Tipperary Football Committee AGM

At last night’s AGM of the Tipperary Football Committee, chairperson Joe Hannigan, stepped down after five years in the role

Joe Hannigan presiding over his final AGM as chairperson

The tributes were flying for Shannon Rovers’ man Joe Hannigan who, last night, stepped down as chairperson of the Tipperary Football Board after five years in the position.

Friends of Tipperary Football chairperson Michael Power (Moycarkey Borris) complimented Hannigan on the “drive” and “infectious enthusiasm” that he brought to the position and this “rubbed off” on those working around him for the betterment of Tipperary football. Power went on to pay special tribute to the Hannigan family for their understanding and support during Joe’s time in office especially due to the many hours that he sacrificed in order to fulfill his duties.

Friends of Tipperary Football chairperson Michael Power

Former Tipperary County Board chairperson Barry O’ Brien (Fr. Sheehy’s) will replace Hannigan in the role and he will bring a wealth of experience to the position. Indeed, Tipperary football owes a debt of gratitude to O’ Brien for all he did to raise the standards of football in the county in the past. His famous 20:20 speech in 2008 resonates strongly after he declared that Tipperary should be competing for honours in all grades of football by the year 2020. Having landed a number of underage titles and the marked improvements in the fortunes of our senior team, O’ Brien’s vision is proving to have been prophetic.

It was also announced that Conor O’ Dwyer (Upperchurch Drombane) will replace Michael Byrnes (Lattin-Cullen) as vice-chairperson. We wish to thank Michael for all he did during his time in office.

We wish the new committee the very best for the year ahead.


The 2018 Football Committee is made up of the following officers:

Barry O’ Brien (Fr Sheehy’s) Chairperson

Conor O’ Dwyer (Upperchurch-Drombane)  Vice-Chairperson

Hugh Coughlan (Moyne Templetuohy) Secretary

Michael Power (Newcastle) Treasurer

Enda O’ Sullivan (Nenagh Éire Óg) PRO


For a detailed account of the Football Committee’s AGM please see Brian McDonnell’s report from the Tipperary Star by clicking here.

Incoming chairperson Barry O’ Brien addresses delegates at last night’s AGM.

Friends of Tipperary Football AGM

The AGM of the Friends of Tipperary Football will take place on Tuesday 12th December at 19:30 in the Anner Hotel, Thurles. All members are invited to attend for what will be a very important meeting.

The four divisions will launch their annual Friends of Tipperary Football membership drive in the coming weeks. West Tipperary will hold their official launch on Saturday 16th December in Sean Treacy Park. Later that night the victorious Tipperary senior football team will be presented with their 2017 Allianz National Football League Division Three medals at a function in Clonmel.

If you would like to join the Friends of Tipperary Football for a very reasonable €20 please click  https://www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com/join

Upcoming Fixtures

South Tipperary Senior Football Final

Saturday 9th December

Clonmel Commercials V Moyle Rovers

14:00  (extra time to be played in the event of a draw)

Clonmel Sportsfield

Referee Derek O’ Mahoney


Tipperary Water County Minor B Football Final

Saturday 9th December

Moyne Templetuohy/Thurles Gaels V Kilruane MacDonaghs

Dr Morris Park, Thurles

19:00 (extra time to be played in the event of a draw)

Referee Martin Doyle


Michael Power enjoys a light-hearted moment during last night’s AGM

Join us on our journey in 2018 by becoming a Friend of Tipperary Football: www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com/join

Membership enters each Friend into the following draws:


Two All Ireland final football tickets 2018
Two All Ireland final hurling tickets 2018
Two Tickets for each of Tipperary’s senior football championship matches for 2018
Two All Ireland club final tickets 2018
Two Allianz National Football League tickets for each of Tipperary’s league matches in 2018


Plus, all Friends will receive an exclusive car sticker.

It only takes a few seconds to join and your support is appreciated by all our players.