Round 2 of the Evens National Cup:
Results and Reports:
National Cup 12’s:
Ennis Town – Kingdom Boys (Sunday)
14’s Round 2:
Mastergeeha 0-2 Herbertstown
Kingdom Boys 2-2 Templemore AET
Templemore win 5-4 on penalties.
Creeves 1-3 Killarney Athletic
Listowel Celtic 5-3 Kilmallock
Park 9-2 Fenit
Neenagh 1-4 Killarney Celtic
16’s Round 2:
Ennis Town 3 – 1 Asdee.
Ballyheigue 1-4 Killarney Athletic
Fenit 1 – 2 Granagh United
JK Sports 12’s Premier:
Listowel Celtic 4-0 Killarney Athletic.
Killarney Celtic B 6-0 Kingdom Boys B
Inter Kenmare 2-1 Killorglin
St Bernard’s 1-4 Park B
Fenit 4-1 Listowel Celtic B
O’Callaghan’s Coaches 14’s Div 1 North
Killlrglin B 3-2 Park B
Div 1 South:
Inter Kenmare 4-0 Mastergeeha
Killorglin 1-3 Park FC.
Park B 6-2 Inter Kenmare
Ballyhar 0-0 Castlemaine.
It was Round 2 action in the National Cup as teams chase a place in the next round and a step closer to the Open Draw after Round 4.
In the 14’s Section there were good wins for Killarney Athletic, The Park and Listowel Celtic but it is the end of the road for Herbertstown, Kingdom Boys and Killarney Celtic.
Firstly the winners and Killarney Athletic travelled to Creeves and came home with a good 3-1 win. Davud Naughton, Donal O’Sullivan and Shane O’Connor were the scorers that put Athletic through. Listowel Celtic were 5-3 winners at home to Kilmallock thanks to a Cathal Kennelly hat trick and one each from Ashley Kelliher and Michael Foely.
The Park were too strong for Fenit in the all Kerry clash and came through thanks to goals from Luke Moynihan, Ciaran Carmody, Tom Lynch, Karl Mullins, Emmanuel Abubaker and Fergal Ryan.
Kingdom Boys were the unluckiest of those that went out. The game finished 1-1 after normal time and 2-2 after extra time. It then went to the dreaded spot kicks and it only one decided the sides with Templemore coming through 5-4 on penalties.
Mastergeeha went down 2-0 at home to Herbertstown and Killarney Celtic were beaten 4-1 away to Nenagh.
In the 16’s Round 2 Ballyheigue made their debut in the National Cup in the battle of the Athletics but it was the more experience Killarney side that went through. David Sheerin, Chris O’Meara, Adam O’Shea and Darragh Coffey got the goals that put Killarney Athletic into the next round.
Asdee travelled to Ennis but went out on a 3-1 score-line.
In Round 3 Fenit were up against Granagh United but went out on a 2-1 score-line.
In the JK sports Listowel Celtic made a big jump with a 4-0 win over Killarney Athletic. Michael Kennedy got 2 and Cillian Spillane and Aidan Shanahan both getting one each. Listowel move onto 7 points and ahead of The Park and Kingdom Boys but still two points behind Killarney Celtic.
Killarney Celtic B have made the perfect start to the season and are now unbeaten in four games. Here they were too strong for Kingdom Boys B. Darragh Fleming, Eamon Murphy, Jason O’Callaghan, Gregory and Anthony Darmody all scored with the other being an OG.
Inter Kenmare and The Park B are now tied on seven points and in second place. Inter, thanks to goals from Mark Looney and Tadgh O’Sullivan were 2-1 winners over Killorglin from whom Ian MacGillicuddy scored and who stay on 6 points.
The Park B got the better of St Bernard’s 4-1. Keith O’Connor scored for the home side but Sebastian Vassu and a hat trick from Dean Scanlon gave The Park B the points.
Fenit move onto 5 points thanks to their 4-1 win over Listowel Celtic B. Kieran McElligott, Bradley McCarthy and two from Jason Mortimer gave Fenit the points. For Listowel Celtic Alex Laurent got the goal and they could have gone down by a wider margin but keeper Cameron Joy saved from the penalty spot.
O’Callaghan’s Coaches U14 Div 1 North:
Killorglin have joined Ballyhar at the of the table in this Division thanks to a 3-2 win over Park B. Two goals from Joseph Glenwood and one Sean Austeridge looked to have set Killorglin on the road for an easy win but credit to the Park boys who pulled it back to 3-2 and could have snatched an equaliser.
In the Southern Section leaders Inter Kenmare made full use of the fact that there’s was the only game to beat the weather. They defeated Mastergeeha 4-0 with goals from Kevin Price, Fintan Davis, Darragh Sweeney and Denis Cronin.
The Park joined Killarney Celtic and Fenit at the top of the table thanks to a 3-1 win over Killiorglin. Jessie O’Sullivan got 2 and Adam O’Rourke the other goal for the Tralee side.
In Division 1 the big clash was always going to be tight and so it proved with Ballyhar and Castlemaine drawing 0-0. However the away side will wonder how they didn’t take all three points as they had the majority of the chances but found Ballyhar keeper Billy O’Rourke in inspired form.
The Park B will be the happiest thanks to their 6-2 win over Inter Kenmare (Josh Holland and Pat Spillane). The Tralee side move onto 5 points and only two behind the leaders.
Team of the Week:
Cian Jenkins Ruairi Donovan Gavin Horan
Mastergeeha u12 St Bernard’s 12’s Castlemaine 16’s
Denis Cronin John Tyther Jessie O’Sullivan Mike Doyle
Inter Kenmare 14’s Killorglin 16’s Park 16’s Killarney Celtic 12’s
Stefan Ackinbor Michael Kennedy Dean Scanlon
Kingdom Boys 14’s Listowel Celtic 12’s Park 12’s