Weekly club news

November 8, 2018


Senior: The following management team was ratified at a club committee meeting on Monday evening – Liam Heffernan (manager), John Fitzgerald (coach), Eddie Tucker (selector) and Donie O'Brien (selector). The club would like to wish the management team led by Liam Heffernan all the best for the forthcoming campaign. The club would like to thank the committee led by Jim Nagle and featuring Ger Gavin and Eamon Brennan for their efforts in putting this management team together.

Team Managements: The team managements for the junior A, junior B, under-21A and minor A teams will be appointed in due course. The club officers and members of the hurling committee are expected to meet this week to discuss the issue. If you are interested in getting involved with any of the respective management teams please make contact with any officer of the club.

Awards: The North Tipperary GAA Board has named Nenagh Éire Óg as club of the year for 2014, Dáire Quinn has also been named senior hurler of the year and Alan Kelly has been named junior A hurler of the year.

Nenagh Éire Óg has won the North Tipperary Club of the Year award on four previous occasions – 1979, 1989, 1992 & 2009. The club is also thrilled and proud to see players Dáire Quinn and Alan Kelly honoured in such a manner. The presentation ceremony to the Nenagh Éire Óg club, Dáire Quinn and Alan Kelly will take place in the MacDonagh Park Complex, Nenagh on Friday, January 16th at 8pm. Club chairman Jim Nagle has appealed to supporters of the Blues to come out and show their support for the club on the night. For more details on the awards please see the club website:

Healthy Club Project: The Nenagh Éire Óg Healthy Club Project team, in partnership with SOS (Suicide or Survive), will host a one-day Wellness Workshop which aims to help people understand, take charge of and responsibility for their own mental health – this workshop, which will be delivered by SOS, takes place on Thursday, January 29th in the Business Innovation Centre on Stafford Street, Nenagh. The workshop is free of charge to participants and will be of benefit to anyone who is interested in mental health and wellness. Participants will be facilitated by people with both lived life experience of mental health difficulties and people with experience of working in the mental health area. Personal testimony will be combined with practical tools and tips that you can use in your everyday life to improve your own wellness. The workshop will examine our thinking process, the wellness continuum, mindfulness, personality traits and the ‘wheel of change’. This is all done in a very interactive non-intrusive and fun way. Areas covered on the day include relaxation and stress management, understanding the relationship between thoughts and emotions, developing a wellness toolkit and daily plan. Places on the workshop are limited. Please contact Jacqui or Lisa at SOS to reserve your place – 1890 577 577.

Book: The first two volumes of the book ‘A Central Culture – Gaelic Sport in Nenagh’, which has been compiled by Dónal A Murphy, PJ Maxwell and Nancy Murphy, are now on sale for a combined price of €40 (both volumes). Copies of the book can be obtained in selected local shops or alternatively from officers of the club. ‘A Central Culture – Gaelic Sport in Nenagh’ is now on sale at the following book shops: Nenagh Book Shop, Eason’s, Cleary’s Garage and Cinnamon Alley Café. Those interested can also purchase a copy via the club website. Please contact PRO Brian McDonnell on 087 222 8976 or simply email Brian at – Nenagh Éire Óg are also prepared to post copies of the book to anywhere in the world. For more details please see the club website:

National Club Draw: We are thrilled to announce that Nenagh Éire Óg will be participating in the national club draw which features some sensational prizes – tickets are priced at €10 and available from any officer of the club or committee member. Please support this fantastic initiative! Please see the club website for more information on the fantastic range of prizes. Tickets for this wonderful initiative cost just €10! Please support the Blues:

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:

Club Presentation Night: A club social and medal presentation night will take place at the Abbey Court Hotel on Friday, February 6th – on the night the 1964 north champions will be honoured while music will be provided by Ebony (followed by disco). Tickets are priced at €40 for a four-course dinner (€350 for a table of ten). This promises to be a great club occasion as we honour our victorious 2014 teams and look forward to the 2015 season. We would encourage people attending to get their tickets ASAP so as to help with planning on the night. All welcome.

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.

Condolences: The Nenagh Éire Óg club would like to extend its sympathies to the family and friends of Pearse O’Brien who passed away recently.

Pearse is a former player with the club and will be sadly missed. In honour of Pearse the Nenagh Éire Óg performed a joint guard of honour alongside Nenagh Celtic at the funeral mass on Friday, January 2nd. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.

Mass: There will be will be a month’s mind mass for Patrick ‘Devere’ Reynolds on Saturday, January 10th at 6.15pm in St Mary’s.

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


In 2014 Nenagh Éire Óg catered for over 400 active members (170 juvenile, 225 adult) and in 2015 we hope to grow that number. Crucially, however, we are not simply interested in developing our playing population. We are also interested in attracting volunteers who are interested in becoming coaches with the club and administrators of the club.

Here at Éire Óg we appreciate that not everyone can train a team, that not everyone is interested in coaching and that not everyone has time to attend committee meetings. That said there are plenty of very practical ways in which you can help your club work hard for the betterment of the local community, our children and our cultural heritage.

We therefore encourage anyone in the community who supports the club and who is prepared to give of their time on a voluntary basis to get involved so that fresh faces can bring fresh ideas forward. If you take that brave first step over the threshold, we guarantee that you will not regret it. So, if you are interested in lending a hand drop us a line – contact us:


Congratulations to Sinéad Meagher who won the under-15 girls singles Liscarroll Open Tournament last week defeating Ella Donnellan of Clare in the final. It was a great win for Sinéad and the club. Sinéad also competed in the Broadford Tournament at the weekend, but had to retire with an injury in a super under-17 girls singles semi-final, again, against Ella Donnellan.

Good luck to Cameron Spillane who will compete in the under-14 boys singles north semi-final following his recent win over Ballina opposition.


Registration Night: Our registration night is on Friday, January 23rd between 6pm and 8pm in the clubhouse. All welcome.

Sympathies: We were all deeply saddened to learn of the untimely death of Pearse O’Brien last week who hurled for the club from juvenile up to junior B until he emigrated to Australia two years ago. Pearse was a very popular young man who had a gift for bringing a smile to people's faces. We extend our sympathies to his sister Róisín who played Camogie with us for many years and to the O’Brien family, his relations and large circle of friends. Ar dheis Dé go raibh anam.


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