St Patrick’s Weekend Results and Kennedy Cup Groups:
Subway 13’s Inter League
Limerick County 1-3 Kerry
Development Game
Limerick County 0-3 Kerry
Skechers 14’s National Cup ¼ Final
Leicester Celtic 0-1 Park
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup:
Ballyhar 3-1 Camp Juniors
JK Sports 12’s
12 Division 1A:
Listowel Celtic A 2-1 Castleisland
12 Division 1B
Ballyhar A 0 –0 Mastergeeha A
12 Division 2A:
Mastergeeha 3-0 MEK
Killarney Athletic B 1–3 Camp Juniors
12 Division 2B
Listowel Celtic B 3-4 Killorglin C
Ballyhar B 2–5 Park B
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier:
Killarney Athletic A 2-6 Listowel Celtic A
Tralee Dynamos 0-7 Killorglin A
14 Division 1
Ballyhar 0-1 Mastergeeha
Killorglin B 3-0 Inter Kenmare
14 Division 2
Killarney Athletic B 1-7 Fenit
MEK 4–2 LB Rovers
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Girls Premier
Killarney Athletic 0–3 Inter Kenmare
Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier
Killarney Celtic A 3-0 Park
16 Division 1
Inter Kenmare 1 –2 Rattoo Rovers
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup:
Ballyhar 3-1 Camp Juniors
Dingle Bay Rovers 6-1 Castleisland
Kerry wins away in the snow:
The Kerry 13’s played their final Subway Group game on a snowy Charleville All Weather and defeated Limerick County 3-1. The goals came from Cormac Dillon and Alex Hennigan in the opening half and the win was wrapped up by a Sean Treyvaud goal in the second half.
This leaves Kerry in second place in the Group on 10 points from their 5 games with a +5 goal difference. Limerick District has topped the Group on 11 points from their games and are through to the Provincial semi-finals. Kerry will now await the outcome of the North Tipperary v Limerick Desmond game with the Limerick side on 7 points from 4 games and on a +2 goal difference to see who progresses to the provincial last 4.
Kerry also played the same opposition in a second game with the Development squad winning 3-0. Owen Crowley scored twice with Oisin McGinley getting the other goal.
The Kerry u11 North players were in friendly action at Listowel Celtic with both Leagues bringing 3 teams to the games. All the players showed the skills they have developed at the ETP. The u11 South players will have their friendly in the coming weeks.
Leicester see of Park by narrowest of margins:
St Brendan’s Park made the long journey to Dublin to take on Leicester Celtic in the quarter final of the Skechers 14’s National Cup. Both sides had chances in the first half but it was the Dublin side that got the all- important goal in the 20th minutes.
The Tralee boys threw everything at their hosts in the second half and hit the post twice and had two balls cleared off the line in a day where it just would not go in for them. In the end there was only the one goal in it as the Park’s great run in the competition came to an end.
Listowel Celtic go top of 12 Division 1A:
Listowel Celtic’s 2-1 win over Castleisland sees them go top of the JK Sports 12 Division 1A table and lead Killarney Celtic by 2 points. Jack O’Donoghue got the consolation goal for Castleisland.
Camp Juniors go top of 12’s Division 2A:
A 3-1 win at Killarney Athletic sees Camp Juniors move to the top of the JK Sports 12 Division 2A. Their goals came from Fionn Dario and Paudie Fitzgerald in the first half but they needed keeper Carl Mitchels to be3 in top form to keep Athletic at bay.
Camp Juniors wrapped up the game in the second half when Callum O’Brien set up Dario for his second.
Scoreless in 12’s Division 1B:
Mastergeeha stay top of 12 Division 1 after a scoreless draw with Ballyhar who stay third. The Kilbrean side had keeper TJ Healy to thank for their point as he saved a penalty.
Killorglin C lead 12’s Division 2 B:
All four sides in the 12’s Division 1 B were in action and Killorglin C lead the way after a hard fought 4-3 win over Listowel Celtic B. Aaron Doyle hit three for the winners with Darragh Lynch getting the 4th while Mikey Foley and Luke O’Regan were on the mark for the North Kerry side.
