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Weekly News 12/01/14

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TERRACE TALK.     Well it all seems to be all systems go at the minute for the local St. Marys G A A Club; waiting patiently for the date to be fixed for our historic Munster Final clash with the champions of Cork, Charleville; however on Monday January 6th was another milestone for the club when the Maestro Weeshie Fogarty who was M C for our recent club social featured Asdee on his first Terrace Talk programme of the year giving the club a 45 minute slot. Certainly the listeners and especially all locals were very proud of the club Officers whom were interviewed  and who all gave their views on the happenings of the club at the moment.

Club Chairman and Secretary; Padraig Vallelly and Mark O Hanlon respectively gave their views, Team Trainer, John Kennedy and Selector Dan Dalton spoke freely as did former Treasurer of the County Board, John Joe O Carroll. You can hear the interviews and indeed the whole programme again any time by visiting  Radio Kerry website. This publicity means so much to our Club and without doubt for the smaller clubs who are struggling at times like ourselves; take note; you don’t have to be in the top tier to enjoy your football.

A G M  The date and venue has been confirmed for the  Asdee G A A  Annual General Meeting which go ahead on Friday February 7th, 8pm in the Community Centre. All motions and nominations  must be with Secretary Mark O Hanlon not later than Wednesday February 5th.

UNDER 21 FINAL.  Asdee/Bally/Beale  2-9  Knock/Brosna  3-12. This was an absolute cracker of a contest that had to go into extra time before the issue was decided played in excellent playing  conditions on Saturday last at Duagh. However on saying all that there was no question or doubt but that Knock/Brosna who entered the game as favourites were the better side; they led at the break by 7pts and 8mts into the second half seem to have the game wrapped up, dominating proceedings and leading by 8pts.

Still the Shannonsiders who were chasing the game up to this seemed to get a foothold and bit by bit clawed their way back and a scrambled goal into injury time by full back Martin Collins took the game to extra time. They failed to score in that extra time and Knock/Brosna were crowned Under 21 champions for 2013. From the local club; martin Collins, Kieran Kelly, Darren Russell, Mikchael Tydings on the starting 15 while, Sean Keane, Eoin Tydings were introduced as second half substitutes, Con Carmody completed our representation. Team Manager/Trainer  was Sean Carr.

SENIOR SCOR. The North Kerry Finals of Senior Scor will once again be very kindly sponsored by local man; Tom O Sullivan of Agri Business, Kilcolman Asdee.  The date and time have not yet been confirmed but the likely date will be towards the end of January. The event will take place in the Community Centre, Asdee.                                             


ASDEE in third position

Laune Rangers “B” team were named as the winners of the Senior Football League Fair Play Award sponsored by Mulvihill’s Pharmacy Killorglin. The initiative, which was the brainchild of Munster Council Delegate Joe Crowley, himself also a Laune Rangers man, sees the team with the best disciplinary and playing record being rewarded with a cheque for €1,000. Each team starts with 100 points and points are then deducted for red and yellow cards, walkovers etc.
Laune Rangers Secretary Terence Houlihan was presented with the cheque at Monday night’s County Committee Meeting by Joe Crowley.
All teams start the League with 100 points, 
Yellow card – 2 point penalty
2 Yellows & a Red 5 point penalty
Red Card – 10 point penalty
Walkover – 100 point penalty

Asdee and Duagh were the only North Kerry Clubs to be included in the top 10
The Top Ten were as follows:

Laune Rangers B 98                           
Dromid Pearses 96
Asdee 92
Renard 88
Templenoe 86
Lispole 86
Churchill 83
Castlegregory 84
Dr Crokes 84
Duagh 78





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