Éire Óg’s senior hurlers prepare to take on an outstanding Borris-Ileigh team in this weekend’s Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship semi-final. Meanwhile the junior A Camogie team made history with a dramatic win over Templemore and the under-14A hurlers progressed to the north final.
Senior: Éire Óg’s Hibernian Inn north Tipperary senior hurling championship semi-final against Borris-Ileigh is expected to take place on the week-ending Sunday, August 24th. Borris-Ileigh are a top class team and the up-coming semi-final represents their 11th appearance in the last four since 2000 (Éire Óg’s ninth). Please keep a close eye on the club website and on the club’s various social media channels for all the latest updates on this crucial fixture.
Junior A: Although a play-off was scheduled to take place between Kildangan and Éire Óg on Saturday evening to determine the winner of group two in this year’s north Tipperary junior A hurling championship the club’s opted to toss for it on Thursday evening. Kildangan won the toss and now progress to the semi-finals while Éire Óg will face Toomevara in the quarter-finals on the week-ending August 24th. Toome are a top class junior A team who progressed to the county semi-finals in 2013. The lads would appreciate your support for this vital knock-out game. The quarter-final draw in full is: Knockshegowna v Roscrea, Nenagh Éire Óg v Toomevara – group winners Kildangan and Kilruane MacDonagh’s progress to the semi-finals which are scheduled to take place on the week-ending Sunday, August 31st.
Junior B: The Blues lost 2-12 to 2-13 against Portroe on Saturday evening. Although the Éire Óg junior B hurlers lost on this occasion plenty of positives could be taken from the performance. Indeed, the spirit of the players and their determination to work hard for one another will be crucial in the Blues’ final group game against Newport – Newport currently lead the group on score difference (the group winners progress to the semi-finals while the second and third-placed teams compete in the quarter-finals). Having beaten Silvermines in the opening round Éire Óg remain in a good position to make the quarter-finals at the very least. For a full report on Saturday’s game against Portroe please see the club website.
Minor A: Unfortunately, the Ger Gavin North Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championship clash with Borris-Ileigh scheduled to take place on Saturday evening was postponed. The lads return to action on Wednesday, August 20th when the Blues face Kilruane MacDonagh’s in Toomevara at 6.30pm.
Newsletter: The July edition of the club newsletter has now been published and features a terrific article on the 1906 Nenagh Hurling Tournament. The July edition of the Nenagh Éire Óg monthly newsletter is available to download from the club website – click here.
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.
This week’s lotto jackpot of €1,000 was not won. Luck dip winners: Gráinne Smith (Artane, Dublin – online winner), Liam Fitzpatrick, (St Conlan’s Road), Anthony Morgan (Northville), JP Jones (Bruach Tailte), Michelle Madden (Rockford). Next draw August 18th – play online.
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Under-12: The boys enjoyed a great day out in Croke Park last Sunday watching Tipp’s great win. They played a number of matches at Na Fianna beforehand. Training continues on Wednesday at 6.30pm for an up-coming tournament so full attendance required.
Under-14: Well done to our under-14 hurlers who reached the North final with a win over Kildangan in Puckane last Saturday on a 2-7 to 1-4 scoreline. It was a very tight match with only three points between the teams for much of the second half until in the last seconds of injury time when Barry Coffey got on the end of a Conor Sullivan pass to put the game out of Kildangan’s reach. The boys will now play the North final against Toome with the date provisionally set for Saturday, August 23rd. Best of luck to the boys. Please check the club website and Facebook page for all fixture updates and come out to support the team. For a full report on Saturday’s win over Kildangan please click here.
Under-16: With three teams ending on equal points there will be play-off matches to see who reaches the North semi-finals. Kildangan play Roscrea this week and Nenagh Éire Óg will play the winner of this match on August 25th. The winner of this encounter will go forward to a semi-final while the other two teams will play a quarter-final match.
Clothing Re-Cycling Fundraiser: Our annual clothing recycling fundraiser for the juvenile club takes place on Friday, August 29th (5pm-7pm) and on Saturday, August 30th from (10am to 12 noon). Please drop off your unwanted clothing, shoes and household textiles to the Nenagh Éire Óg Complex to help us raise funds for our young hurlers. Contact Ger McCarthy on 087 6539929 with any queries.
NENAGH HANDBALL CLUB
Congratulations to the Tipperary Diamond Masters B Doubles team of Eamonn Spillane (Nenagh Handball Club) and Gerry Foley (Ballinahinch) who won the Munster final on Friday night in Lahorna. The lads played Limerick opposition of John Joe Fahy and Pat Henerby winning in two games (21-03 & 21-07).
Under-8: The under-8 team played a wonderful challenge against Portroe during the week. Thanks to Portroe for the game.
Under-10: The under-10 team had a wonderful day out at the Moira Cahill Memorial Tournament at the weekend in Dundrum. This was a great day out and our girls really enjoyed themselves. Thanks to organisers who did a marvellous job.
Under-14: The under-14s are due to play on Thursday evening. Management will be in touch with the details.
Tipperary: Best wishes to Grace O’Brien, Maeve Coffey, Hazel McAuliffe, Sarah Quigley and the Tipperary under-16 Camogie team in their quest for All-Ireland honours on Sunday when they take on Galway in the final at the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick.
Junior A: Congratulations to our junior A team who won their very first championship game at this grade defeating Templemore 2-3 to 1-3 with the goals coming from Danielle Harrington and Aislinn O’Brien. We are due to play our next game on Sunday, August 31st. Training continues for this team and the minors and management will be in touch with the details. For a full report from the historic win over Templemore please click here.
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Thanks again to the club communications sub-committee and in particular to Catherine McTiernan and Enda O’Sullivan for pulling all this information together.