The club reveal the new senior hurling management team, the under-12s are coached by their Tipperary heroes while Shane Hennessy organises an exciting table quiz for charity. Once again this weeks notes are loaded, with news on the Blues.
Senior Hurling Management for 2019 Revealed
On Thursday evening last, the club announced at a committee meeting that 2018 senior hurlers, John Brennan and Noel Maloney, will join Darragh Droog as the club’s senior hurling management team for the upcoming year.
Both John and Noel have soldiered together in the backs for the seniors for many years now while Darragh played a major role in getting the team to the county final this year. Darragh has a wealth of experience in preparing teams having been involved in the Na Piarsaigh Munster and All-Ireland winning sides as well as doing strength and conditioning work with Limerick’s underage hurlers and a number of soccer teams within the county. Noel and John have taken charge of a number of the club’s underage sides in the past while Noel also managed Burgess Duharra.
We wish all three men and the entire panel the very best of luck in 2019.
St. Stephen’s Day Walk
For those of you who will most likely overindulge on Christmas Day the club are organising a St. Stephen’s Day walk from the club at 10:30am. It will be a fantastic way to work off the turkey and stuffing and everyone is welcome.
There are two walks, a 5km and 7.5km route with registration at 10:15am in the complex. The walks themselves commence at 10:30am.
Shane Hennessy’s Table Quiz
This June, senior hurlers Shane Hennessy and Killian Gleeson are kindly volunteering in Cape Town, South Africa for two weeks with the GVI charity. To help raise funds for this worthwhile cause, Shane has organised a table quiz in the Dapp Inn on Friday, 28th December at 9pm. It would be fantastic to see a large turnout from the club to support these young men who are generously giving up their time to help others less fortunate.
On Saturday, December 22nd, the Tipperary senior hurlers completed a spinathon and held numerous under-12 coaching sessions in a number of venues around the county in order to raise vital funds for the Amanda Stapleton Benefit Fund and Running for Josie campaign.
The spinaton took place at our juvenile sponsor’s premises, A Sportsman’s Dream while the coaching session was held in Nenagh College. The Nenagh Éire Óg under-12s were coached from 12 noon until 1pm and it was a fantastic opportunity for our young hurlers to learn from the very best in the country. We were blessed with the weather and we’re delighted that players Barry Hogan, Alan Burns, Jake Morris, Barry Heffernan, Cian Darcy, Niall O’Meara and bainisteoir Liam Sheedy all gave up their free time to pass on their knowledge of the ancient craft.
If you would like to donate to this fantastic cause please click here.
For a range of photographs from the afternoon’s training session please click here.
Don’t forget you have a great opportunity to see our Tipperary heroes in action when they take on Kerry in MacDonagh Park on Saturday, January 5th, at 2pm.
The camogie section held their AGM recently and the following officers were elected:
- Kieran Malone – Chairperson
- James O’Dwyer – Vice-Chairperson
- Áine Gilmartin – PRO
- Mark Hassett – Child Welfare Officer
- Pat Sheridan – Secretary
- Tom McAuliffe – Treasurer
- Caitriona Cleary & Deirdre Coleran – Joint Registrars
We wish to thank outgoing officers Maria Sheedy, chairperson, Denise Morris, vice-chairperson, Seamus Morris, PRO, Catherine Kennedy, registrar and assistant secretary Caitriona Morris for all of their hard work and dedication over the years with the camogie club.
St Mary’s, Nenagh
Congratulations to St. Mary’s Nenagh who defeated St. John The Baptist, Hospital in the Munster semi-final on Wednesday last. Best of luck to all involved in the upcoming Munster final. We are represented by Lucy Spain, Caroline Browne, Megan Grace, Rachel O’Connor and Niamh Sheridan.
Tipperary Sports Partnership and Nenagh Éire Óg in association with the TV programme, Operation Transformation, are once again holding a 5K Family Fun Walk on Saturday January 12th at 11am. This is the ideal way to begin the new year while diligently sticking to the new year’s resolution. We will have further information closer to the date.
For those enthusiastic walkers who can’t wait until the new year the club organises a walk every Tuesday evening at 7pm outside the complex and everyone is more than welcome to participate.
The club sends its condolences to John McNamara and family following the sudden death of John’s father, John Eamon, in Achill Island, Mayo. John has been a tremendous supporter and mentor with the club and his children all play camogie, hurling and Gaelic football for Éire Óg.
The funeral details are as follows: reposing at St. Colman’s, Keel on Sunday from 4pm until 7pm. Remains arriving to St. Patrick’s Church, Pollagh on Monday morning for Funeral Mass at 11am. Burial will take place in Slievemore Cemetery. Family flowers only please.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
Presence not Presents
The club would like to take this opportunity to wish all of our players, members, sponsors, supporters and the wider community a very happy, peaceful and merry Christmas. We have no doubt that the big man will pay a visit to all of our young boys and girls as their behaviour all year in MacDonagh Park and beyond was exceptional. And remember, the best present you can give someone this Christmas are not your presents, but your presence. Happy Christmas everyone.