Kilruane MacDonaghs News

Correction
Mark Gleeson is the trainer of the senior hurling team and John Casey is the physio. Apologies to Mark and John for the error in last week’s notes.

Senior Captain
Brian O’Meara has been appointed captain of the Kilruane MacDonaghs senior hurling team for 2015.

Juvenile Presentation
The presentation of medals to the successful U12 and U14 hurling and football teams takes place on this Saturday, January 31st at 8.00pm. Players and parents are asked to be present at 7.45pm so the function can start punctually. Proceedings will not be delayed to facilitate any latecomers. Special guest on the night will be Tipperary All-Star, Seamus Callanan.

Juvenile AGM
The Annual General Meeting of the juvenile club will be held on Friday, February 6that 8.00pm. Everybody interested in the promotion of juvenile games in the parish is asked to make a big effort to attend. Refreshments will be served.

Coaching Course
The juvenile club is organising a Foundation Course in hurling on Wednesday, February 11th and Wednesday, February 18th at 7.30pm each night. This course is essential for new coaches and is also an ideal opportunity for all our juvenile mentors to recharge the batteries.

J1 Draw
The countdown is now on to the J1 draw on February 15th. There are just ten days left to enter this unique draw. Do you or your friend fancy earning up to €10,000 each for your J1 trip in 2015. The club is once again organising this fantastic New York prize. The lucky winner and a friend will work in the Spillane Group Restaurant and Bars. The prize also includes: return flights for two from Shannon/Dublin to New York; first month accommodation (in staff lodgings); second and third month accommodation will be organised (payable by winners) and two meals per day, included for duration of contract. Tickets cost €10 and can be purchased on www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com/NewYork. Tickets can also be purchased from any committee member. Full list of terms and conditions are available online. Anybody can purchase a ticket and nominate a relative or friend as the winner. Last year’s lucky winner was Caoimhe Hogan, Puckane, who said it was the best €10 she ever spent.

Membership
Membership fees are now due: U6, U8 and U10 €10; U12, U14, U16 and U18 €20; players over minor €50 and non-playing adults €20. Subscriptions are now due. Players should pay their respective managers and supporters can join with any committee member. Players can only participate in games when membership fee is paid. There is absolutely no exception to this. All paid-up subscribers will receive a specially designed club-membership card. Non-playing adults, who join the club, will be put on text list. Paid-up members can also apply for match tickets and avail of discount in the Sportsmans Dream, Jim McLoughney’s, Tadhg Flaherty’s, JKC’S and the Zipyard on the production of a valid membership card.

Membership Package
Supporters can avail of a very attractive membership package which is now on offer from the club. For just €200 you will have a full year’s Lotto subscription, entry to the County Draw as well as your membership. In effect, supporters who subscribe to this package will have free membership — a saving of €20. Supporters have the option of paying by direct debit.

Gaeltacht Scolarships
Coiste Chontae Thiobraid Árann is offering a limited number of Gaeltacht Scholarships to 2nd level students in the county. These scholarships are limited to those students currently in 2nd, 5th and Transition Years. Applicants or their parents must have been registered members of their local GAA Club in 2014. Applicants will be called to interview. Closing date for applications is Saturday, January 31st. Students who have already booked a place in a Gaeltacht College and paid a deposit cannot avail of this scheme. These scholarships are only available in three Colleges as follows: Coláistí Chorca Dhuibhne, Baile an Fheirtéaraigh, Trá Lí, Co. Chiarraí; Coláiste Na Mumhan, Béal Átha an Ghaorthaidh, Co. Chorcaí; Coláiste na Rinne, Co. Phort Láirge. Suitable candidates will be called for interview between Feb 9th and Feb 13th. Application forms are available from Gilbert Williams 087-2176452.