A father and son combination, the senior hurlers have their first competitive fixture this Friday evening while the under-14 hurlers qualify for the North Tipperary Féile final. All this and more in this week’s bumper edition of the news on the Blues.
Our junior footballers travelled down to Cloneen to play St. Patrick’s in the opening match of the county league and despite an impressive performance were unlucky to lose 3-7 to 0-7. It is a testament to the players that they were willing to drive over one hour to play the game in awful weather conditions and indeed both sides have to be complimented for the high skill levels on show despite the inclement weather.
A special note about today’s game is that we got to witness something very rare in Gaelic games and indeed something rarer still in Nenagh Éire Óg in that we saw a father and son play together. Conal Ryan came on as a second half substitute and lined up in the forwards alongside his father Lenny. Well done lads.
We wish Brian Carr and Kieran Mullarkey speedy recoveries from knocks picked up in today’s match. Our next game is on the weekend of April 24 against Lorrha & Dorrha.
Panel from today: Dane Ryan, Aidan Healy, Brian Duffy, Thomas O’Brien, Michael Hynes, Michael Walsh, Peter Hynes, Seán Shanahan, Kieran Mullarkey, Lenny Ryan, Scott O’Brien, Seán McTiernan, Conal Ryan, Brian Carr, Andy Loughlin, Niall Cahill, Jimmy Hynes, Danny Ryan, Dan O’Donovan
Hard luck to our minor footballers who were beaten by Kiladangan today in Puckaun 0-9 to 0-1 in the North championship. With heavy rain and a blizzard blowing in the second half, both sets of players deserve huge credit for the manner in which they went about their business. We have two games left in the round robin stages against Kilruane MacDonagh’s and Inane Rovers with the Kilruane game taking place on Sunday at 12 noon in Nenagh.
Best of luck to our senior hurlers who play their opening match in this year’s county league against Clonoulty Rossmore this Friday evening, under lights, at 8pm in Clonoulty.
Our junior-B hurlers have been drawn to play Portroe, Silvermines, Lorrha & Dorrha and Borrisokane in the North Tipperary hurling league. Our first game is against Portroe on the weekend of 23 March in Portroe.
In the junior-A league we play Toomevara, Roscrea and Burgess. Our opening match is on the weekend of 23 March in MacDonagh Park.
Congratulations to Mark Carey and Borrisokane Community School who qualified for the All-Ireland final on Saturday defeating Coláiste Naomh Cormac, Kilcormac. Best of luck in the final.
Well done to our under-14 Féile hurlers who beat Borris-Ileigh on Saturday in Borrisoleigh. It finished 4-07 to 2-04. Played in very poor and windy conditions, both teams left everything on the field in a very entertaining contest to watch. The lads will now face the winners of Toomevara and Roscrea in the North final.
Membership is now due for all our players. Please return completed forms to mentors as soon as possible.
St. Patrick’s Day
Our club will once again feature in the St. Patrick’s Day parade and mentors will in touch shortly with the details.
This weeks lotto jackpot was not won.
The 5 x €50 lucky dip winners were…..
Molly Meagher, Castleoakes
Mgt McLoughlin, c/o Rohans
Bob O Brien Snr
Ml McGrath, MacDonagh Court
Seamus Samson, Shinrone
If you would like to join the club lotto online you can do so here.