The junior hurlers made a successful start to their league campaign with an away victory against Lorrha & Dorrha on a 2-13 to 1-11 scoreline. Helped by a goal in the opening half from James Williams they enjoyed a six point interval lead. A goal in the second half from full forward Niall Madden proved to a decisive score as MacDonaghs went on to take the points. Team: David Reddan, Eanna Hogan, Freddie Williams, Timmy Walsh, Liam Gibson, Ruan Casey, William Cleary, Declan Barrett, Michael Reddan, Jonathan Cahill, Denis Cahill, James Williams, Thomas Williams, Niall Madden and Colm Williams. The next game will be home to Roscrea.
Kilruane N.S. and Ardcroney N.S. participated in the hurling Mini-Sevens in MacDonagh Park last week. Kilruane had victories against Ballina N.S. and Ardcroney to win their group. In the final they had to go to extra time before edging out Carrig N.S. by a point to qualify for the county final. Darragh Peters was the outstanding player on view with James Cleary, Jake Morris and Tommy Dooley also very prominent. Thanks to Declan Darcy and Ned Darcy who refereed and to caretaker Pat Williams who had the facilities in MacDonagh Park in their customary excellent condition. Kilruane and Ardcroney also participated in the camogie Mini-Sevens in St. Cronan’s Park Roscrea. Kilruane booked their place in the county final with wins against Sacred Heart Roscrea, Scoil Eoin Naofa Roscrea, Ardcroney and Corville N.S. Alanna Morris, Maria Hogan, Holly O Brien and Grace O Brien were very impressive for Kilruane and got good support from Lianne O Kelly, Katie Quinlisk, Emily Healy and Ruth Kenneally. Ardcroney gave a very good account of themselves and inspired by Roisin Cahill they recorded wins against Scoil Eoin Naofa and the Sacred Heart. Thanks to Tadhg O Connor and Ned Darcy who refereed.
Féile na nGael
In the quarter final of Féile na nGael Kilruane MacDonaghs u-14 hurlers have been drawn at home against Nenagh Eire Óg.
The u-12 footballers are in a group of three along with Nenagh Eire Óg and Inane Rovers. This will be played on a league basis with a double round. The top two teams qualify for the final. In the first round of the u-14 football championship Kilruane MacDonaghs will play Ballina in MacDonagh Park. Nenagh Eire Óg and Inane Rovers are also in the group. The top team qualifies for the final with the second and third teams meeting in the semi-final. In Peil na nÓg Kilruane MacDonaghs take on Portroe.
Congratulations to Dinny Cahill and Oisín O Neill on Portumna’s success in the All-Ireland Club final.