Storm Denis a menace to fixtures:
Skechers National Cup Last 16
St Brendan’s Park1 –2 Ringmahon Rangers
12’s Division 1
Fenit 4-1 Ballyhar Dynamos
World of Tiles 13 Premier
Killarney Athletic 6-1 Park
Fenit 0-2 Listowel Celtic
John Joe Naughton 13 Shield
Camp Juniors 4-2 Mastergeeha B
Slattery’s Carpets 14 Division 2
Killorglin 2–0 Ballyhar Dynamos
Daly’s Supervalu 15 Premier
Park 4–0 Mastergeeha
Park’s National Cup run ends:
It was another rain and storm interrupted weekend with a raft of fixtures cancelled. However a number did go ahead with the National Cup Last 16 clash of St Brendan’s Park and Ringmahon Rangers the highlight of the club games taking place in the KDL.
And despite Cianan Cooney putting the Park ahead early on the Cork side equalised from the penalty spot. With the Park down to 10 men it was Ringmahon that got the winner to end the great run by the Park. They can now look forward to a Regional semi-final where they and Killorglin are keeping the Kerry flag flying.
Fenit go joint top of 12’s Division 1 with game in hand:
Fenit’s 4-1 win over Ballyhar Dynamos in mid-week has seen them move to the top of the JK Sports 12 Division 1. Goals from Conor McGibney, Michael O’Sullivan, Mikey Corridan and Robert O’Shea sees Fenit on 13 points level with Inter Kemare but having a game less paid.
Athletic open gap at the top of 13 Premier:
Killarney Athletic will be happy that they were able to beat the weather as their win over the Park sees the open a 7 point gap at the top of the World of Tiles 13 Premier. There goals in the game in Woodlawn came from Luke Doolin and Brian O’Shea who both hit hat-tricks. However they do have a game more played than LB Rovers in second. In the same Division Listowel Celtic were 2-0 winners over Fenit in mid-week.
Camp Juniors progress in 13’s Shield:
Only one first round game in the John Joe Naughton 13 Shield survived the weather. Camp Juniors had goals from Mikey O’Leary 2, Suvi O’Connor and Michael Enright as they beat Mastergeeha B to progress to the quarter finals. Ryan O’Sullivan got both goals for the Kilbrean side with their keeper Kyle Murphy saving a penalty.
Big win for Killorglin in 14 Division 2:
Killorglin’s 2-0 win over Ballyhar Dynamos with both goals coming from Kuba Ciesle sees then take a grip on the Slattery’s Carpets Division 2 title. They sit on 19 points from 8 games and are 4 points ahead of LB Rovers and still have two games in hand.
Park in third in 15 Premier:
A 4-0 win by the Park over Mastergeeha in the Daly’s Supervalu 15 Premier sees them consolidate their third place in the Division.
Kerry set to celebrate what’s best in women’s soccer:
These are hugely exciting times in women’s soccer with FIFA 20×20 and ‘If You Can’t See It You Can’t Be It’ placing that fastest growing area of the game in the spotlight.
With the qualifying tournament for this summer’s Gaynor Cup in UL (u12’s,u13’s and u15’s) underway the Girls section of the KSBGL have put together a day showcasing all that’s best in the game on and off the field.
The events take place at Georgie O’Callaghan Park, Castleisland on this Saturday February 22nd.
12’s Girls Blitz: The day will begin with a number of Kerry clubs bringing their u12 Girls to Georgie O’Callaghan Park for a Blitz starting at 10am. The 12’s Emerging Talent Programme will begin in the next few weeks as the League will begin the work of putting together a squad for the Gaynor Qualifier in May. Kerry were one of the 4 Leagues that made it to UL two years ago and will be hoping to again reach the Gaynor’s 12 semi-finals and final.
Coaching Sessions: The Kerry u13 and u15 Girls ETP squads will enjoy a great opportunity to learn from two top coaches. Cork City manager Ronan Collins will take the 13’s from 2 to 3.30pm. Later on at 5.30pm the u15 will do a session with the Irish u17 manager James Scott. His girls just completed a very impressive series against Iceland. This session should also draw a large number of coaches working in the female game in the county and beyond.
WNL Games: Having played in the first So Hotels Women’s National League friendly in the county last year Cork City Women return to the Kingdom where they and their opponents DLR Waves continue their preparations for the new season. This game kicks off at 4pm.
Following on from the senior game Cork City’s u17 will take to the Castleisland Astro for a game against Wexford Youths with both sides eager to impress ahead of their season.
Workshops: The day will also feature 3 exciting Workshops in the School hall. As part of the ticket costing e5 people can chose to attend any combination of the three Workshop’s,
1: 1.30pm Hosted by Paul Treyvaud – star of Treyvaud’s Kitchen and Treyvaud’s Travels on Virgin Media – he will deal with Nutrition for Athletes. He has worked with a number of high profile teams and also with the 2019 Kennedy Cup team and the session will include some very important tips for the players and their parents / guardians.
2. 2.30pm Tralee based Dr John Tuite holds a Masters Degree in Exercise and Sports Medicine and spent a number of years working with underage FAI teams concluding as doctor to the u21 team. In this Workshop he will speak on the best way to prevent ACL injuries.
3. 3.30pm Ahead of taking the session with the Kerry 15’s squad James Scott will centre on what is expected of an international player on and off the pitch. James will also speak to parents /coaches on what is expected of them when dealing with high performance athletes. He will also explain what the main criteria looked for when identifying players for international squads.
Tickets for the Day: Tickets for the admission to all or a selection of the day’s events are only e5 and will allow you come and go as you wish and pick any combination of workshops and games. Any business that would like to purchase 10 tickets (e50) will also get a special photo taken for the Kerry Schoolgirls social media pages.
Director of Girls Football for the KSBGL Noel White is delighted with the way the game has come together. “This year we had record numbers attending for Assessments for the Gaynor squads and coupled with the growth of the Girls League we decided to put together a day of events to celebrate the Women’s game.
“We are delighted with the support we have got from the Women’s National League teams and from the hosts of the workshops. We know that the players, coaches and parents will get a lot from the day. As well as the players we are hoping that everyone with an interest in the Girls game in Kerry / West Limerick comes along and enjoys all or part of the day.
“Tickets can be ordered through our Facebook page or from any of the KSBGL members costing only e5.”