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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.

 

Summer Soccer Camps at St. Brendan’s Park FC

FAI Summer Soccer Schools at St Brendan’s Park FC will be on the week beginning July 23rd. Book early to avoid disappointment, visit camps.fai.ie for information and to reserve your place on the FAI camp. Our own club coach Donagh O’Brien will supervise this camp.

Also St Brendan’s Park FC will host its own weekly soccer camps on the weeks of July 16th and July 30th. These club camps are for boys and girls and will operate Monday-Friday from 10am to 2pm. Mike McCannon and Warren McDonald will be camp supervisors. More information on booking and fees will follow in a few weeks regarding our own club camps.

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.

Soccer clubs don’t just need coaches you know – New volunteers are always welcome

As the football season is starting to near it’s conclusion, now might be a good time to ask parents and supporters to think about what you can do to help our club now, during the summer and next season.

 

You might not want to coach, but might see a need for better organisation, better equipment, better communication, more and better match reports, more and better club photographs etc … we’d love you to be the person to help us get better.

 

Remember, we have multiple teams at all levels, U6, U7, U8, U9, U10 in the academy, U11, U12, U13, U14, U15, U16 in the schoolboys league, U17, Youths, Senior in the KDL and even the Over-35’s. Every committee member, coach, photographer, facebook, website, twitter and text administrator are all roles filled by volunteers and we always need and welcome more.

 

If you would like to see where your help can make us that bit better, please email info@stbrendansparkfc.com to start the conversation.

 

Mon ‘da Park!

Volunteer with us, be part of something special!

 

100,000 hits and counting … WOW!!

In a little over 2 years, we’ve easily surpassed the incredible figure of 100,000 hits.

 

This is an amazing achievement and shows what a great football club we have. Thanks to the coaches who have been  supplying match reports and a big thank you to those who have taken the time to manage the site.

 

‘Mon da Park

(U16) Jesse captains Ireland today v Estonia

Our own Irish International, Jesse Stafford-Lacey, not only starts for his country today, but … wait for it … he is also the CAPTAIN!

 

Jesse leads Ireland U16’s against Estonia in an International friendly taking place today in Listowel Celtic, kick off is 4.30pm.

 

Congratulations from everyone in the club to Jesse who is a fantastic example to all of us on how to represent our club.

Another fantastic weekend for St Brendan’s Park FC

Another weekend, another title! Congratulations to our U15’s on winning their Premier League in dramatic circumstances this weekend.

 

Their 3-2 win over Killarney Celtic sounds dramatic enough, but add in the fact that the lads were 2-0 down, makes their League title success all the sweeter. Fair dues to the lads, their coaches and all supporters who travelled to see us clinch another league title.

 

It’s great to see our teams playing the “beautiful game” … well, beautifully, with our pass and movement approach at all levels winning out over the direct approach.

 

Congratulations also to our seniors teams on 2 great wins. First off the B’s won their cup replay away to Killarney Athletic and of course our A’s win today means they make their 3rd league final in 3 years. A fantastic achievement for a great set of players and management team. Good luck next Sunday lads.

 

So, to date, we have won league titles in U14, U15, U16, U17 and Youths, along with cup success at U16 and our Seniors winning the Greyhound Bar cup. What a brilliant club we have!

Happy 1st birthday to our revamped website

What a past year we have had since launching our new website. We are of course the current Kerry District League Premier League Champions and Cup holders and U17 Cup holders.

 

A big thanks to all coaches who have contributed to the astonishing success of our website over the past 12 months.

 

  • 38000 hits and growing
  • Over 700 entries including match reports galore
  • Over 30 new photo galleries
  • Hundreds of other photos
  • 2 Internationals (Shane and Jesse)
  • Countless ETP players

 

Good luck to our Seniors on Saturday night next in our first Munster Final! Hopefully, we’ll have many more happy photo’s to bring you as the season continues …

St Brendan’s Park FC honoured by Kerry referees for our 40th!

As well as honouring Christy, the club itself were presented with a framed photo collection by the Kerry ISRS. The collection contains some of our best moments over the past 40 years.

 

St Brendans Park FC honoured by Kerry ISRS
St Brendans Park FC honoured by Kerry ISRS

 

Siobhan again did the honours on behalf of the Kerry ISRS and Jack, Tadgh, Colm, Martin and Christy were very proud to receive such a fantastic gift on behalf of the club.

 

The collection is hanging inside the club house and again, we’d urge everyone to take a few minutes to review the photos.

Christy Leahy honoured by Kerry referees for his sevices to Kerry soccer

Christy Leahy, the one and only, was honoured yesterday by the Kerry branch of the Irish Soccer Referees, for his services to Kerry soccer.

 

Siobhan O’ Mahoney, on behalf of the Kerry ISRS, presented Christy with a fabulous framed collection of photos of the man himself.

 

Christy being honoured by the Kerry ISRS
Christy being honoured by the Kerry ISRS

 

The framed collection is now hanging proudly in our club house and everyone should take time to review the photos.