Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes April 10th 2023
In the third round of the County League, we play Toomevara in MacDonagh Park this Sunday, 16th April, at 12.00.
We play Roscrea in the semi-final on Sunday, 7th May, at 7.00pm with the venue to be confirmed.
In the North/Mid League, we recorded a hard-earned 3-3 to 0-5 home victory over Silvermines. Unfavourable weather conditions militated against good football. First-half goals from Fiachradh Ahearne Woods and Ray Quinlivan helped us into a 2-1 to 0-3 interval lead. Silvermines lost a man overboard just before the break. MacDonaghs dominated possession in the second half but failed to make it show on the scoreboard. The issue was in the balance until Michael Cleary slotted home a penalty in the 53rd minute. Mullinahone or Clonmel Commercials will provide the opposition in the semi-final.
Team: Johnny Naughnane, Cian Hayes, Simon Austin, Jack Quinlisk, Paul Molloy, Eamonn Coonan, Shane Cleary, Cathal England, Tommy Burriss, Brian O’Meara, Michael Cleary (1-1, 1-0 penalty), Fiachradh Ahearne Woods (1-0), Colin Doris, Tom Austin, Ray Quinlivan (1-0). Subs: Michael Hennelly, John Hannan, Cathal McIntyre (0-1), Thomas O’Brien, Donnacha O’Meara, Cormac Gaynor, Colm McAteer.
Cathal England and Cian Moyles lined out on the Tipperary Celtic Challenge team that overcame West Cork in Cashel on Saturday.
Our U15 hurlers travelled to Puckane on Saturday to participate in the Féile. In the opening game against the home team, MacDonaghs had the use of the wind in the first half. However, they struggled to find their rhythm and were just three points ahead at the interval. Kiladangan found the net early in the second half, but Kilruane battled away. With time ebbing away, the Magpies were three points adrift. The sliotar was lobbed into the Kiladangan square, and Jack O’Meara was on hand to find the net and level the match. Final Score: MacDonaghs 2-4, Kiladangan 1-7. Scorers: Charlie Kennedy (1-3, 0-2 frees), Jack O’Meara (1-0), Tommy O’Meara (0-1).
Next up was a match against Drom & Inch. MacDonaghs failed to find their form in this encounter and let two valuable points slip out of their grasp. Scorers: Hugo Healy (0-3), Charlie Kennedy (0-1 free). To progress, we needed victory in the last game against Arravale Rovers, who had already secured qualification. However, we had to be satisfied with a share of the points with each side scoring 2-5. Kilruane gave their best performance in this game. Despite falling seven points in arrears in the middle of the second half, MacDonaghs rallied. The impressive Hugo Healy hit 1-2, and Charlie Kennedy raised a green flag to put the Magpies a point ahead in added time. However, Arravale levelled with the last puck of the game, and MacDonaghs were denied a place in the next round. Scorers: Charlie Kennedy (1-3, 0-2 frees), Hugo Healy (1-2).
Panel: Andrew Austin, Conor McGrath, Tommy Gaynor, Kalen Grace, James Gould, Cormac Kennedy, Stasic Setikas, Jack O’Meara, Hugo Healy, Oisin Carroll, Tommy O’Meara, Emmet O’Dwyer, Tom Campbell, Charlie Kennedy, Arman Khan Wahid, Karl Ryan, Gerard O’Looney, Mark Cleary, Tadhg Teefey, Lukah Williams.
Our ‘D’ team gave a gritty display away to Nenagh in the quarter-final but lost out on a 2-7 to 1-1 scoreline. Team: Mark Gaynor, Robert Cleary, Sean Whelan, Colin Gaynor, Cian O’Looney, Liam Killackey, Jack Ryan, Riain Harte, Shane Carroll, Ben Sheils, Rory McLoughney, Paul Williams.
Subs: Liam Dollery, Gonzalo Escalada, Daniel O’Brien, Luke Flannery, Odhran Goulding.
Activities continue on Saturday at 10.00am. All four, five and six-year-old boys and girls are welcome to attend. No hurls nor helmets are required. It is a fundamental movement skills session with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment.
The Kilruane MacDonaghs Juvenile Club would like to thank everybody who helped make our inaugural Easter Camp such a resounding success. 122 participants enjoyed three days of fun-filled activities. We received very positive feedback from parents and children. A special word of thanks to supervisor Niall O’Meara, the 10 coaches and 19 helpers who ensured that the Camp was run in a very professional manner.
The Bag Packing in Dunnes, Nenagh on Good Friday and Easter Saturday was a tremendous success with returns exceeding all expectations. Thanks to the 28 dedicated and hard-working volunteers for their efforts over the two days. Thanks to the management and staff of Dunnes for facilitating this fundraiser.
The weekly Bingo session continues on Saturday night in the Fr. O’Meara Centre, Kilruane at 8.00pm. The jackpot now stands at €1,350.
The jackpot next week will be €2,900. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, or you can play on ClubSpot. Thanks for your continued support.
The club extends sympathy to Peter Prout and the Prout family, Ardcroney, on the death of Peter’s sister Bridie Shanahan (née Prout), Boher, Ballina.