In a quiet week of fixtures our Intermediates are out this Sunday against Moyne Templetouhy in the Mid Final in Holycross @ 3 o'clock. The very best of luck to the players and mentors involved.
Well done to Tipperary and all the Thurles Sarsfields players that were involved in the brilliant All Ireland final that ended in a draw. Both teams must regroups and prepare for battle once again on the 27th of September.
The club lotto has recently decreased its numbers down to 28. The Jackpot still stands at €18,000 with a 2nd jackpot also. Tickets can be purchased in the Centre or from various sellers in the club. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Club Notes - 19th August 2014
After a long break without a game our seniors are out this weekend in the Mid Semi Final against Drom-Inch this Sunday @ 15.30 in Templemore.
The proposed game vs Portroe in the County Senior Championship this Wednesday has been put off to a later date.
On Saturday ur Junior As play Loughmore-Castleiney @19.00 also in Templemore in the Mid Semi Final. The very best of luck to all involved.
Our Junior Bs game vs Clonakenny has to be confirmed.
Our Intermediates were victorious against Drom-Inch Saturday last on a scoreline of 2-19 to 1-14 in Templemore in the mid losers group final.
Well done to Tipperary and the five Thurles Sarsfields members of the panel on their comprehensive victory against Cork last Sunday in Croke Park. All the best of luck to them in the final against Kilkenny on the 7th of September.
At our Committee meeting on Monday last the clubs deepest sympathies were expressed to the friends and families of Johnny Curran.
County Board Draw
Congratulations Patsy Dorney on wining €500 in Augusts County Board Draw
Unfortunately it was a disappointing week for the minor panel. We bowed out to Drom Inch in the Mid Hurling Semi-Final last Wednesday and on Saturday we were beaten by JK Brackens in the Mid Minor A Football Final. This ends our involvement at minor level for 2014. We thank the panel of players and management team for all their hard work throughout 2014.
The Senior panel won the Cahill Cup last Sunday overcoming Moycarkey-Borris in the final. Congratulations to all involved.
Our Intermediate hurlers play Drom/Inch in the Mid losers group final this Saturday evening at 5:30p.m in Templemore.
The Senior hurlers play Portroe on Wednesday August 20th in the Ragg at 7p.m in the County Senior Hurling Championship.
The Junior A team play Loughmore Castleiney in the Mid Semi-Final on Saturday August 23rd.
Important Committee meeting will take place on Monday next August 18th in the clubhouse at 8:30p.m sharp. All committee members are asked to be present
We wish club representatives Ronan, Padraic, Denis, Lar and Michael the very best of luck in the All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship Semi-Final against Cork on Sunday next.
Supporters Club Lotto Renewal:
We wish to thank everyone who renewed their lotto subscription for the forthcoming year and everyone who buys tickets on a weekly basis. We are indebted to your continued support of the lotto which is a vital source of income for all our teams throughout the year.
DENNY MAKING THE TRIP TO TIPP AS PART OF
THE DENNY DELI STYLE GAA CLUB TOUR
Visiting Thurles with Hurling’s Greatest Inter-County players This Saturday 12th of July
Tuesday 8th July, 2014: Denny, one of Ireland’s best loved brands and the choice of ham for many GAA fans have launched its Denny Deli Style GAA club tour that will take the taste of home to GAA Clubs across Ireland this summer. The tour will visit Thurles Sarsfield’s Festival of Gaelic Sport on Saturday 12th of July and will feature top inter-county players, Danny Sutcliffe (Dublin), Michael Fennelly (Kilkenny) and former Clare star, two time All-Ireland winner and Sky co-presenter, Jamesie O’Connor, who will all be serving up delicious Denny Deli Style 100% natural ingredients ham sandwiches.
Why not bring the whole family down to enjoy some great hurling as part of the festival at Dr. Morris Park from 1pm and join The Denny Deli Style GAA ambassadors for a free sandwich and the chance to receive top hurling tips and get photographs with some of the country’s greatest inter-county players.
The Denny Deli Style GAA club tour is aimed at bringing the local community together to enjoy a celebration of hurling alongside the nation’s only 100% Natural ingredients Ham. The tour will be visiting clubs across the country until September and to celebrate, Denny Deli Style is offering one lucky GAA club the chance to have the club tour visit their club. To enter just visit Denny Deli Style’s Facebook page, www.facebook.com/dennyest1820
Denny Deli Style is still the only ham in Ireland that is made from 100% natural ingredients and is freefrom any artificial additives or preservatives.
