Naoise Kelly is the star of the club this week, heartbreak for our brave junior-As while Willie Bolger is on fire in the land down under. All of this and more, in this week’s news on the Blues
Commiserations go to our junior-A hurlers who, after a highly entertaining clash with Toomevara, lost out in the North final, 1-19 to 0-20. In a rip-roaring contest, both sides left everything on the field of play but unfortunately, it wasn’t to be for a fantastic Éire Óg side. Congratulations to Toomevara on completing a brilliant four-in-a-row set of titles and we wish them the very best of luck in the county championship. The club wishes to thank the management team of Eddie Tucker, Paul Lillis, Derek Lillis, Bryan Darcy and Ger McCarthy for all of their hard work this year, first aid Bartley Ryan and the entire panel for their commitment.
Our junior-C North semi-final against Roscrea this weekend had to be postponed following a bereavement in the Roscrea club. We extend our sympathies to all in Roscrea. This game is likely to be refixed for next weekend. Please check the fixtures section on our website for details.
Junior & Minor Football
Training continues for both the junior and minor teams tomorrow, Monday, at 7:30pm and again on Wednesday with the time TBC. All are welcome. If you would like to start playing football for the club please contact managers Lenny Ryan, Brian Duffy and Shane Connolly or alternatively, send any of our social media channels a private message.
This week’s lotto jackpot was not won. The ten supplementary draw entrants are:
- Nuala Lillis
- Ann Kennedy, Tullaheady
- Pat Meagher
- Serena Orr
- Fiona Corbett
- Margaret Cawley
- Paul Kennedy
- Terry Grimes
- The Blues Brothers
- Frank Moran
Charity Cycle – Living Links
On Saturday 8 August, Eddie Hynes, Eddie Tucker, Shane Connolly and about 50 other cyclists did a 110km/70miles lap of Lough Derg to raise money for Living Links Suicide Support. This is a wonderful charity that helps those who have been affected by suicide. Recently, a cheque for over €10,000 was handed over to the charity and we wish to congratulate all involved for their selfless work in raising these vital funds.
In this week’s edition of the Guardian newspaper, Shane Hennessy gave an insightful interview into his unfortunate ACL injuries and subsequent recovery which have haunted his hurling career. To read this please click here. Remember to support your local newspaper by purchasing a copy every week.
Willie Bolger’s on Fire in the Land Down Under
A few weeks back Willie Bolger scored two goals for Sarsfields Hurling Club in the county final against Shamrocks and secured an amazing five in a row set of titles for the Australian side. That was Willie’s fourth Australian county title to add to his two league medals and 7-a-side title with Sarsfields.
Footage has just been leaked of his phenomenal two-goal exploits which single-handedly captured the title for Sarsfields. Unfortunately, the footage failed to capture Willie’s infamous fist-pumping after scoring the goals which never fails to inspire all those around him. He was, just this week, released from hospital after extensive treatment to burns on his hands which he suffered while pulling the game out of the fire for his side. There’s no doubt that after seeing the video above, a certain Mr. L. Sheedy will be making phone calls to the lower hemisphere to see if Willie will return and help the Premier retain Liam McCarthy this year. Plans are already afoot in Sarsfields for a 20-foot marble statue of Willie to be placed at the entrance of their recently renamed grounds, Bolger Perpetual Park.
GAA Activity Pack for Children
The GAA activity pack for children, which promises hours of entertainment, can be downloaded here.
— Eamon (@Eamonmines) October 3, 2020
Our brilliant Under six boys hosted Newport in a hurling blitz in the beautiful Autumn sunshine on Saturday morning in the Éire Óg grounds. There were over sixty players present between the two clubs and games spanning five pitches were in full swing for the morning. All of the boys were excellent and the improvements made in a few short months have been brilliant. A big thank you to Newport for making the journey. Training will continue at the same time on Saturday mornings (@ 10am) for the next 2/3 weeks, weather depending. Any new players are welcome to come along, it’s not too late to give hurling and football a try, please contact one of the management group in advance via the club’s social media sites if your child would like to join so that we can direct you to the relevant Covid protocols and registration process to ensure safe training for your child.
