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Kilruane MacDonaghs Notes Apr-17-2019





Sunday’s 1-21 to 0-11 victory over Silvermines in Toomevara has secured a spot in the quarter-final of the North championship. It was the first meeting of the sides in the senior championship since 2000 when Silvermines prevailed on a 1-15 to 1-14 scoreline in a game that was also played in Toomevara. In this latest encounter a biting wind made hurling difficult for both sides. Justin Cahill won the toss and wisely elected to play with the elements.  From the throw-in there was an intensity about MacDonaghs play that had been lacking against Killenaule.  This was best exemplified by Cian Darcy who tackled and chased at every opportunity without resorting to fouling.

Silvermines opted to play Orrie Quirke as a sweeper throughout the game and although he collected several short puck outs in the first half MacDonaghs came to terms with the extra defender by playing the ball down the wings. Points from Cian Darcy and Seamus Hennessy inside two minutes put the Magpies into a lead they would never surrender. At the interval the score was 0-13 to 0-4 in favour of Kilruane. A little more zip on the inside forward line could have raised two green flags in the opening half.  Kieran Cahill only lasted thirteen minutes when a hamstring injury bought his participation to a premature end. Conor Lillis did well when he was introduced on the half-forward line with Niall O’Meara pushed into full-forward.

On the resumption Kian O’Kelly was sited on the edge of the square while Niall O‘Meara was restored to wing-forward. Kian was a handful at full-forward and Niall began to play a very influential role as the game wore on. With fifteen minutes left Silvermines had cut the deficit to six points. However, MacDonaghs kept their composure and played the ball neatly through the lines into the teeth of the wind. The half backline of Craig Morgan, Justin Cahill and Darragh Peters began to dominate — while this trio are kept together we can be a match for any side.  James Cleary at corner back was the target for many of Thomas Williams’ short puck outs and he generally delivered these down the left the left wing, thereby taking the sweeper out of the game.  A Conor Cleary goal in the 53rd minute after clever inter-play by the forwards extended the gap to eleven points and put the game out of Silvermines reach.

Team: Thomas Williams, Eoin Hogan, Jack Peters, James Cleary, Craig Morgan, Justin Cahill, Darragh Peters (0-2), SeamusHennessy (0-3), Ray McLoughney, Kian O’Kelly, Cian Darcy (0-8, 0-6 from placed balls), Niall O’Meara (0-4), Mark O’Neill, Kieran Cahill (0-1) and Conor Cleary (1-3). Subs: Conor Lillis (13mins) and Conor Austin (50mins).

The next round is a bit like Brexit. We know it is going to happen but we are not sure when. Tipperary’s progress in the championship will determine the timing. In the meantime, focus switches to the County League with an away game against Borris-Ileigh on Sunday, 28th April at 2.00pm.


MacDonaghs travel to Templederry to take on the home side in the North League on this Saturday, 20th April at 7.00pm.


In the second round of the hurling League MacDonaghs gave a good account of themselves against Éire Óg in Nenagh. The home side were worthy winners. On this Wednesday, 17th April we host Roscrea in the third round at 7.00pm.

Under 14

In the football championship MacDonaghs lost out to Burgess in Kilcolman on a 5-6 to 2-7 scoreline. Kilruane failed to make good use of the wind in the first half and trailed by a point at the interval.  The played much better into the elements in the second half. Team: Liam Foley, Trent Deane, Danny Cahalan, John Quinlisk, Brian O’Meara, Tristan Madden, John Hannan, Cian Moyles, Cathal England (0-1), Colm McAteer, Jack Mulcahy (2-2), Billy Harty (0-3), Eoin O’Neill, Andrew Hayes and Tom Austin. Subs: Tommy Burriss, Ray Quinlivan, Michael Cleary, Paul Molloy (0-1), Cathal McIntyre and Shane Cleary.

 Under 12

All three teams were in action in the in the football championship last week. Kilruane were away to Inane Rovers in St. Cronan’s Park and recorded a one-point victory while at the same venue De Wets came out the wrong side of a 3-6 to 3-4 scoreline against the Roscrea side. Meanwhile, MacDonaghs got no joy from their visit to Lacken Park and lost out to a stronger Newport side.  

