Weekly Club News

November 8, 2018


Senior: Nenagh Éire Óg’s next match in the county senior hurling championship against Ballina is scheduled to take place on Monday, May 4th in Newport at 6.30pm. This is an important game following the defeat suffered at the hands of Templederry and the lads would appreciate your support. Please note that the Blues’ final group game against Clonoulty-Rossmore is scheduled to take place on Sunday, May 10th in The Ragg at 6.30pm. The first round of the Hibernian North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship is also scheduled to take place during the coming weeks, potentially on the week-ending May 17th. Éire Óg have been drawn against Toomevara in the opening round.

Junior A: The junior A team return to league action on Friday, May 1st when Nenagh Éire Óg host Toomevara in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh at 7pm.

Éire Óg lost their opening league game against Roscrea and would appreciate your support for this encounter.

Junior B: On Sunday, May 3rd the Nenagh Éire Óg junior B hurlers will pay a visit to St Michael’s Park in Toomevara to take on the Greyhounds in a league encounter at 12 noon. The lads have battled gamely throughout this campaign and would really appreciate your support for this contest.

Minor A: The Nenagh Éire Óg minor footballers finished second in their group and will play Kildangan in a north Tipperary minor A football championship semi-final on Thursday, April 30th in Puckane at 7pm.

Extra-time will be played in the event of a draw. In their corresponding semi-final Newport Gaels will play Ballina.

Congratulations: Well done to Tommy Heffernan who has been named on the 2015 Rising Stars team of the year. The ‘Rising Stars’ is an All Star selection for third level colleges players. Tommy Heffernan has been rewarded for his outstanding form on the University of Limerick team which won the Fitzgibbon Cup. Rising Stars Hurling Team 2015: Paul Maher (UL & Tipperary), Brian Stapleton (UL & Tipperary), Brian Troy (UL & Kilkenny), Tom Fox (WIT & Tipperary), Martin O’Neill (WIT & Waterford), David McInerney (UL & Clare), Cian Buckley (Cork IT & Cork), Danny Sutcliffe (Trinity & Dublin), Tony Kelly (UL & Clare), Jason Forde (UL & Tipperary), Pauric Mahony (WIT & Waterford), Tommy Heffernan (UL & Tipperary), Gavin O’Brien (WIT & Waterford), Austin Gleeson (WIT & Waterford), David Reidy (LIT & Clare).

Tipp GAA Draw: The North Tipperary launch of the Tipp GAA Draw took place in the Nenagh Éire Óg complex at MacDonagh Park on Wednesday, April 22nd. For the past twenty-seven years the Tipperary GAA Draw has served the clubs and the people of Tipperary well. A unique Nenagh Éire Óg branded brochure has been produced to promote this year’s draw. The Tipperary GAA Draw features an extraordinary €500,000 prize fund. And, don’t forget that your club, Nenagh Éire Óg, benefits significantly from contributions to the Tipperary GAA Draw. Indeed, the draw committee has introduced major increases in commission for the coming year. Should you wish to join the draw or renew your subscription to the Tipperary GAA Draw please contact any club officer or email

The Blues 10K: The Blues 10K & Fun Run/Walk will return to the streets of Nenagh on Sunday, June 14th (10.30am). The event will be hosted this year in aid of the North Tipperary Hospice. Entry to the 10K run is priced at €15 (€12 pre-registered online), entry to the 5K run is priced at €10 and entry to the 5K for walkers is priced at €5 per family.

Prizes: €100 for the first-placed male and female competitor in the 10K,

€50 for the second-placed male and female and €25 for the third-placed male and female competitors. There will also be a series of spot prizes for runners and walkers. Please contact Shane Connolly 087 637 3830 for further information. A facility to pre-register online will soon be added to the club website. More details to follow. Mark the date in your


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.


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Under-6 & under-8 training continues at the usual times. Matches are being organised so many will soon play their first match for their club. Keep up the great attendance.

Well done to the under-10 players who played an excellent challenge match away to Roscrea in terrible conditions. Many thanks to our hosts for organising the match. Training continues at the usual times.

Our under-12 footballers lost out to a very strong Inane Rovers in their under-12A north semi-final on Friday night. Their management were delighted with the players’ attitude and commitment on the field.

The 2015 Nenagh Éire Óg street league kicked off in glorious sunshine on Monday. It will run for a total of four Mondays. The boys and girls on the teams were evenly matched so all saw plenty of action. Well done to the juvenile and camogie club mentors for the great organisation.

The under-14 hurlers travelled to Patrickswell for a challenge on Sunday evening. Although short a number of regulars a very young team performed very well and came away with a comprehensive victory. Man of the match Ben West scored six goals from the edge of the square. We had a bye in the football last week and return to action on Wednesday with a third round clash away to Inane Rovers at 6.30pm. Training continues on Mondays from 6.30pm to 7.30pm and on Saturdays from 11am to 12.15pm.

Well done to Seán Phelan, Conor Hennessy, Barry Coffey, Cian Griffin, Rory O'Donovan, Liam Heffernan, Gavin Dooley and Brendan Long who were members of the Nenagh CBS squad which defeated Templemore CBS in the Rice Cup quarter-final on Thursday last. They play Árdscoil Rís of Limerick in the semi-final.

Well done to our under-16 footballers who have reached the north final following a good win over Borrisokane on Monday night. The lads will face a strong Inane Rovers team in the final following their win over Kilruane. The date for the north final is not finalised.


Tipperary: Hard luck to Maeve Coffey, Grace O’Brien, Sarah Quigley, Rachel Maher and the Tipperary minor Camogie team who were defeated by Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final at the weekend. The girls must pick themselves up for next weekend as they face Cork in the Munster final. Best of luck to all involved.

Junior A: The junior A side face Cashel this Sunday at 3pm in the county league semi-final in The Ragg at 3pm. The whole panel, along with their managers Kieran O’Brien and Noel Coffey, have been putting in a massive effort in training all year and deserve huge support on Sunday. The very best of luck to all involved.

Under-16: The under-16 team play Drom & Inch this Wednesday evening in MacDonagh Park at 6.45pm. Good luck ladies.

Under-12: The under-12 girls travelled to Semple Stadium on Saturday last for a blitz and played three entertaining matches against St Catherine’s (Cork), Bodyke (Clare) and St Anne’s (Waterford). We won all our matches and the girls had a fantastic day out. Thanks to the organisers for giving us the opportunity to play in Semple Stadium against opposition we don’t normally face.


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