Two county final’s won, a senior inter-county call up and three Nenagh Éire Óg men doing well on the international stage. This week’s club notes are crammed with news on the Blues’
We extend our commiserations to Callan Scully and the Tipperary minor side who were defeated by Clare on Tuesday last in the Electric Ireland Munster semi-final 2-4 to 1-9. Callan played in goals in all four of Tipperary’s championship games this year and his performances caught the eye of many supporters who were more than impressed with his assured, confident displays. There’s no doubt that we will get more opportunities to see him man the goals for Tipperary in the future.
Another man who is excelling on the inter-county stage is Jake Morris who this week was called into Michael Ryan’s senior panel. Jake joins Barry Heffernan and Dáire Quinn as the Nenagh Éire Óg representatives on the Tipperary senior hurling panel.
Our junior-A side exited the league on Friday evening following a 4-10 to 1-17 loss to Toomevara in MacDonagh Park. Nenagh started brightly but a goal scoring spree just before half-time handed the Greyhounds the initiative and despite a brave fightback, Éire Óg just could not reel them in. They are due to play Kilruane MacDonaghs on Saturday May 26th in MacDonagh Park at 17:30 in the opening round of the championship.
A man who has given more than most to his community is Liam Heffernan. A club stalwart, he has taught Physical Education for 42 years, mostly in Nenagh College. Indeed the school has recently decided to acknowledge Liam for his tireless work over the years in the best way they know how by naming the school’s sports hall after him. Congratulations Liam from everyone in the club.
Tipperary GAA Clubs’ Draw
The 2018 Tipperary GAA Clubs’ Draw has recently been launched and once again there are amazing prizes on offer for lucky winners including the Skoda Karoq and Renault Megane and a prize fund of a whopping €500,000.
With the purchase of our new grounds at Streame and the expensive day to day running of the club your support is needed more than ever.
There are three payment options:
- A one off payment of €100
- Two payments of €50
- A month direct debit payment of €10 for the next ten month
If you are interested in joining please contact Derek Lillis on 086 861 4863 or any committee member.
This is with out a doubt the clubs biggest fundraiser of the year, so we would in courage as many people as possible to join especially those that are involved in the club please.
Our senior side return to action this Tuesday evening when they travel to Annacarty to take on the locals in the final round of the league and throw in is at 19:15. This fixture is purely academic as both teams have already qualified for the semi-finals and in fact have been drawn to face each other.
Come Dine With Me
On Friday evening last the club held it’s Come Dine With Me fundraiser in the Hibernian Inn with special celebrity chef being none other than Michael Cleary. “Skippy” proved that not only is he a superb hurler and business man but also has special talents in the kitchen. The club wish to thank Michael for his time, the staff in the Hibernian Inn for their hospitality and all those who attended.
Darkness into Light
The annual Darkness into Light fundraiser for Pieta House was held on Saturday morning last with an estimated 1,500 people participating. We want to thank all of those from the club who helped out and indeed those who joined the walk.
Three former Nenagh Éire Óg players have been making waves in recent weeks on the international stage proving that not only could they hurl, but they can excel at other sports also.
Firstly we wish Barry Coffey and his Irish international soccer team mates the very best of luck on Monday evening as the face the Netherlands at 7pm in the European under-17 championships. This game will be broadcast live on RTÉ 2.
Secondly, Seán Minogue won the British Open in pitch and putt over the weekend. Seán is a former player and mentor in the club and this is his first international win. Congratulations Seán.
Finally we commiserate with Donnacha Ryan who was part of the Racing 92 side which lost out to Leinster in the Champions Cup final in Bilbao on Saturday.