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Registration details 2018-19 season

For attention of parents, senior players and all Coaches/Managers:(u12 to seniors)
The Management Committee has decided that the Registration/Training Fee payable per each player for the coming season will be €180 (or €210 if paying by instalments).  This is a reduction of 18% on last year’s fee.
The fees will be used to pay Registration and Affiliation fees with both the Kerry Schoolboys/Girls League or the Kerry District League (adults), Player Insurance, electricity bills for our floodlights, as well as Referee’s fees, kit-washes etc.  The discounted Fee for a
second family member is €100.
The fees are payable by any of the three following methods:
–   One instalment of €180 payable by Friday 28th September
–   Three instalments of €70 payable by Friday 28th September, Friday
26th October and Friday 30th November.
–   Seven instalments of €30 -only payable by Cash – 1st payment on registration.
The following six payments by 1st monthly thereafter from 1st October
until 1st March 2019.
Any person who wishes to pay by Standing Order/bank transfer from their Bank or Credit Union account may do so by contacting the Club Registrar – contact details below.
The discounted Registration Fee for a second family member can be paid in instalments of €40, €30 and €30 by the above dates.
Please note that the Management Committee has decided that a player is ineligible to train and therefore ineligible for selection if the
Registration Fee is not paid in full by 28th September or by the above dates if paying by instalments.
A Registration night will be held for each squad during the coming weeks in advance of the first deadline on 28th September (on training nights where possible).
PLEASE ADVISE AS SOON AS YOU HAVE YOUR SQUAD FINALIZED AND WE’LL TRY TO ACCOMMODATE YOU A.S.A.P.
Two further Registration nights will be scheduled in advance of Friday 26th October and Friday 30th November 2018, to facilitate those who wish to pay in instalments by cash/cheque.
The Club is aware that the start of the football season coincides with that time of the year which places a burden on family finances in
particular, but we believe that our fees are very good value for money for the service we provide and compare favourably with those of other sporting organisations.  We also hope that the instalment option will help.
Should you have any queries regarding this letter, please contact the Club Registrar at the number below (outside office hours), or any
member of the Management Committee.
We look forward to your support in the season ahead.
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I hope the above is clear to all but please contact me outside of office hours should you have any queries.
Yours in Sport
Ken Twamley
Registrar
ken.j.twamley@gmail.com

Academy Registration Notice

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 prestonmcevoy@hotmail.com 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.

Regards

Mike McCannon – PRO

Email: satsoccer1@yahoo.com 

St. Brendan’s Park FC academy returns after our summer break

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 prestonmcevoy@hotmail.com

Park FC – Final Summer Camp 2018

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.

 

Park FC Senior Team under new management for the forthcoming KDL season

St. Brendans Park FC has appointed new management to its senior team for the new season ahead

Padraig McCannon manager

Tadgh Healy assistant manager

Graham O’Neill

Strength and Conditioning

Graeme O’Sullivan

Coach

Park FC Senior trials will take place at Christy Leahy Park on pitch 2 on Tuesday 31st July @ 6-45 and on Friday 3rd Aug. @ 7pm

All are welcome to attend the trials, that includes present players and players intending to join us for the season ahead.

Contact Tadgh Healy if you need any further information

085 7561228

FAI – Summer Camp, Thanks

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,
Donagh O’Brien

Summer Camps and academy news

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 prestommcevoy@hotmail.com

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 .

JD leaves a void that will never be filled

JD leaves a void that will never be filled
At 5.20 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 John Dowling (JD) passed from this life leaving a void that will never be filled. He is survived by his loving wife Gaye, daughter Niamh, sons Tomas and Kieran, grandson Conor, sisters Mary and Catherine and brothers Elisha and Damien and Many friends.
As well as being a family man JD was a fantastic club man as hundreds of past players of St. Brendan’s Park FC will testify to. For those of us who were members of the 1974/75/76 St. Brendan’s Park FC squads we have many treasured memories of JD who always had a smile on his face. To the players lucky enough to have played with JD in that era they will remember him as always giving one hundred per cent. He was never one to carry a grudge and he was a great believer of what happened on the field stayed on the field. For many years he organised trips to Irish International Soccer matches that were played in Lansdowne Road, now known as the Aviva Stadium.
We have lost a great friend – may he rest in peace.

 

Thanks to Christy Leahy for the above piece .

RIP John Dowling

Very sad news reached us this morning on the passing of our lifelong friend John Dowling (JD as he was affectionately known by all ). Funeral arrangements later. R I P.
Funeral Arrangements.
Reposing at The Gleasure Funeral Home Friday 4.15pm to 6.15pm. Removal at 6.15pm to St.Johns Church. Requiem mass at 10am on Saturday followed by interment at New Rath Cemetery.
May the sod lie gently on JD.

St Brendans Park Fc will be providing a Guard of Honour at the removal of JD on Friday night at 6-15pm. All members present and past are welcome to participate .

Barnardos children’s charity event this weekend at St Brendan’s Park FC

This coming weekend St Brendan’s Park FC will be supporting Barnardos children’s charity with money being collected at all of our club events at Christy Leahy Park.

 

Our club will make a donation to the charity so we ask that all parents and visitors to our club grounds this weekend please support this deserving cause by putting a few euro in the collection buckets.

 

Barnardos is a children’s charity which works with vulnerable children and their families in Ireland and they campaign for the rights of all children.

 

Please help to support such a worthy cause

Thanks