National Cup Hat Trick for Kerry:
13’s National Cup Round 3:
Kildimo 0-1 Mastergeeha
St Brendan’s Park 3-0 Ennis Town
15’s National Cup Round 3:
Camp Juniors 2-0 Janesboro
JK 12 Girls Premier:
Inter Kenmare White 5-4 Killarney Celtic Green
Inter Kenmare Blue 7-1 Camp Juniors
JK Sports 12 Division 2:
Listowel Celtic B 0-7 Mastegeeha B
Dalys Supervalu 13 Premier:
Killarney Athletic 3-3 Iveragh United
Killorglin 3-3 Killarney Celtic
Tralee Dynamos 2-4 Inter Kenmare
Dingle Bay Rovers 1-4 Listowel Celtic
Park B 7-1 Killarney Athletic B
Killorglin B 2-2 Fenit
MEK 1-1 Mastergeeha B
Killarney Plaza 15 Premier
Mastergeeha 2-2 Inter Kenmare
Killarney Athletic A 2-1 Killarney Celtic A
Ballyhar 2-1 Tralee Dynamos
Fenit 3-1 Killorglin B
Park B 1-4 Ballyheigue
Dingle Bay Rovers 0-5 Rattoo Rovers
Kerry teams unbeaten in the National Cup:
The aim at the start of the National Cup is to firstly get to the Open Draw which also sees the five teams from our South West Region also qualify for the Regional Competition.
In the 13’s Mastergeeha are into Round 4 following a very good 1-0 away win at Kildimo. Alan O’Leary got the all- important goal to send his side through. This guarantees that there will be at least one Kerry team in the Round 5 Open Draw as Mastergeeha now face Killorglin in Round 4.
Also into Round 4 is St Brendan’s Park who were too strong for Ennis Town at Christy Leahy Park. Odhran Ferris hit 2 and Sean McElligott one in a 3-0 win. The Park will now be at home to either Limerick FC or fellow Limerick side Shelbourne.
St Brendan’s Park and Killarney Celtic have already progressed to Round 4 of the 15’s National Cup and are only one win away from the Open Draw. Joining them are Camp Juniors whose win over Janesboro was certainly the performance of the day.
Camp Juniors got off to the perfect start with Maurice O’Connell smashing in a long range shot after only 2 minutes. 10 minutes into the second half Cian Clancy wrapped up the win while the team, with Cian Griffin excellent in mid-field, held the top Limerick side scoreless. Camp Juniors are away to Lough Derg in the next round while Killarney Celtic go to Aisling Annacotty and The Park are also away to either Tulla United or Clodiagh Rangers.
Youngest players enjoy their games at 11’s:
In the Moriarty’s Centra the youngest players in the League are in the non-competitive part of their Leagues. This is done so that the players can learn and enjoy the game without the stress of tables and medals.
In action at the weekend were Inter Kenmare, Killarney Celtic, Ballyhar, Mastergeeha, Killorglin, Killarney Athletic, Listowel Celtic, St Brendan’s Park, Tralee Dynamos, MEK, Iveragh United, Dingle Bay Rovers,Fenit and LB Rovers.
Inter Kenmare Girls Double Up:
Inter Kenmare Girls enjoyed two wins in the JK Sports 12 Girls Premier. The Inter White team were involved in a cracker against Killarney Celtic Green. The Inter Girls came out on the right side of a 9 goal thriller thanks to goals from Laoise Carey 2, Phoebe O’Shea, Elly Dowling and Erin O’Sullivan. Killarney Celtic had double strikes from Andrea Murphy and Aine Fitzgerald.
Inter Kenmare Blue were a little too strong for new comers Camp Juniors who are certainly a great addition to the League and their day will come. Suive O’Connor got the Camp Juniors goal while Saoirse Mehigan and Eabha Lyne also were impressive.
The Inter goals came from Grace Foley 3, Tara Desmond 2, Saoirse Buckley and Molly Foley.
Mastergeeha B go second in 12’s Division 2:
Mastergeeha B’s win over Listowel Celtic B in the only game played in the JK Sports 12 Division 2 sees them move up to second in the table and onto 9 points, just 3 behind leaders Camp Juniors with a game in hand. The goals came from Danny Coffey 3, Emmet Spillane 2, Adam Whitty and Aidan Cronin.
