Under 21 Football
In the County semi-final we lost 1-13 to 0-5 to Arravale Rovers in Borrisoleigh. The final scoreline does not do justice to the efforts of MacDonaghs who had to line out without county senior panellist Craig Morgan. At the first water break the sides were tied on 0-2 each. Arravale led by 0-5 to 0-4 at the break. However, on the resumption the Magpies ran out of steam the West champions ran out comfortable winners. Best wishes to Jake O’Kelly who sustained a knee injury after fielding the throw-in at the start of the game.
Team: Páidí Williams, Kevin Oakley, Jerome Cahill, Cormac Doheny, Matthew Moyles, Mark O’Neill, Oisín O’Meara, Aaron Morgan, Jake O’Kelly, David O’Sullivan, Kian O’Kelly, Ciaran Coffey, Nathan Lynch, Luke Dervan, Matthew Spain (0-5, 0-3 frees). Subs: Owen Usman, Luke Morkan, Devlin Courtney, Eoin England, Louis Kennedy, Niosa Minogue.
There was no joy for our football teams at the weekend. Our second team made the long journey to Ballyporeen on Saturday and lost 4-8 to 2-6. On Sunday, our second team had a home tie against Nenagh. The persistent rain made it a challenging test for players on both sides. At the interval, the teams were level on 0-4 each. Nenagh seized the initiative in the second half and were deserving 2-11 to 1-4 winners.
Under 12 Football
Our first team had to give second best to a very good Inane Rovers team in Roscrea. The home side dominated the first half but MacDonaghs regrouped at the interval and gave a very good account of themselves in the second period.
Len Gaynor Autobiography
Best wishes to Len Gaynor on the publication of his autobiography which is now available in bookshops. Written by Shane Brophy, this book will appeal to all followers of hurling.
The Jackpot now stands at a very attractive €11,600. Thanks to all our subscribers for your continued support.
The second Draw takes place on this Friday, 9th October. Promoters and subscribers are asked to ensure that all payments are brought up to date.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Johnny Dunne, Killowney Little, Ballymackey.