Road to Even Age Cup glory 2016 gets underway:
National Cup 13’s Last 16:
Portlaoise FC 4 –0 Camp Juniors
FAI Women’s u16 ¼ Final:
Greencastle 7 – 2 Killarney Celtic
12’s Inter League:
Kerry v North Tipperary
John Murphy 12’s Cup Round 1:
Park B 2-0 Killarney Athletic A
Dingle Bay 0-5 Tralee Dynamos A
Killorglin B 2-4 Listowel Celtic D
Iveragh United 7-0 Killarney Athletic B
Fenit 0-3 Killorglin A
Park C 2-4 Mastergeeha
Listowel Celtic B 1-3 Killarney Celtic
Killarney Celtic A 6-0 MEK A
Killarney Celtic C 7 -0 Killorglin D
Tralee Dynamos B 3-0 MEK B
Castleisland 5-4 Killorglin C
Listowel Celtic A 8-0 LB Rovers.
Tom Hayse 14’s Cup Round 1:
Park A 8 –0 Dingle Bay Rovers
Listowel Celtic C 0-3 Ballyheigue
Iveragh United 0-8 Killarney Celtic A
Park C 3-0 Inter Kenmare
Park D 0-1 Park B
Killorglin 6 –5 Mastergeeha AET
Killarney Celtic B 2–7 Tralee Dynamos
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup Round 1:
Listowel Celtic 2 –3 Killarney Celtic A AET
Killorglin 3 –2 Castleisland
Mastergeeha 1-0 Tralee Dynamos
Park A 6-0 Killarney Athletic.
JK Sports 12 Premier:
Inter Kenmare 7 –1 Listowel Celtic
Killarney Celtic 5 –2 Killarney Athletic
Foundation Sports 14 Premier:
Iveragh United 3 –2 Mastergeeha
Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier:
Inter Kenmare 1 –4 Killarney Athletic.
13’s National Cup Last 16:
Camp Juniors wonderful run in the 13’s National Cup has come to an end with a 4-0 defeat away to Portlaoise FC. Credit to the Camp Juniors players, the first team from that club to reach this stage of the National Cups, as there was nothing in the game in the first half. They went in 1-0 down at half time and tried to get back into the game early in the second half. However the home side caught Camp on the break. Both sides then made a number of changes and while Camp Juniors went close to getting back in the game it was Portlaoise that scored twice more late on. However the young Camp Juniors players can hold their head’s high after reaching this stage of the National Cup.
FAI Women’s U16 National Cup ¼ Final:
Killarney Celtic u16 girls made the long trip to Donegal to take on Greencastle in the ¼ Final of the FAI Women’s National Cup. A Hannah O’Donoghue strike and an OG kept the Celtic girls in the game until just before half time when Greencastle scored twice lead 4-2.
Celtic tried to get back into the game but this Donegal side are a very strong outfit and hit 3 without reply in the second half.
The road to the Even Age Cup glory got underway this weekend. In these competitions all teams defeated in Round 1 will go into the Shield, bar Premier teams.
John Murphy 12’s Cup 1st Round:
A total of 29 teams entered the John Murphy 12’s Cup which meant 13 games in Round 1 with 3 teams getting Byes into Round 2 – Inter Kenmare, Camp Juniors and Listowel CeltIc C. Ballyhar v Park A is fixed for this week so 24 teams set out on Saturday looking to progress.
Two goals from Sean O’Connor gave Park B the win over Killarney Athletic A. Tralee Dynamos A Maurice O’Connell set up 3 of their 5 goals in their won over Dingle Bay. Adam Wharton, Dylan Walsh, Patrick Moravski 2 and an OG sees Dynamos A progress.
Killorglin B were 4-2 winners at home to Listowel Celtic D for whom Cormac Dillon scored twice. Iveragh United were to strong for Killarney Athletic B while Killorglin A went through 3-0 against Fenit. Mark O’Shea, Dara O’Shea, Dara O’Callaghan and Colin O’Leary were all on the mark as Mastergeeha defeated Park C 4-2.
Killarney Celtic C also progressed away from home defeating Listowel Celtic C. Killarney Celtic C led 1-0 at half time following an OG, forced by Eoghan Crowley that came against the run of play. Listowel Celtic equalised through Jack Carty and hoped to push on. But it was Killarney Celtic who took charge and when a Niall Coffey corner was allowed to bounce in the box Jack O’Sullivan was quickest to react to knock the ball home. Listowel Celtic looked to equalise and were caught on the break when William Harty wrapped up the game for Killarney Celtic.
Killarney Celtic were too strong for Cup debutants MEK A and are into the hat after goals from Luke Crowley 2, Darren Ryan, John Kelliher, Sean Fitzgerald and Jack Higgins. Tralee Dynamos won the battle if the B’s getting past MEK B.
Castleisland B and Killorglin C were involved in the game of the day with Castleisland winning by the odd goal in 9. Conor O’Neill, Seamus Fleming 2, Conor Wilkinson and James O’Sullivan scored for Castleisland with John Touhy 2, Oisin Birmingham and John Burke got the goals for Killorglin.
