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

St. Brendan’s Park FC academy returns after our summer break

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 prestonmcevoy@hotmail.com

U17 Dominos Pizza Cup winners 2018

St Brendan’s Park FC u17 team before their  recent cup final win. Park FC defeated fellow Tralee side Tralee Dynamos 3-1 with a superb team performance and an impressive hat trick from Padraig McCannon Jnr. Tony Duggan was the Dynamos scorer with an excellent late free kick.

Park FC – Final Summer Camp 2018

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.

 

Park FC Senior Team under new management for the forthcoming KDL season

St. Brendans Park FC has appointed new management to its senior team for the new season ahead

Padraig McCannon manager

Tadgh Healy assistant manager

Graham O’Neill

Strength and Conditioning

Graeme O’Sullivan

Coach

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

085 7561228

FAI – Summer Camp, Thanks

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,
Donagh O’Brien