Three Through to National Cup Last 16:
Results: National Cup Last 32:
12’s: Killarney Celtic 5-2 Ballinasloe Town.
14’s: Ballyhar 3-0 New Oak Boys.
Shelbourne 2-1 Kingdom Boys
15’s: Wilton United 0-8 Killarney Celtic.
Tom Hayes 14’s Cup Round 1:
Killarney Athletic B 1-7 Castleisland
JK Sports 12’s
Killarney Celtic B 1-1 Kingdom Boys B
Killorglin B 2-0 St Bernard’s
Fenit 3-4 Camp.
O’Callaghan Coaches 14’s:
Killarney Celtic B 2-3 Killarney Athletic
Fenit 0-3 Camp
Tralee Trophy World 16’s:
Killarney Celtic 3-2 Ballyhar
Mastergeeha 1-1 Killarney Athletic
Castleisland 3-0 Killorglin B
Fenit 4-1 Camp.
3 Kerry sides march on the National Cup and are now looking forward to Last 16 clashes and the great thing is that all three are at home.
Four sides went into action at the weekend but unfortunately Kingdom Boys trip to Dublin proved a step too far as they went out after a heroic display. They were behind after 25 minutes but an Odhran Liston goal drew the Tralee boy’s level just after the half hours. However just when it looked like Kingdom Boys would take Dublin kingpins Shelbourne to extra time the home side scored ery late on to break the Boys hearts.
However the National Cup journey continues for three sides that did the League proud at the weekend. Killarney Celtic 12’s got an early shock when they went 1-0 down to Ballinasloe Town at Celtic Park. But it was a temporary blip and as Ryan Kelliher 2, Patrick Darcy, Dara Dennehy and Darragh Lyne all got onto the score sheet to ensure Celtic march into the Last 16. Ballinasloe did pull one more back late on to leave the final score 5-2 to Killarney Celtic.
They are at home to either St Kevin’s Boys or Crumlin in the next round which is due for the 23rd of February.
There were more celebrations in Must Scott Park as Ballyhar Dynamos odyssey continues into the Last 16 following a great 3-0 win over Carlow’s New Oak Boys. Goals from Liam Brosnan, Paudie Coffey and David Kenney sets up another home clash as they will welcome either Blarney or Thomastown on the last Saturday in February.
Celtic Park will be a busy spot on that weekend in February as the 15’s have emulated the 12’s and are also into the Last 16. Neither Renmore or Portlaoise will fancy that trip to Killarney, especially as they will have noted that Celtic put 8 without reply past Wilton, who to be fair are a Division 1 side.
This game was over early as Celtic were 2-0 up inside 15 minutes thanks to goals from Peter McCarthy and Cathal O’Shea. They could have scored a few more before the third arrived in the 35th minute thanks to David Clifford. From then on Wilton were beaten and Luke Doran, Cian Gammell, Mark Harnett and an O’Shea second plus an og made sure this was over as a contest long before the ref blew the final whistle.
Tom Hayes 14’s Cup First Round:
Castleisland have booked their place in the Last 8 of the Tom Hayes Cup. Goals from Sean Horan, Shane Walsh, Padraig O’Connell 2, Eddie Horan 2 and Josh Horan saw them ease past Killarney Athletic B.
JK Sports 12’s:
There was action in Division 1 and 2 of the JK Sports 12’s. The Division 1 tie of Killarney Celtic B and Kingdom Boys B ended 1 a piece. Jean Jearvis scored for Kingdom Boys while a familiar name was again on the Celtic score sheet. Adam McMahon netted his first competitive strike for the Hoops to earn a share of the points. Celtic move onto 18 from 8 and still lead but Mastergeeha are now only two points behind with a game in hand while Kingdom Boys B are just a point outside the top three.
Leaders St Bernard’s suffered their first League defeat after 6 straight wins as they went down 2-0 to Killorglin B. Dylan O’Neill and Killian Murphy scored for Killorglin proving once again that hard work does bring benefits.
Camp were 4-3 winners over Fenit to narrow the gap on the Saints to 3 points with a game in hand.
O’Callaghan Coaches 14’s:
The two Killarney sides went into this game Division 1 game with both knowing that three points were vital to close the gap on leaders Park to six points. And it was Athletic who took the points from Celtic B on a 3-2 score line. Michael Potts did the damage netting a hat trick for the Blue side of Killarney while Michael Devlin and Patrick O’Leary were the Celtic scorers.
Camp were the other side to take 3 points as goals from Jimmy Griffin and Nathan Grady gave them the points over Fenit.
Tralee Trophy World 16’s:
This was a big weekend for this age group as the final spot in the newly formed Premier division was up for grabs plus we had the first games in that Premier section and then new Division 1.
Killarney Celtic needed all three points from their clash with Ballyhar to make sure of a spot in the top 6 that make up the Premier. It all looked good at 2-0 with Evan Cronin getting both. However Ballyhar pulled it back to 2 all to give Celtic a nail biting finish but Cronin completed his hat trick to ensure Celtic are in the top flight but Ballyhar proved that they will be a match for anyone in Division 1.
That Premier section now is Mastergeeha, Killarney Athletic, Park A, Listowel Celtic, Kingdom Boys and Killarney Celtic. The first two met in the first game and drew 1 all with Eoin McSweeney getting the Mastergeeha goal.
Division 1 is made up of Castleisland, Killorglin B, Fenit, Camp, Killarney Celtic B, Park B, Killorglin A and Ballyhar.
There were two games at the weekend with a John McMahon hat trick giving Castleisland all three points and goals from David Murphy, David Egan, Louis Ryle and Jimmy Shanahan ensuring Fenit sit atop the table after the first weekend. Jack Nix got a consolation for Camp.
Team of the Week:
Dillon Hoare Niall O’Donoghue DJ Murphy Jared Barton
Camp 16’s Ballyhar 14’s Mastergeeha 16’s Killarney Celtic 12’s
Padraig O’Connell Adam Dennehy Rian O’Sullivan Cian Donnellan
Castleisland 14’s Killarney Athletic 14’s Kingdom Boys 14’s Camp 12’s
Dylan O’Neill John McMahon
Killorglin 12’s Castleisland