2020 membership is now open, Operation Transformation is back while the camogie club have an amazing offer for the wider community. All this and more in this week’s bumper edition of the news on the Blues
Club membership for 2020 is now open with four great options to suit everyone’s needs. Membership entitles you to access to our facilities as well as voting rights at our AGM and cover under the GAA injury benefit fund.
All players are reminded that they will not be allowed play for or train with the club without paying their membership.
Membership can be paid here or to any member of the club committee.
The Juvenile AGM will take place on Friday, January 17th at 8pm in the Complex and all parents, coaches and interested parties are invited to attend.
Get fit for 2020 Challenge with Nenagh Éire Óg Camogie
The camogie club have announced details of a fantastic initiative to help people with their New Year’s fitness goals with a series of circuit and running sessions which will culminate in a 5km run on March 24. For more details on this amazing offer to our community please click here.
The 2020 Tipperary Sports Partnership Operation Transformation 5km walks will begin on Saturday, January 18th, from the Nenagh Éire Óg Complex. The walk starts at 11 am and everyone is welcome to take part. All participants must sign in on that morning prior to walk. To kick start our new year in the club our Juvenile teams will lead the walk with their management teams.
Light Up Your Club Walk
Our mid-week walks continues on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from MacDonagh Park and they commence at 7pm. New walkers are welcome to join on both evenings or just one evening a week. All levels of fitness are catered for and you can walk at your own pace. Just sign in on the evening of your choice from 6.50pm with the walk beginning at 7pm. Why not bring a friend along and chat throughout your walk?
We have a number of players involved with various colleges in the next few weeks and we wish them the very best of luck as they seek glory with their respective teams.
In action are Conor McCarthy and Adam Healy (Limerick Institute of Technology), Bob O Brien, Peter Folan, Mark Carey and Steven Hallinan (Institute of Technology, Tralee), Jake Morris (University of Limerick), Craig Hilmi (Mary Immaculate College) and John Cahalan (Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology).
Hard luck to Nenagh Éire Óg’s Sarah Quigley who played for CIT in the Division 2 League Final last Tuesday against Carlow IT but unfortunately were runners up to the Leinster college.
Commiserations to Nenagh Éire Óg’s Megan Grace, joint captain of St Mary’s Nenagh and her team mates who lost out to St. Mary’s Midleton in the Munster Senior B Camogie Final on Saturday in Puckane on a scoreline of 2-18 to 1-4.
Looking for coaching tips and ways to improve your game? Check out this fantastic video from National Hurling Development Manager, Martin Fogarty and the Kilkenny under-15 development squad.
WATCH: GAA National Hurling Development Manager, Martin Fogarty, and the Kilkenny U-15 development squad take you through some of the drills, skills, and games that go into making a high-quality hurling coaching session #GAA https://t.co/RHk2IZxfND via @YouTube
— The GAA (@officialgaa) December 12, 2019
Nenagh Handball Club
Nenagh Handball Club had a fantastic day on Saturday, winning a number of North Tipperary championships.
Cassandra Jones was runner up in the under-14 singles, while Emmet Jones and partner Stephen McNamara captured the under-13 doubles. Billy O’Brien won the under-13 championship and Kevin Liston was runner up in the under-14 singles.
Wish them well in county finals next week
Congratulations to Barry Coffey who signed a new contract with soccer club Celtic FC that will keep him at the Scottish giants until the summer of 2022.
In a statement Celtic FC commented that “Coffey’s hard work in Tommy McIntyre’s reserves last campaign saw him called up to the Scottish champions’ pre-season training camp in Austria and Switzerland in June. There, he played for the senior side for the first time against SC Pinkafeld.
In the weeks that followed, Coffey represented his country at the UEFA European Under-19 Championship, and is now determined to work hard to keep himself in Neil Lennon’s wider plans at club level.
Speaking at Celtic Park, Coffey said: “I’m over the moon and it’s nice to finally get the new deal over the line. I’m delighted and it’s nice to celebrate the hard work over the last two years that’s led to this point. Now, I can’t wait to get to work and continue to prove my worth at this great club.
“At the start of the season, it was an unreal experience to be involved with the first team and to play a few games in Austria. And then I was away with Ireland U-19s at the Euros, which was another fantastic experience. Now, I’ll work as hard as I can at Celtic, and can hopefully catch the gaffer’s eye again.”