Weekly club news

November 8, 2018


Senior: Éire Óg’s dream of winning a first county senior hurling title since 1995 ended in heartache at Semple Stadium on Sunday afternoon when Thurles Sarsfields enjoyed a one-point win (3-11 to 1-18) over the Blues. Despite falling nine points behind in the opening half Éire Óg fought back manfully and pushed Thurles Sarsfields to the very limit – unfortunately the defending champions edged this dramatic contest with a late, late surge of scores. For a full match report on this enthralling final please see the club website:

The Nenagh Éire Óg club would like to wish Thurles Sarsfields all the very best in their up-coming Munster club championship campaign. Thurles are scheduled to face Limerick champions Na Piarsaigh in the provincial semi-finals.

The Nenagh Éire Óg club would like to thank the senior panel of players for the magnificent manner in which they have represented the town, the club, their families and, especially, themselves this year. A special mention must go to the management team led by manager Liam Heffernan; Nenagh Éire Óg were coached by John Fitzgerald (Na Piarsaigh, Limerick) while Eddie Tucker, Donie O’Brien and Brian McDonnell acted as selectors.

Manager Liam Heffernan surrounded his players with a terrific support team and our sincere thanks goes to them – Matt Lillis (logistics), Liam Quinn (first aid), Noreen Ryan (first aid), Paul Ryan (physiotherapist), Paul O’Farrell (doctor), Eugene McGovern (strength & conditioning coach), Natal O’Grady (goalkeeping coach) and Enda O’Sullivan (video analysis). Thanks too to Enda Costello, John Tooher, Noel Coffey, Éanna Costello, Derek Lillis, Mark Long, Cian Tucker, Paul Lillis and Eddie Sheary for their invaluable support and tireless work.

Of course none of this would be possible without the support of the club officers and the club committee. Club chairman Jim Nagle, treasurer Séamus Cleary and secretary Anne Kennedy have worked tirelessly this year to help the team succeed.

Everyone associated with the senior team are also eager to highlight the support they received from the juvenile and Camogie sections of the club. Indeed, the senior group were also delighted by the support received from the people of Nenagh during the campaign.

Under-21A: The under-21A hurling team will face Roscrea in the opening round of this year’s championship which is expected to take place on the week-ending Sunday, November 1st. This year the under-21A hurling team will be managed by Greg Browne (manager), Con Morris and Michael McNamara. The 2015 Walsh’s of Nenagh North Tipperary Under-21A Hurling Championship will be run on a knock-out-loser’s-group system. Éire Óg have been drawn against Roscrea in the opening round. Kilruane MacDonagh’s will face Ballina in a preliminary round game while the remaining first round games will see Kildangan face the winner of the Kilruane versus Ballina game and Toomevara take on Newport Gaels.

Newsletter: The September edition of the Nenagh Éire Óg monthly newsletter is now available to download. As always the edition features all the latest news, photos and match reports while a particular highlight is a look back at the 1993 under-21A county football final between the Blues and Aherlow. Ours thanks go to the club communications sub-committee, in particular Catherine McTiernan and Enda O’Sullivan, for piecing together this terrific publication. To download your copy of the September newsletter please visit the club website:

Night at the Dogs: Tickets are now on sale now for the combined juvenile and Camogie club ‘Night at the Dogs’ club fundraiser on Saturday, November 21st at Thurles Greyhound Stadium. Tickets are priced at €10 and are available from all committee members.

Sympathy: Everyone associated with the Nenagh Éire Óg club would like to extend their sympathy to Jimmy Morris and the Morris family following the death of Jimmy’s wife Breda on Sunday evening.

Lotto: Last week’s lotto jackpot of €4,000 was not won. €50 lucky dip winners: Majella McGrath (Grenanstown), Mary Kelly (c/o Hackett’s), Aoife Moloney (Ballyphilip), Jim Griffin (Sallygrove) & Willie Ryan (Toomevara). Please support the Blues and play our club lotto:


Our under-10 hurlers finished off the season in style with a day out bowling on Saturday. Many thanks to the mentors and parents for their hard work during the year. We look forward to seeing you all in 2016.

Keep up the great turn out for our running and strength and conditioning classes. They will continue on Friday night at the following times:

10/12 girls and boys to be in complex at 6.50pm to start at 7pm, 14/16 boys in complex at 7.50pm to be ready for 8pm. Running Tuesday night at 7.30pm for 10/12 and 8pm for 14/16.

Tickets are on sale now for the 'Night at the Dogs' club fundraiser on Saturday, November 21st at Thurles Greyhound Stadium. Tickets are €10 and are available from all committee members.

Well done to our players on the CBS Primary football team who have reached the county final. Best of luck lads.


Junior A: Our junior side had a fantastic win in the county final on Saturday last defeating Toomevara 0-9 to 1-5. The win sees the team promoted to the intermediate grade for 2016 and it is nothing more than the girls deserve after also capturing the junior A league title earlier this year. The club wishes to thank the entire panel for all their hard work as well as the diligent team management of Kieran O’Brien and Noel Coffey and all the backroom team who also played a huge part.

For a match report please see our website while the full match is available to watch on our YouTube channel. There are also a number of photographs on our Facebook page and we thank Marie O Brien for capturing them.

A special thank you goes to Collins Bakery for kindly providing a cake for the victorious team, Martin Morris and all the staff in the Hibernian Inn for the refreshments afterwards, Donna Cummins and Kasia Tomaszewska of the Zip Yard for sponsoring the numerous flags displayed around the town and to Paul Sheahan of Sheahan’s Hardware for providing the boards that were used in making up the good luck signs. We also want to thank Nenagh Credit Union for their kind and generous sponsorship of the club throughout the years.

Minor: Our minor team got their championship campaign off to a winning start defeating Clonoulty-Boherlahan 3-11 to 1-9 on Bank Holiday Monday.

Well done ladies. Their next match is against Drom & Inch on Sunday, November 8th at 12 noon in MacDonagh Park.

Commiserations: Hard luck to the senior hurlers who were unfortunately defeated by a point in the county final on Sunday by Thurles Sarsfields.

The entire panel and management team have put in a massive effort over the years and left no stone unturned in their effort to bring back the Dan Breen Cup. We know that they will continue with the same attitude into the future and they will win the county before long.

Sympathies: The club extends its sympathies to the Morris family and in particular Jimmy following the death of his wife Breda. Even though Jimmy has been based in Canada for a number of years now he remains a fantastic and loyal follower of the club and was thrilled when news reached him of the girls success on Saturday. Ar dheis Dé go raibh an-anamacha.

Strength & Conditioning: Our strength and conditioning training continues under the supervision of former Tipperary hurler John O’Keefe.

On Tuesday nights we train in the running track in Ballygreigue.

Under-10s and under-12s train from 7.30pm to 8pm while all players from

under-14 upwards train from 8pm to 8.30pm. On Friday evenings we are training in the complex in MacDonagh Park from 7pm to 7.30pm for under-10s and under-12s while every from under-14 up trains from 8pm to 8.30pm. It costs €2 per evening and is run in conjunction with the juvenile club.


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