Junior A Hurling
The junior A hurlers recorded their second win in the championship when they overcame Lorrha on a 3-18 to 1-15 scoreline. They led by eight points at the break thanks to three goals courtesy of Eoin Williams, a Willie Cleary penalty and Declan Barrett. In a goalless second half MacDonaghs managed to maintain their advantage and gained two precious points which help keep qualification hopes alive. Team: Ger Corcoran, Cian Williams, Freddie Williams, Eanna Hogan, Willie Cleary (1-2), Pat Conway (0-1), Shane Williams, Willie Darcy, James Keogh (0-4), Denis Cahill, Thomas Cleary (0-1), Declan Barrett (1-6), David Williams (0-1), Kevin Quinlan (0-1) and Eoin Williams (1-2). Sub: Kevin Ryan.
The U-14 hurlers copper fastened their place in the semi-final when they overcame Roscrea in MacDonagh Park. MacDonaghs took control from the start and at the interval the score was 2-12 to 1-1 in their favour. With the aid of the breeze in the second half Roscrea threatened a mini revival when they struck 1-1 without reply. The selectors moved Darragh Peters to full back and this helped thwart Roscrea’s come back. MacDonaghs kicked on from here and goals from Tommy Dooley, Sean Quinlan and Kevin Shinners opened up a big gap as the home side recorded a comfortable victory. Team: Niall Shinners, Paul Guidera, Kieran Brereton, Arran Conroy, Craig Morgan, Cian Darcy, Brendan McAdams, Darragh Peters, Jerome Cahill, Martin Grace, Willie Ryan, Declan Elderfield, Tommy Dooley, Rory McCarthy and Kevin Shinners. Sub: Sean Quinlan.
The senior hurlers play JK Brackens in the county league semi-final in Moneygall on this Friday at 8 o clock.
Junior B Hurling
The junior b hurlers were pipped by a point in the league semi-final against Nenagh on a 3- to 1 scoreline. Nenagh were ascendancy in the first half and enjoyed a ten point advantage at the break. MacDonaghs were a transformed team in the second half and gradually whittled away the lead and edged two points ahead as time ebbed away. Two minutes into added time Nenagh struck the winning goal to deny MacDonaghs a place in the final. Attention now turns to the junior C championship which will commence shortly. With many of the players who played against Nenagh ineligible to participate in the C championship the selectors will have to go to the highways and byways to put a team together. The following team lined out against Nenagh: Robert Ward, Cian Williams, Alan Darcy, Timmy Walsh, Willie Darcy, Pat Conway, Robert Austin, Michael Reddan, James Keogh, Declan Barrett, Thomas Cleary, Kieran Cahill David Williams, Denis Cahill and Eoin Williams. Sub: Scott Hodgins.
The minor hurlers lost out to Roscrea in Moneygall on a 3-17 to 1-10 scoreline. MacDonaghs had to line out without Stephen Cleary, Ian McSherry, P.J. Cleary and Aidan Boyle who were all unavailable for a variety of reasons. Roscrea always had the edge in this game with some of the more prominent MacDonaghs players playing very subdued roles. Kieran Cahill had an outstanding game, helping himself to 1-9, including a smashing goal. However, a better balanced Roscrea side deserved victory. Team: Robert Ward, Jack Farrell Tomas Hogan, Sean Cleary, Conor Austin, Jack Peters, Dean O Meara, David Williams, Jack Peters, Conor Cleary (0-1), Kieran Cahill (1-9), Jack Banaghan, Enda Mulcahy, Andrew Brennan and Jamie Heffernan. Sub: Conor Kelly. In the second round they play Toomevara in Moneygall on this Wednesday at 8 o clock.
Congratulations to Pat Murphy who was a selector on the Tipperary minor football team which defeated Cork in the Munster final in Killarney.
The annual Cul Camp is now in full swing with one hundred and fourteen participants enjoying the week long activities in MacDonagh Park.
Last Saturday’s bag packing in Dunes Stores proved to be a resounding success with the proceeds of €1,850 exceeding last year’s returns. The juvenile club would like to thank all who helped out and all who supported this important fundraiser.