KSBGL 2021-22 Season opens plus LoI and Kennedy Cup games

2021-2022 KSBGL Season Underway
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland Shield
Kerry 0-3 Waterford FC
SFAI Kennedy Cup Group Stage
Kerry 5–1 Limerick County
KSBGL Summer Competitions
12’s Plate Final
St Brendan’s Park D 2-1 Listowel Celtic C
12’s Shield Final
Inter Kenmare 2–5 LB Rovers
14’s Shield Final
Mastergeeha 1-2 Camp Juniors
15’s Shield Final
Mastergeeha 4-0 Inter Kenmare
Slatterys Carpets and Blinds 12’s
12 Premier
Mastergeeha 7-2 Killorglin
LB Rovers 2-6 Inter Kenmare
12 Division 1 South
Mastergeeha B 1-1 Killarney Athletic B
Killarney Celtic B 7-0 Killorglin B
12 Division 1 North
St Brendan’s Park B 4-3 Camp Juniors
12 Division 2
Camp Juniors B 3-0 St Brendan’s Park C
Mastergeeha C 1-4 Castleisland B
World of Tiles 14’s
14 Premier
Killarney Athletic 3-5 MEK Galaxy
Inter Kenmare 5-1 Listowel Celtic
14 Division 2
Tralee Dynamos B 4-3 Mastergeeha B
Inter Kenmare B 4-4 St Brendan’s Park C
Reports
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland:
Waterford wins for second time in Kerry:
In the EA Sports 14’s League Shield Waterford made the trip to Kerry a winning one following up on their 2-1 wan in the Group stages when the game was also play at Celtic Park Killarney.
This game started in whirlwind fashion with Scott Collins pass finding Cian Whelan but Caolan Mitchell made a great save to keep Waterford at bay. At the other end Neal O’Shea rounded the keeper but his goal-bound effort was cleared off the line by Matt Barrett.
And Barrett was involved in the opening goal on 14 minutes when his header from a corner was finished to the net by Jack Kennedy. They visitors went 2-0 up in the 24th minute when Barrett headed home from an Alex Sheehan.
Neal O’Shea and Leigh Meehan went closest for Kerry who had Alex Sheehan and Brandon Long putting in dangerous crosses.
Kerry made changes at the break with Darragh Lynch and Aaron Healy involved in the good things the home side produced. But Kerry conceded a goal third in the 62 minute when Ciaran Kirwan held off the defenders to finish neatly past Mitchell.
Adam Evans had a couple of half chances late on but it was Waterford who held for a good win.
Open day in for Kerry in Kennedy Cup Group F:
Kerry 5-1 Limerick County
The rearranged 2021 Kennedy Cup got underway this weekend with Kerry welcoming Limerick County for the Group F game played at Listowel Celtic.
From the start Kerry were in full control with James Dempsey, James Jones, Brian O’Shea and Fionn Daly all going close.
In the 14th minute Kerry opened the scoring when Brian O’Shea showed great close control to shoot past the Limerick keeper. Two minutes later it was 2-0 when Fionn Daly pounced after the keeper parried under pressure.
It could have been 3-0 in the 20th minute but after Fionn Daly was fouled Brian O’Shea penalty clipped the post. However within a minute it was 3-0 as James Jones finished off a good Kerry move. Then a long ball over the whole Limerick defence by keeper Pierce Moynihan saw Jones chip the Limerick keeper but his effort landed on the roof of the net.
3-0 became 4-0 in the 27th minute when Jones got his second following another sweeping Kerry move and James Dempsey hit the crossbar from a header. On the rare times that Limerick County Mathew Rogers and Jayden Deedy made two important challenges.
Credit to Limerick County and at the start of the second half they pulled one back when Gearoid Enright headed home from a Conor Clancy cross. Jack Fitzgerald headed over from a Limerick County corner and that was their last real chance.
Kerry wrapped up the scoring and the win when James Jones scored from the penalty spot to complete his hat-trick after Luke Doolan was fouled.
In the other game in the Group Limerick District won at North Tipperary. Kerry go to Limerick District in their next game in early October.
KSBL Summer Competition Final Round-UP:
Four of the remaining finals in the hugely successful KSBGL Summer Competitions were played this week.
St Brendan’s Park D took the 12’s Plate final defeating Listowel Celtic C 2-1 thanks to two goals from Patrick Leen who scored in both halves after Listowel Celtic had equalised before half time.
In the 12’s Shield Final LB Rovers took the trophy back to North Kerry as they defeated Inter Kenmare 5-2. Tony Desmond and Aidan O’Sullivan got the Inter goals but two each from Brody Mulvihill and Odhran Buckley and one from Odhran Barry gave LB Rovers the trophy.
