Kilruane MacDonaghs will play Borris-Ileigh in the second round of the county championship in Nenagh on this Sunday, April 26th at 6.00pm. After their very impressive display against Drom, Borris-Ileigh will carry the favourites tag into the game. It will take a herculean effort by MacDonaghs to come out on top in this one. We had tremendous support against Burgess and we ask you to come out in force on Sunday. Cancel all other commitments, amend all other plans, defer all other engagements and get behind the boys in Nenagh. Your presence could make the difference.
Well done to Darragh Peters and the Tipperary minor team on grinding out a victory against Waterford in the first round of the Munster championship. Hopefully, Cian Darcy will have returned to full fitness by the time the semi-final is down for decision.
The U14 hurlers lost out to Borris-Ileigh in the Féile semi-final on a 1-7 to 1-5 scoreline. The game went to extra time. Congratulations to Borris-Ileigh who went on to claim the title. We wish them success in the county series.
Under 16 Football
MacDonaghs have qualified for the semi-final. In the last round they had a comfortable away victory against an understrength Nenagh side.
Under 14 Football
Kilruane MacDonaghs lost out at home to a very good Inane Rovers team by 2-12 to 2-1 in the first round of the championship. Team: Kevin McDonald, Conor Quinlan, Shane McAteer, Louis Kennedy, Colm Cleary, Kian O’Kelly, Dylan Moran, James Loughnane, Matthew Moyles (0-1), Matthew Spain, Nathan Lynch (2-0), Aaron Morgan, Owen Farrell, David O’Sullivan and Páidí Williams. Subs: Eoin O’Meara, Cormac Doheny, Morgan Cleary, Rory Grace and Ben Cahalan.
Under 12 Football
The U12 team had a 2-2 to 0-5 away victory against Portroe in the third round. This victory puts them into the quarter-final against Kildangan in MacDonagh Park on this Friday, April 24th at 6.30pm.
The annual Parish League commences on this Saturday, April 25th at 11.00am in MacDonagh Park. All boys from third to sixth classes are eligible to participate. The annual Mini League for boys in first and second classes will run in conjunction with the Parish League. Parents are asked to shelve all other plans for that morning and have the boys in MacDonagh Park at 10.45 am.
The club is in the process of ordering MacDonaghs tops. Adult sizes costing €40 and youth sizes at €35 can be ordered from John Casey 086-2304642. Initials can be put on tops at no extra coast. A photo of the top and a list of the various sizes can be viewed on www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com. The deadline for orders is April 30th.
The monthly meeting of the club committee is scheduled for Thursday, 30th April. All committee members are asked to keep that slot free in their diaries.
A 1985 county senior medal — MacDonaghs defeated Roscrea in the final — was found in the car park of Roscrea Golf Club. The owner can contact Gilbert Williams 087-2176452 who will put you in touch with finder.
We are looking for a photo of the 1970 Kilruane MacDonaghs U15 team that won divisional titles in hurling and football. If you have that photo please contact Gilbert Williams 087-2176452. The photo can be scanned even if it’s in a frame.
The club exhibition in the Heritage Centre continues to attract a steady stream of visitors. The exhibition can still be viewed until the end of the month.
The juvenile club’s clothes collection takes place on Monday, May 18th to Saturday, May 23rd. Clothes may be left in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex during that week. 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.
Kellogs Cúl Camp
The annual Kellogs Cúl Camp is scheduled for June 29th to July 3rd in Thomas MacDonagh Park. The camp will have the usual 10.00am start in the morning and finish at the 2.00pm. The camp is open to all primary school children.
Thanks to all our subscribers for their continued loyal support. It is very much appreciated. The jackpot has grown steadily and now stands at a very attractive €3,900.Tickets cost €2 each and three are on offer for €5. Congratulations to well-known Éire Óg supporter, Fr. John Sheary who recently won €25 in the Lotto. Rumours that he invested it wisely in the Aintree Festival cannot be confirmed. The fact that Fr. John hosted a party in Rohan’s hostelry suggests that the story have some substance.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Mick Shelly, Beechwood.