NORTH KERRY LEAGUE. Asdee0-14 Knocknagoshel 0-10. By virtue of a
4pt winning margin our senior footballers qualified for the McCarthys
Insurance Brokers League, Division 2 semi final and a meeting with
Ballyduff with a date and venue to be confirmed. Two very much
under-strength sides took the field at Walsh Park, on Wednesday
evening last and after a most entertaining contest it was the home
side that came out on top.
Certainly this was a very much improved display by Asdee from some previous encounters and on this occasion powered by Darragh Keane scorer of 5 magnificent points; all from play, giving a truly Man of the Match performance at midfield along with Kieran Kelly putting the shackles on Knocks dangerman James
Walsh; however it must be said that the aforementioned player was
always a threat and got all but 2 of his sides tally with 4 of those
coming from frees. The game got underway with Knock quickly into their
stride and after Asdee were to kick 5 wides in succession it was Knock
who were first to get on the scoresheet with corner back Ritchie
Cotter firing over a fine point in the 6th minute. Further points
followed from James Walsh, (3) and Cillian O Connor before Asdee
opened their account through Paul O Carroll by the 13th minute.
Up to this it was the visitors who were in complete control with Mike
Brosnan dominant at full back and Padraig Reidy and Darragh O Connoll
doing likewise. An injury to Darragh O Connell, (midfield) who had to
go off before the break was a huge loss to Knock. Asdee weathered the
storm to force their way back in the game and a long range point from
Kieran Kelly led the revivial. James Walsh, (2) and Matthew O Hanlon
and Eoin Tydings exchanged points and after 22mts only a point
separated the sides in favour of Knock. In the final 7mts of the half
Asdee played some delightful football with Sean Keane, Noel Long and
John Doran in the thick of the action and points from Darragh Keane,
(2) and Eoin Kennedy with Knocks only reply from James Walsh leaving
the half time score; Asdee 0-8 Knock 0-7.
At the interval Eoin Kennedy was forced to retire with an injury and was replaced by his father John and even though the pace was long gone from the former All
Ireland Senior Medal holder he was quick to make his mark sending
over from 30meters after 10mts. Now Asdee were well on top in this
half with Eoin Tydings and Paul O Carroll in tremendous form and even
though they never lost the lead the Knock boys kept knocking on the
door but a number of wides didn’t help their cause either.
Michael Walsh, Dan Roache and David O Donoghue kept chasing and with Shane O
Connell guarding his net well; there was always the threat of a goal
at the other end. Still the home side were just keeping their noses in
front and Paul O Carroll, Matthew O Hanlon, Darragh Keane,(2) on
target; with James Walsh recording Knock final points.
Team and scorers; Asdee; Conor Coughlan, Brian Coughlan, Martin Collins, Dinny
Dalton, John Doran, Sean Keane, Noel Long, Kieran Kelly, 2pts, Darragh
Keane, 5pts, Mike Breen, Eoin Kennedy, 1pt, Paul O Carroll, 2pts,
Matthew O Hanlon, 2pts, Eoin Tydings, 1pt, Keith McNamara. Subs, John
Kennedy for Eoin Kennedy,inj, Ivan Tydings for Keith McNamara.
ALL IRELAND SEMI FINAL. Congratulations to Darren Russell of Asdee who
played a major role with Lancashire Senior Footballers on Saturday
last in the All Ireland Junior Championship Semi Final against the
Kerry Junior footballers at Old Bedians Sports Ground. However in
defeat the Asdee man being the only Kerryman on the side didn’t leave
his team mates down having an impressive outing at wing forward and
was the scorer of the games opening goal. Darren qualified to play
with Lancashire having graduated recently from Edge Hill College and
is now teaching in Liverpool.
COUNTY LEAGUE. Asdee v Castlegregory in the Credit Union County
Football League Division 5 due to be played last on Saturday evening
last did not go ahead and has been refixed for the weekend of 20/21st
August at Castlegregory.
COLLECTION. St Marys, Asdee will hold their Annual Church gate
Collection on this Sunday July 31st. Your support would be once again
be very much appreciated.
MINORS Asdee/Bally received a w/o from Knock/Brosna in Round 2 of the
North Kerry Minor League Division 2 and collected their first North
Kerry League points after going down with an understrength team to
Tarbert/Moyvane in Round 1.
UNDER 12s. Asdee/Bally wound up their North Kerry League campaign at
Jack Walsh, Park, Asdee on Monday evening last agains Ballyduff. It
was nip and took early on in the first half only for the visitors to
take over for the last 15mts or so and had a comfortable half time
lead. However on the changeover the home side got stuck in and took
the game to a fancied Ballyduff side and at the final whistle only a
5pt margin separated the teams. The match Referee was Dean McCarthy,
Listowel Emmets. Team and scorers; Nial O Connor, Patrick Mulvihill,
1pt, Oran O Neill,1pt, Oisin Healy, 2pts, Pauric Fogarty, Michael
Hannon, 1gl, Bobby McCarron, 1pt, Liam Connolly, Sean O Connor, 2-2,
UNDER 16s After their loss to Ballyduff in Round 1; Asdee/Bally Under
16 had a big win over St Senans in Round 2 of the County League,
Division 7 played in O Rahilly Park, Ballylongford on Wednesday
evening last. Asdee/Bally 4-13 St. Senans 3-4.
GOLDEN GOAL. Week 25 winner of the Golden Goal was Liam Roache,
Moyvane,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
McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry Senior League, Division 2,
semi final; Asdee v Ballyduff. Date and venue to be confirmed. Winners
will play Ballylongford in the final.
Credit Union County League Division 5.. Remaining games in the County
League Division 5; Home to Tuosist and away to Cordal. Back game
against Castlegregory fixed for the weekend of August 20/21st.
North Kerry Minor League, Division 2,Thursday July 28th, 7 30pm
Duagh/Ballyduff v Asdee/Bally, Round 4, Monday August 1st, 7 30pm, O
Rahilly Park, Ballylongford, Asdee/Bally v Castleisland Desmonds.
Credit Union County Football League Division 5. Asdee v
Castlegregory at Castlegregory. w/e of August 20/21st.
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