COUNTY LEAGUE Asdee 1-9 Ballyduff 0-5. Ballyduff pitch was in
perfect order despite the recent atrocious weather conditions for the
meeting of these two great North Kerry rivals in Round 1 of the Credit
Union County Football League, Division 5 which also doubled up for a
McCarthys Insurance Brokers League Division 2 tie. In fairness to both
sides who were very much understrength and this especially applied to
the home team but they served up a good honest encounter that
eventually say the visitors gain their first County League
Asdee playing with the aid of a strong breeze in the opening
half that in fact disappeared completely after about 10 minutes of the
throw in. Eoin Tydings inside 20 seconds and Paul O Carroll. 6 minutes
kicked early points taking advantage of the wind. John Paul Leahy, 6
minutes and David Goulding 13 minutes put Ballyduff on the scoresheet
only for John Doran and Eoin Tydings to have Asdee ahead 0-4 to 0-2
after 14 minutes. At this stage both sides were guilty of some poor
shooting as play swung from end to end. However Ballyduff were dealt a
hugh blow when Mike Breen struck for an opportunist goal in the 21st
minute. With time almost up Evan Doyle cut the deficit with a good
point and at half time it was Asdee 1-4 Ballyduff 0-3.
On resumption play became very ragged with some poor passages of play
and some of the passing left a lot to be desired, however in fairness
both teams were giving their all with both sides enjoying their fair
share of possession but when it mattered most Asdee were that little
more clinical but even though Ballyduff could only muster two points
in that second half coming in the 4th minute and 25th minute from
Eddie Joy, (f), and David Goulding but they couldn’t be faulted for
effort. Points from Darragh Keane (2), Eoin Tydings (f) and Mike Breen
killed off the game but you can never write of the Duffers no matter
who they have on duty who had good performers in Evan Doyle, David
Goulding, Sean Costello and to a lesser extent Eddie Joy.
For Asdee; Martin Collins, Michael Tydings and Conor Keane excelled in defence;
at midfield we struggled while in attack Eoin Tydings and Mike Breen
shone. However overall Asdee were deserving victors and can now look
forward to next weeks clash with our fellow parishioners
Ballylongford. Teams; Asdee; James Kelly, Con Carmody, Martin Collins,
Brian Coughlan, Conor Keane, Michael Tydings, Sean Keane, Darragh
Keane, 2pts, John Doran, 2pts, Mike Breen, 1-1. (f), Eoin Kennedy,
Michael Walsh, Paul O Carroll, 1pt, Eoin Tydings, 3pts, (f), Jack
Keane.Subs; Keith McNamara, Dinny Dalton, Ballyduff; Sean Brown,
Johnny Regan, Sean Costello, Thomas Slattery, Darren O Connor, David
Linnane, Michael Hussey, Evan Doyle, 1pt, Chris White, Eddie Joy, 1pt,
(f), David Goulding, 2pts, Maurice Dowling, Padraig Slattery, John
Paul Leahy, 1pt Padraig Hussey. Subs; Darragh Goulding, T.J.Brown.
Referee, Eamon Moran, Ballydonoghue.
MEMBERSHIP. This is a final reminder to everybody associated with the
Club that Membership is coming to a close with just nine days
remaining from this Wednesday so anybody who would like to take out
membership can still do so by contacting Club Registrer Kevin
Mulvihill. Adults, E20 Under Age E10. Take note that membership of the
Club will close on Friday March 31st and will be strictly adhered to.
Only fully paid up members of the Club will be in line for any match
tickets that the Club may aquire in 2017. Non members need not apply.
MUNSTER FINAL SCOR. At the minute the local Novelty Act Group of
Kathleen Carmody, Mairead Doyle, Gerdie O Carroll and Jack Hennessy
are putting the final touches to their Novelty Sketch; “ The
Pensioner” for the Munster Senior Scor Finals which will take place in
the Cappamore Community Centre on Saturday April 8th with a starting
time of 6pm. Transport can be arranged to travel to the County
Limerick venue it anybody is interested by contacting Club Cultural
Officer, Kathleen Carmody immediately.
VENUE. With Jack Walsh Park not available at the minute the Club would
like to thank Ballylongford G A A Club for the use of O Rahilly Park
for our Round 2 Credit Union County Football League Division clash
GOLDEN GOAL. Week 7 winner of the Golden Goal was; Sophia Flavin,
Tarbert which is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in both
National Football and Hurling League and Championship. (Televised
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. Credit Union County Football League, Division 5.Round 2.
Asdee v Ballylongford, Sunday March 26th. At O Rahilly Park,
Ballylongford. 2pm. Round 3 of the Credit Union County Football
League, Division 5 will be away to Austin Stacks “B” on Sunday April
9th. 2pm. Minor County League Div 6 “A” Asdee/Bally away to
Castlegregory on Saturday March 25th. 4pm In the draw for the
Castleisland Co-Op Sponsored County Junior Championship Asdee have
home venue against Listry. First round games will go ahead on the
weekend of April 16th. Loosers here will go into the Novice County
McCarthys Insurance Brokers Senior League, Division 2 remaining game;
Asdee v Duagh at Duagh. Date to be confirmed by the C C C of the North
Kerry Football Board.