Heartbreak in the West for Celtic’s Girls:
16’s FAI Women’s National Cup:
Salthill Devon 4-3 Killarney Celtic AET
Girls 14 Premier:
Killarney Athletic 4-1 Mastergeeha
Listowel Celtic 3-0 The Park
JK Sports 12’s Premier
Tralee Dynamos 1-3 Killarney Celtic
Park 2-1 Listowel Celtic
Ballyhar 1-0 Killarney Celtic B
Killarney Athletic 0-6 Inter Kenmare
Park B 4-0 Asdee
Camp B 0-0 Park C
Foundation Sports 14 Premier:
Killarney Celtic 2-1 Park A
Listowel Celtic 2-2 Tralee Dynamos
Killarney Celtic C 2-1 Killarney Celtic B (Played Mid-Week)
Killarney Celtic C 0-5 Ballyhar
Listowel Celtic C 3-1 Listowel Celtic B
St Bernards 0-2 Park B
Tralee Dynamos B 0-0 Fenit
Tralee Trophy World 16’s
Park 3-0 Killarney Atheltic
Castleimaine 1-2 Killarney Celtic B
FAI Women’s u16’s Nat Cup ¼ Final:
Salthill Devon 4-3 Killarney Celtic AET.
The only time Salthill Devon led in this game was in extra time but that was enough to see them progress to the semi-final on a 4-3 score-line.
Things started very brightly for the Killarney Celtic girls with Leah Henry having a bullet header cleared off the line and Hannah O’Donoghue bringing a great save from Mulvey in the Galway girls goal.
But eventually the pressure told in the 25th minute and Celtic opened the scoring. Elizabeth Mohan and O’Donoghue were involved to set up Henry who made no mistake. The visitors doubled their lead in the 39th minutes when Kate Stack finished a Mohan free-kick to the net.
But that old cliché of 2-0 being the most dangerous lead came back to haunt Celtic as Salthill Deveon were level early in the second half with 2 quick goals in the 50th and 53rd minute.
But the Kerry girls raised their game and were ahead again in the 60th minute when Leah Henry spotted the Salthill Devon keeper off her line and sublimely chipped her to make it 3-2 to Celtic. The home side now threw everything at Celtic and they held out until the very last minute when a free kick wasn’t cleared and was bundled home for the equaliser.
Momentum was now with Salthill and the took that decisive lead 2 minutes into the first period of extra time and try as hard as the Celtic girls did they couldn’t not find an equaliser. Credit to Salthill Devon for never giving up when they were behind but the Celtic girls also deserve huge praise for their performance both in this game and for getting this far.
9’s/ 10’s Blitz:
Our youngest stars enjoyed their day:
The latest in the League’s series of blitz’s for the younger ages saw the 9’s and 10’s of Camp Juniors, Inter Kenmare, Killorglin, Castleisland and Lisselton / Ballybunnion Rovers enjoying a Blitz in the All Weather in Killorglin.
Moriarty’s Centra 11’s:
Castleisland and The Park C played out a thrilling draw in the only game in the 11’s that took place.
JK Sports 12’s:
Premier 2nd and 3rd close gap on leaders:
With leaders Killorglin not in action it was important for 2nd placed The Park and 3rd placed Killarney Celtic to pick up three points to close the gap and both did that. The Park were 2-1 winners against Listowel Celtic at Christy Leahy Park. Darragh Sheehy and Graham Caplis scored for the Park with Seam Stackpoole replying for Listowel Celtic.
Killarney Celtic won 3-1 away to Tralee Dynamos with Cian Doe hitting 2 and Kevin Bowler the third for The Hoops.
Inter keep 2 point lead in Division 1:
The battle for the Division 1 title is a cracking one with Inter Kenmare and Ballyhar separated by only 2 points. Inter Kenmare lead the way on 20 points following their 6-0 win away to Killarney Atheltic. Corey Murphy hit a hat trick and goals from Mark Torpey, Tadgh O’Donoghue and Jimmy Lehane gave Inter all three points.
Ballyhar remain only two points behind the leaders following their 1-0 win over Killarney Celtic B at Murt Scott Park. Ethan Campbell got the all-important goal for the home side to move them onto 18 points.
