We brought two U9 teams to Camp on Saturday where we enjoyed 4 fantastic matches against the host club.
The players have enjoyed their recent challenge matches and clearly all their hard work is paying off. Thanks to Camp Juniors for looking after us on the day and we look forward to meeting again in the new year.
Next Saturday is the final training session before Christmas so hopefully everyone can attend.
St Brendan’s Park FC u9s had a hectic schedule on Saturday as we traveled to Fenit to play against Fenit Samphires. Due to our squad size we took 20 players and left as many again at home as they prepare to face Camp Juniors next Saturday.
The 2 teams that went to Fenit played 2 matches against the hosts. We played the 7v7 format which worked very well. Both clubs enjoyed the afternoon. The players displayed great skill and determination in the 4 matches played on a cold December afternoon. The attitude from all players was exceptional and the players are a credit to themselves and their clubs. Many thanks to Fenit for inviting us out to play.
Meanwhile earlier on the same day the remainder of our u9 squad enjoyed a fantastic training session at Christy Leahy Park working on the 7v7 format. The players practiced well and will be in great shape for their trip to Camp next week. More matches will follow after Christmas and we all look forward to seeing this group of players continuing their hard work into 2018 and beyond.
We will be having our pre Christmas Sale Starting this coming Saturday from 11 o’clock on wards. All the products for sale will only be available through the club and the price for which these item are can only be got through the club.
Item currently are:
•Bobble hats & Beanie hats from €12
•Aston T-Shirt from €20
•Aston 1/2 Zip Squad Tops from €35
•Aston Skinny Pants from €35
•Burren Bag from €30
NEW ST.BRENDANS PARK FC SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION
In conjunction with O’Neill’s Sportswear, the Club will shortly be unveiling a new jersey for the seasons ahead and we would like as many members as possible to enter a competition to decide what it looks like!
We are inviting all members to enter a competition, where they will design what they believe should be the Clubs shirt going forward.
The only stipulation is that the design MUST include the Clubs traditional RED and BLACK colours only.
The winner of the competition will receive a personalised shirt with the winning design!
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or paper versions can be handed to any of the coaches, Management Committee members, or you can also use the following link!
Entries must be received no later than Monday, 20th November next.
BEST OF LUCK!
Unfortunately this means we have to cancel our u7 session as the astro pitch is unavailable.
Anybody still waiting on kits will be phoned when they are in, and the kit will be dropped to them.
Thanks for choosing the PARK FC and we hope to see ye again next season,
Regards Leon and John.
Our u9’s(2008) will have their last session in the astroturf it will start @ 10am and finish @ 11.15am. Our u8’s (2009) will have their last session in the astroturf it will start @ 11.15am and finish @ 12.30pm.
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Our under 6(2011/12) academy is finished for the season. We shall see you all again in March. Enjoy the break!
SKECHERS SFAI CUP 3rd Round 14/10/17
Killarney Athletic U12A 0 : 2 St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12A
On Saturday last our U12A team travelled to Killarney Athletic in the Skechers SFAI Cup 3rd round. In the opening quarter of the first half it was pretty frantic with both side looking threatening. We had the better of possession and we were unfortunate not to take the lead when a lovely one-two down our right had side between Aaron Powell and Andrew Kerins saw Aaron through with the keeper and his shot was well saved at the near post from the Athletic goalkeeper. Athletic thought they had an opportunity to score when their striker raced through on Oisin O’Halloron’s goal and as he was lining up his shot in came Immanuel Manu with a wonderfully timed sliding tackle to spare his keeper having to be called into action keeping the game scoreless. We began to control the game more and more. In goal Oshìn O’Halloran hadn’t much to do with Immanuel Manu & James Fisher dominant in defence winning the ball back in what seemed almost every occasion that they faced a direct opponent, with Andrew Kerins(right) & Ciarán Kavanagh(left) bombing up and down the wings at every opportunity, our midfield trio of Nathan Aherne,Bruno Browzy & Aaron Powell controlling the middle third of the pitch and with Seamus Kelly Up front causing a lot of problems to the Athletic defence with his direct running towards the Athletic goal. As legs began to tire towards the end of the half we replaced Aaron and Bruno for Jay Jay Olajitan & Jack Slattery in the 24th min. A tactical switch was needed with Seamus dropping into midfield to replace Bruno and Jack going in as the no.10 for Aaron which meant Jay Jay slotting in up front. With less then a minute of the changes we reaped an instant reward, Ciarian Kavanagh and Seamus Kelly combined down the left to set Jay Jay away, he bust through towards the Athletic goal at a almost light speed with the defenders trailing in his wake, when he arrived on the edge of the box he had the composure and presence of mind to look inside to see Jack who’s movement was superb to find a pocket of space and Jay Jay’s perfectly waited pass to was finished expertly by Jack to put us in front with a fantastic fluid move. We pressed for a second goal before half time, and almost got one when Seamus forced a corner. Jack from our right took the corner right footed, it was almost the inch perfect he floated the ball over to the back post only to see his delivery cannoned off the up right to go agonisingly wide and see us going in at halftime with a deserved 1-0 lead.
