MacDonaghs will play Toomevara in the third round of the North championship. No date has been finalised for this game but it will probably take place on the weekend of 28th June. This will be an absolutely massive test for the team. All support will have to be mobilised for this game and the memory of the galling one-point loss to Toomevara in 2013 should galvanise the players into a herucelean effort. After a subdued performance against Ballina the players are chomping at the bit to meet this challenge.
MacDonaghs take on Toomevara in the league semi-final on this Saturday, 6th June in Moneygall at 7.30pm. Your support would be appreciated.
Under 14 Football
MacDonaghs had to give second best to a very formidable Inane Rovers side in the North final. The Roscrea side prevailed on a 4-7 to 2-0 scoreline. Thanks to the players and mentors for a huge effort during the campaign. It was a fine achievement to reach the final. Best of luck to Inane Rovers in the county championship. Team: Kevin McDonald, Conor Quinlan, Kian O’Kelly, Shane McAteer, Louis Kennedy, Dylan Moran, Matthew Spain, David O’Sullivan (1-0), Matthew Moyles, Páidí Williams, Nathan Lynch (1-0), Kieran Spain, Rory Grace, Owen Farrell and Aaron Morgan. Sub: James Loughnane.
De Wets, captained by Fionnan Hurley, overcame Kyle, led by Kevin McDonald, in a very entertaining Parish League Final. The Mini League also came to a conclusion with two exciting games.
MacDonaghs open the championship with a home game against Lorrha on this Friday, 5th June at 6.30pm.
The U10s kept up their busy schedule with an away game against Borrisokane and a home encounter with Rovers/Knockshe.
Kilruane N.S. and Ballina N.S. drew in the North Tipperary schools hurling final in Nenagh. Kilruane led by a point at the interval but fell into arrears in the second half. They missed a number of chances to draw level but a pointed free by Aaron Morgan, with the second last puck of the game, took the game to a replay. Each side scored 0-9. Team: Tristan Madden, Eoin O’Meara, Jamie Kennedy (0-1), Cian White, Aaron Morgan (Capt) (0-5), Fionnan Hurley, Rory Grace (0-3), Georgie O’Leary, Paul O’Neill, Conor Tierney, Sean Williams and Paul Dwyer.
The new club jerseys are available in all sizes in the Sportmans Dream.
The County Draw commences on this Friday, 5th June. You can still join by contacting any committee member.
The camogie club is organising a Table Quiz in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex on Friday, 5th June at 8.30pm. Your support would be appreciated.
Kellogs Cúl Camp
The annual Kellogs Cúl Camp is scheduled for 29th June to 3rd July 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. Application forms are being distributed this week and must be returned promptly.
Lahorna Handball Club's "Night at the Dogs" was a resounding success with a great crowd from the parish and surrounding areas attending. For many it was their first night at the track and everyone had a very enjoyable evening. It was a most successful fundraiser with all Buster Race tickets sold beforehand and a raffle held on the night. Congratulations to Rose Cahill who had the winner of the Lahorna designated race. Many thanks to everyone for their support, all who bought tickets and those who provided sponsorship or raffle prizes.
The club extends sympathy to Anne Blagdon, Ballythomas on the death of her mother.