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Juvenile AGM

A very successful Juvenile Annual General Meeting was held on last Friday night. The following were elected: Chairman John Jones; Vice-Chairman Brian Gaynor; Secretary Yvonne Kennedy; PRO Gilbert Williams: Child Welfare Officer Yvonne O’Looney; and North Board Delegate John O’Meara. The club would like to thank outgoing chairman Michael O’Meara for his work during his time at the helm. Great progress was made with the appointment of managers and coaches for the different age groups. All positions will be finalised at the Adjourned AGM.


Juvenile Presentation

The planned Juvenile Presentation was deferred to avoid clashing with the Tipperary and Clare game. It will be rescheduled to facilitate players who are away in college.



The U21 footballers will be the first club team in action in 2019 when they face Lorrha/Rovers in the quarter-final in Ballingarry on this Saturday, 2nd February at 6.30pm. The minor footballers are scheduled to begin their campaign with a game against Kiladangan on Sunday, 24th February. 


Running for Josie

Senan O’Leary, Dara Gaynor and Colin Gaynor presented a cheque to Seamus Hennessy (Sr) during the interval of the Tipperary and Clare game in Semple Stadium. €20,400 had been raised by the “4 Divisions Fundraiser”. The proceeds were shared equally between “Running for Josie” and “Amanda Stapleton” fundraisers.


1993 U21 Reunion

The club would like to thank Brendan O’Connor, former staff photographer with the Tipperary Star, who provided us with photographs of the 1993 County U21’B’ finals, both the draw and the replay. The photos were on display at recent reunion of this team at the Dinner Dance and brought back many happy memories to the players.


Sports Awards

The club was well represented at the Nenagh Guardian Sports Awards in the Abbey Court Hotel on last Friday night. The senior hurlers were honoured for winning the Frank McGrath Cup. Ardcroney National School’s achievement in winning four County Cumann na mBuncsol finals was also recognised while Sean McAdams and Cormac Doheny took the January Award after their success in winning the All-Ireland Post Primary Schools Doubles final in handball. Former MacDonaghs juvenile hurler and footballer Ben Healy captained Glenstal Abbey to win their maiden Munster Senior Schools Rugby title and he was a deserving recipient of the March Award. 


Membership fees remain the same as 2018: U6, U8 and U10 €10; U12, U14, U16 and U18 €30; players over minor €50 and non-playing adults €30. Subscriptions will be due in January. 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 which are now available. Non-playing adults, who join the club, will be put on text list. Paid-up members can also apply for match tickets.


Take Me Out

The Kilruane MacDonaghs Camogie Club is organising a “Take Me Out” fundraiser in the Abbey Court Hotel on Saturday, 9th February at 8.00pm. Tickets, costing €20, are available from any member of the camogie committee.