Tipperary - All Tipp

TJ Ryan 'tempted' to blood youngsters against Tipp

Admits it's "very tempting" to hand out debuts to some of the new generation of hurlers.
They have an All-Ireland-winning U21 team to draw from, and players like Richie English, Diarmaid Byrnes, Tom Morrissey, Barry Nash and Gearoid Hegarty are all in contention to start this weekend in Thurles.
"Obviously the game is very fast, these younger fellas - some of the guys have been around a long time and you can see from other counties' experience that pace can be an issue, but the younger guys have that in abundance, they're confident, they're putting the pressure on, which is exactly what we want." Ryan says Limerick have a clean bill of health and will select their team based on form.
"It's a huge step up and we recognise that. In the in-house games we get to see fellas, and you get a feel for a fella over a number of sessions.
"I know there are fellas out there who'll be picking teams - that fella should be on, or this fella - but we see these guys night in night out and my opinion is that when the team is announced, I don't think there'll be complaints. It'll be based on the last number of weeks and months, we've a lot of training done and the team will be picked on that basis."

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 15/06/2016 15:55:41   1867270

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Football, the Munster Council

Contrary to reports Cork may end up playing Kerry in Pairc ui Chaoimh next year if the stadium is finished on time. Tipperary and Kerry will be seeded in next year's Munster championship so sources in the provincial council say a Cork-Kerry final on Leeside is a "possibility" if Cork come through.

Tipp keep this up.

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 15/06/2016 15:59:22   1867273

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Tipp deserve their day of delight -but how did it come to this for Cork's proud tradition

The last time Tipperary footballers beat Cork the former Taoiseach Jack Lynch was in his prime as a member of the Cork football team. And Cork were a handy enough side too because the very next year they went on to win the county's third All Ireland football title.
The year was 1944 and we were in the middle of World War Two or 'The Emergency' as it was called in these parts.
Thankfully we are living in more sedate times, but the shock of what happened in Semple Stadium, where Tipperary footballers had their biggest win since 1944 by beating Cork by 3-15 to 2-16, is as great as it was back then.
By any standard this was a sensational result. Even though football in Tipperary has being going from strength at under-age level - as is shown by their success in winning the 2011 All-Ireland minor title and reaching the Under-21 final against Tyrone last year - the senior team's prospects seemed to have been seriously set back when Colin O'Riordan, one of their outstanding U-21 players, went off to Australia to play in the AFL with the Sydney Swans.
In addition, the county's hurling team officials made it clear that dual players would have to play hurling rather than football if required and that deprived the senior football panel of a few more players.
But a good manager is the starting point for any football revolution and Tipperary found their man in Liam Kearns from Kerry.
In 2004, he almost pulled off as big a shock as yesterday's when he managed Limerick and they drew with Kerry in the Munster final and could easily have won the replay before losing by four points in Killarney.
He obviously is not intimidated by Kerry and Cork in the Munster championship, but yesterday's result must be the highlight of his career - unless of course he gets his revenge on his native county in the upcoming Munster Final on July 3.
Sensational results in sport very often are decided by what happens in the closing minutes of the contest and so it was yesterday.
Cork had played very poorly for long periods 2-7 to 0-6 behind at half-time and found themselves trailing by a staggering 3-13 to 1-10 with eight minutes left to play.
But there is a new sense of pride and commitment in Tipperary football nowadays and this time it was they who snatched the vital couple of late points - Kevin O'Halloran landing a '45 and a free.

There was disbelief all around the place as Tipperary players mentors and supporters had to pinch themselves or each other before realising the enormity of what happened: 'We are after beating Cork, we are into the Munster football final, come on Kerry let's have you!'
The joy was unconfined.

The fixture makers had assumed the Munster final would be a clash between Kerry and Cork and the game was fixed for Killarney as Páirc Uí Chaoimh is being rebuilt nowadays.

But will that fixture still stand now that Cork are not involved ?
Surely Tipperary have a strong case for seeking to have the game played in Thurles or at least at a neutral venue like the Gaelic Grounds in Limerick.

