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Reunion of 1992 and 2002 All Ireland Colleges Champions

 20 September, 2022

Following the schools’ golf classic last Friday evening many members of the two All-Ireland winning panels came together for a joint get-together to mark their 30th and 20th anniversaries since their marvellous successes.  There was a palpable sense of excitement in Tipperary Golf Club as many of the group had not seen each other for many years and in some cases decades.  They enjoyed many hours of craic and banter as they reminisced of past glories, losses, teachers and classmates.  Thanks to our own Jerry Ring they were able to pour over many photos of the past and from the day of the final itself.  Whilst a little older they still had all the life and energy they had in their school days.

Their Coach and Manager, Paddy Kelly addressed those gathered to give a passionate recount of the rise of hurling in the school throughout the seventies and eighties leading to ultimate success in 1992 with the winning of the All Ireland Colleges “B” Title.  He wished the school well for the year ahead and hoped that they could again challenge for honours at the highest level.  Present on the night was the captain of the 1992 winning side Brian Lacey.  He was also joined by the captain of the 2002 winning side, Andrew Morrissey.  Past staff members, JJ Kennedy and Michael Ryan joined the group on the night and enjoyed the memories and banter of the evening.

Principal of the Abbey School, John Kiely also addressed the group and expressed his delight that they had gone on to live fruitful and successful lives after leaving the Abbey.  He noted that was the school’s wish for all its students and would always be.  He presented the members of each panel with a commemorative sliotar manufactured by Cummins Sliotars of Cork with the school crest and the match title and score also printed on it.

The evening culminated with a group photo of both panels and staff of the school.  Everyone looks forward to many more reunions in the years ahead.

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Abbey School Arravale Rovers GAA & Ladies Gaelic Football Club Golf Classic

 

Tipperary Golf Club played host on Thursday and Friday last to fifty teams who participated in the second such golf classic to be held in the last two years as part of the groups fundraising drive towards the building of a Flood Lit Astroturf pitch on the Abbey grounds on Station Road.

The weather was perfect for golf on both days with the immaculately manicured course looking spectacular in the Autumn sunshine.  The teams were buoyed by the weather and the challenge of the course to put on a scoring frenzy over the two days.

The winners, Mr. Jerry Morrissey and his team came in with a fantastic score of 118 points to claim the top prize of an overnight stay for four including a round of golf at the world-renowned Ashford Castle who’s Managing Director Mr. Niall Rochford is a past pupil of the Abbey School.  Their sponsorship of the event’s first prize is very much appreciated.

 

In second place, Mr. Denis Ryan and his team put in a valiant effort with a score of 116 points to claim the second prize of an overnight stay for four in the beautiful Pembroke Hotel, Kilkenny, owned by Mr. John Ryan and a round of golf in a nearby course.

Kevin O’Hora’s team came in third place on a count back winning four tickets for next year’s All Ireland Hurling final sponsored by Limerick and Tipperary county boards.  Finally, Tom Finnan’s team came in fourth place winning a set of O’Neills Sportswear Jackets.

Other winners on the day included Declan Keaty, Men’s Longest Drive, Mary Devlin, Ladies Longest Drive and Joe McGrath, nearest the pin who all won vouchers for the Pro Shop on in Tipperary Golf Club sponsored by John Keaty.

A hugely successful raffle was held on the day and our thanks goes to the many sponsors including, Cashel Palace Hotel, Prime 74 Restaurant Tipperary, Ballinacourty Restaurant Glen of Aherlow, Bennetts Supervalu Tipperary, Crosse’s Pharmacy Tipperary & Annemarie Doocey.

The event was a tremendous success and a huge thank you must go out to all the committee members for their trojan work in the weeks preceding the event.  A particular note of thanks to Andy Lacey who ran the time sheet for the event and without whom the event would not have been the success it was.  Well done all.

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Abbey School & Arravale Rovers Golf Classic 2022

 19 August, 2022

PRESS RELEASE

ABBEY SCHOOL AND ARRAVALE ROVERS GOLF CLASSIC 2022

THURSDAY 15TH AND FRIDAY 16TH SEPTEMBER 2022

The Abbey School and Arravale Rovers Golf Classic takes place on 15th(2-4pm)and 16th(All Day) September 2022 in Tipperary Golf Club, with the aim of raising much-needed funds to augment funding for the Astroturf Development

The Golf Classic should bring in much-needed resources to aid in the construction of the new Astroturf Development. Chairperson of the Abbey School Board of Management, Dominic Hayes, is appealing to past pupils, local businesses and sports clubs to support the Golf Classic by entering teams or by sponsoring a Tee Box.  Teams of four are required and the cost is €200 per team and a meal is included following participation.  Businesses or individuals can also sponsor a Tee Box for €50 if they are unable to attend.

The Abbey School is an Edmund Rice Trust School renowned for educational and sporting excellence.  The school draws on students from West Tipperary and East Limerick.  It is one of the few schools in Ireland to have won All-Ireland Colleges Senior titles in both hurling and football – (1992 – H) , 1998 –F), 2002 – H) and 2016 – H ) Successful captains included well-known inter-county players – Brian Lacey, Peter Leonard, Andrew Morrissey, Damien O’Brien and Tommy Lowry.  Paddy O’Kelly, former Limerick inter-county player, Arravale Rovers’ Tom O’Donoghue and present P.E. teacher, Kieran Hickey, have been notable successful team mentors. This development will enhance PE Department, Leaving Certificate PE Curriculum and sports teams in our aim to become one of the top sporting campuses in Tipperary.

