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Club Notes Week-Ending 21/05/2011

posted 18 May 2011, 18:12 by Unknown user   [ updated 19 May 2011, 07:19 ]
Hard luck to our Minor footballers who had to give second best to Loughmore Castleiney in the Mid semi final.There next competitive action will be following the Leaving Certificate exams.
Well done to our Junior Hurlers who qualified for the Mid Junior League Final following their victory over Boherlahan Dualla on Friday night last.
Our Senior hurlers will play Holycross Ballycahill in the County League.See County Fixtures for details.
This years recepient Tim Walsh will be honoured at a function in our Clubhouse on Friday May 27th at 9pm.His comrades from the great teams of 1960 -65,club officers and committee members will all gather to pay tribute to the contribution Tim made to those successes.MC for the night will be Club Vice President,Liam O Donnchu.We extend a cead mile failte to all club members to drop in to our clubhouse on May 27th.
Promoter,Brian Burke would like to remind all that time is getting near to renew your membership.As always new members are welcome and our hardworking promoters are contacting our loyal supporters as we speak.In 2010,Thurles Sarsfields Members alone won cash prizes of over €10,000.We look forward to your continued support.
Saturday 28th May will be a red letter day in the history of our club when a book will be launched detailing the life and times our Club President,Mickey Byrne.Club members and supporters are invited to the launch of a new book on the Rattler by the Byrne family and Michael Dundon which will take place in the Anner Hotel that night at 8pm.His illustrious career with Tipperary and the Blues,the stories behind the games will feature in the book which is being published as a tribute to one of hurling's greatest characters.Family,friends former team mates and opponents will all descend on the Anner for a night to remember.


The juniors played Upperchurch on Sunday 15th May at Killea in the first semi final of the county league. Sars got off to a very slow start where the back line were left wide open, which put Bea under serious pressure in goal. Upperchurch took full advantage of this and clocked up the scores fairly quick. Sars were struggling to get it right up front, and kicked several wides. Upperchurch lead at half time with a massive score - 3-10 to 1-01. Sars knew there was a lot left in the tank yet and were not willing to give up so quickly. the tables turned dramatically in Sars favour in the second. They took full control in the second and it was Upperchurch that was under severe pressure. Sars started to take their scores with a greater ease. There was a huge lead to claim back for the Sars girls. Sars had two penalties in the second and were 50% successful. however, despite their great effort in the second half, Sars left it too late to crawl back the lead Upperchurch had. The game finished with Upperchurch 3-11 and Sars 2-09.     
Thurles Sarsfields 1.03 Cappawhite 1.02
This was our second game in the U14 Championchip, we were short a few regulars on the day but some of the U12 girls stepped up and played very well. The game started great for the Thurles Girls who scored a goal and a point in quick succession in the first few moments, after that scores were hard to come by as the girls were playing against a strong wind. A great save by Aisling Scanlon in goals kept the girls right in it, there were great performances throughout the pitch with Aoife Maher, Rebecca Loughman Twomey and Niamh Moore coming out time and time again setting up attacks for Thurles. Others to show well in defence were Holly O Dwyer, Beibhinn Egan and Katie Cahill. Gemma Donegan and Frances O Connell ran every blade of grass on the pitch and provided great support for the backs and forwards. Sarah McKevitt was once again chief scorer on the day and ran at the defence on every occasion, she was abily assisted by Roisin Ryan Kelsey Kane Harris, Clionadh Irwin, Nora Kennedy and Charolette Mason. We had three subs on the day and all three played their part on the day with Bridin Murphy comin on into the backs and playing very well coming out with ball after ball. Eimear McGrath and Aine O Connell both came on, in at corner forward and played well also. This was a very exciting game with the ball up and down the pitch and with only a point in it at the end, the girls were delighted with the win. It was great to see so much support on the day.
Thurles Sarsfields Ladies football would like to extend its sincere sympathy to Reena O'Brien and her family on the recent passing of her mother. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.