Park FC night at the Dogs – Friday 1st of June

 

Friday 1st June.

Venue : Kingdom Greyhound Track.
Time: 7pm-10pm.

Yes! We’re going to the dogs on Friday 1st June where we will hold our Annual Awards for all club members. Everyone is invited and encouraged to attend.

Tickets have been distributed to club players, coaches and members so please make every effort to support this important fundraising night for our club. There will be a €500 Buster prize as well as spot prizes.

 

Please return all all tickets sold or unsold to the club before May 31st.

Kerry soccer boost as 3 players play for the Republic of Ireland

Congratulations to the 3 Kerry players that played for the Republic of Ireland under 16 side last week in Sweden in a 4 team competition. Former St Brendans Park FC player Sean McGrath added to his recent caps on this tour.

 

Leo Gaxha of Tralee Dynamos who also played with St Brendans Park FC at under 14 level made his first appearances in the national colours which caps a great few weeks for Leo after signing for Sheffield Utd

 

Sean McGrath pictured on international duty earlier this year.

 

Sean Kennedy from Tralee Dynamos is also a terrific talent who had the honour of scoring against Turkey. Hopefully all 3 lads have big futures ahead in the game. Their progress is very exciting for all involved in Kerry soccer. All at St Brendan’ s Park FC are delighted for the lads, we wish them well.

 

Ireland U16: Swedish tournament ends with win

 

The Republic of Ireland Under-16s won their final match of the UEFA Development Tournament after a penalty shootout victory over Turkey, in Sweden.

22nd May 2018

 

The game finished 1-1 in normal time, with Ireland winning the penalty shootout 5-3.

Substitute Sean Kennedy from Kerry scored Ireland’s only goal five minutes from time to send the game to a penalty shootout. Joe Hodge, Ronan McKinley, Conrad Egan-Riley and Kennedy all scored their penalties, before Matt Healy scored the deciding spot kick for Paul Osam’s side.

 

Speaking after the game, Head Coach Paul Osam said he was pleased to see the team improve throughout the tournament.

 

“We played well, considering we conceded five goals in the previous two games. Today, we played more compact and on the counter-attack.

 

“We limited a very good Turkey side to two attempts in the game. It’s nice to finish the tournament with a win. The team did excellently today defensively.

 

“We played three really good teams this week. The team were a match for Sweden, Austria and today against Turkey, although the results didn’t show it overall. There was very little between all four teams in the tournament.”

Republic of Ireland: Daniel Rose; James Furlong, Conrad Egan-Riley, Luke Turner, Thomas Considine; Joe Hodge, Seamus Keogh, Brandon Holt; Leonardo Gaxha, Festy Ebosele, Sean McGrath.

 

Substitutes used: Matt Healy, Cillian Heaney, Conor Carty, Mazeed Ogungbo, Ronan McKinley, Sean Kennedy.

Barnardos children’s charity event this weekend at St Brendan’s Park FC

This coming weekend St Brendan’s Park FC will be supporting Barnardos children’s charity with money being collected at all of our club events at Christy Leahy Park.

 

Our club will make a donation to the charity so we ask that all parents and visitors to our club grounds this weekend please support this deserving cause by putting a few euro in the collection buckets.

 

Barnardos is a children’s charity which works with vulnerable children and their families in Ireland and they campaign for the rights of all children.

 

Please help to support such a worthy cause

Thanks

Under 13 Regional semi final Avenue Utd (Ennis) 0 – 1 St Brendan’s Park FC (AET)

Our under 13’s enjoyed a fantastic victory today in Ennis against Avenue Utd. Well done to coaches John Dillane, Warren McDonald and their highly dedicated team of players. Venis Jahiri was the hero of the day with the all important goal in the second period of extra time. All of the players played their part including goalkeeper Richie Healy who did his stuff when called upon.

 

Well done lads, everyone at our club is looking forward to the final!

 

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Academy 2018

9:35 Saturday morning at Christy Leahy Park, the pitches are immaculate as the coaches including Leon McEvoy in the photo get the pitches ready for another great academy session in the sunshine.

 

Over 150 players attended academy today from age 5 to age 10. A great day was had by all.   

 

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Under 6 Academy Squad 2018

St. Brendans Park FC u6 squad 2018. Head coach Warren McDonald is delighted with the talented soccer players in his group.

The players displayed all of their skills and talent this morning at their academy session. A very enjoyable morning was had by all. Roll on next Saturday.

 

 

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Match Report: Park FC Under 11C v Tralee Dynamos F.C

Our u11c’s played Tralee Dynamos in a challenge game on Saturday afternoon at Christy Leahy park.

Conditions were perfect as was the performance from the park boys. From the first whistle park went on the offensive and had the dynamos defence under constant pressure. Some eye-catching passing play from the park midfield produced the goal scoring chances that the forwards clinically finished.

 

The second half was a carbon copy of the first with the park dominating possession and creating the majority of goal scoring chances. With liam O’Connell Oisin Breen and Adrian pokojski dominant in midfield. The park defence was rock solid throughout the game and when it looked like park goalkeeper Mark O’Connor was beaten for the first time there was a brilliant goal line clearance from centre back Brendan maunsell. Special mention to man of the match Tadhg Moylan who was a constant thorn in the side of the dynamo’s defence and finished off the performance with a hat trick.

 

Big thanks to the dynamo’s players and coaches for an entertaining game.

Park FC UNDER 12Bs v Listowel Celtic

Match Report: Anthony Garvey

Park FC Under 12Bs 2-0 Listowel Celtic –  14 April 2018

A full squad of fifteen Park players turned up on a fine, breezy day, to face a strong Listowel Celtic side.  Park Under 12B coaches, Paul and Anthony rotated their players to make sure they all got at least 20 minutes game time in the match.

 

Park started both halves with the same team: Casper in goal, a strong defence of Sean Solomon, Sean Heaslip and Rory, a marauding midfield duo of Jakob and Zach, fast wingers Sean Whelan and Lucas and electric William up front.

 

From the start Park played with the wind at their backs knowing the breeze was worth at least an extra goal to them.  Park had the bulk of the chances, with Listowel content to defend.  Listowel’s game plan seemed to be to hit their hosts on the break, trying to beat Park’s offside trap as our defenders pushed up to the half-way line to keep the pressure on.

 

With 20 minutes gone, Zach floated a ball into Jakob who beat two Listowel defenders and curled a low shot into the bottom corner to put Park into the lead.  Eugene, Odhran and Adam came on as Listowel pressed for an equaliser and Park brought on Mark, Jack and Rex to shore the defence up as half time approached.  Paul delivered some powerful words of inspiration at the half-time break, encouraging the team to keep the ball on the ground when playing into the ever-increasing wind.

 

Disaster struck early in the second half when Jakob connected with a Listowel attacker in the penalty box and the referee pointed to the spot, but Casper stood tall and saved brilliantly. With both teams making further substitutions, the game flowed from end-to-end, with several goalmouth scrambles, until man-of-the-match William, who had run all day, skipped past the Listowel defence and drilled a low shot into the bottom corner of the net.

 

Two great team performance in a game played in good spirit and the enthusiastic crowd applauded both teams off the pitch.

 

 

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