The senior camogs exit the championship, we have another All-Ireland winner while a club stalwart breaks numerous ladies’ hearts by tying the knot and much much more. Once again this week’s notes are teeming with news on the Blues
Our senior camogie team’s interest in this year’s championship ended in MacDonagh Park on Saturday evening following a 1-11 to 5-16 loss to Clonoulty Rossmore. This year has seen the panel build on the great work of 2017 and beating Borris-Ileigh before losing to Éire Óg Annacarthy and Clonoulty Rossmore in the championship following determined efforts by all the team. The side also reached the league final against Drom & Inch but unfortunately the game was never played. The club wish to thank the entire panel and their management team for all their hard work and we are already looking forward to next year’s competitions.
The under-14 side travelled to Fethard on Sunday evening and recorded a great win. Well done ladies. This was the first time we had a full panel all year and the great work is really paying off.
Our under-8s played a County Camogie Blitz in Doctor Morris Park in Thurles on Sunday morning. Nenagh Éire Óg had two teams playing Fethard, Thurles, Borris-Ileigh, Cahir and Slieve Feilim. When all games were complete the girls had an opportunity to meet with Tipperary dual star Orla O’Dwyer. Earlier this summer Orla played two inter-county matches in the one day. The Camogie captain played in a football championship match against Kerry in MacDonagh Park, watched by a number of our young girls and just four hours later played a Camogie championship match in The Ragg against Offaly. She set up our own Grace O’Brien for the winning goal late on in the game. Someone for our girls to aspire to! The morning was rounded off with a presentation of certificates by the county board. Well done to all involved and a very special thank you to Orla for taking the time to meet with all our young players.
All-Ireland Inter-Provincial Champion
Congratulations to Megan Grace who played for the Munster under-17 Camogie side in the inter-provincials in DCU recently, winning an All-Ireland medal. Well done Megan and keep up the great work.
Working at the car wash (oh oh, yeah yeah)
At the car wash, yeah (ooh, yeah yeah)
The Camogie club will be hosting a car wash fundraiser at Keith Deane’s Car Wash on the Limerick Road on September 30th and the club are looking for the club’s dirtiest cars to get a well deserved and long overdue clean. The wash will cost a very reasonable €10 or €15 for two cars.
Upcoming Club Fixtures
The Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Final
We wish to thank all our volunteers who helped make the staging of this year’s North Tipperary senior hurling final in MacDonagh Park such a huge success. Without their selfless work ethic, these major games could not take place in Nenagh. One particular man went above and beyond the call of duty today and that was Noel Coonan who took care of the dressing rooms, fed the Tulla Pipe Band during the first-half, the VIPs, the referee and his match officials at half-time and cleaned up afterwards. Who says men can’t multitask? Congratulations go to Kilruane MacDonaghs who, for the first time since 1990, claimed their 19th Frank McGrath Cup following a 0-19 to 0-12 win over Kiladangan. Best of luck to both sides in the upcoming county championship.
Fantastic stuff from @MacDonaghsGAA to bridge a gap between north titles stretching back to 1990!! Massive win for the club. A place for new heroes will have to be found on the decorated and class clubhouse walls!! Congrats to all involved on a great victory!! #GAA #Hurling
— Stephen Gleeson (@StephenGtippfm) September 16, 2018
Congratulations to Derek Lillis and Auven Melia who tied the knot over the weekend in a beautiful ceremony. As news of the wedding spread reports of devastated young ladies from around Nenagh and beyond were pouring in but Auven was the lucky girl who ended up capturing this strapping young heartbreaker. The Lillis family regularly put their shoulder to the wheel when there’s work to be done in the club and today was no different with Matt acting as a steward at the North Final. Derek himself arrived to help out while his new bride leapt from the car before it had stopped moving to go and watch her beloved Kilruane MacDonaghs win the title for the first time since 1990. There are many people wondering if her wedding yesterday or Kilruane’s victory today was the highlight of her weekend! Everyone in the club wishes Auven and Derek many years of happiness together.
Club Flag Day
The club held its annual flag day on Saturday with volunteers kindly giving up their free time to collect vital funds. The club wishes to thank all who helped out on the day, the understanding business owners and all the generous people who kindly donated. Without your help the club would not be in the position it is today.
Disappointment as three teams exit the North championship, a nominee for the Bord Gáis Energy under-21 hurling team of the year and the senior camogs gear up for a crucial championship game. Once again this week’s notes are at breaking point, with news on the Blues
Our senior hurlers’ interest in this year’s Hibernian Inn North Tipperary senior hurling championship ended at the semi-final stage in Templederry on Saturday last following a disappointing 3-18 to 4-10 defeat to neighbours Kiladangan. In truth, the scoreline flattered Éire Óg however all is not lost as we now have a county championship quarter-final to look forward to which will give John Fitzgerald’s men a chance to banish the memory of this game.
For a report on this game by Brian McDonnell in the Tipperary Star please click here.
