Kilruane MacDonaghs News
Stephen Cleary lined out at wing forward on the North Tipperary u-15 hurling team which defeated Mid Tipperary in Toomevara to become the first holders of the Roger Ryan Cup.
Jack Peters and Kieran Cahill were part of the North Tipperary U-16 hurling squad which was defeated by Mid Tipperary in the final of the Garda Cup in Clonoulty.
The U-14 hurlers lost to Toomevara in the semi-final of the Feile on a 1-8 to 0-3 scoreline. Team: Niall Shinners, Willie Ryan, Jack Farrell, Ciaran Spillane, Paul Guidera, Abhain Coleman, Caolainn Conroy, Darragh Peters, Cian Darcy, Kieran Brereton, Kieran Lillis, Conor Doheny, Cormac Boyle, Rory McCarthy and James Cleary, D Their focus now switches to football where they have qualified for the semi-final thanks to away victories against Borrisokane and Borris-Ileigh.
The U-16 footballers qualified for the semi-final with a two point away victory against Lorrha on a 2-5 to 1-6 scoreline. MacDonaghs trailed by a point at the interval but kept plugging away un the second half and a brace of goals from Andrew Brennan proved to be decisive in taking the points. Team: Anthony Spillane, Patrick Ryan, Conor Austin, Tomas Hogan, Jack Farrell, Jack Peters, Sean Cleary, Aidan Boyle (0-2), Stephen Cleary, Finnian Mannion, Conor Cleary (0-1), Dean O Meara, Andrew Brennan (2-2), Kieran Cahill and Bob Dooley. Sub: Kieran Brereton.
The U-12 footballers have completed their group games and are expected to play in the semi-final on this Friday night. Check Bord na nOg fixtures,
Niall O Meara lined out at centre back on the Tipperary minor football team which lost to Kerry in the first round of the championship. Unfortunately, Niall had to retire during the game with a serious facial injury. Hopefully, this injury will not rule him out of minor hurling clash with Cork or the second round of the senior championship.
The annual Parish league commences on this Saturday in MacDonagh Park at 11 o clock. All players should be present at 10.45. The following teams have been selected by the juvenile committee: Kyle – Darragh Peters (Capt), Paul Guidera, Roisin Cahill, Arran Conroy, Eoghan Mulcahy, Darragh Fogarty, Alan Spain, Matthew Spain, Michael O Brien, Cian Spillane and Daniel Clarke; Rapla – Rory McCarthy (Capt), Jerome Cahill, Cormac Mannion, Kevin Shinners, Oisin O Meara, Luke Dervan, Jack Dwan, Sam Darcy, Eoin England and Pearse Cahalan; De Wets – James Cleary (Capt), Martin Grace, Sean Quinlan, Declan Elderfield, Jake O Kelly, Ethan Hayes, Sean McAdams, Kevin Oakley, Jack Dunne, Ethan Geoghegan and Sean Maher; Ballycapple – Brendan McAdams (Capt), Cian Darcy, Craig Morgan, Mark O Neill, Ben Healy, Emma Cleary, Seamus O Meara, Christopher Moyles, Devlin Courtney and Nathan Ryan. In the first game De Wets play Kyle followed by Rapla against Ballycapple.
The new County Draw with a prize fund of €750,000 and over 700 hundred prizes has just been launched. There are two cars to be won each month and in May there is the star prize of a Toyota Land Cruiser or €50,000. This draw is a major fund raiser for the club and has been a vital source of revenue for over twenty years. Promoters will be canvassing the parish to enlist the support of existing members and new subscribers. The monthly payment of €10 can be made directly to the promoter or by direct debit.
The annual Cul hurling and camogie Summer Camp takes place in MacDonagh Park Monday July 5th to Friday July 9th. The camp is open to all boys and girls from age six upwards. Each participant will receive a kit which will include jersey, socks, togs and gear bag. Application forms have been distributed through the schools this week and should be returned as soon as possible. The cost for one child is €55, two children €100 and three children €135. All enquiries to Gilbert Williams 087-2176452.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Spain family on the death of Mrs. Anna Spain Ardcroney
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