Kilruane MacDonaghs Club Notes 04-April-2018
Best of luck to Cian Darcy and the Tipperary team in the League Final.
The first round of the county championship against Toomevara has been fixed for Sunday, 15th April in Dolla at 2.00pm. The first round of the North championship against Lorrha is scheduled for the following weekend.
MacDonaghs lost to Knockshegowna in Ballingarry on a 1-13 to 0-9 scoreline in the second round of the league. Although the team showed improvement since the first round against Nenagh they came away empty-handed once gain. MacDonaghs started well, playing direct hurling, and after ten minutes the teams were level on 0-3 each. Knockshe nudged two ahead to lead 0-7 to 0-5 at the break. The game was still in the melting pot with four minutes to go as MacDonaghs trailed by three. However, Knockshe hit 1-1 without reply to clinch victory For the second week in a row the team ran out of steam in the final ten minutes. Fouling was to prove costly as the home side scored 0-8 from frees. Team: Conor Doheny (0-1 from 65), Cormac Williams, Martin Grace, Tom Dooley, Caoilainn Conroy, Bob Dooley (Capt.), Shane Williams, Alan Darcy, Cormac Mannion (0-3 frees), Paddy Ryan, Shane Quinlan (0-3inl 0-1 from free), Jonathan Cahill (0-1), Rory McCarthy, Brendan McAdams and Kevin Oakley. Subs: David Williams, Tomás Hogan and Mark O’Neill (0-1). On this Saturday evening, 7th April MacDonaghs are away to Templederry. The time is not finalised.
The first round of the hurling championship will see MacDonaghs travel to Gardiner Park to take on Borrisokane on Thursday, 12th April.
The footballers begin their campaign with a home game against Kiladangan on Monday, 9th April at 6.30pm.
MacDonaghs qualified for the County ‘B’ Féile hurling final with a hard-earned 4-3 to 3-4 victory over Ballingarry in Borrisoleigh. The Magpies led by 3-1 to 1-3 at the break but had to fight tooth and nail in the second half to book a place in the final. Team: Zack Dervan, David Persse, Sean Hayes, Eamonn Coonan (1-0), Jack Gleeson, Tom Larke, Jack Ryan, Jack Mulcahy (0-1), tom Austin, Thomas Coonan, Tadhg O’Brien, Eoin Carroll (0-2), Eoin O’Neill, Oisín Williams (3-0) and Danny Cahalan. Subs: Cathal England, John Quinlisk, Cian Moyles, Brian O’Meara and Cian Hayes. On this Thursday, 5th April they meet Rockwell/Rosegreen in the decider in Templemore at 7.15pm. Your support would be appreciated.
In the first round of the Community Games hurling competition MacDonaghs had a home victory over Portroe.
In the football championship MacDonaghs (Bán) shaded the verdict against Burgess by 4-0 to 0-7 in Kilcolman while MacDonaghs (Dubh) pipped Inane Rovers on a 2-1 to 1-2 scoreline in Roscrea.
After a very successful venture in 2017 the Mighty Macs Academy resumed last Saturday in the Complex. Over seventy boys and girls, aged 4 to 6, participated in the Fundamental Movement Skills programme. Activities continue on Saturday at 10.30am and conclude at 11.30am. No hurls or helmets are required.
The Lotto Jackpot now stands at a very attractive €6,700. The next draw takes place in the Corner House on Monday night. Thanks to our loyal subscribers and promoters for their continued support.
At the Munster juvenile handball championships, played in Nenagh on Sunday, Tipperary’s Jack Mulcahy faced an opponent from Glenbeigh, Kerry in the U13 final. The first game was tight with both players missing some key shots before Jack settled and served more effectively to win 15-10. The second game saw Jack improving to take control and win out 15-5.