NORTH KERRY LEAGUE. Asdee 0-8 Ballyduff 2-8. Our senior footballers
after been impressive in the opening half and leading by a 2pt margin
in this McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry League Division 2 semi
final played at Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel on Wednesday evening last
but they failed to capitalize on the many scoring opportunities on
resumption and registered just a single point coming in the 9th minute
from Eoin Tydings who was Asdees leading performer on the evening.
No doubt about it Ballyduff who were very much understrength were the
more determined side contesting every ball as if their lives depended
on it but they too squandered plenty scoring chances but one must
credit the Asdee defence who stood firm for the bigger part of the
game with Eoin O Carroll leading by example. However there was an
element of luck for Ballyduffs goals which led to sloppy defending but
certainly overall the Duffers were clearly the dominant side and
deserved their victory. Within 2 minutes of the throw-in Eddie Joy had
landed 2 excellent points before Darragh Keane kicked a mighty long
range point for Asdee.
As play swung from end to end and both sides off target it was Ballyduff who got the rub of the green when Eddie Joy sent in a high delivery from out on the sideline; 30 meters out and Evan Doyle collected unmarked and sent the ball high into the net.
The Duffers were now in full flow but in fairness Asdee weathered the
storm and another point from Darragh Keane in the 16th minute eased
the pressure. Certainly Asdee finished the half well with further
scores from Eoin Tydings, Paul O Carroll, Matthew O Hanlon and Darragh
Keane and went in at the break leading; Asdee; 0-7 Ballyduff 1-2. The
second half was very disappointing from an Asdee point of view as they
were always playing catch-up and when the few scoring opportunities
came their way they failed dismally to put them away.
Eoin Tydings got their only score of this half after 9mts to put his side ahead; Asdee
0-8 Ballyduff 1-4; Asdee failed to drive on from this; but whatever
chance Asdee had of overcoming Ballyduff were dealt a hugh blow, 3mts
later when a harmless looking high ball all the way from midfield
from the boot of Anthony O Carroll and finished up in the net
uncontested. Ballyduff pulled further clear with Eddie Joy, J. P
Enright, Paud Costello, Padraig Slattery, John Paul Leahy,(2f)
pointing. Besides Eoin Tydings and Eoin O Carroll, Darragh Keane,
John Doran, Paul O Carroll, Sean Keane and Martin Collins did best.
Team and Scorers; James Kelly, Eoin O Carroll, Martin Collins, Dinny
Dalton, Brian Coughlan, Sean Keane, Kieran Kelly, John Doran, Darragh
Keane, 3pts, Mike Breen, Eoin Tydings, 3pts, Michael Tydings, Matthew
O Hanlon, 1pt, Paul O Carroll, 1pt, Eoin Kennedy. Sub, Keith McNamara
for Dinny Dalton. Conor Coughlan, Ivan Tydings.
COUNTY LEAGUE. Asdee 1-6 Castlegregory 6-9. Asdee travelled to
Castlegregory on Saturday evening last to take on the locals in a
backlog game in the County League Division 5 but with a very depleated
side. Goals win games but in the case of Castlegregory’s penultimate
round of the county league their six goal rout of the
visitors Asdee was more a scoring reflection of a team set free from
the pondering of promotion.
The West Kerry side was all but guaranteed to be back up to Division
four heading into this encounter but a win would give them the coveted
top spot with a game to spare and they were like men possessed in
their bid for league glory.
Played in wet and windy conditions in Páirc An Caisleán, Castlegregory
got off to a bright start with three pointed free’s from corner
forward Liam Maunsell before the visitors replied with two excellent
long range scores from midfielder Darragh Keane.
The league leaders struck for the first goal of the game through Adam
O’Donnell who drove down through the heart of the Asdee defence before
rifling the ball into the top corner.
The North Kerry men seemed disjointed after the goal and
Castlegregory, aided by a strong breeze, kept bombarding the visitors
with ball after ball into the danger zone. Full Forward Brandon Hoare
took full advantage tucking away two excellent goals to give the West
Kerry a comfortable lead approaching half time. However, on the
referees half time whistle, Asdee did put the cat amongst the pigeons
with an excellent goal from centre forward Eoin Tydings to leave the interval
score Castle 4-7 to Asdee 1-3.
The Division five title was within the home side’s grasp and
motivation was evident in the opening minutes of the second half as
Brandon Hoare completed his hat-trick of goals within the first few
minutes. Adam O’Donnell added to his early goals with two points before Maurice
Slattery struck for Castle’s fifth goal. The visitors to their credit kept attacking and their inside forward line of Paul O Carroll and Matthew O’Hanlon were causing problems to the home defence.. In the final few minutes the league leaders struck for their 6th goal
from Tim Morairty after good work from Tadgh Kerins.
Substitute Paudie Flynn completed the scoring for Castle with a nice
point from the wing and the final whistle was greeted by celebrations
as Castlegregory will be crowned County League Division 5 champions
when they host Knocknagoshel in the final league game to be held in
Asdee team and scorers; James Kelly, Eoin O Carroll,
Martin Collins, Dinny Dalton, Kieran Kelly, 1pt, Sean Keane, Keith
McNamara, John Doran, Darragh Keane, 3pts, Mike Breen, 1pt, Eoin
Tydings, 1gl, Michael Walsh, 1pt, Matthew O Hanlon, Paul O Carroll,
Conor Coughlan. Sub; Ivan Tydings for Conor Coughlan.
Bally/Asdee 7-9 Tarbert 5-6
The Bally/Asdee under 14s were back in competitive action for the
first time since Feile, when they took on Tarbert, in a very
entertaining game North Kerry League game, on a sun drenched Walsh
Park, Asdee on Monday evening last. Bally/Asdee started off the
quickest and were 1-2 to 0-0 up after 5 minutes but Tarbert came back
into it and the teams were level at 3-4 each at half time.
Bally/Asdee took control of the game after half time and scored 4-5 to
Tarbert’s 2-2 to end up winners on a scoreline of 7-9 to 5-6.
Well done to all players involved in a very good team performance on
the night, with every player working hard for the team. A special
word for the top scorer Liam Mulvihill who ended with an incredible
Team and scorers were:
G Mulvilhill; M Treacy, C Doran; M Hannon (1-0), B Murphy, P
Mulvihill; J Prendegast, L Mulvihill (5-6); A Finucane (0-1), C
Griffin; C Kennelly (1-1); B Keane (0-1) J Hannon and N O’Connor
UNDER 16s. Asdee/Bally Under 16s footballers playing in Division 7 of
the County League are not going great at the minute and on last
Wednesday evening suffered another heavy defeat this time at the hands
of Moyvane/Tarbert . Final Score; Moyvane/Tarbert 6-9 Bally/Asdee
GOLDEN GOAL. Week 29 winner of the Golden Goal was Raymond Keane,
Glounawilliam, Asdee which is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in
National Football and Hurling Championship. (Televised games) Tickets
are on sale from club members at E2 each with E40 to be given out each
week to the winning number which corresponds with the first goal
scored. Tickets priced at E2 can be obtained from club members and
local outlets. Maria and John Walsh of “Homestead”, Local Post Office
and “Jack Jays”.Bar.
Credit Union County League Division 5.. Remaining game in the
County Football League Division 5; Away to Cordal. Date to be confirmed.
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