Valentines Weekend 2019 Results and Reports
Skechers SFAI Cup Last 16
13’s Southend United 3–2 Park
15’s Park 2-1 Naas United AET
SFAI Regional semi-final
15’s Galbally United 5–1 Killarney Celtic
JK Sports 12’s Premier
Dingle Bay Rovers 2-4 Inter Kenmare
Listowel Celtic 0-2 Killarney Celtic
12’s Division 1
Killarney Celtic B 3-0 Ballyhar
Fenit 1-2 Tralee Dynamos B
Inter Kenmare B 0–2 Park B
John Murphy 12’s Cup Prelim Round
Iveragh United 7–0 Listowel Celtic B
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier
Mastergeeha 2-1 Listowel Celtic
Inter Kenmare 4–0 Killorglin
14’s Division 1
Fenit 7–3 Killarney Celtic B
Park 3-0 Killarney Athletic
14’s Division 2
Killorglin 3-0 MEK
Dingle Bay Rovers 3–1 LB Rovers#
Killarney Athletic B 7-0 Mastergeeha B
Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1
Mastergeeha 4–2 Iveragh United
Listowel Celtic 7–0 Fenit
Park 15’s amongst the top 8 in the country
St Brendan’s Park will once again be mixing it with the elite in the National Cup as their 15’s team have reached the Last 8 of the Skechers SFAI National Cup.
The win in the Last 16 came after a titanic battle with Naas United at Christy Leahy Park going through 2-1 after extra time. It was game that came with a little poignancy for the Park as 8 of the squad were playing their last game at this age having signed for the Kerry League of Ireland 15’s. The visitors were tough to break down early on and it took a moment of class from Cianan Cooney to break the deadlock. His quick turn and low shot past the Naas keeper on the 26th minute put the Park 1-0 to the delight of the home crowd.
The Park had chances to extend their lead but didn’t do so and were made pay when they failed to clear a ball and the game was tied at 1-1.
There was no further score and with the game into the second period of extra time the dreaded penalty shoot-out looked on the cards. But Cooney had other ideas and another cool finish from close range won the game for the Park.
This was a great team effort with Cooney, Kieran O’Connor and Samuel Aladesanusi probably the stand-out players who along with their management deserve great credit for reaching the Last 8 of a National competition.
The Park now await the quarter final draw and are hoping for a home draw and will fancy their chances against any side especially at Christy Leahy Park.
Tough defeat for Park in 13’s SFAI Cup
The Park’s great run to the Last 16 of the Skechers SFAI National Cup ended with a 3-2 defeat away to Southend United of Waterford. The home side played against the wind in the first half but two attacks saw them score twice. Credit to the Park they hit back when James Fisher headed in a Jack Slattery cross. It got better for the Tralee side in the second half when JJ Olitijan levelled matters.
Sadly it was the home side the hit the winner late on to break the Park’s heart after a great run in this competition.
Regional semi-final defeat for Celtic:
Killarney Celtic’s run in the 15’s Regional competition came to an end with a 5-1 away defeat at Galbally United. Dara O’Connor got the Celtic goal.
Top two win in 12 Premier
The two leaders in the JK Sports 12 Premier won on the road. Inter Kenmare went 1-0 down away to Dingle Bay Rovers thanks to a Padraig Manning goal in the first half. Inter were the better side early in the second half and two goals from Micheal Tangney put them ahead and then the extended the lead to two goals thanks to a Ronan McCarthy tap in after a shot was parried by the Dingle keeper.
The home side then pulled one back thanks to a Joe Linnane goal but the visitors took the points when Neal O’Shea finished off after good work by Darragh Murphy. This moves Inter onto 19 points from 8 games.
Killarney Celtic remains just a point behind from their 8 games after a 2-0 away win at Listowel Celtic. Joey McCarthy scored in the first half and JJ Donoghue in the second. But Killarney Celtic needed keeper Pearse Moynihan to save a penalty to keep the gap between the sides.
Leaders beaten as Athletic close gap in 12’s Division 1
Joe Quilter put the JK Sports 12 Division 1 leaders Fenit 1-0 up at home to Tralee Dynamos. However from there it was the visitors that took over and goals from Toby and Christy Boy Burke gave Dynamos B all three points. The win moves Dynamos into 3rd place on their own 3 points off top spot.
Killarney Celtic B were 3-0 winners at home to Ballyhar thanks to goals from Leon Bowler, Sean O’Mahony and Finian Blackwell while the Park B won 2-0 away at Inter Kenmare B with goals from Will Leahy and Oliver Lata.
John Murphy 12’s Cup
The first game in this year KSBGL Cups was the John Murphy 12’s Cup Preliminary game with Iveragh United defeating Listowel Celtic 7-0. Celtic will now go into Round 1 of the 12’s Shield.
For Iveragh United Daithi Sugrue, Ronan Murphy, Cillian O’Sullivan, Marc O’Connor, Cathal Walsh and David Kennedy got the goals.
Mastergeeha into 2nd in 14 Premier
A 2-1 home win with both goals coming from Jack Fogarty sees Mastergeeha move into second place in the Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier. They are 4 points behind leader Iveragh United.
Inter Kenmare are in 5th after their 4-0 win at home to Killorglin. Their goals came from Yago Cornide 2 one of which was an overhead kick from a Zack O’Shea cross, Darragh O’Connor and Darragh Casey
3rd and 4th take the points in 14’s Division 1:
The race for third place in the Quills 14’s Division 1 continues to be tight with Fenit and The Park picking up three points today. Fenit had goals from Billy Doyle, Donagh Murphy, Tiernan O’Sullivan, Alex McGrath, Ronan O’Shea, Oisin McGibney and player of the match David Chute in their win over Killarney Celtic B. Josh Bowler, Adam Doherty and Brian O’Connor got the Celtic B goals.
The Park got the points on a 3-0 score line over Killarney Athletic B.
Dingle Bay Rovers wrap up 14’s Division 2 with games to spare:
Dingle Bay Rovers knew a win over LB Rovers, their nearest challengers, would see them wrap up the 14’s Division 2 title with two games to play. The West Kerry side got the three points they needed thanks to 2 goals from James Hoare and one from Diarmuid O’Seadgha. Mikey Dunworth got the goal for LB Rover. Killorglin are up to third following a 3-0 game over MEK.
Killarne Athletic had three players hitting two goals – Ben Kimfuta, Ronan Saha and Daire Kingston with Oran Daly getting the other goal in their home win over Mastergeeha
Listowel Celtic up to third in 16 Division 1
Listowel Celtic were big winners at home to Fenit and the win sees them move up to third place. Dylan Quinn, Chris McQuaid, Oisin Moloney, Adam Segal, Sean Stack and man of the match Dylan Breen got the Listowel Celtic goals.
A Kevin Bowler hat trick and a goal from Brendan O’Leary saw Mastergeeha defeat Iveragh United 4-2. Andrew Walsh got both for the South Kerry side.
Team of the Week:
Killarney Celtic 12’s
Micheal Tangney Leon O’Connor Oran Daly
Inter Kenmare 12’s Tralee Dynamos 12’s Killarney Athletic 14’s
Cathal Farrell Gregory Clifford JJ Donoghue Will Leahy
Dingle Bay Rovers 12’s Fenit 12’s Killarney Celtic 12’s Park 12’s
Jack Fogarty Dylan Breen Andrew Walsh
Mastergeeha 14’s Listowel Celtic 16’s Iveragh United 16’s