BRIDGESTONE AWARD "Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.
The late John Lawlor
All in the club are saddened by the news of the recent passing of John Lawlor. John served as chairman, secretary and treasurer of Nenagh Éire Óg throughout the 1960s and 1970s. He played hurling and Gaelic football for the club as well as working as a mentor for numerous Gaelic football and hurling teams from juvenile right up to senior. He was the club’s representative to both the North and County Board and was Bord na nÓg secretary between 1964 and 1967.
Later in life he moved to Kilruane MacDonagh’s where he continued his lifelong service to the GAA acting as an administrator and selector with various teams.
His son David played in goals for Nenagh Éire Óg in recent years.
To his wife Mary, sons Damian, Sean and David and daughter Collette we offer our sincerest sympathies.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam
Sunday morning saw MacDonagh Park become a hive of activity as the Ivers and Cullinan sponsored Blues 5km and 10km runs took place while the HSE organised over thirty stands in the complex.
The first three runners home were Tom Lupton (Portlaoise), David Sheehan (Nenagh) and Alan Kelly (Nenagh). For a full list of results and times from Premier Timing please click here.
Meanwhile in the complex the HSE had over thirty stands offering advice, support, free health checks and even pilates to visitors to the club. This was a wonderfully organised event and everyone who attended were wholesome in their praise of the organisers. At the end we were treated to a wonderful concert from Chimers Choir who performed a number of songs to the appreciative audience.
The club wish to thank the organising committee, the volunteers, stewards and in particular Shane Connolly for all his efforts in ensuring today’s event was a wonderful success.
We are thrilled to reveal our brand new mobile app which has gone live in the last few days. Created and developed by the talented Seán McTiernan it is now available to all android users. Simply search for “Nenagh Eire Og” on the Play Store and download it for free. It is hoped that in time we will have an Apple version. Thanks to Seán for putting in many hours to create this wonderful addition to our online presence.
Our senior hurlers defeated Portroe in the final game of the round robin stage of the Tipperary Water county league on Sunday morning, 4-16 to 2-9, with Conor Hennessy, Cian O’Farrell, Philip Hickey and Seán Phelan bagging the goals. This means the lads have now qualified for the semi-finals as they bid to retain their title. We send Michael McNamara the very best as he recovers from an injury picked up in this game.
Our junior-A hurlers continued their good run in this year’s championship defeating Roscrea in the second round of the North Tipperary championship on Friday evening last 1-14 to 1-13. With thirteen minutes to play the Blues were five-points down but showed great composure and determination to reel in an excellent Roscrea side. Aided by a 51st minute Cian O’Farrell goal, Eddie Tucker’s side never panicked and it was substitute Eoghan Slattery who popped over the winning point with just three minutes remaining.
We wish Barry Heffernan, Jake Morris and the Tipperary senior hurlers the very best of luck next Sunday as they take on Limerick in the Munster senior hurling final in Páirc na nGael.
Our minor hurlers travelled to Clare on Saturday to take on Sixmilebridge in a challenge game before enjoying an afternoon’s paint-balling. Our thanks go to the management of the panel for organising the day.