A huge gathering of players and parents assembled in The Thomas MacDonagh Complex on last Friday night for the presentation of medals. Guest of honour was Tipperary fullback Padraig Maher of Thurles Sarsfields. Sean Ward chairman of the juvenile club welcomed all to the function and he congratulated the players on their success, the mentors on their commitment and dedication and he thanked the parents for their continued support. George O Leary, chairman of the senior club, echoed the sentiments of Sean Ward and he paid tribute to all who are working so effectively with the juveniles. Padraig Maher proved a bit hit with the young hurlers who gave him a tremendous reception and their undivided attention as he spoke. The All-Star then presented the County Community Games medals to the U-10s, the divisional medals to the U-12s and the North Feile medals to the U-14s.
The U-10 selectors Jimmy Cahill, Brian England, Colin England and John Mulcahy, the U-12 selectors Christy Morgan, John Cahill, Ned Darcy and Paddy Williams, the U-14 selectors Pat Shanahan, Ger O Meara, DJ Hayes and Liam Grace were all recipients of presentations to acknowledge their contribution during the year. Former North Juvenile secretary Ann McGrath received a presentation from Sean Ward in appreciation of her decade of service to the divisional Board. Sean also presented Padraig Maher with an inscribed clock to mark his first visit to the Kilruane MacDonaghs club. The juvenile committee would like to thank the ladies who surpassed themselves with the excellent catering, caretaker Pat Williams who had the Complex looking resplendent, Bridget Delaney who was on hand to record the proceedings on camera and Tom Williams who supplied the amplification. A comprehensive account can be found on www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com. Photos will also be posted on the site.
On Friday March 12th the U-21 hurlers will be presented with their North medals and the senior hurlers will receive their O Riain Cup medals at a function in The Thomas MacDonagh Complex. Guests of honour on the night will be the Kilruane MacDonaghs 1960 junior hurling team which won the North title and defied the odds to go on and win the county intermediate crown. The golden jubilee of that triumph will be celebrated with each team member receiving a special memento to mark the occasion. A full meal will be served and tickets at the subsidised price of €10 will be available from George O Leary, Kay Cahalan, Mary McLoughney, Susan O Brien, Michael Cahill and Gilbert Williams. This promises to be a great social night for the club and provides an ideal opportunity for the current generation to meet the stalwarts of the past.
The monthly meeting of the club committee will be held in the clubroom on this Thursday Feb 4th at 8.00 p.m. The agenda has been circulated to all committee members who will also receive a text reminder. A full attendance would be appreciated at this very important meeting.
The senior hurlers will face Burgess in MacDonagh Park in the quarter-final of the Hogan Cup on the weekend of February 28th or the weekend of March 7th.
Well done to David Reddan and Jack Peters who were on the Nenagh C.B.S. team which defeated De La Salle in the Harty Cup quarter-final and to Kieran Cahill who was also on the panel. Best of luck to the lads in the semi-final against Thurles C.B.S. this Sunday.
Congratulations to Mrs. Maher Knigh who scooped the Lotto jackpot of €3,900. The jackpot now resumes at a very attractive €3,000. Subscribers are reminded that they can purchase three tickets for €5.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family of the late Tessy Madden Br. Mhuire Cloughjordan.