Weekly GAA Notes

600 Club
In a major fund raising drive, to provide finance for the proposed hurling wall in Thomas MacDonagh Park, the club is organising a 600 club with fantastic prizes on offer.

  • The star prize is a Citreon C3 car or 15,000 euro.
  • 2nd prize is a holiday for two in New York, staying in the Manhattan FitzPatrick Hotel and including a helicopter ride over the city or 2,500 euro.
  • 3rd prize is a city break of choice in a four star hotel in London, Paris, Prague etc. or 1,500 euro.
  • 4th prize is a four ball of golf at the P.G.A. Palmerstown House including an overnight stay with dinner for four in the Citywest, valued at 1,200 euro.
  • 5th prize is a 42 inch flat screen TV valued at 1,100 euro.

There are numerous other prizes in the most ambitious fundraiser ever undertaken by the club.
Secretary Kay Cahalan is the draw co-ordinator and she has assembled an enthusiastic group of twenty promoters who have already devised a strategy to sell all the tickets. There has been a very positive response to the draw from our supporters and it looks like the demand for tickets will exceed supply. Tickets will cost 100 euro and many are already sold even though the draw won’t be formally launched until the club meeting of February 8th. Tickets are strictly limited to 600 so early purchase is advisable to avoid disappointment. The draw will take place in mid March.

Juvenile A.G.M.
The A.G.M. of the juvenile club will be held in the clubroom on this Friday night February 1st at 8.00 p.m. . Everybody interested in the promotion of juvenile games in the parish is invited to attend. Last year was another hectic one for the juvenile club. Teams were involved in ninety one games, a very successful Summer Camp was held in July, the u-12 and u-14 panels were taken on their annual trip to Croke Park, the highly popular parish league was revived, the club hosted three tournaments and organised a very profitable All-Ireland Forecast fundraiser. The club has a very committed and dedicated core group of officials and coaches and is always seeking additional personnel.

Dinner Dance
The dinner dance will be held in the Abbey Court Hotel on Saturday February 16th at 9.00 p.m. with music by Ebony. The u-21 hurlers will be presented with their North and County medals. Special guest on the night will be Tiperary minor hurling manager Declan Ryan. Tickets costing 35 euro are available from Connie Grace, Michael Cahill, Kay Cahalan, Mary McLoughney, Margaret Cleary, Susan O Brien, John O Meara and Len Gaynor.

Harty Cup
Commiseration to Pádraig Kelly, Justin Cahill and David Reddan who were members of the Nenagh C.B.S. side, which lost the Harty Cup quarter final to Waterford Colleges.

Membership
Membership cards are now available from any committee member. The fee is 40 euro for players, twenty euro for non-playing adults and 10 euro for juveniles. Membership is mandatory for all players. Those who have paid their membership by Friday February 8th will be entered into a draw for a pair of dinner dance tickets. Members who have renewed their subscription by March 17th will be entered into a draw for two county draw tickets. Applications for match tickets will only be accepted from paid members.

You’re A Star
Local girl Catherine Harding from Ardcroney is participating in the You’re A Star competition in the Helix Theatre. Chairman Connie Grace presented Catherine with a sponsorship cheque to assist in her campaign. All in the Kilruane MacDonaghs club would like to wish Catherine every success in her bid for ultimate glory.

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