Opening Round of Even Age National Cups highlights of a very busy weekend:
FAI Gaynor Cups
13’s Kerry 5 v2 TDSSL
15’s Kerry 0 v4 TDSSL
16’s Friendly Kerry 2–3 West Cork
SFAI 12’s National Cup:
Round 1
Ennis Town 2–3 Killarney Celtic
Round 2
Mastergeeha 4–0 Lough Derg
Shelbourne 2–1 St Brendan’s Park B
Killorglin 3–1 Castle United
Aisling Annacotty B 3–2 Inter Kenmare
SFAI 14’s National Cup:
Round 1
Caherconlish 5–3 Camp Juniors
Killarney Athletic 5–1 Bunratty/Cratloe
Breska United 3–1 Listowel Celtic
Regional United 7–0 Castleisland
Round 2
St Brendan’s Park 7–1 Knigh United
Pike Rovers 5–0 MEK Galaxy
Killorglin 1–0 Shannon Hibs
Ballyheigue 1–6 Aisling Annacotty
SFAI 16’s National Cup
Round 2
Killarney Athletic 2–1 Corbally United
Killarney Celtic 5–1 Inter Kenmare
Kilcolman Rangers 2–8 Mastergeeha
Newcastle West Town 4–3 Tralee Dynamos
St Brendan’s Park 7–1 Breska United
Kilmallock 1–5 Killorglin
League Fixtures:
Slattery’s Carpet’s and Blinds 12’s
12’s Premier
Castleisland 0-4 Killarney Athletic
Listowel Celtic 2 –4 Killarney Athletic
12’s Division 1 South
Killarney Celtic B 4-2 Killarney Athletic
Ballyhar Dynamos 8–0 Killorglin B
Mastergeeha 2–3 MEK Galaxy
12’s Division 1 North
Camp Juniors 8–6 Tralee Dynamos B
Listowel Celtic 3–2 LB Rovers
Fenit Samphires 2–2 Dingle Bay Rovers
12’s Division 2
MEK Galaxy White 3–1 Castleisland B
Ballyhar Dynamos1 –7 Inter Kenmare
World of Tiles 14’s
14’s Division 1
Fenit Samphires 3–4 LB Rovers
Killarney Celtic B 6–1 St Brendan’s Park B
Ballyhar Dynamos 9–2 Killorglin B
Mastergeeha B 7–0 Killarney Athletic B
14’s Division 2
Castleisland 3–1 St Brendan’s Park C
Tralee Dynamos2 –4 Inter Kenmare B
Division 1- Fenit Samphires 3–0 Iveragh United
Division 2 – Listowel Celtic B 0–2 Tralee Dynamos B
16’s Premier
Castleisland 1–2 Dingle Bay Rovers
Division 1
Killorglin C 1–2 St Brendan’s Park B
Gaynor Cup Group Stages Round 2:
Kerry 13’s and 15’s Girls welcomed South Tipperary to Georgie Callaghan Park for games in Round 2 of the Group stages of the 2021 Gaynor Cups.
First up was the 13’s game and Kerry went behind just after the water break but Laura Falvey equalised a few minutes later to leave it at 1-1 at the break. The visitors went 3-1 up before Phoebe O’Shea pulled one back for Kerry who then hit the post and had another effort cleared off the line. In what was a little harsh on the Kerry girls South Tipp hit two late goals to wrap up the win.
The Kerry 15’s went down 4-0 to a more experienced South Tipperary side.
Both Kerry sides will be at home to Limerick County in the Round 3 Group games on the weekend of October 30th/31st.
In a friendly game West Cork came to Castleisland and won 3-2 in a cracker. The visitors went 1-0 up before Ciara Kennedy equalised after a great Kerry move. West Cork went 3-1 up as Kerry ran their bench and when Sophie Heine pulled one back it was game on. Kerry threw everything at West Cork but they just held on to win.
SFAI Evens National Cups underway:
12’s winners and losers:
There was one game in the 12’s SFAI National Cup Round 1 and for a while it looked like being a long day for illarney Celtic away to Ennis Town as they were 2-0 after 8 minutes. They pulled one back before half time through Tristan Murphy and took over in the second half with goals from Lachlann Scannell and Marco Miosca giving them the win.
