It was a very depleted Minor B1 football panel that travelled to Castletownroche, on Wednesday evening, last week, to play Ballycastle Gaels in the league.  Just fifteen players were available to the selectors and following an injury to Pierce Pigott in the first half, they had to play the entire second half with fourteen players.  However, they won on the score 2-14 to 1-6.

From the throw-in , Kildorrery were first to score, but by the end of the first quarter, Ballycastle had drawn level at three points apiece. For the remainder of the half until the twenty-eighth minute, Kildorrery were just a point ahead until Eddie O’Regan goaled and at the break they led 1-6 to 0-4.

After the restart, Kieran Hurley increased Kildorrery’s lead with a point, but this proved to be their only score in the third quarter, at the end of which Gaels had come to within a point of them, 1-6 to 1-7.  The losers failed to score inside the last quarter while Kildorrery went on to add 1-7 to their tally, for a deserving victory. This was a very spirited performance, especially in the second half with only fourteen players.

Team and scorers: Darren Caplice, Paddy Hartnett, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, Conor Kent, Richie Hurley, Anthony Crowley 0-2 (0-1 ‘45’), Pierce Pigott, Kieran Hurley 0-1, Eddie O’Regan 1-0, Padraig O’Flynn 1-1, Cathal Harrington 0-8(0-2fs), Sean Watson 0-1, Emmet Slattery, Michael Caplice 0-1, Sean Cunningham.



Unfortunately, for our Minor B1 hurlers this was the final score when they played Buttevant in the North Cork championship semi-final at Kilavullen, last Monday evening. While they started well from the throw-in, they led 0-4 to 0-2 at the end of the first quarter, but it all started to go wrong from then until half-time, adding only a single point in the second quarter while Buttevant added 3-4 to their tally to lead at the break 3-8 to 0-5.

After the resumption of play, Kildorrery to their credit, didn’t throw in the towel.  Far from it, and by the end of the third quarter had reduced their deficit with 1-5 while the winners had just tacked on two points, leaving them ahead 3-10 to 1-10.   Buttevant did recover their composure, sending over two more points and they went on to add three more, the last of which came in the 52nd minute. Kildorrery, on the other hand, added 1-4, but in a do-or-die effort in the dying minutes of injury time their attempts at scoring a game-saving goal were repeatedly wide of the target. And so Buttevant survived to contest the final.

Team and scorers: Fionan Walsh-O’Grady, Richie Hurley 0-1, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, Niall Higgins, Timmy O’Sullivan, Anthony Crowley, David Hunter, Kieran Hurley 0-1,  Kevin Noonan, Eddie O’Regan, Paddy Pigott 0-1, Michael Caplice, Paddy Hartnett 1-0, Cathal Harrington 0-10(0-8fs), Sean Cunningham. Subs. Sean Watson for M.Caplice. Dylan McSweeney 1-1 for E.O’Regan, Declan Mullins for P.Hartnett (inj.). M.Caplice for K.Hurley(inj.).



Thursday August 2nd. North Cork Under 21B Hurling Championship quarter-final V Clyda Rovers in Buttevant at 7.30pm.



The Club’s next fortnightly lotto draw will take place at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge, this Saturday night when the jackpot will be €5,200.



Congratulations are in order to Glanworth’s Stephen Condon, this week on his winning an All-Ireland Intermediate Hurling Championship medal with Cork, last week-end. Well done!



At last Monday’s Club meeting votes of sympathy were passed to the following on their recent bereavements:  Hickey family, Ballyhooly; Hennessy family, Bearna Deara and Moloney family, Spittle, Glenroe. Ar dheis De go raibh anamacha na marbh.


The Avondhu, 2nd August 2018