A 3-18 to 1-16 home victory over Lorrha secured a place in the semi-finals of the County League. Both sides were under strength for this encounter played on a pitch that was in mint condition. MacDonaghs made a blistering start with goals from Seamus Hennessy (1st minute) and Eoin Williams (3rd minute). In the 23rd minute a sweeping length-of-the field move, that was started and finished by Niall O’Meara, resulted in the third green flag for the home side. At the interval MacDonaghs led by 3-10 to 1-8. In the second half Lorrha upped their game, restricting the Magpies to 0-8 while adding 1-8 to their own tally. Interestingly, MacDonaghs hit 3-17 from play with Kieran Cahill adding a point from a free. Team: Thomas Williams, Bob Dooley, Eoin Hogan, Conor Austin, Caoilain Conroy, Niall O’Meara (1-0), Robert Austin, Justin Cahill (0-2), Conor Cleary (0-2), Tomás Hogan (0-3), Kieran Cahill (0-3), Conor Lillis (0-1), Ray McLoughney (0-2), Seamus Hennessy (1-2) and Eoin Williams (1-3). Subs: Cormac Mannion, Conor Doheny and Paddy Ryan. The final group game will be away to Holycross-Ballycahill on next Sunday, 24th June at 2.00pm.
In the third round of the championship Knockshegowna will provide the opposition in Puckane on Friday, 29th June at 7.30pm.
Best wishes to Cian Darcy, Jerome Cahill, Craig Morgan and the Tipperary team in the Munster semi-final against Limerick in Semple Stadium on Thursday, 21st June at 7.30pm. Unfortunately, injury has ruled Darragh Peters out of the equation for this encounter.
MacDonaghs (Dubh) recorded a 2-4 to 1-0 home victory over Newport in the latest round of the championship.
On last Saturday MacDonaghs travelled to Murroe to participate in a tournament organised by the host club. Three victories secured a place in the final where after a thrilling game they pipped Murroe-Boher on a 1-4 to 1-2 scoreline to return home with the spoils. Thanks to Murroe-Boher for the invitation and their hospitality on the day.
Cumann na mBunscol
Ardcroney N.S. had a memorable and historic two days at the Cumann na mBunscol finals in Semple Stadium. The school had four teams in contention and all four took the honours. In hurling, the U13 team overcame Upperchurch N.S. on a 5-7 to 3-11 scoreline while the U11 side proved too strong for Lisnamrock N.S. with a 7-2 to 2-5 victory. In camogie, the U13 team just edged out Ballylooby N.S. by 2-5 to 1-3 with the U11 side completing a clean sweep with a 7-2 to 2-1 victory over Knockavilla. Congratulations to the players and teachers.
Congratulations to Oliver Feighery won €1,000 in the June draw.
The deadline for registering is looming ever nearer for the annual Kellogg’s Cúl Camp that takes place 2nd to 6th July in MacDonagh Park. The cost is: 1st child €60; 2nd Child €50; 3rd and subsequent children €40. We are encouraging all parents to book their children on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. To secure a place for this year’s Camp parents should book immediately as the committee has decided to limit the capacity to 200.Registration will close on Thursday, 28th June and under no circumstances will bookings be accepted after that date.
Paddy O’Meara RIP
The late Paddy (Scholar) O’Meara, Ballintotty, Nenagh and formerly Glenahilty, Cloughjordan was a member of the MacDonghs juvenile team the overcame Dromkeenan in the 1943 North final. He was also on the side that retained the divisional title the following year with a victory over Templederry in Nenagh and went on to claim the county title by getting the better of Holycross in the final that was played in Borrisoleigh. Paddy played junior hurling with Kyle and he lined out at midfield on the 1950 MacDonaghs junior team that became North champions with a victory over Burgess in Nenagh. Paddy and his family were later to give great service to the Toomevara club. He was a familiar figure at Toomevara matches, generally parked on one knee behind the goals with a bundle of hurleys in his care. After his funeral Mass both clubs formed a guard of honour as Paddy was taken to his final place of rest in Lisboney cemetery. To his wife Margaret, daughter Regina, sons Denis, Michael and Declan, ister Cassie and extended family sympathy is extended.
Sympathy is extended to Alan Carroll on the death of his mother.