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Youth Team Match Report

Denny Youth League

Park FC 2 : 1 Castleisland

We were made to work hard to claim all three points in their second league outing.
Castleisland took an early lead on twelve minutes with a snap shot from the edge of the area beating our keeper Jack Rogers low to his left hand post.
We were closed down quickly every time they got on the ball and were forced into long range efforts from Adam Ward and Leon Shalemba by a resilient Castleisland defense and went into the break with a deserved lead.
Our management team made some positional changes for the second half and brought in Aaron Ward on the right side these changes and higher tempo from our players saw them dominate the game.  The break thru came twenty minutes into the half with Jordan Barry breaking down the left and cutting the ball back to Conor O’Brien and he guided the ball low under the advancing keeper.
We were now totally dominant and wave after wave of attack it was Jordan Barry again gave us the lead scoring at the back post with a bullett of a header in the seventy fifth minute. We shut up shop for the final ten minutes and overall deserved the win,
Best for Park ;Jack Donahue – Jordan Barry – Adam Ward – Aaron Ward – Leon Shalemba
Man of Match Shane Jordan

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

FIXTURES WEEK ENDING 15/10/17

FIXTURES WEEK ENDING 15/10/17

DENNY YOUTH LEAGUE
St. Brendan’s Park Fc v Castleisland Fc 7.30pm 11/10/17
venue Mounthawk Park
 
Vithit Kerryschoolboysgirls League 12/10/17
U16 Div.2
Killarney Celtic U16B v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16B 7.30pm
SKECHERS SFAI CUP 14/10/17
Killarney Athletic U12A v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12A 4pm
Caherdavin Celtic Fc u16 v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16A 2pm, Greenhills
Vithit Kerryschoolboysgirls League 14/10/17
U12 Di2v.
St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12Bv Listowel Celtic U12B 12pm
 
DENNY Div.1B 
St. Brendan’s Park Fc v Castlegregory Celtic 11.30am
 
 

U15 Match Report

U15 Premier League

Inter Kenmare 1 Park 2

Park U15s made the long trip to Kenmare on Saturday morning last with hopes of back-to back victories following their National Cup win a fortnight ago. Shorn of the services of John O’Connor, Earnan Ferris and Adam Sheehy through injury, the club’s U14s helped out and Messiah Chirwa, Cianan Cooney, Colin Doody and Ben Hanafin were drafted in to bolster the squad, which also featured new signing, keeper Gavin O’Brien.

Park started well and were very comfortable in possession, especially when building from the back, where James Charles was very accurate in possession and he was ably supported by Marc Brick and Adam Walker who were very solid throughout. Leon Gallagher and Jack Twamley were controlling midfield, with Dan Fisher and Sean Kedzierski raiding down the flanks and David Callaghan a threat in behind the homesters defence. The pressure paid off when a typical Park move split the Inter defence and when the ball broke to Cianan Cooney 12 yards out, he smashed in high into the net to give the Tralee lads a deserved lead. Kenmare refused to buckle however and were right back in the game shortly after, when a long-range shot eluded Gavin O’Brien to level matters. It was nip and tuck from there to half time although Park had just about regained the initiative with the introduction of Chirwa, Doody and Hanafin.

On the resumption, Park regained control, particularly with the introduction of Darragh Walsh into central defence where his pace and strength were clearly evident. This also released warrior captain Ryan Guerin into midfield where he immediately stabilized proceedings and was complimented by the re-introduction of Gallagher who started to pick holes in the Kenmare defence with his range of passing, which continually released the dangerous Doody down the right flank. Matt Healy also entered the fray and gave the visitors another option down the opposite wing.

 

The pressure finally told when Chirwa picked out the mercurial Cooney’s superbly timed run with an exquisite pass inside the box and he made no mistake to make it 2-1 to Park. In fact, Cooney was only denied a hat-trick when his 20-yard shot came back off the crossbar with the keeper beaten. To their credit, Inter never gave up and pressed to the finish, but with Walsh rock-solid, Charles and Hanafin steadfast while also carrying the ball out of defence and Twamley and Walker back in the action to reinforce the rearguard, Park saw the game out impressively to claim the spoils.

