KILDORRERY 1-13 WATERGRASSHILL 0-14
On Wednesday evening last week, with home advantage, our Intermediate hurlers scored a well deserved 1-13 to 0-14 win over Premier Intermediate side, Watergrasshill, in the Division 3 League. From the throw-in to the final whistle, this was a keenly contested game with no quarter asked or given. Watergrasshill opened the game with three points inside the opening five minutes. Peter O’Brien got Kildorrery moving with a pointed free in the seventh minute. James O’Sullivan from play and Peter from a free had the sides level at the end of the quarter. In the second quarter, the sides exchanged five points to have them level at eight points apiece at the break.
Within a minute of the restart, the sides had exchanged a point, but substitute James McEniry, got through for the all-important goal three minutes later. By the end of the third quarter Kildorrery led 1-12 to 0-11, but the visitors had not given up. A minute into the final quarter, Watergrasshill were awarded a penalty, but they were denied a goal by a brilliant save from Ian Butler. Mikey Walsh had Kildorrery’s last score of the game Eight minutes from the end while the losers added three points to their tally. And so Kildorrery with a most encouraging all-round display earned the league points.
Team and scorers: Ian Butler, Sean Kelly, Shane Fitzgerald, Richie Hurley, Jamie O’Gorman, Mikey Walsh 0-1, Wm.Fouhy, Cormac O’Baoill, James O’Sullivan 0-2, Dylan Kent 0-1, Peter O’Brien 0-6 fs, John Hunter, David Kelly 0-2(0-1s/l), Andrew O’Brien, Cathal Harrington.
Subs. James McEniry 1-1, for C.O’Baoill. Jerry McCarthy for C.Harrington. Eamonn O’Connor for A. O’Brien. 50 mins.
On Tuesday evening last, at Mourneabbey, our Under 21 B footballers were billed to play Buttevant in the Ballylough Milling Championship at 8 p.m. The result was not known at the time of compiling these notes.
Friday March 13th. Cavanagh’s Fermoy Division 3 Football League Kildorrery V Araglen at Kildorrery 8 p.m.
Sunday March 15th. Division 5 Intermediate football League V Millstreet at Kildorrery 11.30 a.m. Division 3 Minor B football League V Sliabh Luachra Gaels at Kildorrery 3 p.m.
After the reading and adoption of the Minutes, last Monday’s weekly meeting was adjourned as a mark of respect to Club Registrar, Liam O’Sullivan, on the death of his mother. A vote of sympathy was passed to the family and relatives of the late Mrs O’Sullivan, Kilbehenny, on their bereavement. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam.
The Avondhu, 12th March 2020