KILDORRERY 3-18 AGHADA 3-21
This was the undeserved result of our Championship game versus Aghada, played at Rathcormac, last Saturday evening. Ironically, Kildorrery played their best hurling of this season and certainly could not be faulted for effort. The unfortunate and dubious red-carding of our outstanding centre-back, Michael Walsh, mid-way through the second half was a significant factor in the result. Even, after this incident credit to our boys who upped their game in an effort to compensate for his loss.
Aghada got off to great start with a goal inside twenty seconds, but Kildorrery replied within three minutes with a Peter O’Brien point. The sides traded points in rapid succession and at the end of the quarter the winners led 1-5 to 0-6. Stevie Coughlan with the first of his brace of goals had the sides level after twenty two minutes. Aghada went a point up with a free, but Kildorrery were 2-9 to 1-11 ahead at the break, courtesy of Stevie’s 1-1 inside the last four minutes of play.
Again, Aghada restarted with a goal within two minutes of the second period. and followed with two points in quick succession to go 2-13 to 2-9 ahead. However, Kildorrery rallied and points by Andrew and Peter had the margin to the minimum after ten minutes. At the three-quarter mark Kildorrery’s deficit was again, two points. Aghada added three points to their tally to Kildorrery’s two before substitute Eamonn O’Connor got through for a goal in the 51st, minute and margin was down to two points. Inside the final ten minutes or so, Kildorrery added six points to their tally to Aghada’s four but unfortunately, bowed out of this year’s championship. Far from being below par, this was an outstanding performance and one deserving of a better result. Full marks to all players and management for another enjoyable and entertaining campaign.
Team and scorers. Ian Butler, Sean Kelly 0-1, Shane Fitzgerald 0-1, Cormac O’Baoill, Tom Monaghan, Michael Walsh, Willie Coffey, James Keating 0-1, James O’Sullivan, Jerry McCarthy, Peter O’Brien 0-7 (0-3fs, 0-1’65’), Shane O’Neill 0-1, Stevie Coughlan 2-1, Andrew O’Brien 0-3, Dylan Kent. Subs. Wm Fouhy 0-1 for D.Kent (33), Eamonn O’Connor 1-2 for J.McCarthy (44), Richie McEniry for S.Coughlan (50).
Thursday August 24th . Minor B hurling league semi-final V Ballyhea at Buttevant 6.45 p.m.
Congratulations to our Under 16 footballers who defeated Kilavullen in the League final, at Ballyhooly, last Monday evening, on the score 7-10 to 2-6. Well done !
The massive €11,400 jackpot was not won when the fortnightly Club lotto draw was held at Walsh’s Corner House, last Saturday night. The numbers drawn were: 18, 20, 23 and 24. Three lucky dip winners of €50 each were: 1. Nicholas Hickey, Fermoy Road. 2. Caroline O’Donnell, Scart. 3. Will Thornhill, Cullenagh. The next draw will be held at Sheahan’s Hilltop Lounge, on Saturday September 2nd, when the jackpot will be €11,600.
A confined members’ draw for a pair of Premium tickets for the All-Ireland Hurling final will be held at next Monday night’s Club meeting. Members wishing to be included in the draw, should enclose €20 in an envelope with their name on the outside and hand it in at the meeting.
At last Monday’s Club meeting votes of sympathy were passed to the following: the brother,sisters and relatives of the late Eileen Caplice, Graigue; Billy McCarthy and family, Grange on their recent bereavements. Ar dheis De go raibh anamacha na marbh.
The Avondhu, 24th August 2017