MacDonaghs take on Thurles Sarsfields in the county quarter-final in Semple Stadium on Saturday at 3.30pm. This is going to be a mammoth task against the county champions. The panel is badly hit by injuries but are primed to give it an almighty effort. We hope that everybody will rally behind the team.
The first round against Roscrea has been pencilled in for Saturday, 23rd September in Toomevara at 6.00pm.
In the county semi-final MacDonaghs will face Cappawhite Gaels.
In the second round of the Plate MacDonaghs had an 11-5 to 1-7 away victory over Newport. Scorers: Jack Mulcahy (4-1), Oisín Williams (3-0), Eoin Carroll (1-4), Thomas Coonan, Tristan Madden and John Quinlisk (1-0) each.
MacDonaghs (Bán) lost 2-5 to 2-1 away to Moneygall in the latest round of the Plate.
MacDonaghs journeyed to Ballinasloe last Saturday for a tournament organised by Craughwell. We had a great day, getting the better of Newmarket (Clare), overcoming the hosts Craughwell and Ardrahan (Galway) on the way to the final against Kilmacud Crokes. In the decider we had to give second best to a strong Dublin team.
We also participated in the U9 Craughwell tournament. MacDonaghs defeated Newmarket and Ardrahan. We lost to Craughwell by a point but still qualified for the final where we drew with Ballinasloe. A great achievement by this panel.
Borrisokane and Silvermines travelled to MacDonagh Park for a Blitz. MacDonaghs had thirty-four players togged out and fielded four teams. Silvermines and Borrisokane had two teams in action. Each team played three twenty-minute games. Parents again supplied sandwiches and helped out with tea. A great community spirit is developing with this group.
Congratulations to Michael Cummins, c/o Cronan Casey who won €500 and Michael Daly, Kilruane who won €200 in the County Draw.