On Tuesday evening last week, at the home venue, our Junior B footballers, while they gave of their best they were well beaten by a strong Grange team, in the Division 2 league. The final score-line read Grange 5-13 Kildorrery 1-06. Our boys did well enough in the opening half of this game and at the interval only trailed by two points, 1-3 to 0-8. However, after the restart, a couple of early Grange goals put the game beyond Kildorrery’s reach and so the visitors ran out easy winners on the above score.
Team and scorers; Sean Walsh, Richie Lillis, Tom P. Murphy, Anthony Palmer, John Cremin, Richie McEniry, Searunas Naviskinas, Shane Walsh 0-1, Ciaran O’Connor, James Fox 0-1, John McCarthy, Billy Hedigan, Cathal Walsh-O’Grady 1-2, Dave Roche 0-1, David Harrington 0-1. Sub. Pio O’Regan.
KILDORRERY 3-12 BALLYCASTLE GAELS 1-8
Our Under 21B hurlers opened their championship campaign with a convincing win over Ballycastle Gaels ( Ballyhooly/Castletownroche), at Glanworth, last Thursday evening. Kildorrery, although, having only fifteen players available, started as they finished, in determined fashion and within, two minutes Shane O’Neill, had the ball over the bar for the first of his personal tally of 3-3. Indeed, this was an encouraging all-round team performance with some outstanding individual efforts. While the Gaels did manage to level after five minutes, it was the last time during the game that they saw parity. At the end of the first quarter, Kildorrery led 0-4 to 0-1, and went on to lead at the interval, 1-7 to 0-3.
After the resumption of play, the losers had reduced their deficit with 1-2 within six minutes. Then came Shane’s second and third goals in as many minutes. Gaels did manage two points before the end of the third quarter, at which juncture the winners led 3-7 to 1-7. Inside the last quarter, Cathal Harrington with four pointsfrom placed balls and Shane with one from play secured a well-deserved victory.
Team: John Hunter, Searunas Naviskinas, Ian Butler, Cathal Walsh-O’Grady, Paddy Hartnett, Dylan Kent 0-1, Darren McNamara, Anthony Crowley, P.J.Keating 0-1, Paddy Pigott, Shane O’Neill 3-3, Cathal Harrington 0-7(0- 4fs,0-1 65), David Harrington, Tiernan Condon, Edmond O’Connell.
Saturday July 1st Junior Hurling Championship Castletownroche V Kilworth at Kildorrrery 7.30 p.m.
Monday July 3rd Minor B1 hurling league Kildorrery V St. Catherine’s at Kildorrery 7.30 p.m.
Tuesday July 4th Under 21A hurling championship Ballygiblin V Kilworth at Kildorrery 8 p.m.
We wish the best of luck to our two players, James Keating and Ian Butler, who are on the Cork Minor hurling panel who play Tipperary in the Munster semi-final at Thurles, this Thursday evening.
Congratulations to Paddy Hartnett and Kevin Noonan who were on the North Cork Under 17 hurling team that unfortunately, were defeated by Antrim in the All-Ireland final last week- end.
SEAT FOR LIFE
The Club wishes to remind members and supporters that the purchase and/or dedication of a ‘Seat for Life’ is now available. €100 secures a seat and it may also be purchased by ten monthly payments of €10. Interested persons may contact Club Runai, Joe Sherlock on 086 8048330 or any of the officers of the Club.
The Club lotto jackpot of €10.600 was not won when the fortnightly drsw was held at Ollie’s Bar, last Saturday night.
The numbers drawn were: 2, 12, 13 & 20. Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:
1. Carmel Monaghan, Fermoy Road
2. Breeda Coffey, Kilclooney
3. Johnny McCarthy, Kilclooney
The next draw will be held at Walsh’s Corner House, on Saturday 8 th July, when the jackpot will be €10,800.
At last Monday’s Club meeting a vote of sympathy was passed to the brothers, sisters and relatives of the late John Aherne, Cloughleafin ontheir bereavement. The late John, who passed away unexpectedly, last week-end served as Club Runai inthe 1950’s and played hurling with the Club and later with Fermoy and Ballygiblin. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam dilis.
The Avondhu,29th June 2017