A 3-21 to 1-14 victory over Moneygall in Roscrea secured a place in the final against Borris-Ileigh. This was our best display of the season against a Moneygall side that was without one of its most influential players. We led 1-12 to 1-9 at the interval with the goal coming from Cian Moyles. The game was in the balance until two late goals from Ray Quinlivan put daylight between the sides.
Team: Tom Austin, Simon Austin, Cathal England, Cian Hayes, Paul Molloy (0-1), Eamonn Coonan, Tommy Burriss, Shane Cleary, Cillian Healy, Tommy O’Meara, Cian Moyles (1-1), John Hannan (0-1), Brian O’Meara (0-8), Ray Quinlivan (2-1), Michael Cleary (0-9, 0-6 frees). Subs: Charlie Kennedy, Cormac Kennedy (0-1), Hugo Healy, Stasic Setikas.
We lost the final to Borris-Ileigh in Nenagh on a 0-23 to 3-10 scoreline. Report next week.
Both our teams qualified for the County finals with victories in Templederry last Saturday. The ‘D’ team recorded a 5-5 to 3-3 victory over Holycross Ballycahill.
Team: Mark Gaynor, Odhran Goulding, Rian Harte, Colin Gaynor, Sean Whelan, Robert Cleary, Shane Carroll (0-1), Isaac Hussey Sheahan, Jack Ryan (1-1), Ciaran Foote (3-2, 1-1 frees), Rory McLoughney (1-1). Subs: Liam Dollery, Harry Gannon, Ben Sheils, Luke Flannery, James Last, Daniel O’Brien, Liam Killackey, Cathal McLoughney, Aidan Fahey, Tom Hannan, Sam Harding.
The ‘A’ team were 1-17 to 0-7 winners over Durlas Óg.
Team: Shane O’Meara, Tadhg Teefey, Ben Williams, Cian O’Looney, Mark Cleary, Dylan Hussey Sheahan, Tiarnan Casey, Jack O’Meara (0-4), Michael Hutchinson (0-3), Lukah Williams (1-6, 0-1 free), Tarla Doris (0-2), Senan O’Leary (0-2, 0-1 free), Paul Williams. Sub: Ronan Hayes.
The County finals are scheduled for this Sunday, 18th September, in Clonoulty. In the ‘D’ final, we play Rockwell Rovers at 10.30am with the ‘A’ team up against Cashel at 12.00pm. Best of luck to our teams and management. Rockwell will be backboned by players who have attended New Inn NS. Last year, Kilruane NS U11 had a mighty tussle with New Inn in the County semi-final, so our lads will have to be on their toes from the throw-in if they want to retain their title. Before a ball was pucked in the ‘A’ championship, Cashel have been touted as County champions. They have swept all before them on their path to the final, so our players will have to dig deeper than ever before to grind out a result.
We are appealing to all our supporters to get to Clonoulty to support both teams. We had tremendous vocal support at the U17 final. We would like that support to be replicated on Sunday in Clonoulty.
On Saturday morning, we travelled to Lacken Park to participate in a Blitz with Newport and Clarinbridge, Galway. The boys had an enjoyable day and played some great hurling. Thanks to Newport for hosting.
The jackpot next week will be €4,000. Tickets are available from the usual outlets, or you can play on Club Spot. Thanks for your continued support.
The weekly Bingo session continues on Saturday night in the Fr. O’Meara Centre, Kilruane at 8.00pm. The jackpot now stands at €1,500.
Congratulations to Seamus Hennessy and Ailbhe Durkin, who were married last Friday.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late John Kelly, Cappawhite. John played with Kilruane MacDonaghs in 1972 and 1973. He lined out at full-back on the team that contested the 1973 North and County finals. Sympathy is also extended to Sarah, Donall, Shane, the Higgins, Burke & Quinlan families on the death of Adam Higgins, Caherlistrane, Galway and to the family of the late Theresa Reddan (née Walsh), Main Street and Templemore Road, Cloughjordan.