In the final round of the County League, we lost 3-21 to 0-14 away to Nenagh. The game marked the welcome return to action to action of Seamus Hennessy, Jack Peters and Conor Cleary. This encounter was very even in the first quarter, and the sides were tied on 0-7 each after seventeen minutes. Nenagh wrestled control of the game before the interval and led by 1-14 to 0-9 at the break. Nenagh dominated the third quarter, and by the time Willie Cleary registered MacDonaghs first score of the half from a free in the forty-eighth minute, the home team were out of sight.
Team: Conor Doheny, Ross Austin, Eanna Hogan, Ciaran Coffey, Jack Peters, Eoin Hogan (0-1), Conor Austin, Rory Grace, Seamus Hennessy (0-3, 0-1 free), David O’Sullivan, Kieran Cahill (0-1), Willie Cleary (0-6 frees), Cian Darcy, Jack Mulcahy, Eoin Carroll (0-2). Subs: Paddy Ryan, Conor Cleary, Cormac Doheny, Robert Austin, Danny Cahalan. Referee: Peter Carroll.
Next on the agenda will be the North quarter-final against Borris-Ileigh. The scheduling of this fixture depends on Tipperary’s progress.
We recorded a 3-24 to 0-14 home victory over Nenagh Éire Óg in the fourth round of the North/Mid League.
Team: Tom Austin, Cian Hayes, Cathal England, Fearghal Doheny, Paul Molloy, Eamonn Coonan, Ray Quinlivan (0-3), Shane Cleary (0-1), Michael Hennelly (0-3), Michael Cleary (0-5, 0-3 frees), Brian O’Meara (1-5), John Hannan (0-1), Cian Moyles (2-5), Jack Quinlisk. Subs: Fiachradh Ahearne Woods, Cathal McIntyre (0-1), Johnny Naughnane, Cormac Gaynor, William Jones. Referee: Pat O’Mahoney.
We played Boherlahan Dualla in MacDonagh Park on Monday and will have home advantage against Lorrha Rovers next Monday, 22nd May, at 7.15pm.
On Saturday morning, we hosted Moneygall for two very enjoyable games in brilliant sunshine. Thanks to Moneygall for travelling.
Cumann na mBunscol
Congratulations to Cloughjordan, who claimed the North U13 hurling title with a victory over an Ardcroney side that pushed them all the way to the final whistle. The Kilruane NS U11 hurling team qualified for the County semi-final by winning the Blitz in Puckane.
Cathal England and Cian Moyles were on the Tipperary team that overcame West Cork in the semi-final. Galway will provide the opposition in the All-Ireland final.
Once again, the club is running two Cúl Camps, 3rd to 7th July, and 17th to 21st July. The Camps are open to boys and girls between the ages of 6 and 13. There will be a week of action-packed activities. Each participant will receive the Cúl Camp Kit pack, consisting of backpack, jersey and ¼ zip top. The cost is €75 for the first child; €60 for the second child; €50 for third and subsequent children. All booking is online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie
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 €2,300. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, or you can play on Club Spot. Thanks for your continued support.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Pat O’Neill, Glenahilty Cross, Cloughjordan. Pat played junior with Kyle. In 1950, he lined out at corner-forward on the Kilruane MacDonaghs team that won the North junior final with a victory over Burgess. That team was backboned by players from Kyle. Pat scored two goals in that game. Club members formed a guard of honour at his funeral, and his coffin was draped in the MacDonaghs colours. As a mark of respect, the Tricolour in MacDonagh Park flew at half-mast. Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.