National Cup / Kerry Cup / League on Saturday and Sunday:
Saturday’s Games – National Cup:
13’s Rathangan 2 -2 Kingdom Boys AET
Rathangan win 6-5 on penalties.
16’s Liffey Celtic 2 – 1 Killarney Celtic. AET
Sunday’s National Cup Games:
11’s Springfield Ramblers 0-3 Killarney Celtic
15’s The Park 3-3 Lucan United
Lucan win 5-4 after extra time.
John Murphy 12’s Round 1:
Park B 2-1 Camp
13’s Round 1:
Asdee 2-1 Killorglin B
Listowel Celtic B 0 – 6 Killorglin A
Camp 7-0 Iveragh Utd
Mastergeeha 1-0 Castleisland.
15’s Round 1:
Listowel Celtic A 5-0 Killorglin A
Tucker Kelly 16’s Round 1
Asdee 2-1 Castlemaine
Group 1: Kingdom Boys 1-1 Killarney Athletic
Group 2: Killorglin B 5-5 Killarney Celtic B
Group 3: Fenit 3-1 Camp
Ballyhar 4-3 Mastergeeha
Group 4: Park C 1-2 St Bernards.
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s Premier:
Killarney Athletic 7-0 Castleisland
13’s Div 2: Park B 1-3 Killarney Celtic B
Killarney Plaza 15’s Premier:
Killarney Athletic 7-0 Castleisland.
15’s Div 1:
Killarney Athletic B 1-9 Kingdom Boys A
Camp 3-5 Fenit
Killarney Celtic B 1-2 Park B
Kingdom Boys B 2-0 Listowel Celtic B.
13’s Kingdom Girls 2-6 Killarney Athletic
17’s Camp / Park 1-6 Killarney Celtic.
11’s Spring field Ramblers 0-3 Killarney Celtic
13’s Rathangan 2-2 Kingdom Boys. Rathangan win 6-5 on penalties.
15’s Park 3-3 Lucan United. Lucan go through 5-4 AET.
16’s Liffey Celtic 2-1 Killarney Celtic AET.
The last four Kerry sides left in the National Cup went into action over the weekend.
Killarney Celtic 11’s have the honour of being the last Kerry Schoolboys Girls team standing as they progressed to the Last 16 after a thoroughly deserved 3-0 win over Springfield Ramblers in Cobh.
Michael Lenihan opened the scoring on the 24th minute after being set up by Ryan Kelliher. Kelliher himself added the second with a bullet header from a Darragh Lyne corner and Lenihan wrapped up the win in the 43rd minutes after Kellihers flick on from a Peter O’Sullivan corner.
Celtic are now away to either of two North Leinster sides – Corduff or Glenmuir with a home quarter final the big carrot.
The Park 15’s made a heartbreaking exit from the National Cup after going down by the odd goal in 9 to Lucan United at Christy Leahy Park. The Tralee side were within seconds of going through 3-2 in normal time but conceded very late on and again were level going into the last minute of extra time only to concede, with no time left to reply.
Unfortunately on Saturday the two Kerry sides suffered heartbreak on the road despite heroic performances.
David O’Connor and Dean Divine scored for Kingdom Boys in their game at Rathangan sending the game in extra time. The sides couldn’t be separated in the added periods or after 10 penalties when it was still tied at 5 all. However it was the home side that got the vital winner to break Kingdom Boys hearts.
Killarney Celtic 16’s went 1-0 up away to Liffey Celtic in Naas thanks to Michael Burns. However the Killarney sides tired and Liffey got the winner in extra time to win the battle of the Celtic’s and knock Killarney’s Hoops out of the National Cup.
There was one mid week game in the 12’s Cup Round 1 with Park B just getting the better of Camp 2-1 to progress to the last 8. Robin McCarthy got both goals for the winners with Garroid Lyne on the mark for Camp.
Asdee progressed to meet neighbours Listowel Celtic in Round 2 of the 13’s Cup. They got the better of Killorglin B 2-1. Mark O’Connor was on the mark for Killorglin but goals by David Lynch and Gavin Casey saw the North Kerry side through.
