5 Star day in National Cup for Kerry sides:
12’s: Regional United 2-4 Killorglin
14’s: St Brendan’s Park 2-3 Killarney Celtic AET
Killorglin 2-1 Avenue United
16’s: Killarney Celtic 6-0 GB Rovers
Tralee Dynamos 3-0 Cullen Schoolboys.
JK Sports 12’s:
Camp 6-0 Tralee Dynamos
Park2-1 Killarney Celtic
Ballyhar 1-0 Mastergeeha
Inter Kenmare 8-0 Killarney Celtic B
Asdee 0-2 Killarney Celtic C
Foundation Sports 14’s:
Killarney Athletic 2-4 Tralee Dynamos
Killorglin B 0-7 Mastergeeha
Camp A 3-1 Killarney Celtic B
Iveragh United 1-3 Inter Kenmare
Listowel Celtic B 7-0 Tralee Dynamos
St Bernards 4-2 Park B
Asdee Rovers 6-9 Listowel Celtic C
Tralee Trophy World 16’s:
Killorglin 2-2 Listowel Celtic
Inter Kenmare 3-2 Ballyhar
Killarney Athletic 1-3 Camp Juniors
Fenit 4-1 Park
Iveragh United 3-1 Listowel Celtic C
Castlemaine 1-4 Killarney Celtic B.
5 Star Day in National Cup:
With places in December’s open draw for the Round of 32 up for grabs it was a big day for the teams in the National Cup.
In the 12’s Killorglin travelled away to Limerick city side Regional United. The Kerry side progressed 4-2 after a very tight encounter. Dylan Moriarty, Tom Whittleton, Eoin Hassett and Dara Callan were on the mark for Killorglin.
Listowel Celtic are still involved at this age and are awaiting the winners of the Murroe v Pike Rovers to battle it out for a place in the 32.
In the 14’s there was always going to be at least one Kerry as St Brendan’s Park faced Killarney Celtic at Christy Leahy Park. And for the first half it looked like it would be the home side’s day as they were 2-0 up at half time thanks to goals from JR Tshikato and Alfie Christie. However Celtic turned it around and equalised through Enna Coleman and Ryan Kelliher. Into extra time and it was the Killarney boys who finished stronger with Ryan Kelliher getting the winner.
Killorglin took the lead through Eoin Clifford who scored from a Jack O’Connor cross. Avenue equsalised but Gar Hassett put the Kerry side ahead again just before half time. Avenue threw everything at Killorglin but they held out to progress to the last 32.
The 16’s also has two teams into the last 32. Tralee Dynamos benefitted from a walkover given by Cullen Sports group,
Killarney Celtic had a relatively easy passage into the next round defeating GB Rovers thanks to two goals from Michael Potts and Jack Griffin and one each from Mark Harnett and Thandoe Dube.
JK Sports 12’s:
With Premier leaders Killorglin in National Cup action The Park took advantage to move to the top of the table after a hard fought 2-1 at home to Killarney Celtic. Daniel Acuto was on the mark for Celtic but goals from Cian Brosnan and Armin Heinrich saw the Tralee boys taking the three points.
Camp Juniors are well in contention after defeating Tralee Dynamos. Stephen Smith Galvin netted a hat-trick and his three were added to by goals from Caolan O’Connell, Thomas O’Donnell and Maurice O’Connell.
Leaders Ballyhar were pushed all the way by Mastergeeha. There was only one goal in it and it was scored by Ballyhar’s Colin Callaghan in the second half.
Inter Kenmare made it two wins from two as they defeated Killarney Celtic B thanks to hat tricks from Corey Murphy and Mark Torpy and goals from Tadgh O’Donoghue and Oisin Fox.
Killarney Celtic C made the long trip to Asdee a winning one as goals from Simon Coffey and Johnathan Livingston gave the Hoops all three points.
Foundation Sports 14’s:
In the Premier Tralee Dynamos moved to the top of the table with a 4-2 away win at Killarney Athletic. Tadgh Doolan scored both for the home side in Woodlawn but doubles from Leo Gaxha and Sean Kennedy saw Dynamos take the points back to Tralee.
