At a chilly Brian Dillon’s venue, last Sunday evening, our Intermediate footballers scored a well-deserved 2-15 to 0-11 victory over Clonakilty, in the opening round of the Co. championship.
After a blistering opening seven minutes, Kildorrery, playing into a fresh breeze, had shot into a 0-6 to no score lead. Clonakilty had to wait until the tenth minute for their first score, a point from a free. Kildorrery replied with a point from James McEniry which was to be their second last score of the half, while Clon’ went on to control the game, finishing the half 0-9 to 0-7 ahead.
After the restart, Clonakilty missed two early goal chances, both efforts going wide, which seemed to take the sting out of their challenge. On the other hand Kildorrery got quickly into their stride and a probing ball into the Clonakilty goal-mouth was banged to the net by the alert James McEniry.
Kildorrery were in front again. Less than two minutes later a great run out of defence by James O’Sullivan, led to Tom Monaghan being well placed by Dave Kelly to punch to the net for a second goal. They were now four points clear. Peter O’ Brien stretched the advantage to five with a point in the forty first minute.
The west Cork side did pull back a point but by now were struggling to keep in touch. Kildorrery, now dictating terms, went on to add seven points to their tally in the last quarter, while Clonakilty could only manage a point in the same period.
And so with this all-round heart-warming second half performance our boys advanced to the next round. While there may be some room for improvement, this was a most encouraging display which augurs well for their future in the championship.
Team and scorers: Liam Kelly, Jerry McCarthy, Tom Paul Murphy, Sean Kelly, Michael Walsh 0-1, Eamonn O’Connor, Finbarr Stapleton, Shane Fitzgerald 0-2, Wm Fouhy 0-1, James McEniry 1-2, Peter O’Brien 0-4, James O’Sullivan, Tom Monaghan 1-1, Stevie Coughlan 0-2(0-1f), Dave Kelly 0-1. Sub. Shane O’Neill 0-1 for S.Coughlan (inj.)
Friday April 29 th . Intermediate hurling league v Castlelyons at Kildorrery 7.15 p.m.
Tuesday May 3 rd . Intermediate hurling league V Bandon at Kildorrery 7.45 p.m.
100 CLUB DRAW
The next draw will take place at the Club meeting next Tuesday night.
BRUCE SPRINGSTEIN TICKETS
Any members interested in tickets for Croke Park Concert on May 29 th . should give their names to Runai, Joe Sherlock, (086 8048330) before next Tuesday’s meeting.
The next fortnightly lotto draw takes place at Ollie’s Bar, this Saturday night, when the jackpot will be €4,600.
After the reading and adoption of the minutes, last Monday’s meeting was adjourned as a mark of respect to Siobhan Faherty, sister-in- law of Ned Dwane. Votes of sympathy were passed to Kathleen and Ned Dwane; Eileen O’Connor, Cullenagh, and the family and relatives of the late Ned Finn, Demesne, on their recent bereavements.
Ar dheis De go raibh anamacha na marbh.
The Avondhu, 28th April 2016