Kildorrery 1-12 Kilworth 1-06
What a heart-warming victory for our U21 B footballers when, with a great second half performance, they overcame a physicaly strong Kilworth side in the semi-final of the North Cork championship at Fermoy last Saturday (St. Patrick's Day). The victory was dampened to some extent by an injury to corner back, Sean O' Sullivan, who had to be removed to jospital with a broken collerbone which occurred after just five minutes of the second half.
From the throw-in, Kilworth were first to score with a point from a free after six minutes, to which Kildorrery replied with a like score from a David Kelly free. For the next ten minutes it was all Kilworth until William Fouhy with a great run had a Kildorrery point in the twentieth, but by now Kilworth had four points to their tally and added another minutes later. However, Kildorrery were not giving in and inside the last five minutes had points from James McEniry (free), James O' Sullivan and another David Kelly free. The sides were level at the break 0-5 apiece.
After the restart, the sides swapped a point inside the first three minutes and in the thirty eight minute, David Kelly sent over a great point to give Kildorrery the lead for the first time in the game. What looked like as if it might be the game's decisive score, a Kilworth goal from a penalty in the forty second minute turned out to be their last score of the game. Kildorrery replied imediately with a point from a free and added another four minutes later and the sides were level for the fourth time. From the resultant kick-out Kildorrery possession and the ball eventually reached James McEniry who made no mistake from close range, raising the green flag for Kildorrery. For the remaining ten minutes Kildorrery gained in confidence and with great defensive work by the backs where Michael Lillis, Liam McGrath and Cormac O' Baoill shone, Kildorrery stymied the efforts of their opponents to run out deserving winners. Inside the last ten minutes they sent over three points without reply.
Team and Scorers
James Dwane, Liam McGrath, Michael Lillis, Sean O' Sullivan, Stephen Guerin, Cormac O' Baoill, Niall Kelly, Shane Walsh, William Fouhy (0-1), Finbarr Stapleton (0-1), James O' Sullivan (0-1), Anthony Palmer, James McEniry (1-2), David Kelly (0-7), Robert Coughlan. Subs: Shane Landers for A Palmer, A Palmer for Sean O' Sullivan (inj).
We wish Sean a speedy recovery. He is a huge loss to the team.
The final of this championship has been fixed for Castletownroche, this Saturday afternoon at 4pm when our boys play Buttevant. We wish them the best of luck.
Fund Raising Tea Party
This Friday night the club's fundraising tea party will be held in The Greenwood Inn, Ardpatrick. This promises to be a grwat night of craic and fun with music to be supplied by Eistigi.
Sunday, March 25th, Division 3 Intermediate Football League v St. Nick's at St. Nick's grounds, 5pm.
Wednesday, March 28th, Division 3 Hurling League v Charleville at Kildorrery, 8pm.
The next fortnightly club lotto draw takes place this Saturday night at Walsh's Corner House, when the jackpot will be €3,200.
At last Tuesday's club meeting, votes of sympathy were passed to the following on their recent bereavements: The Collins family, Sycamore, Doneraile; the family and relatives of the late Mrs Eily Mai Slattery, Mitchelstown, and the family and relatives of the late Michael Howell, Brough, Doneraile.