Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes April-22-2020
Our Healthy Club Committee has organised a large cohort of volunteers who are ready and willing to help anybody in the community who needs messages, fuel, prescriptions etc collected. Please contact our co-ordinators Martina 08798902128, Brian 0872535695 or Gilbert 0872176452 in the strictest confidence and we will do our best to help. All our volunteers will be adhering to the HSE Guidelines in relation to Social Distancing and Hand Hygiene.
The club has been registered with the Tipperary Volunteer Centre to assist with the community response to the Covid-19 emergency. We have also linked up with the Cloughjordan Community Response Group. Their contact number is 0876428378. Over 1,000 information leaflets have been distributed throughout the parish.
St. Conlon’s Nursing Home
The Kilruane MacDonaghs senior hurling and intermediate camogie teams have organised a 5K-a-Day Fundraiser in aid of St. Conlon’s Nursing Home, Nenagh. This involves members of both panels completing 5km a day, within a safe 2km from home, to raise vital funds for this fantastic facility that is providing a tremendous service to the people of North Tipperary in these challenging times.
The players had an initial target of €3,000 but thanks to the generosity of people both inside and outside the parish €4,255 has already been raised.
The players have set up a Go Fund Me page which can be located on our social media outlets. Thanks to everybody who has donated to this worthy cause.
The Skills Challenge launched by our Healthy Club Committee has been a tremendous success. To date 94 videos have been posted on our Twitter page. With no end to this Crisis in sight boys and girls are asked to continue making a video which shows them performing hurling or football skills. Some may opt to try the 30 Second Challenge. How many roll lifts can you do in 30 seconds? How many strikes off the wall can you do in 30 seconds? You can enter as often as you wish.
All entries will be put into a draw for the new Kilruane MacDonaghs jersey. This is not a competition to find the best performers. The Healthy Club Committee has decided to offer four of the new Kilruane MacDonaghs jerseys as prizes. There are two jerseys for the boys and two for the girls. In addition, there will be some sliotars to be won. Tag us on Twitter or Facebook or WhatsApp your video to Gilbert 0872176452.
The Healthy Club Committee would like to thank everybody who has taken part in this Challenge. To date over 70 videos have been posted on our Twitter Page. This initiative has proved extremely popular with participation from members of all ages. Len Gaynor’s effort had an incredible 73,400 views.
Window on the Past
Over the last few weeks 104 photos have been posted on out Twitter Page @MacDonaghsGAA. Our 4,082 Twitter followers have enjoyed viewing team photos, action photos and photos of presentations etc. In the course of this exercise a few gems have been unearthed.
Eileen Hensey gave us a rarely seen photo of the 1950 Kilruane MacDonaghs senior team that lost to Roscrea in the North semi-final. Kevin Heffernan produced a photo of the 1940 Kilruane MacDonaghs senior team that won the North final. This is not the usual one that has appeared in our history books. We are delighted to discover that there are two different photos of this team. Tim Cahalan came up trumps with a photo of the 1962 Kilruane MacDonaghs intermediate team that lost out to Moneygall in the North final.
We are anxious to locate photos of teams from any of the decades prior to the 1970s. In particular, we are looking for photos that have not appeared in any of our club publications.
All our facilities remain closed. Kilruane MacDonaghs would like to thank all our members and supporters for their co-operation, patience and understanding during this difficult time. Young and old are asked to abide by the guidelines issued by both the Government and the HSE.