By Jack Hennessy
UNDER 16 COUNTY LEAGUE. Beale 3-11 Asdee/Bally 2-9 Round 1 of the U16 Div 7 County League was played in Bob Stack Park Ballybunion on Wednesday last (19th). The game was a good fair contest with some nice passages of play from both sides. On the day it was Beale who proved themselves the better side, beating their visitors on a score line of 3 11 to 2 9. The home side settled first and put over a couple of early points without reply. Despite kicking three early wides, Asdee/Bally put over two points from frees at the boot of Kieran O’Connor which helped settle the team. The visitors began to dominate after this and Kieran O’Connor struck the net during this purple patch. The home side however got in for a lucky goal to leave just a single point between the sides. The half-time whistle followed and the teams’ left the pitch with the score line reading 1 5 to 1 4 in favour of Beale.
The team and scorers were as follows:
Cian Barrett, Kieran Dowd. Jack Keane. Seán Carmody. Tadhg McEllistrim. James O’Connor. Jack Mulvihill. Darren Murphy . Ronan Carmody. Darragh Keane (1- 1. Michael Murphy. Kieran O’Connor (1- 8. Eoin McElligott.
NORTH KERRY MINOR LEAGUE. Beale 4-15 Asdee/Bally 2-13. Played at WalshPark, Asdee on Thursday last Beale and Asdee/Bally clashed in round 1 of the North Kerry League, Division 2. and after a close and evenly matched opening half it was the Seasiders who powered their way to victory in a high scoring second half. The visitors just about shaded the first half and when Darragh Keane got in for the first of his 2gls the combination side well in touch at the break. Beale 2-6 Asdee/Bally 1-6. The Seasiders who seemed to be always that step ahead and an early second half goal had the home side always chasing the game. However even though Beale had an 8pt winning margin at the final whistle and were fully deserving winners the combination side never gave up the chase and can be reasonably happy with their display. Team and scorers; Cian Barrett, Tadhg McEllistrim, Padraig O Neill, Darren Murphy, Sean Keane, Scot Finlan, 1pt, Darragh Keane, 2-1, Kieran Kelly, Kieran O Connor, 7pts, Eoin Tydings, 3pts, Jack Mulvihill, Daniel Barden, 1pt, Michael Holly.