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Jim Devitt Cup Winners – Senior Hurling League

On last Saturday evening August 13th 2016 MacDonaghs staged a remarkable recovery in Moneygall to clinch the Jim Devitt Cup with a 4-21 to 3-17 victory over Drom & Inch. This was the second occasion this particular trophy has come to the parish — in 2008 MacDonaghs defeated Boherlahan in Templemore. At the interval the […]

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U14 Feile na nGael 2015

Our U14’s travelled to Co. Antrim to participate in this year’s Feile Competition, departing from Cloughjordan at 6am on Friday 19th June last. We arrived that afternoon to a huge welcome from our host club, Loughgiel Shamrocks, which was followed by refreshments in their Clubhouse. There were 3 teams in our Group, St Fiachra’s of […]

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2015 North Junior A League Champions

Congratulations to the junior ‘A’ team that won the North league title for the first time with a hard-earned 3-10 to 0-14 victory against Kildangan in Moneygall. This competition first saw the light of day in 1986 and MacDonaghs had been finalists on four previous occasions: (1992) Ballina 1-13 MacDonaghs 1-6, (1993) Toomevara 1-10 MacDonaghs […]

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U14 County Camgie Final

Kilruane Mac Donaghs were crowned County U14 camogie champions on the 14th of May in the Ragg County Grounds when they overcame a strong second half challenge from Ballina. Both teams were slow to settle on the ball but it was Ballina who took the opening scoring opportunities recording a goal and point in quick […]

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Win Two J1 Jobs in New York

Raising the necessary finance to fund day to day running costs of a G.A.A. club is an ongoing headache for hard pressed officials and volunteers. Imaginative and creative schemes are enthusiastically embraced by clubs in an attempt to persuade supporters to part with their hard earned cash in difficult economic times. The Club Lotto and […]

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U14 B North Tipperary Hurling Champions 2014

Kilruane MacDonaghs captured the North U14 ‘B’ hurling title with a 1-11 to 2-7 victory against Shannon Rovers in Borrisokane. This was MacDonaghs first ‘B’ title in this grade, having won a total of twelve championships (plus seven divisional Féile titles) in the ‘A’ grade. This victory marked a milestone in the club’s history as […]

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U12 A County Champions 2014

Kilruane MacDonaghs qualified for the county final with a 6-5 to 3-3 victory against Drom-Inch in Templederry. Scorers: David Sullivan (3-2), James Loughnane (2-0), Kevin McDonald (1-0), Páidí Williams, Cormac Doheny and Nathan Lynch (0-1) each. MacDonaghs claimed the county title for the third time with a 2-8 to 2-4 victory against Knockavilla in an […]

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North Tipp U12 A Hurling Champios 2014

MacDonaghs Abú Kilruane MacDonaghs captured the North U12 ‘A’ hurling title for the fifth time when they defeated Roscrea by 6-5 to 3-7 in sunny Toomevara last Saturday. The previous victories were: 1978 MacDonaghs 2-2 Toomevara 1-1; 1979 MacDonaghs 4-3 Roscrea 3-1; 2009 MacDonaghs 3-7 Nenagh 0-3 and 2010 MacDonaghs 8-2 Roscrea 3-5. In claiming […]

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North U14 ‘B’ Football Final 2014

Kilruane MacDonaghs 6-6 Ballina 0-5 In Kilcolman Thursday May 15th Kilruane MacDonaghs won the North U14 ‘B’ football final for the third time with a deserved 6-6 to 0-5 victory against Ballina in sunny Kilcolman. MacDonaghs seized the initiative from the start and the Ballina goal was under constant pressure. The team played smart football, […]

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Senior Hurling – Challenge Cup

Despite the closeness of the scoring, Kilruane were always in control of this game, played in testing conditions in O’Sullivan Park, Ballingarry. To the home side’s credit they kept plugging away and four late points, after MacDonaghs had emptied the bench, left the minimum between the sides at the finish. Kilruane began impressively and had […]

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Camogie Fashion Show

Friday 28th February 2014 in The Abbey Court Hotel See the camogie and hurling start on the catwalk. Tickets €10 – be in with a chance to win a €300 travel voucher Contact Frances Cleary(087 6227175), Tricia Costello(086 6030595) or Joe Cahill(087 1305064) to book your ticket      

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Walsh’s of Nenagh North Tipperary Under-21 A Hurling final 2013

Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-20 Burgess 0-7 Its title number 12 for Kilruane MacDonaghs and their third back to back titles in eight years as they carved out an easy North final win over a disappointing Burgess outfit at Dolla last Sunday. Right from the first whistle the 2012 champions had the look of winners as they […]

