TOUGH START TO CHAMPIONSHIP

This weekend saw our inaugural intermediate championship football match versus Glanmire in Fermoy on Sunday. We knew it was going to be a tough ask and so that is how it transpired as Glanmire set about their business right from the off and never let up throughout the hour.

There were two changes to starting team per programme. David Hunter and Timmy O’Sullivan for PJ Keating and Eamon O’Connor

Glanmire registered their intention right from the off by forcing an excellent save early from Tony Watson. This was on the back of an interception by Glanmire who pressed hard for the hour. By the 8th minute Glanmire had opened a 3 point to 0 lead with their left half forward Daniel Madden registering two of these. Madden was going to prove to be a thorn in Kildorrerys side throughout the hour with his pace and accuracy.

By the first water break we were still within close distance of Glanmire as they notched up one more point before that to leave us trailing four points to 0. One felt if we could register a score that we could give ourselves a chance.

After the water break Glanmire continued to apply the strong pressure which had been a trademark of this team and this paid off with a goal in the 16th minute as we failed to deal competently with a high ball that led to the ball ending in the back of our net. With twenty minutes played we were 1 05 to 0 00 down and as we traded wides just before half time Jamie O Gorman registered our first and only point of the first half on the 26th Minute.

We knew with a score line of 1 06 to 0 01 that we were up against it for the second half as we had tried in vain to break the game line but to no avail with much of our play being played in the middle third of the field and we didn’t seem to be able to match glanmires fitness and physicality.

On the resumption Darren McNamara scored a free but having conceded a penalty five minutes into the second half,Molden from Glanmire was unerring in converting. Two further points from Glanmire and the tally now was a healthy 2 08 for Glanmire while we trailed with 0 02 points.

Our fate was absolutely sealed 3 minutes later when Glanmire converted another penalty per Molden for what the ref deemed was a high foot block. Some might have seen this as harsh.

Timmy O Sullivan converted a point before the second half water break.

At the second half water break, we trailed by 3 08 to 0 03

A Dylan Kent free brought our tally to four points but at this stage we were in damage limitation and the best we could do was keep the Glanmire score as low as possible. This may count at the end of the campaign when calculating score differences.

Glanmire however were able to register a further two goals and our last score was registered with another Darren McNamara free.

The team stuck it out, but this was a difficult tough match and while they did the best against this well versed and organised fit Glanmire team there is a lot of work to complete. If we can look for the positive in this, we can see a new generation of footballer coming through for Kildorrery and we will support the team in their endeavours for the rest of the campaign.

Experience counts for a lot and our lads will have gained some tough game time experience from this match. Hard luck lads. Keep going!

Final score, Glanmire 5 13 Kildorrery 0 05

Team Tony Watson,Jerry Mcarthy,Cormac O Baoill,Dave Hunter,Ian Butler,Shane Fitzgerald,Kieran Hurley,Jamie O Gorman,William Fouhy,Kevin Noonan,Dylan KENT,Darren Mcnamara,Timmy O Sullivan,Peter O Brien (Cptain) Cathal Harrington.

Subs Used… PJ Keating for Shane Fitzgerald (37 Mins), Sean Cunninhham for Kevin Noonan (45 mins), Richie McEniry for Cathal Harrington, (45 mins) Tiernan Condon for Dylan Kent (53 Mins)

 

FIXTURES

  • U17 Div 3 football championship Wednesday 8th September 6:30pm v Ballycastle Gaels in Castletownroche
  • U17 Div 3 football championship Saturday 11th September v Brian Dillons 12 noon in Kildorrery
  • Intermediate A hurling championship round robin game 1 Saturday 11th September v Cloughduv 2:30pm in Mourneabbey. Best wishes to all our team and management.

 

LOTTO

Numbers Drawn: 3, 12, 20, 32

JACKPOT : €3,200

WINNER : NO WINNER

Lucky Dips:

  • Liam O’Sullivan, Martin Curtin, Mike Monaghan (Jnr): €25
  • Billy Kelleher, Grange, Thomas Cremin, Andrew Monaghan, Ballyanihan €25.00

Please note from now there are six €25 lucky dips: 3 from the books and 3 online.

 

HOME BINGO

This week’s Kildorrery Home Bingo Books are now on sale in Centra Post Office & Community Off. The Snowball prize is €100 this week. Many thanks for your support.

Drive in Bingo Friday night @ 8pm in the Creamery Yard Many Thanks for your continued support

 

SUMMARY OF LATEST COVID GUIDANCE

Dressing rooms closed until 20th and then open for pods of 6. Team talks to take place outside.

Gyms open on 20th - no restrictions if all vaccinated. Pods of 6 otherwise.

Match attendances at 50% capacity

Meetings shouldn’t take place indoors unless all vaccinated and then 60% capacity

Bingo - 60% capacity where all vaccinated

Other indoor events - from 20th can have full capacity up to 100 people where all vaccinated. Otherwise pods of 6.

Quarantine - if come back from a country that has quarantine requirements then can’t play or there is 8-week ban

 

FIVE-YEAR PLAN AND ONE CLUB

The club met to discuss the proposed five-year plan and One club development this week. It was a very productive meeting with many areas discussed. If you would like to become a volunteer with the club, please reach out to any of the members at any time.

 

CONGRATULATIONS

Best wishes to all our members who did so well in the leaving cert.

 

VOTE OF SYMPATHY

The club would like to extend its sincerest sympathies to the family of the late Conor Lane Kildorrery. Ar dheis de.

 

NEXT MEETING

Next meeting Monday 13th September.

 

The Avondhu, 9th September 2021