Bank Holiday Finals bring KSBGL season close the end:
Girls Knock Out Competitions:
12’s Girls Shield Final
Inter Kenmare 4-1 Castleisland
13’s Girls Cup Final
Camp Juniors 1-3 ListowelCeltic
14’s Girls Final
MEK Galaxy 1-0 Killarney Celtic
Girls League Competitions:
12’s Girls Premier
MEK Galaxy 2–2 Camp Juniors
12’s Girls Division 1
Listowel Celtic 3-8 Iveragh United
Boys Knock Out Competitions:
John Murphy 12’s Cup semi-final:
St Brendan’s Park 1-0 Killarney Athletic
Ballyhar Dynamos 1–2 Listowel Celtic
John Murphy 12’s Cup Final
St Brendan’s Park 5-1 Listowel Celtic AET
John Murphy 12’s Shield semi-finals:
Ballyhar Dynamos B 1-6 MEK Galaxy A
Fenit Samphires 3-0 Dingle Bay Rovers
John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup semi-final:
St Brendan’s Park A 5–1 MEK Galaxy
John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup final:
St Brendan’s C 2-8 St Brendan’s Park A
John Joe Naughton 13’s Shield final:
Killarney Celtic C 0-3 Ballyhar Dynamos
Healy Family 15’s Cup final
MEK Galaxy 1-2 Inter Kenmare
Boys League Competitions:
Slattery’s Carpets and Blinds 12’s Premier
Mastergeeha 4-2 Castleisland
Killarney Athletic 2v0 Killorglin
Girls Knock-Out Competitions:
Late goals wrap up the 12’s Girls Shield for Inter Kenmare
This is the first year in the KSBGL for many of this side and they put in a great effort to reach the 12’s Girls Shield final. And they went ahead against Inter Kenmare thanks to a Sophie Fleming goal.
Robyn Horgan equalised for Inter Kenmare and then Kate Poff put them ahead. With Castleisland pushing for an equaliser they were caught twice late and goals from Player of the Match Niamh Healy and Saoirse Hussey wrapped up the Shield win for Inter Kenmare.
Listowel Celtic come from behind to win 13’s Girls Cup
Camp Juniors opened the better and went ahead thanks to a Caoimhe Skinner goal. However Listowel Celtic levelled through Laura Meehan after she reacted quickest when the Camp keeper could only parry a free kick.
Rachel Lennon then put Listowel Celtic ahead before the break and when Meehan got her second from the penalty spot they was no way back for Camp Juniors. One of their team was named Player of the Match with the honour going to Sharon Enright.
MEK Girls win 14’s Cup Final:
The big crowd at Kilbrean Park were treated to a cracking u14’s Girls Final when MEK Galaxy took on Killarney Celtic. Both defences were working very hard to keep the skilled opposition at bay and it always looked like one goal would be enough to separate the sides.
And playing with the wind in the second half a long ball over the top was expertly controlled by Keeva Riordan and she then cut it back perfectly for Naoishe O’Donoghue to slot home. Killarney Celtic battled all the way to the end but the MEK defence held firm to take the narrow win. Keeva Riordan was named Player of the Match.
Boys Knock-Out Competitions:
John Murphy 12’s Cup semi-finals and final:
The John Murphy 12’s Cup semi-finals took place in mid-week with the final on Monday. In the first of the two Last 4 games a Calvin O’Sullivan goal was enough to see St Brendan’s Park defeat Killarney Athletic and book their place in the final.
In the second semi-final Listowel Celtic made the trip to Mort Scott Park a winning one to join St Brendan’s Park in the final. Their goals came from Daithi Laide and Shane Costello with Dylan Fitzgerald replying for Ballyhar.
The final which took place in Mastergeeha and it was the Park that took the lead in the first half through Shane Griffin. However they were pegged back just before the break when a Listowel Celtic break following a Park corner saw Thomas Keane make it 1-1.
That’s how it stayed until extra time when St Brendan’s Park took over. Griffin got his second and this was quickly added a third to complete his hat-trick.
Calvin O’Sullivan was the next Park player to score and the Park were now in total control with Kylan O’Carroll and O’Sullivan adding two more goals late in extra time that sees the John Murphy Cup heading to the Park’s trophy cabinet in Christy Leahy Park. And their player Adrian O’Connor was named the Player of the Match.
Mid-week semi-finals set up MEK – Fenit 12’s Shield final:
Monday night saw both semi-finals of the John Murphy 12’s Shield semi-finals taking place. In Mort Scott Park MEK Galaxy A got the better of the home side. Killian O’Sullivan scored for Ballyhar Dynamos but goals from Eoin Casey 3, Cade Jameson 2 and Shane O’Neill saw MEK reach the decider.
