FRIDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL.
Well done to the U/8s who played an excellent game v Dromore Utd on Friday night under lights in the Astro.
Saturday 11th February
U/12 Boys Cup
Askeaton AFC 0-5 Abbeyfeale Utd A
U12 boys were beaten 5-0 by an excellent Abbeyfeale side who are unbeaten in the first division. We were 3 down at the break. We had a few chances but couldn’t get the ball in the net unfortunately. Lads did well in fairness to them & never gave up.
Team: Callum Dalton, Tomas Moane, Frankie Murphy, Dylan Sheahan, Callum Harte, Dion Harty, Kieran Hanley, Mike Faulkner, Tom Harty, Saul Birdthistle, Arron Ranahan, Kian Sheehan.
The Casey Foods U/14 Boys Div 2
Askeaton AFC 0-5 Newcastle West Town B
Being down 4 nil at halftime would fold most teams but by god this bunch have character in abundance and showed it with a very good 2nd half.
Team: Luca Zoncada, Aine Moran, Paudie Ryan, Kerry Moane, Danny Murphy, Paddy Harty, Rory Moran, Cathal Daly, Sam Costello, Callum Small, Connor McKnight, Willie Faulkner, Tom Harty.
The Kostal U14 Girls Div 2
Aoibheann O’ Donoghue ⚽️⚽️
Samantha Maune ⚽️
Kilcolman Rvs 3-3 Askeaton AFC
Very exciting and closely contested game from beginning to end with three great goals scored by Samantha Maune and Aoibheann O’ Donoghue.
Team: Xixi Prendeville, Hailey Ashton, Marie McKnight, Lily Bishop, Aoibheann O’ Donoghue, Ellie Kelly, Danielle Prendeville, Tammy O’ Dwyer, Siofra Gallagher, Mercy Oludakpo, Samantha Maune.
Youths Division 3
Askeaton AFC 1-3 Glantine (0-1 HT)
Luke Kelly ⚽️
Team: Cathal Guerin, Stephen Maune, Cathal Moran, Aaron Mulcahy, Evan Costello, Aron Kelly, Luke Kelly, Thomas McCarthy, Tyrique Harte, Sam Harty, Arron McCarthy, Conor Purcell, Christopher Sheehy, Daniel Ruane.
Weekly Observer Desmond Cup 1st Round
Glantine 1-3 Askeaton AFC
Caolan Rushe ⚽
Jeff Duggan ⚽
Niall Barry ⚽
We started the game the better team passing the ball very well, Kieran had a great strike that the keeper saved onto the post but against the run of play Glantine scored a lovely goal. Credit to the lads we kept playing our game. Caolan pulled a goal back for us. We went in half time 1-1.
Took us a while to get the flow going again in the second half, Jeff came nearest with a great header, hit the cross bar from a super delivery from Matt who ran his socks off up and down the wing. We did create a lot of chances but unlucky. Shane, Niall and Jeff denied by the keeper so after 90 minutes the game stayed level.
Extra time was needed, we continued creating chances with Sam running the show in midfield who I thought was man of the match. Jeff got the goal we deserved when he got the ball at the right side of the box and drilled a low ball into the left corner. We didn’t sit back, kept up the pressure and it paid off as Jeff put Niall one v one with the keeper. There was no stopping him this time as he slotted it home.
It was a credit to everyone who played on Saturday evening, all played very well. On to the next round we go, hopefully we can get a good run in it this year.
Team: Killian Fitzgerald, Cormac O’ Keeffe, Caolan Rushe, Colum Sweeney, Mark Murphy, Sam Duggan, Matt Moane, Shane Long, Niall Barry, Jeff Duggan, Kieran Walsh.
ASKEATON AFC 50/50 SPLIT THE POT!!
Our Split the Pot draw was held Tuesday, February 7th in the clubhouse. The winner of €148 was Eileen O’ Connor.
Split the Pot is our weekly fundraiser for Askeaton Football Club. You can enter by writing your name and contact number on the envelope and place your €2 into the envelope. The envelope should be placed into one of the buckets located in SuperValu, Centra, Askeaton Post Office, Top of the Town Bar, Cagney’s Bar, Shanahan’s Shop, Boss Barbers, Brian Collins Bookmakers, Moran’s Hardware, Askeaton Soccer Pitch. You can also enter online at www.askeatonafc.ie The draw is held every Tuesday evening. Half of the money entered into the draw is given in prize money and the other half goes towards funding activities for our club. We thank you all for your continued support of this fundraising initiative, it is very much appreciated.
We are holding two fundraising events in March.
March 4th Disco with Mike D
March 11th Bingo in the community hall
Something for everyone