Last weekend was a busy one for our teams with three matches to be played.  On Saturday evening, with home advantage, our Under 21B footballers, scored a decisive 2-7 to 0-6 win over Kilavullen in the Avondhu championship to put them through to the semi-final.   A strong breeze blowing the length of the field, made it a game of halves. Kildorrery, having won the toss elected to play with the breeze in the opening half. Despite this advantage, it was the visitors who had the first score of the game after just two minutes of play. But Kildorrery forced their first free to give them their first point two minutes later and this was followed by their second, also from a free, a further two minutes on.  They had added two more from play before Kilavullen got through for their second point in the thirteenth minute and they added another a minute later to leave just the minimum between them at the end of the first quarter. Just thirty seconds into the second quarter, a great movement involving Sean Cunningham, saw Anthony Crowley finish to the net. Then followed a scoreless eight minutes before Paddy Pigott had Kildorrery’s second goal and Anthony Crowley pointed a free to leave them 2-5 to 0-3 ahead at the break.

Turning around to face the breeze, after the  interval, it looked as if our boys were resting on their oars and tended to let Kilavullen come back into the game. They however, failed to capitalise on their possession sending over a number of wides. However, by the end of the third quarter they had pulled back two points and with eight minutes of normal time remaining, they trailed 0-6 to 2-5, Kildorrery having yet to score in this half.  Timmy O’Sullivan rectified this with a fine point in the 26th minute and Cathal Harrington added another a minute later which proved to be the last of the game.

Team and scorers:  Tony Watson, Richie Hurley, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, John Hunter, Kevin Noonan, Ian Butler, Timmy O’Sullivan 0-1, James Keating, Kieran Hurley, Sean Cunningham, Anthony Crowley 1-2(0-2fs), Cathal Harrington 0-3 (0-1f), Sean Watson, Paddy Pigott 1-0, Pierce Pigott 0-1. Sub. Conor Kent for Sean Watson Inj. 60 mins.



The second match at the home venue, last weekend was this Division 3 Minor football league game between Kildorrery and Dromtariffe, on Sunday morning, which as the score-line reflects ended in a runaway victory for our boys.

Panel: Rian O’Brien, Eoin Hartnett, Declan Mullins,  Padraig O’Flynn, Darren Caplice, Eoin Fenton, Pierce Pigott, Conor Kent, Padraig Harrington, Liam McMillan, Jack McNamara, Anthony Nagle, Sean Watson.



Also on Sunday morning, our Intermediate hurlers made the trip to Ballincollig where they played the home side in the Division 3 league.  Having led 0-7 to 0-3 at the interval they eventually finished losing by two points on the above score.

Team and scorers: Jerry McCarthy, Tom Monaghan, Shane Fitzgerald, Richie Hurley, Sean Kelly, Michael Walsh, Jamie O’Gorman, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, James O’Sullivan, Shane O’Neill 0-1, Peter O’Brien 0-7(0-5fs, 0-1 ’65),  Wm. Fouhy 0-2, David Kelly 0-1, Andrew O’Brien 0-2, Tiernan Condon. Subs. Cathal Harrington for T.Condon. James Keating for M.Walsh-O’Grady. Dylan Kent for J. O’Sullivan. John Hunter for D.Kent inj.



Sunday 1st March. Cavanagh’s Fermoy Division 3 Football League. Kildorrery V Fermoy at Fermoy 3.p.m.

Wednesday 4th March. Red FM Division 3 Intermediate Hurling League Kildorrery V Watergrasshill at Kildorrery  8 p.m.



The Club’s 100 members’ draw took place at the weekly meeting, last Monday night and resulted as follows:

€200.  Peter Watson, 

€80.    Kieran & Aoife Murphy.

€80.    James Fox, Scart 



The next Club lotto draw will be held at Walsh’s Corner House, this Saturday night when the jackpot will be €4,200.



The G.A.A./Community  Ger Spillane Benefit fund-raiser will be held in the Parish Hall, this Saturday morning commencing with a Coffee morning at followed by a Cake Sale until, 2 p.m.  Then at 5.15p.m. both pitches will be occupied with Under 12 and Under 16 football matches, concluding with an Intermediate football challenge between Mitchelstown and Kildorrery.  We look forward to your generous support for this worthy venture.



At last Monday’s weekly meeting votes of sympathy were passed to the following:   the husband, family and relatives of the late Teresa Martin, Cloughleafin; husband and family and relatives  of the late Bridie Hoare, Ballylanders; family and relatives of the late Breda Moloney, Mitchelstown; family and relatives of the late Anne O’Neill, Fermoy & Glanworth; family and relatives of the late Maurice Corbett, Ballylanders.


The Avondhu, 27th February 2020