As part of the Nenagh Éire Óg Community Friendly Lotto, Josie Mackey, Club Treasurer, recently donated €500 to locals Mary Sheils and Ciara Kennedy who will be travelling as volunteers to the Special Olympics World games which take place in Berlin in June.
Mary and Ciara regularly volunteer to help out at these games and have embarked on a fundraising campaign to raise the funds required. Best of luck to the ladies in their endeavours.
Since our Community Friendly lotto started in June 2020 we have now donated over €6,000 to local charities.
Josie Mackey (Treasurer) presents €500 donation from the Nenagh Éire Óg Community Lotto to Ciara Kennedy and Mary Sheils who are volunteering for the Special Olympics World Games in Berlin in June. Also in photo is Rachel Ryan who won a gold, silver and ribbon at the games in Los Angeles in 2015.
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 19 & 28.
The 3 X €50 lucky dip winners this week are:
- Philip Hennessy, Limerick Rd
- William Flannery, Millview
- Shane Hennessy, Limerick Rd
Congrats to our winners.
Next week’s lotto Jackpot will be €6,500 and the draw will take place on Monday 17th April.
As the lotto continues into 2023, we thank everyone for continuing to support our lotto. If you have not yet joined the lotto or if your ticket has recently expired (check recent emails from Clubforce to check status of your ticket), please consider signing up again – it is our main fundraiser and contributes enormously to the day to day running of the club.
And the lotto can now be played in the following businesses in the town:
THE 44 BAR
So look out for our new lotto boxes in these places where you can buy your lotto tickets each week and they will be included in the next lotto draw.
Co Senior Hurling League
We will play Drom and Inch in Round 3 of the Co SHL on Sunday next at 1pm in MacDonagh Park.
All membership for 2023 should have been paid by the end of March. If you have not already done so please pay this membership ASAP.
For insurance purposes all players must have their membership paid.
Please note that those who availed of our membership offers last year, your payment/membership details will now be updated on Foireann. Any queries on membership please contact Enda Long at 087 221 3954.
Congrats to our Club President, Mick Hynes, who recently celebrated his 90th birthday. Belated happy birthday Mick and here’s to you celebrating many more birthdays!
North Junior Leagues
The draws for groups in the North Junior A and B Leagues were made recently and are as follows:
Junior A League – Nenagh Éire Óg, Kilruane MacDonaghs and Toomevara
Junior B League – Nenagh Éire Óg, Borrisokane, Portroe and Kiladangan.
The Junior A League starts on 26th May while the Junior B League starts on 7th May.
The draw for the North Senior Championship takes place on this Wednesday, 12th April, in the HiB.
Defibs for Life Launch
Reminder that if you are doing a Spring clean over the Easter holidays, our club clothing bank, situated inside the gates of MacDonaghPark, will take bags of clothes, sheets, towels etc. Details below of what you can and cannot put into the clothing bank.
All funds raised from the bank go towards the running of McDonagh Park.
Under 13 Football
North semi final matches are upon us for all three teams this week.
Wishing our three U13 Football teams & the management groups the very best of luck in their football semi finals, fixtures are as follows:
- Wednesday April 12th
U13A team play Kilruane in Nenagh at 6.15pm
U13C team play Shannon Rovers in Nenagh at 7.15pm
- Friday April 14th
U13D team play Roscrea in Roscrea at 6.45pm
The juvenile club would love to see all of our families including our younger members out in their Nenagh Éire Óg colours supporting the boys.
Primary Game – Tipperary V Waterford
Nenagh Éire Óg U13’s were in Semple Stadium last Sunday supporting Tipperary footballers in their first round Munster football championship game against Waterford.
They were also supporting their team mate Ronan Quinn who represented Tipperary at half time in the Cumman na mBunscoil games. The boys got to meet Commercials Seán O’Connor after the game who duly obliged with the photo below taken by Enda O’Sullivan.
Thanks to Niall for organising the trip and to coaches Brian, James and Joe.
Above – U13 group with Tipp footballer Seán O’Connor and below the Primary Game with Ronan Quinn back right.
Well done to the boys and the management team on progressing from their group to the knockout stages of the hurling Féile on Saturday in Clonoulty.
The boys now play Arravale Rovers in the semi final next weekend – this game will take place on Sunday evening at 6pm in Clonoulty. The winner of this game will play the final at 7pm.
Upcoming football fixture is on April 13th when we play Toomevara at 6:30 in MacDonagh Park.
We had a marvelous Easter camp last week with our biggest number of children attending a Nenagh Éire Óg camp yet. Thanks to Niall, Pat, Catherine, Páuric and all the coaches for their efforts in running one of our best camps yet.
Éire Ógres are back on Saturday April 22nd, please spread the word in schools, after school, creches, to neighbours, friends and family. Looking to get our biggest number of Little Ógres Stars enrolled & having loads of fun over the 4 weeks.
Nenagh Éire Óg Gaelic Games Youth Academy
The 2023 Nenagh Éire Óg Gaelic Games Youth Academy proudly sponsored by Albany Home Decor Nenagh & A Sportsmans Dream is underway and welcoming new boys to join in and give hurling and football a try. Contact club social media with any queries.
Éire Ógres will start on 22nd April at 10am.
Our second team welcomed Slieve Felim 2 to McDonagh Park in the next round of the U14C championship on Tuesday evening.
Under 14s who lost out to Borrisoleigh on Sunday last.
Training Thursday evening 7-8pm.
Final score was Silvermines 2-07, Nenagh Éire Óg 1-08
Our next match will be at home in MacDonagh park against Borrisoleigh with details to be confirmed during the week ahead.
A number of our girls represented Tipperary in different age groups over the weekend:
- Lauren Grace, Carly Walsh, Saoirse Ryan, Grace Cleary (C) made their debut at U14
- Rhiannon Jones played with the U15 team
- Clodagh Spain and Niamh Boland togged out for Tipperary in the U16B Semi-final Saturday against Limerick.
- Laura Nagle togged out against Limerick in the U17 development league.
- Rachel Maher was with the Tipp Juniors against Galway in the Very Division 2B league
We had a very successful Easter Camp with 180 children in attendance.
Huge thanks to Niall Cahill for organising the event so well. Special mention must go to our supervisors Pat McCormack & Catherine McTiernan for facilitating the camp, but most of all the Camp Assistants and young Éire Óg players that ensured the camp was fun and friendly for all the kids.