Big Bertha rolls into MacDonagh Park, the senior camógs prepare for championship action while the junior-As win their first match. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Our senior hurlers face Clonoulty Rossmore in round two of the FBD Insurance county championship on Sunday evening at 7pm in Semple Stadium. This game will be streamed live by the county board. After defeating Holycross Ballycahill in their opening game the lads will be anxious to keep their good form going and we wish them the very best of luck.
Jake Morris, the star forward for @nenagheireog and @TipperaryGAA spoke with @StephenGleeson_ after Nenagh EO defeated Holycross in Round 1 of the hurling championship at Semple Stadium #GAA pic.twitter.com/PLwwH5v5nz
— Tipp FM Sport (@TippFMSport) July 28, 2020
Our junior-A hurlers opened their North Tipperary campaign with a solid 2-16 to 1-13 win over Kilruane MacDonaghs in Borrisokane on Saturday evening last with Donnacha Quinn and Cian O’Farrell bagging the Nenagh goals. The now play Knockshegowna on Saturday evening next and this game is expected to take place in Gardiner Park, Borrisokane.
Hard luck to our minors who were beaten by Roscrea on Wednesday evening last, 1-19 to 3-9, in the championship. Leon Kennedy, Ben West and Cian Galvin bagged the Nenagh goals in what was a much-improved performance from their previous outing. The lads now play Toomevara in the quarter-final in MacDonagh Park, Cloughjordan on Wednesday evening at 7:15pm.
A Message from the Chairman
FOR THE ATTENTION OF EACH GROUP IN THE CLUB
It is vitally important at this stage in our battle against Covid 19 that each group refocus their efforts and raise their standards again. As we have seen in other places, we are always at risk of the club being closed down and exiting all competitions, and, as is happening nationwide, some people here are letting their guard down. While we cannot eliminate all risks as people must go to work etc, it’s what we can control that we now must work harder at.
If you’re not part of a training group or required to be there, you should not be at the training session. Do not interact with groups if you have no reason to be there.
Thanks to our excellent Covid supervisors, sanitiser is present at all training sessions. Use it on entry to and exit from training and matches. You should not need to be asked as happens now.
If you wish to go to house parties don’t come to the field. If you wish to come to the field, don’t go to house parties. Very simple.
Parents and supporters need to be reminded to maintain social distancing at matches.
Your cooperation is of vital importance to the club and our community. Please do not be found wanting in this regard.
Yours in sport,
Following the recent permanent breakdown of our old mower, the club have invested in a new one which arrived in MacDonagh Park on Wednesday morning last. Already known as Big Bertha, the new machine, a Ransome Mower, is hoped to meet our needs for many years to come but will still require a lot of hard work from our volunteers in order to pay for it and so we are asking all of our members, supporters and players to join our online lotto which will go towards the repayment of the loan.
All of our club fixtures can be accessed at the Fixtures tab at the top of this page or on our club app which is available to download for your android phone from the Google Play Store.
The July edition of the GAA newsletter is available to download 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.
Dear 1989 . . . you will not believe what we have done with hurling
Brian McDonnell has once again provided an insightful article, using statistics, to demonstrate how the game of hurling has evolved from the 1989 All-Ireland final between Tipperary and Antrim to last year’s encounter between ourselves and Kilkenny.
You can read his brilliant work here.
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 club’s 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. We are very much looking forward to our first blitz for this age group and the boys are putting in a great effort at training.
Under-8 boys football training is 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.
Under-10 boys had their first match this weekend against Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan. We had thirty-one boys playing on three teams. The games were very competitive. We play Durlas Óg next weekend in Thurles. New players always welcome (boys born in 2010 or 2011). A few of our boys played their first game against Kilruane and got on really well so it’s not too late to come along and try out hurling or football for the year. Training continues this week for hurling and football as follows:- under ten hurling training each Tuesday evening from six o’clock to seven and Saturday mornings from ten o’clock to eleven. Under ten football training will be every Wednesday evening from half-past five to half-past six. Reminder, 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.
Both under-12 teams traveled to Newport last week, the D team came away with a strong win finishing with 3-5 to Newport’s 1-4. The under twelve A team lost out to a very strong Newport team.
It was a BYE week for our under-14 hurlers last week but they’re keeping up the good work at training and very much looking forward to getting back to action this coming week against Kilruane in Cloughjordan on Thursday evening.
