On Wednesday evening last week, our somewhat depleted Junior football team travelled to Castletownroche to play the local side, Abbey Rovers, in the Cavanagh’s Fermoy Division 3 league. About ten minutes before the advertised time of the game, it became known that the appointed referee was not available.  After much to-ing and fro-ing, the former player and referee, Dan Relihan arrived and took on refereeing duties. From the throw-in, the home side looked the sharper but at the end of the first quarter they only led by the minimum 0-3 to 0-2. Try as they would, Kildorrery failed to gain parity and at the interval trailed 0-4 to 0-6.

Less than a minute into the second half, Kildorrery reduced their deficit to a single point, but at the three quarter hour mark trailed 0-6 to 1-8. Rovers continued to dominate adding four points to their tally.  Kildorrery to their credit, never gave up and with less than five minutes of normal time remaining , Shane Walsh got through for a goal, which proved to be the last score of the game. Apart from the 1-7 to 1-12 defeat, the evening was marred by an injury sustained by Cathal Walsh-O’Grady who suffered a dislocated shoulder when he collided with the goal-post. He was treated on the spot by Physio Elaine O’Connor.  We wish him and Sean Kelly, who sustained a fractured thumb recently, speedy recoveries.

Team and scorers: Dave Roche, Cathal Walsh-O’Grady, Michael Lillis, Paddy Hartnett, Kieran Hurley, Jerry McCarthy, Liam O’Keeffe, Shane Walsh 1-1, James Fox, David Harrington 0-1, John McCarthy 0-4fs, Tiernan Condon 0-1, Billy Hedigan.   Subs. Jason Walsh for B.Hedigan. B,Hedigan for D.Harrington. D.Harrington for C.Walsh-O’Grady.



We played host to Aghada last Sunday morning, in the Division 4 Intermediate Hurling League and came away with the points on the above score-line.  From the throw-in, Kildorrery showed a hunger and a sharpness that was not apparent on their championship first round loss to Tracton two weeks earlier.  By the end of the first quarter, they had raced into a 1-7 to 0-3 lead and continued to control the game to be ahead at the interval 1-11 to 0-5.

Kildorrery extended their lead within two minutes of the restart and by the three quarter mark were leading 1-14 to 0-8. From here to the final whistle they added seven points while Aghada could only manage one. During the second half, our selectors availed of their dominance to give six of the subs a taste of the action.

Team and scorers: Ian Butler, Tom Monaghan, Shane Fitzgerald, Cormac O’Baoill, John Hunter, James Keating 0-2, Michael Walsh 0-1, James O’Sullivan 0-1, Dylan Kent 0-2, Jamie O’Gorman, Peter O’Brien 0-5(0-2fs, 0-1 65), Finbarr Stapleton 1-3, Shane O’Neill 0-1, Will Fouhy 0-4, Cathal Harrington 0-1.  Subs used. P.J.Keating, Will Coffey, Tiernan Condon 0-1, Jerry McCarthy, James Magnier, Michael Lillis, Darren McNamara.



Best wishes are extended to one of our esteemed young players Darren McNamara, who leaves for Canada early next week. Go n-eiri leat, Darren !



Sunday May 26th. Division 4 Intermediate Football League V Knocknagree at Knocknagree.     2 p.m.

Tuesday May 28th. Cavanagh’s Fermoy Division 3 Football League V Doneraile at Kildorrery 7.30 p.m.



The next fortnightly Club lotto draw will be held Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge this Saturday night when the jackpot will be €9,400.



The next quarterly draw will be held at next Monday’s Club meeting, May 27th.



At last Monday’s Club meeting votes of sympathy were passed to the following on their recent bereavements:  the family and relatives of the late John P. Collins, Mallow and formerly of Kildorrery; Rachel and John Walsh and family, Tankardstown;  Mario and Eileen Murphy and family, Mitchelstown. Go ndeana Dia trocaire ar anamacha na marbh.


The Avondhu, 23rd May 2019