A Munster final penalty save, a injury time equalising point on his debut and the junior-B’s return to championship action. This week’s club notes are packed with news on the Blues
We had a number of players involved in inter-county action this weekend.
Firstly, we commiserate with Sarah Quigley, Grace O’ Brien and the Tipperary senior camogie team who were defeated by Cork in the Munster final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on Saturday, 0-19 to 0-6. Sarah herself had a fine game with superb puck outs and she made a dramatic first half penalty save from Aoife Murray. They now face Meath in their opening championship game in two weeks.
Secondly, we congratulate Cian O’ Farrell, Seán Phelan, Rory O’ Donovan and the Tipperary minor hurlers who overcame the disappointment of last week’s loss to Limerick with a 4-15 to 1-13 win over Cork. The lads now face Waterford on Sunday next in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick.
Thirdly, we had two players involved in the Primary Schools matches over the weekend. Aodán Ó Conchúir featured at half-time of the Munster senior football semi-final on Saturday evening in Semple Stadium while Sam O’ Farrell played during the break of the Tipperary Cork Munster hurling championship game on Sunday, also in Thurles. Well done to both lads and we hope you had a wonderful experience.
Finally, Roy Race made his debut for Melchester Rovers in the popular comic magazine Roy of the Rovers and scored twice in a 3-3 draw against Elbury Wanderers and went onto become a star footballer. Today, our own Jake Morris made an equally dramatic debut for the Tipperary senior hurlers as he came off the substitutes’ bench deep in stoppage time to score a game-saving point to rescue his county from defeat against Cork in a game that finished 1-23 to 2-20. Dáire Quinn and Barry Heffernan were also part of the panel and we extend them our best wishes in the next round on Sunday against Waterford in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick at 4pm.
Our junior-A hurlers recorded a 1-19 to 1-12 win over Kilruane MacDonaghs in the opening round of the championship on Saturday evening and must now prepare for Knockshegowna in two weeks time. Well done lads.
Our junior-B hurlers play the opening round of their championship on Friday evening at 7:30pm in MacDonagh Park and we wish them the very best of luck.
Family Fun Run
The Nenagh Éire Óg Juvenile club 10k/5k Family Fun Run is scheduled to take place on Sunday June 17th. This year as part of the Healthy Club Project the annual run will support the worthy cause of former Tipperary hurler Seamus Hennessy who, as part of his Running for Josie campaign, is aiming to raise €200,000 for Pieta House.
Tipperary GAA Clubs’ Draw
We wish to thank all our promotors and everyone who purchased a ticket in this year’s Tipperary GAA Clubs’ Draw. Your support is appreciated by everyone in the club.
Congratulations to our senior hurler and Nenagh College teacher Adam Gratton who recently graduated with a Certificate in Management and Leadership (Gaelic Games) from Carlow Institute of Technology. For a full report on this fantastic achievement by Adam please click here