NORTH KERRY LEAGUE Asdee 0-6 Moyvane 1-11. Brosnan Park,
Moyvane was the venue on Sunday last for the meeting of Moyvane and
Asdee in Round 3 of the McCarthys Insurance Brokers Senior League
Division 2 and after a well contested encounter it was the home side
who were deserving winners. They were always first to the ball, much
sharper and well able to take their scores when presented; whereas 7
wides in the opening half by Asdee which included 3 close in frees
certainly didn’t help their cause which continued into the second half
with the visitors only score in the first half coming from a free
after 25 minutes.
The game opened with play swinging from end to end
but the home team were two ahead by the 9th minute coming from Martin
Stack and Brian Stack with the latter causing endless problems all
through. Asdee did have their share of possession but had some
deplorable shooting in front of goal. Moyvane were always putting some
nice moves together splitting the visitors defence time and time
again; Padraig Leahy, Kevin Kennelly and Martin Stack had the home
side ahead by 5pts without reply only for Mike Breen from a free
opened the visitors account in the 25th minute leaving the half time
score Moyvane 0-5 Asdee 0-1. On resumption Asdee were facing into a
stiffish wind and had a difficult assignment ahead.
Martin Stack and Darragh Keane exchanged scores; Asdee did enjoy some possession but as in the opening half struggled in the scoring department but this was
due to some outstanding defensive work from Eoin Stack and Shane Stack
who were always in command of a wasteful Asdee attack. Padraig Leahy,
(2f), John Jack Mulvihill and substitute David Moloney added points
with John Doran and Darragh Keane replying for Asdee leaving it
Moyvane 0-10 Asdee 0-4 after 16 minutes. Whatever chance of at least
making a game of it Asdee were dealt a hugh blow when Colin Enright
came up from his wing back position to billow the net from close
range. Asdee did get late points from Eoin Tydings and Mike Breen but
the home side had the final say from Martin Stack.
Besides those already mentioned, Conor and Jack Keane impressed in only their second outing in senior football, Eoin O Carroll, Eoin Tydings, Darragh
Keane, Con Carmody and Sean Keane did best for Asdee while, Shane
Stack, Owen Stack, Brian Stack, Donal Leahy, John Jack Mulvihill and
Martin Stack were among the Moyvane stars on the day. Team; Asdee;
James Kelly, Eoin Kelly, Martin Collins, Con Carmody, Conor Keane,
Sean Keane, Kieran Kelly, John Doran, 1pt, Darragh Keane, 2pts, Paul O
Carroll, Eoin Kennedy, Jack Keane, Mike Breen, 2pts, Eoin Tydings,
1pt, Dinny Dalton. Subs; Keith McNamara for Dinny Dalton. Brian
Coughlan, Ivan Tydings,Referee, Pat Sheehy, Clounmacon.
MINORS. Asdee/Bally Beale. Bob Stack Park, Ballybunion say the
combination side and the Seasiders get their County League, Division
6, A campaign underway and after a well contested game it was Beale
who emerged victorious on a scoreline of Beale, 4-9 Asdee 2-12.
COISTE NA NOG. The A G M of Coiste Na nOg took place at the Community
Centre on Thursday night last with just one change for the season
ahead. Long serving Siobhain Keane stepped down from her position as
Secretary of the Club after over 13 years service and has been
replaced by Liz Doran who is coming in as the new Secretary assisted
by Leigh Stack. Glowing tributes were paid to Siobhain from her fellow
Club Officers for the trojan amount of work she has done for the Club
down through the years not alone as Secretary but also organising
many events for the Club.The following Officers were elected for the
Chairman Gerdie O Carroll,
Secretary Liz Doran.
Assistant Secretary Leigh Stack
Treasurer/Coaching Officer. John Kennedy
Childrens Officer, Aine Kennedy
Delegates; County/North Kerry, Liz Doran, Leigh Stack, Siobhain
Keane,Gerdie O Carroll.
P R O Jack Hennessy,
Selectors for the various underage teams will have been confirmed at
last Monday nights (February 20th) Coiste Na nOg meeting of the club.
OMMISION. Recently omitted from a Scor item (Looking back the years)
on local Scor news from the St. Marys, Asdee G A A Club was the name
of John Paul Galvin who was a member of the Ballad Group along with
Jeanette Keane, Jimmy Quinn and Paddy McElligott that represented the
Club at the Munster Senior Scor Finals in Clonmel back in 1996. In
fact John Paul was always very much involved in the Club being the
Clubs first Scor Officer for over a decade, Secretary of the first
Bord Na Nog Club in 1987 and very much involved at all Underage
levels for years along with always been a loyal supporter, This was a
mistake on my part and it certainly wasn’t intiontional.
GOLDEN GOAL. Week 2 winner of the Golden Goal was Triona Costello,
Craughdarrig, which is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in both
National Football and Hurling League and Championship. (Televised
Tickets are now 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.
SCOR SCOR The local Club were represented at the Estuary Print,
Ballylongford Sponsored County Finals of Coiste Scor Sinsear Chiarrai
on Saturday evening last at the Mhuire Gan Smal, Primary School,
Castleisland in the Quiz, (Nodie Hennessy, Maria Alice Walsh, Mike O
Connor and Kevin Mulvihill),came in a very creditable 6th place.
Anthony Hanlon brought down the house with his rendering of “National
Beverages of Ireland” finishing in joint second place in Recitation.
The Novelty Act team of (Mairead Doyle, Kathleen Carmody, Gerdie O
Carroll and Jack Hennessy). with their hilarious act “The Pensioner”
got the victory nod from the Adjudicators and now qualify for a
Munster Final appearance in Cappamore, County Limerick on Saturday
SCOR NA BPAISTI. The Marian Hall, Moyvane will host the 2017 North
Kerry Finals of Scor Na bPaisti on this Sunday February 26th where St.
Marys Asdee will be well represented in the majority of the
catagories; Novelty Act, Solo Singing, Ballad Group and Instrumental
Music. All winners here will qualify for the County Semi Finals for
North of the County on Saturday March 11th .where 2 from each catagory
will qualify.(Venue to be confirmed) and from here its on to the
County Finals in the Community Centre, Foilmore on Sunday March 26th
commencing at 2pm. The County Finals of Quiz will be held in
Killorglin (venue to be confirmed) and proceedings here will commence
CONGRATS. Congratulations to the Beale G A A Club on been awarded a
McNamee Award for the best G A A publication for 2016, “Sand in our
Boots” They are presented annually in recognition of outstanding
contributions made by individuals and Association units in the area of
media and communications. The awards were presented by Uachtarán
Chumann Lúthchleas Gael, Aogán Ó Fearghail, at a function in Croke
Park on Friday last February 17th.
FIXTURE. McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry League Division 2.
February 19th, Round 4 away to Duagh on Sunday February 26th, 1 30pm,
Round 5 home to Ballyduff on Sunday March 5th, 12 noon. Sunday March
12th Credit Union County League Division 5, Round 1, home game against
Cromane. Round 2 will go ahead on Sunday March 19th away to Ballyduff.
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.