Tuesday 9th April

U15 Boys Div 2
Askeaton/Kilcornan 0-1 Feenagh

Thursday 11th April

U16 Boys Div 2
Shountrade 1-2 Askeaton/Kilcornan
Gavin Rushe
Leon Morton
We went 1 nil up on the half hour mark through a long distance free kick from Gavin Rushe that sailed over the keepers head to lead 1-0 at Half Time.
Shountrade scored early in the second half to level the game, we battled on and on the hour we got the winner with a cracking free kick from Leon Morton. Shountrade came on strong for the last 20 minutes but we survived with great defending from all our team but mostly our back 5 (inc keeper). We left with a 2-1 win and another 3 points on the board. Best for us on the night were Nathan Dalton, Jack Doran, Gavin Rushe and Jamie Sheahan.

Saturday 13th April 

U10 Boys
Athea Utd v Askeaton/Kilcornan
Our lads played some great soccer with plenty of goals from Sean, Mike, Luke, Rory and Gavin. This group just keep improving. Well done boys.

U12 Boys Cup Quarter Finals
Ballingarry 2-0 Askeaton/Kilcornan
The boys lost out in the cup, 2 nil away to Ballingarry, tough loss but leaves us to concentrate on the remaining league fixtures.

U14 Boys Div 3
Askeaton/Kilcornan 1-2 NCW Town B

U14 Girls Div 2
Glantine 5-0 Askeaton/Kilcornan
A tough game against top of the table Glantine on Saturday. The girls started very well and it was very even for the first 20 minutes. Glantine got on the scoreboard and our girls heads started to drop unfortunately. Regardless of the final score there was some very good football played overall and U12s Samantha Maune did very well in goals pulling off some great saves.

U16 Boys Div 2
Feenagh v Askeaton/Kilcornan (off, no referee available)

Sunday 14th April

Weekly Observer Division 1
Shannonside FC 0-5 Askeaton/Kilcornan AFC
(HT 0-2)
Sean Whelan
Ken O’ Donoghue
Matt Moane
Sam Duggan
Our A team travelled to Shannonside this morning for the early kick off and found a pitch in remarkable condition given the rain fall over the last few months.
The team talk in advance had a strong focus on our start and we couldn’t have asked for better. Right from Pat O’Donnell’s whistle, our lads went to work and won a corner through great link up play between Diarmuid O’Connor and Sean Whelan. Sam Duggan who was on set piece duty for the day, swung in a great ball and found Sean Whelan making a super run to the front post and he guided a lovely header home to get us off the mark with just 5 minutes gone. We didn’t have to wait long for the second as the next passage of play saw a lovely ball played through to Ken O’Donoghue on the left hand side. The Shannonside keeper rushed out to close the angle but Ken looped the ball over him from well outside the box and found the corner of the net with an amazing effort to make it 2-0. We continued to create opportunities throughout the first half with Colm O’Flaherty and Kevin Barry linking well down the left and Diarmuid continously finding Sean Whelan who was in flying form and a constant threat with his runs. Shannonside also created some good chances but our defence held firm to go in 2 up at half time.
The call was for more of the same in the second half and our midfield 3 of Ray Kelly, Cormac O’Keeffe and Sam Duggan did a super job of retaining possession and working the ball into our forwards. We continued to create chances through set pieces and through balls to our front 3 with Ken just flashing one wide in the 65th minute. Shannonside continued to push for an opener but so far had found Alan Ryan or John McCarthy in fine form with John particuarly dominating in the air all day! Shannonside nearly found their opener on the 70 minute when their winger went through one on one with Patrick Ivess. Patrick made a stunning save to his bottom right to keep the hosts scoreless. We introduced Matt Moane for Colm O’Flaherty who had ran himself into the ground to his credit. Matt had instant impact and guided a lovely header home from another well taken corner from Sam Duggan. Sam was also unlucky not to increase our lead through a free kick but instead found the Shannonside keeper at full stretch with the save of the day. Rob carrig was introduced for Cormac O’Keefe to add some energy and composure to see out the game. He also had instant impact when a ball came from Patrick Ivess through our defence, into Rob who found Ken on the left. Ken squared it to the middle where the Shannonside defender was forced to put it into his own net to stop Sam Duggan getting the finish. First touch football all the way from our own keeper. The game came to a close when Matt Moane got on the ball in the middle and saw Ken coming back from an offside position. He played a smashing ball over the top and Sam Duggan made yet another run from deep and tucked it home to the bottom right to make it 5-0. A harsh result on a tough Shannonside team but a lot of positives to take away for our own lads. A clean sheet, solid energetic team performance and super impact from the bench. Let’s bring all those positives and energy into training on Tuesday.

Weekly Observer Division 3
Askeaton/Kilcornan B 2-2 Carrig Celtic
(HT 2-1)
Thomas McCarthy
Anthony Cregan
We got off to the best possible start against table toppers Carrig Celtic with two early goals coming from Thomas and Anthony. Carrig pulled one back just before the half way mark.
Both sides had chances in the second half and a penalty for the away team in the last minute of injury time meant we had to share the points.

The cast of Love/Hate will be holding a Pool “Killers” Tournament in the Top of the Town Bar on Thursday 18th April at 9pm sharp.
€10 entry. Cash prize.
Registration on the night

Tickets number of tickets available for the main event which takes place in the Longcourt House Hotel, Newcastlewest on Saturday 20th April.
Tickets are priced at €25 and available from Anita Fitzgerald (087) 205 6173 or Rachel Cregan (087) 933 1325. This is an event that should not be missed.

Photo: Sorcha Cregan on behalf of Patricia McCarthy being presented with last weeks Split the Pot winnings from Norman Birdthistle.

Our Split the Pot draw was held Tuesday, April 9th in Askeaton clubhouse. The winner of €121 was Helen O’ Connell.
Split the Pot is our weekly fundraiser for Askeaton Kilcornan AFC. 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, 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.askeatonkilcornanafc.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.

This weeks Bonus Ball winning number is 28.
Draw 1 winner: John McCarthy
Draw 2 winner: Jamie Sheahan
Draw 3 winner: Noel Kenneally
Congratulations to you all