This Sunday Asdee will make their first appearance in a North Kerry League Final since 1991 when they beat reigning North Kerry Senior Football Champions Tarbert. Read Jack Hennessys account of the victorious campaign below.
ASDEE SHOCK NORTH KERRY CHAMPS TO WIN LEAGUE
Asdee 2-15 Tarbert 3-09
1991 North Kerry League Division 2 Final
Our senior team, now much respected in North Kerry, continued to impress during a tough division 2 campaign. They qualified for the division 2 North Kerry semi-final the hard way, defeating Knocknagoshel in the last round of the league with a last minute goal by J.P. MeElligott to clinch victory. And if this wasn’t enough, we ended up having to play the opposition again in a play-off in Listowel and again we got through for another crack at our rivals Ballylongford in the North Kerry semi-final. After a terrific game Asdee just about deserved their win by 1-11 to 2-5 and so reached their first North Kerry league final.
Tarbert, who were league holders and North Kerry Senior champions at the time having won the title in 1990, were the opposition and before a huge crowd at Moyvane, Asdee further advanced their reputation with a stunning victory that inscribed their name on the North Kerry league division 2 cup for the first time. Sean Doran was an outstanding captain, Barry Healy was named man of the match and John Kennedy scored 1-10 of Asdee’s tally. The final score was Asdee 2-15, Tarbert 3-9. The team was: Tom Gorman, Gerdie O’Carroll, Tom Kennedy, Sean O’Keeffe, Kevin O’Callaghan, Mike O’Connor, Eric O’Neill, Sean Doran (capt.), Barry Healy, Micheal O’Connor, Paddy Dee, Donie O’Keeffe, John Kennedy, J.P. McElligott and John Joe O’Carroll. Subs., Tony McElligott, Mike Moloney, Tom Long, Johnny O’Sullivan, Sean White, Martin Griffin
Costello, Eamon O’Connor, Neilie Buckley, John Deenihan and Padraig Vallelly.