BRIDGESTONE AWARD "Best in Ireland 2011, 2012 and 2013.
AGM 2012: The Annual General Meeting took place at the Complex on Thursday night, December 13th. Those present at the meeting received detailed and well-presented reports on the clubs activities during the last twelve months from club secretary Declan Bailey, juvenile secretary Anne Kennedy and coaching & development officer Phil Hennessy. Club treasurer Séamus Cleary gave a detailed breakdown of the club’s finances which shows the club to be in a solid financial position. In his address club chairman Jim Nagle reflected on the year’s activities and detailed the progress made in 2012 while setting out the key priorities for 2013 and beyond. The overall proceedings were conducted with the minimum of fuss with very good debate and discussion on a number of important issues. All current officers were re-elected to serve the club for 2013.
Thank you to both Dunnes Stores and Tesco for allowing us the opportunity to raise funds through bag packing recently. This is a crucial fundraiser for the club. We also wish to thank the volunteers who helped out and those who generously donated money.
St Mary’s Nenagh qualified for the senior Munster final by beating Coachford of Cork in Ballyea 7-5 to 0-3 recently while the junior team also qualified for the Munster final after defeating Coláiste Choilm Cork 4-9 to 3-03. Well done girls and thanks to Mr Dulea and all the teachers in St Mary’s for volunteering their time to promote Camogie. Check our website and Facebook page (www.facebook.com/nenagheireog) for details of these fixtures.
Hard luck to Catriona O’Connor who was a member of the DIT panel defeated by DCU in the Purcell Cup.
Our AGM was held recently and the following positions were filled - chairperson: Denise Morris, treasurer: Liam McGrath, secretaries: Catriona Morris and Catherine Kennedy, PRO Enda O’Sullivan and Séamie Morris, child welfare officer: Mark Hassett. A special thank you goes to out-going secretary Liz Duggan for all her hard work this year.
We want to wish Martin Ryan all the best in 2013 as the Tipperary under-15 manager while Conor Ryan takes over the Tipperary senior and intermediate job. Pat Sheridan and Ger Morris are on the Tipperary Committee this year. It’s great to see so many from the club getting involved at county level.
We recently had a very successful medal presentation in the club house. The medals were presented by All-Ireland winning minor hurler Barry Heffernan and our Camogie players on various Tipperary panels Ciara McGrath, Danielle Harrington, Aileen Duggan and Alanna Morris. Medals were presented to our under-12, under-13, under-14, under-15 and under-16 teams as well as our under-131/2 team who won the Tipperary and Munster Community Games title and our Junior B team who won the Munster Junior League Plate final. Every player in the club from under-12 to adult won at least one medal this year which is testament to the huge work and tremendous talent in the club. Thanks to all the players and mentors for everything this year.
The club would like to express our sympathy to Denise Morris and the Morris family following the death of her uncle Paddy Salmon.
Under-21: congratulations to the under-21 hurlers who brought the title to the parish for the eleventh time with a hard earned 0-14 to 0-11 victory against Toomevara in Newport. A good first half saw them take a five-point interval lead to the dressing groom. Crucially MacDonagh’s extended the gap to seven in the third quarter before the expected rally from Toomevara materialised. The lead was cut to two, but the ship was steadied in the final minutes and MacDonagh’s held out for victory. Well done to the entire panel and the management team of John Hyland, Paddy Williams and John Quinlan. Thanks to Toomevara who proved to be worthy foes and were gracious in defeat.
The Newport club is to be complimented on the splendid arrangements for the final with Lacken Park in superb condition. In the county semi-final a very formidable Thurles side will provide the opposition in Templemore. With players involved in examinations on Saturday it is expected that this game will take place on Sunday. Check fixtures for confirmation.
Football Convention: Congratulations to Joe Hannigan from Shannon Rovers who was elected chairman of the Tipperary Football Board. Pat Murphy, Jimmy Cahill and Mark Spain represented the MacDonagh’s club at the convention.
Juvenile AGM: the AGM of the juvenile club takes place in the clubroom on Friday, January 11th. All interested in the promotion of juvenile games in the parish are asked to attend.
Juvenile Presentation: the presentation of medals to the under-10 hurlers, under-12 A footballers, under-12 B hurlers and the under-14 hurlers will take place in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on Friday, January 18th at 8pm. Guest of honour on the night will be All-Ireland minor medallist Jack Peters. We will be looking for the assistance of parents in supplying sandwiches, cakes buns etc. We have received tremendous support from parents during 2012 and we anticipate the usual generous response on this occasion. More details later.
Membership: Membership fees remain the same as last year: under-6, under-8, under-10 and under-12 €10; under-14, under-16 and under-18 €20 and non-playing adults €20. There is a special membership package for all players over minor. All adult players will be briefed on this before the start of the playing season.
