National Cup 2017-18 Round 1&2 plus League action:
National Cup 12’s Round 1:
Killarney Celtic 3-0 Killivilla
Aisling Annacotty B 3–0 Inter Kenmare
Murroe 0–1 Tralee Dynamos
AK United 9–0 LB Rovers
Park 3–2 Pallas United
Killorglin 5 –1 Kilmallock
Killarney Athletic 3–2 Avenue United
National Cup 14’s Round 1:
Tulla 2–4 Killarney Celtic
Shannon Town 2 –4 Killarney Athletic
Connolly Celtic 5 –1 LB Rovers
Birdhill 0–8 Park
National Cup 16’s Round 1:
Camp Juniors 0 –1 Shannon Town
Park 2-0 Tralee Dynamos
Lough Derg 0–10 Killorglin
Killarney Celtic 2 –0 Cappamore.
JK Sports 12 Premier:
Park 4-0 LB Rovers
12 Division 1:
Killarney Celtic B 0-3 Killorglin B
Castleisland 4-3 Mastergeeha
Ballyhar 2–0 Tralee Dynamos B
12 Division 2:
Ballyhar B 2-5 Mastergeeha B
Killorglin C 4 –4 Killarney Athletic B
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier:
Killorglin 2-0 Tralee Dynamos
14 Division 1:
Ballyhar 7-2 Killorglin B
Killarney Celtic B 4-3 Inter Kenmare
Match Reports – League:
Park 12’s win in mid-week:
There were a number of games played in mid-week and in one of these The Park were 4-0 winner over LB Rovers at Christy Leahy Park. Justin O’Sullivan, Ciaran Kavanagh, Ryan McMahon and Sam Fitzgerald were the goal scorers.
Killorglin go top of 12’s Division 1:
In the JK Sports 12 Division 1 Killorglin B made it two wins from 2 as they defeated Killarney Celtic B at Celtic Park. Dara Clifford and Ryan O’Connor plus an own goal saw Killorglin B move to the top of the table on 6 points.
Castleisland were 4 -3 winners at home Mastergeeha with Liam Horgan netting a hat trick for the Kilbrean side. For the winners Jack Joy scored twice, Finn Dolan one and an own goal gave Castleisland the points.
Goals from Daithi O’Shea and Fionn Coleman gave Ballyhar a 2-0 win over Tralee Dynamos B in Murt Scott Park.
Mastergeeha win on the road in 12’s Division 2:
2 goals from Barry Collins and one each from Darren O’Leary, Barry Collins and Emmett Spillane gave Mastergeeha an away win at Murt Scott Park. Michael O’Sullivan and Tristan Keatin replied for Ballyhar B.
Killorglin move onto 4 from 2 games in 14 Premier::
In the Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier Killorglin took the three points after their home game against Tralee Dynamos saw themwinning 2-0. Adam Owens and Darragh O’Grady were on the mark for Killorglin.
Home wins in Division 1:
Ballyhar were 7-2 winners at Murt Scott Park as they saw off Killorglin B. James Horan and Stephen Palmer both hit a brace while Luke Ring, Jack Cahill and Colm O’Shea scored one each. Eoin Lynch got both goals for Killorglin B.
Killarney Celtic B and Inter Kenmare shared 7 goals in a cracker at Celtic Park and it was the Green and White that took a home win over Inter Kenmare 4-3. Ewan McIndoe hit 2 with Garry Wynne and Jack O’Sullivan getting one each.
National Cup Reports:
Wins home and away in the 12’s Round 1&2:
In the 12’s National Cup Round 1 Tralee Dynamos had a very good away win at Murroe. Adam Evans gave the Tralee side the perfect start inside the first minute and they held on to win 1-0. Killarney Celtic progressed without kicking a ball getting a walk-over from Killivilla. But Inter Kenmare went out going down away to Aisling Annacotty.
LB Rovers are new to this level of competition and were well beaten by AK United but they will learn lots and their day will come.
In Round 2 The Park had a 3-2 win at home to Pallas United thanks to goals from Ciaran Kavanagh 2 and Seamus Kelly. Killorglin were very impressive 5-1 winners at home to Kilmallock. Seamus Diggin and Andrew Owens got 2 each with Jesse O’Reilly getting the 5th.
Killarney Athletic went all the way to extra time before they got the better of Avenue United in Woodlawn. The Killarney side went 1-0 down before Neil O’Carroll equalised 30 seconds later. Avenue again took the lead just before half time but in the second half Thomas Healy drew the sides level. In extra time a sustained period of Athletic pressure saw Avenue concede and own goal to send Athletic into the next round.
3 from 4 through in the 14’s:
Killarney Celtic and Athletic both won on the road in Clare and both won 4-2. Celtic knocked out Tledulla thanks to goals from Sean Fitzgerald, Dara O’Connor, Robert Brooks and Calum Grady.
Killarney Athletic got the worst possible start going behind when Shannon Town scored with a 25 yard cracker. Athletic fought back and created a few chances before Rocco Redjucav levelled with a free kick on the stroke of half time.
Athletic started the second half the brighter and Conor Gammell put them ahead after 12 minutes and doubled their lead 5 minutes later. The home side did pull one back but Alex Hennigan wrapped up the game with Athletics 4th goal.
The Park were far too strong for Birdhill in Limerick and Josh Connolly and Cianan Cooney both scored twice. Kieran O’Connell, Conor Kerins, Ben Hanafin and Colin Doody all hit the net once each.
LB Rovers went out to Connolly Celtic with Mikey Dunworth getting a consolation for the North Kerry side. They were made pay for some slack defending in a 5-1 loss.
Killorglin the biggest winner of the day in the 16’s:
This is a Killorglin side that could have a long run in this competition got into double figures away to Lough Derg. Jack O’Leary hit 3, Stephen O’Loughlin 2 and one each from Callum Russell, Aaron Broderick, Francese Ribot, Cathal Crowley and Calum Moriarty.
Killarney Celtic hit two without reply to beat Cappamore at Celtic Park. Goals from Neil O’Shea and Dylan Callaghan saw the Hoops through.
Team of the Week:
Tralee Dynamos 12’s
Declan O’Connor Immanuel Manu Adem Gul
Ballyhar 14’s Park 12’s Inter Kenmare 14’s
Liam Hogan Aodhna O’Beaglaoich Alex Hennigan John Touhy
Mastergeeha 12’s Dingle Bay Rovers 13’s Killarney Athletic 13’s Killorglin 14’s
Donagh Stephenson Jack Joy Ewan McIndoe
Tralee Dynamos 14’s Castleisland 12’s Killarney Celtic 14’s
16’s Inter League Trials:
Trials for the 16’s Inter League (players born in 2002) will take place at Killarney Celtic on Monday September 25th and October 2nd from 7.30 to 9pm.
The Inter League will run from October to January and the coaching staff of Robin O’Day and Noel White has sent information to all clubs as to how to nominate players.
The ETP’s and County Squads for the rest of the age groups and the Girls will begin in the coming weeks.
National Cup 2017-18 Round 1&2 plus League action: