A disappointing weekend for both of our senior teams, Eddie Hynes, Shane Connolly and Eddie Tucker cycle a loop of Lough Derg for Living Links while our minor hurlers qualify for the North semi-final. All of this and more in this week’s news on the Blues.
Our senior hurlers were beaten by an excellent Clonoulty Rossmore side in round two of the FBD Insurance Tipperary hurling championship, 1-22 to 1-16, in Semple Stadium on Sunday evening last. The lads must now beat Éire Óg Annacarty in the final game of the round robin series on Saturday next, in The Ragg at 6:30pm if they are to advance to the knock out stages of the championship.
Our junior-A hurlers had a comfortable 3-18 to 0-11 win over Knockshegowna on Saturday evening in Borrisokane with Darragh Walsh (2) and Cian O’Farrell scoring the Nenagh goals. The team was Shane Hennessy, Mark O’Farrell, Mark Carey, Mark Tuite, Alex Jones, Seán Geaney, Mark Flannery, Niall McKeogh, Niall Madden, John Cahalan, Bob O’Brien, Killian Malone, Darragh Walsh, Anthony Walsh, Cian O’Farrell. Substitutes Rory O’Donovan for Flannery and Dan O’Donovan for Walsh.
Our third round match of the junior-A championship, against Borris-Ileigh, has been pushed back to the weekend of the 21/22 August.
The Michael Cahill Cup presented to the North Tipperary Board by the Cahill Family in memory of Michael Cahill (1952-2019).
The trophy will be awarded to the winners of the North Tipperary Junior 'A' Hurling Championship. pic.twitter.com/EbF3lyW0XP
— Kilruane MacDonaghs (@MacDonaghsGAA) August 9, 2020
The first round of the junior-C championship has been pushed back to the weekend of the 29/30 August.
Our minor hurlers defeated Toomevara, 7-16 to 0-8, in the quarter-final of the North Tipperary championship on Wednesday evening last in Portroe. The goals were scored by Taurai Shayanewako (2), Aaron McLoughlin, Jamie Cottrell, Cian Galvin and Jack McLoughlin. They have now advanced to play Ballina in the semi-final. This game is on Wednesday evening in Portroe at 7pm.
Unfortunately, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the North Tipperary Board has decided to make this an all-ticket affair with only 200 people, including players and officials allowed to attend. We appeal to all of our supporters that if you do not have a ticket, please do not attend.
Tour of the Lake for Living Links suicide support
Alternatively, paper tickets are on sale at the following businesses: JKC’s, Sheedy’s Centra, Albany Home Decor, Foley’s Spar Inver Gortlandroe, Hackett’s Butchers, A Sportsman’s Dream, Cinnamon Alley, Specsavers, O’Connor’s Kenyon Street Market, Keller’s Carry Out off-license and Cleary’s Daybreak on the Limerick Road.
Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw
The first draw for the new Tipperary GAA Clubs Draw will take place on Friday, 18th September and once again there are amazing prizes on offer including cars and prize money up to €25,000.
Those who have previously entered the draw will have already received information regarding the new draw in the post and are asked to contact their promoters as soon as possible.
Further information about the draw and how to join can be found here.
Club Walking Group
Our club walking group climbed up to the Millennium Cross at Laghtea near Portroe last weekend and enjoyed the wonderful views looking out across the Shannon towards Clare, Galway and across North Tipperary and back towards Tountinna. They then continued the hike towards Garrykennedy where they enjoyed freshly baked homemade scones and jam all made and provided by our Healthy Club Officer Bartley Ryan. Happily and surprisingly, there were no reported cases of food poisoning afterwards.
If you would like further information on our walking group please contact Bartley Ryan, message any of our social media sites or email email@example.com
First-ever GAA National Inclusive Fitness Day launched
The GAA recently announced their first-ever national inclusive fitness day which will take place on September 23. The event falls during the European Week of Sport (23rd – 30th September) and aims to promote sport and physical activity to everyone regardless of age, ability, ethnicity, nationality, or fitness level.
Healthy Club Officer Bartley Ryan is currently working behind the scenes organising our club’s activities which will be revealed in the coming weeks. If you would like to know more please click here.
We extend our sympathies to the family and friends of the late Cissie Russell, Carrick-on-Suir. Mrs. Russell’s daughter, Catherine McTiernan, is well known to everyone in our club for her tireless work as club secretary while her sons Seán and Dermot, and daughter Tara all play for our club while Catherine’s husband Pauric is a great supporter of our club.
Carrick Swan GAA club wrote the following lovely tribute to Mrs. Russell this morning.
