All roads will lead to the Bob Stack, Park, Ballybunion on this Sunday November 3rd commencing at 2pm for the meeting of neighbouring clubs and great rivals Beale and Asdee; in the Credit Union County football League Division 5, semi final play-off.
In recent meetings between these two sides the Seasiders would seem to have the Indian sign over their opponents but in fairness to Asdee even though coming off at the wrong end of the scoreline on a few occasions there was never much between the sides at the final whistle.
Both sides had excellent campaigns in their respective county league groups and fully deserve to be at this stage of the competition; However i suppose overall the Seasiders would have to enter this stage of the competition as favourites and especially as they can enjoy home advantage; Certainly they would appear to be better equipped side having a much bigger panel compared to their opponents who are struggling for numbers at the minute.
Beale will be pinning their hopes on Jeremy King, Cormac Linnane, Ger Gorman, Fionan Twomey, Eric Daly, Ian Mannix, Sean Dee, Darragh Buckley and James McMahon to mention a few while for Asdee the Keane brothers, Sean and Darragh, Eoin Kennedy, Kieran Kelly, John Doran, Darren Russell , Cyril Dineen, Eoin Tydings and Martin Collins will have to be at full throttle to keep the Beale challenge at bay.
So as already stated Beale who did not fare out so well in round 1 of the North Kerry Championship against last years winners St. Senans and they will be all out to prove to their supporters that they had a bad day at the office ; but on this occasion; they will be the favourites and rightly so.
This is a must win game for either side if they hope to keep their promotions aspirations alive; loosers will be finished for the year so on that note im sure we will be treated to an all out action contest that will be sure to bring a huge following to the Seaside Villiage.
The winners here will then take on Kilgarvan who have home venue or Sneem/Derrynane in the remaining semi final. Both winners will playoff for outright promotion to Division 4 of the Credit Union County League for 2020.
News in from P J Mulvihill, Cultural Officer of the North Kerry Football Board that the North Kerry Finals of Scor Na nOg is preliminary fixed for the Community Centre, Asdee on Sunday December 1st with an evening programme, time to be confirmed.
The discplines will be as follows; Figure Dancing, Solo Singing, Recitation, Instrumental Music, Ballad Group, Novelty Act, Set Dancing. The Clubs are expected to take part in at least one of the discplines but can participate in as many as they require.
Winners at North Kerry will then go forward to the County Finals which will take place on Sunday December 15th, 1pm at the Glenbeigh/Glencar G A A Sports Hall, with the County Finals of Trath Na gCeist getting underway at the earlier time of 1130am at the same venue. The local Club have a great record in taking part in Scor competitions and im sure this will be no exception.
Week 36 winners in our Fundraisers”Golden Goal” over the past week were; Kate Fitzgerald, Lixnaw and Caoimhe O Hanlon, Asdee East who will each receive E40 to be given out each week to the winning number that corresponds with the first goal scored.
This is in conjunction with the on going County and All Ireland Club Championship in both Football and Hurling; (Televised games). Tickets are available and will be on sale each week for the duration of the Championship from Club members as well as at “Jack Jas” Bar and John Pius; “Homestead”.
Credit Union County Football League Division 5, semi final play-off; Asdee v Beale. Bob Stack Park Ballybunion, 2pm, Sunday November 3rd.Winners here will take on either Kilgarvan or Sneem/Derrynane with the outright winners to receive promotion to Division 4.
Bernard O Callaghan Senior Football Championship 2019
Sponsored by Mc Munns Ballybunion
Castleisland Desmonds v Listowel Emmet – Sunday 3rd November @ 2.30pm E.T. Round 1
Knocknagoshel v Ballydonoghue – Sunday 3rd November @ 3 pm E.T.Round 1.
Quarter Finals Extra Time
Finuge v Brosna – Saturday 9th November @ 2.30 pm E.T. Venue: Mountcoal
Duagh v St Senans – Sunday 10th November @ 1 pm E.T. Venue: Frank Sheehy Park Listowel
Ballyduff v Desmonds/Emmets- Saturday 16th November @ 2.30 pm ET Venue: T.B.C.
Tarbert v Knocknagoshel/Ballydonoghue – Sunday 17th November @ 2.30 pm ET Venue: T.B.C.