Mastergeeha and Camp Juniors still can’t be celebrated as both side added three points to their totals. Mastergeeha’s Dylan Murphy was on fire netting 5 with Darragh O’Leary and Paul O’Shea also scoring away in Killorglin.
Camp Juniors game against Killarney Celtic B was a tighter affair. However goals from Jack Farrell, Killian Falvey and Chris Keane saw the home side win 3-1. Evan Lyne replied for the Killarney side.
Inter Kenmare had two penalties from Boki Nikic and a goal from Jack Foley in their 3-1 away win in Caherciveen. Jack Curran scored for Iveragh United.
St Bernards continue their unbeaten run and now undefeated in their first four League games. Oisin Maunsell hit 2 with Mathew Burke and Mikey Clifford one each in a 4-2 at home to Park B. Mark Dziedziuch got both for the Tralee side.
Listowel Celtic B will be delighted to get three points on the board as they won at home against Tralee Dynamos B. Cian McGrath, Liam Guiney, Leon Quinn and Darragh Keane all got on the score-sheet. To be fair to Dynamos 7 of their squad had to withdraw as they were down with the vomiting bug.
Asdee and Listowel Celtic C were level on 6 points going into the game and with a game in hand on St Bernards. They shared an amazing 15 goals in a 9-6 win in a goal-fest in Asdee. Jack Farrell got 3 and Conor Twomey, Pat Carmody and Alec Laurent from the penalty spot were the home sides scorers. For Listowel Celtic C Ben O’Connor took home the match ball with 3 goals, Conor Hogan 2 and JP O’Carroll, Andrew Murphy and Mike Fogarty also all scored.
Tralee Trophy World 16’s:
The Premier clash of Killorglin and Listowel Celtic saw the points shared in a 1 all draw. Both sides will be happy after opening day defeats. Patrick Carey and a Gary Mathews penalty were the home side’s scorers while Listowel Celtic’s scorers were Mike Kirby and Jack Sheehan.
Ballyhar went to Kenmare to face Inter unbeaten in three games but were defeated 3-2 by the home side. Dion Burke scored once and Danny Rawson 2 for Inter while Donnchadh O’Sullivan got both for Ballyhar.
Camp Juniors now join Ballyhar on 9 points after they won 3-1 away in Woodlawn against Killarney Athletic. Eoin Carroll scored for the home side. Joe Saunders scored twice and Jimmy O’Grady from the penalty spot got the goals for Camp who are 3 from 3.
Fenit will be happy to have picked up their first win in three with a 4-1 victory over St Brendan’s Park. Chris Murphy’s hat trick set them on their way and Cormac O’Brien the fourth for Fenit.
Iveragh United’s impressive start to life back in the League continues with a 3-1 home win against Listowel Celtic B. Jack Landers, Pierce McGill and Owen McDaid scored for the South Kerry boys.
Killarney Celtic B had goals from Mike Devlin, Jake Daly, Ryan Casey and Lee Downing in a 4-1 away win at Castlemaine who goal came from Roman Gallagher.
9’s & 10’s Blitz:
The first in a series of Blitz’s for the 9’s and 10’s took place at 3 venues around the League.
Listowel Celtic welcomed The Park, Asdee and Camp while at Dynamos the home side played against Ballyhar, Killorglin and Castleisland. At Kilbrean Park Mastergeeha played against Inter Kenmare, Killarney Athletic and Killarney Celtic.
Football For All:
Killarney Celtic’s Football for All took 5 teams to Carrigaline United for the latest in the series of Munster Blitz’s. The 3 teams in the Championship section played against the hosts and Skibbereen while the 1st division teams played the home side. All the players really enjoyed the day and were very happy with their medals. Along with their coaches all are looking forward to the next Blitz in Limerick in January.
Team of the Week:
Timmy Murphy Jack O’Sullivan Killian Falvey David Dineen
Inter Kenmare 14’s Iveragh United 16’s Camp 14’s Killarney Celtic 14’s
Maurice O’Connell Ben O’Connor Colin Callaghan
Camp Junior’s 12’s Listowel Celtic 14’s Ballyhar 12’s
Oisin Maunsell Chris Murphy Dylan Murphy
St Bernard’s 14’s Fenit 16’s Mastergeeha 12’s