Kerry sides reach their Regional Finals

Regionals the highlights of the weekend of April 21st:
SSE 15’s League Of Ireland
Kerry 15’s 0-2 Limerick 15’s
SFAI Skechers Semi-finals:
13’s: Avenue United 0-1 Park AET
14’s: Killorglin 2-2 Listowel Celtic AET
Listowel Celtic win on 5-4 on penalties
16’s Killarney Celtic 7-2 Park
League Results:
JK Sports 12 Girls Premier
Camp Juniors 6-1 Fenit
JK Sports 12 Premier
Park A 0-4 Killorglin A
12’s Division 1:
Tralee Dynamos B 5-4 Dingle Bay Rovers
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Division 1
Tralee Dynamos 6-0 Killarney Celtic B
Dingle Bay 3-0 Inter Kenmare
13’s Division 2
Fenit 5-0 Killorglin B
Killarney Athletic B 0-6 Park B
Killarney Plaza 15 Premier
Inter Kenmare 2-1 Mastergeeha
Division 1:
Killoirglin B 0-3 Killarney Athletic
Division 2:
Listowel Celtic Girls 0-3 Dingle Bay Rovers
Park B 1-3 Rattoo Rovers
FAI Gaynor 14’s Qualifiers
Kerry 0-5 Clare
Limerick came to Mounthawk Park and left with the points following a 2-0 win with both goals coming in the second half. The first half was tight with Sean Ryan having the best chances for the home side while Kerry keeper Jack McGillicuddy had to be alert to keep Limerick at bay.
The visitors looked to have taken the 52nd minute but Zach Behan got back on the line to head the ball away. However they did get the breakthrough in the 63rd minute when Conor Keane scored and they wrapped up the win 7 minutes later through the impressive Josh Quinlivan.
Kerry travel to Carlow / Kilkenny next weekend.
Celtic’s and Park progress to the Regional finals:
Kerry clubs have continued their success in the SFAI Skechers Regional competitions with Killarney Celtic and Listowel Celtic progressing in the 16’s and 14’s with Killorglin already into the 13’s decider.
In the 16’s Killarney Celtic were too strong for The Park and went through with goals from Terry Sparling 3, Daniel Okwute 2, Cian Doe and Jack McCarthy 2.
The 14’s game between Killorglin and Listowel Celtic was much closer going all the way to penalties. The game was tied 2-2 at the end of extra time with Eoghan Hassett and Tom Whittleton getting the Killorglin goals. After the penalty shoot-out there was only one it in with Listowel Celtic winning 5-4 thanks to their keeper Jack Moloney who saved the last penalty and made too great saves in normal and extra time. Kieran O’Connell got the two goals for Listowel Celtic in the game with Robert Stack, Aidan Swan, Adam Segal, Kieran O’Carroll and Chris McQuaid all on the mark from the spot.
St Brendan’s Park set up the second all Kerry Regional decider when they went to Clare and defeated Avenue United 1-0 after extra time. Venis Jahiri got the all- important goal in extra time to give the Tralee side a great win. The Park will now play Killorglin for the Regional title.
Killorglin 12’s played Rathkeale in mid-week in their semi-final.
Killorglin go level at the top of the 12 Premier:
Killorglin got the weekends action underway with a 4-0 win over Park in the JK Sports 12 Premier. A Stevie Gannon hat trick and one from Naill Tadgh O’Brien sees the move onto 22 points. They are level with Killarney Celtic at the summit but have played a game more.
Camp Juniors into 3rd in the 12 Girls:
Camp Juniors are into 3rd place in the JK Sports 12 Girls Premier after a 6-1 win over Fenit. Tirana Murphy hit 3 for Camp with Eva Lyne getting 2 and Suvi O’Connor the other goal. Meah Carmody got the goal for Fenit who also had Katie Fitzmaurice in good form.
Dynamos win in 12’s Division 1:
Tralee Dynamos and Dingle Bay Rovers were involved in a 9 goal thriller in the 12’s Division 1 with the Tralee side winning 5-4. James Hoare hit three for Dingle Bays Rovers which were added to by a Sean Roache goal.
Inter Kenmare and Dingle Bay battling it out for second in 13 Division 1:
Following this weekend’s round of games in the Daly’s Supervalu 13’s Division 1 Inter Kenmare are in second place on 18 points with Dingle Bay Rovers now on 16 points as both sides have one game left in the battle for second place behind Listowel Celtic
Tralee Dynamos were 6-0 winners at home to Killarney Celtic B to move into 4th place. Tom and Evan Quilligan both scored two goals each with Liam Mahony and Sean Whelan getting one each for Dynamos.
Fenit take 13’s Division 2:
Fenit met and defeated Killorglin B to open a winning gap at the top of the 13’s Division 2. They had goal from Gearoid O’Connor, Alex McGrath, Paddy Falvey, Oisin McGibney and Billy Doyle.
To make it an even tougher day for Killorglin B they drop to third with St Brendan’s Park’s win over Killarney Athletic B meaning they are now on 15 points with Killorglin B on 13 with a game each left. The Park’s scorers were Bobby Byrne 3, Sean Moynihan, Conor Cronin and Stephen Barrett.
Inter take the three points in the 15 Premier:
In the Killarney Plaza 15 Premier the battle of the sides playing for pride was won by Inter Kenmare who enjoyed a 2-1 home win over Mastergeeha. Aodhan MacGearailt and Caleb Brosnan scored for Inter with Cian Foley getting the Mastergeeha goal.
Killarney Athletic get three points in Division 1:
Killarney Athletic still have a few games to play and will be looking to move up the table and got three points from their game with Killorglin B who finish their campaign in third place.
Perfect 10 for Rattoo Rovers:
Rattoo Rovers 3-1 win over the Park B gave them the perfect League season with 10 wins from 10 games played. Darragh Quinlan, Martin Brosnan and Ryan O’Leary were the Rattoo goal scorers.
Dingle Bay Rovers are up to second place and are on 12 points from their 8 games with Ballyheigue now down to third place on 9 points but they have two games in hand.
Kerry 14’s in Gaynor Qualifiers:
Kerry came up against a very strong Clare side in their first game of three at the 14’s Gaynor qualifiers in Limerick. Finnolla Casey scored in their loss to Limerick County and while Kerry also lost out to North Tipperary the 18 girls on the squad did the League proud. North Tipp and Limerick County now progress to the Gaynor Tournament in June.
Kennedy Cup squad’s preparation continues:
With the Kennedy Cup only a few weeks away Kerry travelled to Limerick for a 4 team invitational tournament. The u14 squad enjoyed a very good day defeating West Cork 6-1, Clare 8-1 and played out a score draw with Limerick District.
Two Sean’s in Green:
The League was delighted to see two of its former players wearing the Green of Ireland this week. The Irish u16’s defeated Bulgaria 2-0 win Waterford with Sean Kennedy (ex Dynamos and 15’s League of Ireland) opening the scoring in the 35th minute while the former Park and 15’s League of Ireland player Sean McGrath came off the bench.
Team of the Week:
Jack Moloney
Listowel Celtic 14’s
Caleb Brosnan Liam O’Neill Ryan O’Leary
Inter Kenmare 15’s Killorglin 13’s Rattoo Rovers 15’s
Andrew Owens Barry Hamilton Sean Whelan Bobby Byrne
Killorglin 12’s Fenit 13’s Tralee Dynamos 13’s Park 13’s
Colin Walsh Terry Sparling James Hoare
Park 16’s Killarney Celtic 16’s Dingle Bay Rovers 12’s