An exciting week in store as the junior B, junior A and minor hurlers are all in championship action. Supporters of the club also have the golf classic to look forward. See below for all the latest news, reports, fixtures and photos.
Senior: Éire Óg will face Mullinahone in the final of the Dr Fogarty Cup on Friday, August 7th in Templetuohy at 7pm. Your support would be appreciated for this game. Liam Heffernan’s Blues will not return to championship action until the respective divisional championships reach a conclusion – Éire Óg have already qualified for the last sixteen of the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Hurling Championship.
Junior A: Following victories over Kildangan and Silvermines and a defeat suffered against Burgess the junior A hurlers have one remaining group game to play against Kilruane MacDonagh’s. Éire Óg will face Kilruane on Saturday, August 1st in Puckane – throw-in time 7pm. This year the junior A team is managed by Greg Browne (manager), Con Morris, Michael Ryan and Conor Ryan.
Junior B: The Nenagh Éire Óg junior B hurling team struggled in their opening championship game against Lorrha at Moatfield on Friday evening – losing 1-7 to 3-16. That said the Blues never gave up and offered supporters plenty of evidence that they can recover from this defeat and make a positive impact on this year’s competition. In the Watch Centre North Tipperary Junior B Hurling Championship Éire Óg have been drawn in group one alongside Lorrha, Toomevara, Shannon Rovers and Ballina. Moneygall, Portroe, Newport and Borrisokane make up group two. On Sunday, August 2nd Nenagh Éire Óg will face Ballina in Ballina at 12 noon. The lads would really appreciate your support for this vital encounter. This year the Éire Óg team is managed by Cian Tucker (manager), Mark Long, John Paul King and Paddy Flynn. The junior B team would appreciate your support. For a full match report from Friday night’s game please see the club website.
Minor A: The minor A hurlers will return to competitive action on Wednesday, July 29th when the Blues face Newport Gaels in Dolla at 7pm. The minor hurlers would appreciate your support in Dolla on Wednesday evening. The Nenagh Éire Óg minor A hurling team have been drawn in group one of the North Tipperary minor A hurling championship alongside Roscrea, Newport Gaels, Borris-Ileigh and Portroe. In previous rounds the Blues have beaten Borris-Ileigh and Portroe. Manager John Manley is joined on the management team by selectors Derek Lillis, Christy McLoughlin and Paudie Gleeson.
Golf Classic: The Nenagh Éire Óg Golf Classic, which has been kindly sponsored by Eddie Connolly Builders Nenagh Limited, will take place at Nenagh Golf Club on Friday, August 14th. A whole range of attractive prizes are on offer. The format for the competition will be a team of four scramble. The cost of entry is priced at €120 per team. Early booking is advisable to avail of the prime time slots. For the timesheet please call Eoin Fitzgibbon on 087 952 0578. For details please click here.
Newsletter: The June edition of the club newsletter is now available to download from the club website. This month’s bumper edition features all the results, photos and reports from the month that was plus lots more including a tribute to the recently deceased Jimmy Doyle. Another highlight is a detailed feature on the opening of the re-developed MacDonagh Park Complex all those years ago. To visit the newsletter section of the club website please click here. To download the June edition of the club newsletter please 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.
Memorial Cup: On Saturday a team representing Nenagh Éire Óg took part in the annual Nenagh Celtic Memorial Cup for the first time as the two clubs came together to remember departed friends Brian Gubbins, Pearse O’Brien, Alan Kevin and Liam Fogarty. The club would like to thank Nenagh Celtic FC for the invitation to participate in the tournament. For a whole series of photographs from the event please click here.
Last week’s lotto jackpot of €2,700 was not won. €50 luck dip winners: Máire Ní Cuiphail (Carraroe, Galway), Michael Hogan (Riverstown, Birr), Róisín & Niamh Dolan (Annabeg), Darren Cuddihy (Toomevara) & Liam Morrissey (c/o Molly Bán’s). Please support the Blues and play our club lotto.
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Our under-6 boys are taking a short holiday. Training will resume on August 8th.
Three under-8 teams went to Dr Morris Park to take part in the annual blitz. The boys competed very well and their mentors are very happy with their progress. Training on Wednesday at 5pm.
The under-10 team welcomed their Kilmacud Crokes counterparts on Sunday morning. It was a lovely morning for all of the boys. Many thanks to our visitors. Training will be at the usual times this week. Football training returns at 6pm on Tuesday.
The under-12 championship has reached the knockout stages now with our group A team needing a play-off match against Burgess on Wednesday to see if they play either Kildangan or Toomevara in the quarter-finals. Our group D team have one outstanding match to play against Moneygall, the result of which could mean a play-off for them on Wednesday.
The Éire Óg under-14 hurlers defeated Borris-Ileigh in the final group game of the championship on Wednesday last on a scoreline of 2-10 to 0-14. We have now qualified for the semi-final on the week-end of August 15th. We have a challenge with Ferbane-Belmont of Offaly on Bank Holiday Monday while our under-14 hurling development squad have a challenge with Ballyskenach-Killavilla this week.
The under-16 hurlers lost out to a very strong Roscrea team in Nenagh on Monday, July 20th to record their first loss in the group stages – final score: 1-20 to 2-19. On Monday, July 27th Nenagh Éire Óg drew with Toomevara on a 0-19 to 1-16 scoreline. There will be no juvenile fixtures played in north Tipperary next week (August 1st-7th). The under-16s next match is at home to Borris-Ileigh on August 10th at 7pm.
The annual summer camp was held last week and miraculously it did not rain once. There was a bigger than usual turn out of boys and girls who were really well behaved and had a great time. Many thanks to David Minogue and the super coaches with special thanks to David Needham who has a unique talent in Games and Development coaching. The kids were engaged from start to finish of camp every day. We finished on a high note though with the arrival of Patrick ‘Bonner’ Maher on Friday afternoon. He is a wonderful ambassador for Tipperary hurling and happily signed autographs, stood in for photos and answered questions about shampoo! Many thanks, Bonner.
Under-13: This team played Ballina on Monday in the Summer League semi-final in The Ragg. We did not have the result of the game at the time of going to press. Please check our social media sites for the result.
Under-15: Best wishes to this side which plays Newport-Ballinahinch in the Summer League semi-final at The Ragg this Friday at 7.30pm.
Bag Packing: We wish to thank all volunteers who helped with our bag packing at the weekend and to all who so kindly donated. Your support is very much appreciated by everyone in the club.
Tipperary: Well done to the Tipperary under-16 side which had a comprehensive win over Wexford in the All-Ireland championship at the weekend on a scoreline of 2-16 to 1-5. Éire Óg were represented by Hazel McAuliffe, Meave Coffey, Niamh Sheridan, Eimer Ryan, Caroline Browne and Rachel O’Connor. Their next game is against Dublin next Sunday. The under-14s played in Dungarvan and we were represented by Katie, Ella and Lucy while the under-13s played in Ennis with Sine, Abbie, Sarah, Naoise and Meaghan on this panel.
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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 of this information together.