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Club Notes 20/04/20

Posted in Uncategorized on April 20, 2020 by St Patricks GAA

St. Patricks Juvenile GAA Kellogs Summer CÚl Camp

We ask all parents and juvenile players to note that at the moment our Annual Summer Camp will commence on Monday 29th June and continue until Friday 3rd July. However this may change due to the ongoing restrictions that are in place. Once we hear of further developments we will let you know.

Hurling and Football Games Postponed

Due to the Coronavirus all Adult and Juvenile Hurling and Football games have been postponed until the present crisis has abated. Training has also been put on hold and both Anner Park Cloneen and Drangan GAA Field are out of bounds for all.
Community Delivery Service

In an effort to help people who are self isolating in Drangan and Cloneen a group of GAA people have got together to arrange deliveries to houses in Drangan and Cloneen. If you wish to avail of this service please place your order by phonong the shop and delivery will be arranged on the following day. We thank the local shops and the volunteers who will be delivering to your doorstep but not entering your house in the coming days and weeks.

GAA – The Early Years

On Sunday February 26 1899 Killusty defeated Cloneen in a football match played in Cloneen and refereed by Mr. John Lawrence of Killusty. In a football tournament in Mullinahone Ballyluskey were defeated by Ballyneale. A big Athletic meeting was held in Drangan in October 1899 with competitors from near and far taking part in running, jumping, weight throwing and cycling competitions. Also in 1899 Jack Cormack from Cloneen played with the Tipperary Senior Footballers. In 1900 there were four teams from the parish in football competitions. On August 4 1901 a big sports day was held in Crohane. On Sunday August 25 1901 Ballingarry represented Tipperary in a football tournament in Cork with Johnny Tobin Newtown, Jack Phelan Crampscastle and Lar Clancy Ballylusky playing as guest players for Ballingarry. In 1902 Ballylusky led by John Guinan were defeated by Thurles and a second Ballylusky team played both New Birmingham and Kilsheelan but did not progress any further. On Wednesday July 1 James Gleeson and James Phelan represented Ballylusky at a Co. Board meeting in Clonmel. On Sunday May 5 1904 Ballylusky were fixed to play Poulacapple in a football tournament in Ballingarry. However results are not available. No teams from the parish entered the championships in 1905.

St. Patricks GAA Lotto

Next draw for a Jackpot of €17,000 will be held when the Covid 19 Pandemicc has abated

Club Notes 13/04/20

Posted in Uncategorized on April 13, 2020 by St Patricks GAA

Hurling and Football Games Postponed

Due to the Coronavirus all Adult and Juvenile Hurling and Football games have been postponed until the present crisis has abated. Training has also been put on hold and both Anner Park Cloneen and Drangan GAA Field are out of bounds for all.

St. Patricks Juvenile GAA Kellogs Summer CÚl Camp

We ask all parents and juvenile players to note that our Annual Summer Camp will commence on Monday 29th June and continue until Friday 3rd July.

Community Delivery Service CoronaVirus

In an effort to help people who are self isolating in Drangan and Cloneen a group of GAA people have got together to arrange deliveries to houses in Drangan and Cloneen. If you wish to avail of this service please place your order by phonong the shop and delivery will be arranged on the following day. We thank the local shops and the officers of St. Patricks GAA club who have arranged this service: Chairperson Jimmy O’Brien, Secretary Catherine Mockler, Assistant Secretary Mark Fitzgerald MCC, Treasurer Marcus O’Halloran and Public Relations Officer Patrick Moroney. A special word of thanks to the volunteers who will be delivering to your doorstep but not entering your house in the coming days and weeks. T

The Birth of the GAA When the GAA was founded in Hayes Hotel in Thurles on November 1 1884 a small number of men met in the Billiard Room but a large number of supporters gathered in the hotel and some say that there were so many other supporters in attendance that many had to go to another hostelry across the street. Among those was a Drangan man Mikey Tobin of Newtown whose son Johnny Tobin captained Cloneen to win the Co. Tipperary Senior Football Championship in 1908. Johnny also lined out with the Co. Tipperary Senior Footballers for a number of years. A Cloneen man’s son was also in Hayes Hotel in Thurles that day. He was Henry Meagher of Tullaroan whose son Lory was to become one of the most famous hurlers of all time. We compliment these men on their support for the most successful venture in modern day Ireland. Getting to Thurles was not an easy task in those days as it probably involved walking or going by horse to Thurles or maybe to get the train in Laffansbridge or Farranaleen. Historians in Tullaroan tell us that Henry Meagher went to Thurles by pony and trap which was probably a bit of luxury at that time.

