Barry is nominated for an All-Star, the Walking Group resume activities while Greg Browne proves he’s more than just a talented coach. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Barry is nominated for an All-Star
We extend our congratulations to Barry Heffernan who was nominated for a PwC All-Star this week after his sterling performances in the Blue & Gold this year. Barry is just one of eleven Tipperary players in the running to claim a coveted All-Star.
Club Walking Group
The club’s walking group resume their activities around the town this week with organised walks, leaving MacDonagh Park, at 7pm on Tuesday and Thursday. Absolutely everyone is welcome come along regardless of fitness levels or whether you’re from the town or not. Come along and get some fresh air and exercise in this social and relaxing environment.
Those of us of a certain vintage will remember Greg Browne as a teak-tough, no-nonsense yet stylish player in both Gaelic football and hurling. He brought those traits successfully into coaching winning numerous titles with the overwhelming majority of teams he has trained and improved the skills of those players he offered advise to.
Greg as it turns out isn’t a bad singer and songwriter either after composing the following song about our town. Click on the YouTube link below to have a listen and spot familiar places and characters in the footage from around the town.
The under-13 girls put on a great display in their first group game against Newport in Shallee last Friday evening. Unfortunately we came up against a stronger team on the night. Our next game is away to Roscrea next weekend, fixture TBC. Training continues on Thursday evening at 5.30pm.
The under-10 girls finished up Sunday with the county blitz in Borrisoleigh. We had three teams and played teams from Borris-leigh, Brian Boru’s, Sliabh Felim, Toomevara, Knockavilla, Cahir, Fethard and Mullinahone. The girls began training mid-January and worked hard throughout the year. Huge numbers took part in the Éire Óg summer camp and the Cúl Camp. The highlight of the year was the trip to Dublin to play St. Judes and to watch the All-Ireland camogie final. Numbers continually grew throughout the year with more new girls starting recently. Our thanks to all the parents and coaches of the girls for their hard work and dedication throughout the year.
The under-8s finished their year with a County Blitz in Borrisoleigh on Sunday. Well done to the girls and their parents for all their efforts throughout the year. The girls made great progress this year as well has having plenty of fun. Looking forward to meeting up again in 2020 and new members are very welcome.
Our under-15 plate hurlers are though to a North semi-final on Sunday, October 6th, where they will play Roscrea V Kilruane MacDonagh’s. Best of luck lads.
Our under-8 boys travelled to Durlas Óg to play a blitz on Saturday morning. Both teams had three teams in highly entertaining games. Durlas Óg gave us a wonderful welcome with delicious food afterwards. There was even some half-time fruit to keep the energy levels up. Congratulations to Durlas Óg on winning the county under-16 final later in the day. Hopefully both sets of under-8s will have lots of big days ahead of them as well. Next week we play a Gaelic football blitz and the following week we have our final hurling blitz of the year against Sixmilebridge and Clarinbridge.
Well done to all of the boys on Saturday morning on their final blitz of the year in Roscrea playing against the hosts, Clonakenny and Borris-Ileigh. They had a great morning and despite the damp conditions, all played their hearts out. Thanks to Roscrea for inviting us and for the refreshments afterwards.
Also a big thank you to all of the parents who have brought the boys training every week and to blitz’s all over the county! It’s much appreciated and the improvement shown since last February is fantastic. The boys have one final ‘special’ training session next Saturday morning before the seasons end. Well done to all!
This weeks lotto jackpot was not won.
The 5 x €50 lucky dip winners were:
Michael Cleary, Ardcroney
Michael McGrath, McDonagh Court
Pat Bonfield, Ballycommon
Mark Mitchell, Northville
If you would like to join the club lotto online you can do so here.