The U-12 hurlers travelled to Roscrea for the final group games. The B team found Roscrea too strong and lost out on a 7-3 to 2-0 scoreline. Despite this reverse they are in a good position to earn a semi-final spot and at worst they have a quarter-final place. There were good performances from Páidí Williams and Eoin England. Team: Páidí Williams, Eoin England, Cian Spillane, Joseph Donnelly, Conor Quinlan, Luke Morkan, Owen Farrell, Craig Morgan, Sam Darcy, Ben Cahalan and Pheilim Quinlisk. In the A game MacDonaghs faced table toppers Roscrea. They showed a marked improvement on their previous performance but had to give second best against a very good Roscrea outfit on a 2-11 to 1-3 scoreline. Dylan Moran, Jack Dwan, Jack Dunne and Mark O’Neill were very impressive. Team: Jack Dunne, Jack Dwan, Louis Kennedy, Mark O’Neill (0-3), David Sullivan, Dylan Moran, Sean McAdams (1-0), Devlin Courtney, Owen Usman, Matthew Spain and Aaron Morgan. They now take on Nenagh in the quarter-final.
The U-14 hurlers had to come from behind to overcome Nenagh in the first round of the championship on a 5-11 to 4-7 scoreline.
The U-14 team head to Dublin this Thursday to participate in the All-Ireland Féile na nGael finals. They take on their hosts Clontarf in the first game in St. Annes at 2.00pm. The parade commences from Croke Park at 7.15pm. On Friday they will play Na Fianna (Dublin) at 10.00am and Sarsfields (Cork) at 1.30pm. All games are on pitch 34 in St. Annes. A full schedule can be viewed on the club website.
Well done to Jack Peters who played on the Tipperary minor hurling team which defeated Waterford in the Munster semi-final. On this Thursday the MacDonaghs minors take on Lorrha/Rovers in the first round of the championship in Lorrha at 7.30pm.
In the three way playoff Gorry Rangers (Nathan Ryan Capt) and Ninety Eights (Kevin Oakley Capt) qualified for the final. The Ninety Eights pipped Kyle (Capt Luke Dervan) in a thriller, with Jack Dunne lofting over the golden point from a 65 after five minutes of extra time.
The Cúl Camp is in full swing in MacDonagh Park this week with almost one hundred participants enjoying the weeks activities.
Congratulations to Paul Butler Crowle who won €500 in the recent county draw.