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Girls and Boys Finals as Summer Competition comes to a conclusion

Girls and Boys Finals completed as Summer Competitions near their end:
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland
Cork City 0-4 Kerry
Girls Competitions
12’s Group
Listowel Celtic 0-0 Camp Juniors
St Brendan’s Park 1–1 Listowel Celtic
13’s Shield Final
Camp Juniors 2-1 Killarney Celtic White
15’s Cup Final
Inter Kenmare 2-1 Killarney Celtic
15’s Shield Final
St Brendan’s Park 2-0 Dingle Bay Rovers
Boys Competitions
13’s Plate Final
Castleisland 7-2 Ballyhar
13’s Cup Semi- Final
Killarney Athletic 2-1 St Brendan’s Park
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland
14’s make Cork City battle hard for the win.
Cork City 14’s are one of the favourites to take the over EA Sport League of Ireland title but in this game, played in the scorching heat in Mayfield, Kerry made them fight all the way before they scored 2 late goals to put a gloss on the win.
Kerry’s defence did very well but the home side did take the lead in the 28th minute and got a second just after the break. Kerry again battled hard looking to get one back. However in the heat they did tire as expected and Cork City got the two late goals inside the last 8 minutes.
Girls Reports
12’s Girls Group goes down to last game:
With the top two from the Group stage progressing to the 12’s Girls Final the competition when down to the last game to decide who those two teams were.
Following the 0-0 draw between Listowel Celtic and Camp Juniors the table saw Listowel Celtic lead the way with 10 points from 4 games followed by Camp Juniors with 10 from their 5 games and St Brendan’s Park with 9 points from their 4 games.
The final game on Saturday saw St Brendan’s Park welcome Listowel Celtic to Christy Leahy Park and again there was nothing between the sides. Alannah Crossan scored for St Brendan’s Park with Laura Meehan getting the Listowel Celtic goal.
This result means that Listowel Celtic and Camp Juniors will context the final with the Park just missing out on goal difference but they can also be very proud of their efforts.
Camp remains unbeaten to take 13 Shield final:
Camp Juniors came into the 13 Girls Shield Final unbeaten and having inflicted the only loss in the Group that their opponents Killarney Celtic White suffered. Another very tight and exciting encounter was expected at Christy Leahy Park and so it proved.
Killarney Celtic took the lead in the 16th minute thanks to an Ella O’Connor goal and they remained 1-0 up at the break. But in the second half Camp Juniors led by Miriam Sheehan began to exert control and she scored twice in the 34th and 48th minutes to give her side the lead.
Killarney Celtic battled hard to find an equaliser but Camp Juniors held on to take their first Girls title, having been runners up in a number of finals, much to the delight of the squad, coaches and supporters who made the trip into Tralee.
Inter just see off rivals Celtic to take 15’s Girls Cup:
Inter Kenmare and Killarney Celtic 15’s have had some great battles as they came up through the ages. In the preliminary stages of this competition they played out a 5 goal thriller with Inter just taking the win 3-2.
Inter hosted this final in Kenmare (Celtic Park will by the venue for the 16’s Girls final between the same two clubs) and as expected there was nothing between the sides.
Lauren O’Shea put the home side 1-0 up before the break but Abbie Finnan equalised for Killarney Celtic in the second half. Thought were beginning to turn towards extra time but in the 75th minute Tara Desmond had other ideas. She went on a solo run and unleashed an unstoppable shot past the Celtic keeper to give Inter Kenmare the Cup.
Park score in each half to defeat DBR in the 15’s Girls Shield:
Hosted by Camp Juniors on a very warm Thursday night St Brendan’s Park and Dingle Bay Rovers were involved in another cracking girls final in front of a great crowd of family members who certainly added to the atmosphere.
In a game where both defences were very hard to break down St Brendan’s Park took the lead through Priya O’Donovan just before the much needed water break.
Dingle Bay Rovers tried very hard to get back on level terms but the Park held out and just after the second half water break Faye O’Neill made it 2-0 when she latched onto a long ball after the Park’s defence were under some pressure.
There was no way back for a gallant Dingle Bay side and St Brendan’s Park added another trophy to a growing collection of girls wins.
Boys Reports
Castleisland win Plate Final defeating Ballyhar Dynamos
Castleisland and Ballyhar Dynamos met in the u13 Boys Plate final played at Kilbrean Park, the home of Mastergeeha. Goals from Sean Sullivan 2, Kyle Buckley 2, Ben Brosnan, Eoghan Joy and Jack Foley saw Castleisland take the win. Conrad Long and John Henderson were on the mark for Ballyhar Dynamos.
Killarney Athletic join MEK Galaxy in the 13 Boys Cup Final:
This was a very tight semi-final with Szymon Jasinski putting Killarney Athletic 1-0 up in the 17th minute and it remained that way at the break. Szymon got his and Athletic’s second in the 45th to put them in control but the Park were not going to give up and they pulled one back 5 minutes later through Magic Kublik. But Athletic held on and will face MEK Galaxy in the final.
Rolls of Honour:
Boys – Szymon Jasinski, JJ O’Donoghue – Killarney Athletic, Josh Ryan and Eoghan Joy Castleisland, John Henderson and Johnny Galvin – Ballyhar Dynamos.
