Kilruane MacDonaghs News
The U-12 hurlers bridged a thirty year gap when they overcame Nenagh Éire Óg on a 3-7 to 0-3 scoreline to win the title for the third time and the first since 1979. MacDonaghs made good use of the strong wind in the first half with Craig Morgan notching a brace of goals and Declan Elderfield also raising a green flag giving them a twelve point interval lead. Nenagh came more into the game in the second half but Kilruane managed to maintain their advantage to the finish. After the game Sean Creamer chairman of North Tipperary Bord na nÓg presented the cup to captain Willie Ryan. In the county semi-final MacDonaghs will face the south champions. Congratulations to the entire panel and the management team of Christy Morgan, John Cahill, Ned Darcy and Paddy Williams.
Team; Niall Shinners, Arran Conroy, Rory McCarthy, Brendan McAdams, Paul Guidera, Justin Cahill (0-1), Kevin Shinners, Darragh Peters, James Cleary, Declan Elderfield (1-0), Willie Ryan, Kieran Brereton (0-3), Roisin Cahill, Cian Darcy (0-2) and Craig Morgan (2-1). Subs: Martin Grace and Sean Quinlan. A comprehensive report can be found on www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com
Remember the Team
The Kilruane MacDonaghs team which defeated Roscrea in the 1979 North U-12 final on a 4-1 to 3-1 scoreline in Moneygall lined out as follows: Eamon Kirby, Michael O Meara, Pat Gibson, Martin Cahalan, Tom Killackey, Joe Cahill, Michael Gaynor, Martin Tooher, Ger Maher Capt (2-0), Seamus Maher, Pádraig Williams, Paul Madden, George O Leary (1-0), David Quinlan (1-1) and Anthony Tooher.
A DVD of the North final can be purchased at a cost of €10. Players on the U-12 panel must place their order with Christy Morgan. Anybody else interested in getting a DVD should contact Brid Morgan 0879556875. All orders must be prepaid and made by Saturday August 22nd.
The U-16 hurlers qualified for the semi-final with a home victory against Templederry Keynons on a 3-15 to 2-5 scoreline. A solid first half performance laid the foundation for victory. In the semi-final they will play Nenagh. Team; Robert Ward, Tomás Hogan, PJ Cleary, Sean Cleary, Jack Banaghan, David Williams, Ian McSherry, Stephen Cleary, Anton Banaghan (0-1), Kieran Cahill (0-2), Alan Darcy, Jamie Heffernan (0-1), Andrew Brennan (2-4), Conor Cleary (1-0) and Aidan Boyle (0-7). Subs: David Mooney, John Carter, Dean O Meara, Conor Austin and Patrick Ryan.
The u-14 hurlers were defeated in the semi-final by Nenagh Éire Óg on a 2-8 to 1-9 scoreline. Nenagh enjoyed a six point interval lead but MacDonaghs rallied well and a goal by Aidan Boyle left just one point between the sides as time ebbed away. However, Nenagh held on despite late pressure from Kilruane. Team: Anthony Spillane, Jack Farrell, Abhain Coleman, John Healy, Peter Blessing Conor Cleary, Darragh Peters, Bob Dooley, Sean Cleary, Stephen Cleary, Kieran Brereton (0-2), Cian Darcy, Tomás Hogan and Aidan Boyle (1-7). Subs: Conor Austin and Caolainn Conroy.
The junior hurlers made their exit from the championship when they lost to Borris-Ileigh on a 2-11 to 1-4 scoreline. They failed to produce the form of earlier rounds and never threatened victory. Team: Shane Williams, Freddie Williams, Martin Walsh, Eanna Hogan, Kevin Ryan, Colm Williams, David Slattery, Ruan Casey, Denis Cahill, Michael Reddan, Edmond Morkan, Kevin Quinlan, James Williams, Thomas Williams and Thomas Cleary. Subs: Timmy Walsh and Declan Barrett.
The junior footballers overcame Templederry in the first round of the championship in MacDonagh Park. Team: Ruan Casey, Declan Barrett , Gavin McAvinchey, Freddie Williams, Eoin Hogan, Diarmuid Cahill, Liam Gibson, Denis Cahill, Mark O Meara, Brian O Meara, Stephen Murphy, Niall Murphy, Darren Killackey, Damien O Sullivan and Shane Quinlan. Subs: Pádraig Kelly, Shane Williams and Kevin Quinlan.
The minor footballers play Borris-Ileigh in the North final in Kilcolman on this Thursday August 20th at 7.00 p.m.
The U-12 and U-14 panels travelled to Croke Park last Sunday for the All-Ireland semi-final. They had a fantastic day and enjoyed a superb performance by the Tipperary team. Thanks to the club officials and selectors who accompanied the players.
Congratulations to former Kilruane MacDonaghs PRO and Sunday Independent Gaelic Games correspondent Damian Lawlor who married Ruth Bailey in Kilkenny last Saturday.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family of the late Tom Delaney Main St. Cloughjordan and the family of the late Michael Walsh MacDonagh St. Nenagh on their recent bereavements.