Grace O’Brien helps Tipperary to a win over Waterford, the Ógres complete their four-week course while the junior footballers are set to create their own little piece of history next Sunday. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Tipperary: Hard luck to Barry Heffernan, Jake Morris and the Tipperary senior hurlers who were defeated by Kilkenny on Sunday last. The lads face a difficult trip down South to Cork next Sunday and we wish them the very best.
Colleges: Commiserations go to Philip Hickey who was part of the Mary Immaculate side defeated by UCC in the Fitzgibbon Cup final on Saturday last. Hard luck also to Peter Folan and Bob O’Brien of IT Tralee who were beaten in the Ryan Cup semi-final by Ulster University.
Minor Football: Hard luck to the minors who were beaten by Ballina on Sunday, 2-4 to 1-11 in the North championship. They now face Kiladangan next Sunday in Puckane at 12pm.
Junior Football: Our junior footballers play St. Patrick’s Drangan on Sunday next at 12pm in Cloneen in the county league. This is the first time we have ever entered the county junior league so this game will create it’s own piece of history. Best of luck to all involved.
Reminder to all our players to pay their membership so that they are covered by insurance. This can be done online on our website by clicking here.
The boys with their certificates
to all of the boys who completed the Éire Ógres GAA for beginners camp on Saturday. Many thanks to the mentors, parents and our sponsors, Nenagh EBS. Our Tipp star Barry Heffernan made the boy’s day by presenting the T-shirts and Certs. A credit to their families and schools, the boys brought joy to all involved with the camp. Under-6 training with Cathal and mentors continues in the hall on Saturday from 10am-11am. See you all there.
It was great to see Tommy Mulcahy in the clubhouse last Saturday
Membership is now due. All boys have received forms which should be returned to mentors. Non-members will not be eligible to train or play in matches. Contact 086 0855165 with any issues.
Barry Heffernan with a young fan
One of our little under-6 boys decided to sneak in to hospital this week to sort out our health system. Your friends are delighted to hear that you are home and on the mend. Be back soon, Jake!
Under-14 Féile Hurling
Borris-Ileigh V Nenagh Éire Óg
Saturday, March 2nd @3pm
Michael Cleary is on the comeback trail
Eyes on the ball. Grace in action against Waterford ©Marie O’Brien
The Tipperary senior camogie team beat Waterford on Sunday in the Littlewoods league on a score of 1 -11 to 0-10 away in Waterford and well done to Nenagh Éire Óg’s Grace O’Brien who played corner forward.
The seniors had their first league match of the year away to Éire Óg Annacarty last weekend. Despite an excellent performance from everyone the team went down by two points in really competitive match. Training takes place next Sunday as usual.
Grace holds off her opponent in the clash against Waterford ©Marie O’Brien
The match scheduled for the under 16s was deferred last weekend as the Tipperary under-16s were in action. Players will be sent a text on the training times during the week with more matches coming up in the weeks ahead.
Under-12 training will continue on Wednesday evening but please note the time change this week to 7-8pm at Nenagh College. We will collect €2 per player at the gate toward the rent & lights. This is our new training time and venue until we go back on the pitch.
Under-10 camogie training continues in Nenagh College at 9am Saturday morning. €2 at the gate Newcomers are always welcome. All girls must wear helmets and shinguards.
Nenagh Éire Ógres
All the girls with their certificates
Saturday morning marked the end of “The EBS Nenagh Éire Ógres” with a visit from our county star Grace O’Brien who graciously took the time to present the girls with their certificates and t-shirts. Grace won another Ashbourne Cup medal with the University of Limerick in the past few weeks and is a great role model for our young Ógres. We wish her the very best with Tipperary this year. Throughout the four weeks the focus was on fostering an enjoyment of the skills learned, encouraging parental involvement and developing enthusiasm for the sport. We held our registration morning this morning and lots of the girls joined up to continue playing with our under-6 and under-8 teams this year. Training begins this coming week and details will be shared on the parents WhatsApp group. Any new players who wish to give it a try can contact the club through our social media platforms. Our thanks to the many coaches, parents and older sisters who gave up their precious time to ensure the girls had a wonderful time. Huge thanks must also go to the hard working committee who worked tirelessly behind the scenes ordering t-shirts, registering the girls, providing lovely food and all the other jobs that they did.
Under-6s & Under-8s
Training will take place every Thursday evening from 5.45pm to 6.45p.m starting on Thursday the 28th of February for under-6s and under-8s in the large hall in St. Mary’s Secondary School. These sessions will be for members of the camogie club (registration possible at the venue) and will continue for four to five weeks until the light improves and weather allows us to go onto the pitch for the Summer. No helmets or hurleys needed initially. As with the Ógres camp we will need as many parents to help as possible to make it worthwhile and fun for the girls.
For girls born in 2011 there is a short-term option of joining in with the under-10s on Saturday mornings at 9am in Nenagh College astro until the 6s and 8s move back to the pitch. There is a €2 charge and parents must stay and assist.
Thanks to all who registered on Saturday morning at the club. Registration forms will be handed out at training this week. All Camogie players must register for insurance purposes so it would be appreciated if players could fill out the forms and sign up for 2019 as soon as possible.
Grace O’Brien meets a young Ógres
This weeks lotto jackpot was not won.
The 5 x 50 euro lucky dip winners were…..
Peg Ryan, Mitchell Street
John Guest, Cudville Green
David Walsh, St Josephs Park
If you would like to join the club lotto online you can do so here.
Does anyone recognise the young lad on the right?