A neck injury to Kevin Shinners after an accidental collision brought the first round game against Moneygall/Clonakenny to a premature ending in the second quarter in Toomevara. Referee Kieran Delaney made a timely and wise decision to bring proceedings to a halt as Kevin was being treated on the field before the arrival of the ambulance. The goods news is that Kevin has been released from hospital and is expected to make a full recovery.
A hectic season came to an end with the annual presentation in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex. Cian Darcy and Jerome Cahill were on hand to do the honours in front of a large attendance of parents. Thanks to the all who provided the refreshments which were enjoyed by young and old. The club is indebted to the coaches with this group who put in a supreme effort during the year.
Cumann na mBunscol
Congratulations to Cloughjordan Schools who became North football champions with a 1-5 to 2-0 victory over Lissenhall in Toomevara. They play the County semi-final this week. In their championship Kilruane N.S had victories over Moneygall and Borrisokane but lost by a point to Birdhill who now progress to the final.
Win a Car
We have joined forces with the Kilruane MacDonaghs Camogie Club in launching the 700 Draw, the most ambitious fundraiser in the club’s history. The Star Prize is a Citroen C3 Car sponsored by Mulcahy Car Sales, Ardcroney, the Official Sponsor of the Kilruane MacDonaghs Club. There is a total Prize Fund in excess of €20,000 with 12 prizes on offer. The draw will take place in the Corner House, Cloughjordan on Friday, 16th November. Tickets costing €100 are now on sale. This draw will help finance the laying of the Astro Turf at the Hurling Wall.
This development will be of immense benefit to all juvenile and adult teams in both hurling and camogie. There has been a fantastic response from parishioners and we are confident that fundraiser will be a resounding success.
On Easter Sunday 1966 Thomas MacDonagh Park was officially opened. The Pavilion was built in 1969, the magnificent Complex was officially opened in 2006 and the Hurling Wall was erected in 2009. The generosity of our supporters enabled the club to provide these facilities without going into debt. On this occasion we are appealing in particular to our parish exiles to row in behind this venture. We know that all of you will want to be associated with this exciting development. You can contact Gilbert Williams 087-2176452 or any member of the committee to secure your ticket.
Night at the Dogs
A “Night at the Dogs” in aid of Seamus Hennessy’s “Running for Josie” Fundraiser (Pieta House & Living Links) will be held in Thurles Greyhound Stadium on this Saturday, 20th October at 8.00pm. Tickets, costing €20, are now on sale in Austins, Cloughjordan and are also available from Breda Blessing 086-0782483. The ticket gives you entry on the night and a chance to win €500 in the Buster race. Under 16s are free.
The All-Ireland 60x30 juvenile handball finals were played in Lahorna and Ballina on Sunday. With nine games in Lahorna and nine different counties involved the viewing area was packed to the rafters. Tipperary was represented by Cormac Doheny and Rory Grace in the U16 doubles where they faced opponents from Bofield, Mayo. A good start by Rory and Cormac laid the foundation for a good 21-19 win in the first game. The second game was closer but Cormac and Rory finished well to win 21-14. Also on Sunday in Cashel, Jerome Cahill teamed up with Ballina's James Prentice in the U21 All-Ireland doubles semi-final. In a repeat of last year’s All-Ireland minor final against Galway, Jerry and James won the first game but lost the second and third in a very competitive contest.