In the fourth round of the County League MacDonaghs take on Drom & Inch in MacDonagh Park on this Friday, 23rd June at 8.00pm.
In the penultimate league game MacDonaghs lost 3-17 to 1-12 against Burgess in Kilcolman. On a beautiful evening for hurling the home side, who had a liberal sprinkling of senior players, always had the edge in this game. Liam Gibson opened the scoring with a point from play — it was the only time the Magpies led in this encounter. Burgess responded with five points on the trot to wrestle control of the game. At the interval the home side led by 2-9 to 0-6. MacDonaghs started the second half brightly and Cormac Mannion crashed the sliotar to the net from close range. However, the visitors couldn’t build on this and Burgess quickly reasserted their authority and ran out deserving winners. Team: Niall Shinners, Tom Dooley, Pat Williams, Bob Dooley, Caoilainn Conroy, Declan Barrett (0-4), Cormac Williams, Conor Austin (0-1), Liam Gibson (0-1), Mark O’Meara (0-1), Conor Cleary (0-2), Paddy Ryan, Robert Austin (0-1), Brendan McAdams and Cormac Mannion (1-1). Subs: James Keogh, Finnian Mannion and Nathan Ryan.
Best of luck to Cian Darcy, Billy O’Shea (selector) and the Tipperary team against Limerick. Unfortunately, Darragh Peters is ruled out of contention with a dislocated shoulder.
In a high scoring encounter MacDonaghs came out the wrong side of a 3-17 to 6-7 scoreline against Borris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park. The visitors led by seven points at the interval and were still in control as the game entered the final ten minutes. MacDonaghs staged a great rally but the winning post came too soon and they lost out by the minimum of margins.
Our teams enjoyed mixed fortunes during the week. MacDonaghs (Bán) edged out Borrisokane by 2-12 to 3-3 while MacDonaghs (Dubh) lost to Borris-Ileigh.
In glorious sunshine MacDonaghs travelled to Nenagh on last Saturday morning. The panel was divided into three teams to take on the home sides ensuring that every player derived maximum benefit from the games. Thanks to Nenagh for hosting our players.
The annual Kellogg’s Cúl Camp will be held in MacDonagh Park 3rd to 7th July. Activities commence each day at 10.00am and conclude at 2.00pm. Parents are encouraged to apply online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie as this will lessen the administrative load on the organisers. Application forms have been distributed through the schools to facilitate parents who are not in position to register online. The first child in a family costs €60, the second child €50 and the third and subsequent children €40. Last year we had 169 participants who enjoyed a fun-filled week.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Pat Murphy, Lahorna and to North Board secretary Marian Minehan on the death of her mother Peggy Hayes.