 Astro Turf

The official opening of the Astro Turf will be performed by County Chairman John Devane on Friday, 26th April at 8.00pm. On the same night the minor hurlers will be presented with their North medals. Everybody is invited to attend.

Cumann na mBunscol

Kilruane N.S. overcame a spirited Puckane N.S. in the first round of the U13 hurling championship in MacDonagh Park. Ballinahinch N.S. will provide the opposition in the next round.

 MacDonagh Park

Thanks to JP McKenna who provided parking facilities for the clash of Kiladangan and Toomevara in the first round of the North championship on last Friday evening.

 Tipperary Draw

The new Tipperary Draw has a prize fund of €500,000 including twelve cars. Thanks to all who subscribed to the last the Draw and we look forward to your continued support. In the next few weeks our promoters will be carrying out a forensic trawl of the parish in an attempt to increase our numbers in the Draw.

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Weekly Club Notes – Sep 6th 2019



***Kindly Sponsored by Pa’s Bar, Upperchurch***
We resumed county hurling action last weekend with a close and exciting clash against Burgess. A nip and tuck first half saw us take a 3 point lead into the break and we maintained this advantage till a Burgess goal midway through the second levelled proceedings. From there on points were traded until Burgess took a 2 point lead approaching full time. But our lads found an extra gear to fire over 3 unanswered points and claim the win 0-21 to 1-17. With Loughmore & Nenagh playing out a draw in the other group game it leaves the table very tight. Nenagh on 3 pts, Upperchurch & Loughmore on 2 pts and Burgess on 1 pt.
Tomorrow(Saturday) we play our final county group round against Loughmore-Castleiney at 5pm in Templetouhy. The winners will progress to the knockout stages. Best of luck to the players and hoping for good support to cheer them on. The mid quarter final against Thurles Sarsfields is scheduled for Sunday Sept 15th at 2pm in The Ragg.

Next Wednesday we face off against Éire Óg Annacarty in our final county group game with the winner qualifying for the county quarter finals. This match is fixed for Dundrum at 6pm and it would be great to see a big turnout there.

To help supporters see as many games as possible, Tipperary Co. Board is rolling out a weekend pass for all games this weekend. For just €15 you can attend as many games as you wish during Saturday and Sunday if you avail of the Weekend Package. This package can be purchased from gate checkers at all games on Saturday.

Club membership for 2019 is now overdue. Anyone wishing to pay can do so either to club registrar JJ Kinane or online at Prices remain unchanged from last year. €20 for all players between the ages of 16 to 18. €30 for all players between the ages of 18 to 21. €60 for all players over 21 years of age. €40 for all non playing members irrespective of age.

An updated range of club merchandise can be purchased from the O’Neills website. The link for the shop is:

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Club Notes 26/08/19



Club Notes 26/08/19

Inter County: Pride of place this week must go to our two clubmen Conor Bowe and Gearoid O’Connor who brought back two more coveted All Ireland medals to the parish following their emphatic win over Cork. We could not be happier for the two lads and we congratulate them on all they have achieved. All pictures thanks to Billy Loughnane.

Senior Football: Our Senior Footballers travelled to Golden last Sunday evening where they faced Clonmel Commercials in Round 2 of the championship. With a few lads unable to make it we faced a strong Clonmel side who eventually ran out winners. We have one game remaining in the Football Championship and it’s a vital journey to Clonoulty where we take on Arravale on September 8th at 12noon.

Intermediate: All roads lead to Borrisoleigh this Saturday at 2pm where we face Ballinahinch in round 2 of the County Intermediate Hurling Championship. This is a huge game for the club and we urge all supporters to make the short journey to Borrisoleigh and don your green and gold. Also on September 15th at 12noon in Holycross we face Drom/Inch in the Mid Semi Final. Keep the date free!

Junior: We now know our opponents for the Mid Junior B Final. We will face Drom/Inch with all details TBC at Monday nights CCC. Please see Club Social Media for game details.

