Kilruane MacDonaghs News 22-Feb-2017

Senior

Kilruane MacDonaghs will be away to Borris-Ileigh in the first round of the county league on Saturday, 11th March.

 

Junior

In the first round of the league Kilruane MacDonaghs will travel to Kilcolman to play Burgess on the weekend of 19th March.

 

Under 21

MacDonaghs will face Roscrea in the first round of the hurling championship. Toomevara are also in the group. Only one team will qualify for the knockout stages.

 

Minor

In the first round of the football championship Kilruane MacDonaghs are at home to Ballina. Portroe and Templederry/Ballinahinch are also in the group. The top two qualify for the semi-final. In the first round of the hurling championship MacDonaghs have been drawn at home to Silvermines.

 

Under 16

Kilruane MacDonaghs are at home to Templederry/Ballinahinch in the first round of the championship on this Saturday at 3.00pm.

 

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. Proceedings commence at 7.00pm with a wine reception. Auctioneer Seamus Costello will put the first lot up for auction at 8.00pm. Seamus will be ably assisted by Johnny Looby of Tipp FM fame. Finger food will be provided and the night will conclude with music. Admission is €10. Patrons will receive a free raffle ticket for a tractor trailer of timber, 30 bags of turf and 10 bags of turf. Raffle tickets, costing €5, will also be on sale. There has been a fantastic response from parishioners and from the business community in North Tipperary and further afield with donations of timber (car trailers), turf, fodder and vouchers from shops, companies, tradesmen and service providers of all descriptions. One of the most attractive lots to go under the hammer will be an autumn mid-term break to Mercia in Spain for 2 adults and 2 children (flights and accommodation only). Thanks to all who have donated so generously. All donors will be entered into a draw for a weekend away.

 

General Meeting

A General Meeting of all senior, juvenile and camogie members will be held in the clubroom on this Thursday, 23rd February at 8.00pm to advance plans for the Auction. We have had tremendous support so far and ask all to rally around for the final push. 

 

Membership

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.

 

Club Package

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.

 

Handball

The Munster juvenile handball finals were played in Tulla, Clare on Saturday. Local players Jack Mulcahy and Ryan Gillick had a comprehensive victory over Waterford in the U12 doubles. In the U13 doubles Eoin Carroll and Jack Mullaney, Ballinahinch had a good win over Waterford. Rory Grace played in U14 singles and narrowly lost out to his Kerry opponent.