Weekly Notes 7th May 2022

John McGrath and Ed Connolly Injuries

Both John McGrath and Ed Connolly suffered long term injuries while on inter county duty in the last few weeks. It has been confirmed that John suffered an issue with his Achilles Tendon while Ed tore his Cruciate. This is likely to rule both players out of our coming county championship campaigns. While this is disappointing for the club it is no less so for the players who both gave excellent performances in red and green last season. The club would like to extend best wishes to both players in the recovery and rehab.

County League

Our footballers are in action this weekend in the County Football League. They travel to Ballina at 10:30 on Sunday morning.

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Our Junior C hurlers had a hard earned draw on Friday night. A scoreline of 1-11 to Kilea’s 0-14 points saw the honours shared. This however was not enough for our lads who needed to come away with the win to progress. As a result we lose out on score difference. A tough way to go out but a spirited second half performance will hopefully bode well for the championship later in the year.

County Championship Draws

The draws for this year’s county championships were made on Monday evening.

As we finished second in our group in the senior hurling last year we were second tier seeds for this year’s championship.

We will renew rivalries with Kiladangan who are becoming familiar opponents at this stage. We will also face neighbours JK Brackens as well as Eire Óg Annacarthy.

In the senior football we will play Ardfinnan, Moycarkey Borris, and Aherlow.

 Our intermediates will face Clonoulty Rossmore and last year’s beaten county finalists Grangemockler Ballyneale in a three team group.

Club Lotto Results

Lotto Results 

Numbers Drawn 5-9-11-29

No Jackpot Winner

Lucky Dip winners €40

1. Tom Mullhall C/O Garda college

2. Mairead Ryan C/O Cian Hennessy

3. Billy O’Brien Tinvoher

4. Pat Staklum Thurles

Promoters Draw – Jimmy Hennessy


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Hard luck to our Under 15 footballers who lost out to Clerihan in the Peil final on Monday the 2nd. It was a great achievement for this group to reach both the hurling and football finals in their division and to win the hurling. Best of luck for the rest of the year.

Inter-county Action

Next up for the Tipp senior hurlers is a trip to Limerick to face the raining All-Ireland champions. Tickets must be purchased before the game from Ticketmaster Online or from Centra or Supervalue Stores.

Noel McGrath has been named to start at Centre Forward with Brian McGrath and John Meagher named on the bench.

The Tipperary Under 20s were defeated in the Munster Hurling Final by Limerick in the TUS Gaelic Grounds on Wednesday night. An entertaining game of a high standard saw the Premier County lose out to the hosts but with plenty of reasons to be optimistic for the future. Ciaran McCormack was part of the panel on the night while Ed Connolly was missing through injury. The Munster winners will take on the Leinster winners in the All-Ireland final so this ends our under 20’s involvement in the competition.

On Thursday night the Tipp Minor Footballers won the Daryl D’arcy Cup against Limerick in Mallow. This is the final of a round robin competition in Munster which sees the winners progress to the Munster semi final against the loser of Cork and Kerry. This was a great win for our minor footballers who have put a string of impressive displays together to win this competition. This was an extra special night for Loughmore Castleiney GAA club as we had two men involved. Eoin O’Connell continues to impress at number 5 while Shane Hennessy has been boosting his credentials on the sideline. We wish both of them the best of luck in what will hopefully be a long season!

The Tipperary Senior Footballers began their Munster campaign with a win against Waterford on a score of 2-13 to 1-8 Fraher Field Dungarvan on Saturday evening. Willie Eviston made his senior championship debut with a start at corner back while Tommy Maher made his when he was brought on as a second half substitute. Liam McGrath made his return to the blue and gold also as a second half substitute while Sean O’Connell was an unused sub. Tipp now go on to face Limerick in FBD Simple Stadium on Saturday the 14th of May. A report from the match cane be read here.

The Tipperary Senior Camogie team played out a draw with Clare in FBD Semple Stadium last weekend. The replay will be played as part of a double header the Tipperary Senior Hurlers game against Limerick on Sunday the 8th.

Aoife McGrath and Niamh Treacy started the drawn game with Eimear McGrath coming off the bench to score a point. All three will start the replay from the bench.

Tipperary GAA Scene

Check out all the latest happenings in the GAA scene in Tipperary this week here.