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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 Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2946 - 09/09/2016 15:02:23   1912285


Replying To JC Wales:  "Hi Sam will sort that for you in a few days very busy on other things at the moment
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:2946 - 09/09/2016 15:03:48   1912287


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:2946 - 10/09/2016 21:00:37   1912615


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:733 - 11/09/2016 20:42:18   1912893


Happy Birthday to Mullinahone and Tipperary hurler Sean Curran 25 today

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2946 - 15/09/2016 11:31:29   1914553


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

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2946 - 15/09/2016 22:35:15   1914889


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

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2946 - 15/09/2016 22:35:30   1914890


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:2946 - 17/09/2016 19:06:37   1915407


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:2946 - 22/09/2016 12:25:55   1917890


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:2946 - 23/09/2016 19:44:33   1918532


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:2946 - 24/09/2016 16:58:59   1918696


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:2946 - 27/09/2016 17:59:56   1919806


Tipperary have withdrawn from the 2017 intermediate hurling championship

Tipperary County Board delegates agreed to withdraw from the 2017 inter-county intermediate hurling championship.
As recently as 2012-13 Fethard's Michael Ryan managed Tipperary to back-to-back All-Ireland titles - in all the Premier have won seven All-Ireland titles at the grade; in 1963, 1966, 1971, 1972 and 2000 Tipp took ultimate honours while the side coached by Michael Ferncombe (Holycross-Ballycahill) beat Kilkenny in successive finals in 2012 and 2013.
In recent years Tipperary have been permitted to include players from senior clubs on the inter-county intermediate team, but, as revealed to the County Board meeting by chairman Michael Bourke, a change to the regulations now restricts the county to only use players from intermediate and junior clubs. Mr Bourke indicated that the competition had "lost its flair" and that the "money would be better spent elsewhere".
"The reality of it is that we can't play our second string team and there is no desire there amongst the players to play at the grade," County Board chairman Michael Bourke said.
From the floor delegate John Costigan proposed that "Tipperary do not field an intermediate team in 2017". Mr Costigan said the competition "had its day" and "does not have any further function". The motion was seconded by former County Board chairman Seán Nugent and passed. Kilsheelan-Kilcash's Seán Nugent said: "The difficulty is the huge number of senior teams that we have which militates against our situation. We would not be competitive, far from it".
With respect to the participation of the Tipperary junior football team in the 2017 championship County Board chairman Michael Bourke indicated that the executive would apply for a dispensation which would allow the county to select players from senior clubs.
"If we don't get it we will not be playing in the junior football (championship)," Michael Bourke added.
The motion was proposed by Football Board chairman Joe Hannigan and seconded by West Tipperary Board chairman John O'Shea.

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2946 - 29/09/2016 11:45:05   1920441


Declan Browne: Tipperary right to oppose Pauric Duffy plans

Tipp's new U21 boss Declan Browne has backed the county board's decision to shoot down proposed new senior football championship proposals.
Premier County chiefs announced on Wednesday evening that they will not be supporting the revamp put forward by GAA Director General Pauric Duffy.
Tipp reached the All-Ireland semi-finals for the first time in 81 years this season but with a round-robin system proposed for the quarter-final stage, Browne feels the chances of a repeat performance would be diminished. Instead, he believes that a round-robin system could be introduced earlier in the season, in April or May, and fulfil an appetite for more games.
Browne is also against abolishing the provincial championships, acknowledging that a provincial title is still the Holy Grail for most counties. Browne said: "For the likes of ourselves, who haven't won it in so long, it's massive. The Waterfords, Wicklows and Longfords of this world, they would die for a provincial medal.
"Again, maybe it's biased and you can only speak for yourself but for the likes of Kerry and Dublin, is a provincial medal worth as much as it was? Ulster is a minefield and there's nearly a different winner every year and while Mayo got caught this year, up to that it was predictable.
"I'd like to see an open draw with a back door system then and liven it up but it's all about revenue too and there are a lot of mitigating factors."
Browne, however, is against Duffy's plans to revamp the football championship - and hailed Tipperary officials for railing against them. He said: "I don't see the merit in it for the weaker teams. Maybe we're looking at it through rose-tinted glasses because Tipp and Clare are doing so well but I wouldn't like to see a stage where you have to maybe win three or take three losses at that stage."

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2946 - 03/10/2016 17:42:16   1922041


Hurling All-Stars nominations

All-Star hurling awards with All-Ireland and Munster champions Tipperary boasting a 15-strong list of contenders.
The breakdown of nominees is as follows: Tipperary (15); Waterford (9); Kilkenny (8); Galway (6); Clare (3); Wexford (2); Limerick (1), Cork (1).
These awards are voted on exclusively by the playing body themselves and the short list for Player of the Year features Waterford's Austin Gleeson alongside Tipperary's Pádraic Maher and Séamus Callanan.
Young Player of the Year are Tipperary's Ronan Maher and Waterford's Austin Gleeson and Shane Bennett.


