Kildorrery 1-08 v 1-16 Cill Na Martra
Apart from the opening minutes of both halves, our Intermediate footballers had to play second fiddle to Kilnamartyra, when the sides met in the second round of the Co. championshiop, at Ballyclough, last Wednesday evening. We eventually lost on the score-line of 1-8 to 1-16.
From the throw-in, Kildorrery got off to a great start, with James McEniry slotting over two points inside the first five minutes. However, once Kilnamartyra settled they began to dictate the play and at the end of the first quarter, had slipped into the lead -- - 0-3 to 0-2, a lead they were not to relinquish. Kildorrery’s only other score of this half was a pointed free from Tom Monaghan in the 21 st minute, while the West Cork boys went on to lead at the break 1-7 to 0-3. Their goal came when they turned over a Kildorrery attack and went up the field where the movement ended with a lobbing ball into the Kildorrery goal-mouth being fisted into the net. Just on the stroke of half-time, Kildorrery were unlucky to lose full-back Tom Paul Murphy with a leg injury. We wish him a speedy recovery.
After the resumption of play, the winners extended their lead within twenty seconds, but Kildorrery quickly replied forcing a free which Tom Monaghan converted, in the 35 th minute. The sides exchanged two points, but the winners continued to dominate and at the end of the third quarter, led 1-13 to 0-6. Two minutes into the last quarter, Liam Kelly made a good save from close range and the resultant clearance reached the hard-working Shane O’Neill who banged the ball to the Kilnamartyra net. For a short spell, this seemed to give a glimmer of hope to Kildorrery supporters, but it proved to be too little, too late. By now, a rampant Kilnamartyra side were not to be defeated and ran out deserving winners on the above score. While we are still not out of the championship, our opponents for the next game, will be determined by draw.
Team and scorers: Liam Kelly, Finbarr Stapleton, Tom P. Murphy, Sean Kelly, Michael Walsh, Eamonn O’Connor, Darren McNamara, Wm Fouhy, Shane Fitzgerald, James McEniry 0-2, Peter O’Brien, Shane O’Neill 1-0, Tom Monaghan 0-3fs, Stevie Coughlan 0-3fs, David Kelly. Subs: Cormac O’Baoill for T.P.Murphy (inj.), Tiernan Condon for D.Kelly
Numbers drawn were: 14, 18, 22 and 24. Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:
1. A. Monaghan, Ballyanihan.
2. Dan McCarthy, Anglesboro’.
3. Seamus Hennessy, Glasvaunta.
The next draw will be held at Walsh’s Corner on next Saturday night, June 25th when the jackpot will be €5,400.
Our next championship outing will be in the Intermediate hurling in which we play Ballinhassig at Rathcormac on Friday July 1 st at 7.30 p.m.
The club hosted two championship games last weekend. On Saturday evening we had the junior hurling championship between Doneraile and Castletownroche which was won by the latter on the score 0-15 to 1-9. Then on Sunday afternoon, Fr. O’Neill’s and Meelin met in the Intemediate hurling championship (Rnd2A) in atrocious weather conditions. This was won by Fr.O’Neill’s on the score-line of 1-15 to 2-9. There was a great turn-out of members for ticket-selling and stewarding which meant that everything ran very smoothly. The only damper on the weekend was a serious injury to a Castletownroche player which necessitated hid removal by stretcher from the field of play. We wish him a full and speedy recovery.
Sympathy is extended to Mickie Barrett and family and relatives, Mitchelstown and to family and relatives of the late Mrs Bridget O’Regan, Shanballymore, on their recent bereavements.
Ar dheis De go raibh anamacha naa marbh.
The Avondhu, 23rd June 2016