The club had a great return from the March Tipperary Draw held last Friday night with six winners on the night. Congratulations to John Phelan who won €2,000, Adam Gratton and John Kennedy who won €500 each and Matt Givens, Matt Lillis and Marion Ryan who each won €200. The next draw takes place on Friday 8th April.
The Official Opening of our new Hurling Wall and Astroturf will take place on Bank Holiday Monday, 2nd May. GAA President Larry McCarthy will attend to officially open this great facility and events are being organised on the day to coincide with this – details to follow on this.
Co Senior League
Our first game in the Co Senior League is against Thurles Sarsfields and will take place on Friday 18th March at 2pm in MacDonagh Park.
The North Junior Leagues are due to start at the end of the month, details of this to follow.
This week’s lotto jackpot was €9,100. Our lotto can be played either online – the link is available on our social media sites or by contacting any Committee member to join up for one or multiple draws. As part of our Community Friendly Lotto, a cheque for €500 will be presented to our latest charity, Carmhá, in the coming weeks.
Membership for 2022 is now due and can be paid through Foireann.ie.
If you are already set up on Foireann simply login and select and pay your membership type here. If you do not have an account, go to Foireann.ie and choose the New user – Register option – once you have set up an account your membership can then be paid here.
Any queries on this please contact Enda Long at 087 221 3954. Membership can also be paid to Enda Long or any Committee member.
Membership rates remain the same as last year and are as follows: Full Membership – €50, Student/OAP/Unemployed/Juvenile – €30.
Family options are also available as follows: Option 1 – One adult + multiple U18s – €80. Option 2 – Two adults + multiple U18s – €100
With training resuming for all groups at the moment, we ask that all our players please pay their membership ASAP.
Croke Cup semi final
MacDonagh Park was the venue for the Croke Cup semi-final on Saturday last between St Josephs, Tulla and St Kieran’s College, Kilkenny. This was one of the largest crowds in MacDonagh Park for a long time and we thank everyone who helped out on the day to ensure that everything ran smoothly.
Nenagh Éire Óg Gaelic Games Youth Academy
The first event in our Nenagh Eire Og Gaelic Games Youth Academy, sponsored by Albany Paint & Decor and Sportsman’s Dream, was a coaching workshop for coaches or potential club coaches from the senior hurling, juvenile club and camogie club which took place last night, Tuesday 8th March. This workshop, which was hosted by former National Director of Hurling Paudie Butler, was a hurling wall workshop as we look to maximise coaching expertise on our wonderful new facility.
Other events will take place as part of this Academy which is a hugely exciting project and we are thrilled for all of the children involved with Nenagh Éire Óg who will derive immense benefit from these initiatives.
Plans are underway to run Easter Camps, we will be releasing details in the coming weeks on this so watch this space.
Our U7 boys continue their 8 week block of fundamental movement games on the new Astroturf pitch. We would love to see new faces, so any boys born in the years 2015/2016 please come along Saturday mornings at 9am to the Nenagh Eire Òg GAA Complex. No helmet or hurls are required and it’s a great way for the boys to burn off some of that Saturday morning energy! For further information please contact Alan on 087-7518789. Free tea/coffee/treats for parents during the training session.
Training continues on Saturday mornings at 10am for any boys born in 2013 and 2014. New boys are always welcome to join. Contact Cathal on 086 080 6460 or the club social media sites with any queries. Free tea/coffee/treats for parents during the training session.
Under 11 boys hurling training takes place every Friday at 6.00 on the Astroturf. New players born in 2011 and 2012 are welcome to give it a try. Contact 0874086439 for more details.
Training for this group continues Tuesday evenings at 5.30pm and Saturday afternoons at 3pm.
Training for this group continues on Tuesdays from 7-8pm and on Thursday evenings at 6pm.
U17/19 training continues every Monday and Wednesday at 7 pm. We are getting a great turnout and encourage anyone who was on either of these squads before to come back and join us again.