The minor hurlers had a hard earned home win against Borris-Ileigh on 2-14 to 1-10 scoreline. Borris-Ileigh were on top in the opening exchanges but at the interval MacDonaghs had five point interval lead thanks to a 1-4 scoring burst in the second quarter. The visitors drew level with ten minutes to go but the home side finished strongly to take the points although the final score wasn’t a true reflection of the closeness of the encounter. In the third round Burgess will provide the opposition in Kilcolman on this Wednesday evening at 7.30 p.m. Team: Robert Ward, Jack Peters, Eanna Hogan, Robert Austin, Stephen Cleary, Justin Cahill, David Williams, David Reddan (1-7), Alan Darcy (0-1), Aidan Boyle, Thomas Cleary (1-2), Eoin Williams (0-2), Andrew Brennan, Niall O Meara and Kieran Cahill (0-2). Sub: Conor Cleary.
Junior C Hurling
The junior C hurlers made a successful start to the championship with a 2-16 to 1-9 win against Burgess in MacDonagh Park Playing with the stiff breeze in the first half Kilruane built up an eight point interval lead. On the resumption Burgess began to reduce the deficit but a second goal from Sean Hayes tipped the balance in favour of MacDonaghs, with a late flurry of scores ensuring victory Team: Robert Ward, Fergus England, Colin England, Cian Williams, Niall Murphy, David Slattery, Timmy Walsh, Alan Darcy, Scott Hodgins, Robert Austin (0-1), Kevin Prout (0-2), Morgan Conway (0-10), Sean Hayes (2-0), Mark Spain (0-1) and Finbarr McLoughney. Subs: Garry Prout (0-2), Eoin Burns, Stephen McCarthy and Ian O Brien. In the second round Kilruane MacDonaghs have a home tie against Nenagh Eire Og
Seamus Hennessy and Brian O Meara featured on the Tipperary U-21 which overcame Cork in Park Ui Chaoimh. Both players were also part of the senior panel which overcame Offaly, with Seamus seeing second half action
Junior A Hurling
Kilruane MacDonaghs play Moneygall this weekend in the fourth round of the championship. Check fixtures.
The U-16 hurlers play Lorrha in MacDonagh Park on this Friday evening at 6.45 p.m. in the first round of the championship.
The U-12 hurlers have qualified for the semi-final. They played their final group game against Toomevara on Monday. The result of this game will decide the identity of their semi-final opponents.
The club would like to extend sympathy to the family of the late Elizabeth Dwan Ballygibbon.