Bally/Asdee Under 14 footballers took on a fancied Finuge side in the semi final of the North Kerry Coiste Na nOg, Division 2 Championship played at Ballyduff on Sunday last and after giving a tremendous second half performance they had to give way to a much more physical Finuge side. The opening half say Finuge take command of the encounter from the throw-in and despite trying so hard the combination side could never come to grips with the game and at the short whistle Finuge held a commanding lead of 4-9 to 1-1 with Liam Mulvihill finding the net for Bally/Asdee.
However on resumption Bally/Asdee threw caution to the wind and came back throwing everything at the opposition and 3 goals from Brendan Keane, Cathal Doran and Adam Finucane had them well back in the game; but unfortunately due to the poor start to the first half they left themselves with too much to do and failed to catch the opposition at the sound of Referee John Ross final whistle. Bally/Asdee 4-3 Finuge 6-11.
The Bally/Asdee panel consisted of; Gerard Mulvihill, Michael Hannon, Oran O Neill, Paddy O Neill, Brian Murphy, Josh Prendergast, Cathal Doran, 1gl, Liam
Mulvihill, 1-2, Ciaran Griffin, Adam Finucane, 1gl, Bobby McCarron,
Brendan Keane, 1-1, Cillian Kennelly, Niall O Connor, Liam Connolly,
On behalf of both Bally and Asdee Coiste Na nOg we would like to thank all the players and their parents, managers and trainers and especially to Secretary Siobhan Keane for all the hard work she has got through; not alone for the U14’s but for Coiste Na Nog in general and especially for the last 12 months which this year say the Feile taking place which amounted to a huge workload. Lets not also forget the contribution of match reports and details by Maria and John Hannon who kept everybody abrest with Under age news. Much appreciated. Results might not have gone the way we wanted them to but there’s always next year. What matters is that they did their best and
we should be proud of everyone of them.This was the last game this
year for the under 14s.
CHALLENGE GAME. Our senior footballers travel to Shannon Park, Tarbert
on this Saturday evening to take on the home club in preparation for
the upcoming Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior Football
Championship, Round 1 against Ballydonoghue which will be played at
Denis Dowling Park, Coolard on Sunday November 6th at 2-30pm.
The players are really working hard in training putting in a huge effort
and are quietly confident of giving pre match favourites plenty to
think about. It was a difficult year numbers wise but the team that
will be on duty will be much stronger than was fielded all year. So
its all systems go;, team training with Management John Kennedy, Dan
Dalton and Sean Doran Kenne will also include a few more challenge
games that have already been organized.
LAUNCH. Neighbouring Beale G A A Club have a very special event coming
up on Saturday night October 29th at Cliff House Hotel Ballybunion, 8
30pm when they will launch their book on the history of the Club which
is called “Sand in our Boots” 620 pages and 300 photographes tells the
story of 117 years of football in the Parish of Ballybunion. Guest of
honour on the night will be the ledgend himself; Micheal O
Muircheartaigh who will be the guest of honour and who will launch
Further to add to this special night will be ”Bomber” and
“Ogie” who needs no introduction and they will be there to autograph
the book afterwards. It promises to be a gala occasion and on behalf
of the Club we wish Beale G A A all the best.
SCOR NA NOG. The County Finals of Coiste Scor Na nOg which is for
children under 17 years of age are pencilled in for the C.Y.M.S,
Killorglin on Friday November 11th, 7pm. As like all Districts Boards
the North Kerry Football Board must have their District finals
completed before this date so as to have their winners to go forward
to County. The local St. Marys club will as usual be competing with
Cultural Officer Kathleen Carmody at the helm.
ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING. The A.G.M of Coiste Scor Chiarrai was to take
place at the Austin Stack, Park, Pavilion on Monday night last October
17th. The local club delegates were in attendance. Full details in
next weeks edition.
CHAMPIONSHIP. The Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football
Championship Sponsored by McMunns Bar and Restaurant continued on
Saturday last where Listowel Emmets started their quest for back to
back titles when they travelled to Walsh Park, Knocknagoshel. The Town
side had a comfortable victory over the home side.
Remaining first round fixtures
Round 1 First named team has home advantage
Byes: Brosna, Tarbert
Ballyduff v Finuge – Saturday 22nd October @ 4pm E.T
St Senans v Duagh. – Sunday 23rd October @ 2.30pm E.T
Ballylongford v Moyvane – Saturday 29th October @ 4pm E.T
Ballydonoghue v Asdee, Sunday November 6th, 2 30pm. E T.
SNIPPET. Knocknagoshel, St, Senans and Brosna are the only teams
competing in the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial North Kerry Senior
Football Championship that have so far failed to lift the North Kerry
Senior Championship title..St, Senans last contested the Senior final
in 2000 when they were defeated by Ballylongford while Brosna went
down to Listowel Emmets after a replay in the 2015 final.
LEAGUE FINAL. Congratulations to our fellow parishioners,
Ballylongford who defeated Ballyduff on Saturday evening last in the
McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry Senior League Division 2
final. Taking charge of the whistle was local Referee Eddie Anthony
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.