Plenty of highlights this week; none more so than our under-14A footballers who collected the north title on Monday night thanks to a 3-8 to 1-2 win over Borrisokane at Kilcolman.
Senior:Our senior hurlers were defeated in the quarter-final of the Hibernian Inn-sponsored north championship by Toomevara on Sunday evening last in Dolla (1-13 to 2-18). See website for match report.
The Blues now look forward to the first round of the county championship – how Éire Óg progress in the county series will have implications for 2014 so it is vitally important that the efforts of the lads are supported. The sixteen club teams who fail to make their divisional semi-finals will feature in the first round of the county hurling championship.
The eight losers of this first round will enter the Ó Riain Cup (which has relegation attached) while the eight winners from round one of the county championship play-off with the eight losing divisional semi-finalists. Critically, the winners of this round will be guaranteed a place in the top-tier of the 2014 county senior hurling championship. Those eight winners will join the eight divisional finalists to make up the top-sixteen who will play out for the Dan Breen in 2014.
Meanwhile Éire Óg are scheduled to face Kilruane MacDonagh’s next Sunday, June 2nd in the County Senior Hurling Challenge Cup. The game is provisionally fixed for 1.30pm in Cloughjordan, but please keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook and the club website for confirmation of the throw-in time.
Junior A: Our junior A team play Roscrea this Saturday evening in the league. This game takes place in Roscrea at 7.30pm.
Junior B: The junior B team conclude their league campaign this weekend against Borrisokane. Fixture TBC.
Sports Prediction Quiz: The current standings after ten events in the quiz can be seen on our website at www.nenagheireog.com. Club captain Noel Maloney leads the league.
Tipp Under-21: Best wishes to Tommy Heffernan, Daire Quinn and the Tipperary under-21 team as the take on Limerick this Friday evening in the Munster championship.
Club Newsletter: The club launched a new Nenagh Éire Óg club Newsletter last week. This will be predominantly an e-Newsletter which will be circulated to all members via email.
Healthy Club Project: We are asking club members, supporters and the wider community to fill out the GAA Healthy Club project questionnaire in order to help and guide us over the next number of months to ensure that our healthy club project is a success. For details, click here.
County Board Clubs Draw: Fundraising is an essential part of the running of any club and the Tipperary club draw is one of the main income sources for the Nenagh Éire Óg club. Whether you are a new member or have been a member of the draw for a number of years we really value and appreciate your support. The 2013-14 draw closes this week and for further information please contact Marion Ryan (draw co-Ordinator), any club officer or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Under-10 & Community Games: Our Community Games team will play Roscrea in the North-Mid Final on Wednesday, May 29th in Nenagh at 6.30pm. Please come along and support the boys.
Under-12: The under-12 group one hurlers begin their league campaign away to Borrisokane on Friday, May 31st at 6.30pm. There are ten teams in group one this year so the boys will see plenty of action with the second round match at home to Roscrea scheduled for the following Monday, June 3rd. Group three league matches begin on Friday, June 7th.
Under-14: Congratulations to our football team who won the North Tipperary under-14A football final on Monday evening at Kilcolman. In the decider Éire Óg beat Borrisokane 3-8 to 1-2. Well done lads!
Congratulations to Jake Morris, Peter Folan, Mark O’Farrell and Conor Bonnar and the North Tipperary under-14 team on winning the Plate final in the Peadar Cummins Tournament in Borrisoleigh last Saturday.
Under-16: The under-16 panel and management would like to sincerely thank former Munster, Leinster and Ireland rugby player Trevor Hogan for the inspirational talk he gave to them last Wednesday evening. Fellow Nenagh man Hogan shared the life lessons he learned through his participation in sport and his encouragement was much appreciated by all.
Under-12: Our under-12s qualified for the county final after a great win over Ballina on a scoreline of 1-4 to 1-2 with Lucy Spain getting four points and Maeve Hassett getting the goal.
Under-14: Our under-14s defeated Kilruane in the Community Games semi-final on Friday last in Nenagh. The girls will face Burgess on Tuesday in the final.
Our under-14s were defeated by Drom & Inch in the county final last Wednesday in the Ragg on a scoreline of 3-4 to 2-4. It’s a great achievement getting to two county finals in-a-row and shows the dramatic progress Camogie has made in the parish in recent years. Thanks to the great panel of players and their mentors and we wish them well in the Féile na nGael finals next July.
Junior: Our junior team have entered the Munster junior A league this year and are due to play the opening game on June 7. We have been drawn against Burgess, Newport and Clarecastle.
Civic Reception: There will be a civic reception Friday, May 31st in the Civic Offices on the Limerick Road at 6.30pm. This is to honour all our teams who won competitions last year. All players, members, families, supporters and mentors are invited to attend.
Féile na nGael: On May 31st in the Hibernian Inn the club are hosting a ‘Come Dine With Me’ fundraiser to help secure funds for our Féile na nGael team who have qualified for the All-Ireland finals for the very first time. Celebrity chef for the event is former Munster and Irish rugby player Trevor Hogan. Tickets are priced at €32 for two or €20 for one and are available from any committee member. The team are also seeking sponsorship from businesses and private individuals. If you are interested in supporting the team please contact any committee member.
Exams: Best wishes to all our players and supporters who are sitting college exams and those who are preparing to sit the Junior and Leaving Certificate. We look forward to seeing you all back on the field once the exams are over. Players who haven’t made an appearance yet this year are always welcome to return at any stage.
Thanks: Thanks to all those who so generously donated to our fundraiser last Saturday in the clubhouse and to those who organised the collection.
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.