Even Age Cups Preliminary and First Rounds:
John Murphy 12’s Cup
Ballyhar 4–1 Ballyheigue Green
Mastergeeha A 6–0 Killarney Celtic C
Mastergeeha B 0–5 Killarney Athletic C
LB Rovers 7–0 Park B
Park A 6–0 Killorglin C
Castleisland A0 –2 Tralee Dynamos B
Inter Kenmare B 2–5 Killorglin B
LB Rovers 0–1MEKB
Iveragh United 2–0 Fenit
Listowel Celtic A 7–2 Park C
Ballyheigue Yellow 0–4 Killorglin A
Tralee Dynamos A 3-0 Inter Kenmare C
Tom Hayes 14’s Cup
MEK 0–6 Killarney C eltic B
Listowel Celtic 3–1 Killarney Celtic A
Killarney Athletic B 1–7 Inter Kenmare
Park B 0–7 Killarney Athletic A
Mastergeeha A 7–1 Tralee Dynamos
Iveragh United 7–1 Mastergeeha B
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup
Ballyhar 7–0 Tralee Dynamos
Mastergeeha 0–6 Park A
Rattoo Rovers 0–1Camp Juniors
Killarney Athletic 1 –1 Killarney Celtic AET
Athletic win 4-3 on penalties
12 Premier: Killarney Celtic White 2–1 Iveragh United
14 Premier Inter Kenmare 2–5 Killarney Celtic Green
15 League of Ireland Friendly
Shamrock Rovers 1-1 Kerry
Subway 12’s Inter League
Limerick Desmond 0–1 Kerry
*Match abandoned at half time due to snow.
36 Teams set of in search of John Murphy 12’s Cup:
The strength of Schoolboys soccer in Kerry was shown again as 36 teams are in the hunt for the John Murphy 12’s Cup.
In the Preliminary Round Mastergeeha A got past Killarney Celtic C thanks to goals from Mathew Kennedy 3, Dylan Cronin, Sean McAuliffe and Evan O’Sullivan. They will play Tralee Dynamos Cin the Last 32. Also through are Killarney Athletic C who knocked out Mastergeeha B. On the score sheet for Athletic were Simone Jasinski, Evan Doona and Mark O’Carroll. Next up for Athletic is a chalsh with Camp Juniors A.
On Sunday Ballhar won their preliminary game 4-1 at home to Ballyheigue Green with goals from Jake Keating, Eoghan Corbett and Davin Quilter. They will meet Killarney Athletic A in the first round.
Through to the Last 16 are LB Rovers A who had goals from Leigh Meehan, Daithi Keane Tyrrell 2, Michael Houlihan, Cormax Smailes, Jayden Condon and Fionn Houlihan. Also into the next round are the Park A. They defeated Killorglin C with goals from Cianan O’Connell, Sam Slattery, Noah Carroll, Ryan O’Driscoll and Daniel Sheehy,
Tralee Dynamos B enjoyed a good win on the All Weather defeating Castleisland A 2-0 with the goals coming from Mollie Duggan and Christy Boy Burke. Killorglin B also won away at Inter Kenmare B. The game was tied at 1-1 with Patrick O’Driscoll getting the Killorglin goal. Into the second half and Killorglin took over with goals from Daniel O’Keeffe, Rioghan O’Sullivan, James Jones and a second from O’Driscoll.
MEK B were 1-0 winners away at LB Rovers B with David McCarthy getting the goal in the first half. This was the MEK B’s first game at this level and they held out despite the best efforts of the LB side. Iveragh United had goals from Mark O’Connor and Daithi Sugrue in a 2-0 win over Fenit but they also needed a big performce from goalkeeper Adam Corridan. Listowel Celtic saw off the Park C whose 2 goals came from Michael Quike. But Conor Sweeney, Ruairi O’Connell, John Carmody, Harry Reidy and Sean Spink hit goals for the winners.
Ballyheigue have two teams in the 12’s Cup with many of the players still under 11’s. The Yellow side lost 4-0 to Killorglon who had Aaron Doyle, Ben Sugrue and Alex Garry. Ballyheigue’s keeper Nicky Corridan was in great form against the premier side.
Tralee Dynamos a are also through at the expense of Inter Kenmare C while the final Last 16 places will be secured by the winners of Fenit B and Killarney Celtic B, Dingle Bay Rovers versus Inter Kenmare A and MEK or Killarney Celtic A.
5 teams through to the Last 8 of the Tom Hayse 14’s Cup:
Killarney Celtic B met MEK on the Celtic All Weather in the Tom Hayse 14’s Cup Preliminary Round. Despite a great performance from MEK keeper Mathew O’Connor goals from Tyler Bolster, Fionn Noctor, Jimmy McClain, Brian O’Connor and Max Bryzowski saw Celtic B through. The Park A are the next opponents for Celtic B in the Last 8.
