Kilruane MacDonaghs News
There is indoor training for the U12s every Tuesday at 7.30pm, while the U16s are on the hurling wall at the same time. The U14s gather indoor every Wednesday at 7.30pm.
The U16 hurlers, North and County champions, and the U14 hurlers who retained the North Féile title will be presented with their medals at a function in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on Friday March 7th at 8.00pm. Guest of honour will be Tipperary legend Brendan Cummins. A hot buffet meal will be served at 8.00pm. Players on both panels are free, while parents and supporters can purchase tickets @ €10 from Sean Ward 087-6537799, Gilbert Williams 087-2176452, Mark Spain 087-6923083 and John O’Meara 087-2749187. Tickets for children under sixteen will be available at a subsidised price of €5. Early purchase is essential as no tickets will be available on the night. The function will have a punctual start. All attendees are asked to be present at 7.45pm as commencement will not be delayed to facilitate latecomers.
The senior club is joining forces with the camogie club for the presentation of medals. On Saturday March 8th the U21 hurlers, North champions, and the junior camogie team, that won the county final, will be presented with their medals at a function in The Thatch, Ballycommon. Buffet will commence at 9.00pm (sharp). Former Kilkenny star Eddie Brennan will present the U21 medals and current Tipperary star Paddy Stapleton will do the honours for the camogie team. Tickets costing €10 are now available from John Hyland 087-9933303, Tom Quinlisk 086-2119306, Kay Cahalan 087-6367862, Gilbert Williams 087-2176452, Helen Heenan and Lisa Cahill.
Membership fees remain the same as last year: U6, U8 and U10 €10; U12, U14, U16 and U18 €20; players over minor €50 and non playing adults €20. Subscriptions are now due. Players should pay their respective managers and supporters can join with any committee member. Players can only participate in games when membership fee is paid. There is absolutely no exception to this. All paid up subscribers will receive a specially designed club membership card. Non playing adults, who join the club, will be put on text list. Paid-up members can also apply for match tickets and avail of discount in the Sportsmans Dream, Jim McLoughney’s, Tadhg Flaherty’s, JkC’S and the Zip Yard on the production of a valid membership card. In addition all adult players and members will be entered into a draw for two County Draw subscriptions 2014/2015 and one annual Club Lotto subscription. This draw will take place at the monthly committee meeting in March. Note that the club text list will be updated on March 31st to include only paid up members.
The club is hosting a qualifying round of the All County Table Quiz in Bomber’s Bar on this Friday February 21st. A table of four is €40. The general knowledge questions will be live on Tipp FM at 9.00pm, so it is imperative that all participants are present at 8.45pm. The winning team will qualify for the final in Thurles where the county champions will receive €2,000 and the runners-up prizes include 4 All-Ireland Senior Hurling tickets and 4 Tipperary GAA Season tickets. All proceeds will go towards the preparation of Tipperary teams in 2014, so it is important that club members support this venture.
The monthly meeting of the committee will be held on Wednesday February 26th at 8.00pm. All members are asked to attend.
The Five Year Club Plan will be launched in the clubroom on Wednesday February 26th at 9.15pm. All our members and supporters are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served.
The camogie club is holding a Fashion Show in the Abbey Court Hotel, Nenagh on Friday February 28th. Tickets are €10 each. Everybody who purchases a ticket will be included in a draw for a €300 holiday voucher. Tickets are available from Frances Cleary 087-6227175, Patricia Costello 086-6030595 and Joe Cahill 087-1305064.