All 16 club delegates including local club delegate, Mark O Hanlon within the North Kerry Football Board were in attendance at McMunns Bar and Restaurant, Ballybunion who are sponsors of the North Kerry Senior Football Championship on Wednesday evening August 16. Prior to the draw North Kerry Football Board Chairman Johnny Stack welcomed everybody to the meeting; then calling on the previous Chairman, Billy Enright who finished his term of office in 2016 due to the five year rule and who was made a presentation to acknowledge the tremendous amount of work having served the Board over a 27 year period as Chairman, Vice Chairman, Secretary and P R O on two occasions along with been involved with his Club Ballylongford and Shannon Rangers.
Draws were made for Intermediate, Junior, Minor and Novice Championships but the highlight of the night being the draw for the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship. All eyes were on the bowl as competition sponsor Greg Ryan of McMunns Bar and Restaurant did the honours. 14 teams were entered with the first two teams out to receive a bye to round 2. All first named teams will be enjoying home advantage. Both Tarbert and Listowel Emmets received the byes as the draw certainly threw up some very exciting contests and none more so than the clash of last years champions Ballydonoghue and would be one of the favourites to lift the Cup again and their meeting with a rejuvenated Ballylongford at O Rahilly Park will be very interesting to say the least.
Last years finalists St. Senans have a tricky assignment when they travel to Bob Stack Park. Another tough clash will be for Finuge who have to travel to Brosna and this could well be the game of the round. Ballyduff if fully committed are a match for anybody and if they can field at full strength wont fear anybody; they play Castleisland Desmonds in Ballyduff. Both teams can field strong teams but its all on the day here as to who will have the strongest outfit. Con Brosnan Park will see those great rivals Moyvane and Duagh with both going through sticky periods at present; these teams have fantastic support for their clubs so plenty noise in Moyvane.
Last but not least Asdee at home to Knocknagoshel at Walsh Park; both teams are having problems with numbers not playing well and one would imagine either wont be in the shake up at the business end of the championship. So i suppose; Ballydonoghue, Finuge, Listowel Emmets, Castleisland Desmonds and either Beale or St. Senans would be in the shake up for the Eamon O Donoghue Cup. Can Brosna, St. Senans or Knocknagoshel finally lift the cup. Interesting times ahead. Fixtures will be confirmed by the C C C of the North Kerry Football Board.
GOLDEN GOAL Week 30 winners of the Golden was; Michael Doyle, Asdee Village which is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in both National Football and Hurling League and Championship. (Televised games)
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.
UNDER 12s. Asdee/Bally took on Duagh at Walsh Park, Asdee on Monday evening last in the North Kerry league but could never come to terms with a much more physical and determined visitors who had this game wrapped up at the interval when leading 5-12 to 3-3 with goals coming from Sean O Connor and Cathal Byrne. Duagh continued their dominance throughout the second half despite the combinations team efforts but unfortunitaly it was never enough.
Final Score. Duagh 5-22 Asdee/Bally 3-6. Team and scorers; Sean O Connor, 2-3, Jack Hannon, Liam Hanrahan, Nancy Dee, Abbie Collins, Ruby Keane, Grace Heffernan, Patrick Mulvihill,2pts, Roisin Fogarty, Pauric Fogarty, Cathal Byrne, 1gl, Fionn Byrne 1pt. Referee; John Hennessy, Ballyduff.
FIXTURE. Credit Union County Football League, Division 5. Remaining County League games; Home to Cordal , Sat/Sun August 27th or Sat/ Sun. September 24th. Away to Tuosist; Saturday August 26th or Saturday September 2nd. Dates will alter for the latter 2 games depending on Kerrys progress in the All Ireland Senior Football Championship semi final against Mayo on last Sunday at Croke Park. (If Kerry senior footballers were defeated by Mayo in the All Ireland senior football championship;
Round 11 of the Credit Union County football League will be played on this Sunday August 27th at 1.30pm where Asdee will entertain Cordal). McCarthys Insurance Brokers Senior Football League, Division 2; three way play-off. Asdee received a bye while Ballyduff defeated Knocknagoshel and will now play Asdee on Wednesday August 30th at Dowling Park, Coolard, 7pm. with the winners who will then take on Duagh in the Semi Final. Moyvane are already in the final..
Quarter Final’s U21 North Kerry Championship
Sponsored by Dennehy Veterinary Clinic Duagh. At Con Brosnan Park, Moyvane, St. Senans v Ballylongford/Asdee/Beale, Extra time if required. In the Division 2 “Jotty Holly Memorial Minor Championship; Division 2 Asdee/Bally received a bye to the Semi Finals. Dates to be confirmed by the C C C of the North Kerry Board.