In Round 2 Mastergeeha are through thanks to a 4-0 win over Lough Derg at Kilbrean Park. Their goals came from Darragh Keane who hit a hat trick and one from Alan O’Leary. Goalkeeper Liam Moynihan had a day to remember being credited with two assists due to his excellent distribution.
Also into the next round are Killorglin who defeated Castle United thanks to goal from Kieran Patton 2 and one from Darragh McKenna.
St Brendan’s Park B went down narrowly away to Shelbourne in Limerick. Patrick Leen got the Park’s goal. Inter Kenmare also lost by one goal in Limerick to Aisling Annacotty. They were 2-0 down early on but goals from Tony Desmond and Ronan Hussey saw them level matters and could have gone ahead except for an excellent Aisling keeper while Inter’s keeper James O’Shea also made a number of big saves in a cracking game.
Three through in the 14’s National Cup:
Killarney Athletic are into the SFAI 14’s National Cup Round 2 thanks to a 5-1 win over Bunratty/Cracloe at Woodlawn. Evan Doona and Szymon Jasinski scored in the first half and these were added to by goals from JJ O’Donoghue, Cillian Coffey and a second from Jasinski after the break.
Camp Juniors went out away to Caherconlish despite goals from Darragh Murphy 2 and Jago Brodie. Listowel Celtic lost out 3-1 away to Breska with David Lawlor getting the Listowel goal. Regional United were a little too strong for Castleisland in Limerick.
In Round 2 St Brendan’s Park were too good for Knigh United and are into Round 3 thanks to goals from Edison Jahiri who got his first from the penalty spot but the visitors quickly equalised. However the Park took over and Jahiri hit four with and Michael Quirke, Brian Heaphy and Saad Abdualla all netting goals.
Killorglin are also into Round 3 thanks to a 1-0 home win over Shannon Hibs .
Pike Rovers were a little too strong at home to MEK Galaxy and Ballyheigue also lost to Limerick opposition with Joe Lovett getting the goal for the Kerry side.
Five Kerry sides progress in the 16’s National Cup:
The League will be well represented in the 3rd Round of the SFAI National Cup. Killarney Athletic were involved in a tight game at home to Corbally United winning 2-1 thanks to goals from Oisin O’Sullivan and Diare Kingston who needed Kacper Robak to be in top form to keep out the Limerick side.
Killarney Celtic won the all KSBGL clash defeating Inter Kenmare. The Celtic goals came from Seamus Kelly, Josh Bowler, Oisin Fleming, Jason O’Sullivan and Noah Sexton with David O’Connor replying for Inter.
Mastergeeha were on the road but had too much for Kilcolman Rovers. The Mastergeeha goals came from Sean Doolan 3, Emmet Spillane 2, Keelan O’Shea, Kieran Nagle and John Hughes.
St Brendan’s Park had no problems getting past Breska at Christy Leahy Park winning easily with Sean Corkery, Diarmuid Waugh and Immanuel Manu amongst the scorers. Killorglin were 5-1winners away at Kilmallock.
Tralee Dynamos lost out by the odd goal in seven away to Newcastelwest Town. Jake Hoare with 2 and Alex Touhy were the Dynamos scorers.
League Reports:
Athletic get the weekend underway with a win:
The action got underway with the Slattery’s Carpets and Blinds 12 Premier clash which saw Killarney Athletic win away at Georgie O’Callaghan Park. They defeated Castleisland FC thanks to goals from Jayden Hurley, James O’Callaghan, Cormac O’Sullivan and Eric Corcoran.
Athletic made it two wins from two as they defeated Listowel Celtic 4-2 away on Saturday. Their goals in this game came from Brendan McHugh and James O’Callaghan who both got two each.
Neighbours meet in mid-week:
In the 12’s Division 1 South goals from Luke Clancy, Jer Moynihan and 2 from Tristan Murphy gave Killarney Celtic B the win over Killarney Athletic B. Scoring for the blue half of Killarney were Karol Julaysk and Aoghagan O’Sulleabhain.
