Next Rounds of the Boys and Girls National Cups plus League action:
National Cup 12’s Round 3:
Killarney Athletic 0-2 Park
Rathkeale 5 -1 Tralee Dynamos
Lough Derg 2-2 Killarney Celtic
Celtic win 4-2 AET
National Cup 14’s Round 2:
Killorglin 3-2 Killarney Athletic AET
Tralee Dynamos 1-5 Grenagh
Mastergeeha 1-2 Killarney Celtic
Newmarket Celtic 1-2 Listowel Celtic
National Cup 16’s Round 2:
Killarney Athletic 2–2 Shannon Town
Shannon Town win 2-3 AET
Killarney Celtic 2–1 Moneypoint
Killorglin 1–3 Charleville
Caherdavin 1–4 Park
Women’s FAI 14’s National Cup Round 2:
Listowel Celtic – Lakewwood Athletic
Carragiline Athletic 5 –1 Inter Kenmare
JK Sports 12 Premier
Iveragh United 2–2 Killorglin
Inter Kenmare 5–1 LB Rovers
12’s Division 1:
Mastergeeha A 6 –1 Killorglin B
Dingle Bay Rovers 5 –2 Ballyjhar A
Listowel Celtic A 4–5 Killarney Celtic B
Castleisland 6–1 Tralee Dynamos B
12’s Division 2:
Killorglin C 3-4 Camp Juniors
Park B 3-2 Listowel Celtic B
Killarney Athletic B 4-3 Mastergeeha B
MEK 4-3 Ballyhar B
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Division 1:
Tralee Dynamos 1 –5 Listowel Celtic
Dingle Bay Rovers 4-0 Tralee Dynamos (mid-week).
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Division 1:
Killorglin B 0–5 Ballyhar
Inter Kenmare 0–7 Ballyheigue
14 Division 2:
Castleisland 2–1 Listowel Celtic B
Fenit B 3–3 Killarney Athletic B
Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1:
Dingle Bay Rovers 1–4 Rattoo Rovers
Iveragh United 0–7 Camp Juniors
Mastergeeha 2-1 Fenit
Killarney Celtic B 3-0 Park B
National Cup Reports:
12’s one step from the Last 32:
St Brendan’s Park are just one win away from making it into the Open Draw for the Last 32 of the 12’s National Cup. They won the all Kerry clash defeating Killarney Athletic 2-0. Jack Slattery and Justin O’Sullivan got the goals for Park with Immanuel Manu being their best player. For Athletic Oran O’Neill, Neil Carroll and Noah Sexton were the best on the day. .
One round behind Killarney Celtic just got past Lough Derg 4-2 after extra time with the Hoops keeper Calum Cronin in outstanding form. The game was tied at 2 all after normal time with Josh Bowler and Jason O’Sullivan scoring for Celtic. Into extra time and the Killarney side were the stronger scoring twice more through Bowler again and Mikey Murphy. Killarney Celtic will now travel to Caherdavin in Round 3.
Tralee Dynamos National Cup journey is over as they went down 5-1 away at Rathkeale. Darragh Corridan got the goal for Dynamos.
3 out of 4 through in the 14’s National Cup:
Three Kerry sides have made it into the next round of the 14’s National Cup. There was always going to be two Kerry teams through as Killorglin and Killarney Celtic clashed and it turned out to be a cracker. The game was scoreless at the break before Athletic scored twice early in the second half to take the initiative. Conor Gammell and Roco Redjucav got the goals.
Darragh Crowley pulled one back for Killorglin 17 minutes into the second half before Tom Whittleton tied up the game on 22 minutes. There were no further scores until Tom Whittleton’s second five minutes into the second period of extra time won it for Killorglin who will now travel to BT Harps in Round 3.
Killarney Celtic made the short trip to Kilbrean a winning one thanks to goals from Robert Brooks and Jack O’Neill. Donagh Foley pulled one back for the home side but it wasn’t enough for them. Killarney Celtic will be in Cork for the next round when they face Shelbourne.
