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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
St Brendan’s Park FC ladies pictured before their match on Sunday July 29 v Fenit Samphires F.C. ladies at Christy Leahy Park.
Park FC ladies in their first competitive match enjoyed a 5-3 win. Lauren Dowling enjoyed her day scoring an impressive hat trick. Caoimhe Moore and Jasmine Ryle also netted for the Park.
Well done to both teams and best of luck to all for the season ahead.
Thanks Pa Kerins for the photo
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.
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 email@example.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
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 .
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.
Killorglin 3-0 Park FC
A cold but clear day greeted the Park FC Under 12Bs as they made the trip to Killorglin, brim-full of optimism. But Park were to leave pointless as Killorglin struck three without reply.
If ever a scoreline didn’t reflect a game, this was it.
Park dominated the first half possession, peppering the Killorglin goal with shots aplenty. Finn boomed a shot which the goalkeeper pawed at instinctively and it agonisingly dropped over the bar. Eldion thundered another shot inches wide, while Odhran, Adam and William terrorised the Killorglin defence with their pace and crosses. Park had six corners from which they went close and the defensive line of Sean Solomon, Zach and Jamie were mostly untroubled in the first half.
Killorglin only had one sniff in the first 30 minutes and they took it with style, their number 7 expertly lobbing the valiant outstretched hand of Sean Heaslip, our underemployed goalie.
In the second half the game was more even as Park pushed for an equaliser and Killorglin tried to hit us on the break. Park brought on Sean Whelan and Mark both of whom made excellent contributions and Rex and Kevin also put in good shifts, but the difference between the sides can be summed up in two words: Aaron Doyle.
He was simply outstanding.
He got two further chances in the second half and buried them to complete a hat-trick. We look forward to the return match with Killorglin later in the year.
Perfect conditions on a Saturday afternoon at Christy Leahy park for a game of soccer were out under 11b squad took on listowel celtic. The tone was set from the off with the park boys producing some great attacking play which continued throughout the game. The defence when called upon was rock solid and composed. A very special mention to liam O’Connell who made the man of the match decision an easy one with an outstanding goalscoring performance from centre midfield. Big thanks to listowel for travelling in for the game and who performed very well considering they were short on subs and who’s keeper was oustanding.
Well done to both Park U11 and LB Rovers teams for playing some excellent football in their two games in Ballybunnion last Saturday. It was great for both teams to overcome early difficulties playing on grass to produce two very even and exciting games of football. Thanks to our hosts for providing their pitch for the fixture. Well done to captains on the day Sam Slattery and Martin McGivern who both did the club proud. Congratulations to Man of the match Eugene in the A fixture and joint m.o.t.m. Oliver Lata and Eoin Flaherty in the B fixture.