The Cúl Camp is a huge success, wins for both of our junior teams while our two senior sides prepare for knock-out championship action. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
In the quarter-finals of the FBD Insurance Tipperary senior hurling championship, Nenagh Éire Óg have been drawn to play Thurles Sarsfields. This game will take place in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Saturday, 29 August, at 6pm. This is an all-ticket affair, limited to 40 people from our club including players and management, due to Covid-19 restrictions however, it will be streamed live on the County Board’s website. Further information regarding the live stream can be found here.
The full draw is as follows:
- Nenagh Éire Óg V Thurles Sarsfields
- Clonoulty Rossmore V Loughmore Castleiney
- Drom & Inch V Borris-Ileigh
- Kiladagan V Toomevara
On Saturday evening last in Ballingarry our junior-A team won their third-round match against Roscrea on a 3-20 to 1-10 scoreline with the goals coming courtesy of Darragh Walsh, Cian O’Farrell and captain Bob O’Brien. This win guarantees the lads their place in the knock out stages of the championship. We send our best wishes to Killian Malone, Bob O’Brien and Anthony Walsh who all picked up knocks in this game.
Our junior-C hurlers opened their championship campaign on Sunday morning with an away clash with Borris-Ileigh and came away 3-21 to 0-6 winners. At half-time, the lads led 0-11 to 0-3 but a powerful second-half display, aided by goals from David Cleary, Conor Malone and Michael Hutchinson secured the win.
Commiserations go to our minor hurlers who left everything they had on the field of play on Tuesday evening last against Ballina in the North semi-final, losing out 4-8 to 2-17.
All Éire Óg supporters really took this team to their hearts following their brilliant performances this year where work ethic, determination and no end of skill were to the fore.
Our thanks go to Shane Connolly, Paul Ryan and Kevin Mulryan for the enormous efforts they put into this side, first-aid man Bartley Ryan and the panel of players who trained and played exceptionally this year.
The game created our own little piece of club history as it was the first time we streamed one of our own games live on the internet and we wish to thank Seán McTiernan for providing the live stream, bringing the game to over 1,500 viewers on Facebook Live.
Club Walking Group
Our club walking group recently climbed Moylussa near Killaloe, Co. Clare and had a very enjoyable day out. If you would like to find out more about our walking group you can contact our Healthy Club Officer, Bartley Ryan or contact us through any of our social media channels or email email@example.com. Everyone is welcome to come along regardless of fitness levels or if you are from Nenagh or not.
Tipperary GAA Club 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.
There was no winner of this week’s Lotto Jackpot. The ten supplementary draw winners are:
- Seán Fergus
- Eamonn Spillane
- D. Foley
- Joe Maloney
- Dick O’Connell
- Seánie Geaney
- John Gleeson
- Niall Murray
- Jamie Devaney
- Andrew Coffey
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-license and Cleary’s Daybreak on the Limerick Road.
The group stages of the County Senior Camogie Championship came to a conclusion over the weekend. Clonoulty/Rossmore beat Nenagh by 12 points on a scoreline of 2-21 to 3-06. Thanks to Sean McTiernan who streamed the game live on our Facebook page so our supporters could enjoy the game online.
The Senior Camogie Championship Quarter finals have been announced and Nenagh will face Burgess Duharra. This match will take place on Friday 28th at Kilcoleman at 6.30p.m. Best of luck to the Seniors.
Our under-12 Nenagh 1 team played Lorrha in McDonagh Park on Sunday afternoon and after a tight first half against the breeze, we led 1-0 to 0-0, thanks to goal by Saoirse Ryan. Lorrha piled on the pressure after the break but goals from Anna O’Dwyer, Audrey McNamara and Eleanor Boland saw us pull away in the end to win 4-0 to 1-1. Sophie Hourigan had a great game in goal and was well-protected by her backs who were first to every ball.
Our final group game takes place on Thursday evening at 6.30pm at home to Kildangan. Training for all u12s Monday evening at 6pm.
Cúl Camp 2020 was completed this week by a huge number of enthusiastic boys and girls from Nenagh. The children had a fantastic week and thoroughly enjoyed the activities, fun, chats, games and competition. We had sun, showers, wind and even the local Stars.
