Club News 7th June 2021
This week’s lotto draw will take place tomorrow night, Tuesday 8th June, at 8pm. The Jackpot has now reached €5,400 – if you would like to be in with a chance to win this please play our lotto online via the link on the website. Thank you all for continuing to support the lotto draw which is our main fundraiser.
The deadline for the payment of membership was 31st May – this can still be paid online through the link on the club 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.
The Co. senior League begins next weekend and our first game is against Roscrea. This game will take place next Saturday evening at 6pm in Roscrea. With Covid restrictions still in place, this is an all-ticket game with a limited number of spectators permitted. The other teams in our group are JK Brackens and Thurles Sarsfields
Our Junior C team are in action on Sat 19th June when they will play Roscrea in the North semi final of the 2020 championship. Time and venue for this to be confirmed. Ballinahinch await the winners of this game in the final.
The Junior A league is due to start on the weekend of 19th June also – the format for this league is yet to be confirmed. The Junior A Championship will start on 17th July.
Under 19 Hurling
The U19 hurling championship starts on 30th June. We are in a group of four with Lorrha Rovers, Roscrea and Silvermines. Our first game will be away to Lorrha Rovers.
Please keep a check on the website and social media for all fixtures.
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.
Congrats to Jimmy Hannon who won €200 in the Tipperary Draw which took place last Fri night. This was the 8th draw with three more draws left in this year’s draw. All outstanding monies should be paid in the coming weeks.
Well done to Barry Heffernan and Jake Morris who both played in Tipp’s big win over Westmeath at the weekend. Tipp now face Waterford next weekend in their final league game.
We extend our sympathies to Eamon Brennan on the recent passing of his brother, Jackie. May he rest in peace.
100K in 30 Days
Members of the Nenagh Eire Og walking group as well as Camogie and Juvenile groups are supporting the Breast Cancer Ireland June Challenge to run, walk or wheel 100kms in the 30 days in June. You can register to take part in the challenge or donate to this great cause at https://www.100kin30days.ie/
Éire Ógres 2021 / NÉÓ Nursery – Boys & Girls
Nenagh Éire Ógres camp ’21 continued on Saturday morning last. The children enjoyed lots of games and skill challenges at the many fun Ógres challenge stations. We look forward to all of these new Ógres progressing to mainstream training in the NEO Games Nursery.
Thanks to Niall for organising this year’s 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 for week three next Saturday morning for more fun and games. It’s not too late to bring your child along, 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 either Erica or Paul 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 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 is at 5.30 this Tuesday. There will be no training this Friday as the boys have their first football challenge match of the year on Saturday morning. Gaelic Football training is at 5.30pm on Wednesdays. New players are always welcome for either code. Great to see new faces joining over the last few weeks and we look forward to seeing more new boys.The boys play their first football match of the year on Saturday morning against Kilruane in Cloughjordan @ 11am.
The boys took part in a fundraiser for St Mary’s Junior Boys School by running 5k over three training sessions and raising money for the school. Well done to all the boys who took part and we hope you all enjoyed your treats on the final day.
The U11 Boys taking part in the fundraiser for St Mary’s Junior Boys school
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. They play Newport in their first football game of the year on Thursday evening at 6.30 in Newport. 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 members 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 a number of high tempo sessions.
Anyone wishing to get involved in coaching will need to have their 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
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.
Membership should have been paid by May 31st to ensure that your child is covered by insurance. For Covid reasons we ask that any overdue membership being paid is 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, we understand that motivation may have been a challenge during the lockdown and are mindful of same as training ramps up. Challenge matches will commence soon which will bring a whole new dynamic to each groups development & progression.
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.
Grace O’Brien scored 2-4 to help Tipperary book their place into the semi-final of the league. The brace of goals from Grace and four points from play contributed to an impressive win for the Premier side beating Offaly 4-17 to 13 points.
Senior/minor Camogie training continues on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sunday mornings. With just three weeks to go before the first round of league matches we will be arranging challenge matches for the team in advance. Any former player looking to come back and train are most welcome.
Under 14s/Under 16s
The Under 14s played their first game of the season Roscrea in McDonagh Park on Bank Holiday Monday afternoon. Nenagh played with the wind in the first half but it was Roscrea who took the initiative and led 1-1 to 0-0 at half time. The Nenagh girls fought hard and held Roscrea scoreless in the 3rd quarter, but the wind told in the final quarter and Roscrea won out 1-5 to 0-0. This was a big step up from Div C to B1, but the girls didn’t take a backward step. The backs especially were immense and deserve great praise for their efforts.
Training for u14s and u16s continues on Thurs evening. Please note change of time to 6pm due to match on inside field.
Under 14 Nenagh Éire Óg team who played Roscrea in Nenagh on Bank Holiday Monday.
Please note, due to intercounty game taking place in Eire Og, training on Thursday is changed to 7pm in the convent field. We have our first outing of the season – a challenge game for Teams 1 & 2 vs Kilruane on Wed 15th. Well done to the u12 girls who played with the u14s against St Cronans, Roscrea on Monday.
Under 10s training takes place from 6-7 at St Mary’s Convent pitch on Mondays and this Thursday from 6-7 it will also take place in St Mary’s.
We are 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.
Éire Ógres 2021
Ógres continued on Saturday in the main field. 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 in advance. €2 per session and there’s two Saturdays left.