Kilruane MacDonaghs News
The minor hurlers opened their campaign with a 2-16 to 0-10 away win against Toomevara. The home
side was short the services of two influential players and MacDonaghs also had the good fortune to have
first use of the stiff breeze. A brace of goals by Niall O Meara complemented by some well taken points
by the other forwards helped build up a healthy interval lead. Toomevara enjoyed more possession in the
second half but couldn’t bridge the gap. In the second round Kilruane MacDonaghs play Borris-Ileigh in
MacDonagh Park on this Thursday at 7.30 p.m. Team: Robert Ward, Jack Peters, Eanna Hogan, Robert
Austin, Stephen Cleary, Justin Cahill, David Williams, Alan Darcy, David Reddan (0-4), Aidan Boyle (0-
3), Thomas Cleary (0-1), Eoin Williams (0-2), Andrew Brennan (0-2), Niall O Meara (2-3) and Kieran
The junior A hurlers overcame Borris-Ileigh in Toomevara on a 2-18 to 2-10 scoreline. Kilruane enjoyed
a two point lead at the break. Second half goals by Declan Barrett and Thomas Cleary helped lay the
foundation for a hard earned victory. Centre back Colm Williams sustained a nasty head wound on the
stroke of half time but soldiered on and played a prominent part in the win. The next game will be against
Moneygall. Team: Brian Gaynor, Eanna Hogan, Martin Walsh, Freddie Williams, William Cleary (0-2),
Colm Williams, Cormac Williams (0-2), Shane Williams, Jonathan Cahill (0-1), David Williams (0-7),
Edmond Morkan (0-1), Thomas Cleary (1-1), Pat Conway (0-2), Denis Cahill (0-1) and Declan Barrett (1-
The U-14 hurlers qualified for the semi-final with a 5-7 to 2-7 victory against Roscrea. A good second
half performance saw MacDonaghs deservedly take the points. In the semi-final they will play Nenagh
Eire Og. Team: Keelan Troy, Arran Conroy, Caolainn Conroy, Brendan McAdams, Willie Ryan, Darragh
Peters (0-2), Conor Doheny, Jack Farrell, Cormac Boyle (1-0), Ciaran Spillane (0-1), Kieran Brereton (3-
0), James Cleary (0-1), Rory McCarthy, Kevin Shinners and Cian Darcy (0-2). Subs: Jerome Cahill (1-1)
and Craig Morgan.
The U-12 hurlers played out an exciting draw with Moneygall in MacDonagh Park with both sides scoring
1-3. Despite the persistent rain two evenly matched teams served up a great game with the draw a fitting
and fair result. Team: Mark O Neill, Eoghan Mulcahy, Arran Conroy, Liam Hannon, Craig Morgan,
Kevin Shinners, Luke Dervan, Martin Grace, Jerome Cahill, Jake O Kelly, Cian Darcy, Sean McAdams,
Devlin Courtney, Rory McCarthy and Alan Spain. Subs: Oisin O Meara and Kevin Oakley. Kilruane
MacDonaghs have already qualified for the semi-final with a home tie still to come in the final group
game against Toomevara.
Junior C Hurling
The junior C hurlers begin their championship with a home game against Burgess on this Friday evening
at 7.30 p.m..
The U-21 hurlers have been drawn against Lorrha & Dorrha in the semi-final. No date has been finalized
for this game.
Eighty five participants enjoyed the annual VHI Cul Summer Camp in MacDonagh Park. The favourable
weather on the first four days was ideal for the Camp and even the appearance of rain on Friday failed to
dampen the enthusiasm of the boys and girls. The highlight of the week was the visit of Tipperary hurler
Brendan Maher and county chairman Barry O Brien. On the final day each participant was presented
with a souvenir medallion. Thanks to Camp supervisor Len Gaynor and coaches Seamus Hennessy,
Stephen Murphy, Maria Tynan, Freddie Williams and Cian Hogan who conducted the activites in a very
professional manner. A special word of thanks to caretaker Pat Williams who had everything in apple pie
order each day and to Marian Burke who looked after the catering.
The club would like to extend sympathy to Peter Prout Ardcroney on the death of his sister and to the
Hogan family on the death of Breda Hogan.