Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes May 16th 2022
Best of luck to Craig Morgan, Cian Darcy, John Casey (Physio) and the Tipperary senior team against Cork on Sunday. Tickets can be purchased in the usual Centra and SuperValu outlets or online.
In the final group game of the County League we drew with Borris-Ileigh in MacDonagh Park. Score: MacDonaghs 0-24 Borris-Ileigh 1-21. MacDonaghs made a lightning start to this game, hitting three points in succession. The visitors replied with three points on the trot to leave the sides level after five minutes. A fortuitous Borris-Ileigh goal in the 15th minute propelled them into a four-point lead and at the break the scoreboard was 1-12 to 0-12 in their favour.
In the second half MacDonaghs began to shade possession and in the 45th minute a point from Conor Cleary left the sides level. A minnute later Jerome Cahill, now operating at full-forward, fielded the sliotar and fired to the net. The umpire appeared to be reaching for the green flag but following an intervention by the referee the goal was disallowed for a square ball. MacDonaghs shrugged off this setback and with just three minutes of normal time left had edged two points ahead. Unfortunately, we failed to see out the final minutes and two injury-time points from Borris-Ileigh earned them a draw.
However, a victory was necessary for MacDonaghs to claim a semi-final spot so attention now switches to the North championship which is scheduled to commence on the weekend of 25th /26th June.
Team: Conor Doheny, Conor Austin, Kieran Cahill, Aaron Morgan, Mark O’Neill, Jack Peters (0-1), Eoin Hogan (0-1), Sean McAdams, Páidí Williams (0-4), Conor Cleary (0-2), Kian O’Kelly (0-1), Jerome Cahill (0-2), Seamus Hennessy (0-3, 0-1 free), Thomas Cleary (0-3), Willie Cleary (0-7 frees). Subs: Martin Grace, Eanna Hogan.
In the second round of the North/Mid League we lost 2-12 to 0-14 against Gortnahoe-Glengoole in Gortnahoe but bounced back with an comfortable 3-21 to 0-10 victory victory over Upperchurch-Drombane in MacDonagh Park.MacDonaghs led by 1-8 to 0-5 at the break and scored freely in the second half to emerge deserving winners.
Team: Tom austin, Simon Austin, Danny Cahalan, Cian Hayes, John Hannan, Eamonn Coonan, Paul Molloy (0-1), Cian Moyles (0-2), Cathal England, Brian O’Meara (0-8, 0-4 frees), David Persse (0-1), Andrew Hayes, Shane Cleary (1-3), Cillian Healy (0-1), Michael Cleary (2-5). Subs: Conal Daly, Cathal McIntyre.
After an emphatic victory over Toomevara in the quarter-final the U15 ‘A’ football team have a home semi-final tie against Moneygall on this Thursday, 19th May at 6.45pm.
Team: Johnny Naughnane, William Jones, Fearghal Doheny, Fiachradh Woods, Tommy O’Meara (0-1), Tommy Burriss, Jack Quinlisk, Paul Molloy, Cillian Healy (0-2, free & 45), Thomas O’Brien (0-3), Michael Cleary (1-1), Ray Quinlivan (1-0), Cathal McIntyre (0-1), Shane Cleary (3-0), Michael Hennelly (1-3). Subs: Dara O’Looney, Cormac Gaynor, Dara Gaynor, Hugo Healy.
Cumann na mBunscol
Ardcroney NS U13 hurling team acquitted themselves well in the North final but lost to a very good Borrisoleigh NS team. The Kilruane NS U11 hurling team qualified for the County semi-final after they came out on top in the Blitz in Toomevara. Cloughjordan, Kiladangan and Birdhill were also involved. Cloughjordan NS U13 camogie team booked a County semi-final spot when they overcame Kilruane and Kiladangan in MacDonagh Park. Kilruane NS U11 camogie team also made it to the County semi-final with victories over Ardcroney, Cloughjordan, Leugh and Scoil Eoin Naofa in the Blitz in Roscrea.
Well done to Míoda O’Shea who lined out with the Tipperary Primary Game football team against Limerick in Semple Stadium. Míoda attends the Gaelscoil in Nenagh.
The first Camp 4th – 8th July is fully booked out. There are still places available on the second camp 18th – 22nd July. Book on www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie For further information contact Michael O’Meara 0872474768.
Hall of Fame
Congratulations to Len Gaynor who received the Gaelic Writers’ Association 2021 Hurling Hall of Fame Award. The Award was presented at a function in the Iveagh Garden Hotel, Dublin last week.
The Jackpot now stands at a very attractive €4,000. Tickets are available from the usual outlets or you can join on Clubforce.com. Thanks for your continued support.
Congratulations to the boys and girls from St. Michael’s NS, Cloughjordan who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday.
Congratulations to Declan Barrett and Shauna Hennessy who were married last Saturday.
The club extends sympathy to the O’Meara family, Ballintotty on the death of Margaret O’Meara (Née Murphy) formerly Templemore Road, Cloughjordan and to Joe Gleeson, Beechwood & Una Cleary, Ardcroney on the death of their nephew Donal Gleeson, Dublin.