Ger Gavin RIP
All in Nenagh Éire Óg were shocked and saddened to hear of the sudden passing of former Chairman and Life President Ger Gavin last Friday. Ger was devoted to Nenagh Éire Óg and worked tirelessly for the Club over the years. Ger held many roles with Nenagh Éire Óg – he was Chairman from 1986 – 1996 and again in 2004 – 2005, in between he was vice chairman on three separate occasions and he also served as Treasurer in 1986.
It was during his first term as Chairman that Ger’s qualities as an administrator came to the fore when Nenagh Éire Óg enjoyed one of their most successful periods, both on and off the field. On the field the club won North and County hurling and football titles in minor and U21. But crucially the titles also came at senior level with two North senior titles and of course a County senior title in 1995. Off the field Ger and his Committee set about the task to upgrade Mac Donagh Park and in these years the Complex and Stand that we have today were developed. These achievements were recognised in 1989 when Ger was the recipient of Munster Clubman of the Year, an award he richly deserved.
Following his departure as Chairman in 2005, Ger did not rest on his laurels but continued to be involved in all aspects of Nenagh Éire Óg. He has been central to all fund-raising in the club since then and for years has been one of the biggest club promoters of the County Board Draw and the Club Lotto. Indeed Ger was passionate about the Tipperary Draw and was an invaluable member of the Draw Committee for over 30 years.
Ger became Nenagh Éire Óg Life President in 2010 and his dedication to the GAA was further rewarded in 2015 when he was presented with a Laochra Gael award by Tipperary Co Board.
Ger was full of enthusiasm about the current plans to upgrade Mac Donagh Park, how heartbreaking it is for us all that he will not be around to see this project come to fruition. His lifetime commitment and dedication to Nenagh Éire Óg are well renowned and we are all very fortunate that Ger Gavin became involved in Nenagh Éire Óg – he will be sorely missed by all. A true Nenagh Éire Óg man, may you Rest in Peace Ger.
To his wife Bridie, his daughters Deirdre, Marion and Claire, his sons Gerry and Brendan, his adored grandchildren and all his extended family we offer our sincere sympathies.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílís.
Tonight’s Lotto Draw was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Ger Gavin. The draw will now be held on Tuesday where the Jackpot will be €5,200.
We thank you all for your continued support of our lotto, those who wish to join can do so through the link on the club website – www.nenagheireog.com.
Hurling Wall Fundraising
The fundraising for the new Hurling Wall and Astro Turf pitch will continue over the coming weeks as we try to meet our target for this phase of the project. We sincerely thank all of those who have donated to date and thanks also to our team of members who have worked hard over the past number of weeks organising these donations.
With the contracts signed last week for this phase of the development and the work due to commence in the coming weeks, we ask that you please continue to make your donations, all donations are greatly appreciated.
Further information on this phase of the project/fundraising can be had from Liam Heffernan, Mary Jo O’Reilly or Anne Kennedy.
Our Brochure, inserted below, provides all the information on the Development Plan and the planned phases for the different projects.
Please Support Our Community Development Funding Plan (3)
Membership for 2021 is now due and with a new deadline date of May 31st we are asking that our players and supporters please pay their membership over the coming weeks.
Foireann is the new GAA registration system and while membership should still be paid through Clubforce or to any Committee member, members must set up their own registration on Foireann.ie.
Please follow the steps below to complete this registration process:
1. Go to foireann.ie. If you have previously used the Return to play system from last year, your existing username and password will work. If you have not used Return to play, you can register a new profile.
2. You will then be sent an email by Foireann to the email address you used to register your account. Click the link in this email to verify your account.
3. This link will bring you back to Foireann where you fill in the remaining details to your account.
This must be completed by all our members ASAP but in particular by our players who will not be covered for Injury support unless they have completed this.
Follow the link below for an instructional video on how to sign up.
With all our groups now back training, it is important that all players, both juvenile and adult, look after the payment of their membership immediately.
Everyone at Nenagh Éire Óg Juvenile club were shocked and saddened to hear of Club President Ger Gavin’s sudden passing. Ger was a huge part of the club and will be sadly missed by all. Pictured with his fellow Club Presidents presenting the presidents cup to the NÉÓ U14 winning captain late last year. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis
The response from families to our fundraising initiative around the club development has been hugely positive and is going really well, everyone involved in the project have been genuinely humbled and impressed with the level positivity and eagerness of families to get behind and support the club on this significant journey. Please continue to make your donations, any amount is welcome and appreciated, reach out to your fundraising representative in order to obtain any details you may require in supporting the development.
For anyone who would like to know more about our club development ambitions please see previous weeks club notes or the club website for details on how you can support.
All families are asked to complete registration with www.Foireann.ie as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already. Details of how to complete this process have been shared via the various juvenile WhatsApp groups. Your co operation in getting these registrations complete as soon as possible is greatly appreciated and will be required in order to complete your childs Covid self certification for return to play.
Families have the option to pay membership at training which is back since last week – Hurray!
Membership must be paid to ensure that your child is covered by insurance. Paying membership at training is the preferred option for the juvenile club as the money goes directly into the juvenile arm of the club to pay the costs of running the juvenile club. For Covid reasons we ask that membership money be put into an envelope, family details written thereon and handed to the lead coach at the training session.
