Asdee 1-6 Austin Stacks “B” 0-10
Asdee Senior footballers aspirations of making it to the play-offs took a bit of a nose dive at O Sullivan Park, Finuge on Sunday last where a fired up Austin Stacks “B” side edged out Asdee by a single point; but in fairness Stacks had the majority of the play never headed from the 29th minute of the opening half; kicked a total of 13 wides and were in total control for the bigger part of the game.
Asdee were always finding it difficult to hit the target and certainly missed two of their more profile attackers but this is in no way taking away from Stacks victory who were very deserving winners and when Asdee scored a late goal to level matters the Tralee boys never panicked and hit an injury time winner to claim the league points on offer. Darragh Keane who was actually Asdees main threat all through kicked over the first of his 4 points after 2mts but was cancelled 2 mts later when Michael O Gara popped over a beauty to tie up the scores for what would be the fourth time in the contest.
Darragh Keane and Donagh McGiveran exchanged points and even though Paul O Carroll put Asdee ahead from an acute angle in the 21st minute it was evident previous to that score that Austin Stacks were enjoying plenty possession but were having trouble with a sold Asdee defence led my Martin Collins and Kieran Kelly.
However David O Connor, Daniel O Rourke and Donagh McGiveran all got on the score-list and gave the Asdee defence a torrid time during the last quarter and a pile driver from Dale Counihan rocked the crossbar just on half time with a goal on the cards.
Austin Stacks 0-5 Asdee 0-3. On resumption Stacks continued to dominate and with Ciarain O Connell and Michael O Gara excelling at midfield and the speedy front runners; David Couchman, (4).
Pa McCarthy adding the scores Asdee were struggling to find the target and with under 10mts remaining Stacks held the lead and looked safe enough; however Asdee probably having the best spell during the game brought it back to level terms in the 28th minute as Darragh Keane, pointed and a well worked goal from Eoin Kennedy levelled up the game in the 30thminute.
Then deep into injury time the Tralee boys went downfield for the winner with David Couchman splitting the uprights. Overall Stacks were deserving victors on the day and certainly the loss of 3 key players didn’t help our cause.
Team and scorers;; James Kelly, Conor Keane, Kieran Kelly, Eoin O Carroll, Jack Collins, Martin Collins, Mike Breen, John Doran, Jack Keane, Paul O Carroll, 2pts, Sean Keane, Darren Russell, Shay Doran, Darragh Keane, 4pts, Eoin Kennedy, 1gl. Subs; David O Connor and Stephen Lynch.
The St. Marys, Asdee G A A Annual Church Gate collection took place on Sunday last and on behalf of the Club we would like to take this opportunity to thank everybody who supported us once again.
Played in Dowling Park,Coolard on Thursday evening last the combined team go a hard earned 4 pioint victory over a stubborn Knock/Brosna/Duagh outfit in the North Kerry Division 1 League. This was the combined teams first outing in this the third round of games due to postponements in the first two rounds and due to work commitments and holidays they had no choice but to start with 13 A side.
K/B/D won the toss and decided to play with the wind in the first half but it was Jack Kennelly who struck for the first of his incredible 3-7 which he would end up.with. The game was end to end and played a fantastic pace with both teams kicking some great scores with Paul Walsh setting up k/B/D midway through the first half after Jack Kennelly hitting the back of the net for the home team. Just before half-time a KB/D player received a straight red when he appeared to head butt one of the home side players.
Half-time score A/B/B 1:5 K/B/D 1:3
The second half started with both teams trading points and with Mikey Nolan winning midfield with Shea Doran and Paul Walsh getting little change from Brendan O’Neill in the forward line the combined team put some nice scores on the board but could never pull away from them. The game went down to the wire but the combined team with every man working overtime to get the victory won by 4 points at the final whistle.
Team and scorers C. Doran, R. Foley, L Guiney, P. Carmody ,B. O’Neill, T. O’Carroll, M. Nolan(1:2). S Doran., J. Prendergast, J.. Kennelly. (3:7). A Finnucane, B Keane, D Keane.. Subs O.. Tyrrell, P .Foley.
GOLDEN GOAL Week 24 winners in our Fundraisers”Golden Goal” over the past week were; Roisin Fogarty, Craughdarrig and Shane M. Collins, Craughdarrig 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 on going All Ireland 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 and at the usual outlets; “Jack Jays” Bar and John Pius at E2 each.
FIXTURES.Minor League. Division 1. .Tuesday 30th July at7.30pm Ballylongford/Ballydonoghue/Asdee/Clounmacon v Beale Venue: Denis Dowling Park, Coolard Remaining County League games; both away games; Legion Friday August 9th and Kilgarvan August 18th or September 8th.