O’ Brien the Premier Heroine as The Seniors Advance to the County League Final While Details of the Summer Camp are Revealed as Once Again This Week’s Club Notes are Jam-Packed with News on the Blues
We have all dreamt about it. We have all enacted it countless times in our back gardens, on the playing pitches in MacDonagh Park and elsewhere. Playing in the blue and gold jersey, deep in stoppage time and our side trailing by two points. And when the courage was needed most, we summonsed it to blast home a spectacular winning goal and spark wild scenes of celebrations. However, very few get to live the dream.
This weekend Grace O’ Brien joined a small, elite group of those who have done just that. In the fifth minute of stoppage time Tipperary trailed Offaly by two points in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland championship and Cáit Devane drilled a rasping 30 yard free which was expertly saved but the rebound fell to Grace and, as she fell to her knees, she managed to return the ball, crashing it to the back of the net to break Offaly hearts and send the Premier into delirium. The goal has sent Tipperary into pole position to make it to the knockout stages of the championship. Grace also managed two points earlier in the game before scoring her first ever championship goal for Tipperary, a goal that she will never forget.
Top class display of heart and bravery by @camogietipp v Offaly this evening in The Ragg, got an injury time goal by Grace O Brien as they kept going til the end to win 1-14 to 2-10. Super stuff by Orla O Dwyer who gave her all today for @TippLadiesFB and Camogie #GAA #Camogie
— Stephen Gleeson (@StephenGtippfm) July 14, 2018
Adult Club News
Our senior hurlers have advanced to the county league final where they will play Borris-Ileigh after beating Toomevara 3-17 to 3-8 in St. Michael’s Park on Tuesday evening last. Toomevara started brightly but following a fortuitous Michael Heffernan goal, the Blues’ took control to secure the win. The performance was made all the more impressive when you take into account that energy sapping weekend they had in Down a few days pervious where they won the local tournament. Well done to all the management and players on the win.
All of us in the club wish for a speedy recovery to Pearse Morris who broke an arm following a challenge in the county senior league semi-final against Toomevara. Never one to look on the dark side of life Pearse was back in MacDonagh Park soon after surgery vowing to return better than ever.
Our junior-A side played Toomevara on Sunday evening and were unfortunately on the wrong side of a 1-21 to 0-11 scoreline. The lads must refocus for their next game which takes place this Friday against Burgess.
Our junior-B side will complete their season on Friday evening when they travel to Newport to take on the locals in the final game of the round robin stage of the championship. Unfortunately, having lost their previous three games qualification for the knock-out stages is beyond the team but they will be hoping to finish the competition on a positive note.
Our minor hurlers played Lorrha Rovers Gaels in Puckane on Wednesday evening and suffered a 1-21 to 1-17 defeat. They face Borris-Ileigh this Wednesday at 7pm in Templederry.
Our under-8 camogie team partook in a county blitz on Saturday hosted by Burgess Duharra Camogie Club in Kilcolman. We fielded two teams with each team playing three games. Twenty girls represented the club on this lovely Saturday morning and we played teams from Toomevara, Burgess Duharra, Kiladangan, Drom & Inch and Ballina. Training for this team, along with the under-6 panel, takes place at the usual times this week.
The under-12 side travelled to Mick Neville Park, Rathkeale in Limerick to participate in the Camán to Munster where they played Bandon, Patrickswell and Kiladangan. A great day was had by all.
Our annual raceday will take place on August 10th in Limerick Junction with music from the amazing Little Green Cars. Last year’s event was a fantastic night and this year promises to be even better. Tickets, which will sell very fast, are available from any committee member.
There’s going to be a lot of disappointed men in Nenagh and beyond with the news that Louise Hickey is tying the knot this weekend as she marries her sweetheart David “Rock” Gleeson. Louise is a stalwart of the club having won league and championship medals at junior-B, junior-A and an intermediate championship medal. Louise has also mentored underage teams in hurling, Gaelic football and camogie. Everyone at the club wishes Louise and David many years of happiness together.
You can see Louise in her finest moment for Nenagh at 3.30 minutes in the YouTube video above. You can also see her goal in that county final at 1.10 minutes in the same video.