Our junior-A footballers were beaten by Inane Rovers 2-7 to 0-7 on Friday evening Puckane under lights in the quarter-final of the North Tipperary championship. The Blues’ had prepared diligently for this clash including playing Clerihan in a challenge game however the men from Roscrea proved too strong on this occasion.
Massive thank you to @nenagheireog for travelling down to play us in a football challenge last night, best of luck in your season from all at Clerihan GAA
— Clerihan GAA Club (@clerihangaa) August 10, 2018
The team were managed by Niall Cahill, Enda O’ Sullivan, Joe Hanrahan, Eamonn Spillane and Paudie O’ Leary.
The full panel was Paul O’ Leary, Kieran O’ Donoghue, Brian Maxwell, Alex Jones, Danny Ryan, Andy O’ Loughlin, Dan O’ Donovan, Jimmy Hynes (captain), Thomas O’ Brien, Brian Carr, Michael Walsh, Aidan Healy, Scott O’ Brien, Kieran Mullarkey, Lenny Ryan, Peter Egan, David Cleary, Dane Ryan, Seán Healy, Gavin O’ Connor, Niall McKeogh, Peter Hynes, Conor Sullivan, Darragh Quinn, Seán McTiernan, Rory O’ Farrell, Niall Cahill, Dean Ray, Jack Sheedy, Jamie Gallagher, Stephen Ryan, James Morris, Niall Madden, Craig Hilmi.
Bord Gáis Energy under-21 hurling team of the year
Congratulations to Jake Morris who was nominated this week for a place at right corner forward on the Bord Gáis Energy under-21 hurling team of the year. Jake is up against Kevin Cooney (Galway) and Colin Currie (Dublin) for the award which will be announced on Wednesday, October 17th. In total nine Tipperary players were nominated along with Jake: Barry Hogan (Kiladangan), Brian McGrath (Loughmore Castleiney), Killian O’Dwyer (Killenaule), Robert Byrne (Portroe), Dillon Quirke (Clonoulty Rossmore), Ger Browne (Knockavilla Kickhams)Jerome Cahill (Kilruane MacDonaghs) and Mark Kehoe (Kilsheelan Kilcash). Best of luck to all involved.
Our senior camogie side face Clonoulty Rossmore in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh this Saturday in their final match of the round robin stage of the county championship. Having beaten Borris-Ileigh and losing to Éire Óg Annacarty in their last game, this match is a must win if the girls are going to qualify for the county semi-final. Your support would be appreciated by all concerned.
I’m the Boss!
Ger Morris shows who is in charge as he orders young lads away from behind the goals in the under-16 clash with Roscrea.
Under-13 A Hurling Plate
Nenagh Éire Óg V Toomevara
Wednesday, September 12th @ 6.30pm
Under-11 D Hurling Plate
Nenagh Éire Óg V Silvermines
Saturday, September 15th @ 2.45pm
Under-11 A Hurling Plate
Nenagh Éire Óg V Silvermines
Saturday, September 15th @ 3.30pm
Our under-16 A hurlers took part in two outstanding games of hurling this week when they drew with Roscrea in their North Tipperary quarter-final on Monday evening, following a last minute equalising free for Roscrea. The replay on Friday evening in Nenagh was another intense battle with both teams leaving it all on the field. It was not to be our night though with the visitors running out three-point winners on a scoreline of Nenagh Éire Óg 3-07 Roscrea 2-13. We wish them the best of luck in their semi-final. We would like to thank the boys, their families and mentors Noel Coffey and Donie O Brien for the massive amount of work that they put in all year. Great things ahead for these lads.
The under-13 team had a good win over Silvermines in Dolla on Wednesday and will play Toomevara in Nenagh this Wednesday evening.
The under-8s hosted a blitz in MacDonagh Park on Saturday morning and welcomed Newport, Kiladangan and Burgess Duharra. With over 70 girls in action in total this was a fantastic morning’s entertainment. All girls got to play four games in a fun, non-competitive environment. Our thanks go to the visiting clubs for helping make this such a huge success and to the kind parents who supplied food for our guests.
Under-6 and under-8 training continues this Thursday at 6pm.
Under-11 A&D Plate
Nenagh Éire Óg V Toomevara
Friday, 7th September 6:15pm Please note the change of time
Nenagh Éire Óg V Roscrea
Friday, 7th September 6:15pm
Venue: MacDonagh Park
Nenagh Éire Óg V Inane Rovers
Friday, 7th September 8pm
Venue: Puckane Please note the change of time and venue
Hibernian Inn, North Tipperary senior hurling semi-final replay
Nenagh Éire Óg V Kiladangan
Saturday, 8th September, 5pm
Both senior teams were in action this week, while our footballers make a welcome return to championship action while details of a goalkeeping course are revealed and much, much more. Once again this weeks notes are overflowing with news on the Blues
Our senior hurlers completed the round robin stage of the county championship on Saturday last with a 2-22 to 1-15 win over South side, Mullinahone. Nenagh were already guaranteed top spot in the group heading into the game and the win keeps the momentum moving forward ahead of next weekend’s Hibernian Inn North Tipperary semi-final replay against Kiladangan. Special mention must go to Niall Madden, Adam Carey, Killian Malone and Adam Healy, all of which made their senior championship debuts for the club. It was a particular satisfying evening for Adam Healy who scored two goals. Well done to all involved.
