The minor camogs capture the county title, European glory for Christopher Ryan while the under-21s were in championship action. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Our under-21 hurlers played Toomevara in the North Tipperary quarter-final on Wednesday evening in Borrisoleigh and with the sides level after fifty minutes of play, the referee was forced to call a halt to proceedings due to a thick fog enveloping the pitch. The game was re-fixed for Kilcoleman on Sunday afternoon and on this occasion the Greyhounds emerged victorious, 3-12 to 2-17. The result now means Éire Óg will play Roscrea in a play-off, most likely next weekend, for a place in the North semi-final.
While Toomevara deserved their win, there was a lot of positives for manager Martin Morris to ponder, no more so than the never say die attitude of our players which saw them score two late goals, the first of which can be seen in the GIF at the top of this page.
Please keep on eye on social media this week for details of the play-off match.
For some fantastic photographs from today’s game please check out Padraig Hogan’s social media sites.
Minor Camogs Capture County Title
Congratulations to our minor camogs who today captured the county C title following a superb win over a gallant Drom & Inch side in the Camogie Grounds, The Ragg on a 5-4 to 1-12 scoreline. This is our second minor county title, our last came when we won the B decider in 2013.
The diligent and hard-working management team of Conor Ryan, Liz Duggan, Emer Ryan, Zoey Gratton and Noreen Ryan worked extremely hard with the girls and the improvement was evident in every match while the panel of players themselves showed up to training every time with a positive, good-natured attitude and pushed themselves hard as they honed their skills.
Well done and congratulations to everyone involved from all in the club.
Panel: Niamh Sheridan, Abby Sheedy, Ella Carey, Ellie Spain, Katie Morris, Meaghan Morris, Meghan Grace, Rachel O’Connor, Lucy Spain, Caroline Browne, Maeve Hassett, Joanne McDonnell, Siobhan Collins, Michelle Barry, Ciara Sherlock, Caoimhe Connolly, Lilly O’Brien and Sarah Hallinan.
Under-6 and Under-8
Our under-6 and under-8 girls finished up their year on Saturday with a party in Nenagh College. Our thanks go to Adventure World for the wonderful party and to the club for paying for it. The girls had a long year which started out in the first week in February with the Éire Ógre camp.
Thanks to all the parents who helped out with training throughout the year in the complex, in St Mary’s Secondary School Sports Hall and in the field. The parents would like to thank the hard-working committee and club officers for all the support throughout the year. The under-6 girls received their end of year medals this morning as well as treats. We would like to wish the under-8 girls who are moving onto under-10 the very best of luck. Our under-6 and under-8 girls will start back training in February with the annual Éire Ógre camp. New players are always welcome to come along and give camogie a go.
European glory and a little piece of history for Cookie
Christopher Ryan, affectionately known as Cookie, created his own piece of history by featuring on the Amsterdam GAA side that played in the AIB junior football club championship recently against Dublin side St. Finian’s. Amsterdam became the first GAA club from mainland Europe to play in the club championship with Cookie being introduced as a half-time substitute but he couldn’t prevent his side from finishing on the wrong side of a 0-8 to 0-6 scoreline.
However, despite the defeat it has been a great year so far for Cookie as he helped his new teammates capture the European 11-a-side and 15-a-side championships. Congratulations Cookie from everyone in the club.
Amanda Stapleton Benefit Fund
Saturday was an entertaining day for the many people from Nenagh who travelled to Borrisoleigh for the Amanda Stapleton Benefit Fund. Proceedings kicked off with a 5KM fun run with a number of brave souls from the club participating. Later that evening the legends from both Tipperary and Kilkenny played a challenged match which ended in a draw. One young man’s evening was made when Kilkenny legend Michael Kavanagh presented Odhran Cahill with his jersey from the game. A truly thoughtful and magnanimous gesture from the eight-times All-Ireland winner which once again highlights the generosity of our GAA stars but Odhran was quick to remind Michael, and more importantly his father Niall, that his blood runs blue and gold!