The senior hurlers gear up for the county final, the under-15s reach the plate final while the Camogie club hosted a massive blitz on Saturday morning. Once again this week’s notes are congested, with news on the Blues
Our senior hurlers travel to Semple Stadium on Sunday next to play West side Clonoulty Rossmore in the Tipperary Water county final. The sides last met on August 12th in The Ragg in the group stages of the county senior championship with The Blues fortunate to come away with a two-point victory, 1-20 to 1-18. John Fitzgerald and his men will have it all to do if they are to repeat that feat. This game throws in at 15:30 and we would love to see you all there decked out in your sky blue and navy.
This year our players and management have been putting in a monumental effort to try and capture the county senior hurling title. Once again, no stone has been left unturned to ensure that our players are prepared as best as they possibly can be however, with such efforts comes serious financial strains and to help ease the burden a Players’ Training Fund has been set up and if you would like to contribute please contact John (087 950 0912) or Enda (086 174 2530)
Your support is very much appreciated by the players and everyone involved.
— Nenagh CBS Primary (@nenaghcbsp) October 9, 2018
The under-8 Camogie girls’ year came to an end on Saturday in MacDonagh Park when we hosted a blitz. Having started in the first week of February this year, with the hugely successful Éire Ógre camp, the girls have continued to train in high numbers. Yesterday, we had 34 girls representing the club. We welcomed clubs from Kildangan, Portroe, Newport, Borris-Ileigh and Doon. Over one hundred girls turned up and played highly entertaining Camogie. Each team played three games and after the club kindly presented each girl with a medal. The parents from the club served up wonderful food as always inside in the complex to thank our guests for travelling for the blitz. Huge thanks must go to the parents for all their hard work and dedication to this group all year. Training for the under-6 and under-8 girls has finished for the year. We will have our end of year party in a few weeks in Nenagh College. Any girl who was missing yesterday and the under-6 girls will receive their medals there.
The Nenagh Éire Óg minor Camogie team had a fine win today away to an excellent Borris-Ileigh. Conor Ryan’s charges have improved steadily through the group stage with experienced players like Ella Carey, Caroline Browne and Rachel O Connor gelling well with the younger stars like Michelle Barry and Katie Morris. They have now qualified for the county quarter final to be held next weekend. A special note of praise must go to the referee on the day, Tipperary Camogie star Caoimhe Burke who gave an outstanding display of mature refereeing which belies her young years. She is a credit to her family, her club and to Tipperary Camogie and a role model for women to join the refereeing ranks as she smiled her way through a game that she had full control of.
The senior hurlers qualify for the county final, more silverwear for Sinéad Meagher while Grace O’ Brien is nominated for a Camogie All-Star. Once again this week’s notes are awash, with news on the Blues
We extend our congratulations to Grace O’ Brien who was, on Wednesday, nominated for a Camogie All-Star award following her performances in the blue & gold this year. Grace became a thorn in the side for many corner backs throughout 2018 and memorably scored the winning goal against Offaly, thus ensuring Tipperary’s progression to the knock-out stages of the championship. Four other Tipperary players joined Grace with nominations, namely Mary Ryan (Moneygall), Karen Kennedy (Thurles Sarsfields), Orla O’Dwyer (Cashel) and Cáit Devane (Clonoulty-Rossmore).
Grace has become the ideal role model for any aspiring Camogie player with her performances over the years which has seen her collect an impressive medal haul including Munster and All-Ireland titles at underage with Tipperary as well as under-16, under-18, junior and intermediate county championships with Nenagh Éire Óg. Last year she became the first Nenagh Éire Óg player to play senior championship Camogie for Tipperary.
Congratulations from everyone in the club Grace, we are extremely proud to say you are one of our own.
The winners will be announced at the 15th annual Camogie All-Stars awards banquet, which is sponsored by Liberty Insurance, in Citywest Hotel, Dublin on Saturday, November 3rd.
The full list of nominations reads as follows:
Goalkeepers: Emma Kavanagh (Kilkenny), Aoife Murray (Cork), Sarah Healy (Galway).
Full-Back Line: Mary Ryan (Tipperary), Laura Treacy (Cork), Grace Walsh (Kilkenny), Shauna Healy (Galway), Catherine Foley (Kilkenny), Edwina Keane (Kilkenny), Sarah Dervan (Galway), Pamela Mackey (Cork), Colette Dormer (Kilkenny).
