Mid Term Games:
Cups / Shields:
National Cup 15’s ¼ Final:
St Kevin’s Boys 5-1 Park
John Murphy 12’s Shield:
LB Rovers 3-0 Camp Juniors
John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup:
Killorglin A 1-2 Park A
Tralee Dynamos A 1-1 Killarney Celtic B AET
Celtic win 5-4 on penalties.
Listowel Celtic 6-0 Inter Kenmare
Dingle Bay 1-5 Killarney Celtic A
Mastergeeha 3-1 Ballyhar
Tralee Dynamos B 2-9 Listowel Celtic B
Asdee 4-6 Ballyheigue
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup:
Mastergeeha 5-2 KILLORGLIN
JK Sports 12’s
Castleisland 1-5 Park B
Mastergeeha 3-0 Castleisland
Daly’s Supervalu 13’s
Tralee Dynamos 3-1 MEK
Foundation Sports 14’s:
Killarney Celtic A 1-0 Listowel Celtic A
Mastegeeha 5-0 Inter Kenmare
Park C 1-7 Killarney Celtic B
Killarney Plaza 15’s
Park B 3-4 Ballyheigue
Tralee Trophy World 16’s
Division 1 Shield:
Camp Juniors 2-3 Killorglin
Park’s run in National Cup over:
St Brendan’s Park 15’s great run in this season’s National Cup has come to an end at the hands of St Kevin’s Boys in Dublin. The Park battled hard but were 3-1 down at half time with Mervin Shalemba getting the goal. The Park tried to hard to get back into the game but St Kevin’s scored twice late on.
LB through in 12’s Shield:
LB Rovers are into the quarter finals of the John Murphy 12’s Shield following a 3-0 victory over Camp Juniors in Round 1.
Semi Finalists sorted in 13’s Cup:
The four semi-final places in the John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup are known after the weekend’s games. The Park were 2-1 winners away to Killorglin. John O’Connor and Leon Gallager put the Tralee side 2-0 up before Dylan Moriarty pulled a goal back late on for Killorglin.
Killarney Celtic A are also through thanks to a 5-1 win over Dingle Bay Rovers. Killian O’Sullivan scored twice with Ronan Coffey, Cian McMahon and Cian Doe all scoring one each.
Killarney Celtic B got past Tralee Dynamos A on penalties. The game finished 1 all with Andy Rogers getting the Dynamos goal. There was no score in extra time with Celtic winning the penalty shoot-out 5-4.
Listowel Celtic were too strong for Inter Kenmare in Pat Kennedy Park and go into the hat thanks to goals from Thomas O’Connor 2, Sean Stackpoole, Emmet Kennedy, Dylan Breen and Darragh Quinlan.
Mastergeeha are the first team into the 13 Shield semi-finals as the defeated Ballyhar 3-1 at Kilbrean Park. Brendan O’Leary scored twice and Ian O’Connor once in the win. Eathan Campbell replied for Ballyhar.
2 out of 4 semi-finalist known in 15’s Shield:
Listowel Celtic B and Ballyheigue are through to the Kerry Cup 15’s Shield. It was a case of the McGrath show as Listowel Celtic B knocked out Tralee Dynamos B. Cian McGrath hit an amazing 7 goals with Nathan and Shane McGrath netting one each. Liam Dowling scored the other. Padraig Hughues scored twice for Dynamos who to their credit never gave up.
Ballyheigue booked their place in the last 4 after a 9 goal thriller against Asdee. Sean Sheehan and Conor Corrigan scored two each for the winner – the goals being Sheehan’s 19th and 20th of a great season. Ciaran Casey and Tomas Gaynor both got a goal each.
Barry O’Neill, Conor Carmody and Conor Rooney were on the mark for Asdee.
Mastergeeha join 16’s Cup semi-finalists:
Mastergeeha booked the final place in the Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup semi-finals with a 5-2 win over Killorglin. The Kilbrean side join The Park A and B and Killarney Celtic A in the last 4. Paul O’Shea hit three for the winners with Cian Fahey and Darren Looney also scoring. Jack Clifford and Dillon Fitzgerald were the Killorglin scorers.
