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Thursday 6th June

09.40 U11 E1 Hurling Leugh 'B' v Drangan 'B'

10.20 U11 E Hurling Leugh v Anacarty

10.20 U11 A Camogie Boherlahan v St. Marys Nenagh

10.55 U13 A Camogie St. Marys Nenagh v Holycross

11.40 U13 F Hurling Anacarty v Toomevara

12.30 U11 C Hurling Borrisoleigh BNS v Upperchurch

12.30 U11 D Hurling Thomastown v Kilruane

13.10 U11 C1 Hurling Borrisoleigh BNS 'B' v New Inn BNS 'B'

13.10 U11 C Camogie Rosegreen v Ballina

13.45 U11 D1 Hurling Rosegreen 'B' v Gaelscoil Carrick 'B'

13.45 U11 A1 Camogie Ayle 'B' v Rosegreen 'B'

14.20 U13 C Camogie Cashel GNS v Ardcroney

15.10 U13 B Hurling Two Mile Borris v St. Mary's CBS

16.00 U13 G Hurling Lorrha v Rossmore

16.45 U13 D Camogie Dunkerrin v Lissenhall

17.30 U13 A Hurling Scoil Ailbhe v Templemore


Friday 7th June

09.40 U13 E Hurling Thomastown v Ardcroney

10.20 U11 B1 Hurling Cashel 'B' v Gaelscoil Durlas 'B'

10.20 U11 A Hurling St. Peter and Pauls v Templemore

11.00 U11 A1 Hurling Templemore 'B' v Carrick on Suir 'B'

11.00 U11 B Hurling Cashel v Gaelscoil Durlas

11.40 U11 B Camogie New Inn GNS v Lissenhall

11.40 U11 D Camogie Thomastown v Dunkerrin

12.20 U13 C Hurling Moycarkey v Kilruane or Kildangan

13.10 U13 B Camogie Boherlahan v Presentaion Thurles

14.00 U13 D Hurling Drom v Carrig NS, Nenagh

14.50 U13 H Hurling Ballagh v Ballinaclough

15.50 U13 E Camogie Ballinree v Anacarty




1. Please plan to be in the Stadium 30 minutes before your scheduled time. This will give you time to avoid traffic problems or other unforeseen issues that might delay your arrival in Thurles.

2. When you arrive you will be greeted by one of the Ground staff, who will guide you to your Dressing room. One of the Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Officers will also greet you on arrival.

3. When you get into the Dressing room please get togged out and ready quickly. You will be told where to go when ye run out onto the pitch.

4. Our PRO John Manley will photograph your team prior to throw-in.

5. You will have time for a quick warm up on pitch prior to throw-in.

6. All matches must be played on time and our schedule must run like clock-work, We have 28 Finals over 2 days, which is an enormous amount of matches, so we need schools to co-operate with us fully. It's vital you arrive to the Stadium on time, that you leave the dressing room on time and that you are ready for throw-in on time.

7. All post-match presentations will be done in the stand. Therefore no-one is allowed onto the pitch after the match. We have a responsibility to Semple Stadium Management Committee and to the Stadium Shareholders to ensure the sod of the famous ground is not damaged.

8. Each team is to have a maximum of 5 mentors on the sideline. This includes hurley carriers and water carriers. Each of these mentors will be given a bib with the Respect logo on it. Under no circumstances will it be permitted to have any more than 5 on the sideline. Everyone else must stay in the stand. We will be very strict on this.

9. After the match each team must select their Player of the Match. This doesn't necessarily have to be their best player. Maybe it could be the player who made the most improvements over the year etc. When he/she is selected they must go to John Manley for a quick interview and photo of them shaking the hand of the other team's Player of the Match.

10. Schools playing Under 11 Finals must bring the dates of birth of their players.

11. For Under 11 Finals any substitute who is listed on the Panel MUST be brought on at half time. There is no minimum amount of subs that have to be brought.

12. Schools don't bring any money for the referee or caretaker. Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol looks after that on County Finals Days.

13. There will be a bucket collection at the entrance to the Stadium. There will be no entrance fee but a voluntary donation of 1 euro can be given by anyone over 16 who is coming to the match, if they so wish. There is no obligation on anyone putting any money into the bucket. However any money collected will go towards Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol covering some of the large costs it takes to run 2 days of County Finals.



1. Darragh Nolan Ballinaclough NS, 2. John Ryan Boherlahan NS, 3. Kevin McCarthy Ballinree NS, 4. Timmy Corcoran Mount Bruis NS, 5. Jack Ryan Holycross NS, 6. Sean Hayes Puckane NS, 7. Ian Holloway Ballyneale NS, 8. Barry Coffey Nenagh CBS, 9. Gearoid O'Connor Templetuohy NS, 10. Bryan McLoughney Carrig NS, 11. Tony Byron Thomastown NS. Roghnóirí: Pat Buckley Ayle NS, John Manley Dualla NS, Paddy Kelly Scoil Eoin Naofa NS, Roscrea, Conor Doyle St. Colmcilles Templemore.



