Destiny Decided for First Cup and Shields

Destiny of the first of the Cup’s and Shields decided:
John Murphy 12’s Cup Final:
Park A 2-1 Killorglin
John Murphy 12’s Shield Final:
Killarney Athletic 5-0 LB Rovers
Tom Hayes 14’s Shield Final:
Iveragh United 5-4 Ballyhar
Cup and Shield action:
John Murphy 12’s Cup semi-final:
Park A 3-1 Inter Kenmare
John Joe Naughton 13 Shield semi-final:
Killarney Celtic B 1-3 Iveragh United
Castleisland 1-2 Killorglin C AET
Tom Hayes 14 Cup semi-final:
Killorglin 7-1 Fenit
Tom Hayes 14 Shield semi-final:
Killarney Athletic 2-3 Iveragh United
Ballyhar 3-1 Killarney Celtic B AET
Healy Family 15 Cup semi-final:
Listowel Celtic 1-2 Tralee Dynamos
Healy Family 15 Shield semi-final:
Park C 3-6 Rattoo Rovers
Ballyheigue 2-1 Park B AET
League Results:
Moriarty’s Centra 11 Premier:
Castleisland 5-2 Park A
Killarney Celtic 7-2 Mastergeeha
Division 1:
Dingle Bay Rovers 5-5 Iveragh United
Dingle Bay Rovers 8-5 MEK
Division 2:
Castleisland 0-8 Park B
Killarney Celtic B 6-1 Mastergeeha B
JK Sports 12 Premier Girls:
Inter Kenmare 1-0 Killarney Celtic
JK Sports 12 Premier Boys:
Listowel Celtic 1-3 Mastergeeha
Division 2:
Tralee Dynamos 2-2 Matergeeha B
Killarney Celtic C 0-1 Dingle Bay Rovers
MEK 1-0 Killarney Athletic
Killarney Celtic C 0-5 Killarney Athletic B
Tralee Dynamos 2-2 Killorglin B
Killorglin B 1-1 MEK
Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1:
Killarney Athletic 2-1 Ballyhar
Saturday’s three finals the first of many at Mounthawk:
Park leave it late to win John Murphy 12’s Cup Final:
With Killorglin already through to the John Murphy 12’s Cup final St Brendan’s Park joined them following a 3-1 mid-week win over Inter Kenmare. Darragh Cunnane, Ewan O’Sullivan and Odhran Ferris got the goal to see the Tralee side into the decider.
And in the decider in Mounthawk on Saturday it was the Park that opened the brightest but could not find that early breakthrough. That went to the Cup holders Killorglin when Tim Mangan got on the end of a good move to put his side ahead in the 6th minute. The Park tried hard to get level but found the Killorglin defence in good form and when keeper Dara Crosby made a great save from Jamie O’Shea Killorglin stayed ahead at the half.
Early in the second half Park keeper Richie Healy had to be alert to stop his side going further behind before things turned in the Park’s favour. After sustained pressure The Park forced 2 corners and from the second one Odhran Ferris was the quickest to react following a great Crosby save and he levelled matters.
The Parked went looking for a winner and Ray McGrath forced Crosby into another save before the decisive late late winner. McGrath perfectly hit corner was headed home by Darragh Cunnane with less than 3 minutes remaining to ensure the Park win the John Murphy Cup for 2016/17.
Alex’s Athletic take the 12’s Shield:
North Kerry side LB Rovers progress continues as they reached the John Murphy 12’s Shield final. However despite a great effort, particularly by keeper Michael Whelan, their more experience opponents Killarney Athletic gradually took control. Josh Coffey got their first before and own goal made it 2-0. Any hope of a comeback was dashed when Man of the Match Alex Hennigan got his first goal. He added two more to complete a hat trick as the John Murphy Shield headed for Woodlawn.
Gaols Galore as Iveragh pip Ballyhar in 14’s Shield final:
The concluding game on Sunday’s opening round of Cup and Shield finals at the Mounthawk Park was the game of the day from an offensive point of view as the teams shared 9 goals.
Iveragh United and Ballyhar came through mid-week semi –finals to earn the right to face each other in Saturday’s final. Iveragh United won 3-2 away at Killarney Athletic thanks to a Cathal O’Shea hat-trick. Kieran Pierse and Jamie Alade got the Athletic goals but it wasn’t enough as the South Kerry side progressed to meat Ballyhar in the final. They had a 3-1 win in their semi-final after extra time with Peter Cosgrave getting 2 and Andrew Kelliher the third.
In the final at the start of both halves it looked like Ballyhar were going to have enough to take the win with Darren Daniel giving them a 1-0 start. However Iveragh United began to take control and got their reward when twins Odhran and Cathal combined to level matters in the 25th minute. The duo did it again 8 minutes later to give the South Kerry boys the lead and on the stroke of half time a third assist by Odhran O’Shea – this time setting up Seamus Curran opened the game to two.
Ballyhar needed a good start to the second half and pulled a goal back 5 minutes in but conceded another 2 minutes later when Liam O’Connor ran from deep beating a number of defender to make it 4-2 to Iveragh United.
Credit to Ballyhar they never gave up and Ethan Campbelll came off the bench to score his sides third but again Iveragh United responded when Cathal O’Shea fired in his third – and his second hat trick in two games – to make it 5-3 inside the last 4 minutes. Ballyhar threw everything at Iveragh and scored again through Christopher Palmer but time ran out and the large South Kerry crowd could make the long trip home happy.