1. Eoin Murphy (Kilkenny), 2. Darren Gleeson (Tipperary), 3. Colm Callanan (Galway)


1. Cathal Barrett (Tipperary) 2. James Barry (Tipperary) 3. Daithí Burke (Galway) 4. Tadhg de Búrca (Waterford)

5. Shane Fives (Waterford) 6. Pádraic Maher (Tipperary) 7. Ronan Maher (Tipperary) 8. Paul Murphy (Kilkenny)

9. Pádraig Walsh (Kilkenny) 10. Cillian Buckley (Kilkenny) 11. Michael Cahill (Tipperary) 12. Séamus Kennedy (Tipperary)

13. Diarmuid Byrnes (Limerick) 14. Noel Connors (Waterford) 15. Philip Mahony (Waterford) 16. Cian Dillon (Clare)

17. Pádraig Mannion (Galway) 18. Matthew O'Hanlon (Wexford)


1. Jamie Barron (Waterford) 2. David Burke (Galway) 3. Michael Breen (Tipperary) 4. Conor Fogarty (Kilkenny)

5. Brendan Maher (Tipperary) 6. Kevin Moran (Waterford)


1. Séamus Callanan (Tipperary) 2. Austin Gleeson (Waterford) 3. Richie Hogan (Kilkenny) 4. Patrick Maher (Tipperary)

5. Pauric Mahony (Waterford) 6. John McGrath (Tipperary) 7. Noel McGrath (Tipperary) 8. John O'Dwyer (Tipperary)

9. Walter Walsh (Kilkenny) 10. Conor Cooney (Galway) 11. Tony Kelly (Clare) 12. Dan McCormack (Tipperary)

13. Joe Canning (Galway) 14. TJ Reid (Kilkenny) 15. Michael Walsh (Waterford) 16. Lee Chin (Wexford)

17. Colm Galvin (Clare) 18. Alan Cadogan (Cork)

Player of the Year Nominees

1. Austin Gleeson (Waterford) 2. Pádraic Maher (Tipperary) 3. Séamus Callanan (Tipperary)

Young Player of the Year Nominees

1. Ronan Maher (Tipperary) 2. Austin Gleeson (Waterford) 3. Shane Bennett (Waterford)

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2946 - 07/10/2016 16:30:08   1923841


The full provincial draw for the 2017 All-Ireland hurling championship

HURLING Leinster Qualifier Group. Laois, Westmeath, Meath, Kerry

Galway v Dublin (A)
Offaly v Qualifier 1 (B)

Wexford v Qualifier 2(C)

Kilkenny v Wexford/Qualifier winner or runner-up

Galway/Dublin v Offaly/Qualifer winner or runner-up

Munster Quarter-final

Cork v Tipperary

Limerick v Clare

Waterford v Cork/Tipperary

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2946 - 15/10/2016 12:22:43   1926438


Seamus Callanan wins Hurler of the Month Award for September

Seamus Callanan (Tipperary) and Patrick Durcan (Mayo) have been named the GAA/GPA Opel Players of the Month for September in hurling and football respectively. Both players were selected by their fellow county players following outstanding displays in the All-Ireland finals played in the month of September and October 1st.

Callanan was awarded the man-of-the-match award following last month's All-Ireland hurling decider, scoring 13 points, nine from play, in a stellar performance against Kilkenny. The Drom and Inch ace was a towering presence in the Tipp full-forward line and his remarkable individual contribution has been acknowledged by the county hurling body.

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2946 - 16/10/2016 10:07:09   1926574


Three Tipperary players named in Ireland's Hurling Shinty squad
The team play Scotland this weekend in Inverness

Three Tipperary players named in Ireland's Hurling Shinty squad
Tipperary's John McGrath and Noel McGrath celebrate Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/James Crombie
Three of Tipperary's All-Ireland winners have been named in Ireland's squad for the Hurling-Shinty International next weekend.

Michael Breen, John McGrath and Noel McGrath have all been named in the 18-man squad. All three players have also been nominated for an All-Star this year.

Laois goalkeeper Eoin Reilly captains the team for the one-off match in Inverness. Galway's Jeffrey Lynskey and Gregory O' Kane from Antrim will manage the team.

Nine counties from all four provinces are represented in the team, with Kerry the best represented, providing four players.

Senior team manager Gregory O'Kane and Tipperary's John McGrath. Mandatory Credit ©INPHO/Donall Farmer

Ireland Senior Squad:

1. Eoin Reilly, Laois (Captain)
2. Micky Boyle, Kerry
3. Michael Breen, Tipperary
4. Mickey Burke, Meath
5. Danny Cullen, Donegal
6. Paul Divilly, Kildare
7. Shane Dooley, Offaly
8. Cha Dwyer, Laois
9. Cathal Freeman, Mayo
10. Gerry Keegan, Kildare
11. Damien Healy, Meath
12. Pat Kelly, Kerry
13. John McGrath, Tipperary
14. Noel McGrath, Tipperary
15. Karl Murray, Longford
16. Brian Murphy, Kerry
17. Shane Nolan, Kerry
18. James Toher, Meath

JC Wales (Tipperary) - Posts:2946 - 20/10/2016 20:19:09   1927989