MacDonaghs take on Kiladangan in the quarter-final of the championship in Dolla on Sunday evening at 7.30pm. Your support against the championship favourites would be appreciated.
MacDonaghs came out the wrong side of a 0-19 to 1-15 scoreline against Nenagh in the fourth round of the league in MacDonagh Park, Nenagh. Despite losing by the minimum of margins, this was an encouraging display by the Magpies. On a perfect evening for hurling MacDonaghs started well and after ten minutes led by 0-5 to 0-3. On the quarter hour mark the sides were level on 0-5 each. Nenagh began to get a grip around midfield and had the better of matters for the remainder of the half. The home team led by 0-12 to 0-7 at the break.
On the resumption, MacDonaghs carried the game to Nenagh and the direct running of the forwards earned four frees in succession and James Cleary punished each indiscretion with a white flag. This flurry of scores was punctuated by a Nenagh point. A goal by Mark O’Meara in the 43rd minute put MacDonaghs ahead by a point. With ten minutes left Kilruane led by three points. However, the Magpies appeared to run out of steam. Unfortunately, two frees for catching the ball three times gifted Éire Óg a brace of white flags. Deep into injury time the teams were level, but Nenagh hit the winner just on the call of time. MacDonaghs still remain in the hunt for a qualification spot and have two games left against Templederry and Burgess. Team: Niall Shinners, Bob Dooley, Pat Williams, Tom Dooley, Liam Gibson, Declan Barrett, Cormac Williams, Alan Darcy, Conor Austin, Pat Conway (0-1), Paddy Ryan, Mark O’Meara (1-0), Cormac Mannion, Brendan McAdams (0-1) and James Cleary (0-12 seven points from frees). Subs: Robert Austin and Caoilainn Conroy.
On last Saturday our U17 hurlers participated in a seven-a-side blitz in Kilcolman. Thanks to Burgess for the invitation.
We travelled to Newport last Saturday for a blitz involving Ballinahinch, Kiladangan, Moneygall Kilruane MacDonaghs and the host club. All our 28 boys played three matches. Thanks to Newport for the invitation.
The new County Draw commences on this Friday, 9th June. There is a €500,000 Prize Fund with 30 prizes every month including two cars. In May the Star Prize is a Renault Kadjar worth €30,000.The last draw was very successful for the club. We had nine winners with Joan Ryan claiming €15,000 in October and Len Gaynor pocketing €5,000 in December. You can join by contacting any member of the committee or co-ordinator Carmel Daly 087-2409854.
The annual Kellogg’s Cúl Camp will be held in MacDonagh Park 3rd to 7th July. Activities commence each day at 10.00am and conclude at 2.00pm. Parents are encouraged to apply online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie as this will lessen the administrative load on the organisers. Application forms have been distributed through the schools to facilitate parents who are not in position to register online. The first child in a family costs €60, the second child €50 and the third and subsequent children €40. Last year we had 169 participants who enjoyed a fun-filled week.
Lost & Found
A small child’s club tracksuit top was found on the bank side in Templemore at the MacDonaghs and Thurles game. Contact Gilbert Williams 087-2176452.
Best wishes to all who are doing the Junior and Leaving Cert examinations.
Congratulations to Diarmuid Cahill and Stacey Cannon on their recent marriage.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Pauline McCarthy, Ballycapple, Cloughjordan.