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posted 4 Apr 2014, 01:10 by Birt Noe


On Thursday the 27th of March Ardfinnan travelled to Grangemockler for round one of the Cumann na mBunscol hurling competition. From the first whistle, Grangemockler were on top, controlling the ball. At the end of the first half Grangemockler went in 2-05 to no score. The players who scored for Grangemockler were Jamie Walsh (1-02) and Mikie Lyons (1-03). In the second half Ardfinnan fought back bravely. Sean Og Coughlan hit over an early free. The second half was a much closer game. Then Grangemockler looked like they were pulling away again with points from Brandon (0-01), Jamie (0-01) and Mikie (0-02). Although the score difference was significant, Ardfinnan continued to battle with great defending from Andrew Browne. With about five minutes to go Ardfinnan were awarded a penalty which Sean Og drove over the bar. A long ball in over Grangemockler heads was ran onto by Sean Og. He cleverly hit the ball along the ground with a powerful strike and landed it into the corner of the net leaving the Grangemockler keeper, Michael Kane with no chance whatsoever. The referee Philip Kane blew his whistle leaving Grangemockler winners by a score of 2-09 to 1-02. A good match with great sportsmanship from both teams. A huge well done to all players.




The Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol Equipment scheme is still open for the following equipment only: Helmets, leather sliothars (size 3 and 4), hurling gloves, hurleys (size 26, 28, 30, 32), indoor and synthetic hurleys, size 4 footballs. All information is available on our website regarding prices etc, (see 2014 equipment form) and was emailed to all schools in January. All Go Games sliothars, ordered and paid for, will be delivered by courier service. Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol regrets any inconvenience caused by the failure of our supplier to deliver the Go Games sliothars on the equipment night. Regrettably a few schools failed to turn up for equipment collection. This equipment must now be collected from Jerry McDonnell in Clonmel. His address is 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. His phone number is 052-61-21431. The equipment can be collected at any time but please ring him beforehand to arrange a time for collection. Some schools have still not paid the 30 euro registration fee for the calendar year 2014. This registration fee must be paid immediately. Send a cheque, made payable to Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol, for 30 euro to: Jerry McDonnell, 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Please send this immediately, if you haven't already done so. We know exactly which schools haven't paid and we are asking them to pay the obligatory fee without delay. Please co-operate on this matter.



  • With your FREE membership you are entitled to:

  • Poster of your favourite Tipperary players

  • Entry in to a weekly draw for prizes such as radios, Tipperary Supporters golf caps etc

  • A chance to be the Tipperary Team mascot for a Division 1 National Hurling League match at Semple Stadium, including

  • Sitting in with the Team for the pre-match photograph and joining the Tipp FM commentary team for their live broadcast

  • 10% discount on all purchases in the Tipperary GAA Shop in Thurles

  • A chance to win the Star Prize of a Special Coaching Session in your Club for your team given by members of the Tipperary Senior Hurling Panel.

  • All you have to do to get your free membership is to ask one of your parents to fill in the form with name, address and email address so that we can let you know if you have won a prize. It couldn't be easier and remember it is FREE. The form can be filled out online at the following link:

  • For enquiries contact




All hurling and camogie fixtures for Under 11 Go Games and Under 13 Competitions have been posted to our website should you need to access any of this information.



The Tipperary Allianz Cumann na mBunscol County Finals in Hurling and Camogie are provisionally fixed for Thursday 5th and Friday 6th of June, in Semple Stadium. Please keep these dates free from School Tours etc. The Semple Stadium Committee have committed to these dates for us. The only problem that could arise is if Limerick and Tipperary draw their Munster Senior Football championship match on the previous Saturday, in Limerick. If that is a draw then the replay will probably be in Semple Stadium on Saturday 7th June. This decision will be made by Munster Council. That could leave us in a difficult position as the Stadium is not allowed have matches in the days leading up to a Munster Senior championship game. If this is the case our back up dates for Finals will be Monday June 9th and Tuesday June 10th.



The following dates remain for our Primary Game selection days:



Mid Trial:         Durlas Óg GAA pitch              Tuesday 8th April           4.00pm.

South Trial:     Moyle Rovers GAA pitch       Wednesday 9th April     4.00pm.



South/West Trial:    New Inn GAA Pitch             Wednesday 9th April   4.00pm.



North Trial:       Cloughjordan GAA Pitch           Wednesday 9th April      4.15pm.

West Trial:        Golden GAA Pitch                       Thursday 11th April        4.15pm.



All schools should forward the registration fee of €30.00 to our Treasurer Jerry McDonnell, 25 Ballingarrane, Clonmel, Co. Tipperary. Please note this is an annual fee which covers a school for a calendar year. Payment of this fee entitles schools to participate in all Cumann na mBunscol activities for 2014.



Schools are reminded and encouraged to send news and updates of their progress in the hurling championships for the coming season. Reports on upcoming challenge games would be hugely appreciated. Reports should include, in as much as possible, school names, referee, venue, final score and a balanced account of the match. 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 674 followers.



For match reports, fixtures and school G.A.A. News and events, please email Tipperary ALLIANZ Cumann na mBunscol P.R.O. John Manley Dualla NS Website:

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