11’s Cup and Shield Finals the highlight of a busy week in KSBGL soccer:
Underage League of Ireland
14’s Waterford 3–1 Kerry
Kerry made their first trip of the new Underage National League season as they followed up their first round loss to Cork City with an away trip to WIT to take on Waterford. The home side scored inside two minutes and were 2-0 up at the break. Kerry fought hard and pulled one back when a Dawid Grebowiec run ended up with the ball being cut back for Neal O’Shea to score.
Kerry hit the bar and the post but it was the home side that got the insurance goal.
MEK Galaxy take the 11’s Shield and St Brendan’s Park the 11’s Cup:
The semi- finals of the 11’s Summer Competitions were excellent displays of the talents of these young players. In the Cup quarter finals St Brendan’s Park made the trip to Killarney Celtic a winning one by a single goal while a Golden Goal in the last minute saw Castleisland win away at Listowel Celtic.
The Shield semi-finals were equally as close with MEK Galaxy B winning at Ballhar Dynamos and Killorglin B taking the win at home to Mastergeeha C.
The finals took place in the excellent surroundings of Murt Scott Park in Ballyhar. First up was the Shield and it was a great family outing with multi generations cheering one the young players of MEK and Killorglin.
The MEK boys put in an excellent first half and were ahead at the break but credit to Killorglin they took over in the second period and fought right to the end as MEK just held on. There were excellent performances all over the field but both goalkeepers drew huge applause on many occasions for their saves. This was the first trophy at Schoolboys Girls won by MEK Galaxy.
St Brendan’s Park opened up the quicker in the Cup final but Castleisland settled and we were treated to another cracking game. The Park led early but Castleisland hit the net to leave the minimum between the sides. Both sides hit the net later in the game and when referee Tom Kerrisk blew the full time whistle there was only one between the sides with St Brendan’s Park taking the 11’s Cup and while Castleisland will be disappointed they gave it all they had and like all of the four teams in action the players and coaches were a credit to their club.
Mid- Week Round-Up:
In the 12’s a goal from Shane Griffin was enough to give Park D a 1-0 win at home to Killarney Celtic C. Four goals from Conor Flaherty set Camp Juniors B on the way to their 6-2 win over Listowel Celtic. Ryan Fitzgerald and Michael Keane added to Flaherty’s goals. Sean Mulvihill got both goals for Listowel Celtic.
Rory O’Connor x 2, Billy O’Donoghue, Zach Cronin and Thomas Myers got the goals as Mastergeeha defeated Ballyhar Dynamos.
There were a number of games in the 14’s Cup and Shield. Killorglin B took the points on a 3-0 scoreline over Killarney Celtic B while Mastergeeha A and Camp Juniors A drew 1-1. A hat trick from Francis O’Brien and 2 from Fionn O’Dalaigh saw Tralee Dynamos B win 5-3 at Listowel Celtic B. Conor Fealy , David Lawlor and Fionn Morrissey got the Listowel B goals.
John O’Sullivan certainly had his shooting boots on as he hit four for Inter Kenmare in their 6-2 win at home to Killarney Athletic. Sean Casey and Darragh O’Sullivan got the other two. David Walsh and Marcl Kowalczyk replied for Athletic.
There was an eight goal cracker in Mort Scott Park as Ballyhar Dynamos and Park B drew 4-4. Diarmuid Quirke 2, Eoin Walsh and David Burke scored for the home side with Lee Wharton 2, Tadgh Healy and Cathal Morris scoring for The Park.
MEK Galaxy were 5-2 winners at Kilbrean Park with Jamie Vousden scoring in both halves and ending with a hat trick for the winners. Noah O’Shea and Ryan Brady were also on the mark. Dylan Cronin and Ronan McCarthy scored for Mastergeeha.
Killorglin A put in a big second half away at LB Rovers as the sides were tied 2-2 at the break. A James Clifford hat trick, Adam O’Neill 2, Rob Baggett and Dylan Flynn were on the mark for Killorglin. Shay Murphy and Lee Caffery got the goals for LB Rovers.
Two goals each from Aaron Horgan and Ronan Carroll and one each from Christy Burke and Niole Derege were on the mark for Tralee Dynamos in their win over Fenit. Conor Sweeney hit four and John Carmody one as Listowel Celtic defeated Killarney Celtic A. Dara O’Sullivan got both goals for Killarney Celtic A.
On Sunday Killorglin A rounded off a good week as they qualified for the 14’s Cup final after just seeing off Listowel Celtic after a 7 goal thriller. A hat trick from James Jones and one from Aaron Doyle were just enough for Killorglin to take the win. Tristan Barry with 2 and Kiegan Moloney were on the mark for Listowel Celtic.
Goals from Oran Murphy, Alex McGrath, Billy Doyle, Jerh Brosnan and Donagh Murphy gave Fenit a 5-0 win over Killorglin B. Hugh Lenihan and Adam Murphy scored for Mastergeeha in their 2-0 away win at Killorglin.
Killarney Celtic were winners by the odd goal in seven as they defeated Mastergeeha 4-3. Edward Myers 2, Kelvin O’Sullivan and Callum Cronin scored for Celtic with Hugh Lenihan x 2 and Paudie Moynihan replying for Mastergeeha.
