Senior club AGM has taken place and the Camogie club is calling for volunteers while everyone associated with the club is asking supporters of the Blues to back this year’s National Club Draw. And, don’t forget to buy a copy of ‘A Central Culture – Gaelic Sport in Nenagh’ for the GAA fanatic in your life!
AGM: The MacDonagh Park Complex hosted the annual club AGM on Thursday night, December 11th. Comprehensive reports were presented by club secretary Declan Bailey, treasurer Séamus Cleary, juvenile secretary Anne Kennedy and club chairman Jim Nagle. The club finances have been managed in a considered manner and as a result Nenagh Éire Óg remains on a solid financial footing. Chairman Jim Nagle commended the work of the Healthy Club Project team, the juvenile club and his fellow officers while also appealing for more volunteers to come forward.
Officers Elected: chairman Jim Nagle, secretary Declan Bailey, treasurer Séamus Cleary, vice-chairman Enda Costello and PRO Brian McDonnell.
Club committee for 2015: Rory Flannery, Matt Lillis, Jim Kennedy, Noel Coonan, Martin Morris, Marion Ryan, Bartley Ryan, Noel Tomlinson, Eamon Brennan, Michael Madden, Michael Ryan, Jane Devaney, Willie Jones, Fr Tom Seymour, Eddie Sheary, Liam Heffernan, Paddy O’Meara, Noel Coffey, Enda O’Sullivan, Jimmy Hourigan, Mark Long and Derek Lillis.
Book: The first two volumes of the book ‘A Central Culture – Gaelic Sport in Nenagh’, which has been compiled by Dónal A Murphy, PJ Maxwell and Nancy Murphy, are now on sale for a combined price of €40 (both volumes). Copies of the book can be obtained in selected local shops or alternatively from officers of the club. ‘A Central Culture – Gaelic Sport in Nenagh’ is now on sale at the following book shops: Nenagh Book Shop, Eason’s, Cleary’s Garage and Cinnamon Alley Café. Those interested can also purchase a copy via the club website. Please contact PRO Brian McDonnell on 087 222 8976 or simply email Brian at firstname.lastname@example.org – Nenagh Éire Óg are also prepared to post copies of the book to anywhere in the world. For more details please see the club website.
National Club Draw: We are thrilled to announce that Nenagh Éire Óg will be participating in the national club draw which features some sensational prizes – tickets are priced at €10 and available from any officer of the club or committee member. Please support this fantastic initiative! Please see the club website for more information on the fantastic range of prizes. Tickets for this wonderful initiative cost just €10! Please support the Blues!
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.
Shop Local: Nenagh Éire Óg is asking its members and supporters to shop local this Christmas. The businesses of Nenagh will be open seven days a week from Sunday, November 30th right through to Christmas Eve.
There was no winner of last week’s lotto jackpot of €1,000. The five €50 lucky dip winners were: Michael Hegarty (c/o Nenagh Guardian), Liz Flannery (Cork), Ger Sherlock (Knockinpearse), Seán White (c/o Andy’s) & James Ryan (Hamilton Drive).
The club also held the Christmas draw for ten €50 lucky dips and the following winners were drawn: Caithlin Rooney (Ballygraigue Estate), Pat Grant (Newport), Bernie Doherty (c/o Eamon Spillane), Mary O’Grady (Ballinaclough), Steven & Eileen Ryan (Choill Bheithe), Sarah Corcoran (Silvermines), Bernie Doherty (c/o Eamon Spillane), Tadgh Dowd (c/o the Kenyon), Tess Taylor & Bríd Collins (Ballygraigue Road).
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.
Congratulations: Well done to Conor Robinson, Seán Phelan, Jason Teefey, Brendan Long and Gavin Dooley who were part of the North Tipp under-14 football panel that competed in a Tipp inter-divisional tournament at the weekend.
AGM: The juvenile club AGM will take place on Tuesday, December 16th in the complex at 8pm.
Volunteers: The Camogie section are always looking for new volunteers to get involved in coaching, administration and in helping out with the club’s monthly newsletter. If you would like to get involved in anyway please contact us on email@example.com. It is a great way to make friends while helping better our club and community.
Book Launch: We wish to congratulate Donal A Murphy, PJ Maxwell and Nancy Murphy on the publication of our club history book, ‘A Central Culture – Gaelic Sport in Nenagh’. The book is now available in all local book shops and retailers and can be purchased from our website.
Bag Packing: We are holding a bag packing fundraiser in Dunnes Stores on Friday, December 19th and are looking for volunteers. Running our Camogie club is not cheap and we provide a great service to players throughout the year and in return we just need one hour of your time. If you are willing to help out please contact Denise Morris 087 674 2591 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Nenagh Éire Óg website has now been developed to host each and every edition of the monthly newsletter – please see here for more.
If you have any photographs, news or other information that you would like to see included please email email@example.com
Thanks again to the club communications sub-committee and in particular to Catherine McTiernan and Enda O’Sullivan for pulling all this information together.