Kildorrery 3-12 BLACKROCK 2-14
Missing 5 of the starting team that had played Round 1 of the Intermediate hurling championship in early May, our Intermediate hurlers produced an excellent second half display to beat Blackrock by a point 3-12 2-14 last Sunday in Church Road.
Kildorrery played the first half against a strong wind and trailed at half time 2-9 1-4. William Fouhy had scored a well taken goal and the scoreline could have been worse but for an Ian Butler penalty save near half time also. Kildorrery lost Cathal Harrington to a head knock within the first 10 minutes but points from Finbarr Stapleton (2), PJ Keating and Shane O’Neill kept Kildorrery in touch at the break.
Kildorrery came storming out of the blocks in the second half with a well taken Jamie O’Gorman point followed by a Sean Kelly goal after good work by Jerry McCarthy. Kildorrery had momentum now and further points by Finbarr and Jamie brought Kildorrery level. The game was tit for tat from then on with a Jerry McCarthy goal and further points from Finbarr, Jamie and substitute David Kelly proving crucial. The backs held their end up restricting Blackrock to five points from frees only in the second half with William Coffey and Mikey Walsh holding the middle well.
Overall it was a good win for the team as they continue to prepare for Round 2 championship and remain unbeaten in the league in 2019.
Team and scorers: Ian Butler, Tom Monaghan, William Coffey, Cormac O’Baoill, Richie McEniry, Mikey Walsh, Shane Fitzgerald, PJ Keating (0-1), John Hunter, Jamie O’Gorman (0-4), Shane O’Neill (0-1), Sean Kelly (1-0), Cathal Harrington, William Fouhy (1-0), Finbarr Stapleton (0-5, 0-2f)
Subs: Jerry McCarthy (1-0) for Cathal Harrington (inj), David Kelly (0-1) for Richie McEniry, Liam Kelly for John Hunter.
Our Junior footballers had a well-deserved two point win over Doneraile last Tuesday night week on a scoreline of 0-14 to 0-12 which puts them through to a semi-final with one game to spare. Kildorrery led 0-9 0-7 at the break and held out in the second half despite Doneraile pushing hard.
Team: Dave Roche, Jason Walsh, Tom Paul Murphy, Richard Hurley (0-2), William Coffey, Mikey Lilis, William Burchill, Liam O’Keeffe, James Fox (0-1), Shane Walsh (0-5, 0-2f)), Kieran Hurley (0-2), Shane Landers (0-4), Tony Watson
Subs: Michael Caplice for Tony Watson, John McCarthy for William Burchill
Intermediate championship Draws
Round 2 of the Intermediate hurling and football championship draws have pitted us against Mayfield in hurling and Ballydesmond in football. Times and dates to be finalised but expected to be early August.
The next draw will take place on Saturday 8th June in Ollies with jackpot €9,600.
Div 4 football league v Castletownbere Sunday 9th June in Castletownbere 2pm
The Avondhu, 6th June 2019