Girls – Lauren Creen, Ciara Slattery, Amie Turner, Niamh O’Callaghan – Camp Juniors, Niamh O’Keeffe – Listowel Celtic, Tara Desmond, Saoirse Buckley – Inter Kenmare, Jodie Barton, Niamh Cantillon – Killarney Celtic, Haley Flaherty, Eabhna Ni Cinneide-Dingle Bay Rovers, Jill Quirke, Abaigail O’Shea – St Brendan’s Park
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Great games in scorching conditions

Two games in the EA Sport 14’s and finals in the KSBGL Summer Competitions:
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland
Kerry 1-1 Treaty United
Kerry 0–5 Cobh Ramblers
Boys Competitions
Listowel Celtic B 3-6 Castleisland A
Tralee Dynamos B 0-4 Listowel Celtic C
MEK Galaxy 5-1 Killarney Athletic A
Killarney Athletic 5–0 Listowel Celtic
MEK Galaxy A 8–3 Tralee Dynamos A
Mastergeeha A 1-6 St Brendan’s Park B
Inter Kenmare 7-0 Tralee Dynamos B
Final: Inter Kenmare 4–2 St Brendan’s Park B
Castleisland A 8-0 Mastergeeha B
Ballyhar Dynamos 4–1 Killarney Celtic
16 Boys
Tralee Dynamos 3-0 Killorglin
Shield Final
St Brendan’s Park 2-0 Inter Kenmare AET
Girls Competitions
Listowel Celtic 4-2 Inter Kenmare
Inter Kenmare 0–2 St Brendan’s Park
Killarney Celtic Green 3 –1 Inter Kenmare
St Brendan’s Park 1-2 Dingle Bay Rovers
MEK Galaxy 1–6 Inter Kenmare
Camp Juniors 2–5 Killarney Celtic
Dingle Bay Rovers 0–1 Killarney Celtic
Two games for the 14’s League of Ireland
In the EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland Kerry had two home games starting with Treaty United in Killarney Celtic on Wednesday night. This was Treaty’s first game and they gave Kerry the perfect start when a mix-up between the keeper and defender saw Kerry take the lead inside the first two minutes.
There was nothing between the sides but it was the visitors the finished the half the better getting the equaliser in the 39th minute. Another tight 40 minutes saw neither side able to make the break through and both sides put their first point of season on the line.
In the second game Kerry welcomed Cobh Ramblers to a scorching Kenmare and it was the visitors that were the better side on the day despite a battling Kerry effort. Kerry will be disappointed with the two goals Cobh got in the 7th and 15th minutes through Jack O’Brien and James Traynor. Their third just before half time was an unfortunate own goal.
For Kerry Leigh Meehan, Darragh Lynch and Neal O’Shea went closest to opening Kerry’s scoring. The second half was much the same with Cobh adding goals from Devon Gibson and Jack O’Brien with Adam Evans unlucky not to get one back for Kerry.
Boys Reports
12’s Competition Continues
Castleisland were 6-3 winners away to Listowel Celtic. Tadgh McCarthy hit a hat trick for Castleisland with their other goals coming from Bryan Cullhane, Loukas Cotter and Cian Cahill. Ryan Browne got two for Listowel Celtic and Louis Corridan got the third.
A hat trick from Sean Mulvihill and one from Tadgh Dalton saw Listowel Celtic C take the win at Tralee Dynamos B.
MEK Galaxy defeated Killarney Athletic A 5-1 in Fossa thanks to goals from Leo Allan 2, Killian Fitzgerald, James O’Meara and Cillian O’Donoghue with Eanna Hennigan getting the Killarney Athletic goal.
13 Boys Cup:
In the 13 Boys Cup Killarney Athletic’s Marcel Kowalczyk put his side 1-0 at half time at home to Listowel Celtic. Athletic pulled away in the second half with goals from Szymon Jasinski, Liam O’Brien, Ben Kelliher and a second from Kowalczyk.
MEK Galaxy won a high scoring game at home to Tralee Dynamos B. Jayden Fennell had a day to remember hitting 5 with further goals from Harry O’Connor, Killian Fitzgerald and David McCarthy.
Inter Kenmare defeat Park B in 13’s Shield final:
St Brendan’s Park B have qualified for the 13’s Shield Final thanks to a 6-1 win over Mastergeeha at Kilbrean Park. Their goals came from Johnny Neillings and Edison Jahiri who got two each with Tuoyo King and Jack Daly, from the penalty spot, also scoring.
They met Inter in the final as they got past Tralee Dynamos B in Kenmare. The home sides goals came from Rossa McGearailt, Josh Linnane, Caoileann Desmond 2, Robbie Guest 2, Michael Jones and Micheal O’Mahony.
The final took place in Woodlawn and it was the Tralee that started the better going 2-0 up early on thanks to Johnny Neillings. Inter got a vital goal back just before half time through the hard working Caoilainn Desmond. The second half was end to end and mid-way through Rossa McGearailt levelled the scores at 2-2. A sweet pass from Dylan Treyvaud set up Desmond for his second to put Inter ahead and they wrapped up the win in the last 5 minutes thanks to a cracking 25 yard free kick from Robbie Guest.
Castleisland first team into 13’s Plate Final:
Goals from Eoghan Joy, Josh Ryan, Jack Foley 2, Shane Sullivan, Shane Coughlin, Darragh Cahill and Ben Brosnan saw Castleisland A book their place in the Plate final as they defeated Mastergeeha B.
The other semi-final was between Ballyhar Dynamos and Killarney Celtic was tied at the break 1-1 with Anthony Cronin for the home side and Jack Paddy O’Callaghan levelling for Celtic on the stroke of half time. In the second half Cronin added a second for Ballyhar with Conrad Long and Johnny Henderson adding two more in a 4-1 win.
Park takes the 16 Boys final after extra time:
A two minute spell in the second period of extra time produced the only two goals of a tight 16’s boys final played at Killarney Celtic. The goals went to St Brendan’s Park as they defeated a strong Inter Kenmare side 2-0.
The first goal came after Rodrigo Pinho was fouled and Venis Jahiri made no mistake from the penalty spot. And before Inter could re-group Togor Silong made it 2-0 and the win was secured.
In other games in the 16’s Tralee Dynamos were 3-0 winners over Killorglin.
Girls Report:
In the 12 Girls a hat-trick from Laura Meehan and one from Sinead Lyons saw Listowel Celtic defeat Inter Kenmare 4-2. Grace O’Shea got both goals for Inter.
St Brendan’s Park made the trip to Inter Kenmare a winning one on Saturday thanks to goals from Malwina JanKowska and Leah Griffin.
Killarney Celtic Green defeated Inter Kenmare 3-1 to qualify for the 13’s final thanks to goals from Emma Daly 2 and Bethany Moynihan. Phoebe O’Shea replied for Inter.
The 15’s girl’s game between St Brendan’s Park and Dingle Bay Rovers was a cracker. Abigail O’Shea scored for the home side in Christy Leahy Park but goals from Ciara Kennedy and Beth Bambury saw Dingle Bay take the win.
Also in the 15’s goals from Saoirse Buckley 3, Tara Desmond 2 and Martha O’Sullivan saw Inter Kenmare take the win over MEK Galaxy 6-1.
