Club News 17th May 2021
Hurling Wall Fundraising
The fundraising for the new Hurling Wall and Astro Turf pitch will continue over the coming weeks as we try to meet our target for this phase of the project. We sincerely thank all of those who have donated to date and thanks also to our team of members who have worked hard over the past number of weeks organising these donations.
With the contracts now signed for this phase of the development and the work due to commence in the coming weeks, we ask that you please continue to make your donations, all donations are greatly appreciated.
Further information on this phase of the project/fundraising can be had from Liam Heffernan, Mary Jo O’Reilly or Anne Kennedy.
Our Brochure, inserted below, provides all the information on the Development Plan and the planned phases for the different projects.
Please Support Our Community Development Funding Plan (3)
There was no winner of tonight’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn this week were 6, 18, 22 & 25.
The ten supplementary draw entrants are:
1. Denis Ley
2. Deirdre Ryan
3. Michael O’Brien
4. Roger Coffey
5. Evelyn Morris
6. Michelle Madden
7. John Darcy, Grange
8. Paul Ryan
9. Susan O’Brien
10. Chris Whelan
Next week’s lotto Jackpot is €5,200.
We thank you for continuing to support our lotto and ask those that have not yet signed up or who may have cancelled their auto renew during the recent suspension of the lotto to please sign up today – the link to join is on the home page of the Club Website.
Lotto Supplementary Draw
With last week’s lotto draw being the tenth in the current cycle, the Supplementary Draw took place tonight for the 3 X €500 prizes. The three lucky winners were:
Congrats to all our winners.
Membership for 2021 is now due and with a new deadline date of May 31st we are asking that our players and supporters please pay their membership over the coming weeks.
Foireann is the new GAA registration system and while membership should still be paid through Clubforce or to any Committee member, members must set up their own registration on Foireann.ie.
Please follow the steps below to complete this registration process:
1. Go to foireann.ie. If you have previously used the Returntoplay system from last year, your existing username and password will work. If you have not used Returntoplay, you can register a new profile.
2. You will then be sent an email by Foireann to the email address you used to register your account. Click the link in this email to verify your account.
3. This link will bring you back to Foireann where you fill in the remaining details to your account.
This must be completed by all our members ASAP but in particular by our players who will not be covered for Injury support unless they have completed this.
Follow the link below for an instructional video on how to sign up.
With all our groups now back training, it is important that all players, both juvenile and adult, look after the payment of their membership immediately.
Well done to Barry Heffernan and Jake Morris who both started for Tipp in the drawn league game against Cork last weekend. Both were on the scoresheet with Barry scoring two points and Jake scoring a point.
Barry’s fine performance was recognised by GAA.ie and he was named on the GAA.ie Hurling Team of the Week.
As businesses begin to open up after the long lay off, it is now more important than ever to support our local businesses. We have been very fortunate over the years to get great support from our local businesses and so we ask people to continue to shop local and support local.
Congratulations to Philip Ryan who won €200 in last week’s Tipperary Draw. Our draw promoters will be collecting any outstanding monies for this year’s draw over the next few weeks. The next draw will be held on Fri June 4th.
The response from families to our fundraising initiative around the club development has been hugely positive and is going really well, everyone involved in the project have been genuinely humbled and impressed with the level positivity and eagerness of families to get behind and support the club on this significant journey. Please continue to make your donations, any amount is welcome and appreciated, reach out to your fundraising representative in order to obtain any details you may require in supporting the development.
For anyone who would like to know more about our club development ambitions please see previous weeks club notes or the club website for details on how you can support.
We are delighted that our club lotto is back up and running a few weeks now and we are asking our juvenile families and supporters to make every effort to play our lotto online. It costs just €2 per week to play safely online and there are different payment plans available. If your not in, you cant win!
Please choose the ‘auto-renew’ option and also help family members who may not have an online presence to join. The link to join is available on the clubs web page so please sign up now and you will be included in the next draw.
The lotto has always been one of our main fundraisers and with our current club developments it is of vital importance to us now that everyone continues to row in behind our lotto and we continue to increase the online subscriptions to our club lotto. All social media shares of lotto updates are appreciated and its wonderful to see family and friends from far and wide coming through in the weekly winners. Ní neart go cur le chéile.
All families are asked to complete registration with www.Foireann.ie as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already. Details of how to complete this process have been shared via the various juvenile WhatsApp groups. Your co operation in getting these registrations complete as soon as possible is greatly appreciated and will be required in order to complete your childs Covid self certification for return to play.
Families have the option to pay membership at training which is back since last week – Hurray!
Membership must be paid to ensure that your child is covered by insurance. Paying membership at training is the preferred option for the juvenile club as the money goes directly into the juvenile arm of the club to pay the costs of running the juvenile club. For Covid reasons we ask that membership money be put into an envelope, family details written thereon and handed to the lead coach at the training session.
Return To Play
We were thrilled to welcome back to training all juvenile groups last week. The joyous sound of children having fun and enjoying training that was absent from MacDonagh park for too long this season was happily restored last week.
We would ask all parents/guardians to observe and co-operate with all the Covid protocols that will be in place in order to ensure a safe training environment for your children and family. Training slots – days and times have been issued on the various WhatsApp groups, welcome back and enjoy!
