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Micheal O’Muircheartaigh

Below we have a few of the greatest moments from the commentary of Micheal O’Muircheartaigh. A genius in his field.   Seán Óg Ó hAilpín: his father’s from Fermanagh, his mother’s from Fiji. Neither a hurling stronghold. …and Brian Dooher is down injured. And while he is, I’ll tell ye a little story: I was in Times Square in New York last week, and I was missing the… Read more →

Celebrating the small rural parish – Asdee GAA Club

By Weeshie Fogarty January 7th, 2014 The smaller the community the greater the spirit. That was the one defining  picture that came shining through in the strongest possible way when I had the privilege of been an invited speaker at the St Marys Asdee GAA clubs dinner in the Listowel Arms Hotel on January 29th. Asdee one of the smallest… Read more →

Down Memory Lane

By Tommy O’Connor (1997) The fact that Asdee never had a GAA playing pitch until recent years does not mean that this area did not make any contribution to Gaelic games. On the contrary, Asdee has a proud tradition of involvement with the GAA from the earliest times – and at the highest level too. Down through the years it… Read more →

Paud O’Donoghue

By Eddie Walsh (1997) Paud O’Donoghue was one the most reliable and consistent defenders ever to play for Kerry. For well over a decade he gave great service to the county, the Shannon Rangers and Ballylongford, and had very few free Sundays. Space will not permit us to recall his numerous victories at club level so we must be content… Read more →

John Kennedy

By Paddy Kennelly (1997) John Kennedy had, and still retains, the build of a perfect athlete – tall, lithe and with deceptive strength in his lean frame. Perhaps his most outstanding talent was for kicking long-range points. The tremendous length and pinpoint accuracy made him a lethal scoring machine. It was almost impossible to mark him over the hour. In… Read more →

Jack Walsh

By Michael Sheehan, Beale (1997) On Sunday, May 25th, the Asdee GAA club will officially open a new pitch and will name it the “Walsh Park”, a fitting honour to one of the best left full backs the game has known and whose prowess on the football field often led his team to victory, be it county, county championship or… Read more →

Jack Moriarty and the famous Croke Memorial Medal

(1997) “Moriarty of that famous clan from Littor sandy shore. Where Fionn McCool played Gaelic Games at the foot of Knockanore. To play for the dear old Kingdom was ever his cherished dream And to-day he holds an honoured place in the Kerry Football Team”. This was a Kerry poets tribute to Jack Moriarty following Kerry’s famous victory over Louth… Read more →

Scór and Asdee

By Jack Hennessy (1997) It’s more than 25 years ago since Scór first saw the light of day. It all began as the brainchild of Corkman Derry Gowan. Since then thousands have been bitten by the bug, spending long nights in cold halls and community centres planning and rehearsing in the quest of ultimate honours. I always look forward to… Read more →

GAA Pay Tribute to John B. Keane

May 31, 2002 GAA president Sean McCague last night led the Association’s tributes to playwright John B. Keane, who died yesterday. McCague said that Keane was the quintessential GAA man. “John B captured the essence of the “real Ireland” in his many literary works over the decades and his parting will be a real cause of sadness to GAA members… Read more →

Peter Stack

By Eddie Walsh (1997) The man about whom we are to write now wasn’t an Asdee man by birth, but was from the neighboring parish of Ballydonoghue. In fact he was a thorn in the side of many Asdee teams in his youth and was a star on the Ballydonoghue team that defeated Craughdarrig in the 1927 North Kerry junior… Read more →

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