Last Saturday afternoon, at Shanballymore, our under 21B footballers advanced to the semi-final of the championship, with a convincing and deserved victory over a Liscarroll/ Churchtown Gaels combination. The final score-line was Kildorrery 5-14 Liscarroll/Churchtown 3-4.  Having been defeated earlier in a preliminary round by Clyda Rovers, Kildorrery made no mistake, this time and from the off took control of this game. The losers’ only score in the opening half was a goal from a penalty in the eighth minute, by which time Kildorrery had 2-2 to their credit and went on to lead at the break 4-8 to 1-0.

After the restart, Gaels had a point from a free after two minutes and by the time they got their next score, a pointed free in the eleventh minute, Kildorrery had extended their tally to 5-10.  During this second half, the selectors availed of the team’s superiority to give a run to the subs, none of whom was found wanting when introduced. For the last twenty minutes or so, Kildorrery continued to control the game adding four more points to their tally. Gaels had three more points, all from frees.  They also got their goal in the fifty-eighth minute from a free, which appeared to take our defence by surprise. Our boys now face Buttevant, in the semi-final on Saturday next at Shanballymore 4 p.m. We wish them further success and a place in the final.

Team and scorers:  Tony Watson, John Hunter, P.J.Keating, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, Timmy O’Sullivan 0-2, Ian Butler, David Hunter 0-1, Dylan Kent 1-0, Kevin Noonan, Kieran Hurley 0-1, Anthony Crowley 1-3(0-2fs), Sean Cunningham, Sean Watson 1-1, Paddy Pigott, Cathal Harrington 2-6 (0-4fs).  Subs. Michael Caplice for S.Watson. Pierce Pigott for K.Hurley. Richard Hurley for J.Hunter. Darren Caplice for T.O’Sullivan. Declan Mullins for D.Kent. Cathal Walsh-O’Grady for I.Butler.



Last Sunday morning our Intermediate hurlers made the long journey to Barryroe where they scored a fine victory over the home side, in the Division 4 league, at 12noon.  After fairly evenly contested first half, our boys led at the break by the minimum 0-6 to 0-5. However, they went on to add 1-15 to their tally in the second half to win on the above score.

Team and scorers. Ian Butler, Tom Monaghan, Shane Fitzgerald, Cormac O’Baoill, Richie McEniry, Michael Walsh, Sean Kelly, Jamie O’Gorman 0-2, Jerry McCarthy, Finbarr Stapleton 0-1, Wm Fouhy 0-1, Shane O’Neill 1-0, David Kelly 0-2, Stevie Coughlan 0-3, Peter O’Brien 0-11( 0-5 fs).  Subs. John Hunter for S.Kelly. Michael Lillis for R.McEniry. Darren McNamara for T.Monaghan. Cathal Harrington for S.O’Neill. Tiernan Condon for F.Stapleton. P.J.Keating for D.Kelly. James O’Sullivan for W.Fouhy. James Magnier 0-1 for M.Walsh.



Saturday March 30th.  Under 21B Football Championship semi-final V Buttevant at Shanballymore  4 p.m.

Sunday March 31st.  Division 4 Intermediate Football League V Kinsale at Kildorrery 2 p.m.



The next Club lotto draw will be held this Saturday night at Walsh’s Corner House, when the jackpot will be €8,600.



Congratulations to our Club’s Cultural Officer, Jason Walsh and his wife Samantha on the birth of their son, Donagh.



Last Monday’s Club meeting was adjourned as a mark of respect to former player, Kieran Downey, Knockanevin on the tragic death of his wife, Maria.  Sympathy is extended to the family and relatives. Sympathy is also extended to the following: the wife family and relatives of the late Michael Carey, Glenduff, Mitchelstown; the Wilson family Ballylegan, Glanworth; the family and relatives of the late Bridget (Birdie) Walsh, Gorteenaboul, Mitchelstown.  Ar dheis De go raibh a n-anamacha.


The Avondhu, 28th March 2019