A Mayfield goal, in the first minute of injury time at the end of the second half was the decisive score in this third round Intermediate football championship replay, at Kilavullen, last Saturday evening. The final score-line read Mayfield 1-14  Kildorrery 1-11. Things started to go wrong for Kildorrery before the game, when selected mid-fielder, Peter O’Brien tore a thigh muscle in the warm-up before the game. He was replaced by Dylan Kent who put in a great performance. Then, less than ten minutes into the game, corner-back Liam McGrath had to leave the field with a knee injury and Fintan Daly proved an able deputy.

From the throw-in, Kildorrery were first to raise a flag when James McEniry sent over a point inside the first minute and Shane O’Neill pointed a free two minutes later.  Mayfield replied with three points in succession to lead at the end of the first quarter 0-3 to 0-2. A minute into the second quarter, James McEniry levelled, but Mayfield had two more points before Tom Monaghan and Jamie O’Gorman restored parity. Again, the city side pushed ahead and  with just five minutes of normal time remaining in the half, the winners led 0-7 to 0-5. James O’Sullivan had a Kildorrery point and Mayfield a like score from a free before the half-time whistle sounded. At the break, we trailed 0-6 to 0-8.

From the restart, Mayfield piled on the pressure, sending over four points inside six minutes.  In the eighth minute of this second half, a Kildorrery attack yielded a penalty, when Tom Monaghan was pulled down and Jamie O’Gorman expertly converted.  The margin was down to three points. Suddenly, Kildorrery found renewed energy and Dylan Kent and Shane O’Neill had points and at the three-quarter hour mark there were only two points between the sides, 1-8 to 0-13.  Kildorrery added three points per Finbarr Stapleton (2) and Richie McEniry to one for Mayfield. With less than four minutes remaining, extra time looked to be on the cards, but it was not to be, and the Mayfield goal sealed the game for them.

Team and scorers:  Liam Kelly, Sean Kelly, Eamonn O’Connor, Liam McGrath, Wm Fouhy, Cormac O’Baoill, Ian Butler, Shane Fitzgerald, Dylan Kent 0-1, Jamie O’Gorman 0-1, Finbarr Stapleton 0-2, James O’Sullivan 0-1, Tom Monaghan 0-1, James McEniry 0-2, Shane O’Neill 1-2(1-0 pen, 0-1f).   Subs. Fintan Daly for L.McGrath. Richie McEniry 0-1, for J.O’Sullivan 40 mins. Stevie Coughlan for J.McEniry 49 mins. Sean O’Sullivan for D. Kent 56 mins.

Many thanks to all the players for their commitment to training and matches and to selectors, Tony McCarthy and Pa Walsh and to Coach Denis Walsh.

On Sunday next, at Rathcormac, most of these players will be lining out against Blackrock, in the Intermediate Hurling  championship. We wish team and management the best of luck.



A  great goal by the versatile James Keating in the sixth minute of the second half, was the all-important score that swung this game in our favour, last Sunday afternoon at Kilworth, in the Ballylough Milling-sponsored final.

Kildorrery started this game in determined fashion and their first attack yielded a free which Cathal Harrington sent over for a point. Dominic’s replied immediately. Further Kildorrery points by Shane O’Neill, James Keating, free and Cathal Harrington (2) had them ahead 0-5 to 0-2 at the end of the quarter.  However, the winners came well into the game and by the end of the half were 0-10 to 0-8 ahead.

After the resumption of play, Dominic’s forged ahead and inside five minutes were twelve points to nine in front, Kildorrery’s point coming from a Cathal Harrington free. Then came  were still level 1-12 to 0-15. Inside the last ten minutes of normal time Kildorrery added five more points to St Dominic’s three and deep in injury time James Keating increased Kildorrery’s  lead to four, from a placed ball and so Kildorrery were through to the final. This was a great result for our boys who showed great determination and will to win from start to finish and we look forward to the final.

Team and scorers  Cathal Walsh-O’Grady, Tony Watson, Ian Butler 0-1, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, Anthony Crowley, James Keating 1-7(0-7fs), John Hunter, Darren McNamara, Kevin Noonan, Kieran Hurley 0-1, Dylan Kent 0-2, Paddy Pigott, Cathal Harrington 0-6(0-4 frees), Shane O’Neill 0-1, Sean Cunningham.  Subs. P.J. Keating for T. Watson. Richie Hurley for S.Cunningham.



Friday September 21st.  Minor B2. Football Championship semi-final v Kilavullen at Mourneabbey 8 p.m.

Sunday September 23rd. Intermediate Hurling championship V Blackrock at Rathcormac 3.p.m.

Tuesday September 25th. Ballylough Milling Under 21B hurling Championship final Kildorrery V Ballyhea ( venue and time to be confirmed)



The Club lotto jackpot of €5,800 was not won when the fortnightly draw was held at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge, last Saturday night.  The numbers drawn were: 1, 8, 11 and 22.

Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:

1. Lorcan Finn, Mitchelstown.

2. Kevin Gallagher, Rockmills.

3. Tom Aherne, Quitrent.

The next draw will be held at Ollie’s Bar on Saturday September 29th when the jackpot will be €6,000.



The Hillfest committee are holding a Barn Dance in the Creamery Yard on Saturday  September 29th. Saloon Doors open at 9.30 p.m. Live music will be supplied by The Whole Hog Band and the election of The Sheriff of Kildorrery will take place. Tickets can be purchased beforehand from James Fox or Dave Roche.  They may also be purchased at the door on the night.



Belated birthday wishes to our esteemed friend and Club Cisteoir, William Duggan who celebrated a birthday last week-end.



At last Monday’s weekly meeting, a vote of sympathy was passed to the family and relatives of the late Jerry O’Keeffe, Pollardstown, Mitchelstown, on their recent bereavement.  Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.


The Avondhu, 20th September 2018