May Bank Holiday Weekend – Week’s Action:
League of Ireland 13’s
Kerry 2–0Athlone
SFAI Subway 12 All Ireland semi-final
Longford 1-1 Kerry AET
Longford won 4-2 on penalties
Cups and Shields:
12’s Girls Cup
Dingle Bay Rovers 2–0 Fenit
MEK Kickerz 3-5 Camp Juniors
John Murphy 12’s Cup
Listowel Celtic A 2-2 LB Rovers AET
Listowel Celtic win 4-3 on penalties
Shield Last 16
MEK 3-1 Killorglin C
Shield ¼ Final
Killarney Athletic C 4–2 MEK AET
Fenit 7–1 Inter Kenmare B
John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup semi-final
Killarney Athletic 0-0 Killorlin B AET
Athletic win 3-2 on penalties
Tom Hayse 14 Shield ¼ Final
Killarney Athletic A 6–4 Killarney Athletic B
St Brendan’s Park B 9-1 MEK
Healy Family 15’s Cup semi-final
Park 0-3 Killorglin
Killarney Athletic 1–1 Castleisland
Athletic win 5-4 on penalties
Healy Family 15’s Shield
Tralee Dynamos 3-5 LB Rovers
Girls 16’s Cup
Killarney Athletic 1-1 Fenit
Athletic win 4-1 on penalties
Dingle Bay Rovers 2-3 Inter Kenmare
League Action:
JK Sports 12 Premier:
Tralee Dynamos 3–0 Killarney Athletic
12’s Division 1
Killarney Athletic 0–2 Tralee Dynamos B
Fenit 4–0 Killarney Celtic
12’s Division 2 South
Killorglon B 3-2 Killarney Athletic C
Inter Kenmare C 2–1 Killorglin B
MEK 4–0 Mastergeeha
Iveragh United 6–0 Killarney Celtic C
12’s Division 2 North
Park C 1–1 Dingle Bay Rovers
12 Girls Premier
Killarney Celtic White 1-0 Inter Kenmare
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Division 1
Killorglin 1–0 Dingle Bay Rovers
13 Division 2 South
MEK 0–3 Dingle Bay Rovers B
Quills 14 Premier
Mastergeeha 4-1 Killarney Celtic
Killarney Celtic 2–4 Iveragh United
Inter Kenmare 1–2 Listowel Celtic
Killarney Plaza 15’s Division 1
Fenit 4-1 Mastergeeha
Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier
Inter Kenmare 1-4 Killorglin
16 Division 1
Killorglin B 3-0 Listowel Celtic
Killarney Athletic 3-0 Iveragh United
Kerry sees off Athlone in 13’s League Of Ireland:
Kerry 2-0 Athlone
The Kerry 13’s League of Ireland have recorded their second win of the season and have moved onto 7 points thanks to a 2-0 home win over Athlone. The goals came from JJ Olajitan in the 29th minute and Stephen Gannon 20 minutes into the second half. Kerry controlled this game with a very professional hard working performance.
Both Kerry sides face Limerick next weekend with the 13’s away in Rathkeale and the 15’s home in Mounthawk. Both games are at 2pm on Saturday.
12’s great run comes to an end at the All Ireland semi-final:
The Kerry 12’s great run in the Subway SFAI competition came to an end in the All Ireland semi-final where they went out on penalties away to Longford. The home side went ahead in the 20th minute but Luke Doolan equalised two minutes later.
There were no further scores and in the penalty shoot-out it was Longford that had the rub of the green. They scored four to two successful spot kicks for Kerry from Oran Horgan and Adam O’Neill and when the Longford keeper saved his second kick off the day it was the home side that will play in the final. All the players in the 12’s ETP along with coaches Eoin O’Mahony and Billy Stack deserves great credit for their year and their Munster Plate win.
Cup and Shield action in the Boys and Girl competitions:
12’s Girls Cups Round 1:
Dingle Bay Rovers 12’s girls continue to impress in their debut season. They defeated Fenit 2-0 thanks to goals from Jessica Lynch and Ciara Kennedy. They will now Be at home to Listowel Celtic in the Cup ¼ finals.
Camp Juniors are a round ahead as they saw off MEK Kickerz 5-3 in their quarter final. Suvi O’Connor hit three for the winners with Miariam Sheehan and Ashleigh Horan also scoring. For MEK Izzy McGrath got 2 and Ellen Moriarty the other goal.
John Murphy 12’s
Listowel Celtic needed penalties to get past LB Rovers in the Last 8 of the John Murphy 12’s Cup. The game was tied at 2-2 at the end of full time. JJ O’Rourke and Daithi Keane Tyrell put Rovers 2-0 up before Cian Horgan and Conor Sweeney penalty levelled matters. There was no further score in extra time.
