TG4 All-Ireland Ladies Football Intermediate Championship Final – Cavan 1-14 Tipperary 1-12

Cavan defeated Tipperary by 1-14 to 1-12 in the TG4 All Ireland Championship Final on Sunday September 29th at Croke Park.

TG4 All-Ireland ladies intermediate football championship final

Cavan 1-14 Tipperary 1-12

By Jackie Cahill at Croke Park

BRONAGH Sheridan’s late penalty sealed Cavan’s victory in Sunday’s TG4 All-Ireland ladies intermediate football championship final at Croke Park. The Breffni County, beaten finalists two years ago, defeated 2008 champions Tipperary in an entertaining final at GAA HQ. In the process, Cavan won their first All-Ireland title since their one and only senior success back in 1977.

Sheridan slammed home a crucial penalty goal with five minutes left, after Tipperary goalkeeper Patricia Hickey was sin-binned after fouling player of the match Aisling Doonan. Tipp were forced into a reshuffle, with leading scorer Edel Hanley taken off and replaced by replacement goalkeeper Helen Kennedy. Cavan would finish the game with 14 players themselves, when Mona Sheridan received a late yellow card.

The sides were level four times before Cavan found the crucial scores to get over the line by just two points. The penalty was a dagger to Tipperary hearts and the pre-match underdogs can consider themselves unfortunate after squandering some good chances, particularly in the first half. Tipp got off to a flying start and led by 0-3 to 0-0, before Cavan responded to haul themselves level. But the big score of the first half was provided by Tipp forward Mairead Morrissey, who crashed home a superb solo goal in the 13th minute.

That goal opened up a 1-3 to 0-4 lead for Tipp and at half-time, the beaten Munster finalists led by just a point, 1-7 to 0-9. In their All-Ireland semi-final victory over Fermanagh, Tipp had scored 1-2 in the final minute to stun Fermanagh. But despite the best efforts of Hanley and Sheelagh Carew, there would be no late heroics here.

Gillian O’Brien enjoyed a productive first half for Tipp but Cavan were driven by the hurt of losing the final against Westmeath two years ago, after a replay. This time, they would not be denied as deadly forwards Sheridan and Doonan drove them to victory. Cavan had the aid of a stiff breeze in the opening half but Tipp made little of that and had carved out that narrow interval lead. But Cavan, who blew a five-point lead against Westmeath in 2011, were in no mood for more big-day misery and a landmark victory was secured with that priceless late penalty from Sheridan at the Hill 16 end. Tipp cut the gap back to just two points with scores from Morrissey and Carew but Cavan held on to claim the Mary Quinn memorial cup, and senior championship status for 2014.

Scorers for Cavan: B Sheridan 1-4 (1-0 pen, 0-2f), A Doonan 0-4 (3f), G Smith 0-3, R Crowe, C O’Reilly & M Sheridan 0-1 each.

Scorers for Tipperary: E Hanley 0-5 (2f), M Morrissey 1-1, G O’Brien 0-3, S Carew 0-2 (1f), C Walsh 0-1.

CAVAN: C Fay; P Lynch, G McGlade, J Moore; S Greene, A Cornyn, R Jordan; R Crowe, D English; C O’Reilly, R O’Keeffe, M Sheridan; G Smith, B Sheridan, A Doonan.

Sub: C Smith for O’Reilly (40).

TIPPERARY: P Hickey; B Condon, S Lambert, R Kenneally; A O’Dwyer, C Carroll, B Ryan; J Grant, S Carew; L O’Shea, M Morrissey, C Walsh; N Lonergan, G O’Brien, E Hanley.

Subs: K Hackett for Walsh (40), A McCarthy for Hackett (53), H Kennedy for Hanley (55).

Referee: G Chapman (Sligo)

Team News
The Tipperary team shows 1 change in personnel from the side which defeated Fermanagh in the Semi-Final. Catriona Walsh comes in at left half-forward in place of Aisling McCarthy. 

