Week Ending May 11th 2019:
League of Ireland
13’s Limerick 4–0 Kerry
15’s Kerry 1-1 Limerick
Cups and Shields
Tom Murphy 12’s Cup semi final
Tralee Dynamos 2-0 Listowel Celtic
Iveragh United 1-4 Killarney Athletic
Tom Murphy 12’s Shield Quarter Final
Castleisland 9-2 Killorglin B
Park B 0-2 Camp Juniors
Shield Semi Final
Fenit 1–2 Killarney Athletic C
12 Girls Cup ¼ Finals
Inter Kenmare 2–1Killarney Celtic Green
LB Rovers 0–7 Killarney Celtic White
John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup semi-final
Castleisland 1-2 Killorglin
John Joe Naughton 13’s Shield semi-final
Mastergeeha 3–1 Ballyhar
Tom Hayes 14’s Cup semi-final
Listowel Celtic 3-4 Killorglin
14’s Girls Cup semi-final
Killarney Celtic 7–2 Listowel Celtic
Healy Family 15 Shield ¼ final
Mastergeeha 3 -0 Inter Kenmare
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup semi-final:
Camp Juniors 7 –0 Killarney Athletic
Park 0-5 Ballyhar
League Reports
JK Sports 12 Premier
Dingle Bay Rovers 1-1 LB Rovers
Killarney Athletic 2-1 Inter Kenmare
Killorglin 2-1 Park
Listowel Celtic 2-0 Killorglin
12 Division 1
Tralee Dynamos B 3–0 Killarney Celtic B
Listowel Celtic 3-6 Ballyhar
12 Division 2 South
Killarney Celtic C 4-0 Mastergeeha
12 Girls Premier
Killarney Celtic Green 1-8 Camp Juniors
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s Division 1
Dingle Bay Rovers 3-0 Inter Kenmare
Castleisland 3-0 Killorglin
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier
Park 8-1 Killarney Celtic
14’s Division 2
LB Rovers 8-1 Killorglin
Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier
Tralee Dynamos 0–3 Killorglin
Park 3–0 Killarney Celtic
League of Ireland home and away to Limerick:
The Kerry 15’s rescued a point late on in their clash with Limerick at Mounthawk Park Cianan Cooney got the goal in 75th minute after being set up by Sean O’Connell. It cancelled out the Charlie Morrison strike for the visitors in the first half.
This draw for Kerry coupled with Galway’s 2-0 win in Cork has certainly tightened things up at the top of the table. Cork lead on 15 points with Kerry and Galway tied on 13 points and all three sides have played 7 of the 10 group games. Kerry go to Cork City this Saturday with the game in Mayfield a huge one now.
The Kerry u13’s were defeated 4-0 by Limerick in Rathkeale. Kerry were well in the game after the first half hour but then they conceded two in quick succession from replica corners. The home side got the ideal start to the second half when they went 3-0 up from the penalty spot and they wrapped up the scoring late on. The Kerry 13’s will be at home to Cork City this Saturday.
Athletic and Dynamos to contest 12’s Cup final:
The John Murphy 12’s Cup will end up either in Killarney or Tralee this season with Athletic taking on Dynamos in the decider.
Killarney Athletic were 4-1 away winners over Iveragh United. The Woodlawn sides goals came from Brian O’Shea and a Luke Doolan hat-trick.
Tralee Dynamos booked their place in the decider thanks to a 2-0 win at home to Listowel Celtic with their goals coming from Andy Rogers and Nick Lacey.
Semi-final sides sorted for 12’s Shield
Camp Juniors and Castleisland qualified this week for the semi- final of the JK Sports 12’s Shield. Castleisland were a little too strong for Killorglin B. Jack Joy, David Healy, Killian Dennehy and Kyle Buckley were on the mark for Castleisland.
The Camp Juniors win was closer as they got past the Park B 2-0. Dean Goodwin and Darragh Murphy were on the mark for Camp. Castleisland will be at home in that semi-final clash.
Athletic through to the 12’s Shield Final:
Fenit met Athletic with the prize of a place in the final of the John Murphy 12’s Shield up for grabs. And it was the Killarney side that progressed thanks to goals from Cillian Coffey and Szymon Jasinski with Kian McKenna replying for Fenit.
