Pride of place this week goes to Nenagh Handball Club’s Sinéad Meagher who won a world title. Meanwhile the minor A hurlers and minor A Camogie team are appealing for your support as both sides face into crucial contests. Please read on for all the latest news, fixtures, photos and reports.
Senior: Liam Heffernan’s Blues will return to championship action in the last sixteen of the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Hurling Championship during the coming weeks. On Monday evening Éire Óg were drawn to face Roscrea in the next round. Please keep an eye on the club website and respective social media channels for updates on this fixture.
The full draw for the last sixteen in the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Hurling Championship is: Nenagh Éire Óg v Roscrea, Thurles Sarsfields v Mullinahone, Killenaule v Portroe, Kilruane MacDonagh’s v JK Bracken’s, Kildangan v Upperchurch-Drombane, Éire Óg Annacarty v Lorrha-Dorrha, Drom & Inch (bye) and Clonoulty-Rossmore (bye). Fixture details to be confirmed in due course.
Minor A: The Éire Óg minor A hurlers are in quarter-final action this week when the Blues take on Kilruane MacDonagh’s in Puckane at 6.30pm on Wednesday, August 26th. Éire Óg finished second in their group behind Newport Gaels while Kilruane finished third in their respective group. Newport Gaels and Kildangan have already progressed to the semi-finals while Toomevara and Portroe will contest the other quarter-final in this year’s competition. Nenagh Éire Óg manager John Manley is joined on the management team by selectors Derek Lillis, Christy McLoughlin and Paudie Gleeson. The lads would appreciate your support on Wednesday evening for this crucial clash.
Newsletter: The July edition of the Nenagh Éire Óg monthly newsletter is now available to download from the club website.
Recycling Drive: Nenagh Éire Óg juvenile club will host a clothing recycling drive to help raise much-needed funds. This is a great opportunity to support the work carried out by the juvenile club. Please donate all your new and used men’s, women’s and children’s clean and unwanted clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, ties, linens and household textiles et cetera. Mobile phones are also accepted and should be placed in a separate bag. The collection will take place on Saturday, August 29th (before 12 noon). Bags can be dropped off at the MacDonagh Park Complex on Thursday, August 27th and Friday, August 28th from (5pm to 7pm) or on Saturday morning, August 29th at 10am. For further details please contact Shane Connolly (087 637 3830) or Ger McCarthy (087 653 9229). Your support is appreciated.
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.
Congratulations: Everyone associated with the Blues would like to extend their congratulations to Sinéad Meagher, her coach Eamonn Spillane and all involved with Nenagh Handball Club. Sinéad brought home a gold and silver medal from the World Handball Championships in Calgary, Canada. Well done Sinéad.
Sympathy: The club would like to offer its sincere sympathy to the family of Margaret Cleary (Pearse Street, Nenagh) who passed away recently. Margaret was predeceased by her beloved husband JK and deeply regretted by her loving daughters Marian and Eileen and son Michael, son-in-law Taffe, daughter-in-law Cathriona, brothers Patrick and Don, sister Teresa, grandchildren, brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces and nephews, relatives, neighbours and many friends.
Last week’s lotto jackpot of €3,100 was not won. The €50 luck dip winners were: Joe O’Meara (Toomevara), Jean Aherne (Monaree), Matt Shoer (c/o Half Door), Jessica Reddan (c/o Una’s) & Eva Maher (Kilkenny). Please support the Blues and play our club lotto online.
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Our under-6 hurlers enjoyed a great morning out in Roscrea on Saturday. Many thanks to our hosts. More games are being planned for our youngest boys.
Under-8 training continues on Wednesday at 5pm with a trip to Ballina planned for Saturday. More from mentors at training.
Under-10 training continues as usual following a great match against Newtownshandrum last Saturday. Keep up the hard work boys.
Under-14 training will continue on Mondays at 6.30pm and Saturdays at 11am in preparation for upcoming challenges and the under-13 Plate competition..
Best of luck to Seán Phelan and Cian O’Farrell (Tony Forristal), Gavin Dooley and Rory O’Donovan (Sonny Walsh) and coach Shane Connolly who travel to Waterford this weekend with the Tipperary under-14s.
On Wednesday, August 19th the under-16A hurlers beat Toomevara 2-16 to 2-11 in a play-off and have now qualified for the semi-finals of this year’s competition.
Nenagh Éire Óg juvenile club will host a clothing recycling drive to help raise much-needed funds. Please donate all your new and used men’s, women’s and children’s clean and unwanted clothing, shoes, belts, handbags, ties, linens and household textiles etc. Mobile phones are also accepted and should be placed in a separate bag. The collection will take place on Saturday, August 29th (before 12 noon). Bags can be dropped off at the MacDonagh Park Complex on Thursday, August 27th and Friday, August 28th from (5pm to 7pm) or on Saturday morning, August 29th at 10am. For further details please contact Shane Connolly (087 637 3830) or Ger McCarthy (087 653 9229).
NENAGH HANDBALL CLUB
For the very first time in its history Nenagh Handball Club now boasts a world champion. Sinéad Meagher and her partner Clodagh Nash from Clare captured gold in the World Handball Championships in Calgary, Canada last Friday. Sinéad also won a silver medal in the girl’s under-17 singles that evening. As an added bonus during this championship Sinéad became the first Nenagh Handball Club player ever to play competitively abroad. We would also like to give special mention to her coach Eamonn Spillane who has honed her skills over the years and has played a massive role in the revival of handball in the club.
Under-12: We defeated Roscrea last week in the opening round of the Autumn League and now we play Cashel Camogie Club in Nenagh at 7.15pm on Thursday evening.
Minor A: On Sunday, August 30th the minor A Camogie team will launch their 2015 championship campaign when the Blues face Newport in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh at 12 noon. The players have been working terrifically hard in preparation for this contest and would appreciate your support on Sunday.
Junior A: Our Junior A side travelled to Cashel Camogie Club on Sunday morning and came out on the wrong side of a 3-11 to 4-9 scoreline. We face Toomevara next on September 6th in round three of the championship.
Congratulations: We would like to extend our congratulations to Sinéad Meagher, her coach Eamonn Spillane and all involved with Nenagh Handball Club after her fantastic achievements in the World Handball Championships in Calgary bringing home a gold medal for the under-17 doubles and a silver medal for the under-17 singles. We would also like to congratulate her doubles partner Clodagh Nash from Clare. It was a wonderful achievement and one we are all very proud of.
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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.