Our Intermediate hurlers, despite striking a succession of wides in the second half finished four points ahead of Dripsey, when the sides met in the opening round of the championship, at Mallow, last Sunday afternoon. The final score-line read Kildorrery 1-22 Dripsey 2-14.

From the throw-in, Kildorrery took the game to their opponents and at the end of eight minutes had three points to their credit before Dripsey opened their scoring with a point and by the end of the quarter were  0-6 to 0-2 ahead and in the next minute went further ahead when Eamonn O’Connor finished off a great piece of combined play with a well-taken goal. This, far from killing off the Dripsey effort saw them come right back into the game and while Kildorrery did add two further points to their tally only four points separated the sides, at the break

After the resumption, early Kildorrery points were quickly negatived by 1-1 for Dripsey. Again, Kildorrery rallied and by the end of the third quarter, were 1-15 to 1-9 ahead and Dripsey were by no means giving up.  With ten minutes of normal time remaining, Dripsey having got through for their second goal, trailed 2-10 to 1-16. While they did send over four more points before the end Kildorrery, to their credit, added six to their tally to run out deserving winners.

Team and scorers:  Ian Butler, Cormac O’Baoill, Shane Fitzgerald, Tom Monaghan, Sean Kelly, Richie McEniry 0-1, P.J.Keating, James O’Sullivan 0-3, Dylan Kent 0-1, Andrew O’Bren, Peter O’Brien 0-9 (0-3fs), Jamie O’Gorman 0-1, Wm. Fouhy, Eamonn O’Connor1-1, Finbarr Stapleton 0-1.  Subs. Shane O’Neill 0-2, for F. Stapleton, James McEniry 0-2, for R.McEniry inj. Cathal Harrington 0-1 for W.Fouhy.



Our Under 21C footballers are fixed to play Whitechurch in the Co. championship quarter-final at Mallow this Saturday evening at 7.p.m.  We wish team and management the best of luck.



There was no winner of the €4,000 jackpot when the Club’s fortnightly lotto draw took place at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge, last Saturday night.  the numbers drawn were: 1,3,10,11. Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were: 1. Trudy O’Regan, Limerick Road. 2. Martina McCarthy, Ballyvisteen.  Tom and Trudy O’Regan, Limerick Road. The nest draw for a jackpot of €4,200 will be held at Ollie’s Bar, on Saturday May 26th.



The next members’ draw will be held at next Monday’s weekly meeting.



Heartiest congratulations to our Cathaoirleach Dave Roche and his wife Sarah on the recent birth of their son.   Congratulations also, to James Fox, Scart on being elected Chairman of the Dubai Celts G.A.A. club.



At last Monday’s weekly meeting a vote of sympathy was passed to the family and relatives of the late Noreen O’Keeffe, Flemingstown on their recent bereavement.   Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam.

The Avondhu, 17th May 2018