Club News 31st May 2021
As part of our Community Lotto, we recently donated €500 to our local healthcare workers – this was organised by Friends of Nenagh Hospital who drew five names from staff members in Nenagh Hospital.
The five lucky winners were Jessy George, Mary Minogue, Marjorie Roberts, Deirdre Ryan and Denis Farrell and they each received €100 voucher for a local business.
The presentation of these vouchers took place last week in the grounds of Nenagh Hospital – the five winners are pictured above with Josie Mackey, Club Treasurer and John Tooher, Club Chairperson.
We have now donated €2,500 to local charities since relaunching our Club lotto on 29th June last year. The other charities to benefit from these donations were Friends of Nenagh Hospital, Tipperary Search and Rescue Unit, Ormond Special Olympics and Nenagh Lions Club. At the end of the current 10 week cycle we will be donating a further €500 to our next chosen charity which is the Nenagh Rape Crisis Centre.
Catherine Ryan, Director of Nursing Nenagh Hospital, presents John Tooher with a Thank You letter on behalf of Hospital staff for €500 vouchers recently raffled amongst Hospital staff.
As we approach the first anniversary of the lotto relaunch, plans are in place to change the current format of our lotto. We will continue to donate €500 to a local charity every 10 weeks, however at the end of the current 10 week cycle (which is at the end of July) we will once again introduce weekly lucky dip prizes – this will replace the current Supplementary draw that we currently hold every 10 weeks. So from the lotto draw of July 26th there will be three lucky dip prizes of €50 each on the weeks when our lotto jackpot is not won.
Lotto Draw 31st May 2021
There was no winner of tonight’s lotto draw, the numbers drawn were 3, 6, 12 & 29
The ten names drawn this week for the supplementary draw on July 19th are:
1. Eamon Spillane
2. John Spencer
3. Ann Marie Ryan
4. Hugh Maloney
5. Adrian Finn
6. Brian Flynn
7. Seamus Cleary
8. Kevin Tucker
9. Bob O’Brien
Next weeks lotto jackpot is €5,400.
We thank you all for your continued support of our lotto, those who wish to join can do so through the link above on the website.
Pictured above are the three winners of the recent Supplementary draw – Niall Cahill receives his cheque from John Tooher and Conor O’Donovan and Pamela O’Brien receive their cheques for €500 from Josie Mackey.
The deadline for the payment of membership is today, 31st May – this can still be paid online through the link above on the website and can also be paid to your mentors at training.
All players, both adult and juvenile, should pay their membership immediately to be covered under the Player Injury Scheme. Once membership is paid members must set up their own registration on Foireann.ie.
Co. Senior League
With all groups back training for the past few weeks, we are now looking forward to matches beginning in the next few weeks. First up will be the Co. Senior League where we have been drawn in a group with Roscrea, JK Brackens and Thurles Sarsfields. Our first game is due to take place against Roscrea on Sunday 13th June. Keep a check on the website and social media for fixtures.
As restrictions are gradually being eased it is time once again to stand down our Community response group. We wish to thank all those who have volunteered their time over the past 15 months to help out those that needed it during Covid restrictions and we especially thank Bartley Ryan for his time in co-ordinating this.
Former Nenagh Éire Óg player Scott O’Brien continues to maintain his and Nenagh Éire Óg’s international sporting reputation. Scott, who is currently on a golfing scholarship in the US, was a primary player in his colleges golf team that brought home first prize in a USA national competition last month. No doubt a major contribution to Scott’s golfing talent were the ball striking skills he honed on the hurling fields where he played both in goals and in the forward line for Nenagh Éire Óg up to the minor grade.
Congrats to Scott and we wish him further success in his future sporting endeavours.
Scott O’Brien pictured with the national golfing trophy he won recently in the US.
Hurling Wall Fundraising
The fundraising for the new Hurling Wall and Astro Turf pitch will continue over the coming weeks as we try to meet our target for this phase of the project. We sincerely thank all of those who have donated to date and also thanks to our team of members who have worked hard over the past number of weeks organising these donations.
With the work due to commence on the wall in the coming weeks, we ask that you please continue to make your donations, all donations are greatly appreciated.
Further information on this phase of the project/fundraising can be had from Liam Heffernan, Mary Jo O’Reilly or Anne Kennedy.
