Over 600 underage players played the Beautiful Game this week

Underage League of Ireland and Inter League action part of hugely busy week in the KSBGL:
Kerry 14’s 0–6 Cork City
The underage League of Ireland has finally begun following its COVID postponement. Kerry 14’s welcomed Cork City to Christy Leahy Park and it was the visitors who took the win with all the goals coming during a 20 minute blitz from the 18th minute.
Kerry battled hard in the second half and indeed could have gotten a couple of scores own. This Saturday Kerry are away to Waterford at the IT. Waterford went down 5-1 to Cobh Ramblers in their opener last weekend.
Kerry Girls out in force:
The new Ardfert All Weather was a hive of activity when Kerry and South Tipperary Girls sides played four friendly games with the 13’s Gaynor and Development squads, the 15’s and 16’s all in action. There were 80 Kerry girls in action across the 4 home squads which is a sign of how strong girls soccer is now becoming in all corners of the coiunty.
The 13’s Development played very well and won 2-0 thanks to Sadie Ryan’s goals. The 13’s Gaynor Squad were in flying form and ran out easy winners thanks to Laura Falvey, Emma Daly, Phoebe O’Shea, Naoise O’Donoghue and Keeva Riordan who were all on the score sheet.
The Kerry 15’s and 16’s put in efforts that pleased their managements as they were up against sides who would have been together since their 13’s Gaynor days. Casey Mulroy scored for the 15’s while Lily Twomey, Mary Kearney and Lucy O’Sullivan impressed for the 16’s.
11’s reaches the semi-final stages after two knock-out rounds:
Following the very successful Group games the Last 16 and Last 8 rounds of the 11’sSummer tournament took place this week.
In the Last 16 North Cup section Listowel Celtic and Castleisland had byes while there were wins for Park A and Tralee Dynamos A over LB Rovers A and Park B. In the South section of the Cup the four teams qualifying were Killarney Athletic A ,Killorglin A, Killarney Celtic A and Inter Kenmare. The unlucky sides who put in great efforts were Killarney Celtic B, Mastergeeha (who lost on penalties), Mastergeeha B and MEK Galaxy A.
In the Last 8 the sides that have progressed to the semi-final were Killarney Celtic , Listowel Celtic, Castleisland and St Brendan’s Park with the line-up seeing Killarney Celtic at home to The Park and Listowel Celtic welcoming Castleisland.
The Shield Last 16 winners were Listowel Celtic B, Tralee Dynamos B, Ballyhar Dynamos A and B who both won on penalties, Mastergeeha C and MEK Galaxy B. Going out narrowly were Castleisland B, LB Rovers B, Park C, Killarney Athletic B, Killarney Athletic C and Inter Kenmare. Killorglin B and Killarney Celtic C met on Saturday with the Killorglin side progressing to take on Ballyhar Dynamos on Sunday.
In the Last 8 the sides who have qualified for the semi-finals are Killorglin B, MEK Galaxy B, Ballyhar A and Mastergeeha C . This means that the 11’s Shield semi- finals will see Ballyhar A taking on MEK Galaxy B and Killorglin B at home to Mastergeeha C.
The Rest of the Mid-Week action: There was one game in the 12’s played on Thursday with LB Rovers and Tralee Dynamos B drawing 2-2. Ruan and Jack Houlihan scored for the North Kerry side.
In the 13’s Cup Group Stages Listowel Celtic A and St Brendan’s Park A played out a 2-2 draw with Cathal Byrne and Dylan Costello scoring for Celtic and Brian Heaphy and Saad Abdula replying for the Park. Tralee Dynamos had goals from Alex Touhy 2, Christy Boy Burke, Molly Duggan and Rory Kavanagh in their win over Camp Juniors. MEK Galaxy A progressed with a 3-0 win over Killorglin.
In the 13’s Plate and Shield Killarney Celtic defeated Ballyhar Dynamos thanks to Cillian Slattery who hit 4 goals, Pa O’Brien who ended with 3 and one from Luca Mosca. Goals from Colm Kelliher, Rossa McGearailt, Michael Moloney from the penalty spot and Phoebe O’Shea saw Inter Kenmare defeat Mastergeeha who had Thomas Myers on the score-sheet.
Killarney Athletic B had hat-tricks from Finn O’Donnell and Liam Harmon and one from Alex Doolan in their win over Mastergeeha B in Kilbrean Park. Ruairi O’Donoghue 2 and Milozs Niezgoda were the Mastergeeha scorers.