The Tipperary team in full is as follows –

1. Patricia Hickey (Brian Borus)

2. Brid Condon (Aherlow)

3. Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan)

4. Rachel Kennelly (Aherlow)

5. Anne O’Dwyer (Cappawhite) Capt

6. Claire Carroll (Galtee Rovers)

7. Barbara Ryan (Moyle Rovers)

8. Jennifer Grant (Brian Borus)

9. Sheelagh Carew (Cappawhite)

10. Lorraine O’Shea (Mullinahone)

11. Mairead Morrissey (Brian Borus)

12. Catriona Walsh (Moycarkey Borris)

13. Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers)

14. Gillian O’Brien (Moyle Rovers)

15. Edel Hanley (Aherlow)

Sean O’Donovan (Moyle Rovers) – Team Manager 

John Kinahan (Ardfinnan) – Trainer

Mary O’Shea (Mullinahone) – Selector

Gerry Mc Gill – Selector

Elaine Powell (Moyle Rovers) – Physio

Kay Lyons (Moyle Rovers) – Admin

CAVAN (ILF v Tipperary): C Fay; P Lynch, G McCabe, J Moore; S Greene, A Cornyn, R Jordan; RCrowe, D English; C O’Reilly, R O’Keefe, M Sheridan; G Smith, B Sheridan, A Doonan.

Match Preview

TG4 All-Ireland ladies intermediate football championship final

By Jackie Cahill

Cavan v Tipperary – Croke Park, Dublin – 2.00pm.

CAVAN, beaten finalists two years ago, and Tipperary, champions in 2008, go head-to-head for the Mary Quinn Memorial Cup. Tipp scored a quite sensational semi-final victory over Ulster champions Fermanagh, with a finish that has gone viral on social media.

The Premier County looked dead and buried before they hit 1-2 in the final minute to stun the Ulster champions in Thurles. But despite bowing out of the Ulster championship at the semi-final stage, Cavan will provide a stiffer test for Tipperary at Croke Park.

The Breffni County may have lost against Down in the last four of the provincial championship but when the sides met again in the All-Ireland semi-final, Cavan won by 13 points on home soil.

Bronagh Sheridan and Gráinne Smith were magnificent in attack, hitting 3-6 between them, and they have the firepower to inflict further damage on Tipperary. The beaten Munster finalists won’t lack for effort but Cavan have better scoring potential and that will see them home.

Betting: Cavan 2-5 Draw 10-1 Tipperary 9-4

Verdict: Cavan

 

When – Sunday September 29th at 2.00pm

Where – Croke Park, Dublin

Referee – Gus Chapman, Sligo


Team Manager – Sean O’Donovan (Moyle Rovers)

Team Trainer – John Kinahan (Ardfinnan)

Team Selector – Mary O’Shea (Mullinahone)

Team Selector – Gerry McGill

Team Physio – Elaine Powell

Team Administrator – Kay Lyons (Moyle Rovers)

 

Team Captain – Anne O’Dwyer (Cappawhite)
Assistant PRO – Michelle Donnelly (Moycarkey Borris), 087 2422774ladiesfootballtipperary@gmail.com

 

TG4 All Ireland Intermediate Championship

23rd June       Waterford 2-17          v          Tipperary 2-12          Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

30th June       Tipperary 4-16          v          Limerick 2-10            Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary

13th July         Waterford 2-13         v          Tipperary 1-13          Castletownroche, Co. Cork

10th August   Tipperary 4-20         v          Limerick 1-10            Mungret, Limerick

17th August   Tipperary 3-11         v          Longford 3-10           Birr, Co. Offaly

7th September Tipperary 2-9           v          Fermanagh 2-8        Semple Stadium, Thurles

Championship scorers to date –  Edel Hanley 5-31, Lorraine O’Shea 4-11, Gillian O’Brien 2-14,Mairead Morrissey 2-3, Shellagh Carew 0-7, Niamh Lonergan 0-6, Laura Dillon 1-0, Kelly Hackett 1-0, Claire Carroll 1-0, Jennifer Grant 0-3, Patricia Hickey 0-2, Cathriona Walsh 0-2,Orlagh Walsh 0-1, Aisling McCarthy 0-1.

