Slow Start for Templederry

My local hurling club have made a disastouros start to the County Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship. We were placed in group containing reigning North Champions Kiladangan, county finalists Nenagh and South champions Mullinahone.

Our first game was against Mullinahone wear we were raging hot favourites for victory. the favourite tag must of went to the players heads as we were beaten convincinly on the night. We were beaten by four points on the night put in truth it could of being a lot worse. Mullinahone wanted this game more from the word go. Templederrys case wasnt helped with a couple of vital players hampered with injures. Mullinahone had a team mixed with experience and youth. With former county greats like Eoin Kelly, Paul Kelly and Paul Curran in their team its was naive of Templederry to underestimate them.

They led 10 – 07 at the break with the aid of a strong breeze with Eoin Kelly being lethal from placed balls.Templderry never showed up in the second half and only due to a catalogue of wasteful shooting from the opposition in the second half the game would of being over much earlier.

The defeat leaves Templederry in a very tough position. They must now beat both Nenagh and Kiladagan to have any hope of advancing to the last 16 of the county championship.


Joe Shanahan Persona

My brand persona allows me to judge my personal attributes. My colour brand is blue as I feel the qualities associated with the colour blue are most relevant to me. Blue represents loyalty, power, reliability and confidence.  I feel that these attributes match my personality the best of all the colour brands. I am confident while speaking in public and not afraid to speak my mind when my opinion is required. I am a loyal person, I show great pride and passion to my local hurling club Templederry and my local soccer club Sallypark FC. I could never imagine myself playing for or supporting another club.

I would consider my brand persona athletic. I consider myself healthy and physically fit. i9 am constantly playing and watching sport. I play both hurling and soccer with my local so

clubs. I train hurling twice a week and play a match at the weekends. I also train soccer once a week and play a game on usually a sunday morning.

I also consider myself an achiever. I crave success and always do my best to achieve well in education and sport. the feeling of winning a game or getting  a good grade in college is what encourages me.

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Sallypark Make History


It was on a warm Sunday in May 2012 when a small club in north Tipperary made history by claiming their first ever Tipperary Cup. Sallypark was founded in 2001 and to claim such a prestigious title in that time is a momentous achievement.

The competition started in January with a total of 40 teams from all over Tipperary taking part. Our campaign started with a tough home tie against Shannon Rangers. We prevailed as 3 0 winners with Padraig Ryan grabbing a hat – trick on the day. 

Our next game was an away game to a fancied Moneygall team who were in red hot form. This was a much tougher test than Shannon Rangers. The game was tied at 0 0 coming into the final ten minutes. The goal came with five minutes left to play when Paddy Rohan played a through ball to me and I scored the winner and qualify Sallypark into the quarter final of Tipperary Cup. I played very well that game as part of a front three partnership with Davy Keogh and Simon O Meara.

Our next game was by far our toughest. We hosted Nenagh Town B in the last eight. The game ended 1 1 after normal time with Eoin Ryan on the scoresheet from a corner which I took. We played 30 minutes of extra time and we still couldn’t be separated so penalties had to decide the outcome of this quarter final. We won the penalty shootout 4 2 with our keeper Damien Corcoran pulling off two fantastic saves. I took the third penalty and stuck it in the bottom right hand side and was very proud of this.

The semi-final took place in mid-April away to Holycross who knocked out massive favourites Nenagh Celtic in the Quarter Final. We beat Holycross 1 0 with Davy Keogh scoring the winning goal on the hour mark. The final whistle marked wild celebrations as we had reached our first ever Tipperary Cup Final. I feel I played ok on the day and hopefully did enough to earn a start in the final.

The day had arrived, Tipperary Cup final day for Sallypark. Clonmore were our opponents on the day with game being played in Ballymackey. There was big support for both teams on the day. I started the game up front and was thrilled to be playing but also very nervous. We made the breakthrough on the half hour mark when Padraig Ryan struck a free kick into the top corner of the Clonmore net.  Chances were few and far between from then on.  It was on the hour mark that the game changed when Kieran Ryan fouled inside the box which resulted in a penalty for Clonmore from which they equalised from. But the biggest moment of the game came five minutes from time when I swung a cross onto the head of Davy Keogh and stuck it into the top of the net to send fans and players into party mode. We held out till the final whistle to mark off a great day for the club. Damien Corcoran was presented with the cup to mark the start of wild celebrations for the club.

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Clonmel Make History

Clonmel Commercials made history yesterday by claiming their first ever Munster club football title after victory over a fancied Nemo Rangers of Cork in Mallow yesterday. It is a great achievement for a club in Tipperary to claim such a prestigious victory.

It didn’t look like Clonmel would be successful as they trailed by two points heading into injury time. Clonmel won a free fifty yards from their goals. Seamus Kennedy launched a high ball towards the Nemo goalmouth where the Clonmel forwards were eagerly waiting. Michael Quinlivan towered above the Nemo Rangers full back to break the ball down to himself and shrugged off two Nemo Rangers players before side footing the ball into the bottom right hand corner of the net past goal keeper Michael Martin to spark wild celebrations from players, coaches and fans who still had to endure another half minute of play before referee blew the final whistle which allowed subs, coaches and fans enter the field to congratulate there Munster final winning heros.

For the opposition Nemo Rangers, what a bitter disappointing way to lose a Munster final. The sides were level five times throughout the first half in wet and windy conditions in Mallow. The teams went in at half time level at five points a piece much to the delight of the travelling Clonmel supporters.Nemo never trailed in the first half but Clonmels persistence and desire kept them in the game.

Clonmel went two points up early in the second half with two Quinlivan 45s. Nemo went twenty minutes without scoring but that barren spell was ended when Kerrigan pointed. Connolly, Horgan and O’Driscoll added further points to give them a two point lead heading into injury time. It looked to be the end of Clonmels challenge until Quinllivan popped up with the winning goal in injury time.