COUNTY LEAGUE. Asdee 0-8 Sneem/Derrynane 1-12. A very much understrength Asdee side travelled to the South Kerry venue of Sneem on Saturday last in round 5 of the Credit Union County Football league. It was nip and tuck during the opening half with the South Kerry boys taking advantage of what ever scoring opportunities that came their way whereas the visitors were finding it difficult to put scores on the board. Ronan Hussey and Ian Galvin were causing plenty problems for the Asdee rearguard with Ronan Hussey kicking some well worked points and Ian Galvin finding the net inside the first quarter. However Asdee settled and points from Kieran Kelly, (2), Paul O Carroll, Cyril Dineen and Eoin Kennedy left the half time score; Sneem/Derrynane1-6 Asdee 0-5.
On resumption the home side went further ahead with Ian Galvin and Ronan Hussey splitting the posts early on and led 1-9 to 0-5 by the end of the third quarter. Even though the visitors failed to score up to this stage they were always battling hard and when Eoin Kennedy, Mike Breen and Cyril Dineen kicked over points the deficit was now cut to a 4pt margin. In fact with under 10mts remaining it took a superb save by the home sides goalkeeper to deny what looked like a certain Asdee goal. Sneem/Derrynane weathered the storm and kicked 3 further points to seal a victory and two valuable County league points.
Asdee team and scorers; James Kelly, Eoin O Carroll, Martin Collins, Brian Coughlan, Michael Walsh, Sean Keane, Kieran Kelly, 2pts, John Doran, Darragh Keane, Mike Breen, 1pt, Eoin Kennedy, 2pts, Paul O Carroll, 1pt, Dinny Dalton, Cyril Dineen, 2pts, Matthew O Hanlon. Subs, Con Carmody for Michael Walsh, Conor Coughlan for Con Carmody, Ivan Tydings for Paul O Carroll.
JOHN WEST FEILE PEIl NA NOG
Certainly very exciting times for the clubs as they make their facilities look their best for the visitors and the local Community who are hosting the clubs; as well as being the biggest it promises to be one of the most exciting sporting events ever to come to Kerry, especially with every local Community involved. This year there will be 250 clubs participating in Feile which includes our own Club Asdee/Bally. with in excess of 6000 youths participating.The event itself is taking place on 24/25/26 June with hosting regions including, Kerry, West Limerick, North Cork and Cork City. Concerning the local Asdee/Bally club there are four teams in the group (Div 10, group D) Asdee/Bally, Annaclone, County Down, Thomastown County Kilkenny) and Ballydonoghue.
The local club are hosting the Co. Down club Annaclone, who will be arriving down on late afternoon on Friday the 24th of June The games will get underway in Dowling Park, Coolard on Friday evening and will continue early on Saturday morning. The quarter finals will be on Saturday afternoon. The semi- finals and finals will be on the Sunday morning. A detailed programme on times venues etc have been sent to clubs and will be passed on to the parents during the week. Of course the club will be taking part in a parade in Listowel on Saturday evening June 25th which promises to be the highlight of the week end The team,mentors and supporters from Annaclone will all be all staying locally over the weekend; the team and mentors will be hosted by families in both Asdee and Ballylongford while the Mourne County club Supporters will stay in local “B” and “Bs”.
The club had a few fundraisers ran by the Feile Fundraising committee which provided players with Track Suits for the occasion. Once again Jeanette and Jim Keane of Black Rose Construction Luton, have come on board kindly sponsoring socks and shorts for our Feile team. A special function will be held in both Ballylongford, Friday 24th and Asdee, Saturday, 25th where refreshments will be provided to both our visiting team and locals Feile squad.
The following are the Asdee/Bally Feile squad for 2016; Christopher ODonoghue, Brendan Keane, Ciaran Griffin, Josh Prendergast, Liam Mulvihill (captain),Brian Murphy, Paddy ONeill, Cathal Doran, Mickael Hannon, Adam Finucane. Paraic Fogarty, Bobby McCarron, Liam Connolly, Michael Tracey, Niall OConnor, Oran ONeill, Patrick Mulvihill, Gerard Mulvihill, Killian Kennelly, Jack Hannon. Team Managers and Mentors; Kevin Stack and JP McElligott.
Organising Committee; Siobhain Keane, Gerdie O Carroll, Stephen Mulvihill, (Senior), Stephen Mulvihill, Seanie Kennelly, Tom Stack, Kieran Kelly.
UNDER 12s. Asdee/Bally 4-12 Castleisland 5-19. Asdee/Bally made a trip to Castleisland on Sunday evening to take on the locals in the Lee Strand County Under 12 Football League. In a very entertaining and high scoring encounter the pride and passion that was displayed from the Asdee/Bally team was tremendous and at the break only a point separated the sides with the home side ahead; 1-6 to 1-5.
However even though unfortunately Castleisland took over during the remaining half and were far superior than their opponents the Asdee/Bally boys battled to the end showing great battling spirits and can be proud of their performance. The Asdee/Bally team and scorers were; Niall O’Connor, Jack Hannon, Oran O’Neill, Pauric Fogarty, Cillian Kennelly, Patrick Mulvihill, 2-2, Oisin Healy, Bobby McCarran, 1-4, Michael Hannon, 1pt, Liam Connolly, 1-5, Ethan McDonald, John Daly, Alex Campos, Sean O’Connor.
GOLDEN GOAL. Week 19 winner of the Golden Goal was Maura Doran, Littor Road, Asdee 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.
FIXTURES Next Credit Union County football League Division 5 games, home to Austin Stacks, “B” w/e of June 19th. Back Log games in McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry League Division 2; Away to Ballylongford on Friday July 1st and home to Knocknagoshel. Date to be confirmed.
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.