Weekly club news

November 8, 2018


Senior: Éire Óg lost out to Midleton in the semi-finals of the Tom Semple Cup at Dr Morris Park, Thurles on Saturday. The Thurles Sports Fest is a festival of sports, music and drama which ran from Friday, July 3rd to Saturday, July 11th in Tipperary. Hurling, Camogie, ladies football, road bowling, handball and rounders all feature in the festival, but the highlight of the festival is the hurling competition for the Tom Semple Cup which ran on Saturday, July 11th in Dr Morris Park and in the Outside Field at Semple Stadium, Thurles. Ultimately Éire Óg lost out on penalties, but everyone associated with the team was proud of the manner in which the Nenagh players represented themselves, their families and their club in the tournament. For a report from this tournament please see the club website:

Liam Heffernan’s Blues will not return to championship action until the respective divisional championships reach a conclusion – Éire Óg have already qualified for the last sixteen of the Clean Ireland Recycling County Senior Hurling Championship. Éire Óg have also qualified for the final of the Dr Fogarty Cup against Mullinahone – that final is expected to take place in the coming weeks.

Junior A: On Wednesday, July 7th the junior A hurlers lost to Burgess in the Watch Centre North Tipperary Junior A Hurling Championship on a 2-10 to 2-16 scoreline at Kilcolman. The Blues have already beaten Kildangan and Silvermines and have one remaining group game to play against Kilruane MacDonagh’s who won the north Tipperary junior A hurling league for the first time in recent weeks. The Watch Centre North Tipperary Junior A Hurling Championship is being run on a two-group system with the top team in each group progressing to the semi-finals and the second and third teams qualifying for the quarter-finals. Nenagh Éire Óg, the defending champions, were drawn in group one while group two features Toomevara, Borris-Ileigh, Roscrea, Knockshegowna and Templederry. This year the junior A team is managed by Greg Browne (manager), Con Morris, Michael Ryan and Conor Ryan.

Junior B: Following the withdrawal of three teams from the competition the North Board were forced to re-draw the groups for the Watch Centre North Tipperary Junior B Hurling Championship. Nenagh Éire Óg have been drawn in group one alongside Lorrha, Toomevara, Shannon Rovers and Ballina. Moneygall, Portroe, Newport and Borrisokane make up group two. This year the Éire Óg team is managed by Cian Tucker (manager), Mark Long, John Paul King and Paddy Flynn. The junior B team are expected to launch their north championship campaign on the week-ending Sunday, July 19th.

Minor A: Nenagh Éire Óg survived a late rally from a spirited Borris-Ileigh team at Templederry recently to register a 1-15 to 3-8 win. Next up for the Blues in the Ger Gavin North Tipperary Minor A Hurling Championship is a clash with Portroe on Wednesday, July 15th in Puckane at 7.30pm. John Manley’s Nenagh Éire Óg team have been drawn in group one of the championship alongside Roscrea, Newport Gaels, Borris-Ileigh and Portroe. John Manley is joined on the management team by selectors Derek Lillis, Christy McLoughlin and Paudie Gleeson.

Congratulations: Congrats to Barry Heffernan and the Tipperary senior hurlers on their terrific win over Waterford in the Munster final at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday evening.

Fixtures: Please keep a close eye on the club website and on the club’s various social media channels for all the latest updates on fixtures and results.

Lotto: Please support the Blues and play our club lotto online:



Blitz season has started for our under-6 hurlers. Thanks to the mentors and parents for the huge effort they are putting in with this group. The boys are having a great time.

The under-8 and under-10 hurlers hosted Ahane on Saturday morning. A great time was had by all. Please check the club Facebook page for photos.

Under-12 training continues on Monday and Wednesday. Both groups A and D are away to Kildangan on Friday evening. Best of luck to the boys!

Our under-14 hurlers were defeated by a stronger Roscrea outfit in round six of the championship on Wednesday last. We play Borris-Ileigh in the final round on Wednesday, July 15th in Borrisoleigh at 7.30pm.

Well done to Josh Keller who played in the Primary Game in Thurles on Sunday last.

Well done also to Seán Phelan and coach Shane Connolly who was part of the Tipperary under-14 team which beat Galway in Killimor on Saturday.

The under-16 team had a comprehensive win over Moneygall-Clonakenny last week in Nenagh – final score 3-22 to 0-10. On Monday evening, July 13th the under-16 hurlers beat Silvermines 5-19 to 2-16, but face a stiff challenge on Monday, July 20th at 7pm in Nenagh when they take on Roscrea. Please come out to support the lads!

For a selection of photographs from the under-16A win over Clonakenny-Moneygall please click here:

Nenagh Éire Óg's annual summer camp will be held from Monday, July 20th to Friday, July 24th (2pm to 5pm). It is open to boys and girls from five to thirteen years of age. Cost is €45 per child with a maximum charge of €70 per family. Contact Catherine on 086 085 5165 for more information!


Under-8: We are due to play a blitz in Borrisoleigh this Saturday.

Mentors will be in touch with the details.

Under-10: we played a fantastic blitz in Toomevara on Saturday last.

Thanks to our hosts for their wonderful hospitality.

Under-12: We travelled to Croke Park on Tuesday last and had a memorable day out. We played three fun matches and got a guided tour of the stadium. We wish to thank the staff of Croke Park, the organisers of the event and all the mentors and parents who travelled. The players themselves were excellent throughout and painted a very positive image of our club and town with their good humour and politeness to all they encountered. Well done ladies.

Under-13: We played Ballina on Thursday last in opening round of the summer league and were unfortunately beaten. We play Knockavilla Kickhams in Dundrum on Tuesday next at 7.30pm.

Under-15: We were defeated by two points by Silvermines in the summer league on Thursday. We face Ballina this Thursday in Nenagh at 7.30pm.

Bag Packing: we are bag packing on Saturday, July 25th and if you would like to volunteer one hour of your time for this vital fundraiser please contact Denise Morris at 087 103 2070.

Tipperary: well done to Katie Morris, Ella Carey and Lucy Spain who all featured for the Tipperary under-14 team which won the shield final in the National Blitz in Dublin on Saturday last. Saoirse Shanahan, Rachel Browne, Lilly Purcell, Leah Kelly and Katie Manicle also played for the Tipperary under-15 team on Saturday in Dublin. The county under-16 team defeated Limerick in the first round of the championship on Sunday – Caroline Browne, Eimer Ryan, Maeve Coffey, Niamh Sheridan, Rachel O'Connor and Hazel McAuliffe were all members of the panel.


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