Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes April 24th 2023
In the quarter-final of the North Championship, we play Borris-Ileigh. In the fourth round of the County League, we are at home to JK Brackens this Friday, 28th April, at 7.00pm.
Borris-Ileigh will be our opponents in the first round of the championship. Ballinahinch, Nenagh Éire Óg, Roscrea and Toomevara are also in the group. The top four teams qualify for the semi-finals. Games will be played at neutral venues.
We play Roscrea in the semi-final in Roscrea on Friday, 5th May, at 7.00pm.
We face Silvermines in Dolla in the first round. Borrisokane, Lorrha Rovers and Newport are also in the group. The top two teams qualify for the semi-finals. In the football quarter-final, we will travel to Puckane to take on Kiladangan.
In the first round of the North/Mid League, we lost 1-15 to 1-11 away to Gortnahoe Glengoole. We played Holycross Ballycahill in MacDonagh Park on Monday. Next on the list is an away game against Roscrea on Monday, 1st May, at 7.00pm.
A 5-13 to 1-10 away victory over Portroe secured a home semi-final spot against Borris-Ileigh this Thursday, 27th April, at 6.45pm. A strong start from MacDonaghs, with goals from Charlie Kennedy and Paraic Nevin plus accurate free taking from Hugo Healy, meant we went in at half time 2-7 to 0-four points up. Andrew Austin, moved outfield from the goals, helped himself to 2-1 with Gerard O’Looney also raising a green flag in the second half. To their credit, a young Portroe team were on top for periods of the second half, but the result was never in doubt, and MacDonaghs booked their place in the North Semi Final. Scorers: Andrew Austin (2-1), Hugo Healy (0-6, 0-4 frees), Charlie Kennedy (1-2), Paraic Nevin (1-1), Gerard O’Looney (1-0), Cormac Kennedy (0-3).
We play Newport in the Community Games hurling competition in Ardcroney this Thursday at 6.30pm.
Cathal England and Cian Moyles played on the Tipperary Celtic Challenge team that overcame Dublin in O’Toole’s GAA Grounds last Saturday.
Once again, the club is running two Cúl Camps, 3rd to 7th July, and 17th to 21st July. The Camps are open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13. There will be a week of action-packed activities. Each participant will receive the Cúl Camp Kit pack, consisting of backpack, jersey and ¼ zip top. The cost is €75 for the first child; €60 for the second child; €50 for third and subsequent children. All booking is online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
The Scholarships are confined to 2nd, TY and 5th Year Students in 2023. Previous recipients of
Tipperary GAA Gaeltacht Scholarships can’t apply in 2022. Only one scholarship per family is allowed. Application forms are available from Secretary Martina Cleary. The latest date for application is Friday, 12th May.
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.
Congratulations to Conor Dore who won this week’s €3,000 jackpot. The jackpot next week will be €1,000. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, or you can play on Club Spot. Thanks for your continued support.