December’s First Weekend of Action:
Subway Inter League
12’s Kerry 1 –2 North Tipperary
13’s Limerick District 3–1 Kerry
16’sLimerick Desmond 1–1 Kerry
Killarney Athletic 0-4 MEK Starz
Castleiland 2-0 Fenit
Inter Kenmare 7-2 Listowel Celtic
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s Premier
Killarney Athletic 2-1 Killorglin
Killarney Celtic 2-3 Park
Tralee Dynamos 2-3 Listowel Celtic
13’s Division 1
Mastergeeha 9-0 Camp Juniors
Killorglin B 1-2 Castleisland
Killarney Celtic B 2-5 Inter Kenmare
13 Division 2 South
Ballyhar 3-0 Killorglin C
Dingle Bay Rovers 3-9 Killarney Athletic B
Mastergeeha B 3-3 MEK
13 Division 2 North
Park C 2-1 LB Rovers
Castleisland B 0-9 Fenit
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier
Iveragh United 1-1 Killorglin
Mastergeeha 1-3 Park
Killarney Plaza 15 Premier
Killorglin A 2-1 Ballyhar
Park 2-2 Killarney Celtic
15 Division 1
Castleisland 0-2 Fenit
Mastergeeha 3-2 Killarney Celtic B
15 Division 2
Inter Kenmare 6-0 Killorglin B
MEK 4-0 Tralee Dynamos
It was a busy weekend in the SFAI Subway Inter League competitions. Kerry hosted North Tipperary in the first round of the u12’s in Mounthawk Park. In a tight encounter it was the visitors that just took the win 2-1. Shayne Stack got the Kerry goal. Both Leagues also had a Development squad on duty with the sides drawing 0-0.
The 13’s travelled to UL to take on Limerick District in games played in very tough conditions. The home side led 2-1 at half time with JJ Olitijan getting the Kerry goal. They pressed hard for an equaliser but were caught in the last minute when Limerick got their third. Dara Foley made a great save from a Limerick District penalty but their attacker was quickest to react.
Kerry were well in the game for long periods and will take lots of positives as they go into the Plate section of the competition.
Mint O’Connor scored twice for the Development squad but they went down 4-2 in the worst of the weather.
The 16’s opened their competition with a good 1-1 draw away to Limerick Desmond. Kerry will be a little disappointed as they had a number of chances to add to Kian Brosnan’s goal. But they were caught with an equaliser 5 minutes from time.
MEK Starz takes first win:
One of the many new teams in the Kerry Schoolgirls League MEK Starz will be delighted to have taken their first win of the campaign. They beat another new side Killarney Athletic 4-0 thanks to goals from Emily Buckley, Kayla Roche and Keeva Riordan.
Castleisland girls first win as Inter go top in 14’s:
In the 14 Girls Premier Castleisland are one of the newcomers to the Girls League and will be delighted to have gotten their first win in only their 3rd game. Shauna Wilkinson was their hero getting both their goals in a 2-0 win over Fenit. They had big performances from Jessica McGibney and Ciara O’Sullivan.
Inter Kenmare move to the top of the table with their 3rd win from three. Goals from Grace Roberts White, Tara Desmond, Grace Foley and Orla O’Brien gave them the win over Listowel Celtic. Ciara Henderson and Ella Buckley scored for the north Kerry girls.
Top two go down in the 13 Premier:
It was a bad day for the leading sides in the Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier. Killorglin dropped their first points after 5 win to a very good Killarney Athletic display. Oisin Lynch and Timmy Galvin put the home side ahead in Woodlawn. Killorglin fought hard and pulled one back late on through Jack McGrath but despite strong pressure they couldn’t find an equaliser thanks to resolute Athletic defending.
Killarney Celtic were in joint second at the start of play but they went down at home to the Park. The Tralee side were 2-0 up early on thanks to goals from Andrew Kerins and Immanuel Manu. But Celtic hit back with two from Jason O’Sullivan to level matters. However the Park had the last word when Manu got his second and his sides third to secure the win.
Listowel Celtic moved into second place and only 6 points behind the leader Killorglin and with a game in hand. Their win came away at Tralee Dynamos and goals from Evan Boyle 2 and Ciaran Clarke saw them lead 3-1. Jake Hoare added to an earlier goal from Eoin Flaherty as they fought in vain to grab an equaliser.
Inter jump to the top of the 13’s Division 1:
Inter Kenmare were the big movers in the Daly’s 13’s Division 1 Inter Kenmare were the big winners as they now led the Division by one point thanks to their 5-2 at Killarney Celtic B. Ben O’Callaghan, Barry Fitzsimons, Ronan McCarthy 2 and Zack O’Shea got the Inter goals.
