Kilruane MacDonaghs News
The Thomas MacDonagh Complex was packed to capacity on last Friday night for the presentation of medals to the U10 A hurlers (winners of Paddy Quinlan tournament), U10 B hurlers (winners of Plate Final in Paddy Quinlan Tournament), U12A footballers (North Finalists), the U12 B hurlers (North & County Finalists) and the U14 hurlers (North & County Féile Champions). Gilbert Williams acted as fear a’ tí for the evening.
Juvenile chairman Sean Ward complimented the players on their achievements, lauded the mentors of the various teams for their commitment and dedication and thanked the parents for their support and co-operation during the year. He singled out guest of honour, All-Ireland minor medallist, Jack Peters for special mention. He thanked all the parents who supplied the absolute feast of refreshments on offer and the volunteers who looked after the catering on the night. Juvenile vice-chairman Christy Morgan and senior club chairman George O’Leary also addressed the assembled gathering and echoed the sentiments expressed by Sean Ward. Jack Peters presented the medals to all the players.
Four players from the U10 panel and four players from the U-12 panel received awards in recognition of their outstanding attendance at training. Mark O’Neill and Conor Quinlan had full attendance with the U12s while Sam Darcy and Cian Spillane missed just one session. Rory Grace had a one hundred percent attendance record with the U10s while Fionnan Hurley, Eoin O’Meara and Paul O’Neill were the other recipients.
Club president Tom Cleary made special presentations to the following mentors: U11 Community Games-Jody Hurley, Michael O’Neill, Martin Walsh and Michael Loughnane; U14-Christy Morgan, Ned Darcy, Michael Reddan, Justin Cahill and Brian O’Meara. Thanks to Mary Peters who took the photographs of the different teams. Log on to www.kilruanemacdonaghs to view the photos.
Monster Sale of Work & Auction
The stage is set for the Monster Sale of Work & Auction, which takes place in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on this Sunday January 27th at 2.00pm. Our supporters have responded in typically generous fashion and we would like to thank all who have pledged items. Club members have assembled a huge quantity of quality split timber for auction. All timber purchased will be promptly delivered to your door. We are still, at this eleventh hour, accepting donations of timber, turf, briquettes, farm produce, fodder, vouchers, cakes, buns, beer, spirits, electrical goods, furniture etc. Any items, big or small, which can be lawfully turned into euros, can be given to any committee member or delivered to The Complex before 1.00pm on Sunday. Can YOU help us out? There will be unbeatable bargains available at the various stalls. The book stall will feature the largest ever collection of books to go on sale in the parish. Everything must sell on the day. The ever popular Wheel of Fortune will have a fantastic array of prizes and many free spins. Numerous novelty items such as Go Karting, Pony & Trap Ride, Face Painting, Penalty Shoot & Guess Number of Sweets in Jar will appeal to the whole family. Tickets costing €1 are now on sale for a trailer of timber, with six on offer for €5. Tea will be served all day, with all you can eat for a euro, and a shop will also be in operation. It’s going to be a day of fun for all the family. Don’t miss it!
One of the major attractions at the Sale of Work will be the Berg Go Karting. Children will have the opportunity to drive the Pedal Karts on the Berg track.
Pony & Trap Ride
The Pony & Trap ride is sure to be very popular with both young and old at the Sale of Work and demand is expected to be brisk.
The final Sale of Work meeting will be held in the clubroom on this Thursday January 24th at 8.15pm. All the committee and other interested club members are requested to attend. The meeting will have a punctual start and will conclude at 10.00pm. We need one last BIG PUSH from EVERYBODY to make this venture a resounding success.
Membership fees remain the same as last year: U6, U8, U10 and U12 €10; U14, U16 and U18 €20 and non playing adults €20. There is a special membership package for all players over minor. Adult players will be briefed on this before the start of the playing season. Specially designed club membership cards will be issued to all paid up members.
Congratulations to Delia Lillis MacDonagh Ave. who won €200 in the Tipperary Weekly Lotto.
Congratulations to Rory Grace, Matthew Spain, Sean McAdams and Devlin Courtney who won county 40×20 titles in Cashel last Sunday with the Lahorna club.