MacDonaghs bowed out of the championship when they lost to Roscrea in St. Cronan’s Park on a 1-14 to 0-14 scoreline. Roscrea were dominant in the first half and led by four points at the break on a 1-7 to 0-6 scoreline. MacDonaghs were in the ascendancy in the second half. Jack Peters, who had been magnificent in defence, was pushed forward to lead the attack. This move changed the trend of the game and with Darragh Peters exploding into life MacDonaghs took a firm grip on proceedings. They drew level inside the last five minutes. They had chances to clinch victory, but Roscrea hit three late points to book their place in the next round. Thanks to the players and team management who put in a huge effort. Team: Conor Doheny, Bob Dooley, Jack Peters, Brendan McAdams, Stephen Cleary, Tomás Hogan, Martin Grace, Darragh Peters (0-5), Conor Austin, James Cleary (0-2), Conor Cleary (0-1), Caoilainn Conroy, Finnian Mannion, Kieran Cahill (0-6) and Cian Darcy. Subs: Cormac Mannion and David Mooney.
The AGM will take place in the clubroom on this Friday, 11th December at 8.00pm. It will be preceded by Mass for deceased members in Cloughjordan Church at 7.30pm. Refreshments will be served. Nomination forms can be downloaded from the website and must be returned to Mary McLoughney or Gilbert Williams by Thursday, 10th December. All players and supporters are invited to attend.
The annual Kilruane MacDonaghs Yearbook will be launched after the AGM on Friday, 11th December. This eighty-four page book, packed with 157 photographs, gives a comprehensive account of all GAA and camogie activities during 2015. At €10, it makes the perfect Christmas gift especially for our parish exiles. It will be available in the local shops in Cloughjordan and O’Sullivan’s, Ardcroney. Supporters are advised to purchase early to avoid disappointment. You can reserve a copy by contacting Gilbert Williams 087-2176452.
The Ardrconey N.S. team of Brian O’Meara, Jack Mulcahy, Thomas Coonan and Anna Mulcahy contested the county final of the Primary Schools GAA Quiz in Thurles. Despite recording a high score, they just missed out on gaining a place in the winners’ enclosure.