Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes February 21st 2022
Membership subscriptions are now due. Fees for 2022: Adult Players €100; Players U17 €60; and non-playing adults €60.
The Club Package is growing in popularity each year. For just €200 you will have a full year’s Lotto subscription, entry to the Tipperary Draw as well as your membership. In effect, supporters who subscribe to this Package will have free membership — a saving of €60.
Twenty-two members attended the Child Safeguarding Course in the clubroom last week which was organised by our Children’s Officer Jenny Whelan. Thanks to all the attendees and to John Lyons who was the tutor on the night.
The presentation of the North U21 football medals, which was delayed by Covid Restrictions, will take place in the Clough Inn on Friday, 4th March at 9.30pm. All are welcome to attend.
Cheltenham Prediction Fundraiser
After last year’s very successful venture the senior hurlers are once again organising a Cheltenham Prediction Fundraiser 15th – 18th March. There is a total prize fund of €2,000. The winner will pocket €1,000, the runner-up will pick up €400 and third prize is €200. There are also daily prizes. The entry fee is €20 and you can join with any of the senior panel or by contacting Declan 0877733382, Kieran 0872809143, Connie 0857368685 or Niall 0862332492. Thanks to The Clough Inn, The Corner House, Muls@47, Hubert Morris and Denis Hogan Racing for their very generous sponsorship of this fundraiser.
After a Covid enforced break Bingo has resumed in the Fr. O’Meara Centre, Kilruane. There were great attendances at the first two sessions and we look forward to seeing all our regular players every Saturday at 8.00pm and newcomers are most welcome.
The club would like to thank the Hamell family for their recent donation in memory of their uncle Emmet Hamell who was one of the founding members of the Thomas MacDonagh Park Committee, its first treasurer and one of the original trustees. The inaugural meeting of the Park Committee was held on Tuesday, 21st February 1961 in the Confraternity Hall. The purpose of the meeting was to establish a committee that would provide a GAA pitch in the village to commemorate Thomas MacDonagh. According to the minutes, Fr. John Greed, uncle of our Parish Priest Fr. Pat Greed, chaired the meeting. Roche Williams was elected chairman, Michael Banaghan took on the role of secretary and Emmet Hamell was appointed treasurer.
The Jackpot now stands at a very attractive €2,800. Tickets are available from the usual outlets or you can join on Clubforce.com. Thanks for your continued support.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Peg Murphy (née Troy), Bantiss, Cloughjordan and formerly Millview, Toomevara and to Pat McCarthy, Ballycapple on the death of his sister Bridie Prendergast, Balycarthy, Ballyseedy, Tralee and formerly, Springfield, Borrisokane.