Kilruane MacDonaghs News

Senior Hurling
The senior hurlers play Boherlahan-Dualla in the first round of the O Riain Cup this weekend in/
Templemore at 6.45pm.

Minor Hurling
The minor hurlers played out an exciting draw with Burgess in Kilcolman in the third round of the
championship. Final score: MacDonaghs 4-9 Burgess 3-12. Assisted by the breeze in the first half
Burgess were the better team and had a four point advantage coming up to the break. However, on
the stroke of halftime Niall O Meara poked home a goal to reduce the deficit to one. On the turnover
he cracked his third goal to the roof of the net and Kilruane began to dominate. A goal from Andrew
Brennan helped open up a seven point gap but Burgess rallied strongly in the final ten minutes to
deservedly take a share of the points. Team: Robert Ward, Jack Peters, Eanna Hogan, Robert Austin,
Stephen Cleary, Justin Cahill, David Williams, David Reddan (0-4), Alan Darcy. Aidan Boyle (0-1),
Thomas Cleary, Eoin Williams (0-1). Andrew Brennan (1-1), Niall O Meara (3-1) and Kieran Cahill
(0-1). Sub: Eoin Burns In the fourth round Kilruane MacDonaghs are at home to Nenagh Eire Og. This
game is expected to take place on Thursday evening.

Junior Hurling
The junior A hurlers qualified for the semi-final with 2-22 to 0-8 away win against Moneygall.
MacDonaghs made good use of the breeze in the first half and had a nine point leads at the break with
the score 0-13 to 0-9 in their favour. Second half goals from Declan Barrett and David Williams put
the issue beyond doubt. Team: Brian Gaynor, Freddie Williams, Martin Walsh, Eanna Hogan, William
Cleary (0-2), Colm Williams, Cormac Williams, Ruan Casey, Shane Williams, David Williams (1-
4), Edmond Morkan (0-2), Jonathan Cahill (0-1), Pat Conway (0-3), Denis Cahill (0-1) and Declan
Barrett (1-5). Subs: James Williams (0-3) and Eoin Williams (0-1). The final group game will be against
Portroe.

U-12 Hurling
The U-12 hurlers defeated Toomevara in their final group game in MacDonagh Park on 5-8 to 2-
5 scoreline. Team: Mark O Neill, Jack Dunne, Arran Conroy, Liam Hannon, Craig Morgan, Kevin
Shinners, Martin Grace, Jerome Cahill, Sean Quinlan, Tommy Dooley, Rory McCarthy, Ben Healy,
Cian Darcy and Luke Dervan. Subs: Oisin O Meara, Sean McAdams, Devlin Courtney, Seamus
O Meara, Jake O Kelly, Alan Spain, Kevin Oakley, Nathan Ryan, Christopher Moyles and Rob
Banaghan.This victory left them top of the table and they now play Nenagh Eire Og in the semi-final in
Cloughjordan on this Thursday. Check fixtures.

U-16 Hurling
The U-16 hurlers came out the wrong side of a 1-13 to 2-8 scoreline against Lorrha in the first round in
MacDonagh Park. A high tally of wides proved to be the team’s Achilles Heel against Lorrha side which
was more economical with its scoring efforts. Team: Anthony Spillane, Conor Austin, PJ Cleary, Tomas
Hogan, Jack Farrell, Jack Peters, Sean Cleary, Aidan Boyle, Stephen Cleary, Jack Banaghan, Conor
Cleary, Kieran Cahill, Bob Dooley, Andrew Brennan and David Mooney. Sub: Patrick Ryan. Kilruane
MacDonaghs played Kildangan in Puckane on last Monday.

U-14 Hurling
The U-14 hurlers lost out to a strong Nenagh Eire Og side in the semi-final. Team: Keelan Troy,
Brendan McAdams, Caolainn Conroy, Arran Conroy, Willie Ryan, Jack Farrell, Conor Doheny,
Darragh Peters, James Cleary, Rory McCarthy, Kieran Brereton, Ciaran Spillane, Cian Darcy, Abhain
Coleman and Cormac Boyle. Subs: Kevin Shinners, Declan Elderfield, Jerome Cahill and Craig Morgan

Croke Park Trip
The U-12 and U-14 panels went on their annual trip to Croke Park last Sunday and witnessed a
tremendous win for Tipperary. Earlier in the day the U-13 hurlers played a challenge game against Na
Fianna. Thanks to the officials and mentors who accompanied the players and ensured that the day went
smoothly.

Intercounty
Congratulations to Seamus Hennessy, Brian O Meara, coach Eamon O Shea and physio John Casey on
Sunday’s victory against Galway.

Congrats to Seamus Hennessy, Brian O’Meara and physio John Casey on Wednesdays U21 Munster final
victory against Clare.

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