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After a thrilling contest, we were edged out 3-21 to 2-21 by Silvermines in extra time in the North final.  Although we came out the wrong side of the scoreline, rarely has one of our club teams emerged with such credit after a loss – the senior quarter-final defeat against Thurles in 2018 springs to mind. MacDonaghs entered the game as underdogs but took the game to their opponents from the start. With savage intensity from every player, we led 0-7 to 0-4 after twelve minutes. Silvermines struck for two goals in the 14th and 16th minutes. In the 15th minute, Brian O’Meara scythed through the Silvermines defence and was denied a goal by a brilliant Conor Murphy save. Kilruane recovered from the concession of the two goals and trailed by 2-9 to 0-11 at the interval.

Five minutes into the second half, Silvermines opened up a six-point gap. The Magpies refused to buckle. In a purple patch, they hit 1-5 without reply to edge into a two-point lead with eight minutes left. With fifty-eight minutes gone, MacDonaghs had a four-point cushion. A Silvermines free cut the lead to three and a Danny Quinn goal in the 61st minute left the scores level at the end of normal time MacDonaghs 1-20 Silvermines 3-14. At the end of the first period of extra time, Silvermines were two in front and stretched the lead to six in the second period. A goal from a Páidí Williams free left three between the sides as the clock ran out for Kilruane. It had been a noble effort that just came up short against formidable opponents. Had a few decisions fallen in our favour, the outcome may have been different. Our huge following left Templederry disappointed but happy seeing the players leaving it all on the field. Supporters were thrilled to see the team playing with the traditional Kilruane fire and passion. The management team of Thomas Williams, Niall O’Meara and Eanna Hogan deserve huge credit for getting the maximum out of this team.

Team: Kevin Naughnane, Danny Cahalan, David O’Sullivan, Ciaran Coffey, Sean Hayes, Cian Moyles, Eamonn Coonan, Cormac Doheny, Cathal England, Jack Mulcahy (0-1), Páidí Williams (2-11, 2-8 placed balls), Brian O’Meara (0-2), Eoin Carroll (0-4), Aaron Morgan (0-1), Nathan Lynch (0-1). Subs: Paul Dwyer (0-1), Cian Hayes.

Congratulations to Silvermines. We wish them the best of luck in the County semi-final. 



In the ‘A’ football semi-final, we play Moneygall/Clonakenny in UL this Wednesday at 7.30pm.


Inter Divisional

Kallen Grace played on the North Tipperary U14 team while Jack O’Meara, Ronan Hayes, and Tadhg Teefey lined out on the North Tipperary U13 football team.



A very successful Annual General Meeting was held in the clubroom last Friday. The following were elected: Presidents, Len Gaynor, Carmel Daly, Fr. Pat Greed, Fr. Enda Burke; Vice-Presidents, Joe McCarthy, Des Gaynor, Jim Casey, Connie Grace; Chairman, Dave Carroll; Vice-Chairman, Mary McLoughney; Secretary/Registrar, Maria Quinlisk; Assistant Secretary/PRO, Gilbert Williams; Treasurer, Sinéad Gaynor; Assistant Treasurer, John Mulcahy; Childern’s Officer, Jenny Whelan: Injury Claims Officer, Martina Cleary; North & County Board Delegate, Gilbert Williams.


Juvenile AGM

The Annual General Meeting of the juvenile club takes place in the clubroom this Thursday, 7th December at 8.00pm. Everybody interested in the promotion of juvenile games in the club is invited to attend.



The jackpot next week will be €5,200. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, or you can play on Club Spot. Thanks for your continued support.



The weekly Bingo session continues on Saturday night in the Fr. O’Meara Centre, Kilruane at 8.00pm. The jackpot now stands at €1,550.