ASDEE G A A
SENIORS.Our senior footballers have certainly hit the 2015 campaign very much on a high having qualified for the County Novice Championship semi final for the first time ever in the clubs history while for the second successive year it’s a place in the North Kerry League Division 2 Final. In the Novice semi final St. Senans will provide the opposition on Sunday June 21st at Sheehy Park, Listowel at 2 30pm. and would seem to be the bookies favourite to clinch a final place against either Ballydonoghue or Lispole but after impressive victories over last years North Kerry Senior Football champions Beale and an away victory over Tuosist they will not be entering this tie just to make up the numbers. Moving on to the North Kerry Division 2 Final where Asdee will take on Moyvane and in their recent clash it was a late goal by Moyvane that deprived Asdee of victory.Both sides are very evenly matched so supporters of both clubs are sure to turn out in hugh numbers to cheer on their respective teams. The date and venue for this encounter has yet to be confirmed.
HALF MARATHON.After the success of last years event Asdee GAA in association with Kerry Respite Care will be holding their Half Marathon and 10km road race on Saturday September 13th with a starting time of 1pm. The event will also incorporate a 5km fun run/walk. All the routes will start & finish at the grounds of Asdee GAA, Jack Walsh Memorial Park. There will be chip & pin timing for all runners in the Half/Marathon and 10km runs which will allow the competitors to measure their times.The event is open to all runners of any age or fitness level and from any county but we will also be expecting a number of competitive athletes particularly for the Half-marathon and 10km races. It is AAI permited and there will be medals for all finishers in our 5km, 10km and Half-Marathon races along with E350 worth of prize money to be given out. The cost of entering the individual races are as follows:
€10 for entering the 5km run for adults, €5 for U18′s doing the 5km
€20 for entering the 10km run
€30 for entering the Half-Marathon
KERRY CYCLE CHALLENGE. Kerry GAA Cycle Challenge will go ahead on this Saturday May 16th where we will have a number of local cyclists taking part.
Race starts @ 9.00am at Fitzgerald Stadium Killarney
All Clubs are asked to provide a minimum of 4 cyclists on the day.
Registration online at http://www.kerrygaa.ie
or on the morning of the race.
MUNSTER SEMI FINAL. The best of luck to the Kerry Minor Footballers and especially to our footballers from the neighbouring clubs in the District who will be taking on Cork in the Electric Munster Minor football semi final on this Wednesday May 13th at Austin Stack, Park, Tralee. 7 30pm. From Ballydonoghue, Jason Foley, Michael Foley, Brian O Seanachain, Jack Goulding from Ballyduff, Cormac Linnane from Beale and Bryan Sweeney from Listowel Emmets,
TOM WOULFE. The death has occurred of Tom Woulfe, aged 99; a native of Beale Hill, Ballybunion but lived most of his life in Dublin where he was a founder member of the Civil Service Club and a well known G A A administrator who was one of the main forces behind the removal of the GAA’s infamous Rule 27, or ‘The Ban’ as it was better known.
He first proposed dropping Rule 27, which banned GAA members from playing and attending the ‘foreign sports’ of soccer, rugby, hockey and cricket, in 1959, but it wasn’t until 1971 that ‘The Ban’ was finally deleted at Congress in Belfast. Tom who had many relations and friends in the Asdee area and was a huge contributor to the match day programme for the opening of Jack Walsh Park in 1997. Ardheis go mbeidh a anam dilis.
FIXTURES. Next Credit Union County League;, Round 5, Saturday/Sunday, June 6/7th at Walsh Park. Asdee v Ballylongford.County Novice Championship Semi Final. At, Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel, Sunday June 21st at 2 30pm. Asdee v St, Senans.