Under-14 A Hurling
Nenagh Éire Óg V Ballinahinch/Templederry Kenyons
Wednesday, July 18th @ 6.30pm
Groups A & D Quarter-Final details will be available on Tuesday 17th.
Under-16 A have a bye this week.
Nenagh Éire Óg V Borris-Ileigh
Nenagh Éire Óg V Burgess
Friday 20 July 19:30
Venue: Borrisokane Please note the change of venue
Newport V Nenagh Éire Óg
Friday 20 July 19:00 Please note the change of time
Under-12 D Hurling Quarter-Final
Nenagh Éire Óg V Burgess
Friday, July, 20th @ 6pm
Under-12 A Hurling Quarter-Final
Ballina V Nenagh Éire Óg
Friday, July, 20th @ 8.15pm
Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Semi-Final
Nenagh Éire Óg V Kiladangan
Friday, July 27th, 7:15pm
Our thanks go to all our volunteers who helped out as we hosted the Lidl LGFA matches on Saturday last. Unfortunately Tipperary, despite putting up a brave effort, were defeated by The Kingdom.
— Jerome Quinn (@JeromeQuinn) July 14, 2018
A Munster final won, the seniors win in Down and all the weekly fixtures, once again this week’s notes are packed with news on the Blues
It was not a great week on the inter-county front with both the Tipperary senior camogie team and the under-21 hurling side coming unstuck against Cork.
Grace O’ Brien and Sarah Quigley were part of the Tipperary senior camogie panel that were beaten by Cork on Saturday evening in The Camogie Grounds, The Ragg, 1-27 to 1-12.
On Wednesday evening the county under-21 hurling side were comprehensively beaten by Cork in the Munster final, 2-23 to 1-13. Jake Morris scored a fine second-half point but it wasn’t enough to tame an impressive Rebel side. Tipperary now face Tony Ward’s Galway who scored a dramatic goal in injury time at the end of extra time to overcome the challenge poised by Wexford.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) July 4, 2018
Adult Club News
Our senior hurlers travelled to Portaferry, Co. Down over the weekend to take part in a local tournament and came away winners having defeated Portaferry 3-27 to 0-12 and Ballygalget 1-23 to 3-15. The players were blown away by the warm welcome from the locals and many new friendships were made. We were also delighted to be able to stop off in our club sponsor’s premises, Rody Bolands in Rathmines on the way up.
The lads are straight back to serious work as they face Toomevara in St. Michael’s Park, Toomevara this Tuesday evening, July 10th at 8pm. Your support would be appreciated by all the players.
Tournament week came to a close after an entertaining encounter between hosts and @nenagheireog with the visitors running out eventual winners. Huge thanks to everyone who helped in any way-there are too many to mention! CONGRATS to @nenagheireog and thanks for making the trip! pic.twitter.com/aMqVloxwh6
— Ballygalget GAC (@BallygalgetGAC) July 8, 2018
The details of the semi-finals of the Hibernian Inn North Tipperary senior hurling semi-finals have been finalised and Nenagh Éire Óg face Kiladangan on Friday 27th July at 19:15 in Templederry. At the same time Toomevara will play Kilruane MacDonaghs in Dolla in the other semi-final.
The junior-A side return to action on Sunday evening when they take on Toomevara in Cloughjordan in the next round of the championship. Best of luck to all involved.
Our junior-B side were unfortunately beaten by Templederry in the championship on Saturday evening in MacDonagh Park, 3-15 to 1-9. If ever a result did not reflect the true nature of the game this was it as the Nenagh team put up a tremendous battle in the searing heat with only fifteen players. A number missed scoring opportunities, including some great saves by the Templederry goalkeeper, meant that we lost out but all players should be acknowledged for the effort they put in right up to the full-time whistle. We now face Newport in our final game in two week’s time.
Team: John O’ Donoghue, John O’ Brien, Leonard Ryan, Jack Sheedy, Dan Molamphy, Kieran Duffy, Gavin O’ Connor, Jamie Gallagher, Thomas O’ Brien, Aidan Healy, Niall Cahill, Brian Carr, Seán McTiernan, Eamon Darcy, Stevie Hallinan.
