Kilruane MacDonaghs played Portroe in the second round of the Challenge Cup on St. Patrick’s Day. Final Score: Portroe 3:19 Kilruane MacDonaghs 0:18
Kilruane MacDonaghs have been drawn away to Templederry in the first round of the league on this Saturday at 5.00pm.
Kilruane McDonaghs are at home to Ballina in the U16 championship on this Saturday, March 21st. Time will be confirmed to players by text. The U14s will be at home to Inane Rovers on Wednesday, April 8th. The U12s swing into action with an away game against Borrisokane on Friday, March 27th.
Under 14 Hurling
In Féile na nGael Kilruane MacDonaghs take on Borrisokane in the quarter-final. In Féile Peil MacDonaghs will play Inane Rovers or Lorrha in the semi-final.
The monthly meeting of the club committee will be held on this Thursday, March 19th at 8.00pm. All committee members are asked to give priority to this meeting .
The club is staging an exhibition in the Heritage Centre, commencing on Friday, March 27th. The exhibition will be formally opened by club president, Tom Cleary at 8.00pm. The information board, which will be on permanent display in the Centre, will be unveiled. The exhibition will focus on the golden era of the De Wets and there will also be memorabilia on display from other eras. Refreshments will be served on the night and everybody is welcome attend. The club would like to thank Paddy Williams who is organising the exhibition and has unearthed new information in relation to the De Wets and has sourced memorabilia which hasn’t previously been on public display.
Medium and small helmets —black is the only colour available — can be purchased from Gilbert Williams 087-2176452 at the subsidised price of €35.
The March 30th deadline is looming ever nearer. All players and supporters should renew their subscriptions immediately. Parishioners can avail of a very attractive membership package which is now on offer. For just €200 you will have a full year’s Lotto subscription, entry to the County Draw as well as your membership. In effect, supporters who subscribe to this package will have free membership — a saving of €20. Supporters have the option of paying by direct debit.
The All-Ireland 40x20 juvenile handball semi-finals were played on Sunday in Roscommon. Matthew Spain played U14 doubles with Sean Hayes and, after a slow start, they beat Roscommon 9-15, 15-8 and 15-10. Devlin Courtney, on his return to competitive handball, represented Tipperary in U15 doubles with Daire Madden. They also faced Roscommon and had no trouble winning 15-7 and 15-6.
They now go on to play the All-Ireland finals in Kingscourt, Cavan on Saturday, March 28th.
The club extends sympathy to the Cleary family, Kilruane on the death of Willie Cleary.