CLUB A G M. The 28th Annual General Meeting of St. Marys Asdee G A A Club took place at the Community Centre on Friday night last, February 7th where a large attendance were present that saw just one change in Officership from the previous year; Michael Walsh has vacated the positions of Coaching Officer and will be filled at the first meeting of the Club. Prior to the Meeting getting underway there was a minutes silence observed for all who suffered bereavements during the past year. Chairman Padraig Vallelly welcomed everybody to the meeting and thanked everybody for their wonderful support once again during the past year.
A place in the clubs history books was created with our senior footballers reaching a Munster Junior “B” Final which is down for decision on Sunday February 23rd against Charleville and he urged to all to support on the day. A special word of thanks went; Brandon Products who kindly sponsored a set of Jersies for the Club, and indeed all the various sponsors down through the year too numerous to mention He congratulated the Coiste Na Nog members from Asdee who were part of the success story with Asdee/Bally at under age. and requested the club members to get more involved in fundraising. He thanked the group who went hunting the Wren and went on to thank everybody for their support. Secretary, Mark O Hanlon gave a detailed account of the Clubs activities on and off the field during the year.
It was a busy year for the Club yet again having teams in all competition in North Kerry and the County competitions with Seniors, Minors, Under 21s,Coiste Na Nog, Cumbann Na Bun Scoil and local Blitzs. In the North Kerry League the Senior team were unlucky not to reach the semi final in Division 2. Again our seniors put up a marvellous performance before going down to Beale in the Senior Championship. However the County Novice Shield was celebrated in some style; Clounmacon after extra time, Renard in the semi final and our great rivals from Ballylongford were defeated in a rousing County Final. He finished by thanking all the players for their total commitment during 2013.
Treasurers report, Eddie Anthony Walsh outlined the Clubs Finance. and urged the club members to get more involved in fundraising. The meeting came to a conclusion wishing Sean Walsh of Moyvane all the best in his quest to become the second Kerry President of the G A A. The following are the Officers for the year ahead;
Vice Chairmen John Joe O Carroll, John Joe O Carroll.
Assistant Secretary Kathleen Carmody
P R O
Scor Officer Kathleen Carmody, Mattie Quinn
Development/Safety Gerdie O Carroll.
Childrens Welfare Officer Aine Kennedy
Alcohol and Substance
County Board Oliver Kearney
North Kerry Board Mark O Hanlon, Patsy Coughlan
Senior Team Management John Kennedy, Dan Dalton, Sean Doran.
Coiste Na nOg;
Chairman Gerdie O Carroll
MEMBERSHIP. Membership of the Club is now open so anybody who would like to take out membership can do so by contacting Club Registrar, Patsy Coughlan. Adults E20 and Under Age E10. It is important to note that Membership of the Club will close on Monday March 31st and this will be strictly adhered to. Only fully paid up members will be in line for any match tickets that the Club may aquire.
PRESENTATION. A presentation of medals to members of the victorious U12/14 and U16 teams by Kerry star footballer; Shane Enright which took place at the Carmody Hall, Ballylongford at a special function organised by the Asdee/Bally combination club on Saturdayevening last.
OFFICERS Congratulations to Eddie Anthony Walsh, and Jack Hennessy who were returned unopposed as Vice Chairman and Cultural Officer respectively of the North Kerry Football at their recent A G M. Long serving CCC member Patsy Coughlan is once again a member of this committee.
MUNSTER FINAL Munster Final date with Charlville will take place in Knockaderry on Sunday February 23rd with a throw in time of2pm. For all those who may want to travel a bus will be organised so contact Stephen Horgan of JesseJamestavern Asdee immediately.
NORTH KERRY LEAGUE. The North Kerry Senior Football League Division 2 will be getting underway on this Saturday February 15th at Ballyduff. The remaining teams in the group are; Knocknagoshel, Ballydonoghue and Moyvane. The format here will be that the top team will qualify for a final with second and third battling it out in a semi final. Winners of the Division will gain promotion to Division 1 for 2015.
SCOR. A marvellous nights entertainment is in store at the Community Centre, Asdee on Saturday night February 22nd with the very best of Music, Song, Dance, Story-telling and Act which will be performed by Clubs from all over North Kerry which includes the local Club who will be taking part in the North Kerry Finals of Senior Scor. Proceedings will be getting underway at 7pm sharp and if last years show is anything to go by the expected huge crowd are assured of top class entertainment. Our thanks to Tom O Sullivan of O Sullivans Agri, Kilcolman for once again sponsoring the event.
WIN A TRIP TO INTERNATIONAL RULES 2014 IN AUSTRAILIA
Asdee GAA are now selling tickets for the GAA national club draw on St Patricks Day. There are 10 great prizes to be won and all the proceeds of ticket sales will go directly to the local GAA club, in this case Asdee GAA. The 10 prizes to be won are:
1: A trip to the 2014 International Rules series in Austrailia for two people. Match tickets, airline tickets & accommodation are included.
2: The Ultimate Football package 2014 for two people. All-Ireland Football Final tickets, All-Stars banquet & tour tickets to Boston.
3: Two Corporate Box concert tickets with pre-concert hospitality in Croke Park in 2014.
4: Travel voucher to the value of €1,500.
5: All-Ireland Football Final package 2014 for two people. Corporate Box tickets, corporate hospitality and 2 nights accomodation.
6: All-Ireland Hurling Final package 2014 for two people. Corporate Box tickets, corporate hospitality & 2 nights accommodation.
7: Trip to New York for St. Patricks Day 2015 for two people. Airline tickets & accommodation included.
8: Shopping voucher to the value of €1000 at a retailer of your choice.
9: All-Ireland Football & Hurling Final package 2014. 2 premium tickets & overnight accommodation for both.
10: 2 Croke Park Premium concert tickets in 2014.