Park increase lead in 12 Division 1:
Leaders the Park B extended their advantage at the top as they got past Castleisland 5-1. Sean O’Connell and Kieran O’Connor both scored twice for The Park B with Luke O’Connell also hitting the net. Sean Coffey replied for Castleisland.
Mastergeeha kept pressure on the leaders with a 3-0 win also over Castleisland.
Dynamos go further clear in 13’s Division 2:
Table Toppers Tralee Dynamos extended their lead at the top of the Daly’s Supervalu 13’s Division 2. They were 3-1 winners at home to MEK. Sean Horan, Danny Burke and Andy Rogers scored for Dynamos with Aidan O’Shea netting for MEK.
Level at the top of 14 Premier:
Killarney Celtic and The Park are now level at the top of the Foundation Sports 14 Premier after the Hoops 1-0 win at home to Listowel Celtic. Niall McGillicuddy got the all important goal for Killarney Celtic.
Mastergeeha into 4th in 14’s Division 1:
A Darren Lehane hat trick and 2 from Ian O’Connor gave Mastergeeha the points in a 5-0 win over Inter that sees the Kilbrean side up to 4th.
Celtic close gap on top 3 in 14’s Division 2:
Goals from Casper Prusak, Tyrese Coffey, Matt Fleming and Dylan Falvey and Terry Sparling with 2 each sees Killarney Celtic into a top 3 spot in the Foundation Sports 14 Division 2. Ciaran O’Leary replied for Park C from the penalty spot.
Ballyheigue nearing the top of 15 Division 2:
Following a 7 goal cracker Ballyheigue are up to 25 points from 10 games as they chase St Bernards who are on 26 points from 11 played. Sean Sheehan hit 3 and Conor Corrigan 1 in the win with TJ McMahon, Alex Rojogcin and Rob Kerins getting the Parks goals.
Killorglin pick up 3 in 16’s Division 1:
Goals from Brice Dourieu, Mark Lynch and Jack Lynch gave Killorglin the 3 points in a 3-2 win over Camp Juniors.
Inter League Action:
There were a number of Kerry sides in Inter League action at the weekend. The 13’s were in UL as part of their campaign and they defeated Limerick Desmond before going down to Limerick County to finish third in their Group.
The Kennedy Cup panel continued their build up to the tournament in June with a 2-0 win over Midlands thanks to goals from Sean Kennedy and Jack O’Connor. Mervin Shelamba scored in their 3-1 loss to Cork. Kerry had a number of good performances on the day with Ryan O’Grady the pick of them.
The 16’s lost to South Tipp in their penultimate game. This squad has seen 8 players moving to the U17 National League side but those involved with the 16’s gave their all for the Kerry cause.
Everyone involved in the Schoolboys Girls League is delighted with the success of St Brendan’s College in winning the Hogan Cup. The majority of these players played in the League and have an All-Ireland winner’s soccer medal in their collections. This wonderful win at the weekend give them a very special double.
There was heart break for Rian O’Sullivan and his Ireland u17 teammates who just lost out on qualifying for the Euro’s. They lost out to Poland on penalties with Rian playing in 2 of the 3 games last week.
Savanna McCarthy is part of the Irish u19 Girls squad who are playing their Elite Qualifying tournament in Dublin this week. They face Germany, Poland and Azerbaijan.
Team of the Week:
Kian Clancey Dylan Falvey Darren Lehane
Listowel Celtic 13’s Killarney Celtic 14’s Mastergeeha 14’s
Zoran Samardzic Oisin Daly Cian O’Neill Ethan Campbell
Tralee Dynamos 13’s Killoirglin 16’s Park 12’s Ballyhar 13’s
Barry O’Neill Sean Sheehan Cian McGrath
Asdee 15’s Ballyheigue 15’s Listowel Celtic 12’s