Ballyhar continue amazing National Cup run:
National Cup 4th Round:
Aisling Annacotty 3-2 Park A
Killarney Celtic 4-2 BT Harps.
Charleville 1-4 Kingdom Boys
Ballyhar 2-1 Granagh
Killarney Celtic 1-2 Avenue Unite.
JK Sports 12 Premier:
Listowel Celtic 1-2 Killorglin
Killarney Athletic 0-4 Kingdom Boys A
Division 1:
Listowel Celtic B 2-2 Kingdom Boys B
Mastergeeha 1-3 Killarney Celtic B
Park B 1-3 Ballyhar
Division 2:
Fenit 0-3 St Bernards
Camp 7-3 Killorglin
O’Callaghan Coaches 14 Premier:
Mastergeeha 3-1 Killorglin
Division 1:
Fenit 2-4 Park B
Camp 1-6 Killarney Athletic A
Killarney Celtic B 3-0 Castlemaine
Division 2:
Killarney Athletic B 0-4 Listowel Celtic B
Park B 1-2 Castleisland.
Tralee Trophy World 16’s
Mastergeeha 1-2 Killarney Celtic A
Killarney Athletic 5-0 Ballyhar
Park A 8-2 Castleisland
Camp 5-4 Fenit
Killarney Celtic B 0-6 Kingdom Boys.
National Cup Reports:
When we review this season next summer one of the highlights will be the run of Ballyhar in the National Cups. Their 14’s pulled off another great win this week as they saw off Granagh to qualify for the last 32. Goals from Jake Flynn and David Kenny saw them defeat Granagh 2-1 at Murt Scott Park to set up another home tie in Round 5 clash against New Oak Boys. .
Joining them in next round will be Kingdom Boys who had a very good 4-1 win away at Charleville. Diarmuid O’Connor with 2 and Odhran Liston and Dillon Robinson were the scorers. They will have to make the trip to face Shelbourne.
Sadly Killarney Celtic bowed out as they got hit with a last minute sucker punch by Avenue United from Clare at Celtic Park. Gary Mathews got the Celtic goal but they go out losing 2-1.
In the 12’s it was a case of 1 in and 1 out as Killarney Celtic came back from a 2-0 deficit at half time to win 4-2. Ryan Kelliher hit a magical hat-trick and Peter O’Sullivan got the goal that levelled matter at 2 all. Celtic will be delighted to have come out of the hat first again and will welcome Ballinasloe Town to Celtic Park.
There was hard luck on The Park who were hit with 3 early goals at Aisling Annacotty but to their credit fought back through goals from Leon Shambala and Cathal Foley. They tried very hard to find the equaliser but just came up short.
So with Killarney Celtic 15’s (who face Wilton) already through the League still have 4 teams left in National Cup action. They will be in action after Christmas when the Round 5 begins.
League Reports:
Girls 14 Premier:
There was one Girls game played where Kingdom Girls went down at home to Killarney Athletic in the 14 Premier competition. Kate Stack hit a hat trick for Athletic which were added to by goals from Niamh Randles and Elizabeth Morgan.
For Kingdom Girls Jade Powell was in unplayable from netting all three goals for her side.
JK Sports 12’s:
In the JK Sports 12 Premier Killorglin continue to lead the way as they made the long trip to Listowel Celtic a winning one. Ger Hassett and Martin Foley got the goals for the winners.
Kingdom Boys were also on the road and they brought the points home from their clash with Killarney Athletic in Woodlawn. Leo Gaxha, Nenanja Samandzic, John Carmody and Codi Dauti were on the mark for the Tralee boys.
Division 1 leaders Killarney Celtic made the short trip to second placed Mastergeeha in the top of the table clash. And it was Celtic who continues to lead the way after a 3-1 victory. David Cantillon got two for the winner with Eamon Coleman getting the other goal while Paul O’Shea replied for Mastergeeha who are now in joint second place.
Joining Mastergeeha are Kingdom Boys B who missed the chance to go second on their own after they were held to a 2 all draw away to Listowel Celtic B. Jean Jervais and Patrick Keane got the goals for Kingdom Boys.