Killarney Celtic were 5-2 winners away to Camp Juniors.Michaela O’Meara, Ava O’Malley, Clodagh Moriarty and Aine O’Sullivan were the Celtic scorers.
Dingle Bay Rovers and Killarney Celtic 16’s were involved in a cracking game with only one goal separating the sides in the end. Abbie Finnan got the goal for Celtic to take the win in Dingle.

Team of the Week:
Samson Abubaker
St Brendan’s Park
Shea McCormack Ben Carmody Alex Doolan Anthony Cremin
Killarney Celtic 13’s Mastergeeha 13’s Killarney Athletic 12’s Ballyhar Dynamos 13’s
Caoileann Desmond Louis Corridan Jacob Surzyn Sean Clifford
Inter Kenmare 13’s Listowel Celtic B 12’s Castleisland 12’s MEK Galaxy 12’s
Jayden Fennell Sean Mulvihill
MEK Galaxy 13’s Listowel Celtic 12’s
Girl’s Roll of Honour: Sinead Lyons Listowel Celtic, Kaya Huserova, Jacinta Griffin and Priya O’Donovan St Brendan’s Park, Hayleigh Flaherty Dingle Bay Rovers. Saoirse Buckley and Tara Desmond Inter Kenmare, Liadh Forde and Kate Forde Killarney Celtic.

Business end of the KSBGL Summer Competitions and Kerry 12’s Girls

Business end of KSBGL Summer Competitions:
Camp Juniors B 5–2 St Brendan’s Park C
Camp Juniors A 2–4 St Brendan’s A
Killorglin B 4–1 Inter Kenmare B
St Brendan’s Park B 2–4 Killorglin A
MEK Galaxy B 0–1 Inter Kenmare
Tralee Dynamos A 4–0 Listowel Celtic A
St Brendan’s Park D 1–1 MEK Galaxy C
Mastergeeha B7 –4 Killarney Celtic B
Ballyhar Dynamos A 7-0 Killarney Athletic B
13 Boys
LB Rovers A 2–5 Mastergeeha A
Castleisland 8–1 Inter Kenmare
14 Boys
Listowel Celtic B 2–2 Ballyhar Dynamos
Inter Kenmare 5–7 MEK Galaxy
Mastergeeha A 7–1 St Brendan’s Park B
Camp Juniors A 7–1 Tralee Dynamos B
Killarney Athletic 2-1 Tralee Dynamos
16 Boys Shield
Inter Kenmare 3–0 Listowel Celtic
Kerry 12’s 1-1 Desmond League 12’s
Kerry 12’s 2-3 Desmond League 12’s
12’s MEK Galaxy 3–0 St Brendan’s Park
13’s Camp Juniors 6–3 Fenit Samphires
The League remembers Thomas:
The whole Kerry football family was deeply saddened this week with the death of Thomas Healy, a popular and valued member of Killarney Athletic and of the Kerry Schoolboys Girls League. Thomas was remembered at all our games at the weekend and his clubs games on Saturday were postponed as a mark of respect. As Killarney Athletic posted “He will always be in our hearts”.
Mid-Week Reports:
Weeks games began on Monday night: In the 12 Boys Plate Mastergeeha just got the better of Killarney Celtic at Kilbrean Park 3-2. Daniel Buckley, Killian Moynihan and Jonah Casey scored for Mastergeeha with Luke O’Shea and Jack Culloty replying for Celtic.
In the 13 Girls Killarney Celtic White defeated Castleisland 3-0 thanks to goals from Niamh Brosnan, Cliona Moynihan and Zoe Counihan.
In the 13 Boys Shield goals from Edison Jahiri, Johnny Nellings and Shane Donovan saw St Brendan’s Park progress past Killorglin B. Also in the Shield Tralee Dynamos B with goals from Danny Lane, Daniel McCarthy and Connie Cronin while Liam Harmon 2, Ryan Kissane and Finn O’Donnell scored for Killarney Athletic B who were at home in Woodlawn.
In the quarter final of the Plate goals from Shane O’Connell, Michael Lenihan and Sean O’Connor saw Castleisland B draw 3-3 at Murt Scott Park. But it was the home side who took over in extra time scoring 4 unanswered goals to progress to the semi-finals.
Tuesday’s Reports: The action kicked off with the 12 Boys clash between LB Rovers B and Castleisland B. The home side had goals from Thomas Scanlon 2, Ruairi Walshe, Jack Houlihan and Leona Meaney while the visitors replied through Aidan Walsh 2 and Graham West.
In the 16’s Shield St Brendan’s Park were 6-1 winners at home in Christy Leahy Park over MEK Galaxy whose goal came from Daniel Evans. Venis Jahiri 3, Rodrigo Pinho, Ewen O’Sullivan and Togor Silong were the Park’s scorers.
St Brendan’s Park and Killarney Celtic have progressed in the 16’s Cup and Shield.
Goals galore on Thursday: In the 13’s Boys Cup MEK Galaxy progressed to the semi-finals thanks to a home win over Camp Juniors A. The MEK A goals came from Cillian O’Donoghue, Killian Fitzgerald, Jayden Fennell, David McCarthy, Kevin Coffey and Harry O’Connor with Robert Keane and Jack Hegarty scoring for Camp Juniors.
Inter Kenmare A progressed in the 13’s Shield with a win over St Brendan’s Park C. Those on the mark for Inter Kenmare were Michael Jones, Rossa McGearailt, Dylan Treyvaud, Michael O’Mahoney, Seamie Orpen and Callum Kelliher.
There were home wins for Inter Kenmare and Killarney Celtic in the 16’s Girls competition. Inter defeated Dingle Bay who had Ciara Kennedy on the mark. The home sides goals were scored by Grace Foley, Lucy Burton 2, Tara Desmond and Tamara Bokic .
For Killarney Celtic they defeated Fenit 3-1 thanks to goals from Lucy O’Sullivan, Bronagh Dorrian and Eve Culhane with Muireann O’Brien replying for Fenit.
Saturday Reports:
The second 11’s Girls Blitz was another great success with 18 teams taking part. Fenit hosted the first of the Blitz’s when they welcomed LB Rovers for a number of games.
