Cordal 2-9 Asdee 1-12
After what must be described as a poor County League campaign overall;
Asdee senior footballers really turned on the style in their final
County league game with a terrific all round team display to force a
draw after been 7pts down at the interval with a fancied Cordal side
powered by Philip O Connor and who had home advantage. The sun was out as the game begun but the scores were not as forthcoming.
Strong easterly winds gave Cordal the upper hand in this half. There were
numerous wides kicked in the first ten minutes with Cordal missing
three goal chances. T.J O’Connor kicked off the scoring side of the
game in the tenth minute with a point for the Cordal. Asdee were now
off the mark as well and quickly retaliated with Mike Breen scoring a
point in the twelfth minute. Seconds later Philip O’Connor scored a
point for Cordal.
Asdee scored next with Eoin Kennedy scoring a point
in the 14th minute. Philip O’Connor was quick again to match and
scored two points in the 16th and 17th minutes. Cordal held a strong
lead after Michael Flynn scored a great goal in the 18th minute. Asdee
fought back though with Eoin Tydings booting a point over the bar in
the 19th minute. Cordal kept control in the next few minutes with
Jason Cronin scoring a goal in the 22nd minute and Michael Flynn
scoring a point a minute later.
Eoin Tydings scored a point for Asdee in the 26th minute and Mike Breen scored another in the 29th minute. Cordal showed who was control in the 29th minute when Pa Naughton scored Cordal’s second goal of the game. Philip O’Connor ended the half with a point in the 30th minute. half time left Cordal with a seven point lead at 2-07 to Asdee’s six points. The weather had also taken a turn for the worse and Asdee now had the advantage with winds in their favour.
Cordal only managed to score two further points in the second half due to Asdee’s strong defending. Kieran O’Donoghue scored for Cordal in the tenth minute and Micheál Cahill scored the last point of the game. Asdee redeemed themselves in the second half with Darragh Keane scoring two early points. Matthew O’Hanlon, Eoin Tydings, John Doran and Mike Breen also added to Asdee’s tally. A magnificent goal scored by Eoin Tydings in the 30th minute equalised the match.
Into injury time and John Doran scored a point in the 31st minute for Asdee giving them the lead but it was Micheál Cahill’s
final point of the game with only seconds left that saved Cordal from
defeat and the game ended a draw.
As already stated a great all round team performance but certainly the names of John Doran who kicked 4pts all from play from his midfield position, Darragh Keane, Eoin Kennedy, Sean Keane, Martin Collins, keeper James Kelly and Eoin “Bomber”Tydings deserve a mention.
Team and scorers; James Kelly, Eoin
O Carroll, Martin Collins, Con Carmody, Kieran Kelly, Sean Keane, 1pt,
Brian Coughlan, John Doran, 4pts, Darragh Keane, 3pts, Mike Breen,
3pts, Eoin Tydings, 1gl, Michael Walsh, 1pt, Matthew O Hanlon, Eoin
Kennedy, Michael Tydings. Subs; Dinny Dalton for Con Carmody, Keith
McNamara for Michael Walsh, Conor Coughlan, Ivan Tydings, Padraig
CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW. Due to unexpected circumstances the draw for the
Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship
2016 for the Eamon O Donoghue Memorial Cup which was due to take place
on Friday last 2nd of September at McMunns Hotel and Restaurant
Ballybunion which is kindly sponsored by Greg and Una was postponed to
a later date. Again there will be no change in the programme for the
night as along with the senior draw the following competitions will
also be drawn on the night; U21 and Minor Championships, Intermediate,
Junior and Novice Cups. Asdee will as already stated be in the hat for
Championship while we will be joined with Ballylongford in the Under
21 and Minor Football Championship. Our club delegates. Mark O Hanlon
and Patsy Coughlan will be representing St. Marys along with all the
other District Board club delegates, North Kerry Football Officers and
President Jerry Brosnan, Moyvane. A very interesting night ahead with
everybody anxiously awaiting who there opponents will be in the race
for the coveted Eamon O Donoghue Cup.
COUNTY FINAL. Best of luck to our near neighbours Ballyduff who will
be taking on Kilmoyley in the Garveys Super Value County Senior
Hurling Championship Final at Austin Stack Park, Tralee on this Sunday
September 11th. Once again there will be a huge contingent of local
support travelling to cheer on the Duffers.
MINORS. Belated congratulations to the Kerry Minor Football team and
Management who defeated Kildare in the All Ireland Semi Final at Croke
Park. Kerry will now take on Galway in the final on Sunday September
18th at Croke Park and hopefully will bring off a 3-in-a-row of
National Minor titles. Both Michael Foley, Ballydonoghue and Cormac
Linnane, Beale who have Asdee connections played a huge part in their
recent victory. Not forgetting our remaining District Board players;
Bryan Sweeney and Niall Collins, both Listowel Emmets. Well done and
best of luck going forward.
GOLDEN GOAL. Last week due to the demand for tickets for the televised
Kerry v Dublin, All Ireland Senior Football Championship Semi Final
the club had a double round of tickets sold and the winners for week
30 of the Golden Goal were; Kevin Vallelly, Tullahinell and Dublin and
Ann Collins, Craughdarrig Asdee; which is in conjunction with upcoming
Fixtures in National Football and Hurling Championship. (Televised
games) Tickets are on sale from club members at E2 each with E40 to be
given out each week to the winning number which corresponds with the
first goal scored. Tickets priced at E2 can be obtained from club
members and local outlets. Maria and John Walsh of “Homestead”, Local
Post Office and “Jack Jays”.Bar.
WEBSITES. Asdee G A A website is now up and running once again so for
all our activities and match reports; just log on to www.asdeegaa.com.