THURLES SARSFIELDS DEVELOPMENT LOTTO: Development on our 2nd pitch at Toor, Killinan has commenced. Great to see machinery back on site and further development taking place. To aid in the development at Toor and the future of Thurles Sarsfields GAA, LGFA & Camogie, please support our Development Lotto which currently has a jackpot of €18,000. Make sure you play before 20:30 on Wednesday by clicking here to be in with a chance to win.
GAA HEALTHY CLUB PROJECT: As part of the GAA Healthy Clubs initiative, please join our walking group every Monday. The walk will begin at 6pm at the Thurles Sarsfields Clubhouse, Bohernanave. You will make your way from there to the new pitch at Toor and back at your own pace. There will be some light refreshments at the centre afterwards. Thurles Sarsfields members and non-members are welcome so encourage friends & family to join too. We would love to see you there!
RESULTS: Recent club results as attached below -
Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Quarter Final report from: https://www.irishexaminer.com/sport/gaa/arid-41228407.html
Sharp Thurles Sarsfields have too much for neighbours Drom and Inch
Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Quarter-Final, FBD Semple Stadium, Tipperary 1
By JOHN FOGARTY
Tipperary SHC quarter-final
Thurles Sarsfields 0-24
Drom & Inch 1-12
A statement victory from Pádraic Maher’s Thurles Sarsfields as they dismissed their neighbours Drom and Inch with ease to cruise into the Tipperary SHC semi-finals.
Slick in their movement, showing more appetite to win contested ball and looking by far the fitter team, they were a class apart in this their fourth championship win on the bounce.
Aidan McCormack could afford to register seven wides in FBD Semple Stadium as Drom and Inch’s task trailing 0-8 to 0-15 at half-time became too much when Sarsfields’ advantage jumped to 10 points inside the first eight minutes of the new half.
Eleven Sarsfields players split the posts from play as Drom and Inch had to make do with a consolation goal from Tony Cahill in the 59th minute having been denied on three occasions in two minutes beforehand.
Their intensity levels evident from the get-go, Sarsfields were 0-6 to 0-2 up in the 10th minute. Looking sharp at centre-forward, Stephen Cahill was responsible for three of them from play.
Drom and Inch were within two points when Sarsfields opened their shoulders with six points in succession. Denis and Ronan Maher were popping up for scores from the back as was their namesake Stephen who became the hometown’s ninth scorer from play in the 25th minute.
Both teams had one goal opening – Stephen Maher expertly foiling Jamie Moloney in the 21st minute at one end and at the other Eoin Collins denying Eoin Purcell following a sumptuous Darragh Stakelum hand-pass.
A couple of Seamus Callanan scores before the end of the half put a better complexion on the scoreboard but Cahill struck the last score of the half to bring his total to four and Sarsfields’ to 15 as they led by seven.
Scorers for Thurles Sarsfields: A. McCormack (0-6, 4 frees); S. Cahill (0-5); Conor Stakelum (0-4, 2 frees); R. Maher (0-2, 1 free); D. Maher, C. Moloney, B. McCarthy, S. Butler, S. Maher, T. Doyle, D. Stakelum (0-1 each).
Scores for Drom and Inch: S. Callanan (0-5, 3 frees); T. Cahill (1-0); R. Long (0-2); D. Collins, F. Purcell, P. Campion, J. Campion, J. Lillis (0-1 each).
THURLES SARSFIELDS: P. McCormack; S. Maher, D. Maher, P. Maher; J. Armstrong, R. Maher (j-c), M. Purcell; Conor Stakelum, C. Moloney; B. McCarthy, S. Cahill, A. McCormack (j-c); E. Purcell, S. Butler, D. Stakelum.
Subs for Thurles Sarsfields: T. Doyle for S. Butler (inj 24); C. Lanigan for E. Purcell (46); D. Corbett for C. Moloney (52); P. Creedon for A. McCormack (53); Cian Stakelum for B. McCarthy (58).
DROM AND INCH: E. Collins; L. Campion, K. Hassett, E. Moloney; F. Purcell, P. Campion, S. Nolan; R. Long, John Campion; M. Fitzpatrick, J. Ryan, S. Callanan (c); T. Nolan, D. Collins, J. Moloney.
Subs for Drom and Inch: T. Cahill for M. Fitzpatrick, J. Lillis for J. Ryan (both 37); M. Connors for F. Purcell (inj 43).
Referee: M. Kennedy (Newcastle).
UPCOMING CLUB FIXTURES: As attached below. Best of luck to all our players and management teams, many who are involved in knockout games this coming week.
TICKET DETAILS: Mid Tickets available online via https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/mid-tipp-gaa/ or tap & go at the gate. County Championship tickets available online via https://embed.futureticketing.ie/c/tipperary-gaa/ A tap and go service will also be in operation at all venues for those who may not be in a position to pre purchase tickets. However, supporters are once again reminded that cash will not be taken at any venue.
TIPPERARY SENIOR HURLING CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL: Thurles Sarsfields will play Loughmore-Castleliney in the Senior Hurling Championship Semi Final on Saturday the 30th September at 7.00pm in FBD Semple Stadium. The game will be shown live on RTE 2. The Premier Intermediate draw will take place next week, where our Premier Intermediate team await a Semi Final fixture due to be played on the weekend of the 30th September.