About Us

Welcome to Nenagh Éire Óg, a proud north Tipperary GAA club – eleven-time north Tipperary and one-time county senior hurling champions (1995).

Nenagh Éire Óg (Éire Óg An tAonach) play in navy blue and sky blue and field teams in hurling, Gaelic football and Camogie while the handball arm of the club is growing fast. Éire Óg are nicknamed the Blues and the club’s home field can be found at MacDonagh Park on St Conlon’s Road, Nenagh.

Nenagh Éire Óg have been named North Tipperary Club of the Year on five occasions – 1979, 1989, 1992, 2009 & 2014.

Nenagh Éire Óg cater for over 600 active members each year, divided between our Hurling/Football/Camogie and Handball Clubs.

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.

There are plenty of very practical ways in which you can help your club.

So, if you are interested in lending a hand drop us a line.

The Nenagh Éire Óg Code of Ethics, Conduct & Practice can be accessed here.

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Mick Burns
Pictured above is Mick Burns who won All-Ireland
titles with Tipperary in 1958, 1961, 1962, 1964 & 1965.

Club Officers & Committees

Presidents: Michael Hynes, Jimmy Morris, Paudie O’Kennedy & Mick Burns (RIP)
Chairperson: Tom Gleeson
Vice-Chairperson: John Tooher
Secretary: Catherine McTiernan
Treasurer: Jim Nagle
PRO: Ella Carey

Registrar: Enda Long

Player Rep: 

Irish Language & Cultural Officer: Tom Boland

Chidren’s Officer: Eileen Kennedy

Finance Officer: Seamus Cleary

Grants and Tax Exemption Officer: John Tooher

Field & Hurling Wall Co-ordinator: Enda O’Sullivan

Hurling Wall Support: Niall Cahill, Tom Boland, Enda Costello

Match Day Co-Ordinator: Mary Jo O’Reilly

One Club Finance Committee Chairman: Jim Nagle

North Board Rep: Martin Morris
County Board Rep: Enda Costello

County Board Co-ordinator: Jimmy Minogue

Club Lotto Co-Ordinator: Fionán Bonar/Josephine Mackey
County Board Draw Co-ordinator: Catherine Kennedy
Player Insurance Officer: Anne Kennedy

CES Co-ordinator: Eddie Sheary
Property Maintenance Co-ordinator: Jim Kennedy

Complex Co-ordinator & Maintenance Support: Matt Lillis

Capital Development Officer: James O’Dwyer
Healthy Club Officer: Deirdre O’Connor
Membership & Registration: Enda Long & Erica Flanagan.

Health & Safety Advisor: Liam Quinn.

Text Service: Catherine McTiernan & Ella Carey
Facebook, Instagram & Twitter: Ella Carey, Seán McTiernan, Catherine McTiernan, Paraic Harty & Elaine Mc Weeney.

Hurling Executive Committee: John Tooher, John Phelan, Jimmy Minogue, Enda Costello, Eamon Brennan, Catherine McTiernan, Seamus Cleary, Liam Heffernan, Niall Cahill, Tom Gleeson, Jim Nagle & John Kennedy.

One Club Finance Committee: John Tooher, Jim Nagle, Shane Connolly, Eddie Sheary, Elaine McWeeney, Enda Long, Fionan Bonar, Tom Gleeson, John Kennedy, Josephine Mackey, Matt Lillis, Catherine McTiernan, Mel Gleeson, Niall Cahill, Shane Hennessy & Tom Boland.

Juvenile Club

Juvenile Club Chairperson: Niall Cahill

Juvenile Club Vice Chairperson: Cathal Farrell
Juvenile Club Secretary: John Kennedy.
Juvenile Club Treasurer: Mel Gleeson.
Juvenile Club Registrar: Erica Flanagan
Juvenile Club PRO: Elaine Mc Weeney.

Camogie Club

Camogie Club Officers – Chairperson: Tom Boland

Vice-Chairperson: James O’Dwyer

Secretary & DLP: Caitriona Fahy

Treasurer: Tom McAuliffe

PRO: Paraic Harty

Registrar: Caitriona Cleary

Child Welfare Officer: Mark Hassett

Éire Óg were crowned county senior hurling champions in 1995. Pictured back from left: Con Howard, John Heffernan, Paul Kennedy, Noel Coffey, Christy McLoughlin, Eddie Tucker, Frank Moran & Denis Finnerty. Front from left: Chris Bonnar, Michael Cleary, Darragh Quinn, Conor O’Donovan, Robbie Tomlinson, Kevin Tucker & John Kennedy.

2023 Team Managers


Senior Hurling: Seamus Cleary
Junior-A Hurling: Shane Connolly

Junior-B Hurling: Conor Ryan
Under-21 Hurling: Seamus Cleary
U19 Hurling: Cian Tucker


Under-17: Greg Browne
Under-15: Kevin Tucker
Under-13: Niall Cahill
Under-11: Cathal Farrell
Under-9: Alan Kelly
Under-7: Michael Gilmartin

Under-5: John Donohoe


Senior: Noel Coffey, Donie O’Brien & Kieran O’Brien
Under-16/Minor: Michael Cleary
Under-14: Tom Boland
Under-12: Cyril Bailey
Under-10: Kieran Mularkey
Under-8: Paul Ryan 

Under-6: Colleen Kelly

The redeveloped Éire Óg complex was unveiled in 1989.


