Regional Finals get closer for National Cup Teams:
Skechers u13’s National Cup:
Park Premier 5-0 Holycross
Fairview Rangers 3-0 Park Division 1
Killarney Athletic 3-0 w/o Tulla United
Mastergeeha 9-0 Mountshannon
Mungret Regional 3-1 Tralee Dynamos
Killorglin 4-2 Herbertstown
Skechers u15’s National Cup:
Killorglin 2-1 Charerdavin
Abbeyfeale 1-4 Killarney Celtic
Fiarview Rangers 0-2 Listowel Celtic
Ballyhar 10-1 Fairview Rangers B
Shannon Town 3-6 Tralee Dynamos.
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s:
Iveragh United 2-0 Listowel Celtic B
Castleisland 0-7 Killarney Celtic
Killarney Celtic B 6-2 Ballyheigue
Inter Kenmare 4-1 Killarney Athletic B
Killorglin B 1-3 Dingle Bay Rovers
Park C 6-0 lb Rovers
Fenit 8-3 Listowel Celtic C
Killarney Plaza 15’s:
Park A 7-1 Killarney Celtic
Park B 3-1 Mastergeeha
Park B 3-1 Mastergeeha
St Bernard; s5-2 Inter Kenmare
Killarney Celtic B 0-4 Rattoo Rovers
Castleisland 7-1 Park C
Tralee Trophy World 16’s
Asdee 6-0 Fenit
National Cup Reports:
With the 5 teams from the South West playing off in the new Regional Competition there is a new trophy to be won in the National Cups. This weekend saw a number of Kerry clubs progress to the next round of the Uneven ages.
Skechers 13 National Cup:
Kerry sides impressive at home.
The winners in the 13’s go into Round 3 where 20 teams are left. The Park had two teams in action and the Premier side progress thanks to a 5-0 win at home to Holycross. The goals came from Cianan Cooney who hit a hat trick with Colin Doody and Danny Jeffers getting one each.
The Park Division 1 side were up against it away to Fairview Rangers in Limerick and went down 3-0. Killarney Athletic are the second Kerry side through on the same score-line 3-0 but they didn’t have to kick a ball as Tulla United were a no show.
Mastergeeha were much too strong for Mountshannon at Kilbrean Park and won with goals from Mark O’Shea 3, Colin and Oisin O’Leary 2 each with Donagh Fahy and Oran Dwyer getting one each.
Killorglin are another Kerry side progressing and again won easily at home defeating Herberstown 9-2. Shane Evans, Adam Owens, Eoghan Hassett and Jack O’Sullivan all scored 2 each while Ryan Diggin scored the other goal.
Tralee Dynamos were unlucky to go down away to Mungret Regional 3-1 with the goals coming from Dylan Walsh. Other good performances came from Maurice O’Connell, Ciaran Rumpler, keeper Jack O’Donoghue and Donagh Stephenson.
Skechers 15’s National Cup:
5 Star’s at 15’s:
The 15’s qualifiers are now only one round from the Last 32 and at the weekend 5 of the 6 Kerry sides progressed, showing the high standards there are at this age group.
Killorglin were involved in the toughest battle and needed extra time to get past Caherdavin. Stephen O’Loughlin scored in normal times to leave the sides level at 1 all. In extra time the same player got the winner for Killorglin.
Killarney Celtic travelled to Abbeyfeale and won 4-1. The Hoops goals came from Emmet Finnan, James Darmody, Jack O’Connor and Ruairi Doyle.
Listowel Celtic were another Kerry side that had a good win on the road. They were in Limerick and defeated Fairview Rangers 2-0 thanks to goals from Conor Hogan and Darragh Lynch.
Ballyhar got no challenge from Regional United B at Murt Scott Park and are through thanks to goals from Craig Boyle, Conor Henderson, Dylan Callaghan, Josh McCarthy, Jason Brennan, Patrick O’Connor and Danny Cronin.