Jake Keating and Michael O’Sullivan got the goals for Ballyhar but it wasn’t enough to earn anything from the game as they went down 5-2 to the Park
Killorglin go joint top of 14 Premier:
Killorglin join the Park at the top of the Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier after they proved to be too strong for Tralee Dynamos. Their goals came from Eoghan Hassett 3, Tom Whittleton 2, Ryan Diggan and Adam Owens. Best for Dynamos were Donagh Stephenson and Kieran Slattery.
Listowel Celtic are third and only two points behind the leaders after they defeated Killarney Athletic 6-2. Alex Hennigan and Sam Benson got the goals for Athletic.
Mastergeeha enjoy vital win in 14Division 1:
Mark O’Shea scored the only game of this 14’s Division 1 clash As Mastergeeha took a vital win against League leaders Ballyhar. This leaves them 9 points behind but with 4 games in hand so the Kilbrean side are still favourites to take the title.
Killorglin B got their first three points of the season with a 3-0 win over Inter Kenmare.
Fenit go 6 clear in Division 2:
Fenit enjoyed a 7-1 win over Killarney Athletic B to move 6 points clear at the top of the table but they have played a game more than Castleisland in second. The amazing thing about this game is that Eddie McCarthy hit all seven goals for Fenit.
MEK moved level with LB Rovers in third after they defeated the North Kerry side 4-2. Eddie Moroney 2, Sam Griffin and Kevin Harant got the goals for the winners while Daniel Barrett and Jack Sheehy got the LB Rovers goals.
Inter make it 3 from 3 in 14 Girls Premier:
Inter Kenmare made it three wins from three as they extended their lead at the top of the Quills Woollen Mills 14 Girls Premier after a 3-0 win away to Killarney Athletic. Inter got off to the perfect start with Kiera O’Leary scoring inside two minutes when she refused to give up on what looked like a lost cause and powered home from close range.
The game remained tight thereafter with both defences doing well. But it was Inter that got the vital second goal just before the break. Chloe Cremins shot was well saved by the Athletic keeper but O’Leary was quickest to react and got her and her sides second goal.
Athletic threw everything at Inter to try and get one back but were caught late on when Grace Roberts White got in behind their defence and crossed for Orla O’Brien to score and wrap up the win. For an Athletic side that gave everything Laura O’Carroll and Sarah Neher were the best players on the day.
5 up for Celtic in 16 Premier:
Killarney Celtic are now on 5 wins from 5 games and top the Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier with their latest points coming thanks to a 3-0 win over Park.
Rattoo Rovers now top 16 Division 1:
Goals from Nathan McGrath and Dylan Moroarty sees Rattoo Rovers move to the top of the 16’s Division 1 after they defeated Inter Kenmare 2-1.
Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup:
Ballyhar and Dingle Bay Rovers have progressed in the Tucker Kelly 16’s Cup with Camp Juniors and Castleisland going into the Shield. At Murt Scott Park the home side defeated Camp Juniors 3-1 with their goals coming from John Power, Craig Boyle O’Sullivan and Jason Brennan. Alan O’Leary replied for Camp.
Dingle Bay Rovers had goals from Tomas O’Se 2, Dara O’Beaglaoich, Evan O’Se, Colm O’hEartain and Sean Laoithe in their 6-1 win over Castleisland.
Is first out of the hat a Kennedy Cup omen?
The draw for the 2018 SFAI Kennedy Cup Groups took place last weekend and Kerry were first out of the bowl containing the 8 number 1 seeds. This put Kerry into Group 1 and as the draw progressed the other teams, in order were, Cavan/Monagan, Mayo and Roscommon.
This means that Kerry’s schedule for the opening two days of the tournament at UL sees their first game against Roscommon on June 11th. The following day they will face Mayo, the Trophy winner from last season, and then Cavan /Monaghan.
Should Kerry finish first or second in Group 1 they will play the respective team from Group 2- Clare, Limerick Desmond, Wexford and Wicklow. This will be on Wednesday June 13th with the Kennedy Cup running until Friday June 15th.
Team of the Week:
TJ Healy
Mastergeeha 12’s
Aidan O’Connor Jake Keating Sean Laoithe Nathan Key
Rattoo Rovers 16’s Ballyhar 12’s Dingle Bay Rovers 16’s Killorglin 12’s
Kieran Slattery Sean Kennedy Cillian Courtney Dean Goodwin
Tralee Dynamos 14’s Iveragh United 14’s Killarney Athletic 14’s Camp Juniors 12’s
Eddie McCarthy Eddie Moroney
Fenit 14’s MEK 14’S