Tipperary - All Tipp

Replying To JC Wales:  "Hi Sam will sort that for you in a few days very busy on other things at the moment
JC"

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2921 - 09/09/2016 15:02:23   1912285

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Replying To JC Wales:  "Hi Sam will sort that for you in a few days very busy on other things at the moment
JC"
Tipperary Senior Hurlers Backroom Team 2016
Denis Leamy (Sports Psychologist), Declan Fanning (Coach), Conor Stakelum (Selector), Paddy O'Brien (Physio), Derek Healy (Match Day Advisor), John Madden (Selector), Ed Donnelly (Stats), Brian Horgan (Goalkeeping Coach), Michael Ryan (Manager), Jerry Hussey (Sports Psychologist), Tony Og O'Regan (Sports Psychologist), Damien Young (Video Analyst / Stats)
John "Hotpoint" Hayes (Kit man), John Smith (Liaison Officer), Dr. Brendan Murphy (Doctor), Gary Ryan (Trainer), Lukasz Kirszenstein (S & C), Jean Murphy (Nutritionist), Aoife Hearne (Nutritionist), Mick Clohessy (Masseur), Caitlin Donnelly (Stats), Liam O'Shea (Match Day Advisor), Paudie Carey (Stats). Missing from the photo - Brian Stakelum (Kit man)

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2921 - 09/09/2016 15:03:48   1912287

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Sheflins view Kilkenny

Putting aside my Kilkenny colours, as a hurling man it was great to see some of the scores that were taken. I always ask young kids what the most important attribute is - it's skill - and Tipp showcased that. Quality rose to the top.
I think the Waterford replay left its mark on Kilkenny - they were flat and Michael Fennelly's absence was noticeable. We really struggled in the middle third. We needed his physicality there to barrel through challenges and help stem the tide but instead Tipp's half-back line dominated.
Ronan Maher, Padraic Maher and Seamus Kennedy won a mountain of ball and dominated that critical area but the great thing about Kilkenny is their never-say-die attitude, they never gave in.
Everyone knew the result with 15 minutes to go and they could've easily tapped one or two points over the bar. Instead they kept going for goals and that's a credit to them. Their touch was just a bit off and we saw uncharacteristic things happening.
TJ being turned over, Kieran Joyce picking a ball off the ground and Paul Murphy walking out over balls - we're not used to seeing that. They just weren't on their game but credit for that goes to Tipp.
Our firepower was greatly reduced, however, and losing Richie Power, Ger Aylward and Michael Fennelly this year was too steep a mountain to climb. I could see Brian and the management team having a meeting with 15 minutes to go but we just don't have the panel of players like in the past.
I don't think anyone can afford to have those losses and just move on. Your panel is tested most when you're standing in Croke Park in September and our panel just hasn't been as strong as previous years.
There is concern whether those fringe players can step up to be top players but I wouldn't say Kilkenny are gone. Our biggest asset is that Brian is still there, still the man leading the Kilkenny charge and he will always get the best out of what he has.
They won't want to hear it but they don't owe the Kilkenny public anything. What they've done, the way they dug out that semi-final against Waterford is a testament to the character of those players. That's more important than anything.
I know what they're going through right now but it's an experience for some of those youngsters that could mean more than any win. They won't want that experience again.
The 2016 Championship started on a somewhat negative note for me with talk of systems and sweepers and to see a full-forward line score 2-15 from play is great for the game. Hopefully other teams will follow suit.
That's how you win an All-Ireland.

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2921 - 10/09/2016 21:00:37   1912615

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Replying To JC Wales:  "Tipperary Senior Hurlers Backroom Team 2016
Denis Leamy (Sports Psychologist), Declan Fanning (Coach), Conor Stakelum (Selector), Paddy O'Brien (Physio), Derek Healy (Match Day Advisor), John Madden (Selector), Ed Donnelly (Stats), Brian Horgan (Goalkeeping Coach), Michael Ryan (Manager), Jerry Hussey (Sports Psychologist), Tony Og O'Regan (Sports Psychologist), Damien Young (Video Analyst / Stats)
John "Hotpoint" Hayes (Kit man), John Smith (Liaison Officer), Dr. Brendan Murphy (Doctor), Gary Ryan (Trainer), Lukasz Kirszenstein (S & C), Jean Murphy (Nutritionist), Aoife Hearne (Nutritionist), Mick Clohessy (Masseur), Caitlin Donnelly (Stats), Liam O'Shea (Match Day Advisor), Paudie Carey (Stats). Missing from the photo - Brian Stakelum (Kit man)"
Thanks JC - much appreciated!

sam2008 (Tyrone) - Posts:732 - 11/09/2016 20:42:18   1912893

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Happy Birthday to Mullinahone and Tipperary hurler Sean Curran 25 today

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2921 - 15/09/2016 11:31:29   1914553

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Happy Birthday to Drom & Inch and Tipperary hurler Seamus Callanan 28 today

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2921 - 15/09/2016 22:35:15   1914889

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Happy Birthday to Drom & Inch and Tipperary hurler Seamus Callanan 28 today

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2921 - 15/09/2016 22:35:30   1914890

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Happy Birthday to Killenaule and Tipperary hurler John "Bubbles" O'Dwyer 25 today

Happy Birthday to Shannon Rovers and Tipperary footballer George Hannigan 29 yesterday

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2921 - 17/09/2016 19:06:37   1915407

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Timmy Costello (9) from Tipperary may be Ireland's first big rap star after this debut at the Ploughing Championships.

