Kilruane MacDonaghs News
MacDonaghs take on Kildangan in the first round of the championship in Toomevara on this Sunday, 29th November 1t 2.00pm.
The A.G.M. has been pencilled in for Friday, 11th December. The annual Yearbook will also be launched after the meeting. All players and supporters are asked to keep their diaries free for that night.
Aaron Morgan and Páidí Williams lined out with the North Tipperary U13 football team that defeated Mid Tipperary in the final of the inter-divisional tournament.
Danny Gibson R.I.P.
Danny had his first success with MacDonaghs when he played centre-field on the juvenile team that overcame Moneygall in the 1951 North final. Seven years later he lined at corner-forward on the senior side that lost to Toomevara in the North final. His bothers, Billy and Jimmy also featured in that game. In 1960 he was a prominent member of the junior team that got the better of Ballinahinch in the divisional decider and went on to make history with a famous triumph over Moycarkey in the county final which was played in Borrisoleigh. Four years later Danny was centre-back on the junior team that saw off the challenge of Lorrha to regain the North title. 1965 was a special year for Danny. He played wing-forward on the senior team that had a dramatic win over Lorrha in the North final. His brother Jimmy starred at centre-back in that memorable victory. In retiremement, he continued to remain active in the club. Danny was a selector with the senior team in 1970. He served as chairman from 1971 to 1975. Danny’s stint in the chair coincided with a golden era for the club that saw MacDonaghs win five county and fifteen divisional titles. Among the honours won were maiden county titles in minor and U21 hurling as well as the historic senior football success over Loughmore in 1975. His term in office finished on a high note when MacDonaghs won the inaugural North Tipperary Club of the Year Award in 1975. As a player, Danny was a skilful forward. As an administrator, he was honest and hardworking. In keeping with the family tradition, he was also a skilled ploughman, winning numerous competitions including an All-Ireland title in Athy in 1955. At his funeral the coffin was draped in the MacDonaghs colours and a guard of honour walked in silent tribute as Danny made his final journey to Cloughjordan Church. To his family sympathy is extended.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Paschal Harty, Main Street, Cloughjordan. Paschal was one of the most iconic characters in the village and a faithful follower of MacDonaghs.