The penalties were just as close with Conor Sweeney, Ruairi O’Connell, Henry Reidy and Cian Horgan on the mark for Celtic to take the win. Fionn Houlihan, JJ O’Rourke and Leigh Meehan were all successful for LB Rovers.
In the Last 16 MEK defeated Killorglin C to progress to the John Murphy 12’s Shield quarter finals. Their goals came from Kevin Coffey 2 and Fergal Murphy from the penalty spot. Colm Evans got the goal for Killorglin C.
But in the quarter final MEK’s run ended as they were defeated 4-2 by Killarney Athletic C After extra time. The game was tied a 2-2 at full time but it was the Woodlawn side that scored twice in extra time. Their goals came from Mark O’Carroll 2, Brian McCarthy and Evan Doona. Kevin Coffey and David McCarthy got the MEK goals.
Fenit are also into the 12’s Shield semi-finals after they ended Inter Kenmare B’s run. Tom Quilter, Aaron Harty, Cian McKenna, Keelan Dowd, Paddy Hannafin and Charlie Nolan all hit one for Fenit.
Athletic into 13’s Cup Final:
Killarney Athletic had to go all the way to penalties to defeat KillorglIin B and reach the John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup final. There will play either Castlieland or Killorglin A.
The semi- final was scoreless in normal and extra time and from the spot kicks Luke Doolan, Jimmy Galvin and Thomas Healy all scored while keeper Finn O’Neill saved two.
14’s Shield quarter finalists known:
In the quarter finals of the Tom Hayes 14’s Shield St Brendan’s Park knocked out MEK. The Tralee sides goals came from Stephen Barrett who had a night to remember while Sean Moynihan and Rodrigo Pinto also got on the score-sheet.
Killarney Athletic A got the better of their team-mates Athletic B in a high scoring 6-4 clash in Woodlawn. For the winners Josh Coffey, TJ O’Sullivan, Ryan McCarthy, Noah Sexton, Alex Hennigan and Mikey Lynch scored for the A’s. For the B’s Ben Kimfuta, Daire Kingston and Oran O’Neill were on the score-sheet.
Killorglin and Athletic into 15’s Cup final;
Two of the top sides in the 15s this year met in Christy Leahy Park with Killorglin defeating the home side The Park 3-0. Owen Hassett got two and while the Park tried everything to get back into the game they were caught on the break late on when Ryan Diggan wrapped up the win.
Mathew Horgan scored from the penalty spot for Killarney Athletic after Daragh Looney was fouled and Ryan Dennehy hit back for Castleisland in their semi-final. And with no more the goals the game went all the way to penalties.
The Athletic keeper Matthew Ollegga was the star saving Castleisland’s 5th penalty after all the Killarney Athletic players hit the net.
LB Rovers reach 15’s Shield quarter final:
LB Rovers defeated Tralee Dynamos in the Healy Family 15’s Shield semi-final to set up a meeting against either Listowel Celtic, Inter Kenmare or Mastergeeha.
The goals for LB Rovers came from Kieran O’Carroll 3, Cian Sheehy and Jack Sheehy.
Athletic and Inter girls to meet in the 16’s Cup final:
Killarney Athletic will meet Listowel Celtic in the final of the 16’s Girls Cup after they beat Fenit on penalties in their semi-final. Eabha Hickey got the Athletic goal with Lily Nowak replying for Fneit.
In the penalty shoot-out the Killarney girls were the more composed scoring 4 through Sarra Neher, Eabha Hickey, Emir Cronin and Pai Hickey with their goalkeeper Debbie Maye making a vital penalty save.
The second semi-final also went to extra time with Inter Kenmare just seeing off Dingle Bay Rovers 3-2. Emily McGearailt and Roisin Doyle scored for Dingle Bay but 2 from Helena O’Donoghue and one from Chloe Cremin sees Inter into the decider.
League Reports:
Dynamos cement 3rd place in 12 Premier:
Nick Lacey was the hero for Tralee Dynamos as he hit a hat trick in the Tralee side’s 3-0 win at home to Killarney Athletic. Dynamos are only 4 points off second spot with a couple of games to go.
Fenit and Dynamos B take the points in the 12’s Division 1
Fenit’s 4-0 win over Killarney Celtic sees them put one hand on the League title. They led 1-0 at the break and added three more unanswered in the second half. Jayden Deady continued his scoring streak with two more while Cian McKenna and Aaron Harty added one each. Fenit are now on 32 points from their 13 games.
Tralee Dynamos move into second place, 25 from 11, after their 2-0 win over Killarney Athletic who slip to third. Christy Boy Burke and Cody O’Sullivan were on the mark for Dynamos.
Busy week in 12’s Division 2 South:
There were a number of games in the JK Sports 12 Division 2 South both in midweek and at the weekend. Killorglin B moved into second when they defeated Killarney Athletic C on Wednesday night. The game was tied at 1-1 at the break but Killorglin B got 2 goals to Athletics 1 in the second hald.
