Kilruane MacDonaghs News
Kilruane MacDonaghs play Moyne-Templetuohy in the Jim Devitt Cup semi-final in MacDonagh Park on this Saturday, 2nd July at 6.00pm.
In the second round MacDonaghs lost to Toomevara in Moneygall on a 3-18 to 1-15 scoreline. The Magpies, playing into the Roscrea end, had the aid of a light breeze in the first half. Kevin Shinners drew first blood with a white flag. However, Toomevara settled quicker and hit three points on the trot, two of them from frees. During the course of the hour Paddy Grace was to strike seven points from frees and was also on target from two 65s. Toomevara dominated the first half and led by seven points at the break with the score 2-10 to 0-9 in their favour. A goal before half-time by Eoin Brislane helped put Toomevara in a comfortable position.
On the resumption, Eoin Brislane scored his third goal and MacDonaghs were looking down the barrel of a hiding. To their credit, they lifted their game and after 46 mins they just trailed by three. Conor Doheny had helped keep MacDonaghs in the hunt with a magnificent save from an Eoin Brislane penalty. However, Kilruane failed to drive on and lack of fitness was very evident as players tired and made basic mistakes. Toomevara finished strongly to emerge deserving winners. Team: Conor Doheny, Bob Dooley, Brendan McAdams, Cormac Williams, Caoilainn Conroy, Declan Barrett (0-1), Colm Williams, Pat Conway, Conor Austin (0-2), Jonathan Cahill (1-3), Pat Williams (0-1), Liam Gibson (0-2), Kevin Ryan (0-2), Kevin Shinners (0-3) and Eoin Williams (0-1). Subs: James Keogh, Robert Austin, Martin Grace and Cormac Mannion.
MacDonaghs will play Kiladangan in a must-win-game on the weekend of the Munster final.
Best of luck to Cian Darcy, Jerome Cahill and the Tipperary minor team in the Munster semi-final against Cork in Páirc Uí Rinn on this Thursday.
In the first round of the championship MacDonaghs travelled to Puckane and overcame Kiladangan on a 4-9 to 2-5 scoreline. A solid first half performance laid the foundation for victory. Team :Oisín Carroll, Kevin Naughnane, Páidí Williams, Eoin O’Meara, Rory Grace, Aaron Morgan, Colm Cleary, Neasa Minogue, Paul O’Neill, Nathan Lynch (1-3), Shane McAteer (1-1), David Sullivan (1-4), Fionnan Hurley, Kevin McDonald (1-0) and James Loughnane (0-1). Subs: Pádraig Coonan, Georgie O’Leary, Cian White, Sean Williams and Shane Whelan.
In the second round they are at home to Toomevara on this Wednesday evening at 6.30pm.
The MacDonaghs ‘A’ team recorded a merited 5-12 to 2-5 victory over Portroe in Ardcroney. Panel: Zack Dervan, Sean Hayes, Eamonn Coonan, Jack Ryan, Tom Larke (1-0), Andrew Hayes, Jack Gleeson (1-0), Oisín Williams (3-6), Jack Mulcahy (0-6), Tristan Madden, Thomas Coonan, Danny Cahalan, Billy Harty and Eoin Carroll.
Under 8 & U10
On last Saturday morning both panels travelled to Nenagh and played the hosts in some very enjoyable games. Thanks to Éire Óg for their hospitality.
The annual hurling and camogie Cúl Camp commences in MacDonagh Park on Monday, 4th July. Activities begin each day at 10.00am and conclude at 2.00pm. All participants receive free gear and backpack. The cost remains the same as last year: €55 first child; €45 second child; and €40 for third child. Completed application forms should be returned immediately to Gilbert Williams 087-2176452. You can also register on gaa.ie/kellogsculcamps. Over 100 children have already signed up. Book before Friday to avoid disappointment.
Ticket applications for the Munster hurling final must be with Michael Cahill by this Friday, 1st July.
The updated club history “Kilruane MacDonaghs 1970-2013 Heirs to a Proud Tradition” is being launched on Friday, 14th October. We are still seeking photos particularly from the 1970s and 1980s. Don’t assume we have the photo in your possession. Contact Gilbert Williams 087-2176452 if you can be of assistance. All photos will be scanned and promptly returned.
We are edging ever closer to our target of 100 patrons. 88 people have now pledged €4,970. We have patrons from Chicago, Kilkenny, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Shannon Rovers, Roscrea, Burgess, Lorrha, Nenagh and all corners of the parish. In this year, the Centenary of the 1916 Rising, we are looking for a minimum of 100 patrons, so we need 12 more to achieve our target. We are counting you in. For as little as €50 you too can become part of the club history by becoming a patron. All patrons will be acknowledged in the publication. “Kilruane MacDonaghs 1970-2013, Heirs to a Proud Tradition,” will be launched on Friday, 14th October by Len Gaynor. Contact Gilbert Williams 087-2176452 to have your name included as a patron. Anybody who has pledged money should forward it immediately to Gilbert Williams as the final draft of the book will be ready in the next month.