Latest News 18/12/2016

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FUNDRAISER. Tickets are still available for the Clubs Annual Christmas
Draw. Last year there were over 15 spot prizes on offer but I suppose
the 1st prize of a Christmas Hamper worth over E100 will be the envy
of all the prize winners which was one last year by Brian Enright of
Dromerin, Ballydonoghue. To be in with a chance of  winning any of the
various prizes all you have to do is spend just E2 for 1 line or E5
which will give you 3 chances of winning.  Draw which will take place
at “Jack Js” Bar on this Friday December 23rd commencing at 10 30 pm.
Tickets are widely on sale at the usual local outlets and also by Club
members. Last years event was a hugh success and this is due to the
fantastic support the club has got from the local public and
surrounding clubs. So once again your continued support would be very
much appreciated and by joining the draw you could be running away
with some fabulous prizes.

MINORS   In the Sponsored O Connor Hardware and Farm Suppliers, Duagh;
North Kerry Minor Championship Division 2 Final Asdee/Bally had a
facile victory over Knocknagoshel/Brosna played on Saturday last in
Duagh. There was never a doubt about the end result as the
Shannonsiders led at the break by 5-11 to a single point and
afterwards just cruised to victory. Bally/Asdee 8 16
Knocknagoshel/Brosna 2-2. Congratulations to all involved. Full match
report in sports section of the Kerryman.

LOOKING BACK. The first Officers of the St. Marys, Asdee G A A  Club
elected in 1986 were; Chairman, Fr. Michael O Sullivan, Vice Chairman,
John Doran, (Senior), Secretary, J. P. McElligott, Treasurers, Eddie
Anthony Walsh, P. R. O. Mike Rice, Delegates to North Kerry Board, Fr.
Michael O Sullivan, Tom O Sullivan, John Doran,(Senior), Senior
Selectors, Jack Hennessy, Patsy Coughlan, Jim O Connor. Finance
Committee, Chairman, Michael O Connor, Oliver Kearney, Joseph O
Keeffe, John Joe O Carroll. Field Committee, Michael O Connor, Joe
Gorman, Willie Nolan, Donie O Keeffe, John Scully, Mike Rice. Under 14
selectors, Sean Doran, Kevin Mulvihill, Michael O Connor. Under 16
selectors, Gerdie O Carroll, Tim O Connor, John Gorman. Senior Team
Trainer, Mike Doyle, Senior Team Captain, Tim O Connor.The previous
year for the first time ever the North Kerry Football Board Annual
General Meeting was held in Asdee on Wednesday January 23rd. It was
held in Asdee as a tribute and token appreciation of the late Jack
Walsh who was President of the North Kerry Football Board until his
death in the Centenary Year of the G A A in 1984.The Meeting was held
in the Parish Hall Asdee following a special Mass for the repose of
his soul.  North Kerry Board Officers at that particular time;
President, Johnny Walsh, Ballylongford, Chairman, Bernie O Callaghan,
Beale, Vice Chairmen, Joe Langan, Tarbert, and John Stack, St. Senans,
Secretary, Tom Fitzgerald, Finuge, Treasurers, Jotty Holly,
Ballylongford/ Listowel Emmets, Con Shine, Moyvane, Michael Kennelly,
Listowel Emmets. P. R. O. Teddy Keane, Moyvane, Cultural Officer,
Danny Curtin, Ballydonoghue.

Past North Kerry Board Officers and others from the Club; Jack Walsh,
Craughdarrig who was Board President, 1977 to 84; Hon. Secretary, Tom
Walsh, Craughdarrig; 1938 to 1942, Vice Chairman, Tom O Sullivan,
Kilcolman, 1992 to 2006, P. R. O. (Both Senior and Bord Na Nog), Jack
Hennessy, Larha,1999 to 2006. Cultural Officer, Jack Hennessy, Larha,
2009 to 2014. Programme Committee, 1994 to 2016. Present Vice
Chairman, Eddie Anthony Walsh, Larha, 2012 to 2016. C. C. C Patsy
Coughlan, Kevin and Padraig Vallelly, Joint P R Os of Bord Na Nog.
Referees; Michael “Fonty” Stack, Eddie Anthony Walsh, Patsy Coughlan,
Gerdie O Carroll, Tom Gorman, John Pius Walsh, Jack Scanlon, Donie O
Keeffe,

CHAMPIONSHIP After a waiting game since 1992 that had many twists and
turns Ballydonoghue eventually won their 8th North Kerry Senior
Football Championship at a packed Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel on
Sunday last when they defeated St. Senans who were striving to collect
their first North Senior Championship Title. In fairness this was
something that was really needed in North Kerry Championship to see
two virtually new teams to this stage of the competition going toe to
toe; however the game itself was a huge disappointment as St Senans
just didn’t perform on the day and are a much better side than this
display showed; however this was down to an all action Ballydonoghue
side who were rampant giving a superb display of all thats good in
attacking and defending football. There is one thing certain though
and that is this young Ballydonoghue side who have been so successful
at underage level and now bears the fruit of all those underage
coaches that brought them along and will be a force to be reckoned
with for the future.

FIXTURES.  In the Under 21 North Kerry Championship; sponsored by
Dennehy Vetenary Clinic,Duagh; Asdee will be joined by Ballylongford
and Beale and they will take on Knocknagoshel/Brosna in the opening
Round pencilled in for Saturday January 7th .  Duagh will be the
venue.

GREETINGS. On behalf of St. Marys, Asdee, G. A. A. Club we would like
to wish all our supporters and sponsors a very Happy Christmas and a
Prosperous New Year.

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.

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