Tralee Dynamos had a good away win in a hard fought game against Shannon Town. They were 3-2 down at half time but dominated the second period to win 6-3. Sean Kennedy and Leo Gaxha have to fight over the match ball as both scored hat tricks.
Unfortunately Camp Juniors went out going down 3-0 to Regional United.
Uneven Age League Action:
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s:
Action outside the Premier:
With most of the Premier sides in National Cup action the focus was on the rest of the Divisions.
13’s Division 1:
In 13’s Division 1 Iveragh United benefited from 2 own goals as they put lots of pressure on Listowel Celtic B. The South Kerry side won 2-0.
Killarney Celtic proved a bit too strong for Castleisland and took the three points thanks to goals from John Kelliher and Senan O’Leary who got two each with Sean Fitzgerald, William Harty and Calum Grady scoring one each.
Home Wins in 13’s Division 2:
Killarney Celtic B took the points winning 6-2 at home to Ballyheigue. Mike McCarthy, Gary Wynne, Jack Higgins and Jack O’Sullivan were the Celtic scorers. Feilim O’Sullivan and Eric Walsh scored for the North Kerry side.
Inter Kenmare were 4-1 home winners against Killarney Athletic B. Adam Gull, Jamie Regan and 2 from Aidan Crowley saw Inter take the three points.
2 goals from Cormac O’Cinneide and one from James Hoare gave Dingle Bay Rovers the win at home to Killorglin B.
Winners hit goals in 13’s Division 3:
The Park C took the points against LB Rovers at Christy Leahy Park. Damien Hogan, Lasha Bekaui, Jamie Williams, Adam McDonagh, Ray McGrath and Dara Cunnane were the Tralee sides scorers.
Killian Boyle, Cormac Dillon and David Lynch scored for Listowel Celtic C but it wasn’t enough to take anything from their game against Fenit despite their battling efforts. Dylan Ryan, Ron O’Neill and Bobby O’Connor all hit two each with Robert Monaghan and Eddie McCarthy getting one each.
Lots of action in the Killarney Plaza 15’s:
Park take points in Premier:
The Park and Killarney Athletic was the only game in the Premier with the Tralee side taking the points. Sean McGrath was unstoppable hitting 5 goals with Mervyn Shalemba getting the other 2 goals. Emmett Cronin got the Athletic consolation.
Park B win in Division 1:
There was also only one game in Division 1 and here Park B were 3-1 winners over Mastergeeha in Christy Leahy Park. TJ McMahon, Robert Kerins and Elliott Lynch scored for the Park. Shane Warren got the Kilbrean sides goal.
2 Home wins and 1 away win in Division 2:
Rattoo Rovers made it 3 wins from 3 thanks to a 4-0 win away at Killarney Celtic B. Kevin Goulding got 2 with one coming from the penalty spot. Darragh Quinlan and Nathan McGrath got the other two.
Ruairi Donovan, Jake Brosnan, Gavin Slattery and 2 from Mikey Clifford saw St Bernard’s defeat Inter Kenmare 5-2 to give the St Bernard’s right back Jedd Maunsell the perfect birthday present. Mark Looney got both goals for Inter.
Also winning at home were Castleisland who had Connie O’Connor hitting a hat trick. His goals were added to by Dylan Curtin and Hugo Turkicwicz.
Asdee win in only evens game:
There was one game played in the Tralee Trophy World 16’s Division 2 where Asdee won 6-0 at home to Fenit. Jack O’Sullivan, Conor Carmody, Bernard O’ Callaghan, Eric Daly, Barry O’Neill and Alejandro Maristany all scored for Asdee,
Team of the Week:
Tralee Dynamos 15’s
Oscar Donegan Ewan McCarthy Jack Mallon
Dingle Bay Rovers 13’s Rattoo Rvs 15’s LB Rover 13’s
Bobby O’Connor Ray McGrath Jack McGuire Gary Wynne
Fenit 13’s Park 13’s Killarney Athletic 13’s Killarney Celtic 13’s
Connie O’Connor Shane Warren Alejandro Maristany
Castleisland 15’s Mastergeeha 15’s Asdee 16’s