Senior, juvenile, handball and Camogie notes combined.
Senior hurling championship: on Sunday afternoon next our senior hurlers return to championship action when they take on Kilruane MacDonagh’s in the third group game. This game takes place in Dolla at 1.30pm.
Junior A hurling league: on Saturday evening last our junior A team made it two wins from two with an eight-point win over Kildangan. The final score was 2-18 to 2-10.
Congratulations: congratulations to Paul O’Leary who was a member of the Tipperary minor football panel which beat Clare in a Munster quarter-final at Ennis on Saturday afternoon. Meanwhile on Sunday Michael Heffernan scored a goal in Tipperary’s comprehensive victory over Dublin in the National Hurling League semi-final at Semple Stadium.
Under-6 & under-8: training for the under-6 and under-8s continues on Wednesdays at 5.15pm and on Saturdays at 10am.
Under-10 & Community Games: training is in full swing now and with challenge matches planned full attendance is required.
Under-12: the under-12 group one footballers recorded a three-point win over Borrisokane on Friday last. In a high scoring encounter goalkeeper Conor Malone made a string of fine saves while there were also strong performances from Gavin Dooley, Brendan Long and Liam Heffernan. Our group one and four teams are away to Kildangan next Friday, April 26th.
Under-14: in terrible conditions Nenagh played their third round football league match at home to Kildangan on Wednesday evening last. Against the gale in the first half Nenagh regrouped after early Kildangan pressure to lead 3-5 to 1-3 at half-time. Aided by the wind in the second half Nenagh wasted no time putting some distance between the teams with three early second half goals. Éire Óg ran out convincing winners on a final scoreline of 9-12 to 1-3. A special mention must go to Evan Murphy for his strong defensive performance and to youngest player Barry Coffey for some great goals. Nenagh receive a bye in the next round.
Under-16: our round four football match last week against Kilruane was cancelled.
Garda Cup: well done to North Tipperary under-16s who won the Garda Cup in Templetouhy on Saturday last defeating West Tipperary in their semi-final and South Tipperary in the final. Éire Óg was represented on the North Tipperary team by Gavin O’Connor and Shane Hennessy who also captained the team. North Tipperary now go forward to compete in the Munster championship, a title which the division won last year. Incidentally previous Éire Óg men who captained successful North Tipperary teams in the Garda cup were: Fergal Hynes (1989), Darragh Quinn (1993), Mark Flannery (2006), Tommy Heffernan (2008) and Killian Gleeson (2011).
Parish League: The first round of the Parish League took place on Monday, April 18th with a very good turnout of players. The Geaney family donated two cups in honour of their late father, Michael Geaney senior. These cups will be played for in the A and B finals in a few weeks’ time. The results of the first games were: St Mary’s 3-5 Éire Óg 3-4, Red Rovers 2-8 Sarsfields 2-4. Among the younger players there were great displays from Dermot McTiernan, Maeve Hassett, Ben West, Katie Morris, Adam Ryan, Laura White, Jamie Cottrell, Dylan Noonan-Kelly and Cian Galvin. A special mention must also go to Sean Phelan who scored points from two sideline cuts. The league continues on Mondays – the players are scheduled to meet at 6pm.
Congratulations to Sinéad Maher who was the only Tipperary representative on the Munster team which won the inter-provincial handball title recently in Cavan. Sinéad won her two games in the competition. Well done also to Katie Morris, Eoin Meagher, Sinéad Meagher and Eimear Meagher who all played very well in the national juvenile championships at the weekend.
The junior B team received a walkover from Fethard in the league and as such have finished the group stage unbeaten. Éire Óg are now through to the semi-finals which are scheduled to take place in The Ragg on May 5th.
The under-14s enjoyed a great win over Toomevara on Tuesday last (4-4 to 2-0) in the championship.
The under-12s beat Drom & Inch on Saturday. Well done girls and keep up the great work.
The under-14 face Newport on Tuesday while the under-16s are playing Newport on Thursday in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh. Best wishes ladies.
The under-16s defeated Kilruane MacDonagh’s in the championship (5-7 to 0-2) on Wednesday last with Julie Moylan going on a scoring spree bagging a personal total of 4-1. Team: Sarah Quigley, Cara Mulqueen, Rachel Maher, Anna Dillon, Rachel Spillane, Hazel McAuliffe, Maeve Coffey, Michelle Collins (0-1), Elaine Slattery, Hazel Coffey, Aishling O’Brien (0-1), Alicia Hallinan, Grace O’Brien (1-2), Sarah O’Connor (0-2), Julie Moylan (4-1), Mairéad Sheridan, Lisa Darcy, Clodagh Ryan, Saoirse Griffen.
Hard luck to Aileen Duggan, Alanna Morris and the Tipperary under-18s who were defeated in the All-Ireland semi-final by Cork on Saturday last.
The under-14 team have qualified for the All-Ireland Féile na nGael finals to be played next July in Limerick. This is the first time a Camogie team from the town has qualified for this competition. Unfortunately this comes with a huge price and the club will be seeking sponsorship for this event. All donations from private individuals and businesses will be gratefully accepted and we will be establishing a sub-committee shortly to organise fund raising. If you wish to donate please contact any member of the committee.
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