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Kilruane MacDonaghs take on Roscrea in the first round of the North championship in Dolla on Sunday at 2.30pm. Your support would be appreciated.

League Final
Well done to Niall O’Meara and the Tipperary team on a tremendous performance in the National League Final.

Under 12 Final
Congratulations to the U12 team that won the ‘A’ football title for the first time since 1982, following a thrilling 2-7 to 2-5 victory against Inane Rovers in Toomevara. Although Inane hit the first two points of the game, MacDonaghs dominated the remainder of the half to lead by 1-3 to 0-2 at the break. Inane played themselves back into the match in the second half and led by a point as the game entered the final minute. Aaron Morgan had been pushed forward into the attack and he helped create the opportunity for David Sullivan to crash the winner to the net. Deep into injury time Kevin McDonald made a fantastic save to deprive Inane of a certain goal. John Delaney, Bord na nÓg chairman, presented the trophy to the captain Nathan Lynch who finished with a tally of 0-5 while David Sullivan helped himself to 2-2. Team: Kevin McDonald, Colm Cleary, Cormac Doheny, Shane McAteer, Aaron Morgan, Páidí Williams, James Loughnane, Rory Grace, Nathan Lynch, Ciaran Coffey and David Sullivan. Check for photographs of final.

Remember the Team
Kilruane MacDonaghs defeated Newport 1-5 to 0-1 to win the 1982 U12 a football final. Team: Kieran McEnery, Kieran Deane, Brian England, Joe Hogan, Sean Ryan, John Conroy, Rodger Spain, Paul Hogan, Francis ‘Bugs’ Darcy (Capt), Eoin Daly, Liam Gleeson, Derek Mulcahy, Dermot O’Leary, Barney Naughnane and Stephen Carty.

Roger Ryan Tournament
Jerome Cahill, Craig Morgan, Oisín O’Meara and Nathan Ryan were members of the North Tipperary U15 hurling team that defeated Mid and West Tipperary to win the Roger Ryan Tournament in Toomevara. Christy Morgan was a selector.

Long Puck
Kevin Shinners won the North Tipperary U16 Long Puck in Toomevara and now goes forward to the county final.

Minor Hurling
Commiserations Darragh Peters, Cian Darcy and the Tipperary minor that lost to Clare in the Munster championship.

The junior hurlers lost out away to Borris-Ileigh on a 2-14 to 1-13 scoreline in the third round of the league. The home side enjoyed a six point interval advantage and were dominant up to the final quarter. MacDonaghs rallied to tie up the game but Borris-Ileigh counterattacked for the last two scores to deservedly take the points. Team: Niall Shinners, Cian Williams, Freddie Williams, Brendan McAdams, Tomás Hogan, Pat Conway, Conor Austin, Alan Darcy, Aidan Boyle, Darragh Peters (0-2), Jonathan Cahill (0-1), James Williams (0-5), Declan Barrett (1-4), Shane Quinlan (0-1) and James Cleary. Sub: Caoilainn Conroy. In the final group game Kilruane MacDonaghs will be at home to Kildangan.

Under 14
The U14 footballers overcame Shannon Rovers by 7-6 to 3-8 in Ballinderry. A hat trick of goals from Jack Dwan helped to separate two very even teams. MacDonaghs followed up with a 3-4 to 0-4 home victory against Burgess to secure a slot in the semi-final. This game was played in miserable conditions. Burgess enjoyed plenty of possession but the home side were more economical with their scoring efforts. Team: Jack Dunne, Kieran Spain, Cian Spillane, Louis Kennedy, Eoin England, Mark O’Neill, Páidí Williams (0-1), Owen Usman, Sean McAdams (0-1), Patrick Hayes (0-1), Matthew Moyles, Aaron Morgan (0-1), Matthew Spain, Jack Dwan (2-0) and Conor Quinlan (1-0). Subs: Kian O’Kelly and Dylan Moran. Kilruane MacDonaghs play Portroe in the semi-final on this Wednesday May 7th in MacDonagh Park at 6.30pm.

County Draw
The new County Draw has been launched with a prize find of €500,000, including two cars every month. The subscription is €100 which can be paid in full, in ten monthly instalments or by direct debit. This draw is a major source of income for the club and the revenue earned helps defray the huge cost of preparing all our teams and it also funds ongoing maintenance and development of facilities. Thanks to all who have supported the draw over many years and we look forward to your continued participation. We are hoping to recruit new members for the upcoming draw. Promoters will be canvassing your support in the next few weeks.

The Lotto jackpot stands at a very attractive €4,600. The next draw is on Monday night in the Corner House. Tickets cost €2 and three are on offer for €5. Thanks to all our subscribers and promoters for their continued support.

Clothes Collection
There are just two weeks to go to the juvenile club’s clothes collection on Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th of May. There will be collection centres in the MacDonagh Complex in Cloughjordan, Fr. O’Meara Centre in Kilruane and the Community Hall in Ardcroney. Collection times will be 1.30pm to 3.00pm each day. All club members are urged to do a spring clean and donate all clean unwanted clothes, also bed linen, towels, curtains, shoes, belts and soft toys. This is a painless and environmentally friendly way to provide much needed funds for the juvenile club.

Club Gear
Orders are now been taken for club gear. The managers of the various teams have the order forms which can also be downloaded from the website. Completed forms with the appropriate payment must be returned to Pat Shanahan by May 23rd.

Summer Camp
The annual Cúl Camp is scheduled for June 30th to July 4th in Thomas MacDonagh Park. The cost remains the same as last year: €55 first child; €45 second child; €40 third and subsequent children. This year the camp will have the usual 10.00am start in the morning but finish at the earlier time of 2.00pm. Application forms will be distributed through the schools.

The club extends sympathy to the Keyes family, Main Street on the death of Catherine Keyes and to Martin Maguire, Eco Village on the death of his father Hughie Maguire, Rathcarn, Moneygall.