Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Final – Thurles Sarsfields 1-21 Drom & Inch 2-15

Thurles Sarsfields defeated Drom & Inch by 1-21 to 2-15 in the 2012 Tipperary Senior Hurling Final on Sunday at Semple Stadium.

In the curtain-raiser, the County Intermediate Hurling Championship Final was won by Silvermines, defeating Ballina by 2-21 to 0-10.
Admission / Ticket Details

Adults – 15 euro, OAPs & students (with appropriate ID) – 10 euro
Under 16s free
Both stands will be open
This is a ticket only game – tickets for sale in Lar na Pairce, at selected Centra and SuperValu outlets and at booths on day of game.

Drom & Inch captain Johnny Ryan relishes time on top – Irish Examiner article

Recent dominance
Thurles Sarsfields and Drom & Inch have won the Dan Breen Cup over the last 3 seasons, Sarsfields in 2009 & 2010 while Drom & Inch are the defending champions after winning the title for the first time in 2011.
The respective captains – Johnny Ryan (Drom & Inch) and Padraic Maher (Thurles Sarsfields) are second cousins. Johnny’s uncle is the current Thurles Sarsfields Club Chairman Michael Maher.
Paths to the SH Final
Drom & Inch
Played 9, Won 8, Lost 1
Total For: 13-185 Total Against 11-149 

Thurles Sarsfields
Played 8, Won 7, Lost 1
Total For: 23-146 Total Against 9-103

Played 7, Won 7
Total For: 14-126 Total Against 6-83
Played 7, Won 4, Drew 1, Lost 2
Total For: 9-98 Total Against 6-92
County Intermediate Hurling Final

The County Intermediate hurling final will be an all North Division affair with Ballina taking on Silvermines at 1.15pm at Semple Stadium next Sunday, October 14. The referee will be Paddy Ivors of Ballingarry. Silvermines defeated St, Mary’s Clonmel by 5 19 to 0-15 and Ballina defeated Sean Treacy’s by 1-19 to 1-10 in the semi-finals on Saturday last. Silvermines are seeking their second county title at this grade, having previously won in 1999 while Ballina are seeking their fist title. The winners will take on the Clare representatives, Ruan, at a Clare venue in the Munster club intermediate hurling championship on Sunday October 28.

Silvermines have won 7 North Intermediate Hurling titles since 1987 but have only gone on to win the County Intermediate Hurling title on one of those occasions, in 1999. Ballina have never won a North or County Intermediate title but did capture the County Junior A Hurling title in 1984 and 1996.
Previous County SH Final meetings – Thurles Sarsfields v Drom & Inch
This will be the third meeting between the clubs in the County Senior Hurling Final. In 2005, Thurles Sarsfields put behind them a run of 6 County Senior Hurling Final defeats since their 1974 success to defeat Drom & Inch on a scoreline of 1-17 to 0-15. Sarsfields lost the 2008 County SH Final to Toomevara before returning to the 2009 final where Drom & Inch yet again lay in wait. In a disappointing final, Thurles won by 0-14 to 0-5.
2009 County Senior Hurling Final – Thurles Sarsfields 0-14 Drom & Inch 0-5
Thurles Sarsfields raced in to a 0-5 to 0-0 lead after 11 minutes and by half-time, led by 0-9 to 0-3 at half-time. With Seamus Callanan being tightly marked by 20 year old Michael Cahill, Drom’s scoring threat was nullified and Thurles could have won this game by more if not for 12 wides. By the finish, Thurles were worthy champions by a 9 point winning margin.
Thurles Sarsfields: P. McCormack; K. O’Gorman, P. Maher, B. O’Dwyer; S. Lillis, L. Cahill, M. Cahill; M. Gleeson, A. Kennedy; P. Bourke, L. Corbett, D. Maher; R. Ruth, J. Enright (Captain), S. Ryan.
Subs: D. Kennedy (Ryan inj. 17); G. O’Grady (Ruth 48); J. Lawlor (L. Cahill 60+2, also blood sub for A. Kennedy 54/55); D. O’Dwyer (A. Kennedy 60+2); M. Collins (O’Gorman 60+2). 