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County U16 A Champions 2013

At last our competitive field action has come to a conclusion with the staging of the U 16 A Hurling final between Kilruane MacDonaghs from the north and Carrick Swan from the south which took place in Littleton on Saturday November 16th. This final was one month behind the original schedule which had been delayed […]

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U16A Hurling County Semi-Final 2013

 Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-8 Clonoulty-Rossmore 0-9 The U16 hurlers qualified for the county final for the first time since 2004 with a hard earned 3-8 to 0-9 victory against Clonoulty-Rossmore in Templetuohy. However, it was a bitter sweet victory as Kevin Shinners and Rory McCarthy received straight red cards and will be unavailable for the decider. […]

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North U16 A Hurling Champions 2013

North Under 16 A Hurling Final 2013   Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-14 Newport Gaels 0-9 The U16 hurlers bridged a nine year gap by winning the North Final for the sixth time with a 3-14 to 0-9 victory against a very useful Newport Gaels side in Nenagh. This was MacDonaghs eleventh appearance in the final. The […]

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Camogie Junior A Championship – Kilruane 2-21 Newport 0-8

Kilruane 2-21 Newport 0-8 The Junior A team recorded their second successive championship win on Sunday evening in Cloughjordan. Although the scoreline would seem to indicate a dominant Kilruane team this was not always the case, and it was nip and tuck for most of the first half. Newport started well and exerted pressure on […]

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Camogie Under 14 ‘B’ championship

Kildangan 1-4 Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-1 On Saturday evening near neighbours Kildangan provided the opposition for the under 14 team in their final group game. This was a close game with scores hard to come by. Caroline Hill opened the scoring, when she raised a white flag. However, this poweful shot looked to be goal-bound were […]

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Camogie Junior A League semi-final 2013

Drom 0-11 Kilruane 1-6 Unfortunately a place in the Junior A League final was not to be, after our girls had to give way to a stronger Drom side in their semi-final clash on Saturday last. Very little separated the two sides on the scoreboard for most of the game. Indeed it was Kilruane who […]

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Under 21 A Hurling Champions 2012

Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-14 Toomevara 0-11 MacDonaghs captured the North U21 title for the fifth time in seven years and the eleventh in all, since their first victory forty years ago with a 0-14 to 0-11 win against Toomevara. Success was previously achieved in the following years: 1972 (Capt. Johnny O’Meara), 1973 (Capt. Dinny O’Meara), 1974 […]

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Tom McLoughney – Sean Ghael Award 2012

 Sean Ghael Award Congratulations to Tom McLoughney who will be presented with a Sean Ghael Award in the Dome Semple Stadium on this Sunday November 18th at 4.15pm. Guest of honour will be Jimmy Gorman, former chairman of the Munster Council. The genial Tom will be a popular recipient, both inside and outside the parish. […]

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1962 Juvenile Final

Kilruane Are Champions For Fourth Successive Year Borris-Ileigh Go Down In Classic Final Kilruane MacDonaghs 6-5 Borris-Ileigh 4-0   Front: Jim Spain (Selector), Paddy Williams, Sean Murphy, Pat Rohan, Niall Dwan, Paddy O’Meara, Donal O’Brien, Denis Casey, Tony Hogan and Jimmy Minogue. Back: Jack Casey (Selector), Paddy Kelly, Paddy Peters, Con Heffernan N.T., Jim Reddan, […]

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Under 8 Camogie

On Saturday morning Kilruane MacDonaghs Camogie Club took part in yet another successful under 8 County Blitz in The Ragg. 16 teams took part, with Kilruane being the only club to enter 2 teams. The team managed by Peter McCarthy and Eibhlin Enright consisted of Aisling Nevin, Aoibhe Spillane, Lynn Farrell, Amy McCarthy, Ciara McCarthy, […]

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U9 Hurling – Dicksboro Tournament

Under 9 Dicksboro Charity Blitz Kilkenny Round 1 MacDonaghs 3-6 Naas 4-2 This was a great match from the start, with each team giving their best. Naas drew first blood with a goal but MacDonaghs fought back, with Rory Grace slotting over a few frees to keep the Tipp boys in the hunt. Kilruane started […]

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Camogie – u16B County Final

Eire Og Nenagh 3-5 Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-1 Unfortunately we were beaten by Eire Og Nenagh in the u16B County final at the weekend. The girls gave everything from start to finish and the final scoreline of 3-5 to 0-1 does not reflect the effort that they put in. The opening stages were fairly even. The […]

