Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes February 27th 2023
In the first round of the County League, we are at home to Thurles Sarsfields on the weekend of 19th March. Toomevara, Drom & Inch, JK Brackens and Nenagh Éire Óg are also in the group.
In the Munster semi-final, Kilruane MacDonaghs lost 5-10 to 2-5 against Diarmuid O’Mathunas in Knockaderry. Short four of the championship winning team (Niall O’Meara, Kian O’Kelly, Sean McAdams & Matthew Moyles), MacDonaghs conceded a goal in the first minute and it was an uphill struggle after that. Kilruane enjoyed plenty of possession but weren’t as clinical in front of goals as the Cork champions who emerged deserving winners, though they were flattered by the scoreline.
Team: Kevin Shinners, Kevin Oakley, Kieran Cahill, James Cleary, Seamus Hennessy, Eoin Hogan, Conor Austin, Jerome Cahill (0-1), Mark O’Neill, Carl Williams (1-1, 0-1 free), Aaron Morgan (1-2, 0-1 free) Robert Austin, Matthew Spain, Cian Darcy (0-1), Oisín O’Meara. Subs: Martin Grace, Devlin Courtney, Ross Austin, Ciaran Coffey, Paddy Ryan.
In the first round of the championship, we are away to Nenagh on Sunday, 12th March at 12.00.
In the first round of the North/Mid League, Kilruane MacDonaghs are away to Lorrha/Rovers in Lorrha this Sunday, 5th March, at 2.30pm. JK Brackens and Moyne Templetuohy are also in the group.
Congratulations to twins, Charlie and Cormac Kennedy, who were members of the North Tipperary U15 football team that won the Inter-Divisional Shield with a victory over Mid Tipperary in Dr. Morris Park.
The U13 ‘A’ and ‘D’ hurling teams who won North and County titles will be presented with their medals in the Complex this Wednesday, 1st March at 7.00pm.
373 users have downloaded our new App. To download, search for “Kilruane MacDonaghs GAA” in the App Store or Play Store. Membership can be renewed, and the Lotto can be played on the App while users will be kept updated with all the club news, fixtures and results.
For the third year in succession, the senior players and management are organising a Cheltenham Prediction Fundraiser from 14th to 17th March. There is a total prize fund of €2,000 with the overall winner picking up a cheque for €1,000. There is also a daily prize. The entry fee is €20. Contact Declan 0877733382, Connie 0872809143, or Kieran 0857368685 to enter.
The club is holding an Easter Camp in MacDonagh Park on 3rd, 4th and 5th April. The Camp is open to boys and girls aged 6 to 13. The cost is €30 per child, two children €55 and three children €75. To book a place in the Camp, download the Kilruane MacDonaghs App and purchase a ticket in the Events section. For further information contact Michael O’Meara 0872474768.
Membership for 2023 is now due and should be paid using our new app ClubSpot. The following are the fees: Adult Players over 18 – €100; Players U18 – €60; Non Playing Adults – €60. The club is also offering two very attractive Membership packages: Adult Package to include Tipperary Draw, Lotto & Membership – €200; and Family Package – €250 to include Tipperary Draw, Lotto & Membership.
For anyone buying the Membership Packages, you can input your Lotto numbers on to the App, and
they will be the numbers used going forward. If anyone has forgotten their Lotto numbers, they can
contact Sinéad (0879901826) or Martina (0879802128) to get them.
The jackpot next week will be €2,300. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, by playing on the Kilruane MacDonaghs GAA App or by using this link https://member.clubspot.app/club/kilruane-macdonaghs/fundraisers. We would like to gradually phase out the use of Clubforce and encourageeveryone to engage with the new app/link.
Dillon Quirke Foundation
The Kilruane MacDonaghs Club, in conjunction with Cloughjordan Drama Group, hosted the final night’s production of “Separate Beds” in aid of the Dillon Quirke Foundation in the Parochial Hall last week. The capacity attendance enjoyed a magnificent night’s entertainment. Thanks to the Cloughjordan Drama Group for staging this extra night. €2,850 was raised, which will be forwarded to the Dillon Quirke Foundation.
Tipperary County Board is holding a Course for voluntary stewards to assist with games in FBD Semple Stadium and other grounds as the need arises. The purpose of this course is to ensure that there will be enough qualified stewards for events at these venues. The course is open to both new and existing stewards. Stewards will be trained and accredited by the GAA National Health & Safety Committee, and the course is monitored by the Europlan Group, who will be present. The Course will take place on Saturday, 1st April from 9.30am to 1.00pm at the Dome.
The club extends sympathy to the Burns family and the Nenagh Éire Óg club on the death of Mick Burns.