The preliminary work on the first phase of the redevelopment of MacDonagh Park started over the past number of weeks. This work, involving the clearing away of the bank at the town end of the field and the seating around the inside pitch, is now well under way and this will pave the way for the building of the new Hurling Wall and Astroturf pitch. The completion date for this part of the project will hopefully be June/July.
Similar to other clubs that have taken on such a large development, this first phase will be funded by donations from our members and supporters where donors can avail of the Tax Exemption scheme. Details of this scheme and the planned Jigsaw/Mural to be erected in the Complex are available on our development brochure which is on the Club Website.
This phase of the fundraising is being driven by a team of club members who are contacting people associated with the club and community to seek donations.
The response to date has been phenomenal and we are well on the way to achieving our phase one target – we sincerely thank all the people who have made this possible by making and pledging donations over the last number of weeks. This drive will continue over the coming weeks and anyone considering donating please contact your fundraising representative if you have any questions. You can also contact Liam Heffernan, Mary-Jo O’Reilly or Anne Kennedy if you would like further information on this phase of the development/fundraising. Your support is greatly appreciated.
Our Brochure, inserted below, provides all the information on the Development Plan and the planned phases for the different projects. It outlines the predicted cost and the proposed funding for each phase and gives a breakdown of how the Tax exemption scheme works. You can also get an idea of how the jigsaw puzzle due to be mounted in the Complex will look!!
Please Support Our Community Development Funding Plan (3)
There was no winner of tonight’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn this week were 6, 16, 23 & 24.
The ten supplementary draw entrants are:
1. Mel Gleeson
2. Dylan Hackett
3. Sean Geaney
4. Liam Burke
5. Cathal Farrell
6. Pat Quigley
7. John Darcy
8. Joe Mulqueen
9. Brian McDonnell
10. Eamon Spilllane
Next week’s lotto Jackpot is €4,900
We thank you for continuing to support our lotto and ask those that have not yet signed up or who may have cancelled their auto renew during the recent suspension of the lotto to please sign up today – the link to join is on the home page of the Club Website.
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 Returntoplay system from last year, your existing username and password will work. If you have not used Returntoplay, 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 the return to training hopefully starting for both juveniles and adults in the coming weeks, it is important that all players, both juvenile and adult, look after the payment of their membership immediately.
The Tipperary Draw returned last week with the 6th draw taking place on Friday night last. The club had two winners with Helen & John Spillane winning €500 and Donie & Ciaran O’Brien winning €200 in the confined draw. Congrats to all. The next draw takes place on May 14th and our promoters will be collecting any outstanding money over the coming months.
We have all heard about the proposed club developments over the past few years. We are now embarking on a hugely exciting journey within the clubs history as we convert the proposed developments into reality for our members particularly our juvenile groups who are the future of our great club.
Behind the scenes club committees have worked tirelessly to progress this development journey for the club. Developments include the new hurling wall with Astro turf, new floodlit grass pitch, dressing rooms, 2.5km walking track, etc. As can be seen in the photo below work has begun on Phase 1 which is the Hurling wall and Astro pitch, these new facilities will be a significant step forward in the provision of quality facilities for our future stars. Full brochure of the extended project & Phases is attached above for your information, please have a read through the information brochure to inform yourself about the wider vision for our club.
All support is very much appreciated and it will assist in ensuring our children have the best facilities available to them for years to come. There will be huge amount of grant’s available for later phases and when complete we will have a facility as good as any club in the country. Similar to other clubs that have taken on such a large development, the first phase is to look for donations from our members and supporters. As the club is a registered charity it can claim back €666 for every €1000 donated by PAYE workers. Donations in excess of €250 will qualify for this tax rebate and will also see your family name placed on a Club Development Jigsaw which will be featured in the new NEO grounds upon completion of the project. All donations big or small will go a long way to achieve this fabulous development.
The overall development will cost circa €1.3m. There is huge positivity in the club that we, together, can achieve all we have set out in the planned roadmap for our club. Achieving our vision for the club will require massive support from everyone connected with the club and all groups are being asked to support as much as possible. By now you will have been contacted by a representative from the juvenile club regarding donating to this significant project for our club. The response has been hugely positive from everyone contacted so far and the club wishes to thank sincerely all the families who have pledged donations to date, you are now part of one of the most significant milestones in our great clubs history. Bank details for donations and tax rebate forms are available from any of the fundraising group – see the brochure attached for their details. Please let your fundraising representative know when you have completed the bank transfer of your donation and also ensure your signed original tax rebate form is returned to your representative in order to maximise the impact of your donation to the club on this momentous journey. Anyone considering donating please do so and touch base with your fundraising representative if you have any questions. Please reference you full name in your donation bank transfer so we may issue you with a club receipt. Your support is greatly appreciated, Ní neart go cur le chéile.
We are delighted that our club lotto is back up and running a few weeks now and with restrictions still in place we are asking our juvenile families and supporters to make every effort to play our lotto online. It costs just €2 per week to play safely online and there are different payment plans available. If your not in, you cant win!
Please choose the ‘auto-renew’ option and also help family members who may not have an online presence to join. The link to join is available on the clubs web page so please sign up now and you will be included in the next draw.
The lotto has always been one of our main fundraisers and with our current club developments it is of vital importance to us now that everyone continues to row in behind our lotto and we continue to increase the online subscriptions to our club lotto. All social media shares of lotto updates are appreciated and its wonderful to see family and friends from far and wide coming through in the weekly winners. Ní neart go cur le chéile.
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.
The membership deadline was extended and families now have the option to pay membership at the next training session which is looking like next 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
While we are all very much looking forward to returning to training we will have to hold on for a little longer given the situation around the increased presence of Covid in the locality. The situation will be reviewed weekly and updates will issue via the various WhatsApp groups. Training slots – days and times have been issued, just the start date next to be confirmed.
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.
It’s a very exciting time for the club with huge developments taking place in the field at present. When the boys return to training they will see all the work going on for the hurling wall and astroturf which is anticipated will be completed by the end of June. Remember to transfer your donations and let your funding representative know you have done so for tracking purposes.
Reminder to get your Garda vetting up to date please. You cannot be involved as a coach or mentor in a 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
The Camogie Committee have decided to postpone the Return to Play for all camogie teams until Monday May 3rd at the earliest due to the current outbreak of Covid in the Nenagh area. Following a meeting of club management, Nenagh Éire Óg club as a whole will close for the week ahead, including and especially the complex and hurling alley. We regret having to take this action so close to the return, but we feel it is in the best interest of the health of our players, coaches and the wider Éire Óg family. Thank you for your understanding, Nenagh Camogie Committee.