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Under 15 Premier
Camp Juniors 2 : 1 St Brendan’s Park Fc U15A
Despite dominating long periods of the 2nd half, it was a below par first half performance that ultimately proved to be the our undoing at a very cold Mounthawk Park on Saturday afternoon.
Camp came flying out of the blocks from the kick off and did a lot of pressing for the opening twenty minutes, This forced us into a rear-guard action and they relied on some isolated counter attacks to get up the pitch. Camp were rewarded for their strong start and initiative when a speculative free kick found the top left hand corner of the Tralee sides net. The remainder of the half saw an improvement with a Ryan Guerin header coming close just before the break.
The 2nd half saw a much improved performance. Our lads started to string some lovely passing moves together from back to front and in particular got a stranglehold in midfield. However, a combination of some wayward finishing and stout Camp defending kept the 1 goal deficit. This deficit was doubled 15 minutes from time when the we were caught napping as an excellent Camp counterattack resulted in a neat finish after a sweeping move down the left. Our lads, as in Tulla the week before, refused to accept defeat and immediately were back on the front foot and received some reward when a long range strike from Shoun Kedzierski found the roof of the net. The last 10 minutes of the game were played in the oppositions half, but try as they did, the equaliser eluded us.
Final Score Camp Juniors 1, Park A 2.
Best of luck to the Camp team in both their upcoming SFAI Regionals qualifier and last 32 matches.
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!
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
BEST OF LUCK!
FIXTURES WEEK ENDING 15/10/17
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.
3rd September 2017
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