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The date for County Football Finals has changed from Friday November 11th to Friday 18th November.



Any schools who are interested in having the All Ireland Minor Cup visit their schools, please contact Hugh Coghlan Football P.R.O. on 0879877355.


Hurling Coach Paudie Butler Visits His 1000th School!

St John the Baptist BNS were delighted to be the 1000th school that former director of hurling and coach Paudie Butler has visited. The Drom-Inch native and former principal of Inch NS worked with the buachaillí in Rang 6 and our coaches to show us how best to use our new hurling wall. Paudie’s enthusiasm was fantastic and boys and adults alike learned an awful lot in the hour and a half that he was with us. He will come back to see us in November to work on striking drills that can be used at the wall. Go raibh maith agat Paudie. Feicfimid thú arís i gceann tamaill.




Connolly Stars In Epic Encounter By Michael O’ Meara and Séan Ryan in Holycross

On Thursday the 13 of October, Cashel had a tough match against Holycross. It was a very sunny day. It was intense from the first minute. From the throw-in, Rodrigo Goncalves fisted down but a Holycross man won it and send it down the field to a Holycross forward who put it over the bar. It looked like Holycross were certainly up for the match. Cashel scored very little in the first half unlike Holycross who were dominating play. The score at half time was 0-2 to 1-6 in favour of the home team. Cashel came out fighting in the second half and started with a point from Murragh McDermott. Suddenly, Ross Bonnar won the ball and gave it to Eoghan Conolly who stuck it in the back of the net and Cashel were on a comeback. Eoghan Conolly grabbed the game by the scruff of the neck and went on to score a further 2-2 in the second half. Overall, it was a great game with both teams competing ferociously for every ball. Adam Skeffington made some great saves in the Cashel goal while team captain Michael Morrissey was excellent in defence with Eoghan Connolly leading the Cashel attack despite nursing a niggly injury. Final score in a very competitive and sporting game was Cashel 3-6 Holycross 1-7


St. Colmcille’s Rock Scoil Ailbhe by Eanna McBride Rang 6 St. Colmcille’s Templemore

The ball was thrown high up into the air and Adam Derby of Scoil Ailbhe rose highest to claim the ball. Paddy Cadell put in a great tackle and knocked it out of his hands. Michael Fogarty picked up the loose ball on the sunny October day in Páiric Shíláin Templemore. It was played down to Edward Bergin who was dragged down to win a free for St. Colmcille’s. Paddy Cadell tapped it over the bar. St. Colmcille’s were thrilled with their start. The Templemore men kept the pressure on and added two further points from the impressive Paddy Cadell. Scoil Ailbhe got going then and came into the game. They scored 2 goals and 2 points without reply before Edward Bergin tapped over a point. Pat Lynch blew the half time whistle and the Thurles men led by 2-2 to 0-4. St. Colmcille’s looked dead and buried but Mr. Doyle, Mr. Healy and Mr. Kelly gave them an inspirational talk. James Corcoran came on at half time at corner forward. The second half began with Paddy Cadell’s fourth point inside 20 seconds. St. Colmcille’s won the next kick out and got a free which Paddy scored. St. Colmcilles’s were on a roll now. Scoil Ailbhe were ready for them though and scored another point. St. Colmcille’s replied with a point of their own. Scoil Ailbhe came straight down the field and Adam Derby kicked a spectacular point from twenty five yards out. Colmcille’s never stopped trying and were rewarded when Paddy Cadell dropped in a free which Edward Begin caught, turned and stuck it in the back of the Thurles net. It was now 1-7 to 2-4 and all to play for. Both teams were pressing hard with 5 minutes to go when Ben Collins at wing back hand passed to Eanna McBride who drove the ball up the field. The Scoil Ailbhe full back misjudged it which put Edward Bergin through one and one with the goalkeeper. He placed a rocket of a shot into the bottom corner of the net. The keeper made a great effort to save it but the shot had too much power. The whole stadium erupted. Scoil Ailbhe were pushing hard for a goal but they were dealt a major blow when Adam Derby was carried off injured. The St. Colmcille’s defence was rock solid with Ruairí Mockler, Hugh Maher and Noel Morrissey clearing balls from every angle. St Colmcille’s got two more points Michael Fogarty and Andrew Ormond. Everyone was delighted when the final whistle went. The score was St Colmcille’s 2-9 Scoil Ailbhe 2-5. These schools will meet again in the play off to see who goes through to the county semi final.




Michael O’ Meara and Séan Ryan CASHEL BNS. Eanna McBride Rang 6 St. Colmcille’s Templemore




All-Ireland Champions Visit Cashel Schools

St John the Baptist BNS, the girls school and the Deanery were delighted to welcome two members of Tipperary’s All-Ireland winning minor Gaelic football team. Local boys Dylan Fitzell and Gearóid Slattery, both former pupils, along with team selector Tadhg Duggan, were the toast of the schools as they paraded the Tom Markham Cup into the school halla.Tadhg spoke to the boys and girls about the importance of behaving well in school, doing their homework and then going out to train in their chosen sport.  He said that it took huge commitment to be part of an All-Ireland winning team and he praised the boys and their parents for their dedication to the cause. Dylan and Gearóid then fielded excellent questions from various different boys and girls in the three schools. Dylan then suggested that the pupils be given homework off because they had been so welcoming!  Mr Ryan agreed but only if everybody sang “Slievenamon” to the best of their ability.  They duly obliged. The boys then went around to the junior classes who were amazed at how big and shiny the cup was. We thank Gearóid, Dylan and Tadhg for coming to our school with the cup.  It was a great celebration and we are very proud of them both.




Our football competitions have now begun in earnest. We are encouraging all schools and any “budding journalists” to send in match reports from their upcoming games. We would love to receive reports from schools on all you do to promote Gaelic Games within your school. We would encourage all schools to get their senior pupils to submit reports for our weekly match report competition. Schools could get pupils to write about a special GAA event taking place in their school e.g. The Tipp Minor Footballers Visiting With The Cup, Medal Presentation for School Leagues, School Player of the Year Article, etc. We look forward to hearing from you.



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.




For match reports, fixtures and school GAA news and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol PRO John Manley of Dualla NS at Website: Mol an óige agus tiocfaidh sí.