VIT HIT Kerry Schoolboys Girls League Results and Reports:
League announced new title sponsor VIT HIT:
The League is delighted to announce that it will now be known as the VIT HIT Kerry Schoolboys Girls League following the signing of a major contract with low calorie drink’s company. VIT HIT was founded by Gary Lavin created the healthy drink company to counteract the ‘sugar laden’ drinks he saw sports persons drinking especially after training or after the gym. VIT HIT is now a major brand being exported to 8 different countries.
The company and the League have been in negotiations over the last couple of months and the contract was signed at the recent Management and Delegate Meeting in the Rose Hotel.
VIT HIT Sales Manager for Munster Tara Acton said that they were delighted to become the title sponsor of the League. “The League and the company share the same ideals regarding fitness and wellbeing and caters for players from every corner of the county. We are looking forward to a long relationship with the League and its and clubs.”
League Chairman Martin Conway welcomed VIT HIT as the League’s new title sponsor. “It’s a very special day for the League to sign up such a major sponsor. We see this as the start of a long term partnership that will benefit the League by allowing us continue to provide the best possible League and Emerging Talent Coaching Programmes for those in the ‘Beautiful Game’ while also helping spread the VIT HIT message of its range of drinks”
Cups and Shields:
Tom Hayes 14’s Cup:
Semi-Final: Tralee Dynamos 3-6 Killarney Celtic
Final: Killorglin 2-0 Killarney Celtic
Healy Family 15’s Shield Final:
Ballyheigue Athletic 1-2 Rattoo Rovers
Healy Family 15’s Cup:
Semi-Final: Park 4-1 Killarney Athletic
Final: Tralee Dynamos 1-6 Park
Tucker Kelly 16 Shield Final:
Listowel Celtic 3-1 Ballyhar
Moriarty’s Centra 11 Premier:
Listowel Celtic 0-3 Park A
JK Sports 12 Premier:
Killorglin 3-3 Listowel Celtic
Park 0-0 Killarney Celtic
Inter Kenmare 3-0 Fenit
Killarney Athletic 8-2 Fenit
Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier:
Park B 1-5 Killorglin A
13 Division 1:
Mastergeeha 4-1 Castleisland
13 Division 3:
Fenit 3-5 Park C
Foundation Sports 14 Girls:
Killorglin 3-0 Mastergeeha
Killarney Plaza 15 Premier:
Listowel Celtic 0-3 Killarney Celtic
Tralee Trophy World 16 Division 1:
Ballyhar 5-3 Ballyheigue
Killorglin double delight at 14’s:
The Tom Hayse Final was contested between Killorglin and Killarney Celtic after the Hoops defeated Tralee Dynamos in the mid-week semi-final 6-3. Jack Clifford and Cian McMahon both hit two each in the win with the other two goals coming from Ruairi Dorrian and Kieran Dennehy. Sean Horan 2 and Daniel Burke were on the mark for Dynamos.
Killorglin came into the final having won the League for their 3rd season in a row but in those 3 years they have never won the Cup. However they put this right as they defeated Killarney Celtic 2-0 thanks to two goals from 2 set pieces.
This was tight encounter with the sides scoreless at half time but 10 minutes into the second period Killorglin went ahead. Eoghan Hassett swung in a super corner and it was headed home by Dylan Moriarty.
Kealan O’Brien in the Killarney Celtic goal had to be alert on at least 3 occasions to keep his side in the game. At the other end Killarney Celtic found it hard to create a clear cut opportunity and they were hit by a killer blow in the 20th minute when Hassett again proved his prowess from the dead ball as he cracked home a free kick from just outside the box.
Dylan Moriarty was named Man of the Match and he also collected the Tom Hayes Memorial Cup from Dinny Hayse.
Rattoo Rovers 15’s debut glory:
Rattoo Rovers first season in Schoolboy football was certainly one that will be remembered by the North Kerry club. Their first trophy came when they wrapped up the Killarney Plaza 15 Division 2 winning the Division by 5 points and losing only one game in the campaign.
They were looking to double up in the Healy Family 15 Shield final which saw them take on their North Kerry neighbours Ballyheigue Athletic.
Dara Quinlan put Rovers ahead in the first half but Conor O’Sullivan equalised just before the break. But Rattoo Rovers were not to be denied and it was Dillon Moriarty that got the winner.Rattoo’s Aodhan Shanahan was named Man of the Match.
Park keep the Healy Family Cup at home with two wins in the week:
St Brendan’s Park were hoping to keep the Healy Family Cup in their Trophy cabinet as the family have long been associated with the club. They saw off Killarney Athletic in the semi-final 4-1 with goals from Sean McGrath, Jack Sheehan, Colin Walsh and Mervyns Shalemba to set up an all Tralee final.
In the decider against neighbours Dynamos it was the Park that started the brightest and opened the scoring on 6 minutes when a Colin Walsh free kick was headed home by Mervyn Shalemba.
But credit to Tralee Dynamos they came right back into the game and were level within 5 minutes. Andy Rodgers swung in a perfect corner for David Smith to head home.
