The seniors suffer a cruel heartbreaking county final defeat, Jake Morris receives his Bord Gáis Energy under-21 team of the year award and the minor camogs qualify for the county semi-final.
We extend our commiserations to our senior hurlers who were unfortunately beaten by a superb Clonoulty Rossmore side today in the Tipperary Water county final on a scoreline of 2-13 to 0-23. To say the panel, management and club left no stone unturned in their efforts to win today is an understatement but it simply wasn’t to be. To Clonoulty Rossmore we extend our congratulations and wish them the very best as they embark on their Munster campaign.
We wish to thank the people of Nenagh for their amazing support both this afternoon and in the weeks leading up to the game. The town has been decked out in blue and navy while the roars from the Blues’ fans today was deafening. All of your support has been gratefully received by everyone involved with the team.
We also wish to thank all the local sporting clubs and businesses for their wishes of support over the last few days. It was fantastic to see the parish united in sport as Nenagh Celtic, Nenagh Ormond RFC, Nenagh Neptune Swimming Club, Nenagh AFC among others send their best. The businesses excelled themselves in their efforts to fly the Éire Óg flag high and we encourage all our of supporters to continue to shop local.
The schools also pulled out all the stops and once again we thank you all for your continued support and promotion of Gaelic games amongst the youth of our town.
To all of our sponsors and to everyone who purchased signs this year and contributed to our training fund we thank you most sincerely. We could not possibly function without your kindness.
While everyone is very down at the moment there is no doubt that this panel will be back and will continue to do their upmost to bring Dan Breen back to the town. The entire panel and management have conducted themselves in a very professional manner throughout 2018, never failing to give less than 100% in training and matches and have been fantastic ambassadors of our town. Thank you once again to everyone for your unwavering commitment.
The full Éire Óg management and panel are as follows:
Jake Morris Receives his Award for Making the Bord Gáis Energy Under-21 Team of the Year
Congratulations to Jake Morris who, on Wednesday last, received his award for making the Bord Gáis Energy under-21 team of the year following his sterling performances with Tipperary in 2018. Jake was joined by four of his team mates in this prestigious selection, namely Killian O’Dwyer, Brian McGrath, Robert Byrne and Ger Browne.
In further great news Jake and Ger Browne were nominated for the Bord Gáis Energy player of the year award. Also in the reckoning are Fintan Burke (Galway), Mark Coleman (Cork). The winner will be announced at an event which takes place at Dublin’s City Hall on Friday, October 19th.
The full team is as follows: Ger Collins (Cork), Killian O’Dwyer (Tipperary), Brian McGrath (Tipperary), Niall O’Leary (Cork), Fintan Burke (Galway), Robert Byrne (Tipperary), Billy Hennessy (Cork), Mark Coleman (Cork), Ger Browne (Tipperary), Robbie O’Flynn (Cork), Rory O’Connor (Wexford), Cianan Fahy (Galway), Jake Morris (Tipperary), Tim O’Mahony (Cork), Seamus Casey (Wexford).
Our minor camogs continued their great form this year by qualifying for the county semi-final after defeating Fethard today, 2-5 to 0-6.
Fethard were the better team in the first half leading at half time 0-4 to 0-2 with Nenagh’s points coming from Michelle Barry and Lucy Spain. The game turned when a Fethard player was given a straight red card in an incident which resulted in Katie Morris, who was having an outstanding game, going off injured. Nenagh responded with a goal from Sarah Hallinan and a point from Rachel O Connor. To be fair to Fethard they kept up their pressure game and responded with two points to draw the game going into the final quarter. A goal from senior star Rachel O’Connor and a point from a ’45 from Lucy Spain closed out the game for Nenagh who will have to up their game if they are to progress further in this competition. Fethard can be proud of their efforts in the game.
Team: Niamh Sheridan, Abbie Sheedy, Katie Morris, Ella Carey, Caoimhe Connolly, Megan Grace, Rachel O’Connor, Michelle Barry, Lucy Spain, Meaghan Morris, Ellie Spain, Siobhan Collins, Sarah Hallinan, Ciara Sherlock.
“By Order of the Peaky Blinders”
Fantastic news broke during the week about one of our former players, Daryl McCormack. Daryl was a talented hurler and won numerous titles in the blue jersey. Daryl has since moved on and is making waves in the acting world and this week it was revealed that he had secured a role in the hugely popular show Peaky Blinders where he will act alongside stars such as Cillian Murphy. Congratulations Daryl from everyone in the club.