Tipperary and Nenagh hurling legend Mick Burns visits MacDonagh Park, the 1995 senior team are getting back together while the club seeks an Irish Language and Culture Officer. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
It was absolutely fantastic to see club legend Mick Burns in MacDonagh Park on Saturday afternoon last after a recent hospital stay. Mick is our most decorated hurler having been part of the legendary Tipperary teams of the 1950s and 1960s when he won five All-Ireland senior hurling titles, eight Munster senior titles, five National Hurling Leagues as well as a North Tipperary senior hurling crown with the club in 1964. Mick played for a number of years with Faughs in Dublin where he also won a county senior hurling league medal.
Mick is pictured above with his son Michael and grandson Robert.
The second draw from our new Community Lotto took place on Monday evening last and there was no winner. Ten names were drawn to go forward to our €500 draw and they are listed below. We are asking all of our players, members and supporters to join our Community Lotto online here.
Alternatively, paper tickets are on sale at the following businesses: JKC’s, Sheedy’s Centra, Albany Home Decor, Foley’s Spar Inver Gortlandroe, Hackett’s Butchers, A Sportsman’s Dream, Cinnamon Alley, Specsavers, O’Connor’s Kenyon Street Market and Keller’s Carry Out off-licence.
The Men of ’95
We have recently got word that the county senior championship-winning team of 1995 will be guests of the County Board at a reception prior to the county final this year and will be introduced to the crowd at half time. The game is fixed for 20 September but is subject to change due to Covid-19.
In 1995 Nenagh defeated Boherlahan Dualla 2-25 to 2-8, the goals came courtesy of John Heffernan and Robbie Tomlinson with captain Conor O’Donovan climbing the steps to claim the Dan Breen where he echoed the words of Paul Kennedy from 1992 when he declared that this is for everyone who ever wore the blue jersey.
Conor has once again taken on a leadership role with this team as he is coordinating the group for this reunion and all players from the panel are asked to contact him at 087 610 7360
The match programme from this game can be viewed here.
Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw
The first draw for the new Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw will take place on Friday, 18th September and once again there are amazing prizes on offer including cars and prize money up to €25,000.
Those who have previously entered the draw will have already received information regarding the new draw in the post and are asked to contact their promoters as soon as possible.
Further information about the draw and how to join can be found here.
Season Tickets/Passes Ticket claiming Procedure for upcoming senior games
Irish Language and Culture Officer
The club is currently looking for an Irish Language and Culture Officer. The main role of the Irish Language and Culture Officer is to promote the use of the Irish language and to promote cultural activities such as Irish music and dancing in the Club. The Culture & Language Officer position should be filled by someone who has a good working knowledge of the Irish language. The officer should provide a back-up service in the use of Gaeilge for all officers and members and encourage and promote the use of Irish phrases in the club’s business. Cultural activities should be organised through the very popular GAA Scór competition. He/she should also liaise closely with the County Irish Officer and any relevant Committee and with other Irish/cultural organisations in the area.
If you are interested in fulfilling this role, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or contact any committee member.
Thank You Christy
All of our teams in the club owe a huge debt of gratitude to referee Christy McLoughlin who has taken charge of all of our challenge games in recent weeks in MacDonagh Park. Due to Covid-19 restrictions, we are unable to use a referee from outside the parish and the former goalkeeper has been more than accomodating to our teams when it comes to officiating matches. Without Christy being so willing to offer up his time, it is unlikely that these games would go ahead. So a big thank you Christy from everyone in the club.
Thank You Bartley and Marion
Our entire community owes a debt of gratitude to Bartley and Marion Ryan for their huge and selfless efforts in coordinating our club’s voluntary group who purchased groceries, fuel and prescriptions for the vulnerable during the pandemic. With over 70 volunteers, the response from our club to the call to help was phenomenal and Bartley and Marion deserve huge praise for everything they did over the last few months including the delivery of parish newsletters on Saturday evenings while the churches were closed. The voluntary group has now been stood down but if anyone still requires our assistance please do not hesitate to get in touch with the club and we will be thrilled to help.
Our walking group taking a well-deserved water break in Capparoe on Sunday morning. In the photograph are Pauline Phelan, Marie Nagle, Mary Murphy, Jackie Holland, Bernie Gratton, Martina Cahill, Marion Minehan and Fiona Kenneally.
All of our camogie and hurling fixtures have been added to the site and can be accessed by clicking the Fixtures tab at the top of this page. We also want to remind people that our Club App is free to download from the Google Play Store.
Covid 19 reminder
1. Register with Nenagh Éire Óg, you have to be a member to play and for club insurance purposes.
2. Compete the Covid eLearning module https://learning.gaa.ie/covid19learning
Parents and mentors need to complete this.
3. Complete the health questionnaire for your child.
Parents/Mentors need to complete this and also anyone wishing to be at the complex using the facilities. It needs to be resubmitted before every training session.
The sun decided to shine on MacDonagh Park on Saturday as we welcomed our new under-6 hurling stars and their more experienced teammates! It was all go with all groups out training and enjoying the weather. We will be forever grateful to the Covid Supervisors for each group who are playing a blinder for the club at every training session. We couldn’t do it without them. A big thank you also to the mentors, parents and boys who are following all of the guidelines and keeping each other safe. Keep up the good work!! Don’t forget that new members are always welcome.
Under-8 hurling training will continue each Tuesday evening from 6-7pm and Saturday morning 10-11am. New members (boys born in 2012 or 2013) always welcome.
Under-10 boys are back hurling training on Tuesday, 6-7pm, and Saturday 10-12am. Gaelic football starts back this Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm. New players always welcome in either sport.
Under-12 Presidents’ Trophy is on Friday night against Ahane A and D teams. Club presidents to present trophies to winning captains. First match at 7pm.
The under-14 boys played a very entertaining challenge against Kiladangan during the week. Many thanks to our hosts. This week we will play JK Brackens so full attendance required at training.
Under-16 hurling training each Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon. All new players welcome. Championship starting in two weeks. We are getting a great response from our present squad.
Goalkeeper training is now underway and any aspiring young goalie from the under-14 and under-16 groups should share their interest with a mentor. Thanks to Shane Hennessy for leading this initiative.
Membership is now due. Forms will be with mentors this week.