Patrick O’Donnell, Brian Foley and Rioghan O’Sullivan got the goals for Killorglin B with John O’Sullivan from the penalty spot and Brian O’Connor scoring for Athletic C.
At the weekend Iveragh United were too strong for Killarney Celtic C to chalk up their 11 win from 11 games. Killorglin B failed to make it two wins from two as they went down to Inter Kenmare C 2-1 after sides were tied 1-1 at the break. Ruairi Coakley scored for Inter with Dylan Flynn replying for Killorglin. Diarmuid Healy hit the winner in the second half for Inter C who needed thrir keeper Adam Noonan to be in great form to secure the win.
MEK are also still in the hunt for second after their 4-0 win at home to Mastergeeha. Ryan Carey 2, Eanna Murphy and Sam Clerkin were on the mark for MEK.
Dingle Bay joint 2nd in 13’s Division 2 South:
In the Daly’s Supervalu 13’s Division 2 South Dingle Bay Rovers are now in joint second place on 22 points, level with Ballyhar and only 2 points behind Killarney Athletic B after a 3-0 win over MEK.
Park get point required to take the title:
The Park C knew that a point was all they needed in the last game of the season to take the title. And despite being pushed all the way by Dingle Bay Rovers they got the point they wanted thanks to a 1-1 draw. Micheal O’Brien got the all- important goal for the Tralee side with Rory McPhilemy replying for the West Kerry side. LB Rovers finish second in a very tight Division just one point ahead of Camp Juniors B.
Killarney Celtic White now top of 12 Girls Premier
In the clash of the top two sides in the 12’s Girls Premier 1 goal decided the game with Celtic’s Eve Culhane ensuring her side would take all three points and go top of the table.
Battle for second in 13 Division will go to the wire:
There was only 1 goal in the Daly’s Supervalu 13 Division 1 clash of Killorglin B and Dingle Bay Rovers. It went to the home sides Cian O’Brien. It moves Killorglin 3 points clear of Dingle and Mastertgeeha.
Iveragh United joint top of 14 Premier:
Iveragh United are joint leaders on 25 points of the Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier where they are level with the Park but with a game less played. The South Kerry sides latest three points came with a 4-2 win at Celtic Park. Ben Egan hit two with Kieran O’Donnell and Oisin Breen getting one each for Iveragh United with Cathal Kelly and Robbie Harnett scoring for Celtic.
A 4-1 home win against Killarney Celtic sees Mastergeeha on 24 points in third place. The Kilbrean side had keeper Cian Lynch in excellent form and at the other end they took their chances with Eoin Kelly hitting 2 and Jack Fogarty and Hugh Lenihan getting one each. Darragh O’Shea got the goal for Celtic.
Listowel Celtic took the points from their game against Inter Kenmare which was played at Celtic Park in Killarney. Evan Boyle and Tommy Carty were on the mark for Celtic with Dylan Treyvaud getting the Inter goal.
Fenit top of 15’s Division 1
Fenit’s 4-1 home win over Mastergeeha thanks to two goals from both Eddie McCarthy and Robert Monaghan sees them top the Killarney Plaza Division 1 by 1 point from Castleisland. Connie O’Leary replied for Mastergeeha.
Killorglin in battle for top spot in 16’s Premier
Killorglin won away at Inter Kenmare to move to 4 points of leaders Camp Juniors and also have a game in hand. Their goals came from Dylan Moriarty, Jack Healy, Callum Moriarty and Matt Reinsteirna with Adem Gul on the mark for Inter Kenmare.
3rd and 4th pick up 3 points in 16’s Division 1
As the Leagues come to an end Killorglin B are on 14 points and Killarney Athletic on 13 but with a game in hand in the Tralee Trophy World 16’s Division 1. They picked up their latest three points from wins over Listowel Celtic and Iveragh United respectively.
Girl’s Roll of Honour:
This week’s Girls Roll of Honour includes Debbie Maye and Sarra Neher from Killarney Athletic, Ciara Kennedy Dingle Bay Rovers, Cara Kelly Fenit, Katie Murphy MEK, Helena O’Donoghue Inter Kenmare and Suvi O’Connor from Camp Juniors.
Team of the Week:
Cian Lynch
Mastergeeha 14’s
Conor Sweeney Sam Clerkin Diarmuid Healy
Listowel Celtic 12’s MEK 12’S Inter Kemare 12’s
Daniel Evans Cian Sheehy Brian O’Connor Danny Jeffers
Killorglin 16’s LB Rovers 15’s Killarney Athletic 12’s Fenit 15’s
Nick Lacey Stephen Barrett Ben Egan
Tralee Dynamos 12’s Park 14’s Iveragh United 14’s