The Fr. Alec Reid tournament is a massive success, the Éire Ógres are back and a chance to become a referee. All this and more in this week’s news on the Blues
Fr. Alec Reid Tournament
Tipperary drew with Antrim in Belfast on Saturday in the Fr. Alec Reid tournament held at Davitts GAA Club on the Falls Road, Belfast to celebrate the opening of their fantastic new pitch. The Davitts club was founded in 1912 but never had their own playing field until this impressive new facility was built. Fr. Alec played hurling and Gaelic football with Nenagh and won an All-Ireland hurling minor title in 1949 with Tipperary before joining the Redemptorist order. Fr. Alec was an instrumental in bringing about peace to Northern Ireland.
The referee, Colum Canning, symbolically throw in the Nenagh Éire Óg sliothar before giving it to the Davitts club who will now put it on permanent display in their clubhouse.
National Club Draw
We’d like to remind all our players and members that 2020 membership is now due and can be paid to any of the club officers or online here.
The Get Fit 2020 Challenge has been a great success to date. Week four of ten continues with circuits on Tuesdays from 6pm-7pm with Shane Connolly overseeing the workout and running on the pitch on Thursdays from 6.30pm-7.30pm to get us on our way to a 5km run in March. The challenge is still open to anyone from Nenagh Éire Óg to join up, parents, players (under-12s upwards) mentors and newcomers will be most welcome.
Our training times are Tuesday 6pm-7pm at Nenagh College and Thursday 6.30pm-7.30pm at Éire Óg pitch. New or returning girls are always welcome to join us – never too late to pick up a camogie stick!
The Éire Ogres returns on the 29th of February for all girls born in 2013 or 2014. It will take place for four Saturdays from the 29th at the club and will cost €10 per child with a free t-shirt for participants on the final Saturday morning. The girls session will run from 10.45-11.45 and promises to be a fun filled few weeks to introduce girls into Éire Óg Camogie club.
Nenagh Éire Óg Camogie Club would like to express our deepest and most sincere condolences to the Quinn family on the untimely passing of Enda Quinn. Enda was the brother of Darragh Quinn who is currently a mentor with the under-8s in the club. Our thoughts are with Darragh and the extended Quinn family at this time.
The table quiz scheduled for 14th of February has been postponed for now.
Best of luck to Hazel Mc Auliffe who is playing with UCC in semi final of Ashbourne Cup next weekend against DCU.
The ever-popular Éire Ógres GAA camp for beginners returns for four Saturdays beginning February 29th. Open to boys born 2014/2015, it is the perfect way to introduce your child to sport in a happy, safe environment. No hurleys or helmets required, the focus will be on hand-eye coordination, fundamental movement and agility while the boys think they’re only having fun! Free tea/coffee/scones for parents and siblings so don’t rush the breakfast. Cost is €10 for the month and all will be awarded with a training T-shirt on the final morning. Text Catherine on 086 0855165 to register or for more information.
Membership is now due. We will hold a registration morning on February 15th in the complex from 10am-11 am. Forms are also with mentors and may be returned to them at training. It remains €30 for the year with family options available.
Training continued on Saturday morning at Nenagh College with nearly thirty again in attendance despite the cold weather. Great effort from the boys. Training continues next Saturday morning at 11am. New players are always welcome.
Training continues every Saturday at 10am in Nenagh College. Any boys born in 2010 or 2011 who would like to join are welcome.
North Tipperary football throws in next weekend with fixture details due soon. Full attendance required at training. Please check club social media for up to date fixture details.
Great efforts at training from the boys. The bus is booked and we will travel to Galway on Sunday, 16th February to take in the Tipperary Vs Galway match and play a challenge against Castlegar on the way. Final details from mentors during the week.
Well done to our boys who represented North Tipp on Roger Ryan and Garda Cup teams over the weekend. Training continues at the usual times.
When Kevin met Leo
It is great to see young people politically engaged and take an interest in affairs that affect society as a whole. Recently Leo Varadkar was canvassing in Nenagh when he came across juvenile hurler, Kevin Liston, who questioned him about climate change. Check out the video below and well done Kevin.
— Andrew Lowth (@AndrewLowth1) February 3, 2020
Are you interested in becoming a referee?
Take the first step and apply for the upcoming Foundation Referees Course, in Tipperary. Contact the county referee’s coordinator John Bob Ryan, on 086-8172752, to book your place on the course. Don’t delay!
This weeks jackpot was not won.
The 5 x €50 lucky dip winners were…..
Mary Scanlon, c/o Rohans
Kieran Young, Capparoe
Ann Kennedy, Tullaheady
Paul Farrell, Kilruane
Katie Ryan, Whiskey Still
If you would like to join the club lotto online you can do so by clicking here.