The senior hurlers play Templederry Kenyons in the first round of the championship in Dolla on this Sunday evening. Check fixtures for confirmation of time.
The minor footballers began the defence of their title with an away victory against Ballina on a 1-15 to 0-5 scoreline. A good first half display, resulting in an eight point interval lead, laid the foundation for victory. Ballina dominated the third quarter but were unable to translate their supremacy into scores. MacDonaghs finished with a flourish to take the points. Team: Jamie Heffernan, Alan Darcy, Keith Kelly (0-1), Robert Austin, Jack Peters, Eanna Hogan, David Reddan, Thomas Cleary, Niall O Meara (0-2), James Sullivan (0-1), Ronan Boyle, Sean Kelly, David Williams, Morgan Conway (1-7) and Eoin Williams (0-3). Sub: Robert Ward, Kieran Cahill (0-1) and Anton Banaghan.A more detailed report can be found on www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com. On this Wednesday evening they play Borris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park at 7.00 p.m.
The u-12 footballers had a good home win against Inane Rovers in the first round of the championship. They led by four points at the break and second half goals by Cian Darcy, Niall Shinners and Ethan Hayes proved to be decisive in deciding the outcome. Team: Darragh Fogarty, Arran Conroy, Kieran Brereton, Karl Williams, James Cleary, Willie Ryan, Declan Elderfield, Jerome Cahill, Darragh Peters (0-1), Niall Shinners (1-0), Cian Darcy (2-1), Martin Grace, Cormac Mannion (0-1), Rory McCarthy and Kevin Shinners. Subs: Craig Morgan, Paul Guidera, Tommy Dooley, Oisin O Meara, Ethan Hayes (1-0), Conor Lillis and Roisin Cahill.
Peil na nÓg
In the semi-final of Peil na nÓg the u-14 footballers were beaten by Nenagh Eire Óg.
The committee has selected the contractor for the hurling wall. The preparatory work is expected to commence in the next two weeks and it is hoped that the wall will be in use by the middle of May.
Netting has been erected behind both goals in Ardcroney field making it an ideal alternative training venue to the over used MacDonagh Park. Team managers should contact Sarah Ryan (087) 7788165 to book their slot.
The annual Parish League will commence on Saturday May 2nd and will continue for the following three Saturdays with the finals pencilled in for May 23rd. All boys from third class upward have received an invitation to participate and must return forms to school by this Friday April 24th. The juvenile committee will select the four teams, which will be published in the club notes and on the website www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com
The annual Cúl hurling and camogie Summer Camp takes place in MacDonagh Park from Monday July 6th to Friday July 10th. The camp is open to primary school children aged seven to thirteen years. Each participant will receive a jersey, shorts, socks and bag. The Cúl Camps are run professionally by trained coaches who follow a structured programme for the week. The cost is €55 for first child, €45 for second child and €35 for third child. Application forms will be distributed through the local primary schools next week.
Friday April 24th has been designated GAA 125 schools day. All the local primary schools will mark the day with a range of activities. Pupils will cast aside their uniforms for the day and wear their club and county colours. Tipperary hurler Seamus Hennessy will visit all the schools along with club officials.
The club website www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com includes the weekly notes, the latest club news, club history, an extensive picture gallery, match reports, profiles of prominent club personalities both past and present, the roll of honour and a variety of articles. You can also join the ever growing club mailing list and have the weekly notes and match reports sent to your email address. Items for inclusion on the site, including photos, can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org