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U-16 Hurling – Kilruane MacDonaghs 4-18 Silvermines 6-10

MacDonagh Park Thursday August 30th   The U-16s recorded their third successive victory when they overcame Silvermines in MacDonagh Park on a 4-18 to 6-10 scoreline. MacDonaghs were always in control of this game and on separate occasions enjoyed both nine and eleven point leads. However, a late rally by Silvermines, which coincided with the […]

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U-16 Hurling Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-12 Portroe 3-11

On last Monday evening the U-16s travelled to Portroe and just edged out the home team by the minimum of margins. This was a crucial game, as only a victory would keep the boys in black and white on course for a semi-final place. MacDonaghs had to line out without the injured Rory McCarthy. Jack […]

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Camogie: Kilruane MacDonaghs through to u16 B County Final

Kilruane MacDonaghs 8-7 Clonoulty 1-5 In their most impressive display this season, the u16 camogie team had a comprehensive win over Clonoulty on Thursday evening, which now sees them through to a mouth-watering County Final clash with highly fancied Nenagh Eire Og. Having already been beaten by Clonoulty earlier this year, the Kilruane management team […]

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Kilruane MacDonaghs claim Junior A league title

Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-7 Drom & Inch 0-8 On Monday evening last, in the beautiful August sunshine, Kilruane took on Drom & Inch in The Ragg Camogie field in the final of the Junior A league. Having been beaten in the final of the Munster League already this year, this hard-working Kilruane team were not going […]

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County Community Games Champions 2012

County Community Games Final Semple Stadium Monday June 4th Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-8 Cashel 5-1 The Kilruane MacDonaghs U-11 hurling team defeated Cashel on a 3-8 to 5-1 scoreline in Semple Stadium on Monday to capture the Community Games county title for the second time. The previous success was in 2009. Although only the minimum separated […]

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Epic Win for U14s in County Feile Final

Bishop Quinlan Park Borrisoleigh Tuesday April 30th Kilruane MacDonaghs 6-3 Durlas Óg 4-8 The Kilruane MacDonaghs U-14 hurlers bridged a thirty two year gap when they captured the County Féile crown in an absorbing final in Borrisoleigh. In 1980 Paul Mulcahy captained the most successful U-14 side in the club’s history which reached the All-Ireland […]

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North Féile Final – Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-4 Roscrea 0-2

The Kilruane MacDonaghs U-14 hurlers retained the North Féile title when they had eight points to spare against Roscrea in the final in St. Michael’s Park in Toomevara. This was the fifth time MacDonaghs had claimed the Maher Cup, which was first presented in 2001. Kilruane were the first winners and also tasted success in […]

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Kilruane MacDonaghs Juvenile Reunion – 9/3/12

Kilruane MacDonaghs Juvenile Reunion Friday March 9th Thomas MacDonagh Complex To-night we celebrate the diamond jubilee of the Kilruane MacDonaghs juvenile victory in 1951. Just over sixty years ago Europe was still recovering from the devastation of the Second World War. Churchill was back in power in Britain, Stalin ruled the roost in Russia, Truman […]

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Toomevara and Kilruane – ‘The Clash Without The Ash’

There has always been tremendous rivalry between neighbours Toomevara and Kilruane MacDonaghs. It began in the early twentieth century when the Greyhounds and the De Wets disputed supremacy in North Tipperary. It has continued unabated since and whatever the grade, wherever the venue, motivation is never a problem when their paths cross. The ancient rivalry […]

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Junior B Hurling League – Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-18 Newport 3-9

The Kilruane MacDonaghs junior B team chalked up their second win in the league when they deservedly overcame Newport in MacDonagh Park on Saturday evening. After a day of heavy showers overhead conditions remained dry for the game. MacDonaghs started brightly into the scoreboard end and hit the first three points courtesy of Declan Barrett, […]

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North Feile Final – Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-14 Nenagh Eire Og 2-6

 North Feile Final April 17th 2011 Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-14 Nenagh Eire Og 2-6 In sunny Ballingarry Kilruane MacDonaghs captured the Maher Cup for the fourth time when they had five points to spare against Nenagh. MacDonaghs were the first holders of the Cup in 2001 when Ray McLoughney captained the side to victory against Moneygall. […]

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North Schools Football Final: Kilruane N.S. 2-10 Newport N.S 1-3

