St Brendan’s Park FC News

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By Club PRO Tommy Naughton 

U13 SFAI Regional Cup Semi Final

On saturday 25th February our U13a side host Charleville in Christy Leahy Park at 2-00pm . All support for the boys would be extremely welcome and hopefully see the boys reach the SFAI Regional Final.


2017 promises to be a big year for the Club. On the pitch, our player development programme from the ever successful Academy right up to Youth level continues to flourish.

The Club is continually growing & the Management Committee recognises the urgent requirement to improve facilities for players, coaches, parents/guardians and everyone associated with St.Brendan’s Park Football Club.

Over the next few weeks & months, you will see various developments taking place on the Clubs grounds.

The perimeter wall will be finally completed, our playing pitches are being upgraded along with improvements being made to our grass warm up area.

Perhaps, most important of all, will be the construction of a new Clubhouse (on the site of the existing shop). This building will accommodate a shop/coffee & meeting area for people to relax (& take shelter!) on those wet & windy days.

In order to help raise funds towards the heavy costs that the Club will incur, in association with Byrne’s Spar (Caherslee, Monavalley & Oakpark) and Eir Sport, we are running a Grounds Development Fundraising Draw.

Prizes will include 3 Premium Level tickets plus €100 diesel vouchers to help with transport costs, to one of Irelands upcoming matches at the Aviva Stadium in 2017.

We have prizes for all of Ireland’s matches. First up is the already sold-out crucial fixture versus Wales on 24th March next.

Other prizes will include 12 month free subscriptions to Eir Sport (including BT Sport channels). We are also very grateful to Irish Olympic Boxing Medallist, Michael Conlan, who is kindly donating a signed pair of his Boxing Boots, ahead of his Professional debut at Madison Square Garden on St. Patrick’s Day!

We are kindly asking for your support. Tickets are Euro 5 each or 3 for Euro 10. Each player within the club will receive 3 tickets. If anyone would like to support the Club further by purchasing more tickets, they will be available at the existing Club Shop or through the various coaches.

Please note that prizes won are strictly NOT for further resale.

Once again, thank you all for your continued support.

Sean McGrath Juvenile Soccer Player of the Year
Congratulations to St Brendans Park Fc player Sean McGrath who won the Juvenile soccer player of the year at the Kerry Sports Stars Awards at the INEC in Killarney on Friday night.

PARK FC Academy 2017

St Brendans Park Fc Academy returns on Saturday March 18th 2017 .

Full registration will be taken at our club on Sat.18th Feb,Sat 25th Feb,Sat 4th March and Sat 11th March from 10.00am to 12.00pm.

Only those fully registered on the above dates can be allowed participate on Sat 18th March.
Registration will still be accepted from 18th March but there will be a one week waiting period to play. This is to facilitate our Coaches.

€80 per child which includes a Full Academy Kit (Club Crested Windbreaker and Jersey,Shorts and Socks)
€50 for extra sibling also includes Full Academy Kit.

* All our Coaches are Garda vetted and have completed the Child Welfare Course. To ensure the development of all children in our Academy,we have to abide by the FAI guideline of 1 Coach to 15 Children.Due to ever increasing numbers year on year, please contact any of our Coaches if you feel that you can provide assistance in any way possible.

More information can be found on our clubs website.

Saturday 18th February 2017
U12 John Murphy Kerry Cup
Park B 0-7 Killarney Celtic A .U13 Sketchers SFAI National Cup Round of 16
St. Brendan’s Park FC 6-0 Mullingar Athletic .

U14 Tom Hayes Kerry Cup
Camp Juniors 2-1 Park A .
Park B 2-3 Killarney Athletic .

Denny Youth League
Park A 3-0 Killarney Athletic .

(U13) SFAI National Cup Last 16; Park Fc 6-0 Mullingar Ath

Park Fc U13 squad who defeated Mullingar Athletic on Saturday to advance to the Quarter Final of the SFAI National Cup .

Park welcomed Mullingar Athletic to Tralee for the last 16 tie in the National Cup on Saturday.

On a sunny afternoon that was ideal for playing good football, Park opened the brighter and forced early corners but Mullingar stood firm and started to create some chances and corners of their own.

A shot over the top from Sean O’Connell was the closest Park came early on but they were putting some decent passages of play together.

The deadlock was broken when Kieran O’Connors beautiful ball into the box was flicked expertly to the net by Josh Connolly. The game ebbed and flowed after this and after a period of Mullingar dominance it looked like they must score but Samuel Aladesanusi brilliantly cleared his lines.

Some excellent defensive work by Sean Hill and his partner Kieran O’Connor ensured that the Mullingar Athletic boys were stopped every time they looked like getting the equaliser and slowly Park regained the momentum.

With minutes left to the break Sean O’Connor struck a brilliant second. It was just what the team and large crowd were begging for and they got it in some style.

Cianan Cooney decided to get in on the act early in the second half when after hard work by Messiah Chirwah and Conor Kerins he got on the end of Sean O’Connor’s through ball to give the Park boys some breathing space.

With the shackles off Park were now in full flow. They weren’t being ruthless enough in from of goal though as Cooney and Chirwah both had narrow misses.

Cooney set his sights better after that miss though and produced some lethal finishes after excellent link up work between himself, Colin Doody and David Feeley to end up with four for his afternoons work.

Adam Wharton, Jack Kearney, Ben Hanafin and Danny Jeffers also played big parts in a victory that the whole squad earned. All 16 players gave their everything from start to finish and while it was a pleasing result the Park boys will know that there are big challenges ahead and there is plenty to improve on.

A special mention to the Mullingar Athletic team, mentors and supporters who, while obviously disappointed with the result, were most gracious afterwards and we wish them all the best for the remainder of their season.

Thank you to all the parents and supporters who made the day a special occasion for the boys.

Thanks to Poga, Tommy, Pa and everyone else who helped out.
Finally it would be remiss not to mention and thank Colm McLoughlin and Christy Leahy.

Park FC to the bone, it was humbling to watch these two men putting in the hard work before the game to get everything in order. Thank you both from all the squad.

Kerry schoolboys and girls soccer league team of the week ;
Well done to Cianan Cooney , St Brendans Park U13’s who made the Kerry schoolboys and girls soccer league team of the week.

Tuesday 21st February 2017
U15 Killarney Plaza Div.2
Park C v Castleisland , 3-00pm .Thursday 23rd February 2017
U15 Killarney Plaza Div.1
Park B v Camp Juniors , 4-00pm .

Saturday 25th February 2017
U11 Moriarty’s Centra Premier
Park A v Camp Juniors , 10-30am .

U11 Moriarty’s Centra Div.2
Park B v Killarney Celtic B , 10-30am .

U12 JK Sports Premier
Mastergeeha A v Park A , 10-30am .

U13 Sketchers SFAI Cup Regional Semi-Final
St.Brendans Park FC v Charleville , 2-00pm .

U13 John Joe Naughton Kerry Cup
Park B v Killarney Athletic B , 10-30am .

U15 Killarney Plaza Premier
Listowel Celtic A v Park A , TBC .

U16 Tucker Kelly Kerry Cup
Park A v Ballyhar Dynamos , 11-45am .

U17 League
Park Fc v Listowel Celtic B , 12-00pm .

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 . Our Club website is available where you will also find links to our Facebook and Twitter club pages .

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