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Jake Morris Kilruane NS Continues Proud Family Tradition With Selection On Primary Game Hurling Team

posted 16 May 2011, 13:30 by Unknown user   [ updated 19 May 2011, 10:09 ]
When Jake Morris of Kilruane NS gained selection on the Tipperary Primary Game Hurling team to play Cork, he ensured the continuation of a very proud family association with Tipperary Primary Game Teams.
Jake Morris represents Kilruane Primary school and he follows his sister Alanna who represented the same school in the primary game in 2008 against Clare in the Gaelic Grounds and also his brother Pearse who represented Nenagh Primary school in 2000 against Limerick in Pairc Ui Chaoimh. Jake plays Mid field for the Nenagh U12 team and was corner back on the County winning u 14 team last year when aged 11. Pearse went on to represent Tipperay vocational schools and captained Nenagh Vocational schools to an All Ireland win in 2008. He now plays senior hurling for Nenagh Eire Og. Pearse scored 2-1 in last years O Rian Cup final. Alanna was corner back on the All Ireland winning Tipperary u 16 team who defeated Kilkenny in the Gaelic Grounds recently. She plays at Mid Field for Nenagh Éire Óg U16 and Minor teams. They are also great grandchildren of the legendary Jimmy Butler Coffey. The Morris family is Synonomous with The Nenagh Éire Óg club. Uncle Martin is the sponsor of the North Tipperary GAA championship and has just stepped down after a very successful stint as Chairman of Nenagh Éire Óg  juvenile club. Jake's mum Denise is vice chairperson of the Nenagh Éire Óg Camogie club where Jake's Dad Seamus is club P.R.O. Denise is the first cousin of John, Brianny and Liam Heffernan, who all represented Tipperary teams with great distinction.Their Grandfather Jimmy Morris served his club Nenagh Éire Óg  with great distinction and was awarded a Sean Gael award by Christy Cooney recently. They are closely related to Noel Morris who is the county football chairman.