Kilruane MacDonaghs News

Senior Hurling

The senior hurlers chalked up their third successive win when they overcame Lorrha in a windy St. Michael’s Park on a 2-19 to 1-9 scoreline. Against the wind in the first half MacDonaghs laid the foundations for victory. The tempo dropped in the second half and the game petered out as Kilruane recorded a comfortable if unimpressive win. They now face Kildangan this weekend.

Junior Hurling

The junior A hurlers made their exit from the league when they lost out by a point away to Lorrha.

Parish League

The annual Parish League commences on this Saturday May 14th at 11 o clock. In the first match Kyle Rovers captained by Kevin Shinners take on the Gorry Rangers led by Sean Quinlan followed by the clash of De Wets led by Craig Morgan and the Ninety Eights skippered by Cian Darcy. In conjunction with the Parish League the juvenile club is also organizing a Mini League which also commences on this Saturday at 11 o clock and continue for three Saturdays on May 21st, June 4th and June 11th. Boys from first and second classes are eligible to participate in this league. Special rules will apply to the Mini League: there will be no soloing, goals and points will have equal value, a special sliotar will be used, in the first and third quarters of each game only ground hurling is allowed and a different player must play in goals at the end of each quarter. Each participant in the Mini League will be presented with a hurley on the final day.

Schools Hurling

In the first round of the championship Kilruane N.S. overcame Scoil Eoin Roscrea in Toomevara on a 7-8 to 3-3 scoreline. Even against the strong wind in the first half Kilruane dictated matters with Craig Morgan, Jake Morris and Toomy Dooley very much to the fore. In the second round they will play Puckane N.S. in Cloughjordan on this Thursday at 1.00 p.m. Team: Mark O Neill, Arran Conroy, Sean Quinlan, Oisin O Meara Jake Morris, Shane O Meara, Tommy Dooley, Ben Healy, Dylan Moran, Conor Lillis, Christopher Moyles, Craig Morgan (Capt) and Cormac Mannion. Subs: Jack Dwan, Jack Dunne, Sean Clarke and Conor Quinlan.

Minor Hurling

Well done to Jack Peters who lined out at corner back on the Tipperary minor hurling team which defeated Cork last Sunday. They now play Clare in the semi-final in Semple Stadium on Friday June 24th.

Camogie

Congratulations to Sarah Coonan and Shauna Tooher who were members of the Tipperary U-16 camogie panel which defeated Kilkenny in the All-Ireland final. Sarah lined out in goals and kept a clean sheet.

Summer Camp

The annual Cul hurling and camogie Summer Camp takes place in MacDonagh Park Monday July 4th to Friday July 8th. The cost remains the same as last year: €55 for one child, €100 for two children and €135 for three children. The camp is open to all boys and girls 6 to 14 years old inclusive. Application forms have been distributed through the schools this week and should be returned as soon as possible.

County Draw

The new county draw with a prize fund of €500,000 commences on Friday May 20th. There are thirty prizes each month with a top prize of a Skoda Octavia or €15,000. In May there is a star prize of a Skoda Superb or €30,000 and in November there is also a star prize of a Skoda Yeti or €20,000. Subscription remains at €100 which can be paid in monthly installments or by direct debit. Promoters are presently canvassing the parish for your support and we anticipate the usual generous response. Accounts for the last draw are currently being finalized so promoters and subscribers are asked to bring all payments up to date.

Lotto

Congratulations to Willie Gleeson Oxpark and Tommy Mulcahy Nenagh who shared the Club Lotto jackpot of €3,400. The jackpot resumes at a very attractive €2,000. The club would like to thank our loyal and faithful subscribers and promoters for their continued support of the Lotto which is our main source of income. Tickets cost €2 each with three available for €5. The draw takes place each Monday night.

Sympathy

The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family of the late Martin McLoughney Ardcroney.