In these challenging times for our country and indeed the globe, here are this week’s notes
We are Community
During the current crises the club are offering their help to members of our community. If any vulnerable person needs items collected from chemists or shops you are asked to contact 086 735 8359 and we will do our upmost to help.
Following the government’s instructions on Thursday and those of the GAA, we have taken the unfortunate but essential decision to close MacDonagh Park to all activities until March 29th.
A statement, signed by the officers of the club, has been posted to the doors of the clubhouse and we ask all members of the community to please stay away from MacDonagh Park.
Perhaps the advice of journalist Shane Brophy is best heeded in these uncertain times.
A few suggestions for the next 2 weeks:
– Go for a walk twice a day. The country will be a lot fitter when this is over.
– Get jobs done, fence painting (weather meant to improve next week 🤞), de-clutter etc
– Read books gathering dust
– Relax…nothing else to do
— Shane Brophy (@BrophShane) March 13, 2020
Just a word that your local butcher, grocer etc…will be open through all this and if we don't support them now they might not be there when it's over or they'll have laid off staff.
Big stores can cope.#Spreaditaround
— Shane Brophy (@BrophShane) March 12, 2020
A message from the Uachtarán and Ard Stiúrthóir
We are all hugely proud of the significant role that the GAA plays in Irish society and the positive impact made at Club, school and County level through our promotion of our native games.However, with that role comes responsibility and never has this been more evident than in recent days, and the decision taken to suspend all GAA activity, matches and training at Club, school and County level across all grades and codes until March 29 inclusive.Here, Uachtarán CLG John Horan and Ard Stiúrthóir Tom Ryan spell out the GAA’s position and our request to all of our members to do the right thing and to play our part.Ar aghaidh linn le chéile.
Keep the young players busy
For any underage team that would like to that part there will be a Éire Óg juvenile hurling, football and camogie skills challenge every day for the next two weeks. Each morning a challenge will be set for the boys and girls. A Nenagh senior hurler or camogie player will also take part in the challenge. The aim is to beat the senior and to score the highest score in your age group. Best of luck to anyone who wishes to take part. Scores only (no videos) can be posted on each participating group. Remember it’s to help occupy the children, not to cause upset so please ensure honesty. We will try give out progressions or variations on the challenges each day also. The challenges will be sent out each day via the juvenile WhatsApp groups. The under-12 girls won today while the under-14 boys won yesterday. Our thanks go to Dáire Quinn and Grace O’Brien as a senior player takes on the underage players each day.
Éire Ógres and Under-6
Unfortunately, we had to postpone the last two weeks of our camp but we will celebrate doing the right thing when it’s safe to do so and have a fun morning for the boys and girls where we will present them with their t-shirts.
This weeks lotto jackpot was not won.
The 5 x €50 lucky dip winners were…..
Ann Gallagher, Richmond
Mary Reddan, St Josephs Park
James Williams, Cloughjordan
Peg Ryan, Silver Street
Carmel White, Yewston
If you would like to join the club lotto online you can do so by clicking here.
Due to the current situation, the club lotto has been temporarily suspended. All tickets sold since the last draw and all online sales will be included when it resumes.
Great morning of hurling done with 60 2nd Class students from @nenaghcbsp, in their excellent new playground. Some great little hurlers on show. Remember to practice the skills you learnt today at home 👍 @TippCumanNamBun @nenagheireog @cnambnaisiunta @NorthTippGAA pic.twitter.com/CqjD4WTWd3
— Paudie Malone GDA (@GdaNorthTipp) March 11, 2020