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2nd October

posted 2 Oct 2017, 04:01 by Denis Floyd

Under 7: The U7 hurling and football season concluded last Saturday 30th September.  The last 3 weeks have been very exciting with the players taking part in a guard of honour and a half time blitz for the Newport and Silvermines senior teams for the county league final, followed by a football blitz in Portroe the following week.  

To round off our Season, we have been running a skills competition with the players at training for a number of weeks.  They have all worked extremely hard on their hurling and football skills and were rewarded with special medals during our final session.

Over 30 children took part in 2 great games and demonstrated all their skills to the large gathering of parents that came to support.  After the game, our club senior captain and former Tipp star Conor O Mahony presented all the players with their medals for completing all their skills and for their excellent year’s work.  It was a great morning and the party bags were enjoyed A special thanks to Conor for his time.

The coaching team would like to thank all the parents and players for their support and participation during a great year.  We are very proud of the excellent facilities we have and support we receive in our club.

A big thank you to Alfie O’ Brien who has been a great support all year in helping to ensure the large number of U7's were included in U8 blitzes and in helping arrange local blitzes as well as offering advice along the way.

Míle Buíochas to the manager Mike Coffey (Red) and mentors Brian Healy, David Troy, Sinead O Mahony, Marie O Mahony, Mike Coffey(Shower), Mike Boland, Connor Gleeson John Landers, Kerrie Crowley, David Sadlier, Garry O Callaghan, John Berkery and Jordan Young for giving so much of their time and energy with this group.

We plan to hold some workshops over the winter and will keep parents posted on these dates.


Under 8’s; Our Under 8’s had two teams in Newtownshandrum, Cork for a hurling blitz under lights last Friday evening. We played teams from Newtownshandrum and Milford of Cork, Ahane & Murroe / Boher from Limerick and Holycross also from Tipp. 
The players played some excellent hurling in some very competitive matches. 

They really enjoyed the experience of playing their 1st match under lights. A big thank you to Newtownshandrum for the invite & organising a brilliant night's hurling. 
Our next blitz is v Cuala from Dublin on Sunday Oct 8th in Lacken Park

Under 11: Our two U-11 teams made their respective divisional hurling league finals which were played in Nenagh last Friday evening. The Purple team played Lorrha having beaten them 3 weeks earlier in the league.  Lorrha hit the ground running and were a formidable team with whom Tulach Sheasta could not get to grips.  Despite a much improved second half performance from the lads, Lorrha finished out to deservedly win the final.  Our Gold team played a very strong Nenagh team in the other final and while the boys put in a great effort, Nenagh won the game.  Both teams deserve great credit for making the finals and while we didn't win the silverware this time it bodes well for the future of our club hurling.  

Junior: Our junior hurlers defeated Silvermines in the North Championship semi-final last Saturday. Final score Tulach Sheasta 2-13 Silvermines 1-11. They will meet Lorrha in the North final.