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’.
A 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.
Following on from their extremely successful Public Open Day last September (2015), Thurles Garda Station will again host an ‘Open Day’ pacifically targeting Post Primary School students throughout the Thurles Garda District. This event will cover the areas Borrisleigh, Templemore, Thurles, Ballingarry, Littleton and Killenaule and will take place next Wednesday September 7th 2016 from 9.30am – 4.00pm. The event will target, in particular, attendances from 4th, 5th and 6th year classes.
“We are anxious to make information freely available to young people who may have an interest in policing, not just as a future career, but those also wishing to obtain a clearer understanding of the true role played by An Garda Síochána in local communities throughout the length and breadth of Ireland,” stated Garda Connolly.
Solely a Thurles Gardaí organised event; off-duty officers of all ranks will be making themselves available at Thurles Garda Station to provide information and answer the many queries from students regarding the day-to-day demands placed on Irish police in their role as guardians of the peace. They will also be joined, where possible, by persons operating other essential services and with whom our police force liaise, often on an hourly basis, e.g. the Ambulance Service & Fire Brigade etc.
Schools who have already confirmed their wish to be in attendance on the day will include:- St. Mary’s Templemore; Our Lady’s, Templemore; Templemore College; Scoil Naomh Cualan Borrisleigh; Presentation Secondary School, Ballingarry; St Kevin’s, Littleton; Ursuline Secondary School, Thurles; Presentation Secondary School, Thurles; Coláiste Mhuire Co-Ed, Castlemeadows, Thurles and Thurles C.B.S.
During next Wednesday’s event expect to see members of the Garda Mounted Unit on the streets around Thurles, together with Tipp FM Radio and Irish TV, who will also be in attendance on the day.
As part of the event on Wednesday next, students will receive information on matters pertaining to Crime Prevention; Garda Training; the Garda Reserve; Thurles Text Alert; ‘Know Your Patch’; ‘AFIS’ (Fingerprinting), and ‘Evidezer’ (Breath Analysis), together with many other interesting facts pertaining to the everyday life of a serving Irish police officer.
In attendance also will be members of the Garda Dog Unit; Regional Armed Response Unit; Drugs Unit; Traffic Unit and Public Order Unit.
All in all this very positive event promises to be a most enjoyable and informative experience for the young people in our society.
It is with a great personal sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Friday 2nd September 2016, of M/s Kathleen Wright, Mitchell Street, Thurles, Co. Tipperary.
M/s Wright passed away peacefully at her residence, following an illness most bravely borne. Her passing is most deeply regretted by her son Mattie; brother Tom; her dearest and closest friend Mr Thomas Coffey; relatives; Templemore / Thurles Municipal District work colleagues and many friends.
The earthly remains of M/s Wright will repose at Hugh Ryans’ Funeral Home, Slievenamon Road, Thurles, on Sunday, September 4th, from 6.00pm to 7.30pm, with removal to the Cathedral of the Assumption, Cathedral Street, Thurles at 8.00pm.
Requiem Mass will be held on Monday, September 5th at 11.00am, followed by burial immediately afterwards in St Patrick’s Cemetery, Moyne Road, Thurles.
It is with sadness we learned of the death yesterday, Wednesday 31st August 2016, of Mr Patrick (Pat) Morris, The Moors, Loughmore, Thurles, Co. Tipperary
Brother of the late Richard, the passing of Mr Morris is most deeply regretted by his loving wife Peg; daughter Kay; sisters Anna (Costigan, Borris-in-Ossory), Mary (Maher, Borrisbeg); sisters-in-law; brothers-in-law; nephews; nieces; relatives; neighbours and a large circle of friends.
The earthly remains of Mr Morris will repose at his residence tomorrow, Friday evening, from 4.00pm, with removal to the Church of the Nativity of Our Lady, Loughmore, at 7.30pm, to arrive at 8.30pm.
Requiem Mass will be held on Saturday at 11.30am, followed by interment immediately afterwards in the adjoining cemetery.
In excess of some 70 jobs were lost in the town of Tipperary this morning with the regrettable closure of a mushroom growing facility. McDonald Mushrooms closed today with its Managing Director blaming job losses on the recent Brexit vote.
One of the largest employers in the Tipperary town area, an emotional Mr Peter McDonald today stated that it was a sad day for himself, for his family and his entire workforce. Staff were informed on Wednesday morning last of the decision to discontinue the operation. Following the result of the recent Brexit vote, the considerably change in Sterling values, and despite every effort being made to keep the facility viable, earning capacity was lowered by some 17%, thus insuring the non viability of the operation to continue trading.
Fianna Fáil nationally are now calling for the government to urgently support the Irish Mushroom Sector, which has been left particularly vulnerable by the value of pound sterling; rightfully claiming that some 3,500 jobs are immediately at risk nationwide.
In the past McDonald Mushrooms produced over 1.58 million kilos in weight (3.16 million lbs) of mushrooms annually, with the majority of same being exported direct to the British mainland.
This business which had survived the recession had been in operation for some 17 years near Tipperary town and the profile of their employee structure included both local Irish and foreign national workers.