Congratulations to Cian Darcy, Jerome Cahill, Craig Morgan, the Tipperary U21 team and management on the magnificent victory over Cork. Cian, Jerome and Craig all made valuable contributions to Tipperary’s tenth victory in this grade. They join Len Gaynor (1964), Eamon O’Shea and Enda Hogan (1979), Seamus Hennessy and Brian O’Meara (2010) as Celtic Cross holders in this competition. The U14 panel and management travelled in strength to the Gaelic Grounds to cheer on Tipperary to victory.
On last Saturday we had a number of players and mentors involved with the Tipperary squads. Eoin Carroll was on the U14 team that participated in the Tony Forristal Tournament, losing out to Kilkenny and Waterford. Oisín Williams played on the U14 team that reached the Sonny Walsh final, losing to Cork after a penalty shootout. Páidí Williams lined out on the U16 team that lost by a point to Wexford after extra time in the Michael Foley final. Gary Prout was manager and Ruan Casey was part of the backroom team with the U15 team that lost to Cork in the John Doyle final.
In the third round of the County championship MacDonaghs take on Éire Óg Annacarty in Dolla on this Sunday, 2nd September in Dolla at 12 noon. At the moment the date for the North final remains shrouded in a dense fog of uncertainty.
The North ‘B’ final against Silvemines has been fixed for Sunday, 9th September in Nenagh at 1.30pm.
A 6-13 to 4-16 home victory over Silvermines has secured a place in the quarter-final against Kiladangan. This match is scheduled for Puckane on Monday, 3rd September at 7.00pm.
Ardcroney was the venue for our games against Nenagh Éire Óg in the Plate Competition. It was honours even on the night as MacDonaghs (Bán) prevailed on a 3-6 to 1-4 scoreline while MacDonaghs (Dubh) lost out on a 4-4 to 2-5 scoreline.
On last Saturday a party of twenty players travelled to Littleton to play Moycarkey-Borris in three competitive matches. Thanks to Moycarkey for the invitation and their hospitality afterwards. On next Saturday, 1st September the annual Paddy Quinlan tournament takes place in MacDonagh Park. Proceedings get underway at 4.30pm.
The club hosted a Bliz in Ardcroney last week. We fielded four 8-a-side teams with Ballina and Shannon Rovers also participating. It was a most enjoyable evening’s hurling. Thanks to Ballina and Shannon Rovers for travelling.
The Juvenile and Camogie Clubs are organising a Clothes Collection in aid of Seamus Hennessy’s “Running for Josie” fundraiser (Pieta House and Living Links). Bags can be left in the Complex before 11.00am on this Thursday, 30th August. Your support would be appreciated.
Congratulations to Jerome Cahill and Rory Grace who returned from the World Handball Championships in Minnesota with silver medals. Jerome teamed up with Tiernan Agnew (Clare) to win silver in the U19 doubles while Rory claimed two silver medals, partnering Mikey Kelly (Galway) in the U15 doubles (1 Wall) and linking up with Seanie Coughlan (Clare) in the U15 doubles (4 Wall).