COUNTY LEAGUE Asdee 4-6 Austin Stacks “B” 1-12.
Played at Walsh Park on Saturday evening last the home side had to pull out all the
stops having to withstand severe pressure by the visitors in an effort to at least tie up the contest in the closing minutes which included 5 minutes of injury time. Certainly Stacks will rue the number of clear cut opportunities that went well wide of the mark during the duration of the game (17 in all) and even that may well have even given them the County league points on offer.
However Asdee stuck to their task and held on by the skin of their teeth. The game got off to a whirlwind start for the visitors and despite kicking 4 terrible wides they were 4pts (all from frees) without reply by the 14th minute with Declan Clifford (3) and Sean Dukes, (1). At this early stage it was all Stacks with each one of their attackers causing the Asdee defence endless problems and if they had been on target more often they could be much further ahead.
The home side who had very few attacks up to this got a lucky break with a long ball out of defence collected by the outstanding Darragh Keane who transferred to Eoin Kennedy and with still plenty to do he billowed the net from close range after 15 minutes. Immediately from the kick out Asdee won possession again and Matthew O Hanlon was pulled down for a penalty but Eoin Tydings saw his effort saved for a 45 by Stacks keeper Barry Galvin.
Eoin Kennedy and Sean Ryan exchanged points before Asdee were awarded their second penalty which was converted by Eoin Kennedy after 29mts. Then on the stroke of the half time whistle a high delivery into a crowded Stacks goalmouth and was finished to the net by John Doran. Half Time; Asdee 3-1 Austin Stacks 0-5. Inside the 4th minute on resumption the Tralee side had cut the deficit to a single point with Sean Ryan who kicked 4pts from his wing back position sending over and Cian Liston getting in for a goal.
The home side regrouped again and points from Darragh Keane, Mike Breen both frees and Matthew O Hanlon play had them 3pts ahead by the 8th minute. Now the game was
in full flight and Stacks hit back and points from Sean Ryan, Donal O Sullivan, Declan Clifford and Seamus Bastible and had the margin down to a single point once again with 10mts left for play. Stacks were now squandering plenty scoring opportunities and worse was to follow in the 27th minute when Cyril Dineen with very little room crashed the
ball to the net and with a 4pt lead it looked ok for the home side. Still Stacks were attacking in droves as Sean Ryan and Theo Diggin split the uprights.
Darragh Keane had the final score of the game 3mts injury time when he shot over. In fairness to both sides they served up a very entertaining game despite slippery conditions but Stacks can count themselves unlucky not to have got something out of the
game. The game marked the introduction of Sam Dowd who lined out for Asdee at wing back at this level for the first time and can feel very happy with his performance.
Teams and scorers; Asdee; James Kelly, Brian Coughlan, Martin Collins,
Dinny Dalton, Sam Dowd, Eoin O Carroll, Kieran Kelly, John Doran, 1gl,
Darragh Keane, 2pts, Mike Breen, 1pt, Eoin Kennedy, 2-2, Charles
Dalton, Matthew O Hanlon, 1pt, Eoin Tydings, Cyril Dineen, 1gl.
Austin Stacks (B), Barry Galvin, Dylan Hartnett, John Murphy, Brandon
Patterson, Sean Hurley, Seamus Bastible, 1pt, Sean Ryan, 4pts, David O
Sullivan, 1pt, Niall Carroll Cane, Declan Clifford, 4pts, James
Sugrue, Theo Diggin, 1pt, Cian Liston, 1gl, Sean Fitzmaurice, Sean
Dukes, 1pt. Subs used; William Kirby and Ronan Shannahan for Sean
Hurley and James Sugrue. Referee, Mike Walsh, Kerins O Rahillys.
UNDER 14s In preparation for the upcoming Feile our Under 14 squad
were given a day out at the recent Munster football championship semi
final at Fitzgerald Stadium. Starting off the day with an early
throw-in against the home side in Blennerville and finishing it off
with photos alongside members of the Kerry team, our u14 team had an
enjoyable and busy day.
