Cats take the cream as Ballyhar’s dream dies:
14’s National Cup Last 16:
Ballyhar 0-7 Thomastown.
16’s Tucker Kelly Cup Last 16:
Listowel Celtic 3-2 Killarney Athletic AET.
11’s Kerry Cup Last 16:
Park A 3-2 St Bernards
Kingdom Boys B 0-3 Killarney Athletic A
Listowel Celtic B 0-3 Park B
Mastergeeha 0-1 Camp B
Killarney Athletic 8-0 Park C
Kingdom Boys A 3-0 Killorglin A
Asdee 1-8 Listowel Celtic.
League – Mid week and Weekend:
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s Premier:
Killarney Celtic 7-0 Killorglin (mid week)
Killorglin A 1– 8 Park A
Killarney Celtic B 8-1 Mastergeeha
Park B 0-7 Castleisland
Camp 0-2 Killarney Athletic
Killarney Plaza 15 Premier:
Kingdom Boys 1-4 Killarney Celtic A
Inter Kenmare 6-0 Killorglin
Camp 2-1 Fenit
Asdee 4-3 Park B
Killarney Athletic B 1-3 Killarney Celtic B
Tralee Trophy World 16 Div 1:
Park B 1-2 Castleisland
Killorglin B 2-2 Camp.
14’s National Cup Last 16: Ballyhar 0-7 Thomastown:
Ballyhar’s run in the National Cup has come to an end at the hands of a Thomastown side that has seven of Kilkenny’s Kennedy Cup squad in its ranks. Credit firstly to the home side who went into the hat for the first round as one of over 230 and made it through 5 rounds before the 6th, the last 16 round, proved to be a step to far.
The game at Murt Scott Park was organised with the professional attitude one has grown accustomed at Ballyhar with a match programme, stewarding and catering for the big crowd.
In a game like this you need to start well but it was the away side that did that getting 2 early goal. The first came minutes after Ballyhar keeper Patrick Daly made a great save from the impressive Rory Monks. However from the out ball Michael Murphy found tall striker Stevie Wemyss who slotted the ball home. Before Ballyhar could regroup they found themselves 2-0 down after a foul on Cullen and Brian Staunton made no mistake despite Daly getting his hands on it.
2 became 3 before half time after Wemyss showed a great touch for a big man bringing down a high ball and flicking it between two defenders with the same touch before shooting home.
Niall O’Daonoghue, who covered every blade of grass, Liam Brosnan and Cian O’Callaghan had half chances but the home side’s best opportunity came after s free kick was spilled by Barron but to no avail as David Kenny has just turned away.
Ballyhar needed to start the second half better but were hit by a sucker punch right after the interval. They had as corner but Thomastown broke quickly when the impressive Colm Wheelan played in Rory Monks he did great to round the defender and keeper and roll the ball into an empty net.
It was damage limitation time and credit to Ballyhar they kept playing but David Griffin, who came off the bench, scored twice more and Monks added another for a rampant Cats side. O’Callaghan, O’Donoghue, O’Sullivan and Paudie Coffey all brought saves from the Thomastown keeper as Ballyhar looked for s consolation but it wasn’t to be.
Thomastown are into the last eight while Ballyhar can reflect on a great run and with all six rounds at home and big crowds at the games at least the treasurer will be happy.
Moriarty’s Centra 11 Cup Last 16:
With 16 teams left in the 11’s Cup at the start of play a number of clubs were multi represented. The Park had three teams in action with the A’s and B’s progressing but the C’s going out.
The Park A defeated St Bernards 3-2 and had Mervin Shamnbala, Colin Walsh and Nasthan Gleeson on the score sheet.
The B’s were away to Listowel Celtic B and goals from Andrew Sucaci, Tide Osinube and Nick Izehi all scoring.
Killarney Athletic A proved too strong for Park B with Simon Bartkiewiz unstoppable, hitting 4. Robert O’Shea scored twice with Emmet Finnan and Lawerence O’Donoghue scoring one each.
Killarney Celtic’s Paudie Looney scored twice and Ian O’Connor once in their 3-0 win over Kingdom Boys B.
