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December 201203rd


GAA Club Notes

Borris-Ileigh Camogie 

It was a quite week on the Borris-leigh Camogie front. The junior team continue to prepare for the county final. The replay of the Junior A county semi-final between Holycross-Ballycahill and Kilruane MacDonagh’s was changed to Saturday, December 1st at 1pm in Kilcoleman. The referee was Philip Bergin. After a close game in good conditions Kilruane emerged as winners on the day. Borrisoleigh v Kilruane MacDonagh’s, the Junior A County Final, now will now ahead on Saturday, December 8th at 1pm in Templederry.

We look forward to playing in the final as it is over two months since we won our semi-final. We will do our best for Siobhán and Joanne who are both out of the country at the moment.

Camogie club merchandise now available: hoodies, tracksuits, t-shirts, jerseys and raincoats available. See advertising section of for pictures. If interested please contact Caroline at 086 152 2716. You can also follow us on Facebook.

Kilruane MacDonagh’s Camogie

Junior A: Following a second battle with Holycross our Junior A team finally clinched a place in the county final this weekend. With over seventy training sessions under their belts this year so far this was no more than this hard-working team deserved.

Captain Marcella Keogh won the toss, a good omen to begin with and from the start Kilruane got on top. Although winning lots of possession Kilruane found scores hard to come by.

The in-form Marie Ryan opened the scoring with a pointed ‘45 before Holycross equalised from a free. Youngest player Maria Hogan, who was a constant threat to Holycross, worked hard to keep the ball from going wide and managed to slot it over the bar from a very acute angle. Once again however Holycross equalised with a point from play. Wing-back Mary Walsh won a free which found Claire Kennedy who coolly pointed for Kilruane. However, this was cancelled out when Holycross added two points to put them in the lead.

Marie Ryan didn’t let this lead last long and gave her team a great boost with a well-taken goal. Maria Hogan slotted over the final score of the half after good work again from Marie Ryan. The half-time score of 1-4 to 0-4 gave Kilruane a cushion however the lead should have been greater given the amount of possession the girls enjoyed. The backs had given very little away, led to a great extent by Lisa Cahill who had another fine game.

A Holycross free gave them a good start to the second half, but this was cancelled out when Tricia Hogan raised a white flag for Kilruane. Holycross were pushing hard for scores and goalkeeper Sarah Coonan dived low to the right to deny Holycross a certain goal. Although Holycross added a point Claire Kennedy cancelled this out at the other end. Again ace goalkeeper Sarah Coonan was called into action when she was forced to pull off almost a replica save to deny Holycross once again.

These fine saves spurred on the Kilruane side and they added points from Marie Ryan (‘45), Claire Kennedy and substitute Emer Starr who made an impact when introduced. At this stage Kilruane were six points up and must have thought their place in the county final was secure. Holycross, however, had other ideas and a purple patch saw them score two goals in succession to come level with Kilruane. At this stage the momentum was with Holycross and panic could have set in. Instead county player Claire Kennedy led by example and swung the game back in Kilruane’s favour with a fine point. Marie Ryan extended the lead to two with another deadly accurate ’45. She also got the final score after good work from Emer Starr. The final whistle was a welcome sound and Kilruane managed to secure the much sought-after county final spot with a 1-12 to 2-6 win.

This Saturday sees Kilruane take on Borris-Ileigh at 1pm in Templederry where they will try to make up for last year’s disappointment when they lost the Junior A county final to Annacarty.

Please come along and get behind the girls in this all important game. Given the time of year and weather conditions it is advisable to check with a club member before travelling in case of any change to the fixture.

Kilruane MacDonagh’s GAA

Under-21: The under-21 hurlers qualified for the North Tipperary final thanks to a 1-15 to 1-8 victory against Nenagh Éire Óg in Toomevara on Saturday. A solid first half performance, which included an Aidan Boyle goal in the twelfth minute, helped pave the way for victory. In the final, scheduled for the weekend of December 16th, they will play the winners of the Burgess and Toomevara semi-final.

AGM: The Annual General Meeting will be held in the clubroom on Friday, December 7th at 8pm. It will be preceded by Mass for deceased members in Cloughjordan Church at 7.30pm.

All players and supporters are invited to attend and are asked to make a special effort to be present on the night. This is an opportunity for the ordinary club member to have a voice in shaping club policy.

Nominations forms are available on the website and must be returned to Kay Cahalan by this Thursday, December 6th. Alternatively you contact Kay (087 905 9592) or George O’Leary (087 122 2816) with your nomination. You must obtain the prior consent of the nominee before submitting your nomination.

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 and 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 (086 311 0657) 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.

Juvenile AGM: The AGM of the juvenile club will be held in the clubroom on Friday January 11th at 8.00pm.

