Unfortunately this means we have to cancel our u7 session as the astro pitch is unavailable.
Anybody still waiting on kits will be phoned when they are in, and the kit will be dropped to them.
Thanks for choosing the PARK FC and we hope to see ye again next season,
Regards Leon and John.
Our u9’s(2008) will have their last session in the astroturf it will start @ 10am and finish @ 11.15am. Our u8’s (2009) will have their last session in the astroturf it will start @ 11.15am and finish @ 12.30pm.
Check out the special package,our friends over at Premier Irish Golf Tours, have for Ireland’s massive Fifa World Cup quailifing playoff againist Denmark in Copenhagen. Don’t delay places are limited.
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Our under 6(2011/12) academy is finished for the season. We shall see you all again in March. Enjoy the break!
JK Sports Div.2
St Brendan’s Park FC Under 12Bs 3 : 2 Listowel Celtic Under 12Bs
St Brendan’s Park FC Under 12 Bs took the field against a strong, determined Listowel Celtic side, who started impressively and bossed the first 15 minutes of the game in front of an enthusiastic crowd.
Our defence held firm, with man-of-the-match Rory showing excellent control and touch, backed up by Sean Solomon, Killian and Zach to neutralise Celtic’s rampaging raids. When Celtic did break through, Sean Heaslip was immense in goal.
But we grew into the game, helped by a speedy midfield of Odhran, William and Trey while captain for the day, Eldion, was everywhere in his defensive midfield role, marshalling the defence while inspiring the attack.
With 10 minutes to the half time break, Odhran converted a through ball from Eldion to put Park FC 1-0 up at the break. Coach Paul was full of encouragement at half time, but early in the second half Celtic slipped our offside trap and equalised with a neat finish from their centre forward.
We poured forward in search of a goal and five minutes later it came, Odhran neatly finishing for his second of the game after great movement from attackers Marc and Adam. The game was now incredibly open, with attacks flowing from end to end and the enthusiastic crowd roaring on their charges. Celtic pushed for an equaliser and camped out for long periods in our half, rattling the crossbar with a thunderbolt of a shot, but from a long though ball from Zach on our next attack, Trey found himself with only the goalkeeper to beat and did so with some style to make it 3-1.
Celtic got a goal back in the dying embers of the game and pushed hard for a leveller in the final few seconds, but it was not to be and we held on for the win in a cracking game.
FIXTURES WEEKENDING 22/20/27
VITHIT Kerryschoolboysgirls League 21/10/17
SKECHERS SFAI CUP
Aisling Annocotty B v St. Brendan’s Park FC U13A 2pm
Daly’s Supervalu U13 Div. 2
St. Brendan’s Park Fc B v Killorglin B 12pm
SKECHERS SFAI CUP 3rd round
Mastergeeha v St. Brendan’s Park FC 15A 12pm
Killarney Plaza U15 Div. 2
Windmill United v St. Brendan’s Park FC B 10.30
DENNY U17 LEAGUE
St. Brendan’s Park FC v Killarney Athletic 2pm
DENNY DIV.1B 22/10/17
St. Brendan’s Park FC v Windmill United 11.30
RESULTS WEEK ENDING 15/10/17
DENNY YOUTH LEAGUE
St. Brendan’s Park Fc 2 : 1 Castleisland Fc
Vithit Kerryschoolboysgirls League 12/10/17
Killarney Celtic U16B 3 : 0 St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16B
SKECHERS SFAI CUP
Killarney Athletic U12A 2 : 0 St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12A
Caherdavin Celtic Fc u16 1 : 4 St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16A ,
Vithit Kerryschoolboysgirls League 14/10/17
St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12B 3 : 1 Listowel Celtic U12B
St. Brendan’s Park Fc 2 : 1 Castlegregory Celtic
SKECHERS SFAI CUP 3rd Round 14/10/17
Killarney Athletic U12A 0 : 2 St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12A
On Saturday last our U12A team travelled to Killarney Athletic in the Skechers SFAI Cup 3rd round. In the opening quarter of the first half it was pretty frantic with both side looking threatening. We had the better of possession and we were unfortunate not to take the lead when a lovely one-two down our right had side between Aaron Powell and Andrew Kerins saw Aaron through with the keeper and his shot was well saved at the near post from the Athletic goalkeeper. Athletic thought they had an opportunity to score when their striker raced through on Oisin O’Halloron’s goal and as he was lining up his shot in came Immanuel Manu with a wonderfully timed sliding tackle to spare his keeper having to be called into action keeping the game scoreless. We began to control the game more and more. In goal Oshìn O’Halloran hadn’t much to do with Immanuel Manu & James Fisher dominant in defence winning the ball back in what seemed almost every occasion that they faced a direct opponent, with Andrew Kerins(right) & Ciarán Kavanagh(left) bombing up and down the wings at every opportunity, our midfield trio of Nathan Aherne,Bruno Browzy & Aaron Powell controlling the middle third of the pitch and with Seamus Kelly Up front causing a lot of problems to the Athletic defence with his direct running towards the Athletic goal. As legs began to tire towards the end of the half we replaced Aaron and Bruno for Jay Jay Olajitan & Jack Slattery in the 24th min. A tactical switch was needed with Seamus dropping into midfield to replace Bruno and Jack going in as the no.10 for Aaron which meant Jay Jay slotting in up front. With less then a minute of the changes we reaped an instant reward, Ciarian Kavanagh and Seamus Kelly combined down the left to set Jay Jay away, he bust through towards the Athletic goal at a almost light speed with the defenders trailing in his wake, when he arrived on the edge of the box he had the composure and presence of mind to look inside to see Jack who’s movement was superb to find a pocket of space and Jay Jay’s perfectly waited pass to was finished expertly by Jack to put us in front with a fantastic fluid move. We pressed for a second goal before half time, and almost got one when Seamus forced a corner. Jack from our right took the corner right footed, it was almost the inch perfect he floated the ball over to the back post only to see his delivery cannoned off the up right to go agonisingly wide and see us going in at halftime with a deserved 1-0 lead.
