Grace O’Brien wins her third Ashbourne Cup, the draws for senior hurling league and junior-B football take place while Active Archie makes a welcome visit to MacDonagh Park. All this and more in this weeks jam-packed news on the Blues
Senior County Hurling League Draw
The draws took place during the week for the county senior hurling league and Nenagh Éire Óg find ourselves in Division One, Group One. This newly restructured league offers clubs seven competitive matches during the summer months when the senior inter-county teams are in action. This means that clubs will have to play these fixtures without their county players until Tipperary’s interest is finished in the senior championships.
The top two teams in both groups will qualify for the semi-finals while the bottom team is automatically relegated.
Group 1: Nenagh Éire Óg, Loughmore Castleiney, Toomevara, Clonoulty Rossmore, Éire Óg Annacarty, Killenaule, Roscrea and Portroe.
Group 2: Upperchurch Drombane, Burgess, Borris-Ileigh, Moycarkey Borris, Thurles Sarsfields, Kilruane MacDonagh’s, Kiladangan and Drom & Inch.
County Junior B Football League and Championship
After the huge interest in playing Gaelic football last summer the club have entered a team into the county junior-B league and championship.
The draw was made for this during the week and in the county championship we have been drawn to play Lorrha & Dorrha, Éire Óg Annacarty and Galtee Rovers.
In the county league we find ourselves in Division Three, Group Two alongside St. Patrick’s, Clerihan and Seán Treacy’s.
These two competitions will guarantee the team a minimum of six games. If you would like to play Gaelic football with the club in 2019 you can contact us through any of our social media platforms or alternatively email us on firstname.lastname@example.org
Code of Behaviour
The GAA has issued a new Code of Behaviour for all members of the Association and once someone pays their membership they automatically sign up to this new code. In order to preserve our club’s good name we know all of our players, mentors and supporters will continue to present a very positive image of Nenagh Éire Óg on the playing fields and beyond by adhering to all that is set out in the code.
We encourage all of our players, mentors and members to familiarise themselves with this new code.
If you would like to download and read the code please click the following link: Code of Behaviour
All other downloads in relation to child welfare and protection can be got here: Child Welfare and Protection
Best of luck to Barry Heffernan, Jake Morris and the Tipperary senior hurlers who travel to Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday next to play Wexford in round three of the Allianz hurling league.
Tipperary GAA Draw
Congratulations to the club syndicate Cairde Na Gormacha who won €1,000 in the County Board Draw on Friday evening.
Congrats to Cairde Na Gormacha @nenagheireog who just won €1,000 in the Feb GAA Draw
— Tipperary GAA Draw (@TippDraw) February 8, 2019
The club’s weekly walk continues this Thursday at 7pm from the clubhouse. All are welcome.
St. Mary’s Nenagh
Congratulations go to St. Mary’s Nenagh who have qualified for the All-Ireland senior-B final following a great 1-8 to 1-6 win over Dominican College, Dublin in Na Fianna’s grounds on Saturday. Nenagh Éire Óg are represented on the panel by Niamh Sheridan, Ciara Sherlock, Megan Grace, Lucy Spain, Caroline Browne and Rachel O’Connor.
If you would like to download the match programme from the game please click here.
Seniors & Minors
Senior and Minor training continues this Sunday morning at 8a.m. Newcomers are always welcome.
Under-14 and Under-16
Under-14 and under-16 training continues every Wednesday 6pm to 7pm at Nenagh Éire Óg. Everyone is welcome and the under-16 championship starts in a few weeks.
Under-12 training continues every Wednesday evening 6pm to 7pm in the ball alley at the Nenagh Éire Óg complex. Newcomers are always welcome.
Under-10 camogie training continues in Nenagh College at 9am every Saturday morning. €2 at the gate. Newcomers are always welcome. All girls must wear helmets and shinguards.
