NORTH KERRY LEAGUE For the third year in a row Asdee have qualified
for the latter stages of the McCarthys Insurance Brokers Senior League
Division 2. A recent victory against Knocknagoshel ensured that the
Club would qualify for the semi final and a date with Ballyduff after
picking further league points defeating Duagh and drawing with
Ballyduff. Ballylongford having topped the league go straight through
to the final so it will be all systems go to try and put one over on
the “Duffers” which wont be an easy task and qualify for our third
Division 2 final in a row.
Of course with Bally already through to the
final Asdee will be all out to go through to meet our fellow
parishioners and put one over on them having suffered a heavy defeat
in a recent County league outing. However first up will be Ballyduff
who will be a tough obstacle to overcome. With the past two years
Asdee have contested the Division 2 Final coming out at the wrong end
of the scoreline on each occasion against Ballydonoghue and last year
Moyvane. Hopefully the club will have some of their players that were
not available up to now for various reasons may be available this time
round as this may be the year to rectify this situation and hope as
the saying goes” third time lucky”.
PROVISIONAL FIXTURE At the minute with Ballyduffs involvement in the
County Senior Hurling Championship; the Division 2 North Kerry
Football Division 2 League Semi Final Asdeev Ballyduff has a
provisional date of Wednesday August 17th or if Ballyduff advance to
the Hurling final Wednesday September 14th has been pencilled in.
COUNTY LEAGUE. Our senior footballers have been blowing hot and cold
in this years Credit Union County Football League, Division 5 and
after the Round 8 games and only 3 to go it dosent look like we will
be nearing promotion with just 6 league points on the board. However
its been a difficult year so far but the team have been performing
well enough with what we got, but unfortunately at no stage during the
campaign had we got near enough a full team due to players making
themselves unavailable through work, injuries and other comittments;
in our previous two games against Ballylongford and Rathmore
“B”there was just two substitute togged out.
Its no fault of theplayers or management really as all you can play with what you have got. In fairness maybe it was close at times struggling to put a team together but the club have always made sure that a team was fielded. We had wins over Cromane, Ballyduff and Austin Stacks “B” while defeat was out lot against; Knocknagoshel, Duagh, Sneem/Derrynane and Rathmore.Certainly at the minute’ as already stated the club have been very fielding very much understrength sides but with the following players who are not available at the minute some out of the Country.
Some with long term injuries and for different reasons they are not
available; Con Carmody, Michael Tydings,, Padraig Ruddle, Patrick
Horgan, Darren Russell, David O Connor, Charles Dalton, Sam Dowd and Michael Walsh which it makes it difficult with competing against the
stronger teams. Then we have Conor Keane and Jack Keane waiting on the wings and who are not allowed to play due to the rule that under 17s cant play senior football. At least Noel Long, Conor Coughlan, Keith
McNamara and Thomas Mulvihill are almost ready to play the full hour
so hopefully things will pick up for the remainder of the season.
Not forgetting of course veterans Mick Fitzsimons and John Kennedy who had to line out on a few occasions to help the club out of tricky
situations. . So it’s a sign of great spirit and camaraderie in the
camp that a team can be fielded in what must be said; tricky
COLLECTION. St Marys, Asdee held their Annual Church gate Collection
on Sunday July 31st last. Once again on behalf of the club we would
like to thank everybody who contributed on the day.
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. Asdee/Bally were due to take on
Duagh/Ballyduff on Thursday evening last but was postponed to a later
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. In Round 3 Asdee/Bally
had a bye.
GOLDEN GOAL. Week 26 winner of the Golden Goal was Joseph Martin
Rice, Tullahinell, Asdee 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 “Jack Jays”.Bar.
McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry Senior League, Division 2,
semi final; Asdee v Ballyduff. Provisional dates of either Wednesday
August 17th or Wednesday September 14th. Venue yet 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 away fixed for Saturday August 20th, 7 30pm.
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.
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.