At half time we introduced Justin O’Sullivan for Nathan , who had pick up a knock. Mid way through the second half Justin received the ball out wide on the left just in the opposition half he drove at the first on coming defender jinking past him in towards the corner of the box as the second defender approached Justin turned on the style, he did a 360 roulette like Zidane in his prime, as the next defender tried in vain to win the ball Justin with the faintest of touches flicked the ball past him to set himself right in the top of the box and with composure well beyond his years gave the Athletic keeper no chance with his shot back across goal as it looked like he was going to shoot to the keepers near side. A superb individual goal from Justin that put us in the driving seat. Athletic were still looking dangerous on the counter attack and they forced Oisin into a superb save with his right foot to consolidate his clean sheet. We almost got a third from Jack, Justin again drove in from the left hand side when he was up ended to win a free kick about 20 yards from goal, Jack free kick was perfectly waited strike had the keeper beaten and seemed to be heading towards the top corner only for an Athletic defender to head it on to the cross bar and out for a corner. A wonderful effort on goal followed by a brilliant defencive clearance to keep the scoreline at 2-0 and that how the game finished.
A great team performance against a good Killarney Athletic team. We had massive performances from Andrew, Jack, Seamus & James. with Immanuel just shading the Man of the Match.
With that being said we’d like thanks the parents of our boys for their brilliant support and Killarney Athletic for the hospitality with a fine spread laid on for us afterwards in their club house.
Team: Oisin O’Halloran (gk), Andrew Kerins, Ciaran Kavanagh, James Fisher, Immanuel Manu, Nathan Aherne, Bruno Browzy, Aaron Powell, Seamus Kelly.
Subs: Marcus Connolly, Sam Fitzgerald, Ryan McMahon, Jack Slattery, Justin O’Sullivan & Jay Jay Olijatian
U16 Sketchers SFAI Cup
Our 16′s travel to Limerick city on Saturday to play Caherdavin Celtic in the National Cup.
We started the brighter with John Carmody pulling a shot just wide within the first ten minutes & Mervyn following up a few minutes later with another shot across the face of Celtics goal.
A cross from John Carmody in the twenty-sixth minute just missed both Tide & Mervyn inside the box but Terence was following up to finish at the back post.
Within a minute we had doubled our lead as a pinpoint Devon Burns kick out found Mervyn on the last defenders shoulder & once he controlled the ball it was only going one place & that was bottom corner of the net for a fantastic finish.
Celtic replied inside three minutes after we failed to clear a ball on the edge of the box & it was no more than they deserved after a number of chances including one bicycle kick which thankfully sailed over Devons crossbar. Nathan Holden played the pass of the day through the Limerick lads midfield to put John Carmody in on goal but again his shot went inches wide.
Halftime 2 – 1
After fifteen minutes of the restart Terence turned provider after a lovely pass into the box for Mervyn to side foot in. A minute later John once again had to watch his shot drift wide after rolling across the goal line & somehow stay out. Our defence was well on top with Nick & Cian rock solid while Andrew Murphy & Terence Carmody tormented Celtic with their attaching runs from full back.
The final score came on twenty nine minutes of the half when Andrew picked out Mervyn with a beauty & Mervyn finished coolly for his hat-trick.
A great team performance by all with Mervyn picking up the Man of the Match award.
Thanks to Caherdavin Celtic for the hospitality with a fine spread laid on for us afterwards in their club house.
St Brendan’s Park F. C Marks Football Against Racism Week
St Brendan’s Park F. C today 14/10/2017 held an Academy Training Session to mark Football Against Racism in Europe (FARE) Week.
During today’s event, our Academy players participated in a friendly training match. The players lined up in ‘Champions League style and shook hands with players from the opposing team. As they passed, they exchanged wristbands from Show Racism the Red Card (SRTRC). In our club, there is no place for racism’.
St Brendan’s Park F. C is among over 100 clubs, group, organisations – including schools, football clubs and community organisations – from throughout Ireland who are taking part in FARE Week 2017. The week is an initiative of the FARE network www.farenet.org supported by UEFA across Europe and is supported in Ireland by the Football Association of Ireland (FAI). The initiative runs from 5th to 19th October, and will see thousands of events taking place across Europe to highlight anti-racism messages and celebrate diversity. FARE Week 2017.
Speaking at the FARE event in at Christy Leahy Park, Director of Coaching Padraig McCannon said: “football can be powerful in uniting people and breaking down barriers. Now that Ireland is a multicultural society, we need to encourage children and adults to grow their understanding of the many new communities now represented amongst our neighbours, schools and workmates.”
According to Padraig, “FARE Week is a great opportunity to use the power of football to bring people together, make a stand against discrimination and promote respect for diversity in football and in society. The events that are taking place during FARE Week serve not only to promote the anti-racism message, but also promote integration.
Over the last 11 years, a huge number of clubs; schools, youth groups and others have taken time to support FARE Week in Ireland by organising a wide range of activities, including friendly matches, football blitz events and competitions. In 2017, we look forward to the ongoing support of the football and wider community to mark FARE fortnight. The FAI and Show Racism the Red Card would like to congratulate St Brendan’s Park F. C for becoming involved in FARE Week 2017.”