Big wins and tough losses in the National Cup plus lots of League action:
National Cup Results
12’s Round 3
Park 1-1 Pike Rovers AET
Pike Rovers win 5-4 on penalties.
14’s Round 3
Shelbourne 0-5 St Brendan’s Park
Nenagh United 2-5
Inter Kenmare 4-4 Ennis Town AET
Ennis Town win 5-4 on penalties
Mastergeeha 3-3 Shannon Town AET
Shannon Town win 5-3 on penalties
Round 2: Park 0-1 Fairview Rangers
Killarney Celtic 4-2 Mastergeeha
Round 3: Aveune United 2-1 Listowel Celtic
Girls 16’s National Cup
Inter Kenmare 0–7 Wilton United
League Results
JK Sports 12’s
12’s Premier
Tralee Dynamos 2-1 Dingle Bay Rover
LB Rovers 2-2 Inter Kenmare
Killarney Athletic 4-0 Listowel Celtic
12’s Division 1
Camp Juniors A 1-3 Tralee Dynamos B
Killarney Celtic B 3-0 Park B
Mastergeeha 8-0 Ballyhar
Killarney Athletic B 4-1 Listowel Celtic B
Inter Kenmare B 0-5 Fenit A
12’s Division 2 North
Ballyheigue 0-3 LB Rovers
Fenit 0-9 Camp Juniors
12’s Division 2 South
MEK 2-1 Inter Kenmare
Iveragh United 9-1 Killarney Athletic C
Killarney Celtic C 0-4 Killorglin B
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s
13’s Division 2
Killarney Athletic 4-3 Dingle Bay Rovers
Quills Woollen Mills 14’s
14’s Premier
Killorglin 5-2 Listowel Celtic
14’s Division 1
Killarney Athletic 5-1 Fenit
Tralee Dynamos 5-1 Killarney Celtic B
14’s Division 2
Mastergeeha 0-8 Dingle Bay Rovers
Killorglin B 4-1 Killarney Athletic B
Girls Premier
12’s Camp Juniors 2–2 Killarney Celtic Green
14’s Camp Juniors 0-8 Killarney Celtic Green
Tralee Trophy World 16’s
16’s Premier
Killorglin 1-4 Camp Juniors
Inter Kenmare 2-5 Tralee Dynamos
16’s Division 1
Dingle Bay Rovers 2-2 Killorglin B
Fenit 1-4 Rattoo Rovers
Iveragh United 3-0 Windmill United
Killarney Athletic 2-9 Park B
Big National Cup wins but a number of heartbreaks:
It was an Even age weekend in the National Cups as the quest for places in the Last 32 continues. In the 12’s The Park were unlucky to go out on penalties at home to Pike Rovers from Limerick at Christy Leahy Park.
The visitors were the better team in the first half and went 1-0 up. The Park took over in the second half and equalised from a Ryan O’Driscoll wonder volley. They then had a penalty to take the lead but it wasn’t to be and with no further score the game went to penalties. Pike Rovers scored all their penalties to progress to the next round.
In the 14’s The Park went to Limerick to take on Shelbourne and came away with an impressive 5-0 win. The opening goal came on 20 minutes when Dylan Hobbert was quickest to react when Darragh Cunnane had hit the crossbar. Cunnane then made it 2-0 after a mazy dribble. Shels tried to rally but when Venis Jahiri volleyed home to make it 3-0 it was game over. Mike Tansley setup the same player for the 4th goal. Cunnane then wrapped up the scoring from an Odhran Ferris corner.
Killarney Celtic were also on the road in the 14’s National Cup and following a tight first half away at Nenagh Town the Kerry side took control in the second half. Celtic who were only 1-0 ahead at the break added four unanswered in the second half. The Hoops goals came from Owen Crowley, Luke O’Neill, Dare O’Shea and Eduardo.
