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Woman Killed In Car / Truck Collision In Tipperary

gardaA female in her 20’s has lost her life today after the vehicle in which she was travelling collided with a truck here in Co Tipperary.

The tragic accident happened shortly after 12 noon on the M8, northbound lane, between junction 9 (Cashel) and junction 10 (Cahir North) at Dogstown, NewInn.

Two females passengers in the vehicle, understood to be aged in their 50s, were brought; one to University Hospital Limerick by Air Ambulance, while the second is being treated at nearby South Tipperary General Hospital in Clonmel. Thankfully the driver of the truck was uninjured.

The M8 northbound between junction 9 and 10 remained restricted to just one lane this afternoon, as forensic collision investigations were being carry out. Gardaí are appealing for witnesses to the incident.

Today’s unfortunate death brings to 11 the number of people who have died on Tipperary’s roads to-date this year, while deaths nationally have now risen to 124. Based on official statistics from the Gardaí; compared with last year this latest fatality increases to 20 the number of road deaths, when compared to the same period last year when 104 deaths were recorded.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


Death Of Chris Byrne, Ruan, Upperchurch, Thurles

DeathIt is with sadness we learned of the death today, Monday 5th September 2016, of Mrs Chris Byrne (née Keane), Ruan, Upperchurch, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.

Beloved wife of the late Sean; the passing of Mrs Byrne is most deeply regretted by her loving daughters Una and Sheila; sons-in-law Donal and Jim; grandchildren Thomas and Daniel; sister; brothers; sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nieces; nephews; neighbours; relatives and friends.

Funeral Arrangements
The earthly remains of Mrs Byrne will repose at O’Dwyer’s Funeral Home, Upperchurch Thurles, tomorrow Tuesday from 5.30pm with removal at 7.30pm to the Sacred Heart Church, Upperchurch, Thurles.

Requiem Mass will be held on Wednesday morning at 11.30am, with burial immediately afterwards in Upperchurch cemetery.

Note: Family flowers only please.

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a h-anam dílis.


Tipperary Hurling Teams Back In Thurles Tonight

The 2010 – Homecoming of Heroes

Tipperary Hurlers Homecoming
As every true Irish man and woman in the world today is aware, Kilkenny Senior Hurlers were out-gunned in Croke Park, Dublin, yesterday afternoon, and despite Kilkenny’s Kevin Kelly netting an early goal in the second half, Tipperary stepped up displaying a hurling master-class to ensure that the Liam MacCarthy Cup would head back for the 27th time to the Premier County tonight.

So also news has similarly spread regarding our Minor Hurlers, latter having won their 20th All-Ireland title, with a seven-point win over Limerick.

Up to 30,000 Tipperary supporters, young and old, from all over Tipperary and further afield are expected to converge on Thurles town tonight (5th September 2016), to welcome home and congratulate both the successful Tipperary Minor and Senior All Ireland hurling team winners.

‘Semple’s Field’ (Semple Stadium, Thurles) will be fully open, allowing access from both ends from 5.00pm, and both victorious teams are expected to arrive in their respective buses at that venue between 7.00pm and 7.30pm.

Following the customary well deserved congratulatory speeches, it is hoped that as many people as possible will get a chance to meet and greet the individual players.

Kilkenny Homecoming
Back across the border, supporters of Tipperary’s old rivals Kilkenny will gather also this evening at Nowlan Park, where fans will get their chance to welcome home their ‘Black and Amber’ heroes.

Both teams however will be keeping in mind that preparations for the 2017 hurling challenge will get under-way today, but for the moment Tipperary Minor and Senior hurlers are the undisputed 2016 All Ireland Champions.


Liam MacCarthy Cup Returns To Tipperary

The ‘Cats’ had only 5 lives, as Tipperary proved with their comprehensive 9 point win over old rivals Kilkenny, in the 2016 All Ireland Senior Hurling Championship held in Croke Park, Dublin, this afternoon.

Today’s event was Tipperary’s first triumph since 2010 and their 27th success over the years. Goals this afternoon came courtesy of John O’Dwyer and John McGrath, while 13 points left the hurl, with the razor sharp accuracy of a determined and focused Seamus Callanan, correctly identified as “Man of the Match”.

Today’s decider saw master-classes in hurling from the full 15 man Tipp outfit and especially from the Premier’s Noel McGrath, Seamus Callanan, John McGrath, Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher and Padraic Maher; but all demonstrating sheer skill and determined ferocity.

