In the first round of the championship the minor hurlers earned an away point against Nenagh with the final score Kilruane MacDonaghs 0-16 Nenagh 1-13. Although MacDonaghs opened impressively and enjoyed a four point lead in the first quarter there was never much between two evenly matched sides. Kilruane had a one point advantage at the break and were ahead by three points inside the final minutes when a late Nenagh goal left the teams level
Team: Ger Corcoran, Cian Williams, Freddie Williams, Pádraig Kelly, Timmy Walsh, Thomas Williams, Keith Kelly, Declan Barrett (0-2), Kevin Ryan, Pat Conway (0-1), Jonathan Cahill (0-1), Brian O Meara, Justin Cahill (0-1), Seamus Hennessy (0-9) and Jason Darcy (0-1). Sub: Niall O Meara (0-1).
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The junior hurlers travelled to Lorrha and lost out to the home side in the second round of the league on a 2-10 to 0-10 scoreline. Team: Ger Corcoran, Brendan Ryan, Paddy Ryan, Pádraig Kelly, Liam Gibson, Colm Williams (0-1), Ruan Casey, Jonathan Cahill, Kevin Ryan (0-1), Michael Reddan, Denis Cahill (0-1), Declan Barrett, Shane Williams, Brian O Meara (0-3) and Thomas Williams (0-4).
Subs: Darren Killackey, Alan Ryan and Fergal England.
In the third round of the championship the u-16 footballers were beaten by Toomevara on a 2-9 to 2-3 scoreline. Toomevara were the dominant team in the first half and deservedly led by seven points at half time. MacDonaghs played much better after the break put paid the penalty for a very indifferent display in the first half. Team: Jamie Heffernan, Eoin Burns, David Reddan, James Sullivan, Robert Austin, Eanna Hogan, David Williams, Justin Cahill (0-1), Niall O Meara (1-1), Sean Kelly, Niall Murphy, Keith Kelly, Jamie Gaynor, Morgan Conway and Eoin Williams (0-1). Sub: P.J. Cleary.
In the second round of the championship the u-14 footballers were beaten away to Nenagh on a 3-8 to 1-2 scoreline. The sides were two points each at the interval but Nenagh pulled away in the second half for a deserved victory.Team: Jamie Heffernan, Jack Banaghan, P.J. Cleary, Tomás Hogan, Anton Banaghan, Alan Darcy, Ian McSherry, Kieran Cahill, Jack Peters, Raymond Kelly, David Williams (1-0), Aidan Boyle, Andrew Brennan (0-1), Dean O Meara (0-1) and Robert Ward. Subs: Patrick Ryan, Robbie Oakley, Simon Delahunty, Enda Mulcahy and Sean Cleary.
In the third round of the championship the u-12 footballers were defeated in Roscrea by Inane Rovers on a 3-5 to 1-2 scoreline. MacDonaghs were on the back foot from the opening minute when Inane goaled in their first attack but fought hard for the remainder of the game. Despite this reverse they have qualified for the semi-final. Team; Cillian Finn, Conor Austin, Abhainn Coleman, Cormac Boyle, Darragh Peters, Stephen Cleary, Sean Cleary, Finnian Mannion, Conor Cleary, Bob Dooley, Tomás Hogan, Conor Doheny, James Cleary, Aidan Boyle (1-1) and John Healy (0-1). Subs: Keelan Troy, Kieran Brereton, Mark Tierney, Conor McAdams and Willie Ryan.
The annual Cúl hurling and camogie Summer Camp commences on Monday July 9th in Thomas MacDonagh Park . Attendance is open to primary school children aged seven to thirteen years. The cost is 55 euro for the first child, 45 euro for the second child and 30 euro for the third child. Each participant will receive a full set of playing gear i.e. jersey, shorts and socks, plus a nifty knapsack. Application forms are being distributed this week through the schools.
A meeting of the juvenile committee will be held in the club room on Monday April 23rd at 9.00 p.m.. All juvenile selectors are asked to attend.
On last Friday night the lotto promoters had their annual night out in the Abbey Court Hotel. The club would like to thank the loyal network of sellers who help ensure the continued success of the lotto. The lotto jackpot currently stands at a very attractive 6,750 euro.