Cork IAFC quarter-final: Kildorrery 1-10 Aghabullogue 3-9
For a lot of this match Kildorrery had Top seeds Aghabullogue on the rack and the eventual winners of this Match may look at the test Kildorrery put up to them and thank their lucky stars! We were purposeful determined and pressed very successfully at every opportunity.
It’s a third semi-final appearance in a row for the Muskerry men, where they face Boherbue, but it’s worth noting that they failed to score from play from Kildorrery for 39 minutes before trebling their tally with 2-6 from there to the final whistle.
David Thompson top-scored with 2-5 against us. On entering the match we had the best defensive record of all 52 teams in the group stages (0-28 against) a year on from having the worst record of all 52 teams (10-50 against). Now that is a turnaround the team and management have to be proud of and that’s down to the hard work that Brian McNamara,Stevie Kent and Brendan Hannon put in along with the team along with strong foundation on fitness.
The first three minutes were symptomatic of errors. Kildorrery, lining up without key defender James Keating, had an attacking mark cancelled for taking too long before an Aghabullogue kick-out was also thrown up for the same offence.
Tony Watson’s clean-sheet streak was broken in the 10th minute; Ian Butler harshly penalised for a foot block on Thompson, who drilled the spot kick to the roof of the net. Conor kent was immense for Kildorrery on the day and is a bright opportunity for the future.
Aghabullogue were otherwise out of ideas to break us down and failed to score from play in the opening half. Kildorrery dominated the middle third, with William Fouhy, James O’Sullivan, Jamie O’Gorman, and Peter O’Brien setting the tone, while Fintan Daly made some vital interventions in defence.
Aghabullogue called on reinforcements before the break, surprise omission Matthew Buckley and Adam Murphy drafted in as Kildorrery scored five of the final seven points. 1-3 to 0-6 at the half.
On resumption of the second half we may rue some of our missed opportunities. Aghabollogue started to out themselves in the right positions for conversion and went on to be a little bit more accurate in all posting two wides all game and none in the second half.
Thompson slotted 1-2 from play as Aghabullogue outscored us by 1-5 to 0-1 in the first 25 minutes of the half, the goal arriving on 42 minutes.
Jamie was our only player to score in the second half, finishing with 1-6. His goal came in the first minute of stoppage time. This built a surge of momentum and with the score of 2-09 to 1 -10 we had a serious chance but having intercepted a ball in midfield John Corkery surged upfield to feed Brian Dineen for the clinching goal.
While there was disappointment on the day for Kildorrery overall the club and supporters were hugely proud of the turnaround in fortunes this year and the serious effort made by the guys. It augers well for the future.
Scorers for Kildorrery: J O’Gorman (1-6, 0-5 frees); W Fouhy, S Fitzgerald, J O’Sullivan, P O’Brien (0-1 each).
KILDORRERY: T Watson; I Butler, C Ó Baoill, F Daly; C Kent, W Fouhy, D MacNamara; S Fitzgerald, D Kent; A Crowley, P Piggott, J O’Sullivan; J O’Gorman (capt), P O’Brien, L Keating.
Subs: M Walsh for Piggott (23 inj), T O’Sullivan for D Kent (43), K Hurley for Keating (46), S Cunningham for J O’Sullivan (53), C Harrington for Crowley (53).
Referee: P O’Sullivan (Bishopstown).
Our U17s hurlers can look forward to another chance at silverware after a great performance in the Rebel Óg North Cork D3 Cup final last Friday evening in Kilworth. The game against St Dominics ended in a draw, Kdy 1-18, St Dom 4-09. We look forward to the replay.
Glenroe Harvest Fair took place on Sunday last. Our U7s and U9’s took part in the hurling blitz games & thoroughly enjoyed the day. Well done to Glenroe Gaa on their official opening of a very impressive new astro pitch & hurling wall.
Our Junior Camogie team had a fantastic win over Dungouney in the 13 a side league last Saturday 11th September. Final Score Kdy 4-14 Dungourney 2-08. These ladies are now through to the semi final. Keep up the hard work.
Our U10 girls played Mourneabby recently in a non-competitive football league. Well done on the great team work!
There was No winner of jackpot this week. The numbers drawn were 16, 18, 20, 27 . The lucky dip winners were:
- Eamonn McCarthy, Kilclooney
- Karon Gallagher, Farrahy
- Christy Ring, Lombardstown
- Karen Murphy, Gurrane
- Jimmy Stack, Hillcrest
- Sophie Kelly, Bearna Dare
The Jackpot next time will be €3,400.
Thanks to Kilshannig and Glanworth supporters who supported the lotto this week while attending the Glanworth Kilshannig Intermediate Football match . Your support is very much appreciated.
This year our Christmas Market and Santa Wonderland will be held on the weekend of the 10th and 11th of December, details announced later.
Bingo continues in the hall on a Friday night at 8pm. If anybody would like to volunteer to help at the Bingo on a rota basis, please contact Kerene Gallagher or Marie Collins
Kildorrery home bingo books on sale in the community office Post Office Centra and Maxol Mitchelstown. This week’s snowball is €1200 Many thanks for your support.
The forthcoming AGM will be fixed shortly.
Congratulations to James and Sinead fox on the birth of baby James.
Congratulations also to Buttevant on winning the North Cork Final and to Miah Ahern from Kildorrery who was part of the team.
Votes of sympathy
A vote of sympathy was passed to John O' Connor, Philadelphia, on the death of his brother in Law.
Our next meeting takes place on Monday September 26th.