KILDORRERY 5-19 KILAVULLEN 2-14
Our Under 21B hurlers got off to a great start in their 2018 championship campaign, with a convincing 5-19 to 2-14 win over Kilavullen in Round 1, at Ballyhooly, on Tuesday evening last week. Kildorrery attacked from the throw-in but were off target twice before registering their first point by P.J.Keating in the fourth minute. Kilavullen responded immediately with two points from placed balls. Kildorrery powered on and by the end of the first quarter(water break), had stretched their lead to 1-5 to 0-2.
They continued to dominate and with a succession of fine scores led 1-11 to 0-4 by the end of the thirty minutes. However, in time added on, Kilavullen forced a penalty which they duly converted, only to see it negatived immediately by two James Keating goals, but, the losers did finish the half with their second goal. At the break, Kildorrery led 3-14 to 2-4.
After the restart, Kilavullen did show some signs of staging a come-back reducing their deficit with four points in as many minutes, but Kildorrery struck back with two points. Again, Kilavullen added a point, but inaccuracy cost them some scores and they failed to raise a flag until the 53rd minute, while the winners had added 2-3 to their tally. Inside the last eight minutes or so, Kilavullen added five points, but it was too little too late.
During the last quarter, our selectors introduced fresh legs from the bench, giving the subs a taste of championship hurling.
This was a great all-round performance from all our players on this energy-sapping evening and they are to be commended for their whole-hearted effort.,
Team and scorers. Cathal Walsh-O’Grady, Niall Higgins, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, Tony Watson, Anthony Crowley, Ian Butler 0-4(0-2fs 0-1 65), Paddy Hartnett, Dylan Kent 0-5(0-!f) , P.J.Keating 0-3,Kieran Hurley 0-1, Paddy Pigott 1-2, Kevin Noonan, Sean Cunningham, James Keating 4-3(0-3fs),Timmy O’Sullivan 0-1. Subs. David Harrington for S. Cunningham. Richie Hurley for N.Higgins. Michael Caplice for P.Hartnett. Edmond O’Connell for A.Crowley.
KILDORRERY 3-16 BANTEER 3-6
Following on from their league victory over Buttevant the previous week, our Minor B1 hurlers scored a deserved win over Banteer in the same competition, at home, on Thursday evening last week. Despite Banteer opening the scoring with a point from the throw-in, Kildorrery replied immediately and before Banteer had their next score in the eighth minute, Kildorrery had 2-2 to their credit. While the visitors got through for a goal before the end of the quarter, Kildorrery led 2-5 to 1-2 at that juncture and went on to add 1-6 to their tally before the end of the half. At the break, it was 3-11 to 1-3.
After the restart, for whatever reason, the pace of the game dropped and by the end of the third quarter, their lead had been reduced to eight points, 3-13 to 3-5. However, Kildorrery upped their efforts again in the last quarter to add three points, while the visitors could only manage one. This was once again, a creditable all-round performance and one well worthy of the victory.
Team and scorers: Fionan Walsh-O’Grady, Niall Higgins, Richard Hurley, Timmy O’Sullivan, Kieran Hurley, Kevin Noonan 0-1, Paddy Hartnett, Edmond O’Regan, Paddy Pigott 0-2, Michael Caplice 0-1, Sean Cunningham 1-9(0-5fs), Mattie Walsh-O’Grady 1-0, Sean Watson 1-3 , Dylan McSweeney.
Friday July 13th. Junior A Football Championship Buttevant V Kilworth at Kildorrery 7.30 p.m.
Saturday July 14th. Div. 3 Junior Hurling League Kildorrery v Kilshannig at Glantane 4.30 p.m.
The gratitude of the club is due to Sean O’Donnell and the officers of the Juvenile Club and their willing helpers for the very successful running of the Cul Camp from Tuesday to Saturday last week. It was attended by more than 130 children.
The Festival committee, led by Chairperson, Marie Collins are to be congratulated and thanked for the success of the event which went on over the week-end from Thursday evening until Sunday evening. The festival drew crowds to the village for the duration and helped in no small way by the glorious weather, the occasion was a huge success and a credit to the organisers and of course, their willing band of helpers.
The Club lotto jackpot of €4,800 was not won when the fortnightly draw took place at Ollie’s Bar, last Saturday night. The numbers drawn were: 5, 10, 12 and 17. Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were: 1. Kit McCarthy, Kilclooney. 2. Conor Cleary, c/o Post Office. 3. Martin Curtin, Oaklawn. The next draw will be held at Walsh’s Corner House, on Saturday July 21st when the jackpot will be €5,000.
At last Monday’s weekly Club meeting a vote of sympathy was passed to the sons, brother, sisters and relatives of the late John Keane, Gurrane, Mitchelstown on their recent bereavement. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
The Avondhu, 13th July 2018