Our Intermediate footballers got the year off to a winning start when the defeated Glanmire in the Division 5 league, at the home venue, last Friday night. The winning score-line was Kildorrery 1-12 Glanmire 2-3. From the thro,w-in, Kildorrery playing into a stiff breeze, dominated the early exchanges and led at the end of the first quarter 0-3 to nil. However, they failed to score again in the half and the visitors came right into the game to lead at the break 1-2 to 0-3.

One minute into the second half Shane O’Neill reduced the deficit to the minimum from a free only to see Glanmire get through for their second goal seven minutes later. The sides exchanged a point and at the end of the third quarter Glanmire led 2-3 to 0-5.  But this was where the visitors’ scoring ended while Kildorrery now aided by the strengthening wind went on to add four points to their tally in as many minutes. A shot at goal in the 51st minute by Dylan Kent came of the upright into the welcoming arms of Shane Fitzgerald who finished to the net. Kildorrrery were now 1-9 to 2-3 ahead.  With a very determined last ten minutes performance they added three points to record a deserved victory.

Team and scorers:  Liam Kelly, Ian Butler, James Keating, P.J. Keating, Fintan Daly, William Fouhy, Dylan Kent, Shane Fitzgerald 1-1, Shane O’Neill 0-7(0-4fs), James O’Sullivan,  Finbarr Staapleton, Jamie O’Gorman, Tom Monaghan 0-2, Peter O’Brien 0-1, David Kelly 0-1. Subs. Jerry McCarthy for F.Daly (inj.) h.t. David Hunter for J O’Sullivan (inj.) 45 mins. Cthal Harrington for D.Kelly 54 mins. Kieran Hurley for J O’Gorman 58 mins. 



There was no winner of the €3,800 jackpot when the Club’s fortnightly lotto draw was held at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge, last Saturday night. The numbers drawn were: 3, 5, 26, 27. Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:   1. Ashley O’Brien, Anglesboro. 2. Emmet Kelly, Farahy. 3. Eddie Fraher, Kilclooney. The next draw will beheld at Ollie’s Bar on Saturday February 15th when the jackpot will be €4,000.


The Avondhu, 6th February 2020