- For a list of honours won by Tipperary in hurling, football, camogie and handall competitions see Tipperary GAA honours.
- For a history of GAA in Tipperary in see History of Tipperary inter county teams.
|Nickname(s):||The Premier County
The Home of Hurling
The Blue and Gold
|County colours:||Blue and Gold|
|Ground(s):||Semple Stadium, Thurles|
|Football Championship:||Sam Maguire Cup|
|Hurling Championship:||Liam McCarthy Cup|
|Ladies' Gaelic football:||Brendan Martin Cup|
The Tipperary County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Luthchleas Gael Coiste Contae Tiobraid Árann) or Tipperary GAA is one of the 32 county boards of the GAA in Ireland, and is responsible for Gaelic games in County Tipperary and the Tipperary inter-county teams.
Tipperary GAA is currently sponsored by Skoda. Tipperary currently hold the All-Ireland Minor Football Championship title. Tipperary's hurling team succumbed to their heaviest defeat in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship since 1897 against Kilkenny in 2012.
Tipperary GAA has jurisdiction over the area that is associated with the traditional county of County Tipperary. There are 9 officers on the Board including the Cathaoirleach (Chairperson), Sean Nugent.
Officers of the Board 
- President: Tommy Barrett
- Chairman: Sean Nugent
- Vice-Chairman: Michael Bourke
- Secretary: Tim Floyd
- Treasurer: Eamonn Buckley
- Public Relations Officer: Ger Ryan
- Youth Officer: John Smith
- Development Officer: Jimmy Minogue
- Coaching Officer: Nicholas Moroney
Colours and symbols 
The original colours of Tipperary GAA were a white jersey with green sash going from right to left. This jersey design is associated with the Bloody Sunday match. The jersey now in use is blue with a gold central band. There have been several minor adjustments especially to the sleeve and collar areas over the years.
The Tipperary GAA crest originally used was the coat of arms of "Tipperary (South Riding) County Council". This crest was similar to the old Kilkenny, Carlow and Wexford crests which included a band of colours in the middle, surrounded by star-like designs. This was mostly used by county councils in the south-east of the country. This crest was used until the late 1990s when the GAA decided to change the crest. The present one depicts the Rock of Cashel with two crossed hurleys and a football.
Past presidents 
Four Tipperary men have served as President of the GAA. Maurice Davin is also the only man to have served two terms as President while Seán Ryan represented Dublin from 1928 to 1932, though a native of Kilfeacle, Co. Tipperary. Mr. Ryan a solicitor based in the capital, was the Association's legal advisor over a long period and played a central role in the acquisition and vesting of many club and county grounds in the GAA.
- Maurice Davin 1884–1887
- Maurice Davin 1888–1889 (Second Term)
- Seán Ryan 1928–1932
- Séamus Gardiner 1943–1946
- Séamus O'Ríain 1967–1970
Rivalries and support 
Tipp's main rival is undoubtedly Cork in the Munster Championship. These teams have met 80 times in the championship, more than any other rivalry in hurling. They have also met them countless times in the National League and pre season challenge tournaments. A Tipp and Cork Munster final in Semple Stadium is said by both sets of fans to be the 'real' or traditional Munster final and the games between them are nearly always close. The draw and replay games of 1987 and 1991 and the 1949–1954 rivalry encapsulates this rivalry and the 1991 replayed final in Thurles is one of the greatest Munster hurling finals. This is one of the few rivalries in provincial championship that is contested by two teams of similar honours and titles. Kilkenny and Wexford have major difference in titles and Dublin and Meath also have a gap between their respective winnings. Galway and Mayo is the only one the rivals this pairing in terms of title similarity. Tipp also have a strong rivalry with Limerick in the Munster championship. Although Tipp have major advantage in titles and honours, the game can go either way. The Tipp – Clare rivalry came with Clares growth in power in the 1990s and the Tipp-Waterford rivalry due to Waterford's resurgence in the 2000s. In the All-Ireland series, Kilkenny are Tipp's main rivals. This rivalry has lasted since Kilkenny's coming to power in the early 20th century. Tipp are the only team to have beaten Kilkenny in the All Ireland senior hurling championship (and also in All Ireland senior hurling finals) more times than losses.
