Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes 28-June-2017
In the penultimate County League game an under strength MacDonaghs side lost out to Drom & Inch in MacDonagh Park on a 3-22 to 1-15 scoreline. The home team, playing against a light breeze, hit the first two points but this was as good as it got. Drom reeled off eight unanswered points and led by 1-13 to 0-7 at the break. On the turnover the visitors continued to dictate the trend of play and the result was never in doubt. The Magpies seemed to be suffering a hangover from the North championship exit. Team: Conor Doheny, Eoin Hogan, Jack Peters (0-1), Éanna Hogan, Willie Cleary (0-2), Justin Cahill (0-1), Declan Barrett, Conor Austin, Kieran Cahill (0-1), Conor Cleary (0-2), Seamus Hennessy (1-0), Liam Gibson (0-2), Jonathan Cahill, Thomas Williams (0-1) and Cian Darcy (0-5). Subs: Paddy Ryan, Caoilainn Conroy, Cormac Williams and Alan Darcy. The final group game will be away to Upperchurch Drombane.
In the league MacDonaghs lost 1-17 to 2-10 away to Templederry in the final group game. Despite the result, which meant exit from the league, the team performed well. It was a fine achievement to field a team in Templederry on a Monday evening with some players travelling from Dublin. MacDonaghs led by 1-7 to 0-9 at the break. The goal was the result of great teamwork with four players involved. Cormac Mannion, Paddy Ryan and Brendan McAdams linked up to create the opportunity for Conor Cleary to crash the sliotar to the net from close range. With a quarter of an hour to go the teams were level but Templederry found that extra gear to run out winners. Team: Shane Williams, Bob Dooley, Pat Williams, Finnian Mannion, Caoilainn Conroy, Declan Barrett, Cormac Mannion, Conor Austin, Liam Gibson (0-1), Conor Cleary (1-2), Paddy Ryan (0-1), Mark O’Meara (1-5), Cormac Mannion, Brendan McAdams and Pat Conway (0-1). Sub: Nathan Ryan.
Attention now turns to the championship where Toomevara will provide the opposition on 7th July.
The championship commences with a home game against Nenagh Éire Óg on Thursday, 6th July. Best wishes to Jerome Cahill, Craig Morgan and the Tipperary team against Cork on this Thursday, 29th June in Semple Stadium.
After a thrilling tussle MacDonaghs just shaded the verdict away to Portroe on a 6-5 to 4-10 scoreline. It was a great team effort with Oisín Williams bagging three goals, Kevin Naughnane helping himself to 1-4, Cillian O’Neill raising three green flags and Dara Hannon chipping in with a point.
Both our teams registered home victories over Kiladangan. MacDonaghs (Dubh) triumphed by 3-1 to 0-1. Team: Peter Flannery, Zach Clarke, Simon Austin, Conal Daly, Ray Quinlivan, Tommy Burriss, Paul Molloy, Darragh Spillane, Michael Costello, Cathan Gaffney, Tadhg McGrath and David Persse. MacDonaghs (Bán) prevailed by 3-4 to 2-4. Team: Daniel Cahalan, Cian Moyles, Eamonn Coonan, Eoin O’Neill, Jack Mulcahy, Brian O’Meara, Cathal England, Cian Hayes, Andrew Hayes, Tristan Madden, Paul Molloy, John Quinlisk and Michael Cleary.
On last Saturday morning MacDonaghs hosted Borris-Ileigh for a very enjoyable encounter.
The annual Kellogg’s Cúl Camp commences in MacDonagh Park on next Monday 3rd July and continues until Friday, 7th July. Activities begin 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.
Thanks to Barney Naughnane Newireland Assurance who sponsored tops for all our underage coaches.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Helen Cahalan, Ballyluskey.
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