Mixed results for our senior teams, football returns while our junior-As prepare for a North semi-final. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Our senior hurlers exited the championship at the semi-final stage last Saturday evening in Semple Stadium following a 1-22 to 1-12 defeat to Loughmore Castleiney. A second-half Tommy Heffernan goal wasn’t enough to spark a revival and the mid men ran out ten point winners. The club wishes to thank joint managers Noel Maloney and John Brennan for the selfless efforts as well as their diligent and hardworking management team, all of whom left no stone unturned in their efforts to win the Dan Breen. We also wish to thank the panel of players for their dedication all year. They are a tremendous bunch of lads whose commitment to the team could never be questioned. To our loyal fans, while you could not be there in the flesh your unwavering support is appreciated by everyone in Nenagh Éire Óg.
The match programme from this weekend’s games can be downloaded here.
Our junior-A hurlers were due to play Borris-Ileigh this weekend but unfortunately, our opposition was unable to field and we were awarded the game. This means that Nenagh finish top of the group in the round-robin series and advance to the semi-finals which are likely to be fixed for two weeks time.
Our junior-C hurlers are due to play their next game against Ballina on Sunday at 11:30 in Ballina.
Our footballers will participate in the North junior-B championship this year and will be jointly managed by Lenny Ryan and Brian Duffy. Training begins this Monday at 7pm in MacDonagh Park. Anyone who is not on the WhatsApp group and would like to take part are invited to contact our management team, send a private message to any of our social media channels or alternatively arrive to training this Monday. Everyone is welcome to participate.
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Under six training continues every Saturday morning from ten o’clock to eleven. New faces are always welcome to join, please contact one of the management group in advance via the club’s social media sites if you 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 held a blitz on Saturday morning v Kilruane. Four Nenagh teams took to the field. It was a hugely successful morning’s hurling for the boys with everyone playing brilliantly, keep up the practicing at home between training sessions and very well done to all the boys. Training for the under eight group continues at the usual times this week, hurling training will continue each Tuesday evening from six to seven and Saturday mornings from ten o’clock to eleven unless we have a game. New members (boys born in 2012 or 2013) are always welcome. Under eight boys football training is held every Wednesday evening from half-past five to half-past six, everyone welcome, a reminder that gum shields are compulsory for football so please make sure each child brings theirs to training.
Under ten boys, 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 evenings from 5.45 to 7pm, this will be a combined hurling and football training with football first followed by hurling training, remember to bring hurl, helmet, gum shields and drink, If boys just want to play either code that will be fine. Instead of training this coming Wednesday, September 8th we will play Kiladangan in MacDonagh park, games start at 6pm so we will meet up in the field at 5.45. On Saturday, September 12th we will travel to Thurles to play Cashel. The games will start at 12 noon and will be held in the Thurles Sarsfields’ outside pitch, beside Semple Stadium.
Our Under twelve D team lost out to Ballinahinch on Friday evening in the North semi-final. Good luck to Ballinahinch in the final. Our boys played very well and put in a super effort. Well done in particular to the Under ten boys who featured in the Under twelve squad throughout the season. Thank you to the management group who mentored the boys all season.
Our under sixteen panel put in a tremendous effort in their North final v Toomevara last week, unfortunately, though it wasn’t to be for the Nenagh squad. The Nenagh boys attacked the game from the throw-in and were not found wanting when it came to effort and commitment. Nenagh and Toomevara traded scores early on until a goal from Toomevara put a chink of light between the teams. In the final quarter of the match, with the scoreboard not in their favor Nenagh pressed hard to rattle the Toome net and came tantalizing close on a number of occasions but never managed that much-needed goal to shore up the deficit. The Nenagh lads played with passion, tremendous commitment and great heart, they fought for the game right into the final seconds. The entire Nenagh panel and management group should be very proud of themselves. Final score Nenagh Éire Óg 0-12 Toomevara 1-15.
Continued good luck to all Nenagh Éire Óg groups in this week’s match(es).
This week’s Juvenile fixtures are:
Tuesday, September 8th
Under 12A Plate Final in Cloughjordan @ 6.30pm
Kilruane Mc Donaghs V Nenagh Éire Óg.
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.
Thank you to those who volunteered as Covid officers for the different age groups, without this framework and support from parents return to play would not be possible. Please be mindful of the new additional Covid procedures around return to play. Please continue to follow all of the GAA and HSE guidelines.
Thank you to all those who have already signed up online to the new Nenagh Éire Óg club lotto. Please visit www.nenagheireog.com for anyone else who wishes to join.
Congratulations to the senior team who are through to the Tipperary Senior Camogie League Final after defeating the Silvermines 2-11 to 0-12 points on Saturday. The team will face Annacarty in the final on the 19th of September in The Ragg at 11am.
We had our under-12 Team 2 co semi-final on Sunday in Boherlahan against a strong Annacarty team. There was nothing between the teams on the pitch, but Annacarty took their scores better to run out winners 6-2 to 1-0, with a second-half goal by Sophie Hourigan.
We now go into the shield final on Sunday 20th .
Team 1 play their semi-final next weekend. Training continues for all girls Monday and Thursday evening 6-7.30pm.
U10 girls play a challenge match this Monday against Kiladangan in Puckane at 6.30.
The under-8 girls played their third game of the year against Kiladangan and the girls’ skills and energy was brilliant. Thanks to Kildangan for hosting. Training next Thurs evening at 6pm and new players are always welcome to join in.
Training continues this Thursday at 6pm. Parents are encouraged to lend a hand with such large numbers of under-6s attending each session. All hands on deck!