Inter and Killarney Celtic Green into Girls 12’s Cup semi-finals:
With Camp Juniors already through Inter Kenmare joined them in the 12’s Girls Cup semi-finals. Goals for Helena O’Donoghue and Anna Cornide saw Inter through with Jessica Leggate replying for Celtic Green.
Killarney Celtic White are also through as they got the better of debutants LB Rovers. It is great to see LB Rovers entering a girls team and hopefully they will enter the League proper next season. Players like Roisin Fogarty, Kate Horgan, Sadie Ryan, Ruby Browne, Erica McSherry, Maire Keane Tyrrell and Jodie O’Keeffe all did well for LB Rovers.
However goals from Naoise O’Donoghue, Ainne Finnan, Aine Fitzgerald, Casey Mulry and Eve Culhane saw Celtic progress.
Iveragh United Girls progress in Shield
In the 12’s Girls Shield goals from Katie Foster, Vilte Paulauskiene, Keelin O’Shea, Oral Barrett, Katie O’Connell and Amie Kelly saw Iveragh United progress in the 12’s Shield. And it is great to see Iveragh United giving girls in South Kerry the chance to play soccer and hopefully they will join the League next season.
On this occasion Iveragh got the better Of Killarney Athletic with Eimir Kearney, Lucia Valas and Keela O’Connor on the mark for Athletic as they went down 6-4.
Killorglin join Athletic 13’s Cup final:
Killorglin are the first team into the John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup final. They were the winners of a very tough semi-final defeating Castleisland 2-0. The goals for the winners came from Andrew Owens and Jack McGrath with David Healy replying for Castleisland. In that final they will take on Killarney Athletic.
Mastergeeha into 13 Shield Final
Mastergeeha are the first team into the John Joe Naughton 13 Shield final after the defeated Ballyhar 3-1. Two goals from Jack Tangney and one from Emmett Spillane saw them through with Daithi O’Shea getting the Ballyhar goal from the penalty spot.
Mastergeeha will face the winner of the all Dingle clash of the Rovers A’s and B’s.
Killorglin also into 14’s Cup final:
It is turning into a good month for Killorglin as they will also contest the Tom Hayse 14’s Cup final where they will face either Inter Kenmare or Iveragh United. Killorglin booked their place in the final after a late late win over Listowel Celtic in a seven goal thriller.
Jack Joy from 25 yards, John Burke from a free kick and Jessie O’Reilly scored for Killorglin while the unlucky Evan Boyle got all three goals but it wasn’t enough to take the game to extra time. That was because John Touhy was the Killorglin hero with his last minute winner.
Killarney Celtic joins Inter Kenmare in 14’s Girls Final
Killarney won the battle of the Celtic’s in the 14’s Cup semi-final. They defeated their Listowel namesakes 7-2. Killarney Celtic did most of the damage in the first half leading 5-2 at the break. Their goals came from Fiana Bradley, Katie Doe, Elizabeth Coffey, Ava O’Malley and Ava O’Neill. Kelly Enright ansd Ava Horan replied for Listowel Celtic.
Mastergeeha away in Listowel in 15 Shield semi
Mastergeeha will travel to Listowel Celtic where the winner will go on to face LB Rovers in the Healy Family 15 Shield final.
Ballyhar and Camp Juniors set for 16’s Cup final:
Peter Cosgrave had a night to remember as he hit 4 of his sides 5 goals in their win over Park. Harry Byrne got the other Ballyhar goal.
Camp Juniors will be their opposition as they were too strong on the night for a depleted Killarney Athletic side. Cian Wright 3, Caolan O’Connell, Cian Cronin, John O’Connor and Maurice O’Connell were on the mark for Camp.
League Reports:
Action in Top 4 and Second 5 sections of the 12 Premier
In the top 4 section of the JK Sports 12 Premier Killarney Celtic and Inter Kenmare lead the way on 22 points. However Celtic are finished their 11 games so if Inter Kenmare get a point in midweek from their game against Tralee Dynamos they will be champions. Dynamos are tied on 18 points with Killarney Athletic so they will want to also get at least a point to finish third. In this week’s games Killarney Athletic were 2-1 winners over Inter Kenmare.
