Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce would like to sincerely thank all the businesses that contributed towards the cost of the bunting, flags and banners that were used to decorate the town ahead of the All-Ireland final.
Pictured at the “Decorate Roscrea For Tipp 2010 Campaign” were members of the organising committee, Jo Jo Cunningham, Terrance Loughnane and Brian King, hurling legends, Francis Loughnane, Donie Moloney and Joe Tynan, current Tipp U21 All-Ireland finalist, Darren O’Connor, Secretary of Roscrea Hurling Club Proinsias Loughnane and lots of helpers and supporters who have helped ensure that Roscrea is the best decorated town in the county ahead of the big game this weekend.
Congratulations to Carol Wall (Image Hairdresser) winner of the Chamber Of Commerce All-Ireland Shop Window Display competition. Carol is pictured here with staff, well wishers, Tipp supporters and Jo Jo Cunningham (All-Ireland Organising Committee) accepting her prize from Chamber President, John Guilfoyle. Also pictured is Ryan Whelan with Brian King (Chamber Secretary) holding up a “replica McCarthy Cup!” in a premonition of what was to unfold on Sunday afternoon last.
Students from the Sacred Heart Primary School took great pleasure in bringing their Kilkenny Teachers to their knees on Friday last.
Gary Shiels, Klavdia Szonda, Ms Claire Phelan, Ms Breda Doyle, Claire Carey and Sarah Dynan.
Last year, Roscrea received widespread acclaim for the way the town was presented in the build up to the final. When Tipperary beat Waterford in the semi final a few weeks ago, last year’s committee of Jo Jo Cunningham, Terrance Loughnane and Brian King quickly got together to formulate plans for decorating the town once again this year. The goal was to make the appearance of the town look even more spectacular than what was achieved last year. The committee can be quiet satisfied that this goal was achieved and in doing so they have laid down the gauntlet to other towns and villages in the county to get out and fly their colours in advance of the Croke Park showdown.
The committee would like to thank numerous people that have helped make the 2010 All-Ireland such a colourful and special occasion in Roscrea. The Loughnane family in general were very prominent in the preparations which is no surprise considering the tremendous legacy that Francis Loughnane himself has given to Tipperary Hurling. Aidan Larkin Of Central Tool Hire is especially thanked this year for once again giving the committee a loan of his heist for three days. The heist was provided free of charge and without this generosity it would have been impossible for the committee to implement their ambitious plans. In addition, the committee also received tremendous help and support from Barney Loughnane, Stacy Loughnane, Emmet Keeshan, Chris Neville, Barry O’Donnell, Goz Aitken, and Ducky Loughnane.
Pictured at the “Decorate Roscrea For Tipp 2010 Campaign” were Jo Jo Cunningham and Gracie the dog, Abby Loughnane, Aaron Loughnane, Joshua Neville, Harry Loughnane, Ciara Whelan, Shauna Clifford, Paige Loughnane, Joshua Loughnane, Jade Loughnane and Ali Clifford.
Students from Junior Infants at the Sacred Heart Primary School
In addition to the bunting and flags to help show our support for the Tipp team and create a great atmosphere in the build up to the game, Roscrea Chamber Of Commerce is encouraging all businesses to participate in a “Shop Window Display Competition”. A number of generous prizes will be on offer and the Chamber will endeavour to make sure the overall winner gets as much publicity as possible.
The shop window should be themed around Tipperary and the All Ireland Hurling Final in general. Even if your window is not suited to “displays” we would encourage you to fly flags, balloons, use bunting etc to help create as big a buzz as possible in the lead up the final. Numerous businesses have already got involved and the Chamber are absolutely thrilled with the response. The judging will take place this weekend.
An appearance in an All-Ireland final is a tremendous opportunity for all towns from the counties involved to showcase themselves. We would sincerely hope that the businesses around the town will do whatever possible to help ensure that Roscrea comes alive with pre match atmosphere this week, as Tipp set about breaking the Kilkenny stranglehold on the Liam McCarthy cup and prevent the historic five in a row. Best wishes to Liam Sheedy and all the panel ahead of the big game and a big thank you once again to all those who took time out to help with our “Decorate Roscrea For Tipp 2010 Campaign”.