The junior hurlers were just edged out by Kildangan in the first round of the league on a 2 – 18 to 2 – 17 scoreline. Although there was little between the teams Kildangan deserved to take the points. Kilruane began promisingly and after thirteen minutes the score was 1 – 5 to 0 – 2 in their favour. Kildangan dominated the remainder of the half and at the interval the sides were deadlocked on 1 – 8 each. With less than two minutes gone in the second half MacDonaghs were put on the back foot when Kildangan goaled. On a number of occasions this lead was extended to six points but Kilruane hung in. With less than three minutes to go five points separated the sides but a Shane Williams goal and a point from Jason Darcy reduced the margin to the minimum. The next game will be away to Lorrha.
Team: Ger Corcoran, Pádraig Kelly, Pádraig Doheny, Paddy Ryan, Fergal England, Colm Williams, Liam Gibson, Shane Williams (1 – 0), Jonathan Cahill (0 – 1), Denis Cahill, Michael Reddan (0 – 1), Declan Barrett (0 – 1), Darren Killackey (0 – 2) and Thomas Williams (1 – 9). Subs: Brian O’Meara (0 – 2), Jason Darcy (0 – 1) and Colin England.
Peil na Nóg:
In the first round of Peil na nóg the U/14 footballers had an away win against Burgess on a 3 – 7 to 1 – 12 scoreline.
Team: Jamie Heffernan, Ian McSherry, P.J. Cleary, Andrew Brennan, Stephen Cleary, Jack Peters, Jack Banaghan, Alan Darcy, Robert Ward (0-1), Kieran Cahill, David William (1 – 4), Anton Banaghan, Aidan Boyle (2 – 1), Raymond Kelly and Tómas Hogan (0 – 1).
In the first round of the championship the minor hurlers are at home to Nenagh this Thursday at 6.30p.m.
The U/12 footballers ar away to Nenagh on this Thursday evening at 6.30p.m.
In the third round of the County league the senior hurlers are away to Killenaule on this Sunday at 2.00p.m. The only previous recorded clash between the two clubs at senior level was in 1986 when Kilruane MacDonaghs were victorious in the county quarter final which was played in Holycross.
The juvenile club would like to thank the Abbey Court Hotel for sponsoring a set of gear bags for last years victorious U/14 hurling panel. The presentation of the bags was made at a function in the hotel last week.
The club would like to extend its sympathy to the Oakley family on the death of Tom Oakley.