On Tuesday evening of last week, our Under 21B hurlers bowed out of the championship at the hands of a much stronger Kilshannig fifteen. The final score was Kilshannig 3-19 Kildorrery 1-10. For various reasons, Kildorrery were forced to field a depleted side, with the selectors having just fifteen players available. Our boys got off to a good start and in fact, were first to score when Paddy Pigott had the ball over the bar in the fourth minute, but Kilshannig replied immediately. Exchanges were even enough in the opening ten minutes or so. However, a Kilshannig goal in the twelfth minute set them on the road to victory and by the end of the first quarter, they led 1-5 to 0-2. Kildorrery had to wait until the twenty–first minute for their next score, a pointed free from James Keating and he followed this with another from play. Kilshannig continued to dominate and finished the half 1-11 to 0-5 ahead.
A minute into the second half and James Keating had another point from a free, only to see the winners reply immediately with their second goal. Kildorrrery’s next score didn’t come until the fortieth minute, by which time, the Glantane men had 2-14 to their credit. They increased their tally a minute later with a goal from a penalty and at the end of the third quarter led 3-16 to 0-9. They ran out convincing winners, with Kildorrery getting a consolation goal from a free with virtually the last puck of the game. While the winners were fully deserving of their win, our boys could not be faulted for their courageous and spirited effort which they showed from the throw-in to the final whistle.
Team and scorers: John Hunter, Michael Caplice 0-1, Ian Butler 0-1’65’, Niall Higgins, Darren McNamara, Dylan Kent 0-2, Anthony Crowley, Paddy Hartnett, P.J.Keating, Cathal Harrington, James Keating 1-5 (1-4fs), Paddy Piggot 0-1, David Harrington, Tiernan Condon, Edmond O’Connell.
Intermediate hurling league Thurday 10th against Valley Rovers at Brinny 7 .p.m.
Intermediate hurling championship now on Saturday 19th at Rathcormac 7.15 p.m.
ON CORK TEAMS
Congratulations to local girls, Sally McCarthy and Aine Keating who were on the Cork Under 16 camogie team which drew with Tipperary, last week-end. This draw qualified them for the All-Ireland semi-final We wish the best of luck to our representatives on the Cork Minor hurling squad, James Keating and Ian Butler and all the team in their All-Ireland semi-final next Sunday.
The Club lotto jackpot of €11,200 was not won when the fortnightly draw took place at Olie’s Bar, last Saturday night. The numbers drawn were: 1,3,4 & 23.
Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were:
1. Kieran Murphy, Glanworth
2. Austin Walsh, Farahy
3. Sean O’Connor, Boston
The next draw for a jackpot of €11,400 will be held at Walsh’s Corner House, on Saturday August 19th.
Sincere sympathy is extended to the family and relatives of the late Philip Leahy, Ballyhooly on their tragic loss. Ar dheis De go raibh a anam.
The Avondhu, 10th August 2017