Sporting Events Munster

Football Sporting Events Munster - Corderry Farm holiday cottage Glen of Aherlow county Tipperary
Rugby Sporting Events Munster - Corderry Farm holiday cottage Glen of Aherlow county Tipperary
Hurling Sporting Events Munster - Corderry Farm holiday cottage Glen of Aherlow county Tipperary

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Sports are a big part of everyday life here in Tipperary and it is where on November 1st, 1884 that the GAA (Gaelic Athletic Association) was founded. Why not take in a Hurling / Camogie or Gaelic football match while you’re staying at Corderry Farm. Alternatively visit Thomand Park and cheer on your rugby favourites, or indulge in some Golf or Horseracing meets. Lots to experience with sporting events munster!



Hurling is the fastest game on grass, the most skilful game in the world. … It is over 3,000 years old, first literary reference dating back to 1272 BC. and is said to be the world’s fastest field game. It combining skills from lacrosse, field hockey, and baseball in a hard-hitting, highly paced game.


Gaelic Football

Gaelic Football is the most popular of the Gaelic games and is played on a rectangular grass pitch with H-shaped goals at each end. Our game is high octane, full of speed, precision, accuracy and intensity.

It is played with a round ball and both hands and feet are used to control and pass the ball. There are 15 players on each team, with only 1 referee.
The primary objective is to score driving the ball through or over the goals. If the ball is sent over the bar of the goals, this equates to One Point. If it goes under bar, into the goalmouth, this equates to Three Points. The team with the highest score at the end of the match wins.

The female version of the game is known as Ladies’ Gaelic football and is very similar to the men’s game, with just a few minor rule changes. The Ladies Gaelic Football Association was founded in 1974. Since then, Ladies Gaelic Football claims to be the fastest growing team sport in Europe.


Semple Stadium – Only 50 minutes from Corderry Farm

Located in Thurles, Co. Tipperary and is the home of hurling and Gaelic football for Tipperary and the larger Munster area. It has, what is considered, the finest playing surface in the country with a capacity of 45,690. Games can be seen from February until the end of August.


Páirc Uí Chaoimh, Cork City – Only 50 minutes from Corderry Farm

The newly renovated home of Cork GAA, Páirc Uí Chaoimh is a state-of-the-art facility with a capacity of 45,000 people. This modern stadium hosts top level GAA match.


TUS Gaelic Grounds, Limerick city – Only 45 minutes from Corderry Farm

The TUS Gaelic Grounds or Páirc na nGael is the principal GAA stadium in Limerick, home to both the Limerick hurling and football teams. The current capacity of the TUS Gaelic Grounds is 49,866.




Thomond Park Stadium – Only 45 minutes from Corderry Farm

Thomond Park is the home ground of Munster Rugby, one of the most successful and best supported rugby clubs in the world. The famous venue, renowned internationally for its unique history and atmosphere, has been redeveloped and now boasts an increased capacity of 25,600.


Munster Experience Museum

• Follow in the footsteps of your Munster heroes by taking a look behind the scenes at the historic Thomond Park Stadium.
• The stadium tour takes you to places usually only accessible to players and officials.
• From a seat in the home dressing room to a walk down the tunnel, the tour gives you a unique opportunity to experience how the Munster players feel on big match days.
• The Full Stadium Tour consists of a museum visit, entry to the home and away dressing rooms, plus visits to pitch-side, the Munster dugout.


International Rugby Experience

A fully-immersive, hands on, multi-sensory experience designed to engage and inspire. Split into six zones, each completely different from the next, it will take you on a journey from the grass roots of rugby right up to legendary status – with each stage rooted in World Rugby’s values of Passion, Discipline, Integrity, Solidarity and Respect. Whether a family seeking a fun day out, or an ardent rugby fan looking to deep dive into the detail, this is a Must See in Ireland’s rugby heartland!



Horse racing

Tipperary Racecourse – Only 20 minutes from Corderry Farm

If an exciting days horse racing is your thing and day at the races is on the cards, then Tipperary Racecourse is the place for you! Super Sundays throughout the winter and Super Thursday in summer, are exciting family day out with family entertainment, live music and kids petting area and of course the races themselves.



Clonmel Racecourse – Only 45 minutes from Corderry Farm

Clonmel Racecourse is a horse racing venue in the town of Clonmel, County Tipperary, Ireland which stages both National Hunt and Flat racing. The course is located in the Powerstown area of the town 2 km from the town centre. It is a right-handed track of one and a quarter mile with a stiff uphill finish.


Thurles Racecourse – Only 50 minutes from Corderry Farm

Thurles Racecourse is a horse racing venue in the town of Thurles, County Tipperary, Ireland which stages National Hunt racing. Racing has taken place at Thurles since 1732 when a three-day festival took place at the venue. The course is located 1.5 km west of the town centre.


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