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FUNDRAISER. Christmas Hamper worth E100 plus plenty more very
worthwhile spot prizes will be on offer for the St. Marys Asdee
Fundraising Christmas Draw which will take place at “Jack Js” Bar on
Friday December 23rd. Tickets are widely on sale at the usual local
outlets and also by Club members priced at E2 a line or three for
E5.Last years event was a hugh success and this is due to the
fantastic support the club has got from the local public and
surrounding clubs. So once again your continued support would be very
much appreciated and by joining the draw you could be running away
with some fabulous prizes.

LOOKING BACK. After many years several players from the Western side
of the Parish that had plenty successful years playing with
Ballylongford in the 70s and early 80s. however in 1986 after the Club
had gone into decline in the late 50s that had two teams from Asdee at
that particular time it was decided that a Club would be reformed once
again in 1986 which is now known as St. Marys, Asdee, G A A Club. A
new era in Asdee football was unfolded  which was to transform the
game in the area. Side by side with our great rivals and fellow
parishioners for a number of years it was again decided to go it alone
in all competitions. A number of well attended meetings were held to
discuss the clubs future and after lengthy discussions it met with
approval and so heralded the foundation of St. Mary’s GAA club and
from the outset it had the appearance of a long lifeline about it The
first competitive engagement was in division 2 of the North Kerry
league against Ballyduff where no one knew the real worth of this team
as a unit but by the time the final whistle sounded even in defeat,
1-5 to 0-5, the team showed lots of potential which augured well for
the future of the club. The team on that occasion was: Eddie Joe
Linnane, Mike O’Connor, Paddy Dee, Sean O’Connor, John Gorman, Paddy
McElligott, J. P. McElligott, Gerdie O’Carroll, Sean Doran (capt.),
Sean O’Keeffe, John Joe O’Carroll, Micheal O’Connor, Barry Healy, Dan
Dalton, Jimmy O,Carroll. Subs., Tom O’Donoghue, John Martin Collins,
Mike Vallelly, Kevin Mulvihill, Joe Dee, Joe Edgeworth, Mike Breen.

SCOR. Congratulations to the Instrumental Music group from
Ballydonoghue, of Aoife Lynch, Alan Foley, Ryan O Neill, Roisin
Kissane, Caoimhe Barry who qualified for the Munster Finals of Scor Na
Nog which took place at Cahel County Tipperary on Sunday last. They
will now go forward to the Munster Finals which will take place in
Ovens County Cork on Sunday January 11th.

CHAMPIONSHIP. Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel; this Sunday December 18th,
2 45pm; Referee, Stephen Mulvihill, Ballylongford. St. Senans v
Ballydonoghue in the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior
Football Championship Final in Association with McMunns Bar and
Restaurant, Ballybunion will be the setting for the 2016 decider. With
no disrespect to the so called bigger clubs this is like a breath of
fresh air to North Kerry Football to see two clubs what would be
regarded as well down the pecking order before the Championship
started by many observers of the game but fair dues they have proved
many wrong and are without doubt well deserving of been centre stage
on such a glorious occasion. Its 16 years since St. Senans last
contested a Championship Final; (2000) before that it was 1980 and to
add to that they have never actually won a Championship final.
Ballydonoghue have secured 7 titles but it is 24 years since they last
lifted the Eamon O Donoghue Cup having been defeated 2 years later in
1994 by Ballyduff.  Both teams have a very even brand of youth and
experience and have been impressive in their run into this stage.  It
promises to be an unique occasion and with both teams in very
attacking mood a great game is in prospect; certainly the hugh
attendance expected should be in for a memorable Final. Don’t rule out
a draw. It is worth mentioning that in all Ballydonoghues seven
triumphs a member of the famous Dowling family of Gunsboro has been
part of the Ballydonoghue victories. Eddie captained his club to glory
in 1945-46-49-50-52, which included his 3 brothers; Danny, Ticy and
Denis, Ned Purtill, was captain in 1959 with Danny playing in defence,
Jackie, 1992.  This time round Wayne Dowling grandson of the
ledgendery Eddie and son of Jackie who was the last winning captain is
part of panel.

FIXTURES.  In the Under 21 North Kerry Championship; sponsored by
Dennehy Vetenary Clinic,Duagh; Asdee will be joined by Ballylongford
and Beale and they will take on Knocknagoshel/Brosna in the opening
Round pencilled in for Saturday January 7th. In the Sponsored O Connor
Hardware and Farm Suppliers, Duagh; Asdee/Bally will play
Knocknagoshel/Brosna in the Division 2 North Kerry Minor Championship
Final. Venue Duagh, 2 30pm, This Saturday December 17th.

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

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