Nenagh EBS sponsored Éire Ógres (girls under-6 & under-8s ) were back for lots more fun and games on Saturday for day two of their four week introductory camp. All the children practice basic fundamental skills and movements. Our thanks to the huge parental support which ensures there is lots of encouragement. Thanks to the hard working committee for providing beautiful treats in the committee room also. Next week there will be a registration morning in the complex during the Ógres for any child who wishes to join up as a member of the camogie club for the year, allowing them to continue training after the camp finishes up.
It has been a great week for Nenagh Éire Óg camogie club with the following notable achievements for some of our members.
Congratulations to Michelle Barry who has been selected on the Tipperary Under16 A panel recently. Everyone at the club would like to wish her well for the coming year.
Commiserations to Aislinn O’Brien and Trinity College Dublin who were beaten by Athlone IT in the Fr. Meagher Cup final. We congratulate Ruth Hassett and NUI Maynooth who won the Purcell Cup today. We also congratulate Grace O’Brien (UL) on winning her third Ashbourne Cup medal and commiserate with Hazel McAuliffe (UCC) who was part of the losing finalists.
This weeks lotto jackpot was not won.
The 5 x €50 lucky dip winners were…..
Billy Coen, Ballinderry
Seamus Hayes, Kilkeary
Conor Cleary, Annbrook
Mark McKenna, Drom na Choille
If you would like to join the club lotto online you can do so here.
Club membership for 2019 is now due and you can pay online here. There are different prices for students, OAPs, unemployed as well as two different family rates. Membership can also be paid to any committee member. For further information you can ring Derek Lillis on 086 861 4863.
This week sees the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-finals take place and for once, two Nenagh Éire Óg players will be hoping the other loses as Philip Hickey’s Mary Immaculate College, Limerick take on Shane Hennessy’s NUI Galway. This game is expected to take place in Cusack Park, Ennis on Thursday at 2:20pm.
Philip already got one over on a team mate as his side defeated Cork IT in the quarter final. Andrew Coffey scored two points for the Cork men but it wasn’t enough to help his side progress.
University College Cork play Dublin City University in the other semi final.
Welcome Active Archie to MacDonagh Park
The club were delighted to welcome Active Archie to MacDonagh Park on Saturday to the Éire Ógres camp. Active Archie is a member of Ms Lynch’s senior infants class in Kilkeary National School and he was impressed by the great behaviour of all the boys and girls last Saturday morning.
Congratulations to St. Mary’s Nenagh and best wishes to four Nenagh Éire Óg players involved in colleges’ finals tomorrow
Congratulations go to St. Mary’s Nenagh who have qualified for the All-Ireland senior-B final following a great 1-8 to 1-6 win over Dominican College, Dublin in Na Fianna’s grounds this afternoon. Nenagh Éire Óg are represented on the panel by Niamh Sheridan, Ciara Sherlock, Megan Grace, Lucy Spain, Caroline Browne and Rachel O’Connor.
If you would like to download the match programme from today’s game please click here.
Tomorrow a number of our players are involved in third-level camogie finals.
Aislinn O’Brien will represent Trinity College Dublin in the Fr. Meagher Cup final against IT Tralee at 12 noon while Ruth Hassett is part of the NUI Maynooth side that will play in the Purcell Cup final at 2pm against NUI Galway.
The prestigious Ashbourne Cup will leave a lot of Nenagh Éire Óg supporters confused as to who to shout for as Grace O’Brien (UL) and Hazel McAuliffe (UCC) will be on opposite sides as University of Limerick play University College Cork in the final at 4pm. These two sides have met in the last three Ashbourne Cup finals while in the 2017 final Grace created her own piece of history by becoming the first Nenagh Éire Óg player to win this competition. She won her second last year.
We had another connection to the Ashbourne Cup competition this weekend as Mike Ryan was the man in the middle in the semi-final between Waterford Institute of Technology and University College Cork.
All games take place in Mallow tomorrow.
