Girls Gaynor 12’s qualification the highlight of a huge weekend

Weekending May 13th 2018 Results and Reports:
League of Ireland 15’s
Kerry 1-1 Wexford
Gaynor 12’s Regional Qualifier
Kerry top Group to qualify for UL
SFAI Skechers 14’s Semi-Final
Cherry Orchard 4-0 Park
SFAI Skeechers 12’s Regional Final
Killorglin 0-1 Caherdavin AET
SFAI Skeechers 13’s Regional Final
Killorglin 0-2 Park
SFAI Skechers 16’s Regional Final
Regiional United 1-2 Killarney Celtic AET
U12’s Girls Cup ¼ Final
Fenit 1-3 Inter Kenmare White
John Joe Naughton 13’s
Cup ¼ Final
Listowel Celtic 3-6 Inter Kenmare AET
Healy Family 15’s
Cup ¼ Final
Camp Juniors 0-2 Park A
Killorglin 0-1 Killarney Celtic
Ballyheigue 0-3 Mastergeeha
Shield Round 1
MEK 0-5 Dingle Bay Rovers
JK Sports 12’s
Premier Killarney Athletic 1-1 Park
Division 1A Ballyhar 3-0 Tralee Dynamos B
Mastergeeha 0-5 Camp Juniors
Castleisland 1-1 Killorglin B
Mastergeeha 3-0 Dingle Bay Rovers
Division 2B Listowel Celtic B 3-0 Ballyhar B
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s
Premier Mastergeeha 0-2 Iveragh United
13 Division 1 Dingle Bay Rovers 0-3 Listowel Celtic
13 Division 2 Killorglin B 2-2 Mastergeeha B
Killarney Athletic B 3-0 Fenit
Park B 7-3 Fenit
Quills Woollen Mills 14’s
Premier Killarney Athletic A 1-1 Killarney Celtic A
Listowel Celtic A 1-4 Killorglin A
Killorglin 0-1 Killarney Celtic A
Division 1 Ballyhar 3-0 Ballyheigue
Killorglin B 0-7 Mastergeeha
Ballyheigue 2-5 Mastergeeha
Listowel Celtic 2-1 Killarney Athletic
Division 2 Listowel Celtic B 1-0 Castleisland
Tralee Trophy World 16’s
Premier Killarney Athletic 1-1 Ballyhar
Killarney Celtic 5-0 Killarney Athletic
Park 3-0 Ballyhar
Division 1 Dingle Bay Rovers 3-0 Inter Kenmare
Rattoo Rovers 3-0 Iveragh United
Division 2 Fenit 1-0 ,Mastergeeha
15’s SSE Airtricty League
Kerry 1-1 Wexford
With Kerry and Wexford tied on the table this game was always going to be tight. And while the point was welcomed by both sides the fact that the Wexford keeper Aaron Phelan has recovered from the neck injury that held up the game is the most important thing.
Aaron went down after challenging for a ball from a Kerry free-kick and when he complained about his neck the physios did not want to move him. An ambulance was called and as it had to come from Dingle the keeper was on the ground for over one and a half hours – totally unacceptable.
Back to the game and the early stages were tight with Caolan O’Connell and Sean Kederski going the closest for Kerry.
From a Wexford point of view Dylan Casey went closest with his shot that was saved by Jack McGillicuddy. However the keeper had no change with the Wexford goal. Evan Connolly got the ball about 25 yards and cracked an unstoppable shot into the top corner. Liam Doyle should have made it 2-0 before the break but he shot over.
Kerry were much more aggressive in the second half with Kian Clancy and Maurice O’Connell going close early on. The home side continued to press with Alain Beaujoin and Kian Wright also threating the Wexford goal.
After the delay Kerry continued to press for a deserved equaliser which final came inside the last 5 minutes. A training ground corner routine paid dividends when Cian Brosnan’s low corner to the near post was flicked home by Ronan Teehan. A point was a fair result for both sides.
Kerry’s next game is away to Cork in Bishopstown this Saturday with a 2pm kick-off.
Kerry: Jack McGillicuddy, Zach Behan, Alain Beaujoin, Ryan Guerin, Caolan O’Connell, Kian Clancy, Sean Kederski, Cillian O’Shea, Maurice O’Connell, Kian Wright, Cian Brosnan, Ryan Teehan, Philip Evans, Sean Horan, Sean Dillane, Sean Ryan, Aaron O’Sullivan, Rob Vassiu.
Kerry 12’s Girls reach Gaynor final four:
21 Leagues at 4 venues went in search of the 4 available places for the Gaynor 12’s Last 4 which will take place in UL in June as part of the Festival of Women’s Football.
The MGL (Dublin) qualified from the AUL, Sligo/Leitrim from the Donegal hosted qualifier and Galway from the one in Newcastlewest.
At Celtic Park in Killarney Kerry defeated Wexford 2-1 (Leah McMahon and FIANA BRADLEY – apologies for leaving her name out in the first draft!), Waterford 1-0 (Emma O’Brien) and drew 0-0 with both Cork and South Tipperary. Kerry won the group with 8 points one ahead of Cork.
The Kerry squad is: Aoibhin Kelly, Eabha Lyne, Ellie May Nugent, Lucy O’Sullivan, Saoirse Kelly, Orla Barrett, Leah McMahon, Michaela O’Meara, Fiana Bradley, Laura Power, Trianna Murphy, Lily Nowak. Katie Clarke, Emma O’Brien, Katie Doe.
