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Park FC U12A side before they faced Belvedere in the last 32 of the SFAI Cup in Dublin at the weekend.

By Club PRO Tommy Naughton 

Kerry SSE Airtricity U17 Squad ;

Huge congratulations to our 8 boys who made the Kerry squad for the upcoming U17 SSE Airtricity League.
1. Shane Jordan
2. James Rusk
3. John Ward
4. Padraig Mc Cannon
5. Sebastian Vasiu
6. Michael o Gara
7. Sean Carmody
8. Thomas Burke
Well done also to all our other boys who trialled for the squad and gave it their best.

BEST OF LUCK ;

Best of Luck to our U12A side who face Avenue United away next weekend in the SFAI Cup Regional playoff and to our U13A side who face Moneypoint away also in the SFAI Cup Regional playoff .
Park Fc Club Team Of The Week ,
1. Richie Healy , U12A
2. Aoife Begley U8
3. Sean O’Connell , U13A
4. Kieran O’Connor , U13A
5. Sean Hill , U13A
6. Dean Courtney, U8
7. Colin Doody , U13A
8. Obina Izahi , U12A
9. Dylan Hobbert , U12B
10. Conor O’Sullivan, U15B
11. Ray McGrath , 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 satsoccer1@yahoo.com 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

CLUB RESULTS;
Saturday 28th January 2017
U12 SketcherS SFAI Cup Round of 32
Belvedere FC 1-0 St.Brendans Park FC .U13 Sketchers SFAI Cup Round of 32
Naas A 0-1 St.Brendans Park FC .

U15 Killarney Plaza Div.1
Park B 2-5 Killorglin Afc .

U15 Killarney Plaza Div.2
Park C 2-7 St.Bernards .

REPORTS ;
(U13) SFAI Cup Last 32 ; Naas Fc 0-1 St Brendans Park Fc ;
You could feel the nervous excitement before we left Christy Leahy Park at 9.00 am to make the long journey to Naas to play their A team in the National Cup Round of 32. Naas had played 10 games in their league this season and had won all 10 so we knew that we were going to be meeting a very tough opponent. We also know that on our day our u13A’s are a match for anyone, so we were hopeful of a good performance at the very least.

On a pit stop at the Obama Plaza we met with “former” Kerry Footballer and current dancer, Aidan O’Mahony who was kind enough to pose for a photo and also to give the lads some words of encouragement. Watered and fed, we were on our way.

Park FC U13 Squad meet Aidan O’Mahony at Barrack Obama Plaza.

The conditions were just right for good football, the underfoot conditions were perfect with a nice coating of grass, little wind and even some sunshine at times. The game started with the Park getting on the ball early and controlling the tempo of the game from the off.

Naas however had some very good players and were challenging strongly for every ball. Even though we had the early possession we were finding it difficult to create any clear cut chances and there were a few occasions that the ball was put in over the top of our defence but Liam and our back four of Samuel, Sean Hill, Kieran and Sean O’Connell dealt with those situations very well.

With so few chances there was a feeling that the first goal was going to be very important. Park having controlled large portions of the first half had nothing to show for it. Naas got a corner and with some big physical players in their ranks there was certainly danger but our defence cleared the ball and not long after, with just 3 minutes left in the half Park won a free on the edge of the box.

With the position perfect for a right-foot, Colin hit the ball over the wall and it nestled low in the corner of the net. 0-1 at HT and deserving of it.

The second half followed a similar pattern to the first with the Park playing some really good football but they created a few more chances.

Samuel’s header came off the post and David had a good effort just off target. However the second goal just wouldn’t come. As the game entered its final minutes Naas started to throw everything forward but Park stood firm and saw the game out to the final whistle.

This is an excellent result and reward for all the effort the boys have put into training, matches and training games so far this season. The last 16 round brings another tough tie against Mullingar Athletic, this time at home.

Park FC who went through to the last 16 of the SFAI National Cup on Saturday 28th January in Naas

Thanks to all the parents for driving and also for the incredible support.

Squad: Liam Carmody, Jack Kearney, Kieran O’Connor, Sean O’Connell, Ben Hanafin, Samuel Aladesanusi, Conor Kerins, Sean O’Connor, David Feely, Danny Jeffers, Cianan Cooney, Messiah Chirwa, Colin Doody, Adam Wharton, Sean Hill.

Kerry schoolboys and girls soccer league team of the week ;

Well done to Colin Doody , St Brendans Park U13’s who made the Kerry schoolboys and girls soccer league team of the week and to the St Brendans Park U13A squad who were named the Kerry schoolboys and girls soccer league team of the week

FIXTURES ;
Saturday 4th February 2017

U12 Sketchers SFAI Cup Regional Play Off

Avenue United v St. Brendan’s Park   ,   2-00pm .

U12 JK Sports Div.1

Park B  v  Inter Kenmare   ,   12-30pm .

U13 Sketchers SFAI Cup Regional Play Off

Moneypoint  v  St. Brendan’s Park   ,   2-00pm .

U14 Foundation Sports Premier

Mastergeeha  v  Park A   ,   11-00am .

U16 Trophy World Premier

Tralee Dynamos  v  Park A   ,   11-45am .

Youths League

Park Fc  v  Killarney Celtic  ,  2-00pm .

 

P.R.O Contact ;
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 pro@stbrendansparkfc.com . Our Club website is available onwww.stbrendansparkfc.com where you will also find links to our Facebook and Twitter club pages.

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