Weekly notes

November 8, 2018

SHC: Our senior hurlers lost out to Mullinahone on Monday night week on a scoreline of 2-15 to 1-15 to end their interest in this years championship.
U21AH: After a long break, our u21 team are in semi-final action this weekend against Borris-Ileigh. Check North Board fixtures for more details.
JCHC: Our junior C team defeated Kildangan by 0-16 to 0-08 on Sunday morning to advance to the North Final where they will play Shannon Rovers. Check North Board fixtures for more details.
JAFC: Our junior footballers will be in semi final action tomorrow Thursday
GAA President visits the club: GAA President Christy Cooney visited the Nenagh Eire Og club on Thursday the 30th Sept when he met with club officers and club members. Also present were county board chairman Barry O Brien together with officers of the North Board. Jim Nagle club chairman made a brief presentation covering current activities in the club which concluded with a question and answer session. A Civic reception was then held in the Town Council Chamber Offices to acknowledge the significant work of Christy Cooney as President of the GAA and to recognise the contribution made by the GAA in Nenagh.
McCarthy Cup: The McCarthy cup was bought on a visit to all the schools in the town last Thursday. The colour and scenes of excitement in every school was a sight to behold. Thanks to Liam Sheedy, the various players involved  and special guest Johnny B for making themselves available at various stages throughout the day.
The Morris Code: Congratulations to Jimmy Morris on the launch of his book “The Morris Code”. Written along with Nenagh-based journalist Gerry Slevin, The Morris Code fulfils a long-felt wish by Jimmy to highlight the element of volunteerism so deeply embedded in the GAA and especially at club level. The must read book takes a look at the GAA from the standpoint of the ordinary club man, players, mentors, officials etc and was launched on Thursday night last by the President of the GAA Christy Cooney.

Juvenile news:
U8: Our annual U8 tournament takes place on this Saturday, details will be given out at training. We ask parents to help with the catering for our guest teams and followers.

U10: We took part in the Ahane tournament on Saturday last and performed well with the host team winning by 1 pt in the semi final, thanks to Ahane for their hospitality. That concludes our U10 season, many thanks to John Phelan, Conor O’Donovan, TP Sullivan and Enda Murphy for the tremendous work done with these players.
U11: We travelled to Cork on Sunday week last to partake in the Na Piarsaigh U11 tournament.  The lads played some marvellous hurling anddefeated Sixmilebridge and  Na Piarsaigh before taking on Sarsfields of Cork in the final. This was a thriller of a game with the lads winning by 3-8 to 3-6 with a spirited display. Jake Morris as captain was presented with a beautiful  trophy, we thank Na Piarsaigh for their welcome and excellent hospitality. Thanks to the mentors and parents that travelled with the team.
U12: We ended the year on a high note by defeating a gallant Kildangan team in the Plate A  final by 8-12 to 2-3, captain was Adam Healy. This team gave a very skilful display and have shown steady improvement overthe year under the care of Ger McCarthy, Noel Coffey, Benny Malone andBrian O’Brien, we thank them for their efforts, well done all.
U16: Congratulations to our U16 Hurlers who completed a 4 in a row of North titles with at 1-15 to 0-3 win over Toomevara thus capturing our12th title in this grade. The game was played in very difficult weather conditions but the lads responded with a spirited and skilful display, led ably by captain Adam Gratton. Well done to mentors Con Morris, Mikey McNamara and Greg Browne. Our attention now turns to the County semi-final v Cashel on Sat 9th Oct at 12:00 midday in the Ragg, all support welcome.
Handball: Juvenile training continues on Mondays and Wednesdays at 6pm, all new players most welcome.
Camogie news:
The under 10s have been busy over the last 3 weeks playing blitzes in Ballina Kilruane and our home blitz last Sunday. The girls acquitted themselves very well in all blitzes and everyone came away having enjoyed themselves thanks to the generosity of the host clubs. It is activities like these that show the real community spirit of the G.A.A and it is recession proof. Our own blitz  on Saturday attracted teams from Toomevara Burgess Riverstown Kilruane and Newport  and it was well organized with great competition and fun. The Nenagh girls competed well winning all their games. We would like to thank the teams for traveling and the parents for helping with the food. The club would like to extend their condolences to the Browne family on their recent bereavement.