Thanks to all the club members who helped out with the stewarding arrangements for last Sunday’s Hibernian Inn North senior final. A special word of thanks to JP McKenna who once again gave us the use of his field for parking.
After last weekend’s results we are guaranteed a place in the semi-final. Our final group game is against Borris-Ileigh on this Friday in Toomevara at 7.30pm.
In the first round a goal with the last play of the game earned a draw against championship favourites Borris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park. The goal was almost a carbon copy of Tipperary’s winning goal in the All-Ireland minor final. Rory Grace floated a 20 metre sideline free into the square and centre-back Jack Mulcahy rose highest in the crowded goalmouth to steer the sliotar to the net to leave the final score 2-12 to 0-18. MacDonaghs played with the aid of the breeze in the first half and led by 1-6 to 0-7 at the break. The teams were level on four occasions in the second half before three pointed Eddie Ryan frees put the visitors in front. However, MacDonaghs hung in and chiselled out a draw.
Team: Kevin Naughnane (Capt), Eamonn Coonan, Ross Austin, Danny Cahalan, Sean Hayes, Jack Mulcahy (1-0), Paul Dwyer, Rory Grace (0-2), Brian O’Meara (0-1), Tristan Madden, Níosa Minogue (0-1), Cian Moyles, Jack Gleeson (0-1), Eoin Carroll (1-6), Cathal England. Subs: Tadhg O’Brien (0-1). Ciarán Coffey.
Referee: Pat Murray (Moneygall).
In the first round of the championship we recorded a 3-22 to 1-13 victory over Lorrha. As Lorrha had only fourteen players both teams agreed to play fourteen-a-side.
Team: Tom Austin, Paul Molloy, Danny Cahalan, Cian Hayes, Cathal England, Eamonn Coonan, John Hannan, Cian Moyles (0-2), Andrew Hayes, Jack Mulcahy (1-13, 0-7 frees, 0-1 sideline), Brian O’Meara (0-4), Eoin O’Neill, Tristan Madden (1-1), Ray Quinlivan (1-1). Subs: Conal Daly, Shane Cleary (0-1), Cillian Healy.
Frees For: 11 Frees Against: 15
Referee: Peter Carroll (Burgess).
In the North/Mid League the ‘A’ team came out the wrong side of a 6-13 to 3-21 scoreline against Lorrha Rovers Gaels in Ballinderry. Best wishes to Ray Quinlivan who suffered an injury in this game.
The ‘A’ team recorded a 1-21 to 2-7 victory over Nenagh in Ardcroney. MacDonaghs had the breeze in their backs in the first half and led by 0-9 to 0-5 at the break. On the resumption, Nenagh levelled with a point and a goal. MacDonaghs responded by hitting 1-9 without reply to take control of the game with Shane O’Meara raising the green flag. Best wishes to Dylan Sheahan who fractured a bone in his hand. We hope to see Dylan back in action soon.
Team: Dara Gaynor, Kalen Grace, James Gould, Lukah Williams, Tommy Gaynor (0-1, 65), Mark Cleary, Jack O’Meara (0-1), Karl Ryan (0-1), Dylan Sheahan, Hugo Healy (0-4), Senan O’Leary (0-1), Conor McGrath, Gerard O’Looney (0-13, 0-8 frees). Sub: Shane O’Meara (1-0).
Frees For: 15 Frees Against: 14
Referee: Tommy Hogan (Toomevara).
Our first team had a two-point victory over Kiladangan in MacDonagh Park last Saturday morning. On next Saturday we travel to Newport. Meanwhile, the Community Games team had to give second best to Roscrea despite leading at the interval.
One hundred and two children attended our first Cúl Camp in MacDonagh Park last week. Thanks to the coaches Amy Whelan, Roscrea (Head Coach), Ryan McKenna, Emma Darcy, Oisín Guinan, Kevin Naughnane, Cormac Doheny, Anna Mulcahy, Abigail Quinlivan, Katie O’Meara and Kevin Cleary who organised a variety of fun-filled activities during the week. The coaches were assisted each day by Cian Moyles, Brian O’Meara, Cian Hayes, Sarah Cleary, Ali O’Kelly and Christine Percy. Donncha O’Meara, Saoirse Whelan, Ava Gaynor and Sorla Whelan also helped out. Thanks to the following parents who provided supervision: Jim O’Meara, Helen O’Meara, Yvonne O’Looney, Maggie Ryan, Marie Foote, Sinéad Springer, Deirdre Grace, Jacinta Molyneaux, Anne Hannon, Lynsey Dunne and Breda Whelan. A special word of thanks to our co-ordinator Michael O’Meara who ensured that everything ran smoothly during the Camp. The highlight of the week was the visit of Tipperary hurler Conor Bowe. We look forward to our second Camp which commences on 18th July.
The Jackpot now stands at €2,300. Tickets are available from the usual outlets or you can join on Clubforce.com. Thanks for your continued support.
There are just two weeks left before our Limited Draw takes place on Friday, 29th July in the Clough Inn. Tickets for the Draw, costing €50, are on sale from a vast network of sellers including committee members, players, selectors and parents. There is a Prize Fund of €17,000 with 17 prizes to be won. First prize is €10,000, 2nd €2,000, 3rd €1,000, 4x€500 prizes and 10x€200 prizes. The money raised will be used to finance the development and maintenance of our facilities in MacDonagh Park to cater for all our hurling, camogie and football teams.