In their final group game the minor hurlers lost out by a point to Roscrea in MacDonagh Park on a 4-11 to 3-13 scoreline. This defeat deprived them of a place in the knockout stages. MacDonaghs led by four points at the break but Roscrea made an impressive start to the second half and forged four points clear. A Thomas Cleary goal galvanised Kilruane into action and they edged three points ahead as time ebbed away. However, uncertainty in the home defence resulted in a Roscrea goal and they hit the winner from a free. Team: Robert Ward, Niall Murphy, Eanna Hogan, PJ Cleary, Alan Darcy, Justin Cahill, Keith Kelly, Morgan Conway (0-1), David Reddan (0-4), James Sullivan (0-1), Thomas Cleary (1-1), Eoin Williams, Ronan Boyle (0-1), Niall O Meara (2-5) and David Willliams.
The minor footballers failed to retain their title when a better Borris-Ileigh team beat them in Kilcolman . Team: Jamie Heffernan, Alan Darcy, Keith Kelly, Robert Austin, Eanna Hogan, Niall Murphy, David Reddan, Justin Cahill, Niall O Meara, David Williams, Thomas Cleary, Robert Ward, Eoin Williams, Ronan Boyle and James Sullivan. Subs: PJ Cleary and Dean O Meara. Best wishes to Borris-Ileigh in the county semi-final.
The U-12 hurlers will play Moyle Rovers in the county semi-final. The fixture is scheduled to take place this Saturday. Members on the club text list will be notified of the fixture details. Anybody who wishes to have their name added to the list should forward their mobile number to Kay Cahalan 0879059592
The U-8 hurlers had two entertaining challenge games against Boris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park last Saturday.
Application for All-Ireland tickets from fully paid up members must be made to Michael Cahill by Saturday August 29th. No late applications will be entertained. Those fortunate enough to secure a ticket must collect and pay for same by Thursday September 3rd.
Congratulations to Joe McDonnell who won €200 in the recent county draw. Subscribers who pay monthly are reminded to keep payments up to date with their promoter.
Last Saturday MacDonagh Park hosted the All-Ireland minor B hurling final between Kerry and Westmeath and the All-Ireland U-21 B semi-final between Kerry and Kildare. Thanks to caretaker Pat Williams who had everything in perfect order.
Congratulations to Seamus Hennessy and Denise Dillon on their recent marriage.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Kelly family, Moanfin on the death of PJ Kelly. the Williams family on the death of Basil Williams and the Whyte family Cooraclevin on the death of Sadie Whyte.