Details of our new community based club lotto are announced, two fantastic videos highlighting our under-10s plus another blast from the past. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Our club volunteers once again went above and beyond the call of duty this week to help the vulnerable in our community. We expressly wish to thank co-ordinators Bartley and Marion Ryan for all their work and our army of volunteers who have been shopping for groceries and collecting medicines for those who can’t venture out.
Our volunteers will continue to provide these services for as long as is required and if you need any assistance please contact club coordinator Bartley Ryan on 086 735 8359.
Nenagh Éire Óg Launches Brand New Community Friendly Lotto
The club are delighted to announce that we are launching our new Community Friendly Lotto in June 2020.
We hope you and your families remain safe and well during these times and we want to thank you for your generous support for the old Éire Óg lotto over the years. Before COVID-19 the jackpot for our lotto was at €2,100 and in order to close down the old model we are donating €1,000 between two very well deserving community charities. We will be announcing our designated Community Charities on next weeks show.
We must adjust and adapt to this new socially distant world that we find ourselves in, with this in mind we are designing a new lotto based mainly around online subscriptions with the hope to meet all our traditional supporters once social restrictions are no longer a part of our lives.
The new Friendly Lotto will operate as follows:
1. Starting jackpot €2,100 and will increase each week it is not won by €100
2. Four numbers will now be drawn each week from numbers 1-32.
3. Draw takes place every Monday night.
4. The week that the Jackpot is not won, €200 is placed into a separate draw fund.
5. Any week the jackpot is won, €200 is not added to the separate draw fund.
6. Ten tickets will be drawn weekly for 10 weeks to enter this separate draw. The prize fund at the end of this 10 weeks will be €2,000
7. A prize fund of €1,500 will be distributed as follows: €500 for 3 lucky winners with the additional €500 to one of our designated local charities.
8. A player may be drawn more than once in a 10 week period to qualify for the €500 draws.
9. The cost of each lotto ticket remains at €2 for one ticket and €5 for three tickets. Online Terms:
o 52 weeks (50 + 2 free)
o 25 weeks
o 10 weeks
o 3 lines in a week for €5
o Minimum play is for €10 – Play for as little as €2 per week (One line for 5 weeks)
Clubforce weblink details on how to apply online will be announce on next weeks show.
The lotto funding is our core day to day financial income for the club and your support is vital if we are to achieve all our goals and ambitions in supporting our local community with our brand of Social Sporting Activities.
We hope you can partake in the fun and while you will be supporting our Senior, Juvenile, Camogie and Handball clubs you will also be contributing to the local charities who are our every day Heroes.
CHARITIES : Local charities are invited to apply by texting our Lotto Co-ordinator on 0858037407.
Our club text system is out of operation at this time. A new members’ WhatsApp group is currently being set up and members will be added by Monday. It will be a ‘no-reply’ service and members will receive club notes, Lotto results and match fixtures when we’re back in action. All new online Lotto players will be added also once it begins.
Juvenile & Camogie News
Coaches from each group will develop a training plan to take our Future Stars through to return of games. Some groups have received their training plans already with remaining groups to receive their plans shortly.
This week the under ten boys and girls provided us with wonderful entertainment through the production of their skills videos. The boys and girls submitted clips of themselves practicing their hurling and football skills over the previous week to their coaches. The coaches did a brilliant job of compiling the clips and adding the infamous Sunday game anthem to the compilation. The finished article was released and proved to be a truly wonderful success, it was thoroughly enjoyed by all. Sincere thanks must go to Niall Cahill for organising the boys and girls videos clips and to Kieran Mularkey for his production of the finished videos. Dreams begin in the back garden, dream big boys and girls.
Additionally, under ten boys were challenged to a football competition this week. The challenge is for the boys to do as many accurate kick passes as they can in thirty seconds to a partner. Each accurate kick and catch earns a point. The partner can return the ball with either a throw or a kick pass. Where a kick pass is used by the partner an extra point is earned. In order to keep the competition even across the group, older boys will start their scores from minus four. To enter the competition boys must submit their thirty second video clip of their kick pass entry to their WhatsApp group. Prizes will be given for best scores and everyone who submits an entry goes into a draw for a separate prize.
