In the second round of the championship the u-16 footballers were unfortunate to come out the wrong side of a 4-4 to 2-9 scoreline against Inane Rovers in MacDonagh Park. They played very well into the wind in the first half but a fortuitous goal helped Inane to a four point interval lead. On the resumption, points from Niall O Meara and Eoin Williams reduced the deficit to two points. However, Inane responded with two goals to leave seven points between the sides. MacDonaghs dominated the remainder of the game and goals from Keith Kelly and Ronan Boyle helped edge Kilruane in front with five minutes to go. In a counter attack Inane hit their fourth goal. The final minutes saw MacDonaghs camp in the Inane half but the relentless pressure only yielded a Justin Cahill point, to leave the visitors with the spoils by the minimum of margins.Team: Sean kelly, Eoin Burns, David Reddan, James Sullivan, Robert Austin, Eanna Hogan, David Williams, Justin Cahill (0-2), Niall O Meara (0-1), Robert Ward, Niall Murphy, Keith Kelly (1-3), Ronan Boyle (1-0), Morgan Conway (0-2) and Eoin Williams (0-1). Sub: Jamie Gaynor
The junior footballers advanced to the next round of the championship with a 3-12 to 4-4 away win against Nenagh. They led by six points at the interval with their three goals coming in the first half.Team: John Reddan, Martin Walsh, Pat Williams, Gavin McAvinchey, Paul Farrell, Kevin Quinlan, Diarmuid Cahill Denis Cahill (1-0), Ruan Casey (0-1), Willie Darcy (1-1), Stephen Murphy (0-3), Shane Quinlan (0-1), Shane Williams (0-3), Darren Killackey (0-3) and Gary Prout (1-0). Subs: Colm Williams. Seamus Williams and Thomas Williams.
In the second round of the championship the u-12 footballers were beaten by Burgess in Kilcolman on a 2-5 to 2-3 scoreline. The team showed a marked improvement on their previous display with Tomás Hogan, Conor Austin, Aidan Boyle, Cillian Finn, Finnian Mannion and John Healy very prominent. Team: Cillian Finn, Cormac Boyle, Abhainn Coleman, Conor Austin, Finnian Mannion, Stephen Cleary, Sean Cleary, Aidan Boyle (0-2), Anthony Spillane, Bob Dooley, Tomás Hogan (1-1), Conor Doheny, James Cleary, John Healy (1-0) and Ciaran Spillane. Sub: Niall Shinners
The u-14 footballers qualified for the final of the Peil na nÓg for the first time since 2003 with a 2-4 to 1-2 victory against Newport Gaels. A great first half performance saw them carry a ten point lead into the break. Newport stormed back into the game in the second half to leave just five points between the sides at the finish. In the final they will face Lorrha. Team; Jamie Heffernan, Andrew Brennan, P.J. Cleary, Ian McSherry, Tomás Hogan, Alan Darcy, Stephen Cleary, Kieran Cahill (0-1), Jack Peters, Raymond Kelly (1-1), David Williams (0-1), Dean O Meara (0-1), Anton Banaghan (1-0), Robert Ward and Aidan Boyle Subs: Simon Delahunty, Patrick Ryan and Finnian Mannion.
In the first round of the championship they lost out at home to Burgess after a great tussle on a 3-4 to 2-5 scoreline. Burgess led by four points at the break but MacDonaghs scored 2-2 without reply on the restart to open up a five point gap. However, Burgess finished with a flourish and added 2-1 to take the points. Scorers: David Williams (1-3), Robert Ward (1-1) and Dean O Meara (0-1).
The minor hurlers are away to Nenagh in the first round of the championship on this Thursday April 12th at 6.30 p.m.
The junior hurlers are away to Lorrha in the second round of the league this weekend. Training continues on each Friday and Tuesday night at 7.30 p.m.
Training for the u-10 hurlers has been changed to Saturday mornings in MacDonagh Park at 11.00 a.m.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to North Board treasurer Catherine Gleeson on the death of her mother.
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