The minor footballers get their campaign off to a great start, yet another gift for the historians while Jake bags 1-3 for Tipperary. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Our minor-B footballers opened their championship campaign with a 3-8 to 0-5 win over Templederry/Ballinahinch in Templederry on Sunday morning last. The game was supposed to take place in MacDonagh Park but due to the weather it was switched to Templederry.
The Tipperary Westmeath game at the weekend was unfortunately moved from MacDonagh Park to Semple Stadium in Thurles due to the recent rains but that didn’t dampen the spirits of both Jake Morris and Barry Heffernan who gave commanding displays against Westmeath with Jake bagging a personal tally of 1-3. Well done to all involved.
The ever-popular Éire Ógres GAA camp for beginners returns for four Saturdays beginning next Saturday, February 29th. Open to boys born 2014/2015, it is the perfect way to introduce your child to sport in a happy, safe environment. No hurleys or helmets required, the focus will be on hand-eye coordination, fundamental movement and agility while the boys think they’re only having fun! Free tea/coffee/scones for parents and siblings so don’t rush the breakfast. Cost is €10 for the month and all will be awarded with a training T-shirt on the final morning. Text Catherine on 086 0855165 to register or for more info.
Membership is now due. Forms are with mentors and may be returned to them at training. It remains €30 for the year with family options available.
Volunteers needed for the juvenile hospitality committee. Please give your name to any group mentor. All help appreciated.
Training continued on Saturday morning at Nenagh College with a big effort again from the boys. Please encourage the boys to keep practicing at home. Training continues next Saturday morning at 11am and new players are always welcome.
Training continues every Saturday morning at 10am at the hurling wall in Nenagh College. New players are welcome any week.
Hurling training Monday 6-7 and Friday evenings 7-8 and football Wednesday evening 6-7
The under-14s will face Ballina in the Féile Peil next Saturday in Ballina at 4pm. Football training Monday 7-8 Nenagh College. Hurling training Wednesday 7-8 hurling alley
“Bloody Sunday, A Bitter Legacy or a Legacy of Bitterness?”
The Tipperary GAA Bloody Sunday Commemoration Committee have announced an exciting lecture which takes place on March 9th, at 8pm in the Abbey Court Hotel in Nenagh as historian John Flannery will host a talk entitled “Bloody Sunday, A Bitter Legacy or a Legacy of Bitterness?” This event, in conjunction with the Ormond Historical Society and Nenagh 800, promises to be an entertaining, educational and insightful talk which will discuss the events surrounding that awful day and the long-lasting effects which can be felt to the present day.
The first round of the Senior League takes place next Sunday 1st march at 11am versus Annacarty in Nenagh. All support greatly appreciated as it’s is the only home game of the league for the team. Best of luck to the team.
Congratulations to Nenagh Éire Óg’s Hazel McAuliffe playing for the Tipperary Intermediate team who beat Laois in Golden on a scoreline of 1.06 to 0.05 on Sunday.
Our training times are Tuesday 6-7pm at Nenagh College and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm at Eire Og pitch. New or returning girls are always welcome to join us.
Training continues for the girls every Saturday at 9.00 at Nenagh College. Any girls born in 2010 and 2011 that wish to come along are welcome.
2020 Challenge Week 6
Well done to all of those who have remained committed the Get Fit for 2020 challenge as we enter week 6. Any member is still welcome to come and join us for the circuits on Tuesdays and running on Thursdays. If the pitch is too wet we will go around the town. Please wear a high-vis jacket.
Watch out as the Éire Ogres are back in town at the end of the month and they plan to take over the Éire Óg complex. Sign up your boys and girls and introduce them to our great club. An hour of activities, skills, fitness and fun from 9.45 for the boys (born in 2014 & 2015) and 10.45 for the girls (aged 5,6 & 7) every Saturday for four weeks starting on the 29th of February. No helmet or hurley required. Parents can come along for a cuppa and meet other parents while your children have a great morning. €10 in total for the four weeks and a free t-shirt for all the little participants on the final day. We would encourage parents to help out over the four weeks if possible please. Text Kieran to register 087 623 3660
Hard luck to Cassandra Jones who lost the Munster final on Sunday
Club Walking Group
Our Tuesday night walk this week has had to be postponed however it continues as normal on Thursday evening at 7pm and everyone is welcome to participate.
1997 Opening of the New Stand
In 1997 the club celebrated the opening of our new stand in MacDonagh Park by hosting the Church & General Assurance National Hurling League encounter between Tipperary and Offaly. President elect at the time, Joe McDonagh, performed the official opening while the stand was blessed by Fr. Brendan Kyne. Offaly prevailed on the day winning 2-14 to 1-15 while Nenagh’s only representative on the Tipperary team was Michael Cleary who was forced off during the first half after sustaining a serious injury.
We have uploaded a copy of the official match programme from the day and it will be permanent available for download on the who we are section of the website. Alternatively you can download the programme here:
This weeks lotto jackpot was not won.
The 5 x €50 lucky dip winners were…..
Ger O Gorman Snr, Rathnaleen
Ann Brennan, c/o Una’s
Pauline Delaney, Knockanpierce
Alice Wallace, Islandbawn
Ger Ryan, c/o Una’s
If you would like to join the club lotto online you can do so by clicking here.
Jimmy Minogue and Enda Costello enjoy a witty moment during the Tipperary V Westmeath game on Sunday in Semple Stadium