In the first round of the county league the senior hurlers had a good 2-15 to 0-8 away win against Boherlahan-Dualla. A goal in the third minute by Brian O Meara set MacDonaghs on their way to victory. Assisted by the breeze they had the better of matters in the first half and a second goal by Brian O Meara on the stroke of half time helped them into an eight point interval lead. The defence was very solid in the second half with Stephen Murphy and Mark O Leary playing pivotal roles in repelling the Boherlahan attacks and ensuring that the points came north. Team: Ger Corcoran, Brian Gaynor, Stephen Murphy, Gavin McAvinchey, Ray McLoughney, Mark O Leary, Padraig Kelly, Eoin Hogan (0-1), Mikey Costello (0-1), Diarmuid Cahill (0-1), Kevin Quinlan, Martin Walsh, Mark O Meara, Shane Quinlan (0-1) and Brian O Meara (2-11). Subs: Liam Gibson, Jonathan Cahill, Colm Williams, Thomas Williams and Freddie Williams. Log on to www.kilruanemacdonaghs.com for a more comprehensive report..
The senior hurlers have been drawn against Templederry Kenyons in the first round of the North championship. This game is scheduled for the weekend of April 26th. In the second round they face Portroe, followed by games against Lorrha & Dorrha, Roscrea and Kildangan.
The juvenile club is organising a foundation coaching course in hurling in the Thomas MacDonagh Complex. It commences on Monday March 23rd, with further sessions on Wednesday 25th and Monday 30th. The course commences at 7.30 p.m. each night and concludes at 9.30 p.m. We look forward to a full turnout of juvenile coaches and mentors from u-6 to u-16 who will receive further details during the week. Ken Hogan, Tadhg O Connor and Len Gaynor will conduct the course.
The club would like to extend sympathy to the Fahey family Templederry on the death of Eddie Fahey.