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In the relegation semi-final, we play Upperchurch Drombane in Dolla this Sunday, 1st October, at 1.00pm. Admission is by ticket or Tap & Go.



In the second round of the junior ‘C’ championship, we lost 1-13 to 0-13 against Silvermines in MacDonagh Park. After a very even first half, the visitors led by 1-7 to 0-9 at the interval. Our defence was solid throughout the game. We enjoyed plenty of possession in both halves but failed to make it count on the scoreboard.

Team: Alan Quinlan, Arran Conroy, Martin Grace, David Mooney, Stephen Cleary, Shane Williams, Cormac Williams (0-1 free), Diarmuid Cahill (0-8, 0-6 frees & 0-2 65s) Finnian Mannion, Shane Whelan,  Pat Williams (0-2), Danny Cahalan (0-1), Eoin O’Meara, Fergus England (0-1), Conor Quinlan. Subs: Sean Hayes, Nathan Lynch, Louis Kennedy, Paul O’Neill, Brian Banaghan.  

Our final group game is at home to Borris-Ileigh this Saturday, 30th September, at 3.30pm.



In the ‘C’ County final, our second team lost 3-9 to 2-7 against Portroe in Moneygall. It was a great effort by the team in a game that was played in atrocious weather conditions. Portroe started well and had two points on the board before Michael Hennelly got MacDonaghs off the mark with a point from a free in the twelfth minute. A minute later, Portroe restored their two-point advantage with a point from play. Kilruane responded with a fine effort from play by Michael Hennelly. Both sides traded points from frees before Portroe had a purple patch and raised three white flags as the interval approached. Just on halftime, Michael Hennelly was on target from a 65 to leave Potroe 0-7 to 0-4 ahead at the break.

Three minutes into the second half,  Portroe struck for their first goal. MacDonaghs replied with a point from Cathal McIntyre, who had been moved outfield. Eight minutes into the half, the Magpies were right back in the game with a goal. Michael Hennelly floated a 65 into the goalmouth, and the sliotar ended up in the net. Lucas Jones may have gotten the deftest of touches as the sliotar was in flight. Two minutes later, Michael Hennelly added a point from play to leave the minimum between the sides. Portroe hit back with two points and scored the decisive second goal in the fifty-fourth minute. A third goal in the sixty-first minute put the game beyond Kilruane’s reach. To the team’s credit, they kept battling away and were rewarded with a goal in the sixty-third minute. A shot from Michael Hennelly ended up in the net with the help of a touch from Lucas Jones.

Team: (12-a-side) Cathal McIntyre, Fearghal Doheny, Jack Quinlisk, Cormac Gaynor, Johnny Naughnane, Donnacha O’Meara, Fiachra Ahearn Woods, Thomas O’Brien, Michael Hennelly, Lucas Jones, William Jones, Dara O’Looney.

To field two U17 teams this year was a notable achievement, and to have both reach their respective finals was no mean feat. Thanks to the management team of Cathal McIntyre, Mick Cleary, Pat Murphy, Jack Peters and Conor Cleary, who put in a huge effort with both teams. Thanks also to Dinny Cahill who trained the teams earlier in the year and to June Whelan, who looked after the first aid.

Congratulations to Portroe on their victory. Next on the agenda is the football championship, where we field one team.



In the ‘A’ Plate final, we play Silvermines this Saturday, 30th September, in MacDonagh Park with time to be confirmed.


Paddy Quinlan Tournament

The annual U11 Paddy Quinlan Tournament is pencilled in for Saturday, 7th October, in MacDonagh Park.



Last Saturday, our U7s teamed up with their camogie counterparts for an internal Blitz. A total of sixty players participated. Piper Ger Neville paraded the teams before the games began. The ice cream van made a welcome visit to round off a great morning. The curtain comes down on a very busy season for our U7s with the annual presentation night this Friday, 29th September.



The jackpot next week will be €4,200. 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.



The club extends sympathy to Louise Cromer, Cloughjordan No 1 NS, on the death of her father John Cromer, Toomevara.