Kilruane MacDonaghs News
Well done to Brian O’Meara and the Tipperary team on a hard earned victory against Limerick.
The senior hurlers play Moneygall in the final group game at 8.00pm in Toomevara on this Friday night.
The junior hurlers play Nenagh in the league semi-final on this Saturday in Borrisokane at 7.30pm. In the championship they have been drawn against Toomevara. Borris-Ileigh and Moneygall are also in the group
Congratulations to Mark O’Neill who lined out on the hurling team, Ben Healy who was on the football side and Amy Quinlisk who played on the camogie selection in The Primary Games exhibition matches in Semple Stadium last Sunday. Mark, Ben and Amy attend Kilruane National School.
Ardcroney N.S. qualified for the county final of the U-11 championship. They had two excellent victories against Borrisoleigh N.S. and Birdhill N.S. to top their group in the Blitz in Toomevara. They then faced Corville N.S. with a place in the final in Semple Stadium at stake. After a great game Ardcroney came out on top. Team: Cian Spillane, Colm Cleary, Katie Morris, Matthew Spain, Pádraig Coonan, Kian O’Kelly, Laura Shinners, Conor Ryan, Barry Shanahan, Daniel Costello, Matthew Hodgins, Josh Geoghegan, Lewie King, Devlin Courtney, Oisín Carroll and Keelan McGrath. Kilruane N.S. were pipped for a place in the North U-13 final when they lost out to Dunkerrin N.S. on a 3-9 to 2-10 after a terrific tussle in Toomevara. Kilruane led by a point at the break but Dunkerrin just shaded the verdict. Team: Jack Dunne, Louis Kennedy, Daniel Clarke, Amy Quinlisk, Mark O’Neill, Laura Tierney, Ben Healy, Matthew Moyles, Jack Dwan, Dylan Moran, Shane O’Meara and Aaron Morgan.
Parish League Teams
De Wets: Seamus O’Meara (Captain), Mark O’Neill, Kian O’Kelly, Cian Spillane, Luke Morkan, James Loughnane, Kieran Spain, Sam Darcy, Conor Quinlan, Daniel Costello and Brian Banaghan. Kyle: Luke Dervan (Captain), Eoghan Mulcahy, Matthew Spain, Matthew Moyles, Jack Dwan, Patrick Hayes, Páidí Williams, Eoin O’Meara, Shane McAteer, Owen Farrell, Kevin McDonald and Padraig Coonan. Gorry Rangers: Nathan Ryan (Captain), Ben Healy, Aaron Morgan, Owen Usman, Nathan Lynch, Louis Kennedy, Joseph Donnelly, Eoin England, Rory Grace, Ben Cahalan and Morgan Cleary. Ninety Eights: Kevin Oakley (Capt), Sean McAdams, Dylan Moran, Jake O’Kelly, David Sullivan, Jack Dunne, Alan Spain, Paul O’Neill, Cormac Doheny, Fionnán Hurley, Colm Cleary and Joe O’Leary.
MacDonagh Park was bathed in glorious sunshine last Saturday for the commencement of the Parish and Mini Leagues. The pitch was in pristine condition, with the freshly cut sward of lush green grass ideal for hurling. In the opening game Kyle maintained their great record in this league with a one point win against Ninety Eights on a 2-6 to 3-2 scoreline. Captain Luke Dervan coolly slotted over the winning point with the second last puck of the game. Kyle got the perfect start against the stiff breeze when Kevin McDonald whipped the sliotar to the net from close range. The Ninety Eights recovered from this blow and a brace of points from Alan Spain and Jake O’Kelly reduced the deficit to one point. Alan Spain cracked home a good goal to give the Ninety Eights a two point lead. Luke Dervan raised the last flag of the half when he pointed to leave the interval score 1-2 to 1-1 in favour of the Ninety Eights. Considering the strength of the breeze, the lead looked far from sufficient. On the resumption, Luke Dervan had the sides level when he pointed a free from a difficult angle after he had been fouled. Páidí Williams was switched from the goals to the attack in the second half and this move reaped dividends when he blasted home a great goal to put Kyle in front again. The Ninety Eights responded well when Jack Dunne smashed the sliotar to the net. This goal seemed to spur Kyle into action and they hit three unanswered points from Eoghan Mulcahy, Matthew Moyles and Luke Dervan. Eoghan’s was a wonderful strike from long range. Kyle seemed set for victory but a goal from Jake O’Kelly brought the sides level and the game was in the melting pot as the clock ticked down. A draw looked on the cards until a sweet strike from Luke Dervan gave victory to Kyle. Luke Dervan, Eoghan Mulcahy, Jack Dwan and Páidí Williams impressed for the winners. Jack staked a major claim for a place on the Kilruane MacDonaghs A team in the forthcoming championship. Dylan Moran was outstanding for the Ninety Eights and he got good support from Jake O’Kelly and Jack Dunne.