GAA – The Early Years
One of the first GAA clubs in Co. Tipperary in 1885 was Cloneen who were defeated by Kilcash in a football tournament in Fethard in 1886 which was attended by many thousands according to the report in the Cashel Sentinel who reported that the supporters preserved the most orderly demeanour and sobriety. By 1887 3 more clubs from the parish had affiliated to the Central Executive of the GAA. They were Drangan Davitts, Ballyluskey O’Hanrahans and Crohane. On May 21 1887 Ballyluskey O’Hanrahans were defeated by The Cashel Rock Crackers who had a “hard Earned Victory” according to The Cashel Sentinel. A tournament was held in Drangan with several teams from Clonmel and Tipperary. In a tournament played in Fethard Lisronagh defeated Crohane, Drangan defeated Ballingarry and Poulmucka defeated defeated Ballyluskey. The next few years were dominated by athletic contests with a lot of GAA activity put on hold due to the Parnell Split. In 1892 the number of players on football and hurling teams was reduced from 21 to 17. In a football tournament in Mullinahone Callan and Mullinahone played a draw and Ballyneale defeated Ballyluskey. In a football tournament in Mullinahone there were teams from Grangemockler, Kilcash, Fethard, Drangan, Mullinahone, Callan, Windgap, Dessart and Coolagh. In February 1894 draws and fixtures were made for the Co. Tipperary football and hurling championships but no teams were entered from Drangan or Cloneen.
St. Patricks GAA Lotto

St. Patrick’s Gaa lotto draws are postponed until further notice due to the Covid 19 pandemic. This decision has been taken in the best interest of health and safety for our community. All tickets sold will be held over until next draw can resume. Online and 6 month tickets will be extended to ensure they are entered in correct number of draws. Thank you for your support and understanding and we encourage you to stay safe during this difficult time.

Next draw for a Jackpot of €17,000 will be held when the Covid 19 Pandemicc has abated.
Thanks for your support in the past and we look forward to your support in the future. You can play St. Patrick’s GAA Lotto by logging onto our website “stpatsgaa.ie” and also receive our free fortnightly newsletter. We are very grateful to Paul O’ Halloran of O’ Hallorans Gala Shop, Drangan and also to Matt Murphy of Slievenamon Meats, Drangan who have both kindly sponsored the printing of our tickets. We sincerely thank everyone who plays our lotto as it finances the running and development of our clubs.

Lotto Results 25/02/20

Posted in Development, Lotto, Uncategorized on February 26, 2020 by St Patricks GAA

Lotto Results 4,21,25,26.
No jackpot winner.
1 match 3 winner, Mgt Gleeson, Knockcura.
2nd chance draw for E1,000 ……3,9,15,28. No winner .
Next draw on the 10th March for E16,800….it could be you!!!! Thank you all for your continued support , it all goes back into your local club

Club Notes 24/02/20

Posted in Uncategorized on February 24, 2020 by St Patricks GAA

St. Patricks Juvenile GA Kellogs Summer CÚl Camp
We ask all parents and juvenile players to note that our Annual Summer Camp will commence on Monday 29th June and continue until Friday 3rd July.

Peadar Cummins Under 14 Inter-Divisional Hurling
Seán Nash played his third game for South Tipperary Under 14 hurlers on Wednesday last when the opposition was Mid Tipperary. By the time you read this Seán and his colleagues will have played the Peadar Cummins Shield final against West Tipperary on Monday evening.

Roger Ryan Under 15 Inter-Divisional Hurling
On Saturday last Pat Moroney and his South Tipperary colleagues defeated North Tipperary in Páirc na nÓg Thurles by 2-16 to 1-6. We wish Pat the best of luck on this Saturday February 29 when they play Mid Tipperary in Toomevara with the winners going into the Cup final and the losers playing the Shield final all on this Saturday in Toomevara.

