Tipperary’s Gaelic Football News18 Dec 2017
Tipperary’s Gaelic Football News
Canon Hayes Award
Congratulations to the Tipperary LGFA team who won the County Award at the Canon Hayes Awards recently in the Great National Ballykisteen Hotel for their remarkable achievements in 2017 when they won both the league and championship double. Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh received the Mick Doyle Golden Sporting Memory award after a glittering career with the Ulster county.
Tipperary Association Dublin
Today at the annual convention in The Dome, Liam Myles on behalf of the Tipperary Association in Dublin presented three scholarship awards to Emmet Moloney (Drom & Inch), Kevin Fahy (Clonmel Commercials) and Emma Buckley (Cahir). Thanks to the Tipperary Association in Dublin for this extremely kind gesture.
Liam Myles @TippAssocDublin presenting a scholarship award to upcoming Tipp stars Emmet Moloney @drominch Kevin Fahy @CommercialsGAA & Emma Buckley @cahirgaaclub in the Dome #TippGaa #tipperary pic.twitter.com/ibCk3o5U1s
— Stephen Gleeson (@StephenGtippfm) December 17, 2017
Friends of Tipperary Football West and South Launch
Yesterday following the senior challenge match between Tipperary and Limerick, the 2018 membership of the Friends in the West was launched in the Golden Kilfeacle clubhouse. The South division also launched their 2018 membership in the Clonmel Park Hotel prior to the medal presentation to the senior footballers following their success in the Allianz National Football League earlier this year. On hand at both launches were members of the Tipperary Football Committee, members of the Friends of Tipperary Football and senior players from both divisions. You can join the Friends on the following link www.friendsoftipperaryfootball.com or by contacting any committee member.
One of Tipperary’s best known supporters Kevin Hanly (Solohead) has put together the following fantastic video to help encourage people to join the Friends. As you can see from the video he is really putting to good use the knowledge he has gained from his TV and Film Production course in Limerick College of Further Education. Thank you, Kevin, for all the hard work and your consistent support.
Congratulations to John Devane (Boherlahan Dualla) who today at the county convention took over the role of Tipperary County Chairperson from Michael Bourke. John Costigan elected new Vice-President of Tipperary County Board, following the passing of Michael Maher during the past year while Joe Kennedy (Moyne-Templetuohy) defeated Jimmy Minogue (Nenagh Éire Óg) 114 to 111 to become new Vice-Chairman of Tipperary County Board.
Tributes Flow in for Ciarán McDonald
Following the revelation that Ciarán McDonald has been forced to retire from inter county action due to ongoing injury issues the tributes have been flowing in for one of Tipperary’s greatest ever defenders. You can read news of Ciarán’s retirement here.
You can read a selection of the tweets about Ciarán’s retirement below:
Best wishes to Ciaran mac on retirement! Without doubt the toughest, most tenacious back I've ever had the pleasure of playing with and against. Some man to have backing you up! Gent to boot and will be missed in Tipp dressing room
— brian fox (@brianfoxtipp) December 17, 2017
Ciaran McDonald always gave his all for Tipp, was a brilliant servant to Tipp football. Alas injuries proved too much. Liam Kearns paid tribute to him tonight in Clonmel as Tipp recieved their medals from the league triumph last spring #gaa https://t.co/qLC5gURxPo
— Stephen Gleeson (@StephenGtippfm) December 16, 2017
Sad to hear for the retirement of Tipp Football’s Ciaran McDonald, what a warrior and one of the best man markers around, pure gent too, enjoy Mac 👏👏
— Declan Browne (@dbrowne15) December 17, 2017
Happy retirement to Ciaran McDonald. Career cut short by injury. One of the best backs in the country. Best of luck Ciaran in your medical career. If you are as good a doctor as a footballer, you will be a good one.
— Tom Maher (@TomMaher8) December 17, 2017
If there was a transfer market in his playing days , this guy would be at the top of a lot of counties list!! One of the best man markers in the game … Best of luck in retirement Ciaran McDonald pic.twitter.com/ontw0BC4ie
— Aidan O Mahony (@GmailMahony) December 17, 2017
All the best to Ciarán McDonald in his retirement. Absolute warrior on the pitch and gentleman off it. A role model for any young player in all aspects of the game on and off the pitch!
— Eamonn Hanrahan (@EamonnH9) December 17, 2017
Before you went out on the field you just knew he was going to shut down his opponent. That was usually the oppositions main man. One of the greats of Tipperary football. 💪 pic.twitter.com/iZlVKnrWub
— George Hannigan (@hannigan14) December 17, 2017
Ciaran was a massive part of the rise of Tipperary football over last 10 years https://t.co/Ao1TlcfnuN
— Michael O'Sullivan (@michaeltipp) December 16, 2017
— Colin O'Riordan (@colin_oriordan) December 17, 2017
A very happy retirement to one of the best footballers I've seen play in Ciaran McDonald. A very intelligent footballer and a big loss to Tipp.
— Dean O'Mahoney (@DeanoGPT) December 17, 2017
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.