Opening Weekend of UnEven Ages

Opening Weekend of Uneven Age Action plus a busy mid-week:
12’s Summer Cup Final
St Brendan’s Park 3-1 Mastergeeha
15’s Summer Cup Final
Killarney Celtic 2-1 St Brendan’s Park
15 Summer Shield Final
St Brendan’s 5–0 Ballyhar Dynamos
League Games
Slattery’s Carpets and Blinds 12’s
12 Premier
Killarney Athletic A 5-0 St Brendan’s Park A
12 Division 1 North
LB Rovers B 2-5 Tralee Dynamos B
13’s League
13 Premier
Killirglin A 0-3 Killarney Celtic A
Tralee Dynamos A 1-3 MEK Galaxy A
St Brendan’s Park 6–0 Mastergeeha A
13 Division 1
Castleisland 4-1 Killarney Celtic B
St Brendan’s Park B 1-3 Killarney Athletic B
13 Division 2 South
Mastergeeha B 2-4 Inter Kenmare B
Killiorglin B 3-3 Killarney Athletic C
13 Division 2 North
Dingle Bay Rovers 6–0 St Brendan’s Park D
LB Rovers B 5–4 Castleisland B
World of Tiles 14’s
14 Division 1
St Brendan’s Park B 8-2 Killorglin B
Camp Juniors 7-1 Ballyhar Dynamos
14 Division 2
Ballyheigue 3-3 Castleisland B
15’s League
15 Premier
Tralee Dynamos 2-3 Killarney Athletic
Killorglin A 2–0 Killarney Celtic A
Mastergeeha A 5–0 St Brendan’s Park A
15 Division 1
MEK Galaxy 1-0 Fenit Samphires
Dingle Bay Rovers0 –1 Inter Kenmare
Killorglin 4–0 Ballyhar Dynamos
15 Division 2
Killarney Athletic B 1-7 Inter Kenmare B
Mastergeha B 1–6 St Brendan’s Park B
Reports
St Brendan’s Park and Killarney Celtic successful in Summer Cup finals:
Two of the remaining KSBGL Boy’s Summer Cup finals were decided this week. In the 12’s Final St Brendan’s Park made the better start at Georgie O’Callaghan Park as they scored twice against Mastergeeha. The goals in the first half came from Johnny Neilings and Jack Daly with a cracking header.
Into the second half and player of the match Edison Jahiri made it 3-0 but credit to Mastergeeha they pulled one back through Roan Guerin. They had a great chance of making it 3-2 but Park keeper Samson Abubaker made a great diving save. The Park also had a number of chances to increase their lead but Mastergeeha keeper Hugh McGuire was in inspired form making a string of saves. But in the end the Tralee side held on for the win with St Brendan’s Park being crowned 12 Summer Cup champions.
The 15’s Boys Summer Cup final saw Killarney Celtic welcome St Brendan’s Park to Celtic Park and it was the visitors who took the lead through Andrew Kerins.
And it stayed that way until the second half when Josh Bowler equalised for Killarney Celtic and then Callum Cronin got the goal that proved to be the winner.
But the Shield proved to be a happier hunting ground as they defeated Ballhar Dynamos at Christy Leahy Park. Their goals came from Arik Jaszczynski who got 2 and one each from Callum O’Brien, Kuba Mikolajczuki and Fionn Dyro. For Ballyhar, who battled till the end, Colm Riordan and Gavin O’Sulllivan did well.
League Reports
Athletic and Dynamos win in the 12’s:
There were two games played in the Slattery’s Carpets and Blinds 12’s with Killarney Atheltic defeating St Brendan’s Park in the Premier division. The Athletic goals came from Enna Hennigan 2, Callum Cox, Cian Hegarty and Conor Moynihan.
In 12’s Division 1 North Tralee Dynamos B won 5-2 at LB Rovers who goals came from Rodrigo Guzman and Finn O’Sullivan. Eddie Carmody hit three for Dynamos with Cian Fitzgerald and Rian Duffy getting the other two.
Mid-week action in the 14’s
Wins for Castleisland and Park B and Camp in 14’s Division 1:
There were three games played in the World of Tiles 14’s Division 1. Castleisland were 2-1 winners at home to Fenit Samphires with Josh Ryan and Michael O’Sullivan exchanging goals in the first half. Darragh Carroll got the winner for Castleisland in the second half.
