St Brendans Park FC Club News 20/10/14

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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 .


Our Club website is available on . All the latest club information can be found here . 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 site. We can also be found on Facebook and on Twitter @_ParkFc.

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 Playtherapist 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 sportswise and socially and our aim is also to help children develop and deal with issues on a more personal level.”


St Brendans Park Fc Fundraiser in Association with the FAI 2014 National Draw . Tickets are €10 each with some fantastic prizes and are available from all club members . Please support your club . Full details can be found on our website .


(U15) SFAI Cup ; Aisling Annacotty 0-5 St Brendan’s Park

Our U-15As made a superb start to their National Cup campaign with a resounding 5 nil win away to Aisling Annacotty in Limerick on Saturday 18th October. Park played against a strong breeze in the first half and while they took a while to settle down they also created some good chances. The best move of the half saw Seán Carmody get on the end of a fine Thomas Burke cross but his header went narrowly over.

Michal Slattery and Niall Sertutxa were beginning to cause a lot of problems for the Anncotty defence and in the 19th minute Slattery got on the end of a Seán Carmody free kick to poke home from close range. Aisling Annacotty dominated the last 10 minutes of the half and but for a fine clearance off the line from James Rusk it might have been level at half time. As it was Park deservedly went in one ahead and now had a strong wind at their backs.

Aisling Annacotty started the second half well but stout defence by Gearoid Fitzgerald, Adam Ward, Matt Lukco, Dylan Casey and the aforementioned Rusk meant that shots on target were kept to a minimum. In the 12th minute, Park struck for their second and it was our two best players on the day who combined to lethal effect. A fine cross field ball from Rusk found Michael Slattery whose initial shot was too hot to handle for the Annacotty keeper and Slattery followed up to bang in the rebound.

Kevin Browne ran himself to a standstill in midfield and with Michael O’Gara, Sean Carmody and Thomas Burke now dominating in their positions more chances were to follow for the Park. Robin McCarthy had just replaced the hardworking Niall Sertutxa when he followed up a Thomas Burke shot to slot home Park’s third. Dan Goggin then entered the fray for the tiring Browne and gave additional bite and energy to our midfield. Two goals in the 30th & 31st minutes sealed the win.

The first by Michael Slattery to complete his hat trick, the second a sizzler from Thomas Burke following a great ball by Robin McCarthy. Jake Deering, Raul Vnczel and Alfie Christie all showed up well when they made their appearances as substitutes and we now have a fine panel with lads working hard in training and pushing some of the established players for starting places. Ruairi O’Kelly, knee injury, was our unused player on a day when we could afford not to risk him.

Next up in the U-15 National Cup is an away trip to Nenagh who have defeated two Kerry teams, Mastergeeha and Killarney Celtic, to get to this stage. Many thanks to the parents who drove the lads to Limerick. Your time, help and support is greatly appreciated. Also our thanks to Aisling Annacotty who were very gracious hosts even though the result didn’t go their way. Their all-weather pitch is definitely something we should aspire to in the Park. Training on Tuesday nights is at the new time of 7.40pm until 9pm. See you all there.

(U11) Group 1; Tralee Dynamos A 2-4 Park Fc A

This was the first competitive game at schoolboy level for this talented group of players and it was a windy morning that greeted them for this match against our very near neighbours. Excitement was high as the players arrived. After a couple of months of trials and training they were ready to play. The match started at a good pace with Park in control of the football all over the pitch. All the lads were playing lovely controlled football while passing it from the back through midfield to the striker with great skill. During the opening few minutes we had a couple of shots on goal which were very well saved by the Dynamos ‘keeper who made numerous excellent saves during the game.

The first goal of the game came from a great team move involving Danny and Josh and was finished very well by Cianan. The Park were really upping the tempo at this stage and a second goal was not long coming when Colin finished to the corner giving the ‘keeper no chance. It looked like the Park would score some more goals but Dynamos started to get a foot on the ball and started to make our defenders Darragh, Edward, Jack and Sean busier than they had been. Some of the talent on the line were brought on to help out with Cillian, Conor, Olaf and Adam coming on and introducing lots of energy and endeavour to the team in the run up to half time. It took some excellent defending from the team and great goalkeeping from Liam to keep them at bay up until half time. HT 2-0 to Park.

We are lucky that we have two really good goalkeepers and Cian replaced Liam for the second half, while Caden came in at midfield, David came in to the defence and Fionan up front. The Dynamos started the second half on the front foot. Cian and his defenders did really well to keep them out but eventually the goal came. The reaction from the Park lads was excellent and they battled really hard to get back the goal but got caught on the break and Dynamos scored to make it 2-2 with about 15 minutes to go. With players getting tired the bench was used to great effect.

Ben having a couple of minutes earlier almost scored a piledriver to the top corner was on hand to score the all important third goal after a goalmouth scramble. Park were back in control and passing the ball with confidence again. The scoring though wasn’t finished yet though and a lovely strike from Josh nestled in the bottom corner to ensure this team victory in their first outing. FT 4-2 to Park. There is no doubt that with continued commitment to training and always striving to improve there will be many more days like this. While always nice to win the most important aspect of today was the quality of the performance from Park and the fact that they were all playing for each other which is what being a team is about. Well done boys.


Saturday 25th October 2014
U12 Premier
Tralee Dynamos v Park A , 12.00pm .
U12 Div.2
Asdee v Park C , 11.00am .
Camp B v Park B , 10.30am .
U14 SFAI Cup
Park FC v Fairview Rangers , 1.00pm .
U16 SFAI Cup
Park FC v Limerick FC , 3.00pm .
U16 Div.2
Castlemaine v Park B , 11.00am .
Youths League
Fenit Samphires v Park Fc , 3.00pm .

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