Junior A Hurlers play Burgess this Friday in Kilcolman at 7:30 p.m.
Thanks to everyone in the club involved in promoting the Tipperary Club Draw, and of course to everyone who supported the club by joining the draw.
The Blues 10K & 5K Fun Run/Walk will return to the streets of Nenagh on Sunday, July 16th (10.30am). Entry to the 10K run is priced at €15, entry to the 5K run is priced at €10 and entry to the 5K for walkers is priced at €10 per family.
Prizes: €75 for the first-placed male and female competitor in the 10K, €50 for the second-placed male and female and €25 for the third-placed male and female competitors. There will also be a series of spot prizes for runners and walkers. Please contact Shane Connolly at 087 637 3830 for further information.
Juvenile Club Notes
Senior Club Notes
Our Senior Hurlers overcame Killenaule in the League on Sunday morning down in Killenaule, on a scoreline of 3-17 to 0-22 points. Our next fixture will be available on the club website or Twitter, once it’s been confirmed.
Congratulations to Jake Morris, Conor McCarthy and all of the Tipperary Minor Team that overcame Limerick last Wednesday.
Juvenile Club Notes
Under 12: Both U12s had good games V Newport on Friday & both had good wins. Well done to all. Training as usual this week.
Under 14: Our U14 footballers lost out to an impressive Ballina side in round 3 of the football championship. Our next football championship game is away to Inane Rovers at 6.30pm on Wednesday, April 12th.
Camogie Club Notes
U8: Training is on Thursdays 5.30 to 6.30 with Ciarán Morris. We would like to thank the senior players for helping out over the last few weeks but as it is such a large group of players we need more help if they are to get the most out of their time in the field. We would encourage the parents to set up a rota to help out. Contact chairperson Caitriona Morris 087-7776135.
U10’s and U12’s training on Thursdays 5.30 to 6.30 . Well done to the u12s who played outstandingly well in the Camán to Munster blitz in Mallow last Saturday just missing out in the ultimate prize of playing in Croke Park.
U14: Training on Tuesdays 5.30 to 6.30. They are due to play against Cashel this week. You will be notified by WhatsApp message. Best of luck to Meaghan Morris, Hazel Cawley and Michelle Barry and their Tipperary u 14 colleagues in the Limerick blitz this weekend.
U16: The Nenagh/ Kildangan team played Ballina in what can only be described as an outstandingly skilful game of Camogie in MacDonagh park on Monday night in horrific conditions. It didn’t deter either team as they went at each other hammer and tongs. The newly amalgamated team are gelling well together but it was Ballina who raced into a 2.2 to 3 point lead at half time. Nenagh/Kildangan came out a different team in the second half after a robust half time team talk by Manager Martin Morris and also the introduction of Meaghan Morris and Hazel Cawley into the Nenagh/ Kildangan forward line was beginning to unsettle the Ballina backs. This was to be a ding dong game full of skill and determination as the lead changed hands a few times in the second half with Sarah Hallinan scoring 2 goals for Nenagh . Ballina looked to have clinched the game but an injury time goal from Meaghan Grace who was set up by Meaghan Morris ensured that the game ended a draw 3.4 apiece. They now play Newport away on Monday night and a win is a must for this team.
Team Ella Carey , Siobhán Collins , Sarah Seymour , Katie Morris , Abbie Sheedy , Maeve Ryan , Naoise McCloone , Ellie Spain , Maeve Hassett , Aishlin Moran , Lucy Spain (0.1pt) Meaghan Grace(1.1) Sarah Hallinan (2.0) Lilly O Brien, Emma Gavin, Meaghan Morris (0.2) Eva McKeogh ,Hazel Cawley , Caoimhe Clancy ,Orla Flannery ,Leah McLoughney .
Hard luck to Ella Carey ,Lucy Spain , Katie Morris and Maeve Hassett and their Tipperary u 16 team who lost out to Cork in the Munster final last weekend.
The senior team continue to train hard as they prepare themselves for the Senior championship later in the year.
The club will have a celebration of our hard won elevation to senior status in the Scouts Hall May 13th. It will celebrate all the players and management of the club that were involved since the foundation of the club. It will also be an opportunity to thank our sponsors and allow our sponsors and opportunity to showcase their businesses in the entrance to the hall.
Our annual clothes collection is on Saturday April 22nd, and is a great way for your spring clean to make money for our club.
A picture of our U12 team in action.
The Nenagh Eire Og Juvenile Section is holding a fundraising table quiz in The Dapp Inn on Thursday 16th March 2017. Commencing at 9pm, all are welcome to this social event which guarantees a good time, some brainteasing and a perfect way to start the long weekend. Please come along, bring some friends and get to know other parents/members in a friendly and enjoyable atmosphere.
