The senior hurlers began their championship campaign with a 1-22 to 1-12 win against Burgess.
This was MacDonaghs first win in four meetings with Burgess since the return to the senior grade
in 2004. Considering that there were so many absentees through injury and emigration this was
a most satisfactory victory. Next on the agenda is Moneygall with that game pencilled in for the
weekend of April 24th.
The U-14 hurlers qualified for the North Feile final when they overcame Toomevara in St.
Michaels Park on a 4-5 to 1-4 scoreline. Team: Niall Shinners, Aaron Conroy, Kieran Brereton,
Brendan McAdams, Willie Ryan, James Cleary, Craig Morgan, Paul Guidera, Jerome Cahill,
Declan Elderfield, Darragh Peters (2-4), Martin Grace, Sean Quinlan, Rory McCarthy (1-0) and
Cian Darcy (1-0) . Subs: Tommy Dooley, Conor Lillis, Christopher Moyles, John Blagdon, Kevin
Shinners (0-1) and Oisin O Meara They will play the winners of the Nenagh and Roscrea tie in the
The minor footballers drew with Kildangan in Puckane. Score; MacDonaghs 2-12 Kildangan 3-
9. Team: Conor Cleary, Robbie Oakley, Tomas Hogan, Conor Austin, Patrick Ryan, jack Peters,
Kieran Cahill (0-1), Ian McSherry, Alan Darcy (0-1), Aidan Boyle (1-4), Jamie Heffernan (0-
2), David Williams, Dean O Meara, Robert Ward (1-3) and Andrew Brennan (0-1). Subs: Sean
Cleary, Anthony Spillane, Wayne O Riain and Jack Farrell
The U-16 footballers lost out to away to Burgess on a 3-9 to 2-3. MacDonaghs had to line out
without the services of Aidan Boyle, Stephen Cleary, Abhain Coleman and Tomas Hogan. They
competed well in the first half and only trailed by two points at the break. However, they ran out of
steam in the final quarter and the home side prevailed. Team: Anthony Spillane, Willie Ryan, Jack
Farrell, Caolainn Conroy, Ciaran Spillane, Conor Austin, Sean Cleary, Darragh Peters, Cormac
Boyle, Kieran Lillis, Conor Cleary, James Cleary, Bob Dooley, Conor Kelly and Finnian Mannion.
Sub: Niall Shinners.
The u-14 footballers lost out by the minimum of margins to Nenagh on a 1-4 to 0-6 scoreline.
They still remain in the hunt for a semi-final spot. Team: Kevin Shinners, Arran Conroy, Brendan
McAdams, Oisin O Meara, Rory McCarthy, Darragh Peters, Willie Ryan, James Cleary, Martin
Grace, Conor Lillis, Kieran Brereton, Tom Dooley, Cian Darcy, Craig Morgan and Declan
The Kilruane MacDonaghs Juvenile Club annual Parish League commences at 11 o clock on
Saturday April 23rd. All boys from third to sixth class are eligible to participate. Four teams will
be selected by the Juvenile Committee. Each team and every player will be guaranteed seven
games. There will be no substitutes. All players play each Saturday. The top two teams will qualify
for the final. The second and third placed teams will contest the Plate Final. Both finals will
have winners and runners up medals. Each team will have a manager. Jerseys will be provided.
Scoreboard will be in operation the day of the finals. Reports and photographs of all games and all
teams will appear on club website www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com Application forms for the Parish
League have been distributed through the schools and must be returned by this Thursday April
The U-12 footballers had two very evenly contested games against Nenagh Eire Og .In the A game
Nenagh emerged victorious on a 3-8 to 3-5 scoreline and they also shaded the B game on a 2-5 to
2-2 scoreline. MacDonaghs proved too strong for Moneygall in the second round and registered
their first points in the competition.
The junior A hurlers are away to Borris-Ileigh in the second round of the league on this Sunday.
Check fixtures for confirmation of time.
The annual hurling and camogie Cul Camp takes place in MacDonagh Park July 4t to July 9th. The
cost remains the same as last year: €55 for one child, €100 for two children and €135 for three
children. Applications forms will be circulated through the schools.