Seniors in County League Final
The senior hurlers qualified for the county league final with a 3-16 to 1-11 win against JK Brackens in Moneygall.( See match report) In the decider they will play Boherlahan-Dualla. The game is scheduled to take place this weekend. Check county fixtures.
Congratulations to coach Eamon O Shea, physio John Casey, the Tipperary players and management on their great victory over Galway in the National League final.
The minor footballers had their second successive win when they travelled to Tooomevara to take on the home side and came away with the points on a 2-7 to 2-3 scoreline. At the interval MacDonaghs had a three point advantage with Pat Conway raising a crucial green flag. A second half goal from Conor Deane proved to be the decisive score of the game. The final group game will be away to Shannon Rovers Gaels. Team: Sean Hayes, David Reddan, Keith Kelly,Timmy Walsh, Thomas Cleary, Brian O Meara, Morgan Conway, Pat Conway, Justin Cahill, James Williams, Niall O Meara, Niall Murphy, Sean Kelly, Conor Deane and James O Sullivan. Subs: William Cleary and Scott Hodgins.
The second round of the parish league took place in MacDonagh Park Last Saturday. Kilkenny captained by Stephen Cleary had a narrow win against William Ryan’s Tipperary on a 2-2 to 1-2 scoreline. Cork led by Mark Tierney chalked up their first win by overcoming Galway captained by Tomás Hogan on a 5-2 to 2-5 scoreline. The third round takes place next Saturday at 11 o clock. Tipperary play Galway and Cork take on Kilkenny.
David Reddan, Justin Cahill and Niall O Meara were on the North Tipperary u-16 hurling team, which defeated West Tipperary in the Garda Cup final. Eoin Williams and Eanna Hogan were introduced during the game.
Congratulations to Kieran Cahill who won the North Tipperary u-14 Feile hurling skills competition in Portroe. Well done also to Jack Peters who won the u-14 Poc Fada at the same venue. Kieran and Jack now go forward to represent the division in the county final.
The junior hurlers lost out at home to Toomevara in the second round of the league on a 1-16 to 1-6 scoreline. Toomevara had the use of the strong wind in the first half and built up a healthy interval lead. MacDonaghs fared better in the second half without ever threatening to take the points. Team: Ruan Casey, David Slattery, Fergal England, Pádraig Kelly, Liam Gibson, Thomas Williams (1-0), Finbar McLoughney, Willie Darcy, Declan Barrett, Michael Reddan, Denis Cahill, Shane Williams (0-1), James Williams, Brian O Meara (0-3) and Jason Darcy.
Kilruane N.S. and Ardcroney N.S. participated in the Mini Sevens hurling in MacDonagh Park last Wednesday. Kilruane had wins against Ballina and Carrig but lost by a point to Ballinree. Ardcroney defeated Boher and lost to Portroe. Ballinree qualified for the county final. Thanks to Dan and Declan Darcy who refereed the matches and caretaker Pat Williams for his assistance.
The u-14 footballers lost out at home to Lorrha & Dorrha in the first round of the championship on 2-6 to 1-6 scoreline. Team: John Healy, Patrick ryan, P.J. Cleary, Conor Austin, Jack Banaghan, Stephen cleary Sean Cleary, Anton Banaghan, Jack Peters, Ciaran Mulroy, Aidan Boyle, Andrew Brennan, Raymond Kelly and Finnian Mannion. Subs: Conor Doheny, Abhain Coleman, Tomás Hogan and Dean O Meara.
In the first round of the championship the u-16 footballers lost out to Newport Gaels in MacDonagh Park on a 5-3 to 0-10 scoreline. MacDonaghs dominated the first half and were ahead at the break. The concession of two fortuitous goals in the second half tilted the balance in favour of the visitors. Team: Jamie Heffernan, Eoin Burns, James O Sullivan, P.J. Cleary, Jack Peters, David Reddan, Alan Darcy, Justin Cahill (0-2), Thomas Cleary, Eoin Williams (0-3), David Williams, Robert Austin, Sean Kelly, Niall O Meara (0-2) and Jamie Gaynor (0-3).