4th Round Sketchers National Cup Under 13

St Brendans Park FC 2 – 0 Shelbourne AFC

The Park under 13 squad progressed to the last 32 in the National Cup after extra time against Shelobourne AFC of Limerick, the visit of Shelbourne provided a step up in class from the previous rounds and required the full squad to deliver a quality performance on the day.
The first half saw us dominate proceedings which stemmed from a very strong defensive performance by Sean McElligott, Ray McGrath and Obina Izehi. This provided Michael Tansley with a platform to run the match from midfield with a fine display of passing both short and long as well as switching the point of attack that caused the opposition huge problems. The selfless running of both fullbacks Luke Casey and Adam McDonagh meant that there was plenty of supply of ball to our two strikers Darragh Cunnane and Venis Jahiri as well as for the late runs into the box of Odhran Ferris and captain Callum O`Sullivan. Richard Healy’s performance in goals was assured which provided great confidence for the outfield players to go and preform. A comment after the match from the Shelbourne management team of ” there must have been a magnet in them goals” summed up the first half but unfortunately we just did not capitalize on this dominance.

The second half followed the same pattern as the first with us having the lions share of the position. The second half also saw Shelbourne up their game and this provided a few chances for them which was dealt with by our keeper and defensive unit in a very professional manner. The second half saw the introduction of Cian O`Gara for Michael Tansley, Cian’s introduction was to cause different problems for Shelbourne with his direct running and hard tackling. Jamie O`Shea was introduced for Callum O’Sullivan. Callum at this point had as they say “emptied the tank” for the cause. Jamies work rate provide a lift to the team at this point in the game.With the clock ticking down Noah Townsend was brought in for Darragh Cunnane. Noah`s direct running at the opposition looked as if we could get a result in normal time but Shelbourne stood firm and seemed happy to see the game to extra time.

Extra time saw us break the dead lock, the runs been made in-behind the Shelbourne defense paid off as Noah Townsend’s pace saw him break free from the defensive attention he was getting from Shelbourne but as he bore down on their goal a late tackle from behind stopped him in his tracks on the edge of the box. The resulting free struck by Odhran Ferris gave the team a lead they fully deserved just before half time in extra time.

During the half time break some of the players talked of been in a similar situation last year and they collectively drew on this experience and resolved to see it out this time to the end, this shows a great maturity in lads so young.

Their resolve not alone saw them see the game out to the end but also seen Noah Townsend get our second goal of the game. This goal was well deserved for the team as they had worked tirelessly all day for each other.

Thanks to Shelbourne for been part of a very entertaining game for the supporters and we wish them well in their remaining league games.

To the team behind the team a big thank you for looking after our visitors, with sandwiches, teas, coffees and hot chocolates.

Squad on the day.
Richard Healy, Luke Casey, Darragh Cunnane, Odhran Ferris, Obina Izehi , Venis Jahiri, Adam McDonagh, Sean McElligott, Ray McGrath, Cian O’Gara, Jamie O’Shea, Callum O’Sullivan, Michael Tansley and Noah Townsend.

Man Of The Match; Sean McElligott

Under sixteen B team match report

UNDER 16 DIVISION 2

ST.BRENDANS PARK 1 – 4 MASTERGEEHA.

