National Cup Even Ages – Round 2:
Under 12:
Skibereen 7 – 0 Asdee Rovers
Listowel Celtic 0-5 Kingdom Boys
Adare 0-8 Killarney Celtic
Park 3-2 Killorglin.
Three out of five go into the next round after this weekend’s games. Kingdom Boys and Park got through the all Kerry clashed defeating Listowel Celtic and Killorglin respectively.
For Kingdom Boys Ferdie O’Brien was on fire scoring four with Stefan Duyile netting the fifth.
The Park’s win over Killorglin was much closer with the Tralee side coming back from a half time 2-1 deficit to win 3-2.
Fergal O’Brien, Kieran Connolly and Jessie Stafford Lacey were the scorers for the Tralee side with Jonathan Kissane and Gary Mathews from the penalty spot replying for Killorglin.
Killarney Celtic travelled to Adare and were too strong for the home side winning 8-0. The Hoops goals came from Mikey Moynihan, Dion Marcos, David Clifford, Jack Galvin, Mark Harnett, Dara Moynihan and two from Dara Moynihan.
Unfortunately Asdee Rovers are out of the competition going down away to Skibereen.
Under 14:
Killarney Celtic 7-0 Listowel Celtic
Park 4-1 Kingdom Boys
Newscastlewest 8-0 Camp
Glenview Stars 1 – 3 Killarney Athletic
Fenit 3 – 0 Adare
Killarney Celtic proved too strong for Listowel Celtic and qualified for the next round thanks to goals from Jordan Kiely, who hit a hat-trick, Donal Lyne, Paudie Clifford, Matt Keane and Shane Cronin.
The Park overcame a strong Kingdom Boys challenge 4-1 but had to come from a goal down at half time. Shane Lowth finished a Robert McGovern cross to put Kingdom Boys ahead but goals from Jessie O’Sullivan and Roman Laucher put Park ahead early in the second period.
Geroge Carneige and Con Heuston added two more for the winners who had Jack Shortt in excellent form between the posts.
Camp travelled to the fancied New Castle West side and unfortunately their interest in this season’s National Cup came to an end.
There was much better news for Killarney Athletic who defeated Glenview Stars 3-1. Chris O’Meara, Cillian O’Regan and Aydan Mulvanney were Athletic’s scorers.
Fenit are also through to the next round following there good 3-0 home win over Adare. Goals by Cormac O’Connor from the penalty spot, Ivan Parker and Fionn Griffin put Fenit into the next round.
Under 16:
Killarney Celtic 8-0 Newcastlewest
Kingdom Boys 6 – 1 Regional
Mastergeeha 0-2 Charleville
Ennis Town 4-1 Killarney Athletic
Geraldines 1-1 Listowel Celtic AET
Listowel Celtic win 4-3 on penalties.
Caherdavin 1 – 3 Inter Kenmare
Camp 1 – 2 Shannonside.
Killarney Celtic will fancy a good run in this competition and made no mistake qualifying for the next round. Scott O’Mahoney hit 2 as did Kieran Murphy. Liam O’Sullivan, Conor Keane, Danny Kerins and James McCarrick all got one each.
Kingdom Boys were also at home and continued their good form with a 6-1 win over Regional. Adam Kelly 2, Jonathan Hannafin, Darragh Carmody, Wayne Duggan and Nigel O’Connor put Kingdom Boys into the next round and they are a team that most will want to avoid in the draw.
Listowel Celtic had to go all the way to defeat Geraldines but winning away on penalties is all the sweeter. Kevin Bowler scored in normal time and with the game tied 1-1 after extra time is was onto spot kicks. Kevin Bowler, Michael O’Connor, David Keane and Conor Mulvihill were all successful from the spot to send Listowel Celtic through.
Inter Kenmare also travelled to Limerick and came away 3-1 winners over Caherdavin. Gavin and Brian Crowely and Brian Clifford got the goals to give Inter a very good win.
Mastergeeha went out to Charleville and Killarney Athletic went down 4-1 to Ennis. TJ O’Sullivan was Athletic’s sole scorer.
Camp are also out going down by the slimmest margin against Shannonside 2-1. Patrick Daly was on the mark for Camp but it just wasn’t enough.