Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes
The senior hurlers play Kildangan in Nenagh on this Friday at 8.00 p.m.
The U-12 hurlers chalked up their second successive victory when they overcame Toomevara in MacDonagh Park on a 3-4 to 0-2 scoreline. First half goals from Willie Ryan and Kevin Shinners helped MacDonaghs to a six point interval lead. In the second half the teams were evenly matched and the game was delicately balanced until Rory McCarthy raised a green flag for the home side to ensure victory. The next round is home to Roscrea. Check fixtures. Team: Niall Shinners, Sean Quinlan, Brendan McAdams, Arran Conroy, Paul Guidera, Kieran Brereton, Declan Elderfield, Jerome Cahill (0-1), Cian Darcy (0-2), James Cleary, Willie Ryan (1-0), Craig Morgan (0-1), Ethan Hayes, Kevin Shinners (1-0) and Rory McCarthy (1-0). Sub: Darragh Fogarty.
Kilruane N.S. were out muscled in the county final in Semple Stadium by a physically powerful St. Mary’s N.S. from Clonmel on a 5-5 to 3-0 scoreline. Despite the enormous disparity in physical strength Kilruane took the game to their opponents and edged themselves into an early two goal lead. St. Marys fought back and led by the a goal at the break. Kilruane ran out of steam in the second half but the battled bravely to the end and lost no honour in defeat. Team: Conor Lillis, Arran Conroy, Caolainn Conroy, James Cleary, Jake Morris, Kieran Lillis, Declan Elderfield, Craig Hilmi, Craig Morgan and Alanna Morris. Subs: Sean Quinlan, Tommy Dooley and Lianne O Kelly.
Kilruane N.S. defeated Powerstown N.S. in the county final in Semple Stadium on a 7-1 to 1-0 scoreline. Kilruane had a four point advantage at the interval and powered to victory with a tremendous second half display. Alanna Morris was in devastating form at full forward and there were also magnificent performances from Lianne O Kelly, Maria Hogan and Holly O Brien. Team: Grace O Brien, Lianne O Kelly, Maria Hogan (capt). Laura Tierney, Katie Quinlisk. Simone Rotani, Emma Kenneally, and Alanna Morris (7-1). Subs: Ruth Kenneally, Emily Healy, Eleanor Percy and Emily Grace.
Congratulations to Holly O Brien Kilruane N.S. who played on the Tipperary Primary Game camogie team in Limerick last Sunday. Holly plays her club camogie with Nenagh Eire Og.
The final of the Dan O Meara U-16 hurling tournament between Kilruane MacDonaghs and Shinrone takes place in MacDonagh Park on this Thursday at 7.00 p.m.
The U-8 hurlers travelled to Ballinderry last week and played three enjoyable mini games against Shannon Rovers. Next on the agenda is a game against Upperchurch-Drombane. The selectors will contact parents with the details.
On next Sunday evening MacDonagh Park hosts an intermediate and senior championship double header. With a 6.30 p.m. throw in for the first game stewards should be present at 5.15. We had a tremendous turn out the last day and we anticipate a similar response from the committee on this occasion. Secretary Kay Cahalan will be in contact with all the committee members before Sunday.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Hayes family Ballinakill on the death of Alfie Hayes.