Weekly club news

November 8, 2018


Well Done: Congratulations to Tommy Heffernan and Daire Quinn who featured in Tipperary’s 3-17 to 1-22 intermediate extra-time win over Limerick at Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday. Daire Quinn played corner-back while up front Tommy Heffernan scored 1-3, created a goal and struck for the winning point in extra time. The Munster final against Cork or Clare will take place on Wednesday, June 25th.

Senior: The Nenagh Éire Óg senior team return to action in the Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship on Saturday, June 7th when the Blues take on Roscrea in Toomevara at 7.30pm. The lads would really appreciate your support for this key game.

Junior B: On Friday, June 6th Nenagh Éire Óg face Lorrha-Dorrha in a North Tipperary Junior B Hurling League Semi-Final in Borrisokane at 7.30pm. Conor Ryan’s men would appreciate your support for this clash.

Best Wishes: Our thoughts this week go to the Nenagh Éire Óg players who are preparing to sit state exams. All the very best lads!

Healthy Club Project: The Nenagh Éire Óg Healthy Club Project team will host the second Well Being & Mental Health Seminar on Friday, June 6th at 8pm in the Abbey Court Hotel. Admission is free. The main speaker on the night is Tony Butler (SMA Missionary). Fr Tony will tell us how he has found a way through his depression and give hope to others. This event is open to all and represents an opportunity for club members and the wider community to become informed on the many issues surrounding depression and mental health. In addition there will be feedback from the team’s first event and the plan for the future will be revealed. For more information on the Nenagh Éire Óg Healthy Club Project please click here.

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 – 50 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 086 123 9222 or any club officer.


Please consider supporting the Blues by playing our club lotto online: click here!

Alternatively you can also support Nenagh Éire Óg by paying your club membership. Membership for 2014 is now due and can be paid to any club officer or online. The cost of membership is priced at €25.


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.

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.

Registration for the event will take place between 9am and 10am on the morning of the event on Sunday, June 15th.

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.

The route maps for the event are now confirmed – click here for details and see you all on June 15th!


Under-8: The under-8 team played a blitz in Portroe on Saturday last and had a wonderful day out. Thanks to the hosts for their hospitality.

Under-10: Kildangan have a blitz organised for June 21st which we will be participating in.

Under-13: We are playing Éire Óg Annacarty on Wednesday evening at seven in Nenagh. All support welcome.

Community Games: We were unfortunately beaten by Burgess in the semi-final of this competition. Best wishes to Burgess in the final.

Under-14: We played Tulla on Sunday morning last in a very entertaining challenge. Thanks to Tulla for making the journey to MacDonagh Park.

Primary Games: Congratulations to Ella Carey who played in goals in the Primary Game at half-time of the Tipperary Limerick senior hurling championship game played in Semple Stadium last Sunday.

Tipperary: Well done to Aisling Moran, Maeve Hassett, Lucy Spain and Katie Morris who played for the Tipperary under-13 team over the weekend.

Exams: Best wishes to all our players, members and supporters who are starting state exams this week.


Under-12: Under-12 groups A and D will play their postponed matches against Toome on Wednesday, June 4th in Toome. Their next match is at home to Roscrea over the weekend. Please check for fixture details. The boys all send congrats to their mentor Tommy Heffernan on his great display for the Tipperary intermediate team last Sunday and to his teammate Daire Quinn.

Under-14: The under-14 championship kicks off on June 25th for Éire Óg. Full attendance required at training. Well done to our Primary Game hurlers Conor Hennessey and Cian O’Farrell. Great goal. Cian!

Under-15: Well done to our under-15 panel who enjoyed a great day out at hosts St Patrick’s of Limerick last Saturday for the qualifying round of the Munster Under-15 Super-10s. They recorded two out of three wins before narrowly losing out to eventual winners O’Callaghan’s Mills of Clare.

Blitz: Nenagh Éire Óg Schools Liaison Committee have organised an inter-school blitz to take place on Thursday, June 5th at 10am at MacDonagh Park between CBS Primary and An Gaelscoil. Many thanks to both schools for their co-operation!

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 more details.


As most of you are aware the club, under the expert guidance of PJ Maxwell, Nancy Murphy and Donal A Murphy, are putting the finishing touches to our club history book. This promises to be a comprehensive collection of the history of Gaelic games in our parish.

While the club have made every effort to collect photographs of teams from the present to the distant past and other pictures which would be of interest we appeal to people to get in touch if you have a photograph of interest in your possession.

Please do not assume that we already possess your photograph or that it is of no interest.

Every Éire Óg photo, whether it is of a team, presentation or action shot is of massive importance to us and we would be delighted to have it. We are also anxious to get photos of school teams from any of the schools in the community.

If you have a photograph please get in touch with us at

We promise to return the photo as soon as we have it scanned.

If you need to contact Éire Óg please do so via our Contact page. You can also keep in touch by accessing our Facebook page or by following @nenagheireog on Twitter.