Asdee 1-8 Knocknagoshel 1-10
Played at Willie Walsh Park, Knock the home side powered by the Walsh brothers Just got the better of a firedup up Asdee side who in fairness deserved to at least get a draw but poor shooting with at least 3 scoring opportunities from a scoring positions in the final minutes cost them in the end.
The game itself was a rip roaring encounter with play swinging from end to end and even though the visitors held the lead only for a brief period in the early stages of the opening half there was very little to seperate two evenly matched sides.
Asdee were first off the mark with Paul O Carroll slotting over a couple of frees inside 11 minutes. Both sides kicked a number of wides but this was due to some terrific defending on both sides especially by Kieran Kelly for Asdee and Darragh O Connell for the home side.
Edmond Walsh got his side off the mark in the 16th minute with a left legged point which was followed 1 minute later with wing back Conor Sheehan levelling up the tie. However and not for the first time this year Asdee lost concentration for a split second and in like a flash was Niall Barrett who had the simple task of finding the net.
This gave Knock a huge lift and points followed from Edmond Walsh, (3) and Shane O Connell to give their side a six point lead going into the final minute of the half. Then in injury time Asdee got the tonic of a rather fortuitous goal and with the right man in the right place full forward Cyril Dineen punched to the net.
Half time Knocknagoshel 1-6 Asdee 1-3. Asdee were quickly out of blocks on the changeover with Eoin Tydings cutting the gap to a single point after 3 minutes.
From here till the final whistle it was ding dong. Edmond Walsh kicked a sweet point from distance to increase Knocks lead to 2pts. Then at either end both goalkeepers came to their sides rescue with stunning saves. Edmond Walsh popped over another point and by the 16th minute it was a 3 point game.
The visitors hadn’t given up just yet as Paul O Carroll and Eoin Tydings cut the deficit to a point by the 17th minute and at this stage were enjoying plenty possession as Eoin Tydings and John Walsh exchanged points.
Then when it looked like Asdee might snatch something from the game John Walsh was on hand to swing over to ensure victory for his side deep into injury time.
Teams and scorers; Asdee, James Kelly, Con Carmody, Kieran Kelly, Jack Collins, Jack Keane, Martin Collins, Mike Breen, Darragh Keane, John Doran, Paul O Carroll, 3pts, Sean Keane, Shea Doran, Eoin Tydings, 3pts, Cyril Dineen, 1gl, Eoin Kennedy, 1pt. Subs; Conor Keane for Jack Collins, David O Connor for Shea Doran.
Knocknagoshel, Mike Casey, Darragh O Connell, Gary Dowlinf, Der Collins, Declan Delaney, John Brosnan, Conor Sheehan, 1pt, Shane O Connell, 1pt, James Walsh, Dan Roache, Edmond Walsh, 5pts, Denis Roache, David O Donoghue, John Walsh, 2pts, Niall Barrett, 1gl. Subs; John O Keeffe for John Brosnan, Joe Regan for David O Donoghue, Michael Walsh for Declan Delaney. Referee, Denny O Sullivan, Scartaglen
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This is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in both National Football and Hurling Leagues and Championship; (Televised games). Tickets are now available and will be on sale each week for the duration of both National League and Championship from Club members and at the usual outlets; “Jack Jays” Bar and John Pius at E2 each.
FIXTURES. Novice County Championship, Semi Final. Asdee v Castlegregory. Sunday June 2nd, 2 30pm at Walsh Park. Extra time if required.
Division 2 Semi Final North Kerry League; Asdee v Duagh will go ahead on Sunday 23rd June, at 2pm E.T: Frank Sheehy Park, Listowel. Final, Saturday July 6th, 7pm, Asdee or Duagh against Knocknagoshel. Venue T B C. Replay in the event of a draw.
Next County League Division 5. Round 6. Asdee v Cromane, Walsh Park. Saturday June 16th