MacDonagh Celebrations - The new Thomas MacDonagh Heritage Centre and relocated library was officially opened by Government minister Jimmy Deenihan last Friday evening. Despite the inclement weather a very large crowd of dignitaries, invited guests and general public were present for the opening of this magnificent facility. Afterwards celebrations continued with Old Time dancing in St. Kieran’s Hall.
On Saturday the first ever Thomas MacDonagh School was held. The speakers were David Lawlor from Kilruane, Honor O’Brolchain and Barbara Redmond. In the afternoon those attending the school visited the site of the Modreent Ambush and Ardcroney Castle. On Sunday evening Honor O’Brolchain, a grand-niece of Joseph Mary Plunkett gave an illustrated talk on the contribution of the Plunkett family to 19th century life in Ireland.
The celebrations concluded with an Irish night in Graces Pub on Monday night.
Hurling - Kilruane MacDonaghs senior hurlers were narrowly beaten by Portroe in the North Championship. Next Sunday they play Kildangan in the last round of the championship. Hard luck to the under 14 who were beaten in the county semi final of the Feile.
Mass Rock - A Fun and Faith Day will take place on Sunday 26th May at the Mass Rock in Ardcroney Church.
Camogie - Kilruane MacDonaghs Junior A camogie team were beaten in the league county semi-final by Drom-Inch on a scoreline of 1-6 to 0-11.