Weekly club news

November 8, 2018

Senior: On Saturday evening at St Michael’s Park, Toomevara Nenagh Éire Óg enjoyed a 3-12 to 1-10 win over Roscrea in the Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship. For a report on this contest please see the club website:

That result propelled the Blues into the last eight of the competition – in the quarter-finals Nenagh Éire Óg were drawn to face defending champions Kildangan. The remaining quarter-finals will see Kilruane MacDonagh’s face Portroe or Ballina, Toomevara take on Borris-Ileigh and Burgess battle it out with Moneygall. These clashes are now not expected to take place until the weekend of July 6th at the earliest.

Junior B: Nenagh Éire Óg’s North Tipperary Junior B Hurling League semi-final against Lorrha-Dorrha on Friday night ended in controversy.

Although the Blues felt that our junior B team had won the game referee Martin O’Shea declared Lorrha-Dorrha one-point winners of the contest. A full report on this game is available on the club website:

The club would like to wish Lorrha-Dorrha all the very best of luck in the league final. The club would also like to thank the junior B panel of players for an excellent campaign and for the manner in which they represented themselves and the club. The team, led by manager Conor Ryan, will now focus their attention on the up-coming championship which is expected to start on the week-ending June 22nd.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: It is that time of year again when we ask everyone associated with the club to support the Tipperary GAA clubs draw. With over €500,000 in prizes this year including twenty-four cars, thirty Lotto jackpots and many cash prizes, this draw is the ideal mechanism for supporting the club’s activities – fifty per cent of the draw money comes back directly to the club. Whether you are a new member or have been a member of the draw for a number of years everyone associated with the club really values and appreciates your support. Tickets are priced at €100 each and payment can be arranged in a variety of ways – for further information please contact draw co-ordinator Marion Ryan on 086123 9222 or any club officer.


Newsletter: The latest edition of the club newsletter, featuring a fantastic profile of club legend Conor O’Donovan is now available to download. Click here:



The Nenagh Éire Óg Club Lotto represents the club’s key fundraising initiative – play online:

by the Athletic Association of Ireland, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 15th at 10.30am – the event will also include a 5K fun run and family walk.

The Blues 10K Run: The Blues 10K Run, which has been approved by the Athletic Association of Ireland, is scheduled to take place on Sunday, June 15th at 10.30am – the event will also include a 5K fun run and family walk.

Route maps for the event are now available on the club website – click here for details The run will commence at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh – the cost to entry for the 10K run is priced at €15 (€12 pre-registered). Entry for the 5K run is priced at €10 while the entry fee for walkers is priced at €5 per family.

Prizes: 10K Run – €100 first place male and female; €50 second placed male and female; €25 third placed male and female. Prizes 5k Run – €25 first placed male and female. Spot prizes for runners and walkers.

Pre-registration takes place on Wednesday, June 11th (5pm to 7pm) at the MacDonagh Park complex. Car parking will be available on site.

Please contact Shane Connolly (087 637 3830) for further information.



Under-10: The under-10 team had a busy week where they travelled down to Annacarty to take on Éire Óg in a challenge game. They played Portroe on Monday and on Wednesday they made the short trip to Dolla to take on Silvermines. Thanks to all three clubs for their hospitality and the games. This team are also due to play a blitz in Kildangan on Saturday, June 21st.

Féile na nGael: The Féile na nGael is fixed for the weekend of June 22nd in Kilkenny and it is an event we are really looking forward to after having a wonderful time in Killeedy, Limerick last year. Preparations continue for this team and the management will be in touch with the players with details of training.

Cumann na mBunscol: Best wishes to St Mary's GNS who are contesting the county finals at both the under-11 and under-13 grade. The under-11s play their final against Boherlahan on Tuesday, June 17th at 4pm while the under-13s face the same opposition at 5:40pm on June 18th. Both games will take place in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Thanks again to all the teachers and the coaches in the school who so generously volunteer their free time to promote and coach Camogie. Their hard work has been an enormous factor in the growth of Camogie in our town in recent years.

Bag Packing: We will be bag packing in Dunnes Stores on Friday, July 18th. This is a vital fundraiser for the club and if you are available for an hour please contact Denise Morris.

The Blues 10K Run: Nenagh Éire Óg Juvenile Club will hold an AAI approved 10K Run and 5K Run and Family Walk on Sunday, June 15th starting in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh at 10.30am. Please click here for details:


Best of luck to Eoin Meagher and Aaron Hogan who will take on Newport opposition on Monday in the 60×30 Minor county championship in Lahorna.

Hard luck to Shane Spillane who reached the quarter-final of the county junior B competition before losing out to Noel Moroney of Ballina.


Under-6 & Under-8: Our under-8 hurlers travelled to Dr Morris Park in Thurles last weekend to take part in a blitz. Thanks to our hosts. A great day was had by all in a well organised event.

Under-12: Both groups of under-12 hurlers played away to Toome last Wednesday. Group D put up a good fight, but Toome ran out winners. Group A had a very competitive match with Éire Óg winning on a scoreline of

4-8 to 2-6. This week the group A hurlers travel to Puckane to play Kildangan while the group D hurlers are away to Newport. Check for fixture details.

Under-14: Our under-14 hurlers travelled to Thurles to play Dúrlas Óg in a challenge on Saturday last. The game ended all square. We welcome Moycarkey-Borris to MacDonagh Park for a challenge game this week.

Training continues on Monday and Saturday in preparation for our first championship match on June 25th.

Primary Game: Congratulations to Seán Phelan who has been selected to play on the Tipperary Primary Game football team at half-time in the Tipperary v Cork Munster semi-final at Páirc Uí Chaoimh on June 21st.

Primary: On Thursday, May 5th St. Joseph's CBS Primary School took on Gaelscoil Aonach Urmhumhan in the inaugural Nenagh Éire Óg Town Primary Schools tournament at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh. In the under -11 encounter the CBS ran out winners and they followed up this feat by capturing the

under-13 title also. This game was a thriller and it took an extra-time goal by Diogo Marques to separate the sides. Well done to both schools, all the boys, their teachers and coaches and many thanks for a wonderful morning's hurling.


The May edition of the club newsletter, featuring a fantastic profile of club legend Conor O’Donovan is now available to download. Click here:

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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