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Sarsfields Eliminate Borris-Ileigh With 16 Point Victory

Thurles Sarsfields easily achieved their target of four in a row, demonstrating their supremacy over Borris-Ileigh, here in Semple Stadium, Thurles, this afternoon, in the senior hurling championships.

The first half saw Borris-Ileigh eventually put up a strong defence particularly in the latter end of the first half, but the Thurles Blues came out of the dressing room to seriously do business in the second half, giving a very impressive team performance against their keen rivals, latter whose former defence now appeared fragment in disarray.

Sarsfields led at the interval by a mere 4pts (0-11 pts to 0-7 pts), but their lead after some 25 minutes of the first half had seen The Thurles Blues ahead by some 7 Pts (0-9 pts to 0-2 pts).  But Borris appeared to eventually rally, delivering the last three points of the first half, conveyed courtesy of  Kieran Maher, Brendan Maher and Dan McCormack, and thus ensuring that the game was far from over.

From the onset of the second half, Sarsfields now showed their resourcefulness, grabbing three quick points in rapid succession courtesy of Denis Maher, Aidan McCormack and Stephen Cahill. Then at the end of the third quarter, along came that awaited Sarsfields goal, flicked into the rear of the net by a more than determined Conor Stakelum, adding to their full tally in just the second half of 1-13 (16 pts)  to a mere 0-04 (4 pts) from Borris-Ileigh.

At the full time whistle The Thurles Blues had won by a well deserved 16 points in total against their rival, with Aidan McCormack bagging nine points on behalf of the all conquering champions.

Sarsfields will now march on to a Munster quarter-final against Waterford on October 29th, next, having secured their 36th Tipperary title.

Final Score: Sarsfields 1-24, (27 pts) – Borris-Ileigh 0-11 (11 pts).

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Blatant Abandonment Of Cars In Thurles

Woe betide those who park illegally in Thurles on Sunday next, while attending the County Finals in Semple Stadium.

Gardaí have issued a stern warning to all motorists that the “Book will come out”, and fines will issue for any “blatant abandonmenness” of mechanically propelled vehicles.

The immediate area around Semple Stadium hosts a heavy residential population and motorists are therefore reminded to take this into consideration when deciding where to park.

This warning comes about following a series of meetings between Semple Stadium management, the Gardaí and members of the Templemore Thurles Municipal District Council. Those attending highlighted a series of reported incidents, brought about during recent club games. Rights of way were closed off with vehicles double parking and blocking private entrances, which could have led to the restriction of Emergency Medical and Fire Services.

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Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1 – “Remember 1964”

Can you remember back to 1964, when locals here in Thurles gathered to celebrate the arrival of Tipperary’s All-Ireland Hurling Captain, Michael Murphy, accompanied of course by the Liam McCarthy Cup (Tipperary’s 20th win and the then 78th staging of Ireland’s premier hurling knock-out competition); arriving to Tom O’Toole’s public house on Friar Street in the town?

No, well you can refresh your memory shortly, when “Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1” hits the book shelves.

Left To Right: – Eamon Shanahan, Niall McNamara, Tom Behan, Michael Murphy, Joe Dwyer, Ned O’Shea, James Moloughney.

As we have previously stated, this ‘must-own’, long-awaited and overdue hard-back publication, containing over 500 pages packed with facts, figures and photos, will be available later this year in Thurles, through Bookworm, Lár na Páirce, Eason and Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre.

In answer to the many queries we have received by sporting readers (both male and female), yes, we can now confirm when this book launch is taking place.

The launch will take place at Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre on Friday, 10th November 2017, at 7.30 p.m. sharp.

Note: EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

It is interesting to note, also, that this new publication doesn’t confine itself purely to Thurles GAA affairs. Indeed, I would suggest that same can also be seen as a social or community written commentary, with the many happenings down through the decades, affecting our rural town and surrounding parish of Thurles, getting mentioned and clearly put into date perspective, e.g. the arrival of Electricity; the Thurles/Titanic connection; the official opening of Thurles Sugar Factory; the Korean War; Fair Days on Liberty Square (West Main Street) and Cathedral Street (East Main Street); The great Count John Mc Cormack’s Concert at Delahunty’s Cinema etc., etc., etc.

Note: A ‘Signed Publication’ can also be ordered direct (Plus €10 extra for postage and packing) from the Author, Mr Liam Ó Donnchú, Ballymoreen, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

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Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1 Continued

Back row (L to R): – Mick Murphy, John Delahunty, Tommy Lanigan, Tim Nyhan, Paddy Bowe, John Maher, John Lanigan, John Semple, Ger Cornally, Gerry Doyle, Dan Mackey, Paddy Maher (W).   Front row (L to R): – Denis ‘Bunny’ Murphy, Tommy Semple, Tommy Lanigan, Danny Doyle, Jim Lanigan (Capt.), Eddie Gleeson, Tommy Doyle, Paddy O’Gorman.

We bring you yet another Thurles Sarsfields picture taken back in the 1940’s, one of the many rare photographs due to be published in the forthcoming publication: – “Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story-Volume 1”, by author Liam Ó Donnchú, and which will be launched in early November of this year.

This captivating publication runs to over 500 pages, packed with facts, figures and photos about the club; latter situated here in Thurles, the home and birthplace of the GAA.

As we have previously stated, this long-awaited and overdue hard-back publication, costing €25, will be available in Thurles through Bookworm, Lár na Páirce, Eason and Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre.

The publication can also be ordered by post (€10 extra) from: Liam Ó Donnchú, Ballymoreen, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary. (Always nice to have it signed by the author.)

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Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1

“Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1” due for publication well in advance of Christmas 2017.

 

Thurles SarsfieldsTipperary Junior Hurling No.1 Champions 1955.
 
Back row (L to R): – Noel Murphy, Michael Butler, Thomas Butler (H), Frankie Jordan, Seán McLoughlin, Willie Hackett, Dick Butler, Michael Connors.  Front Back row (L to R): – Michael Murphy, Patsy Butler, Jimmy Doyle, Frank Barrett, Michael Stapleton, Mick Cahill, Jerry Loughnane.

Above picture is one of the many photographs from a forthcoming publication, entitled “Thurles Sarsfields GAA Story – Volume 1”, by Author Liam Ó Donnchú, (Author of ‘Tom Semple and The Thurles Blues’  & ‘Pouldine School – Inné agus Inniu’ ).

Due to be launched in November 2017, this truly fascinating publication will run to over 500 pages, packed with facts, figures and photos about the club; latter situated here in Thurles, the home and birthplace of the GAA.

This long-awaited and overdue hard-back publication, costing €25, will be available in Thurles through Bookworm, Lár na Páirce, Eason and Thurles Sarsfields Social Centre.

Same can also be ordered direct by post (€10 extra) from: Liam Ó Donnchú, Ballymoreen, Littleton, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

We hope to feature further pictures from this exciting publication over the coming weeks, so do join the thousands of our other daily readers, by subscribing to Thurles.Info. (Simply insert your Email address into the ‘Subscribe’ Box, found on the right hand side of our web page, to receive daily notifications in your mailbox.)

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