Thursday 6th April
U/16 Boys Div 2
Shountrade 2-4 Askeaton AFC
Deren Aksoy scored midway through the 1st 40 minutes in a half where we created lots of chances but failed to convert them.
Shane Ryan got our second 10 minutes into the 2nd half, quickly followed by a great finish from Alex Kelly to make it 3-0. Zach Birdthistle got our 4th after great play from Aksoy. The home team battled back and scored twice in the last 10 minutes despite the best efforts of Cathal Guerin in goal.
Team: Cathal Guerin, Dean Murphy, Christopher Sheehy, Danny O’ Flaherty, Ben Fitzgerald, Jamie Ruane, Deren Aksoy, Jamie Sheahan, Shane Ryan, Zach Birdthistle, Willie Russell, Alex Kelly, Shane Collins, Samuel Costello.
Saturday 8th April
U10 Girls (non-competitive)
Askeaton v Granagh
A very entertaining game played on Saturday morning, all girls playing very well. Goals scored by Mia O’ Shaughnessy, Aimee Quirke and Mya Kelly. Well done girls!
Team: Allie Fitzsimons, Aimee Quirke, Ava Kelly, Orla Murphy, Mia O’ Shaughnessy, Evie Harty Maune, Frankie Murphy, Mya Kelly.
U/12 Boys Div 2
Askeaton 0-1 Breska Rvs B
A very late goal from Breska gave them all three points. A very enjoyable & entertaining game. Our lads played really well but unfortunately couldn’t get the ball in the net.
Team: Callum Dalton, Saul Birdthistle, Tomas Moane, Frankie Murphy, Mike Faulkner, Dion Harty, Tommy Harty, Hugh Sheehy, Kieran Hanley, Cian Sheehan, Aaron Ranahan, Callum Harte.
U/12 Boys Div 4
Broadford B 3-1 Askeaton B
We went 1-0 up in the first half with a fantastic goal from Danny Anglim, but unfortunately we missed a handful of chances afterwards and Broadford came back to score three goals and take the win.
Team: Dylan Rodrigeuz, Connor Sheahan, Bradley Kelly, Darragh Moran, Jake Gallagher, Michael O’ Shaughnessy, Cian Sommers, Niall Sheehy, Danny Anglim, Paudi Sheehy, Oisín O’ Connor, Kayden Delahunty, Reon George, Jamie Purcell, Emmanuel Oludakpo.
U/14 Girls Div 2
Newcastle West Town B 3-3 Askeaton
Aoibhinn O’ Donoghue (2)
Newcastle West led 2 nil at halftime at home favoured by a strong breeze. Our girls raised their game in the second half and equalised through goals by Aoibhinn O’ Donoghue and Lily Bishop, after constant pressure on the home goal. Aoibhinn then gave us the lead with her second goal, we thought that would be enough to win the game for us but it was not to be. The home side rallied to equalise leaving the final score 3-3.
Most enjoyable game with all our panel playing with great spirit and commitment.
These girls will be representing Limerick next Saturday in U.L in the Communiity Games Munster Futsal finals and we wish them well.
Team: Kate Moran, Tammy O’ Dwyer, Marie McKnight, Charlotte O’ Callaghan, Merci Oludakpo, Lily Bishop, Aoibhinn O’ Donoghue, Hailey Ashton, Siofra Gallagher, Ellie Kelly, Samantha Maune, Faith Delahunty, Sophie Barry.
Sunday 9th April
Riedy Cup 2nd Round
Newcastle West Town Reserves 2-3 Askeaton AFC
Great quality of football from both sides, we created great chances with Jeff and Sam coming close early on. Ray, Shane and Sam were winning all the battles in midfield and some of the link up play was very good. At halftime we knew If we kept playing our ball we would create more chances and 5 minutes into the second half when Sam layed off the ball to Stephen and a lovely strike into the bottom corner. We were by far the better side but Newcastle got a penalty and failed to convert. The lads kept up the pressure and it paid off when Jeff received the ball and used his strength to shake off the defender and square the ball to Cian who slotted it passed the keeper. Niall Barry came on and made an instant impact, running up and down the wing and causing the defence loads of problems with his pace. Our next goal came from the penalty spot when Niall was tripped in the box, up stepped Pete who sent the keeper the wrong way. Credit to Newcastle they came back and scored 2 goals in as many minutes. We created another chance when Cian who was outstanding today passed the keeper and squared to Jeff who tapped it home, but unfortunately the ref called offside. Newcastle threw all there players at our defence but we were solid, especially Caolan Rushe who put his head on everything. Matt, Cormac, Stephen and Colum were solid aswell. Killian made a few quality saves also today and we had a solid bench which helped us over the line. Great game to watch and great performance. Onto the next round we go.
Team: Killan Fitzgerald, Matt Moane, Cormac O’ Keeffe, Caolan Rushe, Colum Sweeney, Sam Duggan, Ray Kelly, Shane Long, Cian Smith, Jeff Duggan, Stephen Smith, Niall Barry, Pate Harty, Kieran Walsh, Mark Murphy.
Managers: Mark Murphy, Chris Kelly.
FAI Football Camp
We are delighted to announce we will be hosting the camp on the 17th to 21st of July.
Bookings will be open in the next few weeks.
Details to follow!
Photo: Bernadette Lyons collecting last weeks Askeaton AFC Split the Pot winnings from Pat Fitzgerald.
ASKEATON AFC 50/50 SPLIT THE POT!!
Our Split the Pot draw was held Tuesday, April 4th in the clubhouse. The winner of €128 was Christina Braddish.
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.