Dingle Bay’s Delight the highlight of the weekend’s action:
League of Ireland
13’s Kerry 1-7 Limerick
15’s Limerick 2-5 Kerry
SFAI Skechers 15’s National Cup semi-final:
St Brendan’s Park 1-3 Stella Maris
John Murphy 12’s Cup Last 16
Killorglin 3-4 Killarney Athletic AET
John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup Last 8
Killarney Athletic 3-0 Killarney Celtic
Castleisland 4-2 Park AET
John Joe Naughton 13 Shield Round 1
Dingle Bay Rovers B 3-2 Fenit
Mastergeeha B -5 Dingle Bay Rovers
MEK 0-3 Killarney Celtic B
Park B 4-2 Camp Juniors
Killorglin C 2-7 Mastergeeha A
Tom Hayes 14’s Cup Last 8
Killarney Athletic 0-2 Killorglin
Healy Family 15 Shield Round 1
Killorglin 3-6 LB Rovers
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup:
Ballyhar 6-2 Listowel Celtic
Girls Cup 14’s Round 1
Castleisland 0-6 Killarney Celtic
Fenit 0-0 Dingle Bay Rovers AET
Dingle Bay win 5-4 on penalties
Girls Cup 16’s Round 1
Park 0-2 Fenit
12 Girls Premier
MEK 2-3 Killarney Celtic
Inter Kenmare 6-3 Iveragh United
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier
Killarney Celtic 1-2 Mastergeeha
14’s Division 1
Killarney Athletic 2-2 MEK
League of Ireland:
Both Kerry sides took on Limerick in the latest round of the underage League of Ireland. Indeed all four Kerry sides played the same opposition.
The 13’s went down at Mounthawk Park conceding goals mid-way through the first half and then just before the half ended. They needed a good start to the second half but were caught with a sucker punch. Andrew Kerins pulled one back for Kerry but Limerick finished the stronger for their third win in 4 games. Kerry will be at home to Galway United next Saturday in Mounthawk Park as part of a double header with the 15’s.
And the 15’s brought the point’s home form their trip to Limerick to chalk up their third win in a row. Goals from the on-fire Cianan Cooney 2, Tom Whittleton, Roco Reujvecan and Sean Hill had Kerry in front all game and they led 3-2 at the break. Kerry are now only one point off top spot behind Athlone but have a game in hand.
Park’s great run ends in National Cup Last 4:
St Brendan’s Park have enjoyed a great run to the Last 4 of the Skechers 15’s SFAI National Cup but it ended there with a 3-1 loss to Stella Maris at Christy Leahy Park. The Park deserves great credit as a number of the players who started out in this campaign have moved up to the League of Ireland level, But the 14’s players who came in certainly proved well up to the task.
Stella Maris started the stronger but the Park were defending well and played their way into the game. They had the first chance when Tigor Silong got on the end of a Nathan Rogers corner but his header was easily saved by Marius Perin.
And the home side were desperately unlucky not to take the lead in the 19th minute. From keeper Dimitri Dimitrov’s long ball Sean O’Connor volleyed the ball from inside the box but it hit the underside of the crossbar and bounced out.
And they were made pay in the 23rd minute. After the keeper made a great save the ball eventually found their way to Lougi Sallo whose pin point cross picked out Cian Hannafin on his own at the back post to put the Dublin side 1-0 up.
However The Park were level in the 26th minute when a Kieran O’Connor free kick from distance went all the way to the Stella Maris net. The Tralee boys needed O’Connor to make two interventions – a tackle and a clearance off the line to keep the score at 1-1 at the break.
The next goal was vital and Stella Maris had the wind. But the Park will be disappointed to give away a penalty in the 68th minute. Graham Keoghan made no mistake from the spot despite keeper Ritchie Healy, who came on for Dimitrov who injured his hand, getting his hand on the ball.
The Park pushed hard for an equaliser but were caught in the last minute of the game when Evan Harte headed home.
Athletic progress after extra time in 12’s Cup:
In the John Murphy 12’s Cup it took extra time to separate Killorglin and Killarney Athletic with the away side winning 4-3. Robert Bagget, Aaron Doyle and Adam O’Neill got the goals for Killorglin. Luke Doolin, Brian O’Shea and Ronan Bennett replied for Athletic. And it was Liam Hennigan who got the winner in extra time for Athletic.
Athletic and Castleisland progress in the 13’s Cup:
Goals from Jack Joy, Eoghan Shire and David Healy were enough for Castleisland to progress in the John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup 4-2. The game was level at 2-2 at the break.
Killarney Athletic hit three late goals in their win over Killarney Celtic. The game was scoreless until 5 minutes to go when Oisin Lynch opened the scoring. Mathew Moynihan added another from the kick-off and then added a second very late in the game.
