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North Kerry League Division 2.

Asdee  0-6    Knocknagoshel  0-12

Certainly the final scoreline doesn’t do justice to a game Asdee side who for 42 minutes were very much in this game as the scoreline at that stage read Knocknagoshel 0-5 Asdee 0-4 with Asdee enjoying plenty possession. However whether Asdee ran out of steam or Knock upped the pace its irrevelant because Knock were to take complete control at midfield from here in and 2 goals in the 19th and 21stminutes guaranteed the home side to be involved in the knockout stages of the competition.

The opening half was dominated by defences and scores were hard to comeby; Edmond Walsh opened the scoring with the score of the game from an acute angle. David O Donoghue added another before Mike Breen was on target for Asdee. Both sides were to kick some terrible wides as play became rather scrappy. John Walsh who was having a battle royal with Asdee full back Kieran Kelly kicked a lovely point in the 12th minute.

Then in the 15th minute it looked as if Darragh Roache was in for the opening goal of the game but Asdee keeper Stephen Lynch was equal to the task bringing off a marvellous save. Darragh Keane and Niall Barrett exchanged points and at half time Knock led 4pts to 3pts. As he did in the first half Edmond Walsh popped over in the first minute. It was still nip and tuck with Paul O Carroll and John Walsh exchanging scores.

At this stage even though had plenty possession it was Knock who were taking their scores when presented but they were helped by indiscpline on the opposing side and Edmond Walsh with 4pts was in great form at centre forward.

Still Asdee were hanging in there but Michael Walsh with a well taken goal in the 19th minute followed with substitute John O Keeffe with his first touch hit the net  2 minutes later put this game out of reach. John Regan for Knock and John Doran and Mike Breen completed the scoring.

Teams and scorers. Asdee, Stephen Lynch, Con Carmody, Kieran Kelly, Dinny Dalton, Jack Collins, John Doran, 1pt, Jack Keane, Mike Breen, 2pts, Darragh Keane, 2pts, Paul O Carroll, 1pt, Sean Keane, Shay Doran, Cyril Dineen, Darran Russell, Eoin Kennedy. Subs; David O Connor for Jack Collins, inj.

Knocknagoshel; Michael Casey, Darragh Kelly, John Brosnan, Der Collins, Conor Sheehan, Gary Downey, Declan Delaney, Shane O Connell, Michael Walsh, 1-1, Nial Barret, Edmond Walsh,1-5, Dan Roche 1pt,, David O Donoghue,1pt, John Walsh,2pts, Niall Barrett, 1pt. Subs; John O Keeffe, 1gl for Niall Barrett, Partick Redmond for Declan Delaney, Joe Regan, 1pt for David O Donoghue.Referee, Pat Shannahan, Duagh.

GOLDEN GOAL

Week 4 winners in our Fundraisers”Golden Goal”  were;  Mike Enright, Beale and Eddie Pius Collins, Craughdarrig.. This is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in both National Football and Hurling Leagues and Championship; (Televised games).

Tickets are now available and will be on sale each week for the duration of both National League and Championship from Club members and at the usual outlets; “Jack Jays” Bar and John Pius at E2 each with E40 to be given out each week to the winning number that corresponds with the first goal scored.

SCOR.

The North Kerry Finals of Scor Na bPaisti will take place in the Marian Hall, Moyvane on Sunday March 10th commencing at 2pm. The local Club are already preparing for the event and will be competing in the majority of the discplines.

QUIZ

The County Finals of Scor Sinsear in Quiz; (4 per team) is pencilled in for Friday March 8th with a starting time of 7pm and is for over 17 only.

This discpline has been changed for the past few years where now all Clubs in the County will come together with the outright winner on the evening going forward to the All Ireland Finals which will take place this year in the “Travellers Friend” Theatre, Castlebar, County Mayo on Saturday April 13th. The local Club have done well each year so maybe this could be the year of the breakthrough.

MUNSTER FINAL

The best of luck to the Ballydonoghue Leiriu group fronted by former All Ireland Minor football winning 1975 captain, Robert Bunyan who will be playing a leading role for his club  Ballydonoghue  at the Munster Finals of Scor Sinsear at the City Hall Cork on this Saturday March 2nd.

The remainder of the group consists of  Anna Maria O Mahony, Brenda McNamara, Katie Mc Namara Purcell, Millie Costello, Kevin Barry and Mike Gilbert.

BEREAVEMENT

The death took place recently of Michael “Fonty” Stack of Ballyline Ballylongford and formarly of Clounamon Asdee. “Fonty” as he was effectionally known was an accomplished footballer on his day. He was a member of the successful Asdee Intermediate team during the 50s and won  North Kerry Intermediate Championships in 1950 and 1956.

Then when he finished his playing days he took up Refereeing;  excelling in this role; taking charge of 3 North Kerry Senior Football Championship Finals as well officiating in both Clare and Limerick. In his involvement with Ballylongford he became Chairman, Senior Selector and was a Delegate to the North Kerry Football Board. On behalf of St. Marys, Asdee G A A Club we would like to take this opportunity to extend our deepest sympathy to his family and friends. Ar Dheis Dea go raimh a hAinm.

FIXTURES

McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry Division 2 League.  Asdee received a bye on Sunday March 3rd  . County League Division 5. First Round, Asdee v Ballylongford, Sunday March 10th.

MINORS. Minors play in Division 3 “B” of the County League. All games 4pm. First name teams having home advantage.

Rd. 2. Saturday March 2nd, Beaufort v Asdee/Bally/Ballydonoghue. Rd. 3. Saturday March 9th. Reenard v Asdee/Bally/Ballydonoghue. Rd. 4, March 16th, Asdee/Bally/Ballydonoghue v Kerins O Rahillys. Rd 5, Saturday March 30th. Asdee/Bally/Ballydonoghue.

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