For Michael Ryan, who took over as Tipp’s ‘Commander-in-Chief,’ his first management attempt must surely have given him more than just a little satisfaction, while taking on and defeating the well acknowledged skill and might of Kilkenny’s manager Brian Cody.

In what was a compelling first half match, both teams had levelled their scores 10 times before Munster Champions Tipperary produced two late points, leaving the scoreboard readings Kilkenny 0-12 Tipperary 0-14.

The first score, in what was to be a lively second half, came from a foul by Shane Prendergast on John McGrath and was pointed over by Tipp’s Seamus Callanan.  Two points from Kilkenny’s Reid and a goal from Kevin Kelly around the 42 minute appeared to cause little concern to the Tipp side, who were back level by the 46 minute, thanks to points from Seamus Callanan and newly arrived substitute Jason Forde.

Tipperary appeared to show a greater hunger by the 50th minute, and were also demonstrating a freshness not often seen on a Tipperary team coming up to the final 20 minutes of play. Points from John ‘Bubbles’ O’Dwyer and Seamus Callanan saw Tipperary move ahead and then came the goal from ‘Bubbles’, and the scoreboard read Kilkenny 1-16 (19pts) to Tipperary 1-22 (25pts).

Six points in the lead; Tipperary looked a faster team at this stage of the match, but Kilkenny were hanging on as Tipp’s Noel McGrath passes to his younger brother John, who found the back of the net with yet another goal.

But there was life in the ‘Cats’ still and Kilkenny’s Richie Hogan retaliated with a second goal in the 63rd minute. The scoreboard read Kilkenny 2-19 (25pts) to Tipperary’s 2-26 (32pts). Could Kilkenny suddenly retaliate as oft seen before?

Later points from ‘Bonner’ Maher, Seamus Callanan ensured no such last minute Kilkenny resurrection; leading to a full-time score of Kilkenny 2-20 (26 pts) to Tipperary’s 2-29 (35pts).

Tipperary Team: D. Gleeson; C. Barrett; J. Barry; M. Cahill; S. Kennedy; R. Maher; Padraic Maher; B. Maher; M. Breen; D. McCormack; P. Maher; N. McGrath; J. McGrath; S. Callanan and J. O’Dwyer.

Subs: J. Forde for M.Breen; N. O’Meara for D. McCormack, D. Maher for M. Cahill, K. Bergin for N. McGrath, T. Hamill for S. Kennedy.

Referee: B. Gavin, (Co. Offaly).

Congratulations to the Tipperary Senior Team on their well deserved victory.


Tipperary Crowned Electric Ireland All-Ireland Minor Hurling Champions 2016

It was to be an all Blue and Gold day for Co. Tipperary as their Minor Hurling Team raised the curtain in Croke Park, Dublin, this afternoon.

Tipperary Minor Hurling Team
Tipperary won their 20th All-Ireland title with a seven-point win over Limerick; with Colin English declared ‘man-of-the-match’.

hurlingA Jake Morris early second-half goal set Tipperary on their way against a Limerick crew who showed little improvement from their initial Munster final showing.

While Limerick did appeared to show early fight; by half time the score board read Limerick 0-08 – Tipperary 0-09, with points coming from the Premier County’s Lyndon Fairbrother, Jake Morris, Colin English, Brian McGrath (brother of senior stars Noel and John) and Shane Neville.

Points from Limerick were delivered courtesy of Brian Ryan, Conor Boylan and Michael O’Grady.

The second half Jake Morris added goal and a further point saw Tipperary increase their tally, before Limerick’s Kyle Hayes and Ciaran O’Connor answered with points for Limerick, taking them to within a goal of their opponents.

A now improved Tipperary side saw points from Mark Kehoe, Dylan Walsh, Lyndon Fairbrother and Ger Browne; including two in stoppage time, ensured Liam Cahill’s Tipperary team were crowned Electric Ireland All-Ireland minor hurling champions 2016, with a full-time score of Tipperary 1-21 – Limerick 0-17.

Tipperary Minor Team: C. Barrett; K. O’Dwyer; M. Whelan; T. Murphy; C. Flanagan; B. McGrath;  J. Cahill; P. Cadell; G. Browne; R. Doody; J. Morris; C. English; C. Darcy; M. Kehoe and L. Fairbrother.

Subs: S. Neville for R. Doody, G. Dunne for T. Murphy, D. Walsh for C. Darcy, D. Quirke for C. Flanagan and C. Stakelum for G. Browne.

Congratulations to Tipperary Minors on their well deserved victory.