12’s and 14’s action in the KSBGL:
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland
Wexford 4-0 Kerry
12’s Cup quarter finals
Mastergeeha 1-0 Camp Juniors
Tralee Dynamos 2-1 Killarney Celtic
12’s Cup Semi-Finals
MEK Galaxy 1-4 St Brendan’s Park
Mastergeeha 3-1 Tralee Dynamos
12’s Plate Semi-final
St Brendan’s Park D 2-0 Castleisland B
Listowel Celtic C 4-2 Inter Kenmare B AET
Killarney Celtic B 4-1 MEK Galaxy B
Castleisland 2-1 St Brendan’s Park B
12’s Shield Semi-Finals
LB Rovers 7-0 Mastergeeha B
Inter Kenamre 3-0 Castleisland A
14’s Boys Shield Semi- Final
MEK Galaxy 2-4 Camp Juniors
Mastergeeha 6-4 Inter Kenmare
Girls Inter League Friendlies
12’s Kerry 2-2 Clare SSL
13’s Kerry 1-1 Clare SSL
15’s Kerry – Clare SSL
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland
The Kerry 14’s made the difficult trip to Wexford for their opening game of the Shield Phase of the EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland. A delayed start while waiting for the referee didn’t help and it was the home side that went ahead in the 15th minute.
Wexford scored again before the break with the Kerry defence calling for the ball to be flagged as having gone out of play. Kerry pushed hard to get back into the game but Wexford exploited this to score twice.
Kerry play their first game of this phase at home this Saturday when they welcome Waterford FC to Celtic Park at 2pm.
St Brendan’s Park and Mastergeeha to contest 12’s Cup final:
The 12’s Cup final, provisionally pencilled in for Monday September 13th will be contested by St Brendan’s Park and Mastergeeha.
Goals from Jonathan Casey, Jack Murphy and Roan Guerin saw Mastergeeha progress to the final thanks to a 3-1 win over Tralee Dynamos whose goal came from Eoghan Daly.
Mastergeeha had qualified for their semi-final with a 1-0 win over Camp Juniors thanks to a Roan Guerin goal. Tralee Dynamos had beaten Killarney Celtic 2-1 to reach the last four thanks to goals from Danny Lane and Cody Sheehan with Jack Grady replying for Celtic.
St Brendan’s Pakr were away to MEK Galaxy in their semi-final and went 1-0 up thanks to a Dean Courtney goal. The home side equalised just after half time but further goals from Danny Kingston, Johnny Neilings and Edison Jahiri ensured the Park’s progression.
Park D and Listowel Celtic C in 12’s Plate final:
Extra time was needed to separate Listowel Celtic C and Inter Kenmare B in the 12’s Plate semi-final. Ryan McDonell scored for Listowel Celtic C and Tony Desmond replied for Inter as the game was tied at 1-1 at end of normal time.
Desmond got a second for Inter in extra time but it wasn’t enough as goals from Shane Costello, Thomas Keane and Thomas Lynch saw the North Kerry side reach the final.
They will meet St Brendan’s Park D in the final on Friday night. The Tralee side were 2-0 winners over Castleisland B thanks to goals from Patrick Leen and Odhran O’Connor.
LB Rovers and Inter Kenmare in 12’s Shield Final:
There were two games played early in the week before the semi-finalists of the 12’s Shield were known. Killarney Celtic B were 4-1 winners over MEK Galaxy B but it wasn’t enough for the Hoops to progress. Dara Horan 2, Luca Mosca and Jack O’Shea got the Celtic goals with Conor Hayes scoring for MEK Galaxy.
Castleisland qualified for the semi-finals thanks to a 2-1 win over the Park B who were 1-0 up at the break thanks to a Darragh Callaghan goal. But goals from Byron Culhane and Jamie Nolan saw the home side progress at Georgie O’Callaghan Park.
In the Shield semi-finals goals from Colm Kelliher, Aidan O’Sullivan and an og saw Inter Kenmare reach the final knocking out Inter Kenmare.
LB Rovers had two goals each from Liam Lynch, Brody Mulvihill and Odhran Barry and one from Odhran Buckley in their 7-0 win over Mastergeeha B.
The 12’s Shield Final between Inter Kenmare and LB Rovers is set for this Saturday with the venue TBC at the time of going to print.
Camp Juniors and Mastergeeha reach 14’s Shield final:
The Mastergeeha and Inter Kenmare semi-final turned out to be a 10 goal thriller with the Kilbrean side winning 6-4 in the end. Faradh Miah was the star for Mastergeeha hitting a hat trick and these were added to by goals from Sean McAulliffe, Sean Cox and Sean Maher.
Rossa McGearailt did all he could for Inter as he also ended with three goals and Sean Casey also scored but they just came up short.
Camp Juniors started the brighter in their semi-final over MEK Galaxy and they went 3-0 up thanks to goals from Robert Keane, Darragh Murphy and Dean Goodwyn before Conor Tangney pulled one back for MEK. However a fourth for Camp from Goodwyn saw them through even though Jamie Vousden did pull another one back late on for the home side.
Clare girls made the short trip to Kerry:
The continuing development of the 12’s Kerry girls squad and the build-up for the 13’s and 15’s Gaynor Cups continued when Clare SSL brought three squads to Kerry.
The 12’s played in Christy Leahy Park while the 13’s and 15’s were in action in Georgie Callaghan Park in Castleisland. It was a very productive days for the three Kerry girls sides.
In the 12’s it ended Kerry 2-2 Clare with Amy Brosnan getting both goals for Kerry. The 13’s was also a draw, this time 1-1 with Laura Flavey on the mark for Kerry.
The 15’s game ended 4-0 but doesn’t really tell the story of the game as Kerry hit the crossbar and post twice with Katie Foster especially unlucky not to hit the net once if not twice.
Team of the Week:
Camp Juniors 12’s
Ryan McDonnell Conor Finnegan Ryan Flaherty
Listowel Celtic 12’s Mastergeeha 12’s St Brendan’s Park 12’s
Jack Noonan Glen Sullivan Dara Horan Harry Murphy
Tralee Dynamos 12’s Castleisland 12’s Killarney Celtic 12’s MEK Galaxy 12’s
Conor Dealy Rossa McGearailt Alex Dafoor
Mastergeeha 12’s Inter Kenmare 14’s Tralee Dynamos 12’s