Historic day for Kerry Schoolboys Soccer
League of Ireland
13’s Cobh Ramblers 1-2 Kerry
15’s Kerry 4-2 Cobh Ramblers
Subway Munster Plate ¼ Final
West Cork 1-3 Kerry
Kerry Cup action:
John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup Last 16:
Castleisland 4-0 Fenit
Dingle Bay Rovers B 0-5 Killorglin A
Killarney Celtic A 8-1 Inter Kenmare
Killarney Athletic B 0-3 Listowel Celtic A
Park A 2-0 Ballyhar
Healy Family 15’s Cup Quarter Final
Killarney Athletic 5–0 Inter Kenmare
Castleisland 4–1 LB Rovers
Park 3–0 Listowel Celtic
League action
JK Sports 12 Premier
Killarney Celtic 0-0 Killarney Athletic
12 Premier B
Park B 4-0 Ballyhar
Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier
Killorglin 3-1 Ballyhar
Girls Premier
Premier: Iveragh 2-5 Killarney Celtic White
1B Fenit 5–1 MEK Starz
16 Premier
Fenit 0–6 Listowel Celtic
Historic day in the underage LoI as both Kerry sides win:
March 23rd will be remembered as a historic day in the Kerry Schoolboys Girls League as both our 13’s and 15’s League of Ireland recorded wins for the first time.
Kerry 13’s had to wait until this week to begin their campaign but the wait was worth it as they recorded a 2-1 away win over Cobh Ramblers. Kerry got off to a great start as Stephen Gannon showed great composure to pounce on a defensive mistake after 9 minutes and coolly round the keeper to slot the ball home. Prior to that Oisin Healy was very unlucky in not opening the scoring for Kerry.
The same player then got on the end of a corner to double Kerry’s advantage. Cobh had a couple of efforts but Kerry held out until half time. They did lose James Fisher to injury but all 18 players who were on duty made great contributions during their game time. Paddy McMahon and Ben O’Callaghan missed the match as they are recovering from injuries.
Cobh to their credit kept trying and pulled one back late on but Kerry held on for a great win and three points to kick off their campaign.
Next Up: Next up for the 13’s is a trip to Garryduff to face Cork City who beat Athlone 5-1.
Kerry 13’s: Darragh Foley, Fintan O’Sullivan, Niall O’Brien, James Fisher, Finn O’Neill, Jack Slattery, Finn Barrett, Oisin Healy, Stephen Gannon, Andrew Kerins, JJ Olitijan. Subs who all played – Barry Fitzsimons, Nathan Aherne, Momhammed Abdalla, Bruno Borowzy, Jake Hoare and Immanuel Manu.
Kerry’s 15’s enjoyed a great day at home to Cobh Ramblers with Cianan Cooney the hero hitting all his sides goals in a 4-2 win. Kerry had the best of the opening encounters and took the lead in the 23rd minute when Cooney picked up a pass inside the box and finished coolly into the bottom corner. Liam Carmody did make one very good save to keep Kerry ahead but he was the quitter of the keepers.
The same player then doubled Kerry’s lead in the 28th minute with a perfect free kick from just outside the box. However Cobh did pull one back 4 minutes later when the home defence failed to clear a rare visitors attack and David Equaibor scrambled the ball home to leave Kerry 2-1 up at the break.
Any home of a Cobh comeback was ended when Cooney completed his hat-trick. He was firstly denied by a great save by the keeper but from the resulting cross by Oisin Breen Cooney headed home. And he wrapped up the Kerry scoring and the Kerry win after being set up by the excellent Ronan Teehan. Cobh did pull one back very late on but it was only a consolation as Kerry took the win.
Next Up: Kerry will be at home again this Saturday when the welcome Cork City to Mounthawk Park for a 2pm kick-off. Cork put 6 without reply past Athlone at the weekend.
Kerry 15’s: Liam Carmody, Samuel Aladesnaui, Andy Rogers, Ajay Behan, Oisin Woulfe, Lorcan Murphy, Oisin Collins, Sean Hill, Roco Rujevcan, Ronan Teehan, Cianan Cooney, Emmett Rigter, Cillian Murphy, Darragh O’Grady, Tom Whittleton, Daire O’Shea, Sean O’Connell, Colin Doody, Craig McInnnes.
Subway Munster Plate quarter final:
West Cork 1-3 Kerry
Kerry made the trip to Canon Doherty Park in Drinagh a winning one defeating the home side 3-1 to qualify for the Munster Plate semi-final. The goals came from Shayne Stack, Jack Joy and Daithi Keane Tyrrell.
Kerry will now travel to Carragiline to take on Cork Athletic in the semi-final. In the other Last 4 game South Tipperary will be at home WWEC.
Kerry 12’s: Martin McKivergan, Oran Horgan, Ned Ryan, Ronan Carroll, Aaron Doyle, Daithi Keane Tyrrell, Leigh Meehan, Shayne Stack, Jack Joy, Brandon Long, Nathan Cronin. Subs Ryan O’Driscoll, Ruairi O’Connell, Mathew Rogers, Caolan Mitchell.
