The senior hurlers lost out to Lorrha on a 3-17 to 0-14 in the county league and had no joy at home to Kildangan when losing on a 0-19 to 0-9 scoreline. In both games MacDonaghs trailed by a point at the break but were overpowered in the second halves.
In the first round of the parish league Kyle captained by Darragh Peters came from behind to pip De Wets led by James Cleary on a 4-4 to 3-2 scoreline. In the second game Ballycapple skippered by Brendan McAdams made better use of the wind against Rory McCarthy’s Ballycapple to record a merited victory. Next week Rapla take on De Wets in the opening game followed by the top of the table clash between Kyle and Ballycapple. All players should be present at 10.45. Thanks to Declan Darcy who refereed and caretaker Pat Williams who had the pitch in excellent order.
The junior hurlers lost out to Kildangan in the second round of the league in Puckane on a 0-14 to 0-10 scoreline. The home side dictated matters in the opening half and were full value for the five point interval lead. On the resumption MacDonaghs upped the tempo and helped by a Pat Williams goal the cut the deficit to the minimum but Kildangan held on to take the points. Team: Thomas Williams, Freddie Williams, Martin Walsh, Eanna Hogan, William Cleary, Colm Williams, Timmy Walsh, Michael Reddan, Jonathan Cahill, Pat Conway, Denis Cahill, Declan Barrett, Ger Corcoran, Pat William, and Eoin Williams. Subs: Cian Williams, Ruan Casey, Thomas Cleary, James Keogh and Scott Hodgins. In the third round Lorrha will provide the opposition in MacDonagh Park on Monday May 3rd Check fixtures for confirmation of time.
Junior C Hurling
The Junior C hurlers begin their campaign with an away game against Knockshegowna in Ballingarry on this Friday evening April 30th at 7 o clock. All players should be present at 6.30 p.m.
The U-12 footballers play Nenagh Eire Og in the North semi-final in Puckane on this Friday April 30th at 6.30 p.m.
In the first round of the championship Cloughjordan N.S. had a home victory against Puckane N.S. on a 6-10 to 3-4 scoreline. Team: Ethan Hayes, Bronagh Hogan, Martin Grace, Darragh Fogarty Karl Williams, Rory McCarthy, Cian Darcy, Paul Guidera, Bramwell Haigue, Luke Dervan Oisin Harding and Liam Dooley.
Congratulations to Roisin Cahill Ardcroney N.S. who won the All-Ireland U-13 and to Jerome Cahill and Daniel Ryan Ardcroney N.S. who won the All-Ireland U-11 doubles final in the Cumann na mBunscoil championships in Castlebar. Well done to Kieran Cahill who was on the Tipperary u-16 handball team which won the All-Ireland in Galway.
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.
Child Welfare Course
Thanks to the eighteen club members who completed the Child Welfare course in the clubroom last week.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Reddan family MacDonagh Avenue on the death of Paddy Reddan. Paddy was a former caretaker in MacDonagh Park and always took great pride in keeping the pitch and pavilion in mint condition.