Castleisland have moved into joint second place with their 4th win from 4 games, and they have 2 games in hand. Jack Joy and Jack O’Donoghue saw them come from one down after Ryan O’Connor had given Killorglin B the lead. But the winners needed keeper Chris Devane to make two great saves to guarantee his side took all three points.
Mastergeeha are still in touch after they were too strong for Camp Juniors at Kilbrean Park. Jack Tagney 3, Liam Horgan 2, Ronan McCarthy and an own goal gave them the win.
Leaders Park C go 6 from 6 but only just in 13 Division 2 North:
LB Rovers were unlucky not to be the first team to take points of Park C. At Christy Leahy Park the home side had goals from Noah Carroll and Sam Slattery with Leigh Meehan replying for the North Kerry side.
Fenit are up to second after they proved to be too strong for Castleisland B. Tom Quilter, Jayden Deady. Tiernan O’Sullivan and Rory Boyd got their goals.
Athletic beat closest rivals in 13 Division 2 South
Killarney Athletic B extended their lead at the top of the Daly’s Supervalu 13’s Division 2 with a win over second placed Dingle Bay Rovers. Rohan Sipon, Liam Hennigan, Eanna Kearney, Nathan Cronin, Anton Donachov and man of the match Daire Kingston got the Athletic goals.
Ballyhar are well in touch with the two teams above them after they beat Killorglin C 3-0 at Murt Scott Park. Aaron O’Sullivan and Kristupos got the goals.
Mastergeeha B and MEK shared 6 goals in a 3-3 draw. Bobby Gallivan, Gavin Barry and Darren O’Leary got the home sides goals at Kilbrean Park.
Park move into the lead in the 14 Premier:
The Park moved clear at the top of the Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier after they saw off Mastergeeha. Ray McGrath, Odhran Ferris and Callum O’Sullivan got the Park’s goals.
In the other game in the Division Iveragh United and Killorglin drew 1-1 with Ben Egan getting the goal for the home side.
Killorglin out on their own in 15 Premier:
Killorglin are the team to catch in the Killarney Plaza 15 Premier and are now unbeaten in their 4 games. They had to come from behind to beat Ballyhar 2-1 at home. Charlie Keating put the visitors ahead but late goals from Eoghan Hassett and Adam Owens gave Killorglin the win.
It became even better for Killorglin when two of their rivals the Park and Killarney Celtic drew 2-2. Celtic led twice through Dylan Roche and Mike McCarthy but the Park levelled on both occasions with goals from Cianan Cooney and Nathan Rogers.
Fenit go joint top after win over leaders in 15’s Division 1:
Castleisland went into their home game in the Killarney Plaza 15 Division 1 against joint second placed Fenit unbeaten in three games but it was the visitors who took the three points to now lead the Division by a point.
Eddie McCarthy was the Fenit hero getting both their goals but they have a game more played than Castleisland.
Mastergeeha started the day level with Fenit and now share top spot after they saw off Killarney Celtic B at Kilbrean Park. Donagh Fahy, Mark O’Shea, Dara O’Shea, Jack Higgins, Daniel Horgan and Colin O’Leary all got on the score-sheet for Mastergeeha.
MEK lead 15 Division 2 but with more games played:
MEK have moved into the lead in the Killarney Plaza 15 Division 1 after they beat Tralee Dynamos. They lead by three points but have played two games more than Listowel Celtic. Shane Evans 2, Kevin Harant and Eddie Moroney scored for MEK.
Inter Kenmare are up to joint third after their win over Killorglin B. Their goals came from Adem Gul 3, Yago Cornide 2, Jamie O’Regan and Darragh O’Connor.
Girl’s Roll of Honour:
Hazel Bourke and Shauna Wilkinson Castleisland 14’s, Grace Foley and Saoirse Buckley Inter Kenmare, Jessica McGibney and Ciara O’Sullivan Fenit 14’s and Ciara Henderson and Ella Buckley Listowel Celtic 14’s.
Team of the Week
Liam Horgan David O’Connor Conor Hayes
Mastergeeha 13’s Inter Kenmare 13’s Killorglin 13’s
Gregory Clifford Kieran Boyne Bruno Browy Eoin Flaherty
Fenit 15’s Killarney Athletic 13’s Park 13’s Tralee Dynamos 13’s
Jason O’Sullivan Jack Sheehy Jack O’Donoghue
Killarney Celtic 13’s Dingle Bay Rover 13’s Castleisland 13’s