News from the Blues

November 7, 2018

Bingo continues every Thursday at 8.30pm in the Social Centre. This week there will be increased money prizes to celebrate our 125th Anniversary. 

Club Ties
Club Ties are now for sale in the club for €10 each.

Underage Academy
Our Underage Academy is up and running as follows:
Under 6’s:   Every Saturday – 11-11.45am
Under 8’s:   Every Saturday – Football 11-11.45am and Hurling 11.45 – 12.30pm
Under 10’s: Every Tuesday – Hurling 6 – 7pm. Every Thursday – Football 6-7pm
Under 12’s: Every Monday – Football 6-7pm. Hurling – Every Thursday 6-7pm and Saturday 11-12noon
Nursery: For boys and girls not old enough to play under 6 will start back up in a few weeks time. 

IMPORTANT: All players MUST wear helmets for the full duration of hurling training sessions and games. Gum shields MUST be worn for the full duration of football sessions and games.

Underage Fixtures
Wednesday 29th May:     U12 Football League – Edenderry v Tullamore in Edenderry at 7pm
Friday 31st May:        U14 Football Championship – St.Vincents v Tullamore in Kilclonfert at 7.30pm
Wednesday 5th June:     U12 Hurling League – Tullamore v Ferbane/B in O’Brien Park at 7.30pm
Wednesday 12th June:    U12 Football League – Tullamore v Clara in O’Brien Park at 7.30pm
Friday 14th June:       U14 Football Championship – Tullamore v Edenderry in O’Brien Park at 7.30pm
League Fixtures
Friday 31st May:        Division 3 Hurling League – Edenderry v Tullamore in Edenderry at 8pm
Sunday 2nd June:        Division 1 Football League – Ferbane v Tullamore in Ferbane at 12 noon
Tuesday 4th June:       Division 1 Hurling League – Tullamore v Shinrone in O’Brien Park at 7.30pm
Championship Fixtures
Sunday 16th June:       Senior Football Championship – Ferbane v Tullamore in O’Connor Park at 6pm
Please support ‘The Blues ‘

Championship Results:
Junior A Hurling Championship:
Tullamore 0-15 Kilcormac/Killoughey 2-9
The Junior A hurlers travelled to Kilcormac on Friday evening last to take on the home side in the championship. Tullamore played some good hurling and were 4 points up going into the last 10 minutes but a Kilcormac Killoughey goal resulting from a free and  two points put them a point up as the game went into injury time. Tullamore were awarded a free which Benny Leonard converted to leave it a draw game at the final whistle and Tullamore coming away with a deserving point. Tullamore: S Lawlor, D Maloney, M Grennan, R Hughes, A Mann, C McNeill, T Molloy, B Hogan, S Martin, J McKeon, J Houlihan, D Leonard, D Lawlor, B Leonard, F Kerrigan. Subs Used: A Ryan and C Woodlock

Junior A Football Championship:
Tullamore 3-12 Shamrocks 0-4
Tullamore defeated Shamrocks convincingly on Monday evening last in O’Brien Park. Tullamore played very well and have now recorded two wins from two in the championship. Tullamore: J Coyne, J Hickey, P Buckley, P Brazil, J Buckley, C McNiff, S Byrne, N Stack, T Fleming, A Martin, S Martin, M Hayes, P Farrelly, S Keogh, D Martin Subs Used: C Bane, D McDonagh, B Francis

League Results:
Division 1 Football League:
Tullamore 3-6 Edenderry 2-11
Tullamore played Edenderry at home on Saturday evening last. Tullamore scored three goals in the first have and led at half time by two points 3-1 to 1-5. Tullamore started the second half with three points in quick succession to extend their lead to 5. Edenderry however got back a number of points and going into the dying moments of the game Tullamore held onto a one point lead but a heartbreaking Edenderry goal awarded a win and the two points to the visitors. Tullamore: E Brennan, J Hickey, M Conlon, D Carroll,  K O’Brien, D Hogan, B Hogan, A Hensey, B O’Reilly, T Fleming, D O’Neill, A Shelly, K Williamson, J Kenny, S Martin Subs Used: N McCabe, J O’Donohue, S Byrne

125 Birthday
Last weekend marked exactly 125 years since the founding of Tullamore GAA Club. Our under 8 and under 12 footballers played Rhode on Saturday morning to mark 125 years of both clubs. Tullamore had over seventy players between both teams and all players enjoyed game time. Following the games there was a small presentation to both teams and goodies for all. We would like to thank Rhode GAA Club and their teams mentors and players for coming to Tullamore to join in on this wonderful occasion. Thank you also to all our own mentors and players and to referees Eddie Dunne, John Hickey and James Buckley. Thank you to Mervyn Griffin, Aideen Marron and Shaun Martin for supplying the tea/coffee for parents. On Saturday evening the club held a special club mass to mark the 125th anniversary and to remember all the deceased members of the club. The mass took place in the Social Centre and was celebrated by Fr. Séan Heaney. Many people contributed to a beautiful ceremony and we must thank them all. Firstly thank you to Fr. Heaney for saying mass and for his guidance and advice in preparation for it. Thank you to the Eucharistic Ministers and to our alter servers Ciarán, Tomás and Jonathon. Thank you to our readers Jim Buckley, Tom Martin, Caoimhe and Muireann Griffin, Oisín Keenan Martin, Phil O’Reilly Snr, Padraig Smollen and Tom Furlong. Thank you to all gift bearers and to narrator Seamus Allen. Senior Players Brian O’Reilly and Shane Kelly brought a hurl and football to the alter which symbolise both codes played in the club, Jack O’Connor brought up the Blue Tullamore Jersey with Gerry Conway who carried an old committee minutes book to remember all the past and current committees which have served the club. Adam Martin brought a picture of the youngest team in the club with Jim Loughman who carried a picture of a juvenile team from the fifties. Grace Kelly and Tamara Daly brought up the camogie and ladies football jerseys which represented both clubs proud association with the mens club. Finally the bread and wine was brought to the Alter by Club Chairman Fergal McKeon and Camogie Secretary Mary Spollen. Both clubs celebrate significant birthdays this year with the camogie club celebrating its 40th anniversary. The ceremony was made extra special with the beautiful music organised by Joe Egan. Thanks to the Family Mass Choir and friends who celebrated the mass with us. A final word of thanks to all who came and to Paddy Harvey, Mary Spollen, Patricia Marron and Dermot Martin who helped with the teas afterwards. It was also lovely to see Martin Furlong home from America and to all the old and familiar faces, we hope you all enjoyed your chat reminiscing about the past and looking at the old photographs.

Race Night
The club are running a Race Night this Friday 31st May in Fergies Bar. First Race is off at 8.30pm. Please support your club and don’t miss a good night!!