Under 11(2007) MAtch Report

 

Two challenge games were played against Camp last Saturday. Special mention goes to Eugene Nguessan and Max Nosidlak on man of the match performances in centre mid and right back respectively. Also well done to Richard Casey on a very stready debut in goals. Thanks to the Camp players and mentors for providing us with two evenly matched games. The skills and sportsmanship on display by both sets of players was fantastic

Under 9(2009) Match Report

St Brendan’s Park FC u9s had a hectic schedule on Saturday as we traveled to Fenit to play against Fenit Samphires. Due to our squad size we took 20 players and left as many again at home as they prepare to face Camp Juniors next Saturday.

The 2 teams that went to Fenit played 2 matches against the hosts. We played the 7v7 format which worked very well. Both clubs enjoyed the afternoon. The players displayed great skill and determination in the 4 matches played on a cold December afternoon. The attitude from all players was exceptional and the players are a credit to themselves and their clubs. Many thanks to Fenit for inviting us out to play.

Meanwhile earlier on the same day the remainder of our u9 squad enjoyed a fantastic training session at Christy Leahy Park working on the 7v7 format. The players practiced well and will be in great shape for their trip to Camp next week. More matches will follow after Christmas and we all look forward to seeing this group of players continuing their hard work into 2018 and beyond.

Youth team Match Report

Denny U17 League
Ballyhar 1 v 4 Park FC
This was a very open and entertaining encounter with Park having the lions share of possession and Ballyhar working hard on counter attacks.
Parks David Oba was involved and provided the assist with three of the goals.Park went in at the break with a narrow lead two goals to one courtesy of Seb Vasiu and Colin Walsh.
The second half was a one sided affair with Parks Leon Shalemba scoring goal of the match with a thirty yards screamer and Jordan Barry finishing the scoring.
Best for Park;Nathan Holden – Jordan Barry – James Sheehan – Colin Walsh
Man of Match ; David Oba

Our U11A Squad

Our U11A who visited Camp Juniors on Saturday.

Two challenge games were played against Camp last Saturday. Special mention goes to Eugene Nguessan and Max Nosidlak on man of the match performances in centre mid and right back respectively. Also well done to Richard Casey on a very stready debut in goals. Thanks to the Camp players and mentors for providing us with two evenly matched games. The skills and sportsmanship on display by both sets of players was fantastic

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