking at Midleton, Little Island, Carrigtwohill and Glounthaune railway stations and can pre-purchase their Rail Tickets from Midleton, Carrigtwohill, Glounthaune or Little Island Stations to Kent Station or call Customer Contact Centre on  1-850-366222


Turnstiles will open 4pm on Saturday with food and drink kiosks and the restaurant on Premium Level 2 open.

All spectators will be subject to a bag search.  Do not bring backpacks or large bags


Drivers Take Note:

There will be severe restrictions on vehicular access to the stadium and Garda road blocks will be in operation.

Limited parking is available on the Marquee site which will be open from 3pm and spaces will be allocated on a first come first serve basis.

Other than the Marquee site, parking near the stadium will not be allowed and a tow away policy will operate.

Drivers are advised to park in the city centre and use multi-storey car parks and walk or bus to the stadium.

Q-Park are offering discounted Match Day parking on Saturday January 27th. Páirc Uí Caoimh patrons can avail of a

50% discount on 24 hour parking from entry on match day. To avail of this offer supporters should visit and follow the link to  Parking must be booked before midnight prior to the day of the match at the latest. This offer is valid in Q-Park City Hall, Carroll’s Quay and St. Finbarr’s.


We wish the Officials, Supporters and Teams of Tipperary & Kilkenny a safe and pleasant journey to Cork and home again after the games.

Le meas mór,

Dónal O Laocha

Oifigeach Caidreamh Poiblí
Fón 087-2794396Donal Leahy