The U14 hurlers advanced to the semi-final with a 1-10 to 2-4 victory against Borrisokane in Gardiner Park. MacDonaghs were without the services of Nathan Ryan, while Oisín O’Meara was just returning from a serious hand injury. On a damp evening the home side settled better and after five minutes were 0-2 to 0-1 ahead. MacDonaghs began to impose themselves on the game and coming up to the break had built up a five point lead with the score 0-7 to 0-2 in their favour. Borrisokane struck for a goal and a point to leave the minimum between the sides as they adjourned for the interval. On the resumption Kilruane began to assert their authority. The outstanding Jerome Cahill drove them on from centre-back. Substitute Dylan Moran whipped a ground ball to the net to open a seven point gap. As injury time approached seven points still separated the sides. Jack Larkin goaled from a twenty metre free and the resultant puck out was pointed to leave MacDonaghs three clear as Christy McLoughlin sounded the long whistle.
Team: Luke Dervan, Kian O’Kelly, Mark O’Neill, Eoghan Mulcahy, Jack Dwan, Jerome Cahill, Craig Morgan, Jake O’Kelly, Carl Williams, Devlin Courtney, Sean McAdams, Tommy Dooley, Oisín O’Meara, Ben Healy and Kevin Oakley. Sub: Dylan Moran.
On this Wednesday evening Kilruane MacDonaghs play championship favourites Roscrea in the semi-final at 6.45pm. The game has been fixed for MacDonagh Park, Cloughjordan but we await confirmation. Support for this team is crucial.
In the final group game the junior hurlers play Toomevara in Moneygall on this Friday August 23rd at 6.30pm. This is a must win game, so all support would be appreciated.
The U16s have three group games to play against Nenagh Éire Óg, Borris-Ileigh and Roscrea. The away game against Nenagh is pencilled in for this Friday evening. Check fixtures for confirmation.
The U10 hurlers played Lorrha in MacDonagh Park last Saturday. Thanks to Declan Darcy who refereed a well contested game.
On Saturday evening Silvermines play Nenagh in the county championship in MacDonagh Park at 6.00pm. Stewards should be present at 5.00pm. On Sunday MacDonagh Park hosts two All-Ireland camogie finals. Meath face Laois @ 1.30pm in the U16 decider, while Meath take on Kerry in the junior final. Stewards should be present @ 12.30pm.
The juvenile club’s annual Bag Packing fundraiser takes place in Dunnes, Limerick Road, Nenagh on this Friday August 23rd and Saturday August 24th. Thanks to all the parents who have volunteered to help. There are still some slots available. Parents can contact the managers of their respective teams to book a slot on the rota.
Congratulations to Jim and Claire McLoughney, Merton Hall who won €200 in the weekly County Draw.
The monthly meeting of the club committee will be held on Thursday August 29th at 8.30pm. All committee members are requested to attend.
The Lotto jackpot now stands at a very attractive €6,900. Tickets cost €2 each and three are on offer for €5.