After a sad weekend for the club, here is this week’s news
It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of one of our all-time great clubmen in Tommy Mulcahy early on Saturday morning.
Tommy in Croke Park in 2009
Tommy was everything a GAA volunteer should be: a coach, a mentor, a friend and someone who wasn’t afraid to put his shoulder to the wheel when a job needed to be done.
His influence on so many Éire Óg hurlers, footballers and camogie players cannot be over stated. Hundreds of players have benefitted from his knowledge of Gaelic games over the years as he coached and managed numerous juvenile, adult and camogie teams.
He gave a lifetime of service to the GAA at club, divisional and county level. He held every administrative role with Nenagh Éire Óg throughout his life. He served as chairman and secretary of St. Mary’s Handball Club and held many positions at divisional Bord na nÓg level.
An accomplished referee, he took charge of many underage and adult matches in both hurling and Gaelic football.
One of his proudest moments came last summer when the All-Ireland winning Community Games team made a surprise visit to thank him for all the work he did with them when they first started playing hurling.
The influence of Tommy on Nenagh Éire Óg and the town in general simply cannot be measured. A real character there is no doubt that we will never see his likes again.
In the photograph below he is standing proud, front and centre with the North Tipperary winning team of 1992 who ended a long famine and brought the Frank McGrath Cup back to the town.
On behalf of everyone in the club we extend our sincerest sympathies to his family, friends and all who knew him.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
Tommy Mulcahy with members of the 1992 North Tipperary senior hurling champions
Congratulations to Mark Carey and Borrisokane Community School
We extend our congratulations to Mark Carey and Borrisokane CC who captured the Masita GAA Post Primary Schools’ Michael Cusack Cup final on Saturday when they defeated Colaiste na Coiribhe in Duggan Park, Ballinasloe 1-22 to 1-12. This is a fantastic achievement for all involved and helps demonstrate the strength of underage hurling in North Tipperary.
Following last week’s loss to Loughmore Castleiney the senior hurlers got their league campaign back on track with a 2-18 to 1-10 win over Clonoulty Rossmore under lights on Friday evening in Clonoulty. Goals from Paddy Murphy and Tommy Heffernan helped propel the Blues to a fine win.
Our junior-A hurlers defeated Toomevara 1-18 to 2-8 in the opening round of the North Tipperary league on Sunday afternoon with Adam Healy having a fine game helping himself to a personal tally of 1-3.
Liam Heffernan in action against Portroe
Our junior-B hurlers were comprehensively beaten by Portroe in the opening round of the league on Saturday, 3-23 to 0-4. We wish Thomas O’Brien and Liam Heffernan speedy recoveries from knocks they picked up in the game.
Our junior footballers are back in league action next Sunday afternoon when Clerihan will visit MacDonagh Park for a 3pm throw in.
The under-14 side, North Tipperary Féile na nGael champions, 2019
Saturday was a very emotional day for the club and in particular for our under-14s footballers who learned of the passing of their very first coach Tommy Mulcahy prior to their North final against Ballina. Both teams stood for a very emotional, poignant and respectful minute’s silence and the young Éire Óg men paid the ultimate tribute they possibly could to Tommy by capturing the Féile Peil title with panache and style adding to the to their Féile hurling title won on Monday last. The double within a week!
Our thanks go to a gallant Ballina team, referee Gareth Howard and his umpires and North BNG secretary Philip Delaney, who gave a touching speech about his memories from juvenile playing days of Tommy always being the first to greet teams at the dressing rooms. Team captain Sam O’Farrell, gave a wonderful speech and dedicated the win and trophy to his teams first coach Tommy. Well done to our boys. They are a credit to club and families.
Goalkeeper Josh McLoughlin clears under pressure after making an excellent save.
This weeks lotto jackpot was not won. The 5 x €50 lucky dip winners were…
Pat Hanly, c/o Bingo
Jim Bourke, Bulfin Crescent
Eileen Mitchell, Cormack Drive
Marie Crowe, Burgess
Darrage Walsh, Tullaheady
If you would like to join the club lotto online you can do so here.
Table quiz winners Seamus Ferry, Joe Donovan and Kevin Walsh
Our juvenile club held a very successful table quiz on Friday evening last in the Dapp Inn. We wish to thank all who supported it along with quiz master extraordinaire Mel Gleeson, our sponsors, the staff in the Dapp Inn and all our organisers.
Aoife Cahill collects the second place prize from Mel Gleeson on behalf of her team mates of Seán McTiernan, John Kennedy and Niall Cahill
Under-12 C Football
Nenagh Éire Óg V Newport
Saturday March 30th, 14:30pm
MacDonagh Park, Nenagh
Under-12 A Football
Nenagh Éire Óg V Inane Rovers
Saturday March 30th, 3pm
MacDonagh Park, Nenagh
Under-14 A Féile na nGael County Semi Final
Nenagh Éire Óg V Cashel King Cormacs
Monday April 1st, 7pm
Senior: The senior team have league fixtures for the next three weekends. More details to follow during the week. There’s been a great effort from all of the players and it’s important to keep all the good work going.
Under-16: After last Monday’s one-point loss to Portroe, Nenagh under-16s emerged one-point winners over Kiladangan on Saturday in another cracking game. A super hardworking effort from all of the players was on display.
Under-12: Under-12 training will continue in Nenagh College from 7pm-8pm on Wednesday evenings. The first under-12 cluster blitz will commence on the 6th April at 11am in Kilcoleman.
Under-6s & Under-8s: The under-6s and under-8s continue their indoor training in St.Mary’s Secondary School Hall each Thursday from 5.45pm to 6.45pm. New faces always welcome.
Club Registration: All registrations forms must be back to team manager at training this week. This is a requirement for insurance purposes.
Flag Day: Nenagh Éire Óg Camogie committee would like to express their thanks to all of the trainers and parents involved in organising the flag day rotas and for giving up their time to assist with the collection in Nenagh on Saturday. Thanks to everyone who supported the club on the day.
Minutes Silence for Tommy Mulcahy
We wish to thank Ballina, Portroe and Toomevara for kindly allowing us to pay our respects to Tommy Mulcahy this weekend.
The junior-B hurlers stand united together for a moment’s silence for the late Tommy Mulcahy
Portroe junior-Bs stand for a respectful moment’s silence in memory of the late Tommy Mulcahy
Referee Gareth Howard and the Nenagh under-14 footballers and management stand for a respectful minute’s silence in memory of the late Tommy Mulcahy
The Ballina under-14 footballers stand for a respectful minute’s silence in memory of the late Tommy Mulcahy