A hat trick from Odhran Buckley and one each from Tadgh Long and Cody Goggin saw LB Rovers get the better of Castlesland. William McCarthy got both their goals.
Two goals in each half saw St Brendan’s Park B defeat Castleisland B. Johnny Neillings, Edison Jahiri, Tuoyo King and Edison Jahiri were the Tralee sides scorers.
Alex Czarmowski, Declan Field and Bryan McKenna who hit two each and Saoirse O’Shea were Killorglin B’s scorers in their away win over Inter Kenmare B.
In the 15’s Cup Killarney Celtic won 4-1 at home to St Brendan’s Park A. Josh Bowler scored twice with Jamie Moynihan and Seamus Kelly getting one each and James Foster replied for the Tralee side.
Everyone involved in the League wishes Kristan Lyne a speedy recovery from the knee injury he sustained in this game.
In the 15’s Shield Rohan Saha 2, Keelan Veraso and Daniel Fleming got the Killarney Athletic B goals as they won at home to Ballyhar. Joseph Lawlor, Marcus Connolly, Kuba Mikolagczuk, Alex Riordan and an og saw St Brendan’s Park B taking the win at Christy Leahy Park where Mathew Spillane replied for Killorglin.
In the 16’s Mastergeeha had their shooting boots on at home to Tralee Dynamos with Eoin Kelly, Daire O’Leary, Sean Doolan, Alan Looney and Hugh Lenihan all getting one each in the win.
Girls Mid-Week Games: In the U12 Girls Mastergeeha defeated MEK Galaxy in a 10 goal thriller at Kilbrean Park. Amy Brosnan had a night to remember hitting 4 goals with Sadbh O’Halloran and Grace Murphy getting the goals for Mastergeeha. For Isabelle Lyons hit a hat trick with Anna Allen getting the other goal.
In the 16’s Girls goals from Lucy Barton and Tara Desmond were enough to give Inter Kenmare a 2-0 win over Killarney Celtic.
Weekend Games:
Boys
12’s
Killarney Athletic B 1–8 Inter Kenmare B
Killarney Celtic A 5–0 Killarney Athletic A
Castleisland A 3–2 LB Rovers
Ballyhar Dynamos3 –2 Killarney Celtic B
Listowel Celtic B 2–5 St Brendan’s Park B
St Brendan’s Park A 7–0 Listowel Celtic
Ballyheigue 0–6 Killorglin
Tralee Dynamos A 4–2 Camp Juniors A
MEK Galaxy 3–2 Mastergeeha
MEK Galaxy B 0–2 Mastergeeha B
MEK Galaxy C 0-3 Inter Kenmare B
14’s Boys
LB Rovers 2–2 Fenit
Tralee Dynamos B 3–0 St Brendan’s Park B
Killorglin A 2–2 Killarney Athletic A
Tralee Dynamos A 4–2 Killarney Celtic A
Ballyhar Dynamos 1–8 Mastergeeha
MEK Galaxy 4–2 Killorglin
Listowel Celtic B 1–7 Camp Juniors A
St Brendan’s Park A 0–6 Killarney Athletic B
15’s Boys
Killorglin B 2–5 Mastergeeha
Castleisland 4–1 Killarney Athletic
Inter Kenmare – Listowel Celtic
16’s Boys
St Brendan’s Park 3–1 Listowel Celtic
Girls
12’s
Inter Kenmare 2–3 MEK Orange
13’s
Killarney Celtic White 2–1 Fenit
Listowel Celtic 2–4 Killarney Celtic Green
15’s
Inter Kenmare 3–0 Camp Juniors
Fenit 1–3 St Brendan’s Park
Killarney Celtic 2–0 MEK Galaxy
Match Reports Saturday:
12’s Cup and Shield
The first game of the weekend fixtures saw Inter Kenmare A defeat Killarney Athletic B at home thanks to goals from Colin Kelliher, Jack Carey, Roan O’Sullivan, Ruairi Daly, Ewan McCarthy and Aidan O’Sullivan. Nikita Bizanskis replied for Athletic.
Ballyhar Dynamos and Killarney Celtic B were tied 2-2 at the break in Murt Scott Park and the home side won it with the only goal of the second half. The Ballyhar goals were scored by Donnacha Lynch, Daniel Downes and Conot Foley.
Castleisland and LB Rovers drew 2-2 at Georgie O’Callaghan Park with the home sides coming from Tadgh McCarthy and Danny Murphy. Daithi Keane Tyrrell got both goals for LB Rovers.
