Kilruane MacDonaghs News
Sale of Work & Auction
The Kilruane MacDonaghs club would like to thank everybody who helped make the Sale of Work and Auction such a phenomenal success. It was the biggest ever Sale of Work in the history of the club and our most successful ever fundraising venture. Final returns are not yet in, but receipts will exceed €30,000. A phenomenal 142 loads of timber were sold (127 were auctioned on the day and 15 had been presold). The Complex was packed to capacity for the Wheel of Fortune, with the wheel spun forty three times and there were almost thirty free spins. Tea was served all day and the various stalls did a brisk trade. The children enjoyed the Face Painting, the Pedal Karting, the Hurling Shooting and the Pony & Trap Ride.
The club would like to express its gratitude to all who so generously contributed items and attended in such huge numbers on the day. There was great community support from all corners of the parish and this is very much appreciated. Congratulations to Patrick Kelly Kilruane who won the raffle for the trailer of timber. Well done Mary Gibson who was closest to calculating the number of sweets in the jar. The actual number was 229, with Mary’s estimate 232. Comments from two of our most loyal supporters summed up the tremendous success of the day. Joe McCarthy Coolnamona said that he was proud to belong to the Kilruane MacDonaghs club, while Sean Melia proclaimed that it was as good as winning a North final. If we can harness that same spirit on the field of play anything is possible.
A meeting of all adult selectors and the Hurling Committee takes place on this Thursday night at 8.00pm. A full attendance is expected.
Senior training commences on this Friday night in MacDonagh Park.
Waterford Crystal Cup
Seamus Hennessy played at wing back and Brian O’Meara lined out at corner forward on the Tipperary senior team which defeated Limerick in the Waterford Crystal Cup quarter-final in Nenagh. Brian helped himself to five points. The Tipperary team had warmed up in MacDonagh Park Cloughjordan before the match and they were astonished to see the absolute forest of timber waiting to be auctioned.
Junior B Hurling
Manager Pat Shanahan has confirmed that Jimmy Cahill and Paddy Williams will be his selectors for the Junior B league.
The under 16 panel was the first to resume training. They had their opening session last Wednesday and will continue on the same night every week.
The U12s swing into action on Tuesday February 5th at 7.00pm.
The U14s assemble for the first time on Thursday February 7th at 7.00pm.
A meeting of all juvenile selectors will be held on the clubroom on Friday February 8th at 8.00pm. It is essential that all selectors are present.
The next meeting of the club committee is scheduled for Thursday February 21st at 8.00pm. All committee members are asked to keep their diary free for that night.
Congratulations to Ray Cahalan Ardcroney who won €200 in the County Draw.
Membership fees remain the same as last year: U6, U8, U10 and U12 €10; U14, U16 and U18 €20 and non playing adults €20. There is a special membership package for all players over minor. Adult players will be briefed on this before the start of the playing season. Specially designed club membership cards will be issued to all paid up members.
The annual juvenile Bag Packing takes place in Dunnes on Friday August 23rd and Saturday August 24th. It is hoped that all families who have juvenile players lining out with Kilruane MacDonaghs will help out on one of the days.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to Paul McLoughney on the death of his brother Willie, the Molamphys Ballysteena on the death of Mary Molamphy and the Spillane family Ardcroney on the death of Peig Spillane.