With home advantage, on Thursday evening last week, our Minor B1 hurlers scored a four point win over Clyda Rovers in the North Cork League semi-final.  



Last Sunday evening, at Buttevant, our Junior B hurlers captured the Cavanagh’s of Fermoy sponsored league title by a 2-12 to 0-12 hard-earned victory over Liscarroll/Churchtown Gaels.

From the throw-in, Kildorrery were quickly on the score-board with Sean Young scoring from a free inside the first minute. Gaels replied with two quick points and after six minutes of play, led 0-3 to 0-2, Kildorrery’s point coming from Man of the Match, Jerry McCaarthy. A great goal from full-forward, Liam O’Keeffe followed by a Sean O’Sullivan point saw Kildorrery ahead 1-3 to 0-4 at the end of the first quarter.  Kildorrery continued to dominate proceedings in the second quarter forcing the losers into the concession of frees, four of which Sean Young converted plus one from Jerry McCarthy. At the break, Kildorrery led 1-8 to 0-5.

While in the opening minute of the second half, Gaels pointed, but Kildorrery emphasised their superiority when James Magnier, in good old-fashioned manner first-timed the ball to the net and followed up with point less than two minutes later. At the end of the third quarter, were 2-11 to 0-10 ahead.  Inside the last quarter, there were only three points scored, one to Kildorrery and two to Gaels. Try as they would in the dying minutes, the losers failed to make any impression on Kildorrery’s rearguard.

Team and scorers: Dave Roche, Jason Walsh, Will Coffey, Ciaran O’Connor, Michael Lillis, Liam Kelly, Fintan Daly,  Jerry McCarthy 0-4(0-3fs), John Hunter, James Magnier 1-1, Sean O’Sullivan 0-1, Shane Landers, Sean Young 0-6fs, Liam O’Keeffe 1-0, Anthony Palmer.  Subs. Darren McNamara for A.Palmer. Anthony Crowley for S.Young. Paddy Hartnett for D.McNamara.

The trophy was presented to team captain and Club Cathaoirleach, Dave Roche by Avondhu Board Cathaoirleach, Barry Aherne and Jerry McCarthy was named Laoch na h-Imeartha.

Well done to players and management, John Fouhy, Loughlin McGovern and to Physio Elaine O’Connor.



A pointed free by James Keating, in injury time, earned our Under 21B hurlers a replay when they drew with St. Dominic’s in the championhip semi-final, at Ballygiblin, last Monday evening. A notable aspect of this game is that of the thirty scores only eight came from play.

Kildorrery were first to get on the score-board when James Keating sent over a point from a free after two minutes. Shane O’Neill had a point from play two minutes later. At the end of the quarter, Kildorrery were 0-4 to 0-3 ahead and with just five minutes of normal time remaining in the half, led 0-7 to 0-3, but Dominic’s came back and had their deficit reduced to a single point 0- 7 to 0-8 at the interval.

After the restart, the sides exchanged a point inside five minutes. However, by the end of the third quarter, the Glanworth/Shanballymore combination had gone into a three point lead 0-13 to 0-10.  A minute into the last quarter Dylan Kent had a Kldorrery point to which Dominic’s replied immediately. Inside the last ten minutes Kildorrery attacks resulted in frees all of which were converted. With time running out, Kildorrery trailed by a single point but an excellent long range free by James ensured a draw.  Extra time would normally have been designated but the fading light ruled this out and so the sides must meet again.

Team and scorers:  Cathal Walsh-O’Grady, Tony Watson, Ian Butler, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, Darren McNamara, Dylan Kent 0-1, John Hunter, Kevin Noonan, Shane O’Neill 0-1, Paddy Hartnett, Paddy Pigott 0-1, Anthony Crowley, Cathal Harrington 0-2fs, James Keating 0-10(0-9fs 0-1s/l), Sean Cunningham.  Subs. Richie Hurley for P.Hartnett. Kieran Hurley for J.Hunter inj.



Saturday September 15th. Intermediate Football Championship Replay v Mayfield at Kilavullen 4.30 p.m.

Sunday September 16th. Minor B1 Football Championship semi-final V Kilavullen at Castletownroche 3 p.m.



The next fortnightly Club lotto draw will be held at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge, this Saturday night, when the jackpot will be €5,800.



We extend best wishes for a speedy recovery from injury  and return to action to Tiernan Condon. Best of luck also, to Jack Newman who is representing Ireland in Under 16  World Snooker championships in Russia.



At last Monday’s weekly Club meeting, a vote of sympathy was passed to the wife, family and relatives of the late David Martin Lee, Ballylough on their recent bereavement.  Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.


The Avondhu, 13th September 2018