Our Club hosted 2016 Co. Champions, Bandon, last Sunday afternoon where they defeated our Intermediate footballers in the opening round of the Division 4 league. Kildorrery were forced to line out without Sean Kelly, Andrew O’Brien, Wm Fouhy, Eamonn O’Connor and James McEniry of last year’s championship side, all of whom were unavailable through injury or for personal reasons. However, the selectors Tony McCarthy and Pa Walsh mustered the best panel available to them. While they gave of their best they were unable to contain the visitors’ effort and lost on the final score-line of 0-11 to 1-14.
The game was played in a swirling wind which aided Bandon in the opening half, at the end of which they led 1-10 to 0-4. Were it not for a fine save by Liam Kelly just at the end of the first quarter the gap would have been greater at the break. As it was, the winners led 1-10 to 0-4 at this juncture. After the restart, it took Kildorrery, now aided by the wind, five minutes to raise a flag, when Jamie O’Gorman sent over a point. Bandon, replied with two quick points before Shane O’Neill had two on the trot. Again, Bandon replied before James O’Sullivan again reduced the deficit at the end of the third quarter. Peter O’Brien, Stevie Coughlan and Shane O’Neill completed Kildorrery’s scoring inside the last quarter, while the winners added a point to their tally in the same period.
Team and scorers: Liam Kelly, Cormac O’Baoill, Fintan Daly, Darren McNamara, James O’Sullivan 0-3, Michael Walsh, Dylan Kent, Finbarr Stapleton, Shane Fitzgerald 0-1, Tom Monaghan, Peter O’Brien 0-1, Jamie O’Gorman 0-1, Shane O’Neill 0-4 (0-3fs), Stevie Coughlan 0-1, David Kelly. Subs used. Willie Coffey, P.J.Keating and James Fox.
This Friday February 17 th . Division 2 Junior B football league v Ballyclough at Kildorrery 7.30p.m.
Sunday February 19 th . Division 4 Intermediate Football League v Glenville at Glenville 12.30p.m.
Our Minor hurlers of 2016 who won both North Cork and County leagues will receive their medals at a reception in The Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, on Saturday February 25th, commencing at 7.30 p.m. People wishing to attend should text Stevie Kent at 087 6300114 ASAP, but not later than this Sunday February 19th. Payment can be made on the night. Enquiries to 087 6300114.
The next fortnightly Club lotto draw will be held at Ollie’s Bar this Saturday night, when the jackpot will be €8,800.
100 MEMBERS DRAW
The following are the results of the Club members’ draw which was held at last Monday’s meeting:
1 st €200 Geraldine Daly, Springvale
2 nd €80 Gerard O’Sullivan, Farahy Road
3 rd €80 Dave Kelly, Snr., Ballinguiroe
Congratulations to our esteemed Club member, Peter Watson, who was recently elected to the position of Runai Choiste na n-Og Chorcai Thuaidh.
At last Monday’s Club meeting votes of sympathy were passed to the following: the Herbert family, Farahy; Noel Hurley, Ballyshonack; the O’Regan family, Shanballymore on their recent bereavements.
Ar dheis De go raibh anamacha na marbh.
The Avondhu, 16th February 2017