At Georgie O’Callaghan Park the hosts Castleisland FC welcomed Inter Kenmare, MEK Galaxy and Mastergeeha where they all played three games.
These days are very important for the early development of the girls skills and the League will be holding more of these in the new season.
Multiple games in the 12 Boys Competition:
Ballyhar Dynamos A were a little too strong for Killarney Athletic B and they took the win at Mort Scott Park thanks to goals from Donnacha Lynch, Jack O’Connor, Conor Edwards and Daniel Downes.
Camp Juniors B won 5-2 at home to St Brendan’s Park C. Two goals from Ike Echeme saw the Park trail by one at the break but the home side hit two more in the second half. Their goals came from Addy Nolan 2, David O’Donnell, Ryan Fitzgerald and Conor Flaherty.
All the goals in the Park A’s win away to Camp Juniors A in the second half. Conor O’Donnell and Tadgh O’Donoghue scored for the home side as they went down 4-2. The Park’s scorers were Johnny Neillings 2, Edison Jahiri, Tuoyo King.
Mikey Hayes 2, Aidan Field and Oran Sheehan scored for Killorglin B as they won 4-1 at home to Inter Kenmare B. Tony Desmond scored for the visitors in the first half as they trailed 2-1.
Killorglin A made the trip to Christy Leahy Park a winning one as they defeated St Brendan’s Park B 4-2. Seadhna O’Brien from the penalty spot and Rhys O’Connor scored for the Tralee side who had keeper Jakub Drzymala in great form. Sean Doherty hit 2 and Calum Robinson and Michael Culhane got the goals for Killorglin.
There was only one goal in the MEK Galaxy B versus Inter Kenmare A with Colum Kelliher scoring for the visitors.
Tralee Dynamos were 4-0 winners at home to Listowel Celtic A thanks to goals from Calvin O’Sullivan, Danny Lane, Cody O’Sullivan and Daniel Farmer while St Brendan’s Park D and MEK Galaxy C drew 1-1.
In Kilbrean Park Mastergeeha B defeated Killarney Celtic B 7-4 with the Hoops goals coming from Dara Horan 3 and Marco Mosca.
13 Boys Shield
Mastergeeha took the fourth spot in the 13’s Shield as they won at LB Rovers. Mastergeeha did the damage in the first half with goals from Thomas Myers, Rory O’Connor and Ben Carmody while LB Rovers battled back in the second half through Roisin Fogarty and Oran O’Sullivan.
13 Boys Plate
Castleisland A took the final 13’s Plate semi-final spot as they saw off Inter Kenmare B at Georgie O’Callaghan Park. The home side had Jason Brosnan, Sean Sullivan, Jack Foley, Josh Ryan, Harry Crowley, Ben Brosnan, Kyle Buckley and Eoghan Joy on the score sheet with Ryan Healy getting a consolation for Inter Kenmare.
13’s Semi-Final Draws:
The draws for the semi-finals of the 13’s competitions took place with the following being the Last 4 clashes:
13’s Cup- MEK Galaxy A v Tralee Dynamos A & Killarney Athletic or Listowel Celtic v St Brendan’s Park A
13’s Shield –Inter Kenmare v Tralee Dynamos B &Mastergeeha A v St Brendan’s Park B
13’s Plate-Ballyhar Dynamos A v Killarney Celtic & Castleisland A v Mastergeeha B
14’s Boys with Athletic qualifying for Cup final:
Killorglin were awaiting to see who they would meet in the 14’s Summer Cup final and the answer is Killarney Athletic. They defeated Tralee Dynamos 2-1 in a tight semi-final with Brian O’Shea hit both goals in a man of the match performance.
Listowel Celtic B and Ballyhar Dynamos played out a 2-2 draw with Fionn Morrissey and Conor Fealy scoring for Listowel and Liam Lenihan getting both goals for Ballyhar.
Inter Kenmare went down 7-5 at home to MEK Galaxy in a score-fest. Jamie Vousden continued his scoring streak hitting 4 with Ryan Brady, Ryan Casey and Noah O’Shea also on the MEK score sheet.
A hat trick from Mathew Kennedy, 2 from Sean McAuliffe followed by one from Darragh O’Keeffe and an own goal gave Mastergeeha A the win at home to St Brendan’s Park B who had Tadgh Moylan on the mark.
Camp Juniors were 7-1 winners at home to Tralee Dynamos B. Robert Kane 2, Jack Power2, Mikey Moynihan, Mark Farrell and Dean Goodwyn were the Camp Juniors scorers.
16’s Shield:
In the 16’s Shield Inter Kenmare were 3-0 winners at home to Listowel Celtic.
There were two exciting Blitz’s for the 11’s Girls with all the teams enjoying their outings. Fenit hosted LB Rovers with both sides having two teams while Castleisland welcomed Inter Kenmare, MEK Galaxy and Mastergeeha to their All Weather.
In the Girls competitions the 12’s Girls of MEK Galaxy defeated St Brendan’s Park 3-0 thanks to goals from Isabelle Lyons 2 and Anna Allen.
Miriam Sheahan had a good day for the Camp Juniors 13’s Girls as she hit 4 in their 6-3 win at home to Caoimhe Skinner and Aisleigh Horan. Riona McMorrell Moriarty hit two for Fenit with Emma Gaynor getting their 3rd.
Kerry 12’s Girls put in great show in draws with the Desmond League:
Kerry had 38 u12 girls on duty and pulling on the Kerry soccer shirt in front of some very proud parents and family members as they welcomed the Desmond League for two games at Listowel Celtic. The Kerry coaches ensured all players enjoyed equal game time on a day that once again proved the strength of the underage girl’s game in Kerry.
There was nothing between the sides in both games. The first was drawn 1-1 while the second was also heading for a 2-2 until the Desmond League got a last minute winner.
Caoimhe Skinner got the goal in the 1-1 game with Elisha Deedy and Ali Bowler scoring in the second game.
14’s League of Ireland game now a home fixture:
The Kerry 14’s were due to be away to Treaty United last Saturday. However the game was switched to a mid-week fixture with the game being played at Celtic Park Killarney on Wednesday night, July 15th kicking off at 7.30.
