KILDORRERY 3-19 GLEN ROVERS 2-18
Our intermediate hurlers wrote another page in the history of the Club when they qualified for the Co. championship final with a convincing win over city side Glen Rovers, at Castletownroche, last Saturday afternoon. With a most heart-warming and determined display they were well worth their four point winning margin over the fancied Glen Rovers combination. From the throw-in, Glen had the ball over the bar inside the first minute, from a free, but Kildorrery struck back with Peter O’Brien sending over the first of his ten points. By the end of the first quarter, Kildorrery had pushed into a 0 -7 to 0-3 lead. However, in the eighteenth minute Glen Rovers were awarded a penalty which they duly converted, reducing their deficit to the minimum.
But this was short-lived because from the resultant puck-out Shane O’Neill gained possession near the goal and raised Kildorrery’s first green flag. This was negatived by Glen’s second goal, from play, three minutes later. The margin was down to one again. Peter from a free and one from a ‘65’ pushed Kildorrery’s advantage to three points and again, the losers replied with two points in quick succession. A David Kelly goal and a Finbarr Stapleton point, to two points for the Glen had Kildorrery 2-10 to 2-7 ahead at the break.
After the restart, David Kelly had the ball over the bar within twenty seconds. The sides exchanged two points before Peter, after being well placed by brother Andrew, got through for a great goal in the 35 th minute, but Rovers were not giving up and by the end of third quarter it was Kildorrery 3-13 Glen Rovers 2-12. Inside the last quarter, it was score for score with the sides sending over six points each and so Kildorrery qualified for the final which is penned in for October 22 nd.
For the supporters and even for the neutral, this was a most entertaining and exhilarating game with exchanges keenly and skilfully contested. We now look forward in confidence to the final.
Team and scorers: James McEniry, Sean Kelly, Shane Fitzgerald, Cormac O’Baoill, Tom Monaghan, Michael Walsh, John Howard, James O’Sullivan 0-1, Finbarr Stapleton 0-3, Wm Fouhy, Peter O’Brien 1-10 (0-5fs, 0-1, 65), Andrew O’Brien 0-2, Eamonn O’Connor, David Kelly 1-2, Shane O’Neill 1-1. Subs used. Jamie O’Gorman, Dylan Kent, Jerry McCarthy, Darren McNamara.
We wish a full and speedy recovery to dual player Stevie Coughlan, who underwent keyhole surgery on a knee, last week. Hopefully, he will be sufficiently recovered in time for the Co. final.
We wish the best of luck to our local ladies who play Newmarket in the Junior Co. semi-final at Mourneabbey, this Saturday evening at 5.30 p.m.
There was no winner of the €6,800 jackpot when the Club’s fortnightly lotto draw took place at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge, last Saturday night. The numbers drawn were: 4,7,14 and 18.
Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:
1. Tom Monaghan, Scart.
2. Eamonn O’Connor, Farahy.
3. Catherine Roche, Limerick Road.
The next draw for a jackpot of €7,000 will be held at Ollie’s Bar on Saturday October 15 th.
CORK GAA CLUBS DRAW
The September/October draws in the 2016/17 series will be held at the end of October. In the meantime draw sellers are reminded to have subscriptions collected as soon as possible.
At last Monday’s Club meeting, votes of sympathy were passed to the relatives of the late John Geary, formerly of Ballynoulty and Farahy Road and to the wife, family and relatives of the late Dominic Rooney, Carrigtwohill, well known referee. Ar dheis De go raibh a n-anamacha.
The Avondhu, 6th October 2016