Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes July-11-2018
Commiserations to Cian Darcy, Jerome Cahill, Craig Morgan and the Tipperary U21 team on losing the Munster final. They have a shot at redemption in the All-Ireland semi-final. Donal O’Shea, son of former Tipperary manager Eamon, scored 1-5 in Galway’s minor hurling victory over Limerick.
In the County League semi-final MacDonaghs take on Templederry Kenyons in MacDonagh Park on this Wednesday, 11th July at 8.00pm.
In the fourth round of the championship MacDonaghs lost to Roscrea in Puckane on a 4-15 to 1-16 scoreline. This was the team’s best display of the season and the final score does not reflect the trend of play. Brian O’Meara went off injured in the second minute and we lost a man overboard as the game entered the final quarter. This result scuppers any hopes of qualification. Team: Conor Doheny (0-1), Tom Dooley, Martin Grace, Bob Dooley (0-1), Caoilainn Conroy, Declan Barrett (0-1), Conor Austin, Cormac Mannion (0-4), Cormac Williams (0-2), Mark O’Meara (0-1), Robert Austin (0-2), Tomás Hogan (0-3), Conor Lillis, Brian O’Meara (1-0) and Niall Shinners. Subs: Kevin Shinners (0-1), Pat Williams and David Mooney. The next round is against Borris-Ileigh in Toomevara on this Friday, 13th July at 8.00pm.
MacDonaghs and Burgess played out an exciting draw in the second round of the championship in Nenagh. Both sides scored 1-18. Burgess were the dominant team in the first half and deservedly took a five-point lead into the break. MacDonaghs thundered into the game in the second half and a Kian O’Kelly point from a free in the 64th minute earned a share of the points and keeps us in the hunt for a quarter-final spot. On the stroke of half-time Devlin Courtney suffered a serious arm injury and there was an extended interval as an ambulance had to be called and he was taken to Limerick Hospital. He is now recuperating at home we send him best wishes for a speedy recovery. Thanks to all who attended Devlin when he sustained the accidental injury. A particular word of thanks to Nurse Helen Kennedy whose assistance was invaluable. Team: Kevin McDonald, Louis Kennedy, Mark O’Neill, Paul O’Neill, Paddy Hayes, Sean McAdams (0-1), Fionnan Minogue, Devlin Courtney, Nathan Lynch (0-1), Matthew Spain (0-1), Páidí Williams (0-5), David O’Sullivan, Eoin England (0-1), Kian O’Kelly (1-7) and Aaron Morgan (0-1). Subs: Luke Morkan (0-1) and James Loughnane. In the final group game MacDonaghs play Templederry/Ballinahinch in MacDonagh Park on this Thursday, 12 July at 8.00pm.
A goal in injury time by Eoin Carroll gave MacDonaghs a 5-14 to 4-15 victory over Kiladangan in MacDonagh Park in the first round of the championship. MacDonaghs actually led by 0-10 to 1-6 at half-time but a clerical error by the referee credited Kiladangan with one of our points so officially we were a point adrift at the interval. In an exciting second half the issue was in doubt up to the final whistle. Team: Kevin McDonald, Eoin O’Meara, Colm Cleary, Padraic Coonan, Paul O’Neill, Páidí Williams (1-6), Shane Whelan, Aaron Morgan (0-1), Nathan Lynch (0-3), Oisín Carroll, David O’Sullivan (1-3), Ciaran Coffey, Barry Shanahan, James Loughnane and Cormac Doheny. Subs: Kevin Naughnane, Oisín Williams (2-0), Eoin Carroll (1-0) and Paul Dwyer.
In the latest round of the championship MacDonaghs travelled to Kilcolman and recorded a 5-15 to 2-8 victory over Burgess. Team: Zack Dervan, Cian Moyles, Sean Hayes, Cathal England, Jack Mulcahy, Tom Larke, Eamon Coonan, Eoin Carroll (0-5), Tadhg O’Brien, Oisín Williams (5-7), Ross Austin (0-1), Jack Gleeson (0-1), Thomas Coonan, Tristan Madden and Billy Harty (0-1). Subs: Jack Ryan, Joe Farrell, Danny Cahalan, Conal Daly, John Quinlisk and Tom Austin.
St. Michael’s Park was the venue for our games against Toomevara. It was honours even. MacDonaghs (Bán) pipped the home side on a 2-4 to 2-3 scoreline while Toomevara had seven points to spare against MacDonaghs (Dubh).
The busy schedule for this group saw them participate in a Blitz in Ardcroney with Burgess and Portroe and then journey to Toomevara for two games against the home teams.
MacDonagh Park was bathed in glorious sunshine for the annual Cúl Camp as 220 children enjoyed a fun-filled week. On the first morning GDA Paudie Malone put a very efficient structure in place that ensured all participants were actively engaged for the five days. Supervisors David Shanahan (Silvermines) and J.P. Grace (Burgess) made sure that all groups were operating effectively and that every child was deriving maximum benefit from the wide variety of age-appropriate activities. The coaches Sinéad Meagher (Kiladangan), Jack Moloney (Portroe), Brian Keating (Portroe), Gemma McCarthy (Toomevara), Ciardha Maher (Burgess), Billy Seymour (Kiladangan), James Ferris (Portroe), Michelle Mannion (Lorrha), Caroline Mulanney (Newport), Mairéad Eviston (Loughmore-Castleiney), Jack Dwyer (Thurles), Elaine Murphy (Templederry), Jack Hanly (Ballina), Diarmuid Boyle (Portroe), Seamus O’Meara (MacDonaghs) and Kian O’Kelly (MacDonaghs) carried out their duties in a very professional manner. The assistant coaches from the club Lisa Cahill, Meadbh Heenan, Orla Molloy, Mickela McGrath, Katie O’Meara and Owen Usman provided vital help. Teresa Williams, Emby Foote and Carmel Daly supervised the catering for all the Camp personnel. Helen O’Meara, Breda Whelan, Yvonne O’Looney, Michelle Shinners, Stella Heffernan and Teresa Williams looked after the hospitality cum first aid station and provided TLC when required. Sean Whelan did Trojan work in control of litter management and ensured that MacDonagh Park was looking spick and span every evening when all had departed. June Whelan and Bridget Delaney were on hand on separate days to record the events on camera. The highlight of the week was the attendance of Loughmore-Castleiney and Tipperary star John McGrath. He proved to be a big hit with all the children. Thanks to everybody who helped make the 2018 Cúl Camp the biggest and best ever .