MacDonaghs take on Toomevara in the first round of the county championship in Dolla on Sunday at 2.00pm. This is a massive test for the team with the management unable to select from a full deck due to the huge catalogue of injures. All supporters are urged make their way to Dolla and get behind the team.
In the third round of the league MacDonaghs travelled to Kenyon Park and after a good tussle in testing conditions the home side edged it by 1-13 to 1-12. Templederry enjoyed a three-point lead at the interval and at the end of third quarter had extended their advantage to seven. MacDonaghs rallied and chipped away at the deficit to leave the minimum between the sides at the finish. Team: Conor Doheny (0-3 from frees), Cormac Williams (0-1), Pat Williams, Tom Dooley, Martin Grace, Bob Dooley (Capt), Shane Williams, Alan Darcy (0-1), Mark O’Neill (0-1), Cormac Mannion (0-1), Tomás Hogan, Caoilainn Conroy, Rory McCarthy (0-1), Mark O’Meara (1-3 from frees) and Paddy Ryan. Subs: Jonathan Cahill, Niall Shinners and Kevin Oakley. This defeat ends any hopes of progressing in the league so attention now switches the championship.
Gardiner Park is the venue for the first round of the minor ‘B’ hurling championship against Borrisokane this Thursday, 12th April at 6.30pm.
MacDonaghs face Éire Óg in the football championship in Nenagh on Tuesday, 17th April at 6.30pm.
With the second last puck of the game Oisín Williams found the net to give MacDonaghs a dramatic 3-6 to 2-8 victory over Rockwell/Rosegreen in the County Féile ‘B’ hurling final that was played in Templemore. The West champions led by three points at the break and deep into added time held a slender two-point lead. In one last-gasp attack Oisín Williams was fouled and as darkness descended he sent the resultant free skimming along the ground to the net. Congratulations to the players, Alan Carroll (Manager), Jimmy Cahill (Coach) & selectors Martin Cahalan and Niall Shinners. After the game Martin Bourke, Chairman of County County Coiste na nÓg, presented the trophy to captain Sean Hayes.
Team: Zack Dervan, David Persse, Sean Hayes, Eamon Coonan, Jack Gleeson, Tom Larke, Jack Ryan, Jack Mulcahy, Eoin Carroll (0-1), Thomas Coonan, Tadhg O’Brien, Oisín Williams (2-5), John Quinlisk, Tom Austin (1-0) and Andrew Hayes. Subs: Daniel Cahalan, Cathal England, Eoin O’Neill, Tristan Madden, Cian Moyles, Brian O’Meara and Cian Hayes.
Commiserations to Rockwell/Rosegreen who proved to be very worthy opponents. Details of our Féile destination are not yet known but already the juvenile committee is hatching plans for a fundraiser that will finance the trip.
Under 12 Football
MacDonaghs (Bán) came out the right side of a 3-3 to 2-4 scoreline against Kildangan in Ardcroney while MacDonaghs (Dubh) also recorded a victory over the visitors.
Ardcroney Community Field Committee is organising a Table Quiz in the “Frolics Pub” Carney on Friday, 20th April. Proceeds from the Quiz will help fund the purchase of a new mower. Ardcroney Community Field is a major asset to both the GAA and Camogie clubs and is in regular use for training and matches. In order to maintain the pitches in the proper condition a new mower is essential. Members are asked to support the Quiz and those who are unable to attend can make a contribution to any member of the committee.