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The following players have been selected on the Tipperary Primary Game Hurling Team to play at half-time during the Tipperary V Cork Munster Senior Hurling Championship game in Semple Stadium on Sunday, May 29th. Congratulations to these talented stars of the future. Team: 1. Jerry Kelly Holycross NS, 2. Adam Hogan Dunkerrin NS, 3. Jake Morris Kilruane NS, 4. Jerome Cahill Ardcroney NS, 5. Cian Darcy Cloughjordan NS, 6. Brian McGrath Loughmore NS, 7. Scott Murphy Carrick CBS, 8. Shane Neville Mount Bruis, 9. Bill Darcy Gaelscoil Durlas, 10. Michael Purcell Scoil Ailbhe, 11. Aidan O Meara Barnane NS. Selectors: Aodan Wrenn Clerihan NS, John Manley Dualla NS, Pat Buckley Ayle NS, Denis Kelly St. Colmcilles NS.


Primary Game Hurling Training takes place in the Ragg on Wednesday, 18th May at 4:15p.m. This training session is for the 11 players selected for the Tipp v Cork game in Semple Stadium on May 29th.  


Clerihan Under 13s Come Through In Hurling Classic By Aodan Wrenn

The date was Wednesday May 11th. The venue was Moyle Rovers. It was a dry but breezy day. It was D-Day in the Under 13 Roinn D Cumann na mBunscol Hurling Championship. Clerihan took on Powerstown in local derby to determine who would come out of Section 2 of Roinn D. It was going to be a serious showdown between neighbouring schools. The winners would advance to the County Divisional Semi Finals. The losers would be out of the Under 13 Championship altogether. Powerstown settled first and began to exert significant influence all over the pitch. They had a slight breeze at their backs, although it was mainly a cross-field breeze that was blowing. Powerstown played fabulous hurling during the first half, showing steel and skill. They totally outplayed Clerihan and were winning all the individual battles, in every line of the field. It wasn't until the last five minutes of the half that Clerihan began to get any foothold in the game. Powerstown had their tactics spot on by playing with width, and stretching Clerihan by playing the wings. When Clerihan got possession Powerstown swarmed around them denying them space and legally dispossessing them with excellent defensive play. At half time the score read Powerstown 3-1 Clerihan 1-2. A five point lead to Powerstown. A goal from Luke Hahessy kept Clerihan in the game. Clerihan would have the breeze advantage in the second half, but needed to up their performance in a massive way. Clerihan made three changes at half time, and emerged for the second half determined to put things right. Clerihan began the second half with great fire and determination. They got two goals in the first two minutes from Rian Quigley and Luke Hahessy to put them in front by a point. It was a fantastic start to the half. Clerihan began to dominate the game after this and would have added more goals only for the heroics of the Powerstown goalkeeper who pulled off three wonder saves. Clerihan added two points but Powerstown went down and scored another goal of their own. Clerihan added a goal and a point, in what was turning out to be a sensational second half. Both teams contributed to the masterful hurling on view in the second half. It was a see-saw battle with the ball going up and down the pitch, and wonderful hurling on view. There was tremendous hooking, blocking and striking from both teams. Powerstown scored another goal to cut the deficit to one point two minutes from the end. The tension was almost unbearable as both sets of young gladiators did their upmost to win the game. It was an extremely clean game, with not one dirty pull throughout the 40 minutes. When referee Willie Barrett blew the full time whistle the final score read Clerihan 4-5 Powerstown 5-1. Clerihan had edged home by a solitary point. Both sets of exhausted players shook hands at the end. Most know each other from playing with and against each other in the South Club Championship, but a healthy mutual respect for each other had been evident throughout. The Clerihan mentors and supporters were overjoyed at the end of the game! I'd like to commiserate with Powerstown and congratulate them on putting up such a gallant display. I'd like to thank Willie Barrett for refereeing the match excellently, as per usual. Willie said this was one of the best schools matches he had refereed in a long time. That’s an excellent complement for the young boys of Powerstown and Clerihan. Thanks to Moyle Rovers for allowing us use their pitch. The pitch was in great condition, as usual. Thanks also to the fantastic Clerihan parents who gave constant support and encouragement to the team. Finally, well done to Clerihan. It’s another hurdle cleared, a huge hurdle though, and they can look forward to the next round now. It will be a County Divisional Semi Final, effectively a County Quarter Final. There's a lot of hurling to be played yet and a lot of hard training too, so it'll be back to practise straight away. It will take an even greater effort again the next day, and they know that. They looked down and out at half time but these boys are made of stern stuff, and produced the goods when it really mattered. Well done to all the Clerihan boys. Special heroes on a team full of heroes were Jack Burke, Aaron Condon, Aiden Phelan, Luke Hahessy, Sean Maher, Evan Corcoran, Conor Horan and Rian Quigley. Team: Dean O'Dwyer, Aiden Lyons, Sean Maher, Conor Horan, Evan Corcoran, Aaron Condon, Aiden Phelan, Eoin Power, Jack Burke, Luke Hahessy, Alan O’Donnell. Rian Quigley, Cian Mullane, Callum Meagher, Billy Norris, Seamus McMahon, Shane Buckley, Jason McCully, Daniel Browne, Daniel Fitzpatrick.


For the eight school weeks that remain after the Easter Break, Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol will be running a “Reporter of the Week” competition. A special “Reporter of the Week” link has been added to our website: The success of this competition is very much dependant on the response we get from the children in schools. I would encourage all teachers to have writing competitions and to pick a winning entry and submit it to Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at I will then attempt to pick a winning entry. The pupil’s match report will then appear in the “Reporter of the Week” section of our website and the winner’s name will also be announced on Tipp FM. The following criteria should be adhered to:

Entry is to be typed and emailed to:

Capital Letters should be used for each name in the title.

Font Style: Verdana Size: 10

It must be formatted and spell checked. There must be a space after full stops and commas.

Match Report should have a title: e.g. “O’ Sullivan The Hero In Historic Victory For TIPPERARY C.B.S. “

Match Report should contain Score, Venue, Referee’s Name and Teamlist(s) where possible.

Praise should be given to both teams.

No paragraphs.

It should be proof-read and checked for grammatical errors.

It should be no longer than 200 words.

Pupil’s name, school, teacher and class should accompany entry. It must be emailed by your teacher, school principal or school secretary.




For match reports, fixtures and school GAA news and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at Website:

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