In a blustery St. Michaels Park Toomevara Kilruane N.S. retained their title when they overcame Newport N.S. on a 2-10 to 1-3 scoreline. Newport won the toss and unsurprisingly took the advantage of a stiff breeze. However, Kilruane more than matched their opponents in the opening half and were only were only a point adrift […]

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U21 Presentation & Profiles

Last year the U-21 hurlers won the club’s tenth divisional and seventh county titles in this grade. Kilruane MacDonaghs now lead the county roll of honour with seven titles. This team showed tremendous resilience, perseverance and commitment to eventually land the north and county crowns. They lost the North U-12, U-14, U-16 and minor hurling […]

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Kilruane MacDonaghs All-Ireland Profiles

Sunday March 16th 1986 was the greatest day in the history of the Kilruane MacDonaghs club when the senior team defeated Buffers Alley in Croke Park to become All-Ireland club champions. When Kilruane made a tame semi-final exit against Lorrha in the 1984 North championship, the omens for the future seemed far from bright. Respectful […]

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North U12 Hurling Champions 2010

 North U-12 A Hurling Final 2010 August 7th in Dolla Kilruane MacDonaghs 8-2 Roscrea 3-5 Making a seventh final appearance Kilruane MacDonaghs retained their North title when they overcame Roscrea in Dolla. This was the club’s fourth title in this grade. They were champions in 1978, 1979 and 2009. In the semi-final MacDonaghs had accounted […]

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Minor Hurling Round 3 – Kilruane V Burgess

Wednesday July 21st in Kilcolman Kilruane MacDonaghs 4-9 Burgess 3-12 MacDonaghs and Burgess shared the spoils in this encounter on a damp evening in Kilcolman. Heading to the match Kilruane would have taken a draw but will rue letting a seven point lead slip in the final quarter. However, if lessons are learned this match […]

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Junior C Hurling Championship Round 1

MacDonagh Park Cloughjordan Friday July 16th Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-16 Burgess 1-9 In their maiden outing in this championship Kilruane MacDonaghs recorded a good victory against Burgess in MacDonagh Park. The sides had clashed in the league semi-final in Portroe with Burgess claiming victory with a point to spare before going on to take the title. […]

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Minor Hurling Championship – Kilruane V Borrisoleigh

Minor Hurling Championship Round 2 in MacDonagh Park Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-14 Borris-Ileigh 1-10 The minor hurlers recorded their second successive victory in the championship when they had seven points to spare against Borris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park. The final score flattered the home side and the visitors must be wondering how seven points separated the sides […]

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U-11 D Cumann na mBunscoil Hurling Final

Kilruane N.S. 5-1 Clerihan N.S. 1-3 On Thursday June 10th on a glorious summer’s day in Semple Stadium Kilruane N.S. won their fourth Cumann na mBunscoil county final. The U-13 hurlers had triumphed in 2001, the Seven-a-Side hurlers were county champions in 2005 and the U-13 camogie team was successful in 2009. Kilruane had overcome […]

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Parish League Finals, 19th June, 2010

Thomas MacDonagh Park, Cloughjordan, Co. Tipperary Saturday the 19th June turned out to be a great day for Kilruane MacDonagh Juvenile Club. There were two titles up for grabs and all those present were treated to a festival of top class hurling as our four parish teams went toe to toe on an immaculate field […]

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Kilruane MacDonaghs Camogie Club AGM

Presentation to 2009 Adult Player of the Year recipient, Louise Hogan, by club chairman, Philip Heenan at the club’s AGM in Cloughjordan. ************** The AGM of Kilruane Camogie club was held on Friday night 5th February 2010 in the GAA Complex in Cloughjordan. Over 50 people attended including parents, players and selectors. The chairman, Philip […]

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Juvenile Medal Presentation

Juvenile Medal Presentation 29 – 01 – 2010 Last Friday evening coming up to 7.30pm the Thomas MacDonagh complex in Cloughjordan was a hive of activity and buzzing with anticipation on the arrival of the guest of honour Tipperary All Star Padraig Maher. Padraig duly arrived and the presentation proceeded without delay. The complex was […]

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Kilruane MacDonaghs – Juvenile Club – Review of 2009

Cumann Lúthchleas Gael – Cill Ruain Mhic Dhonnchadha U-12 Football Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-01 Nenagh Eire Og 1-00 Kilruane MacDonaghs 4-03 Inane Rovers 0-01 Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-05 Inane Rovers 1-05 Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-01 Nenagh Eire Og 2-06 North Final Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-04 Nenagh Eire Og 0-06   U-12 Hurling Kilruane MacDonaghs 5-10 Nenagh Eire Og 3-03 […]

