International Action for League Boys on Sem team:
Allen McKinstry Cup:
St Brendan’s College 2-1 England Reps
St Brendan’s College 7-4 Northern Ireland Reps
Final: St Brendan’s College 0-1 Wales
U13 Cup Final:
Park A 1-3 Killarney Celtic A
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup Semi Final:
Fenit 2-5 Park
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s Div 1:
Listowel Celtic 1-7 Killarney Athletic B
Division 2:
Listowel Celtic C 2-0 Fenit
Listowel Celtic C 8-3 Kingdom Boys B
Foundation Sports 14 Premier:
Inter Kenmare 0-2 Listowel Celtic A
14 Division 1:
Mastergeeha 4-1 Killarney Athletic
14 Girls:
Killarney Celtic 2-0 Listowel Celtic
Killarney Plaza 15 Division 1:
Ballyhar 6-0 Killarney Athletic A.
St Brendan’s in the UK:
Having won the U15 Schools All Ireland soccer title St Brendan’s College were invited to take part in the Allen McKinstry tournament in Lisseshall. There they faced representatives from the other home countries. Having travelled on Friday morning from Kerry Airport the boys showed no ill effects and ended the day with a very impressive 2-1 over the representatives from England. Niall O’Donoghue and Michael Potts got the goals.
On Saturday it was another early start with a 10.30am kick off against Northern Ireland. This game began in whirlwind fashion with the Sem 2-1 up inside 10 minutes thanks to Niall O’Donoghue and Marcos Martinez and were 4-1 after 15 minutes. The Sem added another and looked to be cruising but injury enforced changes at the back saw Northern Ireland sense an opportunity and they brought it back to 5-4. However this Sem side, made up of players who play with and against each other, are very experienced. They added two more to qualify for the final – a great achievement.
Michael Potts ended with a hat trick added to by Chris O’Donoghue 2, Marcos Martinez and David Clifford.
In the final Wales were the opposition but unfortunately the Sem went down 1-0 despite a great second half where they struck the bar and the Welsh keeper made a string of great saves.
St Brendan’s College were awarded the Fair Play Trophy to wrap up a great weekend for the squad who are coached by Trevor Nagle and JP Mullins with Ed O’Neill and Paul Kelliher acting as Heads of Delegation.
Killarney Celtic take u13’s Cup:
Killarney Celtic went into the Cup Final unbeaten in the League and odds on to take the Premier title. They were looking for the first leg of a possible double and went ahead in the final, played on a very good Castleisland pitch. Ryan Kelliher put the Hoops ahead but like all Park sides in a final they battled for their lives and equalised through Leon Shambala.
However Kelliher was in unstoppable form and he netted two more to wrap up his hat trick, take the Man of the Match trophy and of course a winners medal.
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup Semi Final:
The Park showed no hangover from their National Cup heartbreak as they defeated Fenit away in the semi-final of the Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup. Sam Tarrant scored twice while Seguine Duyile, Luke Moynihan and Fergal Ryan all scored one in their win to set up a final against Killarney Celtic.
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Division 1:
Killarney Athletic’s 7-1 away win over Listowel Celtic ensured they were crowned the Division 1 champions after a very impressive campaign. Danny and Thomas Cronin both scored two each and these were added to by Keith Suter, Tadgh Doolan and Eoin O’Donnell goals to wrap up the title.
13 Division 2:
A run of victories over the last month has seen Listowel Celtic C secure second place and even give themselves and outside chance of taking the title. The Listowel Celtic side took 6 points from two midweek games defeating Fenit 2-0 and Kingdom Boys B 8-2. In the latter game Sean McGrath scored 4 while Conor Horgan and Ted Moloney both hit two each.
It leaves Listowel Celtic C on 33 points from 13 games with one left while unbeaten Camp lead the table on 36 points from 12 games.
Foundation Sports 14 Premier:
With one game left Listowel Celtic have gone joint top of the table. They are level with Kingdom Boys but the Tralee side has completed their campaign. Listowel Celtic’s latest three points came after a 2-0 win away to Inter Kenmare. Fergal Ryan and Cillian Spillane got the goal. A point against Killarney Celtic will give Listowel Celtic the title.
14 Division 1:
It was a case of winner takes second in Kilbrean Park as the home side and Killarney Athletic went into the final game of the season level on points behind League winners Camp. At the final whistle it was Mastergeeha that were celebrating after a 4-1 win. Niall O’Connor and Dylan Murphy put Mastergeeha 2-0 up before Athletic got one back. Into the second half and it was the O’Connor show as he added two more – one from the penalty spot to take a well-earned runners-up spot.
14 Girls: 3 points against Listowel Celtic ensured Killarney Celtic continue their run that has seen them be crowned Munster Champions and now Premier League Champions.
Killarney Plaza 15 Division 1:
Ballyhar have been chasing long time leaders Camp and have now drawn level with them at the top of the table and still have two games in hand.
The team from Murt Scott Park were two strong for Killarney Athletic A and took the points thanks to hat tricks from both Donnchadh O’Sullivan and Aaron McCarthy.
Team of the Week:
Robert Osbourne
St Brendan’s Sem
Keith Suter Niall O’Donoghue Cian Foley
Killarney Athletic 13’s St Brendan’s Sem Mastergeeha 14’s
Michael Potts Sam Tarrant Aaron McCarthy Cillian Spillane
St Brendan’s Sem Park 16’s Ballyhar 15’s Listowel Celtic 14’s
Niall O’Connor Sean McGrath Ryan Kelliher
Mastergeeha 14’s Listowel Celtic 13’s Killarney Celtic 13’s