Saturday 25th February
U/10 Boys (non-competitive)
Askeaton v Breska Rvs
Team: Ronan Duffy, Sean Ring, Oisin Somers, Ben Ranahan, Jonah Murphy, Fionn McAndrew, Robbie Sheehan, Finn Fitzgerald, Reon George, Kayden Delahunty.
U/12 Boys Div 2
Breska Rvs B 1-1 Askeaton
We took a squad of 12 to Breska. Great conditions. We started strong and had a couple of instances through with the ball but were fouled. Shipped a goal midway through the first half. We started dominating the game but first half ended 1-0 to the home team. Second half was less structured but we finally caught a break and Hugh Sheehy slotted home from a Tommy Harty pass. The last quarter was helter skelter, could have gone either way but ended 1-1. A lot of lads stood up today, playing out of position and gave it everything.
Team: Frank Murphy, Tómas Moane, Kieran Hanley, Dion Harty, Cian Sheehan, Callum Harte, Mike Faulkner, Callum Dalton, Tom Harty, Saul Birdthistle, Hugh Sheehy, Aaron Ranahan.
U/12 Boys Div 4
Askeaton B 0-4 Breska Rvs C
A beautiful morning in the pitch on Saturday. We held our own in the first half and played some great football. We were one nil down going into the second half and needed a bit of luck but Breska scored a quick goal and unfortunately two more goals followed later. Great improvement from this young team.
Team: Dylan Rodriguez, Conor Sheehan, Emanuel Oludakpo, Darragh Moran, Jake Gallagher, Niall Sheehy, Paudie Sheehy, Jamie Purcell, Danny Anglim, Michael O’ Shaughnessy, Bradley Kelly, Cian Sommers, Tyrique McCarthy.
U/14 Boys Div 2
Ballingarry B 2-1 Askeaton AFC
This was a real good preformance playing some great football at times and defended very well. A super goal of the season from the Ballingarry forward followed by a quick 2nd gave them a 2 nil cushion against the run of play. We didn’t lie down though and a slick pass from Sam just on the halfway line to Callum, he had a lot to do, holding off two challenges he ran on to put the ball into the bottom corner. Finished up 2-1. Great praise for all the boys and girls, they are improving every game they play. Their day will come yet!
Team: Luca Zoncada, Rory Moran, Cathal Daly, Conor McKnight, Paudie Ryan, Willie Faulkner, Paddy Harty, Sam Costello, Kerry Moane, Marie McKnight, Callum Small, Danny Murphy.
U/16 Boys Div 2
Rathkeale 2-1 Askeaton AFC
A last minute breakaway goal gave the home team 3 points when we did everything but score in the 2nd half. Lady Luck shone on the Rathkeale goal as we peppered shot after shot at them.
Rathkeale led after 15 minutes with a deflected shot from a corner. The home team had the better of the play in the opening 40 minutes but never troubled our keeper.
We took control in the second half and became the dominant team. A Zach Birdthistle penalty levelled the match but unfortunately the winner evaded us until Rathkeale broke in the 80th minute.
Team: Cathal Guerin, Dean Murphy, Matthew Kehoe, Connor Neville, Ben Fitzgerald, Jamie Ruane, Deren Aksoy, Jamie Sheehan, Shane Ryan, Zach Birdthistle, Christopher Sheehy, Willie Russell, Danny Murphy, Aidan Kelly.
U/14 Girls Div 2
Askeaton AFC 0-1 Kilcolman Rvs
Kilcolman scored in the first half from play and try as hard as we could we just weren’t able to equalise. Fully committed performance from all of our 13 girls.
Team: Xixi Prendeville, Tammy O’Dwyer, Marie McKnight, Charlotte O’ Callaghan, Lily Bishop, Danielle Prendeville, Ellie Kelly, Hailey Ashton, Siofra Gallagher, Kate Moran, Samantha Maune, Mercy Oludakpo, Aoibheann O’ Donoghue.
Sunday 26th February
Weekly Observer Division 1
Dromore Utd 2-0 Askeaton AFC
Unfortunately we never got going on Sunday, was a very scrappy game but Dromore deserved the win. Hopefully we can pick it up next week.
Team: Killian Fitzgerald, Cormac O’ Keeffe, Caolan Rushe, Colum Sweeney, Alan McGrath, Sam Duggan, Ray Kelly, Shane Long, Stephen Smith, Jeff Duggan, Niall Barry, Mark Murphy, Matt Moane, Kieran Walsh.
Askeaton AFC will be holding a fundraising Disco this Saturday 4th March. Music by DJ Mike D. Venue: Top of the Town. €5 entry at the door. All welcome.
We will be holding Bingo in the Community Hall on Saturday 11th March at 8pm. Why not come along, you might be lucky! All welcome.
ASKEATON AFC 50/50 SPLIT THE POT!!
Keelan Ruttle with his sister Eimear and mam Angela being presented with his Askeaton AFC Split the Pot winnings from Norman Birdthistle. Split the Pot is held every Tuesday night.
Our Split the Pot draw was held Tuesday, February 21st in the clubhouse. The winner of €149 was Donnacha McMahon.
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.