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).
Nenagh Éire Óg qualified for the intermediate camogie league final today following a great 4-7 to 1-9 victory over neighbours Silvermines.
In fact, it was Silvermines who started brightest creating three scoring opportunities in the opening few minutes, hitting two wides and forcing Sarah Quigley into making the first of many fine saves in the second minute from a ground shot however it was Éire Óg who made the first dent on the scoreboard with a pointed free from Ciara McGrath. The ‘Mines responded with a pointed effort of their own before a Ciara McGrath delivery into the penalty box created panic in the ‘Mines defense. The ball eventually broke to Maeve Coffey who blasted home the opening goal in the 8th minute.
Silvermines responded with a point soon after however in the 11th minute Alanna Morris gathered the sliothar on the ’45 and her effort at a point dropped short and with strong pressure from full forward Louise Hickey the ball ended up in the goal for a welcome but fortuitous goal for Nenagh. The Silvermines were plying their trade in the senior grade up to two years ago and they were not about to lie down to last years county Junior-A league and championship winners and pointed five times on the trot between the 20th and 27th minute.
On the stroke of half time Alicia Hallinan forced the ‘Mines keeper into making a superb point blank save but moments later Hallinan pointed to leave the score at Nenagh Éire Óg 2-2 Silvermines 0-7 at the break.
Nenagh started the second half brightly and after Sarah Quigley collected a high ball the sliothar was brilliantly worked up the field to Caroline Browne who pointed from a tight angle to extend Nenagh’s lead. Alanna Morris traded points with Silvermines and midway through the second half Zoey Gratton won possession and found Maeve Coffey with a great pass. Coffey in turn fed Browne who shot home Nenagh’s third goal.
Ciara McGrath pointed soon after which in turn was cancelled out by a fine Silvermines effort. With ten minutes to play Coffey showed her class when she superbly found Caroline Browne who once again goaled for the Blues’. Nenagh were on top at this stage and captain Louise Hickey played in Rachel O Connor who pointed herself and substitute Leah Sheedy got in on the scoring act, pointing in the 57th minute.
Silvermines bravely never gave up and it took two outstanding moments of brilliance from Sarah Quigley to deny them a goal in the 59th minute when she made a great double save. From the resultant 45 Silvermines worked a great goal but it was too late and soon after referee John Lillis sounded full time to leave it Nenagh Éire Óg 4-7 Silvermines 1-9.
The final is expected to take place on Saturday April 30th.
Nenagh Éire Óg: Sarah Quigley, Amy Heffernan, Rachel Maher, Kate O Connor, Ruth Hassett, Aileen Duggan, Zoey Gratton, Alanna Morris, Rachel O Connor, Emer Ryan, Ciara McGrath, Alicia Hallinan, Caroline Browne, Maeve Coffey, Louise Hickey (captain).
Substitutes: Holly O Brien for Maher, Leah Sheedy for Hickey, Sarah Kennedy for Hallinan.
Referee: John Lillis (Drom & Inch)
Senior Club Notes
The Nenagh Éire Óg Senior Hurlers play Kildangan this Saturday in the opening group game of the Senior Hurling County Championship. The game is fixed for 6:30 p.m. in Dolla. The club would encourage anyone who can to come out and support the team.
Our Junior A Hurlers play Borris-Ileigh in the League this Friday evening. The game is fixed for 6:00 p.m in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh.
The Junior B League game against Borris-Ileigh on Saturday last was called off due to the pitch being deemed unplayable. This rescheduled fixture will be posted to the club’s website as soon as a new date is set.
Our Minor Footballers play Newport this Wednesday at 6:00 p.m in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh.
County Board Draw: Can all County Board Draw Club promoters please contact Marion Ryan ASAP to bring their accounts up to date.
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Juvenile Club Notes
Under-8s: Great turnout for the Under 8s for the last month, keep up the great work! Training continues on Wednesday at 5.15pm.
Under-12s: We were beaten by Ballina in a fantastic game of football in tough conditions. Hard luck to the boys. Training as usual this Friday evening.
Well done to our 4 representatives, Conor Hennessy, Liam Heffernan, Cian Griffin and Gavin Dooley and also to their mentors Shane Connolly and Michael McNamara on their great run with the North Tipp in the Under 15 Roger Ryan County tournament on Saturday. They narrowly lost out to South Tipp on points difference.
