Nenagh Éire Óg reunion

Thursday, 4 January 2018

Nenagh Éire Óg reunion thumbnailSome members of the Nenagh Eire Og Gaelic football teams of the 1980s and early 1990’s who met up for a reunion in Rocky’s pub in Nenagh.

ON Friday, December 29, members of the Nenagh Éire Óg Gaelic football teams of the 1980s and early 1990's met up for a reunion in Rocky's pub in Nenagh.

 This group of players collectively won county football titles at under-12 (1984), under-14 (1986), under-16 (1988), minor (1990) and two under-21 crowns in 1991 and 1993 and formed the basis of the county intermediate winning team of 1998.

 They are probably best known for the 1992 county under-21 final against Aherlow, which they lost, that was made famous by the colourful commentary of Eddie Moroney.

 Many of the players travelled long distances to meet up with their former teammates, some of whom they had not met for many years. Also present on the night were three of their mentors, John Kissane, Patsy Bonar and John Foley.

 Football was particularly strong in the town during this era and a number of the players went on to represent their county with notable success. Chris Bonar, Jim McAuliffe and Kevin Coonan were all part of the 1998 All-Ireland junior winning team which Kevin captained. Mark Sheahan played for many years with the senior side winning an All-Ireland B title in 1998.


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