The senior hurlers made a winning start to the county league when they had a home win against Upperchurch – Drombane on a 2 – 15 to 1 – 12 scoreline. Upperchurch had the use of the wind in the first half and lead by two points at the break. It took MacDonaghs a long time to get into their stride but a goal from Michael Costello helped tilt the balance in favour of the home side. A second goal from Seamus Hennessy helped to seal victory.
Kevin O’Brien, Brian Gaynor, Martin Walsh, Gavin McAvinchey, Stephen Murphy, Pat Williams, Colm Williams, Eoin Hogan, Kevin Quinlan, Seamus Hennessy (1 – 8), Denis Cahill, Mark O’Leary (0 – 4), Shane Williams, Diarmuid Cahill (0 – 1) and Alan Ryan.
Michael Costello (1 – 1), Shane Quinlan and Darren Killackey (0 – 1).
In the first round of the junior hurling league Kilruane MacDonaghs have been drawn against Kildangan. Lorrha, Moneygall and Roscrea are also in the group.
Kilruane MacDonaghs play Nenagh in the first round. Inane Rovers, Lorrha and Borris-ileigh complete the group. The top team qualifies for the final with second and third facing each other in the semi-final.
Indoor training is now in full swing in the complex. The U/12’s are on at 7.00p.m. on Monday’s, followed by the U/16’s at 8.00p.m. On Tuesday nights it’s the turn of the U/8’s at 6.30p.m. with the U/10’s in action at 7.30p.m. The U/14’s train on Thursday nights at 7.00p.m.
The VHI Cúl Summer Camp commences on Monday July 9th in MacDonagh Park and finishes on Friday July 13th. The first child in a family costs €55, the second €45 and the third €35. Each participant in the camp will receive a jersey, shorts, socks and gear bag. The Jersey will be a replica of the Irish jersey which was worn against Australia. Application forms are being distributed through the schools.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the O’Connor Family Carriganagh on the death of Tim O’Connor.