Kennedy Cup draw, National Cup loss and lots of League action

Kennedy Cup / National Cup and League Results:
Skechers National Cup ¼ Final:
Park 1-2 Evergreen
Moriarty’s Centra 11’s Grading Competition:
Killarney Celtic A 7-2 Park A
Killarney Athletic 9-4 Camp Juniors
Killorglin 6-0 Castleisland
11’s Division 1:
Dingle Bay Rovers 5-3 Inter Kenmare
LB Rovers 4-6 Tralee Dynamos
11’s Division 2:
Killarney Celtic B 5-3 Park B
Killarney Athletic B 4-1 Camp Juniors
Killorglin B 8-2 Castleisland B
JK Sports 12 Girls Premier:
Inter Kenmare 1-0 Camp Juniors
12 Division 2:
Mastergeeha B 1-1 Killorglin B
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier:
Killorglin 4-0 Killarney Athletic
Listowel Celtic 4-2 Tralee Dynamos
13 Division 1:
Ballyhar Dynamos 2-4 Killarney Celtic A
Iveragh United 4-1 Mastergeeha
13 Division 2:
Ballyheigue 1-0 Killarney Celtic B
13 Division 3:
Listowel Celtic C 3-6 Fenit
Park C 4-1 MEK
Tom Hayes 14’s Cup:
Fenit 4-2 Inter Kenmare
Killarney Plaza 15 Premier:
Killarney Celtic A 3-1 Listowel Celtic A
15 Division 1:
Park B 1-3 Ballyheigue
Killorglin 2-0 Ballyhar
15 Division 2:
St Bernards 1-2 Castleisland
Kerry’s Kennedy Cup Group Opponents known:
The draw for the Group Stage of the 2017 Kennedy Cup took place at the weekend in Letterkenny with the League Chairman Martin Conway in attendance.
Kerry, who are the 4th rated team in the Top 8 seeds and have been drawn in Group 6. The Kingdom will open their campaign on Monday evening June 12th against 4th seeds Drogheda with a 6pm kick off. Tuesday as always is the big day in the Groups with the remaining two games. At 12.30 Kerry will face Sligo / Leitrim while at 6pm its top seeds against 2nd as North Tipperary will be the opponents.
The rest of the tournament as always decides the schedule for the rest of the week. Hopefully Kerry can top the Group and if they do then they will face the winners of Group 7 (NDSL, Roscommon, South Tipp and Wicklow) on Wednesday afternoon.
Park 13’s National Cup run over:
St Brendan’s Park u13’s great run in the Skechers National Cup has come to an end at the quarter final stages. They went down at Christy Leahy Park 2-1 to Evergreen of Kilkenny. The Park had gone ahead in the first half thanks to a Sean O’Connor penalty. However they had played with a strong wind and probably needed the second goal.
The visitors turned it around in the second half when they had the win and levelled midway through the half before the got the winner inside the last quarter.
The Park however have another huge game to look forward to as they have reached the Regional final where they will face Aisling Annacotty in the coming weeks.
Double wins in the Moriarty’s Centra 11’s:
In the latest range of the 11’s Grading Competition the same sides met in the Premier and Division 2. Killarney Celtic A and B did the double over the Park A and B. For the Celtic A’s Josh Bowler hit 3, James Moynihan 2 and Mark Daly 2. Ciaran Kavanagh and Jack Slattery got the goals for the Park. In the Division 2 clash Jason O’Reliiy hit 3 with Padraig O’Donoghue and Cian Purcell getting one each for Celtic while Justin O’Sullivan 2 and Ryan O’Driscoll got the goals for the Park.
Killorglin defeated Castleisland in both games winning 6-0 and 7-3.
Killarney Athletic were also winners in both Divisions defeating Camp Juniors. The Premier side finished 8-4 to the Killarney side with Fionn Dario and Mark Farrell both scoring twice from Camp.
In Division 1 Dingle Bay Rovers took the win 5-3 against Inter Kenmare. Cathal Kelleher, Barry Fitzsimons and Zack O’Shea were on the mark for Inter. LB Rovers went down 6-4 to Tralee Dynamos with Leigh Meehan 2, Daithi Tyrrell and Michael Houlihan scoring for Rovers.
