Fixtures, upcoming fixtures Senior Club Championship Rd 1 the weekend of July 25th/26th, Rd 2 the weekend of August 1st/2nd, Rd 3 the weekend of August 8th/9th. Senior County Championship the weekend of August 15th/16th.
Coiste na nÓg proposed fixtures County League U12 Rd1 July 19th, U14 Rd 1 July 29th, and U16 Rd 1, July 20th. Phase 1 consists of groups with typically 4 teams. The groups have been formulated to minimise travel distances.
Safe Return to Gaelic Games the key protocols are the completion of the E-learning Module and GAA Health Questionnaire.
Memory lane, 1995, the league campaign was also very impressive with just a few minor obstacles on the way which cost the club promotion. Nevertheless, with the team well up in the top four in the league we qualified for a tilt at Ballyduff in the semi-final and were successful.
Castleisland were our opponents in the league final at Finuge on Wednesday, September 6th. We never played to our potential on the day and the chance of a league and championship double failed, going down 0-12 to 0-6.
After all the years of striving to get out of division 5 of the county league, it finally came to pass in 1995 and another chapter was written for the local sporting history books. A glorious run in the county league meant a play-off for promotion to division 4 if we could overcome Skellig Rangers.
The mission was accomplished and the team was: Gerdie O’Carroll, Kevin O’Callaghan, Tom Kennedy, Joe McEntaggert, Padraig, Vallelly, Martin Costello, Tom Long, Sean Doran, Sean Mulvihill, Patick O’Brien, Donie O’Keefe, Danny Finucane, Eoin O’Mahony, John Kennedy and Ger O’Connor. Subs., Kevin Vallely, Mike Griffin, Neil O’Connor and John Joe O’Carroll.
Our Juniors reached the Murphy Cup final only to fail to Gael Rangers. And so we come to 1996 and many important decisions were ironed out and the field opening date was confirmed.
The seniors reached the North Kerry league division 3 final only to be defeated by Ballydonoghue which was the club’s second year in succession to be defeated at this stage of the competition.
However, as a result of winning all our games in the league promotion to division 2 was gained for 1997 and a meeting with some of the top clubs in North Kerry.
The county league performances were magnificent as this was a most difficult division to be in but the team showed real character and were most unlucky not to gain promotion to division 3. The juniors failed again at the semi-final stage of the Murphy Cup to bogey team Gale Rangers.
Then came the glamour competition in North Kerry, the senior championship where we were drawn against Ballydonoghue with the game scheduled for Moyvane. A very well-prepared outfit gave their all and got the reward and the rest is history and for the first time in the club’s history we reached the second round of the championship.
In the quarter-final against Listowel, an injury hit Asdee side failed to live up to expectations and lost 0-11 to 0-6 at Ballybunion.
For the record that historic team that defeated Ballydonoghue at Moyvane on Sunday October 2nd lined out as follows: Gerdie O’Carroll, Martin Costello,Tom Kennedy, Kevin O’Callaghan, Padraig Vallelly, Liam Doyle, Tom Long, Sean Doran, Barry Healy, Danny Finucane, Donie O’Keefe, Patrick O’Brien, Sean Mulvihill,Eoin O’ Mahony, John Kennedy
Subs: Mike Long for Martin Costello, Gerard O’Connor for Donie O’Keefe. Kevin Vallelly, Patrick Moloney, Nellie O’Connor, Eamon O’Connor, Paudie Deenihan, Liam Collins and Danny Mulvihill.
Final Score – Asdee 1: 10 – Ballydonoghue 1: 09.