KILDORRERY 4-9 CLYDA ROVERS 1-9
This was a most satisfying result for our minor hurlers over a physical Clyda Rovers, in the Avondhu Rebel Og league final played at Glanworth, last Saturday mid-day. This was especially sweet as Clyda seemed to have upper hand on them in the football having recently defeated them. On Saturday, while they were first to raise a flag with a goal after four minutes of play, Kildorrery replied immediately with a point from Dylan Kent. Three minutes later, P.J Keating found the net for Kildorrery’s first goal. By the end of the quarter, the sides were level at 1-1. Thirty seconds into the second quarter and Clyda pushed ahead with their second point, but their lead was short-lived as Paddy Hartnett cut through their defence for the first of his brace of goals. Dylan Kent added a point before the Mourneabbey side sent over their third point, which proved to be their last score of the half, while Kildorrery went on to add 1-2 to their tally per Dylan Kent 1-1 and Ian butler 0-1 from a free. At the break they led 3-4 to 1-3 to face the wind in the second half. After the restart, the losers had reduced their deficit with two points within three minutes. Kildorrery, who now saw James Keating making his return from a long-term injury and marking his return with a fine point and he had added another, from a free , before Paddy Hartnett got through for his second goal. At the three-quarter way mark, Kildorrery led 4-6 to 1-5. Inside the last quarter, they added three points, all per James Keating while Clyda had four, two from frees and two from play. And so Kildorrery ran out worthy winners. This was a great all-round team performance with each player giving of his best. In the second half the selectors emptied the bench, to give the remainder of the panel match time. Well done to all players and selectors Willie Duggan and Stevie Kent for their tremendous effort.
Team and scorers: John Hunter, Tony Watson, Mattie Walsh-O’Grady, Niall Higgins, Ian Butler 0-1, Anthony Crowley, P.J.Keating, Paddy Pigott, Dylan Kent 1-3 (0-1f), Paddy Hartnett 2-0, Cathal Harrington, Sean Cunningham. Subs used. James Keating, Edmond O’Connell, Michael Caplice, David Hunter, Cathal Walsh-O’Grady .
Perhaps this victory is a sign of more to come, when our Intermediate hurlers face Fr.O’Neill’s in the Co.Final, next Saturday night at Pairc Ui Rinn.
As we wait with bated breath, for Saturday night’s championship final against Fr.O’Neill’s, we must be happy in the knowledge that preparations have gone extremely well. The one blip in the preparations is the injury sustained by wing-back John Howard. We extend best wishes for a speedy recovery to John, who has undergone remedial surgery, this week. On the plus side the availability of Stevie Coughlan and Richie McEniry, both of whom are back in action again after injury, give the selectors options. Otherwise all players are fit and well and ‘rearing to go’. We wish players and management the very best of luck when they face Fr.O’Neill’s this Saturday night at Pairc Ui Rinn, 7.30 p.m.
The Club has organised a County Final big breakfast to be held in the Community Hall, this Saturday morning between 9 a.m and 11 a.m. Book your place by texting Pa. 087 9582224 or John 086 3241988. Cost: Adult €10, Child €5, Family €20. Play your part on Co. Final Day by supporting your Club.
We extend good wishes for a full and speedy recovery to a great Club supporter Tom Herlihy, Farahy who is indisposed at present.
The jackpot of €7,000 was not won when the Club’s fortnightly lotto draw took place at Olie’s Bar, last Saturday night. The numbers drawn were: 16,19, 20 and 25.
Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:
1. Anthony Palmer, Limerick Road.
2. Bernard Cronin, Farahy.
3. Denise Fitzgerald, Farahy.
The next draw will be held at Walsh’s Corner House, on Saturday October 29 th when the jackpot will be €7,200.
SCOR NA N-OG
If there are any boys and girls out there, in the 12-17 years age group, who would like to represent the Club in the Scor na n-0g competitions finals, at Castletownroche, on November 12 th , please contact Club Cultural Officer, Jason Walsh 087 9382909 or Runai, Joe Sherlock 086 8048330 as soon as possible.
The Avondhu, 20th October 2016