Monday 27th March 2016
U17 Dominos Cup 1/4 Final
Park Fc 3-0 Tralee Dynamos , walkover .
Tuesday 29th March 2016
U12 JK Sports Div.1
Castleisland 1-5 Park B .
U15 Killarney Plaza Div.2
Park B 3-4 Ballyheigue .
Thursday 31st March 2016
U14 Foundation Sports Div.2
Park C 1-7 Killarney Celtic B .
Fenit Samphires 1-1 Park Fc A .
Saturday 2nd April 2016
U13 John Joe Naughton Cup Quarter Final
Killorglin A 1-2 Park A .
U15 Sfai Cup Quarter Final
St.Kevins Boys 5-1 St.Brendans Park FC .
Park Fc A 2-1 Castlegregory Celtic .
Sunday 03rd April 2016
Denny Premier A
Park Fc 0-2 Castleisland Afc .
Denny Division 1A
QPR 3-0 Park B , Walkover .
Kerry schoolboys and girls soccer league team of the week;
Well done to Sean Broderick St Brendans Park Fc U13’s and Cian O’Neill St Brendans Park U12’s who both made the Kerry schoolboys and girls soccer league team of the week .
ACADEMY: Ages 4 to 10
Our academy for ages 4 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 U4’s and U5’s will be from 11.00am-12.00pm , 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 firstname.lastname@example.org .
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 Tknocka74@hotmail.com . Our Club website is available onwww.stbrendansparkfc.com where you will also find links to our Facebook and Twitter club pages . All coaches are asked to submit match reports and squad photos as soon as they can after matches so that they can be posted on the website .
(U17) League ; Park Fc A 2-1 Castlegregory Celtic ;
A great result today against a physically stronger team Castlegregory our lads dug deep and pulled off a great win. On a good park pitch considering the heavy rain, we were one down at half time. Having failed to clear our lines from a corner and in spite of Dylan clearing off the line initially. Our defence did not deal with the second ball and against the run of play Castlegregory scored from close range. We did have a chance to equalise when Dylan was taken down in the box just before half time but their keeper saved the spot kick and Cian was unlucky to hit the post on the rebound.
Second half into the wind we continued to press and with a great team move we equalised after a passing movement starting with the keeper at the back finally arrived at Kiwi on the wing to provide a super cross and a super finish from Mirlind Xhemaili got us back on terms with 13 mins left in the game. Park pushed on trying to secure a win to take a step closer to securing a league semi-final spot when center back Aaron Roche went on a great run and hit a screamer from 25 yards in the 86th minute to seal a great win.
Park win the Plate at the Manchester Cup:
We began The Manchester Easter Cup in a 5 team group with an 0-0 draw against Qualitas Academy (Derbishire). Played in Parrswood School the pitches let a lot to be desired. They were very bumpy and made all players have to be very careful with their touch. We had the lion share of possession and created a number but a combination of nerves and bad luck meant that we were unable to find the net. So we had to settle for a point in our opening game.
In the second We beat Elite Academy (Cheshire), who would go to win the CUP, 1-0. Elite Academy were a really good side and the game. It’s self was a fairly even game with both teams creating good opportunities to score. Cianan Cooney got the goal when Elite had a corner it was whipped in from our left hand side and it it looked like they would just tap in the goal but DJ Griffin somehow grabbed the ball and when he looked up he saw Cianan making a run and without a moments hesitation he delivered the ball over there Elite Academy centre back as Cianan run through on goal he settled himself and tucked The ball past the The onrushing keeper in to the Far right corner. To give us the win.
We won the 3rd 3-0 vs PFA(Manchester). Leon Daly Cianan Cooney jack Twamley. Jack scored his first competitive goal for the club. And jack finally got to do his impression of Peter Crouch’s robot. It was a joy to see as Jack as being dreaming of this moment for the last couple of years. In our final group game Against Elite Pro Sports (London) we lost two nil but in truth we were tiring and 2-0 wasn’t a reflection on how well we’re playing and tiredness really played a factor when we conceded two late goals.
It looked like we could finish as the best Second place team with 7pts W2 D1 L1 and end up in the semi final of the Cup but the result in the last group game did not go in our favour when Elite Academy (Manchester)beat Elite Pro Sports (London) in the last game played on the day so that left us in 3rd place and we went in to Sundays fixtures in the plate semi final. The home town boys had a small advantage as they didn’t have far to travel.