St Brendan’s Park led 2-0 at half time in their home game at Christy Leahy Park against Killorglin B. While the visitors scored twice in the second half through Declan Field and Eoin Henken the Park pushed on for the win. Their goals came from Johnny Neilings, Danny Kingston, Shane O’Donovan, Tuoyo King and the prolific Edison Jahiri who hit three including one from the penalty spot.
Two goals each from Robert Keane and Allyn O’Shea and one from Jago Brodie, Mikey O’Leary and Jack Hegarty saw Camp Juniors defeat Ballyhar Dynamos.
Two away wins in 13 Premier:
In the 13’s Premier Killarney Celtic were 3-0 winners away at Killorglin thanks to goals from Luca Mosca, Mark Looney and Maurice Joy. There was also an away win for MEK Galaxy A as they won at Tralee Dynamos. Leo Allen with 2 and Cillian O’Donoghue gave MEK all three points with Calvin O’Sullivan replying for Dynamos.
The sole home winner was St Brendan’s Park who defeated Mastergeeha at Christy Leahy Park. Their goals game from Danny Kingston, Daniel Farmer, Dylan Galloway, Edison Jahiri and Johnny Neilings.
Home and Away win in 13 Division 1:
Two goals from Glenn O’Sullivan were added to by strikes from Graham West and Cian Cahill saw Castleisland take the win 4-1. For Celtic Jamie Fleming scored from the spot and being fouled for the penalty.
Philip McEneany got the Park 15’s B only goal but it wasn’t enough to get anything from the game as Killarney Athletic scored three. Eoin Bennett scored in the first half with Sean Lyne and Adam Moynihan scoring in the second half.
13 Division 1 South:
Goals from Tony Desmond 2 and one each from James Leonard and Dillon Tagney gave Inter Kenmare a 4-2 win away at Kilbrean Park for whom Alan Scannell and Cathal O’Keeffe, scoring a penalty after he was fouled, got the goals.
Two from Mikey Hayes and one from Tommy Foley saw Killorgin B take a share of the points in their home game with Killarney Celtic C.
DBR win at home in 13 Division 2 North
A hat trick from Marco Szazpaniak and one each from Cillian Daly, Fionn Dowd and Mattie O’Halloran saw Dingle Bay Rovers win at home to St Brendan’s Park D.
LB Rovers just got the better of Castleisland B 5-4 in a 9 goal thriller. Conor O’Reilly 3, Leona Meaney and Fionain Mason were the scorers for the home side in their narrow win. Daniel Sullivan 2 and Adrian Walsh got the Castleisland goal with their other being an og.
Points shared in 14’s Division 2:
After a six goal thriller the points between Ballyheigue and Castleisland the points were shared following a 3-3 draw. Mathew O’Sullivan. Shane O’Sullivan and Adam Lee scored for Ballyheigue with Cody McMahon 2 and Sean Horan scoring for Castleisland B.
15 Premier
Two goals from Luke Doolan and one from Liam O’Brien saw Killarney Athletic win on Day 1 of the 15 Premier. They won 3-2 away at Tralee Dynamos who had Ronan Carroll and Ben Murphy on the mark in a game that was tied 1-1 at the break.
Killorglin had goals from James Jones and Sean Griffin saw Killorglin win at home to Killarney Celtic.
Mastergeeha were winners at home to St Brendan’s Park thanks to goals from Darragh O’Keeffe, Sean Maher 2, Sean McAuliffe and Mathew Kennedy.
Close encounters in 15 Division 1:
The game between MEK Galaxy and Fenit looked like ending with a share of the points until the home side snatched the win with a late goal. Jamie Vouden got in behind the Fenit defence and was fouled outside the box. Noah O’Shea put the free kick into the top corner to see his side take all three points.
Inter Kenmare were also 1-0 winners in their game away to Dingle Bay Rovers with Liam O’Sullivan on the mark for Inter while Killorglin won 4-0 at home to Ballyhar Dynamos. Xavier Cayoni hit a hat-trick with Daniel O’Keeffe scoring once.
Away wins in 15 Division 2:
Calub Looney scored for Killarney Athletic B but they went down in their home game with Inter Kenmare B. Alex Sheehan led the home side hitting 2 with Sean Casey, Colm Cronin, Jack Wiggins and Cathal Sweeney all on the score sheet.
