The senior hurlers advance in the county championship, the community games panel prepare for the All-Ireland finals while the junior-A footballers begin their championship campaign and much more. Once again this week’s notes are wedged with news on the Blues
Congratulations to Jake Morris, Shane Hennessy and the Tipperary under-21 side who overcame the challenge of Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final on Wednesday last on a 3-17 to 1-17 scoreline. Jake was in fine form knocking over 1-9. Tipperary now have a chance to avenge the Munster final defeat as they face Cork in the All-Ireland decider.
Best of luck also to Grace O’ Brien, Sarah Quigley and the Tipperary senior camogie team who play Cork in the Liberty Insurance All-Ireland semi-final on Saturday evening in Semple Stadium at 19:15. This game will be preceded by the other semi-final involving Kilkenny and Galway (17:30). On the same day in Coralstown, Kinnegad the county intermediate camogs will face Down in the semi-final and we send our best wishes to Hazel McAuliffe, Ruth Hassett, Sarah Quigley and Caroline Browne.
— The GAA (@officialgaa) August 8, 2018
Great racing, music and craic again this year at our annual race day at Tipperary Racecourse. Thanks to all who travelled down, organised busses and shared tips. Well done to Eddie Sheary and the crew for their hard work in organising the day and to Tipperary Racecourse and manager, Andrew Hogan,for their help and support. As ever, the last word of thanks must go to our sponsors. Your generosity is much appreciated. We would remind all of our members to support our sponsors and always ‘Shop Local’.
Our senior hurlers recorded a two-point win in the county championship on Sunday in The Ragg over Clonoulty Rossmore on a scoreline of 1-20 to 1-18 and this guarantees our place in the knock-out stages. The Nenagh goal was scored by Philip Hickey after a great pass from Paddy Murphy. Having already beaten Roscrea, our final match will be against Mullinahone and no date for this game has been fixed yet. Well done to all involved.
For a full match report please click here.
Team – Shane Hennessy, Conor Ryan, Noel Maloney, Conor McCarthy, Daire Quinn, Hugh Maloney, Barry Heffernan, Andrew Coffey (0-2), Killian Gleeson, Philip Hickey (1-0), Michael Heffernan (0-13, 9f), Jake Morris (0-2), Tommy Heffernan (0-1), Paddy Murphy, James Mackey (0-2)
Substitutions – John Brennan for B Heffernan (12 minutes), Mark Flannery for N Maloney (32 minutes)
The junior-A hurlers face Toomevara on Sunday evening next at 18:30 in Dolla in the North Tipperary semi-final and we wish them the very best of luck.
Our minor hurlers were defeated by Roscrea, 4-20 to 0-15 on Thursday evening last and they now face Ballina in the final game of the round robin series on Thursday next in Portroe at 7pm. Best of luck to all concerned.
Our junior-A footballers open their campaign this Tuesday evening in Roscrea where they face Inane Rovers in the North Tipperary quarter-final. This game throws-in at 7pm and extra time will be played in the event of a draw. Best of luck to all involved.
Best wishes to our community games team to travel to the University of Limerick on Saturday to play Dicksboro (Kilkenny) at 12pm and Clarenbridge (Galway) at 3pm in the All-Ireland finals. All three teams play each other with the top two going forward to the final.
Our under-8 girls travelled in big numbers to the county camogie blitz in Portroe. Three teams took to the field in the Éire Óg colours. Indeed, we were the only team in the county to have three teams taking part. 24 girls were there, all playing three games and some of the girls playing extra games in between the official games against Toomevara, such was their enthusiasm. We played teams from Burgess Duharra, Boherlahan, Portroe, Moneygall, Newport, Kiladangan, Ballina and Shannon Rovers. Our thanks to Portroe and the county board for running the blitz and the young whistlers for officiating at the games. Training continues as usual this week. New players are always welcome to come along and make new friends and learn a new sport.
Under-16 A Hurling
Nenagh Éire Óg V Kilruane MacDonaghs
Monday 13th August 7pm
Venue: MacDonagh Park, Nenagh
Nenagh Éire Óg V Inane Rovers
Tuesday 14th August 7pm
Venue: St. Cronan’s Park, Roscrea
Minor A Hurling
Nenagh Éire Óg V Ballina
Thursday 16th August 7pm
Nenagh Éire Óg V Toomevara
Sunday 19th August 18:30pm
Under-14 A Hurling
Nenagh Éire Óg V Roscrea
Wednesday 22nd August
Venue: St. Cronan’s Park, Roscrea