Kilruane MacDonaghs News

U12 Football
The U12 footballers are home to Inane Rovers on this Saturday. Players will receive confirmation of time by text.

Juvenile Presentation
The U16 and U14 hurlers were presented with their medals at a very successful function in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on last Friday night. Guest of honour was Tipperary legend Brendan Cummins while David Needham, Games Promotion Officer, was also in attendance. Sean Ward, chairman of the juvenile club, welcomed everybody and he thanked the players, selectors, parents, the senior club and all who helped make 2013 a very successful year for Kilruane MacDonaghs. Brendan Cummins commended the players on their achievements and emphasised the importance of maintaining their commitment to the club. Presentations were made to the following selectors: Sean Ward, Ned Darcy, John Hyland, Johnny Peters, Thomas Williams, John Cahill and Gilbert Williams. Under 16 player, Kevin Shinners also made a presentation to each member of the U16 management team. Thanks to all the parents who helped prepare and decorate the hall and to Brian O’Farrell and his staff who served up a sumptuous meal. A special word of thanks to Michelle Shinners and Mary Peters who took photographs which can be viewed on the website. An U14 medal was left in The Complex. Contact Gilbert Williams.

Medal Presentation
The Thatch, Ballycommon was packed to capacity for the presentation of medals to the U21 hurlers and the junior camogie team. Special guests were Eddie Brennan and Paddy Stapleton. Thanks to the management and staff of The Thatch for the excellent arrangements on the night. Thanks also to Michelle Shinners and Bridget Delaney who were on hand to take photographs. A selection of the photographs can be seen on the website and on the Facebook page.

Schools Blitz
St. Michaels, Cloughjordan, Ardcroney, Kilruane and Dunkerrin schools participated in an indoor hurling blitz in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex last week. Thanks to the David Needham, Games Promotion Officer, who organised the event which was thoroughly enjoyed by all.

Jerseys
The club is purchasing a new set of senior jerseys and is giving our supporters the opportunity to sponsor a jersey @ €40. We have been heartened by the tremendous response to this initiative and are well on the way to reaching our target. One last push from our loyal followers will get us over the line. Contact Gilbert Williams 087-2176452 or any committee member if you would like to sponsor a jersey.

Membership
The March 31st deadline is looming on the horizon. Thanks to all who have renewed and we urge all others to pay the appropriate fee as soon as possible: U6, U8 and U10 €10; U12, 14, U16 and U18 €20; adult players €50 and non playing adults €20. All adult members will be put on the club texting list and will also be entered into a draw for a County Draw subscription 2014/2015 and two annual Club Lotto subscriptions. This draw will take place at the monthly meeting of the club committee on March 27th. A valid membership card also entitles you to discount at the following shops: Sportsmans Dream, Jim McLoughney’s, Zip Yard, Tadhg Flaherty’s and JKCS.

Handball
Congratulations to Louis Kennedy who won the North Tipperary U13B championship in Nenagh on Sunday and to Matthew Spain who teamed up with Sean Hayes to win the Munster U13 doubles title. Matthew, Sean and James Loughnane were part of the Tipperary U12/13 team that won the Munster title. Best of luck to Sean McAdams and Jerome Cahill who contest the All-Ireland semi-finals on Saturday.

Sympathy
The club extends sympathy to the Heffernan, Cahill and Shinners families on the death of Eileen Culhane, Carney, to the Killackey family on the death of Nell Girard, Nenagh, to the Dooley family, Borrisokane on the death of Martin Dooley and to Ger Ryan, former Tipperary PRO, on the death of his father Seamus.