Commiserations to the Intermediate team who came up short against Borrisoleigh in the County Intermediate Semi-final on Sunday last in the Ragg Camogie Pitch. This was a fiercely contested match between two teams eager to book a place in the County final. Kilruane played with the swirling wind in the first half but Borrisoleigh were first off the mark with a point from play quickly followed by a point from a free by Marie Ryan. Borrisoleigh got another point from a free and then Niamh Costello got on the end of a loose ball around the square and struck it to the back of the net for Kilruane’s first goal of the match. Marie Ryan scored 2 further points from frees and Roisin Cahill added a point from play to keep Kilruane in the driving seat. Points were traded for both sides in the last minutes of the first half with Lisa Cahill taking the last score from play to bring the scoreline Kilruane 1-6 to Borrisoleigh 0-5. The second half started with a shower of rain making the underfoot conditions very slippery. Borrisoleigh opened the scoring with a fortuitous goal after 30 seconds which was quickly followed by 2 points which set the scene for the 2nd half. On the ten minute mark, Marie Ryan struck a free and the ball dropped into the net for Kilruane’s 2nd goal to put Kilruane two points ahead. However, Borrisoleigh were winning more possession and scored 4 unanswered points in a 15 minute spell to put them ahead by two points. Kilruane never gave up and the girls worked tirelessly to try and win vital possession. Marie Ryan added a point from a free but as time ran out it was Borrisoleigh who took the last score to take the honours on a final scoreline Kilruane 2-7 Borrisoleigh 1-12. Team: Sarah Coonan, Patricia Hogan, Mary Walsh, Aine Kennedy, Georgianna Finn, Fiona Ryan, Emma Cleary, Lisa Cahill (0-1), Shauna Tooher, Niamh Costello (1-0), Marie Ryan (Capt) (1-5f) Roisin Cahill (0-1), Maria Hogan, Lianne O’Kelly, Shauna Heffernan. Sub used: Ciara Grace. This was a great performance by a very young team who were missing a number of experienced players from last year’s County Junior A winning team due to long-term injuries. This was also Kilruane’s first year playing in the Intermediate competition and performances like this can be built upon to lead to more success in the future. Thanks to Martin Walsh, Martin Tooher, Patricia Costello and Cian Williams for their commitment and dedication to this panel of girls who have been training diligently since last January.
Photo of Intermediate County Championship Semi-final Team 2014
Back row: Marie Ryan Capt, Shauna Tooher, Lianne O'Kelly, Trish Hogan, Emma Cleary, Mary Walsh, Fiona Ryan, Niamh Costello, Georgiana Finn
Front row: Aine Kennedy, Sarah Coonan, Lisa Cahill, Maria Hogan, Shauna Heffernan, Roisin Cahill.
The minor championship gets underway this weekend with Kilruane taking on Moneygall in the first round on Sunday 12th in Moneygall at 12 noon.
U13 & U14
Training continues this week in preparation for the next fixture in the U13 and U14 league competitions.
U6, U8 & U10
Training for these age groups has now finished for 2014.
Thanks to Anne-Marie O’Meara, Lynsey Dunne, Carmel O’Brien and Becky Hill for their dedication and work with this young bunch of girls.
The U8’s played Shannon Rovers in their last challenge match for this year on Wednesday night last in Ardcroney. Kilruane had 24 players on the night and there was a great display of ability and skill on display from both sets of players. Refreshments were served afterwards by the parents and all players had an enjoyable evening. This group of players had a busy year, taking part in 3 blitzes hosted by Toomevara, Roscrea and Shannon Rovers. Kilruane also played challenge games against Portroe, Kildangan and Silvermines. Thanks to Joe Cahill, Marion Barry, Siobhan O’Leary, Willie Percy and Laura Shinners for all their work with these players.
The club held a mini-blitz on Saturday morning last in Cloughjordan with teams from Burgess and Kildangan taking part. The early morning rain lifted and the sun came out for the matches. The standard of camogie was very high with all teams showing moments of magic. Kilruane had two teams on the day with 20 players. Thanks to Burgess and Kildangan for travelling, to all the parents who looked after the refreshments and everyone who helped to make the blitz such a success on Saturday. All players were presented with a medal for their achievements on the day. Thanks to Damien Franks, Michael Grace, Caroline McGrath, Mike Daly and Sorcha Heenan for all their work with this group of girls during the year.
Photo of u10 panel from blitz on Sat 4th October
Date for Diary
Kilruane MacDonaghs Poker Classic (5 Card) on this Sunday 12th October 2014 in Nenagh Golf Club at 6.30pm.