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By PRO Tommy Naughton

SFAI U13 Regional Cup Champions

On Saturday the St Brendans Park FC U13A side became the first ever champions of the SFAI Regional Cup after they dfetated Aisling Annacotty at Christy leahy Park . Well done to all the players and the management of Pat Carmody and Pat Doody. You can read a full match report below in the report section.

Park FC YouTube Channel ;

The club now have our very own YouTube channel where you will find highlighs of recent club matches . You can find a link for our channel now on our club website where you can follow and subscribe to the channel .

Park FC Club Team of the Week;

1. Jack Kirby (U15A)
2. Luke Dennehy (U15A)
3. Obina Izahi (under 12A)
4. Kieran O’Connell (under 13 Regional Champions)
5. Samuel Aladesanusi (under 13 Regional Champions)
6. Conor Kerins  (under 13 Regional Champions)
7. Ray McCarthy (Under 12A)
8. Odhran Ferris (under 12A)
9. Mike Tansley (under 12A)
10. Messiah Chirwah (under 13 Regional Champions)
11. Cianan Cooney (under 13 Regional Champions) .

PARK FC 2017 Academy Returns on March 18th ;

Under 6 , 10am-11.30am Astro Pitch .

Under 7 , 10am-11.30am Astro Pitch .

Under 8 , 10am-11.30am Grass Pitch 1.

Under 9 , 10am-11.30am Grass Pitch 1.

Under 10 , 10am-11.30am Grass Pitch 2.
Registration SRE still accepted 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 25th March 2017

U12 John Murphy Kerry Cup
Park A 1-0 Killarney Celtic A .U13 Sketchers SFAI Regional Cup Final
St.Brendans Park Fc 2-1 Aisling Annacotty .

U15 Healy Family Kerry Cup
Killarney Athletic 5-1 Park B .

Sunday 26th March 2017
U17 Denny League
Mastergeeha Fc 1-2 Park Fc .

(U13) SFAI Regional Cup Final ,

St Brendans Park Fc 2-1 Aisling Annacotty

St Brendans Park Fc u13A Side before the SFAI Regional Cup Final

The final game of the National Cup for the Park u13A’s took place in the form of the South-West Regional final on Saturday in absolutely glorious conditions, perfect for playing football.

Everything looked great at Christy Leahy Park with the sun shining, Park flags flying and the pitch looking immaculate.

The lads were anxious to make sure that they finished the great run that they had been on in the National Cup with a win, particularly given that they had been on the wrong end of a 2-1 scoreline against Evergreen in the last 8.

Team captains and match officials before the SFAI Regional Cup Final

We were sure that a few things had been learned from that experience and hopeful that this team would do themselves justice on this occasion.

The game started with a period of 10 minutes where neither team was on top, each team having a couple of forays up the pitch but no goalkeeper was being tested.

The Park defence of Samuel, Kieran, Sean Hill and Sean O’Connell were winning their battles in front of Liam in goals.

After the opening 10 minutes the Park midfield of Josh, Sean and Conor started to get on top which allowed our front three of Cianan, Messiah and Colin to see some ball and from that point on the Park looked the team that was most likely to score.

Caiman was unlucky when an effort struck the post. A delivery from a free kick from Colin caused all sorts of problems in  the Annacotty penalty area with Samuel unlucky not to poke one home.

The goal that the performance deserved did come when after a good run, Cianan passed the ball to Messieh who finished well to the corner. 1-0 to the Park.

The Park continued to dominate for much of the remainder of the first half with Cianan unlucky with another effort that struck the crossbar. The Park were creating but not putting the tie to bed. 1-0 at half time.

1-0 was the scoreline at half time in the Evergreen game and we knew that another goal was going to be required.

Annacotty made a couple of positional and tactical changes for the second half and the early exchanges were challenging while the Park lads were coming to grips with them.

Liam was having a solid game between the posts and able to deal with everything that was coming his way.  The lads continued to be a treat when in possession and the important second goal came when Messieh with some good skills set up Cianan, unmarked in the middle of the goals to slot home a deserved goal.

Annacotty were going to throw everything at the Park and we needed our full squad to try to see the game out. David and Danny came in to strengthen the midfield and Ben added much needed energy to the backline.

Adam and Jack came on upfront to add legs that were badly required. The Park were seeing the game out, they thought, but with almost 5 minutes left Annacotty won a penalty which was well finished to make it 2-1 and added some more excitement to the last few minutes than any of the Park players and supporters probably needed.

The lads though did see it out for a much deserved win and some silverware to go with the experiences that have been gained on this journey.

Well done to all our players for their commitment to training and the team throughout what has been a very busy season so far, all the hard work is paying off.

Thanks to everyone associated with the Park who had Christy Leahy Park in top condition for the occasion.

In particular thanks to the parents who not only have had to get the lads to matches in various parts of the country but have been helping to feed all the teams that have come to play the lads on this National Cup run.

Its not over yet though, we have the League and the Kerry Cup to concentrate on now, starting with Kerry Cup most likely next Saturday. We’ll enjoy this one first though.

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 .

St Brendans Park Fc U13 SFAI Regional Cup Champions

Trophy Presentation

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 28th March 2017
U13 John Joe Naughton Kerry Cup
Park C  v  Killarney Celtic A   ,   6-30 TBC .

Saturday 1st April 2017
U11 Moriarty’s Centra Premier
Park A  v  Mastergeeha A   ,   2-00pm .
U11 Moriarty’s Centra Div.2
Park B  v  Mastergeeha B   ,   2-00pm .
Park C  v  Mastergeeha C  ,  2-00pm .
U12 JK Sports Premier
Park A  v  Iveragh  ,  11-45am .
U12 JK Sports Div.1
Inter Kenmare  v  Park B   ,   12-30pm .
U13 John Joe Naughton Kerry Cup
Park A  v  Killorglin B   ,   10-30am .
U14 Foundation Sports Premier
Park A  v  Camp Juniors   ,   10-30am .
U16 Tucker Kelly Kerry Cup
Park A  v  Tralee Dynamos   ,   11-45 TBC .

Aviva Soccer Sisters Easter Camp ;
St Brendans Park Fc will host the Aviva Soccer Sisters Camp on Monday 10th April and Tuesday 11th April at Christy Leahy Park .

The camps aim to provide girls between the ages of 7 and 12 years the opportunity to attend a two day football Easter camp over the Easter holiday period. More information can be found our the park Fc website and social media pages . You can book online now at .
#AvivaSoccerSisters .

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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