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With less than three weeks remaining until the second edition of “Stars in the Eyes” is performed in the Asdee Community Centre on Saturday November 18th; work is well underway to ensure the success of the night. Tickets will be on sale this week from G A A Club Officers, Asdee Post Office and John Pius Walshs. Priced the same as last year, E15 but for added value each ticket holder will also receive a complimentary programme at the door. Signs for the night, beautifully designed by Tom Kelly have been erected on either side of the Village. The Marquee alongside the hall will once again host the bar, where the quality of pints provided by Joe Dee and Gemma Collins received rave reviews last year. Our judges and acts will be revealed on Facebook this week and will appear in ths column;”Asdee G A A” in next weeks edition of the “Kerryman”. Doors will open at 7pm with kick-off at 8pm, followed by a Disco to cater for young and old by a well know Kerry Radio personality along with the crowing of our winning acts. Please ensure you are in your seats early to avoid disappointment as seating is limited.  Just like many groups in rural Ireland we are striving to keep the local St. Marys Club and the Community spirit alive. We are hoping that this event can help to achieve that, and progress our plans to further enchance the facilities at Jack Walsh Park. The Club hopes to make it a night to remember in the Community and once again your continued support would be very welcome.


NORTH  KERRY  SENIOR  CHAMPIONSHIP.    Asdee v Listowel Emmets at 5pm, Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel; This Saturday November 4th in the McMunns Bar and Restaurant, Ballybunion. Sponsored Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship for a place in the Semi Final of the competition.

The majority of football followers will put this down as a David v Goliath clash and rightly so; after all Listowel can claim 15 titles to Asdees single victory all of 83 years ago; Asdee have reached the second round on only 3 occasions where Emmets have been knocking on the door for outright honours almost each year. Certainly the bookies will have the “Townies” down as bankers which will probably help Asdee in a way; they are not expected to turn over one of the favourites despite excelling in their first round game against Knocknagoshel kicking 4-17 into the bargain. Asdee will go into this game with no pressure; they have prepaired well; certainly wont be no pushover and all going well can give a good account of themselves. Still it would be the shock of the championship if Emmets failed to get through as they are oozing with talent from 1 to 30. Looking back to 1996 which was the one and only time the sides clashed in the championship and on that occasion Asdee having to line out without a number of injured players went down by just a 4 point margin to reach the semi final. It is worth recalling that in recent first round championship clashes involving Asdee; the  2014 winners and 2016 victors Beale and Ballydonoghue respectively both went on to lift the Eamon O Donoghue Cup; so can Emmets follow on. So will Frank Sheehy Park witness the Shannonsiders reaching the semi final or will Emmets move a step closer to collecting their 16 title. Emmets to go forward on everybodys mind but expect a tough examination from St. Marys.

It is worth recalling that the team that created club history by winning the first round of the senior championship in 1996 defeating Ballydonoghue by 1-10 to 1-9  at Brosnan Park, Moyvane with James “Chassie” Cronin, Duagh as Referee;  were; Gerard O Carroll, Martin Costello, Tom Kennedy, Kevin O Callaghan, capt, Padraig Vallelly, Liam Doyle, Tom Long, Sean Doran, Barry Healy, Danny Finucane, Donie O Keeffe, Patrick O Brien, Sean Mulvihill, Eoin O Mahony, John Kennedy. Subs; Mike Long for Martin Costello, Ger O Connor for Donie O Keeffe, Kevin Vallelly, Nellie O Connor, Eamon O Connor, Paudie Deenihan, Danny Mulvihill.


PHOTOGRAPHS. 2013 was an historic year for the St. Marys, Asdee G A A  Club by winning a Munster “B” title defeating Charlville, County Cork in an epic final to become one of the few North Kerry Clubs to hold Munster medals. Team photographs are still available at a reasonable price; so anybody who may wish to have this historic picture can do so by contacting Club Secretary, Mark O Hanlon.


A G M. The Annual General Meeting of Coiste Scor Na nOg has been rescheduled for this Wednesday November 1st at 8pm and will take place at the Austin Stack, Park, Pavilion. Local Club Delegate will be in attendance.                                               


FIXTURES.  Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship, Quarter Final. Asdee v Listowel Emmets. Saturday November 4thth at 5pm. Venue will be Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel. Quarter Final’s  U21 North Kerry Championship
Sponsored by Dennehy Veterinary Clinic Duagh. At Dowling Park, Coolard, St. Senans v Ballylongford/Asdee/Beale, Extra time if required.
 Sunday November 19th, 12 noon.

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