All in Carrick Swan GAA Club are deeply saddened this morning to hear of the passing of our esteemed vice-president Cissie Russell.
To many people in the club Cissie was a mother figure who loved the club deeply and who travelled to all our games when able to offer what could be termed as vociferous support with her late brother Sean and late sisters Peggy, May and Kathleen and God help anyone that had a bad word to say about the Swan or their players if you were close to that enclave!
There are many different types of heroes in clubs but the real heroes are the people like Cissie who worked tirelessly for the club and who only asked in return that you give of your best.
Cissie’s home in Pearse Square had a path worn out to it both day and night as members of the club collected the keys to the club from her and there would always be the chat at the front gate. Cissie was also instrumental in keeping the bingo going.
The ‘jerseys’ were a different story as long before the times of ‘climacool’ fabric that we have now back then we had only a few sets of jerseys which could have been hand knitted! and when they’d get wet during a match they would add 2 stone weight to you between the rain, blood and sweat.
Cissie being the ‘mother’ did the washing of all the jerseys which was not an easy job and took great pride as they hung proudly on her washing line and they were always in pristine condition for the various teams to wear apart from turning ‘foxy’ over the years!
The losses of her husband Mikey, son Noel and great- grandson Cillian hit Cissie very hard but she battled on surrounded by a great family and to her sons Tom and Michael John and daughters Catherine and Angela and all the extended family we offer our deepest sympathy.
The passing of Cissie is another link of the old Swan gone but she leaves behind lovely memories and her place in the club will live on and will never diminish.
One of the Swan’s greatest servants, may Cissie rest in peace.
To Catherine, Pauric, Seán, Dermot and Tara we in Nenagh Éire Óg offer our deepest sympathies.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a hanam
Kyoto Love Hotel
Former club hurler Joe Geaney and niece of Ellen Tooher, club chairman John’s wife, have released this electric pop single, Machine, which we are sure you’ll enjoy. Together, they recently were interviewed by RTÉ and that can be accessed here. More of their music can be accessed on Spotify and YouTube.
After a highly enjoyable match in MacDonagh Park last Friday evening, our senior camógs lost out to Éire Óg Annacarty in the opening round of the championship. The Nenagh goals were scored by Grace O’Brien and Caroline Browne. Final score 3.13 to 2.9. They now face Drom & Inch next weekend in the second round.
Our last group match against Portroe was played last Wednesday. Best of luck to Portroe in the rest of the competition.
The under-14s recorded a big win against a spirited Lorrha & Dorrha team in MacDonagh Park on Sunday afternoon. It was a super, focussed effort played in very high temperatures. Well done to everyone. We will now play Toomevara in the final game of the group next Sunday. Details to be confirmed.
Training continues at 6.50pm Monday evening.
Both teams are in action this week.
Team 2 travel to Borrisoleigh on Monday evening for their final game of the group, while Team 1 are away to Shannon Rovers on Wednesday evening.
Training for both teams Thursday 6-7pm. All are welcome to join us.
Our Under 10s had their first game of the year against Toomevara last week. This coming week they have a county blitz on Saturday in Borrisoleigh against the hosts, Thurles and Drom & Inch.
Under-8s continue to train every Monday and Thursday evening at 6 O Clock and would welcome any new faces that wish to give Camogie a try.
Under 6s train every Thursday from 6-7p.m. A reminder to parents to complete the health questionnaire and submit before each session.
The under-8 boys traveled to Roscrea on Saturday morning where they played their first match of this year. The boys were divided into three teams and each team played three great games against Roscrea. The sun beamed down on the boys and the hurling was fabulous to watch. There were lots of very happy faces after the matches which was great to see from the boys. Thanks to Roscrea for hosting us this week, next Saturday we play Toomevara. Keep up the practicing at home between training and well done to all the boys. 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 their own to training.
The under-16 team produced another solid performance against Silvermines running out winners by 3-16 to 0-10. Our goalkeeper and six backs have only conceded one goal in three outings which was crucial to this win. Midfielders and forwards are getting on the scoresheet with some excellent teamwork. With a strong spine and good hurlers on the flanks, this young team is progressing well and is training very hard.
Thank you to all the parents who encourage practicing of both codes at home between training sessions, this is fundamental to the children developing their skills and confidence on the ball and ultimately their enjoyment of the game. A few minutes each day practicing is invaluable to a child’s skills.
Message from Covid Officers.
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. Thank you to the parents for your patience and co-operation with the new 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 on line to the new Nenagh Éire Óg club lotto. Please visit www.nenagheireog.com for anyone else who wishes to join.