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GAA Club Notes

November 201229th


GAA Club Notes

Templederry Kenyons

Under-21 Hurling: We were defeated by one point in the North Tipp under 21 championship on Saturday last in Toomevara. We would like to thank the players, selectors and all involved with this team.

We wish Team Manager Kieran Kennedy a speedy recovery from injuries received in an accident in recent weeks.

Annual General Meeting: The Club will hold its Annual General Meeting on This Friday night at 8.00 p.m. in the Kenyon Centre Templederry. We urge members, players and people with an interest in the Club to make a special effort to attend this meeting.

This is very important meeting and there will not be another open meeting until the next AGM.


Under 21: It is expected that Clonakenny/Moneygall will play Thurles Sarsfields in the mid U21 A hurling semi-final this weekend. Details of this fixture will appear on our website when known.

Presentation Night: Fifty years ago Moneygall won the North Tipperary Intermediate Hurling title, and to mark the occasion a presentation night will be held in Delaney’s Bar in Dunkerrin this Saturday night at 9pm. We hope to have all of the 1962 panel represented on the night. Refreshments and traditional music will add to the occasion and all are welcome to come along to what promises to be an enjoyable event.

AGM: Last Friday night we held our AGM in the GAA Centre. The club’s activity throughout 2012 was recounted in detail by secretary Kevin Maher who presented Cúntas an Rúnaí, and treasurer Pat Murray who delivered a comprehensive financial report.

In his chairman’s address, Darragh Hayes firstly thanked everyone who had given him support or advice during his first year in the role.

He was especially thankful to the secretary and treasurer, the mentors involved with all our club teams, and the lotto committee, for all their time and hard work that they have given this year. He also thanked our main sponsors Doherty Hardware, our lotto promoters throughout the parish, and everyone who supported our fundraisers and lotto draw.

The meeting continued with the election of officers for 2013, followed by the debating of a number of motions that were up for discussion. It was decided that membership fees for next year will remain unchanged from 2012. Before closing the meeting the chairman expressed sympathy with all our parishioners who have suffered bereavements in their families in the last 12 months.

Officers for 2013: At the AGM the following officers were elected for the coming year – Presidents: Joe Donnelly, Tim Liffey, Gerry Maher. Chairman: Darragh Hayes. Vice-Chairman: Liam Greene. Secretary: Kevin Maher. Treasurer: Pat Murray. Registrars: Padhraic Greene, Willie Jones. Development Officer: Martin Deane. PRO: Conor Ryan. Social Media Officer: Willie Greene. Cultural Officer: Pat Sheedy. Board Delegate: Jimmy Kirwan. Alcohol & Substance Abuse Prevention Officer: Willie Jones. Schools Liaison Officer: Paddy Whyte. The above will be joined on the club committee by Paddy Connors, Ollie Hayes, Diarmuid Kennedy, Pat Kirwan, Jimmy Maher, Paul O’Brien, Eugene Ryan, Seamus Ryan, Timmy Sutton, two representatives from the juvenile committee, and one player’s repesentative. Senior Hurling Selectors: Hughie Hannon, Paddy Whyte, Diarmuid Kennedy.

Juvenile AGM: The juvenile club AGM will be held in the GAA Centre on Monday 17th December.

All parents are invited to attend and we also encourage anybody who would be interested in getting involved with any of the underage teams to come along on the night.

Fitness Classes: The kettle bells exercise class continues in the main hall of the GAA Centre every Tuesday evening at 8pm. The classes are led by instructor Kenny McDonald and are open to all members of the public at a cost of E7 per night.

RIP: The club sends condolences to the families of Mrs. Kathleen Byrne, Glenaguile; Mrs. Bridget Kennedy, Knockearl; and Joe Kiely, Roscrea, following their recent bereavements.

Nenagh Camogie

The U/12 panel s are now finished for the year after their great win in the U/12 A County Final. This panel has done very well under the guidance of Greg Browne, Liam McGrath and Philip Shanahan during the year and we hope all the girls will be present to receive their County medals at the Presentation night.

