Best of luck to Niall O’Meara, Jerome Cahill, Cian Darcy, Eamon O’Shea, Billy O’Shea, the Tipperary team and management against Kilkenny on Sunday.
Blue & Gold
Thanks to everybody who has flown the Blue and Gold and erected signs throughout the parish. There has been a fantastic show of support for the Tipperary senior and U20 teams.
This Friday, 16th August has been designated Tipperary Day. All our supporters are asked to wear the Blue & Gold on that day.
All-Ireland tickets will be distributed in the clubroom on this Thursday, 15th August from 8.00 to 9.00pm. Any tickets that are not collected by 9.00pm will be reallocated to others on our long waiting list.
In the second round of the championship MacDonaghs (1-16) drew with Silvermines (0-19) in Dolla. This was a much-improved performance by the team who led led by 1-9 to 0-7 at the break with the goal coming from James Loughnane. MacDonaghs took the lead in the opening minutes after Silvermines were first on the scoreboard. They held the advantage until added time when the home team scored the equaliser from a free. Team: Kevin McDonald, Eoin O’Meara, Louis Kennedy, Paul O’Neill, David O’Sullivan, Páidí Williams (0-4), Niosa Minogue, Aaron Morgan (0-2), Matthew Moyles, Nathan Lynch (0-7), Kian O’Kelly, Matthew Spain (0-2), Eoin Carroll, James Loughnane (1-1) and Cormac Doheny. On this Wednesday, 15th August we play Moneygall/Clonakenny in MacDonagh Park at 7.00pm.
MacDonaghs travelled to Portroe for the second round and took both points with a hard-fought 1-14 to 0-15 victory. Burgess will provide the opposition in the semi-final in Kilcolman on this Friday, 16th August at 7.00pm.
Billy O’Meara Tournament
The second round of this U14 Tournament was played last Saturday. Roscrea came out on top against MacDonaghs while Moneygall/Clonakenny overcame Templederry/Ballinahinch.
Congratulations to our second team and management that won the North ‘C’ final with a 2-8 to 1-5 victory over Newport in Toomevara. This was a tremendous performance by the team with all thirteen layers playing their part. This is an 11-a-side competition but both teams agreed to play 12-a-side. MacDonaghs had the opening score of the game when Charlie Kennedy raised a white flag in the first minute. Newport responded immediately with a similar score before taking the lead with a pointed free a minute later. In the fourth minute Charlie Kennedy raised a green flag to put the Magpies into a lead they would not surrender. In the ninth minute the influential Tommy O’Meara found the net and at the break the scoreboard read 2-5 to 0-3 in favour of the boys in black and white.
On the resumption Newport had the aid of the diagonal breeze and enjoyed a greater share of the possession. However, the Kilruane backs defended stubbornly in front of goalkeeper Andrew Austin who had an outstanding game between the sticks. Newport had to wait until the 19th minute to find the net and by then it was too little too late. After the game captain Darragh White received the trophy from Philip Delaney, secretary of North Tipperary Coiste na nÓg. Team: Andrew Austin, Darragh White, Shay Óg Kennedy, Cormac Kennedy (1-3), Stasik Setikas, Tommy O’Meara, Fiachradh Ahearne, Jack Kenneally, Donnacha O’Meara, Michael Hennelly and Charlie Kennedy (1-3). Sub: Gerard O’Looney.
On this Saturday, 17th August they play the West champions Rosegreen in the County semi-final in Borrisoleigh at 1.00pm.
On Saturday morning we travelled to Ballina where we played three games against home team. There was tremendous effort from all players in very poor weather conditions. Thanks to Ballina for initiation.
New York Trip
Intending travellers should pay the €200 deposit to DK Travel as soon as possible to avail of the quoted price. As time elapses the cost will increase.
On Sunday, 1st September a 5k Family Fun Run is being held in Ballingarry, starting at 1.00m from the Community Centre. Entry fee is €10 and children are free. All proceeds go to the North Tipperary Hospice. Your support would be appreciated.