Under-14s: The first round of the Under 14 football championship starts this Wednesday against Kilruane in Nenagh at 6.30pm. All support welcome.
Camogie Club Notes
Intermediate: We played Drom and Inch on Saturday last in the final group game of this years league and despite being defeated on a 0-7 to 0-4 scoreline we still qualified for the semi finals where we will face Silvermines this Saturday at 12 noon in The Camogie Grounds, The Ragg. Best of luck to the management and panel and they would really appreciate your support in this important game for our club. For a full match report on the Drom and Inch game please see our website: www.nenagheireog.com
Under-16: We played Newport on THURSDAY AT 6;45 in the opening game of the championship and were on the wrong end of a 2-11 to 1-3 scoreline which does not tell the true nature of this game. For a full match report please see our website.
Under-14: We played Éire Óg Annacarthy on Monday evening in the opening round of the championship. We did not have the result at the time of going to press. Please see our website for the result of this fixture.
Under-10 and under-12: Training continues for these teams on Monday and Thursday from 17:30-18:30. New players are always more than welcome.
Under-8: Training for this group is Thursday from 17:30 to 18:30. New players are welcome.
Clothes Collection: We are holding a clothes collection this Saturday April 9th between 10am and 12am in MacDonagh Park. Please bring along all your unwanted clothes, bed linen, curtains, shoes etc to help us raise some badly needed funds. If you cannot make it on the day please contact a committee member who will be delighted to collect your bags prior to the collection.
Registration: This is the final week for registration to be paid. Please pay the manager of your team or any committee member if you have not already done so.
Sponsored Walk: Our annual sponsored walk will be leaving MacDonagh Park on Sunday at 3pm. Best of luck to all involved.
Tipperary: Well done to the Tipperary minor side who had a great win over Offaly at the weekend and have now qualified for the All Ireland semi final against Cork on April 16. We have five girls on the panel, Ruth Hassett, Grace O’ Brien, Hazel McAuliffe, Maeve Coffey and Sarah Quigley and we wish them well against Cork. The Tipperary under-14s reached the final of the Limerick blitz at the weekend and the club were represented by Megan Morris, Abbie Sheedy and Ella Carey. Well done girls.
Intermediate Camogie League
Drom & Inch 0-7 Nenagh Eire Og 0-4
With both teams already through to the league semi finals today’s game was all about deciding the final positions in the group and with the result going Drom & Inch’s way they now finish in first place with ourselves in second position.
With heavy rain over the previous 24 hours making underfoot conditions difficult this game was never going to be one of free flowing hurling and scores were always going to be at a premium and this proved the case today as both sides battled hard throughout.
Nenagh got the dream start as within the first 30 seconds Leah Sheedy pointed to open the visitors account but Drom levelled proceedings in the 7th minute with a fine point of their own. Nenagh were creating chances and will be disappointed to see so many of them drop short into the willing hands of the Drom goalkeeper who herself had a great game. In fact in the 16th minute she proved her worth after Caroline Browne fed Maeve Coffey with possession and she blasted a ball towards the top corner but somehow the net minder got her hurley to it. Two minutes later Drom took the lead from a pointed free only for Ciara McGrath to slot one of her own over to leave the half time score at 0-2 apiece.
Drom blasted out of the blocks at the start of the second period and shot four unanswered points between the 36th and 41st minutes. This opened up a gap that, try as Nenagh might, they could never close. Things looked like they were going to get worse for the Blues when a Drom forward pulled on a breaking ball only for Niamh Sheridan in the Nenagh goal to make a fine stop. The ball was worked up the other end of the field and after great work from Sarah Kennedy, Caroline Brown saw her goal bound effort blocked once again by the Drom goalkeeper.
To be fair Nenagh battled hard and manager Paul Henry, while disappointed with the result, with be thrilled with the work rate of his charges who time and again forced their opponents into over carrying. One such time was in the 48th minute out on the sideline and Ciara McGrath brilliantly fired over the resultant free. Alanna Morris added another pointed free after she herself was fouled to narrow the gap to two. Drom pointed themselves shortly after and there was time for some late drama as Alanna Morris fed the impressive Caroline Browne possession and her screaming shot went agonisingly across the face of the Drom goals.
