There was mixed fortunes for our two adult teams last weekend as they played their first round matches in the league campaigns. The first fixture in Cloughjordan on Sunday morning at 12 noon was the Junior B match v Ballina. Kilruane fielded six 16 year girls making their debut on an adult team for the first time and this panel of girls acquitted themselves well against a stronger more experienced Ballina team who had a comfortable win in the end. Scores for Kilruane came from a well-taken point from play by Shauna Heffernan and a point scored from a free by Sorcha Heenan. The second fixture of the day was the Intermediate first round match match against Drom. Kilruane struggled in the first half to get scores playing against the wind and went in at half-time down by 0-1 to 1-8. However, the wind aided the Kilruane girls in the second half in their comeback and three goals by Shauna Heffernan, Fiona Ryan and Shauna Tooher brought the final result to a draw on a scoreline to 3-3 to 1-9. The next Junior B match is fixed for 16th March and the Intermediate match v Moycarkey may be brought forward to this weekend. Players will be notifed by text.
The U12’s continue training on Tuesday nights in Cloughjordan at 6.30pm.
Kilruane played Nenagh in the Feile Competition on Saturday last in Nenagh. This was a tough physical match with both teams eager to progress in the competition. There was little between both teams at half-time but Nenagh pulled away in the second half to take the honours at full-time. Training continues on Tuesday nights at the ball-wall in Cloughjordan from 6.30-7.30pm and on Sunday mornings in Ardcroney from 11.30-12.30pm in preparation for the championship matches starting next month.
Training continues for the U16 girls on Saturday mornings in Ardcroney from 11am-12 noon. The U16 championship begins in early April with the first match against Thurles.
All players, team management and club officers are reminded that membership is now due. Rates for 2014 are: Juvenile (age 6-18yrs) €30, Adult players (over 18’s) €45, Family €100 and Non-player €20. Membership forms available at training or from registrar Noel Coonan. Each paid up member will receive a Membership Card for 2014 – this card can be used to obtain a discount in the following:- Sportman’s Dream – 10%, Anne Marie’s Boutique – 10% (valid to 31-07-14), Fox’s Pharmacy, Cloughjordan – 10%, Keith Deane – 10% on Car Valet and special rates for Car Wash, Tadhg Flaherty Motor Factors – 10%.
The Camogie Club and Hurling Club are holding a Joint Presentation Night to celebrate the achievements of the Junior A Camogie Winners and the North Tipperary U21 Hurling Champions. This presentation will take place on this Saturday 8th March in The Thatch, Ballycommon at 9pm sharp. Tipperary County Senior Hurler Paddy Stapleton will present the medals to the girls. Tickets priced at €10 are available from Lisa Cahill 087-7528293 and Helen Heenan 087-6231432.
The highlight of last weekend was the hosting of our first ever Fashion Show in The Abbey Court Hotel on Friday night last. The night was a huge success with the ballroom packed to capacity to see over 50 models take to the catwalk. Sincere thanks to the following shops who showcased their clothes on the night - Rumple Silks, Sportsmans Dream, Edels, Tesco, Jim McLoughney, Julie Agnes Hats, Sixty Three, Dunnes Stores, Marion Murphy Cooney, Anne Marie's, Jeanswear and 5th Avenue. Special thanks to all our models, both young and not-so young, who carried out their duties so professionally despite all the nerves. Thanks to hairdressers Linda Darcy and Ellen Hill and beauticians Sarah Ryan and Tara Troy for having the models looking so well.
The committee of Frances Cleary, Patricia Costello, Assumpta O'Kelly, Noreen Maher, Mel Callan, Carmel Austin and Joe Cahill put in a tremendous amount of work over the last few weeks to ensure the success of the night.
Thanks to Imelda, Eileen and the staff of the Abbey Court for all their assistance over the last few weeks, to our M.C. Seamus Costello who did a great job introducing the models and the outfits, our DJ J.P. O'Meara, pianist Michael Tooher and photographer Mary Peters. Also thanks to the lights-man Christy Morgan and stage manager Pat Shanahan who set up the catwalk, to those who donated spot prizes, gave sponsorship to the programme, to the shops and local business who set up stalls in the lobby, to the ticket-sellers, programme-sellers and the ladies who looked after the Cheese and Wine reception. Thanks to our kind sponsors for their support with this venture- Tipperary Water, O'Connor's Supermarket Kenyon Street, 5th Avenue, Walsh's Stationery, Zip Yard and Easons.
Finally, special thanks to all the parents, players and club members who sold tickets and attended on the night. The winner of the €300 travel voucher was Michael Tooher.
• Show Flair – Shoes
• New Moon – Headwear & Jewellery
• Zip Yard – Dressmaking alterations
• Julie Agnes – Headwear & skincare
• Lulu’s – sweets
• Frances Brislane, Grace & Mary O’Dwyer – breads & cakes
• Aloe Vera – skincare products
• Wrap it ‘n Love – home body wrap
• Flavon Ireland – 5 a day the easy way
Spot Prizes from the following:-
• Pillo Hotel – 1 night B&B
• Zip Yard – Wardrobe makeover
• Finnerty’s Chemist – Camera
• Abbey Court Hotel – Voucher
• Fox’s Chemist Cloughjordan – Elizabeth Arden
• True Beauty – Shellac Manicure
• Donal Leenane – Voucher
• Zip Yard – Voucher for alternations
• Zip Yard – Voucher for dry-cleaning
• Daisy Doll (Katanya) – Sparkle Blow Dry
• Proctor & Gamble – Make-Up Hamper
• H.D. Brows – Voucher
• Lisa Baker – Gift Voucher
• Ryan’s Chemist – Voucher
• Sheer Elegance – Voucher for lingere or night-wear
• Centra Cloughjordan – Bottle of Wine
Sympathy is extended to the Heffernan, Cahill and Shinners family on the death of Eileen Culhane, Carney.