The Tipperary County Board of the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA) (Irish: Cumann Lúthchleas Gael Coiste Chontae Thiobraid 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.
County Tipperary holds an honoured place in the history of the GAA as the organisation was founded in Hayes' Hotel, Thurles, on 1 November 1884.
Tipperary's team colours are royal blue and gold. Tipperary wear blue jerseys with a horizontal gold bar across the centre along with white shorts and blue socks.
The Tipperary team crest features the Rock of Cashel prominently with two crossed Hurleys and a Gaelic football below. In the year '1884' when Tipperary GAA was founded is in the centre of the crest.
The teams of the Tipperary County Board, together with Kilkenny GAA and Cork GAA lead the roll of honour in the All-Ireland Senior Hurling Championship. The Board's teams have won 27 All-Ireland titles as of 2016 - the third most successful of all county boards.
The Horse and Jockey Senior Hurling team, representing County Tipperary, won the 1899 All-Ireland championship at Jones's Road (now Croke Park) in Dublin, beating the team from Blackwater which represented County Wexford.
Among followers of Gaelic Games, Semple Stadium is their mecca. Situated as it is in the heart of Tipperary, the founding place of the G.A.A. and surrounded by such hurling strongholds of Kilkenny, Limerick, Cork, Waterford & Clare, this is the venue for the games greatest contests. Lar na Pairce, in Thurles is an exciting visitor centre designed and equipped to tell the story of the GAA since it’s establishment in Thurles in 1884. Open: Monday-Saturday. All Year Round.
We have some of the most famous race horses in the world born in Tipperary and Race Meetings take place around the county all year round.
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Ireland is the foremost greyhound breeding country in the world. Enjoy an exciting night ‘at the dogs’ at one of two excellent greyhound stadiums in the area. Thurles greyhound stadium hosts weekly meeting on Friday & Saturday night commencing at 8pm. Clonmel greyhound stadium hosts weekly meetings on Thursday & Sunday evening.