Well done to Niall O’Meara who had an impressive game in Tipperary’s victory over Offaly. Best of luck to Jerome Cahill and Craig Morgan who are members of the minor panel that takes on Limerick on this Wednesday evening in Semple Stadium at 7.00pm.
In the third round of the county league Kilruane MacDonaghs are away to Annacarty on this Sunday, 9th April at 1.30pm.
The league campaign opened with a 0-14 to 1-9 home victory over Borris-Ileigh. MacDonaghs led by two points at the break on a 0-6 to 0-4 scoreline but had to come from behind to claim victory. It was a war of attrition from the start with a less than friendly surface and the sparing use of the whistle making it difficult for both sides. MacDonaghs, playing with the aid of the light breeze, had the better of matters in the first half but spurned a number of chances to raise a green flag. In the second half Borris-Ileigh edged two points ahead when they scored the only goal of the game in the 37th minute. MacDonaghs showed great resolve to hang in and eventually carve out a narrow victory. Team: Conor Doheny, Bob Dooley, Pat Williams, Stephen Cleary, Conor Austin, Declan Barrett (0-1), Cormac Williams, Liam Gibson, Caoilainn Conroy, Eoin Williams (0-2), Paddy Ryan (0-4), Conor Cleary (0-2), Niall Shinners (0-2), Mark O’Meara (0-1) and Cormac Mannion. Subs: Pat Conway (0-2) and Finnian Mannion.
MacDonaghs qualified for the semi-final of the football championship with a 2-10 to 0-6 victory over Ballinahinch/Templederry in Shalee. Team: Páidí Williams, Kevin Oakley, Ben Chadwick, Oisín O’Meara, Owen Usman, Jake O’Kelly, Fionnan Minogue, Sean McAdams (2-3), Mathew Spain (0-2), Nathan Lynch (0-1), Alan Spain (0-3), Paddy Hayes, Matthew Moyles, Luke Dervan (0-1), and Kian O’Kelly. Subs: Shane Whelan and Dylan Moran. On this Thursday night they are at home to Ballina at 6.30pm in the final group game.
Aaron Morgan and David O’Sullivan were members of the North Tipperary U15 hurling team that won the Roger Ryan tournament.
In the semi-final of Peil na nÓg MacDonaghs lost to Portroe on a 1-3 to 1-0 scoreline. This was a much-improved performance by the team. Team: Ross Austin, Jack Gleeson, Cian White, Tadhg O’Brien, Eoin Carroll, Neasa Minogue, Rory Grace, Sean Williams, Sean Hayes, Oisín Williams, Kevin Naughnane, Jack Ryan, Thomas Coonan, Georgie O’Leary and Danny Cahalan. Subs: Eamonn Coonan, Tom Austin (1-0) and Andrew Hayes. In the Féile quarter-final Borrisokane will provide the opposition in Nenagh on this Sunday, 9th April at 12.30pm.
Kilruane MacDonaghs (Bán) drew with Inane Rovers in the fourth round of the football championship. Each side scored 2-3.
The annual Cúl Camp takes place in MacDonagh Park 3rd to 7th July.