Intercounty success for Grace, Jake and Barry, meet our new S&C coach while there is information regarding future age grades at underage. All of this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Congratulations to Jake, Barry and the Tipperary senior hurlers who defeated Cork in LIT Gaelic Grounds on Saturday afternoon, 2-18 to 1-17, with Jake Morris grabbing the all-important goal with minutes remaining to secure the win. Tipperary now advance to play in the All-Ireland quarter-finals.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) November 14, 2020
We also want to wish the Tipperary senior footballers the very best of luck next weekend in the Munster final against Cork. This fixture has the added significance of occurring on the 100th anniversary of Bloody Sunday when British authorities attacked Croke Park resulting in the deaths of fourteen people including Tipperary men Daniel Carroll, James Teehan and player Michael Hogan. Hopefully, they will be directing proceedings from above and helping captain Conor Sweeney bring the Munster trophy home for the first time since 1935.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) November 11, 2020
We all extend our best wishes to club legend and hero Mick Burns who was recently hospitalised. We can’t wait to see him back around MacDonagh Park again in the near future.
Nenagh Éire Óg are delighted to announce that Keith Hennessy, a lecturer in Strength and Conditioning and Sports Science in L.I.T. will join Brian Horgan as our senior coach. He has previously worked with the Waterford senior hurlers and has won All-Ireland honours with Tipperary minor hurlers. We welcome a man of many talents to the club.
Nenagh Éire Óg – Helping the Community
In light of the government’s decision to move the country back to level 5, the club has re-activated our COVID-19 Community Response Team
If any member of our community requires support during these difficult times, prescriptions and groceries collected or if we can support you in any way please contact our Community Covid Officer, Bartley Ryan, on 086 735 8359 and a member of our club will be only too delighted to come to your assistance.
Similarly, if any member of our club wants to volunteer to help out please contact Bartley and your name will be added to our response team.
Due to the regulations and guidelines outlined for Level 5 of the national Covid response, we at Nenagh Éire Óg are suspending our weekly lotto until December 7th at the earliest. Thank you to our loyal supporters and Lotto sellers. The health and well-being of our community is foremost in our thoughts at this time.
Ní neart go cur le chéile.
Nenagh Éire Óg.
The club would like to extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of the late Bernie Morris (nee Ryan) who passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family.
Mrs. Morris’ husband Con has been a loyal supporter of the club having played hurling and Gaelic football for Nenagh for many years before moving onto a successful coaching career with numerous underage teams. Her son Cian played for the club while her daughter Danielle has always been a great supporter while her granddaughter Keevah is a top underage camogie player.
To her husband Con, son Cian, daughter Danielle, her brother and sisters, grandchildren and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law and wide circle of friends, we offer our sincerest condolences.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
Following a mixture of confusion and misinformation, the Officers of Choiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann would like to clarify that it is now mandatory, following Central Council Policy ruling, that from January 2021 Tipperary must operate U-13, U-15 and U-17 grades.
We have discretion above Under 17 and below Adult so Co Convention will only decide if we play U19, U20 or U21.
The following is the age-grade policy clarification we received from Croke Park this week;
Developmental Age Grades
All age grades up to and including U-17 are considered developmental
Within this range Association Policy is that counties shall operate U-13, U-15 and U-17 age grades as a minimum requirement.
Counties may, in addition, opt to play at U-12, U-14, and U-16;
Counties who wish to play these additional age-grades may do so in consultation with Central Games Development Committee
Age Grades above U-17
Counties are expected to operate at least one age grade above U-17 and below adult; that age grade(s) can be determined by the county in consultation with Central Games Development Committee
As indicated GDC are authorised to sanction U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 only in addition to U-13, U-15 and U-17
I hope this clears up the confusion and Divisional and County Coiste na nÓg’s can now go ahead and draw up their Fixture Programmes based on above.
The email below from the Ard Stiúrthóir confirms the age grades to be applied.
Tadhg De Flóid
In response to a number of requests from Counties for direction, and following the reinforcement of eligibility for the Adult grade as 17 years of age at Congress 2019, Central Council, by way of adoption to the Talent Academy Report at its meeting on 29th June, confirms standard club age grades for child and youth players to be applied, as policy, in 2020 as follows:
Under 17 – A player shall have celebrated his 13th birthday prior to January 1st and his 17th birthday on or after January 1st of the Championship Year.
Under 15 – A player shall have celebrated his 11th birthday prior to January 1st and his 15th birthday on or after January 1st of the Championship Year.
Under 13 – A player shall have celebrated his 9th birthday prior to January 1st and his 13th birthday on or after January 1st of the Championship Year.
Note: In addition, further optional club grades are permitted at U-14, U-16, U-18, U-21, counties are required to seek approval of Central Council in these instances.
Is mise le meas,
Tomás Ó Riain
Congratulations to Grace O’Brien and her Tipperary teammates on their victory in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Waterford on Saturday. Grace scored a great point from play to contribute to a 1.12 to 0.10 win for the Premier camógs.
The draw for the @LibertyIRL All-Ireland Senior Championship Semi-Finals sees Galway v Tipperary and Kilkenny v Cork.
These ties will be played on Saturday, November 28th in Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Throw-in times for both matches will be confirmed in the coming days.
As a result of the sad passing of Bernie Morris the Camogie Club Committee has decided to postpone the Club AGM until Monday the 23rd of November. A new Zoom meeting link will be organised and circulated through Facebook and WhatsApp groups.
Community Santa for Seniors
Spreading a little joy to our elderly this Christmas