All at Kildorrery GAA, Ladies Football and Camogie Club were deeply saddened at the news in the village this weekend at the passing of former player, Jer Spillane. It was an honour for the club to support his fundraisers in 2020 and he will be remembered fondly by the club for his service. A guard of honour of club members took place at O’Sullivan Funeral Home, Kilbehenny on Sunday evening and the club would like to express its sincere thanks to all who were able to attend. A sad weekend in the village was further compounded at the loss of Bridie Linehan, Hillcrest and Post Office and we send our deepest condolences to all her family at this time also.
To both families we send our heartfelt condolences.
Kildorrery draw first round of football versus Glenville
On Saturday our intermediates kicked off their football campaign with their match at glenville. This was a closely fought match that finished in a draw. There were some positive passages of play and moment the team will reflect on in terms of improvement for the future in terms of chances missed.
The First point came from a free from Jamie O’Gorman before Glenville opened with their first two points to lead by one after five minutes. They extended this lead again by another point before Anthony Crowley responded with a point. Sean Desmond was playing very well for Glenville and he kicked his third point to give them a four point to two lead. Glenville scored another before Jamie responded with another point to keep that lead at a minimum. Glenville stretched it out again through Sean Desmond and this drove Kildorrery to kick on to create two distinguished goal chances that we failed to convert.
Glenville scored again to lead seven points to three before the strong rally and response from Kildorrery with points from Dylan kent, Peter O briean Jamie o Gorman and James Keating meant that at half time it was seven points apiece.
The response at the end of the first half was built on the back of good momentum and we brought this in to the second half with points from James keating and Jamie which meant we led by two. At this stage Pierce Piggott was introduced for James O Sullivan. Pierce did well when he came on. We traded points on the 45 minute mark with James McEniry kicking for kildorery. Glenville kicked successive points and eventually Desmond who did most of the damage for Glenville brought it level. Sean Cunningham came on for the injured O Gorman at this stage. Jamie played a great match as did others like will fouhy who carried throughout impressively. Glenville scored the next two points and we were down two.Kieran Hurley came on for Dylan Kent and on the 55th minute Anthony Crowley kicked a forty five to leave us trailing by one. It took an equalizer by james keating to share the spoils. Well done to the team who for showing the determination to bounce back and draw.
Team T Watson,Ian Butler,Cormac O Baoill,Fintan Daly,A Crowley,J Keating,D McNamara,Shane Fitzgerald,Dylan Kent,JOGorman,W.Fouhy,James O Sullivan,J McEniry,POBrien,Luke Keating.
This week sees us open our Intermediate hurling challenge Versus Meelin at 3pm in Buttevant. We wish the boys well.
We did not publish the results of the GAA lotto on Monday night as a mark of respect to the late Bridie Linehan. Bridie was a tremendous supporter and seller of our lotto. She was a lady held in high esteem in the Parish and will be greatly missed.
The results of Monday night’s draw are as follows:
There was No Winner. The numbers drawn were 5, 7, 25, 31.
The Lucky dip winners were:
- Shane Fitzgerald, Farrahy
- Clare Hennessy, Farrahy
- Pat Kennedy, Ballyanihan
- Bridie Caplice, Farrahy Rd
- Hannah May Collins, c/o Tom Fox
- Noel Ryan, c/o Ollies
The Jackpot next time will be €2,600.
Thank you from Charlie McGill
Charlie Magill is walking the length of Ireland and arrived in Kildorrery last Monday. He used our facilities before he headed off for Tipperary Town.Charlie is to walk 14 marathons in 14 days which is some achievement. He wanted to highlight parental alienation. Charlie wanted to express his thanks to the club. Best wishes Charlie.
North Cork are looking for a list of *Grab your Whistle referees* for the u6, u8 and u10 games. You will receive €20 per game. If you have completed the course in TYO, or with the LGFA Assoc and you are interested in going on the list as our Kildorrery young referee, please contact Maria Noonan on 087 6657163.
Our club referee Peter Watson is putting a panel together of Umpires who may be able to help from time to time. If you are interested in helping, please leave Peter know. He can be contacted on 0863579886.
Bingo continues in the hall on a Friday night at 8pm. The Jackpot is in excess of €520. If anybody would like to volunteer to help at the Bingo on a rota basis, please contact Kerene Gallagher or Marie Collins
Home bingo books are on sale in community office, Post office,Centra,&Maxol Mitchelstown This week's Snowball prize is €700 Many thanks for your support.
Coffee Committee wanted to organise a rota to assist with this new venture at the pitch. Thanks to Peter Watson for his hard work on this project and to all at the Community Development Association for their involvement also. If interested, please contact us thanks.
Our next meeting will take place on Tuesday August 2nd at 8pm.