St Brendan’s Park B won on their trip to Kilbrean Park defeating Mastergeeha B with Brian O’Sullivan on the mark for the home side. For the Park Fabian Petryszyn hit a hat trick while Luan Xhemaili, Igor Mikolajczyk and Jerry Lynch were also on the mark.
Kerry 13’s in Charleville:
Kerry 13’s had two squads on duty against Limerick County with the games played in Charleville. In the first game the sides drew 1-1 with Danny Kingston putting the visitors 1-0 up on the 28th minute. Limerick County equalised in the second half.
In the second game two goals from Cillian O’Donoghue on the 8th and 23rd minutes saw Kerry lead 2-1 at the break.
Team of the Week
Adrian Molloy
Tralee Dynamos 13’s
Donnchadh Foley Conor Finnegan Paddy Hannafin Nickie Corridan
Killorglin 13’s Mastergeeha 12’s Fenit Samphires 14’s Ballyheigue 12’s
Mikey O’Leary Edison Jahiri Sean Lyne Cody McMahon
Camp Juniors 14’s St Brendan’s Park 12’s Killarney Athletic 12’s Castleisland 12’s
Richie Kissane David Butler
LB Rovers 12’s MEK Galaxy 14’s

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

12’s and 14’s action last weekend

12’s and 14’s action in the KSBGL:
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland
Wexford 4-0 Kerry
12’s Cup quarter finals
Mastergeeha 1-0 Camp Juniors
Tralee Dynamos 2-1 Killarney Celtic
12’s Cup Semi-Finals
MEK Galaxy 1-4 St Brendan’s Park
Mastergeeha 3-1 Tralee Dynamos
12’s Plate Semi-final
St Brendan’s Park D 2-0 Castleisland B
Listowel Celtic C 4-2 Inter Kenmare B AET
12’s Shield
Killarney Celtic B 4-1 MEK Galaxy B
Castleisland 2-1 St Brendan’s Park B
12’s Shield Semi-Finals
LB Rovers 7-0 Mastergeeha B
Inter Kenamre 3-0 Castleisland A
14’s Boys Shield Semi- Final
MEK Galaxy 2-4 Camp Juniors
Mastergeeha 6-4 Inter Kenmare
Girls Inter League Friendlies
12’s Kerry 2-2 Clare SSL
13’s Kerry 1-1 Clare SSL
15’s Kerry – Clare SSL
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland
The Kerry 14’s made the difficult trip to Wexford for their opening game of the Shield Phase of the EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland. A delayed start while waiting for the referee didn’t help and it was the home side that went ahead in the 15th minute.
Wexford scored again before the break with the Kerry defence calling for the ball to be flagged as having gone out of play. Kerry pushed hard to get back into the game but Wexford exploited this to score twice.
Kerry play their first game of this phase at home this Saturday when they welcome Waterford FC to Celtic Park at 2pm.
St Brendan’s Park and Mastergeeha to contest 12’s Cup final:
The 12’s Cup final, provisionally pencilled in for Monday September 13th will be contested by St Brendan’s Park and Mastergeeha.
Goals from Jonathan Casey, Jack Murphy and Roan Guerin saw Mastergeeha progress to the final thanks to a 3-1 win over Tralee Dynamos whose goal came from Eoghan Daly.
Mastergeeha had qualified for their semi-final with a 1-0 win over Camp Juniors thanks to a Roan Guerin goal. Tralee Dynamos had beaten Killarney Celtic 2-1 to reach the last four thanks to goals from Danny Lane and Cody Sheehan with Jack Grady replying for Celtic.
St Brendan’s Pakr were away to MEK Galaxy in their semi-final and went 1-0 up thanks to a Dean Courtney goal. The home side equalised just after half time but further goals from Danny Kingston, Johnny Neilings and Edison Jahiri ensured the Park’s progression.
Park D and Listowel Celtic C in 12’s Plate final:
Extra time was needed to separate Listowel Celtic C and Inter Kenmare B in the 12’s Plate semi-final. Ryan McDonell scored for Listowel Celtic C and Tony Desmond replied for Inter as the game was tied at 1-1 at end of normal time.
Desmond got a second for Inter in extra time but it wasn’t enough as goals from Shane Costello, Thomas Keane and Thomas Lynch saw the North Kerry side reach the final.
They will meet St Brendan’s Park D in the final on Friday night. The Tralee side were 2-0 winners over Castleisland B thanks to goals from Patrick Leen and Odhran O’Connor.