In the 14’s Shield Final Camp Juniors went 1-0 up before the break thanks to Robert Keane and doubled their lead in the second half through Dean Goodwyn. Sean Maher pulled one back for Mastergeeha with 5 minutes to go but it wasn’t enough for the side that after missed a penalty.
There was better news for Mastergeeha in the 15’s Shield final as they defeated Inter Kenmare with three late goals. They led 1-0 thanks to a Bobby Galvin goal after 60 minute and then added another three from Emmet Spillane, Cian Guerin and Cian O’Connor.
Kerry 13’s continue build-up to SFAI Inter League:
With the SFAI Inter Leagues due to start next month the Kerry 13’s head coach Preston McEvoy had two squads on duty againt Limerick Desmond in two friendly games as part of their build-up. Kerry won the first game 3-2 and narrowly lost the second game 1-0. Scoring the Kerry goals were Danny Murphy, Callum Robertson and Tom Griffen. Trials will take place at this age group in the coming weeks before the final squads are selected.
League Reports:
Slattery’s Carpets and Blinds 12’s:
Opening day wins in Premier for Mastergeeha and Inter Kenmare:
In the Slattery’s Carpets and Blinds 12’s Premier there were opening day wins for Mastergeeha at home and Inter Kenmare away.
At Kilbrean Park goals from Dean Moynihan and Darragh Keane who both got 2 and one each from Cian Maher, Alan O’Leary and Conor Lynch gave the home side the win over Killorglin whose goals came from Kieran Patton and Cillian Casey.
Inter Kenmare the trip to LB Rovers a wiining thanks to two goal each from Mathew Miles and Tony Desmond and one each from Kevin Touhy and Ronan Hussey.
A Win and a Draw in Division 1 South:
Killarney Celtic B proved to be a little too strong for Killorglin B and they took the three points thanks to goals from Tristan Murphy who got a hat trick, Luke Clancy who scored 2 and one each from Ger Moynihan and Marco Mosca.
The Mastergeeha B and Killarney Athletic B finished 1-1. Oran Lynch put the Kilbrean side ahead before Aodhagan O’Suilleabhan for Athletic B.
Park B win in Division 1 North:
The only game of the 12’s Division 1 North was a seven goal thriller with St Brendan’s Park B defeating Camp Juniors 4-3. Eric Quirke, David Aherne, Noah Reidy and Albi Ghaxa got the Park’s goals.
Home and Away wins in 12’s Division 2:
Castleisland B made the trip to Kilbrean Park a winning one as they defeated Mastergeeha C 4-1 but they also needed a big performance from keeper Luke McCarthy. The goals came from Evan Cronin, Daniel Collins 2 and Dan O’Donoghue.
World of Tiles 14’s
Three sides win in 14 Premier:
Killarney Athletic made a good start in their game at home to MEK Galaxy and led 3-1 with the goals coming from MarcL Kowalczyk, an og and Szymon Jasinski. However goals from Jayden Ferris who hit three, and one each from Danny Murphy and Cillian O’ Donoghue saw MEK take the win.
The Park had goals from Saad Abdulla who scored 2 in the first half and from Edison Jahiri and Majleck Kubick in their 4-0 win over neighbours Tralee Dynamos.
Inter Kenmare won 5-1 at home to Listowel Celtic. Rossa McGearailt put them 1-0 up after ten minutes when he finished off a Caoilainn Desmond pass. Michael Jones scored from a Michael Mahoney corner five minutes later to lead 2-0 at the break.
In the 50th minute McGearailt got his second from a Dylan Tryvaud pass, Desmond also got his second in the 60th minute and the McGearailt finished off his hat trick this time after being set up by Robbie Guest.
Goals Galore in 14’s Division 2:
There were only two games in 14’s Division 2 but between them there were 15 goals. Mastergeeha B made the trip to Tralee Dynamos a successful one coming away with a 4-3 win. The Mastergeeha goals came from Jack Teehan, Zach Cronin and Ruairi O’Donoghue x 2.
The Inter Kenmare B v Park C game ended in a 4-4 draw. Two goals came from DJ Harrington and one each from Darragh Mahoney and Colm Cronin in this high scoring thriller.
Team of the Week:
Cormac Clifford
Killorglin 12’s
Eric Quirke Diarmuid Furlong Mark Farrell
St Brendan’s Park 12’s Mastergeeha 15’s Camp Juniors 14’s
Ben Kelliher Ronan Hussey Fionn Kennedy Jer Moynihan
Killarney Athletic 14’s Inter Kenmare 12’s MEK Galaxy 14’s Killarney Celtic 12’s
Daniel Collins Patrick Leen Odhran Barry
Castleisland 12’s St Brendan’s Park 12’s LB Rovers 12’s