Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes Sep-06-2017
A 1-18 to 3-9 loss away to Borris-Ileigh brought the curtain down on this year’s championship. It was one of the better performances by the team. They fought to the bitter end and were right in contention to the final whistle. MacDonaghs started brightly and Cormac Mannion opened the scoring with a point. The home side equalised before a Liam Gibson point and a fortuitous goal from Conor Austin gave the visitors a great boost. At the interval the sides were level: MacDonaghs 2-6, Borris-Ileigh 0-12. Niall Shinners had raised the second green flag after great work by Tom Dooley. There was very little between the teams in the second half but Borris-Ileigh scored four of the last five points for a narrow victory. Thanks to the players and management for their efforts during the year. An unprecedented catalogue of injuries to our senior panel had a severe impact on numbers available for the juniors. Team: Shane Williams, Bob Dooley, Brendan McAdams, Colm Williams, Caoilainn Conroy, Pat Williams, Cormac Williams, Liam Gibson (0-2), Alan Darcy, Conor Austin (1-1) Jonathan Cahill (1-0), Mark O’Meara (0-3), Cormac Mannion (0-1), Niall Shinners (1-0) and Tom Dooley. Subs: Robert Austin (0-2), Finnian Mannion and Paddy Ryan.
The first round against Roscrea has been pencilled in for Saturday, 23rd September in Toomevara at 6.00pm.
A 1-15 to 0-12 defeat at the hands of Roscrea in the semi-final ended championship aspirations for 2017. The Magpies had to line out without Sean McAdams and his absence was a major handicap. Defences were on top in the first half with Roscrea leading 0-8 to 0-7 at the interval. A goal for Roscrea six minutes into the second half tilted the balance in their favour and they held out for a deserved victory. Team: Páidí Williams, Kevin Oakley, Oisín O’Meara, Luke Morkan, Nathan Ryan, Craig Morgan (0-7), Mark O’Neill, Jerome Cahill (0-1), Owen Usman, Devlin Courtney, Matthew Spain, Luke Dervan, David O’Sullivan, Jake O’Kelly and Kian O’Kelly (0-1). Subs: Aaron Morgan, Alan Spain and Sean McAdams.
Attention now switches to the county minor ‘B’ football semi-final against Cappawhite Gaels. This game may take place this weekend. Check fixtures.
In the first round of the Plate MacDonaghs had a good home victory over Borrisokane. On this Wednesday they are away to Newport at 6.30pm.
On Saturday morning MacDonaghs travelled to Borrisoleigh for a Blitz. They lost to the home team and recorded a victory over Scarrif-Ogonnelloe.
On Saturday we hosted Nenagh for a great morning of hurling. We had thirty-six players togged and played three enjoyable games. It was heartening to see so many parents present and willing to help out. Tea and sandwiches were served to everybody afterwards.
MacDonaghs and Newport played in MacDonagh Park last Saturday.
Each year members who have subscribed to the Membership Package are entered into a draw. When Tipperary are in the All-Ireland two tickets are raffled otherwise the cash equivalent is up for grabs. Damian Mulcahy won €160 in the draw which took place at the recent committee meeting.
The club extends sympathy to the family late Anne Ramzan (nee Kinehan), Tower Hill, Borrisokane and formerly Crowle, Cloughjordan.