NORTH KERRY LEAGUE. Training for our senior footballers for the year ahead has already began under the guidance of Team Trainer,John Kennedy, along with his selectors; Dan Dalton and Sean Doran First up will be the North Kerry League Division 2 which will be getting underway in mid February. Having been defeated in both 2014 and 2015 finals the club will be going all out in an effort to lift the title this time round.
Our opposing teams in the competition will most likely be; Knocknagoshel, Ballylongford, Moyvane and Ballyduff. Next up on Sunday March 20th we will be competing in the Credit Union County League, Division 5 with an away game against Cromane. followed by the Novice County Championship and the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship.
Without doubt the clubs priority will certainly be to get promotion in the County League; having come close during the past number of years with what must be said a very youthful squad it looks now with these players having developed and gained invaluable experience this could very well be our year to move up a Division. So its full steam ahead when the season gets underway in mid February.
MEETING The first Coiste Na nOg Club Meeting of 2016 will take place at the Community Centre on Friday February 5thwith a starting time of 9pm sharp. It is very important to note that everybody and especially parents interested in the future of Coiste Na nOg in the parish should attend the meeting. Selectors for both Under 14s and Under 12s will be confirmed on the night. Already Conor Mulvihill, Under 8/10s and Eoin Tydings, Under 16s have been appointed at the recent Club A. G. M..
MEMBERSHIP. Recently appointed Registrar of St. Marys Asdee G A A Club. Kevin Mulvihill is reminding all that Membership of the Club is now open so anybody who would like to take out membership can do so by contacting Kevin as soon as possible. Adults E20 and Under Age E10. It is important to note that Membership of the Club will close on Thursday March 31th and this will be strictly adhered to. Only fully paid up members will be in line for any match tickets that the Club may aquire.
LOOKING BACK. With St. Marys, Asdee G A A Club celebrating 30 years in existence this year lets look back on their medal collection achievements so far by Asdee players from the western end of the parish from Minor level onwards. (Note North Kerry Competitions not included) Medal Winners representing Kerry at various levels; plus other achievements.
Jack Walsh 6 Senior All Ireland Medals, 2 Railway Cups, 4 National Leagues
Jack Moriarty 1 Croke Memorial, 1 Munster Championship
John Kennedy, 3 All Ireland Senior Medals, I All Ireland Junior, 2 All Ireland Inter-firm
Paud O Donoghue, 2 All Ireland Senior Medals, 1 All Ireland U21, 1 All Ireland Minor, 5 National League, 3 All Ireland 7-a-side, 3 County Championship Medals, Munster Colleges with De La Salle, Waterford
Eamon O Donoghue, 2 All Ireland Senior Medals, 5 National league, 1 Railway Cup. 3 All Ireland 7-a-side, 3 County Championship Medals. Munster Colleges with De La Salle, Waterford.
Mike Walsh, 1 All Ireland Junior Medal, 2 County Senior Championship Medals.
Liam Horgan, 1 All Ireland Club Championship Medal with Baltinglass, Wicklow
Dan Kissane, 1 All Ireland Colleges Medal with St. Brendans, Killarney, 3 All Ireland 7-aside. County Championship Medal.
Eimear McElligott, All Ireland Club
John Joe O Carroll, 1 All Ireland Inter-Firm.
OTHER MEDAL HOLDERS
Denis “Dick” Walsh, Munster Senior Kerry.
Tom Fitzgerald, Munster Senior with Kerry
Denis O Connor .Munster with De La Salle, Waterford.
Eoin Kennedy, Munster Minor with Kerry.
Jack Hennessy, Munster Vocational, Kerry.
John Ryan, Munster Minor Kerry
Tom O Sullivan, Munster Vocational, Kerry.
Mike Doyle, Munster with Clerical Officers
Tim O Connor Munster with Clerical Officers.
Others to represent Kerry were; Dan Kissane, Minor, Donie O Keeffe, U21, Liam Doyle, Hurling.
Minor Football Championship
Division 2 Final
Sunday 31st January @ 1.30pm E.T Venue T.B.C.
Ballylongford/Asdee v Beale or Knocknagoshel/Brosna
WEBSITES. Asdee G A A website is now up and running once again so for all our activities and match reports; just log on towww.asdeegaa.com.