A gift for the historians, the Get Fit for 2020 challenge gets off to a great start while our juvenile flag day is a great success. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Get Fit for 2020
The Get Fit for 2020 Challenge got off to a great start last Tuesday at the Éire Óg Complex. The circuits session led by Shane Connolly on Tuesday was super and the running session led by Tom Boland on Thursday on the pitch suited all levels who signed up to the challenge.
This is a fantastic opportunity to get fit as we arrive into Spring – there is no pressure, it’s a friendly atmosphere and everyone sets their own goals. Not too late to join us as there are still nine weeks to go.
Official Opening September 1942
As the club works in earnest to prepare our new grounds in Streame we recently received this booklet from local historian, John Flannery, which was first published in September, 1942, to celebrate the official opening of MacDonagh Park. The booklet has now been uploaded and permanently published to the “About Us” section of our website and is free to download. Alternatively, you can download it from the following link:
Once again we thank John Flannery for providing us with this invaluable piece of our club’s history.
Many thanks to all who supported our juvenile club flag day this weekend, to the parents, grandparents and guardians, organiser Mel Gleeson, club stalwarts, the generous flag buyers and the shopkeepers who always welcome us. Please return the favour and shop local!
Under-12 training resumed this week with a great turnout. Our training times are Tuesday 6-7pm at Nenagh College and Thursday 6.30-7.30pm at the Eire Og pitch. A great showing also from the parents of the under-12s at the circuit and laps on Tuesdays and Thursdays.
The under-10 girls started back training on Saturday morning in Nenagh College astroturf at 9.00. Great numbers for the first day back. If any girl born in 2011/2012 would like to come along they are more the welcome to try it out.
The Éire Ogres will run in March this year and more information will be made available on this in the middle of February.
A registration date will be announced in the coming weeks for players.
Training starts this Thursday at 7.30pm in field and Sunday at 10am. New or past members welcome to join for the coming season. Congratulations to Rachel Maher and Maeve Coffey on winning with LIT v UL during the week in the Purcell Cup. They are now through the quarter finals of this competition and we wish them well.
Commiserations go to Jake Morris and the Tipperary senior hurlers who were defeated by Limerick, 2-14 to 0-18, in Semple Stadium on Saturday evening. Jake scored three points. The lads now face Cork in Páirc Uí Chaoimh next weekend.
This weeks lotto jackpot was not won.
The 5 x €50 lucky dip winners were…..
Margaret Grace, Ardan Rua
Ann Marie Mitchell, c/o Joe
Mgt Sheehan, Tullaheady
Anne Kennedy Knockalton