Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes
Congratulations to Seamus Hennessy, Eamon O Shea, John Casey and the Tipperary team on their victory in the Munster final. Commiserations to Mark O Leary and the minor team.
The senior hurlers play Toomevara in the quarter-final in MacDonagh Park Nenagh on this Sunday at 4.00 p.m.
The u-14 hurlers won their final group game at home to Kildangan. Match report can be viewed on website. They are now involved in a playoff with Kildangan for the last semi-final spot. This game is scheduled to take place on this Wednesday July 15th. Check fixtures
Ninety four participants had a fantastic week at the annual VHI Cul camp. The favourable weather added to the enjoyment of all. On the final day each boy and girl was presented with a certificate and a commemorative medal by county chairman Barry O Brien and Games Promotion officer Dinny Maher. The highlight of the week was the visit on Thursday of Tipperary stars Shane McGrath and Seamus Calinan who received an enthusiastic reception from the appreciative gathering. Thanks to the coaches Maria Tynan Toomevara, Matthew Ryan Templederry Kenyons, Philip Donnellan Shannon Rovers, Stephen Murphy Kilruane MacDonaghs, Joe Gallagher Kildangan, Mark Gennery Portroe and Cian Hogan Lorrha who carried out their duties in a very professional manner. Len Gaynor was the Camp supervisor and ensured that everything ran smoothly. Thanks to Marian Ryan who looked after the catering, caretaker Pat Williams who had MacDonagh Park looking resplendent and the five young club volunteers who assisted the coaches. A number of items of clothing were left behind and can be reclaimed by contacting Gilbert Williams 087-2176452. Items unclaimed by Saturday July 18th will be deposited in the local clothing bank. Next week photographs of the camp will be uploaded on the website kilruanemacdonaghs.com
The great run of the u-10 hurlers came to an end when Monaleen of Limerick beat them in the Munster semi-final. In the quarter-final they had a decisive win against Ennis of Clare and at the interval they led the Limerick champions in the semi-final. However, Monaleen had the better of matters in the second half and booked their place in the final with six points spare.
U-6 & U-8
The U-6 and U-8 teams had two very enjoyable games against Nenagh Eire Og last Saturday in Nenagh.
Coaching continues for all U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 players in MacDonagh Park on this Saturday at 11 o clock.
Brendan McAdams and Kieran Brereton represented the club at the U-12 intercounty blitz in Dr. Morris Park last Saturday.
The minor hurlers play Borris-Ileigh in the opening round of the championship in MacDonagh Park on this Wednesday July 15th at 8.00 p.m.
The U-12 hurlers are away to Toomevara in their final group game on this Friday evening.
The U-16 hurlers are away to Borris-Ileigh in the second round of the championship on this Monday July 20th at 7.00 p.m.
Lory Meagher cup
Congratulations to former Kilruane MacDonaghs player Seamus McLoughney who was a member of the Tyrone senior hurling panel which defeated Donegal in the Lory Meagher Cup final which was played in Croke Park.