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U14 SFAI Cup Match Report

Park 7 Killarney Celtic 1

Played in the KDL as there was questions about the weather, it was an all Kerry battle to go see who would go through to the last 32 of the SFAI National Cup.
Park were slow to settle but once they got the breakthrough after 19 minutes the issue was never in doubt. Colin Doody, Cian O’Neill and Messiah Chirwa all combined to open up Killarney Celtic and provide Cianan Cooney with a simple tap in. Doody forced a good save from the keeper minutes later and seven minutes later he would score a really fine goal after great work by Cooney and Chirwa. Sandwiched between Doody’s efforts was an excellent finish by Chirwa who had been put through once again by Cooney.
The second half started with Cillian Murphy providing an instinctive finish from close in, after good work by Samuel Aladesanusi and Sean O’Connor, to make it four nil. Murphy then combined with a busy and productive David Feeley to put Cooney through and although he still had work to do he finished clinically.
Celtic had very few chances during the game but they did force one save from a long distance shot from Liam Carmody.
Cooney rounded off his hat trick nine minutes later before Chirwa finished the Park scoring for the day with his second.
The Killarney lads stuck to their task and got a consolation with the last kick of the game.
It’s away now to Villa FC in the last 32. That game is scheduled for the last weekend in January.
Thanks to all the parents and supporters who came along on a bitterly cold day.

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.

U14A Skechers SFAI Cup Match Report

SFAI National Cup
Park 7 Charleville 1

After twenty minutes of this game nobody would have believed the score would end up as it did, with a pretty easy win for Park.
Although Park had fallen behind to a counter attack goal after nineteen minutes, the boys were playing really well. Fast, accurate passing allied to a really strong work rate had given them a vice like grip on the game.
Cianan Cooney, who had an excellent game throughout, equalised, when Charleville failed to clear Seán O’Connor’s shot, just five minutes after going behind.
The Charleville keeper then kept the scores level until half time as he produced fine saves from Kieran O’Connor and two more from Cooney.
The second half started with Park once again in the ascendancy and firing a few shots over as they tried valiantly to set their sights a bit lower.
Excellent interplay between Seán O’Connell and Cianan Cooney, after ten minutes of the half, had Cooney just over with a right foot piledriver but soon afterwards he made amends.
He shimmied past a Charleville defender before hitting a sweet drive to the top of the Charleville net. Two one to Park and they were still playing well within themselves.
Ben Hanafin set up Messiah Chirwa five minutes later but his shot was saved by the young Cork custodian. A third was surely in the offing and it duly arrived on twenty minutes.
A cross into the box was met by the in-rushing Josh Connolly to score the goal that finally broke the Charleville resistance.
Kieran O’Connor with a superb free kick, Conor Kerins (who was outstanding all day) from 30 yards, Seán O’Connell from a similar distance and Josh Connolly from close range put the icing on the cake.
All sixteen players were excellent and continue to improve. There will be tough challenges ahead but sometimes you just have to be happy with a fine performance from some excellent young players. This was one of those times.
Thanks to all the supporters, parents and especially the club members who had the pitch and facilities in excellent order today. Thanks also to the Charleville team and management for a very sporting game.

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.

Competition

NEW ST.BRENDANS PARK FC SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION

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 info@stbrendansparkfc.com or paper versions can be handed to any of the coaches, Management Committee members, or you can also use the following link!

http://icreate.oneills.com/soccer-jerseys-3.html

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

BEST OF LUCK!

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

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.

U14 SKECHERS SFAI CUP RESULT

National Cup U-14

Birdhill 0 Park FC 8

The Birdhill management had warned during the week that their side were young and looking for experience at this level and in fairness they were right. Birdhill were game opposition and held Park to just three goals in the first half but the Park boys were just too strong over the full seventy minutes.

When Josh Connolly opened the scoring with a long range shot in the first minute it looked ominous for Birdhill. Park were passing the ball well and opening the opposition up, but to their credit, Birdhill battled bravely even though they were being stretched all over the pitch.
Killian Murphy went close before Josh Connolly got his second, a fine goal ably assisted by Cianan Cooney. These two players combined again in the twentieth minute but this time it was Cooney finishing things off. Three nil at the break and no more than Park deserved.
Kieran O’Connor, Cooney, Conor Kerins, Ben Hanafin and Colin Doody all scored in the second half as the Birdhill team tired and they gave younger players some game time. It finished 8-0 on a wet afternoon in Tipperary.
There will be tougher challenges ahead and better performances will be required but it was still a good first competitive outing for the boys this season.
Thank you to all the parents for providing lifts and support and to Birdhill for their generous hospitality. We wish them all the best for the rest of the season.
A home game beckons in the next round.

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.

FIXTURES weekending 17/09/2017

FIXTURES weekending 17/09/2017

Wednesday 13th september

VITHIT U12 Premier

U12A v L.B Rovers 6.30pm

Saturday 16th September

SFAI Skechers Cups

U12 A v Pallas United 2pm

Birdhill v U14A

U16A v Tralee Dynamos 2pm

VITHIT U12 DIV 2

M.E.K v U12B  10.30am

VITHIT U16 DIV 2

U16B v Castleisland 11.30am

DENNY KERRY DISTRICT LEAGUE

Sunday 17th September

St Brendans Park  v  Killarney Athletic B 2pm

Registration and training fees

3rd September 2017

Dear Player/Parent/Guardian

Registration & training/match fees for 2017-2018 Season

The Management Committee have decided that the Registration Fee payable per each player for the coming season will be €100, with training/match fees maintained at last season’s amount of €140, so the total cost per player for the full season is €240. We are pleased to announce that the above fees include a Park F.C. branded O’Neills triton windcheater.

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 Registration Fee for a second family member is €60, with discounted training fee €70.

The fees are payable by any of the three following methods:

? One instalment of €220 payable by Friday 29th September
? Three instalments of €80 payable by Friday 29th September, Friday 24th November and Friday 23rd February 2018.
? Eight instalments of €30 – only payable by Standing Order/bank transfer

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, €40 and €50 by the above dates.

Please note that the Management Committee have decided that a player is ineligible to train and therefore ineligible for selection if the Registration Fee is not paid in full by 29th 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 29th September (on training nights where possible). Team Managers will advise you of the details. Two further Registration nights will be scheduled in advance of Friday 24th November and Friday 23rd February 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.

Yours in Sport

Ger O’Brien
Registrar

087 2961454
parkfcregistrar@gmail.com

U14A (2004)

Our U14A will have a trial game tomorrow Wednesday 16th @ Christy Leahy park from 7-8.30pm All welcome! 

 

U14A trials(2004)

Trials for our U-14A team are as follows :

Monday 14th August and Wednesday 16th August from 7-8.30pm in KDL grass pitch.
All players to register at 6.45pm in the KDL and please bring €2 for hire of pitch.
Players should bring water, towel and rainproof top. Don’t forget your shin guards.
New players welcome to the trials.

For more details contact info@stbrendansparkfc.com