St Brendans Park FC Club News

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Well done to Jamie Fitzgerald from St Brendans Park Fc U12’s who made the Kerry schoolboys and girls soccer league team of the week .

U12 John Murphy Cup Semi-Finals
Park A 3-0 Inter Kenmare .

U12 John Murphy Shield Semi-Finals
Camp 0-2 Park B .
U12 Division 2
Park C 3-0 Asdee .
U13 John Joe Naughton Shield Quarter Final
Killarney Athletic 6-1 Park B
U15 Killarney Plaza Premier
Park A 2-1 Killarney Celtic A
U16 Tucker Kelly Cup Semi-Finals
Iveragh 1-5 Park A .
U17 Dominos Pizza Cup
Park Fc  4-2  Castlegregory Celtic
Youth League
Park Fc  3-3  Dingle Bay Rovers
Our academy for ages 5 to 10 years continues every Saturday . All our coaches are fully qualified so your child is guaranteed the very best of Coaching .Proof of this is that our academy has been running since 2006 and over 100 kids attend every Saturday. The U6’s , U7’s and U8’s will be from 1.00pm- 2.15pm and this will be followed by the U9’s and U10’s from 2.45pm-4.15pm . Please insure that you bring Shin pads, water, jackets etc. All parents are welcome to watch the whole session or arrive a little early to see how much fun their child is having. If you would like to get involved yourself in any way, just ask one of our coaches for assistance on how to do this.  For any questions or comments please email .REPORTS;
(U12) Shield Semi Final ; Camp B 0-2 Park B
Camp community ground was the venue for the shield semi-final clash between Camp and Park under 12 B. It was a lovely dry sunny morning with a bit of a breeze. The game got under way at 10.40 with park going into attack from the start. After 3 minutes a lovely ball down the left wing was taken up by Earnan Ferris who played his way towards the box and made a lovely cross to find Matt Healy who stuck the ball in the back of the net, 0-1 in the fourth minute. The first half was dominated by Park with some nice play down both wings, however the half time score remained 0-1.
Camp were more settled in the second half and put up a good performance with 50/50 possession by both teams. Half way during the second half Camp took over for a while and it looked as though they would equalise but Ryan Guerin and TJ Heaphy were strong in defence and kept it at 0-1. With 10 minutes to go the ball broke and was picked up by David (Tiny) Callaghan inside the Camp half of the pitch, he ran at goal and shot hitting the bar, the rebound came back to him and his second shot hit the post, that rebound which came back to him again was put away third time to make it 0-2. That goal killed off Camp and the game ended 0-2. Park now go into the final against either Killarney or Killorglin.
(U15) Premier ; Park A 2-1 Killarney Celtic A
A fine second half performance from the Park saw this bunch of players clinch their first league title at Christy Leahy Park on Tuesdayevening. As usual they gave their supporters a few heart stopping moments along the way but they throughly deserved what was their eight straight victory in the league. A nervous start from the Park boys led to a few chances going the way of Killarney Celtic. When Thomas Burke came for and failed to collect a ball into the box it required Dylan Casey’s clearance off the line for Park to remain on level terms. Michael Slattery was once again playing well and he tested Josh Fleming in the Celtic goal on a number of occasions in what wasn’t a memorable first half. Park stated the second half much better. Passing and moving more confidently they started to pile on the pressure. It paid off when Dylan Casey’s free kick was expertly flicked on by Gearoid Fitzgerald twelve minutes after the restart. When the ball hit the back of the net it brought relief all round and Park really started to play well. Robin McCarthy was causing problems for the Killarney back four and in the sixteenth minute he won a corner which was eventually cleared off the line just when it looked like Park would go two up. McCarthy was again involved four minutes later when he played a lovely ball to Michael Slattery on the Celtic endline. Back to goals and with defenders all around him, Slattery worked a little bit of magic to suddenly find himself one on one with the Killarney keeper and his right footed shot nestled in the corner of the net to give Park some breathing space. Cue an avalanche of chances for the Park to seal the win. Sean Carmody, Slattery, McCarthy, Dan Goggin and a number of other Park players had a cut at beating Celtic’s fine stand in keeper Gearoid Looney but failed to do so. With six minutes left on the clock Dylan Casey was bundled over the end line but a Killarney corner was awarded. From the resulting corner Gearoid Fitzgerald was adjudged to have pushed a Celtic player in the box and a penalty was given to Killarney. Ian McGillycuddy coolly slotted home the kick and once more it was back to the finger nails. Park dealt well with a number of corners and Matt Lukco made a number of outstanding tackles to ensure Celtic would not equalise. When Celtic’s last free was well held by Thomas Burke the referee finally blew the whistle to confirm Park as Premier league champions for 2015.
There was no trophy presented to the boys on the night, but the relief and joy on their faces was there for all to see. This bunch have been together since U-11 and mentors such as Kieran Ruttledge, Warren McDonald, Derek O’Connor and Eddie Wadding have all put time and effort into their development. Paudie Barrett is claiming though that it’s his return has made all the difference! Thank you to all the parents, friends, family and club members who were there and have been there all season to support this great bunch of young men. Now for the cup semi final against Castleisland in the coming week or two.
League Winning Panel: Thomas Burke, Kevin Browne, Matt Lukco, Dylan Casey, Adam Ward, Sean Carmody, Michael O’Gara, Dan Goggin, Gearoid Fitzgerald, Niall Sertutxa, Michael Slattery, Ruairi O’Kelly, Raul Vnczel, James Rusk, Jake Deering, Robin McCarthy, Jakub Zlotocki and Alfie Christie.(U17) Dominos Cup ; Park Fc 4-2 Castlegregory Celtic
Following a prolonged period of inactivity, Park were presented with a tough cup tie at home in Christy Leahy Park to Castlegregory on a sunny Wednesday evening last.  The first quarter was a tight affair with Park having the majority of possession but with Celtic always dangerous from set-pieces.  However, Park’s keeper, Patrick Kearney was masterful in his handling and the central defence of Ronan Duggan, Kevan Foley and Sean Tansley was very solid, giving wing-backs, Tomás Leen  and Shane McGinley the freedom to push forward when Park had possession. The deadlock was finally broken on 32 minutes when Park forced a free kick about 25 yards out and Rory Kelly stepped up to hammer the ball past the visitor’s keeper.  Park were nearly two goals up inside a minute when McGinley overlapped into space but his effort with the outside of the left boot just skimmed the post with the keeper stranded.  It didn’t take long for Park to double their advantage however, when clever positional play between Eamonn Sheehy and John O’Brien saw the latter nod on a goal kick to the former and Sheehy then passed inside to Donagh O’Brien whose chip over the top found his namesake John steaming through the gap and he finished with aplomb.  It was all Park at this stage and four minutes later, Donagh O’Brien pounced on a defenders mistake when he gained possession about 35 yards out. He still had a lot to do but the striker powered down the left and cut inside before slipping the ball into the far corner to leave it Park 3 Castlegregory 0 at the break. We were seven minutes into the second half when Park forced a corner and Donagh O’Brien’s delivery was met with a looping header from John O’Brien and the ball nestled in the Castlegregory net once more.  The West Kerry lads never gave up but found Park’s skipper, Gary Howard in particularly combative mood as the game went on, with Rory Kelly also prominent in the aerial exchanges and Sheehy passing well on the floor.  At 4-0 up, it was also a good time to give Matt Lukco his full debut at this level.  He replaced Duggan who had been competitive and assured throughout and the youngster acquitted himself well.  In fact it was only when Howard and Sheehy were replaced that Castlegregory gained a foothold in the game and to their credit they pulled two goals back before the finish as Park tired and lost their shape somewhat after the personnel changes.  Nathan O’Leary and Darcy O’Sullivan also tried hard for Park after the long lay-off but hopefully we will now see regular games in the coming weeks with the quarter final of the cup and the league semi final due for decision. Park: Kearney, Leen, McGinley, Duggan, Tansley, Foley, Sheehy, Howard, Donagh O’Brien, John O’Brien, Kelly. O’Sullivan, Lukco, O’Leary, Ciaran Killeen

