Kilruane MacDonaghs News
The senior hurlers lost out to Moneygall in the Hogan Cup final, played in testing conditions MacDonagh Park. Moneygall had first use of the breeze and had a three point interval lead. The second half was keenly fought but the three point cushion remained between the sides until the final whistle. Team: David Reddan, Paudie Kelly, Martin Walsh, Eanna Hogan, Willie Cleary, Diarmuid Cahill, Kevin Ryan, Justin Cahill, Jonathan Cahill, Pat Conway (0-2), Kevin Quinlan (0-1), Thomas Cleary, Ray McLoughney (1-3), Liam Gibson and Colm Williams. Sub: Declan Barrett.
In the first round of the county league the senior hurlers are at home to Holycross-Ballycahill on Sunday March 18th .They are away to Lorrha and host Cappawhite in the final group game. The top two qualify for the semi-final.
The U-16 footballers are away to Borris-Ileigh in the first round of the championship on Monday March 12th at 7.30pm.
Thomas Williams lined out between the sticks and Mark O’Meara played at centre-forward on the London senior hurling team which defeated Armagh in the first round of the division 2B National League encounter in Ruislip. They lost at home to Meath in the second round and travel to Newbridge to take on Kildare on Sunday.
Congratulations to David Reddan who lined out in goals on the LIT Tipperary side which defeated St. Patricks Thurles in the Ferghal Maher Cup final.
Former Tipperary coach Eamon O’Shea will be guest speaker at the juvenile reunion in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on this Friday March 9th. The club celebrates the diamond jubilee of Kilruane MacDonaghs victory in the 1951 North juvenile final and the survivors of the 1944 team, which won North and County titles, will also be honoured. These celebrations coincide with the annual ‘Nite Out’ for our loyal Lotto promoters. A three course meal will be served by the Gourmet Gallery. A limited number of tickets costing €15 are still available from Kay Cahalan and George O’Leary. The function will have a punctual 8.00pm start and the meal won’t be delayed to facilitate late arrivals. Attendees are advised to be present at 7.45pm.
Clash Without The Ash
The announcement of the pairings for the ‘The Clash Without The Ash’ between Kilruane MacDonaghs and Toomevara in the Ormond Hotel on Paddy’s Eve has ratcheted up the tension in the rival camps: Kieran Nevin takes on Damien Dunne; Marcella Keogh faces Louise Young; Mark O’Leary is up against Eoin Brislane; Eamon Gaynor will slug it out with Willie Ryan; Liam Gibson squares up to Bob Duff; Ger Ryan steps into the ring against Thomas Slattery; Murty Walsh goes head to head with Barry Dunne; Orla Williams opposes Sarah Corcoran; Paul Cahalan battles it out with Terry Dunne; Kevin Keogh confronts John Paul O’Meara and Brian Gaynor scraps with Paddy O’Brien. Tickets costing €20 are available from any of the contestants. Huge crowds are attending the training sessions in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex. Unfortunately, this has led to traffic congestion in the village. Supporters are requested not to double park on the streets.
Membership is overdue and should be renewed immediately as all teams will see action in the next few weeks. Fees for 2012 are: non playing adults €20; U-12, U-14, U-16 and U-18 players €20; U-6, U-8 and U-10 players €10. The club has devised a membership package for all players over minor. This also covers insurance and Lotto subscription. Membership is compulsory for all players. Juvenile managers are now distributing membership forms to all their panels. At the juvenile reunion on March 9th there will be a draw among fully paid up members for two County Draw and two Club Lotto subscriptions. One prize in each category will be reserved for players.
The annual Kellogs Summer Camp takes place in MacDonagh Park, July 2nd to July 6th inclusive. Last year we had record numbers attending the camp. The cost is: €55 for one child; €45 for second child and €40 for third and subsequent children.
Medium and small helmets are now available from Gilbert Williams (087) 2176452 at a discounted price of €35. This is a €5 reduction on last year’s price.
As the playing season commences, all adult players are reminded that they must have three hurleys. In continuance of last year’s very successful policy, players are once again responsible for replacing broken hurleys. There are no free hurleys for either adult players or juveniles. Pat Shanahan has juvenile sticks for sale at a subsidised rate of €10. He also has a supply of adult hurleys which can be bought at full price. All sticks for repair should be given to David Reddan and the club will fund this cost. The finance committee will brief all managers and players on the above arrangements and we anticipate the full co-operation of all involved.
The following twelve volunteers completed the defibrillator course on last Wednesday: Kay Cahalan, Carmel Daly, Carmel O’Brien, Fiona Ryan, Frances Cleary, John O’Meara, Michael Cahill, Paddy Williams, Cian Williams, John Treacy, Tom Horrigan and Gilbert Williams. The second group of is doing the course on this Wednesday night in the clubroom.
Congratulations to Carmel Daly who won €200 in the weekly County Draw.
You can now play the Club Lotto online. This facility will enable our supporters across the globe support the weekly Lotto. Log on to www.kilruanemacdonaghs. to avail of this facility.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the families of the late Kitty McBride Cooraclevin and the late Phil Hough Merton Hall.