Another week of multi-competition action in the KSBGL:
SFAI Munster Girls Finals (involving Kerry sides)
12’s Development : Kerry 1–0Limerick County
12’s Cup: Kerry 1-0 Limerick County
13’s Shield: Kerry 0–3 South Tipperary
15’s Shield: Kerry 2–4 South Tipperary
16’s Shield: Kerry 0–2 South Tipperary
Boys Knock-Out Competitions
Tom Murphy 12’s Shield Semi-Final
Dingle Bay Rovers 5–1 LB Rovers B
John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup Last 8
St Brendan’s Park C 4–2 Killorglin A
Iveragh United A 0–3 St Brendan’s Park
MEK Galaxy A 3–1 Fenit Samphires
John Joe Naughton 13’s Shield ¼ Final
Ballyhar Dynamos 6-0 Castleisland C
Inter Kenmare C 2–1 Mastergeeha B
Camp Juniors 0–2 Killarney Celtic C
Tom Hayes 14’s Shield ½ Final
St Brendan’s Park D 1–3 Ballyhar Dynamos
Castleisland 2–1 St Brendan’s Park B
Healy Family 15’s Cup Semi-Final
MEK Galaxy 1-0 Killarney Athletic
Killorglin 1–1 Inter Kenmare AET
Inter win 7-6 on penalties

Girls Knock-Out Competitions
12’s Girls Shield Quarter-Final
Castleisland 8-0 Listowel Celtic B
12’s Girls Shield Semi- Final
LB Rovers 5–6 Inter Kenmare
14’s Girls Cup Semi-Final
Killarney Celtic 4–0 Camp Juniors
14’s Girls Shield Semi- Final
Killarney Celtic B 4-2 Castleisland
16’s Girls Shield Final
St Brendan’s Park 0-3 Castleisland
Boys Leagues
13’s Premier
MEK Galaxy 0–0 St Brendan’s Park
13’s Division 1
Inter Kenmare 1-1 Killarney Athletic
13’s Division 2 South
Iveragh United B 3-3 Killorglin B
Inter Kenmare B 3–0 Iveragh United B
13’s Division 2 North
Camp Juniors B 2–5 Castleisland B
World of Tiles 14’s Premier
Tralee Dynamos 2–3 Listowel Celtic
St Brendan’s Park 2–2 Killorglin
MEK Galaxy 2–2 Killarney Athletic
14’s Division 1
Castleisland 1–1 Mastergeeha
15’s Division 2
St Brendan’s Park B 6–1 Listowel Celtic B
Girls Leagues
14’s Division 1
LB Rovers 1–2 Fenit Samphires
SFAI Munster Girls Finals:
11 SFAI Munster Inter League Girls final took place at Mastergeeha hosted by the KSBGL. 24 teams from 9 League contested the 12 games.
On the Saturday there were wins for North Tipperary in the 12’s Girls Shield Final with a 2-1 come- from-behind win over Clare. In the u12’s Girls Plate Limerick Desmond scored twice in two minutes in the second half to take the win over West Cork.
In the 13’s Cup Cork SSL were 3-1 winners over Limerick Desmond while North Tipperary were again successful as they defeated Clare 3-1 in the 13’s Plate Final.
The final game of Day 1 saw Waterford take home the 16’s Girls Plate following a 3-0 win over West Cork.
Super Sunday: The KSBGL had 5 sides in finals on Sunday in one of the biggest days in the Girls side of the game in the county.
Double Success at 12’s for Kerry:
There was success in the first game of the day as Kerry won the Development Final 1-0 against Limerick County. Evie O’Sullivan got the goal late on.

Kerry then won the Cup at 12’s following a hard fought 1-0 over Limerick County. The only goal of the game was scored from the penalty spot by Amy Rose Shanahan.

Three trophies for South Tipperary:

South Tipperary and Kerry contested the 15’s Cup final and after a very tight first half the game remained scoreless.
However the South Tipp side finished the stronger and took the win thanks to Meabh Cuddihy 2 anc Molly Crowe.