The teams of the Tipperary County Board, together with Kilkenny GAA and Cork GAA, form the so-called[by whom?] "Holy Trinity" of hurling. The Board's teams have won 26 All-Ireland titles as of 2010 - the third most successful of all county boards. Thee teams also have the distinction of twice winning three All-Ireland Finals in a row (1898, 1899, 1900) and (1949, 1950, 1951). The team of the 1960s is considered one of the greatest of all time.[by whom?] For more detail on hurling history, see here.
Player records 
|Hurler of the Year winners|
||Tony Wall (1958), Liam Devaney (1961), Donie Nealon (1962), John Doyle (1964), Jimmy Doyle (1965), Michael 'Babs' Keating(1971), Nicky English (1989), Pat Fox (1991), Tommy Dunne (2001), Lar Corbett (2010)|
||Tommy Dunne (2001), Lar Corbett (2010)|
|Multi Cú Chulainn Award Winners|
||Mick Roche, Donie Nealon, John McKenna, Jimmy Doyle|
||Michael Keating, Tony Wall, Theo English, John Doyle|
||Liam Devaney, Kieran Carey, Seán McLoughlin, Len Gaynor, John O'Donoghue|
Current hurling squad 
As of 2012 v Kilkenny All-Ireland semi-final.
Senior Hurling Captain 
Historically, the Tipperary Senior Huling Captain for the season was decided by the winners of the Tipperary Club Senior Hurling Championship. For example, Willie Ryan was the team captain for 2009 as chosen by his club Toomevara. This system however meant there was little consistency from year to year and often meant that the team captain was not an integral part of the team or even a first choice player (as in the Willie Ryan example).
For the 2010 inter-county season the responsibility for choosing the Senior Captain has been give to the Tipperary Management Team. On 12 February 2010 it was announced that Eoin Kelly from the Mullinahone club will captain the county with Declan Fanning acting as Vice Captain. Eoin Kelly was once again selected as captain for the 2011 season. Paul Curran was named as the hurling captain in January 2012.
Current senior hurling management 
|Eamon O'Shea||Manager||Kilruane MacDonagh's|
|Paudie O'Neill||Selector-Coach||St Mary's Clonmel|
Honours and notable players 
Managerial history 
|Name||Club||From||To||All-Ireland titles||Munster titles|
|Len Gaynor||Kilruane MacDonagh's||1978||1985|
|Tony Wall||Thurles Sarsfields||1985||1986|
|Michael 'Babs' Keating||Ballybacon-Grange||1986||1994||1989, 1991||1987, 1988, 1989, 1991, 1993|
|Fr Tom Fogarty||Moyne-Templetuohy||1994||1996|
|Len Gaynor||Kilruane MacDonagh's||1996||1998|
|Nicky English||Lattin Cullen||1998||2002||2001||2001|
|Michael 'Babs' Keating||Ballybacon-Grange||2005||2007|
|Liam Sheedy||Portroe||2007||2010||2010||2008, 2009|
|Declan Ryan||Clonoulty-Rossmore||2010||2012||2011, 2012|
|Eamon O'Shea||Kilruane MacDonagh's||2012|
Team sponsorship 
Since 1991 the following companies have sponsored all of the Tipperary hurling teams.
- 1991–1997: Tipperary Water
- 1992–1994: National Irish Bank
- 1995–2001: Finches
- 2002–2011: Enfer Scientific
- 2011–Present: Škoda
Gaelic football 
Tipp do not play much of this. For details on football history, see here.
Player records 
|Multi All Star Winners|
Current football squad 
As of 2012.
