Full-time score: Tipperary 3-16 (25pts) – Galway 0-26
No doubt whatsoever, it was the hurling game of the summer of 2015; an epic game that will be talked about for many years into the future; it was of course Tipperary v Galway at Croke Park today August 16th 2015.
The game was spellbinding to watch; demonstrating courage and much resilience from Galway, with ‘Man of the Match’ deservedly going to Seamus Callanan on the losing Tipperary team, having personally scored 3-09 (18pts).
The lead between the rivals changed hands many times, drawing level on some 10 different occasions and one could argue that a replay would have been perhaps the fairest outcome on the day. However following the final result; the question now remains can Galway end a 27-year drought and take the Liam MacCarthy Cup west of the Shannon River, when they meet on Sunday September 6th next, in the final of the 2015 All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship?
First Half (38 min)
It took just 40 seconds, in the opening half, for Seamus Callanan to rifle the ball past Galway goalkeeper Colm Callanan for a goal (3pts) and six minutes for Galway to reply with a free taken by Joe Canning. In the 16th minute Galway win a penalty, but to no avail, due to the brilliance of a save made by Tipperary goalkeeper Darren Gleeson and which would not be his last on the day.
From then on it was a first half game of points from Galway’s Jason Flynn, Joe Canning, Cathal Mannion, Andy Smyth, C. Whelan and David Burke answered by Tipperary’s Seamus Callanan, Jason Forde, John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer, Seamus Callanan and Brendan Maher; all leading to a half-time scoreboard which read Tipperary 1-09 (12pts) – Galway 0-13.
In the fortieth minute Seamus Callanan gets his second goal; and add a third just 13 minutes later, but same gets slowly whittled away by points from determined hungry Galway’s players namely; Canning, Whelan and Jason Flynn with an almost tit-for-tat thrilling tie thus ensuing.
As the sides went deep into injury-time without either taking the lead for long, it looked like parity might be the outright winner today. However right at the death, Galway’s Joe Canning found sub S. Maloney with a diagonal pass, leaving him to slip away and past Tipperary’s Cathal Barrett, to fire over the eventual winning single point.
Best of luck to Galway who now go forward against Kilkenny in the final.
Tipperary Team: D. Gleeson, C. Barrett, J. Barry, C. O’Brien, R. Maher, Padraic Maher, K. Bergin, J. Woodlock, S. McGrath, J. Forde (0-01), B. Maher (0-01), Patrick Maher (0-01), N. O’Meara, S. Callanan (3-09 [18pts]), J. O’Dwyer (0-02).
Subs: Shane Bourke for J.Forde; Lar Corbett for S. McGrath;, N. McGrath for S.Bourke, C. O’Mahony for J. Woodlock and M. Breen for R. Maher.
Referee: B Kelly (Westmeath).
Miss Katriona Shanahan (PRO ‘Trip to Tipp Weekend of Cycling’) reports.
Join us here in Tipperary for the 20th Anniversary of the ‘Trip to Tipp Weekend of Cycling’, which will take place on the 15th & 16th August 2015, in aid of NCBI, working for people with sight loss. This year, as part of the celebrations, ‘Trip to Tipp’ have made some changes to the routes and participants and supporters also will be able to purchase a Special Limited Edition ‘Trip to Tipp’ jersey.
‘Trip to Tipp’ Programme of Events.
Saturday 15th August
12:00 pm. The Three Counties Tour.
Here you can choose from either the 70 KM route or the slightly more challenging 100 KM route!
Both Routes depart from the Sarsfields GAA Centre Thurles at 12:00pm sharp.
Links to both the maps for Saturday’s Challenge
70km Route – http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/788239301
100km Route – http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/788238589
12:30pm. Family Fun Cycle.
The family fun cycle departs from the Sarsfields GAA Centre Thurles at 12:30pm sharp.
Here participants can register online or on the day – €12.50.
Sunday 16th August
9:45 am: Grand Tipperary Challenge 140 KM.
The Grand Tipperary Tour departs the Thurles Sarsfields GAA Centre at 9:45am. The two notable climbs on the 140km route will be Dolla and the Glen of Aherlow. View Route at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/788241117
10:15 am: Glen of Aherlow Challenge 100 KM.
The Glen of Aherlow Challenge departs the Thurles Sarsfields GAA Centre at 10:15am. View Route at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/788240341
10:15 am: Scenic Tour of Tipperary 80 KM.
The Scenic Tour of Tipperary departs the Thurles Sarsfields GAA Centre at 10:15am. View Route at http://www.mapmyride.com/routes/view/788242015
Once again entries for all cycles can be taken on the day, or you can avail of the online reduced price by registering at: http://www.active.com/thurles-munster/cycling/races/trip-to-tipp-2015
Note: Online registration closes on Friday 14th August at 6:00pm.
