The senior hurlers made the long journey to Carrick-on-Suir and just edged out Swans on a 0-18 to 1-14 scoreline. This game against a physically strong Swans side was excellent preparation for the upcoming battle against Moneygall. The heavy going in Davin Park provided a real test for both sets of players. MacDonaghs enjoyed a one point interval lead with the score 0-10 to 0-9 in their favour. Interestingly, four of the Swans first half points came from 65s. As the clock ticked down the sides were level and extra time looked on the cards. However, Willie Cleary intervened to strike the winning point for the visitors. Team: Ger Corcoran, Paudie Kelly, Diarmuid Cahill, Pat Williams, Jack Peters, Willie Cleary (0-1), Eanna Hogan, Alan Darcy, Jonathan Cahill, Kieran Cahill (0-9 inc 7 from frees), Mark O’Leary (0-1), Thomas Cleary (0-2), Conor Cleary, Ray McLoughney (0-3) and Eoin Williams (0-2). Subs: James Williams and Tomás Hogan.
The U14 hurlers qualified for the Feile semi-final (40 minute game) with a 2-3 to 0-4 away victory against Roscrea in testing conditions. Captain Craig Morgan won the toss and elected to pay with the stiff east wind. MacDonaghs dominated the early possession and Jake O’Kelly tapped home a goal from close range. A Craig Morgan free deceived the Roscrea keeper to raise the second green flag for the visitors. He added a point from another free; while Roscrea replied with a brace of points Jerome Cahill was moved to centre-forward for the second quarter but couldn’t find the necessary space in the congested exchanges. Craig Morgan brought the scoring to a close with another point from a placed ball. For the second half Jerome Cahill reverted to centre-back and he thwarted many a Roscrea attack. Defences were well on top in this period with Roscrea registering two points and Kilruane just adding a point to their interval total. Team: Mark O’Neill, Cian Spillane, Oisín O’Meara, Eoghan Mulcahy, Jack Dwan, Jerome Cahill, Nathan Ryan, Tommy Dooley, Sean McAdams, Kian O’Kelly, Craig Morgan (1-3), Ben Healy, Devlin Courtney, Jake O’Kelly (1-0) and Luke Dervan. Subs: Kevin Oakley and Jack Dunne.
On this Saturday March 30th Kilruane MacDonaghs play Toomevara in the Féile semi-final in MacDonagh Park at 5.00pm. Your support would be appreciated.
The minor footballers are at home to Shannon Rovers Gaels in the first round of the championship on this Wednesday March 27h at 5.30pm.
All players and supporters should renew their membership before the deadline of March 31st. At last week’s committee meeting a draw took place among the adult players and supporters who had paid their membership. Mary Hogan Modreeny and Alan Darcy won subscriptions to the new County Draw, while Michael O’Meara Glenahilty and Michael Loughnane won free entry into the club Lotto for a year.
The text list is being updated on March 31st and will only include paid up members. If you have paid your membership and are not on text list contact Gilbert Williams 087-2176452.
The club is giving a beech sapling to all supporters who donated a tree to our recent Timber Auction. The saplings were donated by Paddy Spain, Ardcroney. Please contact Len Gaynor for further details.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to Breda Whelan, Barna Road, on the death of her mother Margaret Horrigan, Capparoe and to Mary Hogan Ardcroney on the death of her brother Jack O’Sullivan.