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Nenagh Eire Og - 01 September 2020

September 202002nd

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Nenagh Eire Og - 01 September 2020

Nenagh Éire Óg Club Notes

 

Senior Hurling

Our senior hurlers qualified for the semi-final of the FBD Insurance Tipperary senior hurling championship following a 3-12 to 1-8 win over Thurles Sarsfields in Semple Stadium on Saturday last. Three first-half goals from Jake Morris helped Nenagh on their way and they now prepare for a semi-final meeting with Loughmore Castleiney while Kiladangan will play Drom & Inch on the other side of the draw.

 

Junior-A Hurling

Our junior-A hurlers continued their winning ways with a 0-23 to 1-13 win over Toomevara in Puckane on Sunday evening.

 

Junior-C Hurling

Our junior-C team recorded a 0-22 to 0-13 win over Roscrea in MacDonagh Park on Sunday morning in round 2 of the championship. In what was a highly entertaining game, both sides worked extremely hard with Nenagh just having enough to pull away from their opponents in the end. We wish Aidan Healy a speedy recovery from a knock he picked up in the game.

 

Tipperary Clubs’ Draw

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Nenagh Éire Óg are delighted to announce that Paudie O’Kennedy is our new club president

The name O’Kennedy is synonymous with GAA in our town and Paudie O’Kennedy has given a lifetime of service to Gaelic games in Nenagh. From the moment he could walk Paudie was regularly to be found pucking a ball off the gable end of Ciss Fahy’s house, honing his skills before graduating to the Forge Field where many All-Ireland finals were hurled with friends and relations long into his childhood evenings. As there were no underage competitions at the time, Paudie had to wait until he was fifteen years old before lining out for the club’s minor side against a combination of Portroe and Ballina and his performances soon caught the eye of the county selectors as he helped the club win a North final in 1955 before eventually losing out to the famed Thurles Sarsfields side in the county final, a side littered with future stars of the game including Michael Murphy who would captain the county to All-Ireland senior glory in 1964 as well as the legendary Jimmy Doyle. Of course, our own side were not without talented hurlers as Mick Gilmartin and Mick Burns more than made their own impact on the game. In 1957 Paudie, along with clubmates Devere Reynolds and Paddy Kearns, won Munster and All-Ireland titles with the Blue & Gold having beaten Limerick 3-8 to 1-4 in the Munster decider before accounting for Kilkenny 4-7 to 3-7 in Croke Park. One of Paudie’s biggest regrets on the field of play was losing the North minor final in 1957 after a replay, a medal he’d gladly swap his All-Ireland minor for. However, his collection of medals did not end there and he was extremely successful in schools’ hurling capturing a Dean Ryan Cup, two Dr. Harty Cups as well as an All-Ireland colleges’ title as well as two coveted Fitzgibbon Cup medals with University College Dublin. Paudie was a member of the 1957 North Tipperary senior hurling winning panel and played a starring role in the 1964 success where he contributed four points from wing forward before retiring from playing the game two years later but that did not end his involvement with Nenagh Éire Óg and he served on numerous committees over the years, putting in countless hours to ensure the continued success of the club.

 

Condolences

The club would like to express its sympathies to the family and friends of Ms. Nora O’Brien and Mr. Bryan Geaney after their recent passing.

Ms O’Brien’s family are steeped in Éire Óg history with her late husband Billy having captained the 1957 North senior winning team while her son Donie repeated this feat in 1993. Her other sons Willie and Kieran played and coached with the club for many years while her daughter Noreen has also been heavily involved in the past while many of her grandchildren have also donned the club colours.

To her loving family Patricia (Leo), Donie, Kieran, Noreen (Coffey), Willie and Valerie (Quinn), brothers Eddie, Pat and Micheal, grandchildren, sons in law, daughters in law, brothers in law, Stephen, Noreen and all her nieces, nephews, cousins, relatives, neighbours and friends we offer our deepest sympathies.

We also extend our sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Bryan Geaney who passed away. To his wife Margaret, children David, Conor and Hugh, brothers Michael, Seán and Noel and his relations and wide circle of friends we offer our deepest condolences.

 

Ar dheis Dé go raibh a n-anamacha.

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