On Saturday Ballyhar Dynamos had too much in hand against Killorglin B and took the points thanks to goals from Ryan Quilter 4, Jack Kelly 2, Gearoid Moynihan and Peter O’Callaghan.
MEK Galaxy just got the better of Mastergeeha at Kilbrean Park thanks to goals from Jamie Murphy who scored from the penalty spot after Harry O’Mahony was fouled. Eoin Casey made it 2-0 for MEK but Mastergeeha equalised with Patrick O’Donoghue and Mark Bowler scoring either side of half time. . The winner came from Jamie Murphy in the 42nd minute.
In the Slatterys Carpets 12’s Division 2 North there was a goal fest with Camp Juniors defeating Tralee Dynamos B 8-6. Dynamos Eddie Carmody got 3 with Rian Duffy and Joseph Sam Neidin also scoring and the sixth was an own goal. Jeff Power hit a hat trick for the winners and these were added to be goals from Addy Nolan 2, Darragh Lyne, Padraig O’Connor and Oran Flahive.
Goals from Rian Lynch and Richie Kissane were not enough for LB Rovers to get anything from their game away to Listowel Celtic who won 3-2.
In the only draw of the day Fenit Samphires and Dingle Bay Rovers drew 2-2. Mattie O’Halloran scored for Dingle Bay who needed keeper Cillian Daly to be in great form to secure their point.
Home and Away win in 12’s Division 2:
Eoin O’Sullivan scored for Castleisland but two goals from Gerry Moroney and one from Ross Cronin gave MEK Galaxy White all three points.
Inter Kenmare won at Murt Scott Park defeating Ballyhar Dynamos where the visitors Aidan Lehane should have gotten two match balls as he hit six goals with Charlie Clarke getting the other goal.
Busy day in World of Tiles 14’s Division 1:
LB Rovers made the trip to Fenit a winning one by the odd goal in seven. Fenit led 3-1 at the break thanks to goals from Evan Lyons, Dara Harty and Michael O’Sullivan. Cody Goggin 2, Odhran Buckley and JJ O’Rourke were on the mark for the winners.
Killarney Celtic B scored three in either half as they defeated Park B at Celtic Park. Pa O’Brien had a good day netting four with Conor Warren and Jack Culloty getting the other two. Daniel Farmer got the goal for the Park.
Four goals from Davn Quilter, two from Anthony Cronin and John Henderson and one from Conrad Long gave Ballyhar Dynamos all three points against Killorglin B.
Mastergeeha B had goals from Thomas Myers, Jack Buckley, Rory O’Connor, Zach Cronin, Conor O’Rourke and Ronan O’Connor in their home win over Killarney Athletic B.
One home and one away win in 14’s Divisions 2:
Goals from Cody McMahon, Seamus Phelan and William McCarthy gave Castleisland a home win over St Brendan’s Park C.
Inter Kenmare made the trip to Tralee a winning one defeating Dynamos 4-2. Inter went 1-0 up through an own goal before Dynamos equalised. Rossa McGearailt then put Inter ahead again before Dynamos once again levelled matters. Late on a second by McGearailt and one from Marc Foley gave Inter the win.
Two games played in the 16’s
In the 16’s Premier two goals from James Hoare gave Dingle Bay Rovers a 2-1 win at Georgie O’Callaghan Park.
In Division 1 St Brendan’s Park B were 2-1 winners over Killorglin C. The Tralee sides goals came from Alex Riordan and William Jakpovi. Michael Byrne got the goal for Killorglin.
Team of the Week
Luke Moynihan
Mastergeeha 12’s
Luke Clancy Alex Cronin Paddy McMahon
Killarney Celtic 12’s Inter Kenmare 12’s Tralee Dynamos 16’s
Sean O’Connor Gerry Moroney Ethan Balard Dara Harty
Castleisland 14’s MEK Galaxy 12’s St Brendan’s Park 14’s Fenit Samphires 14’s
Kieran Patton Jayden Hurley Jeff Power
Killorglin 12’s Killarney Athletic 12’s Camp Juniors 12’s