Skechers Nat Cup, Subway Inter League and League:
Subway Inter League:
12’s Kerry 1-1 Clare
15’s Kerry 2–1 Limerick District
16’s Kerry 3-0 Limerick District W/O
JK Sports 12’s:
Mastergeeha 0-3 Inter Kenmare
Listowel Celtic A 2-2 Killorglin A
Killarney Celtic A 3-2 Park A
Mastergeeha A 2-3 Iveragh United
Park B 0-8 Fenit
Inter Kenmare 2-5 Killarney Athletic A
Camp Jr 2-3 Killarney Celtic B
Mastergeeha B 8-4 Killarney Celtic C
Killarney Athletic B 3-0 MEK
Dingle Bay Rovers 8-0 Tralee Dynamos
Foundation Sports 14’s:
Mastergeeha 0-0 Camp Juniors
Park A 1-4 Killorglin A
Listowel Celtic A 2-5 Killarney Celtic A
Killarney Celtic B 2-4 Iveragh United
Tralee Dynamos 4-2 Ballyhar Dynamos
Fenit 2-2 Dingle Bay Rovers
Killarney Athletic 3-2 Park B
Tralee Trophy World 16’s:
Listowel Celtic A 4-1 Ballyheigue
Fenit 2-1 St Bernards
Kerry teams one win away from All Ireland semi -finals:
Kerry met Limerick District at 15’s in the Subway Inter League at Mounthawk Park winning 2-1. This is the sides 4th win and they top the Group. Mervyn Shalemba and Leo Gaxha got the Kerry goals in a game the dominated and were unlucky not to add to the score. Limerick District’s consolation came with the last kick of the game.
Kerry 15’s now take On Cork in Carrigaline this Sunday with a place in the All Ireland semi-finals the prize for the winners.
16’s Walk-Over: The 16’s have also qualified for their provincial play-off, with a game to spare, but did so without kicking a ball as Limerick District did not travel. Kerry 16’s will face Waterford as they bid to reach their All Ireland semi-final.
Opening Draw for 12’s:
The Kerry 12’s began their Subway Inter League campaign with a 1 all draw away to Clare. Alex Hennigan put the Kingdom side ahead and they were unlucky not to double their lead as they went close on a number of occasions. However Clare kept Kerry out and got their reward with a late equaliser with 5 minutes to go.
Kerry and Clare have large numbers in its Academy and those players not on the competitive squad on this occasion played a number of friendly games. Kerry won one of the games 5-0 with Ray McGrath, David Obina, Darren Allman and Jack Lynch on the mark.
Kerry drew the second game 1-1 while Clare won a third encounter 5-2.
Kerry are in a 6 team Group with Limerick County, Desmond and District and North Tipperary being the other teams. The winners of the two Groups meet for a place in the National semi-finals.
Home and Away Draws in Skechers National Cup:
The draws for the Last 32 Round of the Skechers National Cup took place at the weekend and it saw Killarney Celtic get two home draws while both St Brendan’s Park have to travel for their two games.
In the 12’s Killarney Celtic will welcome Carndonagh from Donegal to Celtic Park while The Park will be away to Belvedere. The Park 14’s go to Naas for their Last 32 clash while Killarney Celtic 15’s are at home to Ferrybank from Waterford.
These games will take place at the end of January while all 4 Kerry sides are also into the last 5 in their respective Regional finals.
Girls League: JK Sports 12 Premier:
Aideen O’Brien hit the net 4 times with Aine Devlin, Elizabeth Coffey and Niamh Doran each scoring once in Killarney Celtic’s 7-1 win over Camp Juniors. Celtic also had impressive debuts from Abbie Finnan and Aine Fitzgerald.
Iveragh United 2 from 2 in Boys 12’s Premier:
In the JK Sport 12 Premier Iveragh United made it 2 wins from 2 with a 3-2 away win at Kilbrean Park. Oisin Breen scored twice and Ian O’Sullivan once for the South Kerry side with Sean Doolan and Jack O’Donoghue getting the Mastergeeha goals.
Killarney Celtic A were also 3-2 winners. They defeated The Park thanks to two goals from Eoghan Crowley and one from Robert Brooks. Jamie O’Shea and Dara Cummane got the Tralee sides goals.