Under 12 D Football Fixtures
Saturday February 29 in O’Sullivan Park Ballingarry at 11.00 Ballingarry V St. Patricks
Saturday March 7 in Anner Park Cloneen at 11.00 St. Patricks V Mullinahone
Saturday March 21 in Clerihan at 11.00 Clerihan V St. Patricks
Saturday March 28 in Anner Park Cloneen St. Patricks V Killenaule
Saturday April 18 in Monroe at 11.00 Moyle Rovers V St. Patricks
Saturday April 25 in Cloneen St. Patricks V Davins

Under 12 B Football Fixtures
Saturday March 21 in Páirc na hEalai Carrick On Suir at 11.00 Swan V St. Patricks
Saturday March 28 in Anner Park Cloneen St. Patricks V Fethard
Saturday April 4 in Anner Park Cloneen at 11.00 St. Patricks V Killenaule
Saturday April 18 in Mullinahone at 11.00 Mullinahone V St. Patricks
Saturday April 25 in Anner Park Cloneen St. Patricks V Ballingarry

Under 14 B Feile na Gael Hurling
Sunday March 1 in Anner Park Cloneen at 10.00 St. Patricks V Kilsheelan-Kilcash

Under 14B Peil Football
Sunday March 8 in Ned Hall Park Clonmel at 10.30 Clonmel Óg V St. Patricks

Fixture Under 21 Football
Sunday March 1 in Ballingarry at 12.00 Anner Gaels V Mullinahone.
Co. Football League Fixture Sunday March 1 in Anner Park Cloneen at 11.30 St. Patricks V Seán Treacys

St. Patricks GAA Club Membership Fees 2020 GAA Club embership fees are now due and should be paid to Treasurer Marcus O’Halloran or Club Registrar Micheál Broderick. Fees are adults €50 and €35 for students, senior citizens and under 18 players. Players must pay before they play or train so anybody playing minor or under 21 football must pay immediately

Juvenile GAA Membership Fees Membership fee is €35 and should be paid to club Treasurer Julie O’Halloran on this Wednesday night in Drangan Community Hall

Bereavement We extend the sympathy of St. Patricks GAA club to the O’Shea Family Cloran Cloneen on the recent death of Tom O’Shea. Tom was a prominent footballer with St. Patricks in his younger days playing senior in 1969. Tom was at corner back when St. Patricks won the South Tipperary League in 1972 and again in 1973 when St. Patricks reached the final. The late Toms brother Robert (Bob) was also a member of those teams. On arrival at The Church of The Nativity in Cloneen Tom’s coffin was draped with the Black and Amber flag of St. Patricks GAA Club. Among the gifts brought to the altar by his nieces Joan and Stephanie was a fishing rod recalling the many happy days Tom spent fishing in the local river Anner and an O’Neils football recalling Toms many succeses on the football field of Anner Park Cloneen and several other pitches in South Tipperary. May the soul of Tom O Shea Rest In Peace.

Club Notes 10/02/20

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10, 2020 by St Patricks GAA

Peadar Cummins Under 14 Inter-Divisional Hurling

Seán Nash played his second game for South Tipperary Under 14 hurlers on Saturday last when the opposition was North Tipperary. The final score was 2-9 to 0-3 in favour of the boys from North Tipperary.We wish Seán and his colleagues the best of luck when they play Mid Tipperary in Borrisoleigh at 12.00 on this Saturday February 15.

Roger Ryan Under 15 Inter-Divisional Hurling

On Saturday last Pat Moroney and his South Tipperary colleagues were defeated by West Tipperary in Ballylooby by 2-16 to 1-6. We wish Pat the best of luck on this Saturday February 15 when they play North Tipperary in Páirc na nÓg Thurles at 10.00.

Fixture Minor Football
Sunday February 23 in Mullinahone at 12.00 St. Patricks V Killenaule.

Fixture Under 21 Football
Sunday March 1 in Ballingarry at 12.00 Anner Gaels V Mullinahone.

