Meanwhile, a fixture clash means Fethard’s county championship winning teams of 1988 and 1991 won’t be honoured ahead of the final at Leahy Park in Cashel.However, the players from those sides will be fêted at a banquet in Clonmel on Sunday evening.The South Tipp club will face Kenmare of Kerry in the Munster Intermediate Football Championship quarter-finals at 2 o’clock that afternoon.County Board delegate John Costigan says it didn’t prove possible to rejig the schedule in such a way as to allow the heroes of the past to be at both venues.Tipp FM will have uninterrupted second-half commentary on the Tipperary Water Senior Football Championship Final from around 3.10pm on Sunday. Our coverage will be brought to you with thanks to O’Connell’s Centra, Templemore.We’ll also have live coverage of the AIB Munster Senior Club Hurling Championship Quarter-Final between Thurles Sarsfields and Ballygunner of Waterford on Sunday afternoon. Our build-up gets underway at 1.50pm. Coverage of this match will be in association with Vale Oil, Thurles, Clonmel and Waterford. Declan Laffan’s side face Moyle Rovers in the competition decider.The Mid Tipp champions got the better of Clonmel Commercials to get a step closer to adding to their 13 previous county titles.The boss knows they need to improve on one particular aspect of their semi-final display.
The inaugural graduation of the Georgetown American University was held on Saturday, introducing seven new doctors into the medical field.Founded five years ago and located on Croal Street, Georgetown, students from countries such as Nigeria, the United Kingdom, Canada and Russia completed the programme and were awarded at the Marriott Hotel. Members of the graduating class were Bruke Abenet, Ihiyemi Aderayo, Hayaat Amara, Amanda Amsterdam, Alicia Jaikaran, Lyndon Tuffulo and Isioma Oside.Isioma Oside was Valedictorian and highlighted the challenges she would have faced to finally graduate after waiting for three years.“Graduating isn’t the end but the beginning of the journey ahead. We have bought the land, set the foundation and now, it is time to build and building is the tough part. One thing we shouldn’t forget is how we started and what we have been called to do in this field,” Oside said to her fellow graduates and the extended gathering.Her advice for the future is to be inquisitive in this field and develop relations with persons who share encouragement.Public Health Minister Volda Lawrence also expressed that the graduates must be committed to leadership, in healing those who are suffering from diseases and other health factors.“The most significant words are leadership, alleviating human suffering, research [and] healthcare delivery; all of which are intrinsically linked to the global health mandate under the theme: ‘Universal Health, Everyone, Everywhere.”To the first graduating class, she said, “You are the first batch and the ambassadors of this prestigious institution. The expectations for you are therefore high. You will be the trailblazers and torch bearers, striving in your respective milieus to uphold the name of the institution.”President of the institution, Dr Melissa Varswyk sighted that the use of technology to develop a modern curriculum has always been on the agenda and they are hoping to expand the number of courses being offered.The Academic Honour Award was presented to Amanda Amsterdam, while Alicia Jaikaran was named the President Honour Awardee.