1988 Re-formed in 1986; but this year; (1988) the Club are celebrating 25 years in existence and certainly this was an exceptional year for the Club. The Jack Walsh cup, which was donated by he Walsh family, was first played for that year also and Asdee defeated Lenamore in the final in Ballylongford. Asdee also had a great run in the intermediate championships defeating Moyvane in the semi final, but lost to Ballyduff in the final after a replay in a very exciting game. Success continued unfolding another chapter in the short history of this newly formed club. The past two years were times to remember and 1988 was not any different. their debut in Division 1 of the North Kerry League the club performed quite admirably against the big guns and caused a few upsets during, the league. The club were invited into the Holly Cup, a senior tournament organised by the Tarbert club. Asdee defeated the hosts in the semi-final that will long be remembered, but surely the black and amber brigade came of age in the final against Moyvane played at Shannon Park, Tarbert, on August 15th. Very much the underdogs, Asdee turned in a performance that will long live in the history of the clubs achievements. Everyone played their part in this great triumph but a special mention for John Kennedy who scored no less than 12 points to cap a scintillating overall display. The County Novice B championship was next on the fixture list. We defeated Clounmacon at Listowel in the opening round but Gale Rangers proved a tough nut to crack in the semi-final at the same venue. However, the game was put out of Rangers reach in the final 10 minutes. In the final Ballyheigue proved to be worthy opponents and only for a mighty effort from each Asdee player the title could have gone to the Seasiders but instead an inspired John Kennedy performance who scored eight points of the tally of 0-9 set Asdee on the road to victory. The Village of Ballyduff was covered in black and amber flags as John Joe O’Carroll accepted his second cup to add to the club’s success to date. Asdee ended up in a promotion play-off in the county league with Kenmare but they were defeated on the day which was a source of disappointment in what otherwise had been a wonderful year for the club. The County Novice Champions of 1988 lined out as follows; Tom Gorman, Tom Kennedy, Tom O’Sullivan, Sean O,Keeffe, Gerdie O’Carroll, Mike O’Connor, Mike Vallelly, John Kennedy, Sean Doran, Micheal O’Connor, Paddy Dee, Donie O’Keeffe, Fergus O’Connor, J.P. McElligott, John Joe O’Carroll, (capt.). Subs., Tony McElligott, Eric O’Neill, Mike Moloney, Dan Sheehan, Tim O’Connor, Sean Whyte, Paudie Deenihan, Mike O’Donoghue, Paddy Mcelligott.
Munster Semi Final. History will be made on Sunday December 15th at 2pm at Knockaderry, County Limerick when our senior footballers line out in the Munster Junior “B” semi final against Feenagh/Kilmeedy. It is expected that a huge following of locals will travel to cheer on the County Champions on this historic occasion.
CLUB DRAW Tickets are now on sale for the Clubs Christmas Hamper Draw at E2 a line and can be obtained from Club Assistant Secretary, Kathleen Carmody are from any Club Officer. Prizes will include a huge Christmas Hamper as first prize with numerous other worthwhile prizes to be won also. The draw will take place at the Jessie James Tavern on Sunday December 22nd. Once again we ask for your continued support.
SOCIAL Tickets are now on sale for the Clubs Victory Social which will take place at the Listowel Arms Hotel on Sunday December 29th. Those attending are requested to be seated by 8pm sharp. County medals will be presented to the squad by a well know personality.
Pub Quiz – Shannon Rangers will hold a fundraising table quiz on Saturday 14th December @ 9:30 p.m. in the Railway Bar, Ballybunnion.
There will be prizes for the winners, spot prizes and finger food for all contestants.
Teams of 4 – €20