In the first round of the county league the senior hurlers lost out at home to Moycarkey-Borris on a 1-17 to 0-12 scoreline. The sides were level at the interval but assisted by the wind in the second half the visitors ran out deserving winners. The second round is an away game against Upperchurch in Drombane on this Sunday at 3.00 p.m.
The U-21 hurlers take on Shannon Rovers Gaels in the first round of the championship on St. Patricks Day in Puckane at 12 o clock
In the first round of the championship the U-16 footballers were beaten by a stronger Eire Og team in Nenagh. In the second round they are at home to Moneygall/Clonakenny. Check fixtures.
The U-8s continue training each Monday night in The Complex at 6.30 p.m. followed by the U-10s at 7.30 p.m. The U-6s are in action every Friday evening at 6.30 p.m.
The following membership fees have been ratified for 2011: €10 for juveniles from U-6 up to and including U-10: €20 for U-12 up to and including minor; and €20 for non playing adults. A €200 deal is also available for non playing adults which includes membership, yearly Lotto subscription and annual County Draw subscription. Supporters wishing to avail of this option can pay by direct debit by contacting club officials. Membership for players over minor is €50. All players over minor are also obliged to subscribe to the club’s weekly Lotto. The treasurer will collect the Lotto subscription in two separate installments. The deadline for renewal of membership is March 31st.
Pat Shanahan has been appointed to take charge all club hurleys for 2011. Pat will have the sole responsibility of ordering hurleys. The cost of hurleys for all juvenile and minor players will be €10. Juveniles can buy their hurleys from their respective managers. The onus is on all players both juvenile and adult to commence the year with at least two hurleys and replace their broken hurleys. The club will not replace broken hurleys. All hurleys for repairs should be given to David Reddan or Pat Shanahan.
Juvenile helmets in sizes medium and small are now available from Gilbert Williams at cost of €40 each. Helmets are compulsory for all players for both training and matches.
With the new County Draw looming on the horizon promoters and subscribers are asked to ensure that all payments for the current draw are up to date.
The Dinner Dance takes place in the Abbey Court Hotel on Saturday March 19th at 8.00 p.m. 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 a large attendance expected. Intending patrons should note that the function will have a punctual 8 o clock start and will not be delayed to facilitate latecomers.