A large crowd assembled in the clubroom on last Friday night for the A.G.M. of the juvenile club. Chairman Sean Ward presided over a very productive meeting with many constructive contributions from the enthusiastic attendance. Sean reviewed a very busy year, which saw teams involved in ninety-one games, winning four tournaments. He thanked all the coaches and selectors for their dedication throughout the season. Caretaker Pat Williams, who always had MacDonagh Park and its magnificent facilities in mint condition for juvenile games and training, was singled out for special mention.
The club was very proactive in running three tournaments, indoor training, a summer camp, a parish league and in organising three trips and running a very successful fundraiser. The senior club was represented by chairman Connie Grace, secretary Kay Cahalan and treasurer Michael Cahill. Connie complimented the juvenile committee on the tremendous work that they were doing in promoting hurling and football in the parish.
Games Promotion Officer Len Gaynor was also present and he paid tribute to the committee for the crucial role it is playing in developing our young players. All positions were filled on the night and it was encouraging to see so many new volunteers willing to assume positions of responsibility.
The following were elected: Presidents: Fr. Tom Hannon, Fr. Enda Burke, Paddy Quinlan and Tom McLoughney; Chairman-Sean Ward; Vice-Chairman-Christy Morgan; Secretary-Sarah Ryan and North Board delegate-John O Meara.
Selectors appointed were: U-8 Michael O Neill, Pat Shanahan and Jody Hurley; U-10 Christy Morgan, Enda McLoughney and Ned Darcy; U-12 Sean Ward, Liam Boyle, John Hyland and John Cahill; U-14 Jimmy Cahill, Pat Shanahan, Christy Morgan, Liam Grace and Ger O Meara; U-16 Michael Conway, Fr. Tom Hannon and Gilbert Williams. The first committee meeting of the year was fixed for Friday February 15th at 8.00 p.m. . A review of the juvenile year can be found on the website www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com
The official launch of the eagerly awaited 600 Club takes place on this Friday night at the committee meeting. The draw has attracted massive interest both inside and outside the parish and many of the tickets already have been snapped up although they only go on sale this week. Receipts from the draw will help finance the hurling wall that is being built in MacDonagh Park. The star prize on offer is a Citreon C3 car or €15,000, 2nd prize is a holiday for two to New York or €2,500, 3rd prize is a city break of choice in Paris, Rome etc. or €1,500, 4th prize is a four ball of golf in the P.G.A. in Palmerstown House, including an overnight stay in City West valued @ €1,500 and 5th prize is 42 inch flat screen TV valued @ €1,100. There are twenty prizes in all, giving subscribers a one in thirty chance of winning. Tickets costing €100 are strictly limited to 600 and are now available from any committee member. Immediate purchase of ticket is advisable to avoid disappointment. The draw will take place in the Western Pass on Sunday March 16th.
Fun Do Coaching
A Fun Do Coaching course will be held in the clubroom on this Thursday February 7th at 8.00 p.m. . Tadhg O Connor, Dinny Maher and Len Gaynor will be the tutors. All juvenile coaches and mentors are asked to attend.
The monthly meeting of the club committee will be held in the clubroom on this Friday night February 8th at 8.00 p.m. . All committee members have been notified and are requested to attend.
The Dinner Dance takes place in the Abbey Court Hotel on Friday February 16th at 9.00 p.m.. The u-21 hurlers who won North and County titles will be presented with their medals. Guest of honour on the night will be Declan Ryan manager of the Tipperary minor hurling team. Tickets costing €35 are available from Connie Grace, Kay Cahalan, Michael Cahill, Mary McLoughney, Margaret Cleary, Susan O Brien, John O Meara and Len Gaynor. With a brisk demand for tickets, it looks like a bumper attendance will be present to enjoy what is sure to be a great night.
Membership cards are mow available from any committee member. The fee is €40 for adult players, €20 for non-playing adults and €10 for juveniles. Membership is mandatory for all players. Those who have renewed their membership by this Friday February 9th will be entered into a draw for two dinner dance tickets and all who have paid by March 17th have a chance of winning free entry into the new Tipperary Draw.
Congratulations to Donnchadha Minogue who won €200 in the county draw.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family and relatives of the late Paul Campbell.