Arravale Rovers has a long tradition of sporting participation, success and community involvement. Over the years, many players from our club have represented Tipperary at various levels in hurling and football and more recently in Ladies football. Our Senior club continues to be successful and our Juvenile and Ladies football clubs cater for approximately 350 boys and girls of various abilities from the Tipperary town and its hinterland. Due to this welcome increase in our playing numbers, our existing facilities at Sean Treacy Park have come under increasing pressure for training and playing times. To this end we have joined with our close neighbours, The Abbey School, in this much needed Astroturf project. This is an innovative project and will further enhance the experience of all our players.

A special launch will be held on Tuesday 23rd August at 10am in the Abbey School and Sean Treacy Park where plans for the new Astroturf Development and the details of the Golf Classic will be unveiled.

 

All enquiries relating to the Golf Classic, Teeboxes or contributions can be made to Anne Marie Ruby on 062-52299/[email protected] or Fionnuala O’Mahony 0876613575/[email protected]. For Teebox payment the Abbey School bank details are as follows: IBAN: IE71BOFI90610191725954  BIC: BOFIIE2D

Andy Lacey is arranging the team entries for the timesheet and he can be contacted at 087-2410730.

LAUNCH DETAILS

The launch of the Golf Classic takes place:

Date:               23rd August 2022

Time:               11am

Venue:             The Abbey School, Tipperary & Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary

Attending the launch will be:

  • John Kiely-Principal of The Abbey School & Limerick Senior Hurling Manager
  • Members of Arravale Rovers GAA, juveniles and LGFA
  • Golf team from the Abbey School
  • PE Department of The Abbey School
  • Conor Sweeney-Tipperary Football Captain
  • Conor Martin-Member of Tipperary All Ireland Winning Minor Hurling
  • Dominic Hayes-Board of Management Chairperson of The Abbey School

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NPCPP Leaving Cert Helpline 2021

 2 September, 2021

The NPCPP Leaving Cert Helpline phonelines will open on September 3rd at 11am to coincide with the Leaving Cert Results Day.

The helpline is 1800 265165.

More detailed information is available below:

National Parents Council Support Line

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Abbey School & Arravale Rovers Golf Classic 2021

 27 August, 2021

 

PRESS RELEASE

ABBEY SCHOOL AND ARRAVALE ROVERS GOLF CLASSIC 2021

THURSDAY 16TH AND FRIDAY 17TH SEPTEMBER 2021

TheAbbey School and Arravale Rovers Golf Classic takes place on 16th(2-4pm)and 17th(All Day) September 2021 in Tipperary Golf Club, with the aim of raising much-needed funds to augment funding for the Astroturf Development

The Golf Classic should bring in much-needed resources to aid in the contruction of the new Astroturf Development. Chairperson of the Abbey School Board of Management, Michael Martin, is appealing to past pupils, local businesses and sports clubs to support the Golf Classic by entering teams or by sponsoring a Tee Box.  Teams of four are required and the cost is €200 per team and a meal is included following participation.  Businesses or individuals can also sponsor a Tee Box for €50 if they are unable to attend.

The Abbey School is an Edmund Rice Trust School renowned for educational and sporting excellence.  The school draws on students from West Tipperary and East Limerick.  It is one of the few schools in Ireland to have won All-Ireland Colleges Senior titles in both hurling and football – (1992 – H) , 1998 –F), 2002 – H) and 2016 – H ) Successful captains included well-known inter-county players – Brian Lacey, Peter Leonard, Andrew Morrissey, Damien O’Brien and Tommy Lowry.  Paddy O’Kelly , former Limerick inter-county player, Arravale Rovers’ Tom O’Donoghue and present P.E. teacher, Kieran Hickey, have been notable successful team mentors. This development will enhance PE Department, Leaving Certificate PE Curriculum and sports teams in our aim to become one of the top sporting campuses in Tipperary.

Arravale Rovers has a long tradition of sporting participation, success and community involvement. Over the years, many players from our club have represented Tipperary at various levels in hurling and football and more recently in Ladies football. Our Senior club continues to be successful and our Juvenile and Ladies football clubs cater for approximately 350 boys and girls of various abilities from the Tipperary town and its hinterland. Due to this welcome increase in our playing numbers, our existing facilities at Sean Treacy Park have come under increasing pressure for training and playing times. To this end we have joined with our close neighbours, The Abbey School, in this much needed Astroturf project. This is an innovative project and will further enhance the experience of all our players.

A special launch will be held on Friday 27th August at 12:30pm in the Abbey School and Sean Treacy Park where plans for the new Astroturf Development and the details of the Golf Classic will be unveiled.

All enquiries relating to the Golf Classic, Teeboxes or contributions can be made to Anne Marie Ruby at The Abbey School on 062-52299 or [email protected].  For Teebox payment the Abbey School bank details are as follows: IBAN: IE71BOFI90610191725954         BIC: BOFIIE2D

Andy Lacey is arranging the team entries for the timesheet and he can be contacted at 087-2410730.

 

 

LAUNCH DETAILS

The launch of the Golf Classic takes place:

Date:               27th August 2022

Time:               11am

Venue:             The Abbey School, Tipperary & Sean Treacy Park, Tipperary

Attending the launch will be:

  • John Kiely-Principal of The Abbey School & Limerick Senior Hurling Manager
  • Members of Arravale Rovers GAA, juveniles and LGFA
  • Golf team from the Abbey School
  • PE Department of The Abbey School
  • Conor Martin-member of recent All Ireland Winning Minor Hurling Team
  • Conor Sweeney-Tipperary Football Captain and Geography Teacher
  • Dominic Hayes-Board of Management Chairperson of The Abbey School