Great day for Dingle Bay in the 13’s Shield:
The first round of the John Joe Naughton 13’s Shield proved to be a great day for Dingle Bay. The A’s won 6-1 away to Mastergeeha with their goals coming from Cian O’Cinneide, Max Kennedy, Sean Roche, Danny Kavanagh, Joe Linnane and Conor Corduff. Mathew Kennedy replied for the home side.
And the B’s made it two from two as they won a home to Fenit 3-2. Padraig Manning got 2 with Kieran Moran getting one and they also had Oisin Dowd in great form in goals. Aaron Harty got both goals for Fenit.
Killarney Celtic B are through 3-0 over MEK while the Park B are also into the hat for the next round. They were 4-2 winners over Camp Juniors after extra time. Cian Galvin Smith and Diarmuid Waugh got the goals for Camp in normal time.
Goals from Jack Tagney, Liam Horgan, Emmett Spillane, Cian O’Connor, Caolan O’Shea and Kieran Nagle saw Mastergeeha A progressing. Michael Byrne got both goals for Killorglin C who tried hard all game.
Killorglin progress in 14’s Cup
Killorglin had goals from John Burke, who scored a 35 yard free kick, and Jessie O’Reilly in their 2-0 win in Woodlawn over Killarney Athletic to progress to the semi-finals of the Tom Hayes 14’s Cup.
LB Rovers first through in 15’s Shield:
LB Rovers became the first side to progress in the Healy Family 15’s Shield as they got past Killorglin B 6-3. Jack Sheehy, Joe Finch, Kieran O’Carroll and Padraig O’Connor were on the mark for the North Kerry side. Eoin Lynch 2 and Sean Browne were on the mark for Killorglin B.
5 Star display from Peter put Ballyhar through in 16’s Cup
Peter Cosgrave had a day to remember for Ballyhar as he hit 5 of their 6 goals in the Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup Last 8 clash with Listowel Celtic. Brian Bourke got the other goal as Ballyhar are now into the semi-finals. The Listowel Celtic goals came from Dylan Quinn and an own goal.
Girls Cups get underway:
In the Girls 14’s Cup Killarney Celtic moved into Round 2 with a 6-0 win over Castleisland. The Celtic goals came from Elizabeth Coffey and Katie Doe who both scored twice with Fiana Bradley and Ava O’Neill both getting one each.
But the big story of the day was the winning debut of Dingle Bay Rovers Girls on penalties over Fenit. The game was scoreless after normal and extra time.
From the spot Dingle Bay’s Aoife Kennedy, Emma O’Connor, Emily Ni Gearailt, Beth Bambury and Meadhbh Nic an Ultaigh were all successful with keeper Beibhinn Sheehy pulling off two great saves.
Fenit played their part in a great game and will count themselves unlucky to go out on penalties. Clare O’Dowd and Lucy Murphy were Fenit’s best players on the day.
In the Girl’s 16’s Cup Fenit did progress after they saw off The Park in Tralee 2-0 thanks to goals from Lily Nowak and Saoirse O’Donovan.
Wins for Inter and Killarney Celtic in Girl’s 12’s:
In the 12’s Premier Inter Kenmare moved level with Killarney Celtic White after they saw off Iveragh United 6-3. Sophie Ryan, Phoebe O’Shea, Thien Doran and Laura O’Shea scored for Inter Kenmare. For Iveragh United Vitte Paulauskine and Katie Foster were on the mark.
A Jessica Leggatte hat trick gave Killarney Celtic Green the points in 12’s Division 1A. Her hat trick was just enough to get past MEK who had goals from Keeva Riordan and Izzy McGrath.
Mastergeeha just one point off top spot in 14 Premier
Mastergeeha ‘s win over Killarney Celtic has seen them move onto 18 points and just one off leaders Iveragh United but do have one more game played.
The Kilbrean sides goals came from Hugh Lenihan and Eoin Kelly with Calvin O’Sullivan replying for Killarney Celtic.
Points shared in the 14’s Division 1:
Killarney Athletic dropped their first points of the season but still moved level with Tralee Dynamos at the top of the Quills Woollen Mills 14 Division 1 table. Athletics Ben Kimfuta scored twice for his side with Max Leon and Tadgh Gosney replying for MEK. The Woodlawn side are now on 16 points but have two games in hand over Tralee Dynamos.
Girl’s Roll of Honour: On the Girls Roll of Honour this week are Ruby Gaffey, MEK, Dervla Jeffers Fenit, Vilte Paulauskine Camp Juniors, Katie Doe Killarney Celtic and Emma O’Connor and Beth Bambury from Dingle Bay Rovers.
Team of the Week
Dingle Bay Rovers 13’s
David O’Leary Anthony Kavanagh Jack Lyne
Mastergeeha 14’s LB Rovers 15’s Camp Juniors 13’s
Ayrton Byrne Cian Forde Tony Og Doyle Liam Hennigan
Castleisland 13’s Killarney Celtic 13’s Killorglin 14’s Killarney Athletic 12’s
Padraig Manning Aaron Harty Max Leon
Dingle Bay Rovers 13’s Fenit 13’s OIP MEK 14’S