Killarney Celtic Girls progress to National Finals the highlight of huge week of Cup and League action

First Round of Skechers Evens National Cups 2018:
12’ Round 1:
Shannon Hobs 3 –0 Tralee Dynamos
Shelbourne 3–0 Inter Kenmare A
12’s Round 2:
Abbeyfeale 5–2 Listowel Celtic
Carew Park 1–0 Killorglin
Killarney Celtic – Killarney Athletic Thur 20th 6.30pm
14’s Round 1:
Killarney Athletic 0 –5 Kildimo
Mastergeeha 5–0 Killiavilla United
14’s Round 2:
Park 3-0 Caherdavin
Pike Rovers 7–2 Tralee Dynamos
Holycross 1–7 Iveragh United
Birdhill 0–5 Listowel Celtic
Inter Kenmare TBC Fairview Rangers
16’s Round 1:
Listowel Celtic 3-0 Burren United
Park 3–0 Inter Kenmare
Killorglin 3–2 Ballyhar AET
Caherdavin 4–4 Tralee Dynamos AET
Caherdavin win on penalties
Shelbourne 1 –4 Killarney Celtic
Aisling Annacotty B 1–5 Mastergeeha
Cullen- Lattin – Camp Juniors
Lough Derg 4–1 Killarney Athletic
VITHIT League:
JK Sports 12 Division 1:
Killarney Celtic B 1–1 Mastergeeha
Tralee Dynamos B 1–0 Park
Inter Kenmare B 2–9 Killarney Athletic B
12 Division 2 South:
Killorglin 3–1 Inter Kenmare
Mastergeeha 1 –5 MEK
12 Division 2 North:
LB Rovers 6–2 Camp Juniors
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s Division 1:
Dingle Bay Rovers 4–0 Killorglin
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier
Killarney Celtic 3–-0 Inter Kenmare
Park 3– 0 Killorglin
14’s Division 1:
Fenit 3–2 Park
14’s Division 2:
Killarney Athletic 1–8 MEK
Killorglin 2–2 LB Rovers
Killarney Plaza 15 Division 1:
Mastergeeha 3–1 Ballyheigue
Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1
Dingle Bay Rovers 1–5 Rattoo Rovers
Reports
Killarney Celtic head for FAI Women’s 12’s Girls Finals:
The FAI Women’s 12’s Girls qualifiers took place in Drinagh in West Cork for the first time with 9 teams from the three Leagues in the South West Region – Kerry, Cork and West Cork. Camp Juniors, Killarney Celtic, Fenit and Inter Kenmare were the representatives of the League at the Blitz.
And the plaudits certainly go to Killarney Celtic who won their 4 games including the decider against Ringmahon from Cork. The game was tied 0-0 at half time and then Katie Doe put Killarney Celtic ahead. A great penalty save by Aoibhin Kelly and a second from Fiana Bradley saw Celtic progress unbeaten. This was a great team effort by the girls who didn’t conceded a goal and are now in 15 other teams at the National Finals.
Inter Kenmare were very unlucky to go down to a late goal from Group winner Midleton in their deciding game following wins over Drinagh and Fenit.
Both Camp Juniors and Fenit who are new to competing level gave very good accounts of themselves on the day.
No Joy for Kerry sides in Skecher 12 National Cup:
The draw was not kind to the Kerry sides as they were all drawn away. Killorglin travelled to Carew Park in Limerick. In a tight game it always looked like one goal would be enough. And it was the Limerick side that got it in the second half. For the Kerry side Adam O’Neill, Alex Garry and Sean O’Sullivan were the best on show.
Tralee Dynamos and Inter Kenmare also had games away in Limerick with both going down 3-0 to Shannon Hibs and Shelbourne respectively.
Listowel Celtic had a shorter trip but they are also out going down 5-2 at Abbeyfeale.
Killarney Celtic were the only side drawn at home and they are due to face neighbours Killarney Athletic on Thursday night.
Three through in the 14’s:
Iveragh United’s 7-1 away win at Holycross was one of the stand-out performances of the day. Zac Fayen hit 3 with Ben O’Donoghue, Ian O’Sullivan and Ruairi O’Donnell all getting on the mark with the 7th being on og.
Listowel Celtic were also impressive as they went to Birdhill and won 5-0. Cormac Dillon 2, Evan Boyle 2 and Sean Mahoney got the goals with Rory Whelan putting in a great display for the North Kerry side.
Mastergeeha were also 5-0 winners as the saw off Killivilla United at Kilbrean Park with the goals coming from Jack Fogarty who hit a hat-trick, Sean Doolan and James Williams. Eoghan Kelly put in a Player of the Match display for Mastergeeha.
The Park are also through as they got past Caherdavin 3-0 but Tralee Dynamos went out to Pike Rovers in Limerick and Killarney Athletic lost to Kildimo in Woodlawn.
The Inter Kenmare versus Fairview Rangers game was called off earlier in the week due to bereavement in the Limerick club.
