Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes

 U-21 Hurling

The U-21 hurlers lost out to Thurles Sarsfields in the county semi-final. Thanks to the players and management for their efforts during the year.

A.G.M.

The Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubroom on Friday December 18th. It will be preceded by Mass for deceased members in Cloughordan Church. Nomination papers are available from secretary Kay Cahalan and can also be downloaded from the website www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com

Presentation

Fifty years ago Kilruane MacDonaghs defeated Toomevara to win their tenth North senior hurling title. Hughie Tooher lined out at full forward on that team. Earlier this year he celebrated his eightieth birthday and to mark this milestone and the golden jubilee of the ’59 victory the club made a presentation to Hughie last Friday evening in Bushy Park nursing home. Tom McLoughney, a colleague of Hughie’s on the victorious team, presented him with a specially framed photograph of the Kilruane MacDonaghs 1959 side. Also in attendance were chairman, Connie Grace, secretary Kay Cahalan, P.R.O. Gilbert Williams, nephew Martin, niece Geraldine, grandnieces Joyce, Shauna and Lianne and grandnephew Michael. The club would like to thank Fionnuala Gaynor who copied, framed and captioned the photograph in a very professional manner and to Andy Whelan who recorded the presentation on camera. Thanks to the management and staff of the nursing home who facilitated the presentation. A more comprehensive report and photographs can be viewed on the website.

Vodafone Support Your club

Parishioners continue to register in increasing numbers for the Vodafone Support Your club initiative. 5% of your top up or your bill will go directly to the Kilruane MacDonaghs club at absolutely no cost to you. The club would like to thank all who have already registered and encourages all Vodafone customers in the parish to join the scheme by contacting secretary Kay Cahalan 087-9059592 or any committee member. Your support will help provide badly needed finance for the Kilruane MacDonaghs club.

Ardcroney Community Field

Ardcroney Community Field has organized a limited draw with a total prize fund of€10,000 including a top prize of €5,000. Tickets costing €50 are on sale and are available from Ger Darcy 086-2752838, Sarah Ryan 087-7788165, Kay Cahalan 087-9059592 or any committee member. The draw takes place in Ardcroney Hall on this Friday December 4th.

Club Lotto

The Club Lotto jackpot wasn’t won last week on Tuesday November 24th and now stands at €11,650. The numbers drawn were 6-1517-22. A full list of weekly winners can be viewed on website.

Best Wishes

The club would like to extend best wishes to Eoin Hogan and Connie Grace who are both recuperating after knee surgery.

Sympathy

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family of the late Mary Coonan Ardcroney. Mary played camogie with Kilruane MacDonaghs and was a great supporter of all club teams