Leo Gaxha then went on a great run but was crowded out by the Park defence and they broke at speed to go ahead when Shalemba was left alone at the back post. The Park were on top at this stage and Player of Match Colin Walsh set up Sean McGrath to make it 3-1 before the break.
Dynamos, who lined out without Sean Kennedy, needed a good start to the second half and for the first 15 minutes put a lot of pressure on the Park rear guard but just could not find the goal to bring them back into the game.
The Park gradually began to take control and Patrick Morawski made two great sides to keep the game alive. But as Dynamos exertions began to tell the Park added goals from McGrath, Colin Walsh from the penalty spot and John Carmody to wrap up the win and collect the trophy from Jade Healy representing the family.
International flavour to Listowel Celtic’s 16 Shield win:
This was a game of two halves with the lead Listowel Celtic having built up just being enough to see them through. The North Kerry Hoops when ahead in the 15th minute when Cian McGrath’s ball into the Ballyhar box caused consternation and when the ball broke out to Daniel Dominguiz he lobbed the keeper.
10 minutes later the Spaniard doubled Listowel Celtic’s lead with a good run and shot and it looked like there was only going to be one winner.
But credit to Ballyhar as whatever was said at half time they were at totally different side and pinned Listowel back into their own half. They pulled one back with 20 minutes to go and were on the hunt for an equaliser. However they were caught on the break in the minute when Listowel Celtic added a third to wrap up the win. Celtic’s Liam Guiney was named Player of the Match.
In the Moriarty’s Centra 11’s Premier The Park took the points on a 3-0 score line over Listowel Celtic.
Draws at both ends of the 12 Premier:
Champions Killarney Celtic ended their campaign with a 0-0 draw away to Park with the point proving vital to the Tralee side as it moved them onto 10 points. The sides around them met on Saturday with a last minute goal keeping Killorglin in the Premier at 13’s next season. Their game at home to Listowel Celtic saw them leading behind 3-2 coming into the last minute of the game. Cormac Dillon 2 and Evan Boyle had put Listowel Celtic in the driving seat. Dara O’Connor and Rian O’Sullivan had replied for Killorglin.
But the home side were had one kick left in them and a Paul Costello free kick earned them a vital draw.
Nothing decided in 12’s Division 1:
With one game left each the battle for the title between Killarney Athletic and Inter Kenmare is going down to the wire. Athletic had a big win over Fenit thanks to a Tom Benson hat-trick and goals from Donnacha Coffey, Josh Coffey, Neil O’Carroll, Alex Hennigan and Oran Daly. Rory Boyd and Alex McGrath replied for Fenit. Athletic are now on 24 points at the top of the table.
Inter Kenmare’s 3-0 win over the same opposition sees them now onto 22 points so it’s all down to the last game.
Mastergeeha top of 14 Girls:
The Kilbrean girls now lead the 14 Premier after a 3-0 win over Killorglin but they do have a game more played than second placed Inter.
Play Off needed in 13 Premier:
Killorglin and The Park A have finished level on 25 points from their 10 games and will need to play off to see who takes the Daly’s Supervalu 13 Premier title. Killorglin beat Park B to reach the play off thanks to goals from Eoghan Hassett 2, Tom Whittleton, Adam Owens and Dara O’Grady
Mastergeeha’s win sees then joint second in Division 1:
Mastergeeha’s 4-1 win over Castleisland sees them finish level with Iveragh United in second place with the sides having to meet to see who takes the runners up spot. Mastergeeha’s goals came from Colin O’Leary 2, Dara Callaghan and an og.
Park C odds on to take Division 3 title:
The Park C’s 5-3 win over their title challengers Fenit puts the Tralee side in pole position as they have their game in hand left to play. Ray McGrath, Jamie Williams, Jamie O’Shea and Cian O’Gara were on the mark for the Park with Eddie McCarthy, Fiachra O’Connor and Robert Monaghan Replying for Fenit. The Park C will play MEK knowing that a point will be enough to lift the title.
Killarney Celtic 15 Premier champs:
Killarney Celtic got the three points they needed from their game with Listowel Celtic to be crowned the champions of the Killarney Plaza 15 Premier Division.
Ballyhar end up third in 16’s Division 1:
Ballyhar had two goals from Patrick O’Connor and Jason Brennan and one from Jack Duggan as they defeated Ballyheigue 5-3 to take third in the table. Nathan O’Driscoll, Thomas Gaynor and Cian Casey replied for Ballyheigue.
Team of the Week
Week Ending May 27th Team of the Week:
Killarney Celtic 12’s
Sean Dillane Robert Monaghan Jack Duggan
Tralee Dynamos 14’s Fenit 13’s Ballyhar 16’s
Aodhan Shanahan Colin Walsh Dylan Moriarty Liam Guiney
Rattoo Rovers 15’s Park 15’s Killorglin 14’s Listowel Celtic 16’s
Daniel Dominguiz Tom Benson Cian Clancy
Listowel Celtic 16’s Killarney Athletic 12’s Ballyheigue 16’s