Action in Girls and Boys Leagues, Inter League and League of Ireland

Park 16’s Girls make VITHIT League debut:
SSE 15’s League of Ireland
Waterford 1-1 Kerry
Subway Inter League 15’s
North Tipperary 3–1 Kerry
JK Sports 12 Girls Premier:
Camp Juniors 1-8 Killarney Celtic White
Fenit 3-6 MEK Kickerz
Tralee Trophy World 16 Girls Premier:
Inter Kenmare 1-6 Park
Killarney Athletic 3-0 Fenit
JK Sports 12 Premier
Killarney Athletic 0-0 Tralee Dynamos
Killorglin 2-2 Dingle Bay Rovers
Park 3-2 Killorglin
12 Division 1
Killarney Celtic B 2-5 Killarney Athletic B
Inter Kenmare 0-2 Tralee Dynamos B
Mastergeeha A 2-6 Camp Juniors A
Park B 1-4 Fenit
12 Division 2 North
Park C 7-2 Ballyheigue
Camp Juniors 2-0 Dingle Bay Rovers
Ballyheigue 1-1 Dingle Bay Rovers B
12 Division 2 South
Inter Kenmare C 3-2 Killarney Athletic
MEK 9-2 Killorglin
Iveragh United 7-0 Mastergeeha
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier
Killorglin 0-2 Mastergeeha
Inter Kenmare 3-4 Iveragh United
Listowel Celtic 0-7 Park
14 Division 1
Killarney Celtic 2-4 Park
Killarney Athletic 3-1 Tralee Dynamos
14 Division 2
Mastergeeha 0-1 Killarney Athletic
MEK 3-1 Killorglin
LB Rovers 2-2 Dingle Bay Rovers
Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier
Tralee Dynamos 0-2 Ballyhar
Killarney Celtic 8-4 Inter Kenmare
Killorglin 4-1 Park
16’s Division 1
Iveragh United 0-4 Killorglin
Rattoo Rovers 8-2 Park B
Listowel Celtic 6-3 Killarney Athletic
Mastergeeha 3-1 Windmill United
Kerry 15’s bring home point from long trip to Waterford:
Kerry played their second last game of the 15’s League of Ireland season and brought a point back from their trip to Waterford in game 5 of the Shield. They went behind on the stroke of half time when the Kerry defence was looking for an offside flag that didn’t come.
However they got back on level terms 12 minutes into the second half when Caolan O’Connell scored with a cracker from 25 yards.
Kerry will face Carlow/Kilkenny in their last game this Saturday at Mounthawk Park at 3pm.
Kerry go down in Subway 15’s Inter League opener:
Kerry are one of only 4 Leagues in the country that have both a League of Ireland and Subway Inter League side. The Inter League side travelled to Nenagh to take on North Tipperary and led after 22 minutes. Jack Sheehy scored following a Sam Benson cross.
However the home side upped the intensity in the second half once they equalised in the first minute of the second half. They took the lead in the 58th minute and as Kerry pushed for an equaliser they wrapped up the win in the 63rd minute. Conor Kerins in midfield was Kerry’s best player on the day. Kerry will be at home in the next two games in the group.
VITHIT Kerry SchoolGirls League gets underway:
Schoolgirls soccer is the fastest growing sport in the country and this is certainly the case in Kerry. This season we will have 22 girls teams playing in the League and it kicked off at the weekend.
The League is delighted to welcome St Brendan’s Park 16’s into the Girls League and is delighted to see girls soccer in Tralee. While they went down to a more experienced Inter Kenmare 16’s side they certainly showed plenty of promise. Emily Crowe got their historic first goal. However Inter with the always excellent Chloe Cremin hitting 4 goals and Orla o’Brien and Kate Cronin getting one each they took the points. Laurie Adams and Sarah Taylor also had good games for Inter while Lauren Dowling, Caoimhe Moore, Jasmine Ryle, Ellie Sugrue, Dakota Carter and Alex McNamara all had good games for the Park.
