KILDORRERY 3-4 BUTTEVANT 2-12
On Tuesday night last week, at Mourneabbey, our Under 21B footballers failed in their bid to reach the final of the North Cork championship, when they went under to a strong Buttevant side on the score-line of 3-4 to 2-12. From the throw-in Buttevant set up a number of early attacks but their finishing let them down and it was Kildorrery that opened the scoring with a point from Kevin Noonan in the sixth minute. Butttevant’s first point did not come until the twelfth minute and they added two more, one from a free, before the end of the first quarter. A minute into the second quarter and Kildorrery had slipped into the lead with a great goal by Kevin Noonan. The winners levelled matters again within a minute. Again, Kidorrery replied with a point from an Anthony Crowley free, but they had to wait until the twenty-eighth minute for their next score by which time Buttevant had eight points to their credit and they added two more in injury time to lead at the break 0-10 to 1-3.
After the resumption of play, the sides exchanged a point from frees but Kieran Hurley got through for a goal, after great work by Sean Cunningham and the deficit was down to a point with just eight minutes of this second half gone. By the end of the third quarter, a point for Buttevant from a ‘45’ had them two points ahead. Then followed the end of Kildorrery’ s hopes when the winners got through for two goals in quick succession. The last quarter turned out to be a rather tempestuous affair with some niggly fouls on both sides. Kildorrery finished the scoring with a goal by Ian Butler after a goalmouth scramble. And so Buttevant proceed to meet Clyda Rovers in the final.
Team and scorers. Tony Watson, Conor Kent, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, John Hunter, David Hunter, Ian Butler 1-0, Richie Hurley, Kieran Hurley 1-0, Kevin Noonan 1-1, Sean Cunningham, Anthony Crowley 0-2fs, Pierce Piggot, Sean Watson 0-1f, Timmy O’Sullivan, Cathal Harrington. Sub. Padraig O’Flynn for C. Kent inj. 43mins.
The €4,400 jackpot was not won when the Club’s fortnightly lotto draw was held in the G.A.A. Hall, last Saturday evening. The numbers drawn were: 2, 10 18 & 29. Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were: 1. Aoibhinn Boyce, Letterkenny. 2. Laura & Caroline Hanley, Quitrent. 3. Alister Lee, Scart.
In accordance with the Croke Park Directive all G.A.A. activities have been cancelled until further notice. This includes our weekly Club meetings.
The Avondhu, 19th March 2020