A look back at the 1969 county minor winning side, more games released on our YouTube channel and our Facebook page reaches a significant milestone. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Beannachtaí Féile na Cásca ar chuile dhuine idir óg is aosta sa bhaile is thar lear.
The club wishes all our of members, players, supporters and the wider community a happy Easter. This Easter marks the 104th anniversary of the 1916 Rising when Thomas MacDonagh, the man whom our grounds are named after, and his comrades struck a huge blow for Irish freedom. If you would like to learn a little more about the Cloughjordan native, please see our Easter 2016 newsletter below which contains lots of information about him.
We Are Community
Once again we wish to thank our army of selfless volunteers who have been busy purchasing groceries, fuel, delivering prescriptions and generally helping the vulnerable and over-70s in our community throughout the last three weeks. It is during times of crises that we really see the benefit of a tight and caring community and the people of Nenagh and indeed our club, have been more than willing to put the shoulder to the wheel to help those in need.
Our volunteers will continue to provide these services for as long as is required and if you need any assistance please contact club coordinator Bartley Ryan on 086 735 8359.
Once again we wish to thank our senior stars for providing daily fun challenges for our juveniles to help keep their skills sharp. The generosity of adult players in doing this is very much appreciated by the entire club. We also wish to thank Niall Cahill for coordinating all of this and of course Barry Heffernan who kindly donated one of his championship jerseys which will be given to one of the juvenile participants.
Éire Óg Juvenile club and Camogie club skills challenge continues each day having completed four weeks to date. Our plan initially was to complete a fourteen day challenge programme while schools were closed, the situation has continued however as have our daily challenges and we aim to continue these daily challenges as long as possible to facilitate all underage players that wish to take part involved in club activity on a daily basis.
In addition to challenges which focused on fundamental movement, hurling and football skills this week included some fun activities which made for great fun in the beautiful warm sun.
It is heartwarming to see so many families doing the challenges together and registering their scores each day. It is never too late for individuals or families to begin participating or just dip in and out of the challenges as it suits, just send your score into the group text on the day, all scores are very welcome. If you haven’t already stepped out of your comfort zone and get involved, have a go this week.
Reminder, any child that regularly takes part in the challenge will have their name entered into a draw by their coach once we return to training to win a great prize kindly given by Barry Heffernan of his Tipperary jersey from last years All Ireland campaign. Barry will present the jersey to the winning child at a training session.
A huge amount of thanks must go to all of the adult players in the club who have taken part in the challenge to date. It really is hugely uplifting to see the high level of enthusiasm from them in ensuring the juvenile players skill levels increase throughout this difficult time.
Thank you also to all the parents who encourage and support participation at home each day, this is central to the children maintaining and developing skill levels and to the success of the challenges. There is a huge amount of coaching taking place each day by parents and this will no doubt lead to an increased number of coaches within the club in the future.
Happy Easter to all of our wonderful children and families. Stay practicing, stay safe, stay home and mind each other.
We would like to remind people that our club app, which was designed by Seán McTiernan, is available to download for those with Android phones. This fantastic communications tool is a brilliant way to stay up to date on all club news and fixtures.
Our website www.nenagheireog.com got a facelift recently and we wish to thank Seán McTiernan for all his hard work in this regard.
1969 County Minor Title
In 1969 our minor hurlers captured the club’s first county minor title after they defeated Moycarkey Borris 8-8 to 1-7 with John Grace scoring 1-7, Denis O’Connor getting 3-0, with Martin Hogan and and Willie Condon scoring 2-0 each while Willie Brennan scored Éire Óg’s other point.
Incidentally we have won county minor hurling titles in the following years: 1969, 1977, 1978, 1991, 1992, 2008, 2012, 2013 while we have won one minor county football title in 1990.
Click on the link to read the Guardian’s match report from November 1st, 1969.
Our club Facebook page reach a significant milestone this week as Emmett Ryan from Clonmel became our 3,000th follower. Thanks to everyone who follows us on all our social media channels. Remember you can follow us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram.
We have made a number of matches available to view on our YouTube channel recently to help people pass the time. Please visit https://www.youtube.com/c/nenagheireogtipperary to watch these matches. Below is our 2015 county semi final against Drom & Inch which was decided by a last second point by Dáire Quinn, AET.
Senior hurler Pearse Morris has set up a brand new Facebook page for his coaching services where he regularly posts updates on positivity, motivation and fitness. You can like his page at the following link: https://www.facebook.com/CoachMorris1/
During the current Covid-19 crises our club lotto has been suspended however, you can still play online by clicking here.