Draw in 12’s and win in the Girls:
In the JK Sports 12 Division 2 it finished all square between Mastergeeha B and Killorglin B with Kieran Nagle getting the goal for the Kilbrean side. The point moves Mastergeeha level with Tralee Dynamos in third place, only 1 behind MEK. Killorglin remain a point behind them.
A Tara Desmond goal was enough to Inter Kenmare a 1-0 win in their game against Camp Juniors. Inter had good performances from Helena O’Donoghue, Chloe Cremin and Kate O’Connor with Eabha Lyne the best player for Camp.
Leaders win again in 13 Premier:
Killorglin are leading the way in the Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier and added another 3 points thanks to a 4-0 win over Killarney Athletic. Tom Whittleton 2, Jack O’Sullivan and Ryan Diggin were on the mark for Killorglin.
Listowel Celtic moved into second place as they defeated Tralee Dynamos 4-2. Andy Rogers and Mossie Brennan were on the mark for the Tralee side.
Title winners win again in Division 1:
Killarney Celtic have been crowned champions of this Division a few game ago and added another win to make it 8 wins from 9. They defeated Ballyhar 4-2 with their goals coming from Sean Fitzgerald 2, John Kelliher and Jack O’Neill on the mark. Stephen Purcell and Colm O’Shea scored for Ballyhar.
Iveragh United are in second place on their own as they were 4-1 winners at home to Mastergeeha. Sean Kennedy hit 2 with Ruairi Greaney and Ronan Teehan getting 1 each. Mark O’Shea replied for Mastergeeha.
One goal enough in Division 2:
David O’Sullivan got the only goal of the game as table topper Ballyheigue saw off their nearest challengers Killarney Celtic B 1-0. This was a big win as it see the North Kerry side open up a 5 point gap over Celtic but they do have a game more played.
First and Second win in Division 3:
League leaders Fenit were 6-3 winners away at Listowel Celtic C thanks to goals from Bobby O’Connor 3, Tomas Godley, Eddie McCarthy and Robert Monaghan. Oisin Healy, Tom O’Sullivan and David Lynch replied for Listowel Celtic.
The Park C remains 6 points behind Fenit in second place but with a game in hand as they saw off MEK. On the mark for the Tralee boys was Darragh Cunnane 2, Jamie O’Shea and Damien Horgan.
Fenit through in Cup:
Fenit progress into the next round of the Tom Hayes 14’s Cup with a 4-2 win over Inter Kenmare. The game was scoreless at the break. Into the second half and a Jerome Daly volley put Fenit ahead before Jimmy Lehane quickly levelled matters. Christopher Nolan then hit two long range free kicks to the Inter net to put his side 3-1 up before Jamie O’Regan pulled one back to bring Inter to within 1. However an Alif Hossain goal late on wrapped up the Cup win for Fenit.
Celtic defeat Celtic in 15 Premier:
Leaders Killarney Celtic took the three points as they defeated Listowel Celtic at Celtic Park 3-1. Robert Foley was on the mark for the North Kerry Hoops.
Home and Away wins in 15 Division 1:
Two goals from Nathan Guerin and one from Conor O’Sullivan gave Ballyheigue the points from a 3-1 win over Park B for whom Conor O’Sullivan replied.
Gearoid Hasssett and Jack O’Leary were on the mark as Killorglin defeated Ballyhar 2-0.
Connie’s the man in Division 2:
Castleislands Connie O’Connor continued his scoring run as he hit his sides two goals in their 2-1 over St Brenard’s with Ruairi O’Donovan replying. There was some good news for the Saints this week as Oisin Maunsell, who suffered a serious leg injury last week, was released from hospital and we all wish him a speedy recovery.
Girls League Centres:
There was a very good turn-out for the first day of trials for the Girls League centres at 12’s, 14’s and 16’s as planning for June’s Gaynor tournament begins. There will be further trails / training this weekend. Clubs are again asked to send in names of who will be attending and at what age group.

Team of the Week:
Jack McGillicuddy
Killorglin 13’s
Adam McDonagh Connie O’Connor Alex Coffey Eric Walsh
Park 13’s Mastergeeha 12’s Iveragh United 13’s Ballyheigue 13’s
Colm O’Shea Ruairi O’Donovan Conor Gammell
Ballyhar 13’s St Bernard’s 15’s Killarney Athletic 14’s
Josh Bowler Connie O’Connor Bobby O’Connor
Killarney Celtic 11’s Castleisland 15’s Fenit 13’s