South Tipp double up with 13’s Shield win
Goals from Molly Gantley, Lilly Flannery, Claire Fitzgerald and Molly Quinn saw South Tipperary (TSDDL) win their second trophy of the day defeating Kerry 4-2.
Louise O’Donoghue and Tara Cronin scored the Kerry goals putting Kerry 1-0 and then pulling it back to 4-2.

The 16’s Shield was another great battle between Kerry and South Tipperary. 0-0 at half time Erin Grace put the Tipperary girls ahead before one of the goals of the weekend from Grace Horgan wrapped up the win to make it a very good day for the TSDDL.

The final game of the weekend was another game where every ball was fought for. In the end an Aine Banfield goal gave Clare a 1-0 over Limerick County.

It was a wonderful feast of Girls football hosts by the KSBGL and Anthony Phelan, the competition coordinator and SFAI Council member, at the excellent Mastergeeha FC grounds and officiated perfectly by the Kerry referees.

Match Reports – Knock-Out Competitions:
Dingle into the 12’S Shield Last Four:
Dingle Bay Rovers set up an away semi-final against Fenit Samphires after they defeated LB Rovers B in the Last 8 of the Tom Murphy 12’s Boys Shield.
Fionn O’Dowd hit a hat-trick for Dingle Bay with the other two goals coming from Harry O’Dowd and Aston Mathews.
12’s Girls Shield semi-final a goal fest:
The first of the 12’s Girls Shield final turned out to be an 11 goal cracker with Inter Kenmare just going through 6-5.
Eilidh Cregan hit three and Leona Meany two for LB Rovers who were the home side. The Inter goals came from Robyn Horgan and Niamh Healy who scored two each and one each from Rebecca Jones and Amiela O’Sullivan.
Inter Kenmare now await the winner of the other semi-final between Iveragh United and Castleisland.
Castleisland qualify for 12’s Girls semi-final:
Castleisland will be away to Iveragh United in the semi-final with LB Rovers and Inter Kenmare on the other side of the draw.
Castleisland reached the Last 4 by defeating Listowel Celtic B thanks to 2 goals each from Katie Crowley, Anna McCarthy and Isabel Walmsley and one each from Jessica O’Sullivan and Brid McCarthy.
13 Boys Shield quarter finals completed:
Ballyhar Dynamos are into the John Joe Naughton 13’s Shield semi-final following a Last 8 win over Castleisland at Mort Scott Park. Aaron Moriarty had a very good night hitting 4 goals which were added to by a goal from Conor Foley and an own goal.
Inter Kenmare C came from behind to defeated Mastergeeha B 2-1. The visitors went 1-0 but goals in quick succession from Jimmy McGann and Kevin Toughy put Inter ahead before the break. There was nothing between the sides in the second half with Inter holding on for the win. Brian Maguire got the Mastergeeha goal.
Killarney Celtic C joined their B club mates in the Last 4 as they were 2-0 winners away to Camp Juniors. Both Celtic goals came in the second half from Adam Counihan and Tobias Iheme.
The semi-draw sees Inter Kenmare C taking on Ballyhar Dynamos and also set up an intriguing semi-final at Celtic Park where the Killarney Celtic B will face Killarney Celtic C.
13’s Cup semi-final line-up completed:
With Killarney Celtic already through to the John Joe Naughton 13’s Cup semi-final they were joined by St Brendan’s Park C who defeated Killorglin A on Friday night.
Calvin O’Sullivan scored three times and Shane Griffin once, all set up by Tony Slattery, as the Park won 4-2. Callum Robertson and Sean Doherty replied for Killorglin.
On Saturday the line-up was completed when a Daniel Farmer hat trick saw St Brendan’s Park A win at Iveragh United and MEK Galaxy defeating Fenit Samphires thanks to goals from James O’Meara, Danny Murphy and Leo Allen.
The semi-final round will have St Brendan Park C at home to Killarney Celtic A and MEK Galaxy going to St Brendan’s Park A.
MEK and Killarney Celtic to contest 14’s Girls Cup Final:
