By Jack Hennessy
NORTH KERRY UNDER 16 LEAGUE DIV. 2 FINAL
Asdee/Bally 2-10 Knock/Brosna 2-08
The 2013 U16 Division 2 North Kerry League came to a close today in Coolard. The game was refereed by Tomás O’Rourke. The two combination teams battling it out were Asdee/Bally and Knock/Brosna. Overall it proved to be an open fast paced game of football, that raised the heart rates of both players and supporters alike.
Despite kicking a share of early wides in the game Asdee/Bally started the better of the two teams. They dominated a lot of the possession in the first third of the game, yet from then on Knock/Brosna came more and more into their own. Some well taken scores however from Kieran (The Gooch) O’Connor ensured that Asdee/Bally stayed in front on the scoreboard with him kicking 1-3 in the first half.
Knock/Brosna however got a half time goal just before the whistle that brought the margin between the sides to the bare minimum. The half time score was 1-5 to 1-4 in favour of Asdee/Bally.
On returning to the field, Asdee/Bally got a dream start with a well worked goal that was finished with the boot of Darren Murphy. A combination of scores from Murphy, Michael Holly and Darragh Keane began to widen the gap between the two sides. Asdee/Bally were leading by 6 pts when a high ball was landed into the goal mouth, misjudged and brought the margin back to 3. Asdee/Bally quickly answered this with a point in the other end.
From here to the final whistle the game became a hard fought battle based on hunger. Leaders such as Darragh Keane, who hand his hands full in the middle of the field, Darren Murphy, Niall Dowd, Seán Carmody and Kieran O’Connor took the game on and it ended with nail biting tension. Asdee/Bally deservedly crossed the finish line 2 pts ahead of their opponents. The full-time score was Asdee/Bally 2-10 Knock/Brosna 2-8.
The team and scorers:
1. Cian Barrett 2.Niall Dowd 4. Kieran Dowd 5. James O’Connor 6. Tadgh McEllistrim 7. Jess Collins 8. Darragh Keane (3pts) 9. Jack Mulvihill 10. Michael Holly (1pt) 11. Darren Murphy (1-2) 12. Seán Carmody 13. Kieran O’Connor (1-4) 15. Eoin O’Connor
Subs: Ronan Carmody