Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes
The presentation of the divisional medals to the U-21 hurlers and the O Riain Cup medals to the senior hurlers takes place on Friday Mach 19th in The Complex at 8.00 p.m.. The Kilruane MacDonaghs junior hurling team of 1960 which defeated Moycarkey-Borris to win the county intermediate title will be guests of honour on the night. The sub committee organizing the function has their plans well advanced for what promises to be a great occasion. A full meal will be served at the function and tickets at the subsidized price of ten euro are available from George O Leary, Kay Cahalan, Mary McLoughney, Susan O Brien, Michael Cahill and Gilbert Williams.
The senior hurlers have received a bye into the semi-final of the Hogan Cup where they will have a home tie against the winners of Moneygall and Portoe on Sunday March 7th at 12 o clock.
Seamus Hennessy and Shane Quinlan lined out for NUIG in the FitzGibbon Cup game against UCD which ended in a draw. Ray McLoughney played with the WIT team which lost out to LIT. Brian O Meara was also on the panel.
Vocational Schools Hurling
Niall O Meara and Eanna Hogan were on the Tipperary Vocational School hurling team which defeated Galway in the All-Ireland semi-final. Thomas Cleary was also a member of the squad. They take on Kilkenny in the final this Saturday.
The U-8 hurlers have resumed their indoor hurling sessions in the Complex and they continue each Monday at 6.30 p.m. All the other juvenile teams will swing back into action next week after the winter hibernation. Selectors will be in contact with the respective panels.
Congratulations to Barney Naughnane who has been appointed coach of the Tipperary intermediate hurling team. All in the club wish him every success. Barney joins the growing number of Kilruane MacDonaghs clubmen who are involved in the intercounty scene Eamon O Shea is coach to the senior team, Mark O Leary is manager of the minor side while Pat Murphy is a selector with the minor footballers. Dinny Cahill is manager of the Antrim hurlers and Paddy Williams coaches the Meath senior hurling team.
A meeting of the juvenile club will take place in the clubroom on this Friday night February 19th at 8.30 p.m… All selectors have been notified and are asked to attend punctually.
Membership is now due and can be paid to any committee member. The fee for 2010 is 40 euro for adult players, 20 euro for student players and non playing adults and 10 euro for juveniles. Membership is mandatory for all players. The closing date for renewal is March 31st.
Congratulations to Paddy McLoughney who won 200 euro in the county draw.