In the first round of the plate competition MacDonaghs had a 3-10 to 2-10 victory over Roscrea in St. Cronan’s Park. Team: Danny Cahalan,Conal Daly, Sean Hayes, Jack Ryan, Cian Moyles, Ross Austin, Trent Deane, Eoin Carroll, Jack Gleeson, Andrew Hayes, Tadhg O’Brien, Cathal England, Oisin Williams, Jack Mulcahy, John Quinlisk. Subs: Eoin O’Neill, Brian O’Meara , Cian Hayes ,Tom Austin. In the semi-final Nenagh will provide the opposition.
On last Sunday morning we headed to Boherlahan to participate in their tournament. After three group games we had a 100% record. In semi-final we were up against the home team. This was a brilliant match between two evenly matched sides. A pointed free in injury time from Kilruane brought this game to extra time. Here again there was nothing between the teams until a MacDonaghs goal at the finish saw us over the line. A heroic effort in final was not enough and we narrowly lost out to a strong St. Mary's outfit.
Our U9s also were also in Boherlahan and qualified and from their group. In the semi-final we got the better of the hosts. In final we were up against a very talented Danesfort side from Kilkenny. In an epic encounter the skill and commitment of both teams was a joy to see. MacDonaghs showed great composure in the last few minutes as Danesfort came in search of a goal. This was a brilliant win by a very talented group. There were great scenes of excitement as captain Mark Cleary lifted the cup.
Thanks to Boherlahan for the invitation and running two great tournaments.
Paddy Quinlan Tournament
The annual Paddy Quinlan U10 Tournament takes place in MacDonagh Park on this Saturday, 5th October at 10.00am. Participating teams are Na Piarsaigh (Limerick), Boherlahan, Burgess, Portroe and Kilruane MacDonaghs.
Cumann na mBunscol
Kilruane N.S. qualified for the North final of their section in the U13 football championship with victories over Kiladangan, Lissenhall and Ballinahinch in the Blitz that was played in Puckane.
Ardcroney N.S. also qualified for the North final in their championship with victories over Birdhill and Scoil Eoin, Roscrea. They face Borrisoleigh N.S. in the decider in Toomevara on this Friday, 4th October at 11.00am.
The club is launching a Confined Draw. In this major fundraiser there are 22 prizes: 1st Car; 2nd €2,000; 3rd €1,000; 4th €500; 5th & 6th €250; 6x€200; and 10x€100. Tickets, which cost only €50, will be on sale next week. Proceeds will help fund ongoing and future development in MacDonagh Park. The Draw will take place in Nenagh Golf Club on Saturday, 16th November.