Kilruane MacDonaghs News
Congratulations to Niall O Meara, Thomas Cleary and Eanna Hogan who were on the Tipperary Vocational Schools hurling team which defeated Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final in Ballyragget. Niall captained the side.
The monthly meeting of the club committee will be held in the clubroom on Thursday February 24th at 8.00 p.m. All committee members and are asked to attend punctually.
The club is holding a Dinner Dance in the Abbey Court Hotel on Saturday March 19th. The U-21 hurlers will be presented with their divisional and county medals. The Kilruane MacDonaghs senior hurling team of 1986 which won the All-Ireland club title will also be honoured. The club will be making a presentation to each player and selector to celebrate the silver jubilee of this famous victory. Guest of honour will be former Tipperary manager Liam Sheedy. This promises to be a great occasion for the parish and the club with the event already generating huge interest. Tickets cost €30 and are now available from club officials and committee members.
After the winter break Brian O Meara will resume hurling coaching in the parish primary schools next week.
Indoor hurling continues each Monday night for the U-8s at 6.30 p.m. followed by the U-10s at 7.30 p.m. The U-6s and the U-12s will soon swing into action. Parents will receive notification of date and time.
The annual Parish League is scheduled to commence on Saturday April 9th. All boys from third class upwards care eligible to compete. More details later.
The U-16 footballers are away to Nenagh in the first round of the championship on the weekend of March 12th. Inane Rovers, Newport/Ballinahinch, Ballina and Burgess complete the group. The top four teams qualify for the semi-finals.
In the first round of the championship the U-14 footballers are away to Kildangan on Wednesday March 30th. Borris-Ileigh, Newport/Ballinahinch and Nenagh complete the group. The top four teams qualify for the semi-finals.
Child Protection Policy
The juvenile club has ratified its Child Protection Policy which was drafted by our Child Protection officer Sarah Ryan. The policy can be viewed on the club website www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com
Ardcroney School recently took part in the G.A.A. Primary Schools Quiz. They were crowned North champions and went on to compete in the county final. Luck was not on their side in the final when they lost out by one question to Clonoulty.They put up a fantastic score of 60 out of a possible 64. The team was Patrick Hayes, Jerome Cahill, Pearse Cahalan and Daniel Ryan.
Congratulations to Luke and Zach Dervan Townsfields who won €200 in the Tipperary GAA Members weekly draw
The Annual Hurling and Camogie Cul Camp will take place in MacDonagh Park Monday July 4th to Friday July 9th. The cost remains the same as last year: one child €55, two children €100 and three children €135. Application forms will be distributed through the local schools at a later date.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Killackey family on the death of Timmy Killackey Templemore Road.