Kilruane MacDonaghs News

Senior
Kilruane MacDonaghs play Cashel in the second round of the county championship in Borrisoleigh on this Sunday at 7.00pm. Your support would be appreciated.

National League
Well done to Niall O’Meara who scored three points in Tipperary’s win against Clare.

Junior
The junior hurlers had a 2-13 to 1-12 victory against Silvermines in the second round of the league in MacDonagh Park. The teams were level on eight occasions and it took a fortuitous goal from a 65 by James Williams in the final quarter to tilt the balance in favour of the home side. Team: Niall Shinners, Cian Williams, Tomás Hogan, Brendan McAdams, Caoilainn Conroy, Pat Conway, Conor Austin, Aidan Boyle (0-2), Alan Darcy (0-1), Declan Barrett, Jonathan Cahill (0-1), James Cleary (0-1), Conor Cleary (0-1), Shane Quinlan (1-0) and James Williams (1-6). Subs: Robert Austin, Mark Spain and Timmy Walsh.

Under 16
The U16 footballers made their exit from the championship when they lost out to Inane Rovers in MacDonagh Park.

Under 14
On this Thursday evening Kilruane MacDonaghs are at away to Newport Gaels in the third round of the U14 football championship at 7.00pm.

Under 12
The U12 ‘A’ footballers will play Toomevara in the semi-final in MacDonagh Park this weekend. Parents will receive notification by text.

Parish League
Kyle, captained by Conor Quinlan, take on the Ninety Eights, led by Louis Kennedy, in the Parish League Final on Saturday. This game will be preceded by the meeting of Gorry Rangers and De Wets in the Plate Final. The Mini League will also continue. All U8, U10 and U12 selectors should be present at 10.30 to help organise the games. Players should be in attendance at 10.45 to facilitate a punctual start.

Meeting
The monthly meeting of the club committee will be held on Thursday May 1st at 8.00pm. All committee members are asked to attend.

County Draw
As the launch of the new County Draw is imminent, promoters and subscribers are asked to finalise all payments for the outgoing draw.

Clothes Collection
The juvenile club is organising a clothes collection on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of May. There will be collection centres in the MacDonagh Complex in Cloughjordan, Fr. O’Meara Centre in Kilruane and the Community Hall in Ardcroney. Collection times will be finalised in the next few weeks. Please donate all your clean unwanted clothes, also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, belts and soft toys. This is a painless and environmentally friendly way to provide much needed funds for the juvenile club.

Summer Camp
The annual Cúl Camp is scheduled for June 30th to July 4th in Thomas MacDonagh Park. This year the camp will have the usual 10.00am start in the morning but finish at the earlier time of 2.00pm. Application forms will be distributed through the schools after the Easter break.

New York Prize
To facilitate late applicants the deadline for entry has been extended to April 30th. For €10 one very lucky individual is going to win a three month job, June to August, in a Spillane Group Bar in New York. The prize includes return flights, the first month’s accommodation and two daily meals. The second and third month’s accommodation will be organised. Full training will be provided. Entrants to the draw must be eighteen years. The winner could earn up to €10,000. Terms and conditions apply. See www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com/NewYork for full details. It’s easy to enter. Dial LoCall 0818286811 with debit/credit card details or click on www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com/NewYork where you can enter using PayPal. Parents, relatives and friends can also enter and nominate any eligible person to win the prize.

Lotto
The Lotto jackpot now stands at €4,400. The next draw is on Monday in Graces. Tickets cost €2 and three are available for €5. The Lotto is our primary source of income. Thanks to all our supporters who continue to support the Lotto

Sympathy
The club extends sympathy to the McAdams, Ryan and Cleary families on the death of Margaret McAdams, Dernasling, Ardcroney. Margaret was the mother of Brendan and Sean who were members of the Kilruane MacDonaghs U16 hurling team that won North and county titles in 2013. Conor, the eldest in the family, also played juvenile hurling with the club, while Margaret’s father, Sean Ryan was on the MacDonaghs senior team that won the 1959 North final. Margaret was a staunch supporter of her sons as they donned the black and white colours. As a mark of respect the Kilruane MacDonaghs and Burgess U14 football game was postponed and last year’s U16 team and selectors, attired in their club jackets, formed a guard of honour at the funeral. A minute’s silence was observed before the start of the Kilruane MacDonaghs and Silvermines junior match and the tricolour was flown at half mast. Sympathy is also extended to Hilda Darcy, St. Kieran’s Close on the death of her mother Margaret Tiernan, Longford.