The U8/U10/U12 panels are taking a well-earned break and training will resume on Wednesday 18th August in Ardcroney at 7pm.
On Monday 19th last, our U14’s bowed out of the County League at semi-final stage to Nenagh Eire-Og.This was an excellent game of camogie between two very well matched teams. The first half had everything, from great defending to missed opportunities and well-taken scores. We went in at half-time, down by 1-2 to 2-1, even though we had some of the better scoring chances. The two teams started the second half with the same gusto as the first half, Nenagh scoring an early goal to give them the advantage. An Eibhlin Enright goal after a brace of points mid-way through the second half brought us right back into it. However, two late scores for Nenagh in injury time gave them the victory. Team: Becky Hill, Sarah O’Sullivan, Emma Cleary, Chelsea Cooney, Maria Hogan (capt), Emilee Austin, Lianne O’Kelly, Chloe Morkan, Niamh Costello, Roisin Cahill, Katie Quinlisk, Shauna Maher, Mary Grace, Eibhlin Enright, Maura Maher. Subs: Sorcha Heenan for Maura Maher, Grainne Gibson, Katie Cooney. The club would like to thank the four selectors, Stephen Murphy, Kathleen Ryan, Sinead Williams and Freddie Williams for their work, commitment and dedication with this panel.
The U16 championship gets underway later this month with the first match against Moneygall due to be played on 18th August. Training on this Wednesday night in Ardcroney at 7pm.
County Stars Seamus Hennessy and Brian O’Meara are running a Super Stars Camp from Monday 23rd to Friday 27th August, 10am to 2pm each day in MacDonagh Park Cloughjordan. This is open to all boys and girls from age 6 up to 14 years. Key camogie personnel are also involved in this camp. We would encourage all girls from the parish to attend, as a very high standard of camogie, hurling and football coaching is assured. There will be daily visits from high profile players from within and outside the county. Fee is Euro€50.00 for first child and €40.00 per child after.
The club extends sincere sympathy to Fiona Ryan and the Bourke family Kilbarron on the recent death of Mike Bourke. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam.
The senior hurlers advanced to the quarter-final of the O Riain Cup when they had six points to spare against Boherlahan-Dualla in Templemore.
Congratulations to Seamus Hennessy, Brian O Meara and physio John Casey on Tipperary’s victory against Clare in the Munster U-21 hurling final. Seamus was collecting his second medal while Brian became the tenth Kilruane MacDonaghs player to win provincial honours in this grade. Len Gaynor was the first clubman to achieve this accolade in 1964. Brian, who was named man of the match, joins an elite group of Tipperary players who have won Munster U-21 medals in both hurling and football.
The U-12 hurlers qualified for the North final with a 1-11 to 1-0 home win against Nenagh Eire Og. Team: Mark O Neill, Eoghan Mulcahy, Arran Conroy, Jake O Kelly, Sean Quinlan, Jerome Cahill, Tommy Dooley, Martin Grace, Cian Darcy, Craig Morgan, Kevin Shinners, Ben Healy, Cormac Mannion. Rory McCarthy and Luke Dervan. Subs: Sean McAdams, Oisin O Meara, Kevin Oakley, Rob Banaghan and Jack Dunne. On this Saturday August 7th they take on Roscrea in the final in Nenagh at 1.00 p.m. Your support would be appreciated for the team and selectors who have put in a tremendous year’s work.
The Junior A hurlers, who have already qualified for the semi-final, play their final group game against Portroe this weekend. Check fixtures.
The U-16 hurlers had mixed fortunes last week. They had a 1-14 to 0-8 away win against Kildangan but lost out at home to Roscrea on 1-13 to 1-10 scoreline. They now have an away game against Toomevara on Monday August 9th at 7.00 p.m.
The welcome progress of Tipperary in both the senior and U-21 championships has entailed the postponement of the divisional U-21 semi-final against Lorrha.
The minor hurlers are at home to Nenagh Eire Og in the fourth round of the championship on Wednesday August 11th.
On Saturday August 14th the juvenile club has organized a Bag Packing Day in Dunnes Limerick Road Nenagh between 9.00 a.m and 7.00 p.m. in order to raise finance for a new set of jerseys. The club would like to thank all parents who have volunteered to help out on the day. There are still some slots to be filled so if you can spare an hour or two contact Jody Hurley 086-2757208 who is co-ordinating the work schedule or get in touch with chairman Sean Ward 087-6537799 or secretary John O Meara 087-2749187.
A hurling and camogie Superstars Camp will be held in MacDonagh Park from Monday August 23rd until Friday August 27th from 10.00 a.m. to 2.00 p.m. each day. The Camp is open to boys and girls from the ages of 6 to 14 inclusive. The cost is €50 for the first child and €40 for each subsequent child. There will be daily visits from intercounty stars. Application forms are available from Seamus Hennessy 087-7432984, Brian O Meara 087-6497946, Philip Heenan 087-2887830 or Ann O Meara 086-3067239. Forms are also available in the local shops. Completed forms with the appropriate fee must be returned by Monday August 16th.