Girls and Boys Finals completed as Summer Competitions near their end:
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland
Cork City 0-4 Kerry
Girls Competitions
12’s Group
Listowel Celtic 0-0 Camp Juniors
St Brendan’s Park 1–1 Listowel Celtic
13’s Shield Final
Camp Juniors 2-1 Killarney Celtic White
15’s Cup Final
Inter Kenmare 2-1 Killarney Celtic
15’s Shield Final
St Brendan’s Park 2-0 Dingle Bay Rovers
Boys Competitions
13’s Plate Final
Castleisland 7-2 Ballyhar
13’s Cup Semi- Final
Killarney Athletic 2-1 St Brendan’s Park
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland
14’s make Cork City battle hard for the win.
Cork City 14’s are one of the favourites to take the over EA Sport League of Ireland title but in this game, played in the scorching heat in Mayfield, Kerry made them fight all the way before they scored 2 late goals to put a gloss on the win.
Kerry’s defence did very well but the home side did take the lead in the 28th minute and got a second just after the break. Kerry again battled hard looking to get one back. However in the heat they did tire as expected and Cork City got the two late goals inside the last 8 minutes.
Girls Reports
12’s Girls Group goes down to last game:
With the top two from the Group stage progressing to the 12’s Girls Final the competition when down to the last game to decide who those two teams were.
Following the 0-0 draw between Listowel Celtic and Camp Juniors the table saw Listowel Celtic lead the way with 10 points from 4 games followed by Camp Juniors with 10 from their 5 games and St Brendan’s Park with 9 points from their 4 games.
The final game on Saturday saw St Brendan’s Park welcome Listowel Celtic to Christy Leahy Park and again there was nothing between the sides. Alannah Crossan scored for St Brendan’s Park with Laura Meehan getting the Listowel Celtic goal.
This result means that Listowel Celtic and Camp Juniors will context the final with the Park just missing out on goal difference but they can also be very proud of their efforts.
Camp remains unbeaten to take 13 Shield final:
Camp Juniors came into the 13 Girls Shield Final unbeaten and having inflicted the only loss in the Group that their opponents Killarney Celtic White suffered. Another very tight and exciting encounter was expected at Christy Leahy Park and so it proved.
Killarney Celtic took the lead in the 16th minute thanks to an Ella O’Connor goal and they remained 1-0 up at the break. But in the second half Camp Juniors led by Miriam Sheehan began to exert control and she scored twice in the 34th and 48th minutes to give her side the lead.
Killarney Celtic battled hard to find an equaliser but Camp Juniors held on to take their first Girls title, having been runners up in a number of finals, much to the delight of the squad, coaches and supporters who made the trip into Tralee.
Inter just see off rivals Celtic to take 15’s Girls Cup:
Inter Kenmare and Killarney Celtic 15’s have had some great battles as they came up through the ages. In the preliminary stages of this competition they played out a 5 goal thriller with Inter just taking the win 3-2.
Inter hosted this final in Kenmare (Celtic Park will by the venue for the 16’s Girls final between the same two clubs) and as expected there was nothing between the sides.
Lauren O’Shea put the home side 1-0 up before the break but Abbie Finnan equalised for Killarney Celtic in the second half. Thought were beginning to turn towards extra time but in the 75th minute Tara Desmond had other ideas. She went on a solo run and unleashed an unstoppable shot past the Celtic keeper to give Inter Kenmare the Cup.
Park score in each half to defeat DBR in the 15’s Girls Shield:
Hosted by Camp Juniors on a very warm Thursday night St Brendan’s Park and Dingle Bay Rovers were involved in another cracking girls final in front of a great crowd of family members who certainly added to the atmosphere.
In a game where both defences were very hard to break down St Brendan’s Park took the lead through Priya O’Donovan just before the much needed water break.
Dingle Bay Rovers tried very hard to get back on level terms but the Park held out and just after the second half water break Faye O’Neill made it 2-0 when she latched onto a long ball after the Park’s defence were under some pressure.
There was no way back for a gallant Dingle Bay side and St Brendan’s Park added another trophy to a growing collection of girls wins.
Boys Reports
Castleisland win Plate Final defeating Ballyhar Dynamos
Castleisland and Ballyhar Dynamos met in the u13 Boys Plate final played at Kilbrean Park, the home of Mastergeeha. Goals from Sean Sullivan 2, Kyle Buckley 2, Ben Brosnan, Eoghan Joy and Jack Foley saw Castleisland take the win. Conrad Long and John Henderson were on the mark for Ballyhar Dynamos.
Killarney Athletic join MEK Galaxy in the 13 Boys Cup Final:
This was a very tight semi-final with Szymon Jasinski putting Killarney Athletic 1-0 up in the 17th minute and it remained that way at the break. Szymon got his and Athletic’s second in the 45th to put them in control but the Park were not going to give up and they pulled one back 5 minutes later through Magic Kublik. But Athletic held on and will face MEK Galaxy in the final.
Rolls of Honour:
Boys – Szymon Jasinski, JJ O’Donoghue – Killarney Athletic, Josh Ryan and Eoghan Joy Castleisland, John Henderson and Johnny Galvin – Ballyhar Dynamos.
Girls – Lauren Creen, Ciara Slattery, Amie Turner, Niamh O’Callaghan – Camp Juniors, Niamh O’Keeffe – Listowel Celtic, Tara Desmond, Saoirse Buckley – Inter Kenmare, Jodie Barton, Niamh Cantillon – Killarney Celtic, Haley Flaherty, Eabhna Ni Cinneide-Dingle Bay Rovers, Jill Quirke, Abaigail O’Shea – St Brendan’s Park
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