COUNTY LEAGUE. Asdee 1-14 Tuosist 0-8. Tuosist made the long trip from the Beara Peninsula on Sunday last to take on the locals but could never come to terms with a rampant Asdee side who played some delightful football and with centre forward Darren Russell at the heart of everything Asdee did well slicing through the Tuosist defence with power and grace however he was far from the solitary star as the North Kerry sides attackers consistently had options left and right leading to Tuosists confusion.
Still on saying that the visitors had their share of play and it wasn’t the fault of their midfielders Flor O Sullivan and Peter O Shea who had maybe the edge over their opponents; Thomas Harrington at centre forward and full forward Liam O Shea were impressive attackers but overall the teams shooting for scores left a lot to be desired. The game opened with Con Carmody winning a dangerous ball in the full back line and after a short solo run found Darren Russell who fired over with a minute of play gone; Tuosist not to be outdone hit the front by the 5th minute with Thomas Harrington and a free coming from Liam O Shea.
The remainder of the half saw the home side dictate matters and registering a series of well taken points from Eoin Kennedy, Eoin Tydings, Mike Breen, Darren Russell, Eoin O Carroll, and a peach of a goal from Darren Russell saw the half time reading Asdee 1-7 Tuosist 4pts; the visitors 2 points from Liam O Shea and Thomas Harrington. On the changeover Tuosist took the game to their opponents and but for a mixture of excellent defending and poor shooting the scoreline could have been a little closer. In fact during this half it took at least 3 vital interceptions to deny the visitors scores.
Still Asdee took it all in their stride and even though Tuosist had their moments they were never able to match the determind play of the home side who opened their account in this half with John Doran notching the first of his 2 points. Asdee were once again finding the target and Micheal Tydings, Eoin Kennedy, substitute Paul O Carroll and Darren Russell all finding the range.
The matched fizzled out with Flor O Sullivan finishing the games scoring after the same player brought the best out of the Asdee custodion Conor Coughlan who had to dive full stretch to deny what looked like a certain goal. Overall Asdee fully deserved their 9pt win which keeps them in contention for promotion.
Teams and scorers; Asdee; Conor Coughlan, Con Carmody, Martin Collins, Eoin O Carroll, 1pt, Noel Long, Sean Keane, Micheal Tydings, 1pt, John Doran, 2pts, Darragh Keane, Mike Breen, 2pts, (1f). Darren Russell, 1-3, Michael Walsh, Charles Dalton, Eoin Tydings, 1pt, Eoin Kennedy, 3pts, (2f). Subs, Paul O Carroll, 1pt for Eoin Tydings, inj, Brian Coughlan for Darragh Keane, Cathal Fogarty for Charles Dalton, Tuosist; Peter Healy, Mike O Sullivan, Morgan O Sullivan, Conor Harrington, Danny O Sullivan, Danny O Shea, Micheal Healy, 1pt, Flr O Sullivan, 2pts, Peter O Shea, Cillian Harrington, Thomas Harrington, 3pts, (2f) Mike O Sullivan, Ryan Fitzpatrick, Liam O Shea, 2pts, (1f) Denis O Sullivan. Sub, Kieran O Donoghue.
Referee, Paddy White, Kerins O Rahillys.
MINOR LEAGUE Asdee/Bally3-4 Ballydonoghue 9-15
|Played at Walsh Park, Asdee on Wednesday evening last this first round Division 1 North Kerry League game held a balance on the scoreboard for the first quarter, yet this was mainly due to a lot of wayward shooting on Ballydonoghues part. As the game progressed the County League Div 2 champions begin to take a firm hold of the game. Two quick goals on the 24th and 25th minute turned the game largely in Ballydonoghues favour. At half time Asdee/Bally were trailing on a score line of 1-3 to 4-4. Upon resumption, it was to lead to more heartache for the home side as Ballydonoghues dominance and control over the game was unyielding. Goals in the 6th, 8th , 12th and 16th minute killed off any chance the combination side of clawing back any sort of result. The game finished on a score line of Ballydonoghue 9-15 Asdee/Bally 3-4. Team and Scorers: 1.Cian Barrett 2. Seán Carmody 3. Tadgh McEllistrim (1pt) 4. Paul Murphy 5. James O’Connor 6. John Neville (1G) 7. Ciaran Dowd 8. Jack Mulvihill 9. Darragh Keane (1-1) 10. Michael Holly 11. Darren Murphy 12. Pádraig O’Neill 13. Owen O’Connor 14. Owen Tydings (1pt) 15. Kieran O’Connor (1pt) Subs: Seán Jackman Ronan Carmody Neil Carmody|
UNDER 21. Shannon Rangers 4-8 Laune Rangers 2-9 A 5 star performance from Padraig Boyle operating at full forward and scorer of 3-1 of his sides total saw Shannon Rangers advance to the next round of the Acorn Life Under 21 competition and overcome a fancied Laune Rangers side at J. P. O. Sullivan Park, Killorglin on Wednesday evening last. The visitors led throughout leading at the interval by 3-4 to 1-6 and played their best football in the first and third quarter while in between even though they still held sway they were guilty of some sloppy play and a second yellow to their number 10 didn’t help matters with under 10mts left for play. The Mid Kerry side did get in for 2 goals during the closing stages but it was never going to be enough against the Shannonsiders who had plenty left in the tank. However even though the team played well enough a much improved performance would be necessary for to progress further in the competition. Rangers will now play St. Brendans or Kerins O Rahillys in the next round. Team and scorers; Peter McMahon, Beale, Philly Blake, (do), Martin Collins, Asdee/Bally, Cathal Kearney, Ballyduff, Padraig Enright, Ballydonoghue, Diarmuid Behan, (do), Kevin Bowler, 1pt, Ballyduff, Eamon McElligott, Asdee/Bally, Andy O Connell, Beale, Ger O Sullivan, Tarbert, 1-3, Darren O Russell, Asdee/Bally, Micheal Tydings, (do), Pat Joe Connolly, 2pts, Ballyduff, Padraig Boyle, Ballyduff, (do), 3-1, Ian Mannix, Beale. Subs; Jermiah Tydings, Asdee/Bally, for Ian Mannix, Padraig Lyons for Micheal Tydings, Kevin Kelly, Asdee/Bally, Matt O Connor, (do), Gearoid Kissane, Ballydonoghue, Kevin Cremin, (do), Rory Mulvihill, Beale.
NORTH KERRY LEAGUE Asdee senior footballers will take on Knocknagoshel in the McCarthys Insurance Brokers Division 2 semi final on Saturday July 5th, 7 30pm at James O Sullivan Park, Finuge.The winners will play Ballydonoghue in the final.