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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 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.

(Senior) Premier A ;
Tralee Dynamos 0-3 St Brendans Park Fc ,

St Brendans Park Fc took all the honours and bragging rights today in the Tralee derby after a fantastic team performance against neighbours Tralee Dynamos . In truth the Park always look dangerous when they went at the Dynamos defence with pace especially with the on form Fergal Maunsel leading the line .

The Parks first chance came in the opening five minutes when Ryan Downey squared the ball to David Courtney whose first time shot from outside the box was only stopped by the crossbar with the keeper looking on helplessly . Jamie Kelly produced a full stretch save to tip the ball around the post to keep the game level minutes later . The Park took the lead just before the twenty minute mark when a Fergal Maunsel corner was powered home from the head of Martin Bowler .

The Park now began to hit their opponents on the break and it wasn’t long before the lead was doubled . Ryan Downey picked out the Run of Fergal Maunsel with a ball over the of the Dynamos defence and with his pace from just inside the half Fergal left three defenders trailing behind and superbly curled the ball into the far top corner passed the advancing keeper . Dynamos nearly pulled a goal back just before the break but again Jamie Kelly saved brilliantly as his tipped over from close range to send the Park in at half time ahead by two goals to nil .

The second half saw the Park sit back and easily soak up any pressure that was sent towards them and with players like David Courtney , Jesse o Sullivan and Mike Conway backing up Maunsel the Park always looked dangerous on the break . Martin Bowler nearly scored his second of the game but his glancing header was just over from a Ryan Downy corner . As the half wore on the Dynamos pushed more and more men forward but the back four of James o Sullivan , David Magee, Martin Bowler and Graham o Leary seemed to be very calm and handled any danger brilliantly . Martin Bowler denied a certain goal with a last ditch sliding tackle with fifteen minutes remaining .

On the very rare occasions that the Dynamos got in behind the Park defence they found Jamie Kelly in excellent form and with another save from close range in the final ten minutes he made sure of an excellent team clean sheet .

The final nail in the Dynamos coffin came with two remaining when David Courtney intercepted a ball out of the Dynamos defence and sent Fergal Maunsel through on goal . Maunsel’s shot was saved but Courtney followed up to send the rebound home . David’s goal celebration saw him remove his jersey and for this he received his second yellow card which was the only negative point from the game .

An all round team performance which must be very pleasing for the team management of Robert Powell and Peter Williams where everyone played their part including our two subs Scott Hennessey and Brendan Coffey who were introduced during the game . This win moves the Park into joint fourth in the league standings with eight games remaining . Team ; Jamie Kelly , James o Sullivan , David Magee , Martin Bowler , Graham o Leary , Jesse o Sullivan , Mark O Sullivan , Mike Conway , David Courtney , Ryan Downey , Fergal Maunsel . Subs , Scott Hennessey for Mark o Sullivan ( 26 mins ) , Brendan Coffey for Jesse o Sullivan ( 60 mins ) .

(U12) Shield ;
Tralee Dynamos B 0-12 Park B ,
The 21st of March was like a beautiful summers day for the shield tie between Tralee Dynamos and Park under 12B derby at Dynamos ground. The game got under way just before noon. From the start Park were in attack with some beautiful football. After 5 minutes a kick out from the Dynamos keeper was intercepted by David (Tiny) Callaghan who put the ball in the back of the dynamos net to make it 0-1. Shortly after that a lovely corner by Robert Vassiu saw Earnan Ferris head the ball into the back of the net.

The game continued with lovely passing by the Park squad play one tow’s and when Robert took a free kick Matt Healy was there to make it 0-3. A little later TJ Heaphy playing left full back raced down the wing and crossed the ball to Robert who scored a lovely goal. Just before half time another wonderful cross from Robert saw Matt score his second, making it 0-5 at half time. The second half took up where the first left off, Danny Graney who was introduced at half time got on the end of a Leon Daly cross and scored after only being on the pitch for a minute.

At this stage Park had so much of the ball it was almost like the 4-4-2 formation had become a 2-4-4 with defenders TJ moving forward from left back to play on the wing and the right back doing the same, wingers were moving into striking positions and the two centre backs Ryan Guerin and James Charles were well able to defend any attacks mounted by Dynamos. Earnan had almost become a striker and took a lovely cross from Robert with his head and smashed the ball into the back of the net.

Shortly after that Earnan was taken down in the penalty area and James took the penalty which he stuck into the corner of the net. 5 minutes later a loose ball in the penalty area was collected by Matt who tapped it into the net. With 10 minutes left Matt took a volley and blasted the back of the net making it his fourth of the game. Only 5 minutes to go and another splendid cross from Robert saw Danny score his second. After all his good work just before the final whistle Robert scored his second making the final score Dynamos 0 Park 12. The game was pleasure to watch, lovely flowing football and everybody having a great game. Earnan and Tiny narrowly missing some shots which just went wide. All players made a valuable contribution with outstanding performances from Robert, Earnan and TJ. Well done to all.

Denny Premier A ,
Tralee Dynamos 0-3 Park Fc .
Denny Youth League ,
Listowel Celtic  1-0  Park Fc .
Denny U17 League ,
Park Fc  3-0  Killarney Athletic .
U16 Kerry Cup Shield ,
Castlemaine  3-1  Park B   .
U14 Premier ,
Park A  1-2  Killarney Celtic A   .
U12 Premier ,
Killorglin A  4-1  Park A   .
U12 Kerry Cup Shield ,
Tralee Dynamos B  0-12  Park B .

Tuesday 24-3-2015
U11 Kerry Cup Shield ,
Fenit v Park C     5.45pm .
Wednesday 25-3-2015
U11 Kerry Cup Shield ,
Park B v Ballyhar    5.45pm .
Thursday 26-3-2015
U12 Div.2 ,
Park B v Tralee Dynamos B   6.00pm .
Friday 27-3-2015
U11 Kerry Cup Shield Quarter Final ,
Park B or Ballyhar v Asdee   6.00pm .
U13 Kerry Cup Quarter Final ,
Park A v Dingle     6.00pm .
Saturday 28th March
U11 Kerry Cup Quarter Finals , 
Camp v Park A     10.30am .
U11 Kerry Cup Shield Quarter Finals  ,
Park B or Ballyhar v Asdee   11.45am .
Fenit or Park C v Listowel B   12.30pm .
U13 Kerry Cup Shield  ,
Listowel B v Park B    11.45am .
U15 Kerry Cup Quarter Finals ,
Listowel A v Park A    11.45am .
U15 Kerry Cup Shield  ,
Killarney Celtic C v Park B   11.45am .
U16 Div.1  ,
Park A v Fenit     TBC .

Sunday 29th March
Denny Premier A , 
Listowel Celtic  v  Park Fc  2.30pm .
Denny Div 1A ,
Park B  v  AC Athletic  2.30pm .
Tuesday 31st March
U16 Div.1 ,
Park A v Inter Kenmare , Venue Celtic Park Killarney 7.00pm .
Thursday April 2nd 2015
U14 Premier ,
Park A v Tralee Dynamos A   6.00pm .
U14 Div.2  ,
Park B v Asdee     6.00pm TBC .

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