IN CONJUNCTION WITH TIPP FM
To all Participants, Supporters and Guests welcome to the 2014 Thurles Sarsfields Festival of Gaelic Sport. It started as an eight team International Hurling Festival for the Tom Semple Cup in 2011. It now incorporates Hurling, Camogie, Ladies Football, Target Ball, Rounders, Handball, Road Bowling, Camán Abú and a Fun Run.
Tipp FM, in conjunction with the Festival, is running the “Irish Garth Brooks Experience” Concert on July 5th in our Social Centre. Tickets available.
Our Festival concludes with a Céili Mór on July 12th (see programme of events).
Our Festival of Gaelic Sport is being actively supported by Tipp FM, Thurles Chamber of Commerce and Tipperary County Council.
All Thurles businesses are supporting the festival by providing discounts where possible, music sessions, and displaying the colours of the participating teams.
We hope all taking part and all visitors to our Town will enjoy a great week of Gaelic Sport, Music and Fun.
Fleadh agus Failte – A banquet and a welcome.
John Enright & John Lanigan
We lost out narrowly to J.K Brackens on Sunday after extra time on a scoreline of 1.20 to 1.16.
Membership/Players Insurance for 2014 is now due and can be paid to Club Registrar,Ger Donnelly or to any clubofficer. Rates are as follows
Family(2 adults,2 u/16s) €50
Adult Player €50
Minor Player €30
The closing date for receipt of membership is March 31st.
TIPPERARY SUPPORTERS CLUB MEMBERSHIP
Membership for 2014 is now available from Club Promoter Liam Ó Donnchú and the member's gift is a blue and gold neck scarf. In addition, each Adult Membership Card will be accompanied by a Tipperary Supporters Car/Window Sticker. Adult Membership costs €30.
"Battle in the Big Top" - 16th of March
There are less than two weeks left now and things are hotting up as boxers from each club are being paired up. Please check the 'Battle in the Big Top' page to get updates on fight pairings. Tickets are still on sale from players and committee members currently and you will need to have your tickets bought in advance. Tickets are €20 and we urge all club supporters and your friends to support the event which promises to be a great nights entertainment.
Congratulations to John Maher on winning the Ryan Cup with NUI Maynooth last weekend. Commiserations to David Corbett and Michael O'Brien (CIT) and Stephen Maher (UCC) who fell just short in their quest for Fitzgibbon Cup success in the final and semi-final stage.
Next committee meeting takes place on the 12th of March @ 8.30pm.
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Congratulations to former Sarsfields hurler, Tony Wall, who will receive the Knocknagow Award on this Saturday, Jan. 25th. Tony will be the fourth from Sarsfields to receive the award: -Tommy Doyle was honoured in 1986, Jimmy Doyle in 1999 and Mickey Byrne in 2005.
RESULT: We lost out to a stronger Loughmore/Castleiney team in the 2013 Cahill Cup semi-final last Sunday.
The club's annual general meeting was held in our clubhouse on January 17th last. There was a good turnout and thanks to all those who attended.Our Club Patron Fr Martin Hayes celebrated Mass for all deceased players,members and officers at 7pm before the business of convention got underway. The following were elected to the club executive for 2014.
Chairman- Michael Maher
Vice-Chairman(2)- Peter Lanigan, Jim Max.
Asst Secretary-Trevor Cooke,John Maher
Asst Treasurer-Brian Burke
PRO- T.B.C at the Adjourned AGM
Joe Barrett,Ronan Spain,John Cahill,Jackie Cooke,Jimmy Doyle,TJ Lyons,Paul Lanigan,Pat O Shea,Connie Maher,Raymond O Riordan,Margaret Dwyer,Ger O Grady,David Condon.
The remaining Officers and Committee members will be appointed at our Adjourned Convention on February 6th.
Membership/Players Insurance for 2014 is now due and can be paid to Club Registrar,Ger Donnelly or to any club officer. Rates are as follows
Family(2 adults,2 u/16s) €50
Adult Player €50
Minor Player €30
The closing date for receipt of membership is March 31st.
"Battle in the Big Top"
We launched our upcoming fundraising event in partnership with Moycarkey Borris last Saturday. This is an opportunity to raise funds to aid with the cost of developing our new 3 new dressing-rooms and other ancillary services at our clubhouse which are in the final stages of completion. "The Battle in the Big Top" is a white collar boxing event and there are a number of players and club members currently in serious training for the event on March 16th at our clubhouse. We urge all club supporters to support the event which promises a great nights entertainment. Tickets are on sale from players and committee members currently and you will need to have your tickets bought well in advance.