County Convention: Len Gaynor and Gilbert Williams represented the club at the County Convention in Thurles.
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 (086 311 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.
Christmas Greetings: The club would like to wish all players, members and supporters a peaceful Christmas. We extend particular good wishes to all our parish exiles. Some of our Australian contingent is home for the festive season and we hope that they enjoy their stay. The club would like to take this opportunity to thank all our loyal followers for their unstinting support and we look forward to seeing you all at the county under-21 semi-final in Templemore.
Sponsorship: Many thanks to The Zip Yard Nenagh and The Fairways Bar & Orchard Restaurant Kilruane for their recent sponsorship of our Junior team on reaching the County Final. It is much appreciated.
Congratulations: well done to the Kilruane MacDonagh’s under-21 hurling team on their magnificent north final win at the weekend. We wish them well as they take on Thurles Sarsfields this Sunday in the county semi-final.
Christmas: finally we would like to take this opportunity to wish all our members and supporters a very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.
Borris-Ileigh Camogie Club will have a medal presentation night early in the New Year when our members have returned from their travels. Well done to Julie Kelly who was named player of the match (county junior A final) in last week’s Nenagh Guardian. Watch this space for further details of presentation night. We would like to take this opportunity to wish our members and supporters a very happy Christmas.
Camogie club merchandise now available - hoodies, tracksuits, t-shirts, jerseys and raincoats. See advertising section of www.borrisoleigh.ie for pictures. If interested please contact Caroline at 086 152 2716. You can also follow us on Facebook.
Templederry Juvenile Club: the AGM of Templederry Juvenile Club took place in the Kenyon Community Centre last Tuesday night, December 11th and there was a good attendance.
The adjourned AGM will be held on Tuesday, January 8th. All parents are welcome.
Scór na nÓg: the county final of Scór na nÓg took place in Holycross on Friday night last. Congratulations to the Novelty Act who won the county final and they will now go forward to the Munster semi-final in Cappamore on January 6th.
Adjourned AGM: on Wednesday, December 12th a very successful adjourned AGM was held with all positions in terms of management and officers being filled. Out-going chairperson Nora Dwan and vice-chairperson Anne Gleeson were thanked for the enormous contribution they have made as officers and coaches in the club.
Managers and coaches were also thanked for their work with all teams this year - the highlight of which was the under-16 team managed by Noelle Kennedy capturing the Pan Celtic Title in Carlow in impressive style. Whilst county titles eluded teams all played in the A grade in county competitions with all teams making a final or semi-final place. Regardless of lady luck not being on our side it is still a very positive reflection of standards in the club that the teams are reaching the latter stages of their various competitions. The commitment and dedication of players and coaches is to be commended and we would hope that all are looking forward to the forthcoming season.
Officers in place for 2013 are - chairperson: Suzanne Meagher, vice-chairperson: Trisha Cleere, secretary: Teresa Ryan, assistant secretary: Mary Bourke, Fiona Kenneally, treasurer: Margaret Young, assistant treasurer: Sharon Young, PRO: Trisha Cleere, registrar: Anne Gleeson, child welfare officer: Margaret Kennedy.
Management and team coordinators for 2013 are - under-8 & 10 Anne Bergin, under-12 & 14 Pa McCormack, under-16 Lena Woods, under-18 Suzanne Meagher, junior Bob Duff and senior Trevor Galvin.
Toomevara Camogie club would like to take this opportunity to express their gratitude to all those who supported the club throughout 2012 especially Sponsor Siobhan Tynan and all at A Sportsman’s Dream. We are also grateful for the continued access to St Michael’s GAA pitches and the support of Toomevara GAA. To parents, players and supporters we look forward to your continued support in 2013 and we wish all a happy and peaceful New Year.
Congratulations: Congratulations to Louise Young and Larry O’Gorman who were married recently. Also congratulations are extended to Denise Corrigan and Michael on the birth of their baby Dylan.
Club Lotto 1000 draw - week commencing: 11th December 2012 Lotto - numbers drawn: 01-04-11-19 - no jackpot winner of €1,200. Jackpot next week €1,350. Five x €40 Winners: Matt O’Meara, Ballinlough, Sarah Feighery, 1 Templedowney, Stephen Ryan, Castlequarter, Seamus Kelly, Ballygraigue, Mike Murphy, 15 Millview.
Xmas Hamper Winner: Frank Devaney, Grennanstown. Results of the special prizes for the 1,000 Draw of the Lotto on December 11th. Year’s Free Lotto Subscription: Laura McCormack, Grennanstown. Year’s Free Lotto Subscription: Angela Kennedy Starr, Mitchell St. Xmas Hamper: Nell Crowley, Dunkerrin. Bottle Whiskey Nicola Kennedy, Kyle. Tin Biscuits Liam Greene, Moneygall. Tin Biscuits Martin Mulcahy, Templedowney. Two Bottles Wine Denis Ryan, Grennanstown. Tin Biscuits Matt O’ Meara, Ballinlough. Tin Celebration Sweets Bernie English, Bunacum. Tin Roses Sweets Esther Kennedy, Ballinaclough.
Second Lot of five x €40 winners drawn on the night: Bernie Benton, 7 Millview, Sean Fennelly, Ballina, John Ryan, Annameadle, Tom Troy, Carrowea, Gerard, Nicola & Darren Cuddihy, Grawn.
Thanks to everyone that has supported the lotto in any way.
We would like to take this opportunity to wish everyone a very happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year for 2013.
Under-21 north final: Hard luck to our under-21s who were defeated by Kilruane in the north final on Sunday last. Thanks to all players for their efforts throughout the year and the club would also like to thank Frances Devaney, Terry Dunne, David Young and Bertie Sherlock for their hard work and effort.
GAA Calender: 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.
Thanks to everyone who has purchased this calendar and also to people who have purchased online. 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).
Tipperary Draw: Congrats to J O’Kelly who was a winner in the December Tipperary GAA Draw.
Happy Christmas: The club would like to wish all its members, friends and supporters a Happy Christmas.
You can play our lotto online at www.myclubfinances.com where it is easy to play every week. Tickets are €2 each or three for €5.
Auction: We held our annual Auction on Sunday and once again was a great success. Thanks to all who supported the event with all 77 lots of timber, turf, straw, silage and other items selling. A big thanks to all those that donated items as well as our dedicated group of saw men and splitters (headed up by Tadhg Nevin, Trevor Hogan and Donal Kennedy) who did a great job to get so much timber cut, split and loaded in the space of just nine days.
A raffle for the Tony Hogan Fund was also held: 1st Prize – Load of Timber: Thomas Casey (Coolbawn), Bags of Gain Dog Food were won by Charlie Corrigan and Tommy Needham; Jackets sponsored by Liffey Mills were won by Mikey Houlihan and John Milne.
The winners of the Cúl Camp jersey’s signed by the Tipperary senior and under 21 hurling teams were: Lyndsey McDermott and Michael Flynn.
Thanks to auctioneers Willie Rigney and Donie O’Meara, to Sean Mannion, William & Regina Harding, Liam Lewis and Tony Coen for their help also through the day.
Juvenile AGM: was held in the Clubhouse on Tuesday week last in front of a good attendance. The highlight of the year were the performances of our Under 8, 10 and 12’s in both hurling and football. Sean Mannion was re-elected Chairman with Tommy Cahalan as Vice-Chairman. Louise Mannion remains as secretary. Team managers were also confirmed; Under 6 & 8: Mark Houlihan; Under 10 & 12: James Dunne; Under 14 & 16: Eamonn Sherlock. Selectors will be confirmed at a later date.
AGM: took place on Tuesday last. Report next week.
County Council Meeting: The December meeting of North Tipperary County Council was held in the GAA Centre on Monday last. Each year, the sitting Mayor of the Council can hold the meeting in his own area with former club secretary Michael O’Meara choosing the GAA Centre, which was a great honour for the club.
Tony Hogan Fund: A Benefit Night for Tony Hogan will take place in the Clubhouse on St Stephen’s Night, beginning at 9.30pm with music til late.
There will also be an auction on the night for various prizes such as a load of timber and flat screen television. It will end a day of events, which will include a 12-team 7’s hurling tournament from 10.30am to 3.30pm.
Tony returned home to Ballymacegan recently to continue his recovery after making great strides over the past month, which saw him leave hospital earlier than anticipated.
However, a period of rehab remains with funds raised from this event going towards this.
Anyone with envelopes or tickets for the fund are asked to drop them into the various collection points around the parish this week or to a meeting in the GAA Clubhouse on Thursday, 20th December at 8.30pm.
Tickets are still 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. Your support will be greatly appreciated.
Clothes Collection: fundraiser for the Juvenile Club will be held between 8th – 19th January. More details to follow.
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.
The Gathering 2013: Following a meeting last week, the Lorrha & Dorrha Heritage Week will take place in the parish between Wednesday, 19th and Monday, 24th June 2013, as the Lorrha communities effort for The Gathering 2013.
Lorrha GAA will be planning an event to coincide with that week, more details to follow.
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 €42 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 the Pat & Ritchie who will also be playing on Friday, 28th December. Dancing 9.30pm to 12.30am. Admission is €8, refreshments served.
Season’s Greetings: Lorrha GAA Club would like to with all our members, players and supporters at home and abroad a Happy Christmas and a prosperous New Year.
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