Latest News 4/12/2016

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FUNDRAISER. St. Marys Asdee are running a Fundraising Christmas Draw
at the minute with tickets widely on sale at E2 per line or E5 for 3
lines from all club members. Top prize will be a monster hamper with
plenty worthwhile spot prizes to be given away on the night of the
draw which will take place at “Jack Js” on Friday December 23rd. Your
support once again would be very much appreciated.

LOOKING BACK.  Down through the years Asdee have produced a host of
top class footballers that have played at the highest level possible
and winning numerous medals at both National, Munster and also Club
level. In fact the majority of the players have won their medals while
playing with Ballylongford who are our fellow parishioners as at that
particular time. Asdee didn’t have an affiliated team with players
from the western side of the parish having to play all their football
in the Blue and White of Bally. So this week we will reflect back on
the achievements of Asdee players from the area who won  National
medals with Kerry; (Not mentioning the numerous achievements with
their Clubs and District Board) while been playing under the
Ballylongford flag; with the exception of Jack Walsh and Jack
Moriarty. In fact it is worth recalling that Paud and Eamon O Donoghue
holds the record for brothers to hold 10 National League Senior
Football medals between them and also Paud became the first player to
complete the  treble of Minor, Under 21 and Senior National Medals
with Kerry.. Of course this has been achieved on numerous occasions
since. The Croke Memorial medal won by Jack Moriarty when he lined out
with Kerry in May 4th, 1913 against Louth which went to a replay on
June 29th and it was the windfall from these games which enabled the G
A A to purchase Jones Road now of course known as Croke Park. John
Kennedy trained Kerry teams at Under 21 and Minor level along with
Clare Senior Footballers and is a regular in the match commentary with
Radio Kerry

Jack Walsh                  6 All Ireland Senior Football Medals

4 National Football League  2 Railway Cup

Jack Moriarty               1 Croke Memorial Senior Football Medal

John Kennedy               3 All Ireland Senior Football Medals

2 All Ireland Inter Firm. Kerry
Co-Op and Molex of Limerick.

1 All Ireland Junior Football Medal

Paud O Donoghue         2 All Ireland Senior Football Medals

5 National Football League Medals

1 All Ireland Minor Football Medal

1 All Ireland Under 21 Football Medal

3 All Ireland 7-a-side
Football with Shannon Rangers

Eamon O Donoghue        2 All Ireland Senior Football Medals

5 National Football League Medals

1 Railway Cup Football Medal
with Munster

3 All Ireland 7-a-side
Medals with Shannon Rangers

Mike Walsh                       1 All Ireland Junior Football Medal

Dan Kissane                      1 All Ireland Colleges Medal with St.
Brendans, Killarney.

Liam Horgan                     1 All Ireland Club Medal with
Baltinglass, Wicklow.

John Joe O Carroll             1 All Ireland Inter Firm Football Medal
with Burlington.

Eimear McElligott             1 All Ireland Club Medal Kerry Ladies
with Abbeydorney.

CHAMPIONSHIP. St. Senans for the third time in their history have
qualified for the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior
Football Championship Final in Association with McMunns Bar and
Restaurant by virtue of an impressive victory over Tarbert played at
Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel on Sunday last. Next up for St. Senans
will be a meeting with either Listowel Emmets or  Ballydonoghue in the
2016 Championship Final on Sunday December 18th; 2-30pm. Can this be
the year that St. Senans will finally win their first North Kerry
Championship Title ?.

This Sunday December 4th the second semi final will see Ballydonoghue
v Listowel  Emmets do battle at Con Brosnan Park, Moyvane that will
have a starting time of 2 30pm. Certainly the rivalry between these
two clubs goes way back but in fairness it is a friendly rivalry which
always adds to the occasion as neither will want to loose to each
other. Without doubt it will be more of the same come Sunday and for
the winners its a place in the District decider. Listowel Emmets will
be trying to put back to back titles together last done by them in
2008 and 2009. For Ballydonoghue its a much longer stint as they go
back to 1992 for their last title.. However thats all in the past and
this Sunday will see what many of the so called experts in the
District expecting that this will be Ballydonoghues year; Without
doubt they are a team to be reckoned with; they  are after a
tremendous year and most unlucky not to have won the County Junior
Championship; oozing with talent they don’t fear any team. The
Listowel boys will have to improve on their recent performance against
Ballyduff  but in fairness they were very much understrength on the
day; but when their backs were to the wall they ground out victory in
a very efficient manner. This was experience at its best; they too
have plenty quality players and im sure wont be found wanting on the
day. Both were impressive in their run up to this stage with probably
Ballydonoghue having the easiest of matters against Asdee and Brosna.
Listowel Emmets were always too good for Knocknagoshel while they had
to pull out all the stops against Ballyduff.  So with both probably
even favourites to lift the Eamon O Donoghue Cup the huge crowd
expected including local football supporters to decend on Brosnan Park
will no doubt will get full value for their money.

SCOR.  The best of luck to the Ballydonoghue Instrumental Music Group
of Alan Foley, Aoife Lynch, Ryan O Neill, Roisin Kissane, Caoimhe
Barry and teacher; Katie McNamara/Purcill who will be representing
both their Club and County at the Munster Semi Finals of Coiste Scor
Na Nog which will be taking place in Cashel County Tipperary on this
Sunday December 11th getting underway at 2pm.There are are a few of
the above names with plenty Asdee connections.

FIXTURES.  In the Under 21 North Kerry Championship; sponsored by
Dennehy Vetenary Clinic,Duagh; Asdee will be joined by Ballylongford
and Beale and they will take on Knocknagoshel/Brosna in the opening
round with the winners to go through to the Semi Final. Date to be
confirmed by C C C of the Board.

WEBSITES. Asdee G A A website is now up and running once again  so for
all our activities and match reports; just log on to www.asdeegaa.com.

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