St Brendan’s Park FC

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By Club PRO
Tommy Naughton 


Best of Luck to our U12A side who face Belvedere away next weekend in the last 32 of the SFAI National Cup and to our U13A side who face Nass A away also in the last 32 of the SFAI National Cup .

Park Fc Club Team Of The Week ,
1. Richie Healy , U12A
2. Luke Casey , U12A
3. Conor Cronin , U12B
4. Simon Kedzierski , Youths
5. Sean McGrath , U14A
6. Ryan Guerin , U14A
7. Cian Brosnan , U14A
8. Kiwi Killeen , Youths
9. Conor O’Brien , Youths
10. Calum O’Sullivan , U12A
11. Damien Hogan , U12A

Academy Players Born in 2008 & 2009

The Park FC  winter training sessions for boys and girls born in 2008 & 2009 resumed on Saturday January 14th. Over 30 players  attended training on a cold showery morning which shows the great interest this dedicated and tough bunch of players have. We will continue to train each Saturday on our Astro training pitch for the next few months from 11-50am to 1pm . The full academy season is due to resume in March. Any parent that is not on our email list can contact the coaches at in order to receive updates on training or cancelled sessions etc.
Also players should wear warm clothing when training appropriate to the weather at this time of year.

Academy Players Born in 2007
Park Fc Training will resume for our U10 players (players born in 2007) on Saturday 4th of February from 10am-11.30am at Christy Leahy Park.
Any players who want to join for the 2017 season and want to be added to text alerts please contact David Slattery on 0872201042 .

Saturday 21st January 2017

U12 JK Sports Premier
Listowel A 3-1 Park A .U12 JK Sports Div.1
Park B 0-5 Camp Juniors .

U14 Foundation Sports Premier
Park A 3-3 Killarney Celtic A .

U14 Foundation Sports Div.1
Park B 0-5 Iveragh Utd .

Youths Denny League
Killarney Celtic 3-2 Park Fc .

U12 JK Sports Premier , Listowel A  3-1  Park A  ;
The U12A team found the going though on Saturday as the suffered a defeat away in Listowel . Damien Hogan scored the only goal for the Park who can hopefully bounce back next weekend in the National Cup when they make the long trip to face Belvedere in the Last 32 .
U14 Foundation Sports Premier , Park A  3-3  Killarney Celtic A   ;
Anyone up at Christy Leahy Park on Saturday morning last witnessed a six goal thriller between two well matched sides . Mind you with 20 – 25 minutes left in the game a draw seemed highly unlikely!
The first half was full of good football with the Park having the best of the play. Cian Brosnan down the left wing was giving the opposing defenders a torrid time and he was unlucky when striking the upright mid way through the half. He did however, turn provider when his pinpoint free kick on the left found Ryan Guerin, who powered an unstoppable header to the roof of the net.1-0 to the Park at half time was a fair reflection of the half.

The second half opened with the Park totally dominant. Not long after the restart, some great work from Sean Kedzierski provided an opening for Daragh Capliss, who true to form, swept a terrific left foot shot inside the post. A third followed within 10 minutes, John O’Connor on the left crossing superbly to Cian Brosnan, who unmarked, headed home.
At this point, it looked like more goals would follow. However, Killarney Celtic responded superbly, scoring themselves within 2 minutes of the Park’s third. This goal gave Celtic great encouragement and  they went on to dominate most of the remainder of the game. A defensive error led to Celtics second with 15 minutes to go and Celtic took advantage of a tiring Park side by completing the comeback with less than 5 minutes remaining. Indeed, it was Killarney Celtic who looked more likely to increase their tally when the referee brought proceedings to a close.
So 3-3 it finished and two important points dropped by the Park lads who will be disappointed to have surrendered a three goal advantage. However, they are learning all the time and will look forward to the remainder of the league campaign, where they are still very much in contention.  Man of the Match: Ryan Guerin.
Denny Youths League , Killarney Celtic  3-2  Park Fc  ;
We played Killarney Celtic away on Saturday, a hard place to get a result at the best of times & as the saying goes  ” twas a game of two halves”. Despite an even enough opening fifteen minutes Celtic started to pile on the pressure & were rewarded after twenty six minutes when a break down our right hand side saw their striker dance through three challenges before a clinical finish past Pa Roche for the opening score. From the tip-off we attacked & the Celtic keeper made a double save to first deny David Oba & then from the rebound get a block on Conor O Briens goal ward shot. Within a minute Celtic had doubled their lead after a cross from deep was met on the volley brilliantly just inside our box for a top class finish in the roof of the net. More Celtic pressure & a through ball which our back four thought was off-side but the Killarney lad played on & finished to the net for their third. Celtic created two more chances before the break which we were lucky enough to get away with so the half-time whistle was much welcomed.After some words of wisdom from George & the game turned on its head as we completely dominated the second period. Aaron Ward was skinning the Celtic full back & after a lovely passing move of quick one twos Conor O Brien played Aaron in & a cool finish into the bottom corner & you could feel the game changing. A few minutes later Mark McDonald grazed the post with a header from a corner but some days its just not going to be your day. Kiwi Killeen hit a rocket from outside the box which rattled the crossbar with the keeper beaten & Celtic on the ropes. Our two full backs Alex & Dylan pushed forward keeping the Celtic wingers on the backfoot.  Dean O Connell was covering ever inch of the pitch getting involved in all our best attacks & a much improved second half from the dynamic Cian & Kiwi had us dominate possession.  After a heavy tackle on Conor O Brien we were awarded a free just outside their box which Simon Kedzierski nearly burst the net with a ‘ Simon special’. Fifteen to go & still we pushed for the equaliser but to no avail despite a goal ward effort from Thomas Burke which just roze over the bar &  Eoin Lynchs first touch taking the paint off the bottom of the post.

A much improved second half performance but had we played at all in the first half we wouldn’t have had so much to do.

Team: Pa Roche, Alex Rowan/Keane, Mark McDonald, Dylan Burns, Maciek Morawski, Cian Holden, Kiwi Killeen, Dean O Connell, Eoin Lynch, Nathan O Brien , Simon Kedzierski,  Conor O Brien, David Oba, Aaron Ward, Kevin Browne, Thomas Burke.

Man of the Match Simon Kedzierski.

Saturday 28th January 2017

U11 Moriarty’s Centra

Park FC (3 teams)  v  Iveragh (3 teams)   ,   2-00pm .

U12 Sketchers SFAI Cup Round of 32

Belvedere FC  v St.Brendans Park FC   ,   3.00pm Venue AUL Astro .

U13 Sketchers SFAI Cup Round of 32

Naas A  v  St.Brendans Park FC   ,   2.00pm .

U13 Daly’s Supervalu Premier

Tralee Dynamos  v  Park B   ,   12-30pm .

U15 Killarney Plaza Div.1

Park B  v  Killorglin Afc   ,   11-00am .

U15 Killarney Plaza Div.2

Park C  v  St.Bernards   12-30pm

U16 Trophy World Premier

Tralee Dynamos  v  Park A   ,   12-30pm .

U17 League

Killarney Celtic  v  Park Fc   ,   2-00pm .

P.R.O Contact ;
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