Club Fundraiser Draw – Final Prize

Jack Moriarty last week where he received his 3 Premium Level tickets for Ireland vs Moldova and €100 SPAR fuel Voucher from club treasurer Ken Twamley. Jack has been a stalwarth of the club and has developed many young kids into the adults they are today. Enjoy the retirement Jack!

 

 

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

FIXTURES WEEK ENDING 15/10/17

FIXTURES WEEK ENDING 15/10/17

DENNY YOUTH LEAGUE
St. Brendan’s Park Fc v Castleisland Fc 7.30pm 11/10/17
venue Mounthawk Park
 
Vithit Kerryschoolboysgirls League 12/10/17
U16 Div.2
Killarney Celtic U16B v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16B 7.30pm
SKECHERS SFAI CUP 14/10/17
Killarney Athletic U12A v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12A 4pm
Caherdavin Celtic Fc u16 v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16A 2pm, Greenhills
Vithit Kerryschoolboysgirls League 14/10/17
U12 Di2v.
St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12Bv Listowel Celtic U12B 12pm
 
DENNY Div.1B 
St. Brendan’s Park Fc v Castlegregory Celtic 11.30am
 
 

U8 Match Report

St Brendans Park FC has hosted Camp Juniors and Fenit Samphires for a series of u9 friendly matches last Saturday at Christy Leahy Park.

We had 6 five a side Teams, Camp had 4 teams and Fenit had 3 teams. Each club contributed to a great football occassion which the children and parents enjoyed. We saw some fantastic matches, great goals and wonderful skills which made for great entertainment.

The boys and girls that played behaved very well, their commitment to their football is a credit to themselves and to their clubs.

Thanks to the officials from Fenit and Camp for coming into Tralee to play, we look forward to meeting again soon.

Also thanks to Leon McEvoy, Padraig McCannon and Pat Griffin for their valuable time which helped coaches Kieran, Preston and Mike greatly.

U15 Match Report

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.

Under 17 match report

Denny U17 League

Mastergeeha 1 v 7 Park FC

We dominated this away fixture and took a three goal lead into the break with Mervin Shalemba scoring a brace and David Oba adding the third.
Park took total control early into second half when Oba got his second and Parks fourth .JR Tshikato (capt) scored Parks fifth with Jordan Barry scoring a brace.
Mastergeeha scored a late consolation.

Best 4Park ; Mervin Shalemba – John Carmody – JR Tshikato – Jordan Barry

Man of Match ; Leon Shalemba

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.

Senior Team Match report

Denny Div. 1B 

Asdee Rovers 3 : 3 St. Brendan’s Park Fc

Our Senior were away to Asdee Rovers on Sunday morning having been three one up thanks to two goals from the new scoring sensation Mikey Burke and the other coming from Milos Avric. But we couldn’t hold on to that score line and unfortunately we let Asdee get a foothold in the second half and they responded by hitting two goals so we had to settle for a point in the end.

Under 16B Match Report

Tralee Trophy World Under Div. 2

St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16B 3 : 2 Fenit Samphires

Our 16 B’s recorded their second win of the league after a hard fought win against an ex-Park loaded Fenit on Saturday evening on a score line of 3 – 2. Robert Kerins opened the scoring after twelve minutes after the Fenit keeper had made a fine double save. Straight from the tip off we won back the ball & Jacob Radulescu hit the net for our second in less than a minute. Between this & halftime we could have had three or four more but for some last gasp saves & poor finishing but Slywester Trafny eventually getting our third before the break with a neat turn & shot.
It wasn’t however all one way traffic as Fenit came close on a number of occasions but for DJ Griffin making at least three smart saves & Ryan O Sullivan clearing off the line. Liam Magee & Peter Dineen had a lot to do but dealt with the job magnificently through out. Conor Kavanagh & Ryan both played outstanding & ran themselves into the ground.
The second half was backs to the walls stuff as Fenit threw the kitchen sink at us & on fifty minutes got what they deserved with a good finish. Within ten minutes it was three two after a free deceived DJ to leave us hanging on. Despite both sides having a number of chances, some very good chances, that was the way it finished.
But for the brilliant display by Jordan Mason & also Liam Magee in centre mid in the second half & Robert Kerins who played in about four different positions we surely wouldn’t have come away with three points. At last the full time whistle blew & our lads enjoyed the win, well done to all sixteen players who gave it everything.
Man of the match: Liam Magee.

Under 16A Match Report

St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16A 7 : 2 Killarney Athletic U16A

We eventually got our league campaign off to a flying start at home to Killarney Athletic on Saturday with a 7 – 2 victory & even though the margin seemed comfortable it was anything but as the Athletic lads battled until the end with 10 men for much of the second half.
After a very slow start we managed to string some passes together before Mervyn went on a run into the box leaving all in his wake before firing an unstoppable shot to the net for the opening score after fifteen minutes. Three minutes later John Carmody let rip from outside the box for surely a contender for goal of the season to put us two up. Michael Lally then conceded a peno to give the Athletic lads a lifeline before halftime.
Another lovely move involving a Mervyn & John one-two had John score his second of the half to leave us three one up at the break.
That lifeline however lasted just five minutes after Athletics keeper tripped Terence Carmody in the box giving ref Willie Gorman no option but to show him a straight red & Terence’s peno was saved by the sub keeper. Terence had made amends five minutes later with a last touch to his brother goal bound shot to claim the goal. Devon Burns made some fine one on one saves to keep our lead intact while Nick Izehi & Cian Purcell were rocks in defence.
In the centre of the pitch Nathan Holden & Elliot Lynch were winning tackles all over the place while at left back Luke Dennehy looked very comfortable on the ball & provided plenty of options for Darragh Moriarty to drive up the wing.
TJ McMahon came off the bench at halftime to add to the scoring with a lovely finish before Athletic rattled the net for the second time with an unstoppable free from outside the box after we gave away a needless foul. Eventually John Carmody finished off his hat-track after rattling the crossbar earlier with a fine finish with his right. Not to be outdone the midfield dynamo Nathan Holden finished the scoring to leave the final score 7 – 2.
We wish TJ & Jack Kirby speedy recoveries from their injuries, get well soon lads !
Men of the match: John Carmody & Elliot Lynch.