CHAMPIONSHIP DRAW. The North Kerry Football Championship draws which
was due to take place on Friday September 2nd had to be postponed and
is now re-scheduled to go ahead on Friday September 23rd commencing
at 8pm sharp. The venue once again will be McMunns Hotel and
Restaurant Ballybunion where Greg and Una have once again kindly
sponsored this event for several years.
Asdee will be entering the senior draw for the 11th year. Remaining draws to take place on the night will be the Minor, Under 21, Intermediate, Junior and Novice championships. Asdee and Bally will be competing together at both
Minor and Under 21 competitions. Local Club delegates, Secretary Mark
O Hanlon and former Secretary and Club Referee Patsy Coughlan will be
representing the club .
UNDER 13s. Our combination side travelled to Finnerty Park, Mountcoal
on Wednesday evening last to take on St. Senans in a preliminary round
of the Tommy Madden Memorial Cup which is organised by the North Kerry
Coiste Na Nog in Association with the Madden family. Senans have been
one of the top teams each year and have captured the Tommy Madden
Memorial Plaque on several occasions since it was first played for in
2004; however Bally/Asdee have never actually won outright but they
will still have to wait another year at least to fullfill that dream
as the boys from the Halfway were much too good on the evening.
It was a very one sided game with the home team on top in almost every sector
of the field; taking the lead early on and were never at any stage in
danger of defeat. However on saying that Asdee/Bally had a good few
chances to score goals and points but unfortunately they never took
those opportunities. At half time the score was Asdee/Bally 0-3 to St
Senans 1-5. The second half St Senans once again took over and they
scored 4-2 which brought their final tally to 5-7 and Asdee 6pts with
Brendan Keane our chief scorer.
Referee Mike Joy, Ballydonoghue.
The Asdee Panel was : Niall O Connor, Michael Tracey, Darragh Healy,
Oran O Neill, Michael Hannon, Patrick Mulvihill, Paddy O Neill, Adam
Finucane, Oisin Healy, Liam Connolly, Bobby McCarronn, Brendan Keane,
Pauric Fogarty, Jack Hannon, Eoin Kelliher, Liam Walsh, Sean O Connor,
Referee was Mike Joy from Ballydonoghue
COUNTY FINAL.. Once again there was a huge contingent of local support
who travelled to Austin Stack, Park, Tralee on Sunday last to cheer on
the Duffers against Kilmoyley in the Garveys Super Value County Senior
Hurling Championship Final.It was a magnificent game that finished all
square thanks to a massive long range free with the last puck of the
game by Ballyduffs Padraig Boyle. Ballyduff 2-14 Kilmoyley 1-17. The
eagerly awaited replay is scheduled to go ahead at Austin Stack Park
on Saturday September24th.
MINORS. The best of luck to the Kerry Minor Footballers and
Management in their quest for All Ireland glory when they take on
Galway in the All Ireland Final at Croke Park on this Sunday as a
curtain raiser to the All Ireland Senior Football final between Mayo
and Dublin where they will hopefully make it a hat-trick of National
Minor titles for the Kingdom. Both Michael Foley, Ballydonoghue and
Cormac Linnane, Beale from our neighbouring clubs and who have strong
Asdee connections have played a huge part in their recent victorys
leading up to this.Not forgetting our remaining District Board
players; Bryan Sweeney and Niall Collins, both Listowel Emmets. Best
of luck to all concerned.
COLLECTION. The Kerry County Board held their Annual Kerry Training
Fund Collection at all weekend Masses throughout the County on last
weekend and once again there was a great response from the local
people in Asdee who once again subscribed generously of which the
local St. Marys, G A A club are grateful.
MANAGER. Congratulations to Eamon Fitzmaurice, Finuge who was given a
further 2 year term in charge of the Kerry Senior Footballers by the
Committee of the Kerry County Board. No doubt Eamon has; and im sure
will continue his excellent work for football in the County who took
over in the autumn of 2012 leading the Kingdom to 3 All Ireland senior
football finals; winning in 2014 against Donegal and going down to the
Dubs in the Semi Final of 2013, 1 National League final appearance, 4
successful Munster Senior Championship finals; not forgetting his
triumph with Dingle in the All Ireland Colleges Final of 2014.
Holder of Senior, Under 21 and Minor All Irelands, All Ireland holder with
his club Finuge, County Senior Football and Hurling medals, (Lixnaw
and Feale Rangers), Cork Senior Football Championship with U. C. C,
National League medals, Munster Senior Football Championship medals
with Kerry, played with Munster in the inter-provential, McGrath Cup
win. Managed Kerry at Under 21 along with been a Selector with Kerry
at senior level; not forgetting all the success he had with both
Finuge and Lixnaw two numerous to mention
Certainly the former All Ireland senior medal holder has a proven
record and is the perfect man to carry on the job.
GOLDEN GOAL. Last weeks winners for week 31 of the Golden Goal were;
Caoimhe O Hanlon, Tralee which is in conjunction with upcoming
Fixtures in National Football and Hurling Championship. ( last weeks
televised game; All Ireland Senior Hurling Final, Tipperary v
Kilkenny) 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.
FIXTURES. As our senior footballers season is coming to a close our
next outing will be in the North Kerry Senior Football Championship.
Full details on the draw at a later date. However we will be joined up
with Ballylongford at Under 21 and Minor level and at Coiste Na Nog;
Under 16, Under 14 and Under 13s.
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.