Team of the Week:
Luke Kennedy
Camp Juniors 12’s
Alex Kerins Robbie Guest Darragh Goodwin
St Brendan’s Park Inter Kenmare 13’s Camp Juniors 13’s
Seamus Phelan Daniel Evans Donnacha Lynch Luis Villa
Castleisland 13’s MEK Galaxy 13’s Ballyhar Dynamos 12’s Killarney Athletic 12’s
Sean McAulliffe Danny Lane Luke O’Shea
Mastergeeha 14’s Tralee Dynamos 13’s Killarney Celtic 12’s
Girls Roll of Honour: Camp Juniors Ciara Casey and Ava Dillon, Inter Kenmare’s Tara Desmond and Lucy Burton, Killarney Celtic’s Cliona Moynihan and Kate Healy, Dingle Bay Rovers Ella Sheehy and Doireann Jordan, MEK Galaxy’s Anna Allen and Leah McCarthy, Fenit Samphires Isabel Araiza, Clara O’Dowd, Laura Reilly and Sadhbh Welsh.

Park win 11’s Shield and MEK win 11’s Cup as summer competitions continue

11’s Cup and Shield Finals the highlight of a busy week in KSBGL soccer:
Underage League of Ireland
14’s Waterford 3–1 Kerry
Kerry made their first trip of the new Underage National League season as they followed up their first round loss to Cork City with an away trip to WIT to take on Waterford. The home side scored inside two minutes and were 2-0 up at the break. Kerry fought hard and pulled one back when a Dawid Grebowiec run ended up with the ball being cut back for Neal O’Shea to score.
Kerry hit the bar and the post but it was the home side that got the insurance goal.
MEK Galaxy take the 11’s Shield and St Brendan’s Park the 11’s Cup:
The semi- finals of the 11’s Summer Competitions were excellent displays of the talents of these young players. In the Cup quarter finals St Brendan’s Park made the trip to Killarney Celtic a winning one by a single goal while a Golden Goal in the last minute saw Castleisland win away at Listowel Celtic.
The Shield semi-finals were equally as close with MEK Galaxy B winning at Ballhar Dynamos and Killorglin B taking the win at home to Mastergeeha C.
The finals took place in the excellent surroundings of Murt Scott Park in Ballyhar. First up was the Shield and it was a great family outing with multi generations cheering one the young players of MEK and Killorglin.
The MEK boys put in an excellent first half and were ahead at the break but credit to Killorglin they took over in the second period and fought right to the end as MEK just held on. There were excellent performances all over the field but both goalkeepers drew huge applause on many occasions for their saves. This was the first trophy at Schoolboys Girls won by MEK Galaxy.
St Brendan’s Park opened up the quicker in the Cup final but Castleisland settled and we were treated to another cracking game. The Park led early but Castleisland hit the net to leave the minimum between the sides. Both sides hit the net later in the game and when referee Tom Kerrisk blew the full time whistle there was only one between the sides with St Brendan’s Park taking the 11’s Cup and while Castleisland will be disappointed they gave it all they had and like all of the four teams in action the players and coaches were a credit to their club.
Mid- Week Round-Up:
In the 12’s a goal from Shane Griffin was enough to give Park D a 1-0 win at home to Killarney Celtic C. Four goals from Conor Flaherty set Camp Juniors B on the way to their 6-2 win over Listowel Celtic. Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael Keane added to Flaherty’s goals. Sean Mulvihill got both goals for Listowel Celtic.
Rory O’Connor x 2, Billy O’Donoghue, Zach Cronin and Thomas Myers got the goals as Mastergeeha defeated Ballyhar Dynamos.
There were a number of games in the 14’s Cup and Shield. Killorglin B took the points on a 3-0 scoreline over Killarney Celtic B while Mastergeeha A and Camp Juniors A drew 1-1. A hat trick from Francis O’Brien and 2 from Fionn O’Dalaigh saw Tralee Dynamos B win 5-3 at Listowel Celtic B. Conor Fealy , David Lawlor and Fionn Morrissey got the Listowel B goals.
John O’Sullivan certainly had his shooting boots on as he hit four for Inter Kenmare in their 6-2 win at home to Killarney Athletic. Sean Casey and Darragh O’Sullivan got the other two. David Walsh and Marcl Kowalczyk replied for Athletic.
There was an eight goal cracker in Mort Scott Park as Ballyhar Dynamos and Park B drew 4-4. Diarmuid Quirke 2, Eoin Walsh and David Burke scored for the home side with Lee Wharton 2, Tadgh Healy and Cathal Morris scoring for The Park.
MEK Galaxy were 5-2 winners at Kilbrean Park with Jamie Vousden scoring in both halves and ending with a hat trick for the winners. Noah O’Shea and Ryan Brady were also on the mark. Dylan Cronin and Ronan McCarthy scored for Mastergeeha.
Killorglin A put in a big second half away at LB Rovers as the sides were tied 2-2 at the break. A James Clifford hat trick, Adam O’Neill 2, Rob Baggett and Dylan Flynn were on the mark for Killorglin. Shay Murphy and Lee Caffery got the goals for LB Rovers.
Two goals each from Aaron Horgan and Ronan Carroll and one each from Christy Burke and Niole Derege were on the mark for Tralee Dynamos in their win over Fenit. Conor Sweeney hit four and John Carmody one as Listowel Celtic defeated Killarney Celtic A. Dara O’Sullivan got both goals for Killarney Celtic A.
On Sunday Killorglin A rounded off a good week as they qualified for the 14’s Cup final after just seeing off Listowel Celtic after a 7 goal thriller. A hat trick from James Jones and one from Aaron Doyle were just enough for Killorglin to take the win. Tristan Barry with 2 and Kiegan Moloney were on the mark for Listowel Celtic.
Goals from Oran Murphy, Alex McGrath, Billy Doyle, Jerh Brosnan and Donagh Murphy gave Fenit a 5-0 win over Killorglin B. Hugh Lenihan and Adam Murphy scored for Mastergeeha in their 2-0 away win at Killorglin.
Killarney Celtic were winners by the odd goal in seven as they defeated Mastergeeha 4-3. Edward Myers 2, Kelvin O’Sullivan and Callum Cronin scored for Celtic with Hugh Lenihan x 2 and Paudie Moynihan replying for Mastergeeha.