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Adjourned AGM

A total of forty eight members, including a liberal sprinkling of players, assembled in the clubroom for the best ever attended Adjourned AGM. Chairman George O Leary had issued a personal written appeal to the club membership and his rallying call obviously struck a chord with a record turnout. He kept the meeting moving smoothly […]

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Presentation to Hughie Tooher

 Presentation to Hughie Tooher Fifty years ago Kilruane MacDonaghs defeated Toomevara on a 0-11 to1-4 scoreline to bridge a fifteen year gap and win the North Final for the tenth time. They defeated Knockavilla Kickhams in the county semi-final before succumbing to the might of Thurles Sarsfields in the last ten minutes of the county […]

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North Schools Football Final Roinn B

Kilruane N.S. 4-5 Templederry N.S. 1-6 Kilruane N.S. won their fifth schools football title when they overcame the challenge of Templederry N.S. on a damp day in St. Michael’s Park Toomevara. Kilruane have a great record in football finals and have won every decider they contested. The previous wins were: 1990 (captain Ruan Casey), 1999 […]

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Kilruane are North U12 A Champions

 Saturday August 15th MacDonagh Park Nenagh Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-7 Nenagh Eire Og 0-3 ‘You can sing it in the hillside you can sing it in the glen The MacDonaghs boys are coming once again’ These are the opening lines of a ballad penned by a local bard to celebrate MacDonaghs triumph against Kildangan in the […]

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U12 Hurling: Kilruane MacDonaghs 5-9 Roscrea 1-2

St. Cronan’s Park Roscrea Tuesday July 14th The U-12 hurlers guaranteed themselves a semi-final spot with a victory against Roscrea. Without ever setting the heather blazing, MacDonaghs took the points on offer with a competent rather than impressive display. A damp evening and a heavy pitch weren’t conducive to good hurling but both sides coped […]

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Minor Hurling: Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-12 Borris-Ileigh 1-13

The MacDonaghs minor hurlers made an encouraging start to the championship with a hard fought two point win against Borris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park. When these sides met in the u-16 championship two years ago Borris-Ileigh had a comfortable home victory and were favourites going into this encounter. Eleven of the Kilruane team are under age […]

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U14s Victorious

 Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-14 Kildangan 2-5 In MacDonagh Park Thursday July 9th MacDonaghs needed to win this game to stay in the hunt for a semi-final spot. Manager Pat Shanahan welcomed back Stephen and James Cleary but was still without the services of injured duo Conor Austin and Darragh Peters while Conor Cleary was on holidays. […]

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Juniors Defeat Lorrha

Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-21 Lorrrha & Dorrha 1-6 After the reverse against Silvermines in the opening round MacDonaghs needed a win in this encounter to keep their championship hopes alive. Niall Madden and James Williams, who were unavailable for the Mines match, returned to action and Edmond ‘Energy’ Morkan was added to the squad. Colm Williams […]

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Christy Ring Minor Hurling Invitational Tournament

Kilruane MacDonagh minor team took part in the Christy Ring tournament on Saturday 27th June. The tournament was organised and hosted by Glen Rovers. There were six teams involved divided into two groups and Kilruane were drawn with Cappoquin of Waterford and the Kerry development squad. The team to finish top would contest the final, […]

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Co Schools Camogie Final

Kilruane N.S. 7-1 Powerstown N.S. 1-0 Kilruane National School won a county camogie title for the first time when they overcame Powerstown N.S. in Semple Stadium on last Tuesday. Kilruane had qualified for the county quarter final of this competition by winning a blitz in Ardcroney, involving the host school and teams from Gurtagarry, Boher […]

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U-10 Hurling – Naas Tournament

The U-10’s travelled to Naas on Sat 13th June last for the annual Inter County Hurling Tournament. The competition consisted of 2 groups of four teams playing off on a round robin basis with the top 2 from each group qualifying to a semi-final for a place in the cup final. A separate shield competition […]

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U12 Victory over Nenagh

 Kilruane MacDonaghs 5-10 Nenagh Eire Og 3-3 Kilruane MacDonaghs began their campaign with a home victory against Nenagh. The final margin of victory looked unlikely at the interval when MacDonaghs trailed by two points. Nenagh had first use of the breeze, playing into the scoreboard end, and they opened the scoring with a point from […]

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North Final – Kilruane N.S. 4-3 Dunkerrin N.S. 3-2

