After the defeat to Toomevara the senior hurlers now play in the quarter-final of the Seamus O Riain Cup.
The junior hurlers kept in the hunt for a qualification spot with a one point home win against Burgess on a 0-13 to 2-6 scoreline. Burgess led by four points at the break but a committed second half performance by MacDonaghs saw them deservedly shade the verdict. In the final group game they will play Boris-Ileigh. Team: Shane Williams, Eanna Hogan, Martin Walsh, Freddie Williams, Timmy Walsh, Colm Williams (0-1), David Slattery, Denis Cahill (0-1), Michael Reddan James Sullivan, Edmond Morkan (0-3), James Williams (0-1), Declan Barrett (0-1), Niall Madden and Thomas Williams (0-6). Subs: Ronan Boyle, Thomas Cleary and Eoin Williams
The U-12 hurlers guaranteed themselves a semi-final place with an away win against Roscrea. Team: Niall Shinners, Declan Elderfield, Brendan McAdams, Arran Conroy, Kieran Brereton, Willie Ryan, Roisin Cahill, Jerome Cahill, James Cleary, Darragh Peters, Cian Darcy, Craig Morgan, Sean Quinlan, Rory McCarthy and Cormac Mannion. Subs: Kevin Shinners, Ethan Hayes, Sean Harty, Martin Grace and Oisin O Meara. Full report on website. In their final group game they had a 4-5 to 2-1 away victory against Toomevara.
In the first round of the championship the minor hurlers had a two point home victory against Borris-Ileigh on a 2-12 to 1-13 scoreline. MacDonaghs enjoyed a four point interval advantage and midway through the second half a brace of goals by David Williams propelled them into an eight point lead. However, Boris-Ileigh dominated the final quarter but the home side held out for a valuable pair of points. The next game is away to Toomevara. Team: Robert Ward, Niall Murphy, Eanna Hogan, P.J. Cleary, Jack Peters, Justin Cahill, Keith Kelly, Morgan Conway, David Reddan (0-3), James Sullivan, Thomas Cleary, Eoin Williams (0-1), David Williams (2-1), Niall O Meara (0-5) and Ronan Boyle (0-2). Full report on website.
The U-14 hurlers qualified for the semi-final with a victory against Kildangan in the playoff. In the semi-final they will play Nenagh Eire Óg.
In the first round of the championship the u-16 hurlers lost out to Toomevara in St. Michael’s Park on 0-16 to 2-8 scoreline. MacDonaghs trailed by six points at break but two second half goals from Aidan Boyle and Andrew Brennan brought them right back into contention but Toomevara held on for a two point win. Team: Robert Ward, Simon Delahunty, P.J. Cleary, Tomás Hogan, Ian McSherry, Jack Peters, Sean Cleary, David Williams, Stephen Cleary, Jack Banaghan, Alan Darcy, Jamie Heffernan, Andrew Brennan, Kieran Cahill and Aidan Boyle. Sub: Conor Cleary. They play away to Borris-Ileigh in the next round.
Nicky Rackard Cup
Congratulations to Paddy Williams who coached the Meath senior hurling team which won the Nicky Rackard Cup in Croke Park and to Alan Ryan who was a member of the squad.
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