Juvenile Club News
Under-6 and under-8
Training for these teams continues at the usual times this week with an under-8 blitz this Saturday in Kilcoleman. Mentors will be in touch with the details.
Training continues as usual for all our other teams and management will confirm the exact dates and times.
Under-12 D Hurling
Kilruane V Nenagh Éire Óg
Monday, July 9th @ 6.15 pm
Under-12 A Hurling
Kilruane V Nenagh Éire Óg
Monday, July 9th @ 7pm
Under-16 A Hurling
Nenagh Éire Óg V Lorrha Rovers
Monday, July 9th @ 7.30pm
County senior league semi-final
Toomevara V Nenagh Éire Óg
Tuesday 10th July
St Michael’s Park, Toomevara
Minor A Hurling
Nenagh Éire Óg V Lorrha Rovers Gaels
Wednesday, July 11th, 8pm
Under-14 A Hurling
Moneygall/Clonakenny V Nenagh Éire Óg
Wednesday, July 11th @ 7pm
Friday, July 13th @ 6.45pm
Nenagh Éire Óg V Ballina
Friday, July 13th @ 7.30pm
Nenagh Éire Óg V Ballina
A Munster final won and another to look forward to, the senior camogie team make history while some very interested spectators showed up in MacDonagh Park. This week’s notes are once again packed with news on the Blues.
We had a fantastic weekend on the inter-county front with some of our players excelling. It started on Saturday with the Tipperary intermediate side coming from seven points down to beat Westmeath in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland championship, 3-13 to 4-8. Ruth Hassett, Hazel McAuliffe, Caroline Browne and Sarah Quigley were all involved.
Today, Rory O’ Donovan, Seán Phelan and Cian O’ Farrell were part of the Tipperary minor side which defeated Limerick in the Munster final today in Semple Stadium. Indeed, both Seán and Cian excelled scoring two points each in Tipperary’s 1-20 to 1-12 win. Commiserations to our strength and conditioning coach Darragh Droog who is part of the Limerick backroom team.
We extend our best wishes to Jake Morris and the Tipperary under-21 side who travel to Páirc Uí Chaoimh to face Cork in the Munster final on Wednesday evening. Jake has been in fine form this year and we hope a huge crowd from the club travel to support him and the team.
Our senior camogie team created a little piece of history during the week when they qualified for the club’s first ever senior final after defeating Éire Óg Annacarty in the semi-final in The Camogie Grounds. This team are developing nicely under the watchful eyes of Conor Ryan and Daryl Tucker and a late Maeve Coffee goal secured the win after a workmanlike display in the searing heat. We now face Drom & Inch in the final and while the game was supposed to take place on Monday, July 2nd, it has been postponed until a later date.
Our under-10 camogie team travelled to Kilcoleman on Saturday morning as Burgess hosted a fantastic blitz. There’s no doubt that while they had a fantastic time playing camogie, the highlight of the morning were the delicious ice-pops which the girls throughly enjoyed. Our thanks go to Burgess who were exceptional hosts.
Our junior-A side recorded a fantastic 1-22 to 0-10 win over Borris-Ileigh in the championship on Friday evening in Templederry. Well done to all involved.
Our junior-B hurlers travelled to St. Ruadhan’s Park to play Lorrha & Dorrha on Sunday evening in the second round of the championship and were very unfortunate to be on the wrong side of a 1-21 to 2-15 scoreline. The lads ran themselves into the ground and were out on their feet at the full-time whistle. A special mention must go to Niall Cahill who rolled back the years to score two fine goals. We are due to play Templederry this weekend and details of this fixture will be confirmed during the week.
On Saturday afternoon MacDonagh Park hosted the All-Ireland LGFA minor A and B semi-finals with Kildare overcoming the challenge of Waterford 0-18 to 2-11 while Cork defeated Dublin 5-15 to 2-11. On hand were Michael ‘Babs” Keating and jockey Johnny Murtagh. Johnny was there to support his daughter Lauren who starred at centre back for the Lillywhites.
Our thanks go to all our volunteers who made the day a massive success.
— Ladies Football (@LadiesFootball) June 30, 2018