They were joined in the final by Fenit Samphires who were 3-0 winners at home to Dingle Bay Rovers. The West Kerry side were unlucky as two of the Ballyhar goals were deflections of the defenders with Cillian O’Brien getting their third goal that saw them into the final.
In the decider
All Park pairing in the 13’s Cup Final:
With the 13’s Cup named after John Joe Naughton the unique pairing of St Brendan’s Park A and St Brendan’s Park C in the final is probably apt.
The A’s booked their place on Tuesday night when goals from Jack Daly2, Edison Jahiri 2 and Shane O’Donovan saw them defeat MEK Galaxy whose goal came from Sean Clifford.
And for a minute there looked like their could have been an up-set when the C’s (the Park’s 12A team) went ahead through Calvin O’Sullivan
And for a minute there looked like there could have been a Final up-set when the C’s (the Park’s 12A team) went ahead through Calvin O’Sullivan. However Danny Kingston levelled the game from a corner by Edison Jahiri. Daniel Farmer added a second and Kingston headed home his second and the Park A’s third before the break.
Kingston completed his hat trick and Farmer added a second, along with goals from Johnny Neilings and Edison Jahiri, and the 13 A’s became the holders of the John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup.
13’s Shield semi-final needed extra time to find a winner:
With Killarney Celtic waiting in the weekends final Monday night’s semi-final between Inter Kenmare C and Ballyhar Dynamos needed extra time for the winner to be decided. In the end it was Ballyhar that took the win thanks to an own goal and a winner from Daniel Downes.
Ballyhar go on to win the 13’s Shield:
A tough semi-final earlier in the week set Ballyhar Dynanmos up for the final of the John Joe Naughton 13’s Shield. And they took the trophy back to Mort Scott Park thanks to goals from Daniel Downes, Conor Edwards and Conor Foley in a 3-0 win over Killarney Athletic.
Late winner in the 15’s Cup Final:
Neal O’Shea scored for MEK Galaxy and Neal O’Shea in the Healy Family 15’s Cup with the final looking to be heading for extra time. However Dawid Grebowic had other ideas and he struck late on to give Inter Kenmare the narrow win.
Boys League Competitions:
Action across the week in the 12’s Premier:
There was action across the week in the Slattery Carpets and Blinds 12’s Premier. Mastergeeha secured 5th spot with a 4-2 home win over Castleisland. Their goals came from Alan O’Leary, Dean Moynihan and Patrick O’Donoghue while Adam Griffin and Joey Kelly replied for Castleisland.
Two goals each from Mattie Miles and Timmy McGann saw Inter Kenmare come from behind to defeat Castleisland after Dean O’Donoghue had put them ahead.
Killarney Athletic are the 15’s Premier Champions:
Killarney Athletic knew that a win over the side in second place would give them the 15 Premier title with a game to spare. And in the end a 2-0 win over Killorglin in Woodlawn gave them the result they needed and the Premier title. The Athletic goals came from Luke Doolan and Evan Doona.
Girls League Competitions
Battle for 12’s Girls Premier runner-up goes to the last game:
Goals from Izzy Lyons who got both for MEK Galaxy and from Aoibhinn O’Callaghan and Maria Keane for Camp Juniors means the race for the runners-up spot behind Listowel Celtic is still on.
MEK Galaxy are finished on 13 points while Camp Juniors are on 11 with a game against Fenit Samphires to play.
Iveragh United crowned 12’s Girls Division 1 Champions:
It was D-Day for the Iveragh United U12’S Girls side as they knew that nothing less than a win was needed to take the u12 Girls Division 1 title. And they got the three points required when defeating Listowel Celtic 8-3 to finish above Castleisland who took second spot.
The Iveragh United goals came from the Shanahan’s with Amy Rose getting three and Casey netting 4.
Girl’s Roll of Honour:
MEK Galaxy – Maggie Quirke, Holly Barrett, Roisin Daly, Messert O’Brien
Killarney Celtic –Kate Forde, Sarah Warren
Listowel Celtic – Delia Doyle
Team of the Week:
St Brendan’s Park 13’s
Danny Kingston Daire Connolly Tony Desmond
St Brendan’s Park 13’s Ballyhar Dynamos 12’s Inter Kenmare 12’s
Luke Doolin Dean Moynihan Shane O’Donovan Conor Curley
Killarney Athletic 12’s Mastergeeha 12’s St Brendan’s Park 13’s Listowel Celtic 12’s
Padraig O’Sullivan Eoin Casey Joey Kelly
Ballyhar Dynamos 13’s MEK Galaxy 12’s Castleisland 12’s