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County U14 League Tarbert 1 – 11 Asdee / Ballylongford 5 – 06 Asdee – Bally travelled to Shannon Park, Tarbert for their County League game on Wednesday evening  last and came away with a 7 point victory. The margin of victory was definately a false reflection on the game as both teams were very evenly matched with Asdee/ Bally getting the goals at vital times in both halves and Tarbert giving an exhibition of point scoring in the opening half. Tarbert dominated possession in that first half and opened up a 5 point lead after the first quarter. Asdee /Bally came back into the game with goals from Christopher O’Donoghue and Brendan Keane.

Further points from Ethan McDonald and Brendan Keane levelled the game just before half time. Tarbert had the last score of the half with a goal to leave 3 points between the sides at half time. Half time: Tarbert 1 – 09 Asdee / Bally 2 – 03. The combination side reversed the possession roles in this half and dominated throughout. They also worked very well as a team in creating and scoring 3 second half goals from Oran O’Neill, Sean O’Connor and Brendan Keane. Liam Connolly, Brendan Keane and Christopher O’Donoghue added points to open up a 7 point lead. Asdee/ Ballys’ defence were well on top holding Tarbert to 2 points in that second half.

Full time: Tarbert 1 – 11 Asdee / Bally 5 – 06 Referee: D. Sullivan Team: Niall O’Connor Michael Hannon Patrick Mulvihill Oran O’Neill (1-0) Adam Finucane Michael Tracey Paddy O’Neill Christopher O’Donoghue (1-1) Ethan McDonald (0-1) Liam Connolly (0-1) Cillian Kennelly Jack Hannon Brendan Keane (2-3) Sean O’Connor (1-0)

GOLDEN GOAL Week 14 winner of the Golden Goal was; Lauren Quinn, Asdee         which is in conjunction with upcoming Fixtures in both National Football and Hurling League and Championship. (Televised games)

Tickets are available and will be on sale each week for the duration of the National League and Championship from Club members and at the usual outlets; “Jack Jays” Bar, Post Office and John Pius at E2 each with E40 to be given out each week to the winning number which corresponds with the first goal scored.

CELEBRATIONS.  This years La na gClubanna weekend will take place on May 6/7th which will tie in with all clubs in the County  and  Coiste  na  nOg Chiarrai are celebrating 50 year of Juvenile  activity in both Football and Hurling in 2017 and as part of the Celebrations they are compiling a history to acknowledge this and are appealing to all clubs to supply photographs of teams and administrators  over the period. All the material supplied will be acknowledged and  scanned and returned to the owners.

Since 2009 a weekend has been put aside for clubs to organise events and celebrate their community impact. Over 500 clubs organised special events in 2016 with Dromid Pearses of Kerry and Wicklows Arklow, Geraldines Ballymoney earning special merit prizes for their extensive efforts. There will be a similar competition this year. There is a parade in Listowel on Sunday May 7th and all our underage teams will be in attendance sporting their club colours. All the various underage club coaches will be organizing their respective players for the event.

FIRST BORD NA NOG MEETING. The name of Gerald McKenna, Ballyduff should be a familiar one; the current President of Kerry G A A was a key influence back then as well; not just Kerry but also on the National scene. He had worked with Uachtarain Luthchleas Gael Alf Murray to promote the declining code in hurling Nationally He proposed the orginisation of a proper underage structure as a motion to County Convention in 1966 which started it all. His speech supporting the motion summed the problem up accurately. At that time Championship was played on a knockout basis with many minor players only getting a game every three or four months.

So it was agreed that a committee would be set up to consider the matter. Behind the scenes Chairman Dr. Jim Brosnan and Secretary Tadhg Crowley both went to work. They knew  this was crucial to Kerry future and would be a difficult task. They would have to hand-pick the people who would get this initiative off the ground – but they knew their people. The first ever meeting of Kerry Bord Na nOg took place in the CYMS Buildings on Denny Street Tralee on April 18th 1967. The great Johnny Walsh, Ballylongford was the first Chairman with Fr. James  Linnane; (now Cannon) as Vice Chairman, Br. Clancy, (Tralee C.B.S.) was the first Treasurer,(he was transferred to Ennis during the year and was replaced by Sylive Mason, John Mitchels. Declan Horgan was the first Secretary.

FIXTURE. Credit Union County Football League, Division 5.Round 4.  Asdee will be home to Rathmore “B” on W/E of Sat/Sun June 3/4th.  Remaining County League games; Home to Kilgarvan, Churchill and Cordal; away to Moyvane, Knocknagoshel, Tuosist and Valentia. Senior County Senior Football Championship Qualifier. At Austin Stack Park, Tralee, this Saturday May 6th. Shannon Rangers v St. Brendans. Loosers will eliminate the competition. McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry Senior League Division 2. Round 4; Asdee v Duagh at Duagh, Sunday  May 7th. 2pm. County Novice Club Championship, Round 1; Asdee will play Moyvane at Brosnan Park, Moyvane Sunday May 27th  with the winners away to  Beale who received a w/o from Ballylongford in the next round on a date to be confirmed by the C C C of the County Board.

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