Saturday Scorers:
League of Ireland 14’s
Waterford 3–1 Kerry
Ballyheigue 0– 6LB Rovers
Killarney Athletic 5-1 MEK Galaxy
Tralee Dynamos 3-2 Listowel Celtic
Killorglin B 4-7 Killarney Athletic B
Mastergeeha B 6–4 Inter Kenmare B
Park A 6–4 Camp Juniors A
Park C 3–4 Castleisland B
Listowel Celtic 3 -4 Killorglin
Inter Kenmare 2–1 Killorglin B
Killorglin C 6–5 Ballyhar Dynamos
Killorglin A 1–0 Castleisland A
Park B 3-0 Killarney Athletic B
MEK Galaxy 2–0 Killarney Athletic B
12’s Camp Juniors 5–0 MEK Galaxy
Inter Kenmare 8–4 Mastergeeha
LB Rovers proved a little too strong for their North Kerry neighbours winning the only 12’s game played on Saturday 6-0.
12’s Girls:
A hat trick from Keelin Clifford and one each from Caoimhe Skinner and Alannah Griffin saw Camp Juniors take the 12’s girls game against MEK.
Amy Brosnan hit 4 goals for Mastergeeha in their away game at Inter Kenmare but the home side were just a little bit stronger as they took the win 8-4.The Inter goals came from Grace O’Shea and Alice O’Connor who both hit hat tricks , Mary Munelly 2 with Sadbh O’Mahony and Saoirse Hussey getting one each.
13’s Reports
Goals in either half from Szymon Jasinski and JJ O’Donoghue and one from Evan Doona gave Killarney Athletic a 5-1 win at home to MEK Galaxy in Woodlawn.
It was a good morning for Athletic as their B’s won away at Killorglin B. The Athletic goals came from Liam Harmon 3, Oran Kennedy, Alex Doolan, Finn O’Donnell and Garvan Collins.
Tralee Dynamos had goals from Fionn O’Dalaigh, Calvin O’Sullivan and Christy Boy Burke saw Dynamos win 3-2 at home to Listowel Celtic. They can also thank goalkeeper John Leen who saved a penalty. David Lawlor and Dylan Costello replied for Listowel Celtic.
Rossa McGearailt had a morning to remember hitting 5 for Inter Kenmare A in their 7-4 away win over Killarney Celtic A. Caoilainn Desmond and Seamie Orpen got the other two goals. Cillian Slattery 2, Dara O’Sullivan and Luca Mosca scored for Celtic.
Mastergeeha B put in an excellent second half to overcome a 4-1 half time deficit and win 6-4 at home to Inter Kenmare B. They were led by the on-fire Ruairi O’Donoghue who ended with four goals and Patrick O’Riordan who hit the other two. For Inter Marc Foley x 2, Alasdair Dewar and Ronan Hussey scored
Adam O’Neill opened the scoring at Christy Leahy Park for the home side before Mikey O’Leary headed home a Camp Juniors equaliser. The Park then went 3-1 up thanks to two goals from Brian Heaphy. Camp pulled one back before the break when O’Leary got his second.
A Saad Abdula penalty put the Park back 2 ahead before Darragh Murphy netted to close the gap to one. Patrick Wojtalik then hit a sweet volley for the Park but again Camp replied this time from a Darragh Murphy free kick inside the last 10 minutes. But a breakaway goal from Abdula eased the Park’s nerves and saw them take this rollercoaster game 6-4.
The Park B just saw off Castleisland C in a cracking 7 goal game in Tralee. Daniel Kenny, Sean O’Connor and William McCarthy were on the mark for Castleisland
Ben O’Callaghan put Inter Kenmare 1-0 up at home to Killorglin B who then equalised. The vital winning goal game from Ollie O’Shea e which saw Inter win 2-1.
Four goals from Daithi O’Shea and one form Gerard Long were not enough to see Ballyhar Dynamos take anything from their game away to Killorglin C with the winners take the points 6-5.
A goal from Ryan Carey was enough to give Killorglin the points in a 1-0 win over Castleisland while Park B took the points on a 3-0 score line over Killarney Athletic B.
In the Saturday afternoon game goals from Finn Kennelly and Max Leon gave MEK Galaxy the points in a 2-0 win at home to Killarney Athletic B.
Team of the Week:
Jordan Ward Barrett
Tralee Dynamos 14’s
Aidan O’Connor Evan Godley Michael O’Sullivan
St Brendan’s Park 12’s Ballyheigue 12’s Fenit 14’s
Noah O’Shea Ryan Fitzgerald Oisin Stack Mathew Moynihan
MEK Galaxy 14’s Camp Juniors 12’s Listowel Celtic 12’s Killorglin 16’s
Ruairi O’Donoghue Rossa McGearailt Szymon Jasinski
Mastergeeha 13’s Inter Kenmare 13’s Killarney Athletic 13’s
Girls Roll of Honour:
Izzy Lyons and Lia Walsh MEK Galaxy, Ashley Horan and Keelin Clifford Camp Juniors, Amy Brosnan Mastergeeha, Grace O’Shea and Alice O’Connor Inter Kenmare.

Over 600 underage players played the Beautiful Game this week

Underage League of Ireland and Inter League action part of hugely busy week in the KSBGL:
Kerry 14’s 0–6 Cork City
The underage League of Ireland has finally begun following its COVID postponement. Kerry 14’s welcomed Cork City to Christy Leahy Park and it was the visitors who took the win with all the goals coming during a 20 minute blitz from the 18th minute.
Kerry battled hard in the second half and indeed could have gotten a couple of scores own. This Saturday Kerry are away to Waterford at the IT. Waterford went down 5-1 to Cobh Ramblers in their opener last weekend.
Kerry Girls out in force:
The new Ardfert All Weather was a hive of activity when Kerry and South Tipperary Girls sides played four friendly games with the 13’s Gaynor and Development squads, the 15’s and 16’s all in action. There were 80 Kerry girls in action across the 4 home squads which is a sign of how strong girls soccer is now becoming in all corners of the coiunty.
