All in Nenagh Éire Óg were saddened to hear of the untimely passing of John Tucker last week. John, or Nudie as he was better known, was a talented hurler and footballer and played hurling and football at every level with Nenagh Éire Og. He was part of one of the most successful juvenile teams in the club, a group who won North and County hurling medals at U14, U16 and minor and North and County Football titles at U16 and minor. At adult level, Nudie won U21 North and County titles in 1993 and was also on the senior panel in 1992 & 1993 who won back to back North titles. In all the successes, the standout was undoubtedly the winning of back to back North and County minor hurling titles in 1991 and 1992 – it was fitting then that this group provided the Guard of Honour at John’s funeral over the weekend. To John’s sister Paula, brothers Eddie, David and Kevin and the extended Tucker family we offer our deepest sympathies. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Co Minor Champions 1992 with the late John ‘Nudie’ Tucker 5th from left in the back row.
Work continues on the field with the diggers back on site this week and the laying out of the new field about to begin. A big few weeks now lie ahead as we reach the final stages of this phase of the project – drainage systems will be prepared and then levelling out with topsoil and sand. The costs continue to be a major part of this and so we are continuing to seek funding for this phase of the project. Our membership packages are still open and we thank everyone who has contributed to this to date. If you would like to avail of any of these packages, please contact any club officer or committee member for more information. Donations can also be made electronically – bank details available from Anne Kennedy & John Tooher. Please be sure to include your details if transferring money to this dedicated fundraising account.
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot . The numbers drawn were 5, 10, 25 & 27.
The 3 X €50 lucky dip winners this week are:
- Seamus Moriarty, Online
- Joseph Ryan, 4 Hamilton Drive
- Enda O’Sullivan, Gortlandroe
Congrats to our winners.
Next week’s lotto Jackpot will be €3,800. As our lotto continues weekly we thank everyone for your continued support. If you have not yet joined our lotto or if your ticket has recently expired, please consider signing up again – it is our main fundraiser and contributes enormously to the day to day running of the club.
And the lotto can now be played in the following businesses in the town – The Hi-B, JKC, Centra, Rockies, Cleary’s Daybreak & Andys. So look out for our new lotto boxes in these places where you can buy your lotto tickets each week and they will be included in the next lotto draw.
The 2022/23 Tipperary Draw has been deferred until 30th September. There are great prizes on offer again this year – added to the top prize for the first four draws are prize bonds. Our club promoters will be contacting all members in the coming weeks and new members are also welcome. Please contact Bartley Ryan at 086 7358359 if you would like to join the draw. There is also an option to join up directly to Thurles through the link on the Tipperary GAA website – please remember to include Nenagh Éire Óg as your club. Please note that if you have joined this way in previous years you must sign up again, your ticket is not automatically renewed.
Club Development – Phase II Funding
In order to achieve the next phase in our development goals for our club a number of fundraising options including bank account details have been circulated to the juvenile groups in the last few weeks. If any of these options suit you and you wish to participate please contact Anne Kennedy (087 1336024) or John Tooher (087 950 0912) with a WhatsApp message so that we can organise your receipt and Enda Long can then record your new membership details.
Nenagh Éire Óg Gaelic Games Youth Academy
The Nenagh Eire Og Gaelic Games Youth Academy proudly sponsored by Albany Home Decor & A Sportsmans Dream welcomes new members to the club, training times for the various age groups as per below, contact the club social media sites with any questions.
Wishing both our Under 17 and Under 15 hurlers together with their management groups the very best of luck in the next rounds of championship action this week. The Under 17 group are out in the county quarter final v Knockavilla Kickhams and our Under 15s are preparing for the North semi final, venue and opposition TBC.
Our Under 5’s are finishing up this Saturday with a blitz in Kiladangan at 10 o’clock.
Training continues Wednesday 6-7pm and Saturday morning 10-11am. This weeks mid week session will be the last of the season and we will continue with Saturday morning training only for a few more weeks before finishing up for the season. New players are always welcome to come along, so any boys born in the years 2015/16 please come along. For further information please contact Alan on 087-7518789.
Training continues on Wednesday evenings for Football and hurling and Saturday morning for hurling. New boys born in 2013 and 2014 are always welcome to join. Contact Cathal on 086 080 6460 or the club social media sites with any queries.
Hurling training is on Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 and football training on Friday evening 6 to 7. New players born in 2011 and 2012 welcome to come along and give it a try. Contact 0874086439 for more details.
The Nenagh Éire Óg Juvenile club wishes to extend sympathies to the Tucker family on the passing of John Tucker, brother of Kevin who leads our Under 13 boys management team. All training and blitzes were cancelled last weekend as a mark of respect to the Tucker family on John’s untimely passing.
Congratulations to the Under 15A hurlers and their management group who had a quarter final win over Ballina last week. Best of luck to the boys and their management in their semi final which will be played this Thursday, venue and opposition TBC.
Our minor team retained the North Minor title last Monday night week beating Roscrea by 1-15 to 3-04. Played on a damp evening in Dolla, Nenagh controlled the game for long spells but never quite put enough daylight between themselves and their opponents. An early goal chance for Zac Keller hit the upright but points from play and frees gave us a good foothold in the game. Jake Houlihan followed through on a high ball, batting it into the net to open a gap before half time. Roscrea scored two goals in the second half but each time Nenagh responded with points to counteract. Our goalkeeper and all backs played exceptionally well as a unit while midfield held the upper hand. Up front the dominance of the forwards was not reflected in the score line, the subs introduced made notable impacts. This team now rolls onto a Co Quarter Final against Knockavilla Kickhams next weekend, Knockavilla narrowly lost the West division final to Golden Kilfeackle. U17 training continues every Monday and Wednesday at 6.50 pm unless there is a match.
Happy faces all round following the win over Roscrea in the Minor Final last week.
For any new joiners to the juvenile club membership for 2022 can be paid through Foireann.ie.
If you are already set up on Foireann simply login and select and pay your membership type here. If you do not have an account, go to Foireann.ie and choose the New user – Register option – once you have set up an account your membership can then be paid here.
Any queries on this please contact Tom O’Connor at email@example.com.
Membership can also be paid to Tom O’Connor or any Committee member.
Membership rates remain the same as last year.
Announcing our new lotto boxes which are now located in the following businesses in the town:
You can buy your lotto tickets here each week and they will be included in the next lotto draw.
Our Club Lotto jackpot is currently at €3,800, be sure to get your entry completed in time for the next draw Nenagh Eire Og Lotto Link
Thank you for your continued support of our lotto.