On Tuesday evening last week, our Intermediate hurlers travelled to Midleton to play the home side in the Division 3 League.  After a poor opening twenty minutes they trailed 0-4 to 3-6, but by half time had reduced their deficit to eight points, 0-10 to 3-9.  After the restart, they continued to improve and at the three-quarter hour mark were two goals in arrears, 1-13 to 3-13. Continuing with great effect they had reduced their deficit further with less than five minutes of normal time remaining 2-16 to 3-15 and with time running out they added 2-1 to their tally to run out deserving winners on the final score-line of 4-16 to 3-16.

Team and scorers: Ian Butler, Tom Monaghan, Shane Fitzgerald, Cormac O’Baoill, PJ Keating, Michael Walsh (0-1), Sean Kelly, James O’Sullivan, Jamie O’Gorman (0-1) Andrew O’Brien (1-2), Peter O’Brien (2-8, 0-5F), James McEniry (1-0), Finbarr Stapleton (0-1), James Keating (0-1), Stevie Coughlan (0-2)



Despite some rather careless defending which led to the concession of some rather soft goals, Our Minor B1 hurlers survived a second half recovery by Ballycastle Gaels to emerge victorious by just two points.  Kildorrery can be thankful to a large extent to the accuracy from play and placed balls of scorer-in-chief, Cathal Harrington, who finished with a personal tally of 1-11.

Our boys opened the scoring with points by Paddy Pigott and Michael Caplice inside the opening five minutes, but Ballycastle Gaels’ immediate response was their first goal.  An Eddie O’Regan point levelled matters, before Gaels went two up by the tenth minute. Points by Sean Watson, Cathal Harrington (2 each) Sean Cunningham and Paddy Pigott(2) and a great Cathal Harrington goal, had Kildorrery 1-10 to  to 1-3 ahead by the twentieth minute. With five minutes of normal time remaining in the half, Gaels got through for their second goal, but at half-time, the winners led 1-14 to 2-5.

After the resumption of play, a more determined- looking Gaels had forced a penalty inside two minutes which they duly converted and the margin was down to three. Cathal Harrington with two from frees and Eddie O’Regan from play, had the sic point lead restored, before the fortieth minute. By the end of the third quarter, Kildorrery led 1-18 to 4-6 (3pts).  Kildorrery added four points inside the last quarter while the losers added 1-2, their goal coming deep in injury time, from a free, which proved to be the last puck of the game.

While this was a deserved win, there is still room for improvement, if they are to advance in the championship.

Team and scorers: Fionan Walsh-O'Grady, Richard Hurley, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, Niall Higgins, Timmy O’Sullivan, Anthony Crowley, David Hunter, Kevin Noonan, Kieran Hurley, Eddie O’Regan 0-2, Paddy Pigott 0-2, Michael Caplice 0-1, Sean Watson 0-2, Cathal Harrington 1-14(0-5fs,0-1 65), Sean Cunningham 0-1.  Sub. Pierce Pigott for F.Walsh O’Grady (h-t).



On Saturday 14th our Junior hurling team travelled back to Kilshannig to play the home side with both sides already qualified for the upcoming semi finals. On the day Kildorrery put in a strong performance winning out 4-16 2-10.

We wish the team the best of luck in the league semi final in the coming weeks.



MinorB1 Football league v Charleville Thursday 19th July in Kildorrery at 8:15pm

Div 4 Intermediate football league v Ballydesmond Friday 20th July in Ballydesmond at 8pm



The next fortnightly Club lotto draw will be held next Saturday night July 21st at Walsh’s Corner House, when the jackpot will be €5,000.



At the Monday night meeting, votes of sympathy were extended to the McCarthy family, Kilclooney and John Quinn, Ballyhea.


The Avondhu, 19th July 2018