Nenagh Éire Óg facilities at MacDonagh Park include:

  • two playing pitches
  • sports and social amenity hall complete with stage
  • changing rooms with shower rooms and toilets
  • fitted kitchen
  • 40 x 20 handball alley with raised viewing area
  • meeting rooms/offices
  • gym
  • hurling alley
  • hurling wall with Astro turf pitch.

MacDonagh Park has hosted National League fixtures and various other high-profile fixtures including All Irelands in camogie and Ladies football while our handball alley has been the venue for many provincial and All-Ireland championships.

The club grounds at MacDonagh Park have undergone a long history of development to arrive at what today is a sports and leisure complex that club members and the community generally can be proud of. Indeed, Sunday, September 27th 1942 saw the fulfillment of the hopes and dreams of a number of staunch GAA people in Nenagh and throughout north Tipperary when the club grounds situated at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh were officially opened. The whole project cost £2,510 at that time. The first committee were: Chairman Frank McGrath, Vice-Chairman Tomas Cleary, Secretary Martin Gleeson, Treasurer Patrick McGrath. Committee: Patrick Hackett, Matt Hogan, Pat Crowe, Michael Brennan, James Mackey, Dan O’Keeffe, John Dwyer, Con Cleary, WJ Chadwick, James O’Sullivan, Tomas Costello, J Rice and Michael Moylan.

In March 1987 a committee under the guidance Ger Gavin and other club officers including Jimmy Morris (Treasurer) and Jimmy Minogue (Secretary) set out with the aim of building a facility which reached fruition in 1989 when ‘The Complex’ was officially opened by GAA President John Dowling. The committee that made this possible comprised of people from all walks of life within the parish. Their dedication and commitment could not be equaled and they can, without question, take their proud place in the club’s history. In 1997 a magnificent new stand was added and officially opened by GAA President Joe McDonagh. Meanwhile in 2005, a state-of-the-art hurling alley was added to complete what is today a sports and social facility the people of Nenagh and the community at large are very proud of.


Please click on the following link to download a copy of the match programme from the official opening of the clubhouse in 1989

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Please click on the following link to download a copy of the match programme from the official opening of the stand in 1997.

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With the club growing and player numbers increasing between adult, juvenile and camogie clubs, it became apparent in the early to mid-2010s that further expansion of MacDonagh was needed.

This led to the purchase on 28th March 2019 of a ten-acre site in nearby Stereame to facilitate the development of a third playing field. With this land acquired, an ambitious development plan was drawn up for MacDonagh Park in 2021 – plans included a new hurling wall, a new full sized training pitch with dressings rooms, a 2.5 km walking track with lighting and a plan to refurbish the existing complex.

The brochure, outlining these plans is attached below.

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However, March 2020 was when the corona virus pandemic came knocking on all our doors. Despite the new restrictions put in place, a hardworking committee, led by Chairperson John Tooher, set about putting in place an ambitious fundraising drive to carry out the first part of this plan – the building of the hurling wall and astro turf facility.

Work on the wall began in April 2021 and this was fully complete and operational by Oct 2021.

This was a phenomenal achievement brought about both by the generosity of Nenagh Éire Óg supporters at home and abroad and the hardworking group put in place to facilitate this fundraising drive.

The ‘Jigsaw’ plaque at the entrance to the hurling wall showing the names of all those who donated to this project

This facility was officially opened by GAA President Larry McCarthy on 2nd May 2022 which proved to be a great day of celebration in MacDonagh Park.

Also, on this great occasion the club signed its One Club Guidelines Agreement adopted from the National One Club Guidelines.

GAA President Larry McCarthy officially opens the new hurling wall with Club Chairperson John Tooher and camogie and juvenile players Tara McTiernan and Kevin Liston


Nenagh Éire Óg juvenile and camogie club members pictured with GAA President Larry McCarthy at the official opening of the hurling wall and astro turf in May 2022

The next phase of the plan, the development of a third sand-based training field on the new land in Stereame, started in July 2022. While work was steady on this, the Irish weather has had a big say and so in late 2023 this is still ongoing. The hope now is that it will be complete in Spring 2024 and fully operational in 2025.

Now, at the end of 2023, our Medium-Term project will be the building of new dressing rooms and the erection of goal posts and ball stop netting. Once completed the final phase will be the erection of flood lights.

Long TermAs a club we recognised during the Covid lockdown that any future interaction with our local community must be one that is all inclusive, as it is the only model that will support the physical and mental challenges that Covid at times so cruelly exposed.

It became very clear from local feedback that a dedicated community walkway would be hugely welcomed, would receive significant use and would be of great benefit across a broad range of social groups and age brackets.

With this in mind we have full planning permission for a new 2.5km dedicated community walking track with lighting as part of our additional facilities. We are planning this in conjunction with Tipperary County Council who proposed that once approved, it will incorporate a new Community Partnership type model that will fund a major part of this Development.

