Kilruane MacDonaghs News

Coaching Course
An Award 1 Coaching Course commences in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on Tuesday, 15th March at 7.00pm. This course is geared towards juvenile coaches. Contact Michael O’Meara 087-2474768 to confirm your attendance.

Meeting
The monthly meeting of the club committee will be held on this Thursday, 25th February at 8.00pm. All committee members are requested to attend.

Strictly Come Dancing
The Strictly Come Dancing fundraiser will be held in the Abbey Court Hotel on Friday, 1st April. Tickets, costing €20, are now on sale. As demand will exceed supply, immediate purchase is advisable to avoid disappointment. Business owners and individuals are invited to place an advertisement in the special souvenir programme which will be on sale on the night. In conjunction with this venture, there is a raffle. You can buy a line from any of the contestants or committee and they are also available in the local shops. There are a number of prizes, including two All-Ireland hurling tickets. The juvenile and camogie clubs are putting in a massive effort to ensure that this venture is successful.

Membership
The following membership fees have been confirmed for 2016: adult players €50; non playing adults €30; juveniles and minors €30. Membership cards are now available. The deadline for renewal of membership is 31st March.

Club Package
The committee has designed the following special €200 club packages which offer savings to all our members: (1) Adult players can join the weekly Club Lotto, County Draw and renew membership for €200; (2) Non playing adults can join the Club Lotto, County Draw and renew membership for €200. (3) Parents of juveniles will be given one annual Club Lotto and one County Draw subscription plus family membership for €200. In effect, all who avail of these packages will have free membership in addition to annual Lotto and County Draw subscriptions. A family of two adults and two juveniles can make a saving of €120.

Clothes Collection
The MacDonaghs juvenile and camogie clubs are organising their annual Clothes Collection between Monday, 16th May and Saturday, 21st May. We had a tremendous response in previous years and we anticipate that supporters will rally to the cause once more.

Cloughjordan Heritage
Cloughjordan Heritage Volume 1X will be launched by Len Gaynor in the Heritage Centre on this Friday, 26th February at 8.00pm. This latest issue is being published to coincide with the 1916 Centenary and will be of special interest to GAA followers in the parish. There is an article on the legendary De Wets, focussing on their exploits between 1901 and 1908 and there are also some rare GAA photographs in the book. Do you know that the first player to score three goals in an All-Ireland hurling final was born in the parish? Read about him in the latest publication. Of course, the 1966 Golden Jubilee celebrations are recalled with pride.

Handball
The Munster juvenile 40×20 finals were played on last Sunday at Cork venues. In Liscarroll, Cormac Doheny and James Loughnane won the U14 doubles by getting the better of their of their Cork opponents on a 15-7 and 15-2 scoreline. Sean McAdams and John McGrath played in the U16 doubles in Mallow. With the Tipperary boys leading 13-12, the game was abandoned due to a wet court.

Sympathy
The club extends sympathy to Rita Grace, Moanfin on the death of her mother, Nancy Gleeson, Boultheeney, Dolla and to Mona England, Stoneyacre on the death of her father, Jack Armitage, Towra, Cloughjordan.