Under 21 Final
After a marathon campaign MacDonaghs just came up short in extra time of the replayed final on a 2-18 to 1-13 scoreline. Once again MacDonaghs confounded predictions by pushing the favourites all the way. The Magpies were the much better team in the first half and led by 0-5 to 0-2 after twenty minutes. However, a Mark McCarthy goal gave Toomevara a lifeline and the sides were level at the break with the score 0-6 to 1-3. Toomevara began to get a grip of the game in the second half and went four points ahead. However, MacDonaghs refused to wilt and a goal from Cian Darcy, after his penalty had been saved, brought them right back into the match. With time just up Toomevara edged a point ahead, but a Cian Darcy free left the sides level on 1-11 each at the end of normal time. The injured Jerome Cahill had to move to full-forward for extra time and his loss was to be sorely felt around the middle of the park. After the first period of extra time Toomevara had opened a three-point gap. An Alan Ryan goal in the second period meant that there was no way back for a gallant Magpies outfit. MacDonaghs lost no honour in defeat after two tremendous games against Toomevara. Thanks to the players and the management team of Brian O’Meara, Tom Killackey and Ned Darcy for all their work and effort. Team: Conor Doheny, Bob Dooley, Stephen Cleary, Tom Dooley, Craig Morgan, Tomás Hogan (0-1), Conor Austin, Jerome Cahill (0-1), Darragh Peters, Conor Lillis, Brendan McAdams, Conor Cleary (0-2), Finnian Mannion, James Cleary and Cian Darcy (1-9). Subs: Caoilainn Conroy, Niall Shinners, Cormac Mannion and Nathan Ryan.
”Kilruane MacDonaghs 1970-2013 Heirs to a Proud Tradition” is on sale in the Book Shop, Friary Street, Nenagh and in Centra, Murphy’s and Rohan’s in Cloughjordan as well as Sullivan’s, Ardcroney. This book is almost sold out. You can also reserve your copy by contacting Gilbert Williams 087-2176452. The 560 page hardback publication costs €30.
The 96 page colour publication has 204 photos including many from the Easter Sunday celebrations and the 1916 Centenary Parade. The Yearbook gives the usual comprehensive account of all club and camogie activities in this historic year and is available in all the usual outlets at a cost of €10. Both the Yearbook and Club History make ideal Christmas gifts.
The Adjourned AGM will be held on Friday, 13th January.
The club extends sympathy to the following: Mick Hynes and the Kellly family on the death of Bridget “Bea“ Hynes (nee Kelly), Ciamaltha Meadows, Nenagh and formerly of Southill; Fiona Conroy, Kilruane on the death of her mother, Barbara Mulligan, Sallygrove, Nenagh; Geraldine Daly, Cloughjordan on the death of her brother Joe Collins, Ashmere, Roscrea; and Mona England, Cloughjordan on the death of her mother Lillian May Armitage, Towra, Cloughjordan.
Beannachtaí na Nollag
The Kilruane MacDonaghs club would like to wish its supporters, players, committee and officials a peaceful Christmas and a New Year blessed with good health and filled with contentment. We remember all who suffered bereavement during the year and all our parishioners, who are in exile, are also very much in our thoughts.