MacDonagh Park on a busy match day in September 2023

Hurling In Nenagh

Hurling enjoys a storied history in Nenagh. Indeed, the game was played in the town long before the Gaelic Athletic Association was founded. The first game played under the new rules after the founding of the GAA was between a Nenagh team, John Mitchell’s, and a Lorrha selection. However we have to wait until 1915 for Nenagh to win its first senior title (North Tipperary) when they defeated Moneygall in the final. Some of the names to feature on that team were: Frank McGrath, Billy Flannery, Bill Coonan, Mick Egan and Martin Ayres.

Following 1915 and a troubled period in Irish history hurling it was not until 1926, with the emergence of the Red Rovers, that hurling came to the forefront again. This Red Rovers team was drawn from a small area of the town around the Birr Road and the Turnpike. The team was drawn from a small number of families with very many brothers being involved. They subsequently changed their name to Éire Óg. Some of the prominent players from that period were Bobby and Tucker Morgan, Chris Kennedy, Dick Hogan, Paddy Rohan and John ‘Hyder’ Ryan.

The old Nenagh club was still in existence at this time and drawn mainly from around Pound Street. There were many sterling duels between these two teams. It was after witnessing one such duel that a local curate Fr Hayes decided to try to amalgamate the two teams – he succeeded and the clubs were united in 1947 under the name St Mary’s.

The new club had instant success winning the north intermediate title and county junior title in its first year. Some of the people involved in this new St Mary’s team were Jack Nolan, Billy O’Brien, Eddie John McGrath, Tom Brophy, Jimmy Spearman, Toddy Bolger, Chris Kennedy and Bart Coffey. They contested a north senior final in their early years, but success at senior level eluded St Mary’s. There were however many successes at minor level with one particularly noteworthy occasion in the 1950s when St Mary’s won the north minor hurling and football titles on the same day with 11 of the hurlers going straight back onto the field to assist in winning the football final.

St Mary’s survived as a club until the mid-1950s when, during a low period, it was decided at an AGM to change the club’s name to Éire Óg. The first big success for this club came when it won the north senior championship in 1957 and again in 1964. The club has since won north senior titles in 1992, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2009 and a county senior hurling title in 1995.


Please click on the download link beside this photograph for a PDF of a booklet published to celebrate the original opening of MacDonagh Park in September, 1942  

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Inter-County Players

Hugh Maloney

St Mary’s and Éire Óg have supplied many players to Tipperary teams, especially at minor level. It was a common occurrence during the 1940s and 1950s to have two and three players from the club represent Tipperary at minor level and many of these Tipperary teams won All-Irelands. At senior level the most prominent player from the club is of course Mick Burns who holds five All-Ireland senior medals (1958, 1961, 1962, 1964 & 1965) and Johnny McGrath who was a member of the 1958 All-Ireland winning team.
Many other players from the club have played senior with Tipperary down through the years, but 1989 stands out as a milestone for the club with three players – namely John Heffernan, Conor O’Donovan and Michael Cleary – featuring on the Tipperary team that finally bridged an 18-year gap to capture an elusive All-Ireland title.
It is also interesting to note that Kevin Coonan was the first player from Éire Óg to captain an All-Ireland winning football team when he captained the Tipperary junior football team to success in 1998. The club were also represented on this team by Chris Bonar and Jim McAuliffe while Martin Healy was a selector.
In 2010 Éire Óg’s Hugh Maloney (pictured) and Michael Heffernan were members of the Tipperary panel which so famously dethroned Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final.
In 2016, Éire Og were represented on the Munster and All-Ireland winning Tipperary Senior Panel by Barry Heffernan and Daire Quinn. The same year also saw Andrew Coffey claim a spot on the U21 Team of the Year for his performances with Tipperary, and Jake Morris play a leading role with the Tipperary Minor team who won Munster and All-Ireland titles, with Jake winning the man of the match in the Munster final. Jake went on to add an U21 All-Ireland title to his achievements in 2018 and was joined on this panel by Shane Hennessy.

Nenagh Éire Óg were also represented on Tipperary’s All Ireland winning senior team of 2019 by Barry Heffernan and Jake Morris. Jake was a double All Ireland medal winner in 2019 winning Munster and All Ireland titles at U20 also and was joined by Conor McCarthy on this team – the first year of the U20 grade.
2022 brought great honour to the club when Sam O’Farrell captained the Tipperary minor hurlers to both Munster and All Ireland success.
Sam crowned off a great year when he was named on the minor hurling team in 2022.
Sam O’Farrell raises the Irish Press Cup following Tipperary’s All Ireland Minor success in July 2022.




Great credit is due to Boysie Hogan, Eamon Spillane and Christy Collins for re-organising the handball section of the club and coaching the boys and girls.

The town of Nenagh is renowned for its handball champions. The game flourished and set a high standard particularly during the years 1930 to 1960. Handball in the 1920s was played at the alley in Pidgeon’s Land, Silver Street. Then the Shamrock Club 3 Ball Alley in Silver Street, to which a back wall was added, was the main source of action. Many of the town’s champions sprung from this court. The CBS Alley in John’s Lane was a great nursery and played a big part in developing many of the champions from the ’40s to ’60s.

Programme from the opening of John Street Handball Alley in 1977.
Click on the the image to view the full programme.

