MINORS. Bally/Asdee 4-10 St. Pats, Blennerville 3-16. Having reached the semi final stage of the County Minor League, Division 6 “B” our minor footballers had high expectations of reaching the decider but in a high scoring contest played at O Rahilly Park, Ballylongford on Friday evening last it was the visitors who prevailed and booked their place in the County Final. In fairness St. Pats seemed to have the upper hand on proceedings for the bigger part of the game and no doubt deserved their victory having enjoyed an interval lead of 2-10 to 0-7. On the changeover the home side upped their game and an early 1-1 from Liam Mulvihill had them back in the game. However Asdee/Bally now as they were enjoying plenty possession but their shooting in front of goals left a lot to be desired and really this was to leave an uphill battle as St. Pats were more ecominical and hit 3pts in a row followed by a well taken goal. Two black cards didn’t help the situation for the combination side but they still battled away and substitute Anton O Connor struck for 2 goals along with another from Conor Carmody but the florish came too late to trouble the Tralee side who finished with a deserved 3pt victory.
NOVICE CHAMPIONSHIP. Due to teams defeated in the first round of the Junior County Club Championship they will now take part in the Novice County Championship which threw up some interesting pairings which seems to be an all North Kerry affair in the early rounds with the local St. Marys who went down to Listry taking on Moyvane who lost to Tarbert at Brosnan Park, Moyvane on Saturday May 27th. Then the winners will play either Beale or Ballylongford away in the next round. These two teams lost to Cordal and Kilgarvan respectively. Certainly it will be a huge ask for Asdee to repeat the historic year of 2014 as numbers have become very tight due to injuries retirements and other commitments; but no doubt playing our near North Kerry neighbours at either side of us will bring out the best. Looking back to the year 2014 which will always hold a special memory in terms of this competition that will live forever in the history of St. Marys, Asdee G A A having been crowned Munster Junior “B” champions.
In the lead up; County success didn’t come easy with some tricky games but was achieved following an extra time defeat of Clounmacon, Renard were overcome at the semi final stage but probably the victory that will live longest in the memory of everybody associated with Asdee football was certainly the winning of the County title but the manner in doing so and defeating near neighbors and fellow parishioners Ballylongford made it that bit extra special. And so as County Champions and representing the Kingdom we were then invited into the Knockaderry Munster Junior “B” Championship organised by the Limerick club. This was an historic occasion; and what a moment for Asdee as they were mentioned in the same world as Dr. Crokes, Austin Stacks and Brosna as representatives of the County and facing into the unknown. In the semi final the team saw off Feenagh/Kilmeedy but then at Knockaderry in the County Limerick a victory beyond our wildest dreams was achieved by defeating Charlevill, County Cork champions by 0-9 to 1-5 to become Munster “Junior B” champions.
MARATHON. Asdee GAA in association with Kerry Respite Care will be holding our fourth Half Marathon and 10km road race which will be taking place within the next few weeks. The event will also incorporate a 5km fun run/walk. All the routes will start & finish at the grounds of Asdee GAA, Jack Walsh Memorial Park,
The event is open to all runners of any age or fitness level and from any county but we will also be expecting a number of competitive athlethes particularly for the Half-marathon and 10km races. It is AAI permited and there will be medals for all finishers in our 5km plus a substancial amount of money for all winners in the 10km and Half-Marathon races. Full details on all routes as it comes to hand.
GOLDEN GOAL Week 13 winner of the Golden Goal was; Danielle Finucane, Ballylongford 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. 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. Senior County Senior Football Championship Qualifier. At Austin Stack Park, Tralee, Saturday May 6th. Shannon Rangers v St. Brendans. McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry Senior League Division 2. Round 4; Asdee v Duagh at Duagh, Sunday May 7th. 2pm. County Novice Club Championship, Round 1; Asdee will play Moyvane at Brosnan Park, Moyvane Sunday May 27th with the winners away to either Beale or Ballylongford in the next round on a date to be confirmed by the C C C of the County Board.