Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship 2006

Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship 2006

The Tipperary Senior Hurling Club Championship (known for sponsorship reasons as the Cidona Tipperary Senior Hurling Club Championship) is an annual club competition between the top Tipperary clubs. The winners of the Tipperary Championship qualify to represent their county in the Munster Club Championship and in turn, go on to the All-Ireland Senior Club Hurling Championship. The Tipperary County Champions in 2006 are Toomevara who became champions with a win over Nenagh Éire Óg. The Tipperary senior hurling championship is probably the most complicated system in Ireland as it strives to accommodate 25 teams. A knockout divisional system and group backdoor system has been introduced to accommodate these teams. Before the new system, the county championship was run on a divisional basis with the teams in the divisional finals going into the county quarter-finals and proceeding from there. It may not be long before this system is re-introduced because of the complexity of the current championship.

2006 Divisional Championship

North Tipperary

The North Tipperary Championship is contested by nine teams: Borris-Ileigh, Burgess, Kildangan, Kilruane McDonaghs, Moneygall, Nenagh Éire Óg, Portroe, Roscrea, Toomevara.The championship is a knockout competition with the losers apart from the semi final runner-up entering the County Championship. The winners of the North Championship advance to the quarter final of the County Championship.

South Tipperary

The South Tipperary Championship is contested by four teams: Ballingarry, Carrick Swans, Killenaule and Mullinahone.The championship is a 'knockout' competition. However, the three semi-finalists losers going into the County Championship. The winners of the South Championship advance directly to the quarter final of the County championship, while the other three divisional semi-finalists also play in the first phase of the County Championship (group stage).

Group 2


The bottom teams in the groups fight out relgation playoffs with the loser going to intermediate status next year. The four teams are Portroe, Galtee Rovers, Carrick Swans and Cashel King Cormacs.

Quarter Finals

In this round the four divisional winners namely Toomevara, Drom-Inch, Mullinahone and Knockavilla-Donaskeigh Kickhams meet the winners of round 3.

External links

* [http://www.hoganstand.com/Tipperary Tipperary on Hoganstand]
* [http://www.clubgaa.ie/tipperary/index.htm Tipperary Club GAA]
* [http://www.premierview.ie Premierview]

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