Tipperary Teams

 

23rd June Tipperary v Waterford
Tipperary Team: Jackie O’Gorman (Brian Borus), Brid Condon (Aherlow), Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan), Catriona Walsh (Moycarkey), Katie Lyne (Moyle Rovers), Claire Carroll (Galtee Rovers), Barbara Ryan (Moyle Rovers), Jennifer Grant (Brian Borus), Sheelagh Carew (Cappawhite), Lorraine O’Shea (Mullinahone), Mairead Morrissey (Brian Borus), Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers), Edel Hanley (Aherlow), Gillian O’Brien (Moyle Rovers), Patricia Hickey (Brian Borus)
Scorers: Edel Hanley 1-4, Lorraine O’Shea 1-2, Niamh Lonergan 0-3, Gillian O’Brien 0-1, Jennifer Grant 0-1, Shellagh Carew 0-1
Subs used: Aisling McCarthy (Cahir), Orlagh Walsh (Boherlahan), Siobhan Condon (Aherlow), Sarah Everard (Moyle Rovers)
30th June Tipperary v Limerick

Tipperary Team: Helen Kennedy (Cappawhite), Brid Condon (Aherlow), Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan), Sinead Delahunty (Foxrock/Cabinteely), Katie Lyne (Moyle Rovers), Claire Carroll (Galtee Rovers), Barbara Ryan (Moyle Rovers), Aoife Ryan (Cappawhite), Sheelagh Carew (Cappawhite), Lorraine O’Shea (Mullinahone), Kelly Hackett (Moycarkey Borris), Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers), Edel Hanley (Aherlow), Gillian O’Brien (Moyle Rovers), Aisling McCarthy (Cahir)
Scorers: Edel Hanley 1-3, Lorraine O’Shea 1-3, Gillian O’Brien 0-5, Laura Dillon 1-0, Kelly Hackett 1-0, Shellagh Carew 0-2, Mairead Morrissey 0-1, Orlagh Walsh 0-1, Aisling McCarthy 0-1.
Subs used: Orlagh Walsh (Boherlahan), Mairead Morrissey (Brian Borus), Jennifer Grant (Brian Borus), Laura Dillon (Ardfinnan), Patricia Hickey (Brian Borus).
13th July Tipperary v Waterford

Tipperary Team: Helen Kennedy (Cappawhite), Brid Condon (Aherlow), Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan), Rachel Kenneally (Aherlow), Anne O’Dwyer (Cappawhite – Captain), Jennifer Grant (Brian Borus), Barbara Ryan (Moyle Rovers), Mairead Morrissey (Brian Borus), Sheelagh Carew (Cappawhite), Lorraine O’Shea (Mullinahone), Gillian O’Brien (Moyle Rovers), Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers), Edel Hanley (Aherlow), Kelly Hackett (Moycarkey), Aisling McCarthy (Cahir)
Scorers: Gillian O’Brien 1-3, Edel Hanley 0-3, Lorraine O’Shea 0-3, Patricia Hickey 0-2, Shellagh Carew 0-2
Subs Used: Patricia Hickey for Kelly Hackett, Orlagh Walsh for Aisling McCarthy, Katie Lyne for Rachel Kenneally

10th August Tipperary v Limerick
Tipperary Team: Patricia Hickey (Brian Borus), Brid Condon (Aherlow), Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan), Rachel Kennelly (Aherlow), Anne O’Dwyer (Cappawhite) Captain, Claire Carroll (Galtee Rovers), Barbara Ryan (Moyle Rovers), Jennifer Grant (Brian Borus), Sheelagh Carew (Cappawhite), Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers) , Lorraine O’Shea (Mullinahone), Gillian O’Brien (Moyle Rovers), Edel Hanley (Aherlow), Cathriona Walsh (Moycarkey), Aisling McCarthy (Cahir).
Scorers: Edel Hanley 1-10, Lorraine O’Shea 2-2, Gillian O’Brien 1-4, Jennifer Grant 0-2, Cathriona Walsh 0-2
Subs used: Mairead Morrissey (Brian Borus), Aoife Ryan (Cappawhite), Sinead Delahunty (Foxrock/Cabinteely), Laura Dillon (Ardfinnan), Dara Walsh (Commercials)17th August Tipperary v Longford

