An exciting club quiz in aid of Nenagh Day Care Centre, our volunteers continue to aid the vulnerable in our community and an important survey for our juvenile section. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Exciting Club Quiz for Nenagh Day Care Centre
Nenagh Éire Óg are holding an Online Family Table Quiz at 7:30pm on Saturday the 25th of April – the first of its kind within the county! What better way to spend a Saturday night in lockdown?
Registration is €10 per family and there will be a raffle on the night with some great prizes in store including a Q&A session at half time with Irish Rugby Star Donnacha Ryan.
The quiz will be streamed via Zoom and promises to be a night of great fun! To register or for any queries text/Whatsapp 0879492471, 0876693645 or 0851120299. Proceeds will be shared with Nenagh Day Care Centre and the quiz is open to all, not just club members.
Helping the Vulnerable
Once again we wish to thank our army of selfless volunteers who have been busy purchasing groceries, fuel, delivering prescriptions and generally helping the vulnerable and over-70s in our community throughout the last three weeks. It is during times of crises that we really see the benefit of a tight and caring community and the people of Nenagh and indeed our club, have been more than willing to put the shoulder to the wheel to help those in need.
Thank you to our senior players
Throughout the last number of weeks the senior hurlers, footballers and camógs have been making short videos with skills challenges for our juvenile players. The generosity of spirit has been heartening to see and we all wish to thank the players for putting so much effort into this.
We also wish to thank Niall Cahill and Catherine McTiernan for all their help with this initiative and of course without the enthusiasm of the families and players it would not be the massive success it is. And remember Barry Heffernan’s 2019 championship jersey is up for grabs for one of the lucky participants.
Having watched Killian Gleeson’s skills video during the week, Richie, Noel and John have confirmed that the senior hurlers will be training with blindfolds on in future to develop their kinesthetic awareness abilities. You can see Killian’s video here:
The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the wife and family of the late Matt O Meara, Toomevara. Matt was a stalwart of Toomevara serving in a number of capacities including as a player, secretary and mentor with many teams.
To his wife Norah, daughter Ciara, sons Shane and Aidan, son-in-law Aidan, daughters-in-law Andrea and Violeta, grandchildren Donncha, Aoileann, Aodhan, Lily-Anne and Sean, as well as his many cousins and friends we offer our condolences
We also extend our deepest sympathies to the family and friends of John O’Shea, Patrickswell, Limerick. John’s son-in-law, Darragh Droog, has been involved with our senior hurling team for a number of years now.
To his wife Eileen, daughters Donna and Suzanne, brother Denis, sisters Maureen (O’Shea), Evelyn (Stoneham), Ann (Hartnett) and Joan (Murphy) and his many relatives and friends we extend our deepest sympathies.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha
We have been making a number of past matches available to view on our YouTube channel over the last few weeks and this has proved to be very popular. Here is another game for you to enjoy. The 2013 clash with Moneygall in Cloughjordan.
Best Jersey in North Tipperary
Now we all know that our jersey is the nicest jersey not just in North Tipperary but the whole of the GAA universe and now we have a chance to officially confirm our status as the Nenagh Guardian are currently running a poll on Twitter to decide the best jersey in the division.
In the first round we went head to head against Ballina and came out on top and for the next round we need your help. So please keep an eye on the Guardian’s Twitter account for the quarter final competition and vote early and often for Nenagh Éire Óg.
Nenagh Eire Og are the first club through to the best club jersey in North Tipp competition by edging out Ballina 55.2% to 44.8%@NenaghGuardian @BallinaGAA https://t.co/jXks9P69L3 pic.twitter.com/Uo9felx5E8
— NenaghGuardian (@NenaghGuardian) April 19, 2020
The Guardian’s Team of the Decade
In last week’s edition of the Guardian Shane Brophy, Liam Hogan and James Hayden picked their North Tipperary club team of the decade and we were delighted to get two players, Michael Heffernan and Hugh Maloney, onto the starting fifteen with Barry Heffernan settling for a place on the bench.
You can see the team in the photograph above and remember please support local businesses during these difficult times and buy the local paper on Wednesday.
1960 Silver Street, Street League
Here is a photograph of the Silver Street, street league team from 1960 coloured in by Rob Toohey. Rob has a superb collection of local characters from times past on his Facebook page and for a wonderful trip down Nostalgia Lane, his page is well worth checking out.
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Juvenile & Camogie News
Éire Óg Juvenile club and Camogie club skills challenge continues each day having completed five weeks to date. We plan to continue these daily challenges as long as possible to facilitate all underage players that wish to take part involved in club activity on a daily basis.
The daily skills challenges have proven to be a great success with our younger members and their families. In order to monitor and improve this project can you please complete the below survey which is completely anonymous. The results will guide us as to how this project could be improved to make it more worthwhile and enjoyable for our Future Stars.
The survey can be accessed here.
Watch this space as an exciting new One Club Family Project is in the planning stages and will be announced shortly. Thank you to those involved in bringing this project to fruition.
This weeks challenges were around skills development and fun which involved striking on the run and blindfolded catching. Parents and children alike participated by entering either a participation thumbs up or a score to their respective group text. Much family fun was had in the beautiful sunshine completing the challenges this week.
It is heartwarming to see so many families doing the challenges together and registering their scores each day. It is never too late for individuals or families to begin participating or just dip in and out of the challenges as it suits, just send your score or participation thumbs up into the group text on the day, all entries are very welcome.
Reminder, any child that regularly takes part in the challenge will have their name entered into a draw by their coach once we return to training to win a great prize kindly given by Barry Heffernan of his Tipperary jersey from last years All Ireland campaign. Barry will present the jersey to the winning child at a training session.
We are so proud of our adult players in the club who support the challenges on a daily basis and are never found wanting. Our juvenile club look forward to reciprocating the support when get back to cheering on our senior stars on the other side of these strange times. Senior players will henceforth be known both by name and the specific skill challenge which they championed in support of this project.
Thank you also to all the parents who encourage and support participation at home each day, this is central to the children maintaining and developing skill levels and to the success of the challenges. There is a huge amount of coaching taking place each day by parents and this will no doubt lead to an increased number of coaches within the club in the future.
Stay practicing, encourage each other, stay safe, stay home and mind each other.
On the link below is an interesting article about our main club sponsor, Rody Boland’s, and how the interior and exterior of the pub made its way from Mitchel Street to Rathmines. The interior was more or less perfectly preserved from when the pub in Nenagh closed down in the 1930s to when it was moved to its new home in Dublin.
1977 County Minor Champions
We posted the above photograph on our social media channels and once again it attracted a lot of attention. It is of the 1977 minor hurlers which captured the club’s second county title at that age group, the first coming in 1969. The beat Silvermines in the North final and Loughmore Castliney in the county decider. The match programme from this game can be accessed here.
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The following are reports from the Guardian from both the North and county finals with Brian Heffernan also receiving the Player of the Week accolade following his performance against Silvermines in the North final.
All-Ireland Finals Online – Free to Watch
The GAA, in conjunction with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland, have launched the GAA Digital Archive at Croke Park providing free access to past GAA matches to internet users around the world.
113 All-Ireland finals since 1961 are included in the archive and provincial finals from 1961 also feature. The new archive also includes All-Ireland club finals since 1989.
In all, over 500 football and hurling matches were retrieved from broadcasters and information such as date, result, venue, referee, scorers and teams and substitutions was added.
This might be useful to all GAA fans during this time of isolation!