Nenagh Eire Og Notes 02 June 2021
As part of our Community Lotto, we recently donated €500 to our local healthcare workers - this was organised by Friends of Nenagh Hospital who drew five names from staff members in Nenagh Hospital.
The five lucky winners were Jessy George, Mary Minogue, Marjorie Roberts, Deirdre Ryan and Denis Farrell and they each received €100 voucher for a local business.
We have now donated €2,500 to local charities since relaunching our Club lotto on 29th June last year. The other charities to benefit from these donations were Friends of Nenagh Hospital, Tipperary Search and Rescue Unit, Ormond Special Olympics and Nenagh Lions Club. At the end of the current 10 week cycle we will be donating a further €500 to our next chosen charity which is the Nenagh Rape Crisis Centre.
As we approach the first anniversary of the lotto relaunch, plans are in place to change the current format of our lotto. We will continue to donate €500 to a local charity every 10 weeks, however at the end of the current 10 week cycle (which is at the end of July) we will once again introduce weekly lucky dip prizes - this will replace the current Supplementary draw that we currently hold every 10 weeks. So from the lotto draw of July 26th there will be three lucky dip prizes of €50 each on the weeks when our lotto jackpot is not won.
We thank everyone for continuing to support our lotto and ask that if you have not already joined, please do so now through the link on the club website – http://www.nenagheireog.com/
The deadline for the payment of membership was 31st May – this can still be paid online through the link on the club website and can also be paid to your mentors at training.
All players, both adult and juvenile, should pay their membership immediately to be covered under the Player Injury Scheme.
Hurling Wall Fundraising
The fundraising for the new Hurling Wall and Astro Turf pitch will continue over the coming weeks as we try to meet our target for this phase of the project. We sincerely thank all of those who have donated to date and also thanks to our team of members who have worked hard over the past number of weeks organising these donations.
With the work due to commence on the wall in the coming weeks, we ask that you please continue to make your donations, all donations are greatly appreciated.
Further information on this phase of the project/fundraising can be had from Liam Heffernan, Mary Jo O'Reilly or Anne Kennedy.
Co. Senior League
With everyone back training for the past few weeks, we are now looking forward to matches beginning in the next few weeks. First up will be the Co Senior League where we have been drawn in a group with Roscrea, JK Brackens and Thurles Sarsfields. Our first game is due to take place against Roscrea on Sunday 13th June. Keep a check on the website and social media for fixtures.
As restrictions are gradually being eased, it is time once again to stand down our Community response group. We wish to thank all those who have volunteered their time over the past 15 months to help out those who needed it during Covid restrictions and we especially thank Bartley Ryan for his time in coordinating this.
SOS - Sink or Spin!
It's time to plan your summer and get outdoors. SOS Sink or Spin is a cycling sportive starting & ending in Nenagh Éire Óg's Mac Donagh Park on Saturday 21st August 2021. It will take riders on a journey through Tipperary, Clare, Limerick & Galway - around Lough Derg.
The registration fee for SOS is €55 and includes event participation, full event back up, feed stations and refuel points, on route mechanical support & stunning views of Lough Derg. All information on this event is available at https://eventmaster.ie/event/lDO5FV8HPO
See you in Nenagh on August 21st!
Éire Ógres 2021 / NÉÓ Nursery - Boys & Girls
Nenagh Éire Ógres camp '21 got underway in brilliant style on Saturday morning as the sun came out to welcome all the new Éire Ógres to MacDonagh Park. The children enjoyed lots of games and skill challenges at the many fun Ógres challenge stations.
Thanks to Niall for organising this year's Ógres camp and also to everyone who assisted in ensuring a safe and fun environment for the children to enjoy themselves. Thanks to EBS Nenagh_New Mortgages for their kind sponsorship.
We can't wait to have all the children back next week for more fun and games. Anyone wishing to join next week is more than welcome. Parents must remain for the hour. Any boy born in 2016 that wishes to attend needs to contact Erica on 0868774496. Any girl born in 2015 or if they have turned 5 already can contact Paul on 0864692641. Please contact before next Saturday to register for the Ógres as an online health questionnaire needs to be completed before taking part. Erica and Paul will also add people to the appropriate WhatsApp group to keep you informed about the Ógres.
Cost of the camp will be €2 per session paid at the gate and all participants will get a Éire Ógres t-shirt at the end of the 4 weeks. No hurls or helmets required.
Return To Play
We would ask all parents/guardians to observe and co-operate with all the Covid protocols that will be in place in order to ensure a safe training environment for your children and family. Training slots - days and times have been issued on the various WhatsApp groups and are outlined below.
The Under 7 boys continue to train Saturday mornings from 10-11am. There are over 30 boys training which is great to see. We are seeing lots of new faces and new boys are always welcome.
Under 9 hurling training continues Tuesday 6-7pm and Saturday 10-11am with football training also now started on Wednesday 5.30-6.30pm. We continue to have over 30 at each training. Please keep up the good attendance as matches will start in a few weeks time. Great to also see new boys joining who are more than welcome.
The Under 11 boys hurling training each Tuesday and Friday at 6.00pm. Gaelic Football training is at 5.30pm on Wednesdays. New players are always welcome for either code.
Under 13 training continues Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday evenings.
Training continues for the Under 15 boys. Hurling on Tuesday and Thursday while football has started on Saturdays with the first football game of the year in a couple of weeks. Great to have some of our senior hurlers helping out with training on Tuesdays.
The Under 17 boys training continues each Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday morning. We would also be delighted to welcome back any former member of this squad who would like to hurl or play football. There has been a very good response from our squad. Already this group had shown the determination and commitment of last year with four high tempo sessions.
Congrats to Taurai, Sam and Mason on making the Tipperary Under 17 panel. Hard luck to the others , it was a great achievement to represent Nenagh at that stage.
Reminder to get your Garda vetting up to date please. You cannot be involved as a coach or mentor in any juvenile coaching set up without your GAA Garda vetting being up to date so please apply asap