With excitement growing as the start of Feile approaches on this Friday 24th June, the u14 team put in an excellent performance winning by a point following on from recent challenges against Ballydonoghue and Duagh. Following on from this, kitted off in
their new gear, the team travelled in convoy to Killarney to take in
the Kerry games via a stop off for some food in Supermacs! The day was
completed in style as the boys met many members of the Kerry team on
the pitch after the final whistle. Many photos were taken with Kerry
players along with collection of memorabilia.Many thanks to all the
parents who travelled along with the St. Pats club and Supermacs.
JOHN WEST FEILE PEIl NA NOG
Feile weekend June 24/25/26 2016 Bally/Asdee
The following is the run down of events happening within the club over
the weekend. Thanks to Secretary Siobhain Keane for the information
Friday 24th June
– 3.30pm approx Annaclone, (County Down) will arrive at
– Welcome from club/ refreshments/Introduction to host families
– All teams to be at Coolard pitch at 4.30
– Games from 5pm – 8pm
Bally/Asdee V Ballydonoghue 5pm
Thomastown, (Kilkenny) V Annaclone 5.45pm
Bally/Asdee V Thomastown 6.30pm
Ballydonoghue V Annaclone 7.15pm
Hot meal for Team, Mentors and host parents in Ballylongford
GAA Hall from 8.30 – 10pm
Saturday 25th June
– Breakfast with host family
– Everyone in Ballylongford pitch by 10.30am
– Bally/Asdee V Annaclone 11am
– Tea & Sandwiches in Club House at 12.15pm approx
– Both teams to travel to Beale/Ballyduff (venue to be
confirmed) for quarter finals at 1.30pm
– Team 1 plays at 3pm
– Team 2 plays at 3pm
– Team 3 plays at 2pm
– Team 2 plays at 2pm
– Assembly for parade at 6.30 in Listowel
– Hot food for teams, mentors and host parents served in Asdee
Community Centre 8pm to 10pm
Sunday 26th June
– Breakfast with host family
– Shield semi-final in Beaufort/Fossa at 10.30am
– Cup semi-final in Beaufort/Fossa at 11.30am
– Shield Final in Legion at 1pm
– Cup final in Legion at 2pm
Local fundraising provided the team with Track Suits for the occasion
while once again Jeanette and Jim Keane of Black Rose Construction
Luton, have come on board kindly sponsoring socks and shorts for our
Feile team. The following are the Asdee/Bally Feile squad for 2016;
Christopher ODonoghue, Brendan Keane, Ciaran Griffin, Josh
Prendergast, Liam Mulvihill (captain),Brian Murphy, Paddy ONeill,
Cathal Doran, Michael Hannon, Adam Finucane. Paraic Fogarty, Bobby
McCarron, Liam Connolly, Michael Tracey, Niall OConnor, Oran ONeill,
Patrick Mulvihill, Gerard Mulvihill, Killian Kennelly, Jack Hannon.
Team Managers and Mentors; Kevin Stack and JP McElligott.
Organising Committee; Siobhain Keane, Gerdie O Carroll, Stephen
Mulvihill, (Senior), Stephen Mulvihill, Seanie Kennelly, Tom Stack,
GOLDEN GOAL. Week 20 winner of the Golden Goal was Joan O Carroll,
Kilcolman, 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
FIXTURES Back Log games in McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry
League Division 2; home to Knocknagoshel, Wednesday June 29th, 7 30pm.
(Provisional), away to Ballylongford on Friday July 1st which will
also be doubled up with Credit Union County League Division 5 Round 7.
North Kerry Minor Football League, Division 2, Round 1, Monday June
27th at Shannon Park, Tarbert; Moyvane/Tarbert v Asdee/Bally.
Acorn Life Under 21 County Under 21 football championship; (prelimerary
round), Shannon Rangers v Mid Kerry, Wednesday June 22nd, 7pm at
Beaufort. (Extra Time). Winners at home to St. Kierans in 1st round
proper. Date to be confirmed. Keanes Supervalue County Minor football
championship, round 1, Wednesday July 6th, 7pm; East Kerry v Shannon
Rangers in Rathmore. (Extra time)
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.