Cup and Shield Round-Up:
Iveragh United and Killorglin C in 13 Shield Decider:
Killorglin C were the first side into the John Joe Naughton 13 Shield Final as they saw off Castleisland 2-1 after extra time. Dara O’Connor for Killorglin C and Liam O’Sullivan shared the goals in normal time but it was Jack Lynch who was to prove to be the Killorglin hero getting the winner in extra time.
They were joined in the decider by Iveragh United. Goals from Sean Kennedy, Alex Coffey, Cian O’Shea saw the South Kerry side through 3-1 at Celtic Park with Michael Nolan replying for Killarney Celtic.
Killorglin first into 14’s Cup final:
Killorglin will play either Killarney Celtic or Tralee Dynamos in the Tom Hayes 14’s Cup final after they proved to be too strong for Fenit. Killorglin progressed thanks to goals from Adam Owens 3, Dylan Moriarty, Keith Evans, Jack O’Sullivan and Callum Russell.
Dynamos book place in 15’s Cup final:
A 2-1 away win at Listowel Celtic saw Tralee Dynamos book their place in the Healy Family 15’s Cup final. A Sean Kennedy penalty was cancelled out by a Michael Nolan goal for Listowel Celtic before Leo Gaxha got the winner for Dynamos.
Dynamos will meet either The Park or Killarney Athletic in the Healy Family 15’s Cup final.
North Kerry derby in 15’s Shield final:
The Healy Family 15 Shield Final will be a North Kerry derby when two of the Leagues newest sides, Ballyheigue take on Rattoo Rovers meet.
Ballyheigue had 2-1 extra time win over Park B thanks to two goals from Conor O’Sullivan with Darragh Moriarty replying for Park.
Rattoo Rovers defeated the other Park side, Park C with Adrian Shanahan hitting a hat trick and thesde were added to by goals from Dillon Moriarty, Nathan McGrath, Mikey Kelliher and Kevin Goilding.
League Round-Up:
Wins and Draws in Moriarty’s Centra 11’s:
In the Moariarty’s Centra 11’s there were wins in the Premier for Castleisland over the Park and Killarney Celtic over Mastergeeha. The Division 1 clash of Dingle Bay Rovers and Iveragh United ended in a draw while in Division 2 it was the Park B that defeated Castleisland B while Killarney Celtic did the double over Mastergeeha.
Inter’s Girls win sees them go top:
In the Girls 12 Premier Inter Kenmare’s 1-0 win over Killarney Celtic sees them go top of the Premier, two points ahead of Listowel Celtic . The only goal of the game came from Grace Foley who was also the Player of the Match.
Mastergeeha’s win sees them up to 3rd in 12 Premier:
Mastergeeha had goals from Hugh Lenihan, Owen Kelly and Jack O’Donoghue and it gave the Kilbrean side a 3-1 win over Listowel Celtic for whom Shane Horgan got the goal.
Busy week in 12’s Division 2:
Divisional winners Dingle Bay Rovers made it 10 wins from 11 as they defeated Killarney Celtic C 1-0 with Aodhna O’Beaghlaoich getting the only goal off the game.
Mastergeeha B and MEK are battling for second with the Kilbrean side 3 points ahead going into the last game. This week Mastergeeha B were held to a 2-2 draw away to Tralee Dynamos. Kieran Nolan and Ewan Evan got the Mastergeeha goals with Thomas replying with both goals for Dynamos.
MEK took 4 points from the 6 on offer as they defeated Killarney Athletic 1-0 thanks to an Aaron Coffey goal and 1 all draw with Killorglin B. Rocco Sheahan scored for MEK with Daniel Evan replying for Killorglin.
Tralee Dynamos have games in hand and are still in the hunt for the runners up spot. They had a second draw in the week when a win was what they were hoping for. But they had to be happy with a point in a 2-2 draw with Killorglin B. Luke Horgan and Thomas got the Dynamos goals while Daniel Evans and Jack McGrath replied for Killorglin.
Following Dingle Bay Mastergeeha are on 19, MEK on 16 with both having played 11 games while Dynamos are on 14 from 9 played.
Killarney Athletic defeated Killarney Celtic C 5-0 thanks to a hat trick from Simone Mudokova and 2 from Eric Moriarty.
Athletic win 16 Division 1 title:
There was nothing blue about Killarney Athletic as they wrapped up the Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1 title with a game to spare. They defeated Ballyhar 2-1 to take the points they needed to wrap up the title.
Liam Kelliher scored from a Caolan Ryan cross before turning provider for Jack Duggan to hit the winner after Ballyhar had equalised.
Team of the Week:
Michael Whelan
LB Rovers 12’s
Cian Murray Sam Buckley Obina Izaki
Mastergeeha 12’s MEK 12’s Park 12’s
Luke Horgan Liam Kelliher Conor O’Sullivan Sean Roche
Tralee Dynamos 12’s Killarney Athletic 16’s Ballyheigue 15’s Dingle Bay Rovers 12’s
Cathal O’Shea Tim Mangan Darragh Quinlan
Iveragh 14’s Killorglin 12’s Rattoo Rovers 15’s