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Inter County

Best of luck to Craig Morgan and the Tipperary team against Cork on Sunday.

 

Senior

In the fifth round of the County League, we recorded a 2-22 to 1-24 home victory over Holycross Ballycahill to finish the competition on a positive note. Two wins, two draws and one loss gave us a total of six points and a fourth place finish in the group. On the head to head rule, we missed out on third place to Moycarkey Borris, who also had six points.

The game against Holycross was played in Mediterranean sunshine on a pitch that was in pristine condition after Michael Hogan gave it a trim on Saturday. Seamus Hennessy and James Williams saw action for the first time. While the game lacked championship intensity, there was quality hurling on display from both sides. In the first half, the teams went point for point and were level on no less than nine occasions. To nobody’s surprise, the sides were deadlocked on 0-11 each at the break.

Five minutes into the second half, Holycross scored the opening goal of the game. MacDonaghs responded with four white flags on the trot to edge a point ahead. Heading into the final quarter, Holycross opened  up a five-point gap and looked to be heading for victory down the home straight. The Magpies rallied, and after great work by Jerome Cahill, Kian O’Kelly rounded his marker and buried the sliotar in the net. With three minutes of normal time left, Holycross had a three-point cushion. Paddy Ryan arrowed a long delivery into the hand of Kian O’Kelly, who dropped his shoulder, headed for goal, and fired the sliotar to the net. Kilruane finished the stronger and claimed victory with the minimum to spare.

Team: Páidí Williams, Conor Austin, James Cleary (0-1), Eamonn Coonan, Paddy Ryan, Kieran Cahill (0-1), Eoin Hogan (0-2), Cathal England, Seamus Hennessy (0-2), Willie Cleary (0-9, 0-7 frees), Jerome Cahill (0-3), Brian O’Meara, James Williams (0-2), Kian O’Kelly (2-1), Cian Moyles (0-1). Subs: Cormac Doheny, Sean Quinlan.

In the North championship, we will play Templederry Kenyons in the quarter-final.

 

Junior

In the third round of the North League, we came out the wrong side of a 2-24 to 3-13 scoreline against Éire Óg in Nenagh. The home side led by 0-13 to 2-6 at the break with Kevin Shinners and Cian Moyles raising the green flags. Nenagh were the better team in the second half and were deserving winners.

Team: Kevin Naughnane, David Mooney, Cormac Doheny, Sean Quinlan, Rory Grace, Paddy Ryan, Paul Dwyer, Conor Cleary (1-9, 1-5 frees), Robert Austin, Jonathan Cahill, Danny Cahalan, Oisín O’Meara, Kevin Shinners (1-0), Cormac Mannion (0-3, 0-1 free), Cian Moyles (1-0). Subs: Eoin England, Kevin Oakley (0-1).

In the first round of the championship, we will play Roscrea on the weekend of 7th June.

In the Junior ‘B’ championship, we have been drawn in a group with Portroe, Borrisokane and Newport. This competition is scheduled to start on the weekend of 7th  June.

 

U19

In the ‘B’ hurling championship, we have been drawn in a group with Lorrha Rovers, Kiladangan and Newport. The top two teams will qualify for the semi-finals. In the ‘A’ football championship, we will play Newport in the semi-final.

 

Cumann na mBunscol

Kilruane NS and Cloughjordan NS gave great accounts of themselves in the North finals in Toomevara. Kilruane lost 6-8 to 4-7 against Ballinahinch NS in a thrilling encounter while Cloughjordan were just edged out by Dromakeenan NS. Best of luck to Ballinahinch and Dromakeenan in the County semi-finals.

 

Primary Game

Best wishes to Caoimhe Kennedy, Kilruane NS, who will line out with the Tipperary Primary Game Camogie team against Cork in Semple Stadium on Sunday.

 

Quid Game Fundraiser

Friday, 10th May 2024, is a night that will go down in the history books of Kilruane MacDonaghs GAA & Camogie club as the most successful fundraiser ever ran. The Abbey Court Hotel was packed to capacity as forty-one contestants battled it out in “Quid Games” to win the top prize of €10,000 split between the winner and their selected charity or team.

This unique event created great excitement throughout the club and beyond for the last 6 weeks. Our contestants included our own players, coaches, parents, supporters and people from the community and beyond.  They were incredible in their fundraising achievements and went way ahead of expectations.

The energy and excitement were palpable in the Abbey Court on Friday night as the games commenced, which tested their skill and nerves. Our wonderful MC, Noel Coonan, led the whole show and did a remarkable job. He was ably assisted by his sideline reporter, Damian Lawlor.

As the games progressed, players were eliminated, leaving Will Rymer and Eoin Kennedy in the grand final vying for the top prize. An exciting finale to the night saw Will Rymer emerge victorious, and his chosen charity, Laura Lynn Children’s Hospice, benefited from this by a whopping €7000. In a very generous gesture, Will kindly donated the €3,000 back to the club.

As the night drew to a close, Chairman Dave Carroll addressed the audience to thank everyone involved and remind them that Quid Game was initiated to fund the clubs plan for a new pitch and community walking track in Cloughjordan. Everyone waited with bated breath to see if the target of €75,000 was reached. Much to the audience’s delight, the target was way surpassed, and the profit from the venture was €105,000! A cheer raised the roof in the Abbey Court.

Dave was delighted to say that in addition to raising the funds for the club, over €12,000 would be given back to local teams and charities, which meant a lot to the players and their supporters.

Thank you to each and every one of you who contributed to our fundraiser. We know that many of you contributed to several contestants. Thanks to our main event sponsors, The Clough Inn and Austins Centra, as well as over 100 businesses who sponsored players and adverts in our brochure on the night.

 

Cúl Camp

MacDonagh Park will host two Kelloggs Cúl Camps. The first Camp is scheduled for 1st to  5th July with the 2nd Camp running from 15th to 19th July. The cost is 1st child €75, 2nd child €50, 3rd and subsequent children €50. Each participant in the Camps will receive a jersey, ¼ Zip top and backpack. Booking is now open on kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie

 

Lotto

The jackpot stands at €3,500. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, or you can play on ClubSpot. Thanks for your continued support.

 

Bingo

The weekly Bingo session continues on Saturday night in the Fr. O’Meara Centre, Kilruane at 8.00pm. The jackpot is now a very attractive €1,700.