The senior hurlers take on Thurles Sarsfields in the county league in MacDonagh Park on this Sunday March 3rd at 2.30pm.
The U14 hurlers began the defence of their North & county Féile crowns with a 6-3 to 0-3 away win against Borris-Ileigh. Illness ruled out Eoghan Mulcahy, while Ben Healy is in boarding school. The team looked rusty after the winter hibernation, despite five intense training sessions. This match should sharpen up the team as they face a huge task in the quarter-final when they travel to St. Cronan’s Park to take on Roscrea. Lacking the physical power and strength of last year’s outfit, the 2013 squad will have to move the ball at tremendous pace to overcome stronger sides. In last Saturday’s game Borris-Ileigh started brightly and had the opening point. MaDonaghs soon settled, with Jerome Cahill peerless in the number six shirt and the Tommy Dooley/Sean McAdams combination dominating the centre of the park. Oisín O’Meara settled in well in his new role at full-back, while Jack Dwan impressed in his debut at right wing-back. The forwards worked hard but the radar wasn’t working properly and there was a tendency to give one pass too many. However, despite the obvious rustiness, the result was never in doubt with MacDonaghs taking a 4-0 to 0-3 lead into the break. Team: Mark O’Neil, Eoin England, Oisín O’Meara, Cian Spillane, Jack Dwan, Jerome Cahill, Nathan Ryan, Tommy Dooley (3-2), Sean McAdams, Jake O’Kelly, Craig Morgan, Owen Usman, Devlin Courtney (2-0), Luke Dervan (0-1) and Kevin Oakley. Subs: Seamus O’Meara, Jack Dunne, Kian O’Kelly (1-0), Alan Spain and Dylan Moran.
Tomás Hogan, Conor Austin, Conor Cleary and Paddy Ryan were on the Borrisokane Community College team which defeated Causeway in the Munster semi-final. Bob Dooley was also on the panel. Borrisokane take on Coláiste Phobail Roscrea in the final.
In Group 1 the U12 footballers are at home to Nenagh on Friday April 5th. Kildangan, Inane Rovers, Borrisokane and Toomevara are also in the group. The second team open their campaign with a home tie against Nenagh. Then they face Kildangan, Inane and Toomevara.
The U14 footballers are away to Nenagh on Wednesday April 3rd. Inane Rovers, Borrisokane and Kildangan will also provide opposition in the group.
In the first round of the U16 football championship Kilruane MacDonaghs visit Roscrea to play Inane Rovers. Newport, Borrisokane and Nenagh complete the group. The top four teams qualify for the semi-finals. The first round is scheduled for Saturday March 23rd.
Niall O’Meara played at midfield and Eanna Hogan was wing back on the Mary Immaculate College team which made history by defeating DIT to qualify for the Fitzgibbon Cup semi-final for the first time. Andrew Ryan Toomevara and Eoin Hogan Burgess were also on the team. In the semi-final the Limerick College will face WIT on this Friday in Galway.
Membership fees remain the same as last year: U6, U8 and U10 €10; U12, U14, U16 and U18 €20; players over minor €50 and non playing adults €20. Subscriptions are now overdue and should be paid to the respective managers. Players can only participate in games when their membership fee is paid. There is absolutely no exception to this. Non playing adults, who join the club, will automatically be put on the text list. They can also apply for match tickets and avail of discount at the Sportsmans Dream, Jim McLoughneys, JKCS and the Zip Yard on the production of a valid membership card. In addition all adult players and members will be entered into a draw for two County Draw subscriptions 2013/2014, and one annual Club Lotto subscription. This draw will take place at the committee meeting on March 21st. The club text list will be updated on March 31st to include only paid up members.
The presentation of medals to the U21 hurlers will take place in the clubroom on Friday March 8th.
The monthly meeting of the club committee will be held in the clubroom on Thursday March 21st at 8.15pm. All committee members are asked to make a big effort to be present.
The annual Kellogs Camp takes place ion Thomas MacDonagh Park July 1st to 5th. The cost remains the same as last year: first child €55, second child €45 and third child €40.
Fresh from their exploits with the U14 hurlers, Sean McAdams and Jerome Cahill qualified for the Munster handball finals when they overcame Clare opposition last Sunday. Sean was playing in the U13 doubles and Jerome was participating in the U14 doubles. The finals take place in Dungarvan this weekend.
Sympathy is extended to the McLoughney family Ballythomas, Ardcroney on the death of Mary McLoughney.