Archive for May, 2009

Fethard Hang In For A Draw

Posted in Football on May 30, 2009 by ab11

South Junior A Football Championship

Fethard 0-10 St. Patrick’s 1-07

On Saturday last in Mullinahone, St. Patrick’s and Fethard finished on level terms after a somewhat forgettable game. Moved from Ballingarry due to inclement weather, the Mullinahone pitch was remarkably dry but what a pity the football didn’t live up to expectations. Continue reading

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Tipp Cork, enough said…

Posted in Hurling on May 29, 2009 by Imreoir

The preparation is complete, the teams are picked and the battle lines are drawn. Yes Munster championship kicks off this weekend in Thurles, where Tipp and Cork renew their old rivarly. The weather promises to be good and the hurling also. Will Tipp bring that agreesion that was visible on League final day, will Cork miss the Rock and Joe Deane, will the young O’Hailpín prosper, will Eoin Kelly be fit? Lots of questions, lots of individual battles, typical of Munster championship. Continue reading

Continued Progress on the Building Front

Posted in Development on May 27, 2009 by Imreoir

The new building is progressing at a nice steady pace. The doors and windows were installed last week. Have a look at the flickr photo stream in the side bar for more images.

Dressing Rooms with Doors and Windows Installed

Dressing Rooms with Doors and Windows Installed

South Junior Championship gets underway

Posted in Football, Hurling on May 19, 2009 by Imreoir

St. Patricks Juniors get the championship year underway this coming Saturday, May 23rd. Football first and exactly where they left off last year against regining South champions Fethard. The venue is Ballingarry. There are no real challenges matchs to base their form on so lets wait and see and hope for a good display on Saturday evening.

On the hurling front, their intermediate league Q/F against Moyne Templetouhy was canceled due to Gortnahoe field being unplayable.  They were supposed to hurl Moyle Rovers in the championship this coming weekend but the football has taken precedence. But more than likely the hurling will commence the weekend after next. A number of challenges were played recently with varied form.  A win, draw and loss against Carrick Davins, St. Marys, and St. Mollerans(Carrick) respectively.

League Final Sets the Tone for Year Ahead

Posted in Hurling on May 15, 2009 by Imreoir

The physicality and intensity shown by Tipperary in the league final, two weeks ago now, will no doubt inspire the other members of the chasing pack. Maybe, and I emphasize maybe, there is a glimmer of hope in the hurling fraternity of stopping the march of Kilkenny. Continue reading

League Final – A Yardstick for Hurling Folk

Posted in Hurling on May 1, 2009 by Imreoir

This weekend’s league final between Tipp and Kilkenny will be used as a yardstick, as to how far the ‘Cats’ are ahead of the chasing pack in the hurling world. Up until this juncture, there has been a massive gulf between the standard bearers and the so called other contenders (Tipp, Galway, Cork, Waterford). But the league can, at times, give some skewed perspectives as to where teams are. Remember Clare in the Loughnane era, their league form was always taken with a grain of salt, due to the happenings at the hill of Crusheen. So it is difficult to say where teams are in their preparation. Continue reading

Congrats to Tipp footballers

Posted in Football on May 1, 2009 by Imreoir

Congrats to the Tipperary Senior Footballers on winning the Division 3 League Final. It was a major achievement and more importantly it was done in style. Pat Spillane mentioning over the airwaves that the best football of the weekend came from the men from the Premier county, now thats a compilment from the ‘great’ one!

It is nicely set up for a good Munster championship for the footballers, Limerick first and then a Munster Final. But its 2003 since they have won a championship match so it would be a major achievement if they were to reach the provincial decider. They get to there, then they’ve nothing to loose.  Here’s hoping!!