Weekly club news

November 8, 2018


Senior: The Nenagh Éire Óg senior hurlers are this week appealing to supporters of the Blues to come out in force on Sunday, May 11th (throw-in 7.15pm) when Liam Heffernan’s men face the Templederry Kenyons in the first round of the Hibernian Inn North Tipperary Senior Hurling Championship. Although Éire Óg registered a 3-18 to 0-18 win over the Templederry Kenyons recently in the county championship everyone associated with the senior team has the utmost respect for Templederry and the Blues will have to be at their very best to get a result in Cloughjordan. For a report on the county championship encounter between the sides please click here:

Commiserations: Our commiserations this week go to Michael Heffernan and Paddy Murphy who were members of the Tipperary panel which lost Sunday’s Allianz National Hurling League final to Kilkenny. Commiserations too to Andrew Coffey, Conor Ryan and Shane Hennessy who were members of the Tipperary minor hurling panel which lost a semi-final play-off to Clare in Ennis on Wednesday last.


Junior A: The junior A hurlers lost to Roscrea (1-11 to 2-13) in Roscrea on Saturday evening. For a full report on this game please click here:

Junior B: The junior B hurlers are expected to return to competitive league action this weekend when they face Toomevara. Please keep an eye on the club website and the various social media channels for a fixtures update. Your support would be appreciated.

Website: A huge thanks to everyone using the Nenagh Éire Óg website which attracted 1,730 unique users in April. A huge thanks also goes to our followers on Twitter & Facebook – if you would like to see any particular improvement made in the website, how we manage our social media channels or, indeed, in how we should develop our public relations please do not hesitate to contact the club.

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. Please click here for more details:


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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.


Congratulations: Our congratulations this week go to Evan Murphy and Fiachra Starr – Evan won the County Féile na nGael Puc Fada on Saturday while Fiachra Starr came fourth in the County Féile na nGael Skills Competition. Well done lads!

Under-6 & Under-8: We held an under-6 and under-8 hurling blitz against the Silvermines on Saturday morning last in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh. We had almost one hundred children from both parishes taking part which was wonderful to see. Please see the Nenagh Éire Óg Facebook page for


Community Games: Hard luck to our under-10 and a half hurlers who were beaten by a strong Borris-Ileigh team during the week.

Under-12: Hurling training continues on Mondays at 5.30pm and Wednesdays at 6.30pm. We would welcome all new players born 2002-03 who have an interest in hurling to come along to training and enjoy a great summer.

Under-14: The under-14 footballers travelled to Toomevara on Wednesday night last to take on the home team in the north Tipperary football semi-final. Éire Óg had wind advantage in the first half and despite having most of the possession, failed to convert on the scoreboard and only held a two-point advantage at the break. However, the Blues performed much better in the second half and came out on top on a scoreline of 0-9 to 0-1 with the score of the game coming from the boot of Conor Sullivan. Scorers: Scott O’Brien (0-4), Seán Phelan (0-2), Stevie Hallinan, Luke O’Carroll & Conor Sullivan 0-1 each. We play Inane Rovers in the final on May 14th.

Under-16: Well done to our under-16 footballers who won a tough north Tipperary semi-final on Monday evening last against Inane Rovers in Roscrea – the final score was 4-9 to 3-5. The lads face Newport in the final which will be held this weekend. Please keep an eye on for fixture details.

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:



Under-12: The under-12s had no game this weekend, but they should be playing this forthcoming weekend. Please contact management for further details.

Under-14: There is a possibility that the under-14s will have a game this Saturday. Management will be in contact during the week with details.

Under-16: Our under-16s travelled to Newport last Thursday in the second round of the championship and despite a great effort we were unfortunately defeated by four points. That concludes our games until after the Junior Certificate. We wish all our players studying for state exams the best of luck in their study over the next few weeks.

Fundraising Walk: We had a very successful fundraising walk on Bank Holiday Monday. We wish to thank all the participants, organisers and everyone who contributed.


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.


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