Joy and heartbreak in Schoolboys and Girls League

November 24th National Cup, Evens and Girls Games:
Skechers National Cup
14’s Round 4:
Killarney Celtic 2–1 Tulla United
Kildimo 2–2 Park AET
Kildimo win on pens
Ennis Town 3–0 Listowel Celtic AET
16’s Round 4:
Fairview Rangers 1–1 Killorglin
Fairview win on pens
Cullen/Lattin 4–3 Killarney Celtic AET
16’s Girls National Cup
Wilton United 4–0 Killarney Athletic
JK Sports 12’s Premier
Killarney Celtic 1-1 Tralee Dynamos
Killorglin 0–4 Killarney Celtic
Inter Kenmare 2–1 Killarney Athletic
Dingle Bay Rovers 2–2 Listowel Celtic
LB Rovers 0–1 Tralee Dynamos
12’s Division 1
Tralee Dynamos B 5–1 Ballyhar
Killarney Athletic B 5–2 Mastergeeha A
Listowel Celtic B 0–4 Park B
Killarney Celtic B 0–6 Fenit A
Camp Juniors A 3–1 Inter Kenmare B
12’S Division 2 South
MEK 7–0 Killarney Celtic
Iveragh United 6–2 Tralee Dynamos B
Killarney Athletic C 1 –6 Killorglin B
Inter Kenmare C 2–5 Mastergeeha B
12’s Division 2 South
Ballyheigue 4–0 Fenit B
Park C 1–2 Camp Juniors B
Quiills Woollen Mills
14’s Division 1
Park B 9 –1 Fenit
14’s Division 2
Killorglon B 1–8 Dingle Bay Rovers
LB Rovers 8–2 Mastergeeha B
Killarney Plaza 15 Premier
Killorglin 3-1 Park
Tralee Trophy World
16’s Premier
Ballyhar 1–4 Camp Juniors
16’s Division 1
Park B 7-3 Windmill United
Listowel Celtic 5–5 Windmill United
Park B 3–0 Mastergeeha A
Killorglin B 2 –8 Rattoo Rovers
Killarney Athletic 1–0 Fenit
Girls 12’s Premier
Fenit 3–2 Camp Juniors
Iveragh United 0–3 Killarney Celtic White
MEK Kikckerz 2–8 Listowel Celtic
Girls 16’s Premier
Park 0–8 Listowel Celtic
Killarney Celtic’s win the highlight but lots of late National Cup heartbreak:
With St Brendan’s Park 13’s and 15’s through to the Last 32 in the National Cups and into the Regional semi-finals it was the turn of the even age teams left in the competition to try and reach the same stage.
In the Subway 14’s National Cup Killarney Celtic were involved in a tight encounter at home to Tulla United and they came out on the right side of a 2-1 win. The Clare side led 1-0 at half time but Eoghan Crowley brought the sides level early in the second period.
Just when it looked like the game would need extra time to find a winner Kelvin O’Sullivan proved to be the Celtic hero hitting a late late winner.
The Park went all the way to penalties in their game away to Kildimo. Normal and extra time could not separate the sides with the game ending 2-2. Venis Jahiri put the Tralee side ahead only for the home side to equalise just before full time.
The home side took the lead in extra time but credit to the Park as Odhran Ferris levelled matters and sent the game to penalties. Sadly for the Park with was the home side that won the spot kick lottery to progress.
Ennis Town and Listowel Celtic finished their game in Clare tied at 0-0 after normal time. The first period of extra time also say the sides remain scoreless but in the final ten minutes things went the way of the home side.
They took the lead from a cracking free kick with five minutes to go. Listowel Celtic had to chase the game and were caught on the break. Ennis hit a third from another free kick with almost the last kick of the game to see them win 3-0 – a score line that was harsh on the Kerry side who put up a great battle.
The 16’s National Cup Round 4 was also unkind to the two Kerry sides left in the competition. Killorglin held top Limerick side Fairview Rangers to a 1-1 draw after extra time away in Limerick. However it was the Rangers who move into the Last 32 winning 3-2 on penalties.
Killarney Celtic travelled to the Oola GAA Grounds to take on Cullin Lattin and this game also went to extra time. And it was the home side that are into the next round following a 7 goal thriller. Daniel Okwute, Cian Doe and Killian O’Sullivan got the Celtic goals as the game ended 3-3 after normal time. But as the game looked to be heading for penalties Cullen Lattin struck late to take the win 4-3.
