National Cup season ends with Park 13’s win:
Skechers National Cup 13’s Regional Final:
St Brendan’s Park 2-1 Aisling Annacotty
John Murphy 12’s Cup:
Park A 1-0 Killarney Celtic
John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup:
Listowel Celtic B 0-2 Listowel Celtic A
Killarney Athletic A 7-0 Dingle Bay Rovers
Killorglin A 4-1 Inter Kenmare
Ballyheigue 3-2 Ballyhar
Healy Family 15’s Cup:
Killarney Athletic 5-1 Park B
Ballyhar 3-1 Mastergeeha
Tralee Dynamos 2-1 Killarney Celtic A
Castleisland 2-4 Killorglin A
Listowel Celtic A 3-0 Inter Kenmare
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup:
Killorglin 3-0 Inter Kenmare
St Bernard’s 3-1 Killarney Athletic
League Results:
Moriarty’s Centra 11’s Premier:
Mastergeeha 2-5 Killarney Athletic A
Castleisland 2-0 Listowel Celtic A
Camp Juniors A 3-9 Killarney Celtic A
Division 1:
LB Rovers 2-1 Dingle Bay Rovers
Iveragh United 8-0 Ballyhar
Division 2:
Mastergeeha B 1-0 Killarney Athletic B
Castleisland B 2-1 Listowel Celtic B
Camp Juniors B 1-9 Killarney Celtic B
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Division 1:
Mastergeeha 2-1 Iveragh United
Division 2:
Killarney Athletic B 0-3 Killarney Celtic B
Killarney Plaza 15 Division 2:
Fenit 3-5 Killarney Celtic B
Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 2:
Iveragh United 0-3 Asdee.
Park 13’s Skechers Regional Champions:
The 2016/17 Skechers National Cup season ended on a high for Kerry clubs with the St Brendan’s Park u13’s side winning the Regional final. This team had a great run to the Last 8 of the National Cup and deserved this win in the Regional Section.
At Christy Leahy Park the home side were in control from early on against Limerick’s Aisling Annacotty. The Park could have gone ahead in either the 12th or 20th minutes but Cianan Cooney’s shots came back off the post and crossbar.
However they did go in front in the 25th minute through Messiah Chirwa. The Park doubled their lead with 18 minutes left but credit to the visitors they did not give up and pulled one back from the spot with 5 minutes left. But it just a consolation as The Park held on for a great win in front of a big home crowd.
Park through in 12’s Cup:
This clash of The Park and Killarney Celtic was always going to be a tight affair and in the end there was only one goal in the game. The vital score came from The Park’s Cain O’Gara to put them into the next round.
4 more into next round of John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup:
The clash of the two Listowel Celtic teams went the way of the A’s who defeated the B’s 2-0. Christopher McQuaid was the difference between the sides getting both goals.
Alex Hennigan certainly brought his shooting boots to Killarney Athletics game against Dingle Bay Rovers as he ended the game with 4 goals. There were added to by scores from Sam Benson, Hugh O’Malley and Cillian Courtney.
Goals from Shane Evans, Killian Spillane, Darragh McCarthy and Killian Falvey saw Killorglin A progress to the next round of the 13’s Cup as they overcame Inter Kenmare.
There was a 5 goal thriller in Ballyheigue with the home side just getting the better of Ballyhar on a 3-2 score line. Feilim O’Sullivan with 2 and Eric Walsh with the other put Ballyheigue into the next round. Stephen O’Callaghan and Colin Callaghan replied for Ballyhar.
Home sides bar 1 progress in Healy Family 15’s Cup:
Killarney Athletic were a little too strong for the Park B in the Healy Family Cup game played in Woodlawn. Jack Cooper hit a hat trick with Robert O’Shea and Owen Benson getting one each in a 5-1 win.
Two goals in quick succession midway through the first half from Ballyhar’s Dylan Callaghan and Patrick O’Connor put the home side in control at Murt Scott Park. Philip O’Connor volleyed home just before the break to get Mastergeeha back into the game.
Mastergeeha needed to keep that momentum going but credit to Ballyhar as Jason Brennan scored directly after the re-start. The visitors did everything to get back into the game but the home side defended well in this cracking game and will be delighted to be in the draw for the next round.
