Killarney Celtic capture Under 15 and 16 Cup double while Kingdom Boys U11’s complete double

Killarney Celtic compete Under 15 and 16 Cup Double and Kingdom Boys take Under 11 Cup:

Under 11 Cup Final:

Listowel Celtic 0-3 Kingdom Boys.

Under 15 Cup Final:

Killarney Celtic 2-1 Castleisland

Under 16 Tucker Kelly Cup Final:

Killarney Celtic 3-3 Kingdom Boys

Killarney Celtic win 4-3 on penalties.

Girls Under 16 Cup Final:

Camp 0-4 Listowel Celtic.

Leagues:

JK Sports Under 12 Premier:

Fenit 1-1 Killarney Athletic

Under 12 Div 2 Second placed play-off:

Mastergeeha 1-1 Kingdom Boys

Mastergeeha win 4-2 on penalties.

Daly’s Supervalu Under 13 Premier:

Killarney Celtic 2-3 Killarney Atheltic.

O’Callaghan’s Coaches Under 14 Div 1 North Play-Off:

Asdee 3-1 Castlemaine.

Reports:

Under 11 Cup Final:

Listowel Celtic 0-3 Kingdom Boys:

Kingdom Boys Under 11’s proved that the conveyor belt of talent at the club’s Academy is continuing to turn out talented young soccer players. They had earlier won the League, relegating Killarney Celtic to second and in the Cup final got the better of the other Celtic – Listowel – on a 3-0 score-line. Dara Lowth is a proven goal scorer, even at this young age, hit two with the other coming from Rian O’Sullivan.

Under 15 Cup Final:

Killarney Celtic 2-1 Castleisland:

Played in continuous rain both sides deserve great credit for producing an exciting final. Killarney Celtic came into the game unbeaten all season and got off to the perfect start. Liam Carey got to the ball before Castleisland keeper Paul Nelligan and was brought down after only 5 minutes. James McCarrick took the penalty and made no mistake to put Celtic 1-0 up. Both sides were struggling to get their passing game going but on the 25th minute Celtic almost doubled their advantage when Conor Keane curled in a great free kick that Nelligan did very well to parry away.

One minute later and it was 1-1. Eoghan Harris put in a great free kick that Colm Murphy got on the end of an flashed a bullet header to the back of the Celtic net.

This did spur Celtic into action and Liam Carey set up Tony Brosnan whose shot was saved, Ryan Fitzpatrick was next to try his luck and again Nelligan saved and Jack O’Neill’s free kick almost saw McCarrick score. However between these chances Roy Kelliher had to make a great save from Damien Breen.

Indeed while Celtic were creating the majority of the chances Castleisland were more lethal and Kelliher had to be at his best to deny them on a number of occasions.

Into the second half and the vital goal came in the 10th minute. Kieran Murphy got on the end of a floated free kick and did very well to power home his header.

Again Castleisland didn’t drop the heads and Eoghan Horan and Chris Kerley were denied in quick succession by Kelliher in the Celtic goal.

At the other end Liam Carey cracked a great shot off the post with Nelligan beaten and James McCarrick put the follow up wide.

Celtic were almost caught in the last minute when Brown, O’Connor and Damien Breen almost carved out an equaliser but it went wide and so Killarney Celtic competed a great season, winning the League and Cup double astutely steered by Dermot Lyne and Packie O’Connor.

Celtic keeper Roy Kelliher was presented with his Man of the Match trophy by Kerry Schoolboys Girls League treasurer Lol O’Leary while captain James McCarrick was presented with the League shield and the Under 15 Cup by the League’s Secretary and PRO Padraig Harnett.

Killarney Celtic: Roy Kelliher, Darragh Roche, Kieran Murphy, Kelvan Teahan, Jack O’Neill, James McCarrick, Damien Lyne, Ryan Fitzpatirck, Conor Keane, Liam Carey, Tony Brosnan. Subs used Sean O’Sullivan and Liam Crencher. Not used Matt Keane, Alan Moriarty and Jason Lyne.

Castleisland: Paul Nelligan, Jack Cooney, Conor Cremins, Chris Kerley, Cian O’Connor, Damien Breen, Eoghan Horan, Derek Breen, Colm Murphy, Shane O’Connor, Timmy Browne. Subs Josh Connolly (65 min), Brian Hanrahan, Gary O’Leary, Jack Browne and Aaron O’Connor.

Under 16 Tucker Kelly Cup Final:

Killarney Celtic 3-3 Kingdom Boys aet.

Killarney Celtic win 4-3 on penalties.

This was a cracking encounter played at Killarney Athletic on Wednesday night. It was a fitting farewell for both of these teams from Schoolboy football as they have had a series of great clashes over the years. It looked for long periods like Kingdom Boys were going to complete the double as they had already got the better of Celtic in the League.

Kingdom Boys went in front through Adam Kelly and doubled their lead through Nigel O’Connor. However just as it looked like the game was getting beyond Celtic, man of the match James McCarrick got a goal to bring them back into the game.

But Kingdom Boys extended their League to make it 3-1 through Donnacha McGarry. Again Celtic got themselves back into contention through Jack O’Neill but it looked like it was going to finish in favour of the Tralee boys. But there was a twist in the tale, very late in the game when Celtic were awarded a penalty and Conor Keane kept his composure to level the game at 3-3.

Celtic had the better of the chances in extra time but these sides couldn’t be separated and so onto the dreaded penalties. Mathew Moynihan, Craig Hickey, Liam O’Sullivan and Wayne Sparling were all successful with Roy Kelliher saving two of the Kingdom Boys spot kicks to send the Celtic crowd home happy in possession of the Tucker Kelly Under 16 Cup.

Girls Under 16 Cup Final:

Camp Girls put up a good performance against favourites Listowel Celtic who proved too strong at the finish running out 4-0 winners. Amy Griffin got 2 with the others coming from Savanah McCarthy and Olivia Dawson. Player of the game was Listowel’s Laurne Flavin. For Camp Roisin Ni Dhomhall and Amy Flynn were the best on the night.

League Round Up:

JK Sports Under 12 Premier:

Fenit 1-1 Killarney Athletic: Jack McCarthy got the Fenit goal as both of these sides finished off their League campaign.

Under 12 Premier 2nd Place Play Off:

With Mastergeeha  and Kingdom Boys  finishing level on points behind League winners Killarney Celtic it went to a play-off. As expected there was nothing between the sides and it went all the way to penalties. The game finished 1-1 after extra time with Philip O’Connor getting the Mastergeeha goal and the Kilbrean boys went on to win 4-2 on penalties.

O’Callaghan’s Coaches Under 14 Div 1 North  Play Off:

Asdee and Castlemaine finished with an identical record in the League with nine wins and one loss each – and that loss was to each other this was a much anticipated game.

In the end is was Asdee who were celebrating taking the Div 1 title thanks to a 3-1 win. Daniel Ellis, Andrew Doherty and Dara Keane were the scorers for an elated Fintan Henry’s side with Jo Jo Grimes the outstanding player on the day.