Juvenile and Camogie long puck winners Éanna Tucker, Cian Ryan, Naoise Kelly and Carli Walsh receiving their medals from Barry Heffernan.
We had a very special GAA community morning on Saturday last in MacDonagh Park as the Long Puck competition in aid of the Dillon Quirke Foundation was held. Thanks to everyone who helped organise this event and to everyone who took part on the day. The following were the winners in the different categories:
Camogie: U12 Naoise Kelly & U14 Carli Walsh
Juvenile: U11 Donagh Farrell, U13 Cian Ryan & U15 Éanna Tucker
Adult: Killian Malone
Over 40: Cathal Farrell.
Well done to all our winners and special congratulations to father and son Cathal and Donagh Farrell who both won prizes in their categories.
A total of €570 was raised – this will be donated to the Dillon Quirke Foundation.
Donagh Farrell with Barry Heffernan and Cathal Farrell with Jake Morris – both father and son won their long puck categories.
Some of the Over 40s (above) and adult contestants (below) competing in the Long Puck.
North Tipp Presentation Night
The North Tipp Presentation Night took place on Friday night last in Kilruane MacDonagh’s GAA Complex in Cloughjordan. Two Nenagh Éire Óg players were honoured with player of the year awards in 2022 with Jake Morris receiving the Senior Hurler award and Cian Carmody receiving the U19B Footballer award. On the night Club President, Jimmy Morris, accepted the award on behalf of grandson Jake while Cian Carmody was present to accept his award. 2022 senior captain, Barry Heffernan, was also present to collect the North senior medals won in 2022 – well done to all.
Barry Heffernan with the Frank McGrath Cup and Jimmy Morris and Cian Carmody with the senior hurler and U19 Footballer awards.
Come Dine With Me
Date for your Diary – The Club are holding a Come Dine with me on Friday 3rd March in the HiB. This is a One Club event with tickets available from the senior camogie and juvenile clubs. Tickets cost €30 and are limited so book yours now by texting 086 085 5165. Great night guaranteed – celebrity chef and more details to follow next week.
Membership rates remain the same as last year and are as follows:
Full Membership – €50
Student/OAP/Unemployed/Juvenile – €30
Family options are also available as follows:
Option 1 – One adult + multiple U18s – €80
Option 2 – Two adults + multiple U18s – €100
Thanks to all those who availed of our membership offers last year, your payment/membership details will now be updated on Foireann.
Club Members Whatsapp Groups
If you are not already on our club members whatsapp group and would like to be added, please contact 086 085 5165 or 087 1336024 with your details and you will be included. All club activities, fixtures etc are communicated to club members through this Whatsapp group.
There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot. The numbers drawn were 12, 16, 27 & 30.
The 3 X €50 lucky dip winners this week are:
- Denis O’Shea, c/o Rohans
- Martin Morris, HiB
- Joe Kenneally, 14 Knights Crescent
Congrats to our winners.
Next week’s lotto Jackpot will be €5,800 and the draw will take place on Monday 27th February.
As the lotto starts again in 2023, we thank everyone for continuing to support our lotto. If you have not yet joined the lotto or if your ticket has recently expired (check recent emails from Clubforce to check status of your ticket), please consider signing up again – it is our main fundraiser and contributes enormously to the day to day running of the club.
And the lotto can now be played in the following businesses in the town:
THE 44 BAR
So look out for our new lotto boxes in these places where you can buy your lotto tickets each week and they will be included in the next lotto draw.
Some of the juveniles who took part in the Long Puck
The Club are running an Easter Gaelic Games Camp on April 4th, 5th & 6th, from 10am to 1pm.
This is open to boys and girls up to the age of 12 and costs €40 per child. To book or for further information contact Niall at 087 408 6439.
All Ireland Colleges Win
Croke Cup Quarter Final
MacDonagh Park was once again a busy place on Saturday when, following the Long Puck in the morning, the field hosted the All Ireland schools quarter final between St Kieran’s Kilkenny and St Raphaels from Loughrea. Once again thanks to everyone who helped out to ensure that all ran smoothly on the day – Kierans ran out winners to reach the semi final of the Croke Cup.
Sam, Mark and Cian O’Farrell who all took part in the Long Puck on Saturday last.