All four adult teams – the seniors, junior As, junior Bs and minors – recorded significant wins during an encouraging weekend for the club.
Senior: On Sunday, July 20th the Éire Óg senior hurlers faced Toomevara in the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Challenge Cup (Johnny Ryan Cup) final at Dolla and won on a 0-22 to 3-11 scoreline. A full report on the game is available on the club website – click here. Well done to everyone involved. The attention of the senior squad will now turn to the third round of the county senior hurling championship against Roscrea. That game is scheduled to take place on the week-ending Sunday, August 3rd.
Junior A: Éire Óg and Kildangan battled to a stalemate in a junior A clash at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh on Tuesday, July 15th. The game finished Nenagh Éire Óg 1-16 Kildangan 3-10 and a full report is available on the club website. The junior A team returned to action once more on Saturday, July 19th when the Blues faced Roscrea in Moneygall. Éire Óg won that encounter 4-12 to 1-17 – a full report is available on the club website. The current standings in group two are as follows: Kildangan five points (three games), Éire Óg five points (three games), Burgess one point (two games), Roscrea one point (three games), Silvermines zero points (one game). The top three teams in the group will progress to the knock-out stage of this year’s championship.
Junior B: On Sunday afternoon the junior B hurlers got their championship campaign off to a very encouraging start when beating Silvermines 3-16 to 1-9 in Templederry. A full report on this game is available on the club website. In the group phase of this year’s championship Éire Óg will also face Newport and Portroe while Ballinahinch have withdrawn from the competition. The group winners will progress to the north semi-finals while the second and third-placed teams progress to the quarter-finals.
Minor A: The Blues recorded a 2-20 to 3-11 win over Roscrea at Moneygall on Thursday evening. For a full match report on this game please see the club website. The lads return to action on Thursday, July 24th when they face Newport Gaels in Templederry at 7pm. Your support, as always, is appreciated.
Fixtures: Please keep a close eye on the club website and on the club’s various social media channels for all the latest updates on fixtures and results.
Sympathy: The club wishes to extend its sympathy to the family of Alice Flynn who passed away over the weekend.
Last week’s lotto jackpot of €3,800 was not won. €50 lucky dip winners: Eamon Stack (Borrisokane), Matthew Tooher (Sarsfield St.), John Guest (Cudville Green), Seán Conroy (Kilruane), Marie Brady (Cloughjordan). The next draw takes place on July 21st – jackpot €3,900. We appreciate your continued support.
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Under-6 & Under-8: Great fun was had by all at our under-6 and under-8 hurling tournament held in Nenagh last Saturday. Thanks to the Silvermines and Roscrea for showing up in great numbers and to all the young boys and girls who were a credit to their clubs. Thanks also to all the parents who helped with the catering operation. Check the club Facebook page for Tom Doherty’s super photos of the day.
Under-14: Our under-14 hurlers played Toomevara in the third round of the championship on Wednesday last in Toomevara. In a fairly even first half the home team led by 0-7 to 0-5 at the break. The Blues started the second half brightly and took the lead with a Seán Phelan goal following a good diagonal pass from Barry Coffey. However, Toomevara responded with three successive goals. Éire Óg battled well to the end and were rewarded with two Seán Shanahan goals. However, it wasn’t enough and Toomevara ran out winners on a scoreline of 3-12 to 3-8. We play our final group game on Wednesday, July 23rd against Silvermines in Nenagh at 6.30pm with a place in the semi-finals place at stake. Please come out and support the lads.
Under-16: On Friday evening the under-16 panel had a talk with fellow Nenagh man and former Munster, Leinster and Ireland second row Trevor Hogan from Knockalton. Amongst other things Trevor spoke about the values and life lessons he learned from participation in sport and stressed the importance of community, the group dynamic, overcoming obstacles and the value of training. He stressed the importance of a group reacting positively to obstacles and the power that can generate in a squad. Everybody took a lot from the discussion. The club and under-16 panel and management would like to sincerely thank Trevor for his time and effort in accommodating us. The game against Roscrea scheduled to take place on Monday evening was postponed as a mark of respect to the Flynn family on their recent loss. Our next match is against Kildangan on Monday July 28th in Nenagh.
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Well done to Sinéad Meagher and her partner Ella Donnellan of Clare on reaching the girls under-15 60×30 final at the nationals in Kilkenny at the weekend. Unfortunately they lost out to a Kildare-Roscommon combination on a score of 31-27 in an excellent match. Well done girls.
Hard luck also to Shane Spillane and Denis Lenihan of Ballinahinch on losing the Men’s C Nationals Plate final in Clonmel on Saturday. In a game that could have gone either way the lads lost out 21-19.
Cameron Spillane lost out to Matthew Spain of Lahorna in the boys under-13 north final on Friday while Meaghan Morris will contest the girls under-11 north final in Ballina on Monday night. We wish her the best of luck.
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