This week’s Monday meeting marked the passing of club legend Edward J. (Sonny) O’Dea. Sonny played on Avondhu GAA’s first County Senior hurling championship winning team of 1952 and also won 2 Dublin GAA Official hurling championships with New Irelands.
Sonny played in the 1952 Cork GAA County final v the_Barrs with his brother John also winning a County Senior medal with Avondhu’s next success in 1966. Sonny was part of Kildorrery’s first ever Avondhu GAA North Cork junior winning teams of 1962 and 1963
Including the famous ‘windy day’ success and played in an all family full back line with his brother John and Andrew. Sonny was always a great supporter of the club with links to the wider O’Dea and Fitzgerald families right through to the present day. Sonny although lived in Dublin for a very long time was immensely proud of his Kildorrery roots. He enjoyed our famous 2012 hurling campaign in particular and himself and his wife Bernie went to pairc ui rinn to support the team… on his last visit to Kildorrery with his family and grandchildren in October 2021 he inspected the pitch, loved looking at the old photos in the GAA hall, the gym, and was very proud to show his grandchildren his seat in the stand! Rest in Peace Sonny.
Big Weekend For Our Hurlers Coming Up...
This weekend serves up our Intermediate Hurling championship round three versus Blackrock in Glantane at 2:00pm this coming Saturday 2nd September. Tickets available on line and the match is also streaming live on https://rebelsonline.gaacork.ie/?s=09.
This is a must win game for us if we are to progress in this competition. Wishing the team and mentors all the best.
Our U10 juvenile Gaa had a hurling blitz with Ballycastle on Saturday morning in Ballyhooly. Great team work!
Well done to our u17’s who had a great win against Doneraile on Saturday . This puts them into a semi-final v St Kevin’s in Ballyclough on 16th of September(TBC). Great effort put in from all the lads. Well done. Final Score Kildorrery 5-19 Doneraile 2-03.
- Weds 30th August U17 championship hurling v St Kevin’s in KDY at 7pm
- Fri 1st Sept U13 Hurling league v Ballycastle Gaels in KDY at 7pm
- Sun 3rd Sept U13 hurling league v Ballygiblin in Ballygiblin at 11am
Juvenile Ladies Fixtures
- U14 Football county QF v St Catherines in Ballynoe 3rd Sept at 3:30pm
- U16 Football County QF v Clonakilty in Clonakilty 31st Aug at 7.15pm
- U12 Camogie v Blackrock in Blackrock Tuesday 29th Aug 7.30pm
- Sun 3rd Sept U12 football league v St Finbarr’s in KDY at 12pm
Our Junior football Ladies played the first round of the county championship in Kildorrery on Sunday against Cloyne. A tough battle with very little between the sides & our ladies worked hard until the final whistle. Final score Kildorrery 1-12, Cloyne 4-06.
Our Junior Camogie panel had a comfortable win on Tuesday last in the 1st Round Junior B Camogie Championship against Castlemartyr in Castlemartyr. Final score Kildorrery 6-12, Castlymartyr 0-06.
Congratulations to Louise Mullins from our U16 girls football panel who was selected earlier this month by Athletics Ireland to compete in the England Triple A's U17 Championships which was held in Birmingham last weekend. Louise competed in the U17 sprint hurdles.
Match Hatch Café Now Open
Our match hatch café opened this weekend for our junior ladies match versus cloyne. This was a huge success and we look forward to being able to serve teas and coffees to our visiting team supporters and locals while in the pitch.
Picture below shows club chairman Joe Sherlock presenting Cormac Nelligan with his prize for naming the new shop ‘The Match Hatch Café’’…
Back to School
Wishing all to best to our juveniles that are starting primary school, secondary school or just returning to school over the next few days. Best days ever!
The Lotto draw will take place this Monday evening coming. The Jackpot will be a very attractive €5800. You can also play on Line.
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 September 4th at 8.30pm . Everybody welcome!