Mid Tipperary Under-21A Hurling Final (Report from the Tipperary Star)
Thurles Sarsfields 2-18 Loughmore-Castleiney 2-8
Thurles Sarsfields enjoyed a ten-point win over Loughmore-Castleiney in Sunday afternoon’s Mid Tipperary under-21A hurling final played at Templemore.
Thanks to two reasonably fortunate goals Loughmore-Castleiney found themselves just two points behind (2-6 to 1-11) a dominant Thurles Sarsfields side five minutes into the second half, but once Sarsfields upped their performance in the final third of this encounter Loughmore-Castleiney struggled to cope.
Indeed, during the remainder of this Mid Tipperary under-21A hurling final Thurles out-scored their rivals 1-7 to two points.
Aidan McCormack (free) presented Thurles with an initial lead before Pádraig Egan worked hard to retrieve a Liam Treacy effort which was tailing wide and Liam McGrath belted in a goal from close range.
Aidan McCormack and Liam McGrath (free) then traded points before Thurles hit 1-4 without reply to lead 1-6 to 1-1 by the 18th minute.
Conor Lanigan and Aidan McCormack (three) helped themselves to the points while Lanigan conjured a wonderful pass off his knees to send McCormack through on goal in the 13th minute - McCormack finished neatly.
Loughmore-Castleiney, however, hit back with a Liam McGrath point before a McGrath free in the 20th minute dropped short, the Thurles defence failed to deal with a reasonably simple situation and Richie Maher handed his side a second three-pointer - 2-2 to 1-6.
Points from Conor Lanigan, Michael O’Brien and Aidan McCormack (two) forced Thurles Sarsfields back into a five-point lead before efforts from John McGrath (free), John Meagher (free) and Liam Treacy left just two between them (2-5 to 1-10) in the 28th minute.
An Aidan McCormack free opened a three-point interval gap (1-11 to 2-5), but Thurles Sarsfields must have been wondering during the half-time break how Loughmore-Castleiney were still within striking distance.
A John McGrath point five minutes into the second half reduced the margin to two, but Thurles Sarsfields responded with consecutive long-range efforts from David Corbett and Stephen Cahill.
Loughmore-Castleiney hit back thanks to a John McGrath effort (2-7 to 1-13) before Thurles Sarsfields fired four unanswered points.
Stephen Cahill, with a superb left-handed effort from long-range, set the tone with Billy McCarthy and Aidan McCormack (two) also adding to the tally.
The game-clinching score materialised in the 52nd minute when a determined Pa Phelan booted home a three-pointer to hand his side a 2-17 to 2-7 lead.
A John McGrath free brought the scoring to a conclusion for a Loughmore-Castleiney side who chased goals for the remainder of the game while Kevin Dunne got his name on the Thurles score sheet in the 54th minute.
The final ten minutes featured a number of Loughmore-Castleiney assaults on the Thurles Sarsfields goal. John Meagher was thrown into the full-forward line while John McGrath and Liam McGrath all tried their luck from the 21-yard line.
The Thurles Sarsfields defence, however, refused to concede a third goal. Indeed, it was invigorating to see the Thurles defence, despite leading by ten points, take such pride in their work.
Should Thurles Sarsfields and north champions Kilruane MacDonagh’s meet in the county final that would represent a contest worth attending for all supporters of hurling in Tipperary.
Thurles Sarsfields: Kevin Smith, Paul Maher, James Ryan, Pa Dunne, Aidan Ryan, Ronan Maher, Jack Lineen, Stephen Cahill (0-2), David Corbett (0-1), Pa Phelan (1-0), Pádraic Crone, Aidan Coyle, Conor Lanigan (0-2), Aidan McCormack (1-10, 0-5 frees, 0-1 ’65, captain), Michael O’Brien (0-1). Subs: (HT) Kevin Dunne (0-1) for Pádraic Crone, (35th) Michael O’Dwyer for Aidan Ryan, (42nd) Billy McCarthy (0-1) for Aidan Doyle.
Loughmore-Castleiney: Craig Cleary, Lorcan Egan, Joseph Hennessy, Denis Brereton, Darragh Butler, John Meagher (0-1, 0-1 free), Joseph Nyland, Tomás McGrath, John McGrath (0-3, 0-1 free), Brian McGrath, Liam Treacy (0-1), Tommy Maher, Martin Meagher, Liam McGrath (1-3, 0-2 frees), Pádraig Egan. Subs: (11th) Richie Maher (1-0) for Lorcan Egan.
Referee: Johnny Ryan (Boherlahan-Dualla).