Our junior B footballers started their Division 2 League with a hard-earned win over a somewhat depleted Ballyclough side, at the home venue, last Friday night. The visitors played the first half with just thirteen players , but began the second period with the full team. The day’s heavy rain made ground conditions difficult. However, both sides coped well and our boys opened their year with a win on the above score-line. While Kildorrery had seventeen players available, a number of others were not available. Kildorrery, playing with the aid of the breeze in the opening half had registered three wides before P.J.Keating in one of his customary ppfield sallies, opened the account in the seventh minute. Sean O’Sullivan and Jamie O’Gorman made it 0-3 to nil before the visitors opened their scoring with a goal, just before the end of the first quarter. The sides were level.

Kildorrery added four points to their tally before the end of the half, while Ballyclough had three, leaving Kildorrery ahead by the minimum, 0-7 to 1-3 at this juncture. After the resumption of play, David Harrington and Jamie O’Gorman had put three points between the sides before Ballyclough had their first point of the second half in the fortieth minute. At the three-quarter mark, it was Kildorrery 0-10 Ballyclough 1-4. A minute into the final quarter, a penalty to the visitors yielded a goal to level matters.. Kildorrery did not wilt and battled on and added four points, while Ballyclough only managed two.

Team and scorers. Tony Watson, P.J.Keating 0-3, Willie Coffey, Ciaran O’Connor, Dylan Kent, Darren McNamara 0-1, Sean O’Sullivan 0-3, Shane Walsh , James Fox 0-1f, John McCarthy, Jamie O’Gorman 0-3, Billy Hedigan, Sean Young, Sean Walsh 0-1, Cathal Walsh-O’Grady. Subs. Dave Roche 0-1 for Sean Walsh. David Harrington 0-1 for Sean Young. Sean Young for J.McCarthy. Sean Walsh for B. Hedigan.



This Division 4 Intermediate football league game was played at Glenville, last Sunday, with a 12.30 p.m. throw-in. With a number of players recovering from injury, they were forced to travel with a depleted panel. Their position was further exacerbated by two of the defenders, Fintan Daly and Cormac O’Baoill being forced off injured inside the first twenty-five minutes. Heavy underfoot conditions contributed considerably to this low-scoring game. At the break, the home-side led 0-3 to 0-1. 

After the restart, Kildorrery rallied and were somewhat unlucky not to have raised two green flags. Despite their best efforts they had to concede the points to Glenville. 

Team. Liam Kelly, Cormac O’Baoill, Fintan Daly, Sean Kelly, P.J.Keating, Michael Walsh, Willie Coffey, Shane Fitzgerald, Andrew O’Brien, Darren McNamara, Jamie O’Gorman, David Kelly, Shane O’Neill, Tom Monaghan, Stevie Coughlan. Subs. Billy Hedigan for Fintan Daly (inj.). David Harrington for Cormac O’Baoill (inj.)



Thursday February 23 rd . MinorB 1 Football league Kildorrery v Ballycastle Gaels at Kildorrery 7.p.m.

Sunday February 26 th. Division 2 Junior B football league Kildorrery v Churchtown at Kildorrery 2.p.m.



The Club lotto jackpot of €8,800 was not won when the fortnightly draw took place at Ollie’s bar, last Saturday night.

The numbers drawn were: 1,7,18 and 19.

Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:

1. Tom Monaghan, Scart

2. Tom and Trudy O’Regan, Oldcastletown

3. Lorcan Finn, Mitchelstown

The next draw will be held at Walsh’s Corner House on Saturday March 4 th , when the jackpot will be €9,000.



The presentation of medals to our 2016 Minor Hurling league champions will take place this Saturday night, at a function in the Firgrove Hotel, Mitchelstown, commencing at 7.30 p.m. Intending guests should text Stevie Kent on 087 6300114. Payment can be made on the night.



The sale of tickets for the Club’s forthcoming raffle for the valuable prizes of a Pedigree Limousin Heifer, a Pedigree Vendeen Sheep and One tonne Animal Feed is making steady progress. The raffle is due to be held next month. Any ticket counterfoils and cash should be returned to Pa Walsh, co-ordinator, as soon as possible.



Sympathy is extended this week to the sister and relatives of the late Maura O’Brien, Newgrove, Glanworth. Ar dheis De go raibh a h-anam. 


The Avondhu, 23rd February 2017