Last Saturday evening, at Rathcormac, our Intermediate hurlers bowed out of the championship in Round 2 after a tough unrelenting battle with Mayfield.  Having led 0-10 to 0-5 at the interval, they eventually lost on the score 0-16 to 0-18. From the throw-in, Mayfield had two points on the board before Kildorrery opened their account with a Peter O’Brien free after six minutes and by the end of the first quarter Kildorrery had their noses in front 0-4 to 0-3.  Mayfield replied with two points in as many minutes but Kildorrery went on to add six to their tally to lead by five at the break, having struck no less than eight wides in this half. 

After the restart, the winners, now aided by the fresh breeze, set about reducing their deficit and by the thirty-seventh minute were only a point behind. The sides swapped two points to leave Kildorrery still a point ahead at the three-quarter mark..  Mayfield now with the bit between their teeth drove on and at the end of normal time led 0-16 to 0-14. Kildorrery battled gamely and try as they would, that all-important goal eluded them and deep in injury time both sides had a brace of points and so our boys face a relegation game against Kilbrittain.  While understandably, there is disappointment at the defeat, there must be some measure of consolation in the fact that as a team effort nothing was lacking.

Before the throw-in, a minute’s silence was observed in memory of the late David Kelly, Ballinguiroe.   Ar dheis lamh De go raibh a anam..

Team and scorers:   Ian Butler, Tom Monaghan, Shane Fitzgerald. Cormac O’Baoill, P.J.Keating, Michael Walsh, Sean Kelly, James O’Sullivan, Dylan Kent 0-2,  Finbarr Stapleton 0-4, Shane O’Neill, Peter O’Brien 0-9(0-8fs), David Kelly 0-1, Cathal Harrington, James McEniry. Subs. Richie McEniry for Tom Monaghan 36 mins. Will Fouhy for C.Harrington 55 mins.  



At Ballygiblin , on Tuesday evening last week, our Under 21B hurlers with an outstanding second half performance scored a six point victory over Killara Og(Kilworth/Araglen) in this championship quarter final.  While from the throw-in, Kildorrery led the way and at the end of eight minutes were 0-4 to 0-1 ahead, but suddenly things started to go wrong for them and a Killara goal in the tenth minute had the sides level. Kildorrery did add two points in quick succession before Killara got through for their second goal to lead by two at the end of the quarter. Killara stretched their lead to five before Kildorrery had their next point with just five minutes of normal time remaining. Killara had two more to Kildorrery’s one to lead at the break 2-6 to 0-9. 

On the resumption of play, Sean Cunningham had replaced the injured James Keating and within two minutes Dylan Kent reduced the deficit before Cathal Harrington with the first of his brace of goals had Kildorrery in front again.  The same player with an inspirational second half performance finished the game with a personal tally of 2-12. By the time the losers got their first score of the second half in the fortieth minute Kildorrery had gone four points ahead.  But Killara were not gone away and in the space of two minutes had bagged two goals and at the end of the third quarter led 4-8 to 1-14. But the outstanding Cathal Harrington with his second goal levelled matters . Killara did get two more points in the last six minutes while Kildorrery added 1-8 to their tally in the final quarter to qualify for the semi-final.

Team and scorers. Ian Butler, Tony Watson, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, Richie Hurley, Anthony Crowley, James Keating 0-1f, John Hunter, Kevin Noonan, P.J.Keating, David Hunter 0-2, Paddy Pigott 0-1, Dylan Kent 0-7(0-3fs), Sean Watson, Cathal Harrington 2-11(0-4fs), Kieran Hurley.  Subs. Pierce Pigott for J. Keating inj. Sean Cunningham for S.Watson. Timmy O’Sullivan for T.Watson.



Thursday 5th September. Minor B Hurling Plate. V Ballygiblin at Araglen  6.45. p.m. 

Saturday 7th September. North Cork Junior A Football Final Kilworth V Kilshannig at Kildorrery  6.30 p.m.

Saturday 14th September.  Intermediate Hurling Relegation Play-off V Kilbrittain at Carrignavar  (time to be confirmed)



Congratulations  to Mitchelstown’s Aaron O’Brien and all the Cork minor footballers on a great win over Galway in the All-Ireland Final, last Sunday.



The €1,600 jackpot was not won when the Club’s fortnightly lotto draw took place at Ollie’s Bar, last Saturday night.  The numbers drawn were: 5, 6, 7, 24. Three lucky dip winners of a Duggan, Hillcrest. The next draw will be held at Walsh’s Corner House on Saturday September 14th. when the jackpot will be €1,800.



Congratulations to Tony McCarthy, Ballyvisteen on winning a €150 voucher for Keanes Jewellers, in the Cork G.A.A. Clubs’ Draw last week.



At last Monday’s weekly meeting a vote of sympathy was passed to Maura and Tom Monaghan and family, Cork on the death of Maura’s sister.  Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam.


The Avondhu, 5th September 2019