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Junior

In the Junior ‘C’ final, we lost 0-19 to 1-13 against Silvermines after extra time in testing conditions in Toomevara. Silvermines had the better of the first half and led by 0-9 to 0-7 at the break. Three minutes into the second half, Silvermines extended their lead to four. MacDonaghs fought doggedly to stay in the contest, and with fifty-seven minutes gone were just two points in arrears. Nathan Lynch whipped a ground ball to the net, and the Magpies were ahead for the first time in the game. A minute later, Silvermines equalised, and we headed to extra time. Silvermines were two ahead  after the first period of extra time and extended the lead to four with three minutes left. Although we were running out of gas, we kept plugging away and cut the deficit to three. We were on the attack at the final whistle but couldn’t engineer the green flag that would have taken the game to penalties. It had been a noble effort by the team that just came up short.  

Team: Alan Quinlan, Aaron Conroy, Fergus England, David Mooney, Sean Hayes, Shane Williams, Cormac Williams, Diarmuid Cahill (0-1 free), Finnian Mannion, Eoin O’Meara, Pat Williams (0-2), David O’Sullivan (0-4, 0-3 frees), David Williams (0-1 free), Louis Kennedy, Martin Grace (0-4, 0-1 free, 0-1 lineball). Subs: Declan Barrett (0-1), Nathan Lynch (1-0), Stephen Cleary, Andrew Brennan.

Thanks to the players and the management team of Jimmy Cahill, Brian England, Michael O’Meara and Alan Quinlan for their efforts during the year. Congratulations to Silvermines on their victory.

 

U21

For the second week in a row, we went to extra time to chisel out a victory on a 4-25 to 2-24 scoreline over Newport in Lacken Park. With eight minutes left, we trailed by eight points, and some spectators were heading for the exit. Páidí Williams lashed a twenty-metre free to the net to offer a glimmer of hope. Three points on the trot from Jack Mulcahy, Eoin Carroll and a Páidí Williams free left just two between the teams. Newport replied with a point that looked to have sealed victory. However, with the second last puck of the game, an effort from Jack Mulcahy deceived the Newport keeper and the game headed into extra time. Score: MacDonaghs 3-16 Newport 2-19.

Galvanised by the late rally in normal time, MacDonaghs took the game by the scruff of the neck in the first period of extra time with the breeze in their backs. Helped by a goal from Nathan Lynch, Kilruane led by 4-23 to 2-23 after the first period. Down the home straight, they kept enough daylight between the sides to record a seven-point victory. Without the injured Aaron Morgan, the team showed great determination to book their place in the semi-final, where they face a stiff challenge against the defending champions Burgess in Kilcoleman on Sunday, 26th November at 12.00pm. Burgess will field the majority of last year’s team – thirteen I am reliably informed.

Team: Kevin Naughnane, Danny Cahalan, Cormac Doheny (0-1), Cian Hayes, Eamonn Coonan, David O’Sullivan (0-3, 0-1 free), Cian Moyles, Cathal England, Brian O’Meara (0-2), Eoin Carroll (0-7, 0-3 frees), Páidí Williams (1-9, 1-5 frees & 0-1 65), Jack Mulcahy (1-3), Nathan Lynch (2-0), Sean Hayes, Paul Dwyer. Subs: Ciaran Coffey, Eoin O’Meara, Tom Austin, Simon Austin.

Before the game, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of the late Denis Collins, brother of Newport chairman James Collins. Sympathy is extended to the Collins family.

 

Dean Ryan Cup

Congratulations to Charlie and Cormac Kennedy, who were members of the Nenagh CBS U17 panel that won the Dean Ryan Cup for the first time.

 

Cumann na mBunscol

Well done to Cloughjordan School U13 boys’ and the U11 girls’ football teams that qualified for their respective County finals. The boys got the better of Grange NS while the girls overcame Fethard NS. The Kilruane NS U13 girls’ football team gave a very good account of themselves but were edged out by Lisvernane NS in their County semi-final.  

 

AGM

The Annual General Meeting is pencilled in for Friday, 1st December at 8.30pm. Nomination forms are available on www.kilruane.com or from secretary.kilruanemacdonaghs.tipperary@gaa.ie  Forms must be returned to secretary Martina Cleary by 9.00pm on Friday, 25th November.

 

Lotto

The jackpot next week will be €4,900. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, or you can play on Club Spot. 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 now stands at €1,550.

 

Sympathy

The club extends sympathy to the McCarthy family, Coolnamona House, Cloughjordan on the death of John McCarthy.