In the first round of the County League, we play Thurles Sarsfields in MacDonagh Park on St. Patrick’s Day at 12.00 noon.
In the second round of the North/Mid League, we came out the wrong side of a 2-5 to 1-7 scoreline against Moyne Templetuohy in MacDonagh Park. Kilruane spurned some gilt-edged goal chances in both halves. MacDonaghs dominated the first ten minutes of the second half but failed to turn the possession into scores. Moyne seized the initiative with a goal and two points in two minutes. The home side fought until the end, but it was the visitors who claimed both points. The management gave game time to all of the twenty-four players on the panel.
Team: Johnny Naughnane, Jack Quinlisk, Fearghal Doheny, Simon Austin, Paul Molloy, Eamonn Coonan (0-1), Cian Hayes, Cathal England, Tommy Burriss, Michael Hennelly (0-1), Brian O´Meara, Fiachradh Woods, Colm McAteer, Tom Austin (1-0), Michael Cleary (0-2). Subs: John Hannan, Ray Quinlivan (0-2), Coilin Doris (0-1), Cathal McIntyre, Shane Cleary, Cormac Gaynor, Dara O’Ĺooney, Donnacha O´Meara. Referee: Pat Murray.
Our final group game is away to JK Brackens with victory essential to clinch a semi-final place.
Last Saturday’s scheduled games against Roscrea fell foul of the weather. Both our teams will be in action on Saturday in MacDonagh Park. The ‘A’ team take on Kiladangan while the ‘D’ team play Burgess with times to be confirmed.
Despite the unfavourable weather, there was a great attendance of boys and girls at the first session of the Mighty Macs on the Astro Turf on Saturday. Activities resume Saturday morning at 10.00am. All four, five and six-year-old boys and girls are welcome to attend. No hurls nor helmets are required. It is a fundamental movement skills session with the emphasis on fun and enjoyment.
428 users have downloaded our new App. To download, search for “Kilruane MacDonaghs GAA” in the App Store or Play Store. Membership can be renewed, and the Lotto can be played on the App while users will be kept updated with all the club news, fixtures and results.
The club is holding an Easter Camp in MacDonagh Park on 3rd, 4th and 5th April. The Camp is open to children aged 6 to 13. The cost is €30 per child, two children €55 and three children €75. To book a place in the Camp, download the Kilruane MacDonaghs App and purchase a ticket in the Events section. For further information contact Michael O’Meara 0872474768.
Membership, which is compulsory for all players and mentors, is now overdue and should be paid using ClubSpot. The following are the fees: Adult Players over 18 – €100; Players U18 – €60; Non Playing Adults - €60. The club is also offering two very attractive Membership packages: Adult Package to include Tipperary Draw, Lotto & Membership - €200; and Family Package - €250 to include Tipperary Draw, Lotto & Membership.
The jackpot next week will be €2,500. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, or you can play on ClubSpot. Thanks for your continued support.
Congratulations to Rory Grace, who became the All-Ireland U21 Handball champion with a 21-14, 21-16 victory over Sligo’s Cormac Finn in the final that was played in Kingscourt, Cavan.
Sympathy is extended to Rachel Vaughan, Old Station Master’s House, Cloughjordan on the death of her mother Anne Vaughan.