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COUNTY LEAGUE DIVISION 5

Asdee  1-11  John Mitchels “B” 2-7

Asdee won out in Tralee after a battle, having made the game much tighter than it probably should have been. 

In tricky windy conditions, Asdee played against the wind in the first half and got off to a lively start but were to squander a couple of chances after lovely team moves.

Darren Russell opened the scoring with a great point for a well deserved score. After the teams swapped scores, the crucial score of the game came when Owen Tydings finished a fine move with a rocket to the top corner of the net.

Mitchels came back strong and nearly broke through for a couple of goals but some excellent play by the Asdee defence kept them out. Owen Tydings added 2 fine points before the break to see the teams all square at 1-3 each at half time. 

Asdee started the second half strongly and went 2 points ahead with fine scores from Darragh Keane & Paul O‘Carroll. Mitchels hit back with a point before Darragh Keane, Darren Russell & Paul O’Carroll hit lovely points at the end of excellent flowing moves.

Mitchels added a couple of frees to close the gap before Darragh Keane notched up 2 points, one an excellent long range effort. Mitchels tried to break down the Asdee defence for a goal but it held firm, with one free to show for their endeavors.

A brilliant Asdee counter attack ended with Shea Doran tipping it over for a fine point. 4 points down, Mitchels made a last push & won a penalty in injury time to make it a 1 point game. Asdee squandered a scoring chance before turning over the ball & the final whistle followed for a big win for Asdee.

Asdee fought very hard, mighty work rate, with some lovely moves & if they had converted some of the wides it might have been a fairer reflection. Asdee move to a well deserved third place in the table & now have Beaufort B in two weeks time. 

Team: James Kelly, Con Carmody, Kieran Kelly, Conor Keane, Mike Breen, Martin Collins, Jack Keane, John Doran, Darragh Keane 0-4, Paul O’Carroll 0-2, Sean Keane, Darren Russell 0-2, Cyril Dineen, Owen Tydings 1-2, Eoin Kennedy. Subs: Shea Doran 0-1 for Cyril Dineen, David O’Connor for Paul O’Connor, Jack Collins, Stephen Lynch. 

NORTH KERRY LEAGUE FINAL.

The North Kerry McCarthys Insurance Brokers Senior League Division 2 final a competition that got underway in early February is finally going ahead on this Saturday evening despite having plenty obstructions along the way at semi final level  which was due to be played on March 17th and which in no way did Asdee play any part for holding up the competition.  A phone call on Sunday evening to our North Kerry Board Delegate and member of the C C C Committee from the North Kerry Board confirmed that the game Asdee v Knocknagoshel will go ahead on this Saturday evening with time and Venue yet to be confirmed.

Deadlines must be met for the P R O, So for further information check with Club Secretary, Mark O Hanlon for further details. Knock will go in as firm favourities as on recent form they seem to hold the upper hand on Asdee but all games are well contested but in fairness there isn’t much separating the sides when they meet. So hopefully on this occasion Asdee Captain , Sean Keane will be holding the Division 2 trophy aloft on Saturday evening . We need all our many  followers to once again come out to cheer the boys on to victory.

NATIONAL SCHOOL

 St. Marys, Asdee GAA would like to congratulate Asdee National School on their 50 years Anniversary of the present building which replaced the original stone building. 

An enjoyable function was held in the school last Wednesday evening to celebrate the 50th Anniversary. 

The event also honoured the graduating sixth class and saw the Bun Scoile team receiving their North Kerry medals.

Looking back through the years  this column would not permit me space to mention all the past pupils who excelled  in their various professions that attended the School.

So we have a look back on the G A A side of things; this school has produced some top class footballers and especially are proud to say that seven All Ireland Senior Football medals came its way with Paud and Eamon O Donoghue along with John Kennedy, and of course  the famous Croke Memorial Medal (Jack Moriarty) which is certainly historical as  it was in that Croke Memorial  Final 1913 after a replay between Kerry the winners and Louth that attracted a record crowd at the time of 32,000 and a cash flow of £1,930 and it was that windfall which enabled the G A A to purchase the then Jones Road.

Thus did Croke Park come into existence and Asdees Jack Moriarty was one of the players who helped to buy the now famous ground. Paud is the holder of All Ireland Senior (2), 5 National League, All Ireland Minor and U21, 3 County Senior Championship, Eamon, 2 All Ireland Senior, 5 National League and Railway Cup 3 County Senior Championship, John Kennedy, 3; along with Junior and Inter Firm.

Mike Walsh, Junior All Ireland,  All Ireland ladies,(Emer McElligott U14), Moira McElligott, All Ireland Womens Boxing Elete Championship ;(first Kerry woman to do so),  All Ireland Colleges, St. Brendans, Killarney, Donal Kissane,  Minor All Ireland, Tom Sheehy, All Ireland 7-a-side and Inter firm Kerry Co Op, Donie Mulvihill, Junior, All Ireland Club Championship, (Liam Horgan, Baltanglass, Wicklow), All Ireland Freshers I. T. Tralee, (Eoin Kennedy) John Joe O Carroll, All Ireland, Inter Firm, Burlington, Others Munster medal holders too numerous to mention included, Munster, Vocational, Colleges, Clerical Officers.

GOLDEN GOAL  Week 19/20 winners in our Fundraisers”Golden Goal” over the past two weeks were; Moss Hanlon, Asdee East and Cillian Coughlan, Carrigaline, County Cork; Tom Lynch, Tullamore, Ballybunion and Liam Doyle, Tullahinell  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 upcoming Fixtures in both National Football and Hurling Leagues and Championship; (Televised games). Tickets are now available and will be on sale each week for the duration of both National League and Championship from Club members and at the usual outlets; “Jack Jays” Bar and John Pius at E2 each.

FIXTURES. Division 2 McCarthys Insurance Brokers Senior League, Division 2  Final, this Saturday July 6th, 7pm, Asdee  v  Knocknagoshel. Venue and time T B C.

Replay in the event of a draw. Check with Secretary Mark O Hanlon for further details. Next County League Division 5. Round 8. Asdee v Beaufort “B”; Saturday/Sunday, July 13/14th.o Sullivan Park, Finuge. 

Minor Leagues. North Kerry League, Division 1, Teams taking part; Castleisland Desmonds, Asdee/Ballylongford/Ballydonoghue/Clounmacon, Beale, Brosna/Duagh/Knocknagoshel.

Home Advantage to the first named team. Thursday 11th July at 7.30pm. Round 1 , Brosna/Duagh/Knocknagoshel v Castleisland Desmonds, Ballylongford/Ballydonoghue/Asdee/Clounmacon v Beale Venue: Clounmacon. County Minor Football Championship. Rd 2 – Tues 2 July @ 7.30pm Shannon Rgs v Kenmare Dis. Ballyduff.  Rd 3 – Tues 9 July @ 7.30pm Kenmare Dis v West Kerry Kenmare.

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