Return To Play
As a mark of respect to the late Ger Gavin all juvenile training was cancelled and the club grounds closed. The club grounds will reopen and training recommence on Tuesday May 25th.
We would ask all parents/guardians to observe and co-operate with all the Covid protocols that will be in place in order to ensure a safe training environment for your children and family. Training slots – days and times have been issued on the various WhatsApp groups, welcome back and enjoy!
Please encourage the boys to practice when they can over the next few weeks. There are a huge number of boys nationally that struggled for motivation in all sports over the past few months and we are very conscious of this and will be very mindful of the boys. We hope every available boy will return and hope to gain extra boys as well.
We hope to link in with some of the NEO senior hurling team in the coming weeks and leverage their experience from when they were juvenile hurlers and how they developed their skills and passion for our games.
It’s a very exciting time for the club with huge developments taking place in the field at present. The physical changes around the club grounds were visible to all who returned to play last week. These changes are the initial stages of the development work and indeed the footprint of the new hurling wall and astro pitch are clear to be seen. We will all be looking on in eager anticipation of the progress that will be made over the coming weeks. Remember to transfer your donations and let your funding representative know you have done so for receipt issuing purposes.
Éire Ógres 2021 / NÉÓ Nursery – Boys & Girls
Starting Saturday 29th May for 4 weekends. The Ógres this year is different than before. It will take place outside on the main field in MacDonagh Park (E45 HY06) from 10.00a.m until 11.00.
Both boys and girls are welcome. Parents must remain for the hour. Any boy born in 2016 that wishes to attend needs to contact Erica on 0868774496. Any girl born in 2015 or if they have turned 5 already can contact Paul on 0864692641. Please contact before Friday May 28th to register for the Ógres as an online health questionnaire needs to be completed before taking part. Erica and Paul will also add people to the appropriate WhatsApp group to keep you informed about the Ógres.
Cost of the camp will be €2 per session paid at the gate and all participants will get a Éire Ógres t-shirt at the end of the 4 weeks. No hurls or helmets required.
Training Slots for our Juvenile groups are as follows:
Under 7 boys are back training on Saturday mornings 10am-11am. Boys born in 2014 or 2015 are more than welcome to come along.
Under 9 boys training on both Tuesday and Saturday. Training continues on Tuesday evening from 6 to 7 and Saturday morning from 10 to 11. New players always welcome.
The Under 11 boys are back training. Any boy born in 2010 or 2011 are welcome to come along. Training for hurling takes place Tuesday and Friday at 6.00 and training for football takes place every Wednesday at 5.30.
The Under 13 boys resumed training Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, very important that we have good attendance going forward.
The Under 15 boys hurling training will continue every Tuesday Thursday and Saturday with football due to start shortly.
The Under 17 boys training continues each Monday Wednesday Friday and Saturday morning. We would also be delighted to welcome back any former of this squad who would like to hurl or play football. There has been a very good response from our squad. Already this group had shown the determination and commitment of last year with four high tempo sessions.
Reminder to get your Garda vetting up to date please. You cannot be involved as a coach or mentor in any juvenile coaching set up without your GAA Garda vetting being up to date so please apply asap https://gaa.flowforma.com/Lists/Forms/NewForm.aspx?FlowId=7
Éire Ógres 2021
Starting Saturday 29th May for 4 weekends. The Ógres this year is different than before. It will take place outside on the main field in MacDonagh Park (E45 HY06) from 10.00 till 11.00. Both boys and girls are welcome. Parents must remain for the hour. Any boy born in 2016 that wishes to attend needs to contact Erica on 0868774496. Any girl born in 2015 or if they have turned 5 already can contact Paul on 0864692641. Please contact before Friday to register for the Ógres as an online health questionnaire needs to be completed before taking part. Erica and Paul will also add people to the appropriate WhatsApp group to keep you informed about the Ógres.
Cost of the camp will be €2 per session paid at the gate and all participants will get a Éire Ógres tshirt at the end of the 4 weeks. No hurls or helmets required.
Senior/minor Camogie training continues on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday mornings. Our squad are working very well and training is going very well. The improvement in our squad over two years had been excellent. Any former player looking to come back and train are most welcome.
Grace O’Brien, Caroline Browne and Sarah Quigley represented Tipperary again at the weekend Division 1 & Division 2 league.
Great to see to good numbers at training no. Training continues at Eire Og Mondays at 6.30pm, Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 11am. Please ensure all players are registered on Foireann and complete Covid questionnaire before training.
Training continues on Mondays at 7pm in St Mary’s secondary school field, Thursdays at 6pm in Eire Og and Saturdays at 9.30am in St. Mary’s.
At the end of our Saturday morning training, we spoke with the girls about the passing of Ger Gavin RIP and the great work he did for the club through the years. We held a minute’s silence in his honour, which was observed very respectfully by every one of the girls. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Under 10s training has resumed. From 6-7 at St Mary’s Convent pitch on Mondays and 6-7 in Nenagh Eire Og pitch on Thursdays. Always looking for new members. Any girls born in 2011 or 2012 are welcome to give it a try.
Under 8s training continues every Thursday evening for girls born in 2013/14, any parents interested in finding out more about our club call 0876233660 for more info.