By the way, the Munster Council will be disappointed too because the loss of revenue on a Tipp-Kerry final could be close on half a million euro. That's a sore blow for the administrators. But for now the GAA world will salute Liam Kearns and his gallant warriors.
Remember, Clonmel Commercials led by the brilliant Michael Quinlivan this year won the Munster club championship and were quite unlucky not to go on to win the All-Ireland.
So there is plenty of football in Tipperary - just ask Cork about that!

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 16/06/2016 19:25:06   1867845

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Limerick Senior Hurling Team. Sunday's Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final clash with Tipp. 4pm Semple Stadium,

1. Captain Nickie Quaid (Effin),

2. Tom Condon (Knockaderry), 3. Dan Morrissey (Ahane), 4. Richie English (Doon),

5. Diarmaid Byrnes (Patrickswell), 6. Gavin O Mahony (Kilmallock), 7. Seamus Hickey (Murroe/Boher),

8. James Ryan (Garryspillane), 9. Paul Browne (Bruff),

10. Gearoid Hegarty (St Patrick's), 11. Shane Dowling (Na Piarsaigh), 12. Barry Nash (South Liberties),

13. Graeme Mulcahy (Kilmallock), 14. Declan Hannon (Adare) and 15. Cian Lynch (Patrickswell).

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 17/06/2016 10:45:17   1868057

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Limerick Intermediate Hurling Team V Tipp, Sunday's opening game at Semple Stadium 2pm.

1. Eoghan McNamara (Doon), 2.
Mike Casey (Na Piarsaigh), 3. Barry Lynch (Feohanagh), 4. Jody Hannon (Adare),
5. Mark Carmody (Patrickswell)(Captain), 6. Andrew La Touche-Cosgrave (Monaleen), 7. Colin Ryan (Pallasgreen),
8. William O Donoghue (Na Piarsaigh), 9. Lorcan Lyons (Monaleen),
10. David Dempsey (Na Piarsaigh), 11. Mike Fitzgibbon (Feohanagh), 12. Pat Ryan (Doon),
13. Aaron Gillane (Patrickswell), 14. Kevin O'Brien (Patrickswell) and Dean Coleman (Doon).

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 17/06/2016 20:05:25   1868317

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MUNSTER SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP

Limerick have named four Championship debutants for Sunday's Munster semi-final against Tipperary at Semple Stadium, while Patrick 'Bonner' Maher returns for the Premier County.

All Ireland under 21 winners Diarmaid Byrnes, Richie English, Gearoid Hegarty, and Barry Nash are included in the Limerick team.

Tipperary: D Gleeson;

C Barrett, J Barry, M Cahill;

S Kennedy, R Maher, P Maher;

B Maher, M Breen;

D McCormack, P Maher, N McGrath;

J O'Dwyer, S Callanan, J McGrath.

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 17/06/2016 22:04:38   1868353

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Now that the talking is over.

I wish the best of luck to the Tipp's out this afternoon.

Go out give your all and you will be there at the end.

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 19/06/2016 15:03:30   1868852

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Inter Tipp 0-15 Lim 2-9,

10mins to go

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 19/06/2016 15:08:06   1868856

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Munster Intermediate Hurling Championship Semi Final Tipperary 0-15 Limerick 2-11 (FT)

Hard lines Tipp

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 19/06/2016 15:33:23   1868873

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Waterford V Tipp in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final

Sunday July 10th at 4pm in a venue to be confirmed by the Munster CCC in the coming days.

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final Result - Tipperary 3-12 Limerick 1-16 ‪

What a day for Tipp Hurling to have a Missfortunate John O'Dwyer (spur of the moment) incident Red Card.

The way the rest of the team responded shows the New found spirit and determination that is needed and wanted in Tipp to go all the way.

Well Done and keep it up Hurrah for Tipperaryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 19/06/2016 18:19:24   1869004

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Replying To JC Wales:  "Waterford V Tipp in the Munster Senior Hurling Championship Final

Sunday July 10th at 4pm in a venue to be confirmed by the Munster CCC in the coming days.

Munster Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final Result - Tipperary 3-12 Limerick 1-16 ‪

What a day for Tipp Hurling to have a Missfortunate John O'Dwyer (spur of the moment) incident Red Card.

The way the rest of the team responded shows the New found spirit and determination that is needed and wanted in Tipp to go all the way.