Please encourage the boys to practice when they can over the next few weeks. There are a huge number of boys nationally that struggled for motivation in all sports over the past few months and we are very conscious of this and will be very mindful of the boys. We hope every available boy will return and hope to gain extra boys as well.
We hope to link in with some of the NEO senior hurling team in the coming weeks and leverage their experience from when they were juvenile hurlers and how they developed their skills and passion for our games.
It’s a very exciting time for the club with huge developments taking place in the field at present. The physical changes around the club grounds were visible to all who returned to play last week. These changes are the initial stages of the development work and indeed the footprint of the new hurling wall and astro pitch are clear to be seen. We will all be looking on in eager anticipation of the progress that will be made over the coming weeks. Remember to transfer your donations and let your funding representative know you have done so for receipt issuing purposes.
Our NEO Nursery (under 5s) will be starting in the next few weeks. Any boy born in 2016 or 2017 that would like to take part are welcome. It will take place on Saturday mornings at 10.00. More information to follow in the next few weeks.
Under 7 boys are back training on Saturday mornings 10am-11am. Boys born in 2014 or 2015 are more than welcome to come along.
Under 9 boys training recommenced this week with over 30 boys at training on both Tuesday and Saturday. Training continues on Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 and Saturday morning from 10 to 11. New players always welcome.
Our Under 11 boys returned to training this week. Any boy born in 2010 or 2011 are welcome to come along. Training for hurling takes place Tuesday and Friday at 6.00 and training for football takes place every Wednesday at 5.30.
The Under 13 boys resumed training Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, very important that we have good attendance going forward
The Under 15 boys resumed this week and great to have the boys back on the field. Hurling training will continue every Tuesday Thursday and Saturday with football due to start shortly.
The Under 17 boys training started last Monday with a very good response from our squad. Four players were also at county minor trials during the week. Already this group had shown the determination and commitment of last year with four high tempo sessions. Training continues each Monday Wednesday Friday and Saturday morning. We would also be delighted to welcome back any former of this squad who would like to hurl or play football.
Photos show our juveniles enjoying their first night back training in MacDonagh Park last week
Reminder to get your Garda vetting up to date please. You cannot be involved as a coach or mentor in any juvenile coaching set up without your GAA Garda vetting being up to date so please apply asap https://gaa.flowforma.com/Lists/Forms/NewForm.aspx?FlowId=7
Ireland Fittest Family
As we know Ireland’s Fittest Family is a competition reality show where families from all over the country compete against each other for the chance to win €15,000 and the title of ‘Ireland’s Fittest Family’ all the while being mentored by our panel of respected coaches, Davy Fitzgerald, Derval O’Rourke, Anna Geary and Donncha O’Callaghan.
The show is back for the ninth year and are currently looking for families for the brand new series. Here is a flavor of the show https://fb.watch/5qfntKZ-kA/
The Allens from Tipperary were last year’s runners up in Season 8, if you think your family could go further and take home the title of Ireland’s Fittest Family, apply now by downloading the application form in this link www.rte.ie/irelandsfittestfamily
Photo above of some of the Nenagh Éire Óg Camogie players delighted to be back playing during their first session last week.
The pitches were full with all the teams back training this week and it was great to see everyone enjoying themselves and practicing again with teammates.
The committee would like to make members, mentors, parents and players aware that there’s a new arrangement agreed with St. Mary’s Secondary School to use their pitch while the club is undergoing it’s exciting development plans. The Camogie club will be using a mixture of St. Mary’s and Nenagh Éire Óg pitch for training sessions for the underages from U16s to U8s and all teams have been informed of the new timetable. Thanks to all those involved for preparing the pitch and liaising with the school.
Our intercounty trio of Grace O’Brien (seniors) and Caroline Browne and Sarah Quigley (intermediates) were busy in action this weekend against Cork with the Rebels coming out the victors on both occasions.
The seniors train every Tuesday and Thursday at 7.30p.m and on Sundays at 10a.m.
Training times for all other groups as follows:
Great to see everyone back training this week. Training continues at Eire Og Mondays at 6.30pm, Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 11am. Please ensure all players are registered on Foireann and complete Covid questionnaire before training.
We had a great turnout for training on Monday and Thursday this week, over 30 girls and more to come. It was great to see all the smiling faces again. A big thank you to all the parents for navigating their way through Foireann.
All are welcome to come along, even if you haven’t played before. The benefits of playing in a team environment were never so important as they are now. Our training times are Monday at 7pm in St Mary’s secondary school field, Thursday at 6pm in Eire Og and Saturday at 9.30am in St. Mary’s.
U10s training has resumed. From 6-7 at St Mary’s Convent pitch on Mondays and 6-7 in Nenagh Eire Og pitch on Thursdays. Always looking for new members. Any girls born in 2011 or 2012 are welcome to give it a try.
U8s are back on Thursday evenings at 6 o’clock. Any girl born in 2013/14 that wishes to try camogie contact 0876233660 for more info. New hurleys available to buy at discounted rates if anyone needs one at the sessions.
Anyone interested in sending their child to under 6 training can register their interest with Paul 086 469 2641 and we can add you to the WhatsApp group. We’ll be welcoming this age group to training in another few weeks. Hurleys and helmets will be available to buy at discounted rates at the first few sessions.
Membership & Covid Health Questionnaire reminder.
All players must be registered members and can sign up on www.foireann.ie selecting Nenagh Camogie. Parents please ensure you have completed the Covid health questionnaire in advance of training sessions.