Easter Camp 2019 was a huge success, more fun camps coming up this July

Easter Camp 2019: our 3 day training camp during the Easter school holidays proved a huge success. Everything went to plan this for us and Christy Leahy Park basked in April sunshine each day which was an added bonus.

Well done to all of the kids that participated in our camp, we hope you enjoyed every minute of it.

Our dedicated coaching volunteers make great weeks like this possible so thanks to one and all.

Our coaching team leaders were Barry McMahon, Seb Vasiu, David Oba and Donagh O’Brien. Assistant coaches Cianan Cooney, Aisling McLoughlin, Robert Kerins, Brandon McMahon & Conor Kerins.

Camp supervisors: Mike McCannon and our hardworking Academy manager Preston McEvoy.

We will have more camps in July including 2 weeks of the FAI Summer Soccer Schools. You can register for those camps right now.

Park Academy News and Girls Academy is ready to go at Park FC

Park Academy News: ALL groups train as normal at 10:00am on Saturday.

Girls Academy kick-off is at 11:15am on Saturday, new players and Coaches are welcome.

Sunday: Boys under 7 & under 8 play in the Listowel Celtic blitz, kick-off at 11:00am. Your Coaches will have notified you by now.

Monday: Boys u9 & u 10 play in the Listowel Celtic blitz at 11:00am, your Coaches will have notified you the details.

A big weekend for soccer, bring it on!

Barcelona Cup 2019

Well done to our u11 & u12 squads who did Park FC proud last weekend in Barcelona. Great credit is due to coaches Adam Kowalczk, Johnny Hoare, David Slattery and Pa Kerins for taking the kids to Barcelona.

The squads were joined by many parents and supporters who enjoyed fabulous football over 2 days in the Catalan sunshine.

Well done to all that travelled and to those at Park FC that helped organize the big trip and helped with fundraising.

U16 Victory Shield 2018 kicks off this Monday Nov 12th at St Brendan’s Park FC

St Brendan’s Park FC is delighted and honoured to be chosen as a host venue for this year’s prestigious Victory Shield which features the Republic of Ireland, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales under 16 squads.

 

The tournament starts on Monday at Christy Leahy Park at 1pm when Scotland and Wales kick off this week long festival of soccer in Tralee.  Rep of Ireland face Northern Ireland at 6pm on Monday at Mounthawk Park KDL.

 

Please come out during the week to support these young players who will proudly represent their countries in this long running competition which has a great history.

 

Well done to John O’Regan, Sean O’Keeffe and all at the KDL as well as the FAI for bringing this tournament to Tralee. Tralee Dynamos will also host a match on Friday between Rep of Ireland and Scotland which is a great honour for our neighbouring club.

 

Well done to all at our club who have contributed greatly to organizing everything for the big match on Monday. The club grounds and club rooms have undergone refurbishment works in recent weeks thanks to our dedicated club members, volunteers and CE scheme workers.

The main playing pitch is in a fantastic condition for the tournament opening  match on Monday, special thanks to KDL for their work and investment on our pitch.

 

Special mention to Pa Kerins and Preston McEvoy who have put in a huge effort to improve our club grounds. They are just two of a dedicated team of volunteers who work tirelessly for the good of our soccer club.

Enjoy the Victory Shield and don’t miss out on a wonderful opportunity to see top class young soccer players playing in Tralee.

 

Registration details 2018-19 season

For attention of parents, senior players and all Coaches/Managers:(u12 to seniors)
The Management Committee has decided that the Registration/Training Fee payable per each player for the coming season will be €180 (or €210 if paying by instalments).  This is a reduction of 18% on last year’s fee.
The fees will be used to pay Registration and Affiliation fees with both the Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League or the Kerry District League (adults), Player Insurance, electricity bills for our floodlights, as well as Referee’s fees, kit-washes etc.  The discounted Fee for a
second family member is €100.
The fees are payable by any of the three following methods:
–   One instalment of €180 payable by Friday 28th September
–   Three instalments of €70 payable by Friday 28th September, Friday
26th October and Friday 30th November.
–   Seven instalments of €30 -only payable by Cash – 1st payment on registration.
The following six payments by 1st monthly thereafter from 1st October
until 1st March 2019.
Any person who wishes to pay by Standing Order/bank transfer from their Bank or Credit Union account may do so by contacting the Club Registrar – contact details below.
The discounted Registration Fee for a second family member can be paid in instalments of €40, €30 and €30 by the above dates.
Please note that the Management Committee has decided that a player is ineligible to train and therefore ineligible for selection if the
Registration Fee is not paid in full by 28th September or by the above dates if paying by instalments.
A Registration night will be held for each squad during the coming weeks in advance of the first deadline on 28th September (on training nights where possible).
PLEASE ADVISE AS SOON AS YOU HAVE YOUR SQUAD FINALIZED AND WE’LL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE YOU A.S.A.P.
Two further Registration nights will be scheduled in advance of Friday 26th October and Friday 30th November 2018, to facilitate those who wish to pay in instalments by cash/cheque.
The Club is aware that the start of the football season coincides with that time of the year which places a burden on family finances in
particular, but we believe that our fees are very good value for money for the service we provide and compare favourably with those of other sporting organisations.  We also hope that the instalment option will help.
Should you have any queries regarding this letter, please contact the Club Registrar at the number below (outside office hours), or any
member of the Management Committee.
We look forward to your support in the season ahead.
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I hope the above is clear to all but please contact me outside of office hours should you have any queries.
Yours in Sport
Ken Twamley
Registrar
ken.j.twamley@gmail.com

