St Brendan’s Park FC News

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Tommy Naughton 
Important Dates to Remember ;

Sunday 12th March 2017
U13 SFAI National Cup 1/4 Final
St Brendans Park v Evergreen (Kilkenny)  ,
Venue , Christy Leahy Park . Kick Off 2-00pm .Saturday 25th March 2017
U13 SFAI Regional Cup Final
St Brendans Park v Aisling Annacotty (Limerick) ,
Venue , Christy Leahy Park . Kick Off 2-00pm .


2017 promises to be a big year for the Club. On the pitch, our player development programme from the ever successful Academy right up to Youth level continues to flourish. The Club is continually growing & the Management Committee recognises the urgent requirement to improve facilities for players, coaches, parents/guardians and everyone associated with St.Brendan’s Park Football Club.

Over the next few weeks & months, you will see various developments taking place on the Clubs grounds.

The perimeter wall will be finally completed, our playing pitches are being upgraded along with improvements being made to our grass warm up area. Perhaps, most important of all, will be the construction of a new Clubhouse (on the site of the existing shop). This building will accommodate a shop/coffee & meeting area for people to relax (& take shelter!) on those wet & windy days.

In order to help raise funds towards the heavy costs that the Club will incur, in association with Byrne’s Spar (Caherslee, Monavalley & Oakpark) and Eir Sport, we are running a Grounds Development Fundraising Draw.

Prizes will include 3 Premium Level tickets plus €100 diesel vouchers to help with transport costs, to one of Irelands upcoming matches at the Aviva Stadium in 2017. We have prizes for all of Ireland’s matches. First up is the already sold-out crucial fixture versus Wales on 24th March next.

Other prizes will include 12 month free subscriptions to Eir Sport (including BT Sport channels). We are also very grateful to Irish Olympic Boxing Medallist, Michael Conlan, who is kindly donating a signed pair of his Boxing Boots, ahead of his Professional debut at Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick’s Day!

We are kindly asking for your support. Tickets are €5 each or 3 for €10. Each player within the club will receive 3 tickets. If anyone would like to support the Club further by purchasing more tickets, they will be available at the existing Club Shop or through the various coaches.
Please note that prizes won are strictly NOT for further resale.

Once again, thank you all for your continued support.
Park Fc Club Team of The Week ;

1. Adam Ward , Youths
2. Obina Idaho , U12a
3. Dylan Burns , Youths
4. Kieran O’Connor , U13a
5. Ryan O’Driscoll , U11b
6. Cillian Murphy , U13b
7. Cianan Cooney, U13a
8. Mark Sheehan , U13b
9. James Sheehan , U16
10. Andrew Kerins , U11a
11. Ray McGrath, U12a .

Park Players Make it into the Kennedy Cup ;
Congratulations to our 4 boys who were selected to represent Kerry in the forthcoming Kennedy Cup , Sean Broderick , Cian Brosnan, Earnan Ferris and John o Connor. Well done also to all our other U14 players who trialled with the squad but just missed out. No doubt your day will come.

PARK FC 2017 Academy Returns on March 18th ;

St Brendans Park Fc Academy returns on Saturday March 18th 2017 .

Full registration will be taken at our club on Sat.18th Feb,Sat 25th Feb,Sat 4th March and Sat 11th March from 10.00am to 12.00pm.
Only those fully registered on the above dates can be allowed participate on Sat 18th March.
Registration will still be accepted from 18th March but there will be a one week waiting period to play. This is to facilitate our Coaches.

€80 per child which includes a Full Academy Kit (Club Crested Windbreaker and Jersey,Shorts and Socks)
€50 for extra sibling also includes Full Academy Kit.

* All our Coaches are Garda vetted and have completed the Child Welfare Course. To ensure the development of all children in our Academy,we have to abide by the FAI guideline of 1 Coach to 15 Children.Due to ever increasing numbers year on year, please contact any of our Coaches if you feel that you can provide assistance in any way possible.

More information can be found on our clubs website .
Thursday 23rd February 2017
U15 Killarney Plaza Div.1
Park B 0-3 Camp Juniors .Denny Youth League
Fenit Samphires 2-1 Park Fc .

Saturday 25th February 2017
U11 Moriarty’s Centra Premier
Park A 9-2 Camp Juniors .

U11 Moriarty’s Centra Div.2
Park B 12-3 Camp Juniors B .

U12 JK Sports Premier
Mastergeeha A 2-2 Park A .

