Kerry Petroleum County Junior Club Championship
Moyvane 1-11 Asdee 4-6
Asdee overcame Moyvane in a cracking game on Saturday last in the Junior Football Club Championship on a final score of Moyvane 1-11, Asdee 4-6. Down a number of players through injury, Asdee showed fantastic spirit with the young lads coming in doing themselves proud.
Within the opening 3 minutes, Moyvane had 2 points on the scoreboard from Shane and Martin Stack. A Paul O’ Carroll free and a great point from cornerback Con Carmody leveled the score in the 7th minute. The teams remained evenly matched until in the 10th minute when Donie Stack put the home side on top once again. Asdee then lost Eoin Kennedy through injury, seeing Keith McNamara return to the senior fold after a year out.
Paul O’ Carroll freed for Asdee coming to the end of the first quarter and although both sides had chances the next score did not come until the 23rd minute when the first goal of the game was brilliantly taken by
The teams exchanged points in added time a lovely point from Paul O’ Carroll and Shane Stack from
Asdee had the perfect start to the second half with Shea Doran hitting the back of the Moyvane net in the opening minute for his first senior goal. 3 points from the home side scored by Shane Quinn and 2 from Martin Stack saw the score 1-9 to 2-4 in
Darren Russell, who played a hugely influential role, brought the gap to a minimum with a long-range point following an excellent team move. Martin Stack again put the home side 2 points ahead in the 45th minute.
Cyrill Dineen pointed before Darragh Keane finished a rocket of a shot to the roof of the net after an outstanding move seeing Asdee go from their own end line to put the visitors 2 ahead in the final minutes. Martin Stack again pointed for Moyvane leaving just 1 point between the teams in the closing stages.
Asdee defended valiantly to force a number of turnovers before Moyvane gave one last effort to draw the game. However, a crucial turnover by Martin Collins saw Asdee breakaway, again working it well down the field before a dangerous ball by Kieran Kelly into the area was beautifully finished to the net by Stephen Lynch for his first senior goal. Leaving the full time score Moyvane 1-11, Asdee 4-6.
The character shown by Asdee’s players to get the result was exemplary, each man gave their all and it made for a thoroughly enjoyable game of football. They were a credit to themselves on a day when they were certainly underdogs, missing 6 of their more senior players.
Asdee Team: James Kelly, Con Carmody (1pt), Martin Collins, Jack Collins, Jack Keane, John Doran, David O’Connor, Mike Breen, Kieran Kelly, Paul O’Carroll (3pts), Darragh Keane (1gl), Darren Russell (1pt), Shea Doran (1gl), Cyril Dineen (1-1), Eoin Kennedy. Subs: Keith McNamara for E. Kennedy, Stephen Lynch (1gl) for K. McNamara, Conor Keane for S. Doran.
Moyvane: D. Fitzmaurice, E Mulvihill, J Finucane, DJ Keane, G Mulvihill, E Stack, S Carmody, E Flaherty, S Stack, S Leahy, G Clancy, L Greaney, C Ahern, M Stack, D Stack.
STARS IN THEIR EYES
Asdee GAA’s third and final Stars in Their Eyes will be held on the May Bank Holiday weekend, Sunday, May 5th in the Asdee Community Centre.
The final couple of acts are being put in place as we speak, with a number of new acts penciled in to perform in what promises to be a great night’s entertainment.
We will have more details for you in the coming weeks as tickets go on sale.
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. Kerry Petroleum Junior Club Championship Asdee are in Group 2 along with Beale, Moyvane and Reenard. Next up will be a date with our near
Asdee/Ballylongford/Ballydonoghue v Glenflesk.