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St Brendan’s Park Club Notes 25/09/2017

St Brendan’s Park Fc are excited to announce that we are looking to start up a GIRLS U12 team for the coming 2017/18 season. Girls born in 2007 2006 would be eligible to play in this age group.
As we are a volunteer run club we would ask the parents of players to be heavily involved with a least one female coach.
We would provide training facilities and also help educate would be coaches in collaboration With the FAI coaching pathway. Any person who would have an interest in getting involved would also need to be Garda Vetted under the Children First Act (2015).
If you are willing to get involved or have a child that meets the requirements please feel free to contact us at com with your questions and we will get back to you asap.


Results weekending 24/09/17


U13 Skechers SFAI Cup
Ballymackey 1 – 4 Park Fc
U13 Div.2
Mastergeeha 5 : 1 Park B.
U15 Skechers SFAI Cup.
Park Fc 2 – 2 Mungret Regional (AET)
Park won 3 -1 on penalty’s
Denny U17 Premier
Park Fc 4 : 3 Tralee Dynamos


Fixtures week ending 01/10/17


VITHIT Kerryschoolboysgirls League


JK Sports 12s Premier
Park A v Inter Kenmare A 11.45am
JK Sports 12s Div. 2
Killarney Athletic B v Park B 11.30am
Quills wollen mills 14s Premier
Tralee Dynamos v Park A 12pm
Tralee Trophy World 16s Premier
Park A v Killarney Athletic A 1.15pm
Tralee Trophy World 16s Div. 2
Kerry District League
Park B v Fenit Samphires 2.45pm
Denny Youth League
Tralee Dynamos v Park Fc 4pm
Denny Div. 1B
Asdee Rovers v Park Fc 11.30am





Our academy boys and girls had a great time on Saturday morning luckily the rain held off till we finished! Here’s our academy team of the week this week:




Samson Abubakar u8



David Mullins u9
Christian Dunne u8
Michael Carmody u6
Keenan Dennehy u7


Jacob Drzymala u8
Thomas Breen u9
Rian McEvoy u8


Karol Kowallzyk u7
Donnacha Foley u6
Jack Conway u9

Under 11(2007)


Under 12 (2006)
Both our under twelve are playing this weekend our A Team are at home to Inter Kenmare while our B team travel to Killarney to play Killarney Athletic B.


Under 13 (2005)
A though day at the office for our under thirteen B Team as they went down five – one to Mastergeeha. Conor Cronin with the solitary goal from the penalty spot.


Under 14 (2004)
Our under fourteen team make the short trip across the road to our neighbours and local rivals Tralee Dynamos.


Under 15 (2003)
Our under fifteen A team had a great win in the Skechers SFAI Cup over a very strong Mungret Regional Team from Limerick.


Match report


Park 2, Mungret Regional 2 (AET) Park won 3-1 on penalties

A rousing Cup tie that had everything was witnessed on Saturday afternoonat the KDL. In very wet and windy conditions, both sides gave us great entertainment and could not be separated after full time or even after extra time.

A new look Park side started confidently and soon began stringing passes together, creating some early opportunities. Mungret however soon came to grips with the game and posed a threat in and around the Park penalty area.

Park however, opened the scoring, when after a goalmouth scramble, Ryan Guerin neatly finished from close range. Ryan was excellent at centre back ably assisted by Adam Walker, Darragh Walsh and Marc Brick. Somewhat against the run of play, Mungret got back on terms with a speculative effort and the sides went in 1-1 at the break.

Mungret started brightly in the 2nd half. It was a great battle in the middle of the pitch with great performances from Adam Sheehy and Jack Twamley who worked tirelessly. Going forward, Dan Fisher, Cianan Cooney and David O’Callaghan were proving a real threat with John O’Connor expertly leading the attack.

Mid way through the second half, Mungret edged in front and were beginning to dominate possession. However, this Park side refused to yield and 10 minutes later a superb John O’Connor finish made it 2-2!

For the remainder of normal time it was end to end in a game that could have gone either way and indeed Liam Carmody was called upon to make some excellent saves.

Extra time arrived and if anything, the Park boys raised their game further, This was helped by the arrival from the bench of Conor Kerins, Matt Healy, Ben Hanifin and James Charles, all making a massive contribution.

After over an hour and a half of football, the referees whistle went and the sides were locked at 2-2!

The dreaded penalty shoot out arrived. Ryan Guerin, Dan Fisher and David O’Callaghan found the net. Mungret scored their first penalty, however Liam Carmody denied them on 3 occasions and it would be the Park who would progress to the 3rd round!

Under 16 (2002)
Both of our under sixteen are down to play in their respective leagues. Both team have a home fixture this weekend with our A team playing Killarney Athletic A and our B team are playing Fenit Samphires.

Under 17 (2001)
Denny U17 League7 Goal Thriller in Local Derby

Park FC 4 v 3 Tralee Dynamos
What a game – Park dominated the opening twenty minutes and were awarded a penalty when Parks Rafa Jokic was pulled down in the area,Park captain JR Tshikato stepped up and rifled the spot kick into roof of the net.
After taking the lead the Park lost there shape and work rate allowing Dynamos to dominate the game and they took full advantage scoring twice to take a 2 v 1 lead at the break.
Dynamos started as they finished the first half and extended there lead and looked comfortable to take all three points
Park changed there formation going three at the back to try and get back into game,the changes worked as Park started to dominate play creating chances with Mervin Shalemba and Alfie Christie coming close.
With only four minutes remaining in the game plus added time it was Parks captain JR showing sublime skill beating six defenders and slipping his shot thru the advancing keepers legs to kick start Parks amazing comeback.
Dynamos hit Park on the counter with Devon Byrnes pulling off a double save to help keep Parks hopes of getting something from the game alive.Parks Nathan Holden drew the sides level a minute into added time with a thunderous 30yrd volley and within a minute Jordan Barry fired Park in front leaving Dynamos devastated.Special mention to three players making their debut for the seventeens,Greg Scannell,Elliot Lynch and Jacob Rhadescu they all contributed to a great win
Parks players celebrated as if they won a cup ,the celebrations were well deserved for there never say die attitude.
Best 4 Park;Nathan Holden – Devon Byrne – Jordan Barry – Leon Shalemba-John Carmody
Man of Match ; JR Tshikato
Squad;Devon Byrne-Terence Carmody-John Carmody-Leon Shalemba-Greg Scannell-Alfie Christie-Rafa Jokic-Jordan Barry
Mervin Shalemba-JR Tshikato capt.-Nathan Holden-Nick Izeha-Elliott Lynch-Jacob Rhadescu
Management;Tadgh Healy – Graham O’Sullivan

Youths (2001)
Our Youth team make the short trip to our neighbours Tralee Dynamos on Saturday.

Senior team

Our senior team will hope to bounce back this weekend when the head to face Asdee Rovers on Sunday.


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