Its good crack its on utube

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2921 - 22/09/2016 12:25:55   1917890

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All-Ireland champions Tipperary were at the National Ploughing Championship in force

Tipperary was very much to the fore at the National Ploughing Championships at Tullamore with dozens of companies and businesses from The Premier County displaying their wares and having bumper days.
And, the toast of the ploughing were members of the Tipperary senior hurling team alongside management members who visited many stalls and stands with the Liam McCarthy Cup. Among those in attendance included the McGrath brothers, John and Noel, along with their younger brother Brian who captained the minors to All-Ireland glory, brothers Padraic and Ronan Maher, Manager Michael Ryan and selector John Madden.
One of the biggest selling items at the ploughing were hurleys with Galway star Joe Canning inundated with customers while former Tipp star Lar Corbett also did a very brisk trade with sports equipment at his stand.
Thousands of visitors from Tipperary attended the ploughing championships over the course of the three days and enjoyed the festivities.

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2921 - 23/09/2016 19:44:33   1918532

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Waterford lead way in nominees for U21 Team of the Year

All-Ireland under-21 champions Waterford unsurprisingly dominate the nominations for the Team of the Year.

The Déise lead the way with 12 nominees for the side, while they also provide all three of the candidates for the Player of the Year award.

Senior stars Austin Gleeson, Patrick Curran and Stephen Bennett are the three men who will be in contention for the honour.

Waterford scored five goals - including two from Bennett and one from Curran - as they blew Galway away in the decider in Semple Stadium earlier this month.

Leinster champions Dublin have nine nominees for the team, while the Tribesmen and Munster finalists Tipperary provide five each.

There are three nominees apiece from Westmeath, Limerick and Offaly, two from Clare and one each from Cork, Wexford and Antrim.

The team will be announced on Tuesday 4 and Wednesday 5 October.

Goalkeeper: Jordan Henley (Waterford), Brian Hogan (Tipperary), Jonathan Treacy (Dublin)

Right corner back: James Madden (Dublin), William Hahassy (Waterford), Simon Donoghue (Wexford)

Full back: Richie English (Limerick), Conor Gleeson (Waterford), Eoghan O'Donnell (Dublin)

Left corner back: Tom Fox (Tipperary), Paddy Delaney (Offaly), Darragh Lyons (Waterford)

Right half back: Cian MacGabhann (Dublin), Michael Harney (Waterford), Ben Connelly (Offaly)

Centre back: Austin Gleeson (Waterford), Ronan Maher (Tipperary), Liam Varley (Westmeath)

Left half back: Shane Barrett (Dublin), Ben O'Gorman (Clare), Seán Loftus (Galway)

Midfield: Jake Malone (Dublin), Shane Bennett (Waterford), Darragh O'Donovan (Limerick), Ronan Lynch (Limerick), Dan Nevin (Galway), Colm Roche (Waterford)

Right half forward: Seán Treacy (Dublin), Michael Kearney (Waterford), Pa O'Callaghan (Cork)

Centre forward: Brian Molloy (Galway), Andrew Coffey (Tipperary), Tom Devine (Waterford)

Left half forward: Niall Mitchell (Westmeath), Shane Gleeson (Clare), Seán Linnane (Galway)

Right corner forward: Patrick Curran (Waterford), AJ Murphy (Dublin), Eanna Burke (Galway)

Full forward: Stephen Bennett (Waterford), Stephen Quirke (Tipperary), Ciaran Doyle (Westmeath)

Left corner forward: Chris Bennett (Dublin), Emmet Nolan (Offaly), Saul McCaughan (Antrim)

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2921 - 24/09/2016 16:58:59   1918696

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Seamus Callanan: No resting on laurels in Tipperary

He's the clear favourite to be named Hurler of the Year after a third successive nomination but Tipperary's Seamus Callanan has insisted he can be even better next year.
Thoughts in the Premier County are already turning to how they can push on in 2017 and launch a successful defence of their All-Ireland crown, something they failed to do in 2011 when they last defended the title.
It's good news for a start that Callanan reckons there'll be no retirements and he revealed that those who return next season will have a burning desire to improve.
"I still believe that there are more levels I can get to," said the prolific full-forward, who always believed he could reach the heights he has reached.
"Definitely, I always fully believed. Being an inter-county player is hard, you have a lot of commitments. A lot of hard work goes into it. It's basically a 12 months of the year thing. If you didn't believe you were good enough to do it then you wouldn't stay going year after year.
"I always fully believed there were levels that I could go to."
As for his Tipp colleagues, Callanan said they are a seasoned bunch who won't settle for fleeting success either.
"I think the panel is mature, we have been around long enough, we have seen enough of hurt at this stage, whereas we hadn't seen as much in 2010," said the Drom-Inch man.
"It is a place we don't want to go again. The league fixtures were made last week and just shows how the thing rolls on.
"We are going to be the team that is aimed at. So we will have to get to higher levels again. We can't be going out thinking that the performances of this year will be good enough again next year because they won't be.
"And a lot of other teams will be coming back hungry next year too. Kilkenny will be back hungrier than ever.
"In my mind, they are going to be the benchmark as they have been for years."

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2921 - 27/09/2016 17:59:56   1919806

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