Our Brochure, inserted below, provides all the information on the Development Plan and the planned phases for the different projects.
Please Support Our Community Development Funding Plan (3)
SOS – Sink or Spin!
It’s time to plan your summer and get outdoors. SOS Sink or Spin is a cycling sportive starting & ending in Mac Donagh Park on Saturday 21st August 2021. It will take riders on a journey through Tipperary, Clare, Limerick & Galway – around Lough Derg.
The registration fee for SOS is €55 and includes event participation, full event back up, feed stations and refuel points, on route mechanical supports & stunning views of Lough Derg. See you in Nenagh on August 21st!
We would like to express our sympathies to the family and friends of Ger Sherlock who passed away last week. Ger was a great Nenagh Eire Og supporter who regularly attended our games.
We also pass on our sympathies to Club President, Mick Burns, on the recent passing of his sister, Maura Dooley. May they rest in peace.
The response from families to our fundraising initiative around the club development has been hugely positive and is going really well, everyone involved in the project have been genuinely humbled and impressed with the level positivity and eagerness of families to get behind and support the club on this significant journey. Please continue to make your donations, any amount is welcome and appreciated, reach out to your fundraising representative in order to obtain any details you may require in supporting the development.
For anyone who would like to know more about our club development ambitions please see previous weeks club notes or the club website for details on how you can support.
The lotto has always been one of our main fundraisers and with our current club developments it is of vital importance to us now that everyone continues to row in behind our lotto and we continue to increase the Nenagh Eire Og online club lotto subscriptions. We are asking our juvenile families and supporters to play our club lotto online. It costs just €2 per week to play safely online and there are different payment plans available. If your not in, you cant win!
Please choose the ‘auto-renew’ option and also help family members who may not have an online presence to join. The link to join is available on the clubs web page so please sign up now and you will be included in the next draw.
All social media shares of lotto updates are appreciated and its wonderful to see family and friends from far and wide coming through in the weekly winners.
Ní neart go cur le chéile.
All families are asked to complete registration with www.Foireann.ie as soon as possible if you haven’t done so already. Details of how to complete this process have been shared via the various juvenile WhatsApp groups. Your co operation in getting these registrations complete as soon as possible is greatly appreciated and will be required in order to complete your childs’ Covid self certification for return to play.
Families have the option to pay membership at training which is now back for the past number weeks.
Membership must be paid by May 31st to ensure that your child is covered by insurance. Paying membership at training is the preferred option for the juvenile club as the money goes directly into the juvenile arm of the club to pay the costs of running the juvenile club. For Covid reasons we ask that membership money be put into an envelope, family details written thereon and handed to the lead coach at the training session.
Return To Play
We would ask all parents/guardians to observe and co-operate with all the Covid protocols that will be in place in order to ensure a safe training environment for your children and family. Training slots – days and times have been issued on the various WhatsApp groups, welcome back and enjoy!
Please encourage the boys to practice when they can over the next few weeks. There are a huge number of boys nationally that struggled for motivation in all sports over the past few months and we are very conscious of this and will be very mindful of the boys. We hope every available boy will return and hope to gain extra boys as well.
We hope to link in with some of the NEO senior hurling team in the coming weeks and leverage their experience from when they were juvenile hurlers and how they developed their skills and passion for our games.
It’s a very exciting time for the club with huge developments taking place in the field at present. The physical changes around the club grounds were visible to all who returned to play last week. These changes are the initial stages of the development work and indeed the footprint of the new hurling wall and astro pitch are clear to be seen. We will all be looking on in eager anticipation of the progress that will be made over the coming weeks. Remember to transfer your donations and let your funding representative know you have done so for receipt issuing purposes.
Éire Ógres 2021 / NÉÓ Nursery – Boys & Girls
Nenagh Éire Ógres camp ’21 got underway in brilliant style on Saturday morning as the sun came out to welcome all the new Éire Ógres to MacDonagh Park. The children enjoyed lots of games and skill challenges at the many fun Ógres challenge stations.
Thanks to Niall for organising this years camp and also to everyone who assisted in ensuring a safe and fun environment for the children to enjoy themselves. Thanks to EBS Nenagh, New Mortgages for their kind sponsorship.
