Ger McCarthy RIP
All in Nenagh Éire Óg were truly shocked and saddened to hear of the untimely passing of Ger McCarthy at the weekend.
Ger was a lifelong and passionate supporter of Nenagh Éire Óg – he hurled with the club in his younger years, notably winning North and County U16 titles in 1979. Over the past number of years Ger got involved as mentor and manager with both juvenile and adult teams, successes here included guiding the U16s in 2017 and Juniors in 2021 to North hurling titles. He also had the role of Registrar with the Juvenile Committee for a number of years and was a tireless worker on that Committee for many years. Ger was especially proud when son Conor won U20 Munster and All Ireland titles with Tipperary in 2019 and this year when he was called up to the Tipperary senior panel. A minutes silence was observed before the League semi final last Saturday evening in Ger’s memory.
Above – Ger with 2017 U16 North Final winning group.
Below(left) – Ger (Manager) with Junior mentors following the North win in 2021 and (right) 3 proud fathers with their sons following the North senior final win in 2022.
Players, club officials and supporters all gathered to provide a Gurad of Honour following Ger’s funeral mass on Tuesday – the large crowd in attendance was a fitting testament to the popularity of Ger and the respect all in the club had for him. We in Nenagh Éire Óg have undoubtedly lost a great clubman and Ger’s passion and enthusiasm for the club will be sadly missed by all.
To his wife Annette, daughter Laura, son Conor, father Jimmy, sisters, brother and the extended McCarthy and Moloney families we offer our deepest sympathies.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam dílis.
Ger with Shane Connolly during one of the Juvenile Club’s Clothes recycling fundraisers.
Co Senior League
We are due to play Thurles Sarsfields in Round 2 of the Co Senior Hurling League next weekend – this game will take place on Thurles Sarsfields pitch in Killinan on Sunday 2nd April at 2pm.
The Junior A Football Championship game against Kilruane MacDonaghs was postponed last weekend – no refixture to date.
Last Monday night’s lotto draw was postponed as a mark of respect to the late Ger McCarthy.
The draw took place on Wed night, 29th March, results below:
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 1, 2, 10 & 29.
The 3 X €50 lucky dip winners this week are:
- Conor McCarthy, Hawthorns
- Amy Prendiville, St Conlons Rd
- Shauna O’Connell, Youghal, Cork
Congrats to our winners.
Next week’s lotto Jackpot will be €6,300 and the draw will take place on Monday 3rd April.
As the lotto continues into 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.
All membership for 2023 must be paid by the end of this week – this can be paid through Foireann.ie. If you are already set up on Foireann simply login and select and pay your membership type here. If you do not have an account, go to Foireann.ie and choose the New User – Register Option. Once you have set up an account your membership can then be paid here. 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.
For insurance purposes all players must have their membership paid. With games now started, we are asking that all players, both adult and juvenile, pay their membership ASAP.
Please note that those who availed of our membership offers last year, your payment/membership details will now be updated on Foireann. Any queries on membership please contact Enda Long at 087 221 3954.
We extend our sympathies to the Griffin family, St Conlons Road on the passing of Ann Griffin and to the O’Connor family, Benedine on the passing of Joseph Coleman O’Connor. May they rest in peace
Defibs for Life, Nenagh
A new community group in Nenagh, Defibs for Life, are launching their new defibrillator group in April. This launch will take place in the Abbey Court Hotel on 13th April at 8pm.
This group is being set up to provide life saving defibrillators in Nenagh and the surrounding areas. So help spread the word and come along on the night and hear all about their plans and how you can help.
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.
Nenagh Éire Óg are running an Easter Gaelic Games Camp, this is open to boys and girls up to 12 years and takes place on April 4th, 5th & 6th from 10am to 1pm. Cost is €40 per child, please contact Niall at 087 4086439 for further information or to book.
Nenagh Éire Óg Gaelic Games Youth Academy
The 2023 Nenagh Éire Óg Gaelic Games Youth Academy proudly sponsored by Albany Home Decor Nenagh & A Sportsman’s Dream is underway and we welcome new boys to join in and give hurling and football a try. Contact club social media with any queries.
The U13 C & D panels both played on Tuesday night and both came away with wins- the C team defeated Ballinahinch while the D team won out against Silvermines. Well done to both groups.
Under 15 Football
Upcoming fixtures for Under 15 football, we play Silvermines on March 30th at 6:15pm in Dolla and on April 13th we play Toomevara at 6:30pm in Nenagh
Training was cancelled last Monday evening due to the closure of MacDonagh Park as a mark of respect to the late Ger McCarthy – U10 training resumes next Monday 03rd at 6pm.
Training Wednesday 29th at 6pm.
Both our u14 teams have home games next weekend. Team 2 welcome Rockwell Rovers to MacDonagh Park on Saturday evening, while Team 1 play Shannon Rovers on Sunday.
Training will continue Thursday at 6pm.
Training Wednesday at 7pm & Sunday at 10am.
Our next match in the league is at home to Annacarty next weekend. Details to be confirmed.
Training continues on Wednesday & Friday.
The Tipperary Senior camogie team were beaten by currrent All Ireland Champions – Kilkenny last Saturday by 1 point in injury time on a score line of Galway 0-14 Tipperary 0-13 and therefore were unlucky not to qualify for a place in the League Final in April.
Grace O’Brien played Corner Forward and scored 2 points from play.
The Tipperary Junior team had a good win over Wexford over the weekend in the Very League on a score line of Tipperary 1-15 to Wexford 2.08. Rachel Maher played full back.
The final group match for this team is away to Galway on April 8th .