Ballina provide the opposition in the first round of the North championship in Puckane on this Wednesday, 4th August at 7.00pm. This is an all ticket game and 2020 passes are not valid.
The championship begins with a home game against Toomevara on this Thursday, 5th August at 7.00pm. This is also and all ticket game and 2020 passes are not valid.
A 2-17 to 3-12 semi-final loss against Ballinahinch/Templederry in Kilcolman brought the minor campaign to an end. Although Jack Mulcahy found the net in the third minute the combination were the better team in the first half and deservedly led by 1-8 to 1-4 at the interval. MacDonaghs hurled much better in the second half and drew level with three minutes to go. However, Ballinahinch/Templederry fired over the last two points to book a spot in the final. Team: Kevin Naughnane, Paul Dwyer, Cormac Doheny (Capt), Shane McAteer, Ciaran Coffey, Aaron Morgan (1-2), Ross Austin, David O’Sullivan, Rory Grace, Jack Mulcahy (1-0), Niosa Minogue, Pádraig Coonan, Eoin Carroll (0-2), Páidí Williams (1-7, 1-5 frees), Jack Gleeson. Subs: James Loughnane (0-1), Kevin McDonald. Thanks to the management team of Mark O’Leary, John Casey, Fr. Pat Greed, Damian Lawlor and John Hyland who did tremendous work with this group.
The U17 team travelled to Puckane and recorded a 3-12 to 2-12 victory over Kiladangan.
Our U15 ‘A’ team had a 4-12 to 1-10 victory over Silvermines in Dolla while our second team proved too strong for Thurles Gaels in Thurles.
The U13 ‘A’ team lost out to Silvermines in Dolla.
Our U11 teams made the journey to Newport on Saturday morning. The second team came out on top with the home side shading the verdict when the 'A' teams clashed.
The Community Games team finished level after extra time against Roscrea in St. Cronan’s Park. Replay on Tuesday in MacDonagh Park.
On Saturday morning MacDonagh Park was a hive of activity when Kilruane MacDonaghs and Nenagh played a series of enjoyable U9 games.
There are less than 18 places left on the Summer Camp being organised by Niall O’Meara and Eanna Hogan in Ardcroney School 9th to 13th August from 9.00am to 2.00pm each day. Activities include hurling, football, soccer, tag rugby and much more. Participants will be in with a chance to win numerous spot prizes such as Bourke Sports Vouchers and a signed Tipperary jersey.
The cost of camp is €60 for the first child and €50 for subsequent children. To book a place in the Camp text the name, date of birth, parental contact number and any medical condition of child to Niall 0862587189 or Eanna 0872189512.
The Jackpot has climbed to €3,800. Tickets are available from the usual outlets or you can join on Clubforce.com. Thanks for your continued support.
Thanks to all our subscribers and promoters who helped make the outgoing Draw such a successful venture for the club. The new Draw is scheduled to commence on 1st October.
Congratulations to former Kilruane MacDonaghs player Freddie Williams and Melissa Boylan who were married last Thursday.
The club extends sympathy to Fr. Pat Greed on the death of his mother Bridie Greed, Gurteen, Killea, Templemore and to North Board Chairman Micheál Tierney on the death of his father Michael Tierney.