By Jack Hennessy
NORTH KERRY LEAGUE.
Asdee 1-10 Moyvane 0-11
Asdee began their 2014 season with a hard fought victory at Con Brosnan Park, Moyvane on Sunday last. It proved to be a game of two halves. Asdee totaly dominated the first period and could have been more than seven points ahead at half time. However, in the 2nd half Moyvane came battling back aided by a strong wind and for a while looked like shading the game only for the men in Black and Amber to close the game out. Moyvane got the games first score after three minutes of the first half. Michael Breen replied two minutes later.
Eoin Tydings and Michael Tydings pushed the Munster finalists into a 0-03 to 0-01 lead after eight minutes.DJ Keane reduced the deficit to a point before Eoin Kennedy grabbed an excellent point after 12 minutes from 30 yards out. An Ian Mccarty free on the 24th minute left the score at 0-05 to 0-03. Charlie Dalton was lively all day and scored a fine point in the 25th minute. Asdee were now well on top and there forwards were causing Moyvane serious problems. Michael Tydings got on the ball thirty yards from goal, his kick pass deceived the Moyvane full back and bounced into the top corner of the net to give Asdee a considerable cushion.
A Michael Breen point on the 31st minute looked to have set up the men in Black and Amber for a comfortable second half as they led at the break by 1-08 to 0-04. However, the elements were not on their side. The wind increased considerably in the 2nd half to Moyvanes advantage. They were to take the game to Asdee with points in the 8,10,11,14,17 Asdee looked to be in considerable trouble.The pick of those scores was Brian Stacks forty yard effort on 11 minutes.
Conditions were very bad with the away side hampered by very strong winds. However, they rallied in the last seven minutes with Eoin Kennedy coverting two frees on the 23rd and 26th minutes. Asdee also had two late goal chances to close the game out but on this occaision it was not needed as a great first half performance ensured Asdee gained their frst two points of the North Kerry League.
Team and Scorers were Conor Coughlan, Brian Coughlan, Eoin O’ Carroll, Tom Mulvihill, Con Carmody, Sean Keane, Ciaran Kelly, Padraig Ruddle, Noel Long, Michael Tydings 1-02, Darren Russell, Charlie Dalton 0-01, Eoin Tydings 0-01, Eoin Kennedy 0-03, Mike Breen 0-03
MUNSTER FINAL. The saga of the Munster Junior “B” final Asdee v Charlville goes on with a game that was to be played before last Christmas and has dragged on far too long. The County Novice Final was played on Sunday October 13th and after over a 4 month period hastnt still been finalised . Even going back to the Munster semi final victory which was played on Sunday December 22nd and in fairness now the long wait has knocked a shine out of the competition.
Its not fair on players who are getting anxious and are after a rigorous training schedule over difficult weather conditions. However another date has been sprung upon us and is now due to take place in Knockaderry on Sunday March 16th at 2pm. So for the good of the competition hopefully now it will eventually go ahead.
SCRAP COLLECTION. Asdee G A A will be having a scrap collection day coming up soon so anybody who would have items suitable for this fundraiser are asked to contact John Hannon or any Club member immediately. MEMBERSHIP. Membership of the Club is now open so anybody who would like to take out membership can do so by contacting Club Registrar, Patsy Coughlan. Adults E20 and Under Age E10. It is important to note that Membership of the Club will close on Monday March 31st and this will be strictly adhered to. Only fully paid up members will be in line for any match tickets that the Club may aquire. Top of Form
COUNTY FINALS. The Lee Strand Sponsored County Finals of Scor Na bPaisti will be held in the Tintean Theatre, Ballybunion on Sunday April 13th. Table Quiz will have a starting time of 1pm sharp. All District Board winners are requested to be present well in advance of the 1pm starting time. Doors close at 12 30pm. All other disciplines will be getting underway at 2 30pm. The local club will be partaking in all the events. All the winners on the night will then qualify for County Semi Finals for the North of the County, Friday March 28th at 7pm. Venue, Muire Gan Smal, Presentation Primary Castleisland. This will involve Asdee Club
Sun. March 9th. At Dowling Park, Coolard. Asdee v Ballydonoghue
Sun. March 16th. At Knockaderry. Munster Junior “B” Final. 2pm
Sat. April 5th. At Walsh Park. Asdee v Ballyduff
Sun. April 6th. At Walsh Park. Asdee v Knocknagoshel