Saturday 4th February
The Rathkeale House Hotel
U/12 Girls Div 2
Askeaton AFC 1-0 Shountrade
Back in action after a long break and the girls continue where they left off with another 1-0 victory. They were made work really hard for this win from a tough Shountrade team, who on that showing dont deserve to be where they are in the league. Terrific performance and workrate from the girls. Samantha Maune with the goal. Well done, keep it going.
Team: Jade Hehir, Laoise Daly, Elada Kanapaite, Tammy O’ Dwyer, Zoey Hallinan, Hailey Ashton, Danielle Prendeville, Mariah Harty, Samantha Maune, Rachel Harty Maune, Ellen Costello, Niamh Somers.
Sunday 5th February
Weekly Observer Division 1
Shannonside FC 2-1 Askeaton AFC (HT 0-0)
Sunday was a very scrappy game, we found it hard to get our flow of passing going on a very tight pitch. Killian made a great save after 10 minutes and soon after that a late tackle on Killian again saw Shannonside down to 10 men. Not much was created by both teams for the rest of the first half.
Start of the second half Shannonside stayed defensive but good work from Niall down the wing put the ball across the box and Jeff pounced and put the ball in the net. Shannonside had to open up a bit more and we had a brilliant chance as Pete broke free and sprinted away from the defence just missing the target. We were looking like the better team now, passing way better but Shannonside pulled one back with a ball over the top. Shannonside came back but we defended well and Sam broke free in mid field, took on two men and played through Stephen, what looked a certain goal but great tackle off Shannonside player. As we pushed forward from a corner to get a winner, left one man back, Shannonside cleared the ball, their striker tackled us and a clever finish to give the 3 points to them. On another day we would have won but never the less a good battle and performance from our lads. We will go again next week away to Glantine in the cup.
Team: Killian Fitzgerald, Cormac O’ Keeffe, Robbie O’ Gorman, Colum Sweeney, Kevin Barry, Sam Duggan, Matt Moane, Stephen Smith, Jeff Duggan, Pete Harty, Niall Barry, Shane Long, Mike Reidy, Kieran Walsh, Mark Murphy.
Monday 6th February
The Casey Foods U/14 Boys Div 2
Askeaton AFC 0-5 Granagh
Team: Luca Zoncada, Marie McKnight, Kerry Moane, Danny Murphy, Nathan Dalton, Rory Moran, Cathal Daly, Paddy Harty, Callum Small, Aine Moran, Sam Costello, Conor McKnight, Paudie Ryan, Jack Murphy, Tom Harty.
The Issane Stonework U/16 Boys Div 2
Askeaton AFC 0-5 Feenagh
Team: Luca Zoncada, Matthew Kehoe, Aidan Kelly, Connor Neville, Ben Fitzgerald, Jamie Ruane, Deren Aksoy, Jamie Sheehan, Shane Ryan, Willie Russell, Alex Kelly, Shane Collins, Danny Murphy, Sam Costello.
ASKEATON AFC 50/50 SPLIT THE POT!!
Our Split the Pot draw was held Tuesday, January 31st in the clubhouse. The winner of €143 was Lisa McCarthy.
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.