The club sends its best wishes to St. Mary’s while commiserating with Nenagh CBS
Best of luck to St. Mary’s Nenagh in the senior B Munster camogie final this Saturday. The girls face Clare side St. Flannan’s in Clarecastle at 12:30pm and Caroline Browne, Lucy Spain, Megan Grace, Rachel O’Connor, Ciara Sherlock and Niamh Sheridan are the Nenagh Éire Óg representatives on the panel. The panel have been training diligently throughout the autumn and winter and deserve huge support on Saturday.
Commiserations go to Nenagh CBS who were agonisingly defeated by a last-ditch goal by CBC Cork, 2-14 to 2-12, in the Dr. Harty Cup quarter-final this afternoon. Victory seemed assured after Bryan McLoughlin scored what appeared to be a match-winning goal three minutes into injury time but the Cork lads from the resultant puck out worked the ball up the field to score a goal of their own within thirty seconds. Nenagh were represented by Rory O’Donovan, Seán Phelan, Liam Heffernan, Fiachra Starr, Conor Hennessy, Gavin Dooley, Paul McLoughlin, Brendan Long and Conor Robinson while former Nenagh players Donach O’Donnell and Dean Ray were part of the management team.
Once again we wish to thank all the schools in our parish for their continued work in promoting Gaelic games. Teachers and coaches are very generous with their time and knowledge and this is appreciated by everyone in Nenagh Éire Óg.
All set for the Harty Cup match against CBC Cork 💪 pic.twitter.com/OjAllOid25
— St Joseph's CBS – Nenagh (@CBSNenagh) January 9, 2019
Senior Club Notes
Our Senior Hurlers overcame Killenaule in the League on Sunday morning down in Killenaule, on a scoreline of 3-17 to 0-22 points. Our next fixture will be available on the club website or Twitter, once it’s been confirmed.
Congratulations to Jake Morris, Conor McCarthy and all of the Tipperary Minor Team that overcame Limerick last Wednesday.
Juvenile Club Notes
Under 12: Both U12s had good games V Newport on Friday & both had good wins. Well done to all. Training as usual this week.
Under 14: Our U14 footballers lost out to an impressive Ballina side in round 3 of the football championship. Our next football championship game is away to Inane Rovers at 6.30pm on Wednesday, April 12th.
Camogie Club Notes
U8: Training is on Thursdays 5.30 to 6.30 with Ciarán Morris. We would like to thank the senior players for helping out over the last few weeks but as it is such a large group of players we need more help if they are to get the most out of their time in the field. We would encourage the parents to set up a rota to help out. Contact chairperson Caitriona Morris 087-7776135.
U10’s and U12’s training on Thursdays 5.30 to 6.30 . Well done to the u12s who played outstandingly well in the Camán to Munster blitz in Mallow last Saturday just missing out in the ultimate prize of playing in Croke Park.
U14: Training on Tuesdays 5.30 to 6.30. They are due to play against Cashel this week. You will be notified by WhatsApp message. Best of luck to Meaghan Morris, Hazel Cawley and Michelle Barry and their Tipperary u 14 colleagues in the Limerick blitz this weekend.
U16: The Nenagh/ Kildangan team played Ballina in what can only be described as an outstandingly skilful game of Camogie in MacDonagh park on Monday night in horrific conditions. It didn’t deter either team as they went at each other hammer and tongs. The newly amalgamated team are gelling well together but it was Ballina who raced into a 2.2 to 3 point lead at half time. Nenagh/Kildangan came out a different team in the second half after a robust half time team talk by Manager Martin Morris and also the introduction of Meaghan Morris and Hazel Cawley into the Nenagh/ Kildangan forward line was beginning to unsettle the Ballina backs. This was to be a ding dong game full of skill and determination as the lead changed hands a few times in the second half with Sarah Hallinan scoring 2 goals for Nenagh . Ballina looked to have clinched the game but an injury time goal from Meaghan Grace who was set up by Meaghan Morris ensured that the game ended a draw 3.4 apiece. They now play Newport away on Monday night and a win is a must for this team.