Listowel Celtic’s result was probably the most impressive as they defeated Newmarket Celtic 2-1 away. Kieran O’Connell and Adam Segal got the goals for Celtic who will now be away to the winners of Bridge United and Regional United.
Sadly Tralee Dynamos have gone out as the lost 5-1 at home to Granagh United.
2 out of 4 through in the 16’s National Cup:
The winners of the next round of the 16’s National Cup progress to the Last 32. Killarney Celtic have qualified for Round 3 with a 2-1 win over Moneypoint. Terry Sparling and Dylan O’Callaghan got the goal for Celtic. The Hoops go to Newport Town or Holycross in Round 3 with a place in the Last 32 the prize for the winners.
The Park are also through after they beat Caherdavin 4-1 away from home. Mervyn Shalemba hit three and John Carmody the other in the win. The Tralee side will be at home to either Nenagh or Bridge United in the next round.
Killarney Athletic were very unlucky to lose out in extra time at home to Shannon Town. The game ended 2-2 at the end of normal time and it looked like it was heading for penalties when the visitors scored the winner with the last kick of the game.
Killorglin also went out as they lost 3-1 at home to Charleville. Stephen O’Loughlin got their goal.
Inter Kenmare go out of Girls National Cup in Cork:
Inter Kenmare Girls put in a good performance away in Cork going down to a strong Carrigaline United side in the FAI U14 Women’s National Cup. Chloe Cremin got the Inter goal with Lucy Daly and goalkeeper Cliona Daly also playing well for the Kerry side.
Point keeps Killorglin top of the 12 Premier:
Iveragh United and Killorglin could not be separated in their JK Sports 12 Premier clash. Ben Levy scored the two Killorglin goals that gives them the point to keep them top of the table on 7 points.
James O’Brien and Finn Barrett were on the mark for Iveragh United. This is the third draw from their three games for the South Kerry boys.
Inter Kenmare have also moved onto 3 points as they defeated LB Rovers. The game was tied 1-1 at the break but Inter took over in the second half. Zach O’Shea and Cathal Kelliher both scored two each with Jack O’Sullivan getting the fifth. Michael Houlihan replied for LB Rovers.
Four sides on 6 points at the top of Division 1:
The JK Sports 12 Division is certainly a tight division as this early stage. Four sides are on 6 points after the weekend’s games.
Listowel Celtic were already on 6 points and stayed on that mark as they went down to Killarney Celtic B who are now on 6 as well. Vishnu Mandaran and Jack Tangney both hit 2 each for Celtic with Lucas Sowerby getting the fifth. Aaron Kennelly, Aaron Carey, Oisin Healy and Ciaran Clarke were the scorers for Listowel Celtic A.
Castleisland are another side on 6 points after they got the better of Tralee Dynamos B. Castleisland had a strong first half leading 4-0 and wrapped up the win in the second half. Jack O’Donoghue 2, Finn Dolan, Killian Dennehy, Jack Joy and Ben O’Donoghue were the scorers for the winners.
Killorglin B remains on 6 points after they went down to Mastergeeha who picked up their first three points of their campaign. Kieran Nagle 2, John Hughes, Liam Horgan, Diarmuid Furlong and Darragh Moynihan were the scorers for the Kilbrean side. Mathew O’Loughlin replied for Killorglin B.
Dingle Bay Rovers were playing their first game of the campaign and they started with a 5-2 home win over Ballyhar A. James Horan hit a hat trick in the first half and added one more in the second half. Edgar Muftaliev got the other Dingle goal.
Camp Juniors lead 12’s Division 2 on 9 points.
Camp Juniors maintained their perfect start to the 12’s Division 2 with a late 4-3 win over Killorglin C. The teams were level at the break and still tied at 2 all with just 15 minutes remaining. But then Camp’s Fionn Dario scored twice to give his side all three points. Paudie Fitzgerald and David Moore had scored earlier for Camp Juniors. Aaron Doyle and Adam O’Neill scored for Killorglin C while Alex Scannell got another late on but they ran out of time to find an equaliser.
