Summer competitions continue:
12’s Cup Quarter Finals:
MEK Galaxy 3-1 Listowel Celtic A
St Brendan’s Park A 6 –0 Killarney Athletic A
12’s Shield:
LB Rovers A 1-1 St Brendan’s Park B
Inter Kenmare 4-3 Mastergeeha B
MEK Galaxy B 1-1 Ballyhar Dynamos A
Killarney Celtic C 2-1 MEK Galaxy B
Inter Kenmare A 2-3 Ballyhar A
12’s Plate:
Tralee Dynamos B 2-3 St Brendan’s Park C
Castleisland B 4-2 Tralee Dynamos B
Castleisland B 6-1 Camp Juniors B
Listowel Celtic C 8-0 St Brendan’s Park C
Camp Juniors B 5-7 LB Rovers B
Inter Kenmare B 3-6 St Brendan’s Park D
Listowel Celtic C 5–1 LB Rovers B
12’s Cup, Shield and Plate latter stages line-up taking shape:
MEK Galaxy book place in Cup semi-final
Two goals from James O’Meara and one from Cillian O’Donoghue saw MEK Galaxy book the first of the last four places in the 12’s Cup. They beat Listowel Celtic A 3-1 with Louis Corridan getting the hoops goal.
St Brendan’s Park welcomed Killarney Athletic A to Christy Leahy Park for the second quarter final. And it was the home side that are in the hat after a 6-0 win. The Park’s goals in the win came from Johnny Neillings, Edison Jahiri, Cayden Roche, Tuoyo King and Jack Daly.
Shield action leads to semi-finals:
In the 12’s Shield there was action in mid-week and at the weekend. A penalty from Darragh O’Callaghan saw LB Rovers draw 1-1 with St Brendan’s Park B.
There was a 7 goal thriller in Kenmare with Inter just getting the better of Mastergeeha B 4-3. The goals for Inter came from James Leonard, Aiden O’Sullivan, Roan O’Sullivan and James McGann. For the Kilbrean side Adam O’Leary, Cathal O’Keeffe and Adam O’Connor were on the mark.
MEK Galaxy B and Ballyhar Dynamos A played out a 1-1 draw with Alan Adamczyk scored for the home side with Donagh Lynch on the mark for Ballyhar.
Killarney Celtic C went 2-0 up thanks to goals from Ross O’Gorman and Simon Sirotiak before Leo Allen pulled one back for MEK Galaxy B but Celtic held on to win.
Inter A and Ballyhar Dynamos played each other on Saturday to finish up the Group stages. The sides were tied 1-1 at the break before Dynamos went on to win 3-2. Their goals came from Daniel Downes 2 and Donnacha Lynch. Aidan O’Sullivan and Tony Desmond scored for Inter.
12’s Shield Semi-Finals: LB Rovers are the winners of Group A and will take on Mastergeeha B who were runners-up in Group B.
Inter Kenmare have topped Group B on 12 points and will play the runners-up in Group A which will be decided after the game between Castleisland A and St Brendan’s Park B.
12’s Plate goes down to final game:
In the games played this week two goals from Adrian Walsh and one each from Graham Walsh and Killian Horgan saw Castleisland B take the points with a 4-2 win over Tralee Dynamos B whose goals came from Eoghan Daly and Ryan Nix.
Listowel Celtic C had goals from Tadgh Dalton, Thomas Lynch, Sean Mulvihill, Shane Costello and Thomas Keane in their win over Park C.
The Camp Juniors B versus LB Rovers B ended up as a 12 goal thriller with the Rovers winning 7-5. Their goals came from Evan Mannix 4, Thomas Scanlon, Gracie O’Sullivan and Leona Meaney. Conor Flaherty hit 4 and Addy Nolan the other goal for Camp B.
On Saturday two goals from Ellien Tomczak and one from Bartek Biltik saw St Brendan’s Park C defeat Tralee Dynamos B 3-2 with Jude Lacey getting both Dynamos goals.
An Aidan Walsh hat trick and goals from Sam McCarthy, Jamie Murphy and Graham West saw Castleisland B taking the win over Camp Juniors B. Conor Flaherty got the Castleisland goal.
