The junior hurlers will open their campaign with a home game against Moneygall on this Saturday June 21stat 7.00pm. They warmed up for this encounter with a very useful challenge game against Lorrha in MacDonagh Park on Saturday evening.
In the first round of the championship Kilruane MacDonaghs will be away to Borris-Ileigh on Thursday June 26th at 7.30pm.
Billy O’Meara Tournament
Kilruane MacDonaghs and Shannon Rovers drew in the final of the Billy O’Meara U14 hurling tournament in MacDonagh Park last Saturday. The sides were deadlocked on 1-8 each at the interval. It took a point from a free by Sean McAdams to bring the game to a replay. Final score: MacDonaghs 3-12, Rovers 2-15. Team: Páidi Williams, Eoin England, Jack Dunne, Louis Kennedy, Owen Usman, Mark O’Neill, Dylan Moran, Devlin Courtney (0-2), Kian O’Kelly (1-1), Matthew Moyles, Sean McAdams (1-8), Patrick Hayes, Aaron Morgan, Jack Dwan (1-0) and Conor Quinlan. Sub: Nathan Lynch (0-1) and Kieran Spain. On this Wednesday evening Kilruane MacDonaghs are home to Nenagh in the championship at 6.30pm.
Both of our teams chalked up victories in MacDonagh Park on last Friday evening. In a cracking encounter the ‘A’ team just shaded the verdict against Ballina on a 3-6 to 2-5 encounter. The teams were level at the break with MacDonaghs scoring 1-4 while Ballina scored 2-1. It was a game that produced some tremendous hurling from both sides and the result could have gone either way. Team: Rory Grace, Colm Cleary, Shane McAteer, Eoin O’Meara, Paul O’Neill, James Loughnane, Páidí Williams (0-2), Aaron Morgan (1-1), Nathan Lynch (1-3), David Sullivan (1-0) and Cormac Doheny. The ‘B’ team just got the better of a very spirited Silvermines outfit. Team: Oisín Williams, Pádraic Coonan (2-1), Cian White, Darra Hannon, Kevin Naughnane (1-0), Fionnan Hurley, Oisín Carroll, Barry Shanahan (1-1), Paul Dwyer, Ciaran Coffey (2-0), Kevin McDonald (3-3), Nathan Kennedy, Georgie O’Leary and Eoin Carroll (2-0). On this Friday both of our teams are away to Nenagh at 6.30pm.
On last Saturday Kilruane MacDonaghs participated in an U8 blitz in Moneygall. We fielded three teams while Moneygall and Tooomevara had two teams. Thanks to the selectors and parents who helped out and thanks to the co-ordinator Majella White and the Moneygall club for the excellent arrangements. The following players participated: Daniel Carr, Shane Cleary, Michael Cleary, Niall Cleary Carney, Daniel Connolly, Feargal Doheny, Cathal England, Liam Foley, Cillian Franks, Cormac Gaynor, John Hannan, Riain Haverty, Cian Hayes, Cillian Healy, Michal Hennelly, William Jones, Barry Keays, Johnny Naughnane, Darragh O’Leary, Dara O’Looney, Brian O’Meara, Donncha O’Meara, Jack Quinlisk, Ray Quinlivan and Dara White. The following selectors looked after the teams: Mark O’Leary, Peter Hennelly, Tom Quinlisk, Martin O’Looney, John Jones, Michael O’Meara and John O’Meara.
Congratulations to Fergal Healy, Rapla who won €500 in the county draw. The club also won €500. You can still join by contacting any member of the club committee.
Kellogs Cúl Camp
The annual Kellogs 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 have been distributed through the schools. Places are limited so completed application forms should be returned immediately to avoid disappointment. For further information, contact Gilbert Williams 087-2176452.
We are looking for team photos, action photos and photos of social occasions from the 1970s. The photos will be scanned and promptly returned. Please contact Gilbert Williams 087-2176452 if you can be of assistance.
The club extends sympathy to the Maher family, Moneygall on the death of Paddy Maher, former secretary of the North Board. At the opening of Thomas MacDonagh Park on Easter Sunday 1966, the late Paddy played the part of James Connolly in Bryan McMahon’s pageant, “Seachtar Fear, Seacht Lá.”