Category: History

Successful period with Ballylongford

At this stage the teams went into decline again and in the early 60s it was decided to join forces with Ballylongford, culminating in the formation of a most formidable team who won numerous honours. In a twelve year period from 1965 to 1977 they contested 11 North Kerry senior championship finals winning five. They captured three North Kerry senior… Read more →

The Glorious 1970’s

However, in 1974 Asdee were back in the picture once again, still part of the set up in Ballylongford. Asdee were affiliated to the North Kerry Board as a junior side and took North Kerry by storm under the chairmanship of the present vice-chairman of the North Kerry Board, Tom O’Sullivan. The team took part in all North Kerry competitions… Read more →

1986-1989: St Mary’s Asdee are established

A NEW ERA A new era in Asdee football was unfolded in 1986 which was to transform the game in the area. Side by side with our great rivals and fellow parishioners for a number of years it was again decided to go it alone in all competitions. A number of well attended meetings were held to discuss the cluws… Read more →

1989-1993: Asdee emerge as a force in North Kerry

1989 will not be remembered for having any trophies on the display cabinet but still all teams performed splendidly in all competitions. The novice A county championship was well contested where we defeated Ballymac in the opening round but lost to Kilgarvin at the semi-final stage. In the Mart Cup final Ballydonoghue defeated us after a replay with the game… Read more →

1994-1996: Asdee win their first NKC match

In 1994 the juniors reached the quarter-final of the Murphy Cup, going down to Brosna. The seniors put it up to Desmonds, former all-Ireland club champions, in the The senior North Kerry senior championship at Finuge and Beale won the Jack Walsh cup. semi- final. 1995 was another successful year with the seniors having a marvellous season in capturing the… Read more →

1997-1999: Opening of Tullahinell GAA grounds

A HISTORIC OCCASION And so we move on 1997 which will always remain as the biggest day in the clubs history. The opening of Thay Jack Walsh on Sunday June 8th PRO of Cumann Luthchleas Gael, Danny Lynch and now president of the GAA, Sean Kerry were among the invited dignitaries present for our official opening. On the playing field… Read more →

First years of the New Millenium

2000 2000 was a most interesting year as it promised more than it delivered, but even in defeat we were still in the shake up of a number of North Kerry and County competitions and the saga of our senior team, we reached the County Novice Championship final against Kilgarvan at Austin Stack Park, Tralee on a fine September Sunday… Read more →

The year 2004

The year 2004 2004 came and went with days to remember and days also that we would not bother to mention.However despite little success on the playing fields St Marys always held their heads high and always look to brighter days that may lay ahead. Our Seniors reached the semi final of the North Kerry Division 2 League,Intermediate Championship and… Read more →

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