There was no luck for Celtic A as they lost away to their Listowel namesakes as they went down 3-1 to the home side. In tough conditions Listowel Celtic were excellent and were 3-0 up thanks to goals from David Lynch after 10 minutes, an Eddie McCarthy free kick and Evan Boyle before Dara O’Shea pulled one back for Killarney Celtic.
Inter Kenmare won at Killarney Athletic B who scored through Ben Kimfuta and who had keeper Aaron O’Connor in great form. But Inter were clinical and are through thanks to goals from Yago Cornide, Darragh O’Connor, Sean Treyvaud, Conor Adams, Zach O’Shea and Darren Allman.
Killarney Athletic A won in Tralee defeating Park B. The Woodlawn side goals came from Ryan McCarthy, Tom Benson, Cillian O’Connor, Sarra Neher, Ryan Neeson, Alex Hennigan and Laura O’Connell.
Mastergeeha won at Kilbrean Park defeating Tralee Dynamos with goals from Kieran Nagle, Alan O’Leary, Jack Fogarty, Hugh Lenihan, Eoin Kelly and James Williams.
Iveragh United were too strong for Mastergeeha B whose goal came from Connie Counihan. For the South Kerry side Aaron Galvin,Emmet Daly, Oisin Breen, Ben Egan, Ben O’Donoghue, Ruairi Dennehy and Tadgh O’Sullivan all got on the score-sheet.
There are two remaining games in the Tom Hayes 14’s Last 16 with Fenit to meet Dingle Bay Rovers and Killorglin A to take on their club mates Killorglin B.
Four of the Last 8 places in the Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup claimed
Ballyhar 16’s got the weekends action underway when the defeated Tralee Dynamos on Friday night under lights at Celtic Park in the Tucker Kelly Cup. The goals came from Stephen Palmer, Darren Deniel, Aaron O’Shea 2 and Peter Cosgrave 3.
Also into the Last 8 are Park A thanks to goals from James Charlis, Mark Curtin, Matt Healy, Dan Fisher and Jamie Fitzgerald 2 in their win over Mastergeeha at Kilbrean Park. Oisin Smailes got the only goal for Camp Juniors as they won 1-0 away at Rattoo Rovers.
The closest game of the weekend was the Killarney derby as Athletic saw off Celtic 4-3 on penalties. After extra time the game was tied at 1-1 with Eoghan Mulvanny getting the Athletic goal and Cian Doe scoring for Celtic.
In the penalties Cian McCann, Kieran Pierce, Martin O’Sullivan and Mulvanny all scored Athletic with their keeper Aaron O’Sullivan saving two penalties.
Girls League action:
All the League action was in the Girls Leagues. In the 12’s it finished Killarney Celtic White 2 – 1 Iveragh United (Katie O’Connell).
In the 14’s goals from Fiana Bradley 3, Ava O’Sullivan and Aideen O’Brien saw Killarney Celtic Green win 5-2 away at Inter Kenmare. The game was tied 2-2 at the break with Chloe Cremin and Orla O’Brien scoring for Inter.
League of Ireland 15’s Pre-Season:
With the start of their League of Ireland campaign the Kerry 15’s were in Dublin where they took on Shamrock Rovers in a pre-season game played at the FAI Headquarters in Abbotstown.
Kerry went ahead when Cianan Cooney scored with a cracker from 30 yards but Rovers drew level with 15 minutes to go thanks to a deflected effort. This result bodes well for the 15’s ahead of the League of Ireland.
Inter League game falls to snow:
The Kerry 12’s side were not happy to see the snow as they were 1-0 up through Ruairi O’Connell away to the Desmond League in the Subway Inter League at half time. However for safety the game was abandoned and will now be re-fixed with Kerry at home.
Girls Roll of Honour: Bronagh Dorrian Killarney Celtic, Helena O’Donoghue Inter Kenmare, Oral Bennett Iveragh United.
Team of the Week:
Killarney Athletic 16’s
Cormac Scanlon Cian Griffin Adam Farrell Brian Foley
LB Rovers 12’s Camp Juniors 16’s Rattoo Rovers 16’s Killorglin 12’s
Brian Burke Robbie Foley Mollie Duggan Darragh O’Connor
Ballyhar 16’s Listowel Celtic 14’s Tralee Dynamos 12’s Inter Kenmare 14’s
Daniel Sheehan Jack Hallissey
Park 12’s MEK 12’s
Even Age Cups Preliminary and First Rounds: