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The preliminary work on the first phase of the redevelopment of MacDonagh Park started over the past number of weeks. This work, involving the clearing away of the bank at the town end of the field and the seating around the inside pitch, is now well under way and this will pave the way for the building of the new Hurling Wall and Astroturf pitch. The completion date for this part of the project will hopefully be June/July.
Similar to other clubs that have taken on such a large development, this first phase will be funded by donations from our members and supporters where donors can avail of the Tax Exemption scheme. Details of this scheme and the planned Jigsaw/Mural to be erected in the Complex are available on our development brochure which is on the Club Website.
This phase of the fundraising is being driven by a team of club members who are contacting people associated with the club and community to seek donations.
The response to date has been phenomenal and we are well on the way to achieving our phase one target - we sincerely thank all the people who have made this possible by making and pledging donations over the last number of weeks. This drive will continue over the coming weeks and anyone considering donating please contact your fundraising representative if you have any questions. You can also contact Liam Heffernan, Mary-Jo O'Reilly or Anne Kennedy if you would like further information on this phase of the development/fundraising. Your support is greatly appreciated.
The lotto jackpot on Monday 26th April was €4,800. Results of our lotto draw, which include the ten names drawn for the supplementary draw, are available on our website and social media platforms every week. We thank you for continuing to support our lotto and ask those that have not yet signed up or who may have cancelled their auto renew during the recent suspension of the lotto to please sign up today - the link to join is on the Club Website -
Membership for 2021 is now due and with a new deadline date of May 31st we are asking that our players and supporters please pay their membership over the coming weeks. Foireann is the new GAA registration system and while membership should still be paid through Clubforce or to any Committee member, members must set up their own registration on Foireann. Information on how to do this is available on the club website and details have also been shared via the various player Whatsapp Groups. Families should also set up their own registration on Foireann.ie.
With the return to training hopefully starting up in the coming weeks, it is important that all players, both juvenile and adult, look after the payment of their membership immediately.
The Tipperary Draw returned last week with the 6th draw taking place on Friday night last. The club had two winners with Helen & John Spillane winning €500 and Donie & Ciaran O'Brien winning €200 in the confined draw. Congrats to all. The next draw takes place on May 14th and our promoters will be collecting any outstanding money over the coming months.
All families are asked to complete registration with www.Foireann.ie as soon as possible if you haven't done so already. Details of how to complete this process have been shared via the various juvenile WhatsApp groups. Your cooperation in getting these registrations complete as soon as possible is greatly appreciated.
The membership deadline was extended and families now have the option to pay membership at the next training session which is looking like next week - Hurray! Membership must be paid to ensure that your child is covered by insurance. Paying membership at training is the preferred option for the juvenile club as the money goes directly into the juvenile arm of the club to pay the costs of running the juvenile club. For covid reasons we ask that membership money be put into an envelope, family details written thereon and handed to the lead coach at the training session.
Return To Play
While we are all very much looking forward to returning to training we will have to hold on for a little longer given the situation around the increased presence of Covid in the locality. The situation will be reviewed weekly and updates will be issued via the various WhatsApp groups. Training slots - days and times have been issued, just the start date next to be confirmed.
Please encourage the boys to practice when they can over the next few weeks. There are a huge number of boys nationally that struggled for motivation in all sports over the past few months and we are very conscious of this and will be very mindful of the boys. We hope every available boy will return and hope to gain extra boys as well.
It's a very exciting time for the club with huge developments taking place in the field at present. When the boys return to training they will see all the work going on for the hurling wall and astroturf which is anticipated will be completed by the end of June. Remember to transfer your donations and let your funding representative know you have done so for tracking purposes.
Reminder to get your Garda vetting up to dateplease. You cannot be involved as a coach or mentor in any juvenile coaching set up without your GAA Garda vetting being up to date so please apply asap