Exciting news this week as we reveal the details of the up-coming book launch which will see GAA President Liam O’Neill feature at the MacDonagh Park complex on Sunday, December 7th. There is also a bumper edition of the newsletter and a north Tipperary under-21A semi-final against Kilruane MacDonagh’s to look forward to.
Under-21A: The under-21A team are this week preparing to take on Kilruane MacDonagh’s in a north Tipperary hurling semi-final. In their corresponding semi-final Kildangan will face Roscrea. The semi-final against Kilruane is scheduled to take place on Sunday, November 16th in Dolla at 2.30pm. The lads would appreciate your support.
Newsletter: The October editor of the Nenagh Éire Óg monthly newsletter is now available to download from the club website – we thank Enda O’Sullivan and Catherine McTiernan for all of their terrific work. Highlights of this month’s issue include a series of match reports as the senior, junior A and junior B campaigns came to a close, a preview of the upcoming history of Gaelic Games in Nenagh, a look back at the 1992 north final, a preview of the up-coming health and wellbeing seminar on November 19th and much, much more.
Book Launch: GAA President Liam O’Neill will launch the first two volumes of the book ‘A Central Culture – Gaelic Sport in Nenagh’ in the MacDonagh Park complex on Sunday, December 7th. This terrific piece of work has been compiled by Donal A Murphy, PJ Maxwell and Nancy Murphy. For more information on this exciting project please see the club website.
Fixtures Survey: The Tipperary County Board are currently reviewing the annual club fixtures programme. To assist with this review a survey has been created to gauge the general level of satisfaction/dissatisfaction with club fixtures in Tipperary and also to encourage new ideas for improvement. Please click here to complete the survey.
Healthy Club Project: The Nenagh Éire Óg Healthy Club Project Team will host a health and wellbeing seminar at the Abbey Court Hotel on Wednesday, November 19th at 7.30pm. The event will feature a presentation by Shane Martin, a psychologist dedicated to teaching the very best self-help psychology to empower people to enhance the quality of their lives. For more information on this event and a tribute to Fr Tony Butler please see the club website.
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.
Scór na nÓg: Scór na nÓg takes place on Friday, November 28th. Anyone interested in taking part is asked to contact Mairéad Long on 087 968 6308.
AGM: The Nenagh Éire Óg annual general meeting will take place on Thursday, December 11th at the MacDonagh Park complex.
Membership: Membership for 2015 is priced at €25 – family membership option A is priced at €60 while option B is priced at €85. Please click here to pay your club membership online.
Last week’s lotto jackpot of €2,200 was not won. The €50 lucky dip winners were: Vanessa Condon (Portlaoise), John Long (c/o Una’s), Séamus Gleeson (Ormond Street), Thomas O’Meara (Bulfin Crescent) & Maureen McGrath (St John’s Terrace). Next draw on Monday, November 10th – jackpot €2,300. Please support the Blues and play our club lotto online!
The Nenagh Éire Óg Club Lotto represents the club’s key fundraising initiative.
Please consider supporting the Blues by playing our club lotto online: click here!
Just watch how far we can stretch your €2!
Alternatively you can also support Nenagh Éire Óg by paying your club membership. Membership for 2014 is now due and can be paid to any club officer or online. The cost of membership is priced at €25.
In 2014 Nenagh Éire Óg catered for over 400 active members (170 juvenile, 225 adult) and in 2015 we hope to grow that number. Crucially, however, we are not simply interested in developing our playing population. We are also interested in attracting volunteers who are interested in becoming coaches with the club and administrators of the club.
Here at Éire Óg we appreciate that not everyone can train a team, that not everyone is interested in coaching and that not everyone has time to attend committee meetings. That said there are plenty of very practical ways in which you can help your club work hard for the betterment of the local community, our children and our cultural heritage.
We therefore encourage anyone in the community who supports the club and who is prepared to give of their time on a voluntary basis to get involved so that fresh faces can bring fresh ideas forward. If you take that brave first step over the threshold, we guarantee that you will not regret it. So, if you are interested in lending a hand drop us a line – contact us.
There will be an end-of-season party for under-6, under-8 and under-10 hurlers on Saturday morning from 10am to 11am in the MacDonagh Park complex. There will also be refreshments for the parents. So, we look forward to seeing you all on Saturday.
Under-12: Congratulations to our under-12 team who defeated Borris-Ileigh in a league semi-final at the Ragg on Sunday. They are due to face Portroe in the final this weekend. Please check www.nenagheireog.com for details of this fixture.
Under-13: Our under-13 team are also in league final action this weekend when they face Éire Óg Annacarty. Best of luck ladies!
Under-14: Commiserations to our under-14 team who were defeated by Newport-Ballinahinch in the county final on Sunday on a scoreline of 2-3 to 2-8. The girls have worked very hard this year and significant progress has been made and the future looks very bright for this fantastic panel.
Under-16: Commiserations also to our under 16 team who were also beaten by Newport-Ballinahinch in the county final 1-9 to 2-4. We wish to congratulate Newport-Ballinahinch on their two great wins over us in the county finals and thank both sets of Éire Óg panels and management teams for their dedication and hard work throughout 2014.
Minor: Our minor side travelled down to Cahir on Sunday afternoon and came away with a great 1-13 to 0-14 win. Sarah O’Connor grabbed Nenagh’s goal. We are due to play Drom & Inch on Sunday in the next round of the minor championship.
The Nenagh Éire Óg website has now been developed to host each and every edition of the monthly newsletter – please see here for more.
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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.