In the second game De Wets took on the Gory Rangers. Mark O’Neill and Ben Healy who were both playing in the Primary Game the following day were deployed as goalkeepers for their respective teams. The Rangers had the assistance of the wind in the first period and they took full advantage of the elements. Captain Nathan Ryan got them off the mark with an early point and Luke Morkan levelled the game with a similar effort. Nathan tagged on two more points and a goal from Ben Cahalan put the Gorry boys in the driving seat. Matthew Moyles, who was deputising for the absent Owen Usman, stretched the lead to six with the final score of the half. De Wets needed a good start to the second half but it was the Rangers who extended the advantage to seven with a point from Nathan Lynch. Luke Morkan hit a badly needed point for De Wets but there was an immediate reply from Aaron Morgan. A Kian O’Kelly free cut the gap to six and the De Wets supporters were in full voice when Sam Darcy raised a green flag to leave just three between the teams. Aaron Morgan steadied the nerves of the Rangers when he slotted over point and Ben Cahalan put the issue beyond doubt when he popped up for his second goal. De Wets kept plugging away and Conor Quinlan struck a sweet point off his left to leave the final score 2-7 to 1-5 in favour of the Gorry Rangers. Next week Kyle will clash with the Gorry Rangers and De Wets will face the Ninety Eights.
Christy Ring Cup
Thomas Williams lined out in goals for the London team which drew with Down in the Christy Ring Cup semi-final.
Peadar Cummins Tournament
Cian Darcy, Rory McCarthy and Martin Grace played on the North Tipperary U-14 hurling team which won the Plate final in the Peadar Cummins Tournament in Borrisoleigh. They had lost the opening game to south Tipperary.
In the All-Ireland Community Games finals in Roscommon the girls team of Katie Gould, Gillian McSherry, Eleanor Percy, Síle Spain and Laura Shinners came second while the boys team of Sean McAdams, Matthew Spain, Devlin Courtney and John McGrath finished fourth.
Table Quiz & Auction
Bombers Bar will be the Mecca for all club members, parents and supporters on this Friday June 1st for the Monster Fun Table Quiz & Auction in aid of the Kilruane MacDonaghs U-14 Féile Fund. Proceedings commence at 9.30pm when quizmaster Liam Tierney asks the first round of questions. Raffle tickets will be on sale during the interval. The night will conclude with the much anticipated auction and raffle. Thanks to our loyal supporters who have rallied behind the Féile team, by pledging car trailer loads of timber, bags of turf, fodder, vouchers etc. for the auction. A list of items to be auctioned and the names of our sponsors can be viewed on the website. Anybody who wishes to sponsor the team or donate items for the auction should contact Sean Ward 087-6537799, John O’Meara 087-2749187, Christy Morgan 087-7619593 or Gilbert Williams 087-2176452.
Note: Sponsors are listed in the order in which the donations were pledged:
John Casey Sportsplus Physiotherapy Clinic €100
George O’Leary Goliath Lifts €100
Stephen Carty Wilton and ‘Molly Spillanes’ New York $500 (€388)
Ger O’Meara Birdhill Grass Machinery €100
Jim O’Meara Knockearl €100
Barney Naughnane New Ireland Assurance €100
Kilruane MacDonaghs Camogie Club €300
Barry O’Meara ‘ O’Meara Construction’ €100
Lulus Milkshakes ‘Set of Togs’ (Value €180 approx)
Joe McCarthy Carney Pub €100
Tom Cleary €50
Donations For Auction & Raffle
Note: Donors are listed in the order in which they were pledged:
Ian O’Brien Carry Out Roscrea Bottle of Whiskey
John O’Meara Car Trailer of Timber
Mick Cleary Load of Filling (Value €200 approx)
Florence McCarthy 10 Round Bales of Hay
Michael O’Meara 30 Bags of Turf
Michael O’Neill 40 Bags of Turf
Tom Grace Car Trailer of Timber
Len Gaynor Trailer of Timber
Pat Quinlan Car Trailer of Timber
John Conroy ’Proctor & Gamble’ Hamper of Products
Joe McDonald ‘Furniture & Kitchens’ Coffee Table
Ivers & Cullinan Car Service (Value €150)
Michael Cahill 20 Bags of Turf
Steve Blagdon ‘Steve’s Driving School’ 6 Driving Lessons (Value €125)
Carmel Morgan McCarthy ‘Star Hair Creations’ Voucher (€100)
Banaghans Ltd Roly Tractor
Declan Souch ‘Carphone Warehouse’ Mobile Phone (Value €80)
Simon Reale Butcher Voucher (Value €50)
Sean Gaynor Pallet of Eco Bricks (Value €120)
Tipperary Mineral Water 2 Hampers of Products (Value €100 each approx)
Nenagh Golf Club 4 Green Fees (Value €100 approx)
Cloughjordan Pharmacy Hamper of Products
Joe Lillis 20 Round Bales of Hay (Value €400)
Sean Melia ½ Tonne Bag of Turf (Value €80)
Charles Williams Butcher Voucher
The juvenile club’s annual Bag Packing fundraiser will be held in Dunnes Nenagh on Friday June 15th and Saturday June 16th. This advance notice will enable every family who has a player playing juvenile games with Kilruane MacDonaghs to be represented on one of the days. Each family is expected to provide an adult to do a two hour stint. Managers will be in touch with the parents of players on all panels from U-6 up to U-16. The juvenile committee will endeavour to accommodate parents with their preferred time on the rota. Parents are asked not to leave it to others. They might be leaving it to YOU!
The annual Kellogs Summer Camp takes place in MacDonagh Park, July 2nd to July 6th. The cost is €55 for first child, €45 for second child and €40 for third and subsequent children. Application forms have been distributed through the local primary schools and should be returned to Gilbert Williams. Last year there was a record attendance of 119 and organisers are hoping to better that figure in 2012.
The twenty fifth anniversary County Draw has been launched. There is a total prize fund of half a million euro, including twenty five cars. Promoters are presently trawling the parish in an effort to enlist all existing subscribers and to recruit new members for the biggest ever County Draw.