In Round 2 Killorglin A are through to the next round following a 6-0 win over Listowel Celtic B. Conor Standen 2, Podge Cronin, Ian McGillicuddy, Aaron McCarthy, Jonathan Kissane all got one each.
Camp proved too strong for Iveragh and are also into the next round thanks to a Jimmy O’Grady hat trick, 2 from Jack Farrell and one each from Patrick O’ Donoghue and Brian Dowling.
Mastergeeha are also into the last 8 but there’s was a much closer encounter. James Nagle got the only goal as the Kilbrean boys progressed 1-0.
15’s Cup: Listowel Celtic A are into the Last 8 of the 15’s Cup following their 5-0 win at home to Killorglin A. Darragh Sheehy hit a hat trick which were added to by two from Brian O’Seanachain.
Asdee booked their place in the Last 8 of the Tucker Kelly Memorial Cup with a 2-1 win over Castlemaine. Paudie O’Neill got both goals for the winners with Cathal O’Connor replying for Castlemaine.
Moriarty’s Centra 11’s:
There was action in all four groups at Moriarty’s Centra 11’s. In Group 1 Kingdom Boys and Killarney Athletic drew 1-1. The Group 2 clash of Killorglin B and Killarney Celtic B was a cracker with the sides sharing 10 goals to finish 5 all. Group 3 saw Fenit just get the better of Camp and Ballyhar also having the margin to spare over Mastergeeha. St Bernards were the winners in Group 4, again having just the minimum to spare away to Park C.
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s:
In the Premier Division Listowel Celtic’s 5-2 win away to Killarney Athletic saw them leap-frog two sides and move into second place on their own. Adam Cronin hit a hat trick with Dara Goulding getting the other two. For Athletic Mike Potts and Blake Bolster were the goal getters.
Leaders Killarney Celtic extended their lead at the top of the 13’s Division 2 thanks to a 3-1 win away to the Park B. Cian Casey hit 2 for the Hoops with Daniel Horgan getting the other.
Killarney Plaza 15’s:
Killarney Athletic broke away from a three way tie at the top of the 15’s Premier to lead on their own after they proved too strong for Castleisland. Adam O’Shea was another player to ‘take home the match ball’ following his hat-trick. Ciaran Spilllane hit two with Mike Casey and Dylan O’Sullivan netting the other two.
The 15’s Division 1 was the busiest League on the day with 8 teams in action. Leaders Kingdom Boys are a class of their own and were too strong for Killarney Athletic B. They have proved unbeatable and have now won their seven League games.
Third against second was also going to be a cracker when Camp welcomed Fenit and it didn’t disappoint with 8 goals in the game. And it was Fenit who took the three points to move onto 18 points and only three behind Kingdom Boys while Camp remain in third on 13 points. Cian McGarry and David Egan got two each with Gordon Burrows getting the fifth. Maurice Slattery, Jack Nix and Brandon Boyle scored once each for Camp.
The Park won the battle of the B team’s defeating Killarney Celtic B 2-1 with Peter McCarthy scoring for Celtic.
There was action at 13’s and 17’s in the Girls Leagues. Killarney Athletic defeated Kingdom Girls 6-2 to take their first three points of the season. Deborah Mangan and Jade Powell scored for Kingdom Girls.
Killarney Celtic were a little too strong for the Camp/Park combination and the Hoops had Olivia Dawson, Alice Shannon and Niamh Kennedy on the mark.
Team of the Week:
James O’Connor David Murphy Jade Powell
Park 12’s Fenit 15’s Kingdom Girls 13’s
Mike Potts Brian Brosnan Mark O’Connor Adam O’Connor
Killarney Athletic 13’s Mastergeeha 13’s Killorglin 13’s Listowel Celtic 13’s
Robbie Masterson Ryan Kelliher Aaron Deely
Asdee 13’s Killarney Celtic 11’s Camp 15’s