Adult league fixtures this weekend & next
Division 1 Feile Peil started this evening, with our U15 boys beating Lissycasey on a 1.03 to 0.03 scoreline. They are now in a semi final on Friday v Ennistymon @ 7pm in Ennistymon.
Leagues are completed for our adult camogie and LGFA teams. Well done to our intermediate ladies who beat Fergus Rovers in a relegation game last weekend and will continue in Division 1 next year. Our intermediate camogie team are safe having finished 3rd in their league. Our junior ladies and camogie teams fulfilled all fixtures in their respective leagues.
Call to arms - Help Needed from Parents/Guardians
Éire Óg Academy is putting the call out to parents/guardians
Can you dedicate some time on Monday and Friday evenings to help out the coaches while your child trains?
Éire Óg Academy is going from strength to strength and is delighted to say that player numbers are increasing on an ongoing basis . However, with larger numbers, there comes the challenge of a limited number of coaches, particularly for the U11s, U9s, U7s and U5s and they need some help.
Perhaps you wait in the car while your child trains or maybe you're a sideline spectator for the hour? Why not get involved in the action on the pitch instead if you can?
We are asking that any parent/guardian who can give some of their time, however big or small, please make themselves known to the coaches at training tomorrow evening and/or Monday evening. We are not looking for trained GAA coaches by any means - you might simply be able to help oversee some general drills or have a presence on the pitch to ensure that children are listening to their coaches .
Thanking you all in advance
Following tough battles with Cork and Limerick the Clare senior footballers play in their first Munster senior football final in 11 years when they take on Kerry in the Gaelic Grounds at 4pm on Sunday May 7th. The club is proudly represented by Ciaran Russell, Darren O’Neill, Gavin Cooney, Ikem Ugwueru, Manus Doherty, Mark McInerney & Ronan Lanigan, with all 7 having had game time in the win over Limerick in the Gaelic Grounds. Let’s get behind the lads this Sunday and shout them on from the stands #BigBallSmallBallAnyBall
Notice from Munster GAA regarding tickets for this game:
The Munster Football Final tickets are now on sale. Tickets are unreserved seating Stand Specific. i.e Mackey Stand unreserved and North Stand unreserved.
We are also opening the Clare End Terrace.
Munster GAA passes/cards are not valid for this fixture.
Any Wheelchair users can purchase a Mackey Stand ticket and this will suffice for both Wheelchair user and attendant to gain entry to the stadium.
Tickets are on general sale so there is no allocation for counties.
Juvenile groups are available on our website they need to fill out the form this will be open until Tuesday for this fixture. see link below.
Please note this game is preceded by Clare v Kerry Munster intermediate camogie semi at 2pm.
Comhghairdeas and best wishes to Éire Óg's Heather O’ Malley & Cate Mangan who have been selected to play in the half time Primary Games at this Sunday's Munster Senior Football final in Limerick
Heather attends Ennis CBS and Cate hails from Ennis National School.
Congratulations to Robert Loftus & Conor Perill with the Clare minor hurlers who saw off the challenge of Limerick in last night’s Munster minor semi-final. The lads are deservedly into the provincial final which takes place next Tuesday May 9th at a venue to be confirmed. Keep an eye on the Munster Council website for updates: https://munster.gaa.ie/fixtures/
Following the highs of Clare senior hurlers historic win over Limerick in round 2 our sights now set to Waterford in Thurles on May 13th. A selection of tickets are on general sale here: https://www.ticketmaster.ie/event/18005E51ED747131
The club will receive a small allocation of tickets. Current paid up members can apply by contacting club secretary Aileen Doohan by email: email@example.com or text to 087-683 9207 no later than Friday 5th May at 9pm. Please ensure your name, mobile, email and number of tickets requested are all noted in your request. Tickets cannot be guaranteed due to the number allocated to the club. Codes and link to purchase tickets will be sent by email or text, the codes go live at 6pm Saturday so ensure to be online at that time and select ‘best seats’ option to view the best selection available.
At 3.30pm in the same venue, the Clare senior camogie team take on either Waterford or Tipp in the Munster senior camogie final. Be sure to get down early to show your support.
Healthy Clubs updates
Éire Óg All-Stars has returned and is at capacity for this block with 25 children participating. We are on the lookout for more volunteers to assist with this group, while we have a good bank of dedicated helpers, it’s important to have enough to allow sufficient cover and care for the children. It involves just one hour per week (Tuesdays from 6 to 7pm), coaching experience is not required as the head coach will be running the sessions. Please contact Noreen on 087-644 9781 if you can help out.
Our playing pitches are now smoke and vape free in conjunction with the Clare Co Council #NotAroundUs campaign. This was launched in the club 2 weeks ago and we thank everyone for cooperating on this.
The Season of Respect campaign with Clare Sports Partnership has been running over the past month with good attendances from Club officers, underage players and coaches, with positive feedback coming back from the sessions. On a side note, we would remind everyone to please keep the referee’s parking spot free when we are holding matches or blitzes. It is located near the back of the clubhouse and is signposted on the wall.
Gaelic for Mothers n Others has restarted for another block, it runs on Tuesday nights from 7 to 8pm. All are welcome, contact Auriol with any queries 087-983 3368
Forever Young Fitness
Please contact James Ferns if you would like to join the Tuesday exercise class in Éire Óg for the senior community, there are currently 3 spaces available. James 087-770 9307
Ennis National School have embarked on a dream Astroturf project for the school. If you are in a position to donate you can do so via their Go Fund Me, every little helps: Fundraiser for Ennis National School Deposit Account by Ennis National School : Ennis National School Astroturf Pitch (gofundme.com)
Caint agus craic continues on Thursday nights from 9 to 10 in the clubhouse. Grab a friend and come along, all are welcome.
Our annual ‘One Club’ flag day is on the 17/18 of June and volunteers will be needed across the club, please note it in your diaries for now.
Also on the 17/18 June, we will have an Éire Óg team taking part in the Cancer Societies 24 hour ‘Relay for Life’ event in the Fairgreen. If you would like to get involved, contact Auriol on 087-983 3368.
Going Green…Biodiversity has come to Éire Óg, in conjunction with Ennis Tidy Towns, we have planted some crab apple, field cherry, rowan and silver birch trees and wild flowers. The project is ably directed by Martin Nugent with the assistance of the lads on the CE scheme. Well done to all, keep it green keep it clean 😉
Best of Clare Awards
We are delighted to have been shortlisted for Best Sports Club in the Clare FM/EI Electronics Best of Clare Awards.
Many thanks to everyone that nominated us, please vote for us on the link below to help us come out on top of this tough group:
Please avoid leaving valuables unattended in dressing rooms as their safety cannot be guaranteed.
27/04/2023 numbers drawn: 5, 19, 29, 30. Winner alright!! A huge congrats to Stephen Coote who matched 4 and won the €8125 lotto jackpot. There was also 1 match 3 @ €100, congrats to Emma McGann. Pat McInerney won the promoters prize of €25.
Well done to all. The jackpot is now €2000, play online here: https://eireoginis.ie/draws, many thanks for your continued support and best of luck!