Billy O’Meara Tournament
The finals of the Billy O’Meara U14 tournament were held recently in MacDonagh Park. Roscrea got the better of Moneygall/Clonakenny in the Cup final while MacDonaghs saw off the challenge of Ballinahinch/Templederry in the Plate final on a 1-8 to 1-4 scoreline. Panel: Tom Austin, Conal Daly, Colm McAteer, Eoin O’Neill, Ray Quinlivan, Cian Moyles, Shane Cleary, Danny Cahalan, Cathal England, Cian Hayes, Tristan Madden (0-2), Brian O’Meara, Michael Cleary (1-0), Jack Mulcahy (0-6), Trent Deane, Paul Molloy, Killian Healy, Cathan Gaffney and Zack Clarke
Thanks to Cian Darcy who was on hand to help with the presentations.
The curtain came down on a hectic year last Saturday with a well-deserved day out for the thirty-one members of the panel. We travelled to The Sports Factory in Limerick for fun activities and on the way home there was a pit stop at the Barack Obama Plaza. It was a great day to end a great year.
This group of boys have shown huge commitment all year to training and matches, playing in many tournaments and blitzes all over the country. They are enjoying their hurling and making great progress. A huge thank you to all the parents for their support and help during the season. It's fantastic to see so many willing to volunteer their time to help the club. Finally, well done to all the boys. You have proudly represented Kilruane MacDonaghs all year.
There is just over a week left to buy your ticket for our Limited Draw. We have 22 prizes on offer: 1st Citroen Touch C3 Car (Supplied by Mulcahy Car Sales); 2nd €2,000; 3rd €1,000; 4th €500; 5th & 6th €250; 6x€200; and 10x€100. Tickets, which cost only €50, are now on sale. Proceeds will help fund ongoing and future development in MacDonagh Park. The Draw will take place in Nenagh Golf Club on Saturday, 16th November. Tickets are available from GAA & Camogie club members or from Gilbert Williams 0872176452.
Ray of Sunshine
Niall O’Meara will be heading to Mombasa in Keyna in the New Year to work with the Ray of Sunshine Foundation. To fund this trip he is organising a raffle with a host of prizes including: Overnight B&B at the 5 Star Castlemartyr Hotel and Golf Resort; B&B at the Radisson Blue Hotel, Limerick; B&B at the Horse & Jockey Hotel. Tickets cost €10 and are available from Niall, the senior panel and club officials. The Draw will be held in the Corner House on this Friday, 8th November.
On last Friday night the November Draw was held in a packed Clough Inn. Earlier in the evening Eileen McCarthy was presented with her cheque for €15,000 which she won in the October Draw and Michael Hogan received €500 as the winning promoter. Congratulations to our winners on Friday night: Sean, Olga & Jack Ryan, Ashley Park (€200); Eddie Coonan, Ardcroney (€200); Robert & Lily England, Burntwood (€100); John Conroy, Ballinamurra (€100); and Jim & Claire McLoughney, Merton Hall (€100).
Thanks to John O’Shea, Donald Austin, Ruan Casey and Kevin McDonald who provided the entertainment on the night.
The Annual General Meeting has been pencilled in for Friday, 29th November at 8.00pm. It will be preceded by Mass for deceased members in Cloughjordan Church at 7.30pm.
Nomination forms are now available on www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com and must be returned to Mary McLoughney or Gilbert Williams by Friday, 15th November.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Fr. JJ Rodgers, Killanena, Clare. Fr. Rodgers was a curate in Cloughjordan Parish (1986-1993). He was Vice-President of Kilruane MacDonaghs (1987-1993).
Sympathy is also extended to the family of the late Liam Dunne, Cloughkeating and to Phyllis O’Meara & Margaret Cooney on the death of their sister Sheila Byrne, Palmerstown, Dublin.