Weekly club news.

November 8, 2018


Best Wishes: All the very best to Michael Heffernan, Paddy Murphy and the Tipperary hurlers when they face Limerick in next Sunday afternoon’s Munster semi-final in Semple Stadium, Thurles. Our best wishes also go to Daire Quinn and Tommy Heffernan who are members of John Carroll’s intermediate panel which also faces Limerick opposition on Sunday. 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. For more information on the Nenagh Éire Óg Healthy Club Project please click here.

Senior: The Nenagh Éire Óg senior hurlers have been drawn to face Roscrea in round two of the Hibernian Inn-sponsored North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship which is expected to place on the week-ending June 8th.

Junior A: The Nenagh Éire Óg junior A team missed out on a league semi-final place following a 0-15 apiece draw with Burgess on Saturday evening – for a report on this encounter please click here.

Éire Óg finished fourth in group one on six points – Knockshegowna (8), Burgess (7), Roscrea (7) Nenagh Éire Óg (6), Toomevara (2) & Moneygall (0). Meanwhile Kildangan won group two: Kildangan (7), Templederry (6), Borris-Ileigh (5), Kilruane MacDonagh’s (2), Silvermines (0). In the league semi-finals Knockshegowna will face Templederry and Kildangan will take on Burgess.

The Blues’ junior A team will now focus their attention on the Watch Centre North Tipperary Junior A Hurling Championship which the Blues last won in 2012. Eleven teams will take part in this year’s championship – the format for the competition is two groups of six with the group winners progressing to the semi-finals while the second and third-placed teams progress to the quarter-finals. The north finalists will also progress to the county quarter-finals. The draw for Group A is: Knockshegowna (defending champions), Templederry Kenyons, Borris-Ileigh, Toomevara, Kilruane MacDonagh’s & Moneygall. The draw for Group B is: Roscrea, Kildangan, Burgess, Silvermines & Nenagh Éire Óg.

Junior B: The group stage of the North Tipperary Junior B Hurling League came to a close last weekend – Éire Óg had already secured their place in the semi-finals following a win over Toomevara and will now face Lorrha in the last four; that game is expected to take place this weekend. Please keep an eye on the club website for fixture details. In their corresponding semi-final Ballina will take on Kildangan. Lorrha won group one on six points from Kildangan (5), Newport (5), Portroe (4), Ballinahinch (0). Éire Óg finished second in group two – Ballina (7 points), Nenagh Éire Óg (6), Silvermines (4), Toomevara (2), Borrisokane (1).

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.

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 – see you all on June 15th!

Lotto: This week’s lotto jackpot of €3,100 was not won.  Please click here to play online.

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.


Under-13: The under-13s are playing Kilruane MacDonagh’s in Clouhgjordan on Tuesday at 7pm.

Community Games: The Community Games team face Burgess in the county semi-final on Thursday at 7pm in Kilcolman. Best of luck girls.

Under-14: Hard luck to our under-14s who were beaten by Newport in the county final last week. The girls fought bravely to the bitter end and were in fierce hard luck not to come home with the silverware. Click here for a match report.

Tipperary: Hard luck to the Tipperary intermediate team which was defeated by Cork in the Munster final on Saturday last. Alanna Morris lined out at corner-back while at the other end of the field Ciara McGrath played corner-forward.

St Mary’s: Congratulations to St Mary’s Nenagh who defeated Hazelwood College on a scoreline of 4-10 to 1-12 in the Munster Junior A Plate final last week. The schools are an integral part of the promotion of Gaelic games in our parish and we wish to thank the teachers for so generously giving up their free time to coach Camogie. We were fortunate to have a large representation from the club on the panel. Well done ladies.

Congratulations: A huge well done to Ella Carey who will feature in the Primary Game for Tipperary in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday. Ella is a member of the Éire Óg under-12 and under-14 Camogie teams.


Congratulations: Well done to under-14 hurler Evan Murphy (pictured right) who was a member of the North Tipperary divisional team which won the Peadar Cummins Tournament last weekend. North Tipperary beat Mid Tipperary in the semi-finals and enjoyed a convincing 4-12 to 0-4 win over South Tipperary in the final. Congrats to all involved.

Under-6 & Under-8: Many thanks to Philomena Ryan who treated our young hurlers to a morning of Zumba dancing at the complex on Saturday morning. Great fun was had by the kids, mentors and parents. More special days planned for throughout the summer. Don’t miss training!

Under-12: Both under-12 groups A and D teams kick off the hurling championship with an away game to Toomevara on Friday, May 30th. We wish them a great summer of hurling.

Under-14: Our under-14 hurlers played Patrickswell in a very worthwhile challenge on Sunday last. We next play JK Bracken’s in Templemore on Thursday night. With the school holidays due at the end of the week training will move up a level and a full commitment will be expected from all players for the remainder of the hurling season.

Primary Game: Good luck to Cian O’Farrell and Conor Hennessy who are on the Primary Game team which is set to feature at the Tipperary-Limerick match in Semple Stadium, Thurles on Sunday.

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.


The April edition of the Nenagh Éire Óg club e-newsletter 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.


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.