NORTH KERRY LEAGUE. Asdee 2-6 Ballyduff 1-9. Asdee and Ballyduff served up a very competitive encounter in Round one of the North Kerry League Division 2 at Ballyduff on Sunday last and when the final whistle sounded the teams couldn’t be seperated and I suppose even though both teams kicked some terrible wides a draw was probably a fair result. Asdee got off to a great start and inside the opening 8mts they led 1-2 without reply; Mike Breen taking advantage of some slack marking in the Ballyduff rearguard with a slick goal and points coming from Mike Breen and John Doran. The home team kicked 2 wides before Sean Brown kicked a mighty effort to make up for his earlier miss from a free. This was followed quickly by a Ballyduff goal when Padraig Slattery had the simple task of finding the net after a defensive blunder by the visiting defence. The remainder of the half was end to end as both teams gave it their all. Barry O Grady and David Goulding for Ballyduff while John Doran and Kieran Kelly replied for Asdee and at the interval it was Asdee 1-4 Ballyduff 1-3. On resumption the interduction of Mikie Boyle seemed to inspire Ballyduff to new heights and even though in fairness he was fairly well held he was always a threat on the ball and with his first touch he was on target with the lead point for his side in the 8th minute after Sean Costello had earlier put the sides on level terms. Mike Breen tied up the game once again but Barry O Grady and John Paul Leahy put the home side ahead by two points after 11th minutes and at this stage it looked as if the home team would drive on but Asdee dug deep and when Darragh Keane had the net bulging in the 15th minute it was game on again and a badly needed boast for Asdee; Charlie Dalton put the visitors ahead by two; 2-6 to 1-7 as we approached the closing stages; but you write off Ballyduff at your peril and Barry O Grady narrowed the gap to a one point game followed by long range effort from Mikie Boyle. Both sides had a few opportunities of snatching it at the end but defences on both sides held firm.
NORTH SENIOR SCOR FINALS. The local Club were represented at last Saturdays North Kerry Senior Scor Finals at the Marian Hall, Moyvane where the club once again had a winner with Donal Dalton giving a tremendous performance in the Recitation category with a very moving version of “Moriarty”. Next up will be the County Finals on February 21st in Brosna.
SCOR NA bPAISTI. North Kerry Finals of Scor Na bPaisti kindly sponsored by Mary and Liam Hanrahan of the “All Star Bar”, Moyvane will be held in the Marian Hall Moyvane on Sunday February 22nd commencing at 12 noon with the Quiz followed at 1 30 by the remainder of the catagories. So all those taking part in the Quiz must be seated well in advance of the 12 noon deadline. Doors close at 11 30am sharp. This year there will be a new category with the introduction of Sean Nos Dancing which will come in just before the Set Dancing competition.
MEETING. The next meeting of the St. Marys, Asdee G A A Club will be held in the Community Centre on Thursday February 26thcommencing at 8pm.
MEMBERSHIP. Membership of the Club is now open so anybody who would like to take out membership can do so by contacting Club Registrar, Patsy Coughlan. Adults E20 and Under Age E10. It is important to note that Membership of the Club will close on Tuesday March 31st and this will be strictly adhered to. Only fully paid up members will be in line for any match tickets that the Club may aquire.
FIXTURES. North Kerry League, Division 2. Round 2, Sunday February, 15th, 2pm home to Moyvane, Round 3, Sunday February 22nd, 2pm, home to Ballylongford, Bye on Sunday March 1st, Sunday March 8th, 2pm, away to Knocknagoshel. Credit Union County League; Round 1; At Walsh Park, Sunday March 22nd. Asdee v Valentia.
WEBSITES. At the moment the Asdee G A A website is getting revamped and should be available in a few weeks.www.asdeegaa.com