NORTH KERRY SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP. Asdee 2-4 Listowel Emmets 1-15.
Asdee Senior footballers may be out of this years McMunns Bar and Restaurant, Ballybunion. Sponsored Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football Championship but they can be really satisfied with their performance that had the pre match favourites very happy to hear the sound of the final whistle.
Level at half time and at the end of the third quarter just 3 points adrift after squandering some glorious scoring opportunities; but the slicker Emmets side took advantage of some poor marking and kicked 4 unanswered points in injury time to seal a hard earned but probably just about deserved victory after what was a very well contested encounter.
Played at Frank Sheehy Park in rather difficult weather conditions it was the home side who were first on the attack in the opening minute when Shane Quinn who had to retire injured midway through the second half blazed wide from 40 meters out. Eoin Tydings who was to create danger each time he got on the ball put the ball over for the opening score of the game after 6 minutes.
However as play swung from end to end it was Emmets who got on the scoring act with points coming from Cormac Mulvihill and David Keane putting the home side in front. Back came Asdee with Mike Breen leveling up the game after 14 minutes. At this stage centre forward Cormac Mulvihill was winning plenty possession and his direct running had the visitors at full stretch. The aforementioned with 2 points and Sam Tarrant had their side 5pts to 2 pts inside the 20thminute.
An injury to Asdee keeper Conor Coughlan in the 21st minute saw him replaced by James Kelly and immediately Paul O Carroll placed Eoin Kennedy for a neat point. Sam Tarrant, Eoin Tydings, (f) and Cathal Keane exchanged points and after 28 minutes Emmets led by 7pts to 4pts. Then on the stroke of the half time whistle Asdee got a lifeline after an obstruction in the goalmouth Referee Pat Sheehy deemed it was a penalty and up stepped Eoin Tydings to billow the corner of the net leaving the score at the interval; Listowel Emmets 0-7 Asdee 1-4.
On resumption the home team were quick out of blocks and points from David Keane and Niall Collins saw them hit the front. Asdee had opportunities to level but two guilt edged chances went a-begging. Emmets then took advantage of some poor marking and Shane Quinn placed Bryan Sweeney who hit the net from close range; Ger McCarthy making one of his trademark runs from the back swung over and by the 14th minute the home side had gone 1-9 to 1-4 ahead.
It looked as if Emmets were going to pull away as they were enjoying plenty possession but Asdee had other ideas and a long delivery from midfield found Darragh Keane lurking around the square and with still plenty work to do rounded the keeper and hit the net in the 18th minute. Three points dividing the sides and Asdee on a roll again but both sides were off target as defences on both sides stood firm. Still Emmets held their nerve and as Asdee seemed to run out of steam; Sam Tattant in the 29th minute and a further 4 in injury time from Bryan Sweeney, (2) Sam Tarrant and Sean Gilbert saw Listowel Emmets safetly through to the Semi Finals.
Teams and scorers; Asdee; Conor Coughlan, Eoin O Carroll, Martin Collins, Conor Keane, Keith McNamara, Sean Keane, Jack Keane, Kieran Kelly, John Doran, Mike Breen, 1pt, Eoin Kennedy, 1pt, Michael Tydings, Paul O Carroll, Eoin Tydings, 1-2, (Pen-f), Darragh Keane, 1gl. Sub; James Kelly for Conor Coughlan, inj.
Listowel Emmets; Keith Hughes, Shane Quinn, Darragh Broderick, Brendan Guiney, Ciaran Pierce, Niall Collins, 1pt, Ger McCarthy, 1pt, Darragh Leahy, Bryan Sweeney, 1-2, Cathal Keane, 1pt, Cormac Mulvihill, 3pts, Sean Gilbert, 1pt, Sam Tarrant, 4pts, (3f), Noel Kennelly, David Keane,2pts. Sub, John Heaphy for Shane Quinn, inj. Referee, Pat Sheehy, Clounmacon.
STARS IN THEIR EYES
If last years event is anything to go by the second edition of “Stars in their Eyes” is performed in the Asdee Community Centre this is certainly going to be another sell-out on Saturday night November 18th which is much talked about amongst all locals and beyond for without doubt this will be an occasion to cherish when we look back on last years event and even though there were so many exciting times in the Community Centre down through the years; this will once again be well up there with the best.
We can now reveal our esteemed judges for the night; Ger “Flash” Walsh of Radio Kerry Fame and long time Cabaret, Dance and Wedding entertainer locally and beyond. Frances Kennedy, story-teller supreme who was recently in the National spotlight with the now famous “Ryanair Song” and last but not least the ledgendary Tim Moynihan of Radio Kerrys Terrace Talk and Match Commentator.Tickets are on sale locally and from Club Officers priced at E15 with each ticket holder receiving a complimentary programme at the door.
Demand is extremely high so please buy in advance or come early on the night to avoid disappointment as space is limited. Doors will open at 7pm and kick-off at 8pm sharp followed by a Disco provided by the aforementioned “Flash” after the crowing of our winning acts. The Marquee attached to the Centre will once again host the bar. Next week we will have the unveiling of our acts. The club would appreciate your continued support to make this another successful venture.
CHIARRAI THUAIDH The local Community Centre in Asdee will host this years North Kerry Finals of Scor Na Nog on this Saturday November 11th commencing at 7pm. Clubs from the District Board will perform along with representatives from the local Club.
A G M. The Annual General Meeting of Coiste Scor Chiarrai took place at the Austin Stack, Park, Pavilion, Tralee on Wednesdayevening last where the following Outgoing Officers from North Kerry were returned unopposed; Jackie Walsh, St Senans as Vice Chairman and Munster Delegate, P J Mulvihill, Moyvane, Chief Steward and Jack Hennessy, Asdee Public Relation Officer.
FIXTURES. Quarter Final’s U21 North Kerry Championship
Sponsored by Dennehy Veterinary Clinic Duagh. At Dowling Park, Coolard, St. Senans v Ballylongford/Asdee/Beale, Extra time if required. Sunday November 19th, 12 noon.