The senior hurlers play Moycarkey-Borris in the quarter-final of the Seamus O Riain Cup on Saturday in Templemore at 7.00 p.m.
The junior hurlers play Borris-Ileigh in their final group game on Saturday August 8th in Toomevara. A win is essential to ensure a place in the knockout stages.
The u-16 hurlers had a good away win against Borris-Ileigh in the second round of the championship. In the next round they are home to Roscrea. Team: Robert Ward, Tomás Hogan, P.J. Cleary, Sean Cleary, Anton Banaghan, Jack Peters, Ian McSherry, Stephen Cleary, David Williams, Jack Banaghan, Alan Darcy, Jamie Heffernan, Andrew Brennan, Kieran Cahill and Aidan Boyle. Subs: Simon Delahunty, Patrick Ryan, John Carter, David Mooney and Conor Cleary.
The minor hurlers lost by three points to Toomevara in St. Michael’s Park on a 4-10 to 1-16 scoreline. Toomevara started in whirlwind fashion and were ten points up inside the first quarter. MacDonaghs gradually found their feet and point by point they nibbled away at the deficit until the minimum of margins separated the sides at the break. The contest was very evenly balanced throughout the second half but a fortuitous goal for the home side proved to be the decisive score. MacDonaghs final group game will be against Roscrea. Team: Robert Ward, Niall Murphy, Eanna Hogan, P.J. Cleary, Jack Peters, Justin Cahill, Keith Kelly, Morgan Conway, David Reddan (0-11), James Sullivan, Thomas Cleary (0-1), Eoin Williams (1-0), David Williams (0-1), Niall O Meara (0-3) and Sean Kelly. Subs: Robert Austin and Alan Darcy.
The U-12 hurlers will play in the North final in Nenagh on Saturday August 15th at 2.00 p.m.
The U-14 hurlers will face Nenagh Eire Og in the semi-final on Wednesday August 12th.
The U-6 panel travelled to Scarriff last Saturday and played two entertaining games against the home side, including one on the all weather pitch. Thanks to the selectors and parents who accompanied the players. It is hoped to have a return bout with the Clare side in August.
The Saturday hurling coaching takes its traditional August break and will resume on September 6th. Thanks to all the players and coaches for their attendance. Meanwhile training continues for the U-6, U-8, U-10 and U-12 panels on the usual nights and the respective selectors will be arranging games throughout August.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to Jim Ryan Ballysteena on the death of his brother.