Drom & Inch: D. Young; Martin Butler, E. Costello, M. Costello; D. Kennedy, P. Stapleton, Micheál Butler; S. Butler, J. Woodlock (c); S. Callanan, E. Woodlock, J. Kennedy; D. Butler, M. Long, Johnny Ryan.
Subs: E. Buckley (Stapleton 28); D. Ryan (Long 30); M. Ryan (E. Woodlock 44); D. Collins (D. Ryan 54); James Ryan (J. Woodlock inj. 60+6).

Scorers –

Thurles Sarsfields: J. Enright 0-5 (0-1 free); P. Bourke 0-4 (0-2 frees); G. O’Grady 0-2; R. Ruth, D. Maher, M. Gleeson, 0-1 each.
Drom & Inch: S. Callanan 0-2 (0-1 free); Johnny Ryan 0-2 (0-1 free); J. Kennedy 0-1. 

Referee: S. Bradshaw (Knockavilla Kickhams)

Attendance – 9,967

2005 County Senior Hurling Final – Thurles Sarsfields 1-17 Drom & Inch 0-15 

A Wayne Cully goal in the 9th minute helped Sarsfields to a 1-9 to 0-9 interval lead. Points from Seamus Butler and James Woodlock closed the gap to a point again within five minutes of the restart but Thurles kept pressing as the influence of captain Ger O’Grady’s grew and with 10 minutes remaining, Sarsfields led by 1-17 to 0-13 and were set for victory.Thurles Sarsfields – P McCormack; B O’Sullivan, G Mernagh, T King; S Lillis, B Carroll, J Lawlor; E Enright, W Cully; J Corbett, J Enright, G O’Grady (Captain); R Ruth, P lawlor, L Corbett. Subs: S Mason for Lillis (54), P Bourke for P Lawlor (57), E Costello for Ruth (59), L Shanahan for King (63), E Walsh for L Corbett (63).
Drom & Inch – D Young; M Costello, E Buckley, E Costello, D Kennedy, P Ryan, T Cantwell; S Butler, J Woodlock; Micheal Butler, P Butler, M Ryan; K Butler, Macdara Butler, S Callanan. Subs: P Collins for K Butler (47), L Brett for Callanan (49), F McGrath for Macdara Butler (53), P Kennedy for P Ryan (56), Martin Butler for Kennedy.

Scorers –
Thurles Sarsfields: J Enright 0-6 (2f, 1 65), W Cully 1-2, G O’Grady, R Ruth 0-3 each, P Lawlor, E Enright, S Lillis 0-1 each.
Drom & Inch: S Butler 0-11 (5f, 2 65s), J Woodlock 0-2, K Butler, M Butler 0-1 (65).

Referee – B White.

Man of the Match – Seamus Butler (Drom & Inch)
Attendance – 12,710 

Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship Roll of Honour

Thurles Sarsfields (31) – 1887, 1904, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909, 1911, 1929, 1935, 1936, 1938, 1939, 1942, 1944, 1945, 1946, 1952, 1955, 1956, 1957, 1958, 1959, 1961, 1962, 1963, 1964, 1965, 1974, 2005, 2009, 2010

Drom & Inch (1) – 2011
Cappawhite – 1987 Champions to be honoured
The Cappawhite Senior Hurlers of 1987 will be honoured at next Sunday’s County Final. Sponsored by the Tipperary County Board and the Tipperary Star newspaper, the Cappawhite panel will be the special guests of honour on Sunday to commemorate their 1-17 to 2-13 victory over Loughmore-Castleiney in the 1987 Final.

Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Final – De La Salle 1-21 Dungarvan 0-12

De La Salle defeated Dungarvan by 1-21 to 0-12 in the Waterford Senior Hurling Championship Final on Sunday at Fraher Field Dungarvan.

The curtain-raiser was the Waterford Junior Hurling Final won by Butlerstown with a 2-11 to 0-5 victory over Geraldines.

Fixture Details

Sunday 14th October

Fraher Field, Dungarvan

JJ Kavanagh & Sons Waterford Senior Hurling Final

De La Salle v Dungarvan @ 3.45pm

Referee – Michael Wadding (Roanmore)


Waterford Junior Hurling Final

Butlerstown v Geraldines @ 2.00pm

Referee – Michael O Brien (Portlaw)