The 13’s Development played very well and won 2-0 thanks to Sadie Ryan’s goals. The 13’s Gaynor Squad were in flying form and ran out easy winners thanks to Laura Falvey, Emma Daly, Phoebe O’Shea, Naoise O’Donoghue and Keeva Riordan who were all on the score sheet.
The Kerry 15’s and 16’s put in efforts that pleased their managements as they were up against sides who would have been together since their 13’s Gaynor days. Casey Mulroy scored for the 15’s while Lily Twomey, Mary Kearney and Lucy O’Sullivan impressed for the 16’s.
11’s reaches the semi-final stages after two knock-out rounds:
Following the very successful Group games the Last 16 and Last 8 rounds of the 11’sSummer tournament took place this week.
In the Last 16 North Cup section Listowel Celtic and Castleisland had byes while there were wins for Park A and Tralee Dynamos A over LB Rovers A and Park B. In the South section of the Cup the four teams qualifying were Killarney Athletic A ,Killorglin A, Killarney Celtic A and Inter Kenmare. The unlucky sides who put in great efforts were Killarney Celtic B, Mastergeeha (who lost on penalties), Mastergeeha B and MEK Galaxy A.
In the Last 8 the sides that have progressed to the semi-final were Killarney Celtic , Listowel Celtic, Castleisland and St Brendan’s Park with the line-up seeing Killarney Celtic at home to The Park and Listowel Celtic welcoming Castleisland.
The Shield Last 16 winners were Listowel Celtic B, Tralee Dynamos B, Ballyhar Dynamos A and B who both won on penalties, Mastergeeha C and MEK Galaxy B. Going out narrowly were Castleisland B, LB Rovers B, Park C, Killarney Athletic B, Killarney Athletic C and Inter Kenmare. Killorglin B and Killarney Celtic C met on Saturday with the Killorglin side progressing to take on Ballyhar Dynamos on Sunday.
In the Last 8 the sides who have qualified for the semi-finals are Killorglin B, MEK Galaxy B, Ballyhar A and Mastergeeha C . This means that the 11’s Shield semi- finals will see Ballyhar A taking on MEK Galaxy B and Killorglin B at home to Mastergeeha C.
The Rest of the Mid-Week action: There was one game in the 12’s played on Thursday with LB Rovers and Tralee Dynamos B drawing 2-2. Ruan and Jack Houlihan scored for the North Kerry side.
In the 13’s Cup Group Stages Listowel Celtic A and St Brendan’s Park A played out a 2-2 draw with Cathal Byrne and Dylan Costello scoring for Celtic and Brian Heaphy and Saad Abdula replying for the Park. Tralee Dynamos had goals from Alex Touhy 2, Christy Boy Burke, Molly Duggan and Rory Kavanagh in their win over Camp Juniors. MEK Galaxy A progressed with a 3-0 win over Killorglin.
In the 13’s Plate and Shield Killarney Celtic defeated Ballyhar Dynamos thanks to Cillian Slattery who hit 4 goals, Pa O’Brien who ended with 3 and one from Luca Mosca. Goals from Colm Kelliher, Rossa McGearailt, Michael Moloney from the penalty spot and Phoebe O’Shea saw Inter Kenmare defeat Mastergeeha who had Thomas Myers on the score-sheet.
Killarney Athletic B had hat-tricks from Finn O’Donnell and Liam Harmon and one from Alex Doolan in their win over Mastergeeha B in Kilbrean Park. Ruairi O’Donoghue 2 and Milozs Niezgoda were the Mastergeeha scorers.
A hat trick from Odhran Buckley and one each from Tadgh Long and Cody Goggin saw LB Rovers get the better of Castlesland. William McCarthy got both their goals.
Two goals in each half saw St Brendan’s Park B defeat Castleisland B. Johnny Neillings, Edison Jahiri, Tuoyo King and Edison Jahiri were the Tralee sides scorers.
Alex Czarmowski, Declan Field and Bryan McKenna who hit two each and Saoirse O’Shea were Killorglin B’s scorers in their away win over Inter Kenmare B.
In the 15’s Cup Killarney Celtic won 4-1 at home to St Brendan’s Park A. Josh Bowler scored twice with Jamie Moynihan and Seamus Kelly getting one each and James Foster replied for the Tralee side.
Everyone involved in the League wishes Kristan Lyne a speedy recovery from the knee injury he sustained in this game.
In the 15’s Shield Rohan Saha 2, Keelan Veraso and Daniel Fleming got the Killarney Athletic B goals as they won at home to Ballyhar. Joseph Lawlor, Marcus Connolly, Kuba Mikolagczuk, Alex Riordan and an og saw St Brendan’s Park B taking the win at Christy Leahy Park where Mathew Spillane replied for Killorglin.
In the 16’s Mastergeeha had their shooting boots on at home to Tralee Dynamos with Eoin Kelly, Daire O’Leary, Sean Doolan, Alan Looney and Hugh Lenihan all getting one each in the win.
Girls Mid-Week Games: In the U12 Girls Mastergeeha defeated MEK Galaxy in a 10 goal thriller at Kilbrean Park. Amy Brosnan had a night to remember hitting 4 goals with Sadbh O’Halloran and Grace Murphy getting the goals for Mastergeeha. For Isabelle Lyons hit a hat trick with Anna Allen getting the other goal.
In the 16’s Girls goals from Lucy Barton and Tara Desmond were enough to give Inter Kenmare a 2-0 win over Killarney Celtic.
