No Danone sweetness for Killarney Celtic.
U12 National Cup Last 16:
Killarney Celtic 1-3 Southend (Waterford)
JK Sports 12 Division 1:
Camp 8-0 Park C.
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier:
Listowel Celtic 3-2 Killorglin
Mastergeeha 1-2 Kingdom Boys
13 Division 2:
Camp 2 – 0 Listowel Celtic C
Fenit 4-0 Kingdom Boys B
Asdee 3-5 Park B
15’s Cup:
Park B 0-8 Mastergeeha
Killarney Plaza 15’s Premier:
Park A 0-6 Kingdom Boys
Killarney Celtic A 2-0 Listowel Celtic A
15 Division 1:
Camp 3-5 Killorgin A
Tralee Trophy World 16’s Division 1:
Park C 4-1 Killarney Athletic B.
12’s National Cup Last 16:
Killarney Celtic 1-3 Southend:
With a place in the Last 8 of the National Cup and in the Danone qualifier there was much to play for in this National Cup Last 16 clash. It was always going to be a case of the side that took their chances at one end and defended strongly at the other that would go through.
And in reality there was very little between the side. Southend scored first in a goal that was scrambled over the line. Killarney Celtic were then given the chance of an equaliser for the penalty spot but it just scraped the wrong side of the post. The home side did get back into the game with a goal from a free kick scored by Niall O’Shea.
However the Waterford side got their noses in front in the second half and with Killarney Celtic pushing for an equaliser they were caught with a sucker punch.
Kerry Cup – 15’s:
Mastergeeha booked their place in the Last 8 of the 15’s Cup with a good win over Park B at Christy Leahy Park. James Nagle top scored with a hat trick, Patrick Warren got 2 and these were added to by goals from Niall McCarthy, Darren Mulcahy and John Hennigan.
League Reports:
7/8’s Blitz:
Out youngest stars enjoyed two Blitz’s at Tralee Dynamos pitch and Kilbrean Park. At Dynamos the hosts, Kingdom Boys, Asdee, Castleisland and Killarney Athletic took part. Up in Kilbrean Park Mastergeeha hosted and the home side welcomed Camp, Inter Kenmare and Killorglin. All the team involved really enjoyed their days.
Moriaty’s Centra 11’s:
There were wins in Group 1 for Listowel Celtic A over Inter Kenmare and Killarney Celtic A who defeated Killorglin. In Group 2 Killarney Celtic B made it a double over Killorglin and the Park B who just got the better of Masterggeha. Listowel Celtic C and Asdee were the winners in Group 3 as the got over Ballyhar and Park C.
Kingdom Boys 1 take first ever League Futsal title:
Following a great day of Futsal action in the Mercy Mounthawk Gym Kingdom Boys 1 took the title, but only after an epic battle. In the semi’s Castleisland needed to beat Kingdom Boys 2 to reach the final but went down 3-0. Kingdom Boys 1 had an easier path to the final and went in as favourites after winning all their Group game. But with the final over 5 minutes a half it was Camp who took control, going 2-0 up at the break. However the second period was a totally different story as the Tralee side hit 4 without reply.
League Chairman Martin Conway was on hand to present the medals but every one of the 40 kids that took part had a great day and created a great atmosphere.
JK Sports 12’s Division 1:
Fifth placed Camp kept up their chase with a 6-0 win over Park C. Cian O’Grady certainly brought his shooting boots hitting 5 with David Smith getting the 6th.
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier:
With leaders Killarney Celtic not in action both the sides in second place were on the road with both needing wins. Kingdom Boys managed to do this with a late late 2-1 win over Mastergeeha. Leo Gaxha and Codi Dauti scored for the Tralee side with the winner coming in the last couple of minutes. Paul O’Shea got the Mastergeeha goal.
Killorglin can be forgiven a little for being a bit tired in their game with Listowel Celtic A. There National Cup odyssey continues (provisionally on March 22nd) but here they were beaten 3-2 away to Listowel Celtic. David McKenna got 2 and Brian O’Neill the other for Listowel Celtic while Roan Moriarty and Gary Murphy scored for Killorglin.
13’s Division 2:
Leaders Camp took a big step towards the title as they defeated Listowel Celtic C, their closest rivals, 2-0 to record their 9th straight win. Jack Farrell and Cillian Falvey were the Camp scorers.
Third placed Park B were made fight all the way by Asdee, who were putting in one of their best performances of the season. 2 from Paddy O’Rourke and one from Jack Farrell had the home side 3-2 up at half time.
However by the end it was the Tralee boys that took the points 5-2 with their scorers being TJ McMahon 3, Junior Ankomah, Mark Dziedziuch.
Fourth placed Fenit also added three points with a 4-0 home win over Kingdom Boys B. Cian Donnellan and Edward Stack both scored two each.
Killarney Plaza 15 Premier:
Killarney Celtic 6th win came without kicking a ball and they are now on 18 points from their 6 games. Second placed Kingdom Boys were too strong neighbours The Park to keep ahead of Mastergeeha who weren’t playing. Dara Devine, Niall Downey, Dillon Robinson, Dara Lowth, David O’Connor and Rian O’Sullivan all scored one goal each.
15 Division 1:
Killorglin started the day in second place but had two games in hand over leaders Camp and knew if they could beat them on their home ground it would really open up the Division. And they did just that winning 5-3. Gary Mathews was the Killorglin hero hitting a hat trick. Mark O’Connor and David O’Shea got the other goals.
Jimmy O’Grady got a hat trick for Camp but unfortunately it wasn’t enough to earn his side anything.
Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1 Plate:
The 16 Division 1 is split into two groups of 4 and in the Plate section Park C defeated Killarney Athletic B 4-1. Kevin Johnson got 2 and Keelin Pierce and Peter Enright one each in their win.
16 Premier Girls:
Killarney Athletic 16 Girls side produced their display of the season in this encounter away to Listowel Celtic. Orla O’Mahony opened the scoring after 10 minutes with a low strike to the corner of the net. Linda Bruggner added a second following an incisive through ball from Elaina Galvin. Linda got her second & Killarney Athletic ‘s third just before halftime with a well taken penalty after she had been fouled in the penalty box . Athletic playing against a strong wind opened well in the second half & were rewarded with a fourth as Aoife Kelliher beat the defence to skilfully slide the ball beyond the advancing keeper. It wasn’t all about offence as the Athletic girls gave a great defensive performance on the day.
Team of the Week:
Adam Buckley
Park 16’s
Tom O’Connor Brian Murphy Roan Moriarty
Listowel Celtic 13’s Asdee 13’s Killorglin 13’s
James Nagle Edward Stack Gary Mathews Niall O’Shea
Mastergeeha 15’s Fenit 13’s Killorglin 15’s Killarney Celtic 12’s
Paddy O’Rourke Cian O’Grady Niall Downey
Asdee 13’s Camp 12’s Kingdom Boys 15’s