St. Brendan’s Park FC academy returns after our summer break

The Park FC academy returned to action on July 28th with club President Christy Leahy on hand as always at the front gate to greet the players.

Our under 6, 7 and 8 groups will continue to train as normal each Saturday at our club grounds Christy Leahy Park.

Our under 9 and under 10 groups will train at Mounthawk Park KDL each Saturday for the next few months from 10:00am to 11:30am due to ongoing pitch maintenance at our club grounds.

Parents are encouraged to check our club Facebook page each week to keep up to date with club news. You should also ensure you are included on text lists so that coaches can notify you of any news or schedule changes. Speak to your coaches if you have any issues.

All academy groups will train from next Saturday 04 August. Each player must bring €2 training fee for each training session.

Finally, anyone seeking information regarding academy  membership must contact academy manager Preston McEvoy. We ask people not to walk in on a Saturday morning hoping to join training. Preston can be contacted at prestonmcevoy@hotmail.com

U17 Dominos Pizza Cup winners 2018

St Brendan’s Park FC u17 team before their  recent cup final win. Park FC defeated fellow Tralee side Tralee Dynamos 3-1 with a superb team performance and an impressive hat trick from Padraig McCannon Jnr. Tony Duggan was the Dynamos scorer with an excellent late free kick.

Park FC – Final Summer Camp 2018

St. Brendan’s Park FC will host it’s final Summer Camp for 2018 this coming week beginning Monday July 30th. Our 5 day Camp will run from 10:00am to 2:00pm each day. The camp will be held at the splendid facilities at Mounthawk Park, KDL grounds located just past our own club grounds.

The camp costs just €50 and €20 for each child from the same family. There is also a daily rate of just €10 for those who can’t make the 5 day camp.

Head coach Warren McDonald will be on hand with his team from 9:30am on Monday morning to look after anyone still wanting to register.   Our last camp was a huge success which had over 80 children participating so we expect this camp to be another fun football week for the kids.

 

Park FC Senior Team under new management for the forthcoming KDL season

St. Brendans Park FC has appointed new management to its senior team for the new season ahead

Padraig McCannon manager

Tadgh Healy assistant manager

Graham O’Neill

Strength and Conditioning

Graeme O’Sullivan

Coach

Park FC Senior trials will take place at Christy Leahy Park on pitch 2 on Tuesday 31st July @ 6-45 and on Friday 3rd Aug. @ 7pm

All are welcome to attend the trials, that includes present players and players intending to join us for the season ahead.

Contact Tadgh Healy if you need any further information

085 7561228

FAI – Summer Camp, Thanks

Donagh O’Brien here, Head Coach of the recent FAI Camp in Mounthawk Park. I’d like to thank everyone for their cooperation in making the camp such an enjoyable week for myself and all the coaches. I hope the kids enjoyed it as well because these camps are all about fun, making new friends and playing football.

I’d like to thank Darren Aherne who is our FAI Development Officer in Kerry for getting in the extra kits, bags and footballs needed for some players and to the parents for their patience and understanding.

Last but not least, I’d like to thank the coaches, Tadgh McEvoy, Charlotte O’Neill, Laney Clancy, Dean Corbett, John Chinozo and Danny Diggins. Also, George Dineen who was venue coordinator and John O’Regan who let us use his top class facilities at Mounthawk Park.

Yours in Sport,
Donagh O’Brien

Summer Camps and academy news

The Park academy continues this Saturday morning for all groups, 10:00am kick off, please arrive on time. This will be our final session before our July break so come to training before going to the beach!

We will take 3 weeks off and return on July 28th ready for action all the way to Halloween when the academy season ends.

Our summer camps are on the weeks beginning July 16th and July 30th. Registration this Saturday between 10:00am and 11:00am. Numbers are restricted so book early to guarantee your place. € 50 for one week, €80 for 2 weeks which we feel is great value.

We have received a number of recent enquiries regarding academy membership.  All enquiries to academy manager Preston McEvoy at prestommcevoy@hotmail.com

We would like to invite interested players boys and girls age 6-13 to try our summer camps and hopefully space opens up at some stage for academy membership and our league teams.

Finally the schoolboy/girls season is starting in September so from u11 upwards no soccer for now other than our camps. Updates on the league season to come later next month. Check our Facebook page for regular club updates.

 

Enjoy the fine weather this week .

JD leaves a void that will never be filled

JD leaves a void that will never be filled
At 5.20 a.m. on Thursday, June 21, 2018 John Dowling (JD) passed from this life leaving a void that will never be filled. He is survived by his loving wife Gaye, daughter Niamh, sons Tomas and Kieran, grandson Conor, sisters Mary and Catherine and brothers Elisha and Damien and Many friends.
As well as being a family man JD was a fantastic club man as hundreds of past players of St. Brendan’s Park FC will testify to. For those of us who were members of the 1974/75/76 St. Brendan’s Park FC squads we have many treasured memories of JD who always had a smile on his face. To the players lucky enough to have played with JD in that era they will remember him as always giving one hundred per cent. He was never one to carry a grudge and he was a great believer of what happened on the field stayed on the field. For many years he organised trips to Irish International Soccer matches that were played in Lansdowne Road, now known as the Aviva Stadium.
We have lost a great friend – may he rest in peace.

 

Thanks to Christy Leahy for the above piece .

Academy Cancelled

The management of St Brendan’s Park FC has taken the decision to cancel Academy training this Saturday morning. Sadly our club has lost a dear old friend today with the passing of John Dowling (known affectionately as JD). JD played for many years in the early days of our club and spent years as a dedicated coach and team manager.

As his funeral takes place on Saturday morning we have taken the decision to not have football this Saturday morning at our club as a mark of respect for JD and his family.

The full Academy returns to training on Saturday morning June 30th for our final training session before our summer break.

RIP John Dowling

Very sad news reached us this morning on the passing of our lifelong friend John Dowling (JD as he was affectionately known by all ). Funeral arrangements later. R I P.
Funeral Arrangements.
Reposing at The Gleasure Funeral Home Friday 4.15pm to 6.15pm. Removal at 6.15pm to St.Johns Church. Requiem mass at 10am on Saturday followed by interment at New Rath Cemetery.
May the sod lie gently on JD.

St Brendans Park Fc will be providing a Guard of Honour at the removal of JD on Friday night at 6-15pm. All members present and past are welcome to participate .

Summer Soccer Camps at St. Brendan’s Park FC

FAI Summer Soccer Schools at St Brendan’s Park FC will be on the week beginning July 23rd. Book early to avoid disappointment, visit camps.fai.ie for information and to reserve your place on the FAI camp. Our own club coach Donagh O’Brien will supervise this camp.

Also St Brendan’s Park FC will host its own weekly soccer camps on the weeks of July 16th and July 30th. These club camps are for boys and girls and will operate Monday-Friday from 10am to 2pm. Mike McCannon and Warren McDonald will be camp supervisors. More information on booking and fees will follow in a few weeks regarding our own club camps.