Kilruane MacDonaghs GAA Weekly Notes 01-Feb-2017
In the county championship Kilruane MacDonaghs have been drawn in a group with Thurles Sarsfields, Nenagh Éire Óg and Carrick Swan. The first round will take place in April. The draw for the first round of the North championship will take place in the Hibernian Inn on Thursday, 16th February.
Commiserations to Jerome Cahill, Craig Morgan, Mark O’Neill and Nenagh CBS after their great effort against Templemore in the Harty Cup semi-final.
Kilruane MacDonaghs have been dawn at home to Burgess in the first round of the championship. Lorrha are also in the group. The championship commences on 18th March.
Roscrea Sports Awards
Congratulations to Dinny Cahill who will be presented with the “Contribution to Sports Award” at the Roscrea Regional Sports Awards on this Friday, 3rd February.
Level 1 Coaching Course
A Level 1 coaching course in hurling commences in the clubroom on Thursday, 2nd March, concluding on 30th March. We hope that all our juvenile coaches will attend. Those who have already completed the course are also encouraged to avail of this opportunity to refresh their coaching skills.
Auction & Social Night
The senior, juvenile and camogie clubs are organising a Monster Auction & Social Night in the Abbey Court Hotel on Saturday, 4th March. We had a huge attendance at last week’s meeting that drew up a comprehensive plan for this major fundraising venture. To build on this very encouraging start and to further preparations, the next General Meeting of all senior, juvenile and camogie members will be held on this Wednesday night, 1st February at 8.00pm. Anybody who couldn’t attend last week is asked to make a huge effort to be present this time. Already we have had a fantastic response from parishioners and from the business community in North Tipperary and further afield. In the next few weeks we will be carrying out a forensic canvass, seeking donations of timber (car trailers), turf, fodder and vouchers from shops, companies, tradesmen and service providers of all descriptions. Anybody who donates an item for auction will be entered into a draw for a very attractive prize. This is going to be an Auction with a difference as items that go under the hammer will not be there in the hotel for inspection but will be listed in a catalogue with some being displayed on a big screen.
A meeting of all juvenile coaches and selectors will take place in the clubroom on this Thursday, 2nd February at 8.00pm. It is essential that every juvenile coach and mentor is present at this very important meeting.
The following membership fees will apply for 2017: 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. Membership is compulsory for all players, both juvenile and adult.
The following special €200 club packages 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. Anybody availing of this package will be entered into a draw for two All-Ireland hurling tickets.
GRMA Membership Card
The GAA has launched the GRMA Membership Card and rewards programme. Paid-up members of Kilruane MacDonaghs can sign up online via gaa.ie/grma and will receive a new official GAA Membership Card personalised with their name, club and GAA membership number. This new initiative will provide members with access to exclusive discounts, special offers and the opportunity to earn points for going to games. Contact Carmel Daly`087-2409854 or Gilbert Williams 087-2176452 to get your membership number which you will need to sign up online.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Peg Hodgins, Behamore, Cloughjordan.