Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes Jan-08-2020
The Adjourned AGM of the senior club takes place in the Clubroom on this Friday, 10th January at 8.00pm. All members are invited to attend.
Under 21 Football
Kilruane MacDonaghs will play in the ‘A’ championship along with Borrisokane and Inane Rovers.
Kilruane MacDonaghs will play in the ‘B’ championship which has a total of nine teams.
Congratulations to Craig Morgan who has been selected as the 2019 North Tipperary U21 ‘B’ football of the year. He will receive his award at a function in Ballycommon on Saturday, 18th January.
Membership fees for 2020: Juvenile & Minors €30; Players over minor €100 –this includes Lotto Subscription for the year; and non-playing adults €30. Subscriptions are now due. Players should pay their respective managers and supporters can join with any committee member. Players can only participate in games when membership fee is paid. There is absolutely no exception to this. All paid-up subscribers will receive a specially designed club-membership card.
Supporters can avail of a very attractive membership package which is now on offer from the club. For just €200 you will have a full year’s Lotto subscription, entry to the Tipperary Draw as well as your membership. In effect, supporters who subscribe to this package will have free membership — a saving of €30. Supporters have the option of paying by direct debit.
Kilruane MacDonaghs are one of the four clubs in Tipperary that have been selected to participate in Phase Four of the GAA Healthy Club Project over the next two years. This Project aims to help GAA Clubs explore how they can support the holistic health of their members and the communities they serve. More details later.
Well done to Borris-Ileigh on their tremendous victory over St. Thomas. Their continued success enhances the status of club hurling in Tipperary.
Dick Teefey (1940-2020) RIP
The death of has taken place of Dick Teefey, Oldham, England and formerly Ashley Park. Dick won a North U17 medal in 1957 with his native Kiladangan overcoming Borrisokane in the final. He lined out at wing-forward in that victory. He was goalkeeper on the Kiladangan team that won the inaugural U21 hurling championship in 1959 with a victory over Borrisokane in the decider that was played in Nenagh. Dick went on to play senior hurling with his club until 1963.
In 1964 he transferred to Kilruane MacDonaghs and lined out at wing-forward on the junior team that overcame Lorrha in that year’ divisional final. Dick finished top scorer in that game with a tally of 1-3 to his name. The following year he was a member of the senior team, captained by Len Gaynor, that claimed the Frank McGrath Cup. Dick was introduced as a second half substitute in that dramatic victory over Lorrha. He played senior with MacDonaghs for two more years before emigrating to England. Dick returned home for a brief period in the 1970s and threw his lot in with Kiladangan once more, lining out in the 1975 senior championship. Soon he was recrossing the Irish Sea and settled in England for the remainder of his life.
Sympathy is extended to his wife Sharon, son Dominic, daughter-in-law Kelly, brother Mick, sisters Teresa (Reilly) & Hannah (Gleeson) and extended family.