Online Special Offers are as follows:–
2 days cycling & Cycling Jersey – €65. 2 days cycling only – €45
1 day cycling & Cycling Jersey – €45. 1 days cycling – €25
Entry on the day for all routes is €30.00 with Family Fun Cycle €12.50 – (Special offers for Families).
All participants over the weekend will receive a ‘Goodie Bag’ and ‘Certificate of Completion’.
All routes will be marshalled and the roads will also be clearly marked. Each route will have a Water Stop and Food Stop.
Accommodation: For anyone seeking accommodation in Thurles for the weekend 15th & 16th August 2015, please note that special hotel rates have been secured from the following venues:-
Anner Hotel Thurles:- [(0504) 21799] B&B €45 pps. Hayes Hotel Thurles:- [(0504) 22122] B&B €35 pps.
In all bookings please reference ‘Trip to Tipp’ when securing accommodation.
To celebrate this 20th Anniversary Milestone, ‘Trip to Tipp’ are going to have a special night of entertainment, with spot prizes, in Hayes Hotel, Liberty Square, Thurles, Co Tipperary on Saturday 15th next.
For further information Email firstname.lastname@example.org
All eyes will be on Co. Tipperary rider Greg Broderick this afternoon as the show jumper makes his Aga Khan debut, at the Discover Ireland Dublin Horse Show in the grounds of the Royal Dublin Society (RDS).
The 29 year old Thurles rider has been selected by manager Robert Splaine onto the Irish team for the Nations Cup, where he will partner with the nine year old MHS ‘Going Global’; a 2006 bay gelding by Quidam Junior I (KWPN) out of Gowran Lady (ISH), by Cavalier Royale (HOLST), latter owned by Caledonia Stables in Tipperary, and bred by Ita Brennan in Kilkenny.
Also selected on this team are riders Bertram Allen, Cian O’Connor and Darragh Kenny. This Irish team will be the first of the eight teams competing to take on the course.
Greg has enjoyed numerous previous successes at the RDS Dublin Horse Show over the past few years. Last year (2014) was no exception where he won the 4, 5 & 6 year old Horse Sport Ireland Young Horse classes, and was crowned the Show-jumping Ireland National Champion 2014, having won the overall title of the Horseware/TRM Premier Series again partnering with MHS ‘Going Global’, taking the title Leading Horse.
In July of this year (2015) on a wild card entry, Greg competed in his first ever Global Champions Tour in Cascais, Portugal, with MHS ‘Going Global’. Broderick, aboard Caledonia Stables’ nine year-old Kilkenny-bred gelding, delivered a perfect clear round in his first appearance at the Global Champions Tour event, being placed third on time, behind the Saudi owned ‘Abdullah Alsharbatly’ and winner rider Scott Brash.
Greg and his family currently run a show-jumping performance, training and breeding business at Ballypatrick Stables, The Ragg, near Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
Congratulations to the Irish team in winning its first Aga Khan Trophy for three years at the Dublin Horse Show at the RDS today. A double clear round from Thurles, Co. Tipperary born Greg Broderick, on his Aga Khan début, firmly anchored the four-man Irish team to ensure a comfortable Irish victory.
Well known and popular Irish broadcaster, journalist and rugby union pundit Mr George Hook visited Thurles yesterday.
During his visit to StakeFest at Stakelums Home & Hardware premises on Racecourse Retail Park, Thurles, the former coach of London Irish, Connacht and the United States National Team of the 1987 Rugby World Cup era met up with members and supporters of Thurles Rugby Club.
(L-R pictured here above) are Colin O’Shaughnessy, Mary Telford, Larry Moloney, George Hook, Eddie Smyth, Shane Moloney, Barry Cagney, Christina Telford.
Massive congratulations to top athlete Miss Rachel Ryan who was first to cross the finish line, taking a gold medal in the track events at the 2015 Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles.
Miss Ryan aged 26 and a native of Templemore in Co. Tipperary, who was running in the 400 metres event at Loker Stadium, also posted a personal best time in her race this afternoon in 30 degree heat.
“I’m very happy and excited, I didn’t think I was going to come first, but I guess when you don’t think a thing it ends up happening. So I’m very excited,” Miss Ryan stated.
Miss Ryan’s Gold, up to time of my writing, now brings to 22 the number of medal’s secured by the Irish Team at this year’s Summer Games.
M/s Ailish Smyth, head athletics coach, stated that she was thrilled with the performance of her athletics contenders.
These 2015 Special Olympics Summer games will continue until August 2nd, with athletes from across Ireland competing in 12 different disciplines.