Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes May-23-2018
Kian O’Kelly lined out at left wing-forward on the Tipperary minor hurling team that lost to Limerick last Sunday. Best of luck to Kian and his colleagues against Cork in Semple Stadium in the second round.
MacDonaghs face Éire Óg in the first round of the championship in Nenagh on this Saturday, 26th May at 5.30pm.
On last Saturday MacDonaghs participated in the Holycross-Ballycahill Seven-a-Side hurling tournament. Victories Moycarkey-Borris (5-6 to 3-1) and Nenagh Éire Óg (4-2 to 1-7)
earned them a semi-final place where they lost (5-4 to 2-3) to Cappawhite who went on to win the final. Thanks to Christy Morgan, Liam O’Kelly, Craig Morgan and Kian O’Kelly who looked after the team. Thanks to Holycross for the invitation and their hospitality on the day.
The football team lost out to a stronger Newport side in the semi-final that was played in Lacken Park.
Congratulations to the MacDonaghs (Dubh) football team that won the County ‘D’ final with a 1-6 to 1-2 victory over Moycarkey-Borris in Templetuohy. This is a 9-a-side competition but both sides agreed to play 11-a-side to facilitate greater participation. MacDonaghs played against a strong breeze in the first half and trailed by two points at the interval with the score 1-2 to 1-0 in favour of the Mid champions. Michael Cleary raised the green flag for the Magpies. With the breeze in their backs MacDonaghs dominated possession in the second period. The prolific Michel Cleary added five points with Shane Cleary also chipping in with a white flag. MacDonaghs were worthy winners against a very competitive Moycarkey outfit that was managed by former Kilruane and Moneygall player John Costigan. Panel: Donnacha O’Meara, Darragh White, Cillian Healy (Capt), Shane Cleary, Tommy Burriss, William Jones, Fearghal Doheny, Michael Hennelly, Dara O’Looney, Michael Cleary, Adam Carroll, Cathal McIntyre, Jack Quinlisk, Cillian Franks, Colin Dorris, Thomas O’Brien, Cormac Gaynor and Zack Clarke (Injured)
U10 & U8
On last Sunday morning both panels headed to Murroe to play the home club in a series of games. Thirty-four U8 players and twenty-one U10 players made the trip. Parents and players were treated to a barbecue when the hurling was over. Then it was on to the Gaelic Grounds to see the Tipperary teams in action. Although disappointed with the results against Limerick the boys enjoyed the day out. Thanks to Murroe-Boher for their hospitality.
Cumann na mBunscol
Ardcroney N.S. captured the North hurling title with a 6-8 to 1-6 victory over Ballinree N.S. in Nenagh. Congratulations to the players and teachers. They now play Kilsheelan N.S. in the county semi-final with the winners heading to Semple Stadium for the decider. The Ardcroney N.S. U11 team will also be hoping to book a spot in the Field of Legends when they take on Fethard N.S. in the county semi-final.
Congratulations to the Tipperary hurling team in New York that won the annual Seven-a-Side hurling tournament in Gaelic Park. In the final they had a 3-3 to 1-1 victory over Ulster. The side was captained by Mikey Sheedy (Portroe) and also included Cian Williams (MacDonaghs), Paudie Gill (Burgess) and Tommy Kavanagh (Borris-Ileigh).
The first draw takes place on this Friday, 25th May so supporters are still in time to make the deadline. With a total prize fund of €500,000 and thirty prizes each month this draw represents great value for an investment of €100.
The monthly meeting of the club committee will be held on this Thursday, 24th May at 8.30pm. All committee members are requested to attend.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Bernadette Butler (née O’Keeffe), Kyleshinawn, Cloughjordan.