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MARCH 24TH, 2021 | BY JONATHAN CULLEN
Oisín Williams Kilruane MacDonaghs (2004-2021)
The tragic and unexpected death of sixteen-year-old of Oisín Williams, Deerpark, Cloughjordan has stunned the parish, the Kilruane MacDonaghs Club and the wider GAA community. From an early age Oisín and his hurl were inseparable, a hurl in one hand and the sliotar in the other. MacDonagh Park was his second home and it was both poignant and appropriate that during his funeral the Tricolour flew at half-mast in the pitch where he spent so many happy hours. In 2014 Oisín was part of the U12 panel that did the divisional double in hurling and football and went on to add the County title in hurling. In 2016 he was a pivotal figure in the attack as Cloughjordan School won the North Football championship.
In 2018 Oisín was a key player on the U14 team that won North & County Divisional Féile and Championship titles. During a long campaign he had finished top scorer. In the County final victory over Arravale Rovers he grabbed two crucial goals while in the North Final he had helped himself to 2-1. Goals were his currency. He rarely settled for a point and went in search of the green flag. Oisín will be long remembered for his winning goal in the County Féile Final against Rockwell/Rosegreen in Templemore. Deep into injury Kilruane MacDonaghs trailed by two points. Oisín stepped up to a 25m metre free and sent a daisy-cutter to the net to give victory to the Magpies. He went on to play U16 and minor with the club and was part of this year’s U17, U19 and U21 panels.
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