Intermediate Hurlers Come Up Short Against Mayfield
Our intermediate hurlers took to the field last weekend in Intermediate hurling championship. This was an important fixture as we needed to cement our standing to progress further. With all teams out from the group after the weekend Mayfield and Blackrock share the summit on three points each while Sarsfields and Kildorrery have a point each. Blackrock got the better of Sars in Páirc Uí Rinn, 1-19 to 1-16 the score, while goals were key as Mayfield defeated us by 3-16 to 0-21. We were unable to find the net during the hour and this told at the end as James Bermingham referee blew just after Mayfield struck their third in the 61st minute when we had come very close to finding a score to draw.
The game started promising as we traded points with Mayfield through James Keating,a peter o brien brace of frees and luke keating also. After the first quarter Mayfield led four points to three and there was nothing between us. On the 19th minute Mayfield goaled and followed up with a point until Kieran hurley responded from Kildorrery. Tiernan pointed on the 22nd minute and three points traded each before half time meant that at half time we went in down by four points and not in the worst position.
After the resumption Mayfield goaled early and this put us under pressure for the remainder of the second half as we chased the lead. We had some good passages of play and peters free taking was extremely important with contributions from James Keating Dave Kelly. With 51 minutes on the clock the score line read seventeen points to two goals and fifteen. We dug in which was a great tribute to the team and when the score was twenty one points to two goals and sixteen there was hope that we would see it out and at least earn the draw. This was not to be and as the clock saw sixty minutes pass Mayfield were able to split our defence open again and get themselves in for their third goal. On the puck out the referee blew and we knew that the outcome was not in our favour.
The final round of this takes place on September 2nd. Kildorrery will play Blackrock and Sars will play Mayfield. If teams finish level, order is decided as follows: If 2 teams’ level on points its head to head. Otherwise if that is level e.g. both teams drew when they played or if more than 2 teams finish level on points then.Score Difference counts next. Then highest total score For and then potentially a play-off.
We need the win to have some chance of progression so hopefully we can get there.
Last weekend we had a very busy weekend in the club with the Junior hurling fixtures Friday night with Shanballymore facing Araglen and on Saturday the Premier Junior championship with St catherines facing Meelin. There was huge support from club members and players over both days and it was great to see. Thank you so much.
Great championship win from our U17 footballers on Wednesday night last against Bk Plunketts.
Our youngest club members went to Ballylanders Saturday morning for a football blitz. Great morning thanks to Ballylanders GAA for a superbly run blitz, medals, treats for the kids & refreshments for all the coaches & parents.
Well done to our U15 girls who are involved with the North Cork Player Development Programme. These girls played against Mid Cork on Saturday August 5th in Kildorrery. Keep up the hard work girls!
The lotto draw will take place again this Monday and the prize money is €5,600 Monday.Thanks for your support as always.
Intermediate football fixture this weekend:
- Saturday V Mitchelstown in Glanworth @ 5:00. Best of luck to the team and mentors.
Tickets can be ordered on: https://www.universe.com/events/mitchelstown-v-kildorrery-bons-secours-iafc-tickets-WTLBJZ
Other fixtures this week,
- 16/7/23 U17 championship hurling vs Newmarket @7pm in Newmarket
- 18/8/23 U13 league hurling vs Ballygiblin @7pm in Ballygiblin
- 20/8/23 U13 league hurling vs St Dominic’s @11am in Glanworth
- 21/8/23 U15 championship football vs Banteer/Lyre @7pm in Kildorrery
- Weds 16th Aug U14 Camogie ch/ship v Buttevant in Buttevant
There is Bingo in the community hall this Friday night.The Jackpot is now €2200. Home bingo books on sale in the Community office ,Post office, Centra Kildorrery, and Maxol Mitchelstown. This week’s snow ball prize is €1850. Thank you for your support as always.
Our next club meeting will be a club meeting Monday August 21st. Everybody welcome.