Weekly club news

November 8, 2018

Under-21A: Our U21A hurlers bowed out of the county championship last weekend when losing to a better all-round Thurles Sarsfields side. Well done to the players and team management, whom despite the inclement weather that has been associated with this campaign from the start, put in a huge effort and workload over the past few weeks which saw us secure a North title along the way. Congratulations to Thurles Sarsfields and we wish them well in the County final. This ends our 2015 activities as we now look to 2016.

National Clubs draw: The Nenagh Éire Óg club is participating in the 2016 national club draw which features some sensational prizes. The top prize is an Opel Corsa and the other prizes include a trip for 2 with the All Stars next year, All Ireland Hurling and Football Final Packages for 2 (including premium level tickets, overnight accommodation and an evening meal) and travel vouchers. In total there are 14 prizes. This year, the GAA is introducing a specific draw for all clubs who record, account for and sell a minimum of 200 tickets whereby one club in each county will receive a prize of €1,000. A draw will also be take place for all Counties whereby 3 clubs will receive a prize of €5,000 and the Club with the highest ticket sales in each Province will receive a prize of €1,000. Furthermore there will also be a confined draw for €500 specifically for people who enter the draw through the Nenagh Éire Óg club. Tickets are priced at €10 and available from draw coordinator Derek Lillis any officer of the club or committee member. Please support the Blues in this fundraising initiative!

Membership: A reminder to everyone that membership for 2016 is now due and can be paid to any club officer or online. All players and mentors must have membership paid up by the commencement of the playing season. The cost of membership is again very reasonably priced at €25 with a family membership option A priced at €60 and an option B priced at €85.


Winter training for juveniles continues on Tuesdays at the running track and Fridays in the complex. Please keep up the good work.

The Éire Ógres beginners camp returns this year for the four Saturdays in February from 10-11am in the complex. Again, no hurleys or helmets needed as the boys will focus on fun, fitness and hand-eye coordination. For more information or to register, contact Shane on 087 637 3830 or Catherine on 086 0855165.

Volunteer Appeal: With the numbers we currently cater for, there is a huge need and opportunity for more people to become more involved in the day to day running of club affairs so that fresh faces can bring fresh ideas forward. Whether you are currently involved or on the periphery, whether you have skills in administration or coaching, we are actively seeking volunteers to come forward, If you are interested in getting involved in any capacity call 0872850732, contact any club officer or email

Club Lotto: The Nenagh Éire Óg Club Lotto represents the club’s key fundraising initiative. Please consider supporting the Blues by playing our club lotto online:


Medal Presentation: In 2015 our camogie section reached another milestone when they captured both the county Junior-A league and championship double. This great panel of players received their hard earned medals at a function in the Hibernian Inn on Friday evening last. We wish to thank Martin Morris and his staff for the warm welcome and hospitality, Caitriona Morris and the camogie committee for organising the event and all who showed up on the night to share with the ladies their great success. We also wish to thank Collin’s Bakery Nenagh for kindly baking a cake to celebrate our promotion to the intermediate ranks. The players will be back training shortly in preparation for 2016 and we wish them and their new manager Paul Henry the very best of luck for the year ahead. Please see our Facebook page for photographs from the night.

Winter Training: Our winter training continues for all our teams. On Tuesday in the running complex in Ballygraigue there is a session for our under-10, under-12 and under-14 teams from 19:20 – 20:00, for under-14, under-16, under-18 and intermediate from 19:50 to 20:30. There is also a strength and conditioning session on Friday evenings in the complex in MacDonagh Park. Times for this session will be relayed to the players on Tuesday evening. A cost of €2 will cover both sessions.

National Club Draw: The club are currently selling tickets for the National Club Draw at a cost of €10. There are fabulous prizes on offer including an Opel Corsa and everyone who purchases a ticket through the club will be entered into a separate draw for €500. Tickets can be purchased through any committee member or by contacting draw co-ordinator Derek Lillis 086-8614863