Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes Sept-18-2019
After last Saturday’s exit from the North championship attention now switches to the County quarter-finals which will take place on the weekend of 6th October.
In the semi-final of the ‘A’ plate MacDonaghs lost out to Ballina in Borrisoleigh on a 2-4 to 1-2 scoreline.
Our teams had mixed fortunes against Ballina. The ‘A’ team had a 3-6 to 1-5 victory while the ‘D’ team had to give second best to the home side.
MacDonaghs were in Clonlara, Clare on Saturday for the Jack Moriarty Memorial Tournament.
A win in our first game against Smith O’Briens set us up for a clash with Ballina. A much-improved second half display saw us come out on top. This qualified MacDonaghs for the final. Here we played a very strong home team. After an epic encounter in which teams were level on several occasions Clonlara came out on top by two points.
Congratulations to Emmet Dwyer who was named player of the tournament. A great achievement for Emmet. Thanks very much to Clonlara for the invitation and hospitality shown to us.
Liam MacCarthy Cup
There was tremendous excitement in the parish last week when Niall O’Meara, Craig Morgan, Jerome Cahill, Cian Darcy, Kian O’Kelly and Jake Morris brought the Liam MacCarthy, James Nowlan (All-Ireland U20) and JJ Kenneally (Munster U20) Cups to the local primary schools. The players, who were accompanied by club officials and GDA Paudie Malone, were given a tumultuous reception in all the schools. To finish off the day a call was made to the home of Tom McLoughney Kilruane MacDonaghs President and All-Ireland medallist 1961 and 1962.
Thanks to all the pupils and teachers for the great welcome, to Paudie Malone who co-ordinated the timetable for the day and to Bridget Delaney who was on hand with her camera.
The club extends sympathy to the Franks family on the death of Danielle’s father David Gravelle, Borrisokane.