Thank you to the parents who helped out and sincere thanks to Cúl Camp co-ordinator Niall Cahill who was the driving force behind the 2020 Cúl Camp at NÉÓ.
Thanks also to Louise Carmody from Spar, Gortlandroe, for all the goodies on the final day.
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.
Under-6s train every Thursday from 6-7p.m. A reminder to parents to complete the health questionnaire and submit before each session.
Under six training continues every Saturday morning from ten o’clock to eleven. New faces are always welcome to join, 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.
We are delighted to have held a hugely successful Nenagh Éire Óg Cúl Camp last week in MacDonagh Park. The camp was attended by many of our juvenile members and each day smiles, laughter, fun, excitement, competition and joy abounded at MacDonagh park. Throughout the course of the week ambassadors from our senior hurling and camogie clubs helped out and we are grateful for the support and encouragement shown towards our younger stars in Éire Óg, mol an óige agus tiocfaidh siad. Thank you to senior club ambassadors Alannah Morris, Maeve Coffey, James Mackey, Shane Hennessy, Dáire Quinn, Stevie Hallinan, Conor Robinson, Brendan Long, Paul Ryan, Donnach Quinn and Philip Hickey. During the week we also had the pleasure of welcoming distinguished guests John Tooher Nenagh Éire Óg chairperson, John Devane Tipperary county board chairperson and Paudie Malone North Tipperary Games Development Officer who all dropped by to see the camp operating successfully and everyone enjoying the activities. All-Ireland winners, Tipperary and Nenagh Éire Óg senior hurlers not to mention local superstars, Barry Heffernan and Jake Morris also called into our Cúl Camp to see our future stars enjoying camp and to encourage our young players to keep up all their good work at home practicing our games. Thank you to Barry and Jake for their time and continued support towards these fabulous children at Éire Óg. We had great support from parents who helped out during the week to ensure a safe environment for the children during the course of the camp, sincere thank you to each parent who gave their time in this regard. The driving force behind the 2020 Nenagh Éire Óg Cúl Camp was Niall Cahill, sincere thank you to Niall for his hard work, focus and determination to make this year’s Cúl Camp at Éire Óg the undeniable success it was.
Training for the under eight group is slightly different this week, there will be no training on Wednesday evening as we will play Kilruane in Cloughjordan on Thursday evening at 6.30, this will be a football-only blitz. Tuesdays training will be a football session so remember your gum shields. Saturday morning there will be a blitz, details to follow during the week. The under eight management group are aiming to have more blitzes in the near future so we look forward to these with great anticipation.
Under ten boys, training for the coming week will be back to the usual times, each Tuesday evening from six o’clock to seven and Saturday mornings from ten o’clock to eleven unless we have a game. 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. New players always welcome (boys born in 2010 or 2011). A few of our boys played their very first game recently and got on really well so it’s not too late to come along and try out hurling or football for the year.
Both under twelve teams played away last week, while both of our under-12 boys battled hard neither team managed the win.
Under fourteen boys had no game last week and look forward to getting back to action.
Our under sixteen panel had a magnificent win last week in the pouring rain over in Cloughjordan against Kiladangan. The Nenagh lads dominated in most positions and bounced right back this week with a hugely impressive final tally of 5-14 to Kilruanes’ 0-08. Congratulations to the entire squad and the management group. It is wonderful to see this group back to true form. Best wishes from everyone in the next round.
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.
This week’s Juvenile fixtures are:
- Under-16 SF v Ballina in Toome tomorrow at 6.45p
- Under-12 A QF v Newport in Nenagh at 6.45pm Tuesday
- Under-14 QF V Ballina in Ballina on Thursday at 6.45pm.
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.
Thank you to all the parents who encourage practicing of both codes at home between training sessions, this is fundamental to the children developing their skills and confidence on the ball and ultimately their enjoyment of the game. A few minutes each day practicing is invaluable to a child’s skills.
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 online to the new Nenagh Éire Óg club lotto. Please visit www.nenagheireog.com for anyone else who wishes to join.