Club Notes 13th August 2023

County Hurling and Football Championships

Saturday saw us put two wins back to back in the hunt for this year’s Dan Breen title as we beat Holycross Ballycahill by the minimum in Boherlahan. Wearing our new navy away jersey because of the colour clash we trailed by 7 at one stage. It took us awhile to go up through the gears and we were behind 3-9 to 1-12 at half time. The second half saw us settle much better and we came out 1-27 to 3-20 winners in the end. A hard fought win but an important one. In two week’s time we will take on Upperchurch Drombane in the final round of the group stages.

Our participation in this year’s knockout stages is not yet confirmed however. Ourselves, Upperchurch, and Holycross can all still finish on 4 points each in which case score difference will come into play. A win against Upperchurch would see us top the group and avoid a preliminary 1/4 final. Always a nice bonus when fighting on two fronts.

Philip O’Connell defends from the front during our one point victory over Holycross on Saturday.
The table in Group 3 after Round 2.

Next weekend is back to the big ball with both our Senior and Intermediate Footballers in action. First up is the intermediate footballers who will take on Thurles Sarsfields in Templetouhy at 2:30pm on Saturday followed by the seniors who take on Ardfinnan in Boherlahan at 6:30pm.

Junior Hurlers

Hard luck to our Junior A hurlers who were defeated by JK Brackens in Castleiney on Sunday in the Mid 1/4 on a scoreline of 1-16 to 0-13. It was a 1 point game at half time at 7 points to 6 with JKB leading by the minimum but a much stronger second half saw them over the line.

On Friday evening our Junior Cs had a commanding win over Killea. 3-23 to 3-11 was the final score. The lads will have no game next weekend as we await news on our next fixture.

Ladies Football

The junior panel continue to train hard. As it stands all teams have won one match and lost one match, its turning out to be a very close competitive championship with nothing between the teams. The next championship match is away to St. Patrick’s of Drangan this Friday 18th at 7.30pm. All support greatly appreciated.

The current state of play in this year’s County Junior Championship.

The mothers and others played a challenge game against  Mulinahone last Friday evening in Cugilla. Thanks to Mulinahone for travelling up to play us.

On behalf of the ladies football club and gaa club, we would like to congratulate Josie Bourke (Stapleton) who was honoured at half-time during today’s senior ladies football final between Dublin and Kerry. Every women’s senior All-Ireland final winning captains from the last 50 years (1974-2022) were guests of honour at Croke Park on the 50th anniversary of the Ladies Senior Football Championship final. Josie captained Tipperary to the all Ireland title in 1980.

Ladies Football Captains of the Last 50 Years in Croke Park. Inpho Photography.

Under 19 Hurling

Our under 19 hurlers suffered their first defeat of the season on Thursday evening when an under strength team went down to Thurles Sarsfields. Played on a miserable evening with the daylight scarce in the closing stages the boys never stopped trying and deserve credit for the manner in which they went about their business. We go to Gortnahoe this week for their next game on Wednesday evening. 

Juvenile Notes

Plenty of matches for our Juvenile players this coming week with the u17 hurlers away to Moyne Templetuohy on Monday evening with throw in at 7pm 

On Tuesday evening the u13 hurlers entertain Upperchurch in Cuguilla at 18.45 and on Thursday the u15s travel down to Monroe to take on Moyle Rovers at 7pm. 

Huge congratulations to Richard Morris who featured on the Tipperary u16 football team who won the Gerry Reilly Shield Final in Cahir on Saturday last. He has been in fine form for the club so far this year and he continued that vein of form on Saturday with another influential display. Tipp defeated Kildare in a close game. In the end it took extra time to separate the sides with Tipp prevailing by a point.

Club Lotto

Numbers Drawn 6-12-15-29

No Jackpot Winner

Lucky Dip Winners €40
1. Majella Quinn Castleiney
2. Tommy Maher Kinesare (Online)
3. John O’Connell Killahara (Online)
4. Michael Coonan C/O Kathleen Cleary

Promoters Draw: Seamas Bohan


We want to encourage as many people as we can to play online where at all possible. You can use the link below:

County Board Draw

There is still time to enter this year’s County Board Draw. This is an important revenue stream for our club and it would be great to get as many people entering as possible.

The first draw will be held on Friday the 25th of August. You can sign up online here:

or contact Lár na Pairce 0504-22702