Club Notes 22nd January 202322 Jan 2023
The Club’s adjourned AGM was held in the club house on Thursday evening. A number of items left over from the AGM in November were resolved at the meeting.
Frankie McGrath will continue on as Senior Hurling and Football manager for 2023. Taffy McGrath will take over the Intermediate footballers and Junior A hurlers while Aidan McGrath will take charge of our Under 19 teams. Pat Cullen will once again oversee the Junior Cs.
We would like to express our thanks to all club members who recently completed the club survey. This information will be collated and further details will be communicated in due course.
On Saturday evening Noel McGrath won the Annerville Award for Tipperary Hurler of the Year for 2022 emulating the feat of his brother John who won the award (along with Footballer of the Year) last year. While it was a disappointing year for both club and county, the recently named Tipperary senior hurling captain put in some truly magnificent performances in 2022. Congrats to Noel and hopefully 2023 leads to more success.
Also on the night Drom Camogie were also recognised with an award celebrating their achievements in 2022. A 4th straight County Senior win was joined with a County League title as well as their second Munster Championship victory in 3 seasons. With a number of girls from the parish involved in the team it is always great to see their efforts rewarded.
2001 Tipperary Hurling Team Reunion
Also on Saturday 21st of January the 2001 Tipperary Senior Hurling Team held a reunion in the Hotel Minella in Clonmel. 2001 was a special year for Tipperary hurling which saw the county go undefeated in all competitions and saw them pick up National Hurling League, Munster, and All-Ireland titles. The club was honoured to have three members of the victorious panel. Paul Ormond (Corner Back) and David Kennedy (Centre Back) started the final with Noel Morris on the substitutes bench.
There were mixed fortunes for our club members involved with the Tipp Senior Hurling team this weekend. Tipp took on Cork in the final of the Munster Senior Hurling League in Páirc Ui Rinn in Cork on Sunday 22nd of January. Brian McGrath started the game and was awarded Man of the Match for a fine display from half back with a point from play. John McGrath made his first return to competitive action since his achilles injury last summer. An encouraging sight for club and county it is great to see John back involved. Noel McGrath came close to lifting his first trophy as Tipp captain but an 8 point lead was let slip late on and Cork ran out 1 point winners.
The Tipperary Camogie panel for the 2023 National League was announced during the week. Aoife and Eimear McGrath, Mairead Eviston, and Niamh Treacy are all part of Denis Kelly’s team.
There’s a long year ahead and we wish all our players involved in county teams the best of success.
Post Primary Schools
Commiserations to Thomas Bohan, Cathal Ryan and Daniel McDonald who were part of Our Lady’s Templemore White Cup u15 team who were defeated by Ard Scoil Ris on Tuesday 17th in UL. This was a high scoring game with a final score of 2-21 to 5-10 and the lads were narrowly defeated by strong opposition.
Eoin O Connell and Paul McCahey represented Thurles CBS in the Harty Cup semi-final victory over Midleton CBS in Mallow on Saturday the 21st. A 3-20 to 2-7 victory saw them set up the very first all Tipperary Harty Cup final which will be played in February when they take on Cashel Community School. This is a very strong Thurles outfit with a good sprinkling of last years successful All Ireland winning minor team in their ranks and we wish the boys well.
Other Club Activities
Don’t forget that anyone who is available can have a game of football on the Astro turf on Friday nights at 7.30. This is a great way to integrate the younger lads with the seniors and we would encourage all the u21 and u19 panel members to come along.
Dillion Quirke Foundation Fundraiser
A long puck competition has been organised by our senior players in our club pitch on 5th of February at 12 noon. This is in aid of Dillon Quirke foundation and entry is 10 Euro. Each entrant will get 3 shots and their longest will stand. The winner will go through to represent Loughmore Castleiney in the overall competition in Clonoulty Rossmore. All are welcome.
No.s Drawn 14-15-18-22
No Jackpot Winner
Lucky Dip Winners €40
1.Leanne Gleeson Graiguefrehane (Online)
2.Tadgh, Clodagh & Saoirse Stapleton Loughmore
3.Ned Ryan Whitefield
4.Pat Moynihan Derry
Promoters Draw: Craig Cleary
JACKPOT NEXT WEEK €10400
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