CHAMPIONSHIP. The much talked about and anxiously awaited fixture list for the McMunns Bar and Restaurant, Ballybunion Sponsored Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship for the Eamon O Donoghue Memorial Cup will have been made at a C C C of the North Kerry Football Board on Monday night last. Full details in this column in next weeks edition of the Kerryman. St. Marys, Asdee have been drawn against Knocknagoshel which will be played at Jack Walsh Park.
MINORS. Asdee/Bally 3-5 Ballydonoghue 3-11. The footballing season for our minor footballers of 2017 has come to a conclusion at O Rahilly Park, Ballylongford on Sunday last where old rivals Ballydonoghue came out on top by a 6 point margin to capture the North Kerry Minor Shield after a very exciting and competitive encounter.It was nip and tuck throughout the contest with the game hanging in the balance right up to the sound of Ballyduff, Referee, John Ross blew the final whistle. Ballydonoghue were quick out of traps with rapid points but Eoin O Connor who had an excellent game along with scoring a hat-rick of goals; bagged his opening goal after 5 minutes.
Shea Doran put Asdee/Bally further ahead with a fine point soon after. However Ballydonoghue began to exert their authority on the game and the sides were all square by the end of the first quarter; in fairness they could have been further ahead only for the brilliance of the combination sides keeper Ciaran Griffin who made a number of excellent saves. Goals were exchanged by Jack Kennelly for Ballydonoghue and Eoin O Connor for the combination side with the latter kicking over a further point leaving the half time score Asdee/Bally 2-2 Ballydonoghue 2-6.
Another Jack Kennelly goal on resumption saw Ballydonoghue lead by 7 points after just 2 minutes. Once again the combination sides Eoin O Connor came to the rescue scoring his third goal along with 2 pointed frees reducing the deficit to the minimum. However Ballydonoghue finished in style kicking over the match winning scores to claim victory.
Team and scorers; Ciaran Griffin, Sean Carmody, Gavin Stack, Cathal Doran, James O Connor, Sean Carmody, Jack Keane, Shea Doran, 1pt, Eoin O Connor, 3-4, Conor Keane, Liam Mulvihill, Conor Carmody. Sub Josh Prendergast.
WELL DONE. Belated congratulations to the Kerry Minor team and management who created history by winning the All Ireland Minor Championship final at Croke Park recently.This feat of 4-in-a-row can never again be achieved as the Minor Championship for 2018 will be played at Under 17 level. Once again the North Kerry District Board were well represented with both Barry O Mahony, St, Senans and Adam O Donoghue, Castleisland Desmonds on the starting 15 while Listowel Emmets player Eddie Brown was on the bench.
Then we had Comhairle na Mumhan, Christy Kileen Finuge who has been involved in all the 4 successful years; also part of the backroom team were; Katie Purtill, Beale, (Physio), John Dillon, G.D.A. North Kerry, Duagh and Colm Whelan, St. Senans. In no particular order players from the 3 previous years; 2014/15/16 from the District Board were; Jason Foley, Michael Foley, Brian O Seanachain, Ballydonoghue, Eoin O Connell, St. Senans, Brian Sweeney and Niall Collins, Listowel Emmets, Cormac Linnane, Beale. Selector, Eamon Whelan, St. Senans. Both Managers of the 4-in-a-row; Jack O Connor, Dromid Pearses and Peter Keane, Cahersiveen; take a bow. On behalf of St. Marys, Asdee G A A we congratulate you one and all.
GOLDEN GOAL Week 33 winners of the Golden Goal which is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in both National Football and Hurling League and Championship. (Televised games) were Tom O Sullivan, Asdee West and Ann Maria Collins, Craughdarrig. Both will receive E40 each.
Tickets are available and will be on sale each week for the duration of any televised games which includes the ladies All Ireland football final; Dublin v Mayo. Tickets can be obtained 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.
SCOR NA Nog.
At a meeting of Coiste Scor Chiarrai held Wednesday September 20th last at the Austin Stack Park, Pavilion; the date for the County Finals of Scor na nOg was finalised.
Saturday November 18th at a venue to be confirmed commencing at 5pm will be the County Final Date.
All District Board Finals must be completed not later than Saturday November 11th with results returned to County Scor Secretary; Suzanne Ni Laoire on or before Monday November 13th so as a programme can be produced for the days proceedings.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The A.G.M. of Coiste Scor Chiarrai will take place at the Austin Stack, Pavilion on Wednesday October 18th with a starting time of 8pm sharp. The local Club will have a representative at the meeting.
FIXTURES. Credit Union County League Division 5; backlog game; Asdee are away to Tuosist. Date to be confirmed. Quarter Final’s U21 North Kerry Championship
Sponsored by Dennehy Veterinary Clinic Duagh. At Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel, St. Senans v Ballylongford/Asdee/Beale, Extra time if required. Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship, Round 1. Asdee have home venue at Walsh. Park which is due to get underway in early October. Dates to be confirmed by the C C C of the North Kerry Board.