WE STARTED OFF THE GAME VERY SLOWLY AND WERE UNDER A LOT OF PRESSURE FOR THE FIRST 10 MINUTES.MASTERGEEHA HAD A LOT OF THE PLAY BUT OUR BOYS KEPT IN THE GAME ESPECIALLY FROM THE HARD WORK OF OUR MIDFIELD AND BACK LINE.STEVEN NIX STARTED IN GOALS AND AS USUAL GAVE 100%.OUR BACK LINE OF RYAN,PETER,CIARAN AND LUKE DID VERY WELL AND OUR MIDFIELD OF GREG,SEAN, MICHAEL AND SIMON WORKED VERY HARD.UP FRONT ROBERT WAS PARTNERED BY MARK.WE CONSEEDED THE FIRST GOAL AFTER 15 MINUTES WHEN A CORNER WHICH WAS ALLEGED TO HAVE BEEN HANDLED BY ONE OF THE LADS.PARK 0 – 1 MASTERGEEHA.THIS SEEMED TO GIVE US THE KICK WE NEEDED AND WE STARTED TO PLAY THE WAY WE ARE USED OFF.WE BROUGHT ROBERT OUT TO MIDFIELD AND PUT MICHAEL UP FRONT AND THIS REALLY STARTED TO WORK WELL FOR US AS MASTERGEEHA WERE FINDING IT HARD TO STAY WITH THE PACE AND STRENGTH OF MICHAEL.MASTERGEEHA KICKED A LONG BALL UP FIELD AND A MASTERGEEHA PLAYER CLEARLY OFF SIDE SCORED THEIR SECOND.WE WERE WINNING MIDFIELD NOW AND THAT WAS REWARDED WHEN WE GOT A FREE KICK ABOUT 30 YARDS FROM THE MASTERGEEHA GOAL.UP STEPPED GREG (MESSI) SCANLON WHO DROVE THE BALL TO THE TOP LEFT HAND CORNER LEAVING THE KEEPER STUCK TO THE GROUND WITH NO CHANCE OF SAVING IT.HALF TIME PARK 1 – 2 MASTERGEEHA.
SECOND-HALF
WE CAME OUT IN THE SECOND HALF AND THE BATTLE TO WIN MIDFIELD RESTARTED.WE BROUGHT LUKE OUT NOW TO MIDFIELD TO HELP GREG,ROBERT AND SEAN. EOIN CAME ON AND SLOTTED INTO LEFT BACK.WE WERE WELL ON TOP NOW AND WITH MICHAEL AND SIMON CAUSING ALOT OF PROBLEMS.DARRAGH CAME ON AND JOINED MICHAEL UP FRONT.OUR MIDFIELD STARTED PLAYING A LOT OF BALL OVER THEIR BACK FOUR AND IT WAS CAUSING A LOT OF TROUBLE TO MASTERGEEHA AS THEY COULDNT HANDLE MICHAEL.MICHAEL COULD HAVE HAD A HAND FULL OF GOALS ONLY FOR THE GREAT GOALKEEPING OF THE MASTERGEEHA KEEPER.THE DIFERENCE BETWEEN BOTH TEAMS TODAY WAS THAT THEY TOOK THEIR CHANCES AND WE DIDNT.MASTERGEEHA WENT ON TO SCORE ANOTHER 2 GOALS BUT THE SCORE LINE DOSENT REFLECT THE WAY THE GAME WAS PLAYED.A LOT HAS BEEN LEARNT FROM THIS GAME SO ONWARDS AND UPWARDS FROM NOW ON.

TEAM; STEVEN NIX,RYAN O SULLIVAN,PETER DINEEN,CIARAN O LEARY,LUKE DENNEHY (CAPT),SIMON MOYNIHAN,GREG SCANLON,SEAN SOOKARRY,ROBERT KERINS,MARK ROCHE,MICHAEL LALLY,EOIN MCDONNELL,DARRAGH MANSFIELD.

SPECIAL THANKS TO RONAN CAVANAGH FOR HELPING US OUT TODAY AND OUR PHOTOGRAPHER JOANNA.

 

Youth team match report

Fai Youth Cuo 2nd Round

Killarney Celtic 1 v 2 Park FC

This cup encounter was Parks toughest test of the season so far with both sides leaving it all on the pitch that saw Park advance to the third round with another away fixture v Listowel Celtic.
Park management need and must solve their slow starts to games and conceding early goals as they found themselves trailing after only eight minutes .The game was played at a high intensity with Park more creative but guilty of not punishing Celtic with Jordan Barry ,Conor O’Brien and Aaron Ward failing to convert some golden chances.
It was Parks captain Adam Ward in the thirty fifth minute that burst into the Celtic area and was tripped ,ref pointed to the penalty spot and it was Adam that converted the spot kick sending the Killarney keeper the wrong way , all level at the break.
Killarney started the opening ten minutes of the second half strongly pushing the Park back and winning four corners in a row but Parks defense stood strong and when you have Conor Hayes the best youth keeper in the county between the posts putting in a man of the match performance this instills confidence in his team.
Parks midfield duo Adam Ward and James Sheehan started to get a hold on midfield and Park took the lead in seventy fifth minute when David Oba down the right side of midfield found Parks striker Conor O’Brien with a defense splitting pass clinically finishing thru the legs of the advancing keeper.
The final ten minutes saw Park defend stalwartly from a Celtic side pressing for an equalizer and again it was Parks custodian Conor Hayes making a top class save at full stretch tipping the ball around the post for a corner in added time to see Park thru to the third round.
Best for Park ; Shane Jordan – Leon Shalemba – Jordan Barry – Adam Ward
Man of Match ; Conor Hayes
Park FC ;Conor Hayes – Andrew Breen – Jack Donahue – Shane Jordan – Leon Shalemba – Adam Ward – James Sheehan – Aaron Ward – Kevin Brown – Jordan Barry – Conor O’Brien
Daniel Ianko – David Oba – Jamie O’Brien – Osaz Idahi
Management ; Graham O’Sullivan ; Tadgh Healy