LB Rovers and Inter Kenmare in 12’s Shield Final:
There were two games played early in the week before the semi-finalists of the 12’s Shield were known. Killarney Celtic B were 4-1 winners over MEK Galaxy B but it wasn’t enough for the Hoops to progress. Dara Horan 2, Luca Mosca and Jack O’Shea got the Celtic goals with Conor Hayes scoring for MEK Galaxy.
Castleisland qualified for the semi-finals thanks to a 2-1 win over the Park B who were 1-0 up at the break thanks to a Darragh Callaghan goal. But goals from Byron Culhane and Jamie Nolan saw the home side progress at Georgie O’Callaghan Park.
In the Shield semi-finals goals from Colm Kelliher, Aidan O’Sullivan and an og saw Inter Kenmare reach the final knocking out Inter Kenmare.
LB Rovers had two goals each from Liam Lynch, Brody Mulvihill and Odhran Barry and one from Odhran Buckley in their 7-0 win over Mastergeeha B.
The 12’s Shield Final between Inter Kenmare and LB Rovers is set for this Saturday with the venue TBC at the time of going to print.
Camp Juniors and Mastergeeha reach 14’s Shield final:
The Mastergeeha and Inter Kenmare semi-final turned out to be a 10 goal thriller with the Kilbrean side winning 6-4 in the end. Faradh Miah was the star for Mastergeeha hitting a hat trick and these were added to by goals from Sean McAulliffe, Sean Cox and Sean Maher.
Rossa McGearailt did all he could for Inter as he also ended with three goals and Sean Casey also scored but they just came up short.
Camp Juniors started the brighter in their semi-final over MEK Galaxy and they went 3-0 up thanks to goals from Robert Keane, Darragh Murphy and Dean Goodwyn before Conor Tangney pulled one back for MEK. However a fourth for Camp from Goodwyn saw them through even though Jamie Vousden did pull another one back late on for the home side.
Clare girls made the short trip to Kerry:
The continuing development of the 12’s Kerry girls squad and the build-up for the 13’s and 15’s Gaynor Cups continued when Clare SSL brought three squads to Kerry.
The 12’s played in Christy Leahy Park while the 13’s and 15’s were in action in Georgie Callaghan Park in Castleisland. It was a very productive days for the three Kerry girls sides.
In the 12’s it ended Kerry 2-2 Clare with Amy Brosnan getting both goals for Kerry. The 13’s was also a draw, this time 1-1 with Laura Flavey on the mark for Kerry.
The 15’s game ended 4-0 but doesn’t really tell the story of the game as Kerry hit the crossbar and post twice with Katie Foster especially unlucky not to hit the net once if not twice.

Team of the Week:
LiamKennedy
Camp Juniors 12’s
Ryan McDonnell Conor Finnegan Ryan Flaherty
Listowel Celtic 12’s Mastergeeha 12’s St Brendan’s Park 12’s
Jack Noonan Glen Sullivan Dara Horan Harry Murphy
Tralee Dynamos 12’s Castleisland 12’s Killarney Celtic 12’s MEK Galaxy 12’s
Conor Dealy Rossa McGearailt Alex Dafoor
Mastergeeha 12’s Inter Kenmare 14’s Tralee Dynamos 12’s

Summer Competitions back after holiday break

Summer competitions continue:
12’s Cup Quarter Finals:
MEK Galaxy 3-1 Listowel Celtic A
St Brendan’s Park A 6 –0 Killarney Athletic A
12’s Shield:
LB Rovers A 1-1 St Brendan’s Park B
Inter Kenmare 4-3 Mastergeeha B
MEK Galaxy B 1-1 Ballyhar Dynamos A
Killarney Celtic C 2-1 MEK Galaxy B
Inter Kenmare A 2-3 Ballyhar A
12’s Plate:
Tralee Dynamos B 2-3 St Brendan’s Park C
Castleisland B 4-2 Tralee Dynamos B
Castleisland B 6-1 Camp Juniors B
Listowel Celtic C 8-0 St Brendan’s Park C
Camp Juniors B 5-7 LB Rovers B
Inter Kenmare B 3-6 St Brendan’s Park D
Listowel Celtic C 5–1 LB Rovers B
12’s Cup, Shield and Plate latter stages line-up taking shape:
MEK Galaxy book place in Cup semi-final
Two goals from James O’Meara and one from Cillian O’Donoghue saw MEK Galaxy book the first of the last four places in the 12’s Cup. They beat Listowel Celtic A 3-1 with Louis Corridan getting the hoops goal.
