Nenagh Eire Og Camogie club notes

U 13s are will have played their second game against Ballina on last Monday seeking to avenge their earlier defeat to them

 

Minor. Our next two minor games have been called off to facilitate the Tipperary u 16 team who have reached the All Ireland Final

 

U 16 We would like to congratulate the Tipperary u 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 a very important part of a very talented team.

 

Junior .

Our Junior team played the Munster A Plate final last Sunday against an experienced Newport/ Ballinahinch team in Newport and it turned out to be the Camogie game of the year with both sides doing Tipperary Proud.

Nenagh lined out with 9 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 the Blues reached the final on merit and were absolutely terrific in the decider.

Newport started well and led 2-3 to no score inside the opening eight minutes before a Cíara McGrath point got a determined Eire Og off the mark in the 14th minute . The Blues never say die spirit really came to the fore thereafter with points form Aileen Duggan and Rachel Maher reducing the deficit significantly by the 18 th minute.

Newport responded with a point but in the 24th minute Danielle Harrington (who couldn’t start due to illness) showed her goal poaching instincts with a brilliant goal to leave four  between them (1-3 to 2-4).

A Newport free opened a five point gap , but Eire Og were growing in confidence with points from Michelle Collins and Holly O Brien reducing the deficit to just a goal in the 28th minute. Newport hit 1-1 late in the first half and retired at the break nursing a 3-6 to 1-5 lead.

Although an Aishling O Brien point got Eire Og off to a positive start in the second half a fourth Newport goal in the 32nd minute  left the Blues with a mountain to climb (1.6 to 4.6) but driven on by the half back line  and mid field the Nenagh Eire Og players were an absolute credit to themselves and everyone associated with the club thereafter. Not once did their heads drop and Eire Og relentlessly worked their way back into this thrilling final driven on mainly by  a nucleus of very young players.

An Aileen Duggan free settled Eire Og before Rachel Maher converted a long range free in the 34th minute to leave to leave seven between them (1-8 to 4-6) In the 36th minute Lisa Maher plundered a goal while four minutes later went for as goal from a 21 metre free , Mahers shot was stopped , but Danielle Harrington scored from the rebound and suddenly the margin was down to just  one in the 40th minute.

A Rachel Maher free following a foul on Aishling O Brien leveled matters in the 43rd minute Eire Og had now notched 2-3 without reply and Eire Og took the lead for the first time in the match when Rachel Maher converted a 50 (3.10 to 4.6)

Cruelly Newport struck for a fifth goal in the 51st minute and converted a free to edge back 5.7 to 3.10 lead . Eire Og didn’t panic , however , with a Michelle Collins point and a third Danielle Harrington goal  in the 56th minute propelling Eire Og back into the lead (4.11 to 5-7)

With two minutes of normal time remaining a sixth Newport goal wrestled the initiative away from Eire Og while an eight Newport point left three between them (4.11 to 6.8)

A heroic Eire Og side charged forward in waves with points from Rachel Maher and Zoe Gratton reducing the deficit to a single point as this dramatic affair moved into injury time.

In the 61st minute Newport struck for a seventh goal . This time sadly Eire Og failed to recover. That said every  supporter of the blues left Newport on Sunday evening immensely proud of the Eire Og players efforts .

The club would also like to thank Manager Denise Morris , coach Paul Henry and selector/fitness coach  Shane Connolly for all their terrific work with this group of players.

Nenagh Eire Og Allison Darcy, Mary Dillon, Alice Darcy, Amy Heffernan, Rachel Maher (0-5 02 frees 01 50) Alanna Morris , Claire Collins, Zoe Gratton(0-1), Michelle Collins (0-2) Lisa Maher (1-0) Aileen Duggan (0-2 0-1 free) Holly O Brien (0-1) Ciara McGrath (0-1) Brenda O Sullivan , Aishling O Brien (0-1) subs Danielle Harrington (3-0) for Brenda o Sullivan, Judie Mulqueen, Paula Ryan , Gemma Morris, Mairéad Sheridan, Emily MacNamara, Cliodhana Curren, Sarah o Conner.

 

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 Tescos August 02 and 03rd for the juvenile section of the club we could do with similar support and help in bagpacking. If interested in helping please contact any committee member.

Yours sincerely Enda o Sullivan P R O Nenagh Eire Og Camogie club. 0833343347

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