Kilworth GAA Notes 9th June 2022 2022-06-11 15:37:00


Kilworth 3-19 Ballyhea 2-19

Our intermediate hurlers made it five wins from six games played in this years Red FM Division 2 Hurling league following a high scoring and deserved three point winning margin over Ballyhea played in Ballyhea last Tuesday night (May 31st). Even though we were the better team for most of the game and should have had a more comfortable victory, Ballyhea also had their spells of dominance. Their second goal against the run of play in the 51st minutes led to a nervous enough finish in a game that should have been put to bed well before the final whistle.

We led by three points 1-13 to 1-10 at the interval, and against the wind in the second half maintained this advantage to leave the final score 3-19 to 2-19.

In a tight opening the sides were level 0-7 each at the end of the first quarter. We led 0-9 to 0-8 in the 21st minute before a speculative Ballyhea shot from the left side-line nestled in the far top corner of the net to give the hosts the lead for the first time since the 4th minutes 0-9 to 1-8. Ballyhea extended their advantage to three points before Kilworth went on to dominate the remainder of the half landing 1-4 without reply to lead 1-13 to 1-9 after thirty first half minutes. Liam Whelan who thundered into the game scoring 1-2 in a three-minute spell. The goal was one of high quality, Noel McNamara in a deep position found Jeromy Saich with a great pass. Jeromy went on a menacing run, before timing a perfect ball across to Liam, through the centre who made no mistake. Ballyhea with a late free left it 1-13 to 1-10 at half time.

Ballyhea opened the second half scoring before Eoin Carey converted his first and Kilworth’s second green flag of the game and the score read 2-13 to 1-11 in the 33rd minute. A quick free from Kieran Lane following a foul on Brian Sheehan found the Ballyhea defence at sixes and sevens and Eoin was on hand to dispatch the ball to the net. Ballyhea responded well with the next four white flags (2 frees) to reduce their arears to the bare minimum 2-13 to 1-15 with twenty minutes to go. The lads needed to up it again and that they did with a crucial third goal. A free out of defence from Kieran Walsh following a foul on Mike Gowen dropped dangerously inside the 14, Jeromy Saich gathered position amongst a tight bunch of players before passing out to an on running Eoin Carey who doubled the ball to the roof of the net with a great finish. Leo Coffey with his second point of the game followed by a Noel McNamara free opened a six-point lead 3-15 to 1-15 by the 47th minute. Ballyhea in typical fashion battled hard, fighting back with 1-2 of their own to again reduce the arrears to a single score 3-15 to 2-17 with nine minutes remaining on the clock. However, the lads had no intention of leaving this one slip, going on to stem the rot lifting it once more finishing the game strong forcing four frees which Noel McNamara converted. Ballyhea themselves added two overs in the closing minutes as Kilworth saw it out with three points to spare.

Following wins over Ballinhassig, Kildorrery, Blackrock, Blarney and Ballyhea, one defeat to Courcey Rovers and with two games remaining against Carrigaline and Watergrasshill the lads are in a great position to progress to the knockout stages of the competition.

Team and scorers; K Walsh, M Gowen, E McGrath, A O’Hara, K Lane, D Twomey, J Sheehan, M O Callaghan 0-1, D O’Regan, L Coffey 0-2, N McNamara 0-9 (0-8 fs), B Sheehan 0-1, J Saich 0-1, E Carey 2-2, L Whelan 1-3. Subs used; B Tobin, M McNamara, B Casey.



Our annual golf classic kindly sponsored by Blackwater Motors which took place in Fermoy Golf Club last Thursday afternoon and all day Friday was another incredibly successful event. It was a wonderful day and was made possible with the support of everyone who took part – to our main sponsor Blackwater Motors who came on board again this year, to those who entered a team, to the sponsors of tee boxes and to those who bought raffle tickets, thank you.

Thanks to Fermoy Golf club for the use of their top class facilities, to Jason from O’Sullivan’s Centra  for sponsoring the goodie bags, and to Michael Lucy and all those who sponsored the fantastic raffle prizes. The prize presentation took place in Aherne’s bar Friday night. Thanks to Justin and Christina for accommodating the event on the night.

Finally, to our wonderful group of volunteers and especially the leader and driving force behind the evert, Ned O’Brien. Ned did trojan work behind the scenes and did a great job bringing the event together and making it such a success. Thanks also to the team of people who assisted Ned

The very attractive raffle to coincide with the Golf Classic, with a top prize of one week’s accommodation in Fuerteventura & €500 cash (flights not included) on offer was held Tuesday night following our Lotto draw. Draw results along with list of Golf classic sponsors and classic results will follow in next weeks edition.

LOTTO UPTO €19,600

There was no winner of this week’s lotto jackpot of €19,400 held on Tuesday June 7th, the numbers drawn were: 4, 12, 23 and 25. The lucky dip winner of €50 was John Condon c/o Kelly Condon. The lucky dip winners of €25 each were Gary McCarthy c/o Online, Ciara O’Leary c/o Online, Maurice Cliff c/o Centra. 

Next week’s jackpot on Monday June 13th is €19,600.  Tickets cost just €2 each or 3 lines for €5 and they are available online, in the local business outlets or from your usual local sellers. As always, we would like to thank you for playing and the best of luck!


Huge congratulations to Pearse O’ Riordan and Conor Twomey who are part of the North Cork team who won the Celtic Challenge U17 Final at TUS Gaelic Grounds in Limerick on Saturday last defeating Limerick Sarsfield’s 4-18 to 2-12.


The club would like to extend its deepest sympathy to the Walsh family Fermoy, the Howard family Kilworth and the Keating family Kilworth, following their recent bereavements.


Cavanagh’s of Fermoy, Division 2 HL; Kilworth V Araglen, Sunday 12th June at 7.00pm in Kilworth (provisional fixture keep an eye on club SM for update)

Cavanagh’s of Fermoy, Division 2 HL; Kildorrery V Kilworth, Wednesday 15th June at 7.30pm in Kilworth.

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