HALF MARATHON. On this Saturday commencing at 10am sharp the local St. Marys, Asdee GAA in association with Kerry Respite Care will hold their 4th Annual Fundraising Half Marathon and 10km road race and which will also incorporate a 5km fun run/walk at the Jack Walsh Memorial Park. Now if last years event was anything to go by we should be in for another successful outing with runners coming from the surrounding Counties. It is expected that some of Kerrys top athletes will be taking part along with many local runners. Once again the Club are very grateful to; Heaphys Centra, Ballylongford, Beale Hill Windfarm ,Listowel Autos Ltd, A.I.B. Banks who have come on board as Sponsors of the event. All the routes will start and finish at the grounds of Asdee GAA, Jack Walsh Memorial Park. There will be €550 worth of prize money on offer for the winners and also there will be commemorative medals for all participants in all three races along with hot food, tea, coffee, biscuits, for everyone. Starting time will be 10am sharp.
COUNTY UNDER 14 LEAGUE. Asdee / Ballylongford 1 – 9 Beale 2 – 12 Asdee – Bally welcomed Beale to O’Rahilly Park Ballylongford in the last game of the league phase of the County league on Wednesday evening last. In an evenly matched first half, both teams played some lovely football. Beale got off to the brighter start in terms of possession and scores and opened up a 4 point lead. However, our defence mainly through Patrick Mulvihill and Christopher O’Donoghue began to get a handle on Beales’ danger men. This allowed a platform for our midfield and forwards to peg back the lead. Following an early point by Bobby McCarron, Asdee-Bally closed out the half with scores from Paddy O’Neill, Patrick Mulvihill, Adam Finucane and Brendan Keane to leave the scores level at half time. Half time: Asdee – Bally 0 – 7 Beale 1 – 4. Asdee-Bally dominated possession in the opening period of the second half. Unfortunately, they kicked numerous wides when a good lead could have been opened up at this stage. This provided a confidence boost for Beale who went on a scoring spree of their own to open up a 6 point lead. Asdee-Bally heads kept up the battle and scored a well taken goal by Bobby McCarron. Points were exchanged by both teams with Sean O’Connor and Brendan Keane kicking points. However, a sucker blow came in the form of a soft goal for Beale to reopen a 6 point lead. This was a lead that they didn’t give up and held out for victory. Full time: Asdee / Bally 1 – 09 Beale 2 – 12 Referee: Stephen Mulvihill On a night with many possible outcomes for semi-final qualification, both Asdee-Bally and Beale (with 2 wins each), joined the already qualified Finuge and Anascual/Lispole. Congratulations to all players on reaching this stage. Team: Niall O’Connor Michael Hannon Patrick Mulvihill (0 – 1) Oran O’Neill Adam Finucane (0 – 1) Michael Tracey Paddy O’Neill (0 – 2) Christopher O’Donoghue Ethan McDonald Liam Connolly Cillian Kennelly Brendan Keane (0 – 3) Bobby McCarron (1 – 1) Jack Hannon Sean O’Connor (0 – 1) Oisin Healy Padraic Fogarty
UNDER 12 COUNTY LEAGUE. Asdee/Bally u12 took on Beale in Ballybunion on Sunday evening last. The visitors tried their best in the first half but Beale had a stronger team. The Asdee/Bally team consisted of a lot of younger players and were never able to cope with a much stronger Beale outfit who won as they please. At half time the score was Asdee/Bally 1-03 to Beale 3-05. The final score was Asdee/Bally 1-4 to Beale 5-12.
The Asdee/Bally team was as follows: John Daly, Liam Walsh, Pauric Fogarty, Oisin Healy, Luke Pendergast, Sean O Connor, Niamh Healy, Ross O Neill, Dylan Stack, Liam Hanrahan, Jack Hannon, Dan O Neill, Patrick Mulvihill, Abbie Collins, Nancy Dee, Cathal Fogarty. Referee, John Ross, Ballyduff.
SHANNON RANGERS. A good representation from Asdee G A A with Darragh Keane, Kieran Kelly, Martin Collins and Eoin Tydings who were playing members of the Shannon Rangers team that were defeated by St. Brendans, Ardfert in the County Senior Football Championship, Preliminary round at Austin Stack Park recently..
SCOR. The curtain came down on all Scor activities last weekend for 2016/17 at the Waterfront Theatre Belfast where the All Ireland Finals of Senior Scor was held. It all started at District Board level back in early November where the first competition began at Scor Na nOg level, this was followed in February with the Senior Scor which both went right through to All Ireland level; then we had Scor Na bPaisti which was for National School children and this competition only went to County level and this got underway in March. St. Marys Asdee G A A club took part in all three competitions and on behalf of the club we would like to take this opportunity to thank all the competitors for taking part and their tutors for representing their club. A special word of thanks to our Cultural Officer Kathleen Carmody for her tremendous work in organizing and making sure that the club are always represented in all levels of Scor. This year the National School helped out with Scor Na bPaisti and School Principle,Michelle Sheehy deserves special mention for her help.
GOLDEN GOAL Week 16 winner of the Golden Goal was; Brian Coughlan, Larha 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. Asdee will play Moyvane at Brosnan Park, Moyvane Sunday May 27th in a Preliminary Round of the Novice Championship with the winners away to Beale for a place in the semi final.