Our Senior Hurlers began their League Campaign with a 1-21 to 2-12 victory over Thurles Sarsfields. Please note our next match against Portroe has been moved forward, and will now take place this Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Training continues for U6’s from 10-11am indoors.We hope to see lots of the U6’s and parents out marching in the Patrick’s Day parade in their new Eire Ogre jerseys or club colours.
Under 12s:U12s got off to a good start with a win and a draw. Training as usual this week.
U16 footballers had a good win over Ballinahinch/Templederry in Nenagh with a scoreline of 5-11 to 0-6. Next game away to Kilruane this Saturday, March 18th, at 3pm.
The draw for the 2017 Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship takes place on Monday next, January 23rd between 7:00 and 8:00 p.m, and will be broadcast live on Tipp FM’s Extra Time show with Ronan Quirke. The Senior Championship, as in previous years, is divided in to Roinn I and Roinn II. Nenagh Éire Óg will this year be entered in to the Roinn I section of the draw, as a third seed.
In Roinn I the 16 participating teams are divided into four seeded groups with each club playing all other group members. Following three rounds of games, each group winner qualifies for the county quarter-finals while each group runner-up battles it out with the divisional champions (if not already qualified) in the preliminary quarter-finals. The last placed teams in each group play-off in two games with the individual game losers demoted to Roinn II for 2018.
Thirteen teams in all will compete in Roinn II in 2017. There is, however, a significant change to the format of Roinn II for the coming season. The teams, similarly to Roinn I, will be divided into four groups with the group winners and runners-up progressing to the quarter-finals of the Ó Riain Cup. The winner of that round of games qualifies for the semi-finals of the Ó Riain Cup, while both finalists are promoted to Roinn I for 2018.
The only way for Roinn II teams to compete for the Dan Breen Cup in 2017 is by winning their respective Divisional Championship, thereby qualifying for a preliminary quarter-final against a second-placed team from a Roinn I group.
Each club in Roinn I has been seeded based on their performances in the County Championship last year, the full seedings are as follows.
The draw for the North Championship will take place at a later date, usually in the Hibernian Inn, Nenagh.
Senior Club Notes
GRMA (Go Raibh Maith Agat) is the new GAA Membership Card programme, providing benefits and rewards to you, as a GAA member. It is a ‘thank you’ or ‘go raibh maith agat’ for your involvement in your GAA club, engagement in GAA activities and attendance at games.
Any Éire Óg member who would like more details, or wishes to join the GRMA Programme can get their membership number from Club Secretary Anne Kennedy, on 087-1336024.
Club membership is now due. It can be paid to membership secretary Derek Lillis 086-8614863 or any other committee member. you can also join online.
We are looking for new people to subscribe to our club weekly lotto draw for the year, costing €100 just €2 per week and you will be entered into 2 free draw’s at the end of the year if you pay the one off payement for the year’s subscription.
Or we will collect €50 for the first 6 months and then we will collect the 2nd €50 after 6 months.
Please Contact Derek Lillis on 086-8614863 for more information.
Camogie Club Notes
The A G M of the club recently took place at the Nenagh Éire Óg Complex . The club had a very successful ending to the year with the Intermediate team winning the County final and therefore bringing the club into the Senior grade for the first time in the clubs short history of competing in adult Camogie, having only won the Junior B title in 2013. This came about through the hard work , dedication and vision of past and present committees and players, and the club are deeply grateful for their work and vision from the day the club was first formed . It wasn’t easy along the way and players who were less successful were very much part of the foundation stones of the Intermediate success late last year
The committee thanked all the coaches in the club who have given their time freely during the year . The new committee was formed with Catriona Morris as Chairperson , Marie Sheedy Vice Chairperson , Liam McGrath PRO , Liz Duggan Secretary , Séamie Morris PRO , Mark Hassett Child Welfare officer. The committee members are Kieran O Brien , Pat Sheridan, Denise Morris , Tom MacAuliffe , Louise Hickey and Catherine Kennedy . The club thanked two extraordinary committee members who were stepping away , Marie O’Brien who was given a presentation by the club for her incredible work as Treasurer and Enda O Sullivan was wished well in his new Role as PRO for Tipperary football . Both will be missed.
Registration Night . The registration night will be February 03 at MacDonagh Park . The senior camogie team will get together within the next fortnight. It is the clubs intention to have two adult teams this year so the club are looking for New Players and Management for all teams from U8 upwards please contact the Chairperson Catriona Morris at 087-7776135 if interested . The club will be setting up a Training fund for the Senior team so that there will be no stone left unturned as they prepare for the upcoming Senior league and championship . If you wish to contribute please contact Séamie Morris at 087-2859125 or any committee member . There will be further announcements regarding funding and sponsorship in the coming weeks. The club will be organising a medal presentation night for the Intermediate team in the coming weeks.
