Weekly Club News

November 8, 2018


Condolences: The thoughts of everyone associated with the Nenagh Éire Óg club are with the family of Brian Gubbins this week. The body of 19-year-old Brian Gubbins was recovered adjacent to the Corrib River at Bridge Street in Galway city shortly before 10am following a search co-ordinated by the Gardaí at Mill Street Garda Station on Sunday morning.

Brian Gubbins was a first year BA student of Journalism & New Media at the University of Limerick and also a cherished member of the Nenagh Éire Óg club. Indeed, Brian was an absolute credit to his family, his friends and to the town of Nenagh.

Brian was reported missing having been last seen at 12.15am on Friday morning in the Carbon Nightclub on Eglinton Street, Galway.

Following a public appeal a co-ordinated search was organised and began at 9am on Sunday morning. Shortly before 10am the Nenagh Ormond Search & Rescue Unit, led by Tom Harvey, discovered the body in a canal adjacent to the Corrib River.

The Nenagh Éire Óg club would like to extend its sympathy and deepest condolences to the Gubbins family, his parents Jim and Nora, brother Kevin and sister Michelle.

Nenagh Éire Óg would like to commend the emergency services, especially the Nenagh Ormond Search & Rescue Unit, and the Gardaí at Mill Street Garda Station for their efforts. The Nenagh Éire Óg club would also like to commend Éire Óg supporters, the people of Nenagh, the people of north Tipperary, the people of Galway and the University of Limerick student population for their help with the search on Sunday morning.

Funeral Details: Reposing at Ryan’s Funeral Home, Nenagh on Wednesday, February 18th from 4pm until 8pm. The funeral cortège is scheduled to arrive on Thursday at the St Mary of the Rosary Church, Nenagh for 1pm funeral mass with burial afterwards in Lisboney Cemetery. Family flowers only please – donations, if desired, to Nenagh Ormond Search and Rescue; house private on Thursday morning please.

Managerial Appointments: The managerial appointments for the forthcoming 2015 season have been confirmed. The senior team will be managed by Liam Heffernan and coached by John Fitzgerald while Donie O’Brien and Eddie Tucker will act as selectors. Greg Browne will manage the junior A team alongside selectors Con Morris, Michael Ryan and Conor Ryan. Greg Browne will also manage the under-21A hurling team in 2015 with Con Morris and Michael McNamara acting as selectors. Cian Tucker will manage the junior B team while John Manley will manage the minor A hurlers alongside Derek Lillis and Christy McLoughlin. The club would like to wish each management team all the very best during the forthcoming campaigns. The management teams for every team in the club have now been finalised and are available to see on the ‘Who We Are’ section of the club website – please click here for details.

Scór: Congratulations to the Éire Óg Scór team who have qualified for the north final on February 22nd in the Scout’s Hall. Well done to everyone and all the very best in the final!

Membership: Membership for 2015 is now due and priced at €25 – family membership option A is priced at €60 while option B is priced at €85. Please click here to pay your club membership online.

LOTTO  Please support the Blues and play our club lotto online.


Registration: Juvenile registration will take place on Friday, February 20th from 6pm to 7pm and on Saturday, February 21st from 10am to 11.30am. Membership remains at €25 for the year and €50 for two or more juvenile players. Please check for family membership options or contact any committee member.

Éire Ógres: The ‘Éire Ógres’ beginner’s camp is going from strength to strength with a huge turnout again on Saturday – many thanks to the juvenile mentors and senior club hurlers who are doing a great job coaching these very young boys. The camp will continue next Saturday at 10am sharp.

Under-12: Under-12 training recommences this week. Trainers for the year will be Michael McNamara and Michael Heffernan and they will text training times once finalised. All are welcome to join. Call Michael Heffernan on 087 138 1616 for more information. Please check the Nenagh Éire Óg Facebook page and all up-to-date information.

Management Teams: The management teams for all of the respective juvenile panels have now been finalised and are as follows:-

Under-6 & Under-8: Tommy Mulcahy, Willie O’Brien, Ronan Walshe, Kevin Tucker, Donach O’Donnell & Michael O’Meara.

Under-10: Paul O’Farrell, Shane Connolly, Martin Ryan, Seán Geaney, John Kennedy, Dean Ray & John McNamara.

Under-12: Michael McNamara, Mikey Heffernan, Dáire Quinn & Martin Teefey.

Under-14: John Phelan, Phil Hennessy, Conor O’Donovan & Alan Kelly.

Under-16: David Minogue, Donie O’Brien, Eamonn O’Brien & Noel Coffey.

Condolences: Everybody involved with the juvenile club would like to send our deepest condolences to the family and friends of the late Brian Gubbins. Brian came through the ranks of the juvenile club and was a much-loved and valued member. Our thoughts are also with his mentors and teammates who proudly lined out beside him for many years winning under-12 hurling and football north titles, an under-14 county hurling title and the under-16 north hurling final amongst others. His tragic loss is deeply felt. Rest in peace, Brian.


Congratulations to Eimear Meagher (Nenagh Handball Club) and Eleanor Percy (Lahorna Handball Club) who won the under-15 girls doubles Munster final on Saturday. Well done girls. Well done also to Katie Morris who beat Limerick opposition at the weekend to reach the girls under-14 singles Munster final. She will face a Kerry opponent in the final which will take place this weekend in Nenagh. Fixture details to be confirmed. Please check the club Facebook page for up to date fixture information.

Nenagh Handball Club offers sincere condolences to the family and friends of Brian Gubbins on his untimely loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.


The Nenagh Éire Óg website has now been developed to host each and every edition of the monthly newsletter – please see here for more.

If you have any photographs, news or other information that you would like to see included please email

Thanks again to the club communications sub-committee and in particular to Catherine McTiernan and Enda O’Sullivan for pulling all this information together.



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