Listowel Celtic A were too strong for a young LB Rovers side with Anthony Kavanagh, Kieran O’Connell, Aidan Swan, Robert Stack, Adam Segal and Josh Brosnan hitting the net.
Goals from Calvin O’Sullivan 3, Jack O’Sullivan 2 and one each from Cathal O’Sullivan and Nathan Ryan put Killarney Celtic C through at the expense of Killorglin B.
Tom Hayse 14’s Cup Round 1:
Places in the Last 16 of the Tom Hayse Cup were the prize for the winners of the Round 1 clashes. Park A were too strong for Dingle Bay Rovers and are through thanks to goals from Sean McGrath, Junior Ankomah, Colin Walsh, Leo Gaxha and Jack Kirby. Ballyheigue are into Round 2 after knocking out Listowel Celtic B.
Killarney Celtic A also did as expected and knocked out Iveragh United. Niall McGillicuddy, Evan Looney, Ruairi Doyle, Ryan O’Grady, Cian O’Leary and Jarred Darmody got the goals. Park C are into the hat after they knocked out Inter Kenmare.
In the all Park clash it was the Park B who knocked out their club mates Park D 1-0. They took the lead against the run of play when TJ McMahon put a sublime free kick from the right into the far corner of the net. The D’s battled hard for an equaliser but came up just short.
Round 2: Listowel Celtic have progressed a round further as they ended Fenit’s cup and are into Round 3. Also through are Tralee Dynamos who knocked out Killarney Celtic B. On the mark for Dynamos were Mohamed Raheem, Sean Kennedy, Nathan Holden and Char Chaudhry. Darragh Cremins and Jack McCarthy scored for Killarney Celtic.
Killorglin and Mastergeeha enjoyed a goalfest and shared 10 goals before the game went into extra time. Philip O’Leary and Ian O’Connor both scored twice with Shane Warren the 5th. But it was Killorglin who got the vital goal in extra time to progress. Gearoid Hassett hit 3, including the extra time winner, for Killorglin and also on the mark for the winners was Callum Russell, Dylan Moriarty and Kaiya O’Flaherty.
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup:
The 10 teams in these 1st round games were looking to join Camp Juniors, Inter Kenmare and Killarney Celtic B in the Last 8.
There was only one goal between Mastergeeha and Tralee Dynamos with Paul O’Shea netting the vital score to send the Kilbrean side into the next round. Michael Slattery was on fire for the Park A as he hit 5 goals in their win over Killarney Athletic with Adam Ward getting the other goal for the Tralee side. Reece Hegarty replied for Killarney Athletic.
The two Celtic’s were involved in a nail-biter in North Kerry. Killarney Celtic were 2-0 with Gary Vaughan getting one of the goals. Listowel Cetic tied up the game through Darragh O’Donoghue and Jake Kelly to send it into extra time. Here it was Killarney Celtic that got the vital goal coming from Patrick Darcy.
Killorglin were 3-2 winners over Castleisland in another close game. Cathal Crosby got 2 for the winners with Liam Butler hitting the other one. Sean Brosnan and Josh Horan replied for Castleisland.
In the JK Sports 12 Girls Premier Inter Kenmare made it 4 wins from 4 and are well on their way to the League title. Chloe Cremin and Amy Harrington both hit hat tricks with Sarah Taylor getting the other goal in a 7-1 win over Listowel Celtic. Ava Fitzgerald got the Listowel Celtic consolation.
Killarney Celtic are back in contention for a second place finish in the 12 Premier following a hard fought 5-2 win over neighbours Killarney Athletic. After a close first half Saoirse Dorrian put Celtic ahead. Further goals in the second half from Caelyn O’Grady, Amy O’Connor, Sarah Cooper and Eimear Cronin gave Celtic all three points. Lucy O’Leary and Jean Foley were on the mark for Athletic who battled all the way to the end.
Iveragh United u14 girls will be delighted that their work with the girls has begun to pay dividends as they defeated Mastergeeha 3-2 in the Foundation Sports . Mary Beth Murphy hit two for the South Kerry girls, her second coming from a long range free kick, and Orla Feyne getting their third. Anna Hannighan replied for Mastergeeha.
The Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier game saw Inter Kenmare travel to Woodlawn and it was the home side Killarney Athletic that took the points 4-1. Julie O’Sullivan got the goal for Inter.
Team of the Week:
Inter Kenmare 12 Girls
Sean Fitzgerald Jean Foley Thomas O’Donnell
Killarney Celtic 12’s Killarney Athletic 12 Girls Camp Juniors 13’s
Maurice O’Connell Trevor O’Sullivan John Touhy Robert Stack
Tralee Dynamos 12’s Castleisland 12’s Killorglin 12’s Listowel Celtic 14’s
Mary Beth Murphy Dara O’Callaghan Michael Slattery
Iveragh United 14 Girls Mastergeeha 12’s Park 16’s