A convincing second half performance was instrumental in seeing our Intermediate hurlers score a deserved 2-16 to 0-8 victory over Aghabullogue, in Round 4 of the Co. championship, at Ballincollig, last Saturday evening.  Kildorrery started this game in determined fashion running up a 0-6 to 0-1 lead in the opening ten minutes, but by the end of the quarter Aghabullogue had come right into the game and they trailed 0-3 to 0-7. They added two further points  to Kildorrery’s one, before the end of the half. At the break, Kildorrery led 0-8 to 0-6.

After the resumption of play, Finbarr Stapleton set the score-board ticking again for Kildorrery when he sent over his second point of the game inside a minute. He had another five minutes later. Peter O’Brien followed with a point from a free before the same player blasted a penalty to the net just before the end of the third quarter. Peter had added two more points, one from a free before Aghabullogue had their first point of the second half, from a free, in the fiftieth minute.  A minute later Eamonn O’Connor gained possession, raced up the right wing, laid off to Finbarr Stapleton whose shot at goal was saved by the ‘keeper, but the in-running Eamonn finished the rebound to the net. Kildorrery were now 2-13 to 0-7 ahead and cruising. In the fifty-fifth minute Aghabullogue were awarded a penalty but Ian brought off a brilliant save and two minutes later saved again from close range. Inside the last ten minutes of play, Kildorrery added points from Finbarr and Andrew O’Brien (2), to one for the losers. Kildorrery were through to quarter-final and deservedly so.  They now play Blackrock this week-end, so we wish them continued success.

Team and scorers:  Ian Butler, Tom Monaghan, Shane Fitzgerald, Cormac O’Baoill, Richie McEniry, Michael Walsh, Sean Kelly, James O’Sullivan, Dylan Kent, Jamie O’Gorman, Peter O’Brien 1-6 (1-0p, 0-5s), Andrew O’Brien 0-4, Finbarr Stapleton 0-5, James Keating 0-1, James McEniry.  Subs. Eamonn O’Connor 1-0, for M. Walsh (inj.). William Fouhy for D.Kent. Shane Oneill for R. McEniry (inj.). Stevie Coughlan for J.McEniry.



Thursday September 6th. Minor B1 Hurling League semi-final Kildorrery V Clyda Rovers at Kildorrery  7.45. p.m.

Saturday September 8th. Intermediate Hurling Championship quarter-final V Blackrock (time and venue to confirmed)

Sunday September 9th. Division 3 Junior Hurling League Final.      Kildorrery V Liscarroll/Churchtown Gaels at Buttevant 6.p.m.

Tuesday September 11th. Under 21B Hurling Championship semi-final Kildorrery V St. Dominic’s at Ballygiblin 6.30 p.m.



A function to celebrate Kildorrery’s North Cork Junior Hurling Championship victory in 1988 will be held at The Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, this Friday night September 7th.  It will get under way at 7 p.m. with a video of the game, followed by a meal at 8.p.m . Guest of Honour will be Sean Og O h-Ailpin who will present souvenir Tops to the members of that team. All are welcome.  Some tickets still available at Thornhill’s Pharmacy and Community Office.



Congratulations to Ballygiblin Junior A Hurlers on winning the North Cork Championship, last week-end and commiserations to neighbours Shanballymore, the defeated finalists.



We extend best wishes for a speedy recovery to one of our juvenile players, Luke Keating who recently underwent surgery for a leg injury.



The Club lotto jackpot of €5,600 was not won when the fortnightly draw was held at Walsh’’s Corner House, last Saturday night.  The numbers drawn were: 1, 3, 8and 24. Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were: 1. Kathy Thornhill, Main Street. 2. Kerene Gallaghar, Hill Crest. 3. Anne Murphy, Mitchelstown.  The next draw will be held at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge on Saturday September 15th. when the jackpot will be €5,800.


The Avondhu, 6th September 2018