Intermediate Hurlers Journey Comes To An End

Last Saturday our intermediate hurlers took to the field in a well prepared Kilshanning Ground. There was huge anticipation and excitement about the fixture as winning was imperative to maintain our drive towards that ever elusive intermediate hurling county.

It was an intense game but Goals from Fionn Coleman at vital stages for the Rockies' team proved to be the difference in the end.

Blackrock started very strongly and had the opening three points by Eoin O'Farrell, all frees, before Peter O'Brien opened our account in the seventh minute.

As we piled on more pressure we saw points by Tiernan Condon, Peter O'Brien and Pierce Pigott as the sides were level 0-4 each. In the 17th minute, a good delivery by Elliot Cantwell led to a goal by Fionn Coleman of the rockies.

We replied immediately with a point when Michael Walsh placed Peter O'Brien to put it over. This was typical of our never say die attitude throughout the encounter.

Blackrock had their second goal by Coleman after good play by David O'Farrell as they moved double scores ahead 2-4 to 0-5. Richie Laide added a point. We started to rally and Points by Will Fouhy, Peter O'Brien '65 and James Keating cut the lead at half time 2-5 to 0-9.

On the restart, Blackrock moved Richie Laide to partner Sean Healy at midfield which was effective.

We immediately through hard work raised a green flag thanks to Dave Kelly after good play by Pierce Pigott and we were level 2-7 to 1-10. We continued to tie 2- 8 to 1-11 and 2- 9 to 1-12.

This was typical of the match during this particular period.

In the 42nd minute, O'Farrell with a free edged the winners ahead. Points by Dave Kelly and James Keating levelled 2-12 to 1-15. Ian Butler saved well from O'Farrell.

Luke Keating pointed in the 48th minute as we edged ahead 1-16 to 2-12 but Tom Grainger levelled again.

Points by Peter O'Brien and Michael Walsh had Kildorrery ahead 1-18 to 2-13.

The Rockies then grabbed their third goal through Coleman as they regained the lead and this proved to be decisive.

James Keating split the posts with a long-range free before both sides exchanged points with Blackrock holding out in the end for a two-point win and a place in the knockout stages.

A huge blow to the team but everyone was absolutely sure of one thing and that was the team had given their all and acquitted themselves really well and we are really proud of their efforts. Thanks to the Management team, Players and wider support team for their huge efforts this year.

Scorers for Blackrock: F Coleman 3-3, E O'Farrell 0-7 (0-5 f), D O'Farrell, T Grainger, R Sweeney 0-2 each, R Laide 0-1.

Kildorrery: P O'Brien 0-7 (0-4 f, 0-1 65), D Kelly 1-1, J Keating 0-4 (0-1 f), P Pigott 0-3, L Keating 0-2, T Condon, K Hurley, M Walsh, W Fouhy 0-1 each.

BLACKROCK: R Browne; J Golden, G Norberg, J Ryan; R Laide, L O'Donovan, E Cantwell; S Healy, D O'Farrell; I O'Keeffe, E O'Farrell, R Sweeney; J O'Sullivan, F Coleman, E Smith.

Subs: T Grainger for R Laide, G Regan for L O'Donovan, C O'Brien for S Healy.

KILDORRERY: I Butler; PJ Keating, C O'Baoill, C Kent; S Fitzgerald, J Keating, W Fouhy; M Walsh, J O'Sullivan; P Pigott, P O'Brien, K Hurley; T Condon, L Keating, D Kelly.

Subs: J O'Connor for T Condon, S Watson for J O'Sullivan, C O'Sullivan for P J Keating (inj).

Referee: P O'Driscoll (Bride Rovers).


Best of Luck

Best of luck to our intermediate footballers who take to the field this weekend against Boherbue in Buttevant. Saturday 2pm. Best of Luck lads.



  • U17fC Wednesday sixth in Ballyclough v St kevins
  • Saturday ninth 2pm in Buttevant v Boherbue
  • September 10th in Mitchelstown 2pm Kildorrery v kilavullen jb2fc


Juveniles Fixtures

  • Monday 4th U13 league football v Charleville in Charleville at 6.45pm
  • Wednesday 6th U17 championship football semi-final v St Kevin’s in Ballyclough at 6.45pm
  • Wednesday 6th U13 hurling league v Ballygiblin in Ballygiblin at 6.45pm
  • Friday 8th U13 football league v Ballycastle Gaels in Kildorrery at 6.45pm

Thanks to our coaches. Over the last week & coming weeks we will be paying tribute to our coaches on social media. Our coaches & management groups contribute so much of their time & energy & experience to the betterment of our club!


Games Galore

  • U10 & U8 girls were busy on Saturday morning taking part in blitzes, one at home & the other in Buttevant. Our U7 boys travelled to Mallow for a football blitz. A great team performance was given from our young boys.


Disappointment for our U16 & U14 LGFA Panels

Our U16 girls were defeated by a tough Clonakilty side in Clonakilty last Thursday night. Our U14 lgfa girls bowed out of the county rounds too on Sunday last. A well deserved break is imminent for these two age groups after a long, busy & successful season.


Ladies Fixtures

  • Monday the 4th U12 Camogie league v Aghabullogue White at 7.45pm in Kdy
  • Sunday 10th Sept Junior B Group A Camogie Ch/ship : 3R V Barryroe in Barryroe at 12 noon.



We had lotto winners this week with Davy & Margaret Dwane 12, 18, 26, 32 winning.

The lucky dips winners were:

  • Kildorrery Community Development Andrew Monaghan, Ballyanihan
  • Adrienne Fitzgerald, Farrahy
  • Tom Shanahan, c/o Andrew O’Dea
  • Pat O’ Sullivan, c/o Walsh’s
  • Niamh Coakley, Anglesboro

Jackpot next time €3,000 Monday, 18th September thanks for your support!

Davy and Margaret Dwane are our 1st on-line winners. Congratulations guys. Enjoy it.



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.


Pitch Activity

There are also two North Cork junior football championship games in the pitch this week. Tuesday, Ballyhooley V Kilworth at 8:00 Sunday 10th: Clyda V Fermoy at 8:00. All help is appreciated for these two games for parking etc.


Votes of sympathy

Votes of sympathy were passed to the Hanrahan and Bailey/White families of Mitchelstown. Ar dheis daoibh go raibh a hainmneacha.


Next Meeting

Our next club meeting will be a club meeting Monday September 11th at 8.30pm . Everybody welcome!