Our volunteers continue to help the vulnerable while we have the latest juvenile and camogie news. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Our club volunteers once again went above and beyond the call of duty this week to help the vulnerable in our community. We expressly wish to thank co-ordinators Bartley and Marion Ryan for all their work and our army of volunteers who have been shopping for groceries and collecting medicines for those who can’t venture out.
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.
Tipperary GAA County Board Draw
The Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw which was due to begin this month has been rescheduled to Friday September 18th. We are confident there will be a full resumption of games activity well in advance of this date to allow clubs promote the draw. Lár na Pairce office personnel have already prepared the New Draw material and this is ready for collection for any individual clubs who wish to make an immediate start. The final receipts for the 2019/20 Draw will not be posted out until August 1st which is just about six weeks before the first draw. Enclosed with the receipt will be details of an easy system for paying the new draw subscription on-line if preferred and thus avoiding promoters calling to members houses during the current pandemic.
Greg Browne Skills Sessions
Coach Greg Browne has been sending videos to his players to help them keep their skills sharp and we are, thanks to Greg’s generosity, making one available every week for all our players to use. In this session Greg is ably assisted by his daughter Caroline and we hope as many of you as possible make use of it.
Juvenile and Camogie News
Coaches from each group will develop a training plan to take our Future Stars through to return of games. These plans will be communicated to the various groups with some groups being out in front having received their training plans already.
Under ten girls and boys are continuing with their ‘Two Hundred Touch’ challenge this week. The aim of this challenge is to help the children maintain and develop their skills over these two weeks. To guide the children, Challenge Cards outlining the specific skills to be practiced in camogie, hurling and football were forwarded to the under ten groups and we would encourage parents to guide and support the children in practicing these skills each day where possible.
In addition this week the under-10 children are making a skills video demonstrating some of the skills they practiced over the fifty day skills challenges. The children will pick any of the strength & conditioning, hurling, football or family fun games which we did during the daily challenges recently and make a video of themselves practicing the chosen challenge then send the video into the group text where the video will be uploaded to the clubs social media platforms for us all to enjoy.
Under-16 management will be sending out to the group details of hurling drills to be completed at home over the next few weeks. The drills will consist of six individual drills for five minutes each making up a daily thirty minute session for the children.
Thank you to all the parents who encourage and support practicing our games at home each day, this is central to the children maintaining and developing skill levels and ultimately the enjoyment of our games. It would be fabulous to see this translate into an increased number of coaches within the club in the future.
We all know you miss the action in the club grounds but we must all remain aware that all club facilities and fields are still closed to everyone. This applies even whether you are maintaining social distancing or not, the grounds are closed to everyone, there are no exceptions. We look forward very much to getting back to action but for now we must remain mindful that you may not enter the club grounds under any circumstances. Please keep up the good work in this regard.
Stay practicing, encourage each other, stay safe, observe the guidelines and mind each other.
Congratulations to former player Catríona O’Connor who was recently selected at full forward on the Liverpool Wolfe Tones’ team of the decade, 2010-2020. Catríona played camogie with us for many years before relocating in Liverpool. Well done Catríona.
Celebrating & Supporting our Officers – A Wellbeing Webinar
Colin Regan, GAA Community & Health Manager, Alan Kerins, former Galway star, Social Entrepreneur & Executive Coach & Tom Parsons, Mayo star and Chartered Engineer with Jacobs Engineering present a live discussion aimed at Club & County Officers personal wellbeing during Covid-19.
Rarely has MacDonagh Park looked so well and not one single ball is being hit in anger. Even the goalmouths are coated in a lovely covering of grass, a sight not seen in many a GAA field for decades. The club wishes to thank Jim Kennedy, Shane Connolly, Cian Connolly, Mel Gleeson and John Tooher for kindly volunteering their time to cut the grass and maintain the grounds during these strange times.
Following recent Garda advice in line with the latest GAA statement and guidelines, we wish to remind our players, members and general public that our fields and facilities remain closed with no exceptions. We ask all to please respect the GAA and HSE protocols and keep all members of our community safe from Covid-19.
Paul Henry finally announces his arrival in Newtown
Michael Hogan Commemoration Walk
Grangemockler/Ballyneale GAA club in South Tipperary, the home of Tipperary footballer and Bloody Sunday victim Michael Hogan, are organising a Michael Hogan Commemoration Walk on Sunday, 31 May, at 11am in aid of Pieta House and have invited all clubs in the county to take part. Please see their message in the next paragraph.
“We ask you to join us the 31st of May at 11am for our Michael Hogan Commemoration Walk. We will walk/jog/run to remember our Bloody Sunday victims and also support Pieta House. Wear you club or county colours and show your support for a great cause. Take a photo of you/your family taking part & tag #MichaelHoganWalk #Walk4Pieta on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook or Join our club ‘Michael Hogan Walk for Pieta’ on Strava app where you can record you journey & photo.” If anyone has any questions around the event you can contact 086-2560827.
The link to donate will be available on all of their club social media platforms with all proceeds going to Pieta House.
Blast from the Past
Here is another video from deep in the vaults, the 2013 under-16 championship clash with neighbours Kiladangan which Nenagh won on a 2-15 to 0-11 scoreline. We hope you are enjoying these videos and there are loads more to enjoy on our YouTube channel, simply search for “Nenagh Eire Og” on YouTube.
During the current Covid-19 crises our club lotto has been suspended however, you can still play online by clicking here.