NORTH KERRY LEAGUE. Having fared ok in the McCarthys Insurance Brokers Senior League Division 22017 our senior footballers who have unsuccessfully faired in both 2014 and 2015 finals and 2016 semi final are still in contention to grab a semi final place. Moyvane, Duagh, Ballyduff, Knocknagoshel and Asdee made up the group. The format being top team on the highest number of points go through to the final followed by the second and third placed teams to make up one semi final. Moyvane having won all their games go straight through to the final followed by Duagh after their victory over Asdee recently leaves just one spot to fill. Duagh having one backlog game to play against Knocknagoshel at home this weekend, will be fancied to continue their winning streak. A Duagh victory would mean that there would be a three way play-off between Asdee, Ballyduff and Knocknagoshel. If Knocknagoshel get over Duagh then it would mean that Knock would play Duagh in the semi final.
HALF MARATHON. The local St. Marys, Asdee G A A in Association with Kerry Respite Care held their fourth Annual Fundraising Half Marathon and 10km road race and which incorporated a 5km fun run/walk in excellent weather conditions on Saturday last at the Jack Walsh, Memorial Park. Once again it was a very successful day for the Club with some of Kerrys top athletes which included Riocht and Kerry Crusaders who have taken part each year along with a number of other well known Kerry clubs together with many local runners which made it another successful venture. M.C. for the day was Club Treasurer, John Joe O Carroll who thanked all who participated in the run, the many stewards, Gardai, Ballybunion Sea Rescue, Kerry County Council and of course the fantastic organising committe who left no stone unturned making sure that everything went off smoothly on the day.
A special thank you to our main sponsors of the event; Heaphys Centra Ballylongford, Beale Hill Windfarm, Listowel Autos, L.T.D and A.I.B Banks, Listowel along with many other local sponsors to which the Club are indebted to. The Club would also like to thank”Titan Timing” Glin and Leens Hotel, Abbeyfeale Catering for their services. All the routes started and finished at the grounds of the Asdee G A A Club; Jack Walsh Memorial,Park. There was E530 worth of prize money on offer for the winners and also there were commemorative medals for all participants in all three races along with hot food, tea, coffee and biscuits for everybody. It was nice to hear some favourable comments passed on to Club members during and after which is always nice to hear.
The following are the results of the day;
Half Marathon Male Winner
Patrick O’Connor 1:31:43
Half Marathon Male Runner-up
Dan Dalton 1:34:32
Half Marathon Female Winner
Nora Barry 1:40:37
Half Marathon Female Runner-up
Bridget Kissane 2:02:22
10K Male Winner
Sean O’Sullivan 35:25
10K Male Runner-up
Ollie O’Sullivan 42:29
10K Female Winner
Deirdre Enright 46:20
10K Female Runner-up
Marie McKenna 47:17
5K Male Winner
Eamon Lacey 22:59
5K Female Winners
Deborah O’Flaherty/ Issy Kennelly/ Helen Broderick 30:35
Special mention to Ger Daly 45:50, our first 5K wheelchair participant.
|UNDER 14s. Finuge 5-14 Asdee/Bally 1-4. County U14 League Semi Final Asdee/ Bally u14 County League campaign came to a close on Wednesday evening with a heavy defeat away to a very strong Finuge team. Finuge had the game truly wrapped up at half time holding a commanding lead. However, our boys didn’t fold in the second half, kept their heads held high and matched Finuge score for score in this period. Although, there were heavy defeats to Finuge and Anascual/Lispole (both of whom were clearly good enough for higher divisions), Asdee/ Bally enjoyed three other very close competitive games winning against Ballydonoghue and Tarbert, whilst losing to Beale.
The North Kerry League will resume after the county championships involving regional district teams. With three games to play, we will be renewing rivalries against the aforementioned Beale, Tarbert and Ballydonoghue, hopefully leading to more successful competitive games. Full time: Finuge 5 – 14 Asdee / Bally 1 – 04 Referee: Tom O’Sullivan County League Panel: Niall O’Connor Michael Hannon Patrick Mulvihill Oran O’Neill Adam Finucane Michael Tracey Paddy O’Neill Christopher O’Donoghue Ethan McDonald Liam Connolly Cillian Kennelly Brendan Keane Bobby McCarron Jack Hannon Sean O’Connor Oisin Healy Padraic Fogarty
GOLDEN GOAL Week 17 winner of the Golden Goal was; Shane Collins, Littor Road, Asdee 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.
FIXTURE. Asdee will play Moyvane at Brosnan Park, Moyvane this Saturday May 27th , 7 30pm in a Preliminary Round of the Novice Championship with the winners away to Beale for a place in the semi final. Credit Union County Football League, Division 5.Round 4. Asdee will be home to Rathmore “B” on W/E of Sat/Sun June 3/4th. Remaining County League games; Home to Kilgarvan, Churchill and Cordal; away to Moyvane, Knocknagoshel, Tuosist and Valentia. North Kerry Minor Leagues
Division 2B Rd 1. Thursday June 22nd, 7 30pm. At Ballyduff, Ballyduff/Duagh v Ballylongford/Asdee. Moyvane/Tarbert, bye.