Saturday 4th March
U/10 Girls (non-competitive)
Creeves v Askeaton AFC
The girls travelled to near neighbours Creeves on Saturday morning where they played a very entertaining and even game resulting in a draw. Well done.
U/12 Girls Div 2
Rathkeale 2-1 Askeaton AFC
Unfortunately our girls had a 2-1 defeat to Rathkeale Saturday morning in Rathkeale. We always knew this was going to a tough encounter with Rathkeale hot on our heels in the league. Rathkeale started really well and were 2-0 up after 15 minutes. But major credit has to go to the girls as they regrouped and gathered themselves. Hailey Ashton pulled a goal back early in the 2nd half, after a great assist from Samantha Maune to make it 2-1. The girls battled so hard to get the equaliser and were very unlucky not to do so. Credit has to go to Rathkeale who weathered the storm well and held on for the win. Unlucky girls, great effort. We go again.
Team: Jade Hehir, Danielle Prendeville, Zoey Hallinan, Laoise Daly, Hailey Ashton, Tammy O’ Dwyer, Rachael Maune Harty,Mariah Harty, Samantha Maune, Ellen Costello, Niamh Somers.
Youths Division 3
Feenagh 4-1 Askeaton AFC
We travelled to Feenagh on Saturday to play the league leaders in our second last match. In a game where we really needed a win, we got off to a good start when half way through the first half, a well taken corner from Thomas McCarthy was met by Arron McCarthy who found the net and gave us the lead.
After the half time break Feenagh came out much stronger and took control of the game. Within minutes they got the equaliser they were waiting for but did not stop there, as unfortunately three more goals from them followed soon after. Credit to all the lads who kept going until the final whistle. We look forward to meeting Feenagh again in the first round of the Desmond Youths Cup in the coming weeks.
Team: Cathal Guerin, Daniel Ruane, Cathal Moran, Stephen Maune, Conor Purcell, Aron Kelly, Thomas McCarthy, Evan Costello, Luke Kelly, Tyrique Harte, Arron McCarthy, Christopher Sheehy.
Sunday 5th March
Weekly Observer Desmond Cup
Askeaton AFC 2-3 Broadford Utd (HT 1-1)
We started ok, Broadford had a good bit of the ball but we expected that. We defended very well and Cian was dangerous on the counter attack for us but Broadford scored first with a well worked goal. Credit to the lads they pulled one back before halftime as Cian drilled the ball across the box and Jeff drove it into the roof of the net.
We started the second half the better team with Sam and Ray dominating midfield. Ray played a great ball to Jeff on the wing, his delivery was top class to find Pete but just heading it over the cross bar. With the boys growing in confidence Pete played a fine ball across to Stephen but he just missed it by an inch. Soon after Pete had another chance just narrowly missed the target, but as we pushed up Broadford scored two fast goals. The boys still kept fighting and 85 minutes Cian was taken down in the box and his brother Stephen slotted it home.
I honestly can’t praise this bunch of lads enough, their top class, never give up and always fight to the last whistle 🔴⚫
Team: Killian Fitzgerald, Kevin Barry, Colum Sweeney, Alan McGrath, Cormac O’ Keeffe, Sam Duggan, Ray Kelly, Jeff Duggan, Pete Harty, Stephen Smith, Cian Smith, Lee Kelly, Mark Murphy.
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!!
Donnacha McMahon being presented with his Askeaton AFC Split the Pot winnings from Pat Fitzgerald. Split the Pot is held every Tuesday night.
Our Split the Pot draw was held Tuesday, February 28th in the clubhouse. The winner of €148 was Jamie McNamara.
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.