Our minor hurlers play their first competitive match, the seniors are in Semple Stadium this Sunday evening while a first-aid training course is offered. All of this and more, in this week’s news on the Blues
Our minor hurlers were the first team in the club to take to the field in championship action this year and ended up on the wrong side of a 3-10 to 5-15 scoreline against Lorrha Rovers in Puckane. Seth Shayanewako was in flying form early on setting up goals for Ben West and Seán Crowe however Lorrha Rovers quickly took control and as we approached half time, they took a lead which they would not relinquish for the remainder of the encounter. Jamie Cottrell got a late goal for the Blues but it wasn’t enough to close the gap.
Our senior hurlers open their championship campaign on Sunday evening next, 7pm, Semple Stadium against Holycross Ballycahill in the FBD Insurance county championship.
Unfortunately, due to Covid 19 restrictions, the attendance at this fixture will be limited to 200 people. This figure includes the panels, management and backroom teams of both clubs as well as the referee and his officials. Therefore access for our supporters will be severely limited. Unless you have one of the golden tickets you will be denied entry. We do acknowledge that many of our supporters will be bitterly disappointed at not being able to attend but this is out of our hands and indeed out of the control of the GAA who are only following government restrictions. However, you can follow the proceedings as we will be providing updates on our Twitter account.
The seniors aren’t the only show in town as there are numerous other games involving our club and you can get the full details of these here.
The third draw from our new Community Lotto took place on Monday evening last and there was no winner. Ten names were drawn to go forward to our €500 draw and they are listed below. We are asking all of our players, members and supporters to join our Community Lotto online here.
Alternatively, paper tickets are on sale at the following businesses: JKC’s, Sheedy’s Centra, Albany Home Decor, Foley’s Spar Inver Gortlandroe, Hackett’s Butchers, A Sportsman’s Dream, Cinnamon Alley, Specsavers, O’Connor’s Kenyon Street Market, Keller’s Carry Out off-licence and Cleary’s Daybreak on the Limerick Road.
Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw
The first draw for the new Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw will take place on Friday, 18th September and once again there are amazing prizes on offer including cars and prize money up to €25,000.
Those who have previously entered the draw will have already received information regarding the new draw in the post and are asked to contact their promoters as soon as possible.
Further information about the draw and how to join can be found here.
The club offers its sincerest condolences to the family and friends of the late Donal Hackett, Fintan Lalor St. Nenagh and Urra, Ballycommon. Donal was a former hurler with the club and is pictured above with his teammates after winning the under-15 North Tipperary final in 1970. To his family Roisin, Dan, Brid, Niamh, Sean and Eadaoin, brothers Patrick, John and Eugene, sisters Michelle, Brigid, Jennifer and Nuala, his grandchildren and extended family, we offer our sincerest condolences. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Under-6 training will be every Saturday morning from ten o’clock to eleven. Hoping to see lots of new faces on the field, please contact one of the management group in advance via the clubs social media sites if you would like to join so that we can direct you to the relevant Covid protocols and registration process to ensure safe training for your child. .
Under-8 boys hurling training will continue each Tuesday evening from six to seven and Saturday mornings from ten o’clock to eleven. New members (boys born in 2012 or 2013) are always welcome. Football training is also now underway with our first football training session held last Wednesday evening. Football training for this age group will be held every Wednesday evening from half past five to half past six, everyone welcome, a reminder that gum shields are compulsory for football so please make sure each child brings their own to training. Thank you to all the parents who encourage practicing at home between training sessions, this is so important to the children developing their skills and confidence on the ball and ultimately their enjoyment of the game.
Under-10 hurling training will continue each Tuesday evening from six o’clock to seven and Saturday mornings from ten o’clock to eleven. New members (boys born in 2010 or 2011) are always welcome. Football training for this age group also commenced last Wednesday evening with a great turnout and super enthusiasm from the boys. Football training for under ten boys will be every Wednesday evening from half-past five to half-past six, everyone welcome, a reminder that gum shields are compulsory for football so please make sure each child brings their own to training. If boys just want to play either code that will be fine. Thank you to all the parents who encourage practicing at home between training sessions, this is so important to the children developing their skills and confidence on the ball and ultimately their enjoyment of the game.
The Presidents’ Cup
On Friday evening last we had the pleasure of watching some fabulous hurling in MacDonagh park compliments of great teams from both Ahane in Limerick and Nenagh Éire Óg who played each other in the under-12 Presidents’ Cup. Club president Ger Gavin was on hand to present the Presidents’ Cup to the winning captain from Nenagh Éire Óg. Thanks to all involved for making tonight’s competition a great success.