Mastergeeha B are on 6 points after another close game. They saw of Killarney Athletic B 4-3 thanks to goals from Danny Coffey 2, Barry Collins and Adam Whitty.
MEK opened their campaign in another game the ended 4-3. Their game with Ballyhar B was tied 2-2 at the break. For the Fossa based side Owen Bolger, Cian Fleming and Aaron Dinhan plus an own goal were just enough to give them the three points.
The Park B are also on 3 points following their 3-2 win at home to Listowel Celtic B. Odhran Kerins scored twice and Trey O’Brien added a third for the Tralee side that led 1-0 at half time. Cian Horgan and Ruairi McCarthy replied for Listowel Celtic B.
Dingle Bay Rovers led 13’s Division 1:
There were two games played in the Daly’s Supervalu 13 Division 1 during the week. In mid-week Dingle Bay Rovers moved onto 7 pints from their 3 games with a 4-0 win over Tralee Dynamos. Paddy Ryan, Sean Roche, Ronan O’Conachuir and Aaron Hughes got the Dingle Bay goals.
On Saturday Listowel Celtic defeated Tralee Dynamos 5-1 with Cormac Dillon hitting 4 and Shane Horgan the 5th.
Ballyhar unbeaten in 14 Division 1:
Ballyhar have made the perfect start to the Quills Woollen Mills 14 Division 1 with 4 wins from 4 games. Their latest 3 points came thanks to a 5-0 away win at Killorglin B in a game where they were 4-0 ahead at the break. Stephen Palmer hit 3 and Aaron Burke 2 in the win.
Ballyheigue have opened their campaign with a big win over Inter Kenmare. Feilim O’Sullivan 4, Dara Kavanagh 2 and Eric Walsh were on the mark for the North Kerry side.
Castleisland go joint top of 14 Division 2:
With LB Rovers not playing Castleisland took the opportunity to join them on 4 points at the top of the table. Alex Kepp got both the goals for Castleisland.
Fenit and Killarney Athletic B shared the points following a 3-3 draw. Fenit led 2-0 at the break Robert Monaghan scored both to put them in control. Credit to Athletic they turned things around and led 3-2 thanks to goals from Teddy Muldoon, Cillian Courtney and Dylan Roume. But a late Fiachra O’Connor goal levelled matters.
Rattoo joint leaders the way in 16 Division 1:
Rattoo Rovers 4-1 away win at Dingle Bay Rovers sees them top of the Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1.
Camp Juniors were too strong for Iveragh United with the winner’s goals coming from Eoghan Lyne, Cian O’Grady, Adam Costello, Caolan O’Connell and 3 from Alex Connor O’Leary.
Mid-Week win for Killarney Celtic in Division 2:
Killarney Celtic’s first game in this Division saw them stop Park B from moving onto 9 points. Ruairi Dorrian, Mathew Fleming and Adam Grieziec got the goals.
Mastergeeha saw off Fenit 2-1 with all the goals coming in the second half. Chris Moynihan opened the scoring 10 minutes into the second half after he swept home a corner. Ian O’Connor made it 2-0 with ten minutes to go before Edward Stack pulled one back late on. But Mastergeeha were not to be denied their second win from their two games.
Team of the Week:
Killarney Celtic 12’s
Jack O’Donoghue Tadgh O’Sullivan Cathal Kelliher
Castleisland 12’s Iveragh United 12’s Inter Kenmare 12’s
Darragh Corridan Jack Teehan Paddy Ryan Dean Goodwin
Tralee Dynamos 12’s Ballyhar 12’s Dingle Bay Rovers 13’s Camp Juniors 12’s
Dara Kearney Donagh Fahy Cormac Dillon
Ballyheigue 14’s Mastergeeha 14’s Listowel Celtic 13’s