MEK Galaxy now know that their opponents in the 14’s Girls Cup final will be Killarney Celtic. Celtic were 4-0 winners at home to Camp Juniors. Their goals came from Kate Forde, Cora O’Donovan, Emma Daly and Emily Buckley.
Killarney Celtic reach 14’s Girls Shield Final:
Killarney Celtic B needed extra time to defeat Castleisland and reach the 14’s Shield Final where they await the winners of Iveragh United and Fenit Samphires. The game finished 2-2 after full time and it was Celtic that finished the stronger in extra time.
Tara Cronin hit 2 for Celtic which were added to by goals from Ali Bowler and Lily O’Shaughnessy while Edel O’Donoghue got both Castleisland goals.
Ballyhar and Castleisland reach 14’s Shield final:
Ballyhar Dynamos made the trip to Christy Leahy Park a winning on in the Tom Hayse 14’s Shield semi-final. Anthony Cremin scored twice for Ballyar with John Henderson getting their third while Darragh Lyons replied for St Brendan’s Park D. Ballyhar Dynamos will play Castleisland C in the final.
At Georgie O’Callaghan Park Kyle Buckley and Darragh Cahill put the home side 2-0 up with goals either side of half time. The Park pulled one back when Jack Daly set up Daniel Farmer but despite great pressure from the Tralee side Castleisland held on.
MEK take first spot in 15’s Boys Cup Final:
The first finalist in the Healy Family 15’s Cup final is MEK Galaxy as they got past Killarney Athletic by the narrowest of margins. The only goal of the game went to Jamie Vousdan. Killarney Athletic pushed hard for the equaliser but the home side held on.
MEK Galaxy will play Inter Kenmare in the final after they defeated Killorglin 7-6 on penalties after the sides drew 1-1 after extra time. Darragh Lynch was the Killorglin goal scorer.
Castleisland 16’s Girls win Shield to complete the Double:
With the 16’s Girls Division 1 title already wrapped up Castleisland made it a season to remember when the added the Shield to the League win thanks to a 3-0 defeat of St Brendan’s Park.
Amelia Kerins put Castleisland ahead in the 12th minute. The Park battled hard but it was the winners who made it 2-0 through Seana Wilkinson on the 50th minute and the wrapped up the win through Holly Horan in the 60th minute.
League Competitions:
13’s Boys Premier decided:
The destination of the 13’s Boys Premier Division was unknown going into the last game. St Brendan’s Park took a 3 point lead to MEK Galaxy who needed a victory to force a play-off.
The game proved to be as tight as expected and with the weather throwing in a couple of heavy downpours both sets of players deserve great credit for the display they put on. The Park created slightly more chances and the MEK keeper made a couple of very good saves.
In the end the sides could not be separated and the 0-0 draw gave the Park the result they needed to be crowned champions.
Final game in 13’s Division 1:
The 13’s Division 1 was done and dusted before the final game where Inter Kenmare and Killarney Athletic were playing for positions and pride. The sides shared the points in a 1-1 draw with Roan O’Sullivan scoring for Inter who finished in 5th place and Jayden Hurley getting the Athletic goal as they finished 7th. St Brendan’s Park and Iveragh United were the top two in the Division.
Killorglin win one of the Leagues tightest Divisions – the 13’s Division 2 South:
The 13’s Division 2 South came came down to the last game of the season with three teams level on points. However Killorglin had their fate in their own hands as they went to Iveragh United for the final game in the Division.
Mikey Hynes scored twice for Killorglin with Tommy Foley getting their third. For the home side Ramon Khan, Darragh O’Shea and Jonah Murphy scored to see the game finish 3-3 giving Killorglin the result they needed to finish the season one point ahead of Killarney Celtic C and Mastergeeha B.