For a full match report by Jeddy Walsh in The Nationalist please click here.
The junior-A footballers play their re-fixed quarter-final clash against Inane Rovers this Friday evening in Borrisoleigh at 7.30pm. Best of luck to all concerned.
Our senior camogs travelled to Éire Óg Annacarty on Tuesday evening and despite growing confidence within the squad following their win over Borris-Ileigh last week they came away from the West suffering a two-point defeat, 3-6 to 2-11. The loss now means they must defeat Clonoulty Rossmore to reach the knock-out stages of the county championship. This game takes place on Saturday 15th September in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh at 5pm.
Respect the Club
Over the decades the GAA has relied on the hard work of volunteers to make it the organisation it is today and no doubt that spirit is going to continue into the future judging by the amazing juveniles we have in the club who readily put their own shoulders to the wheel to ensure that the clubhouse is left just as they found it and they don’t expect someone else to clean up after them. Well done boys and girls.
Under-6: Our under-6 boys hosted Toomevara, Silvermines, Portroe and Burgess on Saturday morning in MacDonagh Park. We had great numbers with all children playing three games. It was a very enjoyable morning and great improvement in the boys is being noted each week. Thanks to our visiting teams and the parents for providing refreshments after the blitz. Training continues this Tuesday at 6pm (this will be the last Tuesday evening training of the year) and Saturday morning at 10am.
Under-8: Under-8 midweek training changes to Wednesday evening only this
week with hurling and Gaelic football alternating every week. Training
continues as normal every Saturday morning.
Under-9 & Under-10: Our under-9 and under-10 hurlers travelled to Ballinasloe on Saturday morning to play in the host club’s annual tournament. Both teams played four games each with excellent hurling on show from the Nenagh boys! Many thanks to Ballinasloe for their invitation and refreshments
afterwards. Please keep up the excellent attendance at training and be sure to practice at home every day. Training continues on Wednesday evening and Saturday morning.
Under-11: The under-11 plate competitions continue with our group D team hosting Newport on Tuesday at 6.30pm. Both A and D panels will then play Toomevara in Nenagh on Friday evening. First match begins at 6.30pm.
Under-13: The under-13 plate competition starts Wednesday, September 5th when we will play Silvermines in Dolla at 6:30pm.
Under-16: The best of luck to our under-16 A hurlers who take on Roscrea on Monday evening, September 3rd at 6.30pm in the North quarter final. Please make a special effort to travel to support the boys.
Congratulations to Seán McNamara who got to represent Tyrone at half-time of the All-Ireland senior football semi-final in Croke Park recently. Seán is one of our most talented hurlers and footballers and we are confident that this will not be the last time we see him in action in GAA headquarters.
Under-6 & Under-8: We made the trip to Toomevara Saturday morning for games involving all of our players. We had large numbers involved in both our under-6 and under-8 teams, with 34 girls togging out. Toomevara were gracious hosts providing a wonderful spread for the hungry players and parents alike after all matches were complete. Training for everyone continues on Thursday at 6pm. Well done to all involved and many thanks for the fantastic parental support.
Under-10: We welcomed Burgess to MacDonagh Park on Thursday evening last. It was great to have a big turn out again with 24 girls togging out and they all played their part. Thanks to all parents for providing food for the visitors and especially to Catherine Kennedy for helping out. As schools are back and evenings get busy we will no longer have training on Mondays. Next training Thursday evening at 6pm.
Under-12: The under-12s played Clonoulty Rossmore in their second game of the Autumn League having played Slieve Felim last week. Their next match is away to Cashel Camogie Club on Thursday 30th August at 7pm. Training will continue this Tuesday evening.
Goalkeeper and Coaching Skills Workshop
Any of our goalkeepers or coaches that are interested in improving their knowledge and skills about one of the most important positions on the field please see details of a workshop being hosted by Cahir GAA which features the National Hurling Development Manager, Martin Fogarty.
Volunteers Always Required
We here in MacDonagh Park are in the fortunate position of having some of the most dedicated and diligent volunteers in the GAA and their enthusiasm and hardwork ensures that all games in the club run smoothly. If you would like to join this fantastic army of volunteers please contact us on any of our social media channels or get in touch with any committee member.
Kilkenny Captain with Éire Óg connections
At the Arrabawn tournament last weekend Kilkenny were captained by Seán Maher of the Dicksboro club. Seán’s father Eoin, originally from the Limerick Road in Nenagh, played underage for The Blues while his mother, Sinead O’ Sullivan, is from Gortlandroe. Seán himself is a regular attendee at Nenagh’s matches and is always decked out in his Éire Óg jersey at club and inter-county training.