Billy O’Meara Tournament
In glorious autumnal sunshine Kilruane MacDonaghs edged out Newport in the final of the Billy O’Meara U13 hurling tournament in MacDonagh Park. In the semi-finals MacDonaghs overcame Ballina while Newport got the better of Nenagh Éire Óg. Ballina took the spoils in the Shield final against an injury-hit Nenagh side. The club wishes Jamie Kennedy, Nenagh a speedy recovery. Phyllis O’Meara was in attendance to present the trophies while Niall O’Meara did the honours with the medals. Thanks to Jimmy and Joe Cahill who refereed the games and a special word of thanks to the ladies who looked after the catering. Jody Hurley organised the tournament in a very professional manner and he was ably assisted by Liam O’Kelly and Justin Cahill.
This group brought a hectic season to an end with their final gathering in the Complex. There was a large attendance of players and parents. Everybody was treated to some tasty refreshments and each player received a memento from county minor, Cian Darcy to mark their participation in the year’s activities. Thanks to our very committed coaches for their dedication throughout the year.
The juvenile Table Quiz and Auction in Bomber’s Bar were a resounding success and returns exceeded all expectations. Bomber’s was bursting at the seams with the capacity attendance. Thanks to all parents and supporters who attended on the night, donated items for auction and bought raffle tickets. Thanks to Helen Costello who prepared the questions, supervised the marking and adjudicated on all queries. Seamus Costello proved to be a witty and entertaining quizmaster and extracted the maximum amount of euros from the enthusiastic bidders in his role as auctioneer. Thanks to Tom and Rene, Bomber’s Bar, for facilitating the Table Quiz and providing the appetising refreshments and to Michael Cahill who supplied the amplification. The juvenile committee would like to thank everybody who worked to make this venture so successful.
The A.G.M. has been pencilled in for Friday, 11th December. All players and supporters are asked to keep their diaries free for that night.
Well done to the minor camogie team that defeated Silvermines in the county semi-final. Cashel will provide the opposition in the final.
The All-Ireland juvenile finals were played in Ballymoe, Galway on Sunday. Jerome Cahill claimed the U16 singles title with a 21-18, 21-14 victory over his Louth opponent. Sean McAdams teamed up with James Prentice, Ballina to take the U16 doubles crown with a 21-4, 21-6 triumph over their Wexford rivals. Daire Madden, Eleanor Percy, Katie Gould, Síle Spain and Sinéad Meagher also recorded victories.
Sympathy is extended to John Armitage, Knockearl on the death of his wife Pamela and to the family of the late Kevin Boyle, formerly of Emill.