The u-16 hurlers had a good home win against Newport Gaels in the fourth round of the championship. Team: Robert Ward, Eoin Burns, Eanna Hogan, Robert Austin, Alan Darcy, Justin Cahill, P.J. Cleary, David Reddan, Sean Kelly, David Williams, Thomas Cleary, Kieran Cahill, Eoin Williams, Niall O Meara, and James Sullivan. Subs: Jamie Gaynor, Aidan Boyle and Jamie Heffernan. Check www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com for match report.
The u-14 hurlers lost out by the minimum of margins to Kildangan in Puckane on a 2-7 to 1-9 scoreline in the fourth round of the championship. Despite this reverse they are safely through to the semi-final after three successive wins in the opening rounds. They have one final group game against Toomevara. Team: Keelan Troy, John Healy, P.J. Cleary, Conor Austin, David Mooney, Aidan Boyle (0-1), Sean Cleary, Raymond Kelly, Tomás Hogan, Peter Blessing, Stephen Cleary, Jack Banaghan (0-1), Conor Cleary (0-1), Andrew Brennan (0-1) and Kieran Cahill (1-5). Subs: Dean O Meara, Bob Dooley and Patrick Ryan.
Best of luck to Seamus Hennessy, Ray McLoughney, Eoin Hogan and the Tipperary u-21 team in the Munster final against Clare.
The minor hurlers play Newport Gaels in the third round of the championship in MacDonagh Park on this Thursday at 7.15 p.m. They have already secured a quarter-final spot.
The senior hurlers play Cashel King Cormacs in the first round of the Seamus O Riain Cup on Saturday in Templemore at 7.30.
The Saturday coaching sessions in MacDonaghs will take a temporary break during August and will resume in September. Thanks to all the coaches who do tremendous work each Saturday. Training for u-8s, u-10s and u-12s continues during the week on the usual evenings.
The u-21 hurlers have already qualified for the semi-final. The final group game against Lorrha & Dorrha has been pencilled in for the weekend of August 17th.