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Our U10s took part in an enjoyable blitz in Ballina on Saturday last. We now look forward the Friday  evening when we will travel to Shannon Rovers. Training continues as normal on Wednesday in Ardcroney at 7pm.

On Thursday last our u13 team played out a thrilling County B semi final v Cashel in The Ragg. On an evening with a strong wind it was Kilruane captain Lucy O’Brien who won the toss and opted to play with the wind . 

It was a close encounter from the very start, with both sets of backs on top for large parts of the game .  Goalkeeper Mikaela Reddan was called into action early on and made two vital clearances . There were 9 minutes gone before Cashel registered the game’s first score , a point.  They followed this up with a goal to give them a four point lead . That was to be Cashel’s last score of the half as the Kilruane girls finally began to get a hold on the game . Ava Gaynor and Lucy O’Brien combined to play Clodagh Shinners through for a great goal and ignite Kilruane . Free taker Niamh Franks pointed for Kilruane to equalize, before Emma Williams goaled to put Kilruane in front for the first time and give Kilruane a 3 point lead at half time .

The second half was to be very like the first . Once again Cashel opened the scoring with a point followed by a goal to give them the lead once again . With all the momentum and the wind at their backs it looked as if it was to be Cashel’s night . However once again a well taken Niamh Franks free was the equalizer. For the remaining minutes the Kilruane backs played like they had never played before . Full back Niamh Franks had her best game of the year and had Orlagh White and Orna Daly alongside her to support. The half back line of the Gould sisters and Sarah Cleary cleared their lines time and again. With only seconds left in ordinary time Kilruane management and supporters were preparing for extra time , when midfielder Emma Williams pushed forward to grasp a winning point from a tight angle . A nervous 5 minutes of injury time followed but the final score remained 2-3 to 2-2 in Kilruane’s favour.  Team: Mikaela Reddan, Orlagh White, Niamh Franks (0-2), Orna Daly, Sarah Cleary, Leanne Gould, Lucy Gould, Hannah Grace, Emma Williams (1-1), Ali O’Kelly, Mollie Kennedy, Aoibhe Spillane, Ava Gaynor, Lucy O’Brien (capt), Clodagh Shinners (1-0). Subs: Eibhlis Hannan, Molly Carroll, Abigail Clarke, Aoife Williams. 

The girls now go forward to section B county final in The Ragg Saturday August 11th at 1.30pm. We would urge as many as possible to support the girls on the day

Car Wash
Our Intermediate Camogie panel will host a fundraising Car Wash this Bank Holiday Sunday (5th August) at Keith Deane's, Nenagh. This year, proceeds will go to Seamus Hennessy's Running for Josie campaign. Please come along and support a worthy cause. Pre-paid tickets will be available for purchase in Ardcroney on Wednesday evening from 7-8pm.
County Camogie
Well done to club girl Niamh Franks who represented Offaly in the Primary Games at half time of Saturday's Clare and Galway clash.
Tipperary Minor Camogies were beaten by Cork in the Munster Final last Wednesday. The girls now go into a shield/plate final this Wednesday in Burgess at 8pm.
Best wishes to Laura Shinners and the Tipperary Intermediates who will play Kildare on Sunday in the last of their group games. Time and venue to be confirmed.
Best wishes to Róisín Cahill and the Tipperary senior Camogie team who face Waterford in an All Ireland Quarter final in Pairc Uí Caoimh on Saturday.