The Juniors have qualified for the final of the Munster Summer League after a comprehensive 6-13 to 1-3 win over Limerick side Tournafulla in Ardcroney last Thursday evening. The Kilruane forwards were in top form, with Niamh Williams, Fiona Ryan and Tricia Hogan amassing 3-8 between them in the first half to Tournafulla's 1-3. In the 2nd half the backs remained tighter than ever, with Joyce Tooher, Hazel Keogh and Lisa Cahill ensuring that no scores were conceded. The midfield pairing of Shauna Tooher and Shauna Heffernan continued to develop and impress. The management team continued in their quest to develop the panel and the move of Mary Walsh to full forward in the 2nd half paid dividends, as did the introduction of 8 subs, most notably Maria Hogan who scored 1-3 when introduced. The final of this competition is fixed for Friday 13th July.
Thanks to Fiona Ryan, Carmel O'Brien and Katie Quinlisk who prepared the dressing rooms for the match. Many thanks also to the catering crew Frances Cleary, Mel Callan, Noel Coonan, Ann O'Meara, Ann Keogh and all those who provided food.
The long awaited County league semi-final against Thurles Sarsfields is expected to be played on Monday 2nd July. The winners will then take on Drom & Inch on Monday July 9th.
After a heavy loss to Cashel in the 1st round of the league, the u14 panel have regrouped and secured wins over both Roscrea and Moneygall. Next fixture is home to Thurles on Thursday 5th, followed by an away match v Clonoulty on Thursday 12th July.
The U13 panel play their 2nd match in the 'A' league taking on Burgess in Kilcolman on this Tuesday 3rd. Kilruane already played Newport in the first round but were well beaten by a much stronger team. Next fixtures in the league are Tuesday 9th at home to Toomevara and Tuesday 16th away to Nenagh.
The U12 panel played Ballina in a practice match on Saturday last in Ardcroney. Well done to all players who performed very well on the day. No training on this Wednesday night due to members attending the Cul Camp in Cloughjordan this week.
Best of luck to all club members who are taking part in the Feile Handball finals this week in Dublin. Best wishes also to our u14 hurlers as they represent Tipperary in this prestigious competition.
The club's annual Bag Packing fundraiser will be held in Dunnes Stores Nenagh on 13th and 14th July.