Cups and Shields decided on last full weekend of action:
12 Girls Cup Final:
Killarney Celtic 6-0 Camp Juniors
John Murphy 12’s Shield semi-final:
Killorglin C 3-5 Mastergeeha
John Murphy 12’s Cup Final:
Killorglin 1-2 Iveragh United
John Joe Naughton 13 Shield semi-final:
Killarney Celtic C 1-1 Dingle Bay Rovers AET
Dingle Bay win 4-2 on penalties
John Joe Naughton 13’s Shield Final:
Tralee Dynamos 4-1 Dingle Bay Rovers
Tom Hayes Shield 14’s semi-final:
Killorglin B 1-3 Castleisland
Killarney Celtic B 6-1 Inter Kenmare
Tom Hayes 14’s Cup Final:
Fenit 0-8 Park
14 Girls Cup semi-finals:
Inter Kenmare 3-0 Killarney Athletic
Listowel Celtic 5-0 Camp Juniors
Healy Family 15 Shield Final:
Killorglin B 1-1 Killarney Athletic AET
Killarney Athletic won 3-2 on penalties
Tucker Kelly 16’s Shield Final:
Mastergeeha 3-2 Camp Juniors
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup Final
Killarney Celtic 3-0 Ballyhar
League Action:
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier
Iveragh United 3-1 Park
Killarney Athletic 0-5 Mastergeeha
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier:
Killorglin 1-1 Park
Killarney Plaza 15 Premier
Inter Kenmare 1-1 Killarney Celtic
Park 1-3 Camp Juniors
Killarney Celtic and Iveragh United win 12’s Cups:
Killarney Celtic Green proved too strong for a gallant Camp Juniors side in the 12’s Girls Cup final. Camp Juniors held out for about 15 minutes but Celtic scored twice in quick succession and really there was no way back. Celtic added a 3rd before half time and then 3 more in the second half.
The Celtic goals came from Leah McMahon, Fianna Bradley, Ellie May Nugent, Lucy O’Sullivan, Elizabeth Coffey and Player of the Match trophy winner Katie Doe.
Killarney Celtic captain Leah McMahon dedicated her sides win to their team mate Amy O’Connor who passed away earlier this year.
The Boys final was a much tighter affair which ended with Iveragh United taking their first ever Cup win. The South Kerry side started the better and took the lead in the 9th minute through David Kennedy. They then added the vital goal in the 24th minute through Thomas O’Brien.
Credit to Killorglin they through everything at Iveragh in the second half and pulled one back when a Stevie Gannon shot was parried and Andrew Owens knock in the rebound.
Killorglin came within inches of grabbing an equaliser but Adam Kelly who was named Player of the Match made a great headed clearance from under the crossbar. Iveragh United survived to take a historic win for the club.
In Mid-Week Mastergeeh book place in 12’s Shield Final:
Goals from Danny Coffey, Ciaran Nagle and Liam Horgan plus an own goal were enough to give Mastergeeha a 5-3 win over Killorglin C in the John Murphy 12 Shield semi-final played in mid-week
This set up a decider with Dingle Bay Rovers which took place last Monday, the Bank Holiday.
Dynamos delight in 13’s Shield Final:
With Tralee Dynamos already through to the John Joe Naughton 13’s Shield final the question in mid-week was who would join them.
And it took penalties to separate Dingle Bay Rovers and Killarney Celtic C with the West Kerry side progressing 4-2 after the spot kicks. James Hoare got the all-important goal in normal time for Dingle Bay to cancel out a Cian Russell lead goal for Celtic.
And it the same player that gave Dingle Bay the ideal start to the final when he scored after 17 minutes to put his side ahead. However the Tralee side turned things around before the break by scoring twice to lead 2-1. Thomas Quilligan got the first and Liam Moroney the second for Dynamos.
Dingle Bay made a great effort to draw level but the Dynamos defence soaked up the pressure and then when they got their opportunities they took them with Evan Quilligan and Cody O’Brien added the goals to wrap up the win for Dynamos and the collected their Shield from Michael and Tommy Naughton on behalf of the family. Dingle Bay Rovers Paddy Ryan was named as Man of the Match
Castleisland and Killarney Celtic B to contest 14’s Shield Final:
Castleisland booked their place in the John Murphy 14’s Shield final thanks to a 3-1 away win at Killorglin B. There goals came from Ryan Dennehy, Patrick O’Shea and an Alex Kepp penalty. John Burke replied for Killorglin B.
Killarney Celtic B saw off Inter Kemare at Celtic Park thanks to goals from William Harty and Tim O’Brien who both scored two each and Cormac Rowe and Gary Wynne who got one each.
