By PRO Joe Bracken
ELECTRIC IRELAND MINOR HURLING CHAMPIOHSHIP
Depending on the result of this Saturday’s last round robin game between Limerick and Kilkenny in Semple Stadium at 3pm, the Tipperary minor hurlers will play their Electric Ireland All-Ireland Semi-Final match on the weekend of 28/29 July. If it is Saturday 28th, the throw-in time in Croke Park will be 3pm. If it is on Sunday 29th, throw-in time will be 1:30pm also in Croke Park.
Galway are already through with 2 wins out of 2 in the round robin series so Saturday’s game between Limerick and Kilkenny will decide who goes forward with the Tribesmen to meet either Tipperary or Dublin in the semi-finals.
BORD GAIS ENERGY U21 HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP
Tipperary will meet Galway in the Bord Gais Energy All-Ireland Under 21 Hurling Championship Semi-Final in Cusack Park, Ennis on Saturday August 4th at 2pm. Extra time will be played if necessary.
Cork will play Wexford in the other semi-final at 4pm in Nowlan Park on the same day.
There are 2 Tipperary Water County Hurling League finals down for decision on Sunday next, July 22nd. In the Tipperary Water Hurling League Division 1, Borris-Ileigh and Nenagh Éire Óg meet in Toomevara while in Division 3 at Drombane, Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams will play Sean Treacys. Both games are down for 12noon throw-in time and extra time will be played if required.
Divisional honours are also up for grab this weekend with finals in the South and Mid. The Clonmel Oil South Senior Hurling final between Mullinahone and Killenaule will take place in Clonmel Sportsfield on Sunday evening next, July 22nd with a 7pm throw-in.
Elsewhere, in the Mid the Gleeson Quarries Mid Senior Football Final takes place this Friday evening, July 20th in the Ragg at 7.30pm and it is a repeat pairing of the past 2 year’s finals with Loughmore Castleiney taking on Upperchurch Drombane.
Round 2 of the county senior hurling, intermediate hurling and the Seamus O Riain Cup will take place over the weekend of the August 12th.
Round 2 of the county senior football and intermediate football championship will take place over the weekend of August 19th.
If clubs wish to bring forward their game in round two of the hurling and football championship, they may do so by agreement with their opposition and county CCC.
To keep up to date with all fixtures and results please checkhttp://people.gaa.ie/club/tipperary/
Congratulations to the Tipperary senior camogie team who defeated Offaly 1-14 to 2-10 in the Liberty Insurance Senior Championship Group 2 last Saturday.
Best wishes to the team as they will play their round 5 fixture against Dublin on Sunday next, July 22nd in Parnell Park with throw-in at 2:30pm.
LADIES GAELIC FOOTBALL
Commiserations to the Tipperary Ladies Football team who lost 3-13 to 2-10 against Kerry in the TG4 All-Ireland Senior Championship Group 1, Round 1 match last Saturday.
This Saturday July 21st, in Group 1 Round 2, they play Donegal in Castlerea, Roscommon where throw-in is at 2pm and best wishes to them this weekend.
TIPPERARY GAA CLUBS DRAW
Congratulations to all the winners in the July GAA draw held in conjunction with Cappawhite GAA Club in Armshaws Bar, Cappawhite last Friday night. First prize of a Skoda Octavia / Renault Megane or €15,000 went to Mary Clogher with Tipp New York the promoters. Second prize of €5,000 or a holiday went to Bertie Callanan with Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams the promoting club.
TEAM TIPPERARAY GAA RACE DAY
Just two weeks now to Team Tipperary GAA Race Day at the Galway Races on Monday, July 30th. This is our fourth Galway Races venture continuing very successful outings for the past 3 years.
The Galway Races Summer Festival is renowned as a premier and most colourful racing festival. While it is a major sporting event, it also appeals to a much wider audience than just the racing fans. With the Killanin Stand Suites, there is something for everyone whether you are entertaining family, friends or business clients. This is the ideal format for mixing business with pleasure, whilst surrounded by the atmosphere and excitement that is the Galway Races.
Development plans for 2018 and onwards are in progress and the Team Tipperary GAA Race Day is now firmly established as a successful fundraising venture. A new car park in Dr. Morris Park for 200 cars has been completed and is a wonderful addition to the facility. Planning is being submitted too, hopefully by mid-2018, for new facilities in the Kinane (Old) Stand as part of the Centre of Excellence adjacent to Dr. Morris Park.
We are also supporting LIT on their Thurles Campus plans which are well advanced for a new all-weather pitch which will be a welcome addition to Gaelic games in Tipperary and further afield, so exciting times ahead.
If you or anyone you know is interested in racing, or just a good day out and who might take a seat or two or a table and support our fundraising efforts, please contact Tim Floyd, County Secretary, 087 2591747 firstname.lastname@example.org for bookings and further details.
GAA KELLOGGS CÚL CAMPS
The GAA Kelloggs Cúl Camps are still continuing at several clubs across the county and run each day from 10am to 2.30pm each day at the various locations.
Experienced and trained coaches, under the wonderful guidance of the Games Development Committee will provide fun activities in the realms of Football, Hurling, Camogie and Rounders at each location.
TIPPERARY GAA SCENE
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By PRO Joe Bracken