At half time we introduced Justin O’Sullivan for Nathan , who had pick up a knock. Mid way through the second half Justin received the ball out wide on the left just in the opposition half he drove at the first on coming defender jinking past him in towards the corner of the box as the second defender approached Justin turned on the style, he did a 360 roulette like Zidane in his prime, as the next defender tried in vain to win the ball Justin with the faintest of touches flicked the ball past him to set himself right in the top of the box and with composure well beyond his years gave the Athletic keeper no chance with his shot back across goal as it looked like he was going to shoot to the keepers near side. A superb individual goal from Justin that put us in the driving seat. Athletic were still looking dangerous on the counter attack and they forced Oisin into a superb save with his right foot to consolidate his clean sheet. We almost got a third from Jack, Justin again drove in from the left hand side when he was up ended to win a free kick about 20 yards from goal, Jack free kick was perfectly waited strike had the keeper beaten and seemed to be heading towards the top corner only for an Athletic defender to head it on to the cross bar and out for a corner. A wonderful effort on goal followed by a brilliant defencive clearance to keep the scoreline at 2-0 and that how the game finished.
A great team performance against a good Killarney Athletic team. We had massive performances from Andrew, Jack, Seamus & James. with Immanuel just shading the Man of the Match.
With that being said we’d like thanks the parents of our boys for their brilliant support and Killarney Athletic for the hospitality with a fine spread laid on for us afterwards in their club house.
Team: Oisin O’Halloran (gk), Andrew Kerins, Ciaran Kavanagh, James Fisher, Immanuel Manu, Nathan Aherne, Bruno Browzy, Aaron Powell, Seamus Kelly.
Subs: Marcus Connolly, Sam Fitzgerald, Ryan McMahon, Jack Slattery, Justin O’Sullivan & Jay Jay Olijatian
St Brendan’s Park F. C Marks Football Against Racism Week
St Brendan’s Park F. C today 14/10/2017 held an Academy Training Session to mark Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Week.
During today’s event, our Academy players participated in a friendly training match. The players lined up in ‘Champions League style and shook hands with players from the opposing team. As they passed, they exchanged wristbands from Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC). In our club, there is no place for racism’.
St Brendan’s Park F. C is among over 100 clubs, group, organisations – including schools, football clubs and community organisations – from throughout Ireland who are taking part in FARE Week 2017. The week is an initiative of the FARE network www.farenet.org supported by UEFA across Europe and is supported in Ireland by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). The initiative runs from 5th to 19th October, and will see thousands of events taking place across Europe to highlight anti-racism messages and celebrate diversity. FARE Week 2017.
Speaking at the FARE event in at Christy Leahy Park, Director of Coaching Padraig McCannon said: “football can be powerful in uniting people and breaking down barriers. Now that Ireland is a multicultural society, we need to encourage children and adults to grow their understanding of the many new communities now represented amongst our neighbours, schools and workmates.”
According to Padraig, “FARE Week is a great opportunity to use the power of football to bring people together, make a stand against discrimination and promote respect for diversity in football and in society. The events that are taking place during FARE Week serve not only to promote the anti-racism message, but also promote integration.
Over the last 11 years, a huge number of clubs; schools, youth groups and others have taken time to support FARE Week in Ireland by organising a wide range of activities, including friendly matches, football blitz events and competitions. In 2017, we look forward to the ongoing support of the football and wider community to mark FARE fortnight. The FAI and Show Racism the Red Card would like to congratulate St Brendan’s Park F. C for becoming involved in FARE Week 2017.”
Jack Moriarty last week where he received his 3 Premium Level tickets for Ireland vs Moldova and €100 SPAR fuel Voucher from club treasurer Ken Twamley. Jack has been a stalwarth of the club and has developed many young kids into the adults they are today. Enjoy the retirement Jack!