The first round of the County League against Thurles Sarsfields in MacDonagh Park has been brought forward to St. Patrick’s Day with throw-in at 12.00 noon.
In the first round of the championship, we are away to Nenagh this Sunday, 12th March at 12.00 noon. Roscrea are also in the group.
Congratulations to Cian Moyles, who has been named on the Tipperary minor hurling panel.
In the first round of the North/Mid League, we recorded a 2-8 to 3-4 away victory over Lorrha/Rovers. Both sides were short a number of regulars. First half goals from Tom Austin and Michael Hennelly laid the foundation for victory. Kilruane hit crossbar three times in the first fifteen minutes, getting a goal from one rebound, and should have been out of sight after the first quarter. MacDonaghs led 2-3 to 1-4 at the interval.
Ĺorrha raised a green flag very early in the second half, but MacDonaghs took over after that until Lorrha found the net near the end to draw level. Kilruane surged down the field, and Tommy Burriss, on the run, sent the ball sailing between the posts for the winning score.
Team: Johnny Naughnane, Jack Quinlisk, Fearghal Doheny, Simon Austin, Paul Molloy, Eamonn Coonan, Cormac Gaynor, Cathal England, Tommy Burriss (0-1), Michael Hennelly (1-1), Brian O’Meara (0-2), John Hannan, Cathal McIntyre, Tom Austin (1-0), Michael Cleary (0-4, 0-2 frees). Subs (All Used): Colin Doris, Lucas Jones, Fiachradh Woods, Colm McAteer. Thanks tom Liam Grace who did the First Aid.
Next Sunday we are at home to Moyne Templetuohy at 2.30pm.
The U13 ‘A’ and ‘D’ hurling teams, looking resplendent in their new Darcy Sport tops, were presented with their North and County medals in the Complex last Wednesday night. Senior players Craig Morgan, Willie Cleary and Cian Darcy were on hand to do the honours. Juvenile Chairman Lenny Gaynor welcomed everybody to the function, congratulated the players on their achievements, complimented the mentors on their commitment throughout the year, thanked the parents for their unwavering support and expressed his gratitude to the officials of both the Senior and Juvenile Clubs for their co-operation.
Martin O’Looney introduced each player as they received their medals while Eoin Campbell captured the presentations on camera. Every player also received a framed action photo, sponsored by Neilly McGrath, Caroline McGrath and photographer Eoin Campbell. This very generous gesture by Neilly, Caroline and Eoin was very much appreciated by the players, parents, and the club thanks them for their generosity. The management team of Martin O’Looney, Mark O’Leary, Aidan Ryan, Liam Grace, Lenny Gaynor, Enda McLoughney and John O’Meara received presentations in recognition of their tremendous work with both teams during 2022. The function concluded with refreshments for everybody, and we thank the parents who came up trumps once more by providing some delicious fare that was appreciated by all present.
401 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 senior players and management are organising the ever-popular Cheltenham Prediction Fundraiser from 14th to 17th March. There is a total prize fund of €2,000 with the overall winner picking up a cheque for €1,000. There is also a daily prize. The entry fee is €20. Contact Declan 0877733382, Connie 0872809143, or Kieran 0857368685 to enter.
The club is holding an Easter Camp in MacDonagh Park on 3rd, 4th and 5th April. The Camp is open to boys and girls 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 for 2023 is now due and should be paid using our new app 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 €2,400. Tickets are available from the usual outlets or you can play on ClubSpot. Thanks for your continued support.
Tipperary County Board is holding a Course for voluntary stewards to assist with games in FBD Semple Stadium and other grounds as the need arises. The purpose of this course is to ensure that there will be enough qualified stewards for events at these venues. The course is open to both new and existing stewards. Stewards will be trained and accredited by the GAA National Health & Safety Committee, and the course is monitored by the Europlan Group, who will be present. The Course will take place on Saturday, 1st April from 9.30am to 1.00pm at the Dome.
Sympathy is extended to the Dwyer family, Ballygibbon, on the death of Tim’s mother, Mary Dwyer, Garranmore, Newtown, Nenagh and the O’Brien family, Main Street, Cloughjordan on the death of Aidan’s father, Brian O’Brien, Corbally Road, Limerick.