St. Patricks GAA Club Membership Fees 2020 GAA Club embership fees are now due and should be paid to Treasurer Marcus O’Halloran or Club Registrar Micheál Broderick. Fees are adults €50 and €35 for students, senior citizens and under 18 players. Players must pay before they play or train so anybody playing minor or under 21 football must pay immediately.
Bereavements We extend the sympathy of St. Patricks GAA Club to Teresa Bourke and family Cloran on the recent death of John RIP. John was a prominent footballer with St. Patricks in the 1950s and 1960s winning South finals in 1963 and 1967 and a Co. Final in 1967. Johns sons P.J., Percy and Tom and daughters Breda, Katie and Tess all played with St. Patricks and the next generation is already wearing the St. Patricks Jersey. When John’s funeral arrived in Cloneen it was met by a guard of honour of his colloeagues from those teams and many other past and present players. May he rst in peace. We also extend sympathy to the Ryan family Cloran and the Carroll Family Burncourt on the death of Mrs. Mary Ryan. Mary’s husband Philly was one of our top footballers in the 1940s and 1950s winning South and Co. Senior Football Finals in 1947 at mid field and in 1953 at full forward when he also captained the team. Phillys brother Mick was also a member of both teams. May she rest in peace.

Club Notes 3/2/20

Posted in Uncategorized on February 3, 2020 by St Patricks GAA

Peadar Cummins Under 14 Inter-Divisional Hurling
Well done to Seán Nash of Shanakyle on helping South Tipperary Under 14 hurlers to victory over West Tipperary on Saturday last. The final score was 0-7 to 0-6. We wish Seán and his colleagues the best of luck when they play North Tipperary in New Inn at 10.00 on this Saturday February 8.

Roger Ryan Under 15 Inter-Divisional Hurling
Best wishes to Pat Moroney Ballynennan and his South Tipperary colleagues when they play West Tipperary in Ballylooby on this Saturday February 8 at 10.00.

St. Patricks Juvenile GAA Club Registration Night St. Patricks Juvenile GAA Club will hold a registration night on this Wednesday
February 5 in the clubrooms at Anner Park from 7.30 – 8.30. Juvenile membership fee of
€35 must be paid to treasurer Julie O’Halloran before players train or play matches.

Under 21 Football
On Sunday last our under 21 footballers defeated Ballingarry in O’Sullivan Park Ballingarry in their first game of the season with the final score reading 2-10 to 1-8.
The team was: Tyler McCormack, Seán Ryan, Barry O’Dwyer, Michael Boland, Cathal Mahoney, Jack Dolan, Aidan Fitzgerald, Eoin Ryan, Darragh Hurley, Jamie Broderick, Conor Harrington, Jesse McCormack, Frank Meagher, Stephen Crotty, Pauric O’Brien, Robbie Hackett, Cathal Foley, Matt McCormack, Keelan Ahearne, Mikey O’Brien.

Fixture Minor Football
Sunday February 23 in Mullinahone at 12.00 St. Patricks V Killenaule.

Fixture Under 21 Football
Sunday March 1 in Ballingarry at 12.00 Anner Gaels V Mullinahone.

St. Patricks GAA Club Membership Fees 2020 GAA Club embership fees are now due and should be paid to Treasurer Marcus O’Halloran or Club Registrar Micheál Broderick. Fees are adults €50 and €35 for students, senior citizens and under 18 players. Players must pay before they play or train so anybody playing minor or under 21 football must pay immediately.

Club Notes 2/12/19

Posted in Development, Hurling, Results, Uncategorized on December 2, 2019 by St Patricks GAA

St. Patricks GAA Annual General Meeting The Annual General Meeting of St. Patricks GAA club will be held in the clubrooms at Anner Park Cloneen at 7.30 on Friday December 6. We invite all players to attend as we plan for 2020.

Sean Gael Awards Congratulations to John Duggan on being awarded a Sean Gael award on Sunday week last in the Dome in Thurles. These awards are given out annually by the Co. Board to people who have given outstanding service to the GAA over a long number of years. We congratulate John and thank him for his contribution to St. Patricks over the last 60 years.

Munster Champions Congratulations to Presentation Secondary School Ballingarry on their victory in the Munster under 16 ½ Munster Hurling Final played in Bansha on Tuesday week last when the team backboned by 5 St. Patricks players defeated Kilfinnane 1-10 to 1-9. Aidan Fitzgerald captained the team from wing forward. Other St. Patricks players were Goalkeeper Danny Broderick, Wing Back Jack Cleere, Midfielder Cian Crannitch and Corner Forward Ryan Crannitch. Also on the panel were: James Ryan, Bill Cuddihy, Pat Moroney, Daithi Hogan, Willie Cleere and James Hogan. Another panel member was Jamie Brett who was at home sick on the day of the final. Thanks to all the St. Patricks supporters who braved the bad weather to support the team in Bansha