The senior hurlers take on Holycross-Ballycahill in the first round of the county championship in Borrisoleigh on next Sunday at 6.30pm. All support would be appreciated.
The junior hurlers came out the wrong side of a 2-17 to 1-16 scoreline in the first round of the league against Templederry in MacDonagh Park. The visitors were quickly out of the blocks and opened up an early seven point lead. A youthful MacDonaghs team, which included four minors, settled into the game and had drawn level by the interval. MacDonaghs went three points ahead in the second half but Templederry finished the stronger to take the spoils. Team: David Reddan, Conor Austin, Tomás Hogan, Brendan McAdams, Cian Williams, Pat Conway (0-1), Caoilainn Conroy, Alan Darcy, Jonathan Cahill (0-1), James Williams (0-7), Robert Austin, Declan Barrett (0-4), Conor Doheny, Mark O’Meara (0-1) and James Cleary (1-3). Subs: Thomas Cleary, Conor Cleary, David Williams and Aidan Boyle.
The minor footballers lost out to a slicker Kildangan side in MacDonagh Park on a 1-11 to 0-3 scoreline. In the final group game they will face Burgess. Team: Kevin Shinners, Paul Guidera, Brendan McAdams, Cormac Boyle, Jack Farrell, Conor Doheny, Kieran Brereton, Caoilainn Conroy, Tom Dooley (0-1), Martin Grace, James Cleary (0-1), Ciarán Spillane, Niall Shinners, Abhain Coleman (0-10 and Conor Kelly. Subs: Sean Quinlan and Arran Conroy.
The U16 footballers travelled to Nenagh for the second round and were just edged out on a 2-13 to 3-8 scoreline.Team: Kevin Shinners, Sean Quinlan, Arran Conroy, Mark O’Neill, Nathan Ryan, Martin Grace (0-1), Jerome Cahill, Cormac Mannion, Jake O’Kelly, Alan Spain (0-1), Rory McCarthy (1-2), Sean McAdams,Craig Morgan (1-4), Conor Lillis and Kevin Oakley. Sub: Jack Dunne.
The U14 footballers open their campaign with an away fixture against Borris-Ileigh on this Wednesday April 9th at 6.30pm.
Our U12 teams had mixed fortunes during the week. The ‘A‘side recorded a good away win against Nenagh. Team: Kevin McDonald, Barry Shanahan, Cormac Doheny, Shane McAteer, Aaron Morgan, Páidí Williams, James Loughnane, Rory Grace, Nathan Lynch, Oisín Carroll and David Sullivan. The ‘B’ team lost out by four points to Nenagh. Team: Pádraic Coonan, Paul O’Neill, Cian White, Oisín Williams, Luke Donnelly, Georgie O’Leary and Eoin O’Meara. The ‘B’ team also played Ballina in Ardcroney and just came up short against the Lakesiders.
The U6 hurlers will continue training on every Friday evening at 7.00pm.
The annual Parish League commenced on last Saturday in MacDonagh Park. In the opening game Ninety Eights, captained by Louis Kennedy, got the better of Cormac Doheny’s Gorry Rangers on a 16 to 11 scoreline. In the league goals and points are of equal value. The second game finished in a welter of excitement as De Wets, led by David Sullivan, played out a thrilling draw with Conor Quinlan’s Kyle. Two every enjoyable games were also played in the Mini League. Any boys who were unavailable for the first round can attend next Saturday and they will be slotted on to a team. All U8, U10 and U12 selectors should be present at 10.30am to assist in running the leagues. Players should be there at 10.45 so that the games can have a punctual start.
Big Apple Prize
There are now just ten days left to enter the competition for the chance of a lifetime job in New York. For €10 one very lucky individual is going to win a three month job, June to August, in a Spillane Group Bar in New York. The prize includes return flights, the first month’s accommodation and two daily meals. The second and third month’s accommodation will be organised. Full training will be provided. Entrants to the draw must be eighteen years. The winner could earn up to €10,000. Terms and conditions apply. See www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com/NewYork for full details. It’s easy to enter. Dial LoCall 0818286811 with debit/credit card details or click on www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com/NewYork where you can enter using PayPal. The closing date is April 20th. Parents, relatives and friends can also enter and nominate any eligible person to win the prize.
The annual Cúl Camp is scheduled for June 30th to July 4th in Thomas MacDonagh Park. This year the camp will have the usual 10.00am start in the morning but finish at the earlier time of 2.00pm.
As the current draw concludes, promoters and subscribers are reminded to bring all payments up to date.
The club extends sympathy to the Flannery family, Rapla, Kathleen Grace, Middlewalk and Sr. Mary Walsh, Mount St. Josephs on the death of Fr. John Flannery who was ordained in 1948 and spent his entire ministry in Scotland.