Kilruane MacDonaghs Weekly News Sept-27-2017
MacDonaghs play Toomevara in the first round of the championship in Nenagh on this Saturday, 30th September at 2.30pm.
A point ten minutes into injury time earned Cappawhite Gaels (1-9) a draw with MacDonaghs (3-3) in the county semi-final that was played in Templederry. A diagonal wind hampered efforts by both sides and after a first half in which defences reigned supreme the West champions led by 0-2 to 0-1 at the interval. In the second period MacDonaghs seized the initatiative and a brace of goals from Matthew Spain and one from Fionnan Minogue put them in control. However, Cappawhite rallied in added time to snatch a draw.
In the latest round of the Plate MacDonaghs (Bán) overcame Silvermines while MacDonaghs (Dubh) lost to Silvermines.
Paddy Quinlan Tournament
The annual Paddy Quinlan U10 Tournament took place in MacDonagh Park last Sunday morning. Burgess, Kiladangan, Scariff/Ogonolloe (2 teams) and MacDonagh (2 teams) participated. After some great games MacDonaghs got the better of Scariff/Ogonolloe to claim the Paddy Quinlan Trophy. Burgess edged out Kildadangan in the Plate Final and MacDonaghs saw off the challenge of Scariff/Ogonolloe in the Shield Final. John and David Quinlan were in attendance to present the trophies. Incidentally, the captain of the Burgess team was Adam Dorris, a grandnephew of Paddy Quinlan. Thanks to Michael and Jimmy Cahill who acted as referees and thanks to all who looked after the catering.
The club hosted a Blitz on last Saturday involving Nenagh Éire Óg (5 teams), Portroe and MacDonaghs (6 teams). Thanks to the parents who looked after the catering. The season comes to a conclusion on this Friday at 7.00pm in MacDonagh Park. Niall O’Meara will be on hand for the annual presentation night.
Night at the Dogs
The Camogie club and Lahorna Handball club are organising a “Night at the Dogs” in Thurles Greyhound Stadium on Saturday, 14th October. Tickets cost €10 and are available from committee members of both clubs. The ticket entitles the purchaser to a race card and entry to the Buster Race competition which has a jackpot prize of €500. This promises to be a great night for all the family with free entry for U16s.