Park FC Senior squad-pre season update and upcoming fixtures

Our Senior team took part in two preseason games to date in our run up to the new league season due to start early September.

We hosted both Mitchel’s Avenue and Ballyheigue in Christy Leahy Park.

In our first game we defeated Mitchel’s Avenue 2 -1 with goals from Mikey Burke and Poga McCannon. This was a good run out for us against a much more experienced Mitchel’s team who perhaps ran out of steam owing to their involvement in league last season. With that said our players worked extremely hard over the 90 minutes and played great football with the ball moving all the time.

John Dineen played with us for this game before departing to the US where he takes up a full time coaching role. All involved in the Senior set up and I’m sure the club wish John all the best in his new adventure. Without question you will be a big assist to your new employer and those you coach. All the best John.

Game two we played a very fit and physical side as Ballyheigue made us work very hard for our 2-1 win. Adam Ward scored what was an excellent goal after a pinpoint Leon McEvoy through ball. Mikey again hit the net this time a goal of real striker quality. Alfie Christie who has started this year off to the highest standards both in training and games set Mikey on the move. As with all top strikers Mikey created enough space in between four defenders and found the bottom left corner from 35 yards.

As stated this was a hard physical game with our guests at times playing the better football. However a great sign of a team is being able to soak in pressure and come out on top.

Best for us in this one were both Adam and Aaron Ward – Leon McEvoy – Alfie Christie – Conor O Brien – Conor Hayes along with Leon Shalemba and Shane Jordan at the centre of defence.

Thanks to both Mitchel’s Avenue and Ballyheigue for the games and we wish ye the best for the new season.

This weekend we play two more games this time in the all-weather at KDL and again up against two very experienced sides in Tralee Celtic and Windmill. Past Park FC manager John Quirke takes up the Senior manager role with Tralee Celtic this year. We wish John good luck with the Premier challenge.

Kick off times are as follows::

Friday 6:50 pm Park FC v Tralee Celtic KDL

Sunday 11:00 am Park FC v Windmill KDL (NO METAL STUDS)

Players to arrive 45 minutes early to warm up.

All are invited to attend and to support our senior side.

Thanks to our Senior team manager Padraig McCannon for the report

Academy Registration Notice

Academy Registration – St. Brendan’s Park FC

Our academy season runs from March to October each year. The best time to register is March so that children can avail of a full season of coaching. Our academy covers the age groups of under 6 to under 10. The youngest age for new players is age 5.

Parents: please note that all our club coaches and officials are volunteers. The future success of our academy depends on parents continuing to volunteer their time to help us run our football club. We offer full support and encouragement to parents willing to coach. Unfortunately, at times we must refuse new players admission to the club which is a great disappointment to all concerned.

St Brendan’s Park FC wishes to offer as many children as possible an opportunity to play football however to achieve that we need your help. If you can help us as a coach or in another capacity, please let us know.

Please note that no child should be brought to our academy sessions without prior registration. You must contact our academy manager Preston McEvoy for information at prestonmcevoy@hotmail.com as individual coaches cannot register players.

We would appreciate it if people would kindly refrain from posting inaccurate information online in relation to our Academy and league teams. If you need information, please check our Facebook page or contact me directly and I can send your query to the relevant club official.

Regards

Mike McCannon – PRO

Email: satsoccer1@yahoo.com 

St. Brendan’s Park FC ladies team 2018

St Brendan’s Park FC ladies pictured before their match on Sunday July 29 v Fenit Samphires F.C. ladies  at Christy Leahy Park.

Park FC ladies in their first competitive match enjoyed a 5-3 win. Lauren Dowling enjoyed her day scoring an impressive hat trick. Caoimhe Moore and Jasmine Ryle also netted for the Park.

Well done to both teams and best of luck to all for the season ahead.
Thanks Pa Kerins for the photo