Another terrific week for the Blues with the Nenagh Éire Óg under-14 Camogie team narrowly missing out on an historic All-Ireland Féile na nGael title on Sunday afternoon in Limerick.
Senior: The draw took place last Monday for round three of the county senior hurling championship. Nenagh Éire Óg will face Upperchurch-Drombane. This game will be played in the coming weeks.
Junior A: On Friday evening last in Toomevara our junior A hurlers launched the defence of their championship with a 0-16 to 0-14 win over Kilruane MacDonagh’s. Roscrea will provide opposition in the second group game.
Minor A: Our minor hurlers maintained a one hundred per cent start to their championship campaign with an eleven-point win over Borris-Ileigh last Wednesday evening in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh. Final score: 2-19 to 1-11.
Junior B: Our junior B team will begin their championship campaign in the coming week. See fixtures for details.
Munster Final: Hard luck to Paul O’Leary and the Tipperary minor panel following their Munster final defeat to Kerry on Sunday last in Killarney.
Commiserations: Hard to luck to Michael Heffernan and the Tipperary senior hurlers who bowed out of the All-Ireland championship following a defeat suffered at the hands of Kilkenny on Saturday evening.
an historic All-Ireland Féile na nGael title on Sunday afternoon.
Féile na nGael: Our Féile na nGael team enjoyed a fantastic weekend at the All-Ireland finals in Limerick. Our host club Killeedy could not have been more welcoming to our players and made us feel instantly at home. We wish to thank the club and the families for their hospitality and many new friendships have been formed. The girls enjoyed a feast of Camogie playing Killeedy, Newcastlewest, Sarsfields New Inn and Davitt’s of Derry before playing Dicksboro of Kilkenny in the Gaelic Grounds in the final. Unfortunately the Cats proved too strong winning on a scoreline of 3-2 to 1-1. However despite the result the whole weekend has been a positive experience for all our players and many lasting memories and friendships have been formed. Thanks to all who so generously sponsored the panel over the last few months, your kindness will not be forgotten. To the parents, management and committee the whole club owes you a debt of gratitude for all your hard work over the last few months. And finally the players themselves – they have done the whole club and parish of Nenagh proud with their hard work ethic, skilful displays and determination over the last few months. The host families have nothing, but praise for you all for how polite and well-behaved you were over the weekend. The whole club is very proud of you all.
Under-13: Our under-13s played Silvermines in Dolla on Tuesday in their opening fixture of the championship. The result was not available at time of going to press. They play Ballina this Friday at 6.30pm in Nenagh in the second round.
Minors: Our minor team play Cashel next Tuesday in the opening round of the championship in Nenagh.
Juniors: Our Juniors were defeated by Burgess last week in the Munster league, but finished off the group stage of the competition with a fine win over Wolf Tones of Clare on Sunday last. Well done girls.
Tipperary: Well done to Grace O’Brien and Rachel Maher who were members of the Tipperary under-16A team which defeated Galway at the weekend and qualified to meet Dublin in the All-Ireland semi-final in two weeks. The Tipperary under-16B team defeated Down and we were represented by Saoirse Gleeson, Aisling O’Brien, Michelle Collins, Sarah Quigley and Rachel Spillane.
Congratulations: Congratulations to our junior B team coach Paul Henry on the birth of his son last week.
Sympathies: We wish to extend our sympathies to Kate McGrath on the passing of her mother last week.
Under-12: The under-12 group one and four hurling teams were away to Toomevara on Friday night last. The group one team had a convincing win and have now secured a semi-final place in the knock-out stages. The group four team fought hard, but a strong second half performance from the home team secured the victory. The group one and four teams are at home to Borris-Ileigh in the final rounds on Friday next.
Under-14: Nenagh under-14s played out 2-5 to 2-5 draw away to Kilruane MacDonagh’s on Wednesday night last in the second round of the championship. The next match is at home to Kildangan on Wednesday, July 10th at 6.45pm. Come on out to support the lads.
Under-16: The Éire Óg got their championship campaign off to an impressive start on Monday evening in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh when beating Borris-Ileigh 5-11 to 2-7. The lads’ next match is away to Newport on Monday, July 15th. These lads have put in a huge amount of work lately both in challenge matches and training so let’s get behind the team for the summer.
Summer Camp: This year’s summer camp is on from Monday, July 22nd to 26th from 2-5pm for boys and girls aged five to fourteen years of age. The cost is €40 per child and €70 max per family. Expert coaches lined up. Non-members welcome. There will be information/booking days on Wednesday, July 10th (5.30-6-30pm) and Saturday, July 13th (10-11am).
Congratulations: Congratulations to the under-14 Féile na nGael Camogie team on reaching the final of the Division1 competition last weekend. This was a great achievement. Well done to all involved.
CLOTHING RECYCLING DRIVE
There will be a clothing recycling drive in aid of the Nenagh Éire Óg juvenile club on Saturday, August 31st at the GAA Complex – please drop off all items between 1pm and 3pm. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes including bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Wearable clothes will be recycled and re-used and other items will be recycled for items, such as, industrial wipes or soundproofing. Laptops (must be intact with lead) will also be accepted along with mobile phones. No household bric-a-brac.
If you can’t make it to the club house on the day please contacts Shane Connolly on 087 637 3830 or Ger McCarthy on 087 653 9229 before August 31st to make arrangement for the collection of items. Thank you for your support and for taking the time and effort to support our fundraising drive.
If you need to contact Éire Óg please do so via our Contact page. You can also keep in touch by accessing our Facebook page or by following @nenagheireog on Twitter. We would also ask you to consider supporting Éire Óg by entering the club lotto and by paying your club membership.