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.

Youth Team Match Report

Denny Youth League
Tralee Dynamos 0 v 3 St. Brendan’s Park FC

We opened our league campaign with a comfortable win in this local derby.
Our captain Aaron Ward opened the scoring with a left foot volley from twenty yards with twenty minutes gone on the clock.We missed at a few excellent chances to add to our lead but were guilty of some poor finishing , at the break we held a slender lead one nil.
We started the second half brightly dominating possession and our pressure finally paid off with Jordan Barry doubling our tally , we trebled our advantage with Adam Ward scoring from a twenty five yard free kick. Our  defense were very solid not allowing Dynamos have any attempt on goal in the game led by Shane Jordan and Jack O’Donaghue.
Best on the day ;Aaron Ward,Conor O’Brien,JR Tshikato, Leon Shlemba
Man of Match ; Adam Ward

Squad
Conor Hayes – Ben Falvey – Jordan Barry – Shane Jordan – Jack Donaghue – Kevin Brown – Adam Ward – JR Tshikato – Conor O’Brien – Leon Shalemba – Aaron Ward capt.
Andrew Breen – Jamie O’Brien – Daniel Ianko – David Oba – Alfie Christie
Managers
Graeme O’Sullivan – Tadgh Healy

Under 12A Match report

Our U12 A-Team entertained Inter Kenmare on Saturday under perfect conditions. After a slow start a wicked deflection give the opponents a One nil lead. We responded with some great play resulting with Jack Slattery rounding the keeper to level the score going into half time at 1-1 .Two excellent quick fire goals from Jay Jay not long after the restart put Park 3-1 up and well in control. Another great goal from Jack Sattery and also a fabulous through-ball for Jay Jay to complete his hat-trick with a fine finish to put us 5-1 up and the game to bed.

A great all-round team performance with notable mentions of Andrew Kerins, Nathan Aherne, Jack Slattery, Jay Jay and a top performance from our ever reliable keeper Oshìn O’Halloran.

U17 v Dynamos Match Report

Denny U17 League

7 Goal Thriller in Local Derby

Park FC 4 v 3 Tralee Dynamos
What a game – Park dominated the opening twenty minutes and were awarded a penalty when Parks Rafa Jokic was pulled down in the area,Park captain JR Tshikato stepped up and rifled the spot kick into roof of the net.
After taking the lead the Park lost there shape and work rate allowing Dynamos to dominate the game and they took full advantage scoring twice to take a 2 v 1 lead at the break.
Dynamos started as they finished the first half and extended there lead and looked comfortable to take all three points
Park changed there formation going three at the back to try and get back into game,the changes worked as Park started to dominate play creating chances with Mervin Shalemba and Alfie Christie coming close.
With only four minutes remaining in the game plus added time it was Parks captain JR showing sublime skill beating six defenders and slipping his shot thru the advancing keepers legs to kick start Parks amazing comeback.
Dynamos hit Park on the counter with Devon Byrnes pulling off a double save to help keep Parks hopes of getting something from the game alive.Parks Nathan Holden drew the sides level a minute into added time with a thunderous 30yrd volley and within a minute Jordan Barry fired Park in front leaving Dynamos devastated.Special mention to three players making their debut for the seventeens,Greg Scannell,Elliot Lynch and Jacob Rhadescu they all contributed to a great win
Parks players celebrated as if they won a cup ,the celebrations were well deserved for there never say die attitude.
Best 4 Park;Nathan Holden – Devon Byrne – Jordan Barry – Leon Shalemba-John Carmody
Man of Match ; JR Tshikato
Squad;Devon Byrne-Terence Carmody-John Carmody-Leon Shalemba-Greg Scannell-Alfie Christie-Rafa Jokic-Jordan Barry
Mervin Shalemba-JR Tshikato capt.-Nathan Holden-Nick Izeha-Elliott Lynch-Jacob Rhadescu
Management;Tadgh Healy – Graham O’Sullivan

u15A Skechers SFAI Cup

Park 2, Mungret Regional 2 (AET) Park won 3-1 on penalties
A rousing Cup tie that had everything was witnessed on Saturday afternoon at the KDL. In very wet and windy conditions, both sides gave us great entertainment and could not be separated after full time or even after extra time.
A new look Park side started confidently and soon began stringing passes together, creating some early opportunities. Mungret however soon came to grips with the game and posed a threat in and around the Park penalty area. Park however, opened the scoring, when after a goalmouth scramble, Ryan Guerin neatly finished from close range. Ryan was excellent at centre back ably assisted by Adam Walker, Darragh Walsh and Marc Brick. Somewhat against the run of play, Mungret got back on terms with a speculative effort and the sides went in 1-1 at the break.
Mungret started brightly in the 2nd half. It was a great battle in the middle of the pitch with great performances from Adam Sheehy and Jack Twamley who worked tirelessly. Going forward, Dan Fisher, Cianan Cooney and David O’Callaghan were proving a real threat with John O’Connor expertly leading the attack.
Mid way through the second half, Mungret edged in front and were beginning to dominate possession. However, this Park side refused to yield and 10 minutes later a superb John O’Connor finish made it 2-2!
For the remainder of normal time it was end to end in a game that could have gone either way and indeed Liam Carmody was called upon to make some excellent saves.
Extra time arrived and if anything, the Park boys raised their game further, This was helped by the arrival from the bench of Conor Kerins, Matt Healy, Ben Hanifin and James Charles, all making a massive contribution.
After over an hour and a half of football, the referees whistle went and the sides were locked at 2-2!
The dreaded penalty shoot out arrived. Ryan Guerin, Dan Fisher and David O’Callaghan found the net. Mungret scored their first penalty, however Liam Carmody denied them on 3 occasions and it would be the Park who would progress to the 3rd round!