Kilruane N.S. captured the North schools hurling title for the fourth time when they overcame Dunkerrin N.S. after a great struggle in Toomevara. This was Kilruane’s ninth appearance in the decider with wins in 1990, 1999, and 2001. They also won the county final in 2001 and the county sevens crown in 2005. In addition […]

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Community Games Co Final

Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-7 Ballingarry 0-3 Kilruane MacDonaghs won the community games county hurling final for the first time when they overcame the challenge of Ballingarry in a sun drenched Semple Stadium on Bank Holiday Monday. They had qualified for the final with narrow victories against Thurles, Moneygall and Killenaule. Conor Lillis was still an absentee […]

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Parish League Final

 Kyle 1-5 Knocknacree 2-0 Both these sides played out a draw the week before so all indications were that another close encounter would ensue. Every ball was contested with ferocity and space was at a premium. Kyle played with the breeze in the first half and despite having the majority of possession in the first […]

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Parish League

Parish League Round 1 The opening rounds of the parish League were played in glorious sunshine in MacDonagh Park last Saturday. Kyle 4-3 De Wets 3-2 In the first game De Wets just edged out Kyle with four points to spare. The game took a while to come to life but the second half in […]

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Parish League Teams

De Wets Caoilainn Conroy Cian Darcy Willie Ryan Niall Shinners Roisin Cahill Declan Elderfield Karl Williams Ben Healy Daniel Heffernan Sean Clarke Kevin Oakley Knocknacree Conor Doheny Darragh Peters Brendan McAdams Arran Conroy Cormac Mannion Martin Grace Oisin O Meara Sean Harty Thomas Blessing Eoghan Mulcahy Luke Carroll Patrick Hayes Kyle Jack Farrell James Cleary […]

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Minor Football – Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-15 Ballina 0-5

Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-15 Ballina 0-5 The minor footballers began the defence of their title when they travelled to Ballina and defeated the home side. MacDonaghs were forced to field without the services of Justin Cahill and Niall Murphy. Twelve of the side is under age for next year with a young Ballina side having a […]

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North Feile Final Victory

Féile North Final Dolla – Monday, 13 April 2009 Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-14 v 0-03 Roscrea After accounting for Borris-Ileigh in the morning’s semi-final, Kilruane were going into the final high on confidence. The weather brightened up and conditions were good, and Kilruane had the advantage of a slight breeze in the first half. Kilruane opened […]

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County League V Cashel

Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-17 Cashel King Cormacs 2-11 The senior hurlers booked their place in the county league semi-final when they had nine points to spare against Cashel in MacDonagh Park. MacDonaghs fielded without Seamus Hennessy, Eoin Hogan, Shane Quinlan, Kevin Quinlan and Brian O Meara. Kevin has a serious knee injury and it looks like […]

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Senior League: Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-11 Templederry Kenyons 0-14

The senior hurlers recorded their second successive win in the county league when they had six points to spare against Templederry on a bitterly cold day in MacDonagh Park. Eight of the side had played the previous evening against Portroe in the u-21 championship. With Seamus Hennessy and Stephen Murphy on county duty and Eoin […]

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U-21 Hurling: Kilruane MacDonaghs 4-22 Portroe 0-8

The u-21 hurlers began this year’s campaign with a very comprehensive victory against Portroe in Puckane. They were forced to line out without the injured Kevin Ryan and Eoin Hogan was also ruled out through illness. In Eoin’s absence the selectors placed Seamus Hennessy at centre-back where he proceeded to give an outstanding display and […]

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County League – Kilruane MacDonaghs 2-15 Boherlahan-Dualla 0-5

In the first round of the league the senior hurlers travelled to Boherlahan and deservedly took the points on offer with an encouraging display. The new manager Oisin O Neill was in experimental mood giving new roles to a number of players. Stephen Murphy was sited at full back and looked very comfortable in that […]

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Robert O Leary (1934-2009)

When the news filtered though of the sudden death of Robert (Bob) O’Leary while on holiday in America there was genuine sadness that the Kilruane MacDonaghs club had been deprived of one its staunchest workers and most passionate supporters. The O’Leary family is one of the oldest in the parish and their presence in Kilruane […]

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Juvenile Review 2008

Juvenile Club – Review of 2008 U-12 Football Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-01 Inane Rovers 2-11 Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-00 Eire Og Nenagh 0-06 Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-02 Ballina 3-05 U-12 Hurling Kilruane MacDonaghs 4-04 Roscrea 2-03 Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-02 Eire Og Nenagh 1-05 Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-03 Toomevara 2-03 Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-04 Roscrea 2-03 Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-02 Toomevara 1-02 […]

