Cup final line-ups becoming clear:
John Murphy 12’s Cup semi-final:
Killorglin A 4-0 Listowel Celtic A
John Murphy 12’s Shield Semi-Final:
LB Rovers 3-1 Killorglin B
Killarney Athletic 5-1 Park C
John Joe Naughton 13 Shield ¼ Final:
Iveragh United 2-1 Mastergeeha
Tucker Kelly 16 Cup semi-final:
Killorglin A 0-1 Killarney Celtic
Tucker Kelly 16 Shield semi-final:
Camp Juniors 1-2 Listowel Celtic
Ballyheigue 1-1 Ballyhar Dynamos AET
Ballyhar win 3-5 on penalties.
League Results:
JK Sports 12 Division 1:
Fenit Samphire 1-7 Killarney Athletic
Killarney Celtic B 7-2 Park B
JK Sports 12 Division 2:
Killarney Celtic C 1-4 Mastergeeha B
Tralee Dynamos 2-4 Dingle Bay Rovers
Killarney Plaza 15 Division 2:
Fenit 7-1 Inter Kenmare
Inter Kenmare 3-0 St Bernards
Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier:
Killarney Celtic 1-8 Tralee Dynamos
Killorglin first team into John Murphy 12’s final:
Killorglin are the first team into the John Murphy 12’s Cup final where they will face either Inter Kenmare or Park A. Goals from Tim Mangan, Jack Lynch, Paul Costello and Fionan Griffin gave Killorglin a 4-0 win over Listowel Celtic A in their midweek semi-final.
LB Rovers and Killarney Athletic to meet in Shield final:
The John Murphy 12’s Shield Final, set for May 13th, will be between LB Rovers and Killarney Athletic as both got through their last 4 clashes this week. LB Rovers, who are only in the League a few years will be delighted to be in the final and got there on a 2-1 score-line thanks to two goals from Leigh Meehan with Jack Mallon replying for Killorglin B
Killarney Athletic had a hat-trick from Alex Hennigan and goals from Josh Coffey and Paddy Foley who came off the bench to score. James Fisher replied for Park C.
Iveragh United make 13 Shield semi-final:
Iveragh United are into the semi-finals of the John Joe Naughton 13’s Shield following a 2-1 win over Mastergeeha. Ronan Teahan and Cian Murphy got the goals for the South Kerry boys who will play the winners of Killarney Celtic B and Park C in the Last 4.
Killarney Celtic into Tucker Kelly 16’s final:
Killarney Celtic’s Jared Barton scored the only game of the Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup semi-final as they defeated Killorglin 1-0. They will play St Bernard’s or Park A in the final pencilled in for Saturday May 20th.
Listowel Celtic and Ballyhar to contest the Shield decider:
2 goals from Cian McGrath were enough to give Listowel Celtic a 2-1 win over Camp Junior and become the first team into the Tucker Kelly 16’s Shield semi-final.
The second game was even tighter as it was tied 1-1 after full and extra time. Nathan O’Driscoll scored for Ballyheigue who also had keeper Thomas O’Connor to thank for keeping them in the game. Patrick O’Connor got the goal for Ballyhar who then were faultless from the penalty spot with O’Connor scoring again as did Liam Moloney, Danny Cronin, Harry Doody and Jason Brennan, The final is set for Saturday, May 27th.
League Reports:
JK Sports 12 Division 1:
Killarney Athletic have extended their lead at the top of the JK Sports 12 Division 1 thanks to a 7-1 win over Fenit. Alex Hennigan was on fire in midweek hitting 4 which were added to by 2 goals from Josh Coffey and one from Oran Daly. Athletic have a game more played than second placed Inter Kenmare.
Killarney Celtic B are three points behind Inter in 4th with Camp Juniors in third a point ahead of Celtic. The Hoops goals came from hat tricks by Eoin Shine, Nacho Zulategui and one from Darragh O’Connell. Ade and Stephen Bennett replied for The Park.
JK Sports 12Division 2:
Leaders Dingle Bay Rovers took a huge step towards the JK Sports 12 Division 2 title following a 4-2 win over Tralee Dynamos. James Hoare 2, Paddy Ryan and Cian O’Cinneide got the goals for the West Kerry side who now the way by 9 points. Evan McCarthy and Paddy McMahon got the Dynamos goals.
Mastergeeha B are in second place after their 4-1 win over Killarney Celtic C. Gavin Cremin 2, Dave O’Riordan and Kieran Nagle got the goals for the Kilbrean side with Ciaran Boyne replying for Celtic C.
Up’s and downs for Inter in 15’s Division 2:
Fenit proved too to be good for Inter Kenmare in mid-week in the Killarney Plaza 15 Division 2 as they won 7-1 but it keeps them in 5th place. Inter Kenmare are one place behind them as they got the points from 3rd placed St Bernards.
Dynamos cement second in 16 Premier:
Tralee Dynamos cemented their second place in the Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier as they were too strong for Killarney Celtic at Celtic Park. The Dynamos goals came from Brian O’Dowd 3, Leo Gaxha 2, Patrick Dowling, Tony Duggan and Sean Kennedy.
Team of the Week:
Thomas O’Connor
Ballyheigue 16’s
Ruairi Greaney Alex Buchanan Bruno Browzy
Iveragh United 13’s Dingle Bay Rovers 12’s Park 16’s
Fionan Griffin Leigh Meehan Gavin Cremin Cianan Boyne
Killorglin 12’s LB Rovers 12’s Mastergeeha 12’s Killarney Celtic 12’s
Patrick O’Connor Brian O’Dowd Josh Coffey
Ballyhar 16’s Tralee Dynamos 16’s Killarney Athletic 12’s
Inter League:
Pre Kennedy Cup in Clare:
It was a busy weekend on the Inter League scene as the Kennedy Cup team continued their preparations from the big tournament in June. They went down in a very tight game to Galway 1-0 before defeating the Midlands 3-1 with goals from Philip Evans, Peter Cosgrave and Callum Purcell.
They then played West Cork and the Desmond League on Sunday winning the first game 3-1 thanks to goals from Cain Brosnan, Dylan Moriarty and Dylan Quinn. In their final game a Daniel Okuwte goal gave Kerry a 1-1. This was an important weekend for the League in the build-up to the Kennedy Cup next month.
Gaynor Cup 12’s qualifier in Cahir:
The 12’s Girls were in Cahir for their Gaynor Qualifier where they faced Cork, Waterford, Wexford and South Tipperary. Kerry went down 2-0 in their opening game against the eventual Group winners and qualifiers for the Gaynor semi-finals South Tipperary. They took the lead early on but Kerry pushed hard for the equaliser but were caught late on the break.
In their next game Kerry and Waterford were involved in a cracker with the girls unfortunately conceding from a last minute header to be held to a 2-2 draw. The girls played some excellent football and goals from Chloe Cremin (Inter Kenmare) and Ciara Henderson (Listowel Celtic) saw them lead 2-1 until the last second.
Kerry were beaten 3-0 by Cork in a score-line that flattered the Rebels who were a goal up early. They got a second from a corner and the third from a penalty that Kerry keeper Sophie O’Connor (Camp Juniors) was unlucky not to keep out.
As the temperature soared Kerry tired a little for their last game against Waterford which was understandable as the majority of the girls are underage again next season. Despite being 3-0 down they never gave up and scored the last goal of the day from Listowel Celtic’s Ava Horan. Well done to the squad and coaches and the parents that travelled to support them.