Indeed, in acknowledgement of the contribution to handball in the town Nenagh UDC in 2001 erected a plaque on the wall at Shannon Development (Shamrock Club) in Silver Street in honour of the All-Ireland handball champions of Nenagh from 1934-2000. They were: Joe Hassett, Ned Hassett, Joe Bergin, Paddy Kennedy, Jackie Sweeney, Connie Cleere, Michael O’Gorman, Michael McMahon, Denis Carey, John Rice, Tommy Cleere, Paddy Gleeson, Michael ‘Boysie’ Hogan and Pat Cleary.

Due to the lack of a court in Nenagh for a long number of years handball has not been developing as we would wish however Nenagh Éire Óg had the foresight to include a very modem 40 x 20 court in the Complex at MacDonagh Park.

Divisional Hurling Championships


  • Senior Hurling (11): 1915, 1957, 1964, 1992, 1993, 1998, 2001, 2009, 2014, 2022, 2023.
  • Intermediate Hurling (2): 1929 (Nenagh-de Wet), 1947 (St Mary’s).
  • Junior A Hurling (9): 1953, 1962, 1983, 1999, 2000, 2009, 2012, 2014, 2021.
  • Junior B Hurling (2): 1992, 1994
  • Junior C Hurling (2): 2010, 2020
  • Under-21A Hurling (7): 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1993, 1994, 2015.
  • Minor Hurling (21): 1938, 1947, 1948, 1949, 1951, 1953, 1955, 1969, 1977, 1978, 1979, 1989, 1991, 1992, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013.


  • Under-17A Hurling (2): 2021, 2022.
  • Under-16A Hurling (15): 1972, 1975, 1979, 1982, 1988, 1990, 1992, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2015.
  • Under-15 Hurling (3): 1968, 1969, 1970.
  • Under-14A Hurling (12): 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1988, 1996, 2003, 2005, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2019.
  • Under-13 Hurling (3): 1966, 1967, 1970.
  • Under-13D (1): 2021
  • Under-12A Hurling (8): 1972, 1984, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2011, 2013.
  • Under-12C Hurling (2): 2004, 2005.
  • Féile na nGael (3): 2019, 1993, 1988

County Hurling Championships


  • Senior Hurling (1): 1995.
  • Séamus Ó’Riain (1): 2010
  • Intermediate Hurling: 1947 (St Mary’s).
  • Junior A Hurling (2): 1983, 2000.
  • Under-21A Hurling (5): 1979, 1980, 1981, 1982, 1993.
  • Minor A Hurling (8): 1969, 1977, 1978, 1991, 1992, 2008, 2012, 2013.


  • Under-16A Hurling (5): 1975, 1979, 1982, 1988, 1990.
  • Under-14A Hurling (7): 1972, 1973, 1974, 1988, 2003, 2009, 2010.
  • Under-12A Hurling (5): 1972, 1984, 2002, 2006, 2007.
  • Community Games A Hurling (2) 2018, 1988
  • Féile na nGael (3): 2019, 1993, 1988, 2019

Nenagh Éire Óg – Tipperary county minor A hurling champions 1992. Back from left: Shane Connolly, Declan O’Meara, Christy McLoughlin, Liam Walsh, John Tucker, Mervan Scanlon, Frank McGrath and Billy Flannery. Front row from left: Declan Bailey, Jim McAuliffe, John Manley, Pádraig O’Kennedy, Robbie Tomlinson, Kevin Tucker and Tom Conroy.

All-Ireland Championships

  • All-Ireland Seven-A-Side: (2) 1998, 2008.
  • All-Ireland Féile Peil na nÓg (Division 4): 1986.
  • All-Ireland A Hurling Community Games: (1) 2018

Munster Championships

  • Community Games A Hurling (2) 1988, 2018

Divisional Football Championships

  • Nenagh Institute won consecutive senior football titles from 1911 to 1919.
  • Senior Football (7): 1989, 1991, 1992, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997.
  • Intermediate Football (4): 1962, 1974, 1988, 1998.
  • Junior-A Football (5): 1962, 1974, 1985, 1986, 2010.
  • Junior-B Football (1): 2021
  • Under-21A Football (12): 1981, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 2009.
  • Under-19B Football (1): 2022
  • Minor Football (9): 1977, 1983, 1986, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994.
  • Under-16 Football (14): 1973, 1975, 1979, 1985, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1994, 1995, 2005, 2006, 2009, 2012.
  • Under-14 Football (17): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1978, 1979, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1992, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2019.
  • Under-13A Football (1): 2023
  • Under-12A Football (21): 1971, 1972, 1973, 1974, 1976, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1999, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2019.
  • North Tipperary A Féile na nGael (1): 2019

County Football Championships

  • Nenagh Institute won county senior football titles in 1911 & 1915.
  • Intermediate Football (2): 1988, 1998.
  • Junior-A Football (2): 1986, 2010.
  • Junior-B Football (1): 2021
  • Under-21A Football (2): 1991, 1993.
  • Minor Football (1): 1990.
  • Under-16 Football (2): 1988, 1990.
  • Under-14 Football (1): 1986.
  • Under-12 Football (3): 1972, 1984, 1990.
  • County A Féile na nGael (1): 2019
  • County Peil Na nÓg Division 2 (1): 2023

