Gaynor, Inter League and League action:
Gaynor 2020 Qualifiers:
Kerry 13’s 0–5 Limerick Desmond
Kerry 15’s – Limerick Desmond
SFAI Subway 13’s Munster Semi-final
Cork 7–0 Kerry
SFAI Subway 14’s Inter League
Cork 0-0 Kerry
JK Sports 12 Premier
Mastergeeha 2–2 Listowel Celtic
Camp Juniors 4–5 Killorglin
12’s Division 1
Ballyhar Dynamos 5–2 Inter Kenmare
12’s Division 2 North
Mastergeeha 0–7 Park
Camp Juniors 2–8 Ballyheigue
12’s Division 2 South
Killarney Celtic B 2–1Inter Kenmare B
Killorglin B 1–3 MEK Galaxy B
Dingle Bay Rovers 5-3 Killarney Athletic B
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s Division 1
Killarney Celtic 0-3 Killarney Athletic
Camp Juniors – Inter Kenmare
Slattery’s Carpets 14’s Premier
Listowel Celtic 4–4 Killarney Celtic
Killorglin 0–3 Park
14’s Division 1
Killarney Celtic B 1–7 Dingle Bay Rovers
14’s Division 2
MEK Galaxy B 1–4 Killorglin C
Park 1–2 Ballyhar Dynamos
Tralee Trophy World 16’s Premier
Park 5–0 Killorglin
16’s Division 1North
Ballyheigue1 –8 Listowel Celtic
16’s Division 1 South
Ballyhar Dynamos 8-0 Killorglin B
Lots of positives from Gaynor Openers as 15’s win 2-1:
Kerry 13’s and 15’s Gaynor teams began their journey that will end up at the Gaynor Tournament on the last week of July in either the Cup or trophy with home games against the Desmond League.
Played in Georgie O’Callaghan Park the 13’s took on a visiting side that were a little more experienced than the Kerry girls. And Limerick Desmond took advantage to score early and then doubled their lead before Kerry almost pulled one back only to see the ball cleared off the line. The Limerick Desmond girls pushed on a despite some good saves by the Kerry keeper they were 5-0 ahead at half time.
However the Kerry girls regrouped and held their opponents scoreless for the second half and were unlucky not to get a couple back.
The Kerry 15’s took on a Limerick Desmond side that included many girls that had played at the Gaynor at the younger age group. But the home side were very disciplined and the game was scoreless at the break. Limerick Desmond finally made the breakthrough 15 minutes into the second half. But Fiana Bradley levelled matters soon after with a cracker from 25 yards out. And then the same player put Kerry ahead. Kerry saw out the game for a great win for the squad and management.
Both the Kerry 13’s and 15’s will have 4 more qualifying games over the next few months before its decided which section they will play in in UL.
Subway Inter League Action;
Kerry’s great run in the Subway SFAI Munster u13 competition ended with a semi-final defeat away to a very strong Cork side the majority of which are expected to sign for Cork City in the League of Ireland in the next month.
Cork led by 3 at the half and despite their best efforts Kerry were unable to make in-roads into the lead. Darragh Lynch tested the Cork keeper with a long range effort while Aaron Doyle was a threat to the Cork rear-guard all game.
In defence Kerry’s keeper Brian Dineen saved a penalty with Oran Horgan, Ned Ryan and Shayne Stack also putting great efforts.
Great Point for the 14’s: With Cork on two wins from two and Kerry having won their opening game in the 14’s SFAI Subway Inter League this was always going to be a vital game.
The home side started the better on the Douglas Hall pitch but found Kerry’s keeper Oisin O’Halloran in excellent form making 4 big saves to keep the game scoreless.
Kerry came more into the game in the second half and came close to taking the lead but Oisin Healy’s header hit the post and Finn Barrett also went close. Kerry were unlucky not to take the win in the end but will be happy with an away point. Next up is an away trip to February on the weekend of February 2nd.
10’s Blitz Dragon’s Den
10’s players from clubs all over the county gathered in Dragon’s Den for the first Blitz of their season. 32 teams with over 300 players were involved in a great day’s action. The Blitz’s for the u10’s and u11’s will continue ahead of our Emerging Talent Programmes for the younger age groups.
Killorglin the big movers in 12 Premier:
JK Sports 12 Division 1 leaders Killarney Athletic were one of sides who game fell to the weather. In this Division the big movers were Killorglin who are up to 4th after winning 5-4 in a 9 goal thriller against Camp Juniors.
In the other game Mastergeeha and Listowel Celtic shared the points in a 2-2 draw. Ben Crowley and Rory O’Connor scored for the home side with Cathal Byrne getting both for Listowel Celtic.
