Kilruane MacDonaghs News
The senior hurlers play Borris-Ileigh in the Hogan Cup semi-final in MacDonagh Park on this Sunday at 12.30pm.
The junior hurlers are scheduled to play the second round of the championship on this Friday evening. Check fixtures.
Both U12 teams recorded victories against Borris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park. The A team prevailed on a 2-3 to 0-7 scoreline. Goals from David Sullivan and Kian O‘Kelly in the first half and an outstanding display from goalkeeper Páidí Williams proved to be instrumental in chiselling out this hard fought victory.
Team: Páidí Williams, James Loughnane, Louis Kennedy, Dylan Moran, Kieran Spain, Laura Shinners, Matthew Spain, Eoin O’Meara, David Sullivan (1-0,) Aaron Morgan (0-3) and Kian O’Kelly (1-0). Sub: Conor Quinlan.
The B team chalked up their fourth successive victory with another encouraging display. Team: Cormac Doheny, Paul O’Neill, Pádraig Coonan, Barry Shanahan, Ben Cahalan, Colm Cleary, Oisín Carroll, Shane McAteer, Nathan Lynch, Kevin Naughnane and Kevin McDonald. Sub: Rory Grace
The minor hurlers take on Newport in MacDonagh Park on this Wednesday at 8.00pm.
The U14 hurlers lost out to Borrisokane in MacDonagh Park on a 2-11 to 2-6 scoreline. MacDonaghs had to line out without Jerome Cahill who was unavailable. The visitors were two ahead at the break and maintained the narrow advantage until the final minutes when they hit three unanswered points to claim victory. Team: Mark O’Neill, Kian O’Kelly, Oisín O’Meara, Eoghan Mulcahy, Tommy Dooley, Nathan Ryan, Dylan Moran, Sean McAdams, Jake O’Kelly, Luke Dervan, Craig Morgan, Jack Dwan, Devlin Courtney, Ben Healy and Kevin Oakley. Subs: Jack Dunne and Alan Spain. MacDonaghs are away to Nenagh on this Wednesday at 6.30pm.
The U16s open their campaign with a home game against Newport on Monday at 8.00pm.
The U10s hosted Borrisokane on last Saturday for two very competitive matches. Well done to the selectors who had both pitches in excellent order. Thanks to Declan Darcy and Thomas Williams who were competent and impartial referees.
The U8s entertained Kildangan in MacDonagh Park on last Thursday. Three mini games gave all players an opportunity to participate.
Eighty seven children are enjoying the annual Cúl Camp in MacDonagh Park this week. Len Gaynor is the supervisor and he is assisted by coaches Sheila Ryan Toomevara, Katie Kennedy Lorrha, Brian Hogan Lorrha, Thomas Williams, Éanna Hogan and Niall O’Meara. Siobhán O’Leary, Paula McSherry, Margaret Coonan, Jack Peters and David Williams are all assisting with supervision. Emby Foote is looking after the catering for the coaches.
The North Tipperary handball finals were played in Lahorna on Sunday. There were great wins for Rory Grace in U10, James Loughnane and Cormac Doheny in U11, Sean McAdams and Jerome Cahill in the U14. The county finals take place next Sunday in Thurles. Best of luck to the Féile team who play in Hospital on Saturday.