Under eight boys are planning to mix it up for the next few weeks by receiving two skills/drills to practice for that coming week. This is a chance for the boys to practice their skills rather than a competition. We anticipate that these skills/drills will give the boys the opportunity to have their hurls in hand as much as possible by playing and practicing the skills for that week. We are very lucky to have the input of our senior players, captain and vice captain Daire Quinn and Tommy Heffernan demonstrating the skills/drills over the next few weeks. Thank you kindly to both senior players for their time and effort in supporting our under eight stars on this initiative. This week Tommy was the star of the show by taking the boys, via video, through the first two drills, thanks Tommy.If any parent or guardian has a questions please drop a note to any one of the coaches.
Videos of senior Tipperary camogie player Grace O’Brien are available on the club social media sites for players to enjoy and incorporate into their routines to assist all juvenile members maintain and develop their skills by completing their own mini training sessions at home until we get back to training and games in the future.
Thank you to all the parents who encourage and support practicing our games at home each day, this is central to the children maintaining and developing skill levels and ultimately the enjoyment of our games. It is so important that the children do some practice at home to help them enjoy group training and blitzes when they eventually return. In addition, it would be fabulous to see the home coaching translate into an increased number of coaches within the club in the future.
We all know you miss the action in the club grounds but we must all remain aware that all club facilities and fields are still closed to everyone. This applies even whether you are maintaining social distancing or not, the grounds are closed to everyone, there are no exceptions. We look forward very much to getting back to action but for now we must remain mindful that you may not enter the club grounds under any circumstances. Please keep up the good work in this regard.
Stay practicing, encourage each other, stay safe, observe the guidelines and mind each other.
Greg Browne Skills Session Two
Greg and Caroline Browne take us through their second skills video above. We will be posting a new skills video from them next week.
Michael Hogan Commemoration Walk
Grangemockler/Ballyneale GAA club in South Tipperary, the home of Tipperary footballer and Bloody Sunday victim Michael Hogan, are organising a Michael Hogan Commemoration Walk on Sunday, 31 May, at 11am in aid of Pieta House and have invited all clubs in the county to take part. Please see their message in the next paragraph.
“We ask you to join us the 31st of May at 11am for our Michael Hogan Commemoration Walk. We will walk/jog/run to remember our Bloody Sunday victims and also support Pieta House. Wear you club or county colours and show your support for a great cause. Take a photo of you/your family taking part & tag #MichaelHoganWalk #Walk4Pieta on Instagram/Twitter/Facebook or Join our club ‘Michael Hogan Walk for Pieta’ on Strava app where you can record you journey & photo.” If anyone has any questions around the event you can contact 086-2560827.
The link to donate will be available on all of their club social media platforms with all proceeds going to Pieta House.
Blast from the Past
Here is another video from the past for you to enjoy. It is the 2013 league clash against Lorrha and Dorrha played in MacDonagh Park on 18 March, 2013 which Nenagh won on a 4-17 to 2-14 scoreline.
Rarely has MacDonagh Park looked so well and not one single ball is being hit in anger. Even the goalmouths are coated in a lovely covering of grass, a sight not seen in many a GAA field for decades. The club wishes to thank Jim Kennedy, Shane Connolly, Cian Connolly, Mel Gleeson and John Tooher for kindly volunteering their time to cut the grass and maintain the grounds during these strange times.
Following recent Garda advice in line with the latest GAA statement and guidelines, we wish to remind our players, members and general public that our fields and facilities remain closed with no exceptions. We ask all to please respect the GAA and HSE protocols and keep all members of our community safe from Covid-19.
Tipperary GAA County Board Draw
The Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw which was due to begin this month has been rescheduled to Friday September 18th. We are confident there will be a full resumption of games activity well in advance of this date to allow clubs promote the draw. Lár na Pairce office personnel have already prepared the New Draw material and this is ready for collection for any individual clubs who wish to make an immediate start. The final receipts for the 2019/20 Draw will not be posted out until August 1st which is just about six weeks before the first draw. Enclosed with the receipt will be details of an easy system for paying the new draw subscription on-line if preferred and thus avoiding promoters calling to members houses during the current pandemic.