North Board Presentation: The annual divisional awards were presented in The Thatch, Ballycommon on Sunday last the 31st January. Congratulations to Andrew Coffey who received the player of the year award in U21 hurling.
National Clubs draw: The Nenagh Éire Óg club is participating in the 2016 national club draw which features some sensational prizes. The top prize is an Opel Corsa and the other prizes include a trip for 2 with the All Stars next year, All Ireland Hurling and Football Final Packages for 2 (including premium level tickets, overnight accommodation and an evening meal) and travel vouchers. In total there are 14 prizes. This year, the GAA is introducing a specific draw for all clubs who record, account for and sell a minimum of 200 tickets whereby one club in each county will receive a prize of €1,000. A draw will also be take place for all Counties whereby 3 clubs will receive a prize of €5,000 and the Club with the highest ticket sales in each Province will receive a prize of €1,000. Furthermore there will also be a confined draw for €500 specifically for people who enter the draw through the Nenagh Éire Óg club. Tickets are priced at €10 and available from draw coordinator Derek Lillis any officer of the club or committee member. Please support the Blues in this fundraising initiative!
Membership: A reminder to everyone that membership for 2016 is now due and can be paid to any club officer or online. All players and mentors must have membership paid up by the commencement of the playing season. The cost of membership is again very reasonably priced at €25 with a family membership option A priced at €60 and an option B priced at €85.
Juvenile club flag day: Thanks to everyone who assisted and supported our Juvenile Flag Day on Saturday and weekend Masses. Your kindness is much appreciated.
Éire Ógres are back: Nenagh Éire Óg GAA Camp For Beginners returns for 2016 each Saturday, February 6th to 27th, at the MacDonagh Park complex on St. Conlon’s Road from 10-11am. This program is open to all boys born 2009-2011. Perfect for junior/senior infants and boys of the age who will start school in September to get active after the long winter, improve their hand/eye coordination and agility and make friends in a safe and fun environment. No equipment is needed, just tracksuit and trainers. Tea/coffee/scones will be provided for parents. Under-6 hurlers who enjoyed last year’s camp so much are very welcome to return to catch up with their friends. The cost is €10 for the month and the boys will be presented with a certificate and a special new design Éire Ógres t-shirt on completion of the course.
Call or text Shane on 087 6373830 or Catherine on 086 0855165 for more information or to register.
Handball Club: The Secondary Schools County finals took place in North Tipperary on Saturday. In the girls junior singles Mary Ellen Phelan, Presentation, Thurles defeated Nenagh Handball Club’s Katie Morris, St. Mary’s Nenagh in the final, while in the junior doubles Sile Spain and Eimear Meagher (Nenagh Handball Club) got the better of Lauren McGuigan and Maeve McNeill, Presentation, Thurles. Our own Sinéad Meagher, St. Mary’s Nenagh beat Roisín Cahill, Borrisokane CC in her county final. Well done to our three girls on great performances. The Munster Schools finals will be held in North Tipp this weekend. The best of luck to all involved. Please check club Facebook page for fixtures updates. The 2016 Cumann Na mBunscoill Munster Handball Finals, are fixed for Saturday 6th February 2016 in Ballydesmond in Cork. The very best of luck to club members, Ava O’ Brien and Ciara Morris will represent Tipperary and Ardcroney N.S. There will be a meeting on Thursday, Feb 4th in the complex for all parents of players, trainers and committee members. Please make every effort to attend. Contact Eamonn on 087 4185911 if unable to attend.
Volunteer Appeal: With the numbers we currently cater for, there is a huge need and opportunity for more people to become more involved in the day to day running of club affairs so that fresh faces can bring fresh ideas forward. Whether you are currently involved or on the periphery, whether you have skills in administration or coaching, we are actively seeking volunteers to come forward, If you are interested in getting involved in any capacity call 0872850732, contact any club officer or email email@example.com
Club Lotto: The Nenagh Éire Óg Club Lotto represents the club’s key fundraising initiative. Please consider supporting the Blues by playing our club lotto online:
Camogie Club: Winter Training: Our winter training continues for all our teams. On Tuesday in the running complex in Ballygraigue there is a session for our under-10, under-12 and under-14 teams from 19:20 – 20:00, for under-14, under-16, under-18 and intermediate from 19:50 to 20:30. There is also a strength and conditioning session on Friday evenings in the complex in MacDonagh Park. Times for this session will be relayed to the players on Tuesday evening. A cost of €2 will cover both sessions. All our teams will be back training soon and mentors will be in contact with the details.
Registration Night: We had our registration night last Friday evening. We wish to thank all who showed up on the night. Anyone who hasn’t registered contact Caitriona Morris (087 7776135) or your team manager.
Pride of place this week goes to Nenagh Handball Club’s Sinéad Meagher who won a world title. Meanwhile the minor A hurlers and minor A Camogie team are appealing for your support as both sides face into crucial contests. Please read on for all the latest news, fixtures, photos and reports.