Current senior football management 
|Peter Creedon||Manager||Carbery Rangers (Cork)|
|Michael O’Loughlin||Selector||Clonmel Commercials|
Honours and notable players 
For details on football honours, see Tipperary GAA honours#Football. Notable players include:
Managerial history 
This is an incomplete list of Tipperary Senior football managers.
|Name||Club||From||To||National titles||Munster titles|
|Johnny Mulvihill||Listowel Emmets (Kerry)||1985||1990|
|Mickey Niblock||Clonmel Commercials||1990||1991|
|Seamus McCarthy||Galtee Rovers||1991||1996|
|Paddy Morrissey||Galtee Rovers||1996||1997|
|Colm Browne||Portlaoise (Laois)||1997||1999|
|Andy Shorthall||Annanough (Laois)||2003||2004|
|Seamus McCarthy||Galtee Rovers||2004||2006||2005 (Tommy Murphy cup)|
|John Owens||Moyle Rovers||2006||2007|
|John Evans||Laune Rangers (Kerry)||2007||2012||2009 (NFL Division 3)|
|Peter Creedon||Carbery Rangers (Cork)||2012|
Team sponsorship 
Since 1991 the following companies have sponsored all of the Tipperary football teams.
- 1991–1992: Cidona
- 1993–1995: Hayes Hotel
- 1995–1997: Moy Insulation
- 1998–2001: Finches
- 2002–2011: Enfer Scientific
- 2011–present: Škoda
For more details on camogie history, see Tipperary GAA History#Camogie.
Tipperary’s sudden progress to senior status (junior title in 1992, Intermediate in 1997) was followed by five All Ireland senior titles in a six-year period 1999 to 2004. Since 1949 they had previously contested seven unsuccessful All Ireland finals during Dublin’s period of dominance in the game, also losing to Antrim in 1979. They won the inaugural National Camogie League (click on date for teams) in 1976 and won a second title in 2004. St Patrick’s, Glengoole won the All Ireland senior club championship in 1966 and 1967. Cashel won the title in 2007 and 2009.
Player records 
Deirdre Hughes, who was played in the "full forward" position, was a member of "The Sligo Boyz".
|Multi Camogie All Star Winners|
||Jovita Delaney, Philly Fogarty|
||Una O'Connor, Ciara Gaynor, Therese Brophy, Deirdre Hughes, Sinéad Millea, Julie Kirwan, Suzanne Kelly, Joanne Ryan, Trish O'Halloran|
For details on camogie honours, see here.
Notable players 
- Therese Brophy, All Star award winner
- Jovita Delaney, Player of the Year recipient
- Philly Fogarty, All Star award winner
- Ciara Gaynor, Player of the Year recipient
- Clare Grogan, All Star award winner
- Emily Hayden, All Ireland final star
- Liz Howard, former president of the Camogie Association
- Deirdre Hughes,"Team of the century" member
- Suzanne Kelly, All Star award winner
- Noelle Kennedy, All Ireland final star
- Julie Kirwan, All Star award winner
- Eimear McDonnell, Player of the Year recipient
- Una O'Dwyer, Player of the Year recipient
- Trish O'Halloran, All Star award winner
- Biddy Phillips, All Ireland final star
- Joanne Ryan, All Star award winner
- Meadhbh Stokes, All Ireland final star
Ladies' Football 
For details on football history, see here.
Player records 
|Multi Ladies' Football All Star Winners|
||Ann Maher, Lilian Gory|
||Josie Stapleton, Marion O'Shea, Edel Hanly|
For details on football honours, see here.
Tipperary have not just excelled or contested the team sports regularly, Tipp also have competed in the handball competitions. By winning Senior titles in both Senior Hardball and Softball singles, Tipp are the only county to have won an All-Ireland in every sport under the GAA except Rounders, in which there is no official Senior inter-county championship.
