Our Intermediate hurlers, without being overly impressive emerged victorious over Milford, when the sides met in Round 3 of the championship, at Buttevant, last Sunday evening. The final score-line read Kildorrery 1-13. Milford 0-10. This was a game that left a lot to be desired with both sides conceding some unnecessary frees. However, Kildorrery were less guilty in this respect. While overall, the standard of hurling was only mediocre, there were some good individual displays, particularly in defence, none better than Michael Walsh, at centre-back. Our mid-field pair did well, with Richie McEniry making a welcome return after a long injury lay-off. Unfortunately, the game ended with a player from each side having been red-carded. The game from start to finish never reached any great heights and at the break, the sides were level at 0-6 apiece.
From the throw-in, James Keating had the ball over the bar with his first touch inside two minutes. Milford replied immediately. Both sides had a point from a free before Milford made it 0-3 to 0-2 in the twelfth minute. Peter O’Brien levelled from the resultant puck-out. Then followed a score-less period as a result of poor finishing, before Finbarr Stapleton put Kildorrery ahead in the twenty fourth minute, but Milford replied with three points on the trot to lead by two with less than a minute of normal time remaining in the half. Peter, with two points, one from a free, restored parity in injury time.
After the restart, Jerry McCarthy got Kildorrery up and running again, with an early point which Peter followed with one from a free. Milford had a point just before the end of the third quarter, at which juncture, the winners led by the minimum, 0-8 to 0-7. The next score didn’t come until 21st, mnute when Peter pointed a free. James Keating and Andrew O’Brien made it eleven points to seven with just six minutes of normal time remaining. Milford in an all-out effort sent over two points in as many minutes, before Peter pointed from a placed ball but the decisive score came from substitute Stevie Coughlan in the thirtieth minute, when he finished off a great movement, involving Jerry McCarthy and Finbarr Stapleton, for the game’s only goal. Deep in injury time, Andrew O’Brien completed Kildorrery’s tally and Milford had the last word when they had their tenth point from the only ‘65 ‘ of the game.
Team and scorers: Ian Butler, Sean Kelly, Shane Fitzgerald, Cormac O’Baoill. Tom Monaghan, Michael Walsh, Will Coffey, James Keating 0-2, Richie McEniry, Jerry McCarthy 0-1, James O’Sullivan, Andrew O’Brien 0-2, Finbarr Stapleton 0-1, Peter O’Brien 0-7(0-5fs), Shane O’Neill. Sub. Stevie Coughlan 1-0, for R.McEniry (47 mins). Darren McNamara for S O’Neill(59 mins).
KILDORRERY 1-9 BALLYCASTLE GAELS 1-15
A somewhat listless Minor hurling fifteen went under disappointingly on the above score when the sides met in the B 1 league at Castletownroche, last Monday night. They are in championship action this Thursday evening, when they play Kilavullen at Castletownroche. We wish them well.
Thursday July 20th. Minor B1 hurling championship V Kilavullen at Castletownroche 7.30 p.m.
Friday July 21st. Division 4 Intermediate football league V Na Piarsaigh at Na Piaraigh 7.30 p.m.
Congratulations to our Kildorrery girls, Sally McCarthy and Aine Keating on the Cork Under 16 camogie team which defeated Waterford, last weekend. Congratulations are also in order to Kilavullen Junior B hurlers who were crowned Co. champions after defeating White’s Cross in the final last Sunday evening.
The Club lotto jackpot will be at a record €11,000 when the fortnightly draw takes place, this Saturday night at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge.
At last Monday’s weekly Club meeting votes of sympathy was passed to the following: Eddie O’Connell and family Monearmore, Youghal on their bereavement, occasioned by the unexpected death of Eddie’s wife, Eileen : the Cunningham family, Tankardstown on the death of Philip’s aunt: The family and relatives of the late Michael Burke, London and Shanballymore on their recent bereavement. Ar dheis De go raibh a n-anamacha.
The Avondhu,20th July 2017