Half-Back Line: Karen Kennedy (Tipperary), Hannah Looney (Cork), Hannah Hegarty (Dublin), Claire Phelan (Kilkenny), Róisín Egan (Offaly), Anne Dalton (Kilkenny), Davina Tobin (Kilkenny), Áine Lyng (Waterford), Chloe Sigerson (Cork).
Midfield: Niamh Kilkenny (Galway), Gemma O’Connor (Cork), Lorraine Bray (Waterford), Meighan Farrell (Kilkenny), Julia White (Cork), Libby Coppinger (Cork).
Half-Forward Line: Orla Cotter (Cork), Orla O’Dwyer (Tipperary), Siobhán Flannery (Offaly), Katie Power (Kilkenny), Orla Cronin (Cork), Denise Gaule (Kilkenny), Amy O’ Connor (Cork), Anna Farrell (Kilkenny), Niamh Rockett (Waterford).
Full-Forward Line: Orla Beagan (Dublin), Carrie Dolan (Galway), Cáit Devane (Tipperary), Shelly Farrell (Kilkenny), Katrina Mackey (Cork), Michelle Quilty (Kilkenny), Beth Carton (Waterford), Grace O’Brien (Tipperary), Siobhán Kehoe (Dublin).
Grace photographed with her Éire Óg teammates after Tipperary captured the All-Ireland minor title in 2016. Left to right: Hazel McAuliffe, Sarah Quigley, Grace O’ Brien, Maeve Coffey & Ruth Hassett
Our senior hurlers qualified for the county final today after defeating Thurles Sarsfields in Semple Stadium on a scoreline of 2-18 to 2-15. An early Andrew Coffey goal set the scene for John Fitzgerald’s men and this was followed up with another by Paddy Murphy in the second half. Thurles tried hard, especially in a frantic closing few minutes, but resolute defending along with a superb Shane Hennessy save ensured our passage to the final.
In the other semi-final Clonoulty Rossmore had too much for our neighbours Toomevara and won 0-19 to 1-10. The county final is expected to take place in two weeks time.
The under-6 players had a fantastic end of season party in Nenagh College recently. Our thanks go to their parents and guardians for all their support and help this year as well as their hard-working mentors who left no stone unturned in their efforts to improve the boys’ skills and more importantly ensured that all had tremendous fun. We can’t wait to see you all back in MacDonagh Park again in 2019.
Nenagh Éire Óg Walking Group
On Tuesday evening last the walking group met for the first night of their nine-week programme which will continue every Tuesday from MacDonagh Park. There are two walks, a beginners and more advanced group and everyone is welcome to join and no one will be left behind. There are large numbers participating from both Nenagh and surrounding parishes and it is a fantastic and healthy way to make new friends. Everyone is welcome to participate, regardless of ability.
For further information please contact Bartley at 086 735 8359
Good Wishes from Ballygalget
— Ballygalget GAC (@BallygalgetGAC) October 1, 2018
Our thanks go to everyone who contributed old clothes on Saturday morning during the clothes collection in MacDonagh Park. This helps raise vital funds for our juvenile section while also having the added benefit of decluttering peoples’ homes. As you can see from the photograph above, once again the response was generous from so many.
Congratulations to Sinéad Meagher who won the All-Ireland ladies singles junior final this weekend defeating Dearbhaile O Keeffe from Kilkenny 21-10 and 21-3. It’s been a great year for this extremely hard-working young talent and it’s not over yet! Well done Sinéad, coach Eamonn Spillane and all involved.
Congratulations to Josh Keller, Tom Kennedy and the Nenagh CBS Dean Ryan Cup team who won their quarter-final clash with Hamilton High School, Bandon on Wednesday last. We also send our congratulations to St. Mary’s junior Camogie panel who won the Munster Schools Junior 7’s championship in Cork during the week. Well done girls and thanks to coaches Mr Dullea and Mr Mulcahy.
Once again the club wishes to thank all the teachers in the schools in the parish for their generous spirit of volunteerism in promoting Gaelic games. The dedication over the years has ensured that the GAA is in a very strong position.
Comhghairdeachas leis na buachaillí seo, a bhuaigh comórtas an Chontae, comórtas na Mumhan agus comórtas na hÉireann i gCluichí an Phobail – All-Ireland Community Games Champions, representing Nenagh! Maith sibh agus bhur dtraenalaithe! #GAUabú @nenagheireog @NenaghGuardian pic.twitter.com/fcy8AJUhNj
— GaelscoilAU (@GaelscoilAU) October 2, 2018
— Padraig Hogan (@padraighogan) October 2, 2018