Our under eight boys, ably assisted by Maeve from the Camóg’s, switched their attention to football as they travelled to Newport on Saturday morning to play in a football blitz against our neighbors Newport. Everyone played excellently. The skill levels of all players were really impressive. Everyone has come on so much over the past few months. It was heartwarming to see such brilliant football being played and everyone enjoying themselves so much in the glorious Autumn sunshine. Well done to Maeve & all the boys, you all were brilliant during the blitz and showed excellent skill, work rate and teamwork. Keep up the practicing everyone.
This coming week we will have hurling as the midweek training session which will be at 5.30 p.m on Wednesday evening. We expect to have a hurling blitz organised for next Saturday morning, please keep an eye on the group text for updates. New members (boys born in 2012 or 2013) are always welcome.
New players are always welcome (boys born in 2010 or 2011), it’s not too late to come along and try out hurling or football for the year. Please note our new training structure for the coming weeks, Tuesday evening training at the slightly earlier time of 5.30 due to the evenings drawing in, this will be an all hurling session. Hurling training on Saturday mornings from ten o’clock to eleven unless we have a game.
On Sunday evening the boys will take on Kilruane in Nenagh at 5.30 pm in a hurling match, good luck to all the boys playing. Next Friday evening the boys will travel to Thurles to take part in a football blitz. We are aiming to have as many boys as possible involved in this blitz as we wish to make the most of the remaining games for everyone. Keep up the practicing at home boys between matches and training.
The under fourteen A boys turn their attention to football for the remainder of the season. The boys kick off the quest for football glory on Sunday evening with an away match against Kilruane MacDonaghs in Cloughjordan at 5pm. Wishing the boys the best of luck in their match.
Under sixteen football training continues each week on Mondays Wednesdays and Fridays.
Continued good luck to all Nenagh Éire Óg groups in this week’s matches.
This week’s juvenile fixtures are:-
Scheduled for the weekend of 10th/11th October. Times to be confirmed.
Nenagh V Borrisokane in Nenagh.
Please keep an eye on club social media and text groups as fixtures are subject to change at short notice.
Thank you to all the parents who encourage practicing of both codes at home between training sessions, this is central to the children developing their skills and confidence on the ball and ultimately their enjoyment of the game.
Please continue to follow all of the GAA and HSE Covid safety guidelines.
Thank you to all those who have already signed up on line to the new Nenagh Éire Óg club lotto. Please visit www.nenagheireog.com for anyone else who wishes to join.
Well done Naoise
— Nessa Kelly (@KellyNessakelly) October 3, 2020
We all want to say a big “well done” to young camogie star Naoise for donating fourteen inches of hair to the Rapunzel Foundation, a charity that works to improve the lives of those living with hair loss. She is also trying to help raise money for Laura Lynn, Ireland’s Children’s Hospice. If you would like to donate to Naoise’s worthy cause you can do so by clicking here.
Nenagh Éire Óg GAA, Camogie and Handball Club were very sorry to hear of the sudden passing of TJ “Gus” O’Dwyer of Hollyford this week. TJ was father of our coach James and grandfather of Anna who plays with our under-12s. Our deepest sympathies go to James, Paula, Ellen, Anna and all the O’Dwyer family. May he rest in peace.
Our under-14 league campaign got off to a flying start with a win over St Patrick’s. We made the long trip to Clooneen on Saturday morning. In our first match back, we were a little rusty in the first half and came in 1point down at half time. We put some great moves together in the second half, and goals from Eimear Brislane, Clodagh Spain and Isabel Farrell ensured we came away with the win.
Training continues on Thursday at 6pm. Anna O’Dwyer’s teammates on the under-14s send their condolences on her recent loss.
The under-12 Shield Final was postponed due to inclement weather. New fixture date TBC. All of the under-12 panel send their condolences to team mate Anna O’Dwyer on her recent loss.
The under-10s hosted Kilruane MacDonaghs on Monday evening for some enjoyable matches.
The under-8s hosted Borris-Ileigh and Burgess on Thursday evening and it was heartening to see 16 girls playing their hearts out in heavy rain. We will finish our season this Wednesday when Toomevara visit.
The under-6s’ training has finished for the season. Well done to all of the girls for taking part. Thanks to the parents, senior camogie players and the TY students from St.Mary’s for lending a helping hand this year.