Ballyhar kept their title hopes intact with a 3-1 win at Park B. Mark Dziedzuich netted for the home side but goals from Jack Duggan, TJ Palmer and Aaron Flynn saw Ballyhar take the valuable points.
St Bernards are proving unstoppable so far in the 12 Division 2 as they have now made it 6 wins on the trot this season. They travelled for Fenit for the latest game and won 3-0 thanks to Declan O’Donoghue, Jack Sheahan and Jack Kennelly.
Camp remain in second place thanks to a 7-3 win over Killorglin. Jack Farrell netted a super 5 goals with Cillian Flavey and Gearoid Flaherty getting one each.
O’Callaghan Coaches 14’s:
There is a new leader at the top of the 14 Premier division with Mastergeeha taking over top spot but they do have more games played. They have moved onto 10 points, one ahead of Kingdom Boys, thanks to a 3-1 win at home to Killorglin. Patrick Warren got 2 for the winners with Brian Friel getting the other. Conor Gordon hit back for Killorglin.
Division 1:
The race for second and third spots in Division 1 is a very close one so three points was vital for a number of clubs. They are all chasing The Park so are now 6 from 6 and onto 18 points thanks to goals from Conor Lowe, Dean O’Connell and Eoin Lynch 2 in a 4-2 win over Fenit who had been one of the sides in second place.
Killarney Athletic A and Killarney Celtic B are now joint second after wins over Camp and Castlemaine respectively. Athletic A had an outstanding performance from Lorcan McMonagle who netted 5 of their 6 goals. The other came from Darren Mulcahy in a 6-1 win away to Camp.
Killarney Celtic B joins Athletic on 9 points following their 3-0 win at home to Castlemaine. Kula Milazareck, Ryan Casey and Christopher Wynne were the Celtic socrers.
Division 2:
Listowel Celtic top Division 2 after a 4-0 win away to Killarney Athletic B with the goals coming from Michael Kirby 2, Cian McCarthy and Greg Carey.
Castleisland move into second place on their own following their 2-1 win at Park B. Kevin O’Mahoney and Kevin O’Connell.
Tralee Trophy World 16 South:
Killarney Celtic were had a very good week as they picked up 6 points from their two games. Celtic were expected to win and didn’t disappoints but were pushed all the way by Mastergeeha who had Paul O’Connor on the mark. But goals from Cathal O’Shea and Evan Cronin gave Celtic the points. In mid week they met Killorglin and won 3-0 with O’Shea on the mark again. He was joined by Oisin O’Connor and Gavin Kennedy on the score sheet. Indeed they now join the Kilbrean side 9 points, just one behind leaders Park and Killarney Athletic.
Athletic’s 5-0 win over Ballyhar sees them move onto 10 points and the joint but they do have a few more games played. Ronan Buckley got 2 wiith Adam O’Shea, Ciaran Spillane and Conor Randall getting the other goals in a 5-0 win.
There are now two unbeaten sides in the Northern section. Listowel Celtic weren’t playing and sit on 12 points from 4 games. The Park joined them on this number after they proved too strong for Castleisland. Jack Dugglan netted a hat trick, Shane McLoughlin and Ryan Dolan 2 each and Murrough Connolly one. Ethan O’Connor and Killian Moloney replied for Castleisland.
Kingdom Boys keep the pressure on the top two as they remain in third place, only 2 behind the leaders. Sam Tarrant had another good day getting 4 goals while Shane Lowth and Aaron O’Keeffe got the others in a 6-0 win over Killarney Celtic B.
Camp and Fenit were involved in a nine goal thriller with the home side just coming out on top 5-4. David Egan, Cian McGarry, Jack McCarthy and Thomas Dwyer were the Fenit scorers.
Team of the Week:
Niall Cullen
Listowel Celtic 12’S
Cian Holden Eoin Curry Jack O’Connor
Park 14’s Camp 15’s Killorglin 12’s
Elenna Galvin Tommy McGuire Ronan Buckley Carthy O’Donoghue
Killarney Athletic Girls 14’s Killarney Celtic 12’s Killarney Athletic 16’s Ballyhar 14’s
Lorcan McMonagle Jade Powell Ryan Kelliher
Killarney Athletic 14’s Kingdom Girls Killarney Celtic 12’s