Camogie Championships

  • County Intermediate Championship (1): 2016.
  • County Junior A Championship (1): 2015.
  • County Junior A League (1): 2015.
  • County Junior B Championship (1): 2013.
  • County Junior B League (1): 2013.
  • Munster Junior B Plate (2): 2011, 2012.
  • County Under-18B Championship (1): 2013.
  • County Under-18C Championship (1): 2018.
  • County Under-16B Championship (1): 2012.
  • County Under-16C Championship (1): 2018.
  • County Under-15C Championship (1): 2022.
  • County Under-15A League (1): 2014.
  • County Under-14A Féile na nGael (1): 2013.
  • County Under-14A League (1): 2013.
  • County Under-14A Championship (1): 2012.
  • County Under-14B League (2): 2008, 2010.
  • County Under-14C Championship (1): 2008.
  • County Under-14 Plate (1): 2023
  • County Under-13A League (2): 2012, 2013.
  • County Community Games (1): 2012.
  • Munster Community Games (1): 2012.
  • County Under-12A Championship (1): 2013.
  • County Under-12A League (3): 2011, 2012, 2014.
  • County Under-12A Shield (1): 2023
  • County Under-12B Championship (2): 2010, 2021.
  • County Under-12B Shield (1): 2022.
  • County Under-12B League (1): 2009.
  • County Under-12C Championship (1): 2008.

Camogie Championship Winners with Tipperary

Munster Under-14 C: Clodagh Spain (2021)

Munster Under-16: Ciara McGrath (2010), Aileen Duggan (2011), Alanna Morris (2011), Rachel Spillane (2013), Saoirse Gleeson (2013), Grace O’Brien (2013 & 2014), Aisling O’Brien (2013), Rachel Maher (2013), Maeve Coffey (2014), Hazel McAuliffe (2014)

Munster Under-16 B Shield: Clodagh Spain (2023), Niamh Boland (2023)

Munster Under-18: Aileen Duggan (2013), Alanna Morris (2013), Sarah Quigley (2016), Hazel McAuliffe (2016), Grace O’Brien (2016), Ruth Hassett (2016), Laura Nagle (2023)

Munster Junior: Ciara McGrath (2011), Rachel Maher (2023)

Munster Intermediate: Rachel Maher (2016), Grace O’Brien (2016), Sarah Quigley (2016, 2021), Alanna Morris (2016), Hazel McAuliffe (2016), Caroline Browne (2021)

All-Ireland Under-16: Aileen Duggan (2011), Alanna Morris (2011, 2012), Saoirse Gleeson (2013), Rachel Spillane (2013), Grace O’Brien (2013), Rachel Maher (2013), Sarah Quigley (2014), Maeve Coffey (2014), Grace O’Brien (2014), Hazel McAuliffe (2014)

All-Ireland Under-18: Ciara McGrath (2011), Aileen Duggan (2013), Alanna Morris (2013), Maeve Coffey (2016), Grace O Brien (2016), Ruth Hassett (2016), Sarah Quigley (2016), Hazel McAuliffe (2016).

National League Division Two: Sarah Quigley (2019)

Munster Senior Championship: Grace O’Brien (2023)


Camogie Colleges Winners

  • Ashbourne Cup: Grace O’Brien (University of Limerick) 2017, 2018, 2019
  • Purcell Cup: Ruth Hassett (NUI Maynooth) 2019

Players who have won All-Ireland medals with Tipperary

  • Senior Hurling: Mick Darcy (1925), Jack Darcy (1925), John McGrath (1958), Mick Burns (1958, 1961, 1962, 1964 & 1965), Michael Cleary (1989 & 1991), Conor O’Donovan (1989 & 1991), John Heffernan (1989), Hugh Maloney (2010), Michael Heffernan (2010), Barry Heffernan (2016), Daire Quinn (2016), Jake Morris (2019), Barry Heffernan (2019). Michael “Mick” Darcy also won a senior All-Ireland hurling medal with Dublin in 1924. 
  • Under-21 Hurling: Roger Coffey (1979 & 1980), Brian Heffernan (1979, 1980 & 1981), Michael Kennedy (1980), Philip Kennedy (1980 & 1981), PJ Maxwell (1980), Jim O’Sullivan (1981), John Flannery (1985), Declan O’Meara (1995), Kevin Tucker (1995), Robbie Tomlinson (1995), Paddy Murphy (2010), Michael Heffernan (2010), Jake Morris (2018), Shane Hennessy (2018)
  • Under-20 Hurling: Conor McCarthy (2019), Jake Morris (2019)
  • Minor Hurling: Fr. Alex Reid (1947), John McGrath (1949), Paddy Hallinan (1953), Mick Burns (1955), Michael Gilmartin (1955), Anthony Tierney (1956), Devere Reynolds (1956 & 1957), Phil Hennessy (1957), Paddy Kearns (1957), Paudie Kennedy (1957), Michael Griffin (1976), Dennis Finnerty (1980), John Flannery (1982), Michael Heffernan (2006 & 2007), Patrick Murphy (2007), Killian Gleeson (2012), Barry Heffernan (2012), Jake Morris (2016)
  • Under-17 Hurling: Sam O’Farrell (captain, 2022), Jake Donelan Houlihan (2024), Billy O’Brien (2024).
  • Intermediate Hurling: Paddy Hallinan (1963), Michael Kearns (1963), Michael Heffernan (2012).
  • Senior-B Football: Mark Sheahan (1995)
  • Junior Football: Chris Bonar (1998), Kevin Coonan (1998), Jim McAuliffe (1998).