Tipperary Team: Patricia Hickey (Brian Borus), Mairead Morrissey (Brian Borus), Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan), Rachel Kennelly (Aherlow), Brid Condon (Aherlow), Claire Carroll (Galtee Rovers), Barbara Ryan (Moyle Rovers), Jennifer Grant (Brian Borus), Aisling McCarthy (Cahir), Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers), Lorraine O’Shea (Mullinahone), Gillian O’Brien (Moyle Rovers), Edel Hanley (Aherlow), Catriona Walsh (Moycarkey Borris), Laura Dillon (Ardfinnan)
Scorers: Edel Hanley 2-7 (1-6 frees), Mairead Morrissey 1-1, Lorraine O’Shea 0-1, Gillian O’Brien 0-1, Shellagh Carew 0-1.
Subs used: Sheelagh Carew (Cappawhite), Anne O’Dwyer (Cappawhite), Kelly Hackett (Moycarkey Borris), Sinead Delahunty (Foxrock/Cabinteely), Aoife Ryan (Cappawhite)

7th September Tipperary v Fermanagh
Tipperary Team: Patricia Hickey (Brian Borus), Brid Condon (Aherlow), Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan), Rachel Kennelly (Aherlow), Anne O’Dwyer (Cappawhite), Claire Carroll (Galtee Rovers, 1-0), Barbara Ryan (Moyle Rovers), Jennifer Grant (Brian Borus), Sheelagh Carew (Cappawhite, 0-1), Aisling McCarthy (Cahir), Mairead Morrissey (Brian Borus, 1-1), Lorraine O’Shea (Mullinahone), Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers, 0-3), Gillian O’Brien (Moyle Rovers), Edel Hanley (Aherlow, 0-4)
Scorers: Mairead Morrissey 1-1, Edel Hanley 0-4, Claire Carroll 1-0, Niamh Lonergan 0-3, Sheelagh Carew 0-1,
Subs: Shauna Ryan (Ballymacarbry) for Aisling McCarthy (Cahir), Sinead Delahunty for Anne O’Dwyer (Cappawhite), Kelly Hackett (Moycarkey Borris) for Edel Hanley (Aherlow)

Player Profiles

Name – Shellagh Carew
Club – Cappawhite
County Championship Debut – 2003 Tipperary v Clare
Age – 27
Height – 5ft 8”
Occupation – Student
Honours – O’Connor Cup 2007, All-Ireland Intermediate 2008, 1 All-Ireland 7’s Intermediate title, 1 Munster Junior Club 2002, County Intermediate Club 2005, 2007, 2010, County Senior Club 2011 & 2012
Additional – County Junior B Camogie – 2006, County Junior A Camogie – 2012 (Eire Og Annacarty) Ashbourne Cup 2006

Name – Claire Carroll
Club – Galtee Rovers/St Pecauns
County Championship Debut – 2003 Tipperary v Clare
Age – 24
Height – 5ft 8”
Occupation – Student
Honours – All-Ireland Intermediate Champions several County Finals at different levels U14, U16, U18, Junior
Additional – 2 Soccer County Finals 

Name – Bríd Condon
Club – Aherlow
County Championship Debut – 2013 Tipperary v Cork
Age – 16
Height – 5ft 5”
Occupation – Student
Honours – U16 Munster County 2010, 2011, 2012 U16 County 2011, 2012. Junior/Senior County Champions 2010, 2011, 2012

