COISTE NA NOG EASA DUIBHE:
The A G M of St. Marys, Asdee Coiste Na nOg took place before a good sized attendance at the Community Centre on Saturday last January 15th. In both the Chairmans and Secretaries report they urged more people from the club and as many parents as possible to become involved and support our upcoming players of the future. All our underage teams performed well despite not having any silverware to show.
The highlight of the season was certainly the Fashion Show as our Fundraising event which was a huge success and the club were loud in their praises for the tremendous work in organising by Sinead Doyle and Eoin O Carroll. Chairman Gerdie O Carroll Secretary Siobhain Keane.
Treasurer/Coaching Officer John Kennedy
Childrens Officer Aine Kennedy
County and North Kerry Patsy Coughlan, Gerdie O Carroll
P R O Jack Hennessy
SELECTORS Under 8/10 Conor Mulvihill
Under 16s Eoin Tydings
Selectors for the remaining underage teams will be confirmed at the next meeting of Coiste Na Nog which will take place in the Community Centre on Friday February 5th commencing at 9pm sharp.
MEMBERSHIP: Membership of the Club is now open so anybody who would like to take out membership can do so by contacting Club Registrar, Kevin Mulvihill. Adults E20 and Under Age E10. It is important to note that Membership of the Club will close on Thursday March 31th and this will be strictly adhered to. Only fully paid up members will be in line for any match tickets that the Club may aquire.
FAHA v NEWTOWN AND THE CRAUGHDARRIG/ASDEE CONNECTION
With the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship done and dusted for another year and Listowel Emmets champions once again for the 15th time three behind leaders Moyvane. Many might not be aware that this is the 90th anniversary of the first North Kerry League which began back in 1925. (Now known as the North Kerry Championship) and back then the interest was just as keen as it is to this present day.
The 1925 North Kerry League was between Faha and Moyvane, or Newtown as it was then called which included many from the local Craughdarrig/Asdee area. It was played in Listowel which was the only official G A A pitch in North Kerry at that time. The game aroused terrific interest and was known as the “North Kerry All Ireland” and was to become something of a gold mine for the North Kerry Board as it took two games to separate the sides on this occasion.
Both games attracted huge crowds; 104 pounds was collected at the first game at 6d old pence per head and 98 pounds was taken at the replay which Newtown won. These were remarkable gates as money was very scarce at that particular time with the only mode of transport was horse and trap, common car or a bicycle. The highlight of those games was the clash of the famed Kerry midfield pairing Bob Stack and Con Brosnan and who were regarded as the two best midfielders in the land at that time.
An interesting feature of the game was that brothers played on different sides. Bill and Jack Finucane played with Moyvane and another brother Paddy lined out with Faha; Paddy who was father to the ledgendary Mick Finucane of Urlee, Ballydonoghue (the only survivor of the 1947 Polo Grounds in 1947) and was later to become a T. D. Drawn mainly from the Beale-Craughdarrig area, there was no parish rule then and they built their team around Jack Walsh in defence and Bob Stack at midfield.
This is how Faha lined out in those historic games 90 years ago ; Jamsie Collins, Trippol, Pat Burns, Faha, Jack Walsh, Craughdarrig, Tom Pierce, Gullane, Dan Leahy, Bromore, Mick Kissane,Rahavannig, Paddy Finucane, Urlee, Bob Stack, Doon, Rodger Kissane, Rahavannig, Jim Keane, Dirra, Paddy Farren, Garda stationed in Ballybunion, Pat Pierce, Bromore, Sean Coughlan, Craughdarrig, Paddy Kelly, Craughdarrig, Bill Boyle, Craughdarrig. Sub who played was Tommy Walsh, Craughdarrig.
WEBSITE: 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.