Disappointing results for Kildorrery Teams
Kildorrery 2-11 Clyda Rovers 2-17
In the first instance, this result is hardly a true reflection of this minor C hurling league final, played at Mourneabbey last Saturday night. This game was played throughout, with nothing less than championship fervour, with exchanges keenly competitive from beginning to end. So close was the game contested that the sides were locked at 2-08 to 1-11 at the end of the hour, so that extra time was required to separate the sides.
Kildorrery entered the fray, with the disadvantages of being minus the services of James Keating. Nevertheless they took on this physically stronger Clyda side and despite being 1-01 in arrears after only two minutes of play, came right back into the game and by the twentieth minute, although they were still 1-02 to 1-05 in arrears, they were giving it their all. Inside the last ten minutes of the half, they added three points to Clyda's one and at the interval, only a point separated them, 1-05 to 1-06.
After the restart, the sides exchanged a point within two minutes and then followed a scoreless six minutes or so, before Kildorrery had their second goal to go two points ahead. The winners were next to score, with two points in the eighteenth and twentieth minutes, to which Kildorrery replied twice in as mnay minutes.However the second effort was waved wide. Still, our boys were still ahead by the minimum. Clyda two and Kildorrery one point and the sides were level at full-time 2-08 to 1-11.
Into extra time, Clyda went two points ahead from placed balls, while Kildorrery again slipped in front with three points to lead at the break, 2-11 to 1-13. Unfortunately they failed to score in the last period of extra time while the stronger winning side added 1-04 to their tally. A point of some significance might be the fact that ten of the winners' points came from frees and one from a '65', while only one of Kildorrery's points was from a free.
This was a terrific all-round performance from this team and despite their defeat, they can be extremely proud of themselves. After all, they are still North Cork champions and most of them can look forward to the county football championship., in which they have reached the final.
Team and scorers: John Hunter, John Fitzgerald, Ian Butler, Donal Shinnick, Shane O' Neill, PJ Keating (0-1), Darren McNamara (0-01), Paddy Hartnet (0-01), Dylan Kent (1-01), Anthony Crowley, David Harrington (1-0), Cathal Harrington (0-5). Subs: Tony Watson (0-02) for D. Harrington (Inj.), Niall Higgins for P. Hartnett (Inj.).
Kildorrery 1-04 Buttevant 2-13
Unfortunately, this was the result of the Junior C hurling championship final played in Mourneabbey last Sunday afternoon, where Buttevant proved much too strong for our team, which featured four of the minors who had played the night before.
This game began in a torrential downpour which lasted most of the first half. Kildorrery, playing with the aid of the wind in this opening half, worked hard in all sectors, to lead at the break1-03 to 0-05, the goal coming from a Sean Younf free.
After the restar, Buttevant were a different outfit, more determined and business-like. Now, with the wind advantage, they quickly showed their real form and were well in control when their two goals came.
Our minors now, after the tough contest less than fifteen hours earlier, began to grow leg-weary and the first half effort taking its toll on the others. Once Buttevant took over they never looked like loosing.
Team and scorers: Dave Roche, Anthony Palmer, Tim Crowley, Niall Kelly, Stephen Guerin, John Howard, Jason Walsh, Dylan Kent, Liam Kelly, Sean Young (1-03), Sean O' Sullivan, Darren McNamara, PJ Keating, Sean Walsh (0-01), Ciaran O' Connor. Subs: John Fitzgerald for PJ Keating, Eugene Sweeney for D. Kent.
The next club fortnightly lotto draw takes place this Saturday night at Ollie's Bar, when the jackpot will be 2,20 euro.
THe next club meeting will be held next Monday night at 9pm.
Sympath is extended to the following: Adrienne and Denis Fitzgerald and family, Farahy, on the death of Adrienne's aunt in the U.K.; the husband and relatives of the late Mrs Broderick, Lisnagourneen, on their recent bereavement. Ar dheis De go raibh an-anamacha.
The Avondhu, 12th November 2015