Credit Union County League Division 5A Asdee 1-10 Gneeveguilla 1-6
Played at Walsh Park on Sunday last it looked for long periods of the game that Asdee were going to suffer defeat certainly, they couldn’t blame anybody but themselves as they kicked wide after wide and it took them until the 20th minute before they registered their opening score.
However, Gneeveguilla who looked that little bit sharper in their play had their share of squandermania as well. The East Kerry side got off to a quick start with Dan Fitzgerald on target with 2pts and after 22mts the home side made a recovery with Darragh Keane and a brilliant Stephen Lynch effort from 45m making it a 2pt game. Paul O Carroll left the half time score, Gneeguilla 0-4 Asdee 0-3.
On the changeover Asdee had the opportunity to level the tie but failed and in a quick breakaway the ball travelled the length of the field and Shane O Sullivan in the 6th mt. billowed the net from close range.
1-4 to 0-3 looked daunting for the home side and outstanding play from Kevin Coughlan, Danny O Callaghan and Cian O Leary but with Darragh Keane and John Doran picking up great outfield ball and Kieran Kelly and Eoin Kennedy causing problems inside they set about their business and after 19mts, points from Paul O Carroll, and Kieran Kelly had the sides all square at 1-5 to 0-8.
Gneeveguilla kept pressing but Martin Collins and Patrick Mulvihill held firm. Then in a defence splitting movement corner back Con Carmody found himself at the verge of the square and he had the simple task of finding the net giving his side a bit of breathing space with 7mts remaining.
Darragh Keane and Eoin Kennedy swapped points with Philip Cremin and Shane O Sullivan as Referee John Hennessy, Ballyduff blew for full time.
The clubs Golden Goal fundraising competition continues each week until the All Ireland football final on Sunday July 30th. Weekly entry €2, with prizemoney €40 each week to the winning numbers. Purchase from John Pius Walsh, Shop, Kevin Mulvihill. Patsy Coughlan or John Joe O Carroll.
This week’s winners were Maurice Lynch, (snr) Ballynoneen, Paudie Deenihan, Kilcolman, Liam Doyle, Tullahinell.
Acorn life Under 21 County Championship, Quarter Final North Kerry v Kenmare venue Kenmare on Wednesday May 24th at 7pm.