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We play Cappawhite in the County semi-final of the ‘B’ championship on this Sunday in Newport at 1.00pm.



In our first round in Tony Reddin Park we played out a draw with Lorrha/Rovers. We scored 3-13  in reply to 1-19 from the home team. The omens didn’t look great at the interval as we trailed by two points after playing with the wind. A much-improved second half performance yielded goals from Páidí Williams, Jack Mulcahy and Nathan Lynch. With five minutes of normal time left we had edged five points ahead. However, Lorrha/Rovers hit five points from frees to draw the game, the equaliser in the 65th minute. Lorrha actually scored 0-14 from frees.

Team: Kevin Naughnane, Ross Austin, Cormac Doheny, Danny Cahalan, Ciaran Coffey, Aaron Morgan, Páidí Williams (1-4, 1-3 frees) David O’Sullivan, Matthew  Moyles, Paul Dwyer (0-1), Matthew Spain (0-1), Eoin Carroll (0-5, 0-4 frees & 0-1 65), Jack Mulcahy (1-1), Kian O’Kelly (0-1), Nathan Lynch (1-0). Subs: Jack Gleeson, Sean Hayes, Tristan Madden, Andrew Hayes (Not used).

Referee: Pat Murray (Moneygall).

The next round is at home to Silvermines on the weekend of 3rd /4th December.


U17 Football

Congratulations to players and management on edging out Silvermines by 0-9 to 2-2 in the North Final that was played in testing conditions in Ballina. With the wind in their backs Silvermines led by 2-1 to 0-0 after fifteen minutes. However, from there to the end they only added one point to their tally. Silvermines keeper denied MacDonaghs two goals with saves from Michael Cleary and Brian O’Meara (penalty). Kilruane trailed 2-1 to 0-2 at the interval. MacDonaghs were the better team in the second half. Tommy Burriss scored a magnificent long-range point. Andrew Hayes kicked the winning score when his shot rattled off the crossbar and the ball flew over for a point. Earlier in the half Andrew found the net but the referee called back play for a Kilruane free.

Team: Shane Cleary, Simon Austin, Danny Cahalan, Cian Hayes, Paul Molloy, Eamonn Coonan, Tommy Burriss (0-1), Cian Moyles, Cathal England, Brian O’Meara, Jack Mulcahy (0-1), Cillian Healy (0-4 frees), Michael Cleary, Tom Austin, Andrew Hayes (0-3). Subs: John Hannan, Ray Quinlivan, Cathal McIntyre, Donnacha O’Meara.

After the game John Delaney, Treasurer of the North Board, presented the trophy to captain Danny Cahalan.



The Annual General Meeting will be held in the Clubroom on Friday, 2nd December at the later time  8.30pm. Mass for deceased members will be celebrated in Cloughjordan Church on Sunday, 4th December at 11.00am. Nomination forms are available on the Website or you can email to obtain one. Forms must be returned to Secretary Martina Cleary by 9.00pm on Sunday, 27th November.


GAA Quiz

Congratulations to the Kilruane NS team of Caoimhe Kennedy, Mark Gaynor, Colin Gaynor and Cian O’Looney and the Ardcroney NS team of Mark Cleary, Tadhg Teefey, Shane O’Meara and Paul Williams who qualified for the County Final of the Primary Schools GAA Quiz. The North Final was held in the Kiladangan GAA Complex with Kilruane finishing second and Ardroney coming fourth.



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John Hyland RIP

The late John Hyland was a member of the 1978 U12 hurling team that won our first divisional title in this grade. He was also a member 1980 U14 team, the  most successful juvenile side that ever left the parish, that won North and County Rural and Urban Rural titles and reached the All-Ireland Féile Final in Galway. John’s next success was in 2004 when he won North & County Junior ‘B’ medals and a North Junior ‘B’ League medal. That was also the first year he became involved as a selector when he was with the U12 team. John was to go on and work with the Senior, Junior, U21, U19 and U16 teams. Some years he was involved with more than one team and he also found time to serve as a trainer and selector with the Junior ‘A’ camogie side that won the County League title in 2012.  He also coached the Nenagh Ormond Senior Ladies Rugby team in 2014.

John became a selector with the senior hurlers in 2009 when they won the O Riain Cup and he filled the same role the following year. He will be forever associated with the successful U21 teams. John was a selector on the sides that won the 2009 and 2010 North finals with the 2010 team going on to record a famous County final victory over Thurles Sarsfields in Dolla. In 2012 and 2013 he assumed the manager’s role with the U21s as they recorded successive divisional victories. Unfortunately, the 2013 team lost out by a point to Thurles in the County final. However, he did achieve County success that year when he was a selector with the U16 team that won a historic first County title in this competition. John also served on the club committee for a number of years. John was  a passionate Kilruane MacDonaghs man to the core, a great clubman.

At his funeral his coffin was draped in the MacDonaghs colours and club members formed a Guard of Honour. The Tricolour in MacDonagh Park flew at half-mast as a mark of respect and a minute’s silence was observed before the U17 football final and the U21 hurling game against Lorrha/Rovers. Sympathy to his mother Helen, sisters Fiona & Deirdre, his brother Paul, the Hyland and Hayes  families.