With the GAA’s decision to suspend club games the resumption of the junior and U21 football competitions as well as the commencement of the U21 hurling championship are now clouded in a dense fog of uncertainty. On the juvenile front the County U14 ‘D’ hurling final against Fr. Sheehy’s as well as the divisional Plate football competitions in U12 and U14 have also been put on hold. Training can continue with strict adherence to the guidelines.
Congratulations to John and Teresa Ryan, Ormond Street, Nenagh who won €200 in the latest Draw. Thanks to all who supported this very important fundraiser for the club. To date we have 381 members in the Draw. You can still join by contacting Carmel Daly 0872409854.
The Jackpot now stands at a very attractive €11,700. This is our biggest Jackpot since the Lotto began in April 19996. The biggest Jackpot to date was €11,650 which was won by Bernard Delahunty in December 2009. Thanks to all our subscribers for your continued support.
Chiselled From Ash
Len Gaynor’s autobiography “Chiselled from Ash”, written by Shane Brophy, is now available in the Sheelagh na Gig Bookshop, Cloughjordan.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Liam Haverty, Ballythomas, Ardcroney. Liam was a staunch MacDonaghs supporter who wasn’t shy in proclaiming his allegiance. He was a familiar presence at club matches in the company of his great friends Martin and Bridie O’Meara. Liam lit many a bonfire at Kyle Cross to celebrate a club or county victory. Last year he took great pleasure in fanning the flames to welcome home the Tipperary U20 team, captained by Craig Morgan, that won the All-Ireland final.
His coffin was draped in the MacDonaghs colours. On his final journey to Cloughjordan cemetery Liam’s funeral stopped at Kyle Cross where locals had gathered beside a bonfire that was lit in his memory. It was a fitting, poignant and well-deserved tribute to Liam. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.