Killorglin go Into the West and Win!!
National Cup:
13’s Last 16: Mervue United 1-2 Killorglin
16’s Last 32: Killarney Celtic 0-1 Villa.
Kerry Cups:
13’s Cup Round 1:
Killarney Athletic 4-1 Killorglin B
Fenit 6-1 Kingdom Boys B
Park B 2-3 Mastergeeha
Round 2:
Killarney Celtic B 6-0 Asdee
Inter Kenmare 0-1 Listowel Celtic A
Listowel Celtic C 1-0 St Bernards.
Killarney Celtic C 0-7 Park
15’s Round 1:
Inter Kenmare 0-8 Kingdom Boys
Killorglin 2-0 Killarney Athletic B
Killarney Athletic A 1-0 Killarney Celtic B
Castlemaine 0-4 Listowel Celtic A
Ballyhar 6-4 Park A.
Tucker Kelly’s 16’s:
Castleisland 6-1 Killarney Celtic B
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier:
Kingdom Boys 0-6 Killarney Celtic A
13 Div 2:
Camp – Killarney Celtic C
Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier:
Killarney Celtic 2-0 Fenit
Girls: 12’s: Killarney Celtic 1-0 Killarney Athletic.
13’s Killarney Celtic 2-3 Listowel Celtic
Reports: National Cup:
13’s Last 16: Mervue United 1-2 Killorglin AFC:
Mervue United spoiled the possibility of an all Kerry Last 16 clash when the defeated Killarney Celtic 2-0. That meant that Killorglin had to make the long trip to Galway city looking for a place in the Last 8.
As expected the home side started the brightest and it took a great save by Alex O’Connor following a corner to keep the sides level. This spurred Killorglin on and when Eoin Clifford played a defence splitting through ball Dylan O’Neill did the rest to give the Kerry side the lead.
They looked to push home their advantage and Gar Hassett was just too high with lob and Jack O’Connor had his shot saved while the Killorglin defence were doing very well at the other end.
Killorglin turned and were playing with the wind but it was the home side who levelled three minutes into the second half.
Sean Corcoran made a last ditch tackle and keeper O’Connor made another good save as the game looked to be swinging Mervue’s way.
But this Killorglin side are a handful going forward and Killian Burke set up Gar Hassett who delightfully chipped the keeper.
Mervue were now throwing everything at Killorglin and when O’Connor was chipped Ronan O’Shea put his body on the line as he slid along the All Weather to clear the ball. Mervue had one last chance from a corner but Roan Moriarty headed off the line and send Killorglin into the last 8 for the first time in their history.
Next up is a home quarter final against either Clonmel Town or Gorey Rangers in what will be a huge day for the club.
15’s Last 32: Killarney Celtic 0-1 Villa (Waterford):
From early on this always looked like being a game where there would only be 1 goal between the sides. Celtic were mostly restricted to long range efforts with Mike Potts, Cian Gammell and David Clifford all going close.
Villa were also struggling to get an clear cut opportunities with Irish u15 International Jason Malumphy pulling the strings.
Whichever side lost would look back at a number of decisions that didn’t go their way and unfortunately it was the home side that had to do that.
The only goal of the game came deep into injury time when Villa won a free on the left. Kilgannon swung it in and from a bunch of players jumping the ball ended up in the Celtic net. They will be disappointed not to have defended the late late free kick and the game ended a few minutes later.
Kerry Cups:
13’s Cup:
There was action in Round 1 and 2 of the 13’s Cup with the winners of the second round progressing to the Last 8.
Killarney Athletic, Fenit and Mastergeeha are a round away from that after they won their first round ties. Killarney Athletic
Killarney Athletic were 4-1 winners at home to Killorglin B thanks to goals from Keith Suter, Danny Cronin, Tadgh Doolan and sub David Moriarty who makes a habit of scoring off the bench. Athletic will face Camp away in Round 2.
