Latest News 05/03/2017

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COUNTY LEAGUE.  This Sunday March 12th will see our Senior Footballers
go into action with a home game against Cromane in Round 1 of the
Credit Union County Football League Division 5, 2017. Certainly the
Club priority for 2017 will have to be to get out of this Division;
having laboured for too long now in this position. It is always hard
to get promotion in any of the Divisions but this Division seems very
difficult to get out of as it has proved for some of the so called
stronger teams down through the years. Its all about promotion and
meeting new teams each year but this Division very rarely changes from
year to year; its all on the day and after a long hard haul of 12
games you need that little bit of luck on your way. On a few occasions
we were well on track for promotion but were always that little bit
short when it came to go up a Division. In fairness in last years
League the team had been showing well early on in the League but as we
moved on we seemed to have difficulty in fielding full strength sides;
i suppose; firstly that our numbers are tight and secondly players
have problems with match times through no fault of their own may i
add. Certainly the players are determined and im sure will give a good
account of themselves. Last year we had probably a tough assignment
with the fact that we had so many injury problems; but no excuses we
always fielded; sometimes under difficult circumstances and this is
due to great work from our Trainer John Kennedy and his Selectors, Dan
Dalton and Sean Doran. The team have been putting in a hugh effort in
training and along with a few games played in the McCarthys Insurance
Brokers North Kerry League Division 2 so hopefully this will help us
for the year ahead. We have a good enough record when playing against
our opponents on Sunday both at home and away; so the team will go in
full of confidence and two County League points would set us up for a
full charge for promotion. This year the County League will have 13
teams in the Division with Kilgarvan who were concentrating on hurling
the past few years are back again. Asdee will have six home games;
Cromane which is the opening game in the League on this Sunday March
12th, Ballylongford, Rathmore “B”, Kilgarvan, Churchill and Cordal
while Ballyduff, Austin Stacks,”B”, Moyvane, Knocknagoshel, Tuosist
and Valentia will provide the opposition away. So its the start of a
new football season and hopefully results and a full turnout of
players will be kind to us for the year ahead.The format will be that
the top three teams in Division 5 will be promoted to Division 4.

FUNDRAISER. At the moment the Club are contemplating another Club
Fundraiser and a Committee will be set up to organise this event
shortly with a likely date sometime in  mid May to be pencilled in.
There are a number of different Fundraisers on the agenda so this will
be whittled down shortly when the committee meets up. Full details of
the event will be included in this column of the Kerryman during the
next few weeks as news comes to hand.

MEMBERSHIP. Membership of the Club is now open to anybody who would
like to take out membership and can do so by contacting Club Registrer
Kevin Mulvihill. Adults, E20 Under Age E10. Take note that membership
of the Club will close on Friday March 31st and will be strictly
adhered to. Only fully paid up members of the Club will be in line for
any match tickets that the Club may aquire in 2017.

GOLDEN GOAL. Week 5 winner of the Golden Goal was Sinead Costello,
Ballyduff which is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in both
National Football and Hurling League and Championship. (Televised
games).

Tickets are available and will be on sale each week for the duration
of the National League and  Championship from Club members and at the
usual outlets; “Jack Jays” Bar, Post Office and John Pius at E2 each
with E40 to be given out each week to the winning number which
corresponds with the first goal scored.

FIXTURE. This Sunday March 12th Credit Union County League Division 5,
Round 1, home game against Cromane. McCarthys Insurance Brokers North
Kerry League Division 2. Round 5 home to Ballyduff on Sunday March
19th, 2pm. (This will be doubled up with the Credit Union County
Football League, Division 5 game at Ballyduffs request) In the draw
for the Castleisland Co-Op Sponsored County Junior Championship Asdee
have home venue against Listry. First round games will go ahead on the
weekend of April 16th. Loosers here will go into the Novice County
Championship.

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