Jimmy Sheedy Tournament
The U12 team participated in the annual Jimmy Sheedy tournament in St. Cronan’s Park, Roscrea on the Bank Holiday Monday. In the final they overcame the host club on a 6-5 to 2-5 scoreline. The game was 13-a side. After the match Aidan Doran, Roscrea juvenile chairman, said a few words and then Conor Sheedy spoke about his late father Jimmy and how the tournament began in his memory. He also thanked Kilruane MacDonaghs for coming. Conor presented the cup to the captain Cian Moyles. A photo was taken of Conor Sheedy, his mother Liz and sister with the MacDonaghs team. Thanks to Roscrea for the invitation and the refreshments in the clubhouse afterwards.
Team: Colm McAteer, Johnny Naughnane, Cathal England, Cathal McIntyre, Cian Moyles, Cormac Gaynor, Shane Cleary, Eamonn Coonan, John Hannan (1-1), Brian O’Meara (3-2), Cian Hayes, Ray Quinlivan (0-1) and Tom Austin (2-1).
This game brought an end to a hectic and very successful season for this panel. Thanks to our coaches for their commitment and the players for their dedication to training. The coaches appreciate the unwavering support of parents throughout the year.
Win a Car
There are now less than two weeks left before the 700 Draw in the Corner House, Cloughjordan on Friday, 16th November. There is serious momentum behind this draw with over 600 tickets sold. The GAA and Camogie clubs are thrilled with the support we have received throughout the parish and beyond. We are well on the way to achieving our target. Supporters realise the value of the Astro Turf facility and have been prepared to dig deep to finance this development. The Star Prize, a Citroen C3 Car sponsored by Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, has proved to be a great attraction. There is a total Prize Fund in excess of €20,000 with 12 prizes on offer. Tickets costing €100 are still available from any committee member or senior player.
The Annual General Meeting will take place in the Clubroom on Friday, 30th November at 8.00pm. It will be preceded by Mass for deceased members in Cloughjordan Church at 7.30pm. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the website and must be returned by this Friday, 9th November.
Kevin Gaynor R.I.P.
Kevin passed to his eternal reward on 29th October just a few days short of his 83rd birthday. He was born in Melbourne, Australia on 2nd November 1935. His father Mick had been very active in the War of Independence and emigrated to Australia in 1924. Mick married Eileen Murphy in Australia. Five of the Gaynor children were born there. In 1939 Mick Gaynor and family returned to Ireland to take over his uncle’s farm in Rapla, Kilruane. Kevin attended the local national school and then headed to St. Flannan’s College to complete his secondary education. In 1952 Kevin played corner-back on the MacDonaghs minor team that won the club’s first divisional title in that grade with a victory over Nenagh. His younger brother Des was also a member of the panel. Two years later he was part of the MacDonaghs junior panel that won the North title by getting the better of Kilcommon in the final. The same year he was full-back on the St. Flannan’s team that had a famous victory over Thurles C.B.S. in the Harty Cup final in the Gaelic Grounds, Limerick. The Flannan’s side also included his club colleague Gerry McCarthy and Donie Nealon of Burgess. Jimmy Doyle was the goalkeeper for the Thurles outfit. Kevin joined the Garda Siochána in 1958 and served for thirty-seven years in the force. He was stationed in Pearse Street for most of that time. During his career the Commissioner gave him the responsibility for firearm licensing in Dublin. Kevin had a keen interest in hunting and always came back to Rapla for the start of the pheasant shooting season. To his wife Bernadette, sons Tony and Kevin, daughters Avril, Mandy and Amy, brothers Ned, Des and Len, sisters Mary, Julie, Maelisa and Imelda & extended family, sympathy is extended.
The club extends sympathy to the Gibson family, Bantiss on the death of Mark Gibson.