By Jack Hennessy
County minor league
Asdee/Bally had no game on Thursday last as they were due to play Finuge away but the home side pulled out of the competition. At the minute they are well in contention for the knock-out stages of the competition.
Under 16 County Leauge
St. Pats Blennerville 3 17 Asdee/Bally 0-16
St. Pats had home venue in Blennerville for this County League Division 7 encounter and due to the visitors been short on numbers it was played at 11 a side.The game was quite even to begin, with both sides getting good scores. Asdee/Ballys defence were under a lot of pressure and St. Pats gradually began to pull ahead and at half time Asdee/Bally were down by 6 points.
The second half started promisingly for Asdee/Bally as they narrowed the gap to 4 but St. Pats scored a well taken goal to increase the margin again. Overall the second half saw some very well taken scores especially from the boot of Kieran O’Connor but the home side also had similar scoring power. They found the net twice more in the second half and in the end it was these goals that made up the share of the margin. The game ended on the scoreline of St. Pats 3 17 Asdee/Bally 16pts.
Team: Cian Barrett , Jack Keane, Tadhg McEllistrim, James O’Connor, Seán Carmody, Darragh Keane, Darren Murphy, Kieran O’Connor, Jack Mulvihill, Michael Holly, Eoin O’Connor
Asdee/Bally need to win their two remaining games now if they have any chance of reaching the knockout stages.
FIXTURES North Kerry Minor League, Div. 2. Asdee/Bally v Brosna/Knock.7 30pm.Thursday July 11th. Under 16s are at home to Brosna/Knock in Round 3 of the County Under 16 championship, Division 7 on this Wednesday July 10th. 7 30pm. Remaining Under 16 Division 7, Asdee/Bally are home to Fossa on Wednesday July 24th. 7 30pm. County Novice Shield Asdee senior footballers v Clounmacon is down for decision on Saturday July 13th, at Walsh Park. Next County League Div. 5 game; Asdee will be home to Valentia; Sunday July 28th, 2 30 County Minor Championship, Walsh Park, Asdee Round 1 on Wednesday July 17th. Shannon Rangers v Feale Rangers. In the County District Championship at Under 16 level we will have another local North Kerry derby with Shannon Rangers up against Feale Rangers to be played at Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel on Wednesday August 21st commencing at 6 30pm.