No change in 13 Premier:
Very unusually in the Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier both games ended in a 3-3 draw. Killarney Athletic still lead the way by a point from Iveragh United after both sides shared the points. Goals from Ben Egan and Kieran O’Donnell were cancelled out by two from Alex Hennigan. Zack Fayen then put the South Kerry side ahead but Hennigan completed his hat-trick in the last minute to secure a share of the points.
Killorglin got their first point in two games while Killarney Celtic are onto two points after these two sides drew 3-3. Dara O’Connor, Marc Murphy and Jack Lynch got the Killorglin goals with Eoghan Crowley 2 and Luke O’Neill on the mark for Celtic.
Inter make it 4 from 4 in Division 1:
Inter Kenmare made it 4 wins from 4 played after a 4-2 win over Tralee Dynamos to continue to lead the 13’s Division 1. Darragh Casey, Darragh O’Sullivan, Yago Cornide and Conor Adams scored for Inter with cousins Tom and Evan Quilligan scoring for Dynamos.
Listowel Celtic are chasing them hard and are now on three wins from three after a 4-1 mid-week win over Dingle Bay Rovers for whom James Hoare scored. Cormac Dillon had a night to remember hitting all four goals for Celtic.
Top Two draw in Division 2:
Second played top in the 13’s Division 2 with Killorglin B and Fenit sharing the points in a 2-2 draw. Fenit still have a three point lead thanks to goals from Billy Doyle and Oisin McGibney. Bryan Coffey had put Killorglin ahead in the first half before Fenit equalised. Ryan Carey then put Killorglin back in front but Fenit drew level again.
Park B are now up to joint second after they proved to be too strong for Killarney Athletic B. Dylan Hobbert 3, Jack Slattery 2, Cillian O’Mahony and Rodrigo Pinho got the goals for Tralee boys.
MEK and Mastergeeha B drew 1-1. Kieran Nagle had put the Kilbrean boys ahead but Darragh O’Neill equalised with the last kick of the game.
Killorglin win opening game of 15 Premier:
In the Killarney Plaza 15 Premier Camp Juniors are the leaders on 9 points but were not in action. Killorglin opened their campaign with a 2-1 win Killarney Celtic A. Keith Evans and Callum Russell were the scorers for the winners.
Mastergeeha and Inter Kenmare drew 2-2. Cian Foley and Cian Murphy got the goals for the home side with Eoin O’Shea and Aodhan McGearailt replying for Inter.
Ballyhar remain unbeaten in 15 Division 1:
Ballyhar scored once in each half through Aaron O’Shea and Peter Cosgrove to defeat Tralee Dynamos 2-1 and make it 9 points from 9 in the Killarney Plaza 15 Division 1. Patrick Moravski got the Dynamos goal. But Ballyhar were grateful to keeper John Power who was in great form to get the win.
Killorglin B are up to second place after their 3-1 win over Fenit. Two early goals gave Killorglin the advantage in the first half and despite Fenit trying hard it was the away side that got a third before Niall Cassidy pulled one back but that was as good as it got.
Ballyheigue and Rattoo Rovers remain unbeaten:
Ballyheigue are top of the 15’s Division 2 and are unbeaten in three games after a 4-1 win over Park B. Oisin Maunsell got 2 with Feilim O’Sullivan and Tomas Gaynor getting the other goals.
Rattoo Rovers continued their good start to the season as they made it two wins from two games. They were too strong for Dingle Bay Rovers with Darragh Quinlan netting 3 and Ronan Walsh and Sean McCarthy getting one each.
Team of the Week:
Inter Kenmare 13’s
Kieran O’Donnell Daniel O’Loughlin Andrew Kellihe Cillian O’Mahony
Iveragh United 13 Ballyheigue United 15’s Ballyhar 15’s Park 13’s
Adrian Chute Mark Murphy Billy Doyle Jordan Goggin
Listowel Celtic 13’s Killorglin 13’s Fenit 13’s Rattoo Rovers 15’s
Danny Coffey James Hoare
Mastergeeha 12’s Dingle Bay Rovers 13’s