Weekend Games:
Killarney Athletic B 1–8 Inter Kenmare B
Killarney Celtic A 5–0 Killarney Athletic A
Castleisland A 3–2 LB Rovers
Ballyhar Dynamos3 –2 Killarney Celtic B
Listowel Celtic B 2–5 St Brendan’s Park B
St Brendan’s Park A 7–0 Listowel Celtic
Ballyheigue 0–6 Killorglin
Tralee Dynamos A 4–2 Camp Juniors A
MEK Galaxy 3–2 Mastergeeha
MEK Galaxy B 0–2 Mastergeeha B
MEK Galaxy C 0-3 Inter Kenmare B
14’s Boys
LB Rovers 2–2 Fenit
Tralee Dynamos B 3–0 St Brendan’s Park B
Killorglin A 2–2 Killarney Athletic A
Tralee Dynamos A 4–2 Killarney Celtic A
Ballyhar Dynamos 1–8 Mastergeeha
MEK Galaxy 4–2 Killorglin
Listowel Celtic B 1–7 Camp Juniors A
St Brendan’s Park A 0–6 Killarney Athletic B
15’s Boys
Killorglin B 2–5 Mastergeeha
Castleisland 4–1 Killarney Athletic
Inter Kenmare – Listowel Celtic
16’s Boys
St Brendan’s Park 3–1 Listowel Celtic
Inter Kenmare 2–3 MEK Orange
Killarney Celtic White 2–1 Fenit
Listowel Celtic 2–4 Killarney Celtic Green
Inter Kenmare 3–0 Camp Juniors
Fenit 1–3 St Brendan’s Park
Killarney Celtic 2–0 MEK Galaxy
Match Reports Saturday:
12’s Cup and Shield
The first game of the weekend fixtures saw Inter Kenmare A defeat Killarney Athletic B at home thanks to goals from Colin Kelliher, Jack Carey, Roan O’Sullivan, Ruairi Daly, Ewan McCarthy and Aidan O’Sullivan. Nikita Bizanskis replied for Athletic.
Ballyhar Dynamos and Killarney Celtic B were tied 2-2 at the break in Murt Scott Park and the home side won it with the only goal of the second half. The Ballyhar goals were scored by Donnacha Lynch, Daniel Downes and Conot Foley.
Castleisland and LB Rovers drew 2-2 at Georgie O’Callaghan Park with the home sides coming from Tadgh McCarthy and Danny Murphy. Daithi Keane Tyrrell got both goals for LB Rovers.
Inter Kenmare B are also through thank to a 3-0 score line over MEK Galaxy C while Park B defeated Listowel Celtic B at home 5-2. Paddy Larkin and Emilis Brazine scored for Celtic.
Park A defeated Killorglin at home while Killorglin won away to Ballyheigue while Tralee Dynamos A were 4-2 winners over Camp Juniors A . Calvin O’Sullivan 3 and Eoghan Daly were the Dynamos scorers with Killian Crean and Conor O’Donnell scoring for Camp Juniors.
There were also wins for MEK Galaxy A over Mastergeeha A while Mastergeeha B saw off MEK Galaxy B 2-0.
14’s Competitions
Killorglin A and Killarney Athletic A drew 2-2 with Luke Doolin and Fionn Daly getting the goals for Athletic. James Jones and Aaron Doyle replied for Killorglin. The LB Rovers and Fenit game ended in the same score line with Dominick Ryan and Charlie Nolan scoring for Fenit.
A hat trick from Ronan O’Carroll and one from Aaro Horgan gave Tralee Dynamos A a 4-2 home win over Killarney Celtic A. David Burke scored from Ballyhar Dynamos but their opponents Mastergeeha were too strong for their hosts.
Calum Smith and Rioghan O’Sullivan both scored in the first half to leave the game between MEK Galaxy and Killorglin tied at 1-1. MEK pushed on to lead 3-1 with goals from Jamie Vousden and Joe Horan. Patrick O’Donnell pulled one back for Killorglin but Ryan Carey’s settled the nerves and wrapped up the win.
Camp Juniors A defeated Listowel Celtic B whose goal came from Igor Mikolajczyk. Listowel Celtic A saw off the Park A as the Group stages come down to the crucial stages. The Listowel Celtic goals came from John Carmody, Dylan Costello, Ruairi O’Connell and Conor Mulvihill.
There was one game in the 15’s on Saturday with Mastergeeha winning 5-2 at Killorglin B. Emmet Spillane, Adam Whitty, Diarmuid Furlong, Cian O’Connor and Bobby Gallivan scored for Mastergeeha with Cian O’Brien and Alex Scannell scoring for the home side.
On Sunday Castleisland defeated Killarney Athletic 4-1 with their goals coming from CIan Downey 2, Killian Dennehy and Eoghan Shire. Tom Benson was on the mark for Athletic.
Park win only 16’s game:
The only 16’s game on saw the Park B defeat Listowel Celtic 3-1. The Park’s goals came from Tilor Silong, Fionn O’Neill and Venis Jahiri with Evan Boyle replying for Listowel Celtic.
Girls Games:
In the 12’s MEK Orange goals from Megan Gosney 2 and Isabelle Lyons gave them the win over Inter Kenmare who had goals from Ella Healy and Grace O’Shea.
In the 13’s Girls goals from Kate Healy and Ali Bowler gave Killarney Celtic White the narrowest of wins over Fenit whose goal came from Grace Reilly.
Laura Falvey got 2 for Listowel Celtic in their home game against Killarney Celtic Green who took the win 4-2. Celtic, who went 1-0 down inside the opening minute took the win thanks to goals from Jessica Leggate 2, Hannah Casey and Liadh Forde.
In the 15’s St Brendan’s Park won 3-1 at Fenit. Aoife Begley hit a hat trick for the Park with Isabel Moriarty scoring for the home side. Inter Kenmare also chalked up a win over Camp Juniors. Killarney Celtic were 2-0 winners at home to MEK Galaxy with Ellie Doolan and Abbie Finnan the scorers.
Team of the Week:
Michael O’Connor
Mastergeeha 13’s
Dara O’Connor Jack Nolan Kevin O’Shea
LB Rovers 12’s Fenit Samphires 14’s Ballyhar Dynamos 12’s
Cillian Slattery Caoileann Desmond Nikita Hoare Dylan Costello
Killarney Celtic 13’s Inter Kenmare 13’s St Brendan’s Park 13’s Listowel Celtic 13’s
Tadgh McCarthy Alex Touhy Fionn O’Donnell
Castleisland 12’s Tralee Dynamos 13’s Killarney Athletic 13’s
Girl’s Roll of Honour:
Lucy Harrington and Chloe Cremin Inter Kenmare, Lucy O’Sullivan and Claire Culhane Killarney Celtic, Leoan Meaney LB Rovers, Amy Brosnan Mastergeeha, Isabelle Lyons and Ciara McClane MEK Galaxy, Mary Angela Lynch and Rachel Lennon Fenit, Aoife Begley and Jill Quirke St Brendan’s Park.