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Weekly club news.

November 8, 2018

SENIOR

County Senior Hurling Championship: Our senior hurlers will play Upperchurch-Drombane in round three of the Clean Ireland Recycling county senior hurling championship on Saturday evening in Templemore at 7.30pm. Please make the effort to support the lads!

Junior A Hurling Championship: Our junior A hurlers continued their championship campaign on Friday evening when they defeated Roscrea comfortably. Best wishes to Luke Kennedy who received a thumb injury during the game. See match report: here!

Junior B Hurling Championship: Our junior B hurler’s championship clash with Portroe was postponed last Saturday evening due to a bereavement.

Minor A Hurling Championship: Our minors hurlers were defeated by Roscrea in the group stages of the championship on Thursday evening last. Final score was 2-17 to 1-17 in favour of Roscrea – see match report: here! The minor A hurlers now face Toomevara in a vital game at 8pm on Tuesday evening at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh.

Congratulations: Well done to Éire Óg’s Tommy Heffernan who scored a cracking goal in Tipperary’s 5-19 to 2-13 under-21 semi-final win over Cork at Semple Stadium, Thurles last Wednesday evening. Congratulations too must go to Daire Quinn who is also on the Tipperary under-21 panel.

JUVENILE

Summer Camp: Our juveniles and their friends are enjoying a great week of fun and coaching at the annual Summer Camp this Monday to Friday. Nothing much changes. A hurley and ball can still make a child’s summer and give them a healthier future. If you know a boy or girl who would benefit from joining Nenagh Éire Óg, please contact any club officer or member and we will get back to you with the relevant training times. All are welcome.

Under-12: The under-12 group one and four hurlers travelled to Littleton to play Moycarkey-Borris in challenge games on Sunday last – many thanks to the home club for their kind hospitality on the day. Both teams are fixed to the play their respective north semi-finals in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh on Friday night next at 6.30pm.

Under-16: Our under-16s were unlucky to go down to Newport by a puck of a ball in a tight game on Monday, July 15th. The lads recovered well from that defeat by beating Ballina 3-20 to 0-5 at MacDonagh Park, Nenagh on Monday, July 22nd. This win brings the lads right back into contention in a very open group. The Éire Óg under-16s are away to Roscrea on Monday, July 29th and would love to see some support for the Blues at that encounter.

Guess The Score: There was no winner in the ‘Guess the Score’ fundraiser. Seller prizes went to juveniles Seán Phelan and Ben White. The prize money will now be awarded to charity. More to follow.

CLOTHING RECYCLING DRIVE

There will be a clothing recycling drive in aid of the Nenagh Éire Óg juvenile club on Saturday, August 31st at the GAA Complex – please drop off all items between 1pm and 3pm. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes including bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, bags, belts and soft toys. Wearable clothes will be recycled and re-used and other items will be recycled for items, such as, industrial wipes or soundproofing. Laptops (must be intact with lead) will also be accepted along with mobile phones. No household bric-a-brac.

If you can’t make it to the club house on the day please contacts Shane Connolly on 087 637 3830 or Ger McCarthy on 087 653 9229 before August 31st to make arrangement for the collection of items. Thank you for your support and for taking the time and effort to support our fundraising drive.

CAMOGIE

Under-13: Under-13s played their second game against Ballina on Monday evening.

Minor: Our next two minor games have been called off to facilitate the Tipperary under-16 team who have reached the All-Ireland final

Under-16: We would like to congratulate the Tipperary under-16 management for reaching the All-Ireland final against Galway on August 4th and, of course, our club players Rachel Maher, Grace O’Brien, Rachel Spillane and Saoirse Gleeson who are members of this very talented team.

Junior: Our junior team played the Munster Junior A Plate final last Sunday evening in Newport against an experienced Newport-Ballinahinch team. It turned out to be the Camogie game of the year with both sides doing Tipperary proud. Nenagh lined out with nine minor players and four players playing their second game of the day, but you wouldn’t know it such was the intensity that they brought to the game. Nenagh normally compete at the junior B grade, but the Blues reached the final on merit and were absolutely terrific in the decider. In the end, sadly, Éire Óg lost out on a 4-13 to 7-8 scoreline. For a full report on this game please click: here!

Bag Packing: The club recently had a bag packing fundraiser in Dunnes Stores and we would like to thank everyone that contributed and of course all those that took part. We will be holding another one in Tesco on August 2nd and 3rd for the juvenile section of the club. We could do with similar support and help in bag packing on those dates. If interested in helping out please contact any committee member.

HEALTHY CLUB PROJECT QUESTIONNAIRE - Closing date : Wednesday, July 24th

One of the first initiatives launched in association with the GAA Healthy Club Project is a club questionnaire. We are asking club members, players and those in the wider community to complete the questionnaire before the closing date of Wednesday, July 24th. Should you wish to participate in the club questionnaire please do so by using the following link!

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