Juvenile Presentation: The presentation of juvenile medals will take place in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on Friday January 18th.

More details later. 

Toomevara GAA

Juvenile Committee meeting: A juvenile committee meeting will take place this Wednesday night, December 5th at 8pm. All committee members are asked to attend as there will be a number of important issues on the agenda.

Club Lotto 1000 draw: on December 11th the club lotto will celebrate its 1000 draw.

To celebrate this milestone the lotto committee are extending an open invitation to all to join them in the clubhouse at 8pm on Tuesday, December 11th where the lotto draw will be held and tea and refreshments will be served afterwards. On the night there will be a special draw with the following prizes on offer on top of the normal weekly prizes - 1. a year’s free subscription to the Toomevara GAA Lotto, 2. a year’s free subscription to the Toomevara GAA Lotto, 3. a hamper, 4. a bottle of whiskey. Remember if you’re not in you can’t win. The club would like to take this opportunity to sincerely thank all our loyal supporters of the weekly lotto for their support over the years.

Under-21 North Semi-Final: Toomevara play Burgess this Sunday, December 9th in the under-21 north semi-final at 1.30pm in Puckane. Your support would be appreciated.

GAA Calendar: The club launched its special edition of the 2013 souvenir calendar in the GAA complex. This calendar celebrates the many wonderful achievements by the famed Toomevara hurlers from 1910 to 1914 and can be purchased for the very reasonable fee of €10 in all local businesses or from Donal Shanahan (087 250 4315), Greta Delaney (086 301 0717) or any committee member. A little added bonus is for every calendar purchased you will be entered in a free draw for a weekend away which has been kindly sponsored by Billy O’Shea (Tipp FM).

Online Lotto: Many thanks to our first player from the UK for the Online Lotto. So who will be the first from the USA, Australia, Dublin, Cork to join the Online Lotto? Could it be you? Get all your friends and family to play Online Lotto at and help us to grow our club lotto.

Regular tickets on sale as always in the usual way. Keep playing. Thanks again.

Bag Collection of Clothes: At the moment the club is running a clothes collection. If you want to donate unwanted clothing you can do so and by doing so you will be supporting the club and also a donation is made to Breast Cancer Ireland. Clean items such as sheets, pillow cases, duvet cushion covers, bath/hand/tea towels, blankets, curtains, footwear, handbags and men/women/children clothes. No pillows or duvets. Bags can weigh up to 10kg. Collection every Saturday in Toomevara GAA field (old dressing rooms beside the scoreboard) from 10am to 5pm. If you want further information please contact Seamus Delaney, Matt Ryan or Jackie Cuddihy.

Sale of Work/Christmas Market/ Family Barbeque: Thanks to everyone who supported this very worthwhile fundraiser on Sunday - a full report will follow next week.

Toomevara Camogie

AGM: We held our AGM on Friday last in the Toomevara GAA Complex. Due to a small turnout we have arranged our Adjourned AGM for Wednesday, December 12th at 7.30pm. It is important that all members attend.

Family Day: We would like to thank everyone who supported the auction, Christmas stalls and the BBQ on Sunday last. We would also like to thank everyone who helped out with the organising of the day.

Nenagh Éire Óg GAA

Under-21 Hurling: On Saturday afternoon last our under-21 team were defeated in the semi-finals of the championship by Kilruane. See website for match report. The club would like to thank the players and management for their efforts throughout the year. 

This was the club’s last game of 2012 and would like to thank all the players and management for their efforts throughout the year with the various teams. 

AGM: The club AGM will be held on Thursday, December 13th at 8pm.

Scór: If you have an interest in taking to the stage over the coming weeks to represent the club at singing, dancing, acting or playing music in Scór na bPáistí please contact Mairead Long on 087 968 6308 ASAP. Non-members of the club are especially welcome.

Lotto: This week’s lotto Jackpot of €1,800 was not won. The five €50 lucky dip winners were: Pauline Burns (Monaree), Nora Dunne (c/o Andy’s), Breda Fitzgibbon (Richmond), Marie Finan (c/o the Quill), Michael Fitzgibbon (Richmond). Thanks to everyone who is playing the club lotto on-line. Next week’s Christmas draw will include ten bonus lucky dip prizes of €50 each.

Nenagh Éire Óg Camogie

Congratulations to Conor Ryan who has been appointed manager of the Tipperary senior Camogie team for 2013.

We had our presentation night in the GAA Complex last Saturday. We have had a hugely successful year and medals were presented to our under-12, under-13, under-14 and under-16 county final winning teams. Medals were also presented to our junior team who won the Munster Plate Final.

Thanks to all club members and their families who came along to help celebrate the club’s achievements. Congrats to Áine Long who won the draw for the signed Tipperary jersey.

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

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