As Covid-19 continues to wreak havoc, here is this week’s news
“Only when it is dark enough can you see the stars” – Martin Luther King
Wise words from the great civil rights campaigner Dr. Martin Luther King as the Covid-19 virus continues to wreak havoc across the globe. This week the club put out a call for volunteers and we were overwhelmed with the speed at which members demonstrated what stars they are by offering their services to help the more vulnerable in our community and already some have been busy dropping off food and vital medicines to those in need.
We especially wish to thank Bartley and Marion Ryan, who are co-ordinating the volunteers, for all of their efforts.
If you wish to volunteer or indeed require help from any of our volunteers please contact Bartley at 086 735 8359
Another group of stars in the club are our adult players who have been setting daily challenges for our juveniles to complete. This has had the benefit of keeping our juveniles active while at the same time keeping their skills sharp. You can check out these fantastic videos on our social media platforms. A special thanks goes to Niall Cahill for co-ordinating these challenges.
The club wishes to remind people that during the pandemic, MacDonagh Park and all of its facilities are closed and we respectfully ask people to please stay away.
All of us here in the club wish to extend our sympathies to the Gratton family following the recent passing of Ms Ann Gratton, Turnpike. Ms Gratton’s grandchildren all play for the club with Zoey and Adam currently part of our senior teams.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam.
All-Ireland Final Appearances
This week journalist and clubman Brian McDonnell complied statistics on the number of players from each of Tipperary’s clubs who have represented the county in All-Ireland hurling finals from minor right up to senior and we here in Nenagh Éire Óg are proudly sitting in sixth place with 38 players while Thurles Sarsfields lead the pack with a whopping 117 players.
Brian’s article can be accessed here.
From the North division we are currently in third place, one behind Toomevara who are on 39 while Roscrea lead with 46 players. For more information on the North division please click here.
The full list of Nenagh men to have played in All-Ireland hurling finals have been added to the “who we are” section of the website and we wish to thank Brian for supplying the information.
The full list of players are: Mick Burns (9), Jake Morris (4), Michael Cleary (3), Conor O’Donovan (3), Michael Heffernan (3), Barry Heffernan (3), Denis Finnerty (2), Devere Reynolds (2), Michael Shaughnessy (2), Philip Kennedy (2), Paddy Murphy (2), Jack Darcy (2), John Heffernan (2), Edward McGrath (1), Phil Hennessy (1), Michael Gilmartin (1), Pádraig Kennedy (1), Tony Tierney (1), Paddy Kearns (1), John Flannery (1), Mick Hynes (1), Donie O’Brien (1), Seán McGrath (1), Phil McGrath (1), Jack Nolan (1), Billy O’Brien (1), Harry Sheehy (1), Michael Ryan (1), Brendan McGrath (1), Conor McCarthy (1), Michael Kennedy (1), Brian Heffernan (1), Kevin Tucker (1), Hugh Maloney (1), Mick Kearns (1), Gerry Quinlan (1), Frank McGrath (1), Mick Darcy (1)
Mick Darcy also won an All-Ireland senior hurling medal with Dublin in 1924 while the club has four players who represented the county in All-Ireland football deciders. Mark Sheahan won an All-Ireland B title in 1995 while Kevin Coonan became the first man from the North division to captain the county to an All Ireland in 1998 when he led the team to the junior title. Also on that team were clubmen Jim McAuliffe and Chris Bonar.
Check out Michael Cleary’s skilfully scored goal below in the 1991 All-Ireland final when he craftily curled the sliothar around the Kilkenny back’s hurley and placed it perfectly into the top corner of the Cats’ goal.
Happy Mothers’ Day
“A Mother is one who can take the place of all others but whose place no one else can take.” – Old Irish Saying
On behalf of all the boys and men in the club, we wish all the mothers out there a very happy mother’s day.
New Club Gear
The juvenile club are working closely with sponsors A Sportsman’s Dream on new club gear which we hope will be ready to sell once the current pandemic has passed.
A GAA activity for our young writers
Click on the Twitter post below for further information on a writing activity for our juveniles with the chance of featuring in the next GAA newsletter.
Essays of roughly 500-1,000 words max can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by Monday 23 March and we'll run a selection of our favourites in the March edition of the #GAA Club newsletter
— The GAA (@officialgaa) March 20, 2020
A crude attempt at colourising the men of 1964 who defeated Roscrea, 5-12 to 2-5, in the North Tipperary senior hurling final.
You can read a full match report from this game at the following link: http://
During the current Covid-19 crises our club lotto has been suspended however, you can still play online by clicking here.