National Cup Open Draw entrants now known:
Skechers National Cup 12’s:
Mungret Regional 1-5 Killorglin
Pike Rovers 5-4 Listowel Celtic
Killarney Celtic 5-0 Moneypoint.
Aisling Annacotty 3-2 Listowel Celtic AET
Killarney Athletic 1-4 Pike Rovers
Foundation Sports 14’s:
Premier: Tralee Dynamos 0-5 Park
Division 1: Mastergeeha 5-1 Iveragh United
Division 2: St Bernard’s 4-1 Park C
Park C 3-2 Camp Juniors
Tralee Trophy World 16’s:
Premier: Killarney Celtic 2-1 Tralee Dynamos
Division 1: Killarney Celtic B 3-2 Killorglin
Park B 7-2 Asdee
JK Sports 12 Girls Premier:
Killarney Athletic 0-3 Inter Kenmare
Foundation Sports 14 Girls Premier:
Mastergeeha 6-1 Killarney Celtic.
National Cup Open Draw Entrants Now Know:
The Skechers National Cups have reached the Open Draw for the last 32 teams left in the competition. The South West Region is the one Kerry Schoolboys League teams compete in and from this Region 5 teams go forward to the open draw.
In the 12’s Killorglin have qualified for the 4th round, the round of 32, with a very impressive 5-1 away win in Limerick where they knocked out Mungret Regional. The Killorglin goals came from Adam Owens and Eoghan Hassett who got two each and one from Dara O’Grady. Killorglin now join Killarney Athletic in the draw.
Listowel Celtic were very unlucky to go out at this stage. They were also in Limerick and went out 5-4 to Pike Rovers with Aoife Horgan and Kieran O’Carroll both netting 2 each.
In the 13’s Cup Kerry sides have taken 3 of the 5 places in the Open Draw with Listowel Celtic, Killorglin and for the first time ever a side from Camp Juniors.
Killlarney Celtic booked their place in the 14’s Open Draw as they defeated Moneypoint 5-0 thanks to goals from Ruairi Doyle, Adam Dineen, Niall McGillicuddy, Ryan O’Grady and Christian Casey. Sadly Listowel Celtic suffered extra time heartbreak as they lost 3-2 after extra time. Micheal Nolan and Conor Hogan got the Listowel goals. This was a close game with Nolan’s goal levelling matters before the break. Hogan then put the North Kerry side ahead with a crafty chip over the Limerick side’s keeper. However a late penalty saw Aisling Annacotty level matters and take the game into extra time but not before Listowel Celtic keeper Shane O’Sullivan made a fantastic double save to keep his side in the game. Celtic dominated early in extra time but couldn’t find the breakthrough and Aisling won it late on.
Killarney Athletic are also out as they went down 4-1 to Pike Rovers in Woodlawn. Emmet Finnan got the Athletic goal.
The Park will represent the League in the 15’s Last 32 while at 16’s it Tralee Dynamos that are only Kerry side left in the competition.
There was a restricted programme in the Leagues but still some important games were played.
Park go joint top of 14 Premier:
In the Foundation Sports 14 Premier The Park’s win over Tralee Dynamos has seen them join Killarney Celtic at the top of the table. The game was played on the KDL All Weather and goals from Liam Tobin, Mervin Shalemba, Sean McGrath, Kevin Goudling and Nick Izahi gave the Park all three points.
Mastergeeha into joint second place in Division 1:
Mastergeeha were 5-1 winners over Iveragh United at Kilbrean Park and that win sees them joint Dingle Bay and Camp Juniors on 6 points, 3 behind the leaders Ballyhar.
Park D now 5 wins from 5 in Division 2:
The Park D continued their perfect start to the season with another win but they were pushed all the way by Camp Juniors who went into the game unbeaten in their two games. However the home side took the win on a 3-2 scoreline.
Darragh Caplis scored twice to put the Park 2-0 up, getting his second with a shot from the edge of the box into the top corner. Camp Juniors pulled one back through Cian O’Leary but John O’Connor restored the Park’s 2 goal advantage with a superb goal on the break that started after a Camp corner. Camp Juniors never gave up and got one back from Maurice O’Connell with 5 minutes to go but couldn’t force an equaliser.
St Bernard’s are into second place on their own, as the defeated Park C, to move onto 9 points. The goals came from Mikey Clifford, Oisin Maunsell, Gavin Slattery and Dylan Moriarty.
Killarney Celtic joint top of 16 Premier:
Killarney Celtic had a hard fought 2-1 victory over Tralee Dynamos in the Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier to move onto 6 points and level with The Park, but they do have 2 more games played than the Tralee side. Pablo Martin scored a cracker from distance with Jack Enright getting the other Celtic goal.
Park continue to lead Division 1:
The Park were 7-2 winners over Asdee to remain top of Division 1. John Ward got the Park off to the perfect start with the lead goal in the first minute. Conor O’Brien got a second to double the lead but Asdee got one back before the half.
However The Park were the strongest in the second half and goals from Conor O’Brien who ended with a hat trick, Aaron Ward and Jack Deering with 2 saw the Park now on 10 points.
Killarney Celtic B will be delighted to get their first win on the boards as they defeated Killorglin 3-2. Caolan Ryan got 2 and Jack Hanrahan got the other goal.
In the JK Sports 12 Girls Premier Inter Kenmare made it 3 wins from 3 with a 3-0 away win at Killarney Athletic. Chloe Cremin, Amy Harrington and Cliona Daly got the goals wihile Freddie Offerins was excellent in midfield.
In the Foundation Sports 14 Premier Mastergeeha defeated Killarney Celtic 6-0 in the opening game in this Division. Anna Hannigan got a hat trick, Martha Fitzgerald 2 and Ciara Kearney were the Kilbrean girls scorers.
Outstanding Players of the Weekend:
While there were not enough players to pick a Team of the Week there were a number of outstanding performances:
Amy Harrington – Inter Kenmare 12’s
Anna Hannagan – Mastergeeha 14’s
Shane O’Sullivan: Listowel Celtic 14’s.
Jack Tamwley and Leon Gallagher: Park 14’s
Jake Brosnan: St Bernards 14’s
Cian O’Grady: Camp Juniors 14’s
Emmet Finnan: Killarney Athletic 14’s