Latest news from our U12s …

U12B Match Report

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.



U12 B Team Match Report

1-1 Park FC Under 12Bs

The sun beamed down on Park’s Under 12Bs as fourteen youngsters made the trip to Fossa in Killarney to take on the mighty MEK. Because of the weather the match was held on the club’s astro pitch. Space was at a premium with the ball zipping through off the speedy pitch to both keepers frequently, in the first fifteen minutes.

Captain for the day Matusz made a number of smart saves in the first half and the defence of Jakub, Zach, Sean Heaslip, Rory and Killian were kept constantly on their toes. MEK had the better of the opening thirty minutes, but clear-cut chances were limited and the two teams went in at half-time without troubling the scorer. Team Manager Paul spurred Park on with some spirited words of encouragement and it seemed to do the trick.

Ten minutes into the second half, man-of-the-match Finn, who had been tackling and rampaging through midfield, eased his way past a couple of MEK players, made space for himself and launched a dipping shot Steven Gerard would have been proud of, past the helpless MEK goalkeeper to give Park the lead.

Eldion, Kevin, Mark, Sean Whelan tried hard to create chances for Park’s forward line to increase the lead but MEK who had already forced Matusz into three fine saves were not to be denied. Jamie O’ Shea for the home team hit a curling shot which agonisingly squirmed under the body of Matusz to bring MEK level.

Trey with a marauding run, crossed for Jamie to go close, while Adam and Odhran both had half chances, but so too did O’Shea for MEK, getting through one-on-one in the final heart-stopping moments, only for Matusz to stand tall and deny him.

Final score 1-1 was according to many neutral observers, a fair result.

(Photos the Park FC team, with proud manager Paul and the two captains with the referee for the day)

U12B Team Match Report

St. Brendan’s Park FC Under 12 Bs 2-1 Ballyhar

Soggy underfoot conditions from the relentless overnight rain greeted the two teams onto the pitch as battle commenced.

Park employed Finn in a central defensive position, behind speedy William, Trey and Odhran, with Adam plying his trade up front as the lone striker. From the off, William and Odhran skated down the flanks with ease creating early chances for Park.

The defensive line were relatively untroubled in the early stages with Sean Heaslip, Zach and Rory, mopping up any through balls in front of their calm goalkeeper Kevin.

Park peppered the Ballyhar goal with their keeper making some splendid saves until finally Finn drilled a low, curling shot into the corner giving Park the lead. Park rotated their squad, bringing on Killian, Rex, Eldion and Sean Whelan, all making an impact. But on a rare foray into Park’s half of the pitch, a shot from Ballyhar’s striker clipped the back of Killian’s arm and the referee immediately pointed to the spot. Despite the best efforts of Kevin in goal, the penalty was expertly converted and the teams went in level at the break.

Paul gave an inspirational and motivational talk at half-time which spurred Park to greater heights as they crashed the ball against the post and thundered another shot against the crossbar. Trey was tripped inside the box and rose to take the penalty, but his shot struck the outside of the post and was cleared for a corner. It looked like it was going to be one of those days.

With moments remaining, man-of-the-match Finn, who had been outstanding with his defensive duties, burst forward and curled a wonderful shot into the top corner to deservedly win the match for Park on the balance of play.

U12B Match Report


Park FC (Under 12 B) 1 – Camp 3

On a rain-soaked pitch, Park welcome league leaders Camp to their home turf. After a rousing pre-match speech from Manager Paul, Park took to the pitch with a defensive line-up, with Park aware that Camp had blasted seven goals past one of their leading challengers, earlier in the campaign.

Park’s mighty midfield quartet of Finn, Eldion, Odhran and Sean Heaslip, battled hard, with Finn racing through one-on-one only for Camp FC’s man-of-the-match Carl Mitchells, to make one of several outstanding saves.

Camp dominated the early exchanges with Zach, Cillian and Rory on their toes constantly to keep them out and they deservedly took the lead with a low strike from close range to lead 1-0 at the break which squeezed past Mateusz in goal. Lone striker Adam, and William, when he replaced him, ploughed a lonely furrow, chasing down ball after ball.

Park had the advantage of the wind in the second half and brought on Sean Solomon, Trey, Marc, Rex and Sean Whelan as both teams came close in an end-to-end battle. Sean Heaslip had taken over between the sticks, but the turning point in the game came when Cillian put his hands up to protect his face from a fierce shot and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Camp duly tucked away their second goal of the tie. Moments later as Park pressed for a goal to get back into the game, with the rampaging Jacob, making his debut for Park, tearing up and down the wing, Camp broke the off-side trap and slotted home a third.

With seconds to go the referee again pointed to the spot. Jacob had been hauled down following a long through ball from Zach. The exceptional Carl Mitchells got one hand to the ball, but the power of Jacob’s spot kick made sure it nevertheless rattled into the back of the net. It finished 3-1 to Camp. A thorougly entertaining game, full of positives for Park FC against a strong Camp team who ran out deserved winners on the day.

