Who took the first points of 2018

The first winners of 2018:
JK Sports 12 Premier:
Killarney Celtic A 2-1 Killorglin A
Park A 3-2 Tralee Dynamos A
Inter Kenmare 0-5 Killarney Athletic A
12 Division 1:
Mastegeeha A 2-0 Ballyhar A
Listowel Celtic A 7-1 Dingle Bay Rovers
12 Division 2:
Listowel Celtic B 0-6 Camp Juniors
Mastergeeha B 5-4 Killorglin C
MEK 1-1 Park B
JK Sports 12 Premier GIRLS:
Inter Kenmare White 2-8 Camp Juniors
Inter Kenmare Blue 3-0 Listowel Celtic
Killarney Celtic White 5-1 Fenit
Quills Woollen Mills 14 Premier:
Killarney Celtic 6-0 Tralee Dynamos
Listowel Celtic A 0-8 Park A
Killorglin A 2-0 Killarney Athletic A
14 Division 1:
Ballyhar 5-1 Killarney Celtic B
Iveragh United 1-2 Mastergeeha
Killorglin B 0-1 Ballyheigue
14 Division 2:
Fenit 3-1 MEK
Castleisland 2-1 LB Rovers
Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier:
Ballyhar 4-3 Park A
Killarney Celtic – Killarney Athletic
16 Division 1:
Iveragh United 4-5 Dingle Bay Rovers
Mastergeeha 4-2 Killarney Celtic B
Match Reports:
12 Premier race really tightens up:
Killarney Celtic has joined Killorglin at the top of the JK Sports 12 Premier Division after the two sides met in Celtic Park. It was the home side that took the points thanks to goals from Mikey Murphy and Padraig O’Donoghue. Both of these sides are now on 10 points.
Also on 10 points are Killarney Athletic who were 5-0 away winners at Inter Kenmare. The goals for the Killarney sides came from Tom Healy, Oisin Lynch, Noah Sexton, Tom Benson and Bryn Flaherty.
The Park are on 9 points after they won an exciting Tralee derby. They were 2-0 up at home to Dynamos thanks to goals from Seamus Kelly and Jay Jay Olajitan. But their neighbours fought back to level matters with goals fromShayne Stack and Adam Evans before Jack Slattery scored what proved to be the winner with 5 minutes to go. Tralee Dynamos remain well in the hunt on 7 points.
Lisstowel Celtic top of Division 1 on their own:
Listowel Celtic lead the 12’s Division 1 following a 7-1 home win over Dingle Bay Rovers. They move onto 16 points as their co-leaders Killarney Celtic did not play. The Listowel Celtic goals came Oisin Healy with 4, Evan Boyle 2 and Rurai Linnane while Dingle Bay’s goal was scored by Cian McGearailt.
Mastergeeha move up to joint 4th place on 10 points following a 2-0 home win over Ballyhar A. John Hughes got both goals for the Kilbrean side.
Camp Juniors open a gap at the top of Division 2:
Camp Juniors have opened a two point gap at the top of Division 2 after their away win at Listowel Celtic B. The Camp goals came from Dean Goodwin, Jack Greaney, Dylan O’Sullivan, Paudie Fitzgerald, Fionn Dario and Ryan Houlihan.
MEK were level with Listowel Celtic at the start off the days but were held to a 1-1 at home to the Park B. However they still have a game in hand over the leaders. Both goals in this game came in the second half with Tadgh Gosney scoring for MEK and Finn O’Neill for Park B.
Mastergeeha B have moved level with MEK after they got the better of Killorglin C ina 9 goal thriller. The Kilbrean side hit 5 with Aidan Collins on a hat trick and 2 from Barry Collins. An Aaron Doyle hat trick and one from Jack Evans was just not enough for Killorglin to salvage a point.
Inter Blue and Killarney Celtic Green tied at top of 12 Girls Premier:
In the JK Sports 12 Girls Premier Inter Kenmare Blue’s 3-0 win over Listowel Celtic sees them join Killarney Celtic Green on 12 points.
Camp Juniors are in third on 9 points as they got past Inter Kenmare White. The goals came from Suvi O’Connor, Tara Ryan, Miriam Sheehan, Sinead Murphy, Jennifer O’Donnell and Eabha Lyne with Orla Murphy also playing well for the winners.
Killarney Celtic White had goals from Naoishe O’Donoghue, Andrea Murphy and Michaela O’Meara in their win over Fenit whose goal came from Aoife O’Brien.