Park: O’Brien, Walker, Charles, Guerin, Brick, Twamley, Gallagher, Kedzierski, Cooney, Fisher, Callaghan, Walsh, Healy, Hanafin, Chirwa, Doody

Special thanks to Ken, Dominik, John Walker, Con Healy, Andy “coffee” Fisher and Denis ”The Boxer” Hanafin for providing transport.

Senior Team Match report

Denny Div. 1B 

Asdee Rovers 3 : 3 St. Brendan’s Park Fc

Our Senior were away to Asdee Rovers on Sunday morning having been three one up thanks to two goals from the new scoring sensation Mikey Burke and the other coming from Milos Avric. But we couldn’t hold on to that score line and unfortunately we let Asdee get a foothold in the second half and they responded by hitting two goals so we had to settle for a point in the end.

Under 16B Match Report

Tralee Trophy World Under Div. 2

St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16B 3 : 2 Fenit Samphires

Our 16 B’s recorded their second win of the league after a hard fought win against an ex-Park loaded Fenit on Saturday evening on a score line of 3 – 2. Robert Kerins opened the scoring after twelve minutes after the Fenit keeper had made a fine double save. Straight from the tip off we won back the ball & Jacob Radulescu hit the net for our second in less than a minute. Between this & halftime we could have had three or four more but for some last gasp saves & poor finishing but Slywester Trafny eventually getting our third before the break with a neat turn & shot.
It wasn’t however all one way traffic as Fenit came close on a number of occasions but for DJ Griffin making at least three smart saves & Ryan O Sullivan clearing off the line. Liam Magee & Peter Dineen had a lot to do but dealt with the job magnificently through out. Conor Kavanagh & Ryan both played outstanding & ran themselves into the ground.
The second half was backs to the walls stuff as Fenit threw the kitchen sink at us & on fifty minutes got what they deserved with a good finish. Within ten minutes it was three two after a free deceived DJ to leave us hanging on. Despite both sides having a number of chances, some very good chances, that was the way it finished.
But for the brilliant display by Jordan Mason & also Liam Magee in centre mid in the second half & Robert Kerins who played in about four different positions we surely wouldn’t have come away with three points. At last the full time whistle blew & our lads enjoyed the win, well done to all sixteen players who gave it everything.
Man of the match: Liam Magee.

Under 16A Match Report

St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16A 7 : 2 Killarney Athletic U16A

We eventually got our league campaign off to a flying start at home to Killarney Athletic on Saturday with a 7 – 2 victory & even though the margin seemed comfortable it was anything but as the Athletic lads battled until the end with 10 men for much of the second half.
After a very slow start we managed to string some passes together before Mervyn went on a run into the box leaving all in his wake before firing an unstoppable shot to the net for the opening score after fifteen minutes. Three minutes later John Carmody let rip from outside the box for surely a contender for goal of the season to put us two up. Michael Lally then conceded a peno to give the Athletic lads a lifeline before halftime.
Another lovely move involving a Mervyn & John one-two had John score his second of the half to leave us three one up at the break.
That lifeline however lasted just five minutes after Athletics keeper tripped Terence Carmody in the box giving ref Willie Gorman no option but to show him a straight red & Terence’s peno was saved by the sub keeper. Terence had made amends five minutes later with a last touch to his brother goal bound shot to claim the goal. Devon Burns made some fine one on one saves to keep our lead intact while Nick Izehi & Cian Purcell were rocks in defence.
In the centre of the pitch Nathan Holden & Elliot Lynch were winning tackles all over the place while at left back Luke Dennehy looked very comfortable on the ball & provided plenty of options for Darragh Moriarty to drive up the wing.
TJ McMahon came off the bench at halftime to add to the scoring with a lovely finish before Athletic rattled the net for the second time with an unstoppable free from outside the box after we gave away a needless foul. Eventually John Carmody finished off his hat-track after rattling the crossbar earlier with a fine finish with his right. Not to be outdone the midfield dynamo Nathan Holden finished the scoring to leave the final score 7 – 2.
We wish TJ & Jack Kirby speedy recoveries from their injuries, get well soon lads !
Men of the match: John Carmody & Elliot Lynch.

