DIVISION 1 MINOR LEAGUE FINAL REPLAY
Asdee/Ballylongford/Ballydonoghue/Clounmacon 1=10 Beale 1-12
A Man of the match performance from Eric Daly who accounted for 1-7 of his sides tally closely followed by Conor Twomey helped Beale to regain the North Kerry Division 1 Minor League title after a 35 year wait at the Jackie Finnerty Park, Mountcoal on Thursday evening last. Certainly this eagerly awaited replay lived up to all expectations with the result hanging in the balance right up to the sound of Seamus Mulvihills final whistle.
The game itself was end to end from the first minute with some fine scores been kicked by both sides. The first half points were exchanged but with some bad wides been kicked especially by the combined team and with Beale taking their scoring chances when presented; they went in at the break up by 3points.
Half-time score Beale 0-8 ABB 0-5
The second half started with Beale getting the first 3 points and looked like running away with the game but a stirring comeback by the combined team which started by Brendan O’Neill hitting the net and with 3 unanswered points the game was level with 10minutes to play; 1=8 to 0=11 and at that stage it was anyone match.
Beale had other ideas and when Eric Daly won possession in midfield he brought the ball forward with pace dodging several would be tackles to billow the net from close range; this knocked the wind out of the combined teams efforts and, even though they never gave up it was not enough as the Seasiders had that little bit extra in the tank and when the final whistle blew it was Beale who finished champions by a 2pts, margin.
For the combined team Shea Doran, Gavin Stack Brendan Keane, Jack Kennelly and Brendan O’Neill tired their best. Beale had Eric Daly, Conor Twomey, Padraig O Rourke,,Luke Donovan and Barry O Neill in top form. Scorers; Beale; Eric Daly, 1-7, Barry O Neill, 2pts, Luke O Donovan and Conor Twomey, 1pt each; for ABBC; Jack Kennelly, 5pts, Brendan O Neill. 1-1,Micheal Nolan, 3pts, James Donegan, 1pt.
After the game Chairman of the North Kerry Board; Johnny Stack was on hand to present Beale captain, Diarmuid O Mahony with the winning trophy amid great scenes of jubilation amongst players and supporters.
Team Panels. Asdee./Ballylongford./Ballydonoghue/Clounmacon; Cathal Doran.Robert Foley.Liam Guiney.Gavin Stack.Patrick Carmody.Shea Doran.Conor Carmody.James Donegan.Mikey Nolan.Tadhg O’Carroll.Jack Kennelly. Paddy O Neill,.Allen Foley.Brendan O’Neill.Brendan Keane.Josh Prendergast. Darragh Keane,.Emmet Kelly .Ryan O’Neill.Brian Murphy.Paddy Foley.Oisin Ryle.Ronan O’Neill.Adam Finucane.
Beale. Aaron Buckley.Andrew O’Connor.Eamon Lawlor.Conor Hennessy.Darragh Hanrahan.Diarmuid O’Mahony.Cathal Farrell.Bernard O’Callaghan.Jack O’Sullivan.Philip Byrne.Eric Daly. Conor Toomey.Barry O’Neill. Luke Donovan. Paddy O’Rourke. Conor Breen.Darragh Kissane Daithi Toomey.Liam Byrant. Referee, Seamus Mulvihill, St. Senans.
As we look forward to the eagerly awaited All Ireland Senior Football Final on Sunday September 1st; the Kingdom v the Dubs the scramble for match tickets has well and truly began so this is a final reminder to all fully paid up members of the club who may be seeking All Ireland Match tickets that you should contact club secretary Mark O Hanlon ASAP. (not later than this Wednesday). Remember that there will only be a limited number of tickets available. Only fully paid up members need apply. This will be strictly adhered to.
GOLDEN GOAL Week 27 winners in our Fundraisers”Golden Goal” over the past week were; Iarlaith Walsh, Larha, Asdee and James O Connor, New York. 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 on going All Ireland 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 and at the usual outlets; “Jack Jays” Bar and John Pius at E2 each.
CHURCH GATE COLLECTION.
On behalf of St. Marys, Asdee G A A Club we would like to thank everybody who subscribed to the Kerry County Board Church Gate Collection on Sunday last. Your generosity is once again very much appreciated.
The best of luck to the Lixnaw Senior Hurlers and especially Martin Stackpoole who has plenty Asdee connections in their quest for 2-in-a-row of Garveys Supervalue County titles when they take on Causeway in the decider in Austin Stack Park, Tralee on Sunday next.
FIXTURE Remaining County League game; away to Kilgarvan on Sunday September 8th. 2pm.