The Éire Ógres are back, the senior club championship draws, news of the County Board Gaeltacht schlorships and much, much more. Once again this week’s news are loaded, with news on the Blues
Senior Hurling Championship
The draws have taken place for the 2019 Tipperary Water senior hurling championships and we have been paired in a group along with Burgess, Loughmore Castliney and Upperchurch Drombane. This group is going to be a baptism of fire for the club’s new management team. In 2018 we just about got over the line against Loughmore Castleiney in the county quarter-final and the Mid men will be out for revenge. Our last clash with Upperchurch Drombane was in 2013 and once again we were pushed right to the final whistle while neighbours Burgess are the reigning Seamus Ó’Riain cup champions and will be more than anxious to prove that their rightful home is in the Dan Breen Cup.
The full draw is as follows:
Group one: Nenagh Éire Óg, Loughmore Castleiney, Upperchurch Drombane, Burgess.
Group two: Toomevara, Clonoulty Rossmore, Borris-Ileigh, Moycarkey Borris.
Group three: Thurles Sarsfield’s, Kilruane MacDonagh’s, Éire Óg Annacarty, Killenaule.
Group four: Kiladangan, Drom & Inch, Roscrea, Portroe.
North Tipperary Championship
In the North senior hurling championship we have once again been drawn to play our neighbours Burgess in the first round.
The full draw is as follows:
Kilruane MacDonagh’s V Silvermines
Borris-Ileigh V Newport
Toomevara V Kiladangan
Nenagh Éire Óg V Burgess
Ballina V Portroe
Lorrha & Dorrha, Roscrea and Templederry all received byes in the first round.
County Fixtures Plan 2019
Attached is the master fixtures plan for 2019.
Commiserations to Barry Heffernan, Jake Morris and the Tipperary senior hurlers who were defeated by Limerick in round two of the Allianz National Hurling League on Saturday night in the Gaelic Grounds 1-21 to 1-14. Barry scored a delightful first-half point which can be seen in the Tweet below. We wish Barry well as he had to retire early from the game after picking up an injury. Next up for Tipperary is a trip to the sunny South East as they play Wexford in Innovate Wexford Park on Sunday February 16th.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) February 2, 2019
2019 Membership is Now Due
Club membership for 2019 is now due and you can pay online here. There are different prices for students, OAPs, unemployed as well as two different family rates. Membership can also be paid to any committee member. For further information you can ring Derek Lillis on 086 861 4863.
The following will be the procedure for obtaining a Gaeltacht Scholarship from Coiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann in 2019.
- The scholarships are confined to 2nd Year, TY and 5th Year Students in 2019 and previous recipients of Tipperary GAA Gaeltacht scholarships cannot apply in 2019.
- Students should immediately book a course directly from one of the three nominated Munster Irish Colleges on the application Form. This should be done ASAP as popular dates are booked out quickly.
- Students wishing to secure a scholarship from Tipperary GAA should complete the attached application form and submit it through their own local GAA Club.
- The secretary of the GAA Club must sign the form and attach a reference letter supporting the applicant’s application before returning it to the Co. Rúnaí. Please note the club recommending the successful applicant will be contributing €75 to the scholarship along with the Division, Co Board and Munster Council.
- Interviews for the scholarships will be held in Lár na Páirce during February to establish each candidate’s suitability.
- Once the student is notified that they have been successful they must secure a receipt for their fee payment from the Irish College where they have registered.
- Once this receipt is received by the Co. Rúnaí the scholarship cheque for €300 will be posted out directly to the student’s home.
The closing date for the receipt of Gaeltacht Scholarship applications is Friday, February 8th, 2019.
This weeks lotto jackpot was not won.
The 5 x €50 lucky dip winners were:
Ken Dwan, Kilruane
Noel Hassett, Benedine
Jack Cavanagh, c/o Johnny Cavanagh
Charlie Kavanagh, c/o Johnny Cavanagh
If you would like to play the Nenagh Éire Óg club lotto you can do so online by clicking this link: https://play.clubforce.com/play_newa.asp?ll_id=292#Anchor
Under-10 camogie training continues in Nenagh College at 9am every Saturday morning. Newcomers are always welcome. All girls must wear helmets and shinguards.
Under-12 training continues every Wednesday evening 6:00 – 7:00 in the ball alley at Nenagh Éire Óg complex. Newcomers are always welcome.
Under-14 & Under-16
Under-14 and Under-16 training continues on Wednesdays from 6.00pm to 7.00pm at Nenagh Éire Óg. Everyone is welcome and our under-16 championship starts in a few weeks.
Nenagh Éire Ógre Camp
47 girls took part in the Nenagh EBS Éire Ógre Camp on Saturday morning. It is always one of the most exciting times in the club calendar. We welcomed lots of new faces who joined up with the girls from last year. Our thanks to EBS Nenagh for their kind sponsorship. If there are any other girls who would like to come along, the camp runs for another three weeks. Girls born in 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 are welcome. Everyone receives a t-shirt and certificate at the end of the camp. No hurley or helmet are needed for the camp.
Call or text Catherine on 086 0855165 to register boys. Call or text Pat on 087 9180830 to register girls.
Well done to our Nenagh EBS sponsored Éire Ógres who completed day one of the GAA camp for beginners yesterday. There was a huge turn-out again and thanks must go to the mentors and parents who helped out. The biggest ‘thank you’ though must surely go to our newest stars! They were enthusiastic, positive, well behaved and full of fun. Nothing beats seeing the joy on a four year old’s face because he landed that ball in that bucket! We must get a photograph of that. Looking forward to seeing you all again next week!