Ashley Park House is the venue for the Dinner Dance which will be held on Friday, 18th January at 8.00pm. Guest of Honour will be Sean Kelly MEP former GAA President (2003-2006). The senior hurlers will be presented with their North Tipperary medals. Special guests on the night will be the Kilruane MacDonaghs 1993 U21 hurling team that won the North and County ‘B’ titles. Tickets, costing €50, will be available next week from Joe Whelan, Mary McLoughney, John Mulcahy, Michael O’Meara, Susan O’Brien, Brian Gaynor and Gilbert Williams.
Congratulations to Niosa Minogue and Ciaran Coffey who were part of the North Tipperary squad that won the Garda Cup. Well done to Gary Prout and Ruan Casey who were members of the backroom team.
Congratulations to John Quinlan, MacDonagh Avenue who won €1,000 in the December draw which was held in New York. Promoters are asked to ensure that all payments are brought up to date.
JNC Premier Pitches have commenced the Astro Turf Project at the Hurling Wall. Great progress has been made in the last week.
The Juvenile and Camogie clubs are teaming up for a medal presentation function in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on Friday, 28th December.
Thursday, 10th January has been pencilled in for the Adjourned AGM.
The Annual General Meeting of the Juvenile Club will be held in the Clubroom on Thursday, 24th January.
Antarctic Ice Marathon
Seamus Hennessy has reached the €200,000 target in his “Running for Josie Fundraiser” in aid of Pieta House and Living Links. On this Thursday, 13th December he is the only Irish participant in the Antarctic Ice Marathon at the Union Glacier, Antarctica. All in the MacDonaghs club wish him well.
Cloughjordan Heritage Volume X was launched on last Friday in the MacDonagh Museum by Fr. Sean Dwan, Kilruane. The book includes profiles of Tom McLoughney and William Spain, Moanfin. William was the first player to win All-Ireland hurling and football medals. Photographs and match reports of the four county finals won by Ardcroney N.S. this year are also included in the book. The story of the three Dwan brothers from Kilruane who joined the Christian Brothers is also featured. The contribution of Brother Brendan Dwan to the promotion of hurling in Adare and the role he played in the winning of their first county senior title in 2002 is highlighted. Former Kilruane MacDonaghs under 21 hurler Stephen Starr, a journalist, who has reported from war-torn Syria and Turkey writes about his hurling days with MacDonaghs and his work as a journalist around the world. There is also a very interesting article on Joe MacDonagh, younger brother Thomas, who won a seat for Sinn Féin in the 1918 General Election. In September 1917 Joe had participated in the hunger strike in Mountjoy Jail which resulted in the death of Thomas Ashe.
The club extends sympathy to Niall Healy and family, Townfields, Cloughjordan on the death of Tom Healy, Rathnaleen.