St Brendan’s Park welcomed Killarney Athletic A to Christy Leahy Park for the second quarter final. And it was the home side that are in the hat after a 6-0 win. The Park’s goals in the win came from Johnny Neillings, Edison Jahiri, Cayden Roche, Tuoyo King and Jack Daly.
Shield action leads to semi-finals:
In the 12’s Shield there was action in mid-week and at the weekend. A penalty from Darragh O’Callaghan saw LB Rovers draw 1-1 with St Brendan’s Park B.
There was a 7 goal thriller in Kenmare with Inter just getting the better of Mastergeeha B 4-3. The goals for Inter came from James Leonard, Aiden O’Sullivan, Roan O’Sullivan and James McGann. For the Kilbrean side Adam O’Leary, Cathal O’Keeffe and Adam O’Connor were on the mark.
MEK Galaxy B and Ballyhar Dynamos A played out a 1-1 draw with Alan Adamczyk scored for the home side with Donagh Lynch on the mark for Ballyhar.
Killarney Celtic C went 2-0 up thanks to goals from Ross O’Gorman and Simon Sirotiak before Leo Allen pulled one back for MEK Galaxy B but Celtic held on to win.
Inter A and Ballyhar Dynamos played each other on Saturday to finish up the Group stages. The sides were tied 1-1 at the break before Dynamos went on to win 3-2. Their goals came from Daniel Downes 2 and Donnacha Lynch. Aidan O’Sullivan and Tony Desmond scored for Inter.
12’s Shield Semi-Finals: LB Rovers are the winners of Group A and will take on Mastergeeha B who were runners-up in Group B.
Inter Kenmare have topped Group B on 12 points and will play the runners-up in Group A which will be decided after the game between Castleisland A and St Brendan’s Park B.
12’s Plate goes down to final game:
In the games played this week two goals from Adrian Walsh and one each from Graham Walsh and Killian Horgan saw Castleisland B take the points with a 4-2 win over Tralee Dynamos B whose goals came from Eoghan Daly and Ryan Nix.
Listowel Celtic C had goals from Tadgh Dalton, Thomas Lynch, Sean Mulvihill, Shane Costello and Thomas Keane in their win over Park C.
The Camp Juniors B versus LB Rovers B ended up as a 12 goal thriller with the Rovers winning 7-5. Their goals came from Evan Mannix 4, Thomas Scanlon, Gracie O’Sullivan and Leona Meaney. Conor Flaherty hit 4 and Addy Nolan the other goal for Camp B.
On Saturday two goals from Ellien Tomczak and one from Bartek Biltik saw St Brendan’s Park C defeat Tralee Dynamos B 3-2 with Jude Lacey getting both Dynamos goals.
An Aidan Walsh hat trick and goals from Sam McCarthy, Jamie Murphy and Graham West saw Castleisland B taking the win over Camp Juniors B. Conor Flaherty got the Castleisland goal.
St Brendan’s Park D won away at Inter Kenmare B thanks to goals from Patrick Leen 3, Shayne Griffin, Brooklyn Conway and Fionn Clancy. Matty Miles, Dillon Tagney and Dean Sweeney scored for Inter Kenmare B.
With the top two in each Group qualifying for the semi-finals Group A of the Plate went down to the final game where Listowel Celtic C welcomed LB Rovers B with a draw sufficing for Celtic C to top the group. In the end Listowel Celtic C had a little too much in hand winning 5-1 –Evan Mannix got the LB goal. Group B was decided first with St Brendan’s Park D topping the group ahead of Inter Kenmare.
Kerry 12’s Girls shine in the heat in Clare:
The Kerry 12’s Girls development continued with their participation in a Blitz organised by the CSSL at the excellent Tulla FC facility. Kerry, Clare and Limerick Desmond all had two teams present on the day with 22 girls all contributing over the 4 games played in 25 degree heat.
Both Kerry sides went down narrowly to the Desmond League sides losing the second game by just 1 goal 2-1. Kerry then played out two very exciting draws with the Clare League 3-3 and 1-1. Mastergeeha’s Amy Brosnan caught the eye of all the coaches hitting 4 goals on the day with Ali Bowler also on the mark. Head of Football Noel White and coaches Siobhan Cushen and Michael Crossan were delighted with the efforts of all 24 girls and how this whole age group is developing. Amongst those that stood out in the games were Niamh O’Callaghan, Taylor-Kate Leane, Ellie Cregan, Amelia Carroll Kelly, Sinead Lyons and Aoibheann O’Callaghan.
