CLUB A G M. The 29th Annual General Meeting of St. Marys Asdee G A A Club took place at the Community Centre on Friday night last, January 9th where a large attendance were present that saw a number of changes in Officership from the previous year; Long serving Treasurer Eddie Anthony Walsh after been in office since the formation of the club in 1986 stepped down and was replaced by the recently elected County Delegate to the Central Council John Joe O Carroll who no doubt came in for very favourable comments. Due to the death of our President Stevie Deenihan recently; the club elected its 3rd President; John Doran (senior) who was very much involved in the formation of the club 28 years ago.
Prior to the Meeting getting underway there was a minutes silence observed for all who suffered bereavements during the past year. Chairman Padraig Vallelly welcomed allto the meeting and thanked everybody for their wonderful support once again during the past year. A place in the clubs history books was created with our senior footballers winning the Munster Junior “B” Final in a rip roaring final against Charleville. A special worf of thanks to all the various sponsors down through the year too numerous to mention He congratulated the Coiste Na Nog members from Asdee who were part of the success story with Asdee/Bally at under age. and requested the club members to get more involved in fundraising. The Chairman went on to thank everybody for their support. Secretary, Mark O Hanlon gave a detailed account of the Clubs activities on and off the field during the year. It was a busy year for the Club yet again having teams in all competition in North Kerry and the County competitions with Seniors, Minors, Under 21s,Coiste Na Nog, Cumbann Na Bun Scoil and local Blitzs. In the North Kerry League the Senior team reached the Division 2 North Kerry League Final but went down to Ballydonoghue. Again our seniors put up a marvellous performance before going down to Beale in the North Kerry Senior Championship; however the team excelled in the County league and were not far off the mark for promotion. He finished by thanking all the players for their total commitment during 2013. Treasurers report by Chairman Padraig Vallelly on behalf of the absent Eddie Anthony Walsh outlined the Clubs Finance and again urged the club members to get more involved in fundraising.
The following Officers were elected for 2015.
Patron Fr. Jerry Tarrant
President John Doran, (Senior)
Chairman Padraig Vallelly
Vice Chairman Patsy Coughlan
Secretary Mark O Hanlon
Assistant Secretary Kathleen Carmody
Treasurers John Joe O Carroll, Tom O Sullivan, John Pius Walsh.
Registrar Patsy Coughlan
Scor Officer Kathleen Carmody.
Development/Safety Gerdie O Carroll.
Childrens Welfare Officer Aine Kennedy
Alcohol and Substance
Abuse Officer Kathleen Carmody
Coaching Officer John Kennedy
P R O Jack Hennessy
County Board Oliver Kearney
North Kerry Board Mark O Hanlon, Patsy Coughlan
Senior Team Management John Kennedy, Dan Dalton, Sean Doran.
CLUB MEETING. The first meeting of the Club will take place in the Community Centre on Thursday January 29th. 8pm. All Club members are requested to be in attendance.
COISTE NA NOG. The A G M of Coiste Na nOg Easa Duibhe will take place in the Community Centre on this Saturday January 17th at 7 30pm. All welcome.
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 Monday 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.
FUNDRAISER St. Marys Asdee and the GAA is pleased to announce the staging of the second national club draw which was launched in Croke Park recently. The draw, which was embraced by clubs earlier this year, will take place on February 27th, 2015 at Congress and has been organised with the intention of assisting clubs in their fundraising activities.
While all of the prizes will be provided by the GAA at central level, the proceeds from the sale of tickets will stay with our club. Tickets cost €10 can be obtained from any club member must be returned to the County Board by January 24, 2015. Once again we ask for your continued support as each E10 you will spend will stay with the club.
The 15 prizes provided by Croke Park includes; Trip with the All Stars 2015, All Ireland tickets, Trip to New York, Corporate Package for both Football and Hurling, Travel Vouchers worth E1500, Shopping Vouchers to the value of E1000 plus many more super prizes. So by purchasing a ticket you can be in for some super prizes along with helping St. Marys, Asdee.
A number of clubs excelled in their efforts through the draw last year.
Kilcummin in Kerry topped the fundraising charts by selling €18,770 worth of tickets. All these funds remained with the clubs who raised them.
CONGRATS Congratulations to our neighbours Beale who defeated Listowel Emmets in the North Kerry Senior Football Championship final on Sunday last.
WEBSITES. Asdee G A A is now up and running so for all our activities and match reports; just log on to www.asdeegaa.com