Name – Siobhan Condon
Club – Aherlow
County Championship Debut – 2010 Tipperary v Clare
Age – 19
Height – 5ft 10”
Occupation – Student
Honours – Club All-Ireland Runner-up 2011, U16 2009.
Additional – Junior & Senior School Titles

Name – Sinéad Delahunty
Club – Foxrock-Cabinteely (Dublin)
County Championship Debut – 2008 Tipperary v Donegal
Age – 22
Height – 5ft 5”
Occupation – Physiotherapist
Honours – 1 All-Ireland Intermediate Champion 2008, 1 Munster Minor Champion 2007, 1 Club Junior C League 2007, 1 Dublin Senior Club Championship 2012
Additional – 1 Boston Senior Club Championship 2011

Name – Laura Dillon
Club – Ardfinnan
County Championship Debut – 2013 Tipperary v Mary Immaculate College
Age – 16
Height – 5ft 8”
Occupation – Student
Honours – Munster U16 Champions 2011 & 2012, 2 Munster Junior Post Primary Schools Medals, 2 All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Medals 2011 & 2012, County Junior A Champions 2012 with club and Minor County Champions 2012 with Ardfinnan

Name – Sarah Everard
Club – Moyle Rovers
County Championship Debut – 2013 Tipperary v Clare
Age – 17
Height – 5ft 4”
Occupation – Student
Honours – County: Munster Champions U14, U16 2010, 2011, 2012. All Ireland Runners Up 2010, 2011, 2012. Club: U12 County Champions 2009, U14B County Champions 2011, Minor B County Champions 2012, Junior County Champions 2012, Minor A County Champions 2010.
Additional – Munster School Senior Champions 2011, All Ireland School Senior Champions 2011, All Ireland Interprovincial Schools Team 2013

Name – Jennifer Grant
Club – Brian Borus
County Championship Debut – 2002 Tipperary v Longford
Age – 27
Height – 5ft 7”
Occupation – Garda
Honours – National League, Munster title, All-Ireland title. County Championships and league title. Munster Club, All-Ireland Club, 2 Intermediate All-Ireland 7’s.

Name – Kelly Hackett
Club – Moycarkey Borris
County Championship Debut – 2008 Tipperary v Waterford
Age – 20
Height – 5ft 9”
Occupation – Student
Honours – Junior and Intermediate Club titles. O’Connor Cup Final 2012.

Name – Edel Hanley
Club – Aherlow
County Championship Debut – 1997 Tipperary v Clare
Age – 29
Height – 5ft 5”
Occupation – Det. Garda
Honours – 1 All-Star 2008, 1 Intermediate All-Ireland 2008, 1 Munster Junior Club 2012, 1 All-Ireland Runner-up Junior Club 2012, 3 Inter provincial Cup medals with Munster, 3 Munster Junior Championships, 1 Laois Senior County Title 2006, 4 County Club Titles with Aherlow.

Name – Patricia Hickey
Club – Brian Borus
County Championship Debut – 2003 Tipperary v Clare
Age – 25
Height – 5ft 11”
Occupation – Teacher
Honours – National League, Munster title, All-Ireland title. County Championships and league title. Munster Club, All-Ireland Club, 2 Intermediate All-Ireland 7’s.

Name – Rachel Kenneally
Club – Aherlow
County Championship Debut – 2013 Tipperary v Waterford (Munster Final)
Age – 21
Height – 5ft 7”
Occupation – Primary School Teacher
Honours – Adult County C’ships – National League Finalists 2010 (Senior), Minor B Munster Champions 2009, 2010, Minor B All Ireland Runner-up 2010. Adult Club C’ships: 1 Munster Junior Club Champions 2011, 1 Club All-Ireland Runner-up 2011, 4 County Club with Aherlow.
Additional – 1 All Ireland Colleges Giles Cup Champions 2012

