Best wishes to Craig Morgan, Niall O’Meara, Kian O’Kelly and the Tipperary team in the All-Ireland quarter-final against Galway in Limerick on Saturday evening.
In the first round of the junior ‘A’ championship, Kilruane MacDonaghs will play Borris-Ileigh in Roscrea on Friday, 30th June at 7.30pm.
Kilruane MacDonaghs will travel to Dolla to play Silvermines in the first round of the hurling championship on Wednesday, 28th June, at 7.00pm.
We participated in the Super 10s in Dr. Morris Park last Friday. This ten-a-side competition proved to be very popular with the players.
In the first round of the hurling championship, we play Toomevara in Toomevara on Thursday, 22nd June at 7.00pm.
MacDonaghs Dubh and MacDonaghs Bán began their campaigns with victories over Roscrea in Ardcroney. Last Saturday, both teams participated in a hurling tournament in Clarecastle. Our Dubh team played two matches where they lost out narrowly in both to Clarecastle & Cuchulainns of Armagh. Team Bán defeated Cuchulainns in their first game. In the second game against Clarecastle, Kilruane led by four points at half time. However Clarecastle scored 2-1 to take the lead with a few minutes to go, but Kilruane fought back with two late goals to win by five points. Cuchulainns and Kilruane qualified for the final as both had defeated the hosts Clarecastle. The final had to be delayed due to the thunder, lightning and heavy rain. When it commenced Cuchulainns got off to a great start scoring 1-2. Kilruane eventually got going but missed a couple of goalscoring opportunities. Kilruane found themselves seven points down midway through the second half and had to go for goals, eventually scoring one through a Lukah Williams free. Congratulations to Cuchulainns, who ran out deserving winners on a scoreline of 1-7 to 1-2. Thanks to Clarecastle for the invitation and the brilliant hospitality. Panel: Shane Carroll, Mark Cleary, Ciaran Foote, Harry Gannon, Odhran Goulding, Ronan Hayes, Liam Killackey, Rory McLoughney, Senan O'Leary, Shane O'Meara, Jack O'Meara, Tadhg Teefey, Sean Whelan, Lukah Williams, Tiarnan Casey, Robert Cleary, Liam Dollery, Gonzola Escalada, Aidan Fahey, Luke Flannery, Colin Gaynor, Sam Harding, Rian Harte Cian O'Looney, Isaac Sheahan, Ben Shiels, Ben Williams, Paul Williams Tom Hannan, Con Foley, Mark Gaynor.
We hosted Nenagh Éire Óg on Saturday morning in the Go Games football. It was honours even. MacDonaghs Dubh came out on top while MacDonaghs Bán were edged out by the visitors.
Cumann na mBunscol
Congratulations to Kilruane NS U13 hurling team that won the Roinn ‘D’ Plate Blitz in Kilcoleman last week. Kiladangan, Youghalarra and Birdhill also participated.
Congratulations to the Cloughjordan Community Games U11 Tag Rugby team that won the Munster Final and now proceed to the All-Ireland series.
Friends of MacDonaghs
“Friends of MacDonaghs” is aimed at enabling supporters to contribute to the ongoing success and development of our club and teams. We have devised a number of options, silver, gold, diamond and platinum, all aimed at making the initiative accessible to businesses and individuals across our community and further afield. One of the key features of this new initiative is that we will, as a club and as a community, be backing ourselves. Our jerseys and all club gear will be re-branded with the ‘friendsofmacdonaghs.ie’ logo, and with our new club motto ‘’One Club, One Community’’. For further details, log in to friendsofmacdonaghs.ie, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 0868145467. To date, we have had a very positive response to this initiative. Every individual and business supporting this initiative will have pride of place on our “Friends of MacDonaghs” wall adjacent to the entrance gate to the pitch.
We have relaunched our club website ‘’Kilruane.com’,’ which will play a pivotal role in the future. ‘Kilruane.com’ will host the details of all of our ‘‘Friends’’ and include links to their business details, websites etc. Our ClubSpot App, launched in January 2023, will show the details and links to all of our ‘’Friends’’.
Congratulations to Fran and Vivian Farrell, Ballygibbon, who €300 in final Draw. The New Draw was launched at last week’s County Board meeting. There is a total prize fund of €600,000 with 10 car prizes, 20 Lotto jackpots plus 10 extra weekly draws. Thanks to all who joined the last Draw and we look forward to 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 €1,400.
The jackpot next week will be €2,800. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, or you can play on Club Spot. Thanks for your continued support.