Another dramatic week for the Blues with the seniors battling their way into the county semi-finals, the under-13s collecting the north Tipperary plate and the under-16s going to a replay!
Senior: On Saturday afternoon last in Templemore our senior hurlers defeated Drom & Inch by the narrowest of margins to reach the semi-finals of the Clean Ireland Recycling county senior hurling championship – final score: 1-15 to 2-11. For a report on Saturday’s game please click here.
The draw for the semi-finals took place Monday evening and pits Nenagh Éire Óg against the winner of the quarter-final replay between Kildangan and Clonoulty-Rossmore (that replay is scheduled to take place on Saturday at 4pm in Dolla). On the other side of the draw Borris-Ileigh face Loughmore-Castleiney. Both semi-finals will take place on Sunday, September 29th with the expectation being that both games will take place in Semple Stadium, Thurles.
Minor A: Our minor hurlers take on Toomevara in the north final this weekend. See fixtures for details.
Under-21: Preparations are underway for the forthcoming north Tipperary under-21A hurling championship – a competition Éire Óg has not won since 1994. Ger Tucker will manage the fortunes of our under-21 hurlers this year. Eight teams take part in the championship which will be run on a knock-out & loser’s group basis. This coming weekend Borris-Ileigh face Burgess while Kilruane MacDonagh’s take on Roscrea. Meanwhile Lorrha will face Toomevara and Nenagh Éire Óg will take on Kildangan in the remaining opening round of games. Fixture details to be confirmed.
Congratulations: Congratulations and best wishes to former Éire Óg hurler Willie Bolger who has been named on the Western Australian state hurling team and will play in the All-Australian finals in two weeks’ time.
Under-13: The under-13 girls won their semi-final in the league against Newport and have qualified for a place in the final against Ballina. In what was a busy week for them they also made the trip to Templeogue to play in the St Jude’s All-Ireland seven-a-side competition. They were beaten in the quarter-finals by Galway side Sarsfields New Inn. The girls had a great day out and were warmly welcomed and treated by St Jude’s. We wish to thank everyone involved for the great day out and the generous and kind way that we were treated.
Under-14: The under-14C team are playing their first game of the league this Tuesday against Lorrha-Dorrha in Lorrha.
Tipperary Under-14: The Tipperary under-14 teams played in a blitz in Dublin over the weekend. Managed by Martin Ryan we had fourteen girls on the three panels. Well done girls and keep up the great work.
Sympathy: We extend our sympathies to the family of the late Frank Manning following his passing recently.
Under-8: Our under-8 teams will welcome Ahane, Sixmilebridge and Toomevara to a blitz in Nenagh next Saturday, September 21st – more details available from the team management.
Under-10: Thanks to Kildangan for hosting an under-10 challenge match on Wednesday evening last. It was a great game boys! Keep up the good work!
Under-13: Well done to our under-13 hurlers who won the North Tipperary Plate on Friday last with a victory over neighbours Toomevara. In a competitive game of hurling Éire Óg led at the break by 1-2 to 0-4 with the goal coming from the stick of Seán Shanahan. The Blues dominated the second half with a second goal from Seán Phelan sealing the victory on a scoreline of 2-9 to 0-5. Panel: Scott O’Brien, Liam Heffernan, Rory O’Donovan, Mark Carey, Fiachra Starr, Evan Murphy, Gavin Dooley, Cian O’Farrell (0-1), Conor Hennessy, Daniel Molamphy (0-1), Barry Coffey (0-6), Seán Phelan (1-1), Stevie Hallinan, Seán Shanahan (1-0), Luke O’Carroll, Conor Sullivan, Brendan Long, Conor Malone & Cian Griffin. The team and management send best wishes to Mark Carey for a speedy recovery from an injury picked up during the game.
Under-16: The Nenagh Éire Óg under-16A hurlers drew their north semi-final (AET) against Newport in Dolla on Monday evening – 2-12 apiece. Replay TBC. In their corresponding semi-final Kilruane MacDonagh’s beat Roscrea 3-9 to 2-4.
Tipperary: Well done to Mark O’Farrell and Jake Morris who played in the Sonny Walsh Cup in Waterford for the Tipperary under-14B team. They were beaten by eventual winners Kilkenny in the semi-final by a point. Also well done to Anthony Walsh who played with Tipperary under-16B team which reached the final of their respective competition only to lose to Cork.
Congratulations to Sinéad Meagher on her semi-final victory in Tyrone at the weekend. She now plays in her first All-Ireland final in two weeks’ time against Holly Hynes of Wexford in the 60×30 girls under-14 singles. Hard luck to Eamon Spillane who was defeated in his All-Ireland match in Carlow on Sunday. He is not out of the running for medals yet though as he has another All-Ireland final in two weeks’ time in the 60×30 Diamond Masters Doubles.
Nenagh Handball Club will hold a meeting at 8pm on Thursday, September 19th at the Nenagh Éire Óg complex for all players, parents and anybody interested in taking up handball. The club would especially welcome anyone who would have some time to help out in any way.
Our September edition is due out on the 30th of this month. We ask all managers of the Camogie teams to please submit photographs and reviews of how their respective teams have done so far this year. If anyone has anything that they would like to include in the newsletter please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The August edition of the club newsletter is now available. Thanks again to the club communications sub-committee and especially to Catherine McTiernan for pulling all the information together. Click here for the August edition of the club newsletter.
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