Listowel Celtic A and Killorglin played out an exciting 2-2 draw. The visitors to Pat Kennedy Park scored twice from set pieces to lead 2-0 at half time. However Richard Wong’s side were a different proposition in the second half. Cormac Dillon pulled one back for Listowel Celtic before Shane O’Sullivan came off the bench to level up the game.
And Listowel Celtic could have won the game but Killorglin’s keeper Dara Crosby was again in great form making two vital saves to earn his side a point.
Killarney Athletic top Division 1:
Jason Coffey was on fire in Killarney Athletic’s 5-2 away win at Inter Kenmare as hit the net 4 times. Alex Hennigan scored the other goal to move Athletic onto 6 points.
Camp Juniors had the chance to join the Killarney side on that mark but went down 3-2 to the other Killarney side in the Division. Nada Zulategui hit a hat trick for Killarney Celtic B with CJ Daniels and Paudie Fitzgerald replying for Camp.
Fenit proved too strong for the Park B and took the points with goals from Gary O’Riordan, Oran Murphy, Billy Doyle, Barry Hamilton, Gearoid O’Connor, Tomas Godley and Josh Elvins.
3 sides on 6 points in Division 2:
Things are very tight in the JK Sports 12 Division 2. MEK remain on 6 points as Killarney Athjletic B took the points on a 3-0 score-line. Mastergeeha pulled away in the second half to defeated Killarney Celtic C. Goals from Ewan Evans, Dave O’Riordan, Mark O’Connor, Gavin Cronin and Ryan McGuirl sees the Kilbrean side go joint top of the table. Brian Iavoc and Josh Bowler got the Celtic goals.
Dingle Bay Rovers are also move onto 6 points after their win over Tralee Dynamos. Oscar Donegan, Paddy Ryan, Danny Kavanagh and James Hoare scored for the West Kerry side.
Killorglin 3 from 3 in 14’s Premier but Camp still lead:
Killorglin made it 3 wins from 3 played in the Foundation Sports 14 Premier with a 3-1 win over the Park in Tralee. Dylan Moriarty, Tom Whittleton and Cillian Bourke scored for Killorglin with Darragh Caplis replying for The Park.
But it is Camp Juniors who still lead the way, but only just. They were held to a 0-0 drawn away at Mastergeeha, dropping their first points in their 4 games.
Killarney Celtic A took the 3 points from their visit to Listowel Celtic A. Cian McMahon and Ruairi Dorian both scored twice and Daniel Okute once in their 5-2 win. Ben O’Connor and Cian Clancy replied for Listowel.
Leaders Ballyhar beaten but still top in Division 1:
Tralee Dynamos enjoyed a vital win over Ballyhar Dynamos in the clash of the two top sides in the Foundation Sports 14 Division 1. This was the first defeat in 7 for Ballyhar who remain top on 18 points while Tralee Dynamos are now only 2 points behind the leaders.
Denis Brosnan, Andy Rogers and 2 from Patrick Moravski gave Tralee the points while Aaron O’Shea and Peter Cosgrave scored for Ballyhar in the battle of the Dynamos.
2 goals from Aaron O’Shea and one from Jason Lee saw Killarney Athletic take the win and the three points in a 3-2 win over Park B.
Fenit and Dingle Bay Rovers shared the points following their 2 -2 draw. Lorcan Ryan and Eddie McCarthy from the penalty spot were the Fenit scorers with Cormac O’Cinneide and Tomas O’Se replying for Dingle Bay.
Listowel Celtic take the points in 16 Division 1:
There was one game in the Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1 with Listowel Celtic A taking the points defeating Ballyheigue 4-1. Brendan O’Neill 2, Max Alvares and Adrian Miravet scored for Listowel Celtic with Conor Corrigan replying for Ballyheigue.
Fenit defeat Saints in Division 2:
Goals from Joe Carmody and Brendan O’Connor gave Fenit the points in a 2-1 win over St Bernards.
Team of the Week:
Lorcan Ryan Sean Dillane Caolan O’Connell
Fenit 14’s Tralee Dynamos 14’s Camp Jrs 14’s
Oscar Donnegan Odhran O’Shea Jack Lynch Ewan Evans
Dingle Bay Rovers 12’s Iveragh United 14’s Killorglin 12’s Mastergeeha 12’s
Peter Cosgrave Jason Coffey Conor Corrigan
Ballyhar 14’s Killarney Athletic 12’s Ballyheigue 16’s