Under 14A Match Report

U-14 Premier

Tralee Dynamos 0 Park FC 7

 

Our U14 A’s had their first league game of the season and were anxious to start with a victory. While the match was an away game the journey was short with the opposition being our close neighbours Tralee Dynamo’s. It was a beautiful morning for soccer and the pitch was in really good condition considering the rain that had fallen recently.

The early exchanges were even with Dynamos working very hard around the middle of the pitch to stop Park from getting any real flow in their game. The first opportunity fell to Colin Doody from a ball from the left from Cianan Cooney. His right footed shot was cleared off the line. Chances were proving hard to come by but when the ball fell to Sean O’ Connor in the 13th minute outside the box, he stuck an accurate effort into the bottom corner leaving the keeper with no chance. Park settled down after that and in the 17th minute a corner delivered by Colin was superbly finished by Messieh Chirwa to make it two up to the Park. Set pieces were proving to be our best attacking platform and in the 31st minute a well worked corner between Colin and Ben Hanafin, from which Ben produced an excellent delivery to the back post which was finished from close in by Cianan to make it 3-0 at half time. The closest that Dynamos had come in the first half was from a couple of free kicks which were dealt with well by our defence.

We made some changes for the second half and early on a couple of those changes Cillian Murphy and David Feely combined well to play the ball through to Colin on the angle of the box who finished coolly into the corner of the net to make it four to the Park. The Park were well on top now and following good work by Messieh in closing down the keeper he played the ball to Sean O’Connell who finished to make it 0-5. It could have been six when Messieh found himself with a goal opportunity of his own in the 19th minute but headed just wide. It was six not much later when a Sean O’Connor cross fell to Cillian who finished expertly. The final score and the icing on the cake was a superb individual effort from Cianan late in the game.

It was a good result but we know there is much to improve as the season progresses. Well done to the lads.

 

Squad:
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.

Youth Team Match Report

Denny Youth League
Tralee Dynamos 0 v 3 St. Brendan’s Park FC

We opened our league campaign with a comfortable win in this local derby.
Our captain Aaron Ward opened the scoring with a left foot volley from twenty yards with twenty minutes gone on the clock.We missed at a few excellent chances to add to our lead but were guilty of some poor finishing , at the break we held a slender lead one nil.
We started the second half brightly dominating possession and our pressure finally paid off with Jordan Barry doubling our tally , we trebled our advantage with Adam Ward scoring from a twenty five yard free kick. Our  defense were very solid not allowing Dynamos have any attempt on goal in the game led by Shane Jordan and Jack O’Donaghue.
Best on the day ;Aaron Ward,Conor O’Brien,JR Tshikato, Leon Shlemba
Man of Match ; Adam Ward

Squad
Conor Hayes – Ben Falvey – Jordan Barry – Shane Jordan – Jack Donaghue – Kevin Brown – Adam Ward – JR Tshikato – Conor O’Brien – Leon Shalemba – Aaron Ward capt.
Andrew Breen – Jamie O’Brien – Daniel Ianko – David Oba – Alfie Christie
Managers
Graeme O’Sullivan – Tadgh Healy

Under 12A Match report

Our U12 A-Team entertained Inter Kenmare on Saturday under perfect conditions. After a slow start a wicked deflection give the opponents a One nil lead. We responded with some great play resulting with Jack Slattery rounding the keeper to level the score going into half time at 1-1 .Two excellent quick fire goals from Jay Jay not long after the restart put Park 3-1 up and well in control. Another great goal from Jack Sattery and also a fabulous through-ball for Jay Jay to complete his hat-trick with a fine finish to put us 5-1 up and the game to bed.

A great all-round team performance with notable mentions of Andrew Kerins, Nathan Aherne, Jack Slattery, Jay Jay and a top performance from our ever reliable keeper Oshìn O’Halloran.