All Weather pitches prove their value:
Skechers National Cup:
Aisling Annacotty 4 -0 Killarney Celtic
Shelbourne 1 -9 Park
Tralee Dynamos 2 -0 Regional United A
Killarney Celtic 1– 5 Regional United B
JK Sports 12 Premier:
Park 4-1 Tralee Dynamos
Ballyhar 2-3 Park B
Killarney Celtic B 3-3 Inter Kenmare
Killorglin B 5-3 Camp Juniors
Iveragh United 3-0 Tralee Dynamos B
Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 2:
Killarney Celtic B 2-3 Park B.
Skechers National Cup Story to Date:
12’s National Cup:
Killarney Celtic’s 12’s National Cup run is over as they went out 4-0 away to Aisling Annacotty in Round 3. In the same round Killorglin’s game away to Shannon Town was cancelled and will be re-fixed with Killorglin now having home advantage.
Killarney Athletic were due to travel to Moneypoint in Round 4 but this was also off. This will be replayed in Woodlawn with the winners going into the Last 32.
Listowel Celtic are also in Round 4 and they await the winner of Pike Rovers and Moneypoint for a place in the Open Draw.
13’s National Cup:
Killorglin v Tulla
Kerry already has two places in the Last 32, from the 5 allocated to the South West Region, with Listowel Celtic and Camp Juniors awaiting the Open Draw.
14’s National Cup:
The Park made light work of their Round 4 trip to Cork as they easily defeated Shelbourne 9-1. Sean McGrath hit a hat-trick, Mervyn Shalemba got 2 with John Carmody, Terrance Carmody, Kevin Goulding and Colin Walsh getting 1 each in the win to send the Tralee side into the Last 32.
Listowel Celtic and Killarney Athletic are already in Round 4. Athletic are at home Abbeyfeale or Pike Rovers while Listowel Celtic are away to Aisling or Regional A with places in the Open Last 32 draw the prize.
A round further back Killorglin and Killarney Celtic must meet in Round 3 with the winners home to Moneypoint in Round 4.
15’s National Cup:
The Park are already into the Open Draw following their win over Killarney Celtic. Tralee Dynamos will have a chance to join them in Round 4, the Last 32, if they can win away at Ennis Town.
16’s National Cup:
Tralee Dynamos are the last Kerry side standing after they defeated Regional United B 2-0. Dara Lowth and Dillon Robinson got the goals that send Dynamos into the Open Draw and the Last 32 in the country.
Killarney Celtic went out 5-1 to Regional United A. The game was level at 1 all at half time with Michael Devlin scoring for the home side. However the Limerick side had the wind in the second half and wrapped up the win.
JK Sports 12’s see most of the action:
In the JK Sports 12 Premier leaders St Brendan’s Park extended their lead and unbeaten run to 5 games as their match against neighbours Tralee Dynamos was the only one that went ahead. Goals from Venice Jahiri 2, Colin Doody and Cillian Murphy gave the Park the points. Alex Hoare replied for Dynamos.
Park B remain unbeaten in Division 1:
Credit must go to the people in charge of Murt Scott Park as their pitch in Ballyhar was the only non All Weather pitch used this weekend. And the home team were unlucky as they pressed the Division leaders The Park all the way, going down 2-3.
Mark Sheehan with 2 and Sean O’Connell got the goals for the Park with James Hogan scoring both for Ballyhar.
Killarney Celtic B will be happy to have taken a point from their game at home to Inter Kenmare as they were 3-1 down with 5 minutes to go. But with Cian McAuliffe adding his second to a goal from Colm O’Donoghue the points were shared. Jamie O’Reagan got 2 for Inter with Aidan Crowley get their third.
Iveragh United remain top of Division 2:
Iveragh United took the three points following a 3-0 win over Tralee Dynamos B. Killorglin B moved into second place with a 5-3 win over Camp Juniors at the Dragons Den. Ryan Diggan hit 2 and Joe Langham, Liam Foley and Eoghan Joy got 1 each in the win. Cian O’Neill got all the goals for Camp Juniors.
Park win in Celtic in 16 Division 1:
Park B took the points from their visit to Celtic Park as they defeated the home side 3-2. The game was played on the KDL All Weather with the Park enjoying the wind advantage in the first half. Evan Maher put the Tralee side 1-0 up from a corner just before half time. Conor O’Brien made it 2-0 but Celtic now had the wind and pulled one back through Jack Hanrahan. But O’Brien restored the 2 goal advantage after a great breakout from defence by James O’Connor. Celtic tried hard to get back into the game and The Park needed 2 great saves from Jack Rogers to stay ahead. The Hoops did pull one back late on through Mathew Miloch but The Park held on for the win.
Stand Out Players:
With only a few clubs in action instead of the Team of the Week we have the Stand Out players from the games:
Venice Jahiri – Park 12 A
Alex Hoare – Tralee Dynamos 12 A
Jack Costello – Ballyhar 12 Division 1
Jamie O’Regan – Inter Kenmare 12 Division 1
Ryan Diggan – Killorglin 12 Division 2
Cillian O’Neill – Camp Juniors 12 Division 2
Darragh Lowth – Tralee Dynamos 16 Premier
Jack Rogers GK – Park 16 Division 1.
Conor O’Brien – Park 16 Division 1
Jack Hanrahan – Killarney Celtic 16 Division 2.