A last minute point from a 65 by Aidan Boyle earned the u-12 hurlers a valuable home point against Nenagh. Score: Kilruane MacDonaghs 1-2 Nenagh 0-5. In was a game where both defences dominated with Abhainn Coleman, Anthony Spillane, Darragh Peters and Tomás Hogan doing tremendous work at the back for MacDonaghs. Team: Anthony Spillane, William Ryan, Abhainn Coleman, Cormac Boyle, Conor Austin, Tomás Hogan, Darragh Peters, Stephen Cleary, John Healy, Sean Cleary (1-0), Aidan Boyle (0-2), Conor Cleary, Conor Doheny, Keelan Troy and James Cleary. Sub: Kieran Lillis.
The next game is at home to Borris-Ileigh on this Friday evening at 7.00 p.m. . On last Sunday the panel travelled to Ahane to take on the home side and then headed to the Gaelic Ground to see Tipperary and Limerick in action in the minor and senior matches.
The u-14 hurlers continue to show good improvement and gave a very good account of themselves before losing out at home to Roscrea on 3-9 to 2-6 scoreline. At one stage they trailed by eleven points but put in a battling second half performance and with two minutes to go had reduced the gap to two points. However, Roscrea added on 1-1 to take the spoils. Team: Alan Darcy, Jack Banaghan, P.J. Cleary, Sean Cleary, Tomás Hogan, Kieran Cahill, John Healy, Robert Ward ( 1-5), David Williams, Aidan Boyle, Raymond Kelly ( 0-1), Jack Peters ( 1-0), Ian McSherry, Jamie Heffernan and Anton Banaghan. Subs: Andrew Brennan, Patrick Ryan and Simon Delahunty.
Dan O Meara Tournament
The semi-finals of the Dan O Meara u-16 huurling tournament were played last week. J.K. Brackens defeated Kilruane MacDonaghs in MacDonagh Park while Shinrone had a home win against Kilcotton/Borris-on Ossory. Shinrone came from behind to draw with Brackens in an exciting final. Dates for the replay and the plate final haven’t yet being finalised. Thanks to Dan Darcy and Joe Cahill for refereeing the matches and to Pat Williams who had the pitch and dressing rooms in pristine condition as usual.
The club is holding an open night in MacDonagh Park on this Friday night. Proceedings commence with the u-12 championship game between Kilruane MacDonaghs and Borris-Ileigh at 7.00 p.m. . The clubroom and Sports Complex will be open and refreshments will be served . Club officials and committee members will be present and everybody is welcome to attend.
The annual Cúl hurling and Camogie Summer Camp commences on Monday July 9th and continues until Friday July 13th. There has been a tremendous response to the camp where participants are guaranteed a structured and planned programme delivered by trained coaches and receive specially designed jersey, togs and knapsack. Final applications will be taken up to Monday July 2nd by contacting Gilbert Williams 087-2176452.
The u-16 hurlers begin the championship with an away game against Nenagh on this Thursday at 7.00 p.m.
Seamus Hennessy scored seven points in Tipperary’s victory over Limerick in the Munster semi-final.