Asdee GAA   04/02/2019

North Kerry LeagueDivision 2.

Asdee  1-8       Duagh 0-12

The Football season for the year ahead kicked off on Sundaylast in Division 2 of the McCarthys Insurance, Brokers Senior League with  an away game against Duagh. Played in perfectunderfoot conditions between two evenly matched sides  that saw the sides level on no fewer than 4ocassions with the end result hanging in the balance right up to the lastwhistle. The opening half saw scores hard to comeby with defences very tight ontheir opponents and also some poor shooting efforts that saw Duagh kicking 5early wides and it took until the 9th minute before the first scorewas registered with Killian Buckley swinging over an excellent point. From thekickout play swung to the other end and when match Referee, Mike Joy awarded apenalty to Asdee and up stepped Eoin Tydings who tucked the ball into thecorner of the net. Points were exchanged by Martin Scanlon;(3) and Tom Scanlonwith Paul O Carroll and Darren Russell replying for Asdee to tie up the gameafter 25 minutes.Duagh 0-5 Asdee 1-2. Duagh finished the half well and pointsfrom Martin Scanlon, Sean Broderick and Thomas McNamara say them ahead 0-8 to1-2. Certainly the second half livened up considerably with the visitorsgetting stuck in early on and points coming from Eoin Tydings Darragh Keane andMike Breen with Martin Scanlon getting one back for Duagh and by the 7thminute it was all square; Duagh 0-9 Asdee 1-6. The final quarter was hectic asplay ebbed and flowed ; Ger McCarthy and Martin Scanlon for Duagh and MikeBreen and Darragh Keane for the visitors had the team on level terms after 16minutes  but a mighty point from AnthonyMaher say the home side lead and even though Asdee had plenty of the play to atleast get something from the game which they would have deserved;  as the peppered the opposing defence in thosefinal minutes  but credit Duagh who heldfirm and the final scores came from Nigel O Connor and Darragh Keane with thehome team just edging out the victory. This was a very encouraging display fromAsdee who had Shay Doran playing well making his first start at wing back andStephen Lynch listed amongst the substitutes. We also welcome back DarrenRussell after a few seasons away and Con Carmody after a short lay-off. Asdee;James Kelly, Con Carmody, Martin Collins, Conor Keane, Jack Keane, John Doran,Shay Doran, Kieran Kelly, Darragh Keane, Mike Breen, Sean Keane, Capt, DarrenRussell, Paul O Carroll, Eoin Tydings, Eoin Kennedy. Subs; Cyril Dineen forConor Keane,inj, Dinny Dalton for Shay Doran. Referee, Mike Joy, Ballydonoghue.

C C C.  Congratulations to Patsy Coughlan on beenreturned to the C C C of the North Kerry Football Board at their first meetingof 2019 held in “Christys Bar” Listowel. Certainly the former Secretary, ViceChairman, Registrar, Referee and Club Delegate has served both his Club andDistrict Board well down through the years. Wishing him well on his appointmentonce again.

SCOR.  Asdee G A A Club were represented at theEstuary Print and Trophies Ballylongford Sponsored North Kerry  Scor Sinsear Finals at the Marian Hall Moyvaneon Sunday evening last where the Club were involved in both Recitation  Donal Dalton and Leiriu; Kathleen Carmody,Mairead Doyle, Gerdie O Carroll and Jack Hennessy; however there was no joy asboth came in second place missing out on a County Final appearance. Ballydonoghuewere victors in both Leiriu and Recitation with Saoirse O  Connor, Ballylongford taking the Solo Singingdiscpline. These will now go through to a County Final taking place at theMarian Hall Moyvane on this Friday February 8th, commencing at 7pm. 


McCarthys Insurance Brokers North Kerry Division 2 League.Sunday February 10th  Asdeeaway to Ballyduff, Sunday February 17th, Asdee v Moyvane, SundayFebruary 24th Asdee v Knocknagoshel, Sunday March 3rdAsdee received a bye.

County LeagueDivision 5. First Round Asdee v Ballylongford, Sunday March 10th.It looks like there will be 22 teams taking part as opposed to 15 last year;this is due to the fact that there will be no fewer than 6 extra “B” teamsentering this Division.The Division will be made up of two groups consisting of11 teams with Asdee playing in Group “B” while 10 teams will make up Division 5

MINORS. Minorswill play in Division 3 “B” of the County League which is pencilled in to starton  Saturday February 16 with Beaufort,Glenflesk, Castlegregory, Kerins O Rahillys, Renard/St. Marys joiningAsdee/Ballylongford/Ballydonoghue. First outing will be a home game againstCastlegregory.