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Tuesday 21st April 2015

U13 Daly’s Supervalu Premier

Park A v Ballyhar   7oc

U15 Kerry Cup Semi-Final

Park A v Castleisland   7oc

Thursday 23rd April

U14 Tom Hayes Cup Semi-Final

Park A v Killorglin A   6-45

Friday 24th April

U13 Daly’s Supervalu Div.2 Plate

Park C v Fenit    7oc

Saturday 25th April 2015

U11 Kerry Cup Semi-Finals

Listowel A v Park A   10-30

U11 Kerry Shield Semi-Finals

Park B v Killarney Athletic  10-30

U13 Daly’s Supervalu Div.1

Killarney Celtic C v Park B  10-30

U13 John Joe Naughton Cup Semi-Finals

Park A v Ballyhar   10-30

U15 Killarney Plaza Premier

Park A v Tralee Dynamos  12-30

U15 Kerry Cup Shield Semi-Finals

Killarney Athletic v Park B  12oc

Jimmy Falvey Youths Cup 1st Round

Park Fc  v  Fenit Samphires  2-30

Sunday 26th April

Denny Premier A

Dingle Bay Rovers  v  Park Fc   11-30

Tuesday 28th April

U14 Foundation Sports Premier  

Park A v Tralee Dynamos  7-00

U16 Trophy World Div.2

Park B v Castlemaine   7-00

Slí Eile Play Therapy – Our website sponsor ;
We are proud to announce Slí Eile Play Therapy as our new website sponsor. Slí Eile Play Therapy are based in Manor, Tralee (next to Wadding’s Butchers) and assist children who may need help in dealing with emotional, behavioural and/or psychological difficulties. Slí Eile also provide parental guidance and support. Owner and Play therapist of Slí Eile Laura O’ Carroll felt that St Brendan’s Park FC and Slí Eile were an ideal fit as “The Park provide a very healthy environment for children to develop sports wise and socially and our aim is also to help children develop and deal with issues on a more personal level.

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