Club Fixtures Weekending 3/12/17

Club Fixtures Weekending 3/12/17

U11 Premier A North
Camp Juniors v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U11A 12pm
U11 Premier B North
Camp Juniors v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U11B 12pm
U11 Premier C North
Listowel Celtic U11C v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U11C 3.30pm
Skechers U13 SFAI Cup
St. Brendan’s Park Fc v Shelbourne 12pm
U13 DIV.2
M.E.K Utd v St Brendan’s Park 12pm
U15 Div.2
Listowel Celtic U15B v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U15B

Sunday 3/12/17
Denny U17 League
Ballyhar Dynamos v St Brendan’s Park Fc 2pm

Skechers U15 SFAI Cup
Tulla United v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U15A 2pm (Moved from 2/12/17)

Club Results Week Ending 26/11/17

Club Results Week Ending 26/11/17
U12 Div. 2
St. Brendan’s Park Fc 5 : 1 Mastergeeha
U14 Premier
St. Brendan’s Park Fc 2 : 2 Killarney Athletic
U16 Premier
St. Brendan’s Park Fc 1 : 10 Killarney Celtic
U16 Div. 2
St. Brendan’s Park Fc 1 : 4 Mastergeeha
FAI Youth Cup
Killarney Celtic 1 : 2 St. Brendan’s Park Fc
Denny Div. 1B
St. Brendan’s Park Fc 2 : 2 Castlemaine Utd

Under 13B Match Report

 

St Brendan’s Park Fc U13B 7 : 1 Killarney Athletic U13B

 

What a beautiful morning for a game, no wind or rain, nice and bright and calm. Park under 13 B kicked off at 10.10 against Killarney Athletic and commanded things right from the start with lots of attacking football and striker Dylan Hobbart finding the back of the net after only 2 minutes. It was a sign of things to come as Park were playing in the Killarney half most of the time. At the 10 minute mark after lovely link up play Jack Slattery put Park 2 up. The onslaught continued and 5 minutes later Cillian made it 3. Two minutes later Dylan scored his second. Shortly after that Rodrigo Pinho the smallest player on the pitch scored a fantastic flying header, the goal of the game and the season so far. What Dylan was able to do Jack could do as well and scored his second after 25 minutes. It was time for a break and Park came in at half time 6-0 up.

Much of the play was in the Killarney half of the pitch leaving little for keeper Conor Foley to do but when called upon he was excellent coming for the ball when he should have and staying on his line at the right times.

Things were a little slower in the second half and a new attitude by Killarney saw them have some of the play and a mix up with Parks keeper and full back saw them snatch a goal back. Having conceded a goal Dylan decided it was time for his hat trick and with a good solo run from the half way line got it. That turned out to be the last of the scoring in the game. It was a pleasure to watch the team work, the one twos and the cohesive movement.

Well done to everyone, another 3 points in the bag.

Club Results 13/11/17

Club Results Weekending 12/11/17

Saturday 11/11/17

SKECHERS SFAI CUP

St.Brendand’s Park Fc U14A 7: 1 Charleville U14 12.30pm

St.Brendand’s Park Fc U16A 2 : 1 Nenagh U16

JK SPORTS U12 Div.2

St.Brendand’s Park Fc U12B 1 : 3 Camp Juniors 10am

Tralee Trophy World U16 Div.2

Fenit Samphires 4 : 2 St.Brendand’s Park Fc U16B

Munster Youths Cup , Kerry Area Semi Finals

St.Brendand’s Park Fc 5 : 1 Castleisland Afc

Sunday 12/11/17

Denny Div.1B

St.Brendand’s Park Fc 4: 2 Mastergeeha Fc

 

 

 

Club Fixtures Weekending 13/11/17

Club Results Weekending 12/11/17

 

Saturday 11/11/17

SKECHERS SFAI CUP

St.Brendand’s Park Fc U14A 7: 1 Charleville U14 12.30pm

St.Brendand’s Park Fc U16A 2 : 1 Nenagh U16

JK SPORTS U12 Div.2

St.Brendand’s Park Fc U12B 1 : 3 Camp Juniors 10am

Tralee Trophy World U16 Div.2

Fenit Samphires 4 : 2 St.Brendand’s Park Fc U16B

Munster Youths Cup , Kerry Area Semi Finals

St.Brendand’s Park Fc 5 : 1 Castleisland Afc

Sunday 12/11/17

Denny Div.1B

St.Brendand’s Park Fc 4: 2 Mastergeeha Fc

 

Girls Soccer

St. Brendan’s Park fc are hoping to facilate girls soccer for the under sixteen age group. We will be holding an information meeting on Sunday 19/11/17 at 3.30pm for parents followed by a training session at 4pm. Any Girls born in 2001/2002/2003 intrested in playing soccer in tralee or the surrounding areas contact us Padraig McCannon ,director of football, 0872606538 or on info@stbrendansparkfc.com

Here’s a link to a recent study by UEFA into the benefits of teenage girls playing soccer.
http://www.uefa.com/womenseuro/news/newsid=2470403.html