Leaders win in Division 2:
The Park B took a big step towards this title with a 4-0 win over Asdee. David O’Callaghan was the Park’s star as he hit all of the goals.
Second placed Tralee Dynamos were beaten by Killarney Celtic C thanks to goals from Aaron Moloney, Oran Smith and Cian McCann. This win means Celtic C and Dynamos B are tied in second place.
Camp B and the Park C ended scoreless.
Foundation Sports 14’s:
Park’s unbeaten run comes to an end:
Killarney Celtic’s 2-1 win at home to leaders The Park has thrown this Division wide open. Ryan Kelliher scored the first for Celtic with the second coming after a Darragh Lyne cross found its way to the Park’s net, possibly coming off a defender. Sean McGrath replied for The Park who remain on 15 points with Killorglin second on 13 and Killarney Celtic now on 12 with a game in hand.
Elsewhere in the Division Listowel Celtic and Tralee Dynamos played out a 2 all draw. Devon McKenna scored both for Listowel Celtic with Sean Kennedy getting the two goals for Dynamos.
Joint third placed sides both win in Division 1:
The top two sides in this Division were not playing so the two in joint third closed the gap with wins. Ballyhar won away to Killarney Celtic C thanks to goals from Dillon Callaghan 2, Jason Brennan, Aaron Horan and TJ Palmer.
Earlier in the week it was better news for Killarney Celtic C who were 2-1 winners over Killarney Celtic B. Niall McGillicuddy for both for the C’s with Adam McMahon replying for the B’s.
Inter Kenmare were home winners against Killorglin B. Mark Looney, Tom Murnane, Conor Ryan, Cian O’Connor, Boki Nikic 2, Dion Murphy and Dan McCarthy all got themselves on the score-sheet.
8 from 8 for Listowel Celtic in Division 2:
Leaders Listowel Celtic C are now unbeaten in their 8 games but were pushed all the way by their club-mates Listowel Celtic B. Nathan McGrath, Ted Moloney and Conor Hogan scored for the C’s with Cian McGrath replying for the B’s.
Second placed St Bernards were surpisingly beaten at home by the Park B thanks to goals from Mark Dziedziuch and Samson Ayavi.
Tralee Dynamos B and Fenit played out a 0-0 draw.
Tralee Trophy World 16’s:
Park the only winners in Division 1:
In a curtailed Tralee Trophy World 16’s programme The Park defeated Listowel Celtic 3-0 in Division 1. This moves the Tralee side onto 12 points and only three points off second spot.
Killarney Celtic B go joint top:
2 goals from Lee Downing gave Killarney Celtic B a 2-1 away win at Castlemaine, who had Daniel Cronin on the score-sheet. This win sees Killarney CeltIc B join Iveragh at the top of the table with both on 13 points from their 6 games played.
Girls 14 Premier:
Athletic join neighbours Celtic at the top:
Killarney Athletic joins Killarney Celtic at the top of the Girls 14 Premier thanks to a 4-1 win over Mastergeeha. Ellen Coffey, Ciara O’Mahony, Katie Faulds and Ciara Tangney got the goals for Athletic who had solid performances in defence by Rachel Campbell and Ciara Moynihan with Fiona Galvin controlling matters. As well as the players mentioned Ciara Faulds and Mairead Lehane also impressed.
For Mastergeeha Anna Hannigan scored with Niamh O’Leary, Eabha Dwyer and Ciara Kearney all impressing in a side that is quickly improving in their first year back in the League.
Team of the Week:
Killarney Celtic 12’s
Dillon Butler Jack Twamley Fiona Galvin
Ballyhar 12’s Park 12’s Killarney Athletic 14’s Girls
Darragh O’Brien Daniel Cronin Sean Kennedy Ethan Campbell
Inter Kenmare 14’s Castlemaine 16’s Tralee Dynamos 14’s Ballyhar 12’s
Leah Henry Devon McKenna Anna Hannigan
Killarney Celtic 16’s Girls Listowel Celtic 14’s Mastergeeha 14’s Girls