In the first round of the league MacDonaghs will be away to Nenagh on Sunday, 25th March. Knockshegowna, Templederry and Toomevara are also in the group.
Under 21 Football
MacDonaghs play Silvermines in the semi-final of the ‘B’ championship on this Saturday, 17th February in Dolla at 3.00pm.
The footballers will be first into action with a home game against Kiladangan on Saturday, 3rd March. The hurlers are away to Borrisokane on Thursday, 12th April. Burgess and Templederry are also in the group.
All team managers must book the field, hurling wall and sports hall in advance of training with Michael Cahill 087-9391359. Don’t assume that the facilities are available without contacting Michael. Due to the adverse weather conditions the field is closed at moment.
The monthly meeting of the club committee will be held in the clubroom on this Thursday, 15th February at 8.00pm. All committee members are requested to attend.
The annual Kellogg’s Cúl Camp will be held in MacDonagh Park from Monday 2nd to Friday 6th July.
Membership fees are now due: U6, U8 and U10 €10; U12, U14, U16 and U18 €30; players over minor €50 and non-playing adults €30. Subscriptions are now due. Players should pay their respective managers and supporters can join with any committee member. Players can only participate in games when membership fee is paid. There is absolutely no exception to this. All paid-up subscribers will receive a specially designed club-membership card. Non-playing adults, who join the club, will be put on text list. Paid-up members can also apply for match tickets.
Supporters can avail of a very attractive membership package which is now on offer from the club. For just €200 you will have a full year’s Lotto subscription, entry to the County Draw as well as your membership. In effect, supporters who subscribe to this package will have free membership — a saving of €30. Supporters have the option of paying by direct debit.
The Thurles venue is currently recruiting stewards. Anybody interested should contact Michael Cahill 087-9391359
The All-Ireland 40x20 college’s handball semi-finals and finals were played in Kingscourt, Cavan on Saturday where local schools were well represented with Nenagh College’s Rory Grace playing in the junior singles section. In the semi-final Rory had a good win over his Down opponent, 15-7 and 15-1. In the final Rory lost out to an excellent Kilkenny player. Borrisokane Community College had Cormac Doheny and Sean McAdams competing in senior doubles. In the semi-final they beat the Monaghan representatives in a hard-fought game, winning 15-8 and 15-7. In the final they faced Kilkenny and had a nervous start, losing the first game 15-7. They went 7-2 behind in the second game and the signs looked ominous but the Tipperary duo stuck to their task and ground out a 15-11 victory. The tie break turned into a titanic struggle with some long rallies and after a gruelling encounter, lasting one hour and forty minutes, Cormac and Sean prevailed to win 15-13. Congratulations to Sean and Cormac on this magnificent achievement.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Mary O’Donoghue Sammon, Dominic Street, Portumna and formerly Carrigahorig and Ardcroney and to the family of the late Bertie Armitage, Townsfields, Cloughjordan.