U16 National Cup:
Our 16s had a tough encounter at home on Saturday in the National Cup against a very good Nenagh side with a last thirty two place at stake & also a Munster semifinal up for grabs.
Conditions were terrible with wind & rain throughout the eighty minutes but both teams tried to play passing football nevertheless.
We started the brighter dominating most of the first thirty minutes but really should have had two or three goals for our efforts.
We did however get one on eleven minutes after a beauty of a through ball from Darragh Moriarty sent John Carmody on his way & John made no mistake with a cool finish. It was no more than we deserved after John had skinned the cross bar, Mervyn had seen his shot saved & Darragh Moriarty had seen his goal ward shot sail just over with the Nenagh keeper beaten.
Some days you just can’t buy a goal & when Luke Dennehy’s cross clipped the cross bar, again with the Nenagh keeper beaten, it looked like faith was against us. Darragh again shot just over from outside the box & Nenagh couldn’t get up the field but when the did they found Cian Purcell, Greg Scanlon, Nick Izehi, Andrew Murphy & Luke Dennehy a wall of red & black.
The final ten minutes of the half saw the Tipp lads have their first real shot before a punt upfield wasn’t dealt with by our defence & the final touch coming off one of our heads for a killer equaliser right on halftime. All our good work cancelled out.
Nenagh came out fighting in the second half & should have taken the lead inside the first ten minutes but we managed to clear our lines. Then came the match changer after another attack on the right wing & a cross was met first time on the volley with our Captain Devon Burns making a double ‘Darren Randolph’ like save on the line which could have changed the course of the game.
Terence Carmody moved from the wing into left back with TJ McMahon going out wide & Robert Kerins coming on for Darragh Moriarty who had covered every blade of grass on both wings. Nathan Holden was taking the fight to Nenagh in the middle of the Park & eventually had to be replaced after seventy five minutes with Tide bringing a fresh pair of legs into the centre.
The changes gave us a foothold again & TJ was starting to show how dangerous he can be with a shot across the goal followed by a volley which agonisingly hit the side netting.
With three minutes of normal time time left & extra time looming large TJ cut in from the left turning inside the Nenagh defender before coolly slotting the ball into the net to spark wild celebrations on & off the pitch. After two very long minutes of injury time the final whistle came at last & we can now look forward to at least another two games against some of the best teams in the country.
FT 2 – 1
MotM John Carmody
SFAI National Cup
Park 7 Charleville 1
After twenty minutes of this game nobody would have believed the score would end up as it did, with a pretty easy win for Park.
Although Park had fallen behind to a counter attack goal after nineteen minutes, the boys were playing really well. Fast, accurate passing allied to a really strong work rate had given them a vice like grip on the game.
Cianan Cooney, who had an excellent game throughout, equalised, when Charleville failed to clear Seán O’Connor’s shot, just five minutes after going behind.
The Charleville keeper then kept the scores level until half time as he produced fine saves from Kieran O’Connor and two more from Cooney.
The second half started with Park once again in the ascendancy and firing a few shots over as they tried valiantly to set their sights a bit lower.
Excellent interplay between Seán O’Connell and Cianan Cooney, after ten minutes of the half, had Cooney just over with a right foot piledriver but soon afterwards he made amends.
He shimmied past a Charleville defender before hitting a sweet drive to the top of the Charleville net. Two one to Park and they were still playing well within themselves.
Ben Hanafin set up Messiah Chirwa five minutes later but his shot was saved by the young Cork custodian. A third was surely in the offing and it duly arrived on twenty minutes.
A cross into the box was met by the in-rushing Josh Connolly to score the goal that finally broke the Charleville resistance.
Kieran O’Connor with a superb free kick, Conor Kerins (who was outstanding all day) from 30 yards, Seán O’Connell from a similar distance and Josh Connolly from close range put the icing on the cake.
All sixteen players were excellent and continue to improve. There will be tough challenges ahead but sometimes you just have to be happy with a fine performance from some excellent young players. This was one of those times.
Thanks to all the supporters, parents and especially the club members who had the pitch and facilities in excellent order today. Thanks also to the Charleville team and management for a very sporting game.
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.
Last Saturday the 13A squad progressed to the next round of the National Cup in an away fixtures to Aisling Annocotty 13Bs.
It took the Park boys a while to get going in a wet and wind Annacotty, the first goal came through Darragh Cunnane who also helped himself to a second before halftime. In between Darraghs two goals Odhran Ferris with a left footed cracker from just outside the box and Callum O`Sullivan made if four to the park at halftime.
In the second half the Park totally dominated the position side of the game but only managed to convert this position into a further two goals, the first goal of the second-half saw Darragh Cunnane complete this hat-trick and the second came from a corner kick which was converted by the towering Venis Jahiri .
