The minor hurlers qualified for the North final when they defeated Lorrha after extra time on a 4-16 to 2-14 scoreline. MacDonaghs made a blistering start to the game and after the first quarter the scoreboard read 3-5 to 0-2 in their favour. Inside two minutes Seamus Hennessy had buried a penalty after Brian O Meara was hauled down. Pat Conway also chipped in with two goals. Lorrha edged their way back into the game and eight points separated the sides at the break. In the second half Lorrha took control of the game and deep into injury time had gone a point ahead. Jonathan Cahill was fouled as he careered through and he slotted over the equaliser from the resultant free.
Heading into extra time the momentum was with Lorrha but MacDonaghs, inspired by Seamus Hennessy who had been moved to centre-back, lifted their game to book a place in the final. Team: Ger Corcoran, Timothy Walsh, Freddie Williams, Padraig Kelly, Kevin Ryan, Thomas Williams, William Cleary, Seamus Hennesssy (1-4), Declan Barrett (0-1), Pat Conway (2-1), Jonathan Cahill (0-7), Jason Darcy, James Williams, Brian O Meara ( 1-1) and Justin Cahill (0-1). Subs: Niall O Meara (0-1), Scott Hodgins, Eanna Hogan and Keith Kelly.
Well done to the u-10 hurlers who won the Ahane tournament. To cap a great day captain Darragh Peters was named player of the tournament and Kevin Shinners won the Poc Fada competition.. In the quarter-final they just got the better of Clare side Smith O Briens by a point. In the semi-final they proved too strong for Naas from Kildare and in the decider they overcame the host side Ahane. Thanks to Ahane for the invitation and their hospitality on the day. Panel: Cormac Mannion, Karl Williams, Darragh Fogarty, Martin Grace, Ethan Hayes, Sean Quinlan, James Cleary, Brendan McAdams, Paul Guidera, Darragh Peters, Kieran Brereton, Cian Darcy, Jerome Cahill, Tom Dooley, William Ryan, Niall Shinners, Craig Morgan, Rory McCarthy Kevin Shinners.
The club holiday to Lanzarote goes ahead from January 5th to the 12th. Numbers are strictly limited, Under eighteens must be accompanied by an adult. Further details from (087)9059592 .
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Cahill family on the death of Murt Culhane.