In the second round of the county league the senior hurlers had a narrow home victory against Burgess on a 2 – 12 to 2 – 10 scoreline. On a bitterly cold day MacDonaghs had their first use of the strong wind and at the break led with the score 0 – 8 to 0 – 5 in their favour.
Considering the strength of the wind this lead looked far from sufficient. However, against the elements MacDonaghs made a great start to the second half. Seamus Hennessy hit two points and Ray McLoughney kicked a great goal.
Burgess responded with a goal but a point from Seamus Hennessy and a goal from Shane Quinlan left eight points between the sides. Burgess struck a purple patch and hit 1 – 4 without reply to leave two points between the sides at the final whistle.
Team: Kevin O’Brien, Brian Gaynor, Martin Walsh, Gavin McAvinchey, Stephen Murphy, Pat Williams, Colm Williams, Kevin Quinlan, Eoin Hogan (0-1), Alan Ryan, Denis Cahill, Seamus Hennessy (0-9), Ray McLoughney (1-2), Mark O’Leary and Shane Williams. Subs Shane Quinlan (1-0), Michael Costello and Jonathan Cahill.
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The first round of Peil na nóg scheduled for last Monday against Burgess fell foul of the weather. In the first round of the championship Kilruane MacDonaghs play Inane Rovers in Roscrea on Wednesday March 28th at 6.00p.m.
The U/16 footballers begin their campaign with an away game against Shannon Rovers on Monday March 26th at 6.00p.m.
Shane Quinlan, Eoin Hogan, Brian O’Meara, Ger Corcoran, Kevin Ryan and Declan Barrett were on the Borrisokane Community College team which qualified for the Munster final by defeating kanturk. In the final they will meet Bandon.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Darcy family on the death of Michael Darcy MacDonagh Avenue.