Another momentous week for Nenagh Handball Club who helped Munster to an All-Ireland inter-provincial title while the Blues’ senior hurlers made it two wins from two in the county championship.
Inter-County: All the very best to Andrew Coffey, Shane Hennessy and Conor Ryan who are members of the Tipperary minor hurling panel which faces a crucial Munster minor hurling championship play-off against Clare in Cusack Park, Ennis on Wednesday, April 30th (7pm). Our best wishes also go to Michael Heffernan and Paddy Murphy who are members of the Tipperary senior hurling panel which takes on Kilkenny in next Sunday’s Allianz National Hurling League final at Semple Stadium, Thurles.
Civic Receptions: The Nenagh Éire Óg minor A team which captured the 2013 county title was honoured by Nenagh Town Council with a civic reception in the Civic Offices on Friday evening. The victorious minor A and junior B Camogie teams were also honoured as was Nenagh Handball Club.
Senior: On Sunday evening in Dolla the Nenagh Éire Óg senior hurlers registered a 3-18 to 0-18 win over the Templederry Kenyons. For a report on this game please click here. Next up for the Nenagh Éire Óg senior hurlers is another clash with the Templederry Kenyons on Sunday, May 11th – this time the sides will face off in the Hibernian Inn-sponsored North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship. Éire Óg’s remaining group game in the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Hurling Championship is against Roscrea. That fixture is not expected to take place until the Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship has reached a conclusion. On Saturday evening Clonoulty-Rossmore beat Roscrea 2-22 to 2-17.
Junior B: On Saturday evening at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh the Nenagh Éire Óg junior B hurlers endured their first league defeat losing 2-11 to 0-19 against Ballina. Please click here for a report on this game. The junior B hurlers have yet to face Toomevara in the group stage of this year’s league.
Junior A: Our junior A hurlers, led by manager Ger Tucker, will return to action on Saturday, May 3rd when the Blues travel to take on Roscrea in Roscrea at 7pm. Following wins over Moneygall and Toomevara as well as a draw with Knockshegowna Éire Óg will be hoping to deliver another positive display. Your support would be appreciated.
This week’s lotto jackpot of €2,600 was not won – the €50 lucky dip winners were: Eamon Spillane (Richmond), Mike Slattery (Hogan’s Pass), Joe O’Donoghue (Gortlandroe), Paddy Mulroony (Cloughjordan), Tom Quigley (Yewston) – play online.
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Under-6, Under-8 & Under-10: Training continues at usual times – more from management about upcoming matches.
Under-12 Football: Hard luck to our under-12 group D footballers who lost out in a competitive battle against Ballina in the north semi-final last Friday in Ballina following a great league run. All attention turns to hurling now and full attendance is required at training at 5.30pm on Mondays and 6.30pm on Wednesdays.
Under-14: The under-14 footballers face Toome in the semi-final of the championship in Toome on Wednesday, April 30th at 6.30pm. Please come out to support the boys.
Under-16: Good luck to Conor Bonar, Jake Morris and Mark O’Farrell who will represent North Tipperary in the Roger Ryan Cup to be held on Bank Holiday Monday in Toome.
Primary Game: Best of luck to our young hurlers and footballers taking part in Primary Games trials.
NENAGH HANDBALL CLUB
It was another eventful and successful weekend, both on and off the courts, last week for Nenagh Handball club. Nenagh Town Council awarded the club a Civic Reception on Friday night in recognition for achievements during the past year. It was a great honour for the club and we would like to thank all involved.
Saturday morning saw three of our young stars, namely Sinéad Meagher, Katie Morris and Eimear Meagher, join their Munster teammates in Kingscourt, Cavan for the Inter-Provincial finals along with Nenagh Handball Club coach Eamonn Spillane who was also one of two Munster team coaches. Having beaten Connaught in the semi-final, a nail-biting final against Leinster went right to the wire, but Munster eventually took the match 88-73. Well done and continued success to the girls and to Eamonn from all at the club.
Under-12: Our under-12s played Toomevara on Thursday last and were unfortunately defeated. We are due to play the shield semi-final next Saturday in The Ragg against either Silvermines or Éire Óg Annacarty – time to be confirmed.
Under-14: The under-14 team play in Nenagh on Tuesday evening at 6pm against Éire Óg Annacarty. The semi-finals are fixed for next Saturday in The Ragg.
Under-16: The under-16s had a great win over Drom & Inch in the first round of the championship on Thursday last. Their next game is away to Newport next Thursday at 17.45om. This will be their final match until after the Junior Certificate. For a report on the 2-14 to 2-1 win over Drom & Inch please click here.
Collection: We had a very successful clothes collection on Saturday last. Thanks to everyone who kindly donated and a special thank you to Catherine Kennedy, Marie O’Brien, Josie Tierney and Mary Quigley for their huge efforts in organising this.
Easter Walk: Our Easter walk takes place on Monday, May 5th from the hurling field at noon. All support will be appreciated for this important fund raiser.
Best Wishes: Best wishes to Alanna, Rachel and the Tipperary minor team who are due to play their Munster final against Cork this weekend.
Civic Reception: Thanks to Nenagh Town Council for the civic reception they awarded to our junior B and minor teams last Friday in the Civic Offices. It was a wonderful night which acknowledged the hard work and achievements of some of the town’s successful teams.
The March edition of the Nenagh Éire Óg club e-newsletter is now available to download. Click here!
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As most of you are aware the club, under the expert guidance of PJ Maxwell, Nancy Murphy and Donal A Murphy, are putting the finishing touches to our club history book. This promises to be a comprehensive collection of the history of Gaelic games in our parish.
While the club have made every effort to collect photographs of teams from the present to the distant past and other pictures which would be of interest we appeal to people to get in touch if you have a photograph of interest in your possession.
Please do not assume that we already possess your photograph or that it is of no interest.
Every Éire Óg photo, whether it is of a team, presentation or action shot is of massive importance to us and we would be delighted to have it. We are also anxious to get photos of school teams from any of the schools in the community.
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