Park reach the pinnacle of the 14’s Cup:
Division 2 side Fenit enjoyed a great run to the John Murphy 14’s Cup but came up against one of the top sides in the Premier who had already won the Regional Cup and reached the semi-final of the National Cup. As expected once the Park scored a couple of early goals there was no way back for Fenit but to their credit they never gave up.
The Park’s goals came from Messiah Chirwa, who was named Player of the Match, Cillian Murphy, Cianan Cooney, Colin Doody and Ciaran O’Connor.
Inter Kenmare and Listowel Celtic to contest 14 Girls Final:
In the 14’s Girls semi-finals Inter Kenmare had goals from Chloe Cremin 2 and Katie Cronin as they defeated Killarney Athletic in their home semi-final.
The will face Listowel Celtic in the final after they got past Camp Junior thanks to goals from Kelly Enright, Mel Higgins, Tara Enright, Kiera Large and Megan Large. The final will be played this weekend.
Saved penalties the key to Athletics 15 Shield win:
Killarney Athletic and Killorglin B went all the way to penalties before the Killarney side were crowned the Healy Family 15 Shield winners. Eoin Mulvanney put Athletic ahead in the first half but Killorglin B levelled it up late on. There were no further goals and so the game went to penalties. But in the shoot-out it was Athletic who took the initiative as their keeper Darragh Doolan saved three Killorglin kicks. This was a great win for a side that struggled to win games in their early years but are now the Shield champions.
Killarney Celtic 16’scompletes a historic treble:
With the League and the Regional titles already in the trophy cabinet Killarney Celtic needed to see off Ballyhar in the Tucker Kelly 16’s Final. The game took place at Mastergeeha’s Kilbrean Park and it was the Hoops that win 3-0. Terry Sparling opened the scoring after 25 minutes and the lead was doubled 18 minutes into the second half when Emmet Finnan hit the net. Terry Sparling volleyed home the insurance goal late on and Celtic had the treble secured. Sparling was named Man of the Match. The Celtic team dedicated their win to team mate Niall McGillicuddy who is battling illness at the moment.
Mastergeeha leave it late to win 16’s Shield:
The Tucker Kelly 16’s Shield final was full of end to end excitement with Mastergeeha leaving it late before getting the winner. The Kilbrean side went ahead on the 14th minute through Ian O’Conner but Jack Shanahan equalised in the 33rd minute.
However their lead only lasted a few minutes before a Darragh Riordan goal put Mastergeeha ahead again, a lead they held till half time.
For a while it looked like there would not be any further goals but Jack Shanahan had other ideas and he hit the equaliser with ten minutes to go.
But just when thoughts were turning to extra time Philip O’Leary stepped up with the critical goal to send the Shield to Kilbrean Park’s trophy cabinet.
League Round-Up:
Iveragh United on top of the 13 Premier:
Iveragh United got the win they needed to wrap up their first ever Premier title as they defeated The Park 3-1. Oisin Breen got 2 and Ian O’Sullivan the third in the win that sees them beat Killarney Celtic to the title. It certainly has been a good end to the season for Iveragh United with two trophy wins wrapped up.
Mastergeeha defeated Killarney Athletic in a relegation 6 pointer thanks to goals from Hugh Lenihan, Alan O’Leary 2, Eoin Moynihan and Padraig Moynihan.
14 Premier title shared:
Killorglin and The Park could not be separated all season and took each other on in the last game of the Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier league. And after this game they were still level following a 1-1 draw. Messiah Chirwa scored for the Park with Eoghan Hassett replying for Killorglin. This was probably a fair result as these were the two best teams in the Division with the Park having a particularly memorable season.
Camp the Champs at 15’s
Camp Juniors knew that all they needed was a point from their last game of the season to become Killarney Plaza 15 Premier champions. In their last game they did better taking all three points following a 3-1 win away at Park.
Mike Tansley got the Park goals but first half goals from Conor O’Leary and Colman O’Meara and a second half goal from Thomas O’Donnell saw Camp wrap up the Premier title.
Killarney Celtic’s 1-1 draw with Inter Kenmare sees them take the third spot in the table.
Team of the Week:
Darragh Doolan
Killarney Athletic 15’s
Samuel Aladesanusi Fiachra Roarty Paddy Ryan
Park 14’s Killarney Celtic 13’s Dingle Bay Rovers 13’s
Jamie Aliadi Adam Kelly Adem Gul Darragh Lynch
Killarney Athletic 15’s Iveragh United 12’s Inter Kenmare 14’s Killorglin 12’s
Thomas Quilligan Cian O’Grady Philip O’Leary
Tralee Dynamos 13’s Camp Juniors 16’s Mastergeeha 16’s