Killarney Athletic also got their 16’s Girls campaign off to a winning start as they defeated Fenit 3-0. Dervla Jeffers and Katie Dwyer had good games for Fenit. Athletic took the win with goals from Pia Hickey and Eimear Cronin with Lily Foley having a very good game.
In the 12’s Girls Premier Killarney Celtic White had goals from Naoise O’Donoghue and Eve Culhane, Casey Mullroy and Lara O’Neill in their win over Camp with Amber McIndoe outstanding on the left wing. The game was tighter than the score line suggests with Celtic having to put together some very good passing movements to get the breakthrough. Suvi O’Connor got the goal for Camp who had good performances from Saoirse McCarthy, Roisin Evans and Aisleigh Horan.
It is great to see that MEK have 2 girls teams at 12’s and their Kickerz side got off to a winning start defeating Fenit 6-3. Sinead O’Sullivan had a great day hitting 4 goals for the Mid and East Kerry side with Izzy McGrath and Grainne Kelliher also on the score sheet.
For Fenit Meah Carmody hit 2 and Grace Reilly got the other while with Sarah O’Sullivan having a good game in goal.
One win and two draws in the 12 Premier:
The Park will be happy that they were the only winners in the JK Sports 12 Premier action. They had goals from Ronan O’Carroll 2 and Jamie McCartney I their 3-2 win over Killorglin. Aaron Doyle got both their goals.
Killorglin had picked up a point in mid-week in a 2-2draw with Dingle Bay Rovers. Aaron Doyle and Charles O’Sullivan got the Killorglin goals with Padraig Manning and Cian McGearailt on the mark for Dingle Bay.
It might have ended 0-0 between Killarney Athletic and Tralee Dynamos but it was a very good game with the Killarney side probably having the better of the first half and Dynamos just shading the second. Shane Stack and Eoin Flaherty in the goals stood out for the Tralee side.
Away sides do best in 12 Division 1:
In the JK Sports 12 Division 1 Killarney Athletic B made the short trip across town a winning one as they defeated Celtic B 5-2. Dara Griffin hit 3, Luke Courtney and Luke Doolan getting the goals and Brian McCarthy also impressing. It was a good second half for Athletic as they trailed 2-1 at half time.
Tralee Dynamos also won on the road defeating Inter Kenmare 2-0 away. Mollie Duggan is proving to be a goal machine as she scored again with Shane Crossan adding the second after half time. Defensively Conor Crean and Leon O’Sullivan were excellent for Dynamos.
Camp Juniors took the points from their trip to Kilbrean Park where the beat Mastergeeha 6-2. Dean Goodwyn led the scoring for Camp Juniors getting 4 with David Moore and Dylan Harrington also on the score sheet.
Fenit were the 4th away team to win as they were 4-1 winners at Christy Leahy Park. Aaron Harty was certainly the difference as he hit all four goals for the winners who also had Tom Quilter impressing.
North and South action in 12’s Division 2:
In the 12’s Division 2 North the mid-week game between Ballyheigue and Dingle Bay Rovers ended 1-1. Adam Thornton scored early for Ballyheigue with Sean O’Baoil getting the Dingle goal inside the last ten minutes. Ballyheigue needed some good saves late on from keeper Nicky Corridan to secure the points. Aaron Foley was outstanding for Dingle Bay.
Dingle Bay were also in action at the weekend but went down 2-0 to Camp Juniors B as were Ballyheigue who lost out to Park C. The Tralee sides goals came from Tadgh Foley Gaberil 2 and one each from Michael Quirke, Ethan Bollard, Cody McMahon and Edison Jahiri.
In the Southern section Inter Kenmare were 3-2 winners at home to Killarney Athletic. The home side were 3-0 up at half time thanks to goals from Darragh O’Sullivan, Darragh Sweeney and Frankie O’Shea with Jack Wiggans and Ruairi Coakley also impressing. Maurice Joy and John O’Sullivan pulled two goals back in a great comeback by Athletic whose outstanding keeper Jack O’Donoghue also saved a penalty.