Kerry Gold: Amie Kelly, Leah Griffin, Caoimhe Cronin, Niamh O’Callaghan, Alannah Crossan, Amy Brosnan, Keelin Clifford, Caoimhe Skinner, Taylor Kate Leane, Eadaoin Larkin, Nessa Kirby.
Kerry Green: Eilis Tagney, Isabelle Cushen, Nicole O’Connell, Aoibheann O’Callaghan, Sinead Lyons, Ali Bowler, Ellie Cregan, Ameila Carroll Kelly, Isabelle Lyons, Lauren Buckley, Laura Meehan.
15’s Girls draw with Limerick County
The Kerry 15’s were also in pre Gaynor Cup action when they met one of their Group opponents Limerick County at Georgie O’Callaghan Park. Kerry took the lead thanks to a cracking team goal when Emma O’Connor found Izzy McGrath and her pin point cross was headed home by Suvi O’Connor. Kerry looked like holding on for the win until the visitors equalised with one of the last kicks of the game.
Gaynor Cup Fixtures released: The Kerry 13’s and 15’s Girls squads now know the sequence of their games in the delayed 2021 Gaynor Cup competition. 25 teams are in the 13’s and 23 in the 15’s with the position of the teams after the Group stages determining if they play in the knock out stages of the Cup, Shield, Plate, Bowl and Trophy.
Kerry, Tipperary South, Limerick County and Cork are in both age groups. Limerick Desmond are the fifth team in the13’s with West Cork the fifth team in the 15’s.
Kerry are free on the first weekend of games on the weekend of September 18/19th. On the weekend of October 2/3rd the 13’s are away to Limerick Desmond and in the 15’s we travel to West Cork.
On the weekend of October 16/17th both sides are at home to Tipperary South, on 30/31st of October both ages welcome Limerick County before both end away to Cork on November 13th or 14th. The knock-out stages begin once the Group stages are finished.
Team of the Week
Ciaran Ryan
Castleisland 12’s
Conor Clifford Donagh Prenderville Jamie Fleming
Castleisland 12’s MEK Galaxy 12’s Killarney Celtic 12’s
Jude Lacey Brandon Griffin Ryan Healy Alan O’Leary
Tralee Dynamos 12’s Camp Juniors 12’s Inter Kenmare12’s Mastergeeha 12’s
David Downes Shane Costello Patrick Leen
Ballyhar Dynamos 12’s Listowel Celtic 12’s Tralee Dynamos 12’s

Girls and Boys Finals as Summer Competition comes to a conclusion

Girls and Boys Finals completed as Summer Competitions near their end:
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland
Cork City 0-4 Kerry
Girls Competitions
12’s Group
Listowel Celtic 0-0 Camp Juniors
St Brendan’s Park 1–1 Listowel Celtic
13’s Shield Final
Camp Juniors 2-1 Killarney Celtic White
15’s Cup Final
Inter Kenmare 2-1 Killarney Celtic
15’s Shield Final
St Brendan’s Park 2-0 Dingle Bay Rovers
Boys Competitions
13’s Plate Final
Castleisland 7-2 Ballyhar
13’s Cup Semi- Final
Killarney Athletic 2-1 St Brendan’s Park
Reports
EA Sports 14’s League of Ireland
14’s make Cork City battle hard for the win.
Cork City 14’s are one of the favourites to take the over EA Sport League of Ireland title but in this game, played in the scorching heat in Mayfield, Kerry made them fight all the way before they scored 2 late goals to put a gloss on the win.
Kerry’s defence did very well but the home side did take the lead in the 28th minute and got a second just after the break. Kerry again battled hard looking to get one back. However in the heat they did tire as expected and Cork City got the two late goals inside the last 8 minutes.
Girls Reports
12’s Girls Group goes down to last game:
With the top two from the Group stage progressing to the 12’s Girls Final the competition when down to the last game to decide who those two teams were.
Following the 0-0 draw between Listowel Celtic and Camp Juniors the table saw Listowel Celtic lead the way with 10 points from 4 games followed by Camp Juniors with 10 from their 5 games and St Brendan’s Park with 9 points from their 4 games.
