By Jack Hennessy
COUNTY LEAGUE DIV. 5
Asdee 2-15 Laune Rangers “B” 1-6.
Asdee senior footballers collected their first County League points at Stack Park, Ballybunion on Sunday last where they turned in a much improved performance to easily defeat Laune Rangers in a rather one sided encounter. It was the home side who got off to the better start and by the 9th minute had chalked up 1-4 to 0-1 with the goal coming from the penalty spot expertly put away by Darren Russell after Eoin Tydings had been fouled. John Doran who was the best midfielder on view had kicked his second point by the 19 minute as Asdee led 1-7 to 0-3.
The remaining 10 minutes saw the Rangers get a hold of the game and full forward Podge Foley after good outfield work finished to the net. Gavin O Shea with 3pts from frees in this half and Eoin Tydings exchanged points leaving the half time score; Asdee 1-10 Laune Rangers 1-4.
On the changeover it was the home side who were to dictate matters even though Rangers had their moments but the game was really wrapped up in the 17th minute when Eoin Tydings found the net. Rangers did reply with points from Darren Riordan and Ian Costello but it was never going to be enough as Asdee ran out very deserving victors. Eoin Kennedy, Kieran Kelly, Eoin O Carroll, Eoin Tydings, Padraig Ruddle and Darren Russell starred for the winners while Redmond Fitzgerald, Podge Foley, Cian Foley, Paul Sheehan, Dara Burns and Gavin O Shea had their moments for the visitors.
Teams and scorers; Asdee; Conor Coughlan, Sean Keane, Martin Collins, Brian Coughlan, Kieran Kelly, 1pt, Eoin O Carroll, 1pt, Con Carmody, John Doran, 2pts, Padraig Ruddle, 1pt, Micheal Walsh, Darren Russell, 1-1, (gl pen), Michael Tydings, Mike Breen, 1pt, Eoin Kennedy, 3pts, Eoin Tydings, 1-5, (3f). Subs used; Dinny Dalton, Padraig Buckley, Paul O Carroll, David O Connor, Barry O Donoghue. Laune Rangers; Vinnie Costello, Dara Clifford, Redmond Fitzgerald, Jer O Sullivan, David Coffey, Fintan Brosnan, Liam McCarthy, Paul Sheehan, Cian Foley, Dara Burns, Darren O Riordan, 1pt, James Flynn, 1pt, Ian Costello, 1pt, Podge Foley, 1gl, Gavin O Shea. 3pts, (3f). Subs used; Stuart Delaney, Eamon Carey, John Murphy, Paudie O Sullivan .