Saturday Scorers:
League of Ireland 14’s
Waterford 3–1 Kerry
Ballyheigue 0– 6LB Rovers
Killarney Athletic 5-1 MEK Galaxy
Tralee Dynamos 3-2 Listowel Celtic
Killorglin B 4-7 Killarney Athletic B
Mastergeeha B 6–4 Inter Kenmare B
Park A 6–4 Camp Juniors A
Park C 3–4 Castleisland B
Listowel Celtic 3 -4 Killorglin
Inter Kenmare 2–1 Killorglin B
Killorglin C 6–5 Ballyhar Dynamos
Killorglin A 1–0 Castleisland A
Park B 3-0 Killarney Athletic B
MEK Galaxy 2–0 Killarney Athletic B
12’s Camp Juniors 5–0 MEK Galaxy
Inter Kenmare 8–4 Mastergeeha
LB Rovers proved a little too strong for their North Kerry neighbours winning the only 12’s game played on Saturday 6-0.
12’s Girls:
A hat trick from Keelin Clifford and one each from Caoimhe Skinner and Alannah Griffin saw Camp Juniors take the 12’s girls game against MEK.
Amy Brosnan hit 4 goals for Mastergeeha in their away game at Inter Kenmare but the home side were just a little bit stronger as they took the win 8-4.The Inter goals came from Grace O’Shea and Alice O’Connor who both hit hat tricks , Mary Munelly 2 with Sadbh O’Mahony and Saoirse Hussey getting one each.
13’s Reports
Goals in either half from Szymon Jasinski and JJ O’Donoghue and one from Evan Doona gave Killarney Athletic a 5-1 win at home to MEK Galaxy in Woodlawn.
It was a good morning for Athletic as their B’s won away at Killorglin B. The Athletic goals came from Liam Harmon 3, Oran Kennedy, Alex Doolan, Finn O’Donnell and Garvan Collins.
Tralee Dynamos had goals from Fionn O’Dalaigh, Calvin O’Sullivan and Christy Boy Burke saw Dynamos win 3-2 at home to Listowel Celtic. They can also thank goalkeeper John Leen who saved a penalty. David Lawlor and Dylan Costello replied for Listowel Celtic.
Rossa McGearailt had a morning to remember hitting 5 for Inter Kenmare A in their 7-4 away win over Killarney Celtic A. Caoilainn Desmond and Seamie Orpen got the other two goals. Cillian Slattery 2, Dara O’Sullivan and Luca Mosca scored for Celtic.
Mastergeeha B put in an excellent second half to overcome a 4-1 half time deficit and win 6-4 at home to Inter Kenmare B. They were led by the on-fire Ruairi O’Donoghue who ended with four goals and Patrick O’Riordan who hit the other two. For Inter Marc Foley x 2, Alasdair Dewar and Ronan Hussey scored
Adam O’Neill opened the scoring at Christy Leahy Park for the home side before Mikey O’Leary headed home a Camp Juniors equaliser. The Park then went 3-1 up thanks to two goals from Brian Heaphy. Camp pulled one back before the break when O’Leary got his second.
A Saad Abdula penalty put the Park back 2 ahead before Darragh Murphy netted to close the gap to one. Patrick Wojtalik then hit a sweet volley for the Park but again Camp replied this time from a Darragh Murphy free kick inside the last 10 minutes. But a breakaway goal from Abdula eased the Park’s nerves and saw them take this rollercoaster game 6-4.
The Park B just saw off Castleisland C in a cracking 7 goal game in Tralee. Daniel Kenny, Sean O’Connor and William McCarthy were on the mark for Castleisland
Ben O’Callaghan put Inter Kenmare 1-0 up at home to Killorglin B who then equalised. The vital winning goal game from Ollie O’Shea e which saw Inter win 2-1.
Four goals from Daithi O’Shea and one form Gerard Long were not enough to see Ballyhar Dynamos take anything from their game away to Killorglin C with the winners take the points 6-5.
A goal from Ryan Carey was enough to give Killorglin the points in a 1-0 win over Castleisland while Park B took the points on a 3-0 score line over Killarney Athletic B.
In the Saturday afternoon game goals from Finn Kennelly and Max Leon gave MEK Galaxy the points in a 2-0 win at home to Killarney Athletic B.
Team of the Week:
Jordan Ward Barrett
Tralee Dynamos 14’s
Aidan O’Connor Evan Godley Michael O’Sullivan
St Brendan’s Park 12’s Ballyheigue 12’s Fenit 14’s
Noah O’Shea Ryan Fitzgerald Oisin Stack Mathew Moynihan
MEK Galaxy 14’s Camp Juniors 12’s Listowel Celtic 12’s Killorglin 16’s
Ruairi O’Donoghue Rossa McGearailt Szymon Jasinski
Mastergeeha 13’s Inter Kenmare 13’s Killarney Athletic 13’s
Girls Roll of Honour:
Izzy Lyons and Lia Walsh MEK Galaxy, Ashley Horan and Keelin Clifford Camp Juniors, Amy Brosnan Mastergeeha, Grace O’Shea and Alice O’Connor Inter Kenmare.