Flagbearer: Congratulations to JP Moore of Moyne who was a flagbearer for Saturdays All Ireland U20 Final. Well done JP!

U13: Our U13’s begin their shield competition this coming Thursday where they face JK Brackens in Templemore at 6.45pm.

U11: Well done to our U11 Group 2 team who defreated Moycarkey in Round 1 of the shield. They now face Gortnahoe in Round 2 on Tuesday evening at 7.30pm in Templetuohy. Our Group 4 team take on JK Brackens today Monday at 6.30 in Clonmore.

Ladies Football: Well done to Ellen, Cathy and Rachel who were part of the Tipp U17 Ladies Football team who emerged winners in today’s All Ireland Blitz. Well done girls!

O’Neills: O’Neills have added a new product to our online store. The solar poly shorts are similar to the ormond shorts which have pockets in them. Remember that with every online purchase a percentage of it comes back to the club

Stewards: The club has two big County Championship games coming up this Sunday at 5pm and 6.30pm. The club require stewards to be at these games. If you are available to steward for any length of time please text PRO Mark Dunne on 0870672132 ASAP.

Defibrillator Run: Moyne Templetuohy Defibrillator Group is running a 5km fun run/walk to raise much needed funds for the upkeep of the defibrillators in the parish. These are vital piece of equipment in the parish and we urge you to show your support in any way possible. The run takes place this Sunday September 1st at 12noon at Moyne Athletic Track.

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Club Notes 15/07/19



Club Notes 15/07/19

By Mark Dunne PRO

Senior Football: Our Senior Footballers are in action this Tuesday evening where they face Clonmel Commercials in the County Football League Division 1 Semi Final. The game throws in at 8pm in Clonmel and all support appreciated.

Junior Hurling Our Junior Hurlers were in Round 2 action on Friday evening last where they faced Gortnahoe Glengoole in Templetuohy. A good first half saw us go in three points up at the break. This followed by a string second half saw us take the win on a scoreline of 1-17 to 0-13. Next up is Drom/Inch with fixture details TBC.

U16: Our U16’s take on Boherlahan Dualla in the final round robin game of the Mid Championship this Monday evening at 7pm in Templetuohy. All support much appreciated.

U14: Well done to Our U14’s who continued their good run of form where they defeated JK Brackens on a scoreline of 3-07 to 0-01. Their final game against Holycross Ballycahill fixed for this Thursday is OFF as Holycross have conceded.

U12: We’ve reached the knockout stages of the U12 Hurling Championship. First up is our Group 2 team who take on Loughmore in the Mid Quarter Final this Saturday at 11am in Castleiney. While our Group 5 team also take on the same opposition when they face Loughmore on Saturday July 27th at 11am in Templetuohy. Best wishes to both sets of teams.

U8: Our U8’s hosted a County Blitz on Saturday last where 16 different teams had a superb day of both hurling and football. Our thanks must go to Jody Sweeney, U8 manager for organising the blitz.


Tipperary Teams: Well done to Gearoid O’Connor and Conor Bowe part of the Tipp U20 Hurling team who defeated Waterford last week. Well done also to Conor on picking up the man-of-the-match award. Congratulations also to Paul Maher and the Tipperary Seniors on their victory over Laois in the All Ireland Quarter Final. Finally, well done to Roisin Daly and Muireann Lloyd and the Tipp Intermediate Ladies Football team on their victory over Meath in the All Ireland Series

Speedy Recovery: The club wishes Ava Ryan a speedy recovery from a recent injury.

Cúl Camp: The Moyne Templetuohy GAA Club Cúl Camp will take place from Monday August 5thto Friday August 9th inclusive. As the dates are quickly approaching, we remind all to please book online ASAP. Any queries can go to the juvenile secretary.

Flag  Bearers: Well done to Mary-Kate, Paddy and Lucy flying the flag for Tipperary and Moyne Templetuohy on Sunday last as flag bearers for the big match. Well done!

Thanks: Our thanks must go to Michael Hyland Care Plus Pharmacy, Templemore who sponsored first aid kits to the club recently!

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