A great second half recovery ensured success for our Minor hurlers over neighbours St. Dominic’s when the sides met in the final of the North Cork Minor B3 League, at Kilavullen, last Thursday evening.  Having trailed at half-time 0-8 to 0-13 they went on to win on the score 1-19 to 1-14. 

St Dominic’s started this game in most determined fashion, flashing over five points in as many minutes and by the end of the first quarter led by seven points to four. While Kildorrery did make every effort to get a grip on the game they looked disorganised and failed to stem the tide. They did manage four points in the second quarter, but Dominic’s went on to add six points to lead at the break by five. 

However, after the break it was a reorganised and reinvigorated Kildorrery side which took the field. From the restart they set up attack after attack, forcing their opponents into conceding frees and within ten minutes they had drawn level. While their opponents did slip into the lead again with a point in the forty second minute, it proved to be their only point of the second half, with Kildorrery completely dominating proceedings and a fifty third minute goal making it 1-18 to 0-14.  They had their nineteenth point with just three minutes of normal time remaining. The losers got through for their goal in the fifty eighth minute but it was too little too late and so our boys were most deserving winners. Full marks to them for a most spirited second half performance with one and all giving of their best.

Team and scorers. Fionan Walsh-O’Grady, Declan Mullins, Oisin Fenton, Richie Hurley 0-3(0-2fs), Mattie Walsh-O’Grady 0-1, David Hunter, Timmy O’Sullivan, Kieran Hurley 0-1, Pierce Pigott 0-2, Sean Cunningham 0-9(0-5fs), Sean Watson 1-3, Padraig Harrington , Cathal O’Sullivan.  Sub. Jack McNamara.



Last Sunday afternoon, with home advantage, our somewhat depleted Intermediate hurlers went under narrowly to Kilbrittain in the Division 4 League, on the above score.  The persistent heavy rain made conditions very difficult. At the end of the first half Kildorrery trailed 0-5 to 0-10. But they came right back in the second half and with time virtually up, had drawn level but a late free to the visitors gave them the winning point.  

Team and scorers:  Ian Butler, Tom Monaghan, Will Coffey , Cormac O’Baoill, P.J.Keating, Shane Fitzgerald 0-1, Liam Kelly, James O’Sullivan, Jerry McCarthy, Jamie O’Gorman 0-1, Peter O’Brien 0-10 (0-4fs, 0-1 65), Sean Kelly, Cathal Harrington 0-1, Stevie Coughlan, Shane O’Neill.   Sub. David Kelly 0-3 for S. Coughlan. 



Saturday 29th June. Cavanagh’s Fermoy Division 2 Hurling League V Fermoy at Fermoy 7 p.m.

Monday July 1st.  Division 4 Intermediate Hurling League V Sarsfields at Riverstown 8 p.m.

Thursday July 4th. Division 4 Intermediate Football League V Mayfield at Mayfield  7.30 p.m.



The Club lotto jackpot of €9,800 was not won when the fortnightly draw was held at Walsh’s Corner House, last Saturday night. 

The numbers drawn were: 5, 11, 13 & 17. Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:

1. Andrew Monaghan, Ballyanihan

2. Diarmuid McHugh, Glenville

3. Kildorrery Community Development Association

The next draw will be held at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge on Friday July 5th  when the jackpot will be €10,000. 



We wish the best of luck to Club pIayers Ian  Butler and James Keating who are on the Cork Under 20 hurling team which plays Limerick in the Munster Championship at Pairc Ui Chaoimh, on Wednesday next July 3rd.



At last Monday’s Club meeting, a vote of sympathy was passed to the wife, family and relatives of the late Dan Jones, Ballyhooly, on their recent bereavement. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.


The Avondhu, 27th June 2019