On Wednesday evening of last week, our Intermediate hurlers, with home venue advantage, scored a well-deserved 2-12 to 0-8 victory over Meelin, in the Division 2 League. Two goals, in as many minutes, inside the opening five minutes by Finbarr Stapleton laid the foundation for this win. By the end of the first quarter, they led 2-3 to 0-2. They continued in control for the remainder of the half, at the end of which they led 2-6 to 0-4. 

After the restart, the visitors dominated the opening exchanges and had reduced their deficit with two points before Michael Walsh, from a free, raised Kildorrery’s first flag of the second half. This score seemed to rouse Kildorrery and they added five more before the end while Meelin could only manage two. Kildorrery now have two wins out of two. The selectors availed of the second half to give some of the subs a run. Their next game in the League will be versus Castlelyons on Sunday March 26 th.

Team and scorers. Sean Walsh, P.J.Keating, Shane Fitzgerald, Willie Coffey, Sean Kelly 0-1, Michael Walsh 0-1f, Jamie O’Gorman, James O’Sullivan, Stevie Coughlan, Dylan Kent 0-1, Peter O’Brien 0-2, Finbarr Stapleton 2-0, David Kelly 0-6fs, Andrew O’Brien 0-1, Shane O’Neill. Subs . Darren McNamara for S O’Neill, Cormac O’Baoill for W.Coffey, Liam Kelly for J O’Gorman, Billy Hedigan for A O’Brien, Jason Walsh for P O’Brien.



Our Intermediate footballers had an early morning 10.30 a.m. league appointment with the city side, at their venue, last Friday, St. Patrick’s Day. Kildorrery, with an impressive display, recorded a double scores victory to collect the league points. 



Last Saturday afternoon, at nearby Shanballymore, our Under 21 C footballers proved too good for Doneraile in their opening round of the championship, winning convincingly on the above score. Kildorrery, were at no time in the game, in any danger of losing, leading at the interval 2-4 to 0-1. They went on in the second half to add nine points to their tally to Doneraile’s single goal. Well in control of the game, the selectors availed of the opportunity to empty the bench. 

Team and scorers. Tony Watson, Donal Shinnick, Searunas Naviskinas, John Hunter, P.J.Keating, Darren McNamara 0-1, Ian butler, Jamie O’Gorman 0-2, Dylan Kent, Paddy Hartnett, Shane O’Neill 1-4, Anthony Crowley 0-1, Cathal Walsh-O’Grady, Cathal Harrington 1-2, David Harrington 0-1. Subs used. Paddy Pigott, Padraig Walsh, Michael Caplice 0-2.



Sunday March 26 th . Intermediate Hurling League V Castlelyons at Castlelyons 12 noon.

Monday March 27 th . Minor Football League V Buttevant at Kildorrery 8 p.m.



The Club lotto Jackpot of €9,200 was not won when the fortnightly draw took place at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge, last Saturday night. The numbers drawn were: 9,11,22 and 24.

Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:

1. Shane Fitzgerald, Farahy.

2. Brian Lee, Scart.

3. Shane Fitzgerald.

The next draw will take place at Ollie’s Bar, on Saturday April 1 st . when the jackpot will be €9,400.



In the presence of a large gathering, the major fund-raising raffle took place in the Club Hall, last Monday night. Club Uachtaran, Michael McEldowney, drew the ticket for the first prize of a Limousin Heifer, sponsored by Club member and local Limousin Breeder, Tom Jackson. The second ticket was drawn by Club member and local Vendeen Sheep Breeder, Cheryl O’Brien, who sponsored the prize, The ticket for the third and final prize of 1 tonne of Animal Feed sponsored by Southern Milling Ltd, was drawn by their Sales Representative and Club member, Denis Fitzgerald.



1 st . Marie Bell, Scart, Kildorrery. Pedigree Limousin Heifer.

2 nd . Bill O’Callaghan, Eden Hill, Mallow. Pedigree Vendeen Sheep.

3 rd . Tom Downey, Kilclooney. 1 tonne Animal Feed.

Club Cathaoirleach, Dave Roche, thanked those present and all who sold and purchased tickets making the venture the success it was. He paid tribute to the sponsors for their generous gestures and mentioned especially, Tom Jackson, whose brain-child it was. 



After the reading and adoption of the minutes, last Monday’s Club meeting was adjourned as a mark of respect to the late Garry Walsh , Ballyshonack whose death, after a protracted illness, took place last Friday morning. A vote of sympathy was passed to his wife Julie, daughters Ciara, Niamh and Orla, mother, brothers, sisters and relatives. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.


The Avondhu, 23rd March 2017