Park fails to raid the Orchard:
St Brendan’s Park great run in the Skeechers FAI 14’s National Cup came to an end when they went down 4-1 to Cherry Orchard in Dublin. It was a huge achievement for the team to get this far. The Dublin side capitalised on any little opening they were given and were 2-0 up at the break and 3-0 up 6 minutes into the second half. The Park battled to the end and tired a little with Cherry Orchard getting a 4th late on.
Regional’s Round Up:
The 2017-2018 National Cup season has come to an end for Kerry sides and it has been one of the most successful to date. 9 teams reached the Last 32 and 6 teams reached Regional Finals. Killorglin welcomed Caherdavin from Limerick to the Dragons Den. The sides could not be separated until the 10th minute of extra time when the away side got the vital goal. This was a great effort by Killorglin but they just came up short.
The Park had already won the 14’s Regional defeating Listowel Celtic 2-1. They won the 13’s last season and have now won back to back Regionals at 13’s defeating Killorglin away 2-0. Venis Jahiri put the Tralee side 1-0 up midway through the first half and then Noah Townend wrapped up the win late on.
Killarney Celtic 16’s ensured 3 Regional Cups out of 6 will spend the year in Kerry thanks to an extra time away win at Regional United in Limerick. Jack McCarthy put Celtic 1-0 up in the 39th minute but the home side equalised in the 40th minute.
There were no further scores until late in extra time. Dylan Callaghan’s run set up McCarthy and he cross was deflected to the net by the Regional defender. Celtic had to battle to the end but held out for the remaining 3 minutes to take the win.
Cup’s at Semi-Final stage:
The final quarter final games in the Cups were played this week with the semi-final draw being done live on Radio Kerry last Saturday.
Girls Cups: Starting with the Girls Cup and in the 12’s Inter Kenmare White defeated Fenit 3-1 to reach the Last 4. In those semi-finals they were drawn at home to Camp Juniors while both Killarney Celtic sides – Green and White will meet to see who advances to the final.
The 14’s Girls semi-finals are Listowel Celtic at home to Camp Juniors and Inter Kenmare facing Killarney Athletic.
Boys Cups: In the John Murphy 12’s Cup it’s Killorglin at home to Castleisland and Killarney Athletic facing Iveragh United.
Listowel Celtic enjoyed an amazing comeback from 3-0 down to defeat Inter Kenmare 6-3 after extra time in the John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup. Their prize is a home draw against Killarney Celtic while Killorglin face Killarney Athletic in the other semi-final.
The Tom Hayes 14’s Cup semi-finals are Killarney Celtic at home to The Park and Fenit or Ballyhar taking on Mastergeeha.
Killarney Celtic and Mastergeeha won their quarter finals of the Healy Family Cup and will meet in the semi-finals. The Park’s win over Camp Juniors gives them an away trip to Inter in the last four.
The final pairing in the Tucker Kelly Cup has already been decided with Ballyhar set to take on Killarney Celtic.
There was one game in the Shield competition with Dingle Bay Rovers proving too strong for MEK in the 15’s Shield.
League Round Up:
Because of the amount of games happening in such a wide variety of competitions we will just run down the League scores.
JK Sports 12’s:
In the JK Sports 12 Premier it ended all square at 1-1 between Killarney Athletic and The Park. There was a lot of action in Division 1A with wins for Ballyhar over Tralee Dynamos B, Camp Juniors against Mastergeeha with the Kilbrean side then taking the points against Dingle Bay while Castleisland and Killorglin B drew 1 all. In Division 2B Ballyhar B defeated Listowel Celtic B.
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s
Iveragh United defeated Mastergeeha in the Premier while Listowel Celtic saw off Dingle Bay Rovers in Division 1. There were wins for Killarney Athletic B and Park B over Mastergeeha B and Fenit respectively while Killorglin B and Mastergeeha B drew 2-2.
Quills Woollen Mills 14’s
This was the busiest of the Divisions with Killorglin and Killarney Celtic picking up wins in the Premier while the Killarney derby between Athletic and Celtic finished 1-1.
Mastergeeha had a good week in Division 1 defeating Killorglin B and Ballyheigue while there were also wins from Ballyhar and Listowel Celtic.
Listowel Celtic B were narrow winners over Castleisland in Division 1 B.
Tralee Trophy World 16’s
In the 16’s Premier Division Killarney Athletic and Ballyhar shared the points after a 1-1 draw while there were wins for Killarney Celtic over Killarney Athletic and The Park against Ballyhar.
In Division 1 it was Dingle Bay Rovers and Rattoo Rovers who picked up the three points while in Division 2 Fenit saw off Mastergeeha 1-0..
Team of the Week
Jack O’Donoghue
Killarney Celtic 14’s
Luke O’Sullivan Tadgh Foley Oran Dwyer
Killorglin 13’s Park 13’s Mastergeeha 14’s
Diarmuid Waugh David Lynch Billy Doyle Noah Sexton
Camp Juniors 12’s Listowel Celtic 13’s Fenit 13’s Killarney Athletic 12’s
Conor Gaynor Ben Egan Aaron Hughes
Fenit 16’s Iveragh United 13’s Dingle Bay Rovers 13’s