Kerry well represented in 16’s Round 2:
Listowel Celtic were already through to Round 2 getting a walk-over earlier in the week. They were joined by The Park who were 3-0 winners over Inter Kenmare with David Callaghan, Dan Fisher and Earnan Ferris getting the goals while Ferris was also the Player of the Match.
Killarney Celtic are also into Round 2 thanks to a 4-0 win away at Shelbourne in Limerick. Masstergeeha will be very happy with their trip to Limerick as they knocked out Aisling Annacotty B 5-1. Brendan O’Leary, Kevin Bowler, Cian Foley, Cian Murphy and Andrew Lowin got the goals for the Kilbrean side.
Camp Juniors were very unlucky as they came back from 2-0 down to draw level thanks to 2 goals from John O’Connor. But they were hit by a sucker punch by the home side Cullen / Lattin. Jason Lee scored for Kilarney Athletic but it wasn’t enough as they went down 4-1 away to Lough Derg.
Tralee Dynamos were in a cracker with Caherdavin as the game ended 4-4 after extra time. Philip Evans 2, Daniel Burke and Cody Clifford got the goals but the Tralee side went down on penalties.
In the all Kerry clash on Sunday Killorglin needed extra time to see of Ballyhar who had been 1-0 up through Peter Cosgrave. Killorglin’s Dylan Moriarty who was excellent on the day scored twice to put his side 2-1 up but an Aaron O’Shea goal at the death saw Ballyhar equalise.
However it was the home side that got the only goal in extra time to take the win with Cathal Crowley’s 30 yard effort hitting the net via the underside of the crossbar. Killorglin’s Oran Smith was also impressive stepping up from the B team.
League Reports
Athletic the early leaders in 12’s Division 1;
Killarney Athletic B got their JK Sports 12 Division 1 campaign off to an impressive start as they were too strong for Inter in Kenmare. Luke Doolan hit four goals for the Killarney ide with David Butler getting 2 and Killian White one with the other being an own goal. Sean Casey and Ethan O’Sullivan replied for Inter B who battled to the end.
Any day you score a goal to win a derby is a good day and it wax Mollie Duggan who hit the only goal of the game to give Tralee Dynamos a 1-0 win over neighbours the Park. Duggan had a very good game in midfield and got the goal with 10 minutes to go.
Leon Bowler scored for Killarney Celtic in their 1-1 draw with Mastergeeha at Celtic Park.
3 from O’Donnell gives Killorglin the win in Division 2 South:
Goals in the 20th, 34th and 45th minutes gave Killorglin a 3-1 home win over Inter Kenmare who also had a good performance from Ruairi Coakley.
MEK were 5-1 winners away to Mastergeeha with their goals coming from the outstanding James Clifford who hit 3 with Noah O’Shea and Jamie Daly hitting one each.
LB the boys in 12 Division 2 North:
Two goals each from JJ O’Rourke and John Curtin and one each from Oran O’Sullivan and Paddy Diggins gave LB Rovers a 6-2 win over Camp Juniors.
Celtic and Park win in 14’s Premier:
Both Killarney Celtic and The Park were 3-0 winner over Inter Kenmare and Killrogin respectively in the Quills Woollen Mills 14’s Premier.
Fenit just in 14’s Division 2:
Fenit just came out on the right side of a 5 goal thriller in the 14’s Division 1 as they beat the Park 3-2.
One win and one draw in 14’s Division 2:
MEK had a great away win to start their 14’s Division 2 League run defeating Killarney Athletic in Woodlawn while in the other game Killorglin and LB Rovers shared the points.
Park win in mid-week in 15 Premier:
St Brendan’s Park were winners in the Killarney Plaza 15 Premier as they defeated Killarney Athletic 6-2. For the Tralee side Sean O’Connor hit 3, Cillian Murphy 2 and Samule Abubaker got the other goal with Ben Hannafin having a great game at left back..
Darren Ryan and Karl McCarthy got the two goals for Killarney Athletic.
Listowel Celtic win on the road in 15’s Division 1:
Goals from Darragh Casey, Sean Keane and Tony Bowland gave Listowel Celtic a 3-1 win over Killorglin B for whom Sean Browne go their goal.
Mastergeeha also won 3-1 beating Ballyheigue with the goals coming from Colin O’Leary, Donagh Foley and Mark O’Shea.
Rattoo win the battle of the Rovers in 16’s
In the Tralee Trophy World 16’s Division 1 goals from Sean McGrath, Darragh Quinlan, Martin Brosnan, Emmet Kelly and Jordan Goggin gave Rattoo Rovers a 5-1 win over Dingle Bay Rovers with Ryan Newstead scoring for the West Kerry side.
Team of the Week
Carlos Hernandaz
Listowel Celtic 14’s
Oisin O’Carroll Brendan Maunsell Ben Sugrue Ronan Bennett
Tralee Dynamos 12’s Park 12’s Killorglin 14’s Killarney Athletic 12’s

Ruairi Coakley Ian O’Sullivan Emmett Kelly Evan O’Shea
Inter Kenmare 12’s Iveragh United 14’s Rattoo Rovers 16’s Dingle Bay Rovers 16’s
Jack Fogarty James Clifford
Mastergeeha 14’s MEK 12’s