Seán Phelan receives an Electric Ireland Minor Star Award, the senior hurlers prepare for the quarter-final of the championship, Killian Gleeson seeks your help and much, much more. Once again this week’s notes are thronged, with news on the Blues
Everyone in the club was thrilled, but not surprised, when on Wednesday last, news broke that Seán Phelan has been selected on the Electric Ireland 2018 Minor Hurling Team of the Year. Seán, who gave stellar performances all year in the blue and gold, was selected at wing-back and he was joined by James Devaney (Borris-Ileigh) at wing-forward and Conor Whelan (CJ Kickhams Mullinahone) at corner-back.
The team will celebrate their achievement and receive their awards on Saturday next, September 29th, at a ceremony in Croke Park. We hope Seán and his family have a wonderful day out.
The full team is as follows:
1.Patrick Rabbitte – Galway, (St. Mary’s)
2.Conor Whelan – Tipperary, (CJ Kickhams Mullinahone)
3.Shane Jennings – Galway, (Ballinasloe)
4.Jamie Young – Kilkenny, (O’Loughlin Gaels)
5.Darragh Maher – Kilkenny, (St. Lachtain’s)
6.Seán Neary – Galway, (Castlegar)
7.Seán Phelan – Tipperary, (Nenagh Éire Óg)
8.Conor Kelly – Kilkenny, (O’Loughlin Gaels)
9.Donal Leavy – Dublin, (Naomh Olaf)
10.James Devaney – Tipperary, (Borris-Ileigh)
11.Cathal O’Neill – Limerick, (Crecora-Manister)
12.Ciarán Brennan – Kilkenny, (Bennettsbridge)
13.Luke Swan – Dublin, (Castleknock)
14.Donal O’Shea – Galway, (Salthill/Knocknacarra)
15.Dean Reilly – Galway, (Pádraig Pearses)
John Fitzgerald and his management team have been busy preparing the senior hurlers ahead of their Tipperary Water quarter-final clash against either Loughmore Castleiney or Killenaule who meet on Tuesday evening in Borrisoleigh. This game will take place in Dolla on Sunday next at 15:30 and your support would be appreciated by everyone involved.
With two of the quarter-final matches taking place in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh the club are calling on as many members as possible to volunteer on the day to ensure everything runs smoothly. If you would like to help out please be at the club grounds from 13:00pm.
The full quarter-final draw is as follows:
Saturday, 29th September
Toomevara V Drom & Inch
MacDonagh Park, Nenagh at 14:30
Thurles Sarsfields V Kilruane MacDonaghs
MacDonagh Park, Nenagh at 16:00pm
Sunday 30th September
Kiladangan V Clonoulty Rossmore
Nenagh Éire Óg V Loughmore Castleiney or Killenaule
Killian Gleeson Seeks Your Help
Senior hurler, Killian Gleeson, has announced that he is heading to South Africa next Summer to work with a volunteer organisation called GVI in Cape Town on women’s empowerment projects though education and healthcare.The majority of people living below the poverty line in South Africa are women. Many girls around the world are still denied a basic education and women continue to dominate the world’s illiterate population.
By supporting women in South African societies and giving them access to equal opportunities such as an education, jobs and healthcare, everyone benefits. Infant mortality rates go down, more children stay in school, incomes increase and the cycle of poverty can be broken. By volunteering on this programme with the GVI group, Killian will be joining a dedicated team of international volunteers assisting on sustainable and invaluable women’s empowerment initiatives.
If you would like to donate to this worthy cause and help Killian help others please click the following link, all support is greatly appreciated: https://www.gofundme.com/gvi-womans-empowerment-in-ghana
The club like to express its sympathy to the McDonnell family, Gralla, following the recent death of Michael. Michael’s nephew Brian is a member of our senior hurling management team and was the club’s PRO in the past while his other nephew Rory played underage hurling for the club.
Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.
— Think Pink Cycle with the Ladies at the Hub (@think_cycle) September 23, 2018