Tipperary Ladies Football and Kevin Hanly24 Aug 2017
Best of luck to the Tipperary ladies football team in the TG4 All-Ireland semi-final this weekend
All-Ireland Intermediate Semi-Final
Tipperary V Meath
Saturday 26th August
The Friends of Tipperary Football extend our best wishes to the ladies football team who contest the TG4 All-Ireland semi-final this Saturday where they will face the challenge of Leinster champions Meath in the intermediate championship. This game throws in at 16:45 in Semple Stadium and is followed by the mouth-watering clash between old rivals Kerry and Dublin the senior semi-final at 18:30.
Meath defeated Wexford in the Leinster final by five points while Tipperary needed extra time to overcome the same opposition in the last round. The winners will be rewarded with a trip to Croke Park for the All-Ireland intermediate final where they will face either Sligo or Tyrone who are in the other semi-final.
The Tipperary panel is as follows:
Bríd Condon (Aherlow), Siobhán Condon (Aherlow), Anna Rose Kennedy (Aherlow), Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan), Laura Dillon (Ardfinnan), Lauren Fitzpatrick (Ballymacarbry), Orla O’Dwyer (Boherlahan), Patricia Hickey (Brian Ború’s), Jennifer Grant (Brian Ború’s), Mairead Morrissey (Brian Ború’s), Laura Morrissey (Brian Ború’s), Caoimhe Condon (Brian Ború’s), Rachel O’Donnell (Cahir), Roisín Howard (Cahir), Aoife Corcoran (Cahir), Emma Buckley (Cahir), Aisling McCarthy (Cahir), Aishling Moloney (Cahir), Elaine Kelly (Cappawhite), Anna Carey (Clonmel Commercials), Alison Lonergan (Galtee Rovers), Catherina Walsh (Moycarkey-Borris), Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers), Sarah Everard (Moyle Rovers), Evrena Everard (Moyle Rovers), Aine Fitzgerald (Moyle Rovers), Gillian O’Brien (Moyle Rovers), Aoibhe O’Shea (Mullinahone), Maria Curley (Templemore), Elaine Fitzpatrick (Templemore) & Nicola Loughnane (Thurles Sarsfields).
The management team are Shane Ronayne, Alan O’Connor, Tony Smith, Elaine Harte & Tomás Mac a tSaoir.
For Brian McDonnell’s preview of this game please click here.
Meanwhile well known Tipperary supporter Kevin Hanly has sent us in this latest article as he keeps us up-to-date on his career and hopes for 2018
What is next for me and Tipp football ……….
The 2017 season is over for us and the summer is coming to an end but for me I am preparing for my college course in TV and film production at Limerick College of further education. Tipperary football has given me the belief to continue ahead with my education especially with the football lads with there never give up attitude has driven me on to be at this point specially having their support along the way is a big help too!
When I think of the journey I have been on there has been plenty of ups and downs along the way but Tipperary GAA has been a big part of my life from my first Tipperary GAA game on the 2 August 1998. It was the Munster final and to be honest I don’t really remember much of the game as I was only 3 1/2 years old. My father told me I fell asleep for the second half but thankfully that was the one and only time that ever happened to me! Unfortunately, the game ended up Tipperary 1-10 – 0-17 Kerry. When I think back from that moment I would have never thought in 2017 I would be planning to do a TV and film production course while being a dedicated football supporter and being part of the Tipp football family!! To be honest I didn’t ever think I would ever achieve half the things I have so far, anything is possible in life or in sport I guess the secret is don’t give up…
When we look ahead we can never say for sure what’s around the corner even on or off the field but, we can only take it one step at a time, when planning for 2018 with Tipperary football as we have a lot to look forward to. Firstly, pre-season training which players can’t wait for, secondly division two football which is a good platform to bring on players for the championship ahead where lies the hopes, dreams and ambitions to make men into Tipperary legends!!
With knowing this the lads have inspired me to put in everything into my education and to never give up but also knowing they have my back is a big help. Yes, when I do start in September I will be a bit anxious so hopefully it will all go ok and who knows maybe someday I might make it in Hollywood or even better I might be helping with the Sunday Game again …
One thing will always stay the same which is my hopes, dreams and ambitions for Tipperary football because I know we will have more great days while making history along the way. It goes without saying I can’t wait for 2018 to be out and about with all the Tipperary supporters again both football and hurling! #tippfootballfamily