Best of luck to Niall O’Meara and the Tipperary team in the Munster quarter-final against Cork.
In the second round of the league MacDonaghs lost out to Toomevara in MacDonagh Park on a 3-18 to 1-19 scoreline. MacDonaghs were unfortunate not to get something out of this game. The management had to make two late changes to the selected team. Colm Williams was unavailable and Jonathan Cahill was delayed until half-time. MacDonaghs had the better of matters in the first half and led by 1-9 to 0-8. Mark O’Meara had scored the goal in the 27th minute when he flicked a long delivery to the net. On the resumption Toomevara put 1-1 on the scoreboard inside a minute to level the game. The home team responded well to this setback and were all square with a few minutes to go. Eoin Williams had departed the scene inside the last quarter after sustaining a broken collarbone. Toomevara raised two late green flags, one in added time, to take the points on offer.
Team: Niall Shinners , Conor Austin, Pat Williams, Bob Dooley, Alan Darcy, Declan Barrett (0-1), Cormac Williams, Liam Gibson (0-1), Pat Conway (0-1), Cormac Mannion (0-1), Paddy Ryan (0-2), Mark O’Meara (1-1), Tom Dooley, James Cleary (0-7) and Eoin Williams (0-2). Subs: Jonathan Cahill (0-2), Nathan Ryan, Kevin Ryan (0-1) and Brendan McAdams.
The next round against Knockshegowna has been provisionally fixed for this Saturday, 20 May in MacDonagh Park at 7.00pm.
Cumann na mBunscol
Congratulations to Ardcroney N.S. who overcame Templederry N.S. on a 9-6 to 2-6 scoreline in the replayed North final in Ardcroney. Templederry never got going in this game and Ardcroney, captained by Jack Ryan, made the best use of home advantage to claim the title. They advanced to the county final with a 6-5 to 1-8 victory over Annacarty N.S. in the Ragg.
Cloughjordan take on Moneygall in the Community Games hurling competition in MacDonagh Park on this Wednesday, 17th May at 6.45pm.
A meeting of the Juvenile Committee will be held in the clubroom on this Friday, 19th May at 8.30pm. All juvenile selectors are asked to attend.
The annual Juvenile and Camogie Clubs’ Clothes collection takes place between Monday, 22nd and Saturday, 27th May. Bags of clothes can be dropped into the Complex all that week.
The new County Draw commences on 26th May. There is a €500,000 Prize Fund with 30 prizes every month including two cars. In May the Star Prize is a Renault Kadjar worth €30,000.The last draw was very successful for the club. We had nine winners with Joan Ryan claiming €15,000 in October and Len Gaynor pocketing €5,000 in December. You can join by contacting any member of the committee or co-ordinator Carmel Daly 087-2409854.
The annual Kellogg’s Cúl Camp will be held in MacDonagh Park 3rd to 7th July. Parents are encouraged to register their children online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie at as this will lessen the administrative load on the organisers. The first child in a family costs €60, the second child €50 and the third and subsequent children €40.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Maidhc (Michael) Cahill, Church Road, Cloughjordan. Maidhc represented MacDonaghs with distinction in Scór. In 1984 he was a member of the Question Time team that won North and County titles and finished runners-up in the Munster final in Scór na nÓg. In 1987 Maidhc was on the Question Time team that took divisional honours in the Senior Scór. As a mark of respect the Community Games match against Moneygall, scheduled for last Friday, was postponed and the Tricolour flew at half mast for the MacDonaghs and Toomevara league match.