In the semi-final of the plate MacDonaghs lost out to the Borris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park.
The season came to an end last Friday with the annual presentation in MacDonagh Park. Niall O’Meara was on hand to do the honours. One medal was dispatched to Pennsylvania for Conor Slevin who frequented every Friday night session while home on holidays. Thanks to all who looked after the catering with their customary efficiency. It has been a very busy year for players and coaches. The club would like to thank all the boys for their attendance at training. The coaches are to be complimented for their commitment and dedication.
For many years Len Gaynor has been conducting the ever popular coaching sessions in Ardcroney on Wednesday evenings. Training has concluded for 2017. At the final session there were refreshments for all. Thanks to Len for his continued commitment.
The monthly meeting of the club committee will be held on this Thursday, 5th October at 8.30pm. All committee members are requested to attend.
Night at the Dogs
The Camogie club and Lahorna Handball club are organising a “Night at the Dogs” in Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, 14th October. Tickets cost €10 and are available from committee members of both clubs. The ticket entitles the purchaser to a race card and entry to the Buster Race competition which has a jackpot prize of €500. This promises to be a great night for all the family with free entry for U16s.
The juvenile All-Ireland semi-finals between Munster and Ulster were played on Sunday in Lahorna. Tipperary were represented in girls’ U16 competition by Laura Shinners who played an opponent from Tyrone. In a hard hitting game the Tyrone girl came out on top. Rory Grace was the Munster U14 representative and he had a comprehensive win against Tyrone. Cormac Doheny was due to play U15 but his Cavan opponent withdrew the day before due to a football injury. Rory and Cormac now go on to play the finals on 15th October at Leinster venues while on this Saturday, 7th October Jerome Cahill plays in the All-Ireland minor doubles final with James Prentice, Ballina against Galway. This game is on before the All-Ireland senior doubles final between Dublin and Meath and the venue is Croke Park.
Mikey Holland R.I.P.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Mikey Holland Jr, Ashley Park Ardcroney. When his brother James was strength and conditioning with MacDonaghs in 2014 and 2015, Mikey was ever present at training sessions and acted as a water carrier on match days. During his illness Mikey continued to be closely associated with the senior team. He was a most obliging young man who endeared himself to all in the club. As a mark of respect the scheduled U21 game between Kilruane MacDonaghs and Toomevara was postponed. At his funeral on Sunday evening MacDonaghs players joined with Kiladangan and Ardcroney FC in forming a guard of honour.
Sympathy is extended to the family of the late Neville Atkinson, Cangort, Shinrone.