Best wishes to Niall O’Meara and the Tipperary team against Galway.
The third round of the county championship against Carrick Swan has been pencilled in for Saturday, 12th August in Cashel at 7.00pm.
Burgess will provide the opposition in the third round of the championship in MacDonagh Park on this Saturday, 5th August at 6.30pm.
MacDonaghs recorded a 2-13 to 0-13 home victory over Lorrha/Rovers Gaels in the fifth round of the championship. It was a very flat performance from the team who trailed 0-6 to 0-1 after twenty-one minutes. A bit of smart thinking by Craig Morgan in the 27th minute led to a goal that gave the Magpies a lifeline. Craig passed a 30m free to Luke Dervan who buried it in the corner of the net. After playing second fiddle for most of the half they only trailed by two points at the interval with the scoreboard reading 0-10 to 1-5. For most of the second half the team was stuck in gear and with ten minutes left were two points in arrears. The selectors moved Jerome Cahill to centre-forward and this switch changed the course of the game. MacDonaghs hit 1-5 without reply in the closing stages to secure a valuable brace of points. Team: Páidí Williams, Ben Chadwicke, Mark O’Neill, Nathan Ryan, Luke Morkan, Jerome Cahill (1-2), Oisín O’Meara, Sean McAdams (0-1), Devlin Courtney, Kian O’Kelly (0-1), Craig Morgan (0-7), Owen Usman, Aaron Morgan (0-1), Luke Dervan (1-0) and Matthew Spain (0-1). Sub: Neasa Minogue. This victory nails down a semi-final spot. The final group game will be away to Toomevara.
On Monday, 7th August MacDonaghs play Kildangan in the minor ‘B’ football final in Nenagh at 5.30pm.
On this Wednesday, 2nd August MacDonaghs travel to Borrisoleigh to take on the home side in the semi-final at 7.00pm.
Both our teams made their exit from the championship during the week. MacDonaghs (Dubh) lost 8-3 to 3-5 in the play-off against Silvermines while MacDonaghs (Bán) lost 1-11 to 2-3 in the semi-final against Lorrha. Panel against Lorrha: Danny Cahalan, Cian Moyles, Eamon Coonan, Eoin O’Neill, Jack Mulcahy (0-2), Cathal England, Tom Austin, Tristan Madden (0-1), Brian O’Meara, Michael Cleary, Andrew Hayes (1-0), John Quinlisk (1-0), John Hannan and David Persse.
Munster Activity Day
On last Saturday our U12 panel travelled to the Gaelic Grounds Limerick for the Munster Council Activity Day. They played Ballylooby-Castlegrace, St. Brendan’s (Ardfert) and Caherline (Limerick). Limerick hurler and footballer Gearóid Hegarty gave the players a tour of the stadium. Panel: Danny Cahalan, Jack Mulcahy, Jack Gleeson, John Quinlisk, Eoin O’Neill, Andrew Hayes, Tom Austin, Eamon Coonan, John Hannan, Peter Flannery, Cathal England, Brian O’Meara, Cian Moyles, Zack Clarke, Colm McAteer, Simon Austin, Joe Farrell and Michael Costello. Coaches: Michael O’Meara, Martin Cahalan, Eddie Coonan and John O’Meara.
Ballina hosted our two U10 teams on last Thursday. Thanks to Ballina for the invitation.
A 24-strong MacDonaghs panel visited our neighbours Toomevara on last Saturday for a very enjoyable blitz. Both clubs had three teams. Thanks to Toomevara for the invitation.
MacDonaghs played Silvermines and Borris-Ileigh in Dolla last Thursday. Thanks to Silvermines for organising the blitz.
Congratulations to Mark O’Meara and Marguerite Keogh who were married last Friday.