The following, St. Brendan’s Park Fc players, have been selected to attend the FAI Emerging Talent Programme Regional Block training days at Killarney Celtic FC, Killarney on the dates in October 2017 outlined below

Luke Casey 2005

Darragh Cunnane 2005

Odhran Ferris 2005

Richard Healy 2005

Cian O’Gara 2005

Michael Tansley 2005

nathan aherne 2006

Bruno Borowzy 2006

James Fisher 2006

Seamus Kelly 2006

Andrew Kerins 2006

Immanuel Manu 2006

Oisin o Halloran 2006

Justin o Sullivan 2006

Jay jay Olijatian 2006

Jack Slattery 2006




Dates and Schedule


The arrangements for the RETP- October 2017 block training sessions are as follows:

U13’s (2005’s)

  • Monday October 30th   – 11am – 12:30
  • Tuesday October 31st – 11am – 12:30

U12’s (2006’s)

  • Monday October 30th   – 1:30pm – 3pm
  • Tuesday October 31st  – 1:30pm – 3pm

All players should report 30 minutes ahead of training, bring boots for suitable for artificial turf and should also bring a bottle of water with them for training. Where possible, players must wear their League Centre training kit.


If you have any queries regarding these training session, or if a player is unable to attend any of these sessions, please contact Regional Centre Coordinator Darren Aherne as soon as possible at 086 0489019.




In conjunction with O’Neill’s Sportswear, the Club will shortly be unveiling a new jersey for the seasons ahead and we would like as many members as possible to enter a competition to decide what it looks like!

We are inviting all members to enter a competition, where they will design what they believe should be the Clubs shirt going forward.

The only stipulation is that the design MUST include the Clubs traditional RED and BLACK colours only.

The winner of the competition will receive a personalised shirt with the winning design!

Entry Details:

Entries can be emailed to or paper versions can be handed to any of the coaches, Management Committee members, or you can also use the following link!

Entries must be received no later than Monday, 20th November next.


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

Under 12B Match Report

St Brendan’s Park FC Under 12Bs 3-2 Listowel Celtic Under 12Bs


St Brendan’s Park FC Under 12 Bs took the field against a strong, determined Listowel Celtic side, who started impressively and bossed the first 15 minutes of the game in front of an enthusiastic crowd.


Our defence held firm, with man-of-the-match Rory showing excellent control and touch, backed up by Sean Solomon, Killian and Zach to neutralise Celtic’s rampaging raids. When Celtic did break through, Sean Heaslip was immense in goal.


But we grew into the game, helped by a speedy midfield of Odhran, William and Trey while captain for the day, Eldion, was everywhere in his defensive midfield role, marshalling the defence while inspiring the attack.


With 10 minutes to the half time break, Odhran converted a through ball from Eldion to put us 1-0 up at the break. Coach Paul was full of encouragement at half time, but early in the second half Celtic slipped Park’s offside trap and equalised with a neat finish from their centre forward.


We poured forward in search of a goal and five minutes later it came, Odhran neatly finishing for his second of the game after great movement from attackers Marc and Adam. The game was now incredibly open, with attacks flowing from end to end and the enthusiastic crowd roaring on their charges. Celtic pushed for an equaliser and camped out for long periods in our  half, rattling the crossbar with a thunderbolt of a shot, but from a long though ball from Zach on our next attack, Trey found himself with only the goalkeeper to beat and did so with some style to make it 3-1.


Celtic got a goal back in the dying embers of the game and pushed hard for a leveller in the final few seconds, but it was not to be and we held on for the win in a cracking game.


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
 Denny Div. 1B
Mastergeeha 2 : 2 St. Brendan’s Park FC

Under 12B Match Report

Killarney Athletic U12B 2 : 2 St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12B


St Brendan’s Park FC Under 12 Bs took on the might of Killarney Athletic Under 12 Bs in a thrilling contest on Saturday morning.

We began edgily with Killarney Athletic dominating the early exchanges and after twenty minutes Athletic deservedly went in front with the ball prodded home in a goalmouth scramble.  The goal encouraged Athletic who pressed hard for a second, but we didn’t lose their shape and their solid defence of Finn, Rory, Zach and Cillian and Matuaz in goal held firm to keep us in it at half-time against a team that had averaged 4 goals per game in their previous outings.

“Keep believing, we can still do this,” was the cry from team coach Paul, as we began to settle and come more into the game.  Sean Heaslip started to hare down the wing and deliver dangerous crosses into the box, while Trey, captain for our first game, Sean Whelan, Jamie and Adam battled hard to convert, but it was the skill of Eldion drilling into the corner which brought us level.

Following our equaliser the action swung from end-to-end with the enthusiastic crowd roaring on their respective teams.  Athletic, speedy on the counter attack, lashed a shot against the post, while we at the other end thundered a shot off the bar, before Athletic regained the lead following a fine strike.  With William, Odhran and Adam now pouring forward in search of a leveller, it fell to the dancing feet of Mohammed, our man-of-the-match, to score the equaliser.

Both sides pushed hard for a winner but it was not meant to be and the two teams shook hands at the end, honours even.