Under 12 Match reports

VITHIT 12 PREMIER RESULT

PARK U12A 4 : 0 L.B Rovers

On Wednesday evening our u12A got their league campaign at home to L.B Rovers. On the night we proved a little to strong for the away side by putting 4 past the visitors.

We started the game on the front foot, creating a number of changes, before eventually getting the opener when Seamus Kelly cleared a corner into the path of Jay Jay Olatigan. He then played a pass from the right wing in to Marcus,in the centre circle, who slipped as the ball was coming towards him but somehow managed to get the faintest of touches on the ball and knock it around the defender into the  path of the on rushing Justin O’Sullivan who was now clear through on goal and with only the keeper to beat he applied the finish.
We went in one nil at the break. The second half went much of the same with three more goals scored all coming from substitutes. Ryan McMahon getting the second with a sweet left footed strike, Ciarian Kavanagh added a third after a great run down the left beating two men before hammering a shot to beat the keeper at his near post. Sam Fitzgerald rounded off the scoring to make it  four nil.

Squad: Oshin O.Hallaron, Jay Jay Olatigan, Andrew Kerins, James Fisher, Immanuel Manu, Justin O’Sullivan, Seamus Kelly, Nathan Aherne, Marcus Connolly
Subs: Aaron Powell,Jack Slattery , Ciarian Kavanagh Bruno Browsy Ryan McMahon and Sam Fitzgearld.

MOTM was Immanuel Manu. He gave a solid commanding performance at centre back.

 

SKECHERS SFAI CUP RESULT

Park u12A 3 : 2 Pallas United

A mix of nerves and excitement were order of  the day in Christy Leahy Park when our U12A took on Pallas United in the SFAI Skechers Cup second round. this being the U12A first venture out in the countries most prestigious soccer competition. we took the lead through CiarianKavanagh latched on to an inch perfect Jack Slattery diagonal pass to fire home a superb low volley into the bottom corner. We made it two nil within thirty seconds of the restart when half time substitutes Andrew Kerins played a one- two with Seamus Kelly.Andrew  whipped a cross to the back post to Ciarian Kavanagh who for the second time time found the bottom corner. Pushing for the third we were hit on the counter attack to pull the score back to two-one. Seamus Kelly added a third after a flying run from Justin O’Sullivan down the left he laid the ball into Seamus path whose first time shot flew past the Palls keeper. Pallas pushed hard to the end and pulled a goal back. An unstoppable free kick into the top corner, to make it three-two with  six minutes to go. The nerves had began to set in but the lads did brilliant to see the game out and now they head into round three of the competition.

Squad: Oshin O.Hallaron, Andrew Kerins, James Fisher, Immanuel ManuCiarian Kavanagh, Jack Slattery, Aaron Powell, Nathan Aherne, Ryan McMahon.

Subs:  Marcus Connolly, Jay Jay Olatigan, Justin O’Sullivan, Seamus Kelly, and Sam Fitzgearld.

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

Senior Team Match Report

Our senior team got off to a great start to the season away to Listowel Celtic B on Sunday 10th September. Listowel Celtic B were tough side in what turned out to be tougher weather. The home side were awarded a penalty in 12 mins and went up 1-0. We responded and were awarded a penalty of our own 5 mins later and Mikey Burke scored from the spot. We scored again shortly after the home side kicked off when our midfield duo of Graham O’Neill and John Dineen, who ran the show, recovered a loose ball and Aaron Ward tore away to leave  Mikey Burke the simple task just to put the ball in the net and he obliged by scoring his second and with us in the ascendency he banged in his third goal soon after.
Second half saw us under a bit of pressure with hurricane Irma blowing in favour of Listowel we had to contend with some high balls into our penalty area but only for some fantastic acrobatics from Jack Rodgers in goal he kept the score at 3-1.  Another penalty was awarded to Listowel they scored it to make it 3-2. With the conditions not helping matters we concede again to make that three all and momentum having swung back in the home sides favour. As Listowel made some key changes and prior to equalising, James and Paul made a couple of changes and he introduction of Nathan O’leary was instrumental, making instant impact. putting Mikey’s fourth and fifth goal on a plate for him. Having knocked the wind from the listowel sails  Arron Ward rounded off the scoring with  6th.
Well done to all today tough 1st game 3 points away from home
Team
 GK-Jack Rodgers
RB-Nathan O Brien
CB-Timmy Collins
 CB-Simon Kedzierski
LB-Adam Ward
LM-Arron Ward
CM-John Dineen
CM-Graham O Neil
RM-Dean O;Connell
CF-Donagh O’Brien
ST-Mikey Burke (Man of the Match)
Subs Used
Nathan o Leary for O Connell
Ben Rocher for Burke
Kieran Quilligan for Collins