Both goalkeepers – Killarney Celtic’s Aoibin Kelly and Fenit’s Shauna Harris – were excellent on the day with Lily Parker also impressing for Fenit.
Park the new leaders in 14 Premier:
St Brendan’s Park had a big win away to Listowel Celtic A with their goals coming from Messiah Chirwa 3, Sean O’Connor 2, Cianan Cooney, Samuel Aladesanusi and Cillian Murphy. The win sees them move from third to top of the table on 11 points with Listowel Celtic dropping from 2nd to 3rd.
Killarney Athletic are now second after they lost 2-0 to Killorglin who are now joint third. The game was tied scoreless at half time with Athletic probably having the better of the chances.
However in the second half Adam Owens and Ciaran O’Sullivan hit two quick goals for Killorglin and their defence held Athletic scoreless despite their best efforts.
Killarney Celtic will be happy with their three points following their win over Tralee Dynamos. Ryan Looney 3, Mike McCarthy 2, Luke Crowley and Senan O’Leary hit the goals for Celtic.
Ballyhar remains unbeaten in Division 1:
Ballyhar are unbeaten and on seven wins from seven as they continue to dominate Division 1. They defeated Killarney Celtic B 5-1 thanks to a James Horgan hat trick and one each from Luke Ring and Stephen Palmer.
Mastergeeha moves into joint second place changing places with Iveragh United who they defeated 2-1. Dara O’Callaghan and Mark O’Shea got the Mastergeeha goals with Jack O’Connor replying for Iveragh United.
Ballyheigue are now level on 9 points with Mastergeeha as they were 1-0 winners away to Killorglin B. Feilim O’Sullivan got the all- important goal.
Fenit extend Division 2 lead:
It was a good day for Fenit as they won 3-1 at home to MEK. Eddie McCarthy got both and Robert Monaghan the third in the win with Kevin Harant replying for MEK. Fenit move onto 14 points.
Castleisland are onto 11 points and into second place after they defeated LB Rovers, who slip to third, 2-1. The Castleisland goals in the game played on Friday night came from Ryan Dennehy and Alex Kepp. Jack Sheehy got the goal for LB Rovers.
Killarney Celtic top of 16 Premier:
Killarney Celtic second win from their two games sees them top the Tralee Trophy World 16 Premier. Celtic defeated their Killarney town rivals Athletic thanks to two goals from Cian McMahon and one each from Terry Sparling, Jack McCarthy and Patrick O’Connor.
The Park were 3-0 up in their game away to Ballyhar thanks to goals from Michael Lally 2 and TJ McMahon. But the home side staged a great fight back thanks to a Jason Brennan hat trick and one from John Power and they took the win 4-3.
Camp Juniors still the ones to catch in Division 1:
Division leaders Camp Juniors and Dingle Bay Rovers gained the first points of 2018 as they played out a 1-1 draw on January 2nd. Colm O’hEartain scored from the West Kerry side with Caolan O’Connell getting the Camp Juniors goal.
Dingle Bay Rovers made it a good week as they defeated Iveragh United by the odd goal in 9 at the weekend. Naoise McGearailt hit 4 with Tomas O’Se getting the 5th while Cathal O’Shea hit 3 and Seamus Curran one for the South Kerry side.
Fenit lead Division 2:
Things are very tight at the top of 16’s Division 2 after a 3-0 win over Castleisland. They are onto 13 points while Mastergeeha are hot on their heels as they are now unbeaten in their 4 games and are on 12 points.
The Kilbrean side fell behind on 10 minutes but replied straight away thanks to a Philip O’Leary goal. Killarney Celtic restored their lead but again Mastergeeha drew level thanks to Paudie Murphy just before half time after good work by Cathal Ryan.
Mastergeeha pushed on in the second half and hit two more without reply from Dara Tagney and Cathal Ryan to seal the win.
Team of the Week:
Dave Sheehan
MEK 14’s
Padraig O’Connor Nathan Aherne David O’Grady Luke Horgan
LB Rovers 12’s Park 12’s Ballyheigue 14’s Tralee Dynamos 14’s
Bobby O’Connor Cian Wright Dara O’Shea Padraig O’Donoghue
Fenit 14’s Camp Juniors 16’s Mastergeeha 14’s Killarney Celtic 12’s
James Horgan Aaron Doyle
Ballyhar 14’s Killorglin 12’s