The adjourned AGM of the senior club will be held in the clubroom on this Thursday January 11th at 8.00p.m. This is a very important meeting with a number of significant items on the agenda. The junior hurling manager will be appointed and the other managers elected at the AGM will name their selectors.
On Friday January 26th the juvenile club will hold a presentation function in the western pass at 8.00p.m. The U/14 hurlers, Féile and championship winners in North Tipperary will be presented with their medals. All-Ireland minor medallists Eoin Hogan and Seamus Hennessy will be special guests on the night.
The AGM of the juvenile club will be held in the clubroom on Thursday February 2nd at 8.00p.m.
Nicky Brennan, president of the G.A.A., will be guest of honour at the club’s dinner dance in the Abbey Court Hotel on Saturday February 10th. The first time a G.A.A. president attended a Kilruane MacDonaghs celebration was on Easter Sunday 1966 when Alf Murray of Armagh officially opened Thomas MacDonagh Park. Nicky Brennan will present medals to the U/21 hurlers who won North and County titles and to the minor hurlers who won the North title. This promises to be a memorable occasion for the club. Tickets are now available from Connie Grace, Kay Cahalan, Carmel Daly, Michael Cahill and Len Gaynor.
Seamus Doran the well known secretary of the Roscrea juvenile club and the Roscrea juvenile club and the Roscrea P.R.O. wrote a song called “ Thomas MacDonagh” to commemorate the ninetieth anniversary of the patriot’s execution. Recently Seamus presented a framed copy of the song to Len Gaynor and it now hangs in the clubroom with all the other club memorabilia. Also in attendance at the presentation were Chairman Connie Grace and traditional singer Tadhg Maher. The club would like to thank Seamus for the presentation.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to Claire McLoughney on the death of her brother Felix Cronin of Lorrha. In 1982 Felix travelled with the Kilruane MacDonaghs senior team on its two week trip to New York and he proved to be a very popular character with the entire group. Sympathy also to Mary Hogan and the Darcy family Bantiss on the death of Patrick Kenny, Dunkerrin.