In the final round of the County League we play Thurles in MacDonagh Park on this Sunday, 23rd June at 1.30pm.
In the second round of the championship we were beaten by a much better Nenagh side in Kilcolman on a 3-22 to 2-9 scoreline. Nenagh controlled the game from the start and led by nine points at the interval. Losing a man overboard before the interval didn’t help matters and Nenagh went on to record a comfortable victory.
Team: Niall Shinners, David Mooney, Shane Williams, Kevin Oakley, Alan Darcy, Declan Barrett, Martin Grace, Jonathan Cahill (1-0), Tom Dooley, Luke Dervan, Paddy Ryan, Cormac Williams, Conor Doheny (1-6, 0-3 from frees & 65), Mark O’Meara (0-1) and Cormac Mannion. Subs: Brian O’Meara, James Williams (0-2), David Williams and Arran Conroy.
The team must now regroup for the next game against Borris-Ileigh.
MacDonaghs play Burgess in MacDonagh Park on this Thursday, 20th June at 7.00pm.
All our teams were in action last week. De Wets recorded victories over Nenagh (0-12 to 1-6) in Nenagh and over Burgess (1-8 to 0-6) in Ardcroney
. The following team lined out against Nenagh: Cillian Franks, Cathal McIntyre, Johnny Naughnane, Ray Quinlivan, Cormac Gaynor, Shane Cleary (0-1), Paul Molloy, Michael Cleary (0-6), William Jones, Tommy Burriss (0-3), Dara O’Looney (0-1), Cillian Healy (0-1) and Thomas O’Brien.
Kilruane travelled to Ballinderry and just edged out Shannon Rovers on a 4-5 to 4-2 scoreline.
Team: Dara Gaynor, Andrew Austin, Darragh White, Shay Óg Kennedy, Jack Quinlisk, Cormac Kennedy (0-1), Stasic Setikas, Tommy O’Meara (0-1), Thomas O’Brien (0-1), Fearghal Doheny (2-0), Jack Kenneally (0-1), Donnacha O’Meara (2-0), Padraig Nevin and Tommy Gaynor (0-1).
This team has played 4 games in the last 7 days due to bad weather last Tuesday week & schools matches this week: Friday night v Portroe, Saturday morning v Lorrha, Tuesday night v Nenagh & Thursday night v Shannon Rovers Gaels. A number of players played 5 games in 8 days as they subbed up to the De Wets team.
Meanwhile, in Ardcroney MacDonaghs chalked up their first win of the campaign when they got the better of Burgess.
The team and management had an early start Saturday morning as they made their way to the annual Naas tournament. The first game was against Caherline from Limerick. A win here set the boys up for a second round clash against an excellent Dicksboro team. This was a fantastic game with the Kilkenny outfit leading by four points at half time. A great second half performance from Kilruane saw them winning with a last-minute goal.
A win over Mount Leinster Rangers qualified MacDonaghs for the final. A great panel effort saw Kilruane MacDonaghs victorious over a gallant Moycarkey Borris side. Thanks very much to the Naas club for the invitation and running a great tournament.
Panel: Oisin Carroll, Tom Campbell, Thomas Gaynor, Aidan Troy, Karl Ryan, Dara Gaynor, Conor McGrath, Hugo Healy, James Gould, Kallen Grace, Cullen Harverty, Tarla Dorris, Shane O’Meara, Gerard O’Looney, Senan O’Leary.
Cian Moyles Kilruane N.S. lined out on the Tipperary Primary Game hurling team in Semple Stadium last Sunday. It was a great experience for Cian to play in the field of Legends.
The annual Kellogg’s Cul Camp takes place in MacDonagh Park 1st to 5th July. All applications must be done online at www.kelloggsculcamps.gaa.ie. The Camp is open to boys and girls aged 6 to 13 years. Strictly no U6s. The cost remains the same as last year: 1st child €60; 2nd child €55; €45 for third and subsequent children. Activities commence each day at 10.00am and finish at 2.00pm. The co-ordinator this year is Michael O’Meara.
Lahorna Handball club entered two teams in Féile 2019. The first team entered in Division 1 and won gold with a great victory over Kilkishen, Clare in the final while their second team also won gold in Division 3, beating Glenmore, Kilkenny in their final. To finish the day, Hannah Grace and Ali O’Kelly finished first and second in the skills competition in each section.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Tim Burns, Knockaspur, Cloughjordan.