St Brendans Park Fc Academy

U12A Match Report

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

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15/10/2017

 

 

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.”

 

 

 

 

Club Fundraiser Draw – Final Prize

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!

 

 

Results week ending 08/10/17

Results week ending 08/10/17
Wednesday 4/10/17
Munster Youth Cup
Listowel Celtic 1 : 3 St. Brendan’s Park Fc
Saturday 07/10/17
VITHIT Kerryschoolboysgirls League 
 Daly’s Supervalu U13 Premier 
St. Brendan’s Park FC A 1 : 3 Killarney Athletic A
 Daly’s Supervalu U13 Div. 2 
Fenit Samphires 5 : 1 St. Brendan’s Park Fc B
Killarney Plaza U15 Premier 
Inter Kenmare 1 : 2 St. Brendan’s Park FC
Killarney Plaza U15 Div. 2
St. Brendan’s Park FC B 4 : 5 Dingle
Kerry District League
Denny U17 League 
Mastergeeha 7 : 1 St. Brendan’s Park FC
Sunday
 Denny Div. 1B
Mastergeeha 2 : 2 St. Brendan’s Park FC

U8 Match Report

St Brendans Park FC has hosted Camp Juniors and Fenit Samphires for a series of u9 friendly matches last Saturday at Christy Leahy Park.

We had 6 five a side Teams, Camp had 4 teams and Fenit had 3 teams. Each club contributed to a great football occassion which the children and parents enjoyed. We saw some fantastic matches, great goals and wonderful skills which made for great entertainment.

The boys and girls that played behaved very well, their commitment to their football is a credit to themselves and to their clubs.

Thanks to the officials from Fenit and Camp for coming into Tralee to play, we look forward to meeting again soon.

Also thanks to Leon McEvoy, Padraig McCannon and Pat Griffin for their valuable time which helped coaches Kieran, Preston and Mike greatly.

Academy Team Of The Week

Our academy was back in full swing this Saturday morning after the summer shutdown. Well done to all the boys and girls who turned out to train!

 

This weeks academy team of the week:

Gk

  1. Martin McGivergan u10

    Def

2.  Eoin Murphy u9
4.  Adam Prendergast u10
5.  Nathan O’Connor u8
3.  John Harty u7

Mid

6.  Dean Courtney u8
8.  Oliver Lata u10
10.  Jack Daly u8

Forwards

7.  Ben Pierce u7
9.  Conor McCannon u6
11.  Sean Martin u9