Congratulations to the Tipperary Seniors on their stirring victory over Cork on Sunday last.It was great to see the three Michaels,Padraic,Pa,Stephen and Lar play their part in this exciting tussle. Richie Ruth unfortunately had no such luck with the Tipperary Intermediates.We wish Kevin O Gorman,Stephen Maher , Aidan McCormack and Denis Maher the best of luck tonight when the Tipperary U/21s face Waterford in Semple Stadium.
Good luck to our Junior hurlers who face Moycarkey-Borris in the Mid Junior League Final in Littleton on Friday night at 7.30pm.What better way to start the Bank Holiday weekend that to travel to support the lads
Promoters are reminded that Thursday night at 9pm is your final chance to make your returns to Brian Burke(087 9126756
).We thank club members of the Draw for their support and we hope we will have many prizewinners in the coming year.
NA SAIRSEALAIGH ABU
Tim Walsh and Mickey Byrne were the Sarsfields men of the moment last weekend.On Friday night a great crowd of former team mates,club members and friends gathered in the Clubhouse to honour Tim as this years recepient of our Hall of Fame award.Tim's exploits on the field were recalled by Liam O Donnchu and Club Chairman,Michael Maher presented the award.The newspaper reports of the day were also on display for all to read .This annual event has become one of the highlights of the clubs year.The club are always delighted to welcome former players back to the Clubhouse.
Saturday night saw the launch of the new book Rattler-Mickey Byrne Tipperary Hurling Legend in the Anner Hotel by Micheal O Muircheartaigh.The book recalls the life and times of Mickey, our current Club President.Former GAA Presidents,players from many clubs and counties,family and friends travelled from all over the country to honour and be with Mickey on this most special of nights.The book by his family and Michael Dundon is a must for Sarsfields people everywhere.Blues everywhere send their heartiest congratulations to Mickey.
Book is available in the Bookworm,Liberty Square and online from: firstname.lastname@example.org
MICHEAL MAHER RIP
The news of the recent death of Micheal Maher,Castlemeadows,Thurles, caused great sadness for club members.Micheal,son of Jim Maher,Parnell St,was born into a great G.A.A. family.He had a lifelong interest in our club's activities,having been a hurler of note,winning county championships,particularily in the 1940s.Indeed many sports attracted the versatile Micheal as his name is also linked with Gaelic football,boxing and cycling.He served on many club committees and his passing is sadly mourned by all.Sincere sympathy to his daughters:-Ann,Norma, Catherine and Mary,his sister Aine O Meara and the extended Maher family.
Thurles Sarsfields U14 played their final group against a stronger Aherlow in Lisvernane last friday night. short a number of regulars the Thurles girls found it tough going in the first half against a strong wind, but some great goal keeping from Aisling Scanlon kept the girls within a shout at half time. She had great help from Holly O Dwyer, Rebecca Loughman Twomey and Beibhinn Egan who came out with ball after ball. Katie Cahill, Cora-Rose Gleeson and Frances O Connell also played their part. The midfield pairing of Aisling Brett and Gemma Donegan worked hard throughout covering every blade of grass. The half forward line of Kelsey Kane Harris, Sarah McKevitt and Roisin Ryan worked well together with Sarah providing most of the Sarsfields score, the inside line of Faye O Sullivan, Nora Kennedy and Eimear McGrath worked hard for each ball that was kicked in and provided great help to the oncoming half forward line. Thurles girls came good in the second half and kicked a few scores but it wasnt to be their day with Aherlow finishing the stronger.
Thurles Sarsfields 1.05 Aherlow 6.10