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County Novice Shield Quarter-Final

Fossa 1-12 Asdee 0-11

Asdee travelled to Killarney to take on Fossa in the opening match of their defence of their County & Munster Titles. The home side are in contention for promotion to County League Division 3 so would have gone in to this game as favourites, particularly as Asdee were missing a number of players due to injury and work commitments. However, it was the North Kerry side who probably had the better of the opening half and if they had converted more of their chances would have gone in a number of points ahead at half-time. Paul O’ Carroll opened the scoring with a point after 4 minutes. The visitors missed a number of chances before Fossa struck for a goal in the 9th minute. Darren Russell responded with a score  on the 11th minute before Fossa went further ahead with points in the 12 and 13 minutes. Darren Russell scored a fine point in the 19th minute  and an Eoin Kennedy effort on the 22nd minute left the scores Fossa 1-02 Asdee 0-03. There last five minutes saw both sides register scores with  Michael Breen and Darragh Keane twice hitting the target and Fossa also added another three points before half-time. Asdee went trailing by one point at half time on a scoreline of Fossa 1-05 Asdee 0-07. Unfortunately, the Killarney side had the advantage of a strong breeze in the 2nd half and managed to improve their performance. Asdee only managed four 2nd half points. Their scorers were Kieran Kelly, Eoin Kennedy and Michael Breen who converted two frees. With 15 minutes to go Fossa had opened a six point lead and looked to be cruising to victory. Asdee did produce a fighback bringing it down to three points and despite making several attempts to try and find the equalizing goal it was Fossa who scored the insurance point to seal the win. Despite a brave effort Asdee surrendered their County Title.

Team and Scorers: Eoin Tydings, Brian Couhlan, Eoin O’ Carroll, Con Carmody, Kieran Kelly, 1pt, Darren Russell, 2pts,  Charlie Dalton, John Doran, David O’ Connor, Paul O’ Carroll, 1pt, Darragh Keane, 2pts  Michael Tydings,  Denis Dalton, Eoin Kennedy, 2pts, Michael Breen 3pts Subs Padraig Buckley for Charlie Dalton (blood).                                                                                                                                                          HALFMARATHON. The local St. Marys, Asdee GAA in association with Kerry Respite Care broke into new territory  for the club in  holding their Fundraising  inaugural  Half Marathon and 10km road race and which also  incorporated a 5km fun run/walk in brilliant sunshine on Saturday last .Certainly it was an historic day for the club and with some of Kerrys top athletes  taking part from Riocht, Farranfore/Maine Valley, Kerry Crucaders and from Cork came Skiberrean A C. which made it a most successful venture. In all over 200 athletes took part and prior to the event M.C. for the day 3 times All Ireland Senior Football Medal Holder, John Kennedy thanked all who participated in the run, the many stewards local and from neighbouring parishes, the Gardai, Ballybunion Sea Rescue, Kerry Council Council and of course the fantastic organizing committee led by John Joe O Carroll and Liam Doyle who left no stone unturned making sure everything went off smoothly. A special word of thanks to both the Riocht Club and the Liostuathail Athletic club who attended a meeting with the organizing committee and who gave advice in the running of the venture  Not forgetting our main sponsors of the event; Heaphys Centra, Ballylongford, Beale Hill Windfarm and  Listowel Autos Ltd and many other local sponsors which included O Sullivans Agri, Kilcolman, Asdee, Maria and John Pius Walsh, Homestead and Cahills Supervalue, Ballybunion to which  the club are indebted to

 All the routes  started & finished at the grounds of Asdee GAA, Jack WalshMemorial Park. There was  €350 worth of prize money on offer for the winners and also there were commemorative medals for all particpants in all three races along with hot food, tea, coffee, biscuits, for everyone.

 The following are the results of our historic day;

20k/Half Marathon; Mens.    1st,          Tommy O Brien, Riocht,                                  1.22.11

                                                    2nd         Pat Dunworth, Tralee,                                      1.25.10

                                  Women    1st          Cathrina Barry, Farrenfore/Main Valley        1.33.59

                                                     2nd          Nora Barry, Ballybunion                                   1.42.51


10km/6mile              Mens        1st           Micheal Dullea, Skibberrean A. C.                34.43

                                                     2nd            Dan Dalton, Ballybunion                               43.22

                                     Women 1st.            Jane Kearney, Tralee                                     52.49

                                                     2nd             Jacqui Laide, Annascaul                            1.09.07

5km/3mile                  Mens      1st             Cian O Brien, Tralee                                       22.20   

                                      Women  1st             Emily Vial, Asdee                                            28.30                                                                                                                                                 SENIOR CHAMPIONSHIP. The draw took place for the Bernard O Callaghan Memorial Senior Football Championship 2014 Sponsored by McMunns Bar and Restaurant, Ballybunion on Tuesday night last September 2nd. The Seaside Village hoisted the event where the local St. Marys Asdee were given a tough assignment being drawn against their great rivals and near neighbours Beale in the opening round and indeed the Seasiders would be one of the favourites to lift the Eamon O Donoghue Cup come December.


COUNTY LEAGUERemaining County League games; home to Dr.Crokes “B”  in a back fixture and away to both Sneem/Derrynane and Duagh. Dates to be confirmed.


MINOR CHAMPIONSHIP. Asdee/Bally will take on Knock/Brosna in the semi final of the North Kerry Division 13 a side championship

UNDER 21 CHAMPIONSHIP The combination side of Asdee/Bally/Beale have drawn Listowel Emmets in the quarter final of the North Kerry Under 21 Championship.

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