No Joy for our intermediate footballers

On a final score of Mitchelstown 1 17 to Kildorrery 0 08 one might be fooled to think this was plain sailing for the Mitchelstown side, but it really wasn’t and turned out to be probably one of Kildorrerys best and robust displays of this tough Intermediate football campaign.

On a well prepared Araglen field the large crowd were eager for this local derby. It was Kildorrery who scored the first point and from the physical interactions early on it was clear that the boys in blue were not going to shy away from the task. All credit to the referee also who let the game flow and was quite even in his application of the whistle allowing for those robust exchanges.

Mitchelstown however registered the next six points five of them from frees conceded. This meant at the Water break town led by 0 06 0 01. Despite the score line This was a positive opening from our lads and while it was generally accepted this was going to be a tough encounter the effort was greatly appreciated by those watching on.

In the second quarter Mitchelstown opened with an early point where Kildorrery responded with an exceptional point from great support and link play out from the back.

Mitchelstown’s response was rapid with a well taken goal followed by a point and Kildorrery had to rely on two points from Jamie O Gorman (one from a free) to bring some element of hope to the closing of the first half where the score line told the story. Mitchelstown 1 10 to Kildorrery 0 04. It should be added though that we had registered four wides at this juncture which if converted would have presented a different complexion.

The second half started with notable defending from the likes of Kieran hurley. Kildorrery punctuated this quarter with two points per will fouhy and Dylan kent. Town added four points in this quarter to leave the score line at the Water break of Kildorrery 1 14 to Mitchelstown’s 0 06 points.

The outcome wasn’t in doubt by the time the fourth quarter came, but our lads still played as hard as they could right through to the whistle and stalwarts like Peter O Brien, Shane fitzgerald and Mikey Walsh led by example and worked their socks off. There were some positive moments of this match which displayed heart courage and perhaps an insight into some of the mettle and skill of some of our up-and-coming players.

Congratulations to Mitchelstown who played well and now proceed in the competition.

Our fate within this level will be sealed by a Relegation play off against Kinsale on Saturday 30th October 3pm in Donoughmore. The loser will be relegated to the junior division. We wish the guys well and hope that perhaps they can mirror this performance with a little bit more accuracy.

 

Club Shop

We are delighted to announce a link up with The Print House, Mitchelstown, for a Club shop.

Orders taken only online on the link below.

Closing date for Christmas orders 15th October.

(Club gear can also be purchased on the O' Neills site)

 

Premium tickets Pairc Ui Chaoimh

County Board are running an offer for club members to avail of a reduction in the cost of availing of a 10-year ticket in PUC. Only a limited number can avail of the offer as follows:

€4K once off payment or €450 per year for 10 years per ticket.

Normal price around €5K a ticket.

If anyone wants to find out more let an officer of the club know.

 

Juvenile AGM

The juvenile AGM took place on October 15th in the club rooms. This was well attended, and Chairperson Rosin Kelly and Shane O Grady were unanimously proposed and seconded for another term at the helm with Eileen Kennedy performing the role of PRO. There were great discussions at the meeting and the level of participation just goes to show the level of passion that resides within the club. All coaches and those who participate with the club were thanked for their continuing dedication and commitment. Well done to all involved.

 

Lotto

There was no winner of the lotto on Monday night. Next Jackpot €4,000. Numbers Drawn were : 2,10,19, 27

Dip Winners:

  • Paul & Michelle Hennessy, Bearna Dearra, Maurice O'Brien, Derrynanool
  • Eric Griffin, Rockmills, Mairead Kelly, Hillcrest
  • Anne Stapleton, Ballyshonack, William Duggan, Hillcrest

Thank you for your support.

You can now play online at https://smartlotto.ie/kildorrery-gaa/

 

Home Bingo

Kildorrery Home Bingo Books are on sale now in Centra, Post office, Community Office & Maxol. Snowball prize this week is €150. Thank you for your support.

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

 

Next meeting

Tuesday October 26th 8.30pm.

 

The Avondhu, 21st October 2021