On Saturday evening next, August 24th the Nenagh Éire Óg senior hurlers will take on Silvermines in round four of the Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship. Support appreciated.
Senior: Nenagh Éire Óg have been drawn against Silvermines in round four of the Clean Ireland Recycling Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship. This crucial clash will take place on Saturday, August 24th at 6pm in MacDonagh Park, Cloughjordan. Three other games will take place in round of the 2013 county senior hurling championship: Roscrea v Loughmore-Castleiney (August 24th), Borris-Ileigh v Carrick Swan (September 7th) & Toomevara v Clonoulty-Rossmore (September 7th). The round four winners progress to the quarter-finals where they will be paired against the divisional champions – Kildangan, Drom & Inch, Killenaule and Éire Óg Annacarty-Donohill. The lads would really appreciate your support on Saturday evening in Cloughjordan. The replayed final of the Dr Fogarty Cup (County Senior Hurling Challenge Cup) will now take place against Burgess on Sunday, September 1st in Toomevara at 12 noon.
Junior A: On Tuesday evening last our junior A hurlers continued their championship campaign when they defeated Toomevara in Moneygall on a scoreline of 1-21 to 0-21. This win guarantees the lads a semi-final place. Moneygall will provide the opposition in the final group game. This game takes place on Friday, August 23rd in Dolla at 6.30pm.
Minor A: Our minors play Kildangan in their final group game on Tuesday evening last.
Under-6 & Under-8: Training continues for the under-6 and under-8 boys on Wednesdays at 5.15pm and Saturdays at 10am.
Under-10: The under-10 players are in the middle of a series of practise matches so full attendance is required at training please.
Under-12: Hard luck to the under-12 group one hurlers who were very unlucky to lose out after extra time in their county semi-final against Knockavilla Kickhams on Saturday last. Éire Óg won the toss and elected to play with the aid of a strong wind in the first half and were quickly off the mark with a Conor Hennessy goal followed by a neat point from Brendan Long. Kickhams then scored a goal against the run of play, but the Blues responded well with three unanswered points from Conor Hennessy & Barry Coffey (2). As half-time approached a Seán Phelan sideline cut went straight to the Kickhams net to leave the lads leading 2-5 to 1-0 at the break. With the strong wind at their backs the winners responded early in the second half with an early goal and a string of unanswered points before Seán Phelan pointed Éire Óg’s only second half score from an acute angle. Kickhams levelled the game on the stroke of full-time. Neither side scored in the first five-minute period of extra time, but despite a courageous effort from the Blues the men from the west snatched the game with two late points. Final score: Knockavilla Kickhams 2-8 Éire Óg 2-6. Although the lads were bitterly disappointed at the final whistle it has been a great year. Team: Eoghan Tinkler, Liam Heffernan, Rory O’Donovan, Jamie Cottrell, Gavin Dooley, Barry Coffey, Brendan Long, Sean Phelan, Conor Hennessy, Cian Griffin, Conor Malone, Josh Keller and Dylan Murphy.
Under-14: Our under-14 hurlers came through a tough test last Wednesday in Puckane to beat Kildangan 2-9 to 2-7 in the north Tipperary quarter-finals. The goals came from Conor McCarthy and Barry Coffey. The lads now face Toomevara in the semi-final on Thursday, August 22nd in Toome at 6.45pm. Please come out and support the boys.
Under-16: The under-16s take on Kilruane MacDonagh’s in the last round of the league next
Friday, August 23rd in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh at 6.45pm. The postponed Roscrea game will now probably be played on Monday, August 26th in Roscrea but this fixture is subject to change.
Congratulations: Well done to under-14 hurler Steven Hallinan who competed in the mini-7s at Croke Park during Sunday’s All-Ireland Semi-final.
Under-13: Our under-13 team beat Silvermines by one point last week. Well done girls.
Under-16: Our under-16 team put up a fantastic display in the county semi-final on Sunday last, but were beaten by Cahir by one point. This is the first time we have competed at under-16 level in the A grade so to get this far at the first time of asking is a fantastic achievement. Thanks to all the players and mentors for their efforts this year.
Under-18: our under-18 team play Kilruane on Monday evening.
Community Games: Thanks to the Community Games for their generous contribution to our expenses this year. It is very much appreciated.
Leaving Cert: Congratulations to all our players and supporters who received results last week. We were amazed to discover we had so many genius’s in the club!
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.