North Tipperary Hurlers of the Year

  • Senior: Conor O’Donovan (1987), Michael Cleary (1989), Kevin Tucker (1993), Eddie Tucker (1995), Hugh Maloney (2004 & 2007), Michael Heffernan (2009), Dáire Quinn (2014), Jake Morris (2022 & 2023).
  • Junior: John Heffernan (2001), Stephen Ryan (2009), David Hackett (2012), Alan Kelly (2014), Seánie Geaney (2021)
  • Minor: Michael Heffernan (2007), Tommy Heffernan (2009), Seán Geaney (2011), Donnacha Quinn (2012), Barry Heffernan (2013).

North Tipperary Footballers of the Year

  • Kevin O’Carroll (1988), Michael Kennedy (1989), Mark Sheahan (1991 & 1993), Kevin Coonan (1992 & 1998), Richie Flannery (2004), Lenny Ryan (2005).


North Tipperary Club of the Year

  • 1979, 1989, 1992, 2009 & 2014


Fitzgibbon Cup Winners

  • Mick Darcy 1922-23, 1923-24, 1926-27 UCD.
  • Michael O’Shaughnessy 1946-47 UCC.
  • Philip Murray 1963-64 UCD.
  • Paudie Kennedy 1964-65 UCD.
  • Eamon Kennedy 1967-68, 1968-69,  UCD
  • Gerry Quinlan 1967-68 UCD.
  • Mattie Ryan 1967-68, 1968-69,  UCD.
  • Donach O’Donnell 1991-92 Waterford RTC
  • Richie Flannery 1997-98 UCC
  • Hugh Flannery 2000-01, UCD
  • Hugh Maloney 2003-04, 2005-06, WIT
  • Paddy Murphy 2010-11 UL
  • Tommy Heffernan 2014-15 UL 
  • Dáire Quinn 2014-15 UL
  • Barry Heffernan 2017-18 UL 
  • Conor Hennessy 2023-24 Mary Immaculate College


All-Ireland Senior A Vocational Schools 

1984 Nenagh Vocational School 4-6 Enniscorthy Vocational School 2-3:

Noel Coffey (captain), Liam Heffernan manager


All-Ireland Senior B Vocational Schools

2008 Nenagh College 2-23 Coláiste Treasa Kanturk 3-17

Pearse Morris (captain), Michael Heffernan, Tommy Heffernan, Liam Heffernan (manager)


All-Ireland Senior A Colleges, Dr. Croke Cup 

2012 Nenagh CBS 3-10 Kilkenny CBS 2-11:

Killian Gleeson, Dean Ray, James Mackey, Kevin Gubbins, Gary Howard, Seán Geaney, Donnacha Quinn


All-Ireland Hurling Senior B Colleges

1983 Nenagh CBS 1-11 Callan CBS 1-9

Martin Hynes (captain), Enda Costello, Gerry Hynes, Michael Cleary, Noel O’Meara, Tom Mulqueen, Johnny Ryan.

1986 Nenagh CBS 2-4 Cistercian Roscrea 1-6

Robert Clear, Michael Burns, Seán O’Meara, Joe Sheehy, Gerry Gavin, Kieran Burke 

To view the match programme from this game, which was produced by the Éire Óg juvenile club, please click here.


Masita GAA All-Ireland Senior Hurling ‘C’ Michael Cusack Cup 

2019 Borrisokane Community School 1-22 Coláiste na Coiribhe 1-12

Mark Carey


All-Ireland Junior-B (under-16) Camogie

2008: St. Mary’s Nenagh 5-6 Loreto Wexford 0-4

Mary Dillon, Ciara McGrath, Rebecca White, Gemma Morris, Sarah Maher, Caitriona O’Connor

All-Ireland Junior-C (Under-16) Camogie

2017: Borrisokane Community College 2-8 Abbey Community College 2-4

Ella Carey


Dean Ryan Cup 

2023/24: Nenagh CBS 2-15 St. Flannans 0:18

Emmet Jones, Billy O’Brien, Daniel Connolly and Daniel Quinn & Philip Hickey (manager). 


Dr. Harty Cup

2023/24: Nenagh CBS 2-16 Ardscoil Rís 0-21

Cian Connolly, Mason Cawley, Zac Keller, Aodán O’Connor, Billy O’Brien, Eoin Garrigan & Emmet Jones.


