Asdee 2-6 Duagh 1-8
Asdee were favourites to get over the line in this one but they had to pull out all the stops before they had to endure some anxious moments coming up to the final whistle with Duagh attacking in droves and Asdee holding on by a single point. Certainly there was very little separating these two well matched and it took 2 second half goals in a 1 minute period to put daylight between the sides and which proved to be crucial to the end result.
Played in excellent conditions at Duagh on Saturday evening last it was the visitors who got off to the perfect start with Darragh Keane splitting the posts inside the opening minute; however 5mts later Dara Joy levelled up matters for the home side and John Joy rose highest in the goalmouth to fist over a Ger McCarthy delivery after 5 minutes. Now as the game moved forward it was Duagh who seemed to have the better of proceedings with Nigel O Connor and Thomas Scanlon driving their team from the back.
Asdee were to kick a number of wides but the same could be said of the home side. Kieran Lucy lofted over in the 13th minute and Duagh were really enjoying plenty possession. Two minutes later wing back Thomas Scanlon went into attack and drove over a superb point. Darragh Keane and Nigel O Connor exchanged points by the 18th minute before Asdee hit a purple patch and points from
Eoin Kennedy and Mike Breen; both frees cut the deficit with 5mts remaining in the opening half but Nigel had the final say in the scoring department when he drove over a fine point to leave the half time score; Duagh 0-6 Asdee 0-4. On resumption it was the visitors who like in the opening half got the first score of the half within a minute coming from Cyril Dineen. It was now Asdee who were dictating play and after 8mts the sides were all square with a free converted by Mike Breen. It was still all to play for as Dara Joy put Duagh ahead again after 10mts.
It was ding dong at this stage with play moving from end to end but in fairness to the Duagh rearguard who had been rock solid up to this stage they took their eye off the ball and in the 20th minute and the visitors struck for 2 goals inside a minute; Cyril Dineen and Eoin Tydings was to put daylight between the sides.
Now it looked as if Asdee would pull away; but Duagh had other ideas and threw caution to the wind; Ger McCarthy pointed in the 25th minute and deep into injury time Nigel O Connor struck for a goal from the 13 meter line to leave just that single point between the sides. Asdee 2-6 Duagh 0-8.
Teams and scorers; Asdee; James Kelly, Eoin O Carroll, Martin Collins, Con Carmody, Dinny Dalton, Sean Keane, Kieran Kelly, John Doran, Darragh Keane, 2pts, Mike Breen, 2pts, (f), Eoin Kennedy, (f), Michael Walsh, Paul O Carroll, Eoin Tydings, 1gl,, Cyril Dineen, 1-1. Subs Matthew O Hanlon for Eoin Tydings, inj.
MINOR COUNTY LEAGUE FINAL Asdee/Bally 1-11 Beale 7-11. Division 5 of the County League drew to a close in a one sided affair in Ballyduff on Friday evening last where parish neighbours Asdee/Bally played Beale in perfect conditions.
It was the combination side that started the brighter having registered 2 quick points without reply before the 4th minute. However goals in the 5th 7th, 10th and 13th minutes and certainly no fault of the goalkeeper began the very steep uphill battle that the combination side quickly found themselves in. By the time the half time whistle sounded they had managed to claw the margin back to 6pts which was greately helped by a well taken penalty by Owen O Connor in the 15th minute leaving the half time score; Beale 4-4 Asdee/Bally 1-7.
Upon resumption Asdee/Bally burst into the game with determination and vigor and by the 4th minute haf found themselves only trailing by 3pts and were denied goals by the upright and some excellent goalkeeping by Michael Eoin O Sullivan. The Seasiders soon got to grips with the game again and substitute Eric Daly rattled the back of the net after 5mts of the second half to put 6pts between the sides again.
Beale continued this form and 2 further goals in the 10th and 15th minutes put the game well out of reach of their opponents. In fairness to the combination side they battled hard until the end but the task proved too much and Beale who ran out comfortable victors at the final whistle. After the game; County Board Assistant Treasurer, Paudie Dineen was on hand to present Beale captain Darragh Buckley with the Division 5 Shield who also received the Man of the match trophy.
Teams and scorers; Beale Michael Eoin O Sullivan, Tommy O Neill, Fionnan Twomey, 1pt, Alan Breen, Shamie O Sullivan, Fintan Linnane, 1pt, Johnny O Sullivan, 1-1, Calum McSweeney, 1-1, Aaron Kelly, 1pt, Darragh Buckley, capt, 2-2, Sean Moloney, Cillian Courtney, 1-1, Jack O Sullivan. Subs; Michael Jones, 1-2, Erek Daley, 1-1. Asdee/Bally,
TeamAsdee/Bally; Stephen Lynch, Sean Carmody, James O Connor, Jack Keane, Paul Murphy,2pts, Conor Carmody, Jack Mulvihill, 1pt, Tadhg McEllistrim, 1pt, Michael Holly, 1pt, Ciaran Dowd, 1pt, Cian Barrett, Thomas Doherty, Owen O Connor, 1-5, Referee, Seamus Mulvihill, St. Senans.Type a message…
MARATHON.St. Marys, Asdee GAA Club in association with Kerry Respite Care will be holding their third Half Marathon and 10km road race on this Saturday April 30th. The event will get underway at 10pm which will also incorporate a 5km fun run/walk. All the routes will start & finish at the grounds of Asdee GAA, Jack Walsh Memorial Park. Last years 10km winner Donal O Callaghan, Riocht A C will be hoping to retain his title
The event is open to all runners of any age or fitness level and from any county but we will also be expecting a number of competitive athlethes particularly for the Half-marathon and 10km races. It is AAI permited and there will be medals for all finishers in our 5km, 10km and Half-Marathon races.
Hot food, tea, coffee and biscuits will all be provided afterwards in the marquee. All participants in all three races will receive a medal and there will be €350 worth of prize money given out afterwards to the winners.
The cost of entering the individual races are as follows:
€10 for entering the 5km run for adults, €5 for U18′s doing the 5km
€20 for entering the 10km run
€30 for entering the Half-Marathon
UNDER 12 COUNTY LEAGUE Asdee/Bally 5-11 Cordal 4-16. Our Under 12 footballers travelled to Cordal last weekend and though it took some time before they settled down struggling in that opening half but still at half time the sides were all square; Asdee/Bally 1-9 Cordal 3-0. On resumption both teams put in magnificent performances and at the final whistle it was Cordal who edged out by a 2pt margin.
Team; Niall O Connor, Sean O Connor, Patrick Mulvihill, Oisin Healy, Oran O Neill, Michael Hannon, Liam Connolly, Cillian Kennelly, Pauric Fogarty, Bobby McCarron, Darragh Healy, Subs; Jack Hannon, Alex Campos. Points scorers; Bobby McCarron, Liam Connolly, Oisin Healy, Oran O Neill, Darragh Healy, Michael Hannon, Paddy Mulvihill. Goalscorers; Cillian Kennelly, Oran O Neill, Bobby McCarron, Alex Campus, Patrick Mulvihill.
GOLDEN GOAL. Week 13 winner of the Golden Goal was; M-P-K, c/o “Jack Jays”, Bar which is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in both National Football and Hurling League and 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.
FIXTURES. Check with Club Officers for weekend fixtures.
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.