A Foray in the Tipperary County League

1983/1984 saw Rearcross FC complete our maiden voyage in the North Tipperary & District League, however the Club had affiliated to the Tipperary League in 1974 when there was one League covering all of the County. The opening game was played away to Nenagh in Islandbawn where the Slieve Felim side sustained a heavy defeat.

Our second game was away to Thurles which was played at the Railway Pitch venue, Rearcross put up a fine show before losing out on a 5-3 scoreline with Ned Gleeson between the posts on that occasion.

The next planned outing was an away game to Rathcabbin which proved to the final fixture. The players had gathered in Rea for departure but were unable to travel due to lack of transport, which unfortunately brought an end to that campaign.

Extract from the Nenagh Guardian dated 20th July 1974
More Soccer Refs Required – and fees are being increased
A lack of referees throughout the county was noted at the annual general meeting of the Tipperary Co. Soccer Board held at the weekend, and clubs throughout the county were urged to provide more whistle men for the various games and competitions to be run throughout the next season.

The meeting also decided that the allowance to referees should be increased with a pro rata increase to be made for travelling etc.

Four new clubs have affiliated, Rearcross, Newport, Old Bridge and Golden, and an extraordinary general meeting is being held on Monday, 29th inst, to go into rules.

Outgoing officers were unanimously re-elected as follows: Chairman, Des O’Sullivan, Thurles; Vice-Chairman, James O’Gorman Nenagh; Secretary, Tim Cussen, St Michael’s, Tipperary; Treasurer, Peter Reilly, do. Committee: Noel Monteith, Rathcabbin. Ted Scanlon, Thurles, John Martin, St. Michaels, Ml. Crannlch, Honor Harps, John Walsh, Peake Villa.

The final of the Munster Youths championship between Peake Villa and Wembley (Cork) takes place at the Greyhound Stadium, Thurles this weekend.