COUNTY LEAGUE. Due to a bereavement in Duagh the Credit Union County football League Division 5 back game Asdee v Duagh pencilled in for Saturday evening last was postponed and will be rescheduled for a later date.
COUNTY UNDER 12 LEAGUE. Asdee/Bally 2-7 John Mitchels 5-19. An understrength Asdee/Bally side went under to the Tralee side at their home ground on Saturday evening last in a one sided encounter. It was evident early in the opening half that it was going to be an uphill battle against a side that looked always having too much for the combinations side even though in fairness to the visitors; although outplayed they never threw in the towel . At the break the scoreline stood at Asdee/Bally 1-4 John Mitchels 2-12.
On resumption it was Mitchels who completely took over and ran out convincing winners at the final whistle.The team consisted of Niall O Connor, Jack Hannon, Cillian Kennelly, 1pt, Oisin Healy, Patrick Mulvihill, 1-1, Darragh Healy, Pauric Fogarty, Sean O Connor, 3pts, Alex Campus, Bobby McCarron, 1-2, Oran O Neill, Sean O Connor, The team will now of a break of two weeks before they resume activity once again. Top of Form
GOLDEN GOAL. Week 15 winner of the Golden Goal was Ann Breen, Ballynoneen which is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in National Football and Hurling Championship. (Televised games) Tickets are on sale from club members at E2 each with E40 to be given out each week to the winning number which corresponds with the first goal scored. Tickets priced at E2 can be obtained from club members and local outlets. Maria and John Walsh of “Homestead”, Local Post Office and “Jack Jays”.Bar.
FUNDRAISERS The day to day running of a Club let it be big or small has huge demands especially on the Financial side each year with Affiliation and plenty more to be looked after. For a little club like Asdee which is located in a small Village in the Parish of Ballylongford; (population wise small) with our players drawn from a radius of just 3 miles this can be difficult at times; but without the generosity of our parishioners and when ever approached during any fundraising activity; let it be Church Gate, Christmas Draw, Quiz or whatever they are always to the fore.
So with the financial help in the line of sponsorship from both local and from outside parishes the St. Marys, Asdee G A A Club held two very successful Fundraisers recently; now certainly this success story didn’t just happen over night with weeks and weeks of planning and preparation especially for the “Stars In Their Eyes” which took place at a packed Community Centre where the talent on view was of the highest order with the 16 different acts both locally and from outside parishes showing off their many talents. Of course the Club were also celebrating 30 years in existence; which added to the occasion. It was also wonderful to see so many Club Officers and members that were involved in the re-formation of the club back in 1986 and who are still playing a huge part in Club affairs which really tells all about the camaraderie of St. Marys.
Then more recently we had our third Annual Half Marathon in Association with Kerry Respite which included a Half Marathon, 10k which also incorporated a 5k road race held at the Jack Walsh Memorial Park which once again went off to perfection with athletes coming from as far away as Cork and Clare. However both these Fundraisers could not have been a success without the tremendous work by the various committees and certainly the names of Eoin Kennedy who led the way for the “Stars In Their Eyes” and John Joe O Carroll for his work in organising the Half Marathon deserve special mention; the Club as a whole are indebted to their tremendous work Then we had our many Sponsors again both locally and from outside parishes who gave generously on each occasion.
Each year the club would hope to aquire a new sponsors so in the Autumn of 2015 the club were so fortunate that Jeanette and Jim Keane of Black Rose Building Services L.T.D. Leagrave Bedfordshire, England very kindly sponsored a beautiful set of Hoodies for the team and Jerry and Claire O Mahony of “Brandon Products”, Kilcolman who has been with the club for a number of years sponsored a set of Jersies. The generosity of especially the local parishioners is second to none and no doubt will continue and keep the St. Marys, Asdee “Black and Amber” flag flying.
SHANNON RANGERS. It was a disappointing start to the season for the Shannonsiders when they were heavily defeated by St. Brendans in a play-off to see who would loose out playing in the 2016 County Senior Football Championship. It was not the ideal situation to be in for the North Kerry men but rules are rules even though im sure other clubs if they were in the same senario would feel aggrieved also; for the simple reason there will be no County Senior Football Championship for Rangers which deprives players of showing their talents on the bigger stage which includes players from St. Marys, Asdee.
Still its not all doom and gloom and with the talent that is coming through there will be brighter days ahead and im sure the players would hope that the management team of Liam Weir, Ballylongford, Mike Holly Tarbert and Padraig Dillon, Duagh at the helm would consider staying on. However supporters will at least have the opportunity of watching the Minors, Under 21s, Under 16s and Under 14s in action in the County Championship. Dates and venues to be confirmed at a later date.
FIXTURES. Castleisland Mart Junior Championship Quarter Final . At Jack Walsh Park, Asdee v Beale, date to be confirmed. North Kerry League Division 2, Saturday May 14th, 7 30pm; Asdee v Ballylongford at O Rahilly Park, Ballylongford. Sunday May 22nd, 2pm, At Jack Walsh Park, Asdee v Knocknagoshel. Next County League Division 5 game home to Ballyduff; w/e of June 5/6th.
WEBSITES. Asdee G A A website is now up and running once again so for all our activities and match reports; just log on to www.asdeegaa.com.