Fenit had a hat trick from Cian Donnellan, two from Jack Falvey and one from Kevin McElliggott in a 6-1 win over Kingdom Boys B. Fenit now face the Kingdom Boys A team in Round 2.
Mastergeeha looked to be cruising into Round 2 as they went 3-0 up away to Park B. Paul O’Shea got 2 and Dillon Murphy the other for the Kilbrean side. But no Park team gives up easily and the B’s pulled 2 back thanks to Josh Horgan and Mark Dziedziuch but couldn’t find the equaliser.
Round 2: The Park A are the first team into the Last 8 as they played on Thursday night. James Sheehan hit 3, Alfie Christie 2 and Leon Shambala and Fergal O’Brien one each in their win over Killarney Celtic C.
Killarney Celtic B joined them as they proved to be too strong for Asdee. Evan Lyne had a big day hitting 5 with 2 coming from David Cantillon and one from Connie Cremin.
There was only one goal in the Inter Kenmare versus Listowel Celtic A game and it the away side that got it. Brendan O’Neill hit the winner to see Listowel Celtic in the next round.
Their club-mates in the C team emulated them by also progressing 1-0. Goal machine Sean McGrath was on target.
15’s Cup:
Places in the Last 8 of the 15’s Cup were up for grabs in the 15’s Cup. Kingdom Boys were too strong for Inter Kenmare and had a wide spread of scorers. Dan Goggin, Diarmuid O’Connor, Podge Looney, Ryan O’Neill and Padraig Roche all got onto the score-sheet.
Killorglin went through 2-0 as they got past Killorglin B while took just one goal to see Killarney Athletic A get pass Killarney Celtic B. Mark Fitzgerald hit the winner from 35 yards to wrap up the win.
Castlemaine travelled to Listowel to take on Celtic A but it was the home side that took the spoils. Conor Kennelly, Adam Cronin, Daniel Sheehan and Gary Carey all hit one each.
Camp were too strong for Asdee and are into the hat for the next round thanks to a Joe Saunders hat trick and one each from Jimmy Grady and Cillian Henry.
The Ballyhar Park A game was a goal-fest with the home side winning 6-4. David O’Sullivan scored twice while Cemin Sheedy, Niall O’Donoghue, Cian Callaghan and Padraig O’Mahony were the goal scorers for the Kilbrean side while Lee Brown hit 3 and Conor Lowe the other for the awat side.
Tucker Kelly’s 16 Cup’s:
Castleisland join Mastergeeha in the Last 8 of the Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup. They beat Killarney Celtic C with goals from John McMahon 4, Jason Cremin and Michael Brown.
League Roundup:
On Wednesday Killarney Celtic 16’s got the points from Fenit to continue to lead the Division.
On Saturday in the Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier Killarney Celtic were too strong for Kingdom Boys and are now 7 wins from 7. Ryan Kelliher, Patrick Darcy, Mike Lenihan and keeper Mark Kelliher all scored with the latter getting his goal from the penalty spot.
Girls: In the 12’s Girls a 1-0 win by Killarney Celtic over neighbours Athletic means that the title will be decide between the two Celtic’s who have to face each other twice. In the win Shauna O’Donoghue got the only goal.
The 13’s game between Killarney Celtic and Listowel Celtic was cracker with the visitors just getting the better of the home side by the odd goal in 5. Kate Murphy and Kate McCarthy scored for Killarney Celtic but two from Aoife Horgan and one from Mairead Keane gave Listowel Celtic the points.
Teams of the Week:
Shane Donovan
St Bernard’s 13’s
Colm Moriarty Ronan O’Shea Danny O’Callaghan
Camp 13’s Killorglin 13’s Mastergeeha 13’s
Derry Barrett Josh Hayse Ronan Buchannan Brian O’Neill
Camp 15’s Park 13’s Killarney Athletic 13’s Listowel Celtic 13’s
Gar Hassett Ryan Kelliher Ryan O’Neill
Killorglin 13’s Killarney Celtic Kingdom Boys 15’s