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Kilruane MacDonaghs Camogie Club

Annual Presentation Night – Friday 9th January 2009 Photo of U12 County League Winners:- Back row: P. Heenan (selector), D. Darcy (selector), C. Morkan, C. Hodgins, Joe Cahill (chairman), E. Cleary, H. Hogan, M. Hogan, K. Quinlisk, L. Darcy, N. Costello, John Cahill (selector). Middle row: M. Maher, S. Maher, R. Morkan, L. Brereton, C. […]

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U-16 Hurling: Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-19 Newport Gaels 1-8

The u-16 hurlers recorded their fourth successive win when they proved too good for Newport Gaels in MacDonagh Park. They go top of the table and need one more win from the remaining three games to secure a semi-final spot. MacDonaghs were without Jack Peters who was on holidays but welcomed back David Williams who […]

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Minor Hurling – Kilruane MacDonaghs 3-17 Nenagh Eire Óg 2-10

The minors caused a big upset when they had a great away victory against Nenagh in the second round of the championship. This win guarantees a quarter-final spot. There is one more group game against Newport Gaels with a semi-final place at stake. Nenagh are one of the favourites for the championship, so MacDonaghs approached […]

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Parish League 2008

The Successful Parish League, this year gave 36 dedicated hurlers, an exciting 4 week tournament divided into 4 teams: Tipperary, Kilkenny, Galway and Cork. The final was played last Saturday and the Winners were Kilkenny, Captained by : Stephen Cleary and the Plate Final, Won by: Cork, Captained by: Mark Tierney. Skillfully and professionally organized […]

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Kilruane MacDonaghs Juvenile Clup Plan – 2008

Plan for 2008 A.G.M. Clubroom Friday February 1st ‘Fun Do Coaching Course’ in Complex on Thursday February 7th ( Provisional date) Meetings of Juvenile Selectors Friday February 15th ( 1 ) Late June ( 2 ) Late August ( 3 ) Late October ( 4 ) Indoor Training Set dates and times for different age […]

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Kilruane Claim U12 ‘B’ Camogie County Title

Kilruane            2-4 Silvermines            0-0 Kilruane and Silvermines contested the under 12 ‘B’ county final in The Ragg. Kilruane’s centre-forward Eibhlin Enright opened the scoring with a well taken point early in the first half.  Eibhlin followed this up with two further points from play to push Kilruane 3 points ahead.  Although Silvermines battled hard, Kilruane’s […]

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History of Camogie in Kilruane

Kilruane MacDonaghs had a Camogie Club in the early 1940’s.  The players were mostly from the Kilruane area and included the following: Anna Dunne, Bridget Ryan, Nora O’Meara, Annie O’Meara, Julia McGrath, Peg Hyland, Mary A. McKenna, Una Kelly, Peg Culhane, Nell Minogue and others.  This team remained in existence for four or five years […]

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Kilruane MacDonaghs Camogie Club – The 90’s

In 1994, under the guidance of new trainers Declan O’Meara, David Quinlan, Brian Gaynor and John Cahill, the Junior team won both the County League and Championship finals, beating Thurles in the League and Templemore in the Championship after extra time in the replay. In 1995 we contested the Intermediate League and Championship finals beating […]

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Results 2007 (Part 2)

  Walsh’s of Nenagh Under-21 "A" Hurling Championship Borris-Ileigh, Kilruane MacDonaghs, Roscrea, Shannon Rovers Gaels, Silvermines & Toomevara. Group 2; Round 1:       Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-17 Vs 0-15 Toomevara Nenagh Tue 21-Aug-07 @ 7:00pm Christy McLoughlin Group 2; Round 3:       Silvermines Lost Toss Vs Won Toss Kilruane MacDonaghs Nenagh Tue […]

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Senior Hurling Management 2008

Dinny Cahill has been appointed senior hurling coach for 2008. Dinny is currently coach to Portumna, who are Galway senior hurling champions. Dinny has been manager of the Kilruane MacDonaghs minor team for the last four years and also led the Tipperary minor team to All-Ireland victory in 1996. He also had stints as Antrim […]

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Sean Ghael Awards

Michael Banaghan and Roche Williams became the latest Kilruane MacDonaghs representatives to be honoured with a Sean Ghael award. They follow in the footsteps of Mick O Meara Carriganagh and Jimmy Gibson who were honoured previously. These annual awards recognise the contribution made by ordinary club members to the development of games and facilities. Michael […]

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Junior Hurling: Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-13 Moneygall 2-8