Congratulations to Conor Ryan on becoming Manager of the Tipperary Senior Camogie team for 2013.

Presentation Night for Nenagh Camogie Club will take place on Saturday 1st of December in the GAA Complex at 7pm.

We have had a hugely successful year with the Club winning 5 County Finals and 2 Munster Finals. We also competed in 2 All Ireland Finals and reached our first Adult County Final.

Over 20 girls from the Club also represented Tipperary during the year. All Club members and their families are invited to come along and celebrate the Clubs achievements.

Nenagh Camogie AGM will take place on the 5th of December in the GAA Complex at 7:30pm. Parents are requested to attend.

Thanks to everyone who helped and supported our Bag packing weekend in Dunnes. This will be of great benefit to keeping the Club moving forward next year.


Auction: The annual Auction will take place on Sunday, 16th December. The Auction has been a huge success since it was restarted two years ago. Pledges of timber, turf, briquettes, farm produce, fodder, vouchers, cakes, buns, beer, spirits, electrical goods, furniture would be appreciated. We will be grateful for any items that can be lawfully turned into euros, so we are hoping that all club members and supporters will make some donation to the Sale or Auction. Club members, supporters and players are also asked to canvass their friends, neighbours and business acquaintances for any item big or small that can be sold or auctioned.

Shane Brophy (0876989612) is co-ordinating the timber operations, so if you can donate a tree or a load of timber you can make contact with him. The adult hurlers will be on hand to cut, split and load the timber so if you would like to pledge a tree we would ask you to do so as soon as possible so we can begin the cutting.

We will also have having indoor stalls and anyone who would like to book a stall can contact Sean Mannion (087-3643031).

AGM: The date of the Annual General Meeting of Lorrha GAA Club has been changed to Tuesday, 18th December at 8.00pm. We ask all those with financial issues to contact Treasurer Declan O’Meara before the accounts are closed. Motion and nomination forms were emailed to members last week. If you would like to receive the form by post, please contact Shane Brophy

Juvenile AGM: will take place on Tuesday, 11th December in the GAA Clubhouse at 8.00pm. All juvenile coaches and parents of players are asked to attend to prepare for 2013.

Tipperary Clubs Draw: With the 2012-2013 draw half way through, we are asking all promoters to bring their monies up to date and forward to draw coordinator Margaret Gleeson.

Tony Hogan Fund: A Benefit Night for Tony Hogan will take place in the Clubhouse on St Stephen’s Night. It will end a day of events, which will include a 7’s hurling tournament earlier in the day. Envelopes have been delivered to each house in the parish whereby people can donate any amount they wish to the fund and deliver the envelopes to collection points throughout the parish (including Louis McCormack’s).

Your support will be greatly appreciated. Tickets are also available, priced at E10 and are available throughout the parish. Anyone who donates to the fund in any way is invited to the Benefit Night on St Stephen’s Night.

First Aid and Defibrillator Training: The club are organizing a second date with bookings to be made with Shane Brophy (0876989612).

Gym: The club are now issuing key-fobs for those that wish to use the gym on a regular basis.

Gym membership up to the end of February 2013 is E42 for GAA club members and E60 for non-members. For more information contact Sean Mannion on 087-3643031.

Sports Hall or Function Room booking: If anyone or any sports team would like to use of our facilities, which include a sports hall, gym or training field with floodlights or function room, contact Sean Mannion on 087-3643031.

Circuit Training: continues in the Clubhouse every Monday and Wednesday evenings. For more information contact Noel Hogan 0876176472.

Social Dancing: continues on Friday night to the music of J&S Sound. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am.

Kilruane MacDonagh’s Camogie

Junior: Well done to our Junior team who hurled to the bitter end in the County semi-final last Sunday. With the match finishing 1-3 to both teams, they must battle it out again this weekend.

Fixture to be confirmed so please check with one of the panel before travelling to support us. As one would expect playing on the last Sunday in November conditions for camogie were far from ideal.