Killorglin were the one side to progress on the road as they enjoyed a 4-2 win away to Castleisland. Stephen O’Loughlin hit 2 with Ethan Coffey and Jack O’Leary both getting a goal each while Castleisland’s goals came from Connie and Alex O’Connor.
Listowel Celtic are also in the hat following a 3-0 score-line from their game with Inter Kenmare.
Tucker Kelly 2:
St Bernard’s were 3-1 winners over Killarney Athletic thanks to goals from Jack Parker, Aaron Mali and Declan O’Donoghue. Killorglin also progressed on a 3-0 score line getting past Inter Kenmare.
Moriarty’s Centra 11’s Action:
There were a number of double headers in the Moriarty’s Centra 11’s Premier and Division 2. Killarney Celtic travelled to Camp Juniors and won both games handy enough. In the A game goals from Josh Bowler, Jason O’Sullivan, Fiadhra Roarty, Oisin Fleming, Jamie Moynihan and Jason O’Reilly gave Celtic A the win. Camp Juniors scorers were Paudi Fitzgerald, Jack Greney and Mark Farrell.
The B’s goals from Padraig O’Donoghue, Mathew Moynihan, Neilus Moriarty, Mickey Murphy, Jack Kelliher and Hugh Dorrian saw Celtic pick up their second win of the day.
2 goals from Jack Joy gave Castleisland A a 2-0 win over Listowel Celtic A while in the B game Castleisland B are hit two goals against Listowel Celtic B in a 2-1 win. Rory McCarthy and Daniel McCarthy replied for Celtic B.
Killarney Athletic got the better of Mastergeeha in the A game 5-2. Emmet Spillane and Danny Coffey got the Mastergeeha goals. The sides also met in Division 2 and Mastergeeha were the winners with Gavin Barren getting the only goal.
In Division 1 LB Rovers had goals from Daithi Tyrell and Con Fitzsimons in their 2-1 over Dingle Bay Rovers. Joe Linnane replied for the West Kerry side.
Iveragh United were too strong for Ballyhar and their win came thanks to goals from Evan O’Sullivan, Finn Barrett, Marcus Draper, David Kennedy, Thomas O’Brien, James Galvin and Zack O’Sullivan.
Iveragh United miss chance in 13 Division 1:
Mastergheeha enjoyed an important 2-1 win over Iveragh United in the Daly’s Supervalu 13 Division 1. Colin O’Leary and Mark O’Shea were the scorers from the Kilbrean Park side. Ruairi Greaney scored the consolation goal for Iveragh.
Killarney Celtic B close the gap on leader Ballyheigue in Division 2:
Killarney Celtic moved to within 2 points of leaders Ballyheigue with a 3-0 win over Killarney Athletic B. These came from Mike McCarthy, Martin O’Brien and Jack Higgins.
Celtic B win in 15’s Division 2 but remain 4th:
Killarney Celtic B were 5-3 winners over Fenit in the Killarney Plaza 15’s Division 2 with Cian Doe getting 2 goals, Kasper Parnaek, Tom Doyle and Eoin Walsh one each.
3 more points for leaders in Asdee in 16’S Division 2:
Asdee have opened up a 5 point gap at the top of the Killarney Plaza 16 Division 2 thanks to a 3-0 score-line over Iveragh United.
Inter County:
Kerry’s u12’s played two games against West Cork in Athletics grounds in Woodlawn. The sides shared the spoils winning one game each 3-0. In Kerry’s win Cormac Dillon hit the three goals.
The u14’s took on West Cork and Clare in a three team warm mini tournament as the build-up to the Kennedy Cup continues. West Cork defeated Kerry 2-1 with Maurice O’Connell getting the goal.
In their second game Kerry drew 2-2 with Clare with the goals coming from Dylan Quinn and Peter Cosgrave
Team of the Week:
Mikey Clifford
St Bernard’s 15’s
Fiachra Buckley Stephen Palmer Ruairi Greaney
LB Rovers 11’s Ballyhar 13’s Iveragh United 13’s
Philip Evans Brian O’Neill Shane Evans Christopher McQuaid
Tralee Dynamos 15’s Killarney Celtic 13’s Killorglin 13’s Listowel Celtic 13’s
Cianan Cooney Alex Hannigan Feilim O’Sullivan
Park 13’s Killarney Athletic 13’s Ballyheigue 15’s