Kilruane MacDonaghs News
The senior hurlers play Nenagh Éire Óg in the Dr. Fogarty Cup semi-final on Sunday in MacDonagh Park, Cloughjordan at 2.00pm.
Best of luck to Niall O’Meara, Justin Cahill, Thomas Cleary and the Tipperary U21 team who play Limerick in the Munster quarter-final in Semple Stadium on this Friday at 7.30pm.
Tipp v Galway
A large crowd assembled in MacDonagh Park last Sunday to see Tipperary take on Galway in a senior hurling challenge. Final score: Tipperary 1-21 Galway 2-18. MacDonagh Park was looking resplendent in the welcome May sunshine. Both teams and officials were pleased with the pitch and facilities. Thanks to the Gourmet Gallery who provided an excellent meal for the participants. The club is donating the proceeds to the Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre.
Despite giving their best performance of the campaign the junior A hurlers lost out by a point to Moneygall in MacDonagh Park on a 0-15 to 1-11 scoreline. MacDonaghs opened brightly and inside the first quarter were 0-4 to 0-2 ahead. Moneygall took a grip on the game and hit five unanswered points to leave them 0-7 to 0-4 ahead at the interval. In the second half MacDonaghs couldn’t get any closer than three points, until a late penalty by Thomas Williams left the minimum between the sides. However, time ran out and Moneygall held on for a slender victory. Team: Thomas Williams (1-0 penalty), David Slattery, Martin Walsh, Fergal England, Cian Williams, Shane Quinlan, Conor Austin, Alan Darcy, Paddy Ryan, Jonathan Cahill, Kevin Ryan (0-2), Robert Austin, David Williams (0-1), Conor Cleary (0-4 inc 0-2 frees) and David Reddan (0-1 free) Subs: Pat Williams and Caoilainn Conroy. On next Saturday June 1st they are at home to Lorrha at 7.30pm.
The junior B hurlers lost out to Toomevara in MacDonagh Park on a 1-17 to 0-13 scoreline. MacDonaghs played with great heart and determination but the visitors always had the edge in this game. Toomevara played with a slight wind advantage in the first half and their forwards looked threatening. The visitors led 0-11 to 0-6 at the break. MacDonaghs always stayed in touch, but Toomevara had enough craft and experience to see out the game.
Team: Dean O’Meara, Conor Doheny, Paddy Ryan, Timmy Walsh, Fergal England, David Slattery, Cian Williams, Stephen Cleary, Caoilainn Conroy, Bob Dooley (0-2), David Williams (0-7), Mark Spain, Enda Mulcahy, Alan Darcy (0-2) and Danny Reddan (0-1). Subs: Andrew Brennan, Sean Cleary, David Mooney and Bill Dooley. On next Tuesday June 4th Kilruane MacDonaghs are away to Templederry at 7.30pm.
Cumann na mBunscol
Kilruane N.S. qualified for the North final with a 4-6 to 2-5 victory against Ballina N.S. in Nenagh. This was a keenly contested game between two even teams. Kilruane led by four points at the break and managed to keep daylight between themselves and Ballina until the end. Kilruane will enter the final as underdogs where they will play the winners of the Kildangan and Scoil Eoin, Roscrea game. Team: Conor Quinlan, Jack Dunne, Louis Kennedy, Kieran Spain, Jack Dwan (0-1), Eoin O’Meara, Dylan Moran, Tara Lillis (1-0), Matthew Moyles, Sam Darcy (0-1), Aaron Morgan (2-3) and James Loughnane (1-1). Subs: Rory Grace and Bonnie Conroy.
Peadar Cummins Tournament
Jerome Cahill, Craig Morgan, Nathan Ryan and Oisín O’Meara were part of the North Tipperary U14 hurling panel which overcame South Tipperary in the plate final of the Peadar Cummins tournament. They had lost out to eventual winners West Tipperary in the semi-final. Christy Morgan was a selector.
Both teams play Kildangan in MacDonagh Park on this Saturday Jun 1st at 11.00am.
Under 8 & 10
The U8s and U10s participated in a blitz in Ballingarry last Saturday. Each team had games against Shannon Rovers Gaels and Shinrone. Thanks to the Gaels for the invitation.
The Tipperary Draw commences on this Friday May 31st. There is a total prize fund of €525,000, with two cars on offer every month. Supporters can join by contacting any member of the committee.
The monthly meeting of the club committee takes place on this Thursday May 30th at 8.30pm.
The annual Kellogs Camp takes place in Thomas MacDonagh Park July 1st to 5th. The cost remains the same as last year: first child €55, second child €45 and third child €40. Application forms will be distributed through the local schools. Places in the camp can also be booked on line at www.gaa.ie/culcamps. Promotional packs of Kellogs Cornflakes and Rice Crispies feature a unique code, which can be used by parents online to receive a €5 discount. For further information you can contact co-ordinator Gilbert Williams 0872176452.
The club extends its sympathy to the McLoughney family, Ardcroney on the death of Mary Cleary, Borrisokane. Sympathy is also extended to the Doughan family Rathenny, Cloughjordan on the death of Paddy Doughan. The late Paddy was the contractor who built the perimeter wall and the road wall for the opening of MacDonagh Park in 1966.