With low temperatures and rain pouring down throughout the game on an already waterlogged field, both sets of players should be commended for their performances, not just for 60 minutes but for the 20 minutes extra time that had to be played.

Kilruane looked sharp from the off and had the Holycross backs under pressure, but yet struggled to get the scores they needed.

Kilruane’s goal was the first score registered, when Claire Kennedy whipped a ground ball to the net after good work from Louise Hogan.

Maria Hogan added a point, to leave the half time scores at 1-1 each, the Holycross scores coming from placed balls.

Kilruane introducted 2 subs at half time. The second half was a close contest, with scores hard to come by, each team just registering 1 point each.

Thus extra time was needed to try to separate the 2 sides. Again both teams raised 1 white flag each during this period.

Well done to all involved and best wishes in the replay.

Kilruane MacDonagh’s

Under 21: The U21 hurlers take on Nenagh in the semi-final on Saturday in Toomevara at 2.00pm. Support would be greatly appreciated. Check fixtures for confirmation.

GAA Quiz: The annual North Tipperary Primary Schools GAA Quiz was held in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on last Sunday evening. The Kilruane N.S. team of Conor Quinlan, Sam Darcy, Siofra Buckley and Ciara Slevin qualified for the County Final. The Ardcroney N.S. team of Sean McAdams, Devlin Courtney, Matthew Spain and Mickela McGrath and the second Kilruane team of Cormac Doheny, Dylan Moran, Bonnie Conroy and Emma Conroy also acquitted themselves well and just missed out on qualification.

Munster Finals: Congratulations to Silvermines and Thurles Sarsfields on winning their respective Munster Finals. We wish them well in the All-Ireland semi-finals.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubroom on Friday December 7th at 8.00pm. It will be preceded by Mass for deceased members in Cloughjordan Church at 7.30pm. All players and supporters are invited to attend. This is an opportunity for club members to have a voice in shaping club policy.

Monster Sale of Work & Auction: It’s full steam ahead for the Monster Sale of Work & Auction in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on Sunday January 27th. There has been a very positive response and we have received pledges of timber, turf, briquettes, farm produce, fodder, vouchers, cakes, buns, beer, spirits, electrical goods, furniture etc.

All donations are very much appreciated and will be gratefully acknowledged. Club members, supporters and players are also asked to canvass their friends, neighbours and business acquaintances for any item big or small that can be sold or auctioned. Len Gaynor 086-3110657 is co-ordinating the timber operations so if you can donate a tree or a load of timber you can make contact with Len. On the day of the Sale of Work tea will be served, the ever popular Wheel of Fortune will be in operation and there will also be a raffle for a trailer of timber.

Sympathy: The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family of the late Bridget Kennedy Knockearl, Cloughjordan.


Junior C Hurling: We are down to play next weekend. Time and venue to be confirmed.

The date for our AGM is Sunday 9th December in the pavilion at 6pm. All nominations and motions to be with our Secretary Gerry Treacy by 10pm Sunday 2nd December. All are welcome. Just some news we have purchased the field beside the Town Park. The best of luck to the Camogie team and their mentors who are down to play in the Ragg next Saturday 1st December at 2pm.

The club extends its deepest sympathies to the family and relatives of Helen Maher who passed away recently. Ar dheis de go raibh a anam dilis.

Borris-Ileigh Camogie

It was a quite week on the Borrisoleigh Camogie front. The Junior team continue to prepare for the county final. The Holycross & Kilruane semi-final was played on the 25th November at 2 pm in the Camogie Grounds the Ragg the weather conditions were awful. The game went to extra time the result after extra time was a draw. Replay will be on Sunday the 2nd December at 1pm in Templemore. Final will go ahead the following weekend on Saturday the 8th at 1pm in the Camogie Grounds the Ragg or Templemore if the grounds are unplayable.

Training on Friday evening. Camogie club merchandise now available Hoodies, tracksuits, t-shirts, jerseys and raincoats available.

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