Name – Helen Kennedy
Club – Cappawhite
County Championship Debut – 2002 Tipperary v Longford
Age – 28
Height – 5ft 4”
Occupation – PE Teacher
Honours -1 Munster Junior Club, 8 County titles (Minor, Junior, Intermediate 2005, 2007 & Senior 2011, 2012), 2 Munster County, 2 National League titles
Additional – 1 All-Ireland Sevens Intermediate title

Name – Samantha Lambert
Club – Ardfinnan
County Championship Debut – 2008 Tipperary v Limerick
Age – 22
Height – 5ft 6”
Occupation – Teacher
Honours – O’Connor Cup Champions 2012, Junior County Champions 2012, All-Ireland Intermediate Champions 2008, Post Primary Schools All-Ireland 2006, National League

Name – Niamh Lonergan
Club – Moyle Rovers
County Championship Debut – 2006 Tipperary v Limerick
Age – 23
Height – 5ft 4”
Occupation – Sales Assistant
Honours – 8 County titles, 1 Munster Junior, 1 Munster Junior Club, 1 Lynch Shield, 3 Regional Schools

Name – Katie Lyne
Club – Moyle Rovers
County Championship Debut – 2002 Tipperary v Longford
Age – 30
Height – 5ft 5”
Occupation – Chemical Engineer
Honours – 2011 Intermediate County Champions, 2010 Junior A Munster Champions, 2010 Junior A County Champions, 2010 Junior A League Winners

Name – Aisling McCarthy
Club – Cahir
County Championship Debut – 2013 Tipperary v Waterford
Age – 16
Height – 5ft 8”
Occupation – Student
Honours – Club – 3 U12-4 County 1 Munster & 1 All-Ireland Community Games 2007, 2 U14-4 County Feile & 1 All-Ireland 2010, 4 U16-2 Minor, 2 Intermediate league, 1 Inter Championship, 1 Intermediate Munster.
County – 2 U14B Munster (2008/2010) (Captain 2010), 3 U16B Munster (2010, 2011 & 2012) (Captain 2012)
Additional – Post Primary Schools Senior Schools Munster 2012, Schools Munster Interprovincial 2013

Name – Mairead Morrissey
Club – Brian Borus
County Championship Debut – 1997 Tipperary v Clare
Age – 28
Height – 5ft 6”
Occupation – Teacher
Honours – National League, Munster title, All-Ireland title. County Championships and league title. Munster Club, All-Ireland Club, 2 Intermediate All-Ireland 7’s.

Name – Gillian O’Brien
Club – Moyle Rovers
County Championship Debut – 2006 Tipperary v Limerick
Age – 23
Height – 5ft 6”
Occupation – Student
Honours – Adult County Championship – 2 senior Interprovincial cup titles with Munster. 2 senior interprovincial shield titles with Munster. 2009 Team of the league at wing forward. 2008 All Ireland Intermediate title against Clare. 2 Munster Minor medals with Tipperary. Received player of the match for both years.
Adult club championship – numerous underage titles with Moyle Rovers. Junior and Intermediate titles. County and Munster Junior Champions 2010. Intermediate County Champions 2011. Moyle Rovers is now senior.
Additional – 2010 CIT footballer of the year and 2010 CIT All Ireland colleges’ title

Name – Anne O’Dwyer
Club – Cappawhite
County Championship Debut – 2003 Tipperary v Clare
Age – 25
Height – 5ft 4”
Occupation – Project Officer UL
Honours – O’Connor Cup 2007, All-Ireland Intermediate 2008, 1 All-Ireland 7’s Intermediate title, 1 Munster Junior Club 2002, County Intermediate Club 2005, 2007, 2010, County Senior Club 2011 & 2012
Additional – County Junior B Camogie – 2006, County Junior A Camogie – 2012 (Eire Og Annacarty) Ashbourne Cup 2006

Name – Jackie O’Gorman
Club – Brian Borus
County Championship Debut – 2013 Tipperary v Cork
Age – 17
Height – 5ft 10”
Occupation – Student
Honours – Munster U16 2011 & 2010 runner up All-Ireland. 5 County medals.

