Kilruane Camogie News
The Junior team were due to play Newport last weekend. However, this was postponed due to a clash with the County u18 match. It is expected to be refixed for a later date. Best of luck to the Junior team in their match against Kildangan this Sunday 13th May. The match is fixed for 4pm in Cloughjordan. All support greatly appreciated.
In the second round of the B championship, the u16s are at home to Silvermines this Thursday 10th May. This is an important game for the girls as they try to get back on track after losing to Clonoulty in the first round. Please come along and support. The match is fixed for 7pm in Cloughjordan.
The u14 team secured their first win in the B championship by defeating a depleted Moneygall team. This was a very entertaining game with little separating the two sides. They were not as lucky however in their game against Burgess-Duharra, where they had to give way to a stronger side. They are still in with a chance to claim a semi-final spot if they can manage to defeat St. Cronan’s this week. Team: Becky Hill, Cliona England, Chelsea Cooney, Aoife Tierney, Grainne Molloy, Bronagh Hogan, Tara Lillis, Gillian McSherry, Leanne Tooher, Amy Quinlisk, Caroline Hill, Leah Coen, Grainne Gibson, Sorcha Heenan, Sile Spain, Laura Darcy and Meadhbh Heenan.
The under 12 team played a very useful practice match against Silvermines in Ardcroney on Friday evening last. Although Silvermines had the edge with a 2 point victory, the Kilruane girls can be proud of a fine display of camogie. Team: Amy Quinlisk, Eleanor Percy, Tara Lillis (B), Meadhbh Heenan, Emma Conroy, Katie Gould, Aoife Coffey, Britney Hogan, Emily Tierney, Sophie O’Neill-Reidy, Catherine Tighe, Aoife Sullivan, Tara Lillis (K), Leah Heffernan, Amy Hill, Molly O’Brien, Mickela McGrath, Laura Shinnors, Louise Torpey, Bonny Conroy, Orla Molloy, Jessica Reddan, Cliodhna Nevin, Tara O’Brien. Thanks to Silvermines who travelled for the match.
Training continues on Wednesday evenings in Ardcroney from 6.30-8pm.
On Saturday last the under 8 camogie team had their first outing of the season when they took part in the county u8 blitz in the Ragg camogie field. 16 teams took part in this well-organised 7-a-side blitz. On a bright and early Saturday morning Kilruane were lucky to have 17 eager players: Lana Comerford, Caoimhe Conroy, Niamh Franks, Hannah Grace, Kayla Heffernan, Tori Hogan, Sarah Loughnane, Amy McCarthy, Nikita McGrath, Aoibhe Meehan, Emma Moroney, Grainne O’Meara, Christine Percy, Michaela Reddan, Sarah Richardson, Aoibhe Spillane and Emma Williams. Playing matches against St. Mary’s Clonmel, Thurles and Portroe the Kilruane girls showed great teamwork and determination and thoroughly enjoyed their day. Thanks to Pat Sheridan and the Tipperary Development group for organising the blitz. Thanks also to trainers Peter McCarthy, Damien Franks, Michael Grace, Pamela Hayes, Eibhlin Enright and Aine Kennedy who are working so hard to teach these future stars of camogie. Trainers intend to have a practice match next Monday 14th May.
Well done to Sarah Coonan, Mary Walsh and the Tipperary u18 team on claiming the Munster title at the weekend. Congratulations also to the Tipperary u16 panel, who were also crowned Munster champions at the weekend. Best of luck to Claire Kennedy and the Tipperary senior panel in their match against Cork this weekend.
Well done to our 5 club members who have just completed their referees training – Lisa Cahill, Jennifer Hodgins, Shane Hodgins, Patricia Hogan and Niamh Williams.
Camogie Confined Draw
The Tipperary Camogie Confined Draw will be recommencing shortly. Committee members can be contacted for further details.
The club would like to express deepest sympathies to the Keogh family, Ballygibbon on the recent death of Mrs. Margaret Keogh. We also extend our sympathies to the Cleary family, Ballycapple on the death of Michael Cleary. May they rest in peace.