Club members who became North & County Board officers

North Tipperary Divisional Board

  • Frank Maloney (Chairman 1908), William Flannery (Chairman 1915-1921), Frank McGrath (Chairman 1922, 1923 & 1926-1931), Thomas Malone (Chairman 1939-1943), Rev E Murphy (Chairman 1944-1955), Martin O’Connor (Chairman 1976-1978), Jimmy Minogue (Chairman 2002-2004), William Flannery (Vice-Chairman 1913), Tom Cleary (Vice- Chairman 1933), Thomas Malone (Vice-Chairman 1933-1936), J Sheehan (Vice-Chairman 1936), James Burke (Vice-Chairman 1939), Jimmy Minogue (Vice-Chairman 1999-2001), Robert McGann (Vice-Chairman 1940), Rev J Minihan (Vice-Chairman 1946), Martin O’Connor (Vice-Chairman 1970-1971), Frank McGrath (President 1934-1965), Michael Moylan (President 1969-1973), Mick Moylan (Secretary 1921-1964), Padraig Ó Meacair (Secretary 1978-1989), Michael Kelly (Treasurer 1901-1942), Matt Hogan (Assistant Treasurer 1929-1942), Matt Hogan (Treasurer 1943-1960), Tom Brophy (Treasurer 1961-1964), Jack Kennedy (Treasurer 1972-1975), Tommy Mulcahy (Registrar 1992-2007).

North Tipperary Bord na nÓg Officers

  • Tommy Mulcahy (Chairman 1980), John Lawlor (Secretary 1964-1967 & 1969), Tommy Mulcahy (Secretary 1968-1969), Catherine McTiernan (Secretary 2014-2015)

Tipperary County Board Officers

  • Michael Gleeson (Chairman 1888), Frank Maloney (Chairman 1907-1910), EM Walsh (Secretary 1887), Martin O’Connor (Treasurer 1978-1987), Martin O’Connor (Development Officer 1988), Jimmy Minogue (Development Officer 2012-13), Enda O’Sullivan (Tipperary Football Committee PRO 2017-2020), Jimmy Minogue (Vice Chairman 2021 – 2023)

In 1989 Nenagh Éire Óg’s John Heffernan, Conor O’Donovan and Michael Cleary featured on the Tipperary team which beat Antrim in the All-Ireland final.
In all, 39 players from our club have represented Tipperary in All-Ireland hurling finals at minor, under-20, under-21, intermediate and senior level. They are as follows: 
  • Mick Burns (9), Jake Morris (4), Michael Cleary (3), Conor O’Donovan (3), Michael Heffernan (3), Barry Heffernan (3), Denis Finnerty (2), Devere Reynolds (2), Michael Shaughnessy (2), Philip Kennedy (2), Paddy Murphy (2), Jack Darcy (2), John Heffernan (2), Edward McGrath (1), Phil Hennessy (1), Michael Gilmartin (1), Pádraig Kennedy (1), Tony Tierney (1), Paddy Kearns (1), John Flannery (1), Mick Hynes (1), Donie O’Brien (1), Seán McGrath (1), Phil McGrath (1), Jack Nolan (1), Billy O’Brien (1), Harry Sheehy (1), Michael Ryan (1), Brendan McGrath (1), Conor McCarthy (1), Michael Kennedy (1), Brian Heffernan (1), Kevin Tucker (1), Hugh Maloney (1), Mick Kearns (1), Gerry Quinlan (1), Frank McGrath (1), Mick Darcy (1), Sam O’Farrell (1).

In all, four players from our club have represented Tipperary in All-Ireland football finals. Three players were involved in the the All-Ireland junior football final of 1998. They were captain Kevin Coonan, Jim McAuliffe and Chris Bonar. Mark Sheahan won a senior All-Ireland B medal in 1995.

