A five-point home victory over Nenagh saw the team collect their second brace of points in the County League on a 5-14 to 0-24 scoreline. A very heavy shower at the start of the game made the conditions difficult for both teams. The first half was very even with a Paddy Ryan goal after twelve minutes separating the sides at the interval. After Mark Tuite had saved from Thomas Cleary the in-rushing Paddy finished the rebound to the nest. At the break the scoreboard read 1-8 to 0-8 in favour of MacDonaghs.
Kilruane got a dream start to the second half when in the 32nd minute a long delivery from Conor Cleary deceived the Nenagh keeper and ended up in net. Goals from Jerome Cahill in the 41st minutes, and a brace from Willie Cleary in the 49th and 52nd minutes gave MacDonaghs an eight-point cushion. Nenagh kept plugging away with white flags to leave a gap of five at the end.
Team: Seamus Hennessy, James Cleary, Kieran Cahill, Conor Austin, Eanna Hogan, Jack Peters, Eoin Hogan (0-1), Mark O’Neill, Jerome Cahill (1-2), Thomas Cleary (0-1), Conor Cleary (1-1), Paddy Ryan (1-0), Willie Cleary (2-4, 0-3 frees), Kian O’Kelly (0-5), Martin Grace. Subs: Eoin Carroll, Kevin Ryan, Oisín O’Meara, Cormac Doheny.
Next on the agenda is a game against Thurles Sarsfields in MacDonagh Park on Good Friday at 12.00.
After the game Kieran Cahill and Conor Austin presented Kevin & Penny O’Brien with €500 for the “Dip in the Nip – In for a Penny “ Fundraiser from the MacDonaghs hurlers Cheltenham Prediction Fundraiser.
An away trip to Roscrea on Friday, 8th April evening to take on the home team at 6.45pm will see the Juniors begin their League campaign.
Under 19 Football
Moneyall/Clonakenny will provide the opposition in the first round of the championship on this Wednesday, 6th April in MacDonagh Park at 6.30pm. This is a knockout competition with no second chance for the losers.
The U17s had a good away victory over Loughmore on Sunday evening. Our U15s had no joy in their games. The ‘A’ team lost out to Moneygall/Clonakenny by 4-11 to 2-5 in St. Flannan’s Park while the ‘D’ team came out the wrong side of a 4-10 to 5-6 scoreline against Newport in Lacken Park Our U13 teams enjoyed success in St. Cronan’s Park against Roscrea. The ‘A’ team had a 3-5 to 0-4 victory while the ‘D’ team came out on top by 2-4 to 1-4.
The Nursery Programme continued on the Astro Turf last Saturday with another tremendous turnout. Activities resume on Saturday at 10.00am. All four, five & six-year-old boys and girls are welcome to attend. Contact Brian Gaynor 0872535695 for further information.
Thanks to Kevin McDonald who has manned the scoreboard since 2014. He proved to be a very competent and dependable operator. Best wishes to Johnny Naughnane who has taken over the role.
Calves for Cash
The Ardcroney Community Field is organising a Calves for Cash Fundraiser. The committee is looking for calves, people to rear the calves and donations towards rearing the calves. All proceeds will go towards Phase 1 Development which includes a new car park facility and improvement of entrance. Our second field, which is in constant use, is located in Ardcroney so all members are asked to support this fundraiser. Contact Matt Cleary 0874171382 for further information.
Congratulations to the forty-five candidates who made their Confirmation in Ss. Michael & John’s Church, Cloughjordan last Saturday.
The Jackpot now stands at a very attractive €3,400. Tickets are available from the usual outlets or you can join on Clubforce.com. Thanks for your continued support.
The club extends sympathy to Teresa O’Reilly and the Teefey family on the death of Mick Teefey, Ardcroney.