2008 Festival

2008 Tipperary Drama Festival


1st – Muintir na Tire Cup: “Love in the Title”, Holycross Droichead Nua
2nd : “Sharon’s Grave”, Conna Dramatic Society
3rd : “The Factory Girls”, Schull Drama Group
BEST ACTOR : Brendan Hurley as Dinzie Conlee in “Sharon’s Grave
BEST ACTRESS :Tricia Lowry as Cat in “Love in the Title”
BEST SUPP. ACTOR :Liam Hannigan as Neelus Conlee in “Sharon’s Grave”
BEST SUPP. ACTRESS :Geraldine Henchion as Triona in “Love in the Title”
BEST PRODUCER : Marty O’Neill, Holycxross Ballycahill Drama Group


1st – TIPP FM Trophy:“Tom, Dick and Harry”, Nenagh Drama Group
2nd : “Extremities”, Bradan Players, Leixlip
3rd : “Ghosts”, Thurles Drama Group
BEST ACTOR : (Mathew Bourke Trophy) Kevin Walshe as Tom in “Tom, Dick and Harry”
BEST ACTRESS :Jenny Ni Luas as Noyea in “Extremities”
BEST SUPP. ACTOR : Pat Halligan as S B O’Donnell in “Philidelphia Here i Come”
BEST SUPP. ACTRESS : Gillian Purcell as Jenny in “Extremities”
BEST PRODUCER :Nenagh Drama Group

HANNIFIN CUP : Nenagh Drama Group, “Tom, Dick and Harry”
GALLAGHER AWARD : for most promising actor/actress – Emer Martin as Trassie Conee in “Sharon’s Grave”
SCHOLARSHIP (IFrank Gleeson Trophy): Assumpta Mangan, Conna Drama Group
Dr. MORRIS MEMORIAL CUP : [Tipperary Group] Nenagh Drama Group
BEST SET OVERALL : [Josie Slattery Perpetual Trophy] . Thurles Drama Group, “Ghosts”
1st ADJUDICATOR AWARD : Eoghan Geary for his sound cues in “Caught in the Net”
2nd ADJUDICATOR AWARD : Maire McCarthy for her live music in “Sharon’s Grave”
“Coman” performed by Ursuline Convent, Thurles
Creative Producer Award : Aidan O’Donavan, St. Joseph’s College, Doon. “Bog Oak”


Friday March 7th 2008 Confined

Love in the Title by Hugh Leonard Holycross Drama Group

Sponsored by OMC Engineering Ltd, Cabra Thurles


Saturday March 8th 2008 Confined

The Factory Girls by Frank McGuinness Schull Drama Group

Sponsored by Stakelums Fashions, Thurles


Sunday March 9th 2008 Open

Caught In The Net by Ray Cooney Ballyduff Drama Group

Sponsored by Horse & Jockey Leisure Centre and Spa


Monday March 10th 2008 Open

Philadelphia Here I Come by Brian Friel Silken Thomas Players

Sponsored by Thurles and Nenagh Photo Station


Tuesday March 11th 2008 Schools Drama


Wednesday March 12th 2008 Confined

A Little Like Paradise by Niall Williams  Kilkee Players

Sponsored by Thurles & Nenagh Community Noticeboards


Thursday March 13th 2008 Open

Ghosts by Henric Isben Thurles Drama Group

Sponsored by Jim Ryan, Thurles


Friday March 14th 2008 Open

Extremities by William Mastrosimone Leixlip Players

Sponsored by The Tipperary Star


Saturday March 15th 2008 Confined

Sharon’s Grave by J B Keane  Conna Drama Group

Sponsored by Shannon Development


Sunday March 16th 2008 Open

Tom, Dick and Harry by Ray & Ml Cooney  Nenagh Players

Sponsored by Micheal Lowry T.D.

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