Conor Tierney, Jimmy Morris, Taurai Shayanewako and Ger Gavin with the Presidents’ Cup following the under-16s’ win over St. Rynaghs
Last Wednesday evening our under-16 hurlers welcomed St. Rynaghs of Offaly to MacDonagh Park for the Presidents’ Cup, named in honour of our club presidents. Ger Gavin and Jimmy Morris were on hand to make a speech and present the cup to the winning joint captains of Nenagh Éire Óg. Well done lads on the win. Under-16 hurling training each Monday, Wednesday and Friday evenings and Saturday afternoon. All new players welcome. The Championship is just around the corner. We are getting a great response from our present squad.
Thank you to all who helped to make the first two of our President’s Trophy tournaments very enjoyable occasions for all involved. Our under-12 and under-16 lads deserve great praise for the skill and determination on show, Club Presidents, Ger Gavin and Jimmy Morris, were very impressed by the future stars of the club. Thanks also to Christy McLoughlin for refereeing the games. We still have the under-14 tournament to look forward to and I’m sure that it will be another enjoyable day where we will also welcome our other Presidents, Mick Burns and Mick Hynes.
The best of luck to these groups when the North Tipperary hurling league matches which will throw in this week. We’re all looking forward to the games with great anticipation. Thanks for all of your work under the strangest of circumstances so far this year, it’s appreciated.
Goalkeeper training is now underway and any aspiring young goalie from under-14 and under-16 groups should share their interest with a mentor. Thanks to Shane Hennessy for leading this initiative.
For any child returning to training specific guidelines and requirements for their safe return have been issued on the various group communications. Thank you to those who volunteered as Covid officers for the different age groups, without this framework and support from parents return to play would not be possible. Thank you to the parents for your patience and co-operation with the new Covid procedures around return to play. Please continue to follow all of the GAA and HSE guidelines.
Well done and 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.
Thank you to all those who have already signed up on line to the new Nenagh Éire Óg club lotto. Please visitwww.nenagheireog.com for anyone else who wishes to join.
Thanks to Burgess Duharra for the good competitive match on Saturday. In the first match in a long time for the players, there was great camogie played by both teams. First fixture next Wednesday 7.30 against Ballina in Nenagh.
The under-14s played their first match of the year – a challenge against Burgess Duharra, at a very warm MacDonagh Park on Sunday. It was a tough outing but a lot was learned by our girls and we never gave up right to the final whistle. Thanks to Burgess Duharra for stepping in at short notice and best of luck in the championship.
Our first competitve match is away to Kildangan 1pm next Sunday. Training Monday and Thursday 7-8pm Thursday at Eire Og.
Under-12s’ training time this week is Monday 6-7pm. All are welcome to join us. This Thursday evening Team 2 have their first outing against Kilruane MacDonaghs at the Éire Óg pitch at 6pm. All players to be at the pitch for 5.30pm please.
Team 1 have a challenge match in Portroe at 6.30pm Friday evening. Parents, please ensure your child is registered with the club before training. If they are not registered, they are not insured to play.
Under-10s continue training Mondays and Thursdays at 6pm. Great to see such good numbers training.
Under-8s continue to train every Monday and Thursday evening at 6pm and would welcome any new faces that wish to give camogie a try.
We are delighted to welcome under-6s to training every Thursday from 6-7pm, starting July 23rd. The committee has decided that it’s not possible to run the final two sessions of the Ógres, however, the club will offer helmets and hurleys at a discounted rate for any Under-6s wanting to join up. The girls will need to register at training on Thursday 23rd and forms will be available.
Registration €30, helmet €40, Hurley €10. Parents will need to (1) complete the GAA eLearning module in advance, and (2)the health questionnaire has to be submitted before each session.
Please come 25 minutes early to the first session so we can get registrations and COVID requirements sorted. Finally, we will need two/three parents to make yourselves available at the training session to support the mentors.
Please share with any parents that might be interested in starting their girls with a new sport or returning from last year.
The Committee would like to express their thanks to the Senior Camogie Team who have agreed to help out with the training sessions.
First Aid Training
Angela, the first aid trainer, is willing to take a group to do practical first aid training. She will cover sprains, bandages and dressings. Training will take place on a Friday evening and Saturday until mid-afternoon, (date to be decided). Any coach, parent or mentor interested please contact Caitriona Cleary. Ideally, we would like to get a couple from each age group.
It’s Lonely at the Top
“Listen all you fools out there, Go on and love me I don’t care, Oh, it’s lonely at the top, Oh, it’s lonely at the top” Randy Newman Chairman John Tooher enjoying being lonely at the top at the Presidents’ Cup game against St. Rynaghs