Inter Kenmare B are also through thank to a 3-0 score line over MEK Galaxy C while Park B defeated Listowel Celtic B at home 5-2. Paddy Larkin and Emilis Brazine scored for Celtic.
Park A defeated Killorglin at home while Killorglin won away to Ballyheigue while Tralee Dynamos A were 4-2 winners over Camp Juniors A . Calvin O’Sullivan 3 and Eoghan Daly were the Dynamos scorers with Killian Crean and Conor O’Donnell scoring for Camp Juniors.
There were also wins for MEK Galaxy A over Mastergeeha A while Mastergeeha B saw off MEK Galaxy B 2-0.
14’s Competitions
Killorglin A and Killarney Athletic A drew 2-2 with Luke Doolin and Fionn Daly getting the goals for Athletic. James Jones and Aaron Doyle replied for Killorglin. The LB Rovers and Fenit game ended in the same score line with Dominick Ryan and Charlie Nolan scoring for Fenit.
A hat trick from Ronan O’Carroll and one from Aaro Horgan gave Tralee Dynamos A a 4-2 home win over Killarney Celtic A. David Burke scored from Ballyhar Dynamos but their opponents Mastergeeha were too strong for their hosts.
Calum Smith and Rioghan O’Sullivan both scored in the first half to leave the game between MEK Galaxy and Killorglin tied at 1-1. MEK pushed on to lead 3-1 with goals from Jamie Vousden and Joe Horan. Patrick O’Donnell pulled one back for Killorglin but Ryan Carey’s settled the nerves and wrapped up the win.
Camp Juniors A defeated Listowel Celtic B whose goal came from Igor Mikolajczyk. Listowel Celtic A saw off the Park A as the Group stages come down to the crucial stages. The Listowel Celtic goals came from John Carmody, Dylan Costello, Ruairi O’Connell and Conor Mulvihill.
15’s:
There was one game in the 15’s on Saturday with Mastergeeha winning 5-2 at Killorglin B. Emmet Spillane, Adam Whitty, Diarmuid Furlong, Cian O’Connor and Bobby Gallivan scored for Mastergeeha with Cian O’Brien and Alex Scannell scoring for the home side.
On Sunday Castleisland defeated Killarney Athletic 4-1 with their goals coming from CIan Downey 2, Killian Dennehy and Eoghan Shire. Tom Benson was on the mark for Athletic.
Park win only 16’s game:
The only 16’s game on saw the Park B defeat Listowel Celtic 3-1. The Park’s goals came from Tilor Silong, Fionn O’Neill and Venis Jahiri with Evan Boyle replying for Listowel Celtic.
Girls Games:
In the 12’s MEK Orange goals from Megan Gosney 2 and Isabelle Lyons gave them the win over Inter Kenmare who had goals from Ella Healy and Grace O’Shea.
In the 13’s Girls goals from Kate Healy and Ali Bowler gave Killarney Celtic White the narrowest of wins over Fenit whose goal came from Grace Reilly.
Laura Falvey got 2 for Listowel Celtic in their home game against Killarney Celtic Green who took the win 4-2. Celtic, who went 1-0 down inside the opening minute took the win thanks to goals from Jessica Leggate 2, Hannah Casey and Liadh Forde.
In the 15’s St Brendan’s Park won 3-1 at Fenit. Aoife Begley hit a hat trick for the Park with Isabel Moriarty scoring for the home side. Inter Kenmare also chalked up a win over Camp Juniors. Killarney Celtic were 2-0 winners at home to MEK Galaxy with Ellie Doolan and Abbie Finnan the scorers.
Team of the Week:
Michael O’Connor
Mastergeeha 13’s
Dara O’Connor Jack Nolan Kevin O’Shea
LB Rovers 12’s Fenit Samphires 14’s Ballyhar Dynamos 12’s
Cillian Slattery Caoileann Desmond Nikita Hoare Dylan Costello
Killarney Celtic 13’s Inter Kenmare 13’s St Brendan’s Park 13’s Listowel Celtic 13’s
Tadgh McCarthy Alex Touhy Fionn O’Donnell
Castleisland 12’s Tralee Dynamos 13’s Killarney Athletic 13’s
Girl’s Roll of Honour:
Lucy Harrington and Chloe Cremin Inter Kenmare, Lucy O’Sullivan and Claire Culhane Killarney Celtic, Leoan Meaney LB Rovers, Amy Brosnan Mastergeeha, Isabelle Lyons and Ciara McClane MEK Galaxy, Mary Angela Lynch and Rachel Lennon Fenit, Aoife Begley and Jill Quirke St Brendan’s Park.