The Late Mick Burns RIP
It was with great sadness that we learned of the passing of Mick Burns last Wednesday evening. Mick was life President of Nenagh Éire Óg for the past number of years but it was his achievements on the hurling field that he is best known for.
Mick Burns is Nenagh Éire Óg’s most decorated player, winning a Minor All Ireland in 1955 and five Senior All Ireland medals between 1958 and 1965. In his years hurling with the Tipperary, Mick also won Munster, National League and Oireachtas titles as well as a Railway Cup representing Munster in 1963. But in his hometown of Nenagh it is the two North Senior titles he won in 1957 and 1964 with Nenagh Éire Óg that he is most fondly remembered. He captained the 1964 winning team and the iconic photograph of Mick being carried shoulder high holding the Frank McGrath Cup aloft is a lasting memory for all Nenagh Éire Óg supporters. At club level Mick also won North Minor and Junior titles in his earlier playing years. When his hurling days ended with Nenagh Éire Óg in the late 60s, Mick continued to be involved with the club as a selector to many teams throughout the 70s and 80s.
Mick remained a loyal supporter of Nenagh Éire Óg down through the years and there was no-one prouder in 1995 when the club won the Dan Breen for the first time, a win made extra special with son Ronan a member of the squad.
His lifetime of dedication to both Nenagh Éire Óg and Tipperary GAA was rewarded in later years when Mick was honoured by the Tipperary Co Board with a Laochra Gael award – a richly deserved award and a proud day for Mick and his family.
Right up to his passing, Mick’s interest in and love of club activities never waned and over the past few summers, as his health was failing, his family regularly brought him around the corner from his home in Monaree to watch teams training in MacDonagh Park. Mick loved these visits, as did all those who were fortunate to meet and chat with him.
Mick’s funeral took place on Saturday last with Nenagh Éire Óg providing a Guard of Honour from MacDonagh Park, through the streets of his beloved Nenagh, to St Mary’s of the Rosary Church. Mick’s former Tipperary colleagues and Co Board members joined the funeral cortege along the way – a fitting tribute to a Nenagh Éire Óg and Tipperary legend.
To his wife Pauline, sons Michael, Ronan and John, daughters Michelle and Ciara, his eight grandchildren and the extended Burns family we offer our deepest sympathies. Rest in peace Mick, you will be sadly missed by all.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
A delighted Mick Burns pictured with grandnephews Mark & Brian Tuite and the Frank McGrath Cup following Nenagh Éire Óg’s North Final win last July.
Link below to great article in last week’s Examiner following the death of Mick Burns – lovely tributes paid to Mick by Nenagh Éire Óg’s Jimmy Minogue and Michael Cleary and Kilruane MacDonagh’s Len Gaynor.
L-R: Noel Murphy, Seán McLoughlin, Jimmy Doyle, Phil Hennessy, Liam Devaney, Martin “Musha” Maher with Mick Burns in front.
Come Dine With Me
Well done to Jake Morris and Conor McCarthy who both played in Tipperary’s 2-23 to 24 point win over Dublin in Croke Park last weekend.
Co Senior League
For the upcoming Co Senior League, Nenagh Éire Óg will play in Division 1, Group 1 – other teams in the group are JK Brackens, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Thurles Sarsfields, Drom & Inch and Toomevara. The first round game will be against JK Brackens on Friday 17th March at 11am in MacDonagh Park.
The North Junior Football will be starting in the coming weeks and we will be competing in the Junior A Championship. There are 2 groups of 3 and in our group will be Kilruane MacDonaghs and Roscrea – first round takes place on Sunday, 12th March, where we will play Kilruane in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh.
Further info on games in the Junior A Championship below:
Membership rates remain the same as last year and are as follows:
Full Membership – €50
Student/OAP/Unemployed/Juvenile – €30
Family options are also available as follows:
Option 1 – One adult + multiple U18s – €80
Option 2 – Two adults + multiple U18s – €100
Thanks to all those who availed of our membership offers last year, your payment/membership details will now be updated on Foireann.
Club Members Whatsapp Groups
If you are not already on our club members whatsapp group and would like to be added, please contact 086 085 5165 or 087 1336024 with your details and you will be included. All club activities, fixtures etc are communicated to club members through this Whatsapp group.
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 7, 8, 10 & 28.
The 3 X €50 lucky dip winners this week are:
- Michael Hallinan, Knockalton
- Linda Ryan, 51 St Joseph’s Park
- James Cullen, 1 St Joseph’s Park
Congrats to our winners.
Next week’s lotto Jackpot will be €5,900 and the draw will take place on Monday 6th March.
As the lotto starts again in 2023, we thank everyone for continuing to support our lotto. If you have not yet joined the lotto or if your ticket has recently expired (check recent emails from Clubforce to check status of your ticket), please consider signing up again – it is our main fundraiser and contributes enormously to the day to day running of the club.
And the lotto can now be played in the following businesses in the town:
THE 44 BAR
So look out for our new lotto boxes in these places where you can buy your lotto tickets each week and they will be included in the next lotto draw.
Under 14 Inter Divisional Football
Under 15 Interdivisional Football
The Club are running an Easter Gaelic Games Camp on April 4th, 5th & 6th, from 10am to 1pm.
This is open to boys and girls up to the age of 12 and costs €40 per child. To book or for further information contact Niall at 087 408 6439.
Éire Ógres are back on Saturday April 22nd, please spread the word in schools, after school, creches, to neighbours, friends and family. Looking to get our biggest number of Little Ógres Stars enrolled & having loads of fun over the 4 weeks.