A big thank you to all the parents that helped with transport on the day and also to Aisling Annocotty for the hospitality to all that traveled on the day.
Squad on the day.
Richard Healy, Luke Casey, Darragh Cunnane, Odhran Ferris, Venis Jahiri, Adam McDonagh, Ray McGrath, Cian O`Gara, Jamie O`Shea, Callum O`Sullivan, Ewan O`Sullivan, Michael Tansley, Noah Townsend.
Joint Man Of The Match; Luke Casy and Darragh Cunnane.
We will be having our pre Christmas Sale Starting this coming Saturday from 11 o’clock on wards. All the products for sale will only be available through the club and the price for which these item are can only be got through the club.
Item currently are:
•Bobble hats & Beanie hats from €12
•Aston T-Shirt from €20
•Aston 1/2 Zip Squad Tops from €35
•Aston Skinny Pants from €35
•Burren Bag from €30
Club Fixtures Weekending 12/11/17
SKECHERS SFAI CUP
St.Brendand’s Park Fc U14A v Charleville U14 12.30pm
St.Brendand’s Park Fc U16A v Nenagh U16 2pm
JK SPORTS U12 Div.2
St.Brendand’s Park Fc U12B v Camp Juniors 10am
Tralee Trophy World U16 Div.2
Fenit Samphires v St.Brendand’s Park Fc U16B 10.30am
Munster Youths Cup , Kerry Area Semi Finals
St.Brendand’s Park Fc v Castleisland Afc 2pm
St.Brendand’s Park Fc v Mastergeeha Fc 2pm
It started out a nice morning in Christy Leahy Park for the under 13 game between our U13B’s and Killorglin B but just after kick off at midday it got very windy. We tipped off against the wind and had the upper hand from the beginning with Dylan Hobbart scoring after just 3 minutes. We were playing lovely football with some great moves cutting through the middle of the Killorglin defence. However 5 minutes later a kick out by the Park keeper Keith Cotter, who had a great game, was caught by the wind and fell to the Killorglin attack and they made the most of it to equalise. Half way through the half, excellent play in midfield saw the ball played forward and between Dylan and Rodrigo Pinho who worked well together, Rodrigo stuck the ball in the Killorglin net to make it 2-1. We continued to dominate the game with excellent play in mid field, Sean Moynihan played a super game running all over the field, working hard and winning the ball. Just before half time however, Killorglin equalised to leave the score 2-2 at the break.
The weather turned bad for the start of the second half with very heavy rain. We again controlled the play and put in an excellent display and were rewarded with the winning goal scored by Conor Cronin 10 minutes from the end to leave the scoreline at 3-2 in our favour.
The whole team are to be congratulated, they played as a unit, great contributions from everyone involved, Eoghan Bradshaw, Tadgh Foley, Dean Mc Elligott, Jack Slattery, Danial O Connor, Cillian O Mahony, Jamie Williams, Ghazi and Ade.
Well done guys
The following, St. Brendan’s Park Fc players, have been selected to attend the FAI Emerging Talent Programme Regional Block training days at Killarney Celtic FC, Killarney on the dates in October 2017 outlined below.
Luke Casey 2005
Darragh Cunnane 2005
Odhran Ferris 2005
Richard Healy 2005
Cian O’Gara 2005
Michael Tansley 2005
nathan aherne 2006
Bruno Borowzy 2006
James Fisher 2006
Seamus Kelly 2006
Andrew Kerins 2006
Immanuel Manu 2006
Oisin o Halloran 2006
Justin o Sullivan 2006
Jay jay Olijatian 2006
Jack Slattery 2006
Dates and Schedule
The arrangements for the RETP- October 2017 block training sessions are as follows:
- Monday October 30th – 11am – 12:30
- Tuesday October 31st – 11am – 12:30
- Monday October 30th – 1:30pm – 3pm
- Tuesday October 31st – 1:30pm – 3pm
All players should report 30 minutes ahead of training, bring boots for suitable for artificial turf and should also bring a bottle of water with them for training. Where possible, players must wear their League Centre training kit.
If you have any queries regarding these training session, or if a player is unable to attend any of these sessions, please contact Regional Centre Coordinator Darren Aherne as soon as possible at 086 0489019.
NEW ST.BRENDANS PARK FC SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION
In conjunction with O’Neill’s Sportswear, the Club will shortly be unveiling a new jersey for the seasons ahead and we would like as many members as possible to enter a competition to decide what it looks like!
We are inviting all members to enter a competition, where they will design what they believe should be the Clubs shirt going forward.
The only stipulation is that the design MUST include the Clubs traditional RED and BLACK colours only.
The winner of the competition will receive a personalised shirt with the winning design!
Entries can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org or paper versions can be handed to any of the coaches, Management Committee members, or you can also use the following link!
Entries must be received no later than Monday, 20th November next.
BEST OF LUCK!
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.