By Jack Hennessy
UNDER 16 CHAMPIONSHIP This semi-final encounter was played out in solid but greasy conditions in Duagh on Sunday last (3rd Nov). This was the third time these two teams have met this year with the spoils of each going to the combination side of Asdee/Bally. This occasion proved no different, with Asdee/Bally cruising to a very one-side victory. Kieran O’Connor got Asdee/Bally off the mark with a point in the 2nd minute, and another was closely followed by Darragh Keane. Darragh and Kieran scored two more points without reply. It took Knock/Brosna until the 6th minute to register a score which came from a free from the booth of their corner back. By the 15th minute however the game was almost out of sight for Knock/Brosna with the score line reading; 1-9 to 2pts. Knock/Brosna failed to score for the remainder of the half as Asdee/Bally dominated in all positions of the field. Goals came from Kieran O’Connor, Darragh Keane and Jack Mulvihill to put the game well beyond Knock/Brosna’s reach. The half time score was Asdee/Bally 5 10 Knock/Brosna 2pts. The second half began in similar fashion, with the first score coming from a well kicked free and a point from play from Kieran O’Connor. This was closely followed by another from play by Darren Murphy. Knock/Brosna sparked a speckle of hope into the game when they beat Kian Barrett in the 6th minute but the game was well beyond their reach at this stage. Overall Asdee/Bally proved too strong in all positions of the field and are entering a North Kerry final on the back of an easy victory. They will either meet Listowel or St. Senans in the final who will undoubtedly prove to be far superior adversaries. The final score line read Asdee/Bally 6 17 Knock/Brosna 1 6.
Team and Scorers: 1. Kian Barrett 2. Jack Keane 4. Kieran Dowd. 5. James O’Connor (1pt) 6. Tadhg Mc Ellistrim (2pts) 7. Seán Carmody 8. Darren Murphy (1g 1pt) 9. Jack Mulvihill (1g) 10. Kieran Dowd 11. Darragh Keane (2g 2pts) 12. Paul Murphy 13. Kieran O’Connor (2g 8pts) Substitutes: Shane Healy Denis Heaphy (1pt) Seán Jackman Jessie Collins Eoin O’Connor (2pts)