Our senior hurlers get off to a winning start, three club members will cycle Lough Derg for Living Links while the junior-A hurlers prepare for championship action. All this and more in this week’s bumper edition of the news on the Blues.
Our senior hurlers got off to the perfect start in this year’s FBD Insurance senior hurling championship on Sunday evening when we recorded a 1-19 to 0-11 win over Holycross Ballycahill. Played in an eerily quiet Semple Stadium with only 200 in total allowed inside the building, Nenagh finished the first half strongly thanks to a 27th minute Michael Heffernan goal. Incidentally, this game created a little piece of club history as it was the first time we played a match streamed live on the internet thanks to the county board’s new service. Our next game is against Clonoulty Rossmore on Sunday, 7th August, in Semple Stadium at 7pm.
Our junior-A hurlers play Kilruane MacDonaghs in the opening round of the North Tipperary championship this Saturday evening at 7.30pm in Borrisokane. Please note the change of venue and time to what was earlier advertised.
After a number of disappointing results in recent years in the junior-B championship, the club has elected to enter our third team into the junior-C championship this year where they will play Borris-Ileigh, Ballinahinch and Ballina. Under the management of Brian Maxwell, this team will play Borris-Ileigh in their opening match on Sunday, 16 August, at 7pm in Borrisoleigh.
Our minor hurlers play Roscrea this Wednesday evening at 7pm in St. Michael’s Park, Toomevara. Best of luck to all involved.
Tour of the Lake for Living Links Nenagh
Club man Eddie Hynes, aided by Eddie Tucker, Shane Connolly and 35 other hardy cyclists, will complete a full lap of Lough Derg, totalling 106 km, to raise money for local charity, Living Links Nenagh. In 2015, Eddie’s son Oisín became a victim of suicide and this wonderful charity provided invaluable support to the Hynes family during those tough times. The cyclists aim to raise €5,000 for Living Links and we are asking our supporters to please dig deep into your pockets and help. If you would like to donate, you can access their Go Fund Me page here.
The fourth draw from our new Community Lotto took place on Monday evening last and there was no winner. Ten names were drawn to go forward to our €500 draw and they are listed below. We are asking all of our players, members and supporters to join our Community Lotto online here.
Alternatively, paper tickets are on sale at the following businesses: JKC’s, Sheedy’s Centra, Albany Home Decor, Foley’s Spar Inver Gortlandroe, Hackett’s Butchers, A Sportsman’s Dream, Cinnamon Alley, Specsavers, O’Connor’s Kenyon Street Market, Keller’s Carry Out off-licence and Cleary’s Daybreak on the Limerick Road.
Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw
The first draw for the new Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw will take place on Friday, 18th September and once again there are amazing prizes on offer including cars and prize money up to €25,000.
Those who have previously entered the draw will have already received information regarding the new draw in the post and are asked to contact their promoters as soon as possible.
Further information about the draw and how to join can be found here.
Under-6 training will be every Saturday morning from ten o’clock to eleven. Hoping to see lots of new faces on the field, please contact one of the management group in advance via the club’s social media sites if you would like to join so that we can direct you to the relevant Covid protocols and registration process to ensure safe training for your child.
Under-8 boys hurling training will continue each Tuesday evening from six to seven and Saturday mornings from ten o’clock to eleven. New members (boys born in 2012 or 2013) are always welcome.
Under-8 boys football training is held every Wednesday evening from half-past five to half-past six, everyone welcome, a reminder that gum shields are compulsory for football so please make sure each child brings their own to training.
Congratulations to our under-16 hurlers who recorded a comfortable 5-23 to 2-4 win over Kilruane MacDonagh’s in the opening round of the championship.
This week’s Juvenile fixtures are:
Under-16 A Hurling Championship
Ballina V Nenagh Éire Óg
Monday, 27 July, 7:30pm
Under-12 D Hurling Championship
Newport V Nenagh Éire Óg
Tuesday, 28 July, 7pm
Under-12 A Hurling Championship
Newport V Nenagh Éire Óg
Tuesday, 28 July, 7:45pm
Thank you to all the parents who encourage practicing of both codes at home between training sessions, this is so important to the children developing their skills and confidence on the ball and ultimately their enjoyment of the game.
Thank you to all those who have already signed up on line to the new Nenagh Éire Óg club lotto. Please visit www.nenagheireog.com for anyone else who wishes to join.
Last Wednesday we had our first championship match, despite losing to a good Ballina team, everyone put in a great effort. Our next match is Wednesday 29th in Puckane against Kiladangan.
We played our first competitive match of the year against Kiladangan in Puckane on Sunday morning. After a very even first half, we got caught by two sucker punch goals just after half time. Despite dominating the rest of the game, we couldn’t make it show on the scoreboard and Kiladangan went on to win 4-5 to 1-5. Best for Nenagh on the day were Eimear Brislane and Ella O’Brien.
Training continues Monday and Thursday 7-8pm Thursday at Éire Óg.
Our two under-12 teams had their first games of the season this week. Nenagh 2 were first up, playing a strong Kilruane team in MacDonagh Park on Thursday. After taking the first half to get settled, we came back well in the second. All sixteen girls gave everything they had but lost out to Kilruane 6-2 to 2-3. Best of luck to Kilruane in the rest of the championship.
Team 2 played Portroe in a challenge match on Friday evening. A strong display from every one of the girls saw us come away with a good win. Thanks to Portroe for a great game and best of luck in the championship.
Our training time this week is Monday 6-7pm. All are welcome to join us.
Team 1 play away to Kilruane 1 on Thursday evening at 7.30pm in Cloughjordan.
Team 2 play away to Shannon Rovers on Fri 31st at 7pm in Ballinderry.
The under-10s continue training Mondays and Thursdays at 6.00. Great to see such good numbers training.
Under-8s continue to train every Monday and Thursday evening at 6pm and would welcome any new faces that wish to give camogie a try.
Under-6s train every Thursday from 6-7pm. Great numbers attended the first session. A reminder to parents to complete the health questionnaire and submit before each session.