Kilruane MacDonaghs News
The Adjourned AGM will be held in the clubroom on Friday January 15th at 8.00 p.m. This is one of the most important meetings of the year with an extensive agenda to be discussed on the night. There was an impressive turnout at the AGM so we look forward to a large attendance of players, committee and the general membership to further plans for 2010.
The Annual General Meeting of the juvenile club has been pencilled in for Friday January 22nd in the clubroom at 8.00 p.m. After a successful year for the juveniles a large gathering is anticipated.
The Juvenile Presentation will take place in The Complex on Friday January 29th. On that night the successful U-10, U-12 and U-14 hurlers will receive their medals. Guest of honour will be the 2009 All-Star fullback Padraig Maher of Thurles Sarsfields.
Vodafone Support Your Club
There has been a fantastic response throughout the parish to Vodafone Support Your Club scheme with well in excess of 400 subscribers already registered. You can join the scheme by contacting secretary Kay Cahalan 087-9059592. 5% of your top up or bill goes to the club at absolutely no cost to you. Your support can help the club reach its target of 500 registered members in the scheme and provide much needed finance for Kilruane MacDonaghs.
For the third year in a row the cost of membership has not increased. The fees for 2010 are: adult players €40, student players €20, non-playing adults €20 and juveniles €10. Club membership cards will be available at the Adjourned AGM. Closing date for membership is March 31st. An edict from Croke Park has decreed that this date is non negotiable and all clubs have to comply.
2010 marks the golden jubilee of Kilruane MacDonaghs historic win in the 1960 county intermediate final. MacDonaghs defeated Ballinahinch in the North junior final on a 5-8 to 2-5 scoreline on the same day as the seniors lost their title against Toomevara. In the playoff for the right to proceed to the county semi-final Kilruane overcame intermediate champions Knockshegowna. There was no separate county junior championship at that time. In the county semi-final south representatives Newcastle were defeated. Moycarkey-Borris who had been regraded from senior the previous year were warm favourites for the final but MacDonaghs, wearing their traditional green jerseys with a gold sash, triumphed on a 3-2 to 2-2 scoreline on the Sunday before Christmas in Borrisoleigh. The club hopes to commemorate this famous victory later in the year. John Heenan who lined out a centre-field in the county final celebrates his 85th birthday on January 11th. All in the club would like to extend their best wishes to John.
In 1940 Kilruane MacDonaghs defeated Kildangan in Borrisokane on a 2-5 to 3-1 scoreline to win the club’s eighth North senior hurling title. The sole survivor of that win is one of our vice-presidents Mick O Meara of Carriganagh. All his friends in the club would like to send their best wishes to Mick who celebrates his ninety first birthday this January.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to Pat Murphy and family Townsfields on the death of Pat’s father Tom Murphy in Wicklow.