On Friday evening last week, our Junior footballers, with home advantage, went under narrowly to neighbours, Glanworth in the Division 3 league. The final score-line read Kildorrery 1-10  Glanworth 1-11 .  As the score-line suggests, this was a keen and closely contested game of football played out in heavy underfoot conditions, after the heavy rain of the day.

From the throw-in, Glanworth set the early pace and had sent over their first point within thirty seconds. They continued to control proceedings for the first ten minutes or so and had three points on the board before Kildorrery got through for their first point from Jamie O’Gorman in the fourteenth minute. Another point from Sean O’Sullivan had them just a point behind by the end of the first quarter.  The winners had their fourth and last point of the half with seven minutes of normal time remaining.   However,  Kildorrery came right into the game and had drawn level before the break ,  0-4 apiece.

After the restart, Kildorrery resumed as they had finished the first half and within four minutes had gone two points ahead.  After an exchange of points, Kildorrery led 0-8 to 0-7 at the three-quarter stage.  A minute into the last quarter, Jamie O’Gorman finished off a great passing movement with a goal.  But Glanworth were not to be denied and got through for their goal two minutes later. Two minutes later they had levelled.  Billy Hedigan put Kildorrery ahead with a point a further two minutes on. The same player’s scoring chance was lost when his attempt hit the cross-bar when goal was written all over it.  John McCarthy had Kildorrery’s last point of the game, from a free, with just six minutes left on the clock, while Glanworth finished with a flourish adding three points to their tally inside the last five minutes.

Team and scorers:  Dave Roche, Jason Walsh, Searunas Navasinskas, James Magnier, Ian Butler, Liam McGrath 0-1, P.J.Keating, Dylan Kent 0-1, Sean O’Sullivan 0-2, Tiernan Condon, John McCarthy 0-3(0-1f), James Fox, David Harrington, Jamie O’Gorman 1-2, Billy Hedigan 0-1.      Sub. Michael Caplice for J.Magnier (inj.)



This was the rather disappointing result of this Division 4 Intermediate football league game played at the home venue, last Sunday evening.  At the end of a mediocre first half the winners led 1-5 to 0-1 after our boys had sent over no less than eight wides.  

On the resumption of play they did show a little more promise and by the end of the third quarter they trailed 0-4 to 1-7. Inside the last quarter, Ballinora had their second goal in the fifty-first minute which put the game beyond Kildorrery’s reach.   They did, however, manage three further points in this period, but unfortunately, never looked like they could make up the leeway.

Team and scorers:  Liam Kelly, Sean Kelly, Eamonn O’Connor, Liam McGrath, William Fouhy, Jerry McCarthy, P.J.Keating 0-1, Richie McEniry, Dylan Kent, Stevie Coughlan 0-1f, Peter O’Brien, Jamie O’Gorman, Tom Monaghan 0-1f, James McEniry 0-2, Sean O’Sullivan.   Subs. James O’Sullivan 0-1,for J.O’Gorman, Shane O’Neill 0-1, for P. J. Keating (both half-time.



Heartiest congratulations to Mitchelstown C.B.S. Under 181/2  hurlers who won the Muster PPS final at Clonmel, last Saturday.  We congratulate especially, our local Club officers William Duggan  and Jason Walsh both teachers at the school and associated with the team and of course, the Kildorrery players on the team, namely Kevin Noonan, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, Tony Watson, John Hunter, Cathal Harrington 0-1, and James Keating who scored 1-11 of C.B.S.’s total of 2-14.  Also on the panel were Cathal Walsh-O’Grady, Michael Caplice, Sean Cunningham, David Hunter, Richie Hurley and Dylan McSweeney.

We wish the C.B.S. Under 181/2  footballers the best of luck in their Munster Colleges final against Kenmare Secondary School, next Saturday.



Congratulations to Sally McCarthy who came on as a sub in the second half of Cork’s Minor Camogie win over Dublin, last Sunday.



The Club lotto jackpot of €2,800 was not won when the fortnightly draw took place at Sheahan’s hilltop Lounge, last Saturday night.  

The numbers drawn were;  1, 4,12 and 21.  Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:  

1. Adrienne Fitzgerald, Farahy

2 Philip O’Neill, Bearna Deara

3. Ned Dwane, Farahy

The next draw will be held at Ollie’s Bar, on Saturday March 3rd. when the jackpot will be €3,000.



The annual Mass for deceased members and benefactors was celebrated in the Club Hall, last Monday night, by Very Rev. Fr Kelleher P.P. There was a large attendance of members and supporters.  Readings and prayers of the Faithful were done by officers and members. The usual Monday night meeting took place afterwards.  



The following were the prize winners in the quarterly members’ draw which took place at last Monday night’s meeting.

€200.  Mossy and Catherine O’Sullivan, Ballynoulty.

€80.    Mick O’Keeffe, Ballyanihan.

€80.    Thomas Walsh Jnr. Scart.



At last Monday’s meeting votes of sympathy were passed to the relatives of the late Rita Hallahan, formerly of Ballyanihan and to the family and relatives of the late Stephen Cronin, Farran, Mourneabbey, on their recent bereavements. Ar dheis De go raibh a n-anamacha.


The Avondhu, 22nd February 2018