Interesting Snippets

  • Éire Óg’s Michael Cleary won four consecutive All Stars in 1990, 1991, 1992 & 1993.
  • Ger Gavin was named Munster clubman of the year in 1989.
  • Philip Kennedy was the first player to captain two All-Ireland under-21 winning hurling teams (1980 & 1981). The club was also represented on these teams by Roger Coffey, Brian Heffernan, Michael Kennedy, Jim O’Sullivan and PJ Maxwell.
  • Éire Óg won four under-21A county hurling championships in-a-row 1979-1982.
  • Éire Óg was named club of the year in 1979 & 1980.
  • Éire Óg’s WJ Spain was the first player to win both hurling (Dublin 1889) and football (Limerick 1887) All-Ireland medals.
  • Pat Lee won seven county medals in seven successive years with Éire Óg – minor hurling 1977 & 1978, under-21 Hurling 1979, 1980, 1981 & 1982, junior hurling 1983.
  • In 1981 Borrisokane won the county under-21 football title, but Éire Óg defeated Borrisokane in the north final which was played after the county final.
  • Terry Moloney won an All-Ireland senior medal with Tipperary in 1958 and helped Éire Óg to north final success in 1964. His nephew, Conor O’Donovan, is a dual All-Ireland senior winner (1989 & 1991) and is the proud holder of three north senior medals. Terry was from the Tipperary town area and Conor from Effin in County Limerick. Work brought both men to Nenagh whereupon they transferred their allegiance to the Blues.
  • Both county junior hurling titles were achieved with 14 men. Donie O’Brien (1983) and Declan Bailey (2000) had the misfortune to be red carded; both events occurred in the first half of the respective county finals.
  • PJ Maxwell captained Tipperary at minor level in 1977 and at under-21 level in 1980 and became the first clubman to bring home silverware as captain of a successful Tipperary team.
  • Robbie Tomlinson captained Tipperary at minor level in 1992 and at under-21 level in 1994.
  • Nenagh Éire Óg became the first Tipperary team to reach a Féile final in 1972. Éire Óg’s captain on that occasion was former club chairman Jimmy Minogue.
  • Declan O’Meara was a winner of an All-Ireland under-21 medal in 1995 when Tipperary defeated Kilkenny in the final. Declan O’Meara is a nephew of Mick Burns who won five All-Ireland senior hurling medals with Tipperary.
  • Phil Hennessy (senior) was nominated at left half-forward in the Sunday Independent lists of the best players ever who did not win an All-Ireland medal.
  • Robbie Tomlinson is only player in the Éire Óg club to win hurling and football north and county medals at every age level from under-12 to under-21 – all won at the A grade.
  • Éire Óg’s Kevin Tucker captained Tipperary to the Munster minor hurling title in 1993 while Sam O’Farrell captained Tipperary to Munster and All-Ireland success in 2022.
  • Nenagh Éire Óg won a county under-12A hurling and football double in 1984 – Eddie Tucker captained the hurlers and Paddy Kennedy (Tullamore Park) captained the footballers.
  • Mark Sheahan played in three Munster senior football finals in 1993, 1994 and 1998. He lost out to Cork in first two and to Kerry in 1998. Kevin Coonan came on in the 1994 final when he was marked by Brian Corcoran.
  • Frank McGrath captained Tipperary to the under-14 Tony Forristal All-Ireland title in 1988. Frank was also claimed the ‘Player of the Tournament’ award on that occasion.
  • PJ Maxwell was selector when Éire Óg won back-to-back county minor A hurling titles in 1991 & 1992. PJ was a selector again in 2008 when Éire Óg won another county minor A hurling title when Paddy Murphy captained the winning team.
  • John Tucker (senior) was a selector when the Blues won county under-14A hurling title in 1988. John was a selector again in 2009 when Éire Óg won another county under-14A hurling title beating Durlas Óg at Semple Stadium.
  • In 2011 Ciara McGrath became the first player from Nenagh Éire Óg to represent Tipperary in a senior competitive match when she came on as a substitute in the league against Dublin, scoring a point in the process while Grace O’Brien became the first player from the club to play senior championship for Tipperary in the 2017 Munster championship V Waterford, while also earning an All-Star nomination in 2018. 
  • In 2022, Grace O’Brien became the first player from our club to captain the Tipperary senior camogie team when she was named captain for the year. 
  • Two of Nenagh’s county senior hurling winning panel of 1995 went on to win a Dublin senior hurling championship after. Chris Bonar lined out at wing back as Faughs overcame St. Vincent’s 1-11 to 2-5 in 1999. In 2000, also playing wing back, Hugh Flannery won with UCD when the students also overcame St. Vincent’s, 3-15 to 1-9.
  • Leonard Ryan has a unique collection of North Tipperary adult football medals having won senior (1998), intermediate (1997), junior-A (2010) and junior-B (2021) titles with the club.
  • Our very own Marco Polo, Willie Bolger, has the distinction of winning hurling champions in three different continents. He won five Australian championships with Sarsfields in Perth, two Australasian championships with Western Australia, the Canadian championship with Clann na nGael in Toronto where he was presented with the man of the match award after scoring eleven points and of course two North senior titles and a county minor with Nenagh Éire Óg.
  • By the end of 2022, a total of 107 players from our club have represented Tipperary in championship hurling at the minor, under-20/21, junior/intermediate and senior grades making a combined total of 648 appearances (250 minor, 132 under-20/21, 63 junior/intermediate, 203 senior). 

Nenagh Éire Óg – county minor A hurling champions 2012.


In terms of financing the Éire Óg committee engage in a number of activities. However the two main sources of club funding are membership and the club lotto. Club memberships and the club lotto go a long way toward maintaining the activities of the club which work for the benefit of the local community. In short membership fees and revenue from the club lotto is funneled toward: the maintenance of facilities, playing equipment, affiliation fees, insurance, utility bills, team preparation and other administrative costs.

Club Lotto

The weekly club lotto costs just €2. This can be played online via the link on the club website and Social Media sites. Tickets are also available from any Committee member which includes the option to be entered for multiple draws.  

Club Membership

Club membership can be paid to any club officer or online – all players, managers and team mentors must be fully paid-up club members. The membership fees are as follows: adult €50, Student/Unemployed/OAP & Juvenile €30, family membership A (one adult & multiple under-18s) €80, family membership B (two adults & multiple under-18s) €100.

Pay your Éire Óg Club Membership on Foireann.ie.


Éire Óg are, of course, very grateful to our sponsors.

Rody Boland’s, Rathmines, took on Sponsorship of our Senior Hurling Team this year. A great spot to stop in when in Dublin, especially on days when Tipperary are playing in Croke Park. Rody Boland’s is located at 12-14 Upper Rathmines Road, Rathmines, Dublin 6. Phone: 01-4970328. rodybolands.com. The proprietors are former Nenagh man Kieran O’Meara and his son Brian.

Andy’s Bar sponsor our other adult teams.   Andy’s Bar B&B and Restaurant is located at 23 Sarsfield Street, Nenagh. Phone: 067 32494. Proprietor: Joe Mulqueen (086 234 4312). Visit andysnenagh.com

Nenagh Éire Óg encourages all members to support the business activities of our club sponsor(s) whenever possible and practical.

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