We can’t wait to have all the children back next week for more fun and games. Anyone wishing to join next week are more than welcome. Parents must remain for the hour. Any boy born in 2016 that wishes to attend needs to contact Erica on 0868774496. Any girl born in 2015 or if they have turned 5 already can contact Paul on 0864692641.
Please contact before next Saturday to register for the Ógres as an online health questionnaire needs to be completed before taking part. Erica and Paul will also add people to the appropriate WhatsApp group to keep you informed about the Ógres.
Cost of the camp will be €2 per session paid at the gate and all participants will get a Éire Ógres t-shirt at the end of the 4 weeks. No hurls or helmets required.
The boys enjoying the Ógres last Saturday morning.
The Under 7 boys continue to train Saturday mornings from 10-11am. There are over 30 boys training which is great to see. We are seeing lots of new faces and new boys are always welcome.
Under 9 hurling training continues Tuesday 6-7pm and Saturday 10-11am with football training also now started on Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm. We continue to have over 30 at each training. Please keep up the good attendance as matches will start in a few weeks time. Great to also see new boys joining who are more than welcome.
The Under 11 boys hurling training each Tuesday and Friday at 6.00pm. Gaelic Football training is at 5.30pm on Wednesdays. New players always welcome for either code.
Under 13 training continues Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Training continues for the Under 15 boys. Hurling on Tuesday and Thursday while football has started on Saturdays with first football game of the year in a couple of weeks. Great to have some of our senior hurlers helping out with training on Tuesdays.
The Under 17 boys training continues each Monday Wednesday Friday and Saturday morning. We would also be delighted to welcome back any former of this squad who would like to hurl or play football. There has been a very good response from our squad. Already this group had shown the determination and commitment of last year with four high tempo sessions.
Congrats to Taurai, Sam and Mason on making the Tipperary Under 17 panel. Hard luck to the others , it was a great achievement to represent Nenagh at that stage.
Reminder to get your Garda vetting up to date please. You cannot be involved as a coach or mentor in any juvenile coaching set up without your GAA Garda vetting being up to date so please apply asap https://gaa.flowforma.com/Lists/Forms/NewForm.aspx?FlowId=7
Nenagh Éire Ógres 2021
Ógres started on Saturday with a huge turn out of girls. Taking place in the main field under glorious sunshine, over 30 girls came along to the first Saturday of four planned from 10.00 till 11.00. Thanks to all the parents and u14 girls for helping with the session at the weekend. Both boys and girls are welcome. Parents must remain for the hour. Any girl born in 2015 or if they have turned 5 already can contact Paul on 0864692641. Please complete the online health questionnaire each Saturday morning for your child before taking part. You muct register on www.foireann.ie, choose Camogie as the association, then Tipperary, Nenagh. From here you can complete the questionnaire and add your child to under 6.
Girls can still join – it costs €2 per session, paid at the gate and all participants will get a Éire Ógres t-shirt at the end of the 4 weeks. No hurls or helmets required.
Well done to club players Avril Dooley and Michelle Barry who qualified as First Whistlers Camogie Referees recently through St Mary’s Sec School . They can now referee at Go Games level .
Senior/minor Camogie training continues on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday mornings. Our squad are working very well and training is going very well. The improvement in our squad over two years had been excellent. Any former player looking to come back and train are most welcome.
Caroline Browne and Sarah Quigley represented Tipperary at the weekend in the Division 2 league. They played Kerry in The Ragg and Kerry came out on top winning by 8 points.
Great to see to good numbers at training no. Training continues at Eire Og Mondays at 6.30pm, Thursdays at 7pm and Saturdays at 11am. Please ensure all players are registered on Foireann and complete Covid questionnaire before training.
Training continues on Mondays at 7pm in St Mary’s secondary school field, Thursdays at 6pm in Eire Og and Saturdays at 9.30am in St. Mary’s.
Under 10s training has resumed. From 6-7 at St Mary’s Convent pitch on Mondays and 6-7 in Nenagh Eire Og pitch on Thursdays. Always looking for new members. Any girls born in 2011 or 2012 are welcome to give it a try.
Under 8s training is on Monday and Thursday evening this week. It’s on in St.Marys on Monday from 6-7 and in Éire Óg on Thursdays from 6-7. Any girls born in 2013/14 are welcome to come along and any parents interested in finding out more about our club call 0876233660 for more info.