In the notes of December 15th, I indicated that the attendance of 63 at the recent A.G.M. was the largest since the since Friday, December 18th 1970, when 64 gathered in the Pavilion – the night the club voted in favour of abolishing the infamous Rule 27 (the ban on foreign games). Eagle-eyed Michael Hogan spotted my error and informed me that 88 assembled in the Pavilion on Friday, January 14th 2000 — probably the biggest-ever attendance at a Kilruane MacDonaghs Annual General Meeting.
The Adjourned A.G.M. will be held on this Friday, January 16th at 8.00pm. Managers and selectors for all grades will be finalised. There are also some very other important items down for discussion on the agenda. All players, committee members and supporters are invited to attend. Refreshments will be served at the end of the meeting.
The presentation of medals to the successful U12 and U14 hurling and football teams takes place on Friday, January 30th at 8.00pm. All players on both panels and their parents are asked to attend. Special guest on the night will be Tipperary All-Star, Seamus Callanan.
The Annual General Meeting of the juvenile club will be held on Friday, February 6th at 8.00pm. Everybody interested in the promotion of juvenile games in the parish is asked to make a big effort to attend. Refreshments will be served.
Waterford Crystal Cup
Niall O’Meara lined out at wing-forward on the Mary Immaculate College team that gave Tipperary a severe test in the Waterford Crystal Cup. Niall scored 1-1. Thomas Cleary was on the UL team that was beaten by Cork in the same competition.
The Zipyard, Nenagh presented a set of club tops to the U12 panel that completed a divisional double in 2014 and also added the county hurling title. The juvenile club would like to thank the proprietors of the Zipyard, Tim and Julie Shelly, for their generous sponsorship.
The countdown is now on to the J1 draw on February 15th. Do you or your friend fancy earning up to €10,000 each for your J1 trip in 2015. The club is once again organising this fantastic New York prize. The lucky winner and a friend will work in the Spillane Group Restaurant and Bars. The prize also includes: return flights for two from Shannon/Dublin to New York; first month accommodation (in staff lodgings); second and third month accommodation will be organised (payable by winners) and two meals per day, included for duration of contract. Tickets cost €10 and can be purchased on www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com/NewYork. Tickets can also be purchased from any committee member. Full list of terms and conditions are available online. Anybody can purchase a ticket and nominate a relative or friend as the winner. Last year’s lucky winner was Caoimhe Hogan, Puckane, who said it was the best €10 she ever spent.
Congratulations to Denis Cahill and Liz Shaw on their recent marriage.
The club extends sympathy to the Glennon family on the death of Bob Glennon and to the Garrigan family on the death of Josie Garrigan.