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posted 3 Oct 2016, 01:13 by Birt Noe


Fixtures for football and ladies football U11 and U13 competitions have been forwarded to all schools. Please take note of the dates by which matches are due to be played and try to stick to these dates to ensure finals can be played before the Halloween break. Ádh mór le gach duine as you prepare for the upcoming fixtures.  



On Wednesday 21st of September Moycarkey NS U-13 football team played our first game in the Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Roinn B championship against a powerful Powerstown N.S. in Leahy Park, Cashel.  The weather was gloomy and miserable but the football on show was exhilarating from both teams. From the throw in Powerstown took control and quickly gathered up three points. Despite strong and tough defensive play from Orlaith Ryan and Mia O’ Meara in the backline, Powerstown added a magnificent goal midway through the first half. The moving of Frankie Butler and Bill Flanagan to the defence from attack gave Moycarkey much needed extra force. Some spectacular saves from Jamie O’ Mahoney in the Moycarkey goal and with the help of Caoimhe O’ Sullivan, Patrick Dowling and Shakira Donoghue in the backs the Moycarkey team kept Powerstown from scoring any more goals. At the end of the first half the Moycarkey forwards looked more dangerous and this boded well for the second half. At half time Powerstown had a well-deserved lead of 1-8 to 0-0 but Moycarkey weren’t giving up! Moycarkey were much better in the second half and after some good work from Oisín Martin and Ellen Maher in midfield Seán Flanagan scored Moycarkey’s first point of the game. Some fantastic skill from Martin Ivers led to Seán’s second point of the game shortly after. A brilliant pass from Ronan O’ Dwyer set up Seán to score a goal from way out the field with a dipping shot. Moycarkey were on a roll! The rest of the game was very exciting with both teams trying their absolute best. In the end Powerstown had a 7 point victory on a score line of 1-9 to 1-2. Moycarkey can be very proud of their performance, especially the second half. Powerstown were worthy winners on the day. Congratulations to both teams on a thrilling game. By Ellen Maher.



The County Board Officers met with SH manager Michael Ryan and Games Development personnel this week to discuss All Ireland Cup visits. Conscious that all our senior inter county players are in full time work or colleges, their availability will be very much confined to their own local area.


Based on this the following is the procedure for club and school cup visits;

  • Clubs must first discuss a visit to your local schools with the local Co Games Development Administrator (GDA) as they have the responsibility of co-ordinating cup visits for clubs and schools.
  • Priority will be given to clubs and schools who had players involved in either All Ireland SH or MH panels but the onus will be on those clubs and schools to have their own local county players available so a date will have to be selected to suit them.
  • The Games Development Officers will sit down on a weekly basis and plan the schedule of visits for the following few weeks based on expressions of interest.
  • Clubs without a member on the panels may avail of a cup only visit, but the onus is on the club to secure the services of a panel member to accompany the cup if they are in a position to do so.



If you or a colleague would like to be added to the contact list for updates on Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol activities please contact Paudie Fahey,, or Aodán Wrenn,, to be added to the contact listings.



As the football season begins schools are reminded of the importance of mudguards for all children participating in Cumann na mBunscol matches. Both boys and girls playing in Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Gaelic Football fixtures must wear mouth guards without exception at all times. It would be advised that schools would also use mouth guards when training to allow children to get used to using them and to follow best practice.



Schools are reminded and encouraged to send news and updates of their progress in the football championships for the coming season. Reports can be a great writing topic for the classroom and are an opportunity for children to see their work published for a wider audience. In the pre-season championship build-up children could be given the chance to tell about their own training regiments and tips for the coming championship. A Reporter of the Week will be chosen and their work included in the weekly report. Please ensure all reports are a single paragraph in Verdana 10 type. All submissions should be proof-read by the teacher before submission.



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: 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 1375 followers.



For match reports, fixtures and school G.A.A. News and events, please email Tipperary Cumann na mBunscol assistant P.R.O. (Football) Paudie Fahey, Clerihan N.S. at  Website: Ní neart go cur le chéile.




Paudie Fahey


Clerihan N.S.