Juvenile Club Notes
The very popular Éire Ógres are back!! Nenagh Éire Óg GAA Camp For Beginners returns for 2017 each Saturday, February 4th to 25th, at the MacDonagh Park complex from 9.45-10.45am for boys and 10.45 to 11.30am for girls. The programme is open to all boys born 2010-2012 and girls born 2007-2012.
Perfect for kids of the age to get active after the long winter, improve their hand/eye coordination and agility and make friends in a safe and fun environment. No equipment is needed, just tracksuit and trainers.
Tea/coffee/juice/scones will be provided for parents and younger siblings so don’t rush your breakfast. Under-6 Ógres who enjoyed last year’s camp so much are welcome to return to catch up with their friends!
The cost is €10 for the month and the kids will be presented with a certificate and a special new design Éire Ógres Training T-shirt on completion of the course.
Always very popular so book your space early. Call or text Catherine on 086 0855165 for boys registration and Caitríona on 086-7776135 for girls registration. Call either for more information.
The annual Nenagh Éire Óg Juvenile Club flag day takes place in the town on Saturday the 28th of January 2017, and at the various Masses both that evening and Sunday Morning the 29th of January.
There are a number of locations that need to be attended throughout the town with the earliest commencing at 9 a.m. It would be greatly appreciated if people could volunteer an hour or two over that weekend at the various stands.
Please contact Mel Gleeson at 087-2440855 to let him know availability and any times that would suit. We are always very grateful for your time.
Pictured here, the club’s Intermediate Camogie team & Management of 2016, who won the County Championship securing promotion to Senior level for 2017.
Nenagh Éire Óg Healthy Club Project invite you to an evening on Gambling & Addiction Awareness in the Abbey Court Hotel, Wednesday December 7th at 7.30pm.
This event is open to players from all clubs and anyone from the wider community who would be interested in attending.
Admission is free.
(Former Galway Hurler)
As a professionally trained addiction counsellor, there’s no day Justin’s not meeting people in need of help. He combines his working life and coaching hurling teams with very active membership of the GAA’s National Health and Wellbeing Committee.
Justin Campbell won an All-Ireland U-21 medal in 1991 and played for the Galway senior team from 1992 to the end of that decade. He also won an All-Ireland Club Championship title with his club Kiltormer.
“By the age of 14, I had the misfortune to lose both of my parents to cancer. This was a very difficult time for me as a teenager as I hadn’t the tools to deal with the harsh realities of life…
Alcohol made me feel normal… I eventually put my hand up and asked for help.
I found it very difficult to admit there was something wrong. Little did I know that that is where you become really powerful? It was the best decision of my life.
I changed direction in my life and after a few years I qualified from Trinity College as an Addiction Counsellor.” – Justin Campbell
Niall McNamee has played 14 years inter-county football for Offaly, and has been one of the top forwards in the country from the mid-2000s. He has also enjoyed great success with his local club Rhode over the years. He is a player engagement officer for the Gaelic Players Association and also one of their mental health ambassador’s specialising in addiction recovery, specifically gambling.
“I had done a lot of things I wasn’t proud of and this was eroding away my soul and my spirit. I knew I was a good person but somewhere along the way I lost sight of the important things in life like my family and friend… When I eventually told my father what was going on and explained the trouble I was in, it was like the biggest weight imaginable was lifted off me.” – Niall McNamee
On Saturday, our Intermediate team are bidding to make history as we face Drom & Inch in the county Intermediate Final. It is a remarkable achievement to get this far in our first year competing at this grade. We have been playing adult camogie since 2009 when we first entered the Junior B championship, and we have made steady progress up the ranks since then.
The game takes place at 12pm in The Camogie Grounds, The Ragg and we hope the girls get the deserved support from all in the club. Best of luck ladies.
Bank of Ireland, Nenagh Enterprise: Thanks to all who made this event a massive success for our club, to the volunteers who helped out on the day and to all who visited our stand on the day.
U-21: Our U21 Hurlers were beaten 5-12 to 2-18 in their opening game of the year by Boris-Iliegh on Saturday. Our next match is against Toomevara, with fixture details yet to be confirmed.
U-12: Training this Wednesday from 5.15pm – 6.15pm. Playing in “Mungret Tournament” on Sunday. All players are requested to attend. Winter training starts next Wednesday in complex. Further details next week.
U-8: Our Under-8 team rounded up a great season with a fun day in MacDonagh Park on Saturday. Special thanks to our coaches and all of the parents for their support throughout the year.
Our Camogie Team have made it in to the Intermediate County Final, following their excellent win over the Silvermines in the Semi-Final. We will play either Drom & Inch or Shannon Rovers in the Final.
U11: We played in the Toomevara blitz on Saturday and had a wonderful day. Thanks to the hosts for the welcome and invitation to take part.
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