Nenagh Éire Óg celebrate receiving the 2014 Club of the Year award while players Dáire Quinn and Alan Kelly accept their awards as senior and junior hurler of the year respectively. The juvenile club have also launched an innovative Éire Ógres project while the Camogie club are preparing to host a registration night for players on Friday, January 23rd.
Awards: Out-going chairman John ‘Rocky’ McGrath hailed Nenagh Éire Óg as a “fantastic club” at a North Board awards ceremony hosted by the MacDonagh Park Complex on Friday evening – at the event Nenagh Éire Óg was presented with the club of the year award while players Dáire Quinn and Alan Kelly were presented with the senior and junior hurler of the awards respectively. Connie Cleere received an award in recognition of his years of service as a referee while it was later revealed that Dáire Quinn had also won the Nenagh Guardian North Tipperary Hurler of the Year award. A report and photos from the North Board awards ceremony is available on the club website.
Club Social: A club social and medal presentation night will take place at the Abbey Court Hotel on Friday, February 6th – on the night the 1957 and 1964 north champions will be honoured while music will be provided by Ebony (followed by disco). Tickets are priced at €40 for a four-course dinner (€350 for a table of ten). This promises to be a great club occasion as we honour our victorious 2014 teams and look forward to the 2015 season. We would encourage people attending to get their tickets ASAP so as to help with planning on the night. All welcome.
Hard Luck: Commiserations to the Nenagh CBS team which lost last week’s Dr Harty Cup quarter-final to St Francis College, Rochestown at Charleville. Two Éire Óg men, namely Dean Ray and John Flannery, were members of the management team. On the day Brian Flynn, Gavin O’Connor, John Cahalan, Jake Morris and Anthony Walsh featured while Aodhán Geaney, Adam Healy, Brian Tuite and Shane Hennessy were all members of the Nenagh CBS panel.
Healthy Club Project: The Nenagh Éire Óg Healthy Club Project team, in partnership with SOS (Suicide or Survive), will host a one-day Wellness Workshop which aims to help people understand, take charge of and responsibility for their own mental health – this workshop, which will be delivered by SOS, takes place on Thursday, January 29th in the Business Innovation Centre on Stafford Street, Nenagh.
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 now due and 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.
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.
Last week’s lotto jackpot was not won. €50 lucky dip winners: Leigh Rivett (Choill Bheithe – online winner), Matt Shoer (c/o the HiB), Auveen Melia (Kilruane), Patrick Rohan Snr (c/o Rohan’s) & Michael Hackett (Bawn). Next draw on January 19th for €1,400 – 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.
Éire Óg will be running a GAA camp for beginners for four Saturdays in February beginning on the 7th from 10am to 11am at the MacDonagh Park complex. This free ‘Éire Ógres’ programme is perfect for boys born 2008-2010 to help improve their hand-eye coordination and agility in a safe and fun environment. No equipment necessary. Tea and coffee will be provided for parents. The boys will be presented with a cert and a special Éire Ógres T-shirt on completion of the course – call or text Shane (087 637 3830) or Catherine (086 085 5165) for more information or to register before January 31st.
Parents and mentors will be contacted soon regarding the juvenile flag day on January 31st. Please give an hour of your time for this important fundraiser.
Registration Night: There will be a registration night for all Camogie players in MacDonagh Park this Friday, January 23rd from 6pm to 8pm. All players are asked to make the effort to attend and register for the year.
Sympathies: We wish to extend our condolences to the family of Peggy McGrath following her recent passing. Her son Liam and daughter-in-law Kate have been fantastic supporters and administrators of the club over the years while her granddaughters Ciara, Alison and Becky have all played Camogie for Nenagh Éire Óg.
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.