Kilruane MacDonaghs News
Congratulations to the Tipperary team and management on the emphatic victory against Waterford in the Munster final.
The senior hurlers lost out to JK Brackens in the county league semi-final in Moneygall on a 0-21 to 3-10 scoreline. The margin of victory didn’t flatter the winners who dominated the game apart from the opening quarter. MacDonaghs had made a lively start and raced into an early six point lead helped by a well worked goal from Ray McLoughney after three minutes. Gradually Brackens began to assume control in the half back line and at midfield. Had their shooting being on target they would have gone in ahead but instead the scoreboard read 1-8 to 0-8 in favour of MacDonaghs. On the resumption Brackens hit the ground running and struck four unanswered points. After six minutes Edmond Morkan raised a green flag to restore Kilruane’s advantage. Brackens responded with four points on the trot before Seamus Hennessy buried a 20 metre free to edge MacDonaghs two points ahead. Brackens continued to monopolise possession and fired over six points while Kilruane could only manage to two white flags. Team: David Reddan, Gavin McAvinchey, Martin Walsh, Shane Williams, Willie Cleary, Seamus Hennessy (1-1), Eanna Hogan (0-1), Justin Cahill (0-1), Jonathan Cahill (0-1), Thomas Cleary (0-1), Edmond Morkan (1-1), Ray McLoughney (1-2), Thomas Williams (0-2), Kevin Quinlan (0-1) and Liam Gibson. Subs: David Williams, Declan Barrett, Eoin Williams and Cian Williams.
The minor hurlers lost out to Toomevara in the second round of the championship in Moneygall on a 3-16 to 1-16 scoreline. Team; Robert Ward, Jack Farrell, Tomas Hogan, Sean Cleary, Stephen Cleary, Jack Peters, Conor Austin, David Williams, Alan Darcy, Ian McSherry, Kieran Cahill, Patrick Ryan , Andrew Brennan, Jack Banaghan and Enda Mulcahy. Subs: Robbie Oakley, David Mooney, Dean O Meara and PJ Cleary.
The junior A hurlers play Roscrea in Moneygall on this Saturday July 16th in the fourth round of the championship.
The U-16 hurlers play Moneygall/Clonakenny in the second round of the championship in Moneygall on this Friday evening at 8 o clock.
The U-12 hurlers had an away victory against Nenagh with the B team just coming up short against the same opposition.
U-8 & U-10 Hurling
The U-8 and U-10 hurlers hosted two challenge matches against Drom-Inch last week.
One hundred and nineteen participants enjoyed the annual VHI Cul Camp in MacDonagh Park last week. The weather made a number of failed attempts to spoil the fun but couldn’t dampen the enthusiasm of the either the children or the coaches. The highlight of the week was the visit of Tipperary star Brendan Maher. County chairman Barry O Brien also attended. Thanks to coaches Maria Tynan, Cian Hogan, Alan Hogan, Donagh Maher, Niall McGrath, Seamus Hennessy, Stephen Murphy, Freddie Williams and Niamh Williams who carried out their duties in a very professional manner. They showed great invention and creativity in the use of The Complex on the days when the weather was less than accommodating. Thanks to supervisor Len Gaynor who ensured that everything ran smoothly and that all attendees derived maximum enjoyment from the week. Thanks to Marian Ryan who looked after the catering for the coaches and had the facilities in mint condition every morning.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family of the late Gerry Slevin.