Our under-16 hurlers fought hard in the dying minutes of an excellent match for a well-earned draw with Ballina last Monday in Ballina. Leading at half time with the aid of a stiff breeze by three points Nenagh found themselves four points down at the end of the third quarter. Thankfully the emphasis in training on fitness paid off and the margin was wiped out with just five minutes remaining and Nenagh was unfortunate not to come away with maximum points. Winners last year of the under-15 competition Ballina are an excellent side and this result will give our players great confidence going forward. The club wishes the injured Ballina player a speedy recovery. Final score: Nenagh Éire Óg 2-13 Ballina 1-16. An excellent game of hurling from all involved.
Continued good luck to all Nenagh Éire Óg groups in this week’s round of the North Tipperary hurling matches. We’re all looking forward to the games with great anticipation. Thanks to all for your efforts under the strangest of circumstances so far this year, it’s appreciated.
This week’s Juvenile fixtures are:
North Tipp U12 D Hurling
Nenagh Éire Óg V Ballina
Tuesday August 4th @ 7pm
North Tipp U12 A Hurling
Nenagh Éire Óg V Ballina
Tuesday August 4th @ 7.45pm
North Tipp U14 Hurling
Nenagh Éire Óg V Kilruane MacDonaghs
Thursday August 6th @ 7.30pm
North Tipp U16 A Hurling
Nenagh Éire Óg V Silvermines
Monday August 3rd @ 7.15pm
Please keep an eye on club social media and text groups as fixtures are subject to change at short notice.
Goalkeeper training is now underway and any aspiring young goalie from under fourteen and under sixteen 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.
It is vitally important at this stage in our battle against Covid 19 that each group refocus their efforts and raise their standards again. As we have seen elsewhere we are always at risk of the club being closed down and exiting all competitions as a direct result of letting our guard down. So that we ensure the club continues to be an effectively managed environment observing Covid safety guidelines all groups are asked to ensure that we are using sanitiser upon entry and exit of training and matches, do not interact with training groups which you are not involved with, maintain social distancing at matches and lastly if you wish to go to house parties don’t come to the field. Your cooperation is of vital importance to the club and our community.
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.
Thank you to all those who have already signed up on line to the new Nenagh Éire Óg club lotto. Please visit www.nenagheireog.com for anyone else who wishes to join.
The seniors kick off their competitive season with a first-round championship match against Éire Óg Annacarty in Nenagh on Friday the 7th of July at 7.15pm. Good luck to all involved.
The under-16s played Kiladangan in Puckane last Wednesday and in an excellent display of camogie by both teams, Éire Óg ended up losing by a point to an injury-time goal. It was a great performance from everyone. The next match is against Portroe.
We gained our first competitive win of the year in a super display against Portroe at McDonagh Park on Sunday afternoon. Hard work, hard tackling and well-taken scores saw our girls come away with a 6-4 to 3-4 win. Well done to all on a great display.
Our next game is next Sunday at home to Lorrha. Training continues Thursday 7-8pm Thursday at Éire Óg.
Our two under-12 teams were in action this week. A depleted Nenagh 1 played a strong Kilruane team in Ardcroney on Thursday. Despite a spirited performance by our girls, we came away defeated. Best of luck to Kilruane in the rest of the championship.
On Friday, Team 2 travelled to Ballinderry to play Shannon Rovers in their second game. Even though the team was made up with many under-10s, we put on a superb performance of tackling and blocking. We couldn’t win it, but we certainly left everything out on the field.
No matches in the week ahead. Our training time this week is Thursday 6-7pm. All are welcome to join us.
Under-10s play Toomevara on Wednesday evening in Toomevara in their first game. Training this week is on Monday only.
The under-8s continue to train every Monday and Thursday evening at 6 O Clock and would welcome any new faces that wish to give camogie a try.
The under-6s train every Thursday from 6-7pm. A reminder to parents to complete the health questionnaire and submit before each session.
Thanks to Inver
Nenagh Éire Óg underage teams are all set for play after they purchased lots of new equipment with sponsorship received from Inver in Gortlandroe in Nenagh. Louise Carmody, Manager at the Inver premises, whose daughter Mary plays with the under-10s, organised the sponsorship and this week lots of new gear arrived to the delight of the underage teams.