Congratulations to our Under 21C footballers and management on a great win over Kilavullen, in the Avondhu Final, at Glanworth, last Saturday evening. Despite the heavy underfoot conditions after the heavy rain of the late afternoon, the game provided some entertaining passages of football. From the throw-in, our boys got down to business immediately, with Anthony Crowley’s free being deflected for a ‘45’, which he duly converted for the opening score of the game, after less than three minutes. The same player sent over another from a free, a minute later.  In the sixth minute, Kilavullen got their first point, also from a placed ball. Kildorrery continued to dominate in most sectors up until the twenty-fifth minute at which stage they led 0-8 to 0-1. But for the last minutes of the half whether or not they tired, they allowed Kilavullen back into the game, who went on to add four points to their tally to trail 0-4 to 0-8 at the break.

After the restart, Dylan Kent increased Kildorrery’s lead with a point inside the first minute and Paddy Pigott followed with another two minutes later, but these turned out to be Kildorrery’s last scores of the game. Kilavullen, on the other hand, didn’t score until just before the end of the third quarter and added two further points in the remaining quarter.

For Kildorrrery, Tony Watson, in goal brought off a number of courageous saves. In front of him P.J.Keating led a sound defence, with Ian Butler and Kevin Noonan also to the fore.  At mid-field, Shane O’Neill and Dylan Kent won more than their share of possession with the latter being voted Man of the Match. Up front, Anthony Crowley , Cathal Harrington and Paddy Pigott all got their names on the score-sheet.

Team and scorers:  Tony Watson, John Hunter, P.J.Keating, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, Kevin Noonan, 0-1, Ian Butler, David Hunter, Shane O’Neill 0-1, Anthony Crowley 0-3 (0-2fs), Timmy O’Sullivan Sean Cunningham. Paddy Pigott 0-1, Cathal Harrington 0-2.   Subs. Paddy Hartnett for D.Hunter ( inj.). David Harrington for Tony Watson (inj.)

Arthur O’Keeffe on behalf the Avondhu Board presented the Cup to winning captain Shane O’Neill and the Man of the Match trophy to Dylan Kent.

We extend best wishes for a speedy recovery to Tony Watson who sustained a fractured ankle late in the game.



Our minor B1 hurlers scored a four-point win over this Liscarroll/Churchtown combination, when the sides met in the league, at the home venue, on Wednesday evening, last week.



A point with virtually the last puck of the game by top scorer, Sean Young gave our Junior B hurlers a share of the points when they played the Glanworth side in the Division 3 league at the latters’ venue last Wednesday evening.  In this low-scoring game, Kildorrery led at the break 0-5 to 0-3. With time almost up the home side were ahead 1-8 to 1-7 until Sean Young saved the day.

Team and scorers:  Dave Roche, Jason Walsh, Ciaran O’Connor, Tony Watson, John Hunter, Michael Lillis, Fintan Daly, Tiernan Condon 0-1, Sean O’Sullivan, James Magnier 0-1, Jamie O’Gorman 0-2(0-1f), Sean Young 1-4(0-3fs), James Fox, Anthony Palmer, Eugene Sweeney.  Subs. Billy Hedigan for E.Sweeney (inj.). David Sweeney for J.Fox.



At the home venue, last Sunday afternoon, our Intermediate hurlers were somewhat disappointing when going under by twelve points to Mayfield in the Division 3 league.  After trailing 1-7 to 0-14 at the break Kildorrery failed to make any headway in the second half and the City side went on to score a deserved win on the above score-line.

Team and scorers:  Ian butler, Tom Monaghan, Shane Fitzgerald, Cormac O’Baoill, P.J.Keating, Liam Kelly, Sean Kelly, Dylan Kent, Andrew O’Brien 0-1, James McEniry 0-3, Peter O’Brien 0-5 (0-3fs), Jamie O’Gorman 0-1, Cathal Harrington 1-1, Eamonn O’Connor, Finbarr Stapleton 0-4 (0-1f).  Subs. John Hunter for D.Kent (inj,), James Magnier for C.Harrington, Sean O’Sullivan for S.Kelly (inj.).



Friday May 4th.  Division 3 Intermediate Hurling league V Aghabullogue at Kildorrery  8 p.m.



Our junior footballers were well beaten in this Division 2 league game, at home last Monday evening.

Team and scorers: Dave Roche , Stevie Kent, Ciaran O’Connor, John Hennessy, Jason Walsh, Fintan Daly 0-1,  Finbarr Stapleton 0-1, Tiernan Condon Liam O’Keeffe, James Magnier, Shane Walsh 1-3(1-0 pen. 0-1f), James Fox 0-1f, Billy Hedigan, Will Coffey, David Sweeney.



Congratulationss to local girls Sally McCarthy and Aine Keating who were on the Cork Minor Camogie panel which made history last week-end when they defeated Galway in the All-Ireland final. This was Cork’s first minor All-Ireland victory.



Neighbouring clubs were well represented when our Club hosted the April Draw, in the Club Hall, on Thursday night, last week.  Club Cathaoirleach Dav Roche, welcomed the attendance and especially Norma and Pearce from the draw office and thanked them for affording the Club the opportunity to host the Draw.  Co. Board Cisteoir, Diarmuid MacGabhann, spoke of the importance of the Draw for the Co. Board and the Clubs. Also present were Avondhu Board officers, Barry Ahearn, John Courtney and Paddy Ryan.  Two of our Under 16 players Cathal O’Sullivan and Sean Watson assisted in the drawing of the numbers. Unfortunately, Kildorrery had no winner in the main draw. However, in the Confined Avondhu draw. John and Sandra Howard were winners of a €150 cash prize.  Well done!. Many thanks to the ladies who catered with tea and sandwiches on the night.



The €3,800 lotto jackpot was not won when the fortnightly Club lotto draw took place at Walsh’s Corner House, last Saturday night.

The numbers drawn were: 5,7,24 and 25. Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:

1. Carmel Monaghan, Fermoy Road

2. Will Duggan, Hill Crest

3. Agnes Hanley, Tankardstown

The next draw will be held at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge on Saturday May 12th, when the jackpot will be €4,000.   



At last Monday night’s weekly meeting votes of sympathy were passed to the following: the Dwane family, Farahy; the Landers family, Cloughleafin and the Boland family, Ballinguiroe, on their recent bereavements.  Ar dheis De go raibh anamacha na Marbh.


The Avondhu, 3rd May 2018