Kilruane MacDonaghs News

Senior Hurling

The senior hurlers play Borris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park on this Friday at 7.45 p.m. in the county league.

Junior League

The junior B hurlers recorded their second win in the league when they overcame Newport in MacDonagh Park on a 2-18 to 3-9 scoreline. Team: Robert Ward, Cian Williams, Alan Darcy, Scott Hodgins, Luke Williams, Pat Conway (0-1), Robert Austin, Michael Reddan (1-0), James Keogh (0-7), Morgan Conway (0-4), Denis Cahill (0-1), Declan Barrett (0-3), David Williams (0-2), Sean Hayes and James Williams. Subs: Ronan Boyle, Kieran Cahill (1-0), Mark Spain and Ian O Brien. They are away to Templederry this weekend. Check fixtures.

Primary Game

Congratulations to Jerome Cahill Ardcroney N.S., Cian Darcy Cloughjordan N.S. and Jake Morris Kilruane N.S. who line out with the Tipperary Primary Game hurling team in Semple Stadium next Sunday. Jake plays his club hurling with Nenagh Eire Og. It is the second occasion on which players from our three schools played in the Primary Game on the one day. In 2006 Robert Ward, Kieran Cahill and David Williams played together in the Primary Game.

Schools Hurling

Kilruane School qualified for the North final when they overcame Ballina on a 4-10 to 1-5 scoreline in Nenagh. Team: Mark O Neill, Arran Conroy, Sean Quinlan, Oisin O Meara, Jake Morris, Shane O Meara, Tommy Dooley, Ben Healy, Christopher Moyles, Conor Lillis, Conor Quinlan, Craig Morgan (capt) and Cormac Mannion. Subs: Cormac Doheny, Jack Dunne, Dylan Moran, Sean Clarke, Daniel Clarke, Jack Dwan, Matthew Moyles, Shane McAteer, Louis Kennedy, James Loughnane, Ben Cahalan, Sam Darcy, Roy Clarke, Sean Maher, Kieran Spain and Eoin Farrell. Ardcroney N.S. reached the final of the section D championship with a tremendous win away to Carrig Birr on a 4-4 to 2-8 scoreline. Team: Kevin Shinners, Peter Folan, John Blagdon, Eoghan Mulcahy, Devlin Courtney Sean McAdams, Jerome Cahill, Daniel Ryan, Jake O Kelly, Kevin Oakley, Matthew Spain, Nathan Ryan, Patrick Hayes, Ben King, Mikey Holland, Luke Carroll, Ethan Geoghegan, Cian Spillane, Tommy Murphy and Pearse Cahalan. This was a fantastic game with both teams battling until the final whistle and Ardcroney just shading the verdict. Cloughjordan kept in the hunt for a semi-final spot in the same championship with a victory against Ballinree N.S.

U-14 Hurling

The U-14 hurlers collected their first brace of points in the championship when they had a good home win against Moneygall in the second round of the championship. On this Wednesday they are away to Roscrea.

Parish League

On next Saturday, in the second round of the Parish League, Kyle Rovers play the Ninety Eights followed by the clash of Gorry Rangers and De Wets. All players should be present at 10.45. The second round of the Mini League went ahead last Saturday with Kevin Naughnane leading his team to victory against Paidi Williams’ outfit on 9 to 8 scoreline. Aaron Morgan’s side took the points against Rory Grace’s team on an 11 to 8 scoreline. This inaugural Mini League has proved to be a resounding success with the modified rules adding to the enjoyment of all the players. With the U-8s involved in a blitz next week the third round has been deferred until Saturday June 4th.

Minor Football

The minor footballers made their exit from the championship when they lost out to Kildangan in the play off for a semi-final spot on a 0-9 to 1-4 scoreline in Ballinderry. They seemed to be in a very good position at the interval when they only trailed by a point. However, they failed to take full advantage of the wind and were two points adrift at the final whistle. Team: Conor Cleary, Patrick Ryan, Conor Austin, Tomas Hogan, Robbie Oakley, Jack Peters, Stephen Cleary, Alan Darcy (0-1), Jamie Heffernan, David Williams, Kieran Cahill (0-1), Robert Ward (0-1), Bob Dooley (1-1), Andrew Brennan, and Ian McSherry. Subs; Wayne O Riain and Dean O Meara. Attention will now switch to the hurling championship where Kilruane MacDonaghs have been drawn against Roscrea. Nenagh, Lorrha and Toomevara complete the group. The first round will take place after the exams.

Junior A Hurling

The junior A hurlers have been drawn against Kildangan in the first round of the championship which is expected to take place on the weekend of June 12th. Toomevara, Knochshegowna, Lorrha and Roscrea are also in the group.

Best Wishes

The club would like to extend its best wishes to Pat Williams, caretaker in MacDonagh Park, who is recuperating in hospital.

Confirmation

Congratulations to all the boys and girls who made their Confirmation last Sunday in Cloughjordan.

Bag Packing

The juvenile club is holding its annual Bag Packing in Dunnes Stores on Friday evening July 1st and all day Saturday July 2nd. Every family which has a player involved with Kilruane MacDonaghs from U-6 up to U-16 will be expected to help out and should highlight the dates in the diary. The advance notice will enable all families to commit at least one parent for a two hour stint on either day .All parents will be personally contacted by the respective managers to ensure that every family is represented at this very important fundraiser. This was a tremendous success last year and even greater parental participation on this occasion should see last year’s returns surpassed.

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 and should be returned as soon as possible.

County Draw

The new county draw has a prize fund of €500,000. 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.

All-Ireland Final

Congratulations to Cian Darcy who was a member of the Tipperary U-12 soccer team which won the All-Ireland final in Littleton last Saturday. Congratulations also to the Cloughjordan N.S. five-a-side soccer team which won the Munster final recently in Cork