Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes May 23rd 2022
Commiserations to Craig Morgan, Cian Darcy, John Casey and the Tipperary senior team on the loss to Cork.
On last Saturday we participated in the Ger Grace Memorial Tournament in Dolla. This was an an 11-a-side competition. It took a while for our players to come to grips with the format and they they lost 3-6 to 0-6 against Loughmore in the first round. A narrow second round 3-7 to 2-9 loss against Mullinahone meant that the victories over Silvermines (5-9 to 2-7) and Templederry (5-9 to 5-4) weren’t sufficient to secure a place in the final. Thanks to Silvermines for the invitation to a very well-organised Tournament and congratulations to Templederry who claimed the trophy. Next on the agenda is the North quarter-final against Kiladangan on Sunday, 26th June in Nenagh.
The first round of the championship has been brought forward to Friday, 3rd June. There are five teams in this championship: Kilruane MacDonaghs, Borris-Ileigh, Nenagh and Toomevara. The top four teams will qualify for the semi-final.
We advanced to the semi-final of the ‘B’ championhip with a 6-7 to 4-7 away victory over Ballina after extra time. In the semi-final we are away to Moneygall on this Thursday, 26th May at 7.00pm.
We played Shannon Rovers in Ballinderry on Monday evening. The next game will be against Kiladangan.
A 2-15 to 2-4 home victory over Moneygall booked a place in the final of the ‘A’ football championship. Moneygall led by 2-3 to 1-3 at the interval and with forty-seven minutes gone MacDonaghs had just a two-point advantage. However, we finshed strongly to emerge winners.
Team: Johnny Naughnane, William Jones, Fearghal Doheny, Fiachradh Woods, Tommy O’Meara (1-1), Tommy Burriss, Jack Quinlisk, Paul Molloy, Cillian Healy (0-2 frees), Ray Quinlivan (1-0), Michael Cleary (0-7, 0-3 frees), Thomas O’Brien (0-1), Michael Hennelly (0-1), Shane Cleary (0-1), Cathal McIntyre. Subs: Dara O’Looney, Hugo Healy (0-2), Cormac Gaynor, Dara Gaynor, Tommy Gaynor. In the final Ballina will provide the opposition.
Cumann na mBunscol
Kilruane NS U11 camogie team qualified for the County final with a victory over Youghalarra NS in Kilcolman. The U11 boys team played New Inn NS in the County semi-final on Tuesday. Cloughjordan U13 camogie team will play Mullinahone NS in the County semi-final on Thursday, 2nd June.
Congratulations to Saoirse Ryan, Ardcroney NS who played with the Tipperary Primary Game camogie team in Semple Stadium last Sunday. Saoirse plays camogie with the Silvermines club.
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.
The Jackpot now stands at a very attractive €4,100. Tickets are available from the usual outlets or you can join on Clubforce.com. Thanks for your continued support.
The club is organising a Limited Draw that has a Prize Fund of €17,000, There is a total of 17 prizes. First prize is €10,000, 2nd €2,000, 3rd €1,000, 4x€500 prizes and 10x€200 prizes. The Draw takes place in the Clough Inn on Friday, 29th July. Tickets, costing €50, will be on sale next week and can be purchased from a vast network of sellers including committee members, players and parents. The money raised will be used to finance the development and maintenance of our facilities in MacDonagh Park to cater for all our hurling, camogie and football teams.
Congratulations to the boys and girls from Ardcroney NS, Cloughjordan who made their First Holy Communion last Saturday.
The club extends sympathy to the Gleeson family, Beechwood on the death of Marguerite Brogan (née Gleeson), Ballysheehan Cashel and formerly Beechwood and to the Norris and Harty families on the death of Jim Norris, Brookville Green, Nenagh and formerly Glasgow.