Under 12 Match reportsn


PARK U12A 4 : 0 L.B Rovers

On Wednesday evening our u12A got their league campaign at home to L.B Rovers. On the night we proved a little to strong for the away side by putting 4 past the visitors.

We started the game on the front foot, creating a number of changes, before eventually getting the opener when Seamus Kelly cleared a corner into the path of Jay Jay Olatigan. He then played a pass from the right wing in to Marcus,in the centre circle, who slipped as the ball was coming towards him but somehow managed to get the faintest of touches on the ball and knock it around the defender into the  path of the on rushing Justin O’Sullivan who was now clear through on goal and with only the keeper to beat he applied the finish.
We went in one nil at the break. The second half went much of the same with three more goals scored all coming from substitutes. Ryan McMahon getting the second with a sweet left footed strike, Ciarian Kavanagh added a third after a great run down the left beating two men before hammering a shot to beat the keeper at his near post. Sam Fitzgerald rounded off the scoring to make it  four nil.

Squad: Oshin O.Hallaron, Jay Jay Olatigan, Andrew Kerins, James Fisher, Immanuel Manu, Justin O’Sullivan, Seamus Kelly, Nathan Aherne, Marcus Connolly
Subs: Aaron Powell,Jack Slattery , Ciarian Kavanagh Bruno Browsy Ryan McMahon and Sam Fitzgearld.

MOTM was Immanuel Manu. He gave a solid commanding performance at centre back.



Park u12A 3 : 2 Pallas United

A mix of nerves and excitement were order of  the day in Christy Leahy Park when our U12A took on Pallas United in the SFAI Skechers Cup second round. this being the U12A first venture out in the countries most prestigious soccer competition. we took the lead through CiarianKavanagh latched on to an inch perfect Jack Slattery diagonal pass to fire home a superb low volley into the bottom corner. We made it two nil within thirty seconds of the restart when half time substitutes Andrew Kerins played a one- two with Seamus Kelly.Andrew  whipped a cross to the back post to Ciarian Kavanagh who for the second time time found the bottom corner. Pushing for the third we were hit on the counter attack to pull the score back to two-one. Seamus Kelly added a third after a flying run from Justin O’Sullivan down the left he laid the ball into Seamus path whose first time shot flew past the Palls keeper. Pallas pushed hard to the end and pulled a goal back. An unstoppable free kick into the top corner, to make it three-two with  six minutes to go. The nerves had began to set in but the lads did brilliant to see the game out and now they head into round three of the competition.

Squad: Oshin O.Hallaron, Andrew Kerins, James Fisher, Immanuel ManuCiarian Kavanagh, Jack Slattery, Aaron Powell, Nathan Aherne, Ryan McMahon.

Subs:  Marcus Connolly, Jay Jay Olatigan, Justin O’Sullivan, Seamus Kelly, and Sam Fitzgearld.


National Cup U-14

Birdhill 0 Park FC 8

The Birdhill management had warned during the week that their side were young and looking for experience at this level and in fairness they were right. Birdhill were game opposition and held Park to just three goals in the first half but the Park boys were just too strong over the full seventy minutes.

When Josh Connolly opened the scoring with a long range shot in the first minute it looked ominous for Birdhill. Park were passing the ball well and opening the opposition up, but to their credit, Birdhill battled bravely even though they were being stretched all over the pitch.
Killian Murphy went close before Josh Connolly got his second, a fine goal ably assisted by Cianan Cooney. These two players combined again in the twentieth minute but this time it was Cooney finishing things off. Three nil at the break and no more than Park deserved.
Kieran O’Connor, Cooney, Conor Kerins, Ben Hanafin and Colin Doody all scored in the second half as the Birdhill team tired and they gave younger players some game time. It finished 8-0 on a wet afternoon in Tipperary.
There will be tougher challenges ahead and better performances will be required but it was still a good first competitive outing for the boys this season.
Thank you to all the parents for providing lifts and support and to Birdhill for their generous hospitality. We wish them all the best for the rest of the season.
A home game beckons in the next round.

Liam Carmody, Samuel Aladesanusi, Seán O’Connell, Seán Hill, Kieran O’Connor, Conor Kerins, Colin Doody, Josh Connolly, Messiah Chirwa, Seán O’Connor, Cianan Cooney, Ben Hanafin, Luke O’Connell, Killian Murphy, David Feeley and Cian O’Neill.