Well Done and keep it up Hurrah for Tipperaryyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy"
Spur of the moment or not it was a stupid red card and i think it will go a long way to Waterford winning the Munster final.No excuse for ill discipline like that.

cuederocket (Dublin) - Posts:4336 - 19/06/2016 20:33:26   1869117

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First half goal deluge fires Tipperary into Munster final. Tipp 3-12 Limerick 1-16

Two first-half goals from Michael Breen and another from Seamus Callanan proved the difference as 14-man Tipperary weathered a late Limerick rally to book their place in the Munster final with Waterford
Breen fired a brace in the opening 10 minutes to put Tipp in charge but the sending off of star forward John "Bubbles" O'Dwyer for lashing out at Richie English in the 14th minute briefly turned the game on its head.
With Shane Dowling in fine free-scoring form and Gavin O'Mahony mopping up as sweeper, TJ Ryan's side trailed by one, 2-2 to 0-7, before Callanan finished an excellent team move to the net.
Tipp led by three at the break, 3-5 to 0-11, in a rain-soaked Thurles but the expected Treaty second-half charge never materialised as the likes of Padraic Maher and James Barry mopped up at the back.
For long periods it looked as if Tipp were the ones with the extra man as Limerick found it hard to break them down but a cracking injury-time goal from sub Tom Morrissey did make things interesting.

Tipp were the better team, however, and with Noel McGrath back to his best they held on for a two-point win, setting up a rematch of last year's Munster decider.

Tipp - S Callanan 1-6 (3fs, 2 '65), N McGrath 0-3, M Breen 2-1, J McGrath 0-1, P Maher 0-1.
Limerick - S Dowling 0-9 (8fs), T Morrissey 1-0, D Hannon 0-2, B Nash, J Ryan, G Hegarty, C Lynch and J Fitzgibbon 0-1 each

TIPP: D Gleeson; C Barrett, J Barry, M Cahill; S Kennedy, R Maher, Padraic Maher; B Maher, M Breen; D McCormack, Patrick Maher, N McGrath; J O'Dwyer, S Callanan, J McGrath. Subs: N O'Meara for D McCormack (60), D Maher for R Maher (64), J Forde for Patrick Maher (69), K Bergin for B Maher (71), D Quinn for M Breen (72)

LIMERICK: N Quaid; S Hickey, D Morrissey, R English; D Byrnes, G O'Mahony, T Condon; J Ryan, P Browne; G Hegarty, S Dowling, C Lynch; G Mulcahy, D Hannon, B Nash. Subs: T Morrissey for J Ryan (48), K Downes for B Nash (55), J Fitzgibbon for G Hegarty (58).

I say 1 big worry for Tipp is we had only 3 scoring forwards on day
Workrate is one thing but forwards are there to score and win the game a good job they had help from out field.

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 20/06/2016 10:54:35   1869413

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Maher claims Hurling Player of the Week award
Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Experienced Tipp star Padraic Maher claimed 41.9% of the votes to be named GAA.ie Hurling Player of the Week.
The Thurles Sarsfields hero was immense for Tipp in Sunday's Munster SHC success against Limerick.

1: Padraic Maher - 2738 votes (41.9%)

2: Cathal Barrett - 1977 votes (30.2%)

3: Padraic Mannion - 1826 votes (27.9%)

Vastly experienced at dealing with big Munster Championship days Padraic Maher was an influential figure for Tipperary in his home town.
Such a good reader of the game Maher kept putting Tipperary on the front foot even when Limerick were threatening to launch a comeback.
He was also able to nail a cute point for Tipperary, who now face Waterford in an intriguing provincial decider next month.

Cathal Barrett's importance to the Tippe cause shouldn't be underestimated with Sunday's success offering further evidence of his ability.
Barrett was prominent for Michael Ryan's team, who were set up impressively in defence.
The 22 year old, in his third Championship campaign, made several critical clearances during the match as Tipperary eked out a valuable victory.

Having missed the Hurling League Padraig Mannion has made a welcome return to action for Galway.
In O'Moore Park Mannion's sweet striking was a feature of the game played in dreadful weather conditions.
Mannion, now operating at wing back, decorated a fine performance with two delightful long range points when the Tribesmen took charge after half-time.

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2777 - 21/06/2016 15:57:27   1870316

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