Saturday 6th May
U/12 Boys Div 4
GB Rvs B 5-0 Askeaton B
Our u/12 B team wrapped up their season on Saturday morning with an away game to GB Rovers. This young side are all u/12 again next season and their dedication and commitment has been exceptional throughout this season. Well done to all the players and management. See you all after the summer break
Team: Oisín O’ Connor, Connor Sheehan, Jake Gallagher, Bradley Kelly, Emmanuel Oludakpo, Niall Sheehy, Michael O’ Shaughnessy, Kayden Delahunty, Danny Anglim, Paudi Sheehy, Jamie Purcell, Zion Majo.
U/12 Boys Div 2
Kilcolman Rvs 4-1 Askeaton AFC
We lost 4-1 to Kilcolman on Saturday. Good game but Kilcolman were too stong. 2-1 at halftime after a goal from Kieran Hanley. We had a few chances but we couldn’t equalise. Kilcolman got a lucky goal after a long range shot was headed from the edge of the box by one of our defenders over our own keeper. Our keeper – Callum Dalton then made an excellent save after a penalty was awarded to Kilcolman. They went on to get another late one but in fairness our lads (and Samantha Maune who had a great game) kept plugging away but couldn’t find the net.
Team: Callum Dalton, Saul Birdthistle, Tomas Moane, Frankie Murphy, Tom Harty, Kieran Hanley, Cian Sheehan, Callum Harte, Samantha Maune, Dion Harty.
Sunday 7th May
Weekly Observer Division One
Askeaton AFC 6-3 Shountrade AFC
Jeff Duggan (2)
Very entertaining game on Sunday morning which we dominated. Despite having the great start Shountrade had the ball in the net after the first 5 minutes. Credit from the lads, they didn’t drop their heads and we responded when Shane gave a lovely ball out the wing to Matt, his first touch was good but the finish was better as he drilled the ball into the bottom corner. We started playing lovely football with great movement off the ball, Shane long was winning a lot of possession for us and with a great tackle put Cian through, squared it to Jeff, with his back to the goal he spun the defender and sent him the wrong way and slotted it home. We got another goal when Shane took a long range shot and Sam was there to slot it home. Shountrade pulled one back before halftime. At half time we told the lads to keep playing the football and create more chances and they did. Ray Kelly was unbelievable today, very good on the ball, moving it very well. Niall came on and caused the defence a load of problems. Next on the goal sheet was Cian when he was quick on his feet to tap home from a save off the keeper. We were rightly on top at this stage. Niall once again using his speed down the wing when he squared a ball, the defender got in the way but Jeff never gave up the chance and got his reward as he tackled the defender and the ball found the net. With Niall getting great joy on the wing he broke free from the defence and calmly slotted it home. Shountrade got a goal near the end but finished 6-3. A great result, giving us plenty of confidence for our last game. Stephen Smith was brilliant today in centre back but Shane Long was outstanding and was man of the match.
FAI FOOTBALL CAMP
Bookings are now OPEN!!
Date: July 17th-21st (Monday to Friday)
10am – 1pm
Ballymore Askeaton V94 39VO
For boys & girls ages 6 – 14
€80 per child with discounts for siblings (includes INTERSPORT Elvery’s FAI jersey, football & backpack)
Photo: Michael Dundon, last weeks Split the Pot winner being presented with his winnings from Pat Fitzgerald.
ASKEATON AFC 50/50 SPLIT THE POT!!
Our Split the Pot draw was held Tuesday, May 2nd in the clubhouse. The winner of €130 was Sheila Sheehan.
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.