Name – Lorraine O’Shea
Club – Mullinahone
County Championship Debut – 2013 Tipperary v Waterford
Age – 18
Height – 5ft 8”
Occupation – Student
Honours – U14B Munster Champions 2007, County: U16B Munster Champions 2009, U16B All Ireland 2009. Club: Junior C League 2012, U16 County 2010, U12 County 2007. 

Name – Aoife Ryan
Club – Cappawhite
County Championship Debut – 2012 Tipperary v Longford
Age – 29
Height – 5ft 11”
Occupation – Programme Assistant
Honours – County Senior Football 2012, 2011
Additional – Munster Hockey League Winners 2011, 2010 Junior A Camogie Winners 2011 (Annacarty)

Name – Barbara Ryan
Club – Moyle Rovers
County Championship Debut – 2005 Tipperary v Cork
Age – 28
Height – 5ft 6”
Occupation – Teacher
Honours – County: 2008 All-Ireland Intermediate Championship, 2005 Div 3 National League Medal, 2009 National League Runners Up
Club: 2011 Intermediate County Champions, 2010 Junior A Munster Champions, 2010 Junior A County Champions, 2010 Junior A League Winners, 2007 Junior League Medal

Additional – 2007 National League Div 2 Winners (Mary I College) 

Name – Shauna Ryan
Club – Ballymacarbry
County Championship Debut – 2012 Tipperary v Longford
Age – 20
Height – 5ft 5”
Occupation – Student
Honours – 4 County Senior titles, Waterford. 2 Munster 7’s titles, 3 County 7’s titles, 1 All Ireland Schools title, 3 Munster titles with Tipperary U16 & Minor

Name – Hazel Shanahan
Club – Moyle Rovers
County Championship Debut –
Age – 16
Height – 5ft 5”
Occupation – Student
Honours – Munster U16 Champions 2011 & 2012, All Ireland Runners up Munster U14B Champions 2010. U12 County Championship 2009, U14B County Champions 2011, Minor B County Champions 2012, Minor A County Champions 2010.
Additional – Post Primary Senior All Ireland School Champions 2011. Munster Post Primary Munster Champions 2012 & 2011 (Captain).

Name – Cathriona Walsh
Club – Moycarkey Borris
County Championship Debut – 2008 Tipperary v Limerick
Age – 22
Height – 5ft 0”

Occupation – Accountant
Honours – 1 All-Ireland Intermediate Champion 2008, Inter provincial title with Munster 2011, Underage County Titles
Additional – Junior & Intermediate titles.Name – Dara Walsh
Club – Clonmel Commercials
County Championship Debut – 2013 Tipperary v Limerick
Age – 17
Height – 5ft 7”
Occupation – Student
Honours – Junior County League Title in 2011, 1 U14, 2 U16 and 1 Minor Munster Title with Tipperary. 4 Runner-Up All-Ireland medals with Tipperary. A Junior Munster Title with Loreto Clonmel, a Senior Munster and All-Ireland Title with Loreto Clonmel. An U12 South and County Title with Clonmel Commercials u12 boys. An U12, U14 and a Minor County Title with Commercials Ladies. Played on Primary Game Team. 

All-Ireland Championship Rolls of Honour

Senior Championship Brendan Martin Cup

1974 All – Ireland Winners
1975 All – Ireland Winners
1980 All – Ireland Winners

Intermediate Championship Mary Quinn Memorial Cup

2008 All – Ireland Winners

2013 National Team of the LeagueMairead Morrissey and Claire Carroll were announced earlier this year as part of the 2013 TESCO Homegrown Team of the League Division 3. The presentations were made at a gala event in Croke Park earlier this year.

