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Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship in Association with McMunns Bar and Restaurant, Ballybunion for the Eamon O Donoghue Memorial Cup.

Ever since competition in North Kerry got underway in the mid 20s and with Craughdarrigs one and only Senior Championship success in 1934, (known as League at that particular time) captained by Jack Walsh; 6 time All Ireland senior winner with Kerry , local football followere have been attending all North Kerry Football games at all levels on a regular basis. However the North Kerry Senior Football Championship is very much the priority not alone for North Kerry but especially for Asdee as it is the home place of probably one of the finest forwards the game has known in the Country and on this Sunday at O Rahilly Park, Ballylongford; the Cup in his memory will be presented to the winning captain of either Brosna or St. Senans. Below is a little tribute to the man from Kilcolman, Asdee.

EAMON O DONOGHUE. Though it is now 36 years since his death; (March
7th 1983) the name of Eamon O Donoghue will always be remembered and
spoke about. No doubt he was one of the finest footballers that ever
graced any G A A field and his memory lives on because within a short
time after his death the Ballylongford and Castleisland Desmonds clubs
came together and presented a Cup to the North Kerry Football Board to
be known as the Eamon O Donoghue Memorial Cup and each year this cup
is presented to the captain of the club which wins the North Kerry
Senior Football Championship in which Eamon displayed his many talents
throughout the 60s and 70s.

His record of achievements speaks for itself  having represented Kerry at all grades of football;  2 All Ireland Senior Football medals, 5 National League Medals, 1 Railway
Cup, 3 County Senior Football Championship medals, with Shannon Rangers, 1 Munster Senior
Club, Shannon Rangers, 3 All Ireland 7-a-side all with Shannon Rangers, Munster
Colleges with DeLa Salle, Waterford and U C D Dublin.. I suppose his playing days with
his Club Ballylongford will also linger on forever; rarely if ever did
he miss playing for his Club and on one occasion for the final of a
local tournament himself and his brother, Paudie, R I P drove to Glin, County Limerick after playing for Kerry Senior Footballers to help their club to
victory. At that particular time his club Ballylongford were probably
one of the top teams in North Kerry and beyond playing in 11 North
Kerry Senior Football Championships between 1965 to 1977 winning 5
titles, North Kerry Leagues,  County Intermediate Championships and
much more. Certainly the man from Kilcolman, Asdee was always the
brightest star.

CHAMPIONSHIP

Week 43 winners in our Fundraisers”Golden Goal” over the past week were; Gerdie O Carroll, Kilcolman, Asdee and Maria Kennelly, Coolaclarig, Listowel who will each receive E40 to be given out each week to the winning number that corresponds with the first goal scored. This is in conjunction with the  on  going County and  All Ireland Club Championship in both Football and Hurling; (Televised games). Tickets are available and will be on sale each week for the duration of the Championship from Club members as well as at “Jack Jas” Bar and John Pius; “Homestead”

CLUB SOCIAL.

A very special Date for your Diary to all our many local supporters that the Club have organised a victory Social on Friday January 3rd to celebrate the winning of the McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry senior football League Division 2 over Knocknagoshel earlier on in the year. The victorious panel will be presented with their medals at this function which will be held in the Listowel Arms Hotel, Listowel on Friday January, 3rd and music will be provided once again by Heart and Soul. Officers of both County and North Kerry will be in attendance. Information on tickets, will be announced in the coming weeks.

SCOR

The best of luck to Eamon O Connor, Kilcolman who will be representing Asdee G A A Club in the Recitation discpline at the County Scor Na nOg Finals which will be held in the Glenbeigh/Glencar, Sports Hall on this Sunday December 15th with a starting time of 1pm. Ballydonoghues  Ciara Fitzgerald ( Solo Singing) along with Finuge Music Group of Kieran Mackessy, Mikey Fealey, Caoimhe Laide, Adeen Cronin and Kyra O Sullivan( Instrumental Music) will be the remainder who qualified to represent the  North Kerry Football Board from the recent District Finals which were held in the Community Centre, Asdee. All the winners on Sunday will then qualify for the Munster Scor Na nOg final will be in the Eire Og G A A Pavilion, Ovens  County Cork on Sunday January 5th, 1-30pm.  Both All Ireland Finals of Scor Na nOg , (Saturday February,1st, 2020) and Scor Sinsear , (Saturday April 25th, 2020)will this year be taking place in the I. N. E. C. Killarney

FIXTURES

Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship in Association with McMunns Bar and Restaurant, Ballybunion for the Eamon O Donoghue Memorial Cup.

Fixtures: 

Final

Sunday 15th December at 2pm Venue: O Rahilly Par, Ballylonghford. 

St. Senans  v   Brosna

Final Replay

In the event of a draw 

Sunday 22nd December at 2.30 pm E.T Venue: T.B.C

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