Kingdom Boys 12’s take big step towards title in a weekend of draws:
12 JK Sports Premier:
Killarney Celtic 2-2 Listowel Celtic A
Park 0-4 Kingdom Boys
12 Division 1:
Ballyhar 7-2 Castleisland
Mastergeeha 2-2 Listowel Celtic B
Killarney Celtic B 4-1 Killarney Celtic C (played mid-week).
Foundation Sports 14 Premier:
Kingdom Boys 1-1 Listowel Celtic A
Park A 3-2 Killarney Celtic A
14 Division 1:
Killarney Athletic 3-1 Killarney Celtic B
Mastergeeha 6-0 Killarney Celtic C
Killorglin 1-3 Camp
Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1:
Killarney Celtic B 3-2 Castleisland
Killarney Athletic B 1-2 Listowel Celtic B
Girls: Dalys Supervalu 13 Premier:
Killarney Celtic 4-1 Killarney Athletic.
JK Sports 12’s Premier:
Kingdom Boys are fast closing in on the 12 Premier title and haven’t dropped a point in their 6 games to date. That 6th win came over neighbours, and third placed, The Park on a 4-0 score-line. Leo Gaxha and Pa Keane got one each and Sean Kennedy 2 to wrap up the points.
To make it even sweeter for the Tralee boys 2nd placed Listowel Celtic A were held to a 2-2 draw by Killarney Celtic. The northern Celtic were 2-0 up thanks to Sean McGrath and Kevin Goulding. However the southern Celtic fought back to 2 all with goals from Niall O’Shea and Ryan O’Grady from the penalty spot. To really break Listowel Celtic hearts the Killarney goal keeper Dylan Doolan made a double save from a Listowel Celtic penalty.
12 Division 1:
As with the Premier division the leaders in Division 1 are also unbeaten. Ballyhar haven’t dropped a point in their 8 League games and last weekend were too good for Castleisland at Murt Scott Park. Dylan and Nathan Callaghan got 3 goals between then and Jason Brennan, Gearoid Coffey, Tadgh Riordan, Pat O’Connor and Cian Cronin all scored one each.
Killarney Celtic B kept up the pressure on the leaders as they proved too strong for their club-mates, winning 4-1 in a mid-week encounter.
The other game saw two teams that really needed all three points had to do with one each following a 2-2 draw. Darragh Kennedy and Conn Fleming were the Mastergeeha scorers.
Foundation Sports 14 Premier:
At the top of the 14 Premier the Tralee battle has tightened up after this series of games. The Park took all three points against Killarney Celtic A to move onto 12 points. Leaders Kingdom Boys had to settle for a 1 all draw with Listowel Celtic A and are now on 2 points ahead but do have a game in hand.
The Park opened the scoring on the 32nd minute through Robin McCarthy but Ryan Kelliher equalised for Killarney Celtic 19 minutes into the second half. However within 2 minutes the Tralee side were ahead again when James Rusk scored. Mike Slattery put the Park 3-1 up 3 minutes later and on their way to victory desire Killarney Celtic fighting all the way and the got one back with 5 minutes to go but couldn’t find an equaliser.
Dillon Robinson put Kingdom Boys 1-0 up in the 9th minute but their lead only lasted 4 minutes. Micheal Kennedy got the Listowel Celtic equaliser.
14 Division 1:
Things have gotten very interesting at the top of Division 1. Camp’s 3-1 win over Killorglin has seen them move into joint top spot in the table. Camp had the better of the first half and hit the crossbar twice but it stayed scoreless at the break.
Killorglin opened the scoring in the second half through Brice Deriou. Seamus Boyle got Camp back on level terms in the 15th minute. Boyle then put his side ahead and Davidas wrapped up the win. But is wasn’t all one way traffic as Camp keeper Eoin Brosnan was in great form to keep his side ahead and it sees them move onto 15 points.
This is the same mark as Killarney Celtic B who went down 3-1 to Killarney Athletic who themselves are only 2 points behind now. Jack Enright got the Celtic goal but 2 from Jason Coffey and one from Reece Murphy gave the Woodlawn side the three points.
Mastergeeha proved too strong for Killarney Celtic C and took the three points thanks to double strikes from Dylan Murphy, Paul O’Shea and David Twomey.
Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1:
With leaders The Park not playing the other 4 sides were hoping to pick up three points. Killarney Celtic B were 3-2 winners at home to Castleisland. Stephen Murphy, Ciaran Sheehan and James McAuliffe got the goals for the Hoops with John McMahon getting both for Castleisland.
Gavin Moriarty hit a 35 yard screamer for Killarney Athletic B but it wasn’t enough to get anything for his side. Cathal Kennelly scored twice for Listowel Celtic B to give them the points.
Girls League:
An u10 Blitz took place in Woodlawn with teams from the hosts, Killarney Athletic, Killarney Celtic and Inter Kenmare enjoying a great day of fun soccer. This is part of a series of blitz’s that will continue throughout the season. Any club not already taking part should contact the League to enter teams.
In the U13 Premier Killarney Celtic were 4-1 winners over Killarney Athletic. Kate Murphy and Lauren Burke both scored 2 goals each.
Football for All:
The Killarney Celtic Football for All team travelled to Limerick FC to take part in a Blitz with teams from around Munster. The team did the club and League proud with some great displays.
Team of the Week
Dylan Doolan
Killarney Celtic C
Jack Enright Kevin Williams Devon Burns
Killarney Celtic C Kingdom Boys 14’s Park 12’s
Cian Cronin Darragh O’Riordan Sean Keane Ruairi O’Keeffe
Ballyhar 12’s Mastergeeha 12’s Listowel Celtic 14’s Killarney Athletic 14’s
Seamus Boyle John McMahon Brice Deriou
Camp 14’s Castleisland 16’s Killorglin 14’s