Kilruane MacDonaghs News
The junior A hurlers play Burgess in the quarter-final in Nenagh on this Saturday August 20th at 6.30 p.m.
The U-16 hurlers defeated Borris-Ileigh in the second last group game. On last Monday they were away to Roscrea with a win essential to ensure participation in the knock out stages.
The minor hurlers made their exit from the championship when they lost to Lorrha in the final group game. Thanks to the panel and selectors who worked very hard during the year.
The U-14 hurlers lost out to Nenagh in the North final on a 1-11 to 2-4 scoreline. They failed to reproduce the form of earlier rounds and couldn’t overcome the loss of Cian Darcy and Tommy Dooley who were both unavailable. Despite this reverse they can look back on a successful year which saw them capture the North Feile title. Thanks to the players and management for all their efforts during the year.
The second round of the U-21 hurling will probably take place after the All- Ireland final.
Junior C Hurling
The junior C hurlers are waiting patiently for the second round of the championship. They will play either Borrisokane or Ballinahinch.
The U-13 hurlers will participate in the plate competition which is being organised by North Bord na nOg to fill the void created by the dismantling of the U-12 championship.
The U-12 hurlers have qualified to take part in the County Blitz in Semple Stadium. This is expected to take place in September.
The U-8 hurlers kept up their busy schedule with a very worthwhile challenge against Moneygall in MacDonagh Park.
Well done to the Tipperary team and management on a hard fought victory against Dublin. Supporters are urged to display the county colours throughout the parish as the final approaches.
Croke Park Trip
On last Sunday the U-14, U-16 and minor panels travelled to Croke Park for the Tipperary and Dublin clash. Thanks to club officials and mentors who organised the trip and provided supervision on the day.
Applications for All-Ireland tickets from fully paid up members only must be with Michael Cahill by Wednesday August 24th. As demand will exceed supply the club will not be in a position to facilitate every application.
Congratulations to Niall Cleary Balluskey Ardcroney who won €800 or a flatscreen TV and Teresa O Reilly Ardcroney who won €200 in the county draw.
The county Board has organised a draw for the All-Ireland training fund. The top prize is a two week trip for two to Australia with the Irish team in October and the second prize is an All Star tour for two to San Francisco in November. There are a total of twelve prizes. Tickets costing €10 each are available from club officials.