It was a disappointing weekend for our senior and junior-A hurlers, for the first time since Mark Sheahan we have a player on the Tipperary senior football panel and the under-8 boys finish up their year after ten months of fun. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Commiserations go to our senior hurlers who were defeated by Kiladangan in the FBD Insurance Tipperary senior hurling championship semi-final in Semple Stadium on Sunday on a 1-15 to 3-12 scoreline.
We wish to thank John Brennan, Noel Maloney and the senior management team as well as the wonderful panel of players for all their efforts this year. While we didn’t win the Dan Breen Cup there’s no doubt that it wasn’t for the want of trying and no stone was left unturned by everyone involved.
Our junior-A hurlers were defeated by Arravale Rovers on Saturday in the county semi-final, 2-11 to 0-15, in Templederry. The lads fought bravely back from being five-points down with nineteen minutes to play to lead by one, deep in stoppage time, following a monster John Cahalan point however, the gods were not shinning down on the Blues and Rovers worked the ball up the field and it eventually came to Donough Leahy who blasted the winning goal from close range. It was a heart-breaking way to lose out but huge credit must go to the panel for the determination in which they played to bring themselves right back into the game. The club wishes to thank manager Eddie Tucker and his officials as well as the panel of players for all their efforts this year.
We extend our best wishes to Callan Scully who has been invited by new manager David Power to join the Tipperary senior football panel. This will come as no surprise to anyone who has had the pleasure of seeing him in action for the club and county underage teams in recent years. The last Nenagh Éire Óg man to play senior football for Tipperary was Mark Sheahan and we have no doubt that Callan will follow in Mark’s footsteps and enjoy a long inter-county career.
The club have entered the North Tipperary junior football championship and preparations for this will begin soon. Players will be informed shortly of training and if anyone would like to take part please contact any of the management.
The under-8 boys finished up their year on Saturday morning after ten months together. We had a fun morning in MacDonagh Park with lots of treats afterwards. 40 boys took part throughout the year. There were over fifteen blitzes. Thanks to all the parents who worked tirelessly all year in so many different ways on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Saturdays. Best wishes to all the boys moving on to under-10 next year and to the boys remaining with the under-8s. We hope all the boys continue to practise their skills in hurling and football at home and in school throughout the winter before returning to training in the New Year.
Club Walking Group
The club’s walking group continue their activities around the town this week with organised walks, leaving MacDonagh Park, at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Absolutely everyone is welcome come along regardless of fitness levels or whether you’re from the town or not. Come along and get some fresh air and exercise in this social and relaxing environment.
Congratulations to Carol Healy, Belmont, who was the lucky winner of €3,000 in our club lotto this week.
The 2 x €50 lucky dip winners were….
Maurice Aherne, c/o the Quill
Teresa Maher, Rathnaleen
If you would like to join the club lotto online you can do so here.