Kilruane N.S. defeated Dunkerrin N.S. in the North final on a 4-3 to 3-2 scoreline in Toomevara. First half goals from Craig Hilmi and Craig Morgan helped establish a five point interval lead. Kilruane managed to open an eight point advantage in the second half but Dunkerrin rallied to reduce the deficit to two points. In a tense finish late points from James Cleary and Craig Hilmi secured Kilruane’s fourth title. After the game Len Gaynor presented the trophy to captain Caoilainn Conroy. They now head to Semple Stadium for the county final.
Team: Conor Lillis, Arran Conroy, Caoilainn Conroy, Maria Hogan, James Cleary (0-1), Kieran Lillis, Jake Morris, Declan Elderfield, Craig Hilmi (1-1), Alanna Morris (1-0) and Craig Morgan (1-1).
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Silvermines beat the junior hurlers in the first round of the championship on a 4-5 to 0-9 scoreline. After a very even first half MacDonagh trailed by a point. Two early second half goals by Silvermines gave them the initiative and despite a liberal amount of possession Kilruane were unable to create the necessary scores to bridge the gap. In the second round opposition will be provided by Lorrha & Dorrha.
Team: Shane Williams, David Slattery, Martin Walsh, Freddie Williams, Timmy Walsh, Colm Williams, Ruan Casey, Michael Reddan, Declan Barrett (0-1), Thomas Cleary (0-2), Denis Cahill, Pat Conway, Sean Hayes (0-1), Thomas Williams (0-3) and Sean Kelly. Subs: Kevin Ryan (0-2) and Finbar McLoughney.
Kilruane N.S. qualified for the county final with a 9-4 to 4-5 victory against Drom in Toomevara. They now play Powerstown N.S. in the county final in Semple Stadium.
Team: Grace O Brien, Lianne O Kelly, Amy Quinlisk, Maria Hogan, Holly O Brien, Laura Tierney. Katie Quinlisk, Emma Kenneally, Simone Rotani and Alanna Morris. Subs: Ruth Kenneally, Emily Healy, Eleanor Percy and Laura Dwyer.
The u-10 hurlers participated in the annual Naas tournament last Saturday. They lost to James Stephens of Kilkenny in the opening match but three successive victories against Gorey of Wexford, Ahane of Limerick and Na Piarsaigh of Cork saw them qualify for the final. However, they were edged out in the final by the hosts.
The hurling wall is now fully operational and is available for use by all age groups. The u-12s, under the direction of Christy Morgan, had the honour of having the first session. All players and management teams are reminded that only wall balls may be used. Wall balls will be provided for each team.
The club Lotto jackpot has grown steadily over the last few months and now stands at a very attractive €8,150. The club would like to thank all our loyal subscribers both inside and outside the parish who continue to support this very important fundraising venture. Thanks also to our dedicated promoters for their constant commitment to the cause.