Close on two hundred guests attended the Club’s victory social at Springfort Hall Hotel, last Saturday night. Guests of honour were Very Rev. Fr Kelleher P.P., Rev. Canon Sherlock, C of I, Barry Ahern Cathaoirleach Choiste Chorcai Thuaidh and former Cork Senior footballer, Conor Counihan. Club Cathaoirleach, Pa Walsh presided and Club Runai, James Fox acted as M.C. Conor Counihan presented the 2018 championship and league medals to the players. Also being remembered on the occasion and presented with commemorative plaques were the members of the North Cork and Co. championships winning team of 1978, of which John O’Connor who travelled home from Boston for the occasion, was a member. In the Co. final they defeated Brian Dillons on the score 3-6 to 1-8. The team was Jim Dwane, Pat Fenton (capt), Denis Fitzgerald, Vincent Daly, Tony McCarthy, Mike Monaghan, John O’Connor (1-1), John Fouhy, Colman Murphy, Jimmy Monaghan, Andrew Monaghan 0-1), Barry O’Connor (0-3), Johnny McCarthy (1-0), Dave Bermingham 1-0), Tom Monaghan (0-1). Subs. Sean Bermingham, Johnny Jackson, Eamonn Maunsell, Aidan O’Connor, Willie O’Connor, Peter O’Sullivan, Ned Dwane, John O’Connor(Ballyhooly), John Duggan, Maurice McGrath, Kieran O’Connor, Eddie O’Connor ( who sustained an injury in an earlier game and was unable to take his place, on the day.).
Club Cathaoirleach at the time was Tom Walsh. Team Coach was the late Sean Cronin N.T. (R.I.P). Selectors were : Mick O’Keeffe, Charlie McCarthy, Dan Downey (R.I.P), Moss Hanley (R.I.P).
The Club is most grateful to the Walsh-O’Grady family Munster Van Centre, who so generously sponsored tops for the Under 21 teams.
The event continued into the early hours with dancing to the music of Just Us.
KILDORRERY 0-10. GRENAGH 0-10
Our Intermediate footballers got their 2019 Division 4 league campaign off to a start, last Sunday , when they drew with Grenagh at the home venue. Playing into a fresh breeze in the opening half, they found it difficult to make progress against a very defensive Grenagh combination. At the break, they trailed by four points, 0-3 to 0-7.
However, after the resumption of play, they quickly availed of the breeze and by the end of the third quarter had drawn level and had made it 0-8 to 0-7 by the forty-eighth minute. Grenagh had to wait until the fifty-fourth minute for their first score of the second half, but they added three points in as many minutes. Inside the last three minutes of play, Kildorrery had points from a Finbarr Stapleton free and a great point from play by Shane O’Neill.
Team and scorers: Liam Kelly, Sean Kelly, Cormac O’Baoill, Darren McNamara, William Fouhy 0-1, Michael Walsh, Fintan Daly, Shane Fitzgerald, Dylan Kent, Jamie O’Gorman 0-1, Finbarr Stapleton 0-1f, David Kelly, James O’Sullivan 0-1, Shane O’Neill 0-6 (0-1f), Cathal Harrington.
Subs: Paddy Pigott for Dylan Kent (inj.). Shane Landers for D.Kelly. Willie Coffey for S.Kelly. Sean O’Sullivan for J.O’Sullivan..
On Saturday next February 9th they travel to Aughville in West Cork to play Bantry in the same competition at 6 p.m.
The €7,800 Club lotto jackpot was not won when the fortnightly draw took place at Ollie’s Bar, last Friday night.
The numbers drawn were: 5,6,24 and 29. Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:
1. Mary Hickey, Fermoy Road 2
Adrienne Fitzgerald, Farahy
3. Johnny McCarthy, Kilclooney.
The next draw will be held at Walsh’s Corner House, on Saturday February 16th when the jackpot will be €8,000.
The next Club meeting will be held in Oaklawn Meeting Room, on Monday next February 11th at 9 p.m. The 100 Club members draw will take place at the meeting on the following Monday February 18th.
Congratulations to Ciaran and Joanne O’Connor, Cullenagh, on the recent birth of their son, Senan. Another future player!
The Avondhu, 7th February 2019