LAST CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH

TG4 ALL IRELAND CHAMPIONSHIP SEMI FINAL – TIPPERARY 2-9 FERMANAGH 2-8

 

Tipperary Team: Patricia Hickey (Brian Borus), Brid Condon (Aherlow), Samantha Lambert (Ardfinnan), Rachel Kennelly (Aherlow), Anne O’Dwyer (Cappawhite), Claire Carroll (Galtee Rovers, 1-0), Barbara Ryan (Moyle Rovers), Jennifer Grant (Brian Borus), Sheelagh Carew (Cappawhite, 0-1), Aisling McCarthy (Cahir), Mairead Morrissey (Brian Borus, 1-1), Lorraine O’Shea (Mullinahone), Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers, 0-3), Gillian O’Brien (Moyle Rovers), Edel Hanley (Aherlow, 0-4)
Scorers: Claire Carroll (Galtee Rovers, 1-0), Sheelagh Carew (Cappawhite, 0-1), Mairead Morrissey (Brian Borus, 1-1), Niamh Lonergan (Moyle Rovers, 0-3), Edel Hanley (Aherlow, 0-4)
Subs used: Shauna Ryan (Ballymacarbry) for Aisling McCarthy (Cahir), Sinead Delahunty for Anne O’Dwyer (Cappawhite), Kelly Hackett (Moycarkey Borris) for Edel Hanley (Aherlow)

Average age of Tipperary starting team versus Fermanagh was 23 (23.4) years

Average height of Tipperary starting team versus Fermanagh was 5ft 7in
Useful Information

Nine of the 2013 Tipperary Panel competed in the 2008 All Ireland Intermediate Final –

Patricia Hickey, Anne O’Dwyer, Claire Carroll, Mairead Morrissey, Shellagh Carew, Jennifer Grant, Gillian O’Brien, Edel Hanley and Catriona Walsh

Tipperary has played 6 matches, five of them in a different county – Waterford, Tipperary (2), Cork, Limerick and Offaly.

In all 6 games, Tipperary have scored at least 1 goal and conceded at least 1 goal

Six Tipperary players have scored 16 goals between them in the Championship led by Edel Hanley with 5
The two goals in the Semi Final were scored by the Tesco Homegrown National Team of the League Tipperary players – Claire Carroll and Mairead Morrissey
Seven of the Tipperary panel started all six Championship matches to date – Brid Condon, Samantha Lambert, Barbara Ryan, Lorraine O’Shea, Niamh Lonergan, Gillian O’Brien and Edel Hanley 

Mother and daughter – Tipperary has two girls on the panel whose mothers played in the 1980 Senior All Ireland Winning Team – Mary O’Shea (Mother) and Lorraine (Daughter); Liz Dillion (Mother) and Laura (Daughter)

Edel Hanley’s brothers, Thomas and Mark Hanley have represented Tipperary Football at all underage level with Thomas winning a Munster U21 Football medal in 2010.

Samantha Lambert’s Aunt Antoinette Lambert was on the 1980 All Ireland winning team; her cousin, Claire Lambert was on the 2008 All Ireland winning team; her cousin Peter Lambert played with the Senior inter-county team from 1991 until 2003
Mairead Morrissey’s Father, Paddy managed the 2008 All Ireland winning team to success. 

Barbara Ryan’s Grandfather is Johnny Ryan (Moycarkey Borris GAA), Senior Tipperary Hurler 1930’s – 1940’s. Ryan won an All-Ireland winners’ medal with Tipp in 1937, as well as three Munster titles in 1937, 1941 (as captain) and 1945.

Patricia Hickey’s, late father Paddy Hickey won a Munster Junior Hurling Championship medal with Tipperary in 1951.

Aoife Ryan is a cousin to the 2008 Tipperary Full Back Maeve Corcoran (Moycarkey-Borris). 

Jackie O’Gorman’s Uncle, John Quane played with Limerick Footballers from 1991 to 2005 and was one of the top players in the county for most of the 90’s and into the 00’s. 

Katie Lyne is part of the Kerry Lyne Football dynasty. 

Munster and Irish International Rugby Players, Marcus Horan & Dave Kilcoyne are cousins of Aisling McCarthy. Her great granduncle, Flor Coffey won two All-Ireland medals with Tipperary in 1945 and 1949.