Hardball singles 
Tipperary have won two All-Ireland Senior Hardball singles titles. These have been both won by Pat Hickey in 1966 and 1971. Tipp are currently 10th on the all time Hardball roll of honour, 11 titles behind 2nd place, 13 time winnersKilkenny and 15 times winners, 1st place Dublin
Hardball doubles 
Tipperary have won eight All-Ireland Senior Hardball doubles titles. These were won in 1929, 1931, 1962, 1968, 1972, 1975, 1989 and 1995.
Softball singles 
Tipperary have won three All-Ireland Senior Softball singles titles. These were won in 1948, 1950 and 1983. Tipp are currently 7th in the all time Softball roll of honour, 9 behind 12 times winners, 2nd place Dublin and way behind 25 times winners Kilkenny.
Softball doubles 
Tipperary have won eight All-Ireland Senior Softball doubles titles. These were won in 1934, 1935, 1936, 1937, 1938, 1942, 1949 and 1950. Tipp are currently 3rd on the all time roll of honour, just 4 behind Kerry in second place with 12 and Kilkenny in first place, with 19.
40x20 singles 
Tipperary have won five All-Ireland Senior 40x20 Singles titles. They were won in 1981, 1982, 1983, 1993 and 1994.
40x20 doubles 
Tipperary won an All-Ireland Senior 40x20 Doubles title in 1991.
Stadium information 
- Name: Semple Stadium
- Town: Thurles
- Capacity: 55,500
- Inauguration: 1981
- Stand(s): Ardan O'Choinneain; Ardan O'Ríain
- Terrace(s): Killinan End; Town End
See also 
Further reading 
- Tipperary's GAA Story by Seamus J King 1935–1984, 1988.
- Tipperary's GAA Story by Philip Canon Fogarty, Tipperary Star, 1960,
- The Tipp Revival: The Keating Years by Seamus Leahy, Gill & MacMillan, 1995. ISBN 0-7171-2329-4
- Babs: The Michael Keating Story by Michael Keating & Donal Kennan, Storm Books, 1996, ISBN 1-901055-00-0
- Tour Of The Tipperary Hurling Team To America in 1925, by Thomas Kenny:, London, George Roberts, 1928.
- GAA History of Cashel and Rosegreen: 1884–1984 by Seamus J King, 1985.
- Tipperary's Bord Na N-og by Seamus J King, Tipperary County Board 1991.
- A Lifetime in Hurling by Tommy Doyle and Raymond Smith 1955.
- Beyond the Tunnel by Nicky English and Vincent Hogan 1996.
- "Tipperary sign new sponsorship deal". RTÉ Sport (RTÉ). 19 April 2011. Retrieved 20 April 2011.
- "Tipperary manager Declan Ryan admits his side were blown away by Kilkenny". RTÉ Sport (RTÉ). 20 August 2012. Retrieved 21 August 2012.
- Tipperary GAA Officers in 2013.
- "Shane McGrath new Tipperary hurling captain". Nationalist. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- "McGrath named as new Tipperary captain". Irish Examiner. Retrieved 19 February 2013.
- Moran, Mary (2011). A Game of Our Own: The History of Camogie. Dublin, Ireland: Cumann Camógaíochta. p. 460.
- Cashel 1–18 Athenry 0–9 report in Irish Independent, Irish Times and on camogie.ie, preview in Irish Independent
- 2009 Cashel 0–11 Athenry 0–9 report in Irish Times Irish Independent, RTE online and Tipperary Star
- Irish Independent March 29 2010: Final goal for camogie
- National Development Plan 2010–2015, Our Game, Our Passion information page on camogie.ie, pdf download (778k) from Camogie.ie download site
- All-stars on camogie.ie
- Tipperary GAA Fan site
- Tipperary on Hoganstand.com
- National and provincial titles won by Tipperary teams
- Club championship winners and winning county captains
- Tipperary GAA site
- Tipperary GAA Archives