MacDonaghs picked up their first points in the County League with a narrow two-point home victory over Kiladangan on a 2-21 to 4-13 scoreline. After an uninspiring performance in the opening round this was a much improved display. MacDonaghs were in control in the first half and enjoyed a 1-11 to 0-7 interval lead. Kieran Cahill had raised the green flag. The game became a little feisty in the second half and four players were booked after a melee. The Magpies were to finish with thirteen players and Kiladangan ended up with fourteen on the pitch. The home side continued to have the upper hand in the second half with Thomas Cleary banging home a crucial goal. On two occasions Kilruane led by ten points. A penalty by Darragh Egan hauled Kiladangan back into contention. Deep into injury time MacDonaghs led by five points before a Tadhg Gallagher goal left two between the sides at the final whistle. Team: Thomas Williams, Stephen Cleary, Jack Peters, Éanna Hogan, Willie Cleary, Ray McLoughney, Eoin Hogan, Justin Cahill (0-1), Conor Cleary (0-2), Kieran Cahill (1-10), Jonathan Cahill (0-1), Cian Darcy (0-1), James Williams (0-1) Thomas Cleary (1-4) and Eoin Williams (0-1). Subs: Liam Gibson and Cormac Williams. The next game is away to Éire Óg Annacarty.
Kilruane MacDonaghs are at home to Borris-Ileigh in the second round of the league on this Saturday, 1st April at 6.00pm.
MacDonaghs opened their football campaign with a 4-10 to 0-7 away victory over Portroe. Luke Dervan and Luke Mokan helped themselves to a brace of goals each. Team: Páidí Williams, Kevin Oakley, Ben Chadwick, Owen Osmond, Oisín O’Meara, Mark O’Neill, Fionnan Minogue, Sean McAdams (0-4), Matthew Spain, Luke Morkan (2-1), Alan Spain (0-1), Matthew Moyles (0-2), Patrick Hayes, Luke Dervan (2-1) and Kian O’Kelly. Subs: Jake O’Kelly and Nathan Lynch (0-1).The next game is away to Ballinahinch/Templederry on this Friday evening at 7.00pm
In the first round of the football championship Portroe proved too strong for MacDonaghs. On this Wednesday, 29th March Portroe will once again provide the opposition in the semi-final of Peil na nÓg at 6.30pm in MacDonagh Park.
Kilruane MacDonaghs (Bán) lost to Silvermines on a 5-5 to 3-0 scoreline in the third round of the football championship.
This is the final call for supporters to renew membership before the 31st March deadline. The following fees apply for 2017: adult players €50; non playing adults €30; juveniles and minors €30. Membership cards are available. Membership is compulsory for all players, both juvenile and adult.
The following special €200 club packages offer savings to all our members: (1) Adult players can join the weekly Club Lotto, County Draw and renew membership for €200; (2) Non playing adults can join the Club Lotto, County Draw and renew membership for €200; (3) Parents of juveniles will be given one annual Club Lotto and one County Draw subscription plus family membership for €200. In effect, all who avail of these packages will have free membership in addition to annual Lotto and County Draw subscriptions. A family of two adults and two juveniles can make a saving of €120. Anybody availing of this package will be entered into a draw for two All-Ireland hurling tickets.