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 – 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
Mike McCannon – PRO
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
The Park FC academy returned to action on July 28th with club President Christy Leahy on hand as always at the front gate to greet the players.
Our under 6, 7 and 8 groups will continue to train as normal each Saturday at our club grounds Christy Leahy Park.
Our under 9 and under 10 groups will train at Mounthawk Park KDL each Saturday for the next few months from 10:00am to 11:30am due to ongoing pitch maintenance at our club grounds.
Parents are encouraged to check our club Facebook page each week to keep up to date with club news. You should also ensure you are included on text lists so that coaches can notify you of any news or schedule changes. Speak to your coaches if you have any issues.
All academy groups will train from next Saturday 04 August. Each player must bring €2 training fee for each training session.
Finally, anyone seeking information regarding academy membership must contact academy manager Preston McEvoy. We ask people not to walk in on a Saturday morning hoping to join training. Preston can be contacted at email@example.com
St. Brendan’s Park FC will host it’s final Summer Camp for 2018 this coming week beginning Monday July 30th. Our 5 day Camp will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm each day. The camp will be held at the splendid facilities at Mounthawk Park, KDL grounds located just past our own club grounds.
The camp costs just €50 and €20 for each child from the same family. There is also a daily rate of just €10 for those who can’t make the 5 day camp.
Head coach Warren McDonald will be on hand with his team from 9:30am on Monday morning to look after anyone still wanting to register. Our last camp was a huge success which had over 80 children participating so we expect this camp to be another fun football week for the kids.
St. Brendans Park FC has appointed new management to its senior team for the new season ahead
Padraig McCannon manager
Tadgh Healy assistant manager
Strength and Conditioning
Park FC Senior trials will take place at Christy Leahy Park on pitch 2 on Tuesday 31st July @ 6-45 and on Friday 3rd Aug. @ 7pm
All are welcome to attend the trials, that includes present players and players intending to join us for the season ahead.
Contact Tadgh Healy if you need any further information
Donagh O’Brien here, Head Coach of the recent FAI Camp in Mounthawk Park. I’d like to thank everyone for their cooperation in making the camp such an enjoyable week for myself and all the coaches. I hope the kids enjoyed it as well because these camps are all about fun, making new friends and playing football.
I’d like to thank Darren Aherne who is our FAI Development Officer in Kerry for getting in the extra kits, bags and footballs needed for some players and to the parents for their patience and understanding.
Last but not least, I’d like to thank the coaches, Tadgh McEvoy, Charlotte O’Neill, Laney Clancy, Dean Corbett, John Chinozo and Danny Diggins. Also, George Dineen who was venue coordinator and John O’Regan who let us use his top class facilities at Mounthawk Park.
Yours in Sport,
The Park academy continues this Saturday morning for all groups, 10:00am kick off, please arrive on time. This will be our final session before our July break so come to training before going to the beach!
We will take 3 weeks off and return on July 28th ready for action all the way to Halloween when the academy season ends.
Our summer camps are on the weeks beginning July 16th and July 30th. Registration this Saturday between 10:00am and 11:00am. Numbers are restricted so book early to guarantee your place. € 50 for one week, €80 for 2 weeks which we feel is great value.
We have received a number of recent enquiries regarding academy membership. All enquiries to academy manager Preston McEvoy at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to invite interested players boys and girls age 6-13 to try our summer camps and hopefully space opens up at some stage for academy membership and our league teams.
Finally the schoolboy/girls season is starting in September so from u11 upwards no soccer for now other than our camps. Updates on the league season to come later next month. Check our Facebook page for regular club updates.
Enjoy the fine weather this week .