The semi final of this competition takes place on Saturday April 9th at 12pm in the Camogie Grounds, The Ragg when Silvermines will provide the opposition
Nenagh: Niamh Sheridan, Amy Heffernan, Aileen Duggan, Kate O Connor, Kristen Howard, Zoey Gratton, Emer Ryan, Ciara McGrath, Rachel O Connor, Caroline Browne, Alanna Morris, Maeve Coffey, Holly O Brien, Vanessa Tynan, Leah Sheedy. Subs Sarah Kennedy for Tynan, Hazel Coffey for O Brien and Laura Tierney for Sheedy.
Referee Jim Simmons (Thurles)
On Tuesday March 29th, our under-16 camogie side made the trek to Newport for the opening match in this year’s championship and were unfortunately on the receiving end of a 2-11 to 1-3 score line which belies the true nature of the game.
With seven minutes left on the watch of referee Stephen Egan only three points separated the sides, however a late scoring burst from the hosts saw them rattled off 2-2 and ended any hopes Nenagh had.
The game was marred by a torrential downpour moments before throw in and it continued until mid way through the first half making the underfoot conditions impossible for the players however it failed to dampen the enthusiasm of the girls who put on an entertaining hours hurling for those present.
The home side started brightly and had four points on the board by the 17th minute and things looked like they were going to get a lot worse for the Blues when Newport created an excellent goal chance but Niamh Sheridan in the Éire Óg goal produced a magnificent save. Indeed, Sheridan had a fine game making a second solid save on 45 minutes and she looked comfortable dealing with highballs and made some excellent deliveries with her puck outs.
Nenagh’s opening score came on 23 minutes following a great run by Leah Kelly. She was fouled just outside the 21-yard line and up stepped Caroline Browne to take the resultant free. She shaped as if she were going to point it but instead blasted a low shot that gave the Newport backs on the line no chance. Newport responded with a point of their own before Leah Kelly treated the crowd to the score of the game. She raced 30 yards in what looked like the pursuit of a lost cause but eventually got to the 14-yard line right out on the sideline to spectacularly block down the Newport back before scooping up the sliothar and splitting the post from the tightest of angles. The halftime whistle sounded shortly after, leaving the scores at Newport 0-5 Nenagh Éire Óg 1-1.
Newport started to dominate the second half and shot four unanswered points to open up a five-point lead by the 47th minute. Ella Carey responded with a fine point after great work from Megan Grace. Becky McGrath won possession out near midfield and delivered an inch perfect pass to Caroline Browne who narrowed the gap to three and it looked like we were in for an exciting finish but Newport finished the game strongly, scoring 2-2 to end any Nenagh hopes.
Nenagh: Niamh Sheridan, Eva McKeogh, Abbie Sheedy, Katie Mannicle, Rachel Browne, Lily Purcell, Lily O Brien, Rachel O Connor, Megan Grace, Caroline Browne, Becky McGrath, Leah Kelly, Aisling Moran, Orlaith Kennedy, Ella Carey. Subs Orla Sheridan for Kelly, Meghan Morris for Kennedy, Saoirse Shanahan for Moran.
Referee: Stephen Egan (Portroe)
More photos are available on the Club’s Facebook Page: https://goo.gl/SNJC86
Yesterday was an historic day for our Camogie Club as, for the first time in our history, we fielded a team in a competitive match at the intermediate grade (Pictured above). Our girls acquitted themselves excellently, defeating Newport in the opening round of the league and securing progress to the Semi-Finals. We play Drom & Inch next, fixture details will be posted as soon as possible.
The club would also like to extend it’s congratulations to it’s five members of our Camogie Panel who have been called on to represent Tipperary at Minor level. We would especially like to congratulate Ruth Hassett who made her inter-county debut recently against Clare in the championship, following in the footsteps of her All-Ireland winning grandfather Matt Hassett.
The five girls from our club on the panel are, from left to right, Hazel McAuliffe, Ruth Hassett, Maeve Coffey, Sarah Quigley and Grace O Brien. Well done ladies from everyone in the club.