In the battle for the top spot in the Second 5 section The Park lead the way despite going down 2-1 to Killorglin. Darragh Lynch and Adam O’Neill scored for Killorglin with Sam Slattery replying for Park. But Killorglin failed to make it two wins from two when they were defeated 2-0 by Listowel Celtic at the weekend. Sean Spink and Conor Fehan got the Listowel goals. Dingle Bay Rovers and LB Rovers drew 1-1 in mid-week.
Dymanos cement second spot in Division 1:
A 3-0 win by Tralee Dynamos B in the JK Sports 12 Division 1 sees them cement second place in the Division behind winners Fenit. Ballyhar were 6-3 winners away to Listowel Celtic. The Ballyhar goals came from Eugene Daniel, Eoin Walsh and Sean Berry. Stephen McCarthy, Darragh Browne and Conor Feely replied for Listowel Celtic.
Killarney Celtic C leap frog Mastergeeha in Division 2
In the 12’s Division 2 South Killarney Celtic C were 4-0 winners over Mastergeeha and they move above the Kilbrean side to take 7th place.
Camp Juniors top 12 Girls Division 1 A
In the 12 Division 1 A section for 5th to 7th place Camp Juniors will finish top thanks to their win over Killarney Celtic Green. Suvi O’Connor had another big day for Camp hitting 5 with the other goals coming from Anna Roberts and Miriam Sheehan.
Castleisland 13 Division 1 Champions
Castleisland are the Daly’s Supervalu 13 Division 1 champions after they got the points they needed with a 3-0 win over Killorglin who are in second but have all their games played.
Dingle Bay Rovers are three points ahead of Mastergeeha in the battle for third place after the West Kerry side got the 3 points after a 3-0 score line in their game against Inter Kenmare.
Park guaranteed a top two place in the 14’s Premier
The Park defeated Killarney Celtic to finish their Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier campaign on 28 points. The goal in their last win came from Odhran Ferris, Venis Jahiri, Tigor Silong, Noah Townsend and Callum O’Sullivan.
Iveragh United are in second place on 25 points but they have two games to play while Mastergeeha are in third on 24 points with only one game left.
LB Rovers wrap up second place in 14’s Division 2
LB Rovers defeat of Killorglin sees them wrap up second place in the Quills 14’s Division 1 as they finish on 20 points and are 6 ahead of the opponents they defeated who remain on 14 points with only one game to play.
The goals from LB Rovers, who have finished second behind champions Dingle Bay Rovers, came from Jack Mallon, Darragh Heery, Darragh Fitzpatrick, Leigh Meehan, Patrick Walsh, JJ O’Sullivan and Thavien Buckley. Patrick Radney replied for Killorglin.
Killorglin 2nd and Park 3rd behind Camp Juniors in 16’s Premier
Camp Juniors had the Tralee Trophy World 16’s title sown up as they were finished their campaign before the weekend. Wins for Killorglin and The Park sees them finish in second and third placed respectively.
Girls Roll of Honour: Klaudia Merchel Inter Kenmare, Ava Malley Killarney Celtic, Eimir Kearney Killarney Athletic, Suvi O’Connor Camp Juniors, Kelly Enright Listowel Celtic.
12’s Girls enjoy day at Cork Blitz: The Kerry 12 Girls were in Cork for the annual CWSSL Blitz where League from around the country took part. Kerry defeated Cork thanks to a Mollie Duggan goal and drew 1-1 with Wexford thanks to an Izzy McGrath strike. They just lost out to the MGL from Dublin and Cork City but overall it was a great effort by all the girls and an important step in their development.
Team of the Week
Caolan Mitchell
Killarney Athletic 12’s
Dan Rahilly Killian Dennehy Glynn Keane
Mastergeeha 13’s Castleisland 12’s LB Rovers 14’s
Noah Townsend Jayden Deady John Burke Klaudia Merchel
Park 14’s Fenit 12’s Killorglin 14’s Inter Kenmare 12’s Girls
Cian Wright Mathew Rogers Peter Cosgrave
Camp Juniors 16’s Tralee Dynamos 12’s Ballyhar 16’s