Sadly the other two Kerry sides went out both after the cruelty of a penalty shoot-out. Inter Kenmare will wonder how their home game even got to penalties. They were 4-1 thank to a Yago Cornide hat trick and a Dara O’Connor goal. However Ennis Town fought back level and so after extra time is was down to penalty kicks. Ennis Town showed no fear and 5 from 5 in the penalty shout to Inters 4 goals.
For Mastergeeha at home in Kilbrean Park it was the opposite way round. They went 3-1 down before fighting back with goals from Hugh Lenihan 2 and Keelan O’Shea in their game against Shannon Town. After the 5 successful spot kicks
In the 16’s one Kerry sides was always going to progress as Killarney Celtic got the better of Mastergeeha in a game played in mid-week. Daniel Okwute hit three and Killian O’Sullivan the final goal in a 4-2 win at Celtic Park. Brendan O’Leary and Cian Foley replied for Mastergeeha.
The Park put up a great battle at home to Limerick king-pins Fairview Rangers but it was the visitors that took the spoils at Christy Leahy Park while Listowel Celtic went down 2-1 away to Avenue United. A Dylan Quinn header was not enough for the home side on the day.
No joy for Inter in the Girls 16’s National Cup:
Inter Kenmare were always going to be up against it in their u16 National Cup and so it proved as a much more experienced Wilton United took the win. Credit to the Inter girls led by Sarah Taylor and Saoirse Buckley the majority of this side is still underage next year and will progress from playing against opposition of this standard.
League Reports:
Home and Away wins in 12 Premier:
There were wins for Tralee Dynamos, Inter Kenmare and Killarney Athletic in the JK Sports 12 Premier. Tralee Dynamos had goals from Nick Lacey and Mathew Rogers in a 2-1 home win over Dingle Bay Rovers. The West Kerry side’s goal came from Cian McGearailt.
Killarney Athletic were also winners at home defeating Listowel Celtic 4-0. Luke Doolan got 2, Brian O’Shea and Liam Hennigan got the goals for the Woodlawn side.
Inter Kenmare won away at LB Rovers in a tight game where they won by the odd goal in 5. Darragh Murphy, Neal O’Shea and Jack Sweeney got the Inter goals but they also needed their keeper Danny O’Shea to be at his best to ensure they won. Leigh Meehan hit a 30 Yard cracker and Michael Houlihan got the LB Rovers goals.
10 teams in action in Division 1:
There were 5 games decided in the JK Sports 12 Division 1. Mastergeeha were too strong for Ballyhar with goals from Sean McAulliffe 3, Mathew Kennedy 2, Ronan McCarthy, Dylan Cronin and Sean Cox.
Killarney Celtic B scored all their 3 goals in their 3-0 home win over Park B in a game that was scoreless at half time. JJ O’Donoghue got 2 and Darragh O’Sullivan the other goal for the Hoops.
Killarney Athletic B were 4-1 winners in Woodlawn over Listowel Celtic B. Luke Courtney, Killian White, Evan Doona and Brian McCarthy were on the mark for Athletic.
Fenit won away at Inter Kenmare B thanks to goals from Aaron Harty 2, Tom Quilter 2 and Jayden Deasy.
An Adam Crean goal was not enough for Camp Juniors to get anything from their home game against Tralee Dynamos who won 3-1.
Goals Galore in 12’s Division 2 North and South:
In the JK Sports 12 Division 2 North Camp Juniors B had too much firepower for Ballyhar B and had goals from Mark Vansteenkiste who hit two as an attacking left back. Mikey O’Leary hit 4 with Jago Brodie 3 and Robert Keane also on the mark.
LB Rovers B won on the road at Ballyheigue thanks to goals from Sean Enright 2 and Alex O’Connell.
In the Southern section Inter Kenmare went 1-0 up away to MEK thanks to a Diarmuid Healy goal in the first half. However the home side took over in the second half with James Clifford getting both and the winner coming with 15 minutes to go.
Iveragh United goals came from Alex Kelly, David Kennedy, Daithi Sugrue, Darren O’Sullivan, Ryan O’Connor and Zac Driscoll in their home win over Killarney Athletic B.
