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Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 Hurling Tournament
The Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 Hurling Tournament will take place on Saturday August 27th and Sunday August 28th.
Launch of Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 Hurling Tournament
Brendan Maher, Young Hurler of the Year, launched and conducted the draw for this year’s Tipperary Supporters Club All Ireland Under 16 Hurling Tournament at the Dundrum House Hotel Golf and Country Club, on Friday evening. Brendan spoke of the importance of the competition for young hurlers and his memories of competing in it less than five years ago. This annual inter-county festival of hurling is in its 24rd year and twelve counties will be taking part on the weekend of 27th and 28th August.
The competition is organised by Tipperary GAA Bord na nÓg and is sponsored by the Tipperary Supporters Club.
Tipperary tops the roll of honour for this competition with eleven titles. Galway are next with seven titles. Kilkenny with three titles and Clare and Wexford with one are the only other counties on the roll of honour. Tipperary are the reigning champions having defeated Galway in last year’s decider.
As well as Brendan Maher the attendance at the launch included Barry O’Brien, County Senior Board Chairman; Seán Creamer, County Bord na nÓg Chairman and John Tierney, Chairman of Tipperary Supporters Club. Representatives from a number of the competing counties were also in attendance. Players from the local Clonoulty-Rossmore and Knockavilla Donaskeigh Kickhams clubs took part in the launch in the colours of the 12 competing counties.
The complete draw is as follows:
Group 1 – Offaly, Antrim, Limerick,
Group 2 – Clare, Dublin, Tipperary,
Group 3 – Kilkenny, Laois, Waterford,
Group 4 – Wexford, Galway, Cork
The group rounds and the semi finals will be played on Saturday 27th August. The top team in each group will qualify for the Tipperary Supporters Club semi finals and the second placed team in each group will qualify for the Shield semi finals. In the semi-finals groups 1 and 3 will play and groups 2 and 4 will play. Both finals will be played on Sunday 28th August. The venues for the group stages will be in Mid Tipperary clubs and the finals are scheduled for Semple Stadium.