U13 Sketchers SFAI Cup Regional Semi-Final
St.Brendans Park FC 4-0 Charleville .

U13 John Joe Naughton Kerry Cup
Park B 8-0 Killarney Athletic B .

U14 Foundation Sports Div 1.
Inter Kenmare 6-1 Park B .

U15 Killarney Plaza Div.2
Park C 2-6 Castleisland .

U16 Tucker Kelly Kerry Cup
Park A 3-0 Ballyhar Dynamos .


Park Fc U13 Squad and Management before they defeated Charleville in the SFAI Regional Cup Semi Final on Saturday 25th February 2017

(U13) SFAI Regional Cup Semi-Final; Park Fc 4-0 Charleville Afc

Cometh the hour cometh the man! Ten minutes to go and Charleville were digging deep. Defending for their lives and looking like they would take the game to extra time or even sneak a goal to win it, Charleville will probably be wondering today how Park won by four.

The man that stood up when his side needed something special was their captain Kieran O’Connor. A magnificent strike from thirty yards out flew past the unfortunate Charleville keeper to give Park the lead and finally break the resistance of the young Cork men.

Thereafter the game opened up and fine finishing from Adam Wharton and Cianan Cooney ensured the Park advanced to the Regional Final where they will play Aisling Annacotty at home on 25th March.

The game had a hectic start when Messiah Chirwah was fouled in the box and Park were awarded a first minute penalty. However, in pretty poor conditions, the Charleville keeper produced a fine save to deny Park the perfect start.

The first half was almost all about the battle between the young Cork custodian and a variety of Park attackers. Shot after shot was repelled and chance after chance went a begging. Indeed Charleville had one very good chance to take the lead late in the first half but Liam Carmody and a brilliant last ditch tackle from Josh Connolly denied them.

The second half was pretty much similar. Excellent defending from both sides kept the score line level and with courageous tackling and great sportsmanship being shown by both teams it was obvious it would take something a bit different to break the deadlock.

Then the man stood up and his trusty troops followed him through to seal the win. Another fine panel effort.

Thanks to all our supporters, club officials and our magnificent parents and players for their efforts on the day. A special thank you to Charleville AFC. Your young team were excellent ambassadors for the club on and off the pitch. We wish you all the best for the rest of the season.

Panel: Liam Carmody, Samuel Aledasanusi, Ben Hanafin, Sean Hill, Jack Kearney, Sean O’Connell, Kieran O’Connor, Danny Jeffers, Conor Kerins, Sean O’Connor, David Feeley, Josh Connolly, Adam Wharton, Cianan Cooney, Colin Doody, Messiah Chirwah.

Kerry schoolboys and girls soccer league team of the week ;
Well done to James Sheehan , St Brendans Park U16’s who made the Kerry schoolboys and girls soccer league team of the week and to the St Brendans Park U13A squad who were once again named the Kerry schoolboys and girls soccer league team of the week .

Saturday 4th March 2017

U11 Moriarty’s Centra Premier

Listowel Celtic A  v  Park A   ,   10-30am .

U11 Moriarty’s Centra Div.2

Listowel B  v  Park B   ,   10-30am .

U12 JK Sports Premier

Killorglin A  v  Park A   ,   12-30pm .

U12 JK Sports Div.1

Camp Juniors  v  Park B   ,   12-30pm .


U13 John Joe Naughton Kerry Cup

Mastergeeha  v  Park A   ,   3-00pm .


U14 Foundation Sports Premier

Park A  v  Listowel Celtic A   ,   1-00pm .

U15 Killarney Plaza Div.1

Park B  v  Ballyheigue   ,   10-30am .

U16 Trophy World Premier

Park A  v  Killarney Celtic   ,   10-30am .


Youth League

Killarney Athletic  v  Park Fc   ,   2-00pm .

Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camp ;
St Brendans Park Fc will host the Aviva Soccer Sisters Camp on Monday 10th April and Tuesday 11th April at Christy Leahy Park .
The camps aim to provide girls between the ages of 7 and 12 years the opportunity to attend a two day football Easter camp over the Easter holiday period. More information can be found our the park Fc website and social media pages . You can book online now at .
#AvivaSoccerSisters .

P.R.O Contact ;
If you have any thing you feel is of interest for the St Brendans Park Fc notes please get in touch. You can contact me at . Our Club website is available where you will also find links to our Facebook and Twitter club pages .

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