1. Leah Harkin, Borrisoleigh NS 2. Margaret Quigley, Ballinree NS 3. Kaitlin o' Halloran, Carrig NS 4. Karin Blair, New Inn GNS, 5. Rachel O'Connor, St Mary's, Nenagh 6. Kellie Quirke, Ballagh NS 7. Niamh Keane, Cloneen NS 8. Caoimhe Perdue, Cashel GNS 9. Casey Hennessey, Boherlahan NS 10. Emma Flanagan, Birdhill NS 11. Áine O' Dwyer, Rosegreen NS. Selectors: Michael Corcoran, Upperchurch NS, Tammy Cullen, New Inn BNS, Michelle Skehan, Clonoulty NS.



Ballagh through to their second successive Under 13 Hurling County Final after impressive wins over Castleiney, Glengoole, Slieveardagh, Ballysloe, Kilvemnon and Skeheenarinky. Ballagh recorded some high scores en-route to the final. Captain Kellie Quirke was delighted with her team’s performance in today’s semi-final V Skeheenarinky. This was a game that really could have gone either way as both teams sized each other up and traded scores. Ballagh scored an excellent team goal just before half time to put the score 1.7 to 5 points, this goal was finished by the in-form Jake O Donnell. Amy Jordan was to go close also just before the half time interval. Ballagh got the dream start in the second half with scores from Robert Doyle, Tommy Ryan and full back Kellie Quirke. Jake O Donnell and Aaron Kearns added to the Ballagh tally before Skeheenarinky mounted a massive fight back. Aaron Kearns was called upon to make save after save. Edel Kearney played a vital role in keeping wave after wave of attack out. Skeheenarinky hit 3.1 in the second half but time was against them and the game finished Ballagh 3.12 Skeheenarinky 3.6. A devastated Skeheenarinky captain bravely came into the Ballagh dressing room after the match to wish the boys and girls from Ballagh all the best in Fridays County Final. The future looks good for the younger generations of hurler in Skeheenarinky and Ballagh as they played out a great sporting game. Both teams would like to thank the referees, grounds men and Cumann na mBunscol officials for their help during the year.



It’s every player’s dream to compete in a county final in Semple Stadium and 40 boys from St. Colmcille’s will have that honour next week. Three of the school’s teams have qualified to play in the U13, U11A and U11B finals. Both U11 teams won their qualifying blitzes while the U13 team beat St. Peter and Paul’s, Clonmel in a replay in Boherlahan last Tuesday having drawn after extra time the previous week. A replay is an unusual occasion. Both teams arrive knowing many of the usual unknowns. Both teams arrive having spent time reflecting on the first meeting; chances missed, decisions made and dangers avoided. Replays can often prove to be a damp squid. That was not to be the case in this Roinn A county Semi-final. It was nip-tuck throughout the game with some sublime hurling on offer. St. Peter and Paul’s were first off the blocks with a great point from play. Lorcan Roche, playing arguably his best game in the green and white, steadied the Templemore ship with two well worked points. Two goals in two minutes accelerated the game to another level. First St. Peter and Paul’s rattled the roof of the net with a high quality ground stroke. From the puck out, Mark Newman connected with a high ball to deflect the ball into the net at the opposite end. Templemore were determined to push on and another goal from the skilful Martin Bergin put them in the driving seat as half time approached. Points were exchanged before the half time whistle and the two teams retired for a short break with Templemore leading 2-3 to 1-3. Cillian Coonan moved to centre back as the second half began where he gave an exhibition of clever positional play. Darragh Doyle added a point from a free while Ben Collins, Diarmuid Delaney and Paddy Martin tackled, chased and defended from start to finish. Two pointed frees from St. Peter and Paul’s put the game in the balance and nerves began to tingle as we entered the final five minutes. Today however was to belong to St. Colmcille’s and two more goals from Mark Newman and Martin Bergin widened the gap to six points. Tigerish defending was now needed as the boys from Clonmel threw everything into the final few attacks. James Corcoran and Jack Nevin were ferocious in their tackling and endeavour. A spectacular save and clearance from the brave Nick Keane in goal ensured there was to be no reprieve for St. Peter and Paul’s. In truth, these were two fairly matched teams who provided those present with quality entertainment on both days. Perhaps it was the unsung heroes who made the difference in and around the centre of the field. Ciarán Hoctor, Ciarán Byrne, Conor Cadell and Kuba Beben provided the engine for this well oiled machine. The reward for this win is a trip to Semple Stadium on Thursday 6th June to play defending champions, Scoil Ailbhe Thurles, in a repeat of last year’s final. This is only one of three county finals for St. Colmcille’s however. The U11A team will play St. Peter and Paul’s at 10.20 on Friday, 7th June while the U11B team play Carrick-on-Suir at 11.00. Both games will also grace the sacred sod of Semple Stadium. Three finals. Two days. One Stadium. Many possibilities!



To participate in playing activities and/or the equipment scheme the €30.00 registration fee must be paid. This is an annual fee which registers a school for a calendar year. Please forward a cheque to Jerry McDonnell, 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary if your school has not already done so.



For any schools/teachers wishing to access Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol news and updates via Twitter, the Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol Twitter username is @TippCumanNamBun. The following link will enable you to follow us:!/TippCumanNamBun. We would encourage as many teachers and schools as possible to follow us as this will enable you to access information as soon as it becomes available. We thank all the teachers who have become followers of Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol on Twitter. We have got a great reaction from teachers and schools in recent months. We now have 499 followers.



For match reports, fixtures and school GAA news and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at Website: Ní neart go cur le chéile.