FAI U16 Women’s National Cup
Killarney Athletic travelled to Carragiline to take on a much more experienced Wilton United in the latest round of the u16 FAI Women’s National Cup. The Cork side were 2-0 up at half time and hit two more goals very late on after the Athletic girls had given their all. The Athletic goalkeeper Debbie Maye was in top form for her side in a game where the score line flattered the home side.
Killarney Celtic take lead in 12 Girls Premier
There was lots of actions in the 12 Girls Premier. Goals in the second half from Naoishe O’Donoghue, Eva Cullhane and Niamh Cantillon gave Killarney Celtic White a 3-0 win over Iveragh United. This sees them open a 3 point gap at the top of the table.
Litowel Celtic are only 1 point outside of the top three after they were too strong for new comers MEK Kickerz. Laura Falvey, Lisa Slattery, Ava Walsh and Laura Meehan got the Listowel Celtic goals with Izzy McGrath and Sarah O’Sullivan replying for MEK Kickerz.
Fenit will be very happy with their first win of the season proving that their hard work on the training ground is paying off. Aleshia Deady was their hero hitting a hat trick in their 3-0 win.
Listowel Celtic go 2 from 2 in 16 Girls Premier
Listowel Celtic were too strong for the St Brendan’s Park girls who are in their first season. Credit must go to the Tralee side who had 18 girls on duty at the game with is great to see.
For the North Kerry side Cliona Pierse, Kerri Anne Hanrahan, Zara Doherty, Ciara Buttler, Aisling Kelly, Melanie Higggins and Aoife Horgan were on the score sheet.
Inter Kenmare unbeaten in 4 in 12 Premier:
Inter Kenmare have yet to drop a point after 4 games of the JK Sport 12 Premier. There latest win came from a 2-1 win over Killarney Athletic who were in second place at the start of play. Jack Sweeney and Dawd Grebowic got the Inter goals with Simone Jasinski getting the Athletic goal.
Tralee Dynamos are up to joint second after they had a good week with a win and a draw the same as Killarney Celtic got this week.
The sides drew 1-1 in mid -week with Mathew R ogers getting the Dynamos goal. On Saturday one goal was enough as Dynamos saw off LB Rovers 1-0 thanks to a Nick Lacey score.
Killarney Celtic were 4-0 winners over Killorglin to move up the table thanks to goals from Fiana Bradley, Oisin Fleming 2 and Joey McCarthy.
Dingle Bay Rovers and Listowel Celtic settled for a share of the points following a 2-2 draw. Cian McGearailt and Padraig Manning got the Dingle goals.
Super Six for Inter and Athletic in 12 Division 1:
The JK Sports 12 Division 1 is proving to be a cracking race as both Fenit and Killarney Athletic are unbeaten in their 6 games. Fenit defeated Killarney Celtic B thanks to goals from Aaron Harty and Jayden Deady who both got 2 goals and Cian McKenna and Kealon Dowd who got one each.
Killarney Athletic B were 5-2 winners at home to Mastergeeha A. Dara Griffin and Brian McCarthy scored 2 each with Craig Leggate getting the other goal while Sean McAuliffe and Mathew Kennedy replied for Mastergeeha in a game where the sides were tied 2-2 at the break.
Tralee Dynamos are well in touch and are only 3 points off the unbeaten sides following their 5-1 win over Ballyhar. Dynamos finished the stronger after the game was tied 1-1 early on. Christy Burke, Cody O’Sullivan, Calvin O’Sullivan, Mollie Duggan and Jobi Obydina got the Dynamos goals.
Camp Juniors are in 4th following their 3-1 home win over Inter Kenmare B. Dylan Harrington 2 and Dean Goodwyn were on the mark for Camp Juniors.
The Park B won the Sunday game as they defeated Listowel Celtic B 4-0. Tadgh Moylan 2, Killian O’Mahony and Oisin Breen for the Park’s goals.
Iveragh United and MEK continue to lead the way in 12 Division 2 South:
Iveragh United and MEK are tied on 15 points from their 5 games in the JK Sports 12 Division 2. The South Kerry side had goals from Alex Kelly 2, Daithi Sugrue and Marc O’Connor in their win over Tralee Dynamos B.
