With Tipperary making welcome progress in both the hurling and football championships, the date for the quarter-final against Portroe or Ballina is still uncertain.
Kilruane MacDonaghs take on Templederry in V Cloughjordan on this Tuesday evening at 8.00pm. On Sunday they play Knockshegowna in Puckane at 2.00pm.
Best of luck to Jack Peters and the Tipperary U21 team that takes on Clare in the Munster semi-final.
The minor hurlers lost out to Toomevara in the second round on a 4-13 to 0-10 scoreline. Although MacDonaghs got the first point, Toomevara were the better side and thoroughly deserved their victory. Team: Niall Shinners, Arran Conroy, Brendan McAdams, Oisín O’Meara, Caoilainn Conroy, Darragh Peters, Conor Lillis, Tom Dooley, Cian Darcy, James Cleary, Martin Grace, Jerome Cahill, Kevin Shinners, Conor Doheny and Craig Morgan On this Friday, July 17th Kilruane MacDonaghs play Ballina in Puckane at 7.30pm.
The U16s gave a disappointing performance when they lost out at home to Kildangan on a 2-20 to 2-6 scoreline. Although MacDonaghs were without the services of Martin Grace, Craig Morgan and Nathan Ryan the display left a lot to be desired. Against the wind Kilruane flattered to deceive in the opening minutes. Cian Darcy registered the first point of the game from a free and Kevin Shinners added a white flag from play. Kildangan settled and hit seven unanswered points. A goal in the twenty fifth minute from Kevin Shinners gave MacDonaghs renewed hope and at the interval the score was 0-14 to 1-3 in favour of the visitors.
Kilruane opened the second half brightly. Cian Darcy pointed from play. Kevin Shinners crashed home a goal. Cian Darcy tacked on points from a free and 65 and there were just two points between the sides and the momentum was with Kilruane. However, MacDonaghs were caught napping with a quick puck out after Cian’s successful 65. The ball was worked up the field and Kildangan found the net. This was the turning point of the game. MacDonaghs lost their way after this. They failed to score for the remainder of the game while Kildangan added 1-6 to their total.
Team: Mark O’Neill, Sean Quinlan, Conor Lillis, Oisín O’Meara, Arran Conroy, Jerome Cahill, Tommy Dooley, Cian Darcy (0-5), Cormac Mannion, Sean McAdams, Rory McCarthy, Jake O’Kelly, Luke Dervan, Kevin Shinners (2-1) and Kevin Oakley. Subs: Devlin Courtney, Jack Dunne and Seamus O’Meara.
On next Monday evening Kilruane MacDonaghs travel to Newport to play the home side who are the championship favourites.
Kilruane MacDonaghs play Moneygall/Templederry in Moneygall on this Wednesday, July 16th at 6.30pm.
Kilruane MacDonaghs played Borrisokane and Lorrha in two recent challenge games.
Congratulations to Maura Grace, Main Street, Cloughjordan, who won the first prize in the July draw. Maura has the option of taking the car or €15,000. Michael Cahill was the lucky promoter and he picked up €500 as did Nora Talbot, Nenagh who was our other winner on the night. You can still join by contacting any member of the committee.