Academy Registration – St. Brendan’s Park FC
Our academy season runs from March to October each year. The best time to register is March so that children can avail of a full season of coaching. Our academy covers the age groups of under 6 to under 10. The youngest age for new players is age 5.
Parents: please note that all our club coaches and officials are volunteers. The future success of our academy depends on parents continuing to volunteer their time to help us run our football club. We offer full support and encouragement to parents willing to coach. Unfortunately, at times we must refuse new players admission to the club which is a great disappointment to all concerned.
St Brendan’s Park FC wishes to offer as many children as possible an opportunity to play football however to achieve that we need your help. If you can help us as a coach or in another capacity, please let us know.
Please note that no child should be brought to our academy sessions without prior registration. You must contact our academy manager Preston McEvoy for information at firstname.lastname@example.org as individual coaches cannot register players.
We would appreciate it if people would kindly refrain from posting inaccurate information online in relation to our Academy and league teams. If you need information, please check our Facebook page or contact me directly and I can send your query to the relevant club official.
Mike McCannon – PRO
The Park FC academy returned to action on July 28th with club President Christy Leahy on hand as always at the front gate to greet the players.
Our under 6, 7 and 8 groups will continue to train as normal each Saturday at our club grounds Christy Leahy Park.
Our under 9 and under 10 groups will train at Mounthawk Park KDL each Saturday for the next few months from 10:00am to 11:30am due to ongoing pitch maintenance at our club grounds.
Parents are encouraged to check our club Facebook page each week to keep up to date with club news. You should also ensure you are included on text lists so that coaches can notify you of any news or schedule changes. Speak to your coaches if you have any issues.
All academy groups will train from next Saturday 04 August. Each player must bring €2 training fee for each training session.
Finally, anyone seeking information regarding academy membership must contact academy manager Preston McEvoy. We ask people not to walk in on a Saturday morning hoping to join training. Preston can be contacted at email@example.com
St. Brendan’s Park FC will host it’s final Summer Camp for 2018 this coming week beginning Monday July 30th. Our 5 day Camp will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm each day. The camp will be held at the splendid facilities at Mounthawk Park, KDL grounds located just past our own club grounds.
The camp costs just €50 and €20 for each child from the same family. There is also a daily rate of just €10 for those who can’t make the 5 day camp.
Head coach Warren McDonald will be on hand with his team from 9:30am on Monday morning to look after anyone still wanting to register. Our last camp was a huge success which had over 80 children participating so we expect this camp to be another fun football week for the kids.
Donagh O’Brien here, Head Coach of the recent FAI Camp in Mounthawk Park. I’d like to thank everyone for their cooperation in making the camp such an enjoyable week for myself and all the coaches. I hope the kids enjoyed it as well because these camps are all about fun, making new friends and playing football.
I’d like to thank Darren Aherne who is our FAI Development Officer in Kerry for getting in the extra kits, bags and footballs needed for some players and to the parents for their patience and understanding.
Last but not least, I’d like to thank the coaches, Tadgh McEvoy, Charlotte O’Neill, Laney Clancy, Dean Corbett, John Chinozo and Danny Diggins. Also, George Dineen who was venue coordinator and John O’Regan who let us use his top class facilities at Mounthawk Park.
Yours in Sport,
The Park academy continues this Saturday morning for all groups, 10:00am kick off, please arrive on time. This will be our final session before our July break so come to training before going to the beach!
We will take 3 weeks off and return on July 28th ready for action all the way to Halloween when the academy season ends.
Our summer camps are on the weeks beginning July 16th and July 30th. Registration this Saturday between 10:00am and 11:00am. Numbers are restricted so book early to guarantee your place. € 50 for one week, €80 for 2 weeks which we feel is great value.
We have received a number of recent enquiries regarding academy membership. All enquiries to academy manager Preston McEvoy at firstname.lastname@example.org
We would like to invite interested players boys and girls age 6-13 to try our summer camps and hopefully space opens up at some stage for academy membership and our league teams.
Finally the schoolboy/girls season is starting in September so from u11 upwards no soccer for now other than our camps. Updates on the league season to come later next month. Check our Facebook page for regular club updates.
Enjoy the fine weather this week .
The management of St Brendan’s Park FC has taken the decision to cancel Academy training this Saturday morning. Sadly our club has lost a dear old friend today with the passing of John Dowling (known affectionately as JD). JD played for many years in the early days of our club and spent years as a dedicated coach and team manager.
As his funeral takes place on Saturday morning we have taken the decision to not have football this Saturday morning at our club as a mark of respect for JD and his family.
The full Academy returns to training on Saturday morning June 30th for our final training session before our summer break.
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.
Photo: Team captains Jack Kelly (u10) and Ademola Idowu (u9) with Director of football Padraig McCannon before one of the terrific academy matches played this weekend at Christy Leahy Park.
Our under 9 and under 10 squads played some challenge games against each other on Saturday during our academy session. A fantastic morning of football was had by all.
Well done to all the players and coaches for taking part.
The Academy returns next Saturday with all age groups kicking off at 10:00am.
Academy membership 2018
Please note that anybody seeking to join our academy must contact academy coordinator Preston McEvoy as spaces are very limited. To enquire please email Preston at
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.