Team Ella Carey , Siobhán Collins , Sarah Seymour , Katie Morris , Abbie Sheedy , Maeve Ryan , Naoise McCloone , Ellie Spain , Maeve Hassett , Aishlin Moran , Lucy Spain (0.1pt) Meaghan Grace(1.1) Sarah Hallinan (2.0) Lilly O Brien, Emma Gavin, Meaghan Morris (0.2) Eva McKeogh ,Hazel Cawley , Caoimhe Clancy ,Orla Flannery ,Leah McLoughney .
Hard luck to Ella Carey ,Lucy Spain , Katie Morris and Maeve Hassett and their Tipperary u 16 team who lost out to Cork in the Munster final last weekend.
The senior team continue to train hard as they prepare themselves for the Senior championship later in the year.
The club will have a celebration of our hard won elevation to senior status in the Scouts Hall May 13th. It will celebrate all the players and management of the club that were involved since the foundation of the club. It will also be an opportunity to thank our sponsors and allow our sponsors and opportunity to showcase their businesses in the entrance to the hall.
Our annual clothes collection is on Saturday April 22nd, and is a great way for your spring clean to make money for our club.
A picture of our U12 team in action.
The Nenagh Eire Og Juvenile Section is holding a fundraising table quiz in The Dapp Inn on Thursday 16th March 2017. Commencing at 9pm, all are welcome to this social event which guarantees a good time, some brainteasing and a perfect way to start the long weekend. Please come along, bring some friends and get to know other parents/members in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.
Our Senior Hurlers began their League Campaign with a 1-21 to 2-12 victory over Thurles Sarsfields. Please note our next match against Portroe has been moved forward, and will now take place this Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Training continues for U6’s from 10-11am indoors.We hope to see lots of the U6’s and parents out marching in the Patrick’s Day parade in their new Eire Ogre jerseys or club colours.
Under 12s:U12s got off to a good start with a win and a draw. Training as usual this week.
U16 footballers had a good win over Ballinahinch/Templederry in Nenagh with a scoreline of 5-11 to 0-6. Next game away to Kilruane this Saturday, March 18th, at 3pm.
On Saturday, our Intermediate team are bidding to make history as we face Drom & Inch in the county Intermediate Final. It is a remarkable achievement to get this far in our first year competing at this grade. We have been playing adult camogie since 2009 when we first entered the Junior B championship, and we have made steady progress up the ranks since then.
The game takes place at 12pm in The Camogie Grounds, The Ragg and we hope the girls get the deserved support from all in the club. Best of luck ladies.
Nenagh Éire Óg Camogie Club was proud to provide 5 players to the Tipperary team who won the Munster Intermediate Championship. It is yet another great achievement for our Camogie Club, as it is the first time any player from the club has won this particular medal.
Well to all the girls involved, who are pictured below.
Left to right – Grace O Brien, Hazel McAuliffe, Sarah Quigley, Rachel Maher, Alanna Morris.
Ahead of the Intermediate Camogie League Final, A Sportsman’s Dream have kindly sponsored a brand new set of jerseys for the club. Pictured here is Deirdre Hughes, presenting the jerseys to Nenagh Intermediate Captain Grace O Brien, and Vice Captain Louise Hickey.
They have been very good to Nenagh Éire Óg over the years, in recent times they have been the main sponsor of our Juvenile GAA teams and now they have extended their kindness to our Camogie teams.
Nenagh Éire Óg would ask all our members to shop local whenever possible, and when looking for sports items to please remember our generous sponsors.
Photo left to right – Caitriona Morris (Chairperson, Nenagh Eire Og Camogie Club ),Louise Hickey (Vice Captain) Deirdre Hughes (A Sportsmans Dream), Grace O Brien (Captain) and Paul Henry (Intermediate Manager).