Inter stay tied at top of 12 Division 1:
Inter Kenmare remain tied at the top of the 12’s Division 1 despite going down to Ballyhar at Murt Scott Park. Harry O’Connor and Jim O’Dowd both hit two each and Conrad Long the 5th for Ballyhar while Philip O’Sullivan and Caoileann Desmond replied for Inter.
7up for Park B in Division 2 North:
The Park B continued their unbeaten season with a win away at Mastergeeha. The goals for the Tralee side came from Marciej Kubik 4, Mateusz Plasscica 2 and Sean Martin and they now have 7 wins from 7 played.
Ballyheigue took the win away at Camp Juniors thanks to goals from Aodhan Horgan, Xavier Wensierski, Mathew O’Sullivan, Brandon Leen and Adam Lee. David O’Donnell and Jason Barrett replied for Camp Juniors.
Leaders Dingle Bay makes it 7 win in Division 2 South:
Dingle Bay Rovers are the team that no one has beaten so far in the 12’s Division 2 South and are on 7 wins from 7. Goals for Dingle Bay came from Padraig Manning 3, Jack Diver and Cillian McNamara. Timmy Ryan, Eli Anderson and David O’Donoghue were on the mark for Athletic.
Athletic up to 3rd in 13’s Division 1:
There was one game in the uneven age groups played in mid-week with Killarney Athletic making the cross town trip a winning one as they defeated Killarney Celtic 3-0 in the Daly’s Supervalu 13 Division 1. Dara Griffin hit all three goals for Athletic.
Park leads 14 Premier:
In the Slattery’s Carpets 14’s Premier The Park were 3-0 winners against Killorglin while the two Celtics – Killarney and Listowel – played out a cracking 4-4 draw.
Listowel Celtic led 2-1 at the break and then went 4-1 up before Killarney Celtic fought back to earn a share of the points. Aaron Carey and an Evan Boyle hat trick were the Listowel Celtic scorers with Josh Bowler 2, Jamie Moynihan and Caoileann Cronin scoring for Killarney Celtic.
Dingle Bay up to second in 14’s Division 1:
With the unbeaten Killarney Athletic B not playing Mastergeeha looked to close the 6 point gap. They did this but only by a point as they were held 1-1 at home to Killorglin. Dara Moynihan equalised for the Kilbrean side after the visitors led 1-0 at the break.
But it was Dingle Bay Rovers that made the big move from 4th to 2nd as they won at Killarney Celtic B and are now 4 off the top but do have more games played. For the West Kerry side James Hoare hit 2 with Diarmuid O’Seaghdha, Cian McGearailt, Paidi Fitzgerald, Conor Corduff and Sean Roche all getting one each. Pearce Moynihan replied for Celtic.
Killorglin win vital game in 14’s Division 2:
Leaders Killorglin made the trip to joint second placed side MEK Galaxy B a winning one thanks to two goals in each half from Kuba Ciesla. Tadgh Gosney had put MEK Galaxy B 1-0 up.
Ballyhar Dynamos are now second on their own after they won 2-1 away at the Park. Jack Dicker and Aaron O’Sullivan were on the mark for Ballyhar.
Leaders Park extend lead in 16 Premier:
The top two met in the Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier and it was leaders the Park that took the win in Christy Leahy Park over Killorglin. Cianan Cooney and Cillian Murphy both hit two each with Ronan Teehan getting the 5th.
Listowel Celtic close gap to Dynamos in 16 Division 1 North
With Tralee Dynamos, 5 wins from 5, leading the way not in action due to the weather Listowel Celtic made the most of their opportunity defeating Ballyheigue. The Celtic goals came from Jack Moloney 4, Adam Segal 2 and Ajay Behan 2.
Ballyhar Dynamos up to 2nd Division 1 South:
Ballyhar Dynamos are up to second after their win over Killorglin at Murt Scott Park. The goals came from Luke Ring 4, James Horgan, Colin Callaghan, Padraig Fell and Aaron Burke.
Girl’s Roll of Honour: With all the Girls action in the Gaynor qualifiers the players that stood out were Katie Foster, Hannah Fitzgerald, Lucy O’Connor and Suvi O’Connor from the 13’s.
And from the excellent 15’s Fiana Bradley, Eabha Lyne, Mary Kearney, Emily Fitzgerald, Lauren O’Reilly and goalkeeper Muireann O’Brien.
Team of the Week:
MEK Galaxy 12’s
Alex Doolan Adam Lee Tiernan Lynch Nicolai O’cALLAGHAN
Killarney Athletic 12’s Ballyheigue 12’s Dingle Bay Rovers 12’s Listowel Celtic 16’s
Martin O’Brien Luke Ring Cian Lyons Michael Jones
Killarney Celtic 12’s Ballyhar Dynamos 16’s Killorglin 16’s Inter Kenmare 12’s
Maciej Kubik Dara Moynihan
Park 12’s Mastergeeha 14’s