The Kingdom Boys A tea m had a better day winning 3-0 at home to Killorglin. Leo Gaxha, John Carmody and Jerome Carmody were the goal scorers.
If there is such s thing as a shock in the 11’s Cup then Camp B provided it winning 1-0 at Mastergeeha. Stephen Smith Galvin got the crucial goal.
Listowel Celtic had the better of the North Kerry derby and goals from Sean McGrath 2, Ronan O’Neill, JP o’Carroll, Kieran Swan, Ted Moloney and Kevin Goulding saw them get past Asdee.
The final spot in the last 8 will come from the winner of the Camp A and Castlisland clash which was deferred.
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup Last 16:
Listowel Celtic are into the Last 8 of the Tucker Kelly Cup thanks to a late late extra time winner scored by Jack Foley. It finished 2 all after normal time with Darragh Sheehy from the spot and Jack Goulding scoring for Celtic. Both sides were gearing up for extra time before Foleys winner with 2 minutes to go.
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier:
With leaders The Park and second placed Kingdom Boys not in action it was up to the chasers Killarney Celtic and The Park to close the gap. Killarney Celtic got their three points to move onto 7 from 5 with a mid-week win over Killorglin. Stephen O’Sullivan, Sean McCarthy, Ryan Kelliher, Lee Downing, David Fleming, Stephen Crossini and Gavin Looney were all on the score-sheet for Celtic.
The Park close the gap to Kingdom Boys in second to 3 points thanks to their win over the same opponents that Celtic had beaten a few days before. Thomas Burke3, Adam Ward 2, Robin McCarthy, Conor Higgins and Matt Lucko all scored.
13 Division 1:
Leaders Castleisland will be delighted with the way these fixtures worked out as the 3 points they got from their win over Killarney Celtic B means they have opened 4 point gap at the top of the table.
They were away from home and goals from Adam Murphy 3, Eamon Murphy, Oisin Bridges, Cian O’Shea saw them move onto 21 points.
Second placed Killarney Celtic were too good for Mastergeeha at home. Goals from Adam Murphy 3, Eamon Murphy, Cain O’Shea, Ryan Sheehan and Evan Jones saw Celtic keep up the chase. Oisin Bridges scored for Mastergeeha.
Killarney Athletic were awarded the points thanks to Camp inability to field a team.
Killarney Plaza 15 Premier:
Leaders and odds on favourites Killarney Celtic are onto 24 points from 8 games after they defeated Kingdom Boys 4-1 in Tralee. Gary Mathews 2, Conor McCarthy and Dion Marcos got the Celtic goals.
15 Division 1:
Joint leaders Fenit lost their unbeaten record as they went down 2-1 to Fenit. Bobby O’Regan got their goal but it wasn’t enough and they remain on 9 points, level with Listowel Celtic but now with a game more played.
Inter Kenmare will be happy to have another three points on board as they got past Killorglin. Eugene Sweeney 2, John Crowley, Joey Quinn, Darragh Sweeney and Denis Cronin got the goals which put them on 4 points
15 Division 2:
Leaders Park B will be looking over their shoulders and now only lead second placed Killarney Celtic by two points with a game more played after they went down to Asdee today. A Cillian Crowley hat trick and a goal from Cian O’Mahoney saw Asdee take the points.
Killarney Celtic were 3-1 winners away to neighbours Athletic with Diego getting all of Celtic’s three goals.
Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1:
Castleisland moved to the top of the Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1 with a 2-1 win over Park B. Goals from Aaron Gallagher and Josh Connolly were enough for Castleisland with Ferdia O’Brien getting the Park’s consolation.
Team of the Week:
Killarney Celtic 15’s
Sean McGrath Thomas Burke Niall O’Donoghue
Listowel Celtic 11’s Park 13’s Ballyhar 14’s
Jack Foley Shay Walsh Oisin Maunsell Leo Gaxha
Listowel Celtic 16’s Castleisland 13’s St Bernard’s 11’s Kingdom Boys 11’s
Cillian Courtney Ferdia O’Brien John Crowley
Asdee 15’s Park 16’s Inter Kenmare 15’s