The quarter-final against Borris-Ileigh will now take place in Dolla on Sunday, 31st July at 5.00pm.
In the fourth round of the championship MacDonaghs take on Nenagh in Puckane on this Friday, 22nd July at 7.30pm. This is a must-win game so we urge everybody to go Puckane and get behind the team.
In the first round of the championship MacDonaghs lost out to Toomevara in Moneygall on a 1-19 to 1-13 scoreline. Toomevara had the aid of the breeze in the first half, but it was Craig Morgan who opened the scoring with a point. A sharper and more determined Toomevara side took over and hit 1-7 without reply. The goal came after a short puckout caused difficulties for the MacDonaghs defence. Toomevara continued to dominate against a very lethargic Magpies side and went to the dressing room with a healthy 1-11 to 0-3 lead. The breeze weakened in the second half, but MacDonaghs improved considerably. However, Toomevara always had a comfortable cushion. A goal from a penalty by Cian Darcy reduced the gap to five points but that was as close as it got. Any hopes of an unlikely victory evaporated when MacDonaghs were reduced to fourteen men inside the last quarter. It was a very indifferent display by team that lost a number of players since they contested the U16 final two years ago. Conor Lillis and Mark O’Neill were also out injured Team: Jack Dunne, Kevin Oakley, Oisín O’Meara, Kian O’Kelly (0-1), Cormac Mannion, Jerome Cahill (0-1), Sean McAdams, Craig Morgan (0-1), Nathan Ryan, Kevin Shinners, Devlin Courtney, Cian Darcy (1-10), Jake O’Kelly, Regan Courtney and Martin Grace. Subs: Rory McCarthy and Owen Usman. Nenagh will provide the opposition in the second round in Toomevara on this Wednesday, 20th July at 7.30pm.
In the second round of the championship MacDonaghs were just edged out by Borris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park on a 1-12 to 1-11 scoreline.
MacDonaghs had a comfortable 6-8 to 0-7 home victory over Silvermines. Team: Rory Grace, Eoin O’Meara, Páidí Williams, Kevin Naughnane, Colm Cleary, Aaron Morgan, Paul O’Neill, James Loughnane, Ciaran Coffey, Nathan Lynch (1-4), Shane McAteer (1-1), David O’Sullivan (1-3), Oisín Carroll, Kevin McDonald (1-0) and Georgie O’Leary. Subs: Pádraig Coonan (2-0), Cian White, Shane Whelan, Neasa Ninogue and Cillian O’Neill.
MacDonaghs lost to Newport in the latest round of the championship in Lacken Park on a 3-6 to 0-4 scoreline. ‘
MacDonaghs travelled to Shinrone last week and had a great encounter with the home side. Thanks to Shinrone for the invitation. Panel: Tom Austin, Simon Austin,, Adam Carroll, Fearghal Doheny, Cathal England, Liam Foley, Cillian Franks, Cormac Gaynor, John Hannan, Cian Hayes, Michael Hennelly, William Jones, Colm McAteer, McIntyre, Paul Molloy, Cian Moyles, Johnny Naughnane, Brian O’Meara, Donnacha O’Meara, Ray Quinlivan, and Darragh White.
This is the final appeal for photos. 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 have now 103 patrons who have pledged €5,870— €4,800 has already been paid over. There are so many patrons now on board that the publisher has suggested that it might be easier to name the people who are not patrons. After mature reflection, we have decided to go with the original plan and name the patrons in the book. We have patrons from Arizona, Chicago, Perth, Kilkenny, Dublin, Kildare, Laois, Shannon Rovers, Burgess, Lorrha, Nenagh and all corners of the parish. Contact Gilbert Williams 087-2176452 to have your name included as a patron. “Kilruane MacDonaghs 1970-2013, Heirs to a Proud Tradition,” will be launched on Friday, 14th October by Len Gaynor. 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. Thanks to all who have contributed to date. The committee will probably erect a plaque in the clubroom to honour the patrons. No decision has been finalised.