MEK had Jamie Clifford continue his impressive scoring streak as he hit 5 for this side yesterday. Noah O’Shea 2, Eanna Murphy and Tom O’Dowd were also on the mark in their 9-3 win. Patrick O’Donnell 2 and Brian Foley replied for Killorglin.
Iveragh United had goals from Mark O’Connor 2, Zach Driscoll, Alex Kelly, Jake Moriarty, Tadgh O’Leary and Daithi Sugure in their home win over Mastergeeha.
Away sides win three games in 14’s Premier:
In the Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier Mastergeeha were 2-0 winners away to Killorglin. Cian Murray and Hugh Linehan got the goals with Adam Murphy also doing well for Mastergeeha.
Iveragh United were 3-1 down away to Inter Kenmare but they turned it around to win 4-3. Their goals came from Ben Egan 2, Donnagh O’Sullivan and Kieran O’Donnell.
The Park brought the three points home from Listowel Celtic thanks to goals from Darragh Cunnane 3, Togor Silong 2, Odhran Ferris and Venis Jihari.
Killarney sides win and lose in 14’s Division 1:
Killarney Athletic had a 3-1 home win over Tralee Dynamos with Alex Hennigan getting two and Mathew Moynihan the other goal. The Tralee Dynamos goal came from the penalty spot.
The Park were 4-2 winners away to Killarney Celtic. Stephen Barrett, Andrew Kerins, Bobby Byrne and Daniel O’Connor got the goals for the Park B.
Tight games in the 14’s Division 2:
In the end there was only 1 goal in the game between Mastergeeha and Killarney Athletic at Kilbrean Park with Daniel Fleming netting for the visitors in the first half. While Athletic did miss a number of chances they needed good defensive strength from Oran Daly and Con Stack among other to keep the home side at bay. And there was late drama when Athletic keeper Aaron O’Connor made a brilliant save from a Mastergeeha penalty to ensure his side won all three points.
MEK defeated Killorglin 3-1 thanks to goals from Darraggh O’Neill, Aaron Dinham and an own goal while LB Rovers and Dingle Bay Rovers played out a 2-2 draw. Thavien Buckley got both goals for MEK who had keeper Jack Hannon in outstanding form. Oscar Donegan and Edgar Mulafiv got the Dingle Bay goals with James Hoare outstanding.
Three games decided in the 16’s Premier:
Goals from John Power and Peter Cosgrave gave Ballyhar all three points in their game away to Tralee Dynamos.
Killarney Celtic were 8-4 winners at home to Inter Kenmare with Killorglin defeating the Park 4-1. Dan Fisher got the goal for the Tralee side. But goals from Dylan Moriarty who got three and Callum Russell gave Killorglin the points.
Lots of goals in the 16’s Division 1:
Rattoo Rovers had a good win over Park B with the goals coming from Jordan Goggin, Darragh Quinlan, Tommy Conner, Martin Brosnan, Ryan Leary, Josh Brosnan and Jabe Muller.
Listowel Celtic had a five star performance from Dylan Quinn who hit 5 of his sides 6 goals in their win over Killarney Athletic. Michael Kissane will also remember his day as he hit his first goal in 4 years for Celtic. Jordan Lee 2 and Eoghan Mulvanney replied for Athletic.
Mastergeeha defeated Windmill United 3-1 with goals from Thomas Sullivan 2 and Eric McMahon. Killorglin B were 4-0 winners away at Iveragh United.
Team of the Week
Nicky Corridan
Ballyheigue 12’s
Jack Wiggins Aaron Foley Adam Murphy
Inter Kenmare 12’s Dingle Bay Rovers 12’s Mastergeeha 14’s
Emmet Daly Shane Stack Bryan McCarthy Rian Horgan
Iveragh United 14’s Tralee Dynamos 12’s Killarney Athletic 12’s Killorglin 12’s
Jordan Goggin Ronan O’Carroll Dylan Quinn
Rattoo Rovers 16’s Park 12’s Listowel Celtic 16’s