National Cup, 12’s Blitz and League action in busy week:
National Cup 13’s Round 1
Shannon Hibs 1–2 Killorglin
Nenagh 4–1 St Brendan’s Park
Round 2
Mungret Regional 1–2 Killarney Celtic
Newport 1–10 Tralee Dynamos
Glantine 2–5 Fenit
National Cup 15’s Round 1
Carrig Celtic 0–7 Litowel Celtic
Ballymackey 1–3 Killarney Celtic
Fairview Rangers 3–1Tralee Dynamos
Mastergeeha 4-3 Mungret
JK Sports 12 Premier
Killarney Celtic 4-2 Camp Juniors
JK Sports 12 Division 1
Ballyhar 4-1 Ballyheigue
Park B 2-7 Park C
JK Sports 12 Division 2 South
MEK Galaxy 4-2 Killarney Celtic B
JK Sports 12 Division 2 North
Listowel Celtic 1-2 Fenit
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier
Fenit 3-3 Park
Slattery’s Carpets /Blinds 14 Division 1
Dingle Bay Rovers 6-4 Killorglin B
XXX and XX qualify to All Ireland Girls final:
Inter Kenmare was a perfect venue for the South West 12’s Girls Regional qualifiers. As well as the hosts the KSBGL was represented by Killarney Celtic . From the Cork Schoolgirls League were Wilton United, Macroom, Lakewood Athletic and Springfield Ramblers. Drinagh made the trip from West Cork.
The 8 team battled it out for 2 places at the National Finals in Dublin on October 19th. And in the end the two Kerry sides were just denied by places in the finals by two Cork sides Wilton United and Lakewood Athletic.
Going into the last game in Group 1 Macroom and Wilton United were on 4 points with Inter on 2. They knew a big win would see them leapfrog to the top of the table if the Corks sides drew. Inter got the win they needed but Wilton got a late winner to qualify.
In the other group Killarney Celtic and Lakewood Athletic met in the decider level on points but with the Cork side having a 1 goal better goal difference. Celtic did everything to take the win including hitting the crossbar but a 0-0 draw was enough for the second Cork side to progress.
Kerry team progress in the National Cup:
The 2019-2020 SFAI Skechers National Cups got underway at the weekend with action in the 13’s and 15’s age groups.
13’s Round 1 and 2: Killarney Celtic won away at Mungret 2-1 thanks to goals from Andi O’Cathasaigh and Leon Bowler to progress to Round 3. Killorglin also had a very good win on the road as the got the better of Shannon Hibs. The Killorglin goal scorers were Darragh Lynch and Aaron Doyle. Listowel Celtic did go out 3-0 to Murroe.
Tralee Dynamos had a big win away at Newport with Pierce Lowth, Nick Lacey, Shayne Stack, Rory O;Halloran and Mathew Rogers amongst the goals. Fenit also enjoyed a big win on the road as they won 5-2 away to Glantine. Aaron Harty hit three with Kealon O’Dowd and Cian McKenna getting the other two goals.
15’s Round 1: It was a good day for the Celtic’s in the 15’s Round 1. Listowel Celtic had a big win on the road defeating Carrig Celtic 7-0. Evan Boyle, Robert Heffernan and Luke O’Neill all scored two each with Robbie Foley added the 7th.
Killarney Celtic’s first half dominance saw them lead 3-0 at the break thanks to two goals from Josh Bowler and one from Jack O’Sullivan. The home side did pull one back in the second period but t no avail.
Mastergeeha have also progressed as they came out on the right side of a 7 goal thriller at Kilbrean Park. The home side’s goals came from Sean Doolan, Hugh Lenihan and Alan O’ Leary with Cian Murray and Kealon O’Shea impressing for Mastergeeha.
The trip to Limerick was just a step too far for Tralee Dynamos as they went out of the National Cup going down 3-1 at Fairview Rangers.
JK Sports 12 Premier
Comeback by Celtic give them the points:
Camp Juniors made the perfect start to their JK Sports 12 Premier game at Celtic Park. They went 2-0 up early on thanks to goals from Mikey O’Leary and Robert Keane.
The home side then forced a number of corners which led to Dara O’Sullivan halving the deficit. The same player then levelled matters just before half time when a deflected effort beat the Camp keeper.
Celtic had the momentum and the impressive debutant Samuel Scroop set up Shay McCormack to score from distance and then Eoin Murphy set up Cillian Slattery for Celtic’s fourth. Scroop was the best player for Celtic with Camp Juniors keeper Kevin O’Donnell having an excellent game.
Wins for Ballyhar and Park B in 12’s Division 1:
Two goals from Harry O’Connor and one each from Conrad Long and Shane O’Loughlin gave Ballyhar all three points in their game against Ballyheigue at Mort Scott Park. Mathew O’Sullivan scored for the North Kerry side.
The clash of the two Park sides and it was the C’s that got the better of the B’s. Goals from Dan Crowley, Temituoyo King Chaninomi, Ademola Idowu, Edison Jahiri, Jack Daly, Sean Og O’Connor and Shane Donovan saw the C’s taking the points. Maciek Kubick got both goals for the Park B.
Fenit and MEK Galaxy win in 12 Division 2 North and South
In the JK Sports 12 Division 2 North Fenit won 2-1 at Listowel with Cillian O’Brien and Robert O’Shea on the mark. Fionn Byrne replied for Listowel Celtic.
Goals from Killian O’Donoghue, Fionn Kennedy, Danny Murphy and an og were enough to give MEK Galaxy the home win over Killarney Celtic B in Division 2 South. James Coffey and Jack O’Grady scored for Celtic B.
Points shared in 13 Premier:
Fenit and the Park shared the points after an exciting 6 goal thriller. Kealan O’Dowd hit a hat trick for the home side with Oisin Cronin, Sam Slattery and Ciaran O’Connell getting the goals for the Park.
Dingle Bay the winners in 14 Division 1 game:
Dingle Bay Rovers got the perfect start to the season with a 6-4 home win over Killorglin B in the Slattery’s Carpet and Blinds Tralee 14 Division 1. James Hoare hit a hat trick for the West Kerry side and these were added to by goals from their best player on the day Paudie Fitzgerald, Conor Corduff and Cian McGearalilt. Cian O’Brien, Ryan O’Connor and two from Mathew O’Loughlin were the Killorglin scorers.
Team of the Week:
Brayden Pierce
Park 13’s
Robbie Foley James Spillane
Listowel Celtic 15’s MEK Galaxy 12’s
Paudie Fitzgerald Harry O’Connor Ryan O’Connor Mathew O’Sullivan
Dingle Bay Rovers 14’s Ballyhar Dynamos 12’s Killorglin 14’s Ballyheigue 12’s
Kealan O’Dowd Oisin Fleming
Fenit Samphires 13’s Killarney Celtic 13’s