In the County Championship Kilruane MacDonaghs have been drawn in an all North group with Borris-Ileigh, Nenagh and Roscrea. In the second round of the County League we will be at home to Loughmore Castleiney on this Sunday, 27th June at 12.00.
In the first round of the League MacDonaghs lost out at home to Nenagh by 0-24 to 2-12. The visitors dominated the opening quarter and after twenty-one minutes had raced into a thirteen point lead. MacDonaghs could have folded their tent at this stage. To their credit, they plugged away and at the interval had reduced the deficit to nine. The deployment of a sweeper in the later stages of the half helped steady the ship and a goal from Robert Austin in the 39th minute threw the Magpies a lifeline. An injury to a Nenagh player saw almost ten minutes of injury time added.
The introduction of Conor Cleary for the second half helped spark some life into the attack. He raised a green flag in the second minute of the half and the home side began to hurl with more belief. The arrears were cut to four points with two minutes left. However, Nenagh fired over the last two points to emerge deserving winners.
Team: Thomas Williams, Eoin England, Gavin McAvinchey, Shane Williams, Martin Grace, Willie Cleary (0-4), Conor Austin, Pat Conway, Kevin Oakley, Robert Austin (1-0), Declan Barrett (0-4), Eoin Hogan (0-1), Tom Dooley (0-1), Kevin Ryan, Paddy Ryan. Subs: Conor Cleary (1-2), Niall Shinners, Caoilainn Conroy, Oisín O’Meara, Mark O’Meara.
The second round is away to Roscrea on this Wednesday, 23rd June at 8.00pm.
Our U11s travelled to Toomevara and it was honours even after both games. MacDonaghs recovered from a poor start to prevail in the ‘A’ game while the home side proved too strong in the ‘D’ competition. The U13 team played Toomevara in the North ‘B’ final in St. Michael’s Park on Tuesday. Details next week.
The first Cúl Camp is completely booked out. A limited number of places are available on the second Camp 19th to 23rd July. Book on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
The Jackpot now stands at a very attractive €3,200. Tickets are available from the usual outlets or you can join on Clubforce.com. Thanks for your continued support.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Pat Kennedy, Cormack Drive, Nenagh and formerly Knockearl, Cloughjordan and to Martin Kelly, Ardcroney on the death of his mother Mary Kelly (née Quigley), Knigh.