Kerry and West Cork also played a Development Game which ended in a 2-2 draw. Luke Doolan got both the Kerry goals.
6 of the Last 8 places taken in the 13’s Cup:
Six of the Last 8 places in the John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup are now known with the final two to be decided in the games between Tralee Dynamos and LB Rovers B and the clash of Killorglin B and Listowel Celtic B.
First into the quarter final hat were Castleisland who defeated Fenit 4-0. The goals came from Jack Joy, David Healy and Finn Nolan in the first half and Eoghan Shire in the second. Killorglin won away at Dingle Bay Rovers B to join them. Jack McGrath 2, Andrew Owens, Eoin O’Connell and an og saw Killorglin through.
Killarney Celtic A were a little too strong for Inter Kenmare and booked their place thanks to goals from Jason O’Sullivan, Jamie Moynihan, Padraig O’Donoghue, Josh Bowler, Callum Cronin, Mattieu and Mikie Murphy.
Listowel Celtic A ended Killarney Athletic B’s Cup run in Woodlawn. On the mark for the North Kerry side were Evan Boyle 2, Ciaran Clarke, Joshua Magdziak and Aaron Carey.
There was better news for Athletics A side as they saw off Mastergeeha 3-1 with goals from Tom Benson, Noah Sexton and a Liam Cronin penalty with Emmett Spillane replying for Mastergeeha. And they are joined in the Last 8 draw by The Park who had goals from Ronan Carroll and Justin O’Sullivan in their 2-0.
Dingle progress in 14’s Cup
There was one game in the Tom Hayes 14’s Cup Last 16 with Dingle Bay defeating LB Rovers in mid-week on the Castleisland All Weather. The goals for the West Kerry boys came from Oscar Donegan 3, Antaine Seogie and Paddy Ryan 2 with Cillian Horgan and Jack Madden replying for Rovers. Dingle Bay will now be away to Inter Kenmare in the Last 8.
Semi-final places in the 15’s Cup sorted:
Three teams have progressed to the semi-finals of the Healy Family 15’s Cup with the final place going to either Killorglin or Mastergeeha A. Killarney Athletic booked their place thanks to goals from Alex Hennigan, Mathew Horgan, Darragh Looney2 and Sean Dineen in their 5-1 win over Inter Kenmare in Woodlawn.
The Park had goals from Venis Jahiri and Kieran O’Connor 2 in their 3-0 win at home to Listowel Celtic while Castleisland hit three without reply in their second half of their 4-1 win over LB Rovers. The game was tied at 1-1 at the break with Cian Sheehy on the mark for LB Rovers.
Killarney Celtic joins Inter at 12 Premier summit:
Things are getting very tight at the top of the JK Sports 12 Premier with both Killarney Celtic and Killarney Athletic taking a point in the latest derby. The sides could not be separated in a 0-0 draw. Celtic now join Inter on 19 points but have a game more played. Athletic are joint third on 15 points.
Park B win in 12 Division 2
The Park B were 4-0 winners in their game against Ballyhar. The Tralee sides goals came from Tadgh Moylan, Will Leahy, Liam O’Connell and Luan Xhemaili
Killorglin up to third in 16 Premier
Killorglin were 3-1 winners over Ballyhar in the Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier to move up to third. Callum Russell scored twice and Mark Clifford once for Killorglin with Peter Cosgrave replying dor Ballyhar.
Girls Leagues:
In the 12 Girls Premier Killarney Celtic White defeated Iveragh United 5-2. The Celtic scorers were Amber McIndoe, Aine Fitzgerald 2, Eabha Lynch and Eve Cullhane with Aine Kelly and Katie O’Connell replying for Iveragh.
In 12 1B Fenit were 5-1 winners at home to MEK Starz. Aisling Deady 3 and Mia Carmody 2 were on the mark for Fenit with Avril Rooney replying for MEK.
In the 16 Premier Listowel Celtic defeated Fenit thanks to goals from Melaine Higgins, Tara Enright, Marin O’Keeffe and Ava Fitzgerald.
Girls Roll of Honour: Eve Cullhane Killarney Celtic, Katie O’Connell Iveragh United, Avril Rooney MEK, Melanie Higgins Listowel Celtic, Charlotte Stack and Dervla Jeffers Fenit.
Team of the Week:
Conor Buckley
Killorglin 13’s
Ciaran Clarke Cianan O’Connell Darragh Scanlon Cian O’Connor
Listowel Celtic 13’s Park 13’s LB Rovers 15’s Mastergeeha 13’s
Szymon Jasinski Cian McKenna Killian Dennehy Tom Purcell
Killarney Athletic 12’s Fenit 13’s Castleisland 13’s Killarney Celtic 12’s
Oscar Donnegan Melanie Higgins
Dingle Bay Rovers 14’s Listowel Celtic 16’s Girls