Kilruane MacDonaghs News
The Kilruane MacDonaghs club would like to wish its supporters at home and away a peaceful and pleasant Christmas. In particular we send our good wishes to those who have been forced to emigrate to near and distant lands.
The Annual General Meeting of the Kilruane MacDonaghs club will be held in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on Friday January 13th at 8.00 p.m. It will be preceded by Mass for deceased members at 7.30 p.m. in Cloughjordan Church.
Congratulations to Joe Cahill who was returned unopposed as chairman of the Tipperary County Camogie Board. At the North Tipperary Bord na nOg convention John O Meara retained his position on the CCC.
The Kilruane MacDonaghs calendar is still available in the local shops and can also be purchased from any committee member or adult player. It contains a varied selection of photographs from 2011, including the U-10, U-12, U-14, U-21 teams and U-14 camogie team. It also features some stunning action shots from past and present games. The calendar, which costs €10, makes an ideal festive gift.
A reunion of the Kilruane MacDonaghs U-15 team which won the North final in 1951 is planned for the New Year. The diamond jubilee celebration is expected to take place in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex in early March. The date will be finalized at the upcoming Annual General Meeting.
The club Lotto jackpot continues its upward climb and now stands at €5,200. Tickets cost €2 each with three on offer for €5. The draw takes place every Monday night. There will be no Lotto on St. Stephen’s Night with the draw resuming on Monday January 1st.
Scrap Metal Collection
Ardcroney Community Field committee is organising a scrap metal collection to fund ongoing development of the facility. Kilruane MacDonaghs second pitch, which is used continuously throughout the year by a variety of club and camogie teams, is located there. Its maintenance and development are of crucial importance to the club. The committee will collect a variety of metal, iron or steel items including machinery, cars, engines, bicycles, gates, radiators, copper cylinders, brass, barrels, containers and utensils. No item is too big or too small. You can contact George O Leary 0871222816 or Philip Heenan 0872887830 who will arrange collection of donated items. The deadline for collection is January 14th. Note that non metallic items will not be accepted.
Congratulations to Cian Darcy, Martin Grace, Danny Maguire, Rob Banaghan, Carl Williams and Gary Culbert who were members of the Borrisokane Community College team which won the FAI All-Ireland Futsal first year final in Gormanstown.
The club extends its sympathy to the Doughan family Rathenny Cloughjordan on the death of Mrs. Elizabeth (Lil) Doughan.