St Brendan’s Park D won away at Inter Kenmare B thanks to goals from Patrick Leen 3, Shayne Griffin, Brooklyn Conway and Fionn Clancy. Matty Miles, Dillon Tagney and Dean Sweeney scored for Inter Kenmare B.
With the top two in each Group qualifying for the semi-finals Group A of the Plate went down to the final game where Listowel Celtic C welcomed LB Rovers B with a draw sufficing for Celtic C to top the group. In the end Listowel Celtic C had a little too much in hand winning 5-1 –Evan Mannix got the LB goal. Group B was decided first with St Brendan’s Park D topping the group ahead of Inter Kenmare.
Kerry 12’s Girls shine in the heat in Clare:
The Kerry 12’s Girls development continued with their participation in a Blitz organised by the CSSL at the excellent Tulla FC facility. Kerry, Clare and Limerick Desmond all had two teams present on the day with 22 girls all contributing over the 4 games played in 25 degree heat.
Both Kerry sides went down narrowly to the Desmond League sides losing the second game by just 1 goal 2-1. Kerry then played out two very exciting draws with the Clare League 3-3 and 1-1. Mastergeeha’s Amy Brosnan caught the eye of all the coaches hitting 4 goals on the day with Ali Bowler also on the mark. Head of Football Noel White and coaches Siobhan Cushen and Michael Crossan were delighted with the efforts of all 24 girls and how this whole age group is developing. Amongst those that stood out in the games were Niamh O’Callaghan, Taylor-Kate Leane, Ellie Cregan, Amelia Carroll Kelly, Sinead Lyons and Aoibheann O’Callaghan.
Kerry Gold: Amie Kelly, Leah Griffin, Caoimhe Cronin, Niamh O’Callaghan, Alannah Crossan, Amy Brosnan, Keelin Clifford, Caoimhe Skinner, Taylor Kate Leane, Eadaoin Larkin, Nessa Kirby.
Kerry Green: Eilis Tagney, Isabelle Cushen, Nicole O’Connell, Aoibheann O’Callaghan, Sinead Lyons, Ali Bowler, Ellie Cregan, Ameila Carroll Kelly, Isabelle Lyons, Lauren Buckley, Laura Meehan.
15’s Girls draw with Limerick County
The Kerry 15’s were also in pre Gaynor Cup action when they met one of their Group opponents Limerick County at Georgie O’Callaghan Park. Kerry took the lead thanks to a cracking team goal when Emma O’Connor found Izzy McGrath and her pin point cross was headed home by Suvi O’Connor. Kerry looked like holding on for the win until the visitors equalised with one of the last kicks of the game.
Gaynor Cup Fixtures released: The Kerry 13’s and 15’s Girls squads now know the sequence of their games in the delayed 2021 Gaynor Cup competition. 25 teams are in the 13’s and 23 in the 15’s with the position of the teams after the Group stages determining if they play in the knock out stages of the Cup, Shield, Plate, Bowl and Trophy.
Kerry, Tipperary South, Limerick County and Cork are in both age groups. Limerick Desmond are the fifth team in the13’s with West Cork the fifth team in the 15’s.
Kerry are free on the first weekend of games on the weekend of September 18/19th. On the weekend of October 2/3rd the 13’s are away to Limerick Desmond and in the 15’s we travel to West Cork.
On the weekend of October 16/17th both sides are at home to Tipperary South, on 30/31st of October both ages welcome Limerick County before both end away to Cork on November 13th or 14th. The knock-out stages begin once the Group stages are finished.
Team of the Week
Ciaran Ryan
Castleisland 12’s
Conor Clifford Donagh Prenderville Jamie Fleming
Castleisland 12’s MEK Galaxy 12’s Killarney Celtic 12’s
Jude Lacey Brandon Griffin Ryan Healy Alan O’Leary
Tralee Dynamos 12’s Camp Juniors 12’s Inter Kenmare12’s Mastergeeha 12’s
David Downes Shane Costello Patrick Leen
Ballyhar Dynamos 12’s Listowel Celtic 12’s Tralee Dynamos 12’s