The 20X20 initiative, our juvenile club day on Saturday and the seniors are back in action this week. Once again this week’s club news is serried, with news on the Blues
Happy International Women’s Day 2019
On Friday last the world celebrated International Women’s Day 2019 and while we know we are a few days late to the party we do hope all the ladies involved in our club, be they administrators, coaches, parents, supporters or players had a happy International Women’s Day.
We’re very fortunate to have a thriving camogie section which continues to grow year on year while our handball club is producing some of the best emerging female talent in both Ireland and the world.
The 20X20 initiative, a new campaign presented by the Federation of Irish Sport and originated and developed by the creative agency Along Came A Spider and supported by Healthy Ireland, is setting out to create a measurable cultural shift in our perception of women’s sport so that it will be seen as something strong, valuable and worth celebrating.
Numerous Irish sporting organisations including the GAA are calling on the people of Ireland and all those involved in Irish sport and physical activity to get behind female sport in a concerted effort to increase media coverage, boost attendances and ultimately, grow involvement in female sport and physical activity by 20% by the end of 2020.
The general public are being asked to pledge one action to show their support by doing anything that can accelerate progress for women’s sport in Ireland and we here in the club encourage all our members to get involved. You could make it your business to come and watch our camogie or female handballers in action and see the amazing talent and skills they possess. If you have never seen these players in action you could pledge to come to just one match and we guarantee that you’ll not be disappointed.
For more information on this brilliant initiative please click here.
Today is International Women's Day! The GAA in support of @20x20_ie #20×20 in calling on all of society to #ShowYourStripes, by pledging one action to support women in sport in 2019! #InternationalWomesDay @iresport pic.twitter.com/1S13o3nP4e
— The GAA (@officialgaa) March 8, 2019
#showyourstripes for women in sport. Tipperary Camogie is pledging to increase awareness of our female players through player profiles and interviews and greater coverage across all media platforms. Happy International Women’s Day 2019@20×20.ie @officialcamogie #IWD2019#20×20 pic.twitter.com/H9VkT9rsuz
— Tipperary Camogie (@camogietipp) March 8, 2019
Our senior hurlers were due to play Clonoulty Rossmore in the opening round of the county league on Friday evening last but the game was postponed and is re-fixed for this Tuesday evening, 12 March, in Clonoulty with an 8pm throw-in time. Best of luck to the lads as they begin their 2019 campaign.
Our second game in the league is fixed for Bank Holiday Monday, 18 March, in MacDonagh Park when Loughmore Castliney will be in opposition. This game starts at 11:30am.
Our minor footballers played Kilruane MacDonagh’s in a frightfully freezing MacDonagh Park on Sunday morning in the North minor championship and despite the weather conditions that provided us with everything from snow to hailstones to brilliant sunshine, both sides played out a highly entertaining encounter with Kilruane winning out 3-4 to 0-6.
For a full series of photographs from the game please click here.
St. Patrick’s Day Walk
There will be a social walk at 10am on St. Patrick’s Day leaving from MacDonagh Park. This walk is open to all members of our community and beyond, is a great social activity and way to get fit. All are welcome regardless of fitness.
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Calling on all of our juvenile boys to keep the tradition going and walk behind our banner on St. Patrick’s Day. The ‘Beast from the East’ didn’t stop our lads last year, so to celebrate the 10th Anniversary of the re-formation of the Nenagh St. Patrick’s Day parade, we are looking for a big turn-out in 2019. We will meet at 13.45pm at the C.B.S. Primary gates on Summerhill and the boys are to be collected immediately following their march at the railway station car park, (that’s where the goodie bags will be!) More information from mentors soon.
This weeks lotto jackpot was not won.
The 5 x €50 lucky dip winners were…..
Niall Madden, Rockford
Yvonne Houlihan, Sallygrove.
John Corbett, Sallygrove
Tom Darcy, Kenyon Street
Noreen Cummins, Cormack Drive
If you would like to join the club lotto online you can do so here.
Well done to Jake Morris, Barry Heffernan and the Tipperary senior hurlers who recorded a comfortable 1-29 to 1-16 win over Cork today in the league. Jake scored two points while Barry came on as a second-half substitute. They now play Dublin next weekend in the quarter final.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) March 10, 2019
We’ve all heard and played the game Where’s Wally? But did you know Nenagh Éire Óg have their own version called Where’s Mattie? See you if can spot the world’s greatest logistics manager and All-Ireland hide and seek champion in the photograph below.