So after the group ended Robert Vasiu Alan Brosnan and Graham Sheehy has been in outstanding form and have really been our best performers.
On to Sunday we went very optimistic after seeing the opposition in the previous day’s play. It was played in Platt lane Manchester City’s former training ground and it lived up to our expectation. It began with an indoor AstroTurf warm up area and It had two grass pitches that were absolutely top of the range. It also had two AstroTurf pitches one out door and one inside full size 4G pitch that would actually blow your mind it was so elegant. This is the place any young Footballer would want to be playing his football on.
Our lads took to the place like a duck to water and thrived under the new exquisite surroundings. We were to face Brampton Wanderers(Chesterfield). We started at 100mph and really dominated from start to finish. The game finished 1-0 when Graham Sheehy played in Robert Vasiu who steadied himself only to miscue his shot across the box only for the quick wits of Earnan Ferris who turned his miscue into the Brampton net and that was enough to settle the tie and book our place in the Plate final.
The boys showed great poise to close out the game. In the final we met Barton Rovers (Northwitch). The boys seemed to be brimming with confidence now and the had a different look on their faces a look of confidence that no one was going to stop us and it proved to be right. We again started brightly.
We were solid through the middle with Captain Sean McGrath and Alan Brosnan at CBs, Jack Twamley and Jamie Fitzgearld in the middle of the park. Out wide we were dangerous down both sides. Robert Vasiu (RM)and Graham Sheehy(RB) down the right and Earnan Ferris (LM) Cian Brosnan (LB) Blasting down the left. John o Connor (No.10) pulling the strings in behind Darragh Caplis (CF). And again we dominated the opposition being first to every ball winning the majority of 1v1 battles.
Again we took the lead when Earnan capitalized on Roberts pass to slot home the opening goal. And when Leon Gallagher replaced Darragh Caplis he scored with his first touch of the ball. After a pin point defense splitting pass from John Leon didn’t even need to break his stride and he placed his left footed shot past the hapless keeper, to round off the perfect end to the perfect weekend. With us going home with the Plate
After some truly majestic performances over the two days. We put it to the vote on who was our players of the tournament, Robert Vasiu and Graham Sheehy couldn’t be separated so both players ended up sharing the coveted accolade. That’s not taking away from everyone else as its a squad game and every played there part in making such a successful time.
Park Squad , Sean Broderick ,DJ Griffin , Graham Sheehy , Cian Brosnan , Alan Brosnan , Jack Twamley , James Charles , Sean McGrath , John o Connor , Jamie Fitzgearld , Robert Vasiu ,Leon Daly ,Leon Gallagher ,Darragh Caplis ,Earnan Ferris , Cianan Cooney .
Tuesday 5th April 2016
U12 JK Sports Div.3
LB Rovers v Park C 6-30pm .
U13 John Joe Naughton Shield Quarter Final
Park D v Park B 6-00pm .
U15 Kerry Cup Round of 16
Park A v Fenit 6-00pm .
Thursday 7th April 2016
U15 Kerry Shield Quarter Final
Ballyhar v Park B 6-30pm .
Saturday 9th April 2016
U12 John Murphy Shield Round of 16
Park C v Listowel B 10-30am .
U12 John Murphy Cup Quarter Finals
Park B v Listowel A 11-45am .
Park A v Killarney Celtic A 1-00pm .
U14 Tom Hayes Shield Quarter Finals
Park C v Park D 11-30am .
U14 Tom Hayes Cup Quarter Finals
Dynamos A v Park A 12-30am .
U16 Trophy World Premier
Inter Kenmare v Park A 11-30am .
Jimmy Falvey Memorial Youth Cup 1st Round Replay (Extra Time and Penalties if needed)
2-30 Killarney Celtic v St Brendans Park Fc .
Sunday 10th April 2016
Denny Division 1A
Castlegregory Celtic v Park B 11-30am .
Monday 11th April 2016
Greyhound Bar KO Cup 1/4 Final
St Brendans Park v Ballymac Galaxy 6.30pm .
Tuesday 12th April
U14 Foundation Sports Premier
Listowel A v Park A 6-45pm .
U14 Foundation Sports Div.2
Castleisland v Park D 6-30pm .
U16 Trophy World Premier
Park A v Dynamos 6-30pm .
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.