Killorglin B defeated Killarney Celtic C in Killorglin thanks to two goals from Rioghan O’Sullivan and one each from Patrick O’Donnell and Cian Hughes.
Points shared in the 12 Girls Premier:
Camp Juniors and Killarney Celtic Green played out a 2-2 draw in their 12 Premier clash. Miriam Sheehan and Tara Ryan got the goals for the home side while Jessica Leggate got both goals for Killarney Celtic Green.
Athletic win 7 goal thriller in 13’s mid-week game:
There was one Daly’s Supervalu 13 Division 2 game played in mid-week with Killarney Athletic defeating Dingle Bay Rovers 4-3. The Athletic goals came from Ryan Brady 2, Glen Bowler and a Daniel Fleming penalty. Patrick Cahill 2 and Kieran Moran were on the mark for Dingle Bay.
Listowel Celtic finish stronger in 14 Premier:
In the Quills 14 Premier Listowel Celtic were 2-0 early on but Killorglin levelled matters. However the North Kerry side finished the stronger hitting 3 more without reply. Their goals came from Robert Heffernan 2, Cormac Dillon 2 and Evan Boyle.
Same score-line in both games in 14 Division 1:
Both Killarney Athletic and Tralee Dynamos won 5-1 in the games in the Quills 14’s Division 1. Alex Hennigan 3, Oisin Lynch and Cillian O’Connor scored for Athletic who also had excellent performances from Laura Carroll and Sara Neher. Girl’s staring on boys teams is a growing trend in the League and great to see.
Tralee Dynamos were also 5-1 winners at home to Killarney Celtic. Liam Moroney, Damien Horgan 3 and Sean Whelan were on the mark for Dynamos who were 2-0 up at half time. Fionn Noctor replied for Celtic.
Home and Away in 14’s Division 2:
Dingle Bay Rovers won at Kilbrean Park with goals from Paddy Ryan, Oscar Donnegan, Sean Roche and Cian O’Cinneade as they defeated Mastergeeha.
Killorglin B were 4-1 winners at home over Killorglin B. Ryan O’Connor, Ryan Carey and two from Jack McGrath gave Killorglin the win with Bryn Flaherty replying for Athletic.
Two away wins in 16 Premier:
Camp Juniors and Tralee Dynamos notched up away wins over Killorglin and Inter Kenmare while Dingle Bay Rovers and Killorglin B played out a 2-2 draw in the Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier.
Maurice O’Connell hit 3 and Caolan O’Connell 1 in a 4-1 win away at Killorglin who goal came from Matt Reinsterina.
Sean Horan 3, Daniel Burke and Sean Dillane were on the score-sheet after Tralee Dynamos away win at Inter Kenmare who had 2 goals from Tadgh O’Donoghue.
Rare draw in 16 Division 1:
Goals from Tomas O’Shea and Sean Leahy gave Dingle Bay Rovers a point in their draw with Killorglin B.
Darragh Quinlan, Martin Brosnan and Sean McGrath got the goals in Rattoo Rovers 4-1 win away to Fenit. Eddie McCarthy got the goals for the home side.
The Park B proved to be too strong for Killarney Athletic thanks to goals from Cianan Cooney, Sean O’Connor, Kieran O’Connor, Cian O’Neill and Sean O’Connell.
Iveragh United took the points thanks to a 3-0 score line against Windmill United.
Team of the Week:
Jake Leahy
Killarney Celtic 12’s
Oran Leen Thomas Coffey Adam Noonan Evan Boyle
Ballyheigue 12’s MEK 12’s Inter Kenmare 12’s Litowel Celtic 14’s
Daniel Fleming Oisin Goggin Ned Ryan Conor McGough
Killareny Athletic 13’s LB Rovers 12’s Dingle Bay Rovers 13’s Killorglin 14’s
Sean McAuliffe Maurice O’Connell
Mastergeeha 12’s Camp Juniors 16’s