The senior hurlers had a good win against Templederry Kenyons in the opening round of the championship. (See match report) In the next round they meet Portroe in Nenagh on Sunday May 10th.
The annual parish league commences in MacDonagh Park on this Saturday at 11 o clock. The juvenile committee has selected four sides and to mark GAA 125 they have been named after teams which formerly existed in the parish. De Wets: Caoilainn Conroy (Capt), Cian Darcy, Willie Ryan, Niall Shinners, Roisin Cahill, Declan Elderfield, Karl Williams, Ben Healy, Daniel Heffernan, Sean Clarke and Kevin Oakley. Knocknacree: Conor Doheny (Capt), Darragh Peters, Brendan McAdams, Arran Conroy, Cormac Mannion, Martin Grace, Oisin O Meara, Sean Harty, Thomas Blessing, Eoghan Mulcahy, Luke Carroll and Patrick Hayes. Kyle; Jack Farrell (Capt), James Cleary, Jerome Cahill, Paul Guidera, Sean Quinlan, Mark O Neill, Luke Dervan, Thomas Haigue, Adam Flaherty, Sean McAdams and Michael O Brien. Gorry Rangers: Kieran Brereton (Capt), Keelan Troy, Craig Morgan, Tommy Dooley, Kevin Shinners, Emma Cleary, Seamus O Meara, Jake O Kelly, Alan Spain, Pearse Cahalan, Bramwell Haigue and Christopher Moyles. In the first game De Wets take on Kyle while in the second encounter Knocknacree face Gory Rangers.
All the local primary schools celebrated GAA 125 schools day last Friday. The pupils created a great splash of colour by donning the club and county jerseys. Seamus Hennessy received an enthusiastic welcome on his visit to the schools. Club officials Connie Grace, Kay Cahalan, and Len Gaynor accompanied him. The club donated a dozen sliotars to each school.
The celebration of the GAA 125 club day has been brought forward to Monday May 4th to coincide with the Tomas MacDonagh weekend. On Monday evening the clubroom will be opened from 7.00 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. and visitors can view the extensive array of photographs and other club memorabilia which will be on display. The senior hurlers will be presented with their county league medals and the minor footballers will receive their north medals. Refreshments will be served and everybody is welcome. Further details can be had from Kay Cahalan (087) 9059592.
The u-14 hurlers had a good win against St. Mary’s Clonmel in the county semi-final but found Durlas Og too strong in the final. Well done to the players and management on their success in the North final. They can now focus their energies on the championship. Best wishes to Durlas Og when they represent Tipperary in the All-Ireland Feile na Gael festival.
Kilruane N.S. had a good win against Toomevara N.S. in the first round of the championship which was played in MacDonagh Park. First half goals from Alanna Morris and Craig Hilmi, allied to prominent displays from Caolainn Conroy, Darragh Peters, Craig Morgan, Kieran Lillis and James Cleary paved the way for victory. Team: Conor Lillis, Sean Quinlan, Caolainn Conroy (Capt), Darragh Peters, Tommy Dooley, James Cleary (0-1), Jake Morris (0-1), Kieran Lillis (0-2), Alanna Morris (3-2) and Craig Hilmi (2-4). Subs: Maria Hogan, Arran Conroy, Holly O Brien, Declan Elderfield, Paul Dwan, Paul Nevin and Cormac Mannion.
Justin Cahill, David Reddan, Sean Kelly and Jack Peters played on the Nenagh C.B.S. team which defeated Coláiste Phobail Roscrea in the final of the Canon FitzGerald Cup u-17 hurling competition. David Williams was also on the panel. Well done to all the players.
In the second round of the championship the u-14 footballers had a narrow home win against Inane Rovers on a 3-5 to 2-7 scoreline. This victory puts them into the semi-final. Team: Anthony Spillane, Kieran Brereton, Tomás Hogan, Conor Austin, Jack Farrell, Abhain Coleman, Peter Blessing, Sean Cleary, Stephen Cleary, Darragh Peters, Aidan Boyle, Bob Dooley, Cian Darcy, Conor Cleary and Cillian Finn.
The u-12 footballers recorded their second win of the campaign when they just edged out Inane Rovers in Roscrea.
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 are being distributed through the local primary schools this week.
Membership is now overdue and can be paid to any committee member. The fee for 2009 is adult players €40, non-playing adults €20, student players €20 and juveniles €10.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the family of the late Mick Spillane Ardcroney and to Tim Dwyer Ballygibbon on the death of his father.