VITHIT 12 Premier

Park U12A 4:0 L.B Rovers

Scorers: Justin O’Sullivan, Ryan McMahon, Sam Fitzgearld & Ciarian Kavanagh

MOTM : Immanuel Manu

FIXTURES weekending 17/09/2017

FIXTURES weekending 17/09/2017

Wednesday 13th september

VITHIT U12 Premier

U12A v L.B Rovers 6.30pm

Saturday 16th September

SFAI Skechers Cups

U12 A v Pallas United 2pm

Birdhill v U14A

U16A v Tralee Dynamos 2pm


M.E.K v U12B  10.30am


U16B v Castleisland 11.30am


Sunday 17th September

St Brendans Park  v  Killarney Athletic B 2pm

Senior Team Match Report

Our senior team got off to a great start to the season away to Listowel Celtic B on Sunday 10th September. Listowel Celtic B were tough side in what turned out to be tougher weather. The home side were awarded a penalty in 12 mins and went up 1-0. We responded and were awarded a penalty of our own 5 mins later and Mikey Burke scored from the spot. We scored again shortly after the home side kicked off when our midfield duo of Graham O’Neill and John Dineen, who ran the show, recovered a loose ball and Aaron Ward tore away to leave  Mikey Burke the simple task just to put the ball in the net and he obliged by scoring his second and with us in the ascendency he banged in his third goal soon after.
Second half saw us under a bit of pressure with hurricane Irma blowing in favour of Listowel we had to contend with some high balls into our penalty area but only for some fantastic acrobatics from Jack Rodgers in goal he kept the score at 3-1.  Another penalty was awarded to Listowel they scored it to make it 3-2. With the conditions not helping matters we concede again to make that three all and momentum having swung back in the home sides favour. As Listowel made some key changes and prior to equalising, James and Paul made a couple of changes and he introduction of Nathan O’leary was instrumental, making instant impact. putting Mikey’s fourth and fifth goal on a plate for him. Having knocked the wind from the listowel sails  Arron Ward rounded off the scoring with  6th.
Well done to all today tough 1st game 3 points away from home
 GK-Jack Rodgers
RB-Nathan O Brien
CB-Timmy Collins
 CB-Simon Kedzierski
LB-Adam Ward
LM-Arron Ward
CM-John Dineen
CM-Graham O Neil
RM-Dean O;Connell
CF-Donagh O’Brien
ST-Mikey Burke (Man of the Match)
Subs Used
Nathan o Leary for O Connell
Ben Rocher for Burke
Kieran Quilligan for Collins

Academy Team of the Week

Gk Ethan Ballard u9
Aoife Begley u8
Brian Heaphy u9
Eric Quirke u7
Michael Quirke u9
Cian O’Regan u6
Gerry Daffy McDonald u6
Shane O’Donovan u8
Danny Brick u7
Ademola Idowu u8
Ike Echeme u8

Registration and training fees

3rd September 2017

Dear Player/Parent/Guardian

Registration & training/match fees for 2017-2018 Season

The Management Committee have decided that the Registration Fee payable per each player for the coming season will be €100, with training/match fees maintained at last season’s amount of €140, so the total cost per player for the full season is €240. We are pleased to announce that the above fees include a Park F.C. branded O’Neills triton windcheater.

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 Registration Fee for a second family member is €60, with discounted training fee €70.

The fees are payable by any of the three following methods:

? One instalment of €220 payable by Friday 29th September
? Three instalments of €80 payable by Friday 29th September, Friday 24th November and Friday 23rd February 2018.
? Eight instalments of €30 – only payable by Standing Order/bank transfer

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, €40 and €50 by the above dates.

Please note that the Management Committee have decided that a player is ineligible to train and therefore ineligible for selection if the Registration Fee is not paid in full by 29th 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 29th September (on training nights where possible). Team Managers will advise you of the details. Two further Registration nights will be scheduled in advance of Friday 24th November and Friday 23rd February 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.

Yours in Sport

Ger O’Brien

087 2961454


This week the draw for the SFAI Skechers National Cup was made this week.Here is the draw for our teams in the south west region:

U12A vs Pallas United

Ballymackey vs U13A

Birdhill vs U14A

U15A vs Mungret Regional

U16A vs Tralee Dynamos


Academy Team of the Week

this week’s academy team of the week is:

  1. Rian  Duffy u7
  2. David Mullins u9
  3. Luke O’Donoghue u9
  4. Theo Whottom U7
  5. Mike Carmody u6
  6. Cody Hunt u6
  7. Adrian Molloy
  8. Cristan Dunne
  9. Eoghan O’Driscoll
  10. Patrick Bailey
  11. Jack Noonan