13’s Division 2 also decided:
LB Rovers are the 13’s Division 2 South champions with Castleisland B in second place. Castleisland defeated Camp Juniors B in their penultimate game thanks to two goals each from Sam McCarthy and Killian Horgan and one from Daniel O’Sullivan. Addy Nolan and Conor Flaherty replied for Camp.
Action continues in the 14’s Premier:
The action is getting down to the business end of the World of Tiles 14’s Premier. Listowel Celtic took the win in Tralee thanks to goals from Cathal Byrne 2 and Daniel Shine with Christy Burke getting both goals for Dynamos.
Also in the Division saw St Brendan’s Park and Killorglin draw 2-2. Xavier Wensierski and Mike Quirke got the Park’s goal with Ciaran Birmingham and Brian McKenna replying for Killorglin.
At the top of the table MEK welcomed Killarney Athletic to Fossa with both sides level on points but the home side have two games in hand. And with seven minutes to go it looked like MEK would be crowned champions on the night as a double from Jayden Fennell had them 2-0 up.
But credit to Killarney Athletic they hit back through Bryan O’Connor and Ben Kelliher to grab a share of the points. They now wait to see how MEK get on in their remaining games.
Camp crowned 14’s Division 1 champions as Castleisland draw final game:
This was another Division that went down to the final game where Castleisland needed a win over Mastergeeha to leap frog Camp Juniors who were 2 points clear at the top of the table at the start of play.
However Mastergeeha started very brightly and went ahead through Thomas Myers. The home side fought back and Eoin Joy drew Castleisland level at Georgie O’Callaghan Park and threw everything at Mastergeeha looking for the winner who could have won it themselves but Castleisland keeper Danny Healy was in great form. In the end it finished 1-1 and Camp Juniors are the World of Tiles 14’s Division 1 champions with Castleisland as the runners-up.
14’s Girls Division 1 will go down to the last game:
Fenit Samphires got the win they needed to take the 14’s Girls Division 1 race down to the last game. They won 2-1 away to LB Rovers with goals from Alisha Deady and Siofra Murphy. Leona Meana replied for LB Rovers.
With Iveragh United on 22 points from 9 played they know a point will do them from their final game against Killarney Celtic B who are on 18/9 and can still finish second. Fenit are on 19/9 and will play Killarney Athletic in their last game.
Park go joint third with win in 15’s Division 1:
A Jerry Lynch hat trick and goals from Fabian Petryszyn, Luan Xhemasle and Marcus Kora saw St Brendan’s Park C take all three points from their home game against Listowel Celtic B.
Kennedy Cup squad draw away in final pre-tournament challenge game:
The countdown to the Kennedy Cup is gathering pace with the prestigious tournament taking place from the 13th to the 17th of June.
They drew their final pre-tournament 1-1 away to Limerick County with Ben Kelliher getting the Kerry goal and they also had big performances from Liam O’Brien and Dylan Costello.
Girl’s Roll of Honour
Castleisland – Anna McCarthy, Hazel Burke, Edel O’Donoghue and Julie O’Connor
Killarney Celtic – Caoimhe O’Brien, Kate Healy, Caoimhe O’Sullivan, Grainne Kelliher
Fenit Samphires –Sarah Chute, Riona McMorrell Moriarty
LB Rovers – Eilidh Cregan, Leona Meaney, Eilidh Cregan and Leona Meaney

Team of the Week
Brandon Griffin
Camp Juniors 13’s
Jack Moran Cian Daughton Seamus Lyons Samson Abubaker
Iveragh United 13’s Tralee Dynamos 14’s Listowel Celtic 14’s St Brendan’s Park 13’s
Evan Doona Daniel O’Sullivan David McCarthy Padraig O’Connor
Killarney Athletic 14’s Killarney Celtic 12’s MEK Galaxy 14’s Castleisland 13’s
Aaron Moriarty Fionn O’Dowd
Ballyhar Dynamos 14’s Dingle Bay Rovers 13’s