The Mid and East Kerry side saw off Killarney Celtic C with James Clifford, Joe Horan, Noah O’Shea, Eanna Murphy and Jamie Daly on the mark.
Killorglin B are keeping the pressure on the top 2 and they won away in Woodlawn defeating Killarney Athletic C. Brian Foley, Rioghan O’Sullivan, James Jones and Patrick O’Donnell got the Killorglin goals.
Mastergeeha B have moved up the table thanks to a 5-2 win away at Inter Kenmare C. Tomas Myers Eoin Cashman and Jack Casey scored for the winner with Ruairi Coakley and Finn Murphy replying for Inter C.
Camp Juniors B now joint leaders in 12 Division 2 North:
Camp Juniors were 2-1 winners away to the Park C and they now move level with LB Rovers at the top of the table. Edison Jahiri got the Park’s goal.
Ballyheigue move up the table thanks to a 4-0 win over Fenit B. Kallum Hussey for the first and fourth goals with Mathew O’Sullivan and Sam Keane getting the other.
Park B into joint second in 14’s Division 1:
There was only one game in the Quills Woollen Mills 14’s Division 1. The Park move level with Tralee Dynamos in joint second and just three points behind leaders Killarney Athletic. Stephen Barrett, Rodrigo Pinho, Sean Moynihan and Ghazia Zakrit were the Park’s scorers.
Dingle Bay open the gap in 14’s Division 2:
Dingle Bay Rovers away win at Killorglin C sees them open a 4 point gap at the top of the Quills 14’s Division 2. Diarmuid O’Seaghdha, Danny Kavanagh, Edgar Muttaliev, Oscar Donnegan, Conor Corduff, James Hoare and Kieran Moran all got their names on the scorers list in the win.
LB Rovers are within a point of second place after they won at home to Mastergeeha B. Thavien Buckley, Jack Mallon, Patrick Walsh and Cillian Horgan got the LB goals with David O’Riordan getting both for Mastergeeha B.
Leaders go 3 from 3 in 15 Premier
Killorglin are now on 3 from 3 and lead the way in the Killarney Plaza 15 Premier. They defeated Park in mid-week thanks to goals from Darragh O’Grady 2 and Ryan Diggin.
Camp go to the top of the 16Premier
Camp Juniors away win at Ballyhar sees them move to the top of the Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier. Goals from Maurice O’Connell, Oisin Smailes and Cian Brosnan with two were the Camp scorers.
Rattoo Rovers remain unbeaten in 16 Division 1:
Rattoo Rovers won away at Killorglin B to stay unbeaten in their four games and remain top of the 16 Division 1. Goals from Tommy O’Connor, Sean McGrath, Jordan Goggin 2, Ronan Walsh, Ryan Leary, Darragh Quinlan and Jaberal Iossu.
Following 2 wins Listowel Celtic had to settle for a share of the points after an amazing 5-5 draw with Windmill United.
Chris McQuaid and Dylan Quinn hit 2 each for Listowel with Dylan Breen also on the mark. Tomas O’Sulliavan and Darragh Caplis both hit two each for Windmill with Darragh Hennessy getting the fifth.
The Park were 3-0 winners over Mastergeeha A thanks to goals from Cianan Cooney and David Feeley.
Killarney Athletic also took maximum points as they defeated Fenit 1-0 thanks to a Joe Kelliher goal.
Girls Roll Of Honour
On a weekend where there was lots of action for the girls Debbi Maye, Killarney Athletic, Izzy McGrath and Sarah O’Sullivan MEK, Laura Falvey, Lisa Slattery and Cliona Pierce Listowel Celtic, Mollis Duggan Tralee Dynamos and Aleshia Deady and Meah Carmody from Fenit were the outstanding players.
Team of the Week: Tom Brett
Windmill 16’s
Conor Corduff Charles Guest Faye O’Neill David Kennedy
Dingle Bay Rovers 14’s Inter Kenmare 12’s Park 12’s Iveragh United 12’s
Brian McCarthy Jack Nolan Adam O’Neill Jamie Daly
Killarney Athletic 12’s Fenit 12’s Killorglin 12’s MEK 12’S
Dylan Breen Kallum Hussey
Listowel Celtic 16’s Ballyheigue 12’s