Kilruane MacDonaghs Weekly Notes 10-May-2017
MacDonaghs qualified for the North quarter-final with a 0-27 to 1-13 victory over Borrisokane in Gardiner Park. Not since 1942, when Hitler ruled the roost in Europe and the primary mode of transport was the humble bike, did Kilruane travel to take on Borrisokane in their home patch in the senior championship. On that occasion MacDonaghs, in their green and gold jerseys, triumphed on a 4-7 to 1-6 scoreline. Last Sunday, on a day more suited for the beach in Salthill, the Magpies travelled to Borrisokane as red-hot favourites. Injuries ruled out Thomas Williams, Thomas Cleary, Brian O’Meara and Ray McLoughney though the latter two saw some action. The early exchanges saw little between the sides and after seven minutes MacDonaghs led by 0-5 to 0-3. The visitors always had the edge and with sixteen minutes gone they were 0-10 to 0-3 ahead. MacDonaghs were on top in most sectors of the field against a determined Borrisokane side who fought for every ball. At the interval Kilruane were well in control with the scoreboard reading 0-16 to 0-8 in their favour.
Borrisokane hit the ground running and fired over three points in succession, two from frees. This stung the Magpies into action and they reeled off six points in a row to open an eleven-point gap. The margin was extended to thirteen in the 51st minute before Colm Larkin found the net from a 20m free. At the final whistle eleven points separated the sides. Team: Conor Doheny, Éanna Hogan, Jack Peters, Stephen Cleary, Willie Cleary, Seamus Hennessy (0-3), Eoin Hogan, Craig Morgan (0-1), Justin Cahill (0-2), Jerome Cahill (0-3), Conor Cleary (0-4), Darragh Peters, James Williams (0-2), Kieran Cahill (0-3) and Cian Darcy (0-8). Subs: Brian O’Meara (0-1) and Ray McLoughney (Blood.)
MacDonaghs are at home to Toomevara in the second round of the league on this Saturday, 13th May at 7.00pm.
In the U16 ‘A’ football final MacDonaghs lost out to Inane Rovers on a 1-11 to 0-6 scoreline. It was a fine achievement to reach the decider where they were beaten by a better team. Attention now switches to the hurling championship which commences after the examinations. Best of luck to Inane in the county championship.
Cumann na mBunscol
Ardcroney N.S. (6-10) drew with Templederry N.S. (8-4) in the North final. Ardcroney came from behind to snatch a draw in normal time. The sides couldn’t be separated in extra time and must meet again. A better balanced Boher N.S. outfit got the better of Cloughjordan Schools in the North final on a 6-8 to 5-6 scoreline. Well done to Cloughjordan on making the final and best of luck to Boher in the county semi-final.
Cloughjordan overcame Borrisoleigh in the Community Games hurling competition on a 3-3 to 1-5 scoreline.
Congratulations to Diarmuid Cahill who won the €9,400 Lotto Jackpot. Thanks to all our subscribers and promoters for their continued support. The Jackpot now stands at a very attractive €2,100.
The club extends congratulations and best wishes to Shane Williams and Emma Harty on their recent marriage.
The annual Juvenile and Camogie Clubs’ Clothes collection takes place between Monday, 22nd and Saturday 27th May. Bags of clothes can be dropped into the Complex all that week.
The annual Kellogs Cúl Camp will be held in MacDonagh Park 3rd to 7th July. Parents are encouraged to register their children online at https://www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie/booking/online/?venue=809 as this will lessen the administrative load on the organisers. For those unable to register online, application forms will soon be available through the schools.