Division 1

It was the turn of the Park U14 A’s to open their League campaign in

Division 1 away to Castlemaine Utd. Both squads had never met in the league,

cup or through friendlies before so neither team knew what to expect.



The 1st Half

The Park lads started brightly against a physically strong Castlemaine side,

and they got into a great passing rythm switching play from left to right across

the pitch and out from defence through Sean Alan, Dave and Cian with supreme

confidence. The midfield and forward line were linking up well creating some

good chances through Gearoid, Tom and Owen “Minors”with the home side

defending well. It was only a matter of time that the Park lads would score and

with a break from the right Tom took a fine strike from outside the box

by  which was parried away by the keeper, with the rebound smashing the net

by Ciaran “Kiwi”. 1- 0 up after 10 mins, the park were passing and

moving brilliantly in all sectors of the field. They were unlucky not to go 2 up

10min later when Gearoid latch on to a Minors cross to strike the crossbar and

collected by the keeper.25 mins into the half and against the run of

play Castlemaine struck from a defensive error to make it level 1-1. The Park

were rocked and lost their shape for the next 5 mins but again their midfield got

on top again, shots from Tom, Owen and Dave and solid defence settled the ship

before halftime.


The 2nd half: the park lads continued on as they did in the 1 st half and pressed

forward to get a second creating some fine chances with shots from Minors, Kiwi

and Conor. Finally the deadlock was broken 15 mins into the half with a fine

strike from Dylan into the left corner beating the ooutstreched Castlemaine

keeper, 2-1 and the Park tails were up moving the ball with great precision

carving up the opposition’s defence like a knife through butter. A third was on

the cards and Dylan duly obliged from the penalty spot to make it 3-1 after

Gearoid was brought down in the box by the keeper.

5 mins later and Dylan finished with a volley to the roof of the net from a cross

from Kiwi , what a sensational way to hit your first hatrick in league


The park closed the game out with a great strike from Deano on the 33rd

minute and an even better celebration with cart wheels across the pitch.

It was a great sporting game by both sides with the Park proving to be that bit

stronger in the end.


Squad on the day: Eoghan Murphy, Cian Holden, Sean Collins,

Alan McElligot, David Fitzmaurice, Gearoid Dillane, Tom Crowley,

Ciaran Killeen, Ed Moynihan, Dylan O’Sullivan, Owen Moynihan,

Sean Griffin, Jack Lynch, Dean O Connell, Conor Lowe


Players of Note : Gearoid Dillane, Sean Collins, Alan McElligot, David Fitmaurice,Tom Crowley and Ciaran “Kiwi” Killeen


Player of the Match : Dylan O Sullivan showed superb vision, touch on the ball and a Hatrick to top it off.


Reminder – Training every Monday 7.30 pm – 8.30pm and Friday 06.30pm –

7.30pm on the all weather pitch.

Reminder – Attendance at training is vital for the

continued improvement and a successful season for the squad as a whole.


U14A Team that won 5-1 away to Castlemaine Utd

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Club Secretary: Colm Mc Loughlin
Phone: + 353 87 934 8441
Email: info@stbrendansparkfc.com
Address: St.Brendans Park FC, Buntalloon, Tralee, Co. Kerry

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