The final game on Saturday saw St Brendan’s Park welcome Listowel Celtic to Christy Leahy Park and again there was nothing between the sides. Alannah Crossan scored for St Brendan’s Park with Laura Meehan getting the Listowel Celtic goal.
This result means that Listowel Celtic and Camp Juniors will context the final with the Park just missing out on goal difference but they can also be very proud of their efforts.
Camp remains unbeaten to take 13 Shield final:
Camp Juniors came into the 13 Girls Shield Final unbeaten and having inflicted the only loss in the Group that their opponents Killarney Celtic White suffered. Another very tight and exciting encounter was expected at Christy Leahy Park and so it proved.
Killarney Celtic took the lead in the 16th minute thanks to an Ella O’Connor goal and they remained 1-0 up at the break. But in the second half Camp Juniors led by Miriam Sheehan began to exert control and she scored twice in the 34th and 48th minutes to give her side the lead.
Killarney Celtic battled hard to find an equaliser but Camp Juniors held on to take their first Girls title, having been runners up in a number of finals, much to the delight of the squad, coaches and supporters who made the trip into Tralee.
Inter just see off rivals Celtic to take 15’s Girls Cup:
Inter Kenmare and Killarney Celtic 15’s have had some great battles as they came up through the ages. In the preliminary stages of this competition they played out a 5 goal thriller with Inter just taking the win 3-2.
Inter hosted this final in Kenmare (Celtic Park will by the venue for the 16’s Girls final between the same two clubs) and as expected there was nothing between the sides.
Lauren O’Shea put the home side 1-0 up before the break but Abbie Finnan equalised for Killarney Celtic in the second half. Thought were beginning to turn towards extra time but in the 75th minute Tara Desmond had other ideas. She went on a solo run and unleashed an unstoppable shot past the Celtic keeper to give Inter Kenmare the Cup.
Park score in each half to defeat DBR in the 15’s Girls Shield:
Hosted by Camp Juniors on a very warm Thursday night St Brendan’s Park and Dingle Bay Rovers were involved in another cracking girls final in front of a great crowd of family members who certainly added to the atmosphere.
In a game where both defences were very hard to break down St Brendan’s Park took the lead through Priya O’Donovan just before the much needed water break.
Dingle Bay Rovers tried very hard to get back on level terms but the Park held out and just after the second half water break Faye O’Neill made it 2-0 when she latched onto a long ball after the Park’s defence were under some pressure.
There was no way back for a gallant Dingle Bay side and St Brendan’s Park added another trophy to a growing collection of girls wins.
Boys Reports
Castleisland win Plate Final defeating Ballyhar Dynamos
Castleisland and Ballyhar Dynamos met in the u13 Boys Plate final played at Kilbrean Park, the home of Mastergeeha. Goals from Sean Sullivan 2, Kyle Buckley 2, Ben Brosnan, Eoghan Joy and Jack Foley saw Castleisland take the win. Conrad Long and John Henderson were on the mark for Ballyhar Dynamos.
Killarney Athletic join MEK Galaxy in the 13 Boys Cup Final:
This was a very tight semi-final with Szymon Jasinski putting Killarney Athletic 1-0 up in the 17th minute and it remained that way at the break. Szymon got his and Athletic’s second in the 45th to put them in control but the Park were not going to give up and they pulled one back 5 minutes later through Magic Kublik. But Athletic held on and will face MEK Galaxy in the final.
Rolls of Honour:
Boys – Szymon Jasinski, JJ O’Donoghue – Killarney Athletic, Josh Ryan and Eoghan Joy Castleisland, John Henderson and Johnny Galvin – Ballyhar Dynamos.
Girls – Lauren Creen, Ciara Slattery, Amie Turner, Niamh O’Callaghan – Camp Juniors, Niamh O’Keeffe – Listowel Celtic, Tara Desmond, Saoirse Buckley – Inter Kenmare, Jodie Barton, Niamh Cantillon – Killarney Celtic, Haley Flaherty, Eabhna Ni Cinneide-Dingle Bay Rovers, Jill Quirke, Abaigail O’Shea – St Brendan’s Park
Interested in coaching?
The Kerry Schoolboys Girls League is looking ahead to the new season which will kick-off in late August. On the Inter League front the League is looking for Expressions of Interest from coaches for the following programmes – 11’s ETP for boys and girls, 12’s Boys, 13’s Boys, 15’s Boys and 16’s Boys. Coaches can register their interest on http://forms.office.com/r/dJt0R8ccN6.