The junior hurlers had their second consecutive victory when they had a two point away victory against Moneygall. They have one final group game against Silvermines. They are guaranteed at least a playoff, while a victory would secure a quarter-final spot. For the Moneygall game, manager Joe Whelan was without the services of six players […]

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Minor Hurling; Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-23 Borris-Ileigh 0-17

Although two group games still remain, the minor hurlers have qualified for the semi-final thanks to a nine point home victory against Borris-Ileigh. There was one change in personnel from the win against Kildangan, with Scott Hodgins slotting in at corner-back for Padraig Kelly who was on holidays in France. Borris came with impressive credentials, […]

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Minor Hurling: Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-17 Kildangan 2-6

In the second round of the championship the minor hurlers had a good home win against Kildangan.The team showed one change in personnel from the first round drawn game against Nenagh. William Cleary came in at left half-back for Cian Williams, who was unavailable for selection. Seamus Hennessy reverted to his customary mid-field position, having […]

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Junior Hurling – Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-15 Burgess 0-14

The Kilruane MacDonaghs junior hurling team secured a valuable brace of points when they had a one point home victory against Burgess. After a disappointing performance in the first round against Nenagh, the team showed a welcome return to form. Ger Corcoran, who was exam tied for the first round, returned to goal and this […]

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Peil Na nÓg Final

Pei na nÓg Final The u-14 football team played out an exciting draw with Lorrha in the North Final of Peil na nÓg which was played in Borrisokane on Monday April 16th. Lorrha made an explosive start to the game and had a goal inside thirty seconds. Worse was to follow for Kilruane MaDonaghs as […]

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Minor Hurling Round 1

Minor Hurling In the first round of the minor hurling championship Kilruane MacDonaghs secured a valuable away point against Nenagh with the final score Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-16 Nenagh 1-13. MacDonaghs experimented with captain Seamus Hennessy at full forward while Nenagh were without the influential Paddy Murphy. Kilruane opened impressively with two pointed frees from Seamus […]

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County League – Kilruane V Burgess

In the second round of the County League, played in MacDonagh Park on Monday March 19th, the senior hurlers had a narrow two point victory over Burgess on a 2-12 to 2-10 scoreline. Arctic like conditions made hurling difficult for both sides who served up an entertaining game on a pitch which held up remarkably […]

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Kilruane MacDonaghs Dinner Dance

Over one hundred and eighty people assembled in the Abbey Court Hotel on last Saturday night for the club’s dinner dance. Guest of honour was Nicky Brennan, President of the G.A.A.. Len Gaynor, who was a very competent fear a’ tí for the evening, welcomed all the guests including Barry O Brien from the Fr. […]

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Juvenile AGM

There was an attendance of 27 at a very successful Annual General Meeting of the Juvenile Club which was held in the clubroom on Thursday February 1st. Outgoing chairman Gilbert Williams presided. Also present were the officers of the senior club: Chairman-Connie Grace; Secretary-Kay Cahalan and Treasurers-Carmel Daly & Michael Cahill. The meeting commenced with […]

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Juvenile Presentation

On last Friday January 26th a large crowd gathered in the Western Pass for the presentation of medals to the u-14 hurlers who won the North Féile and Championship finals in 2006. The Martin Kennedy Trophy for the North Championship, The Maher Cup for The Féile, The Martin Cunningham Shield for the Roscrea tournament and […]

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Kilruane MacDonaghs Four in a Row

County U-21 Hurling Champions 1973 to 1976 The victory of the Kilruane MacDonaghs u-21 hurling team against Carrick Swan in this year’s county final evoked memories of the four in a row wins by the same club between 1973 and 1976 . The seventies were the halcyon days for the men in black and white. […]

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Juvenile Review 2006

U/12 (A) Hurling: Kilruane MacDonaghs 2 – 9                 Burgess 0 – 3 Kilruane MacDonaghs 3 – 5                 Nenagh 1 – 0 Kilruane MacDonaghs 2 – 4                 Roscrea 1 – 1 Kilruane MacDonaghs 2 – 3                 Nenagh 2 – 3 Toomevara 2 – 3                                     Kilruane MacDonaghs 1 – 3 Roscrea 2 – […]

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Kilruane N.S. North Tipperary Football Champions 2006

On Wednesday October 25th Kilruane N.S. took on Corville N.S. in the 1st round of the North Tipperary Football Championship 2006. It took place in torrential rain at St. Cronan’s Park, Roscrea, refereed by Dan Darcy. It was a great game with Kilruane coming out on top on a score of 3-6 to 3-3. Next […]

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