Well done to Kian O’Kelly who was part of the Tipperary U20 team that defeated Waterford in the Munster quarter-final. Kian scored four points before he sustained an injury in the second half and had to leave the field. Commiserations to the Niall O’Meara and the Tipperary team that lost out to Limerick in the Munster final.
MacDonaghs booked a spot in the semi-final with a 1-23 to 0-11 victory over Newport in Lacken Park. David O’Sullivan returned after suspension but Tom Larke was unavailable. On a perfect evening for hurling the Magpies settled quickly but the radar was malfunctioning and we hit four wides. The home side struck the first two points before Páidí Williams got MacDonaghs off the mark with a pointed free. In the 11th minute the impressive David O’Sullivan raised the first of his eight white flags from play to put Kilruane into 0-4 to 0-3 lead. At the first water break MacDonaghs were two points ahead and by the interval the lead was extended to five with the score 0-11 to 0-6.
On the restart Newport reduced the deficit to three but points from substitute Jack Mulcahy, Páidí Williams (free) and David O’Sullivan opened up a six-point gap. A goal from Jack Gleeson in the 42nd minute put the Magpies firmly in the driving seat with the scoreboard now reading 1-15 to 0-10 in favour of the visitors. In the final quarter the MacDonaghs defence was rock solid and on the one occasion it was breached keeper Kevin Naughnane wasn’t found wanting and denied Newport the goal they needed. At the other end the forwards picked off some delightful points to secure a well-deserved victory.
Team: Kevin Naughnane, Shane McAteer, Cormac Doheny, Paul Dwyer, Ciaran Coffey, Aaron Morgan (0-1), Ross Austin, David O’Sullivan (0-8), Rory Grace, Eoin Carroll (0-1), Niosa Minogue, Pádraig Coonan (0-1), Jack Gleeson (1-1), James Loughnane, Páidí Williams (0-8, 0-4 frees). Subs: Jack Mulcahy (0-3), Kevin McDonald, Colm Cleary, Eoin O’Meara, Georgie O’Leary.
The U15 game against Borris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park was abandoned in the second half when Cathal England sustained an injury. Glad to report that Cathal is out of hospital and is recuperating at home. We wish Cathal a speedy recovery and hope to see him back in action in the not too distant future. In U13 our first team came out the wrong side of a 0-8 to 0-7 scoreline away to Ballina while our second team recorded a 1-5 to 1-2 victory over Templederry in MacDonagh Park. Our three U11 teams were also in action with our first and second teams overcoming Éire Óg in Nenagh and our third team just edged out by Silvermines in Dolla.
Our second Cúl Camp began in Mediterranean conditions in MacDonagh Park on Monday with in 100 in attendance.
Niall O’Meara and Eanna Hogan are organising a Summer Camp in Ardcroney School 9th to 13th August from 9.00am to 2.00pm each day. Activities include hurling, football, soccer, tag rugby and much more. Participants will be in with a chance to win numerous spot prizes such as Bourke Sports Vouchers and a signed Tipperary jersey.
The cost of camp is €60 for the first child and €50 for subsequent children. To book a place in the Camp text the name, date of birth, parental contact number and any medical condition of child to Niall 0862587189 or Eanna 0872189512.
The Jackpot has climbed to €3,600. Tickets are available from the usual outlets or you can join on Clubforce.com. Thanks for your continued support.