Best of luck to Niall O’Meara, Jerome Cahill, Cian Darcy, Eamon O’Shea and the Tipperary team against Wexford.
In their final group game MacDonaghs are up against Roscrea in Toomevara on Friday at 8.00pm.
In the first round we lost to a very good Borrisokane side in MacDonagh Park on a 2-26 to 1-13 scoreline. We were short a number of players including Kian O’Kelly and this had us on the back foot before the ball was thrown in. The visitors were on fire in the opening quarter and led by 0-9 to 0-1 after eleven minutes. In the second quarter MacDonaghs managed to stabilise the situation and trailed by 0-14 to 0-7 at the interval.
Three minutes into the second half there was a glimmer of light for the Magpies when Matthew Spain found the net to reduce the deficit to five. However, a minute later Borrisokane raised a green flag and it was game over. MacDonaghs plugged away until the end but Borrisokane were comfortable winners.
Team: Kevin McDonald, Eoin O’Meara, Páidí Williams (0-3, 0-1 from free), Louis Kennedy, Ciaran Coffey, David O’Sullivan, Oisín Carroll, Nathan Lynch (0-6, 0-4 from frees), Aaron Morgan (0-1), Matthew Spain (1-2), Cormac Doheny, Eoin Carroll, Oisín Williams (0-1), James Loughnane and Pádraig Coonan. Subs: Colm Cleary, Barry Shanahan and Fionnan Hurley. The visitors dominated from the start and were comfortable winners. In the second round Newport will provide the opposition in Lacken Park on Wednesday, 31st July at 7.30pm.
In the opening round of the championship we came out the wrong side of a 4-15 to 1-13 scoreline against Lorrha Rovers in Moatfield. On Monday we had a home game against Borris-Ileigh.
All our teams have qualified for the semi-finals. MacDonaghs play Kiladangan in Puckane on Monday 29th July at 7.00pm. On Tuesday, 30th July Kilruane face Shannon Rovers in MacDonagh Park at 6.45pm and De Wets take on Toomevara at 8.00pm.
On last Thursday we hosted a Blitz in MacDonagh Park. We fielded three teams with Borrisokane bringing two teams and Shannon Rovers also participating. Thanks to our visitors for travelling.
The Golf Classic in Nenagh Golf club was a resounding success with thirty-eight teams participating and seventy-five sponsors on board. The day culminated with a great social night in the Beechwood clubhouse.
The results were as follows: 1st Billy Gaffney, David King and Michael Tierney 104 points; 2nd Pat Quinlan, Eamon Kelly and Gary Howard 101 points; 3rd David Reddan Jnr, James Reddan, and Phil Reddan 95 points; Closest to the Pin Helen Leo, Brian Gaynor, Paddy Burke and Ray Deering; Longest Drive Kieran Ryan; Raffle Fr. Pat Greed, Enda Costello and Eoin Fitzgibbon; and Sponsors Prize Billy O’ Shea Tipp FM.
Thanks to everybody who helped make this venture so successful. A special word of thanks to Irish U20 rugby international and former MacDonaghs player Ben Healy who presented the prizes at the social night.
New York Trip
An information meeting on the proposed trip to New York in May 2020 will be held in the clubroom on Friday, 2nd August at 8.15pm. All club members who are considering travelling are invited to attend.
The club extends sympathy to the family of the late Mark Ryan, Beechwood.