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St. Brendan’s Park fc are hoping to facilate girls soccer for the under sixteen age group. We will be holding an information meeting on Sunday 19/11/17 at 3.30pm followed by a training session at 4pm. Any Girls born in 2001/2002/2003 intrested in playing soccer in tralee or the surrounding areas we would llove for you to contact us Padraig McCannon director of football 0872606538.

NEW ST.BRENDANS PARK FC SHIRT DESIGN COMPETITION

In conjunction with O’Neill’s Sportswear, the Club will shortly be unveiling a new jersey for the seasons ahead and we would like as many members as possible to enter a competition to decide what it looks like!

We are inviting all members to enter a competition, where they will design what they believe should be the Clubs shirt going forward.

The only stipulation is that the design MUST include the Clubs traditional RED and BLACK colours only.

The winner of the competition will receive a personalized shirt with the winning design!

Entry Details:

Entries can be emailed to info@stbrendansparkfc.com o r paper versions can be handed to any of the coaches or Management Committee members.

Entries must be received no later than Monday, 20th November next.

BEST OF LUCK!

Club Results Weekending 12/11/17

Saturday 11/11/17

SKECHERS SFAI CUP

St.Brendand’s Park Fc U14A 7: 1 Charleville U14 12.30pm

St.Brendand’s Park Fc U16A 2 : 1 Nenagh U16

JK SPORTS U12 Div.2

St.Brendand’s Park Fc U12B 1 : 3 Camp Juniors 10am

Tralee Trophy World U16 Div.2

Fenit Samphires 4 : 2 St.Brendand’s Park Fc U16B

Munster Youths Cup , Kerry Area Semi Finals

St.Brendand’s Park Fc 5 : 1 Castleisland Afc

Sunday 12/11/17

Denny Div.1B

St.Brendand’s Park Fc 4: 2 Mastergeeha Fc

Club Fixtures Weekending 19/11/17

U11 Premier A South

St. Brendan’s Park Fc U11A v Tralee Dynamos 3pm

U11 Premier B South

St. Brendan’s Park Fc U11B v Tralee Dynamos U11B 3pm

U11 Premier C South

St. Brendan’s Park Fc U11C v Tralee Dynamos  U11C 3pm

U13 DIV. 2

St. Brendan’s Park Fc U13B V Killarney Ath B 10am

U15 Premier

St. Brendan’s Park Fc U15A v Camp Juniors 11.30am

U15 Div.2

St. Brendan’s Park Fc U15B v Ballyheigue Ath 11.30am

Under Eleven(2007)

All three of our under eleven teams are playing neighbours and old rivals Tralee Dynamos at three o clock in Christy Leahy Park. It should be a great spectale all support is welcome.

Under Twelve (2006)

With our under twelve A team having no game this weekend it was up to our B team to represent the 2006 age group with a home fixture to camp Juniors. here is the match report;

Park FC (Under 12 B) 1 – Camp 3

On a rain-soaked pitch, Park welcome league leaders Camp to their home turf.  After a rousing pre-match speech from Manager Paul, Park took to the pitch with a defensive line-up, with Park aware that Camp had blasted seven goals past one of their leading challengers, earlier in the campaign.

Park’s mighty midfield quartet of Finn, Eldion, Odhran and Sean Heaslip, battled hard, with Finn racing through one-on-one only for Camp FC’s man-of-the-match Carl Mitchells, to make one of several outstanding saves.

Camp dominated the early exchanges with Zach, Cillian and Rory on their toes constantly to keep them out and they deservedly took the lead with a low strike from close range to lead 1-0 at the break which squeezed past Mateusz in goal. Lone striker Adam, and William, when he replaced him, ploughed a lonely furrow, chasing down ball after ball.

Park had the advantage of the wind in the second half and brought on Sean Solomon, Trey, Marc, Rex and Sean Whelan as both teams came close in an end-to-end battle.

Sean Heaslip had taken over between the sticks, but the turning point in the game came when Cillian put his hands up to protect his face from a fierce shot and the referee pointed to the penalty spot. Camp duly tucked away their second goal of the tie.

Moments later as Park pressed for a goal to get back into the game, with the rampaging Jacob, making his debut for Park, tearing up and down the wing, Camp broke the off-side trap and slotted home a third.

With seconds to go the referee again pointed to the spot. Jacob had been hauled down following a long through ball from Zach.

The exceptional Carl Mitchells got one hand to the ball, but the power of Jacob’s spot kick made sure it nevertheless rattled into the back of the net. It finished 3-1 to Camp. A thorougly entertaining game, full of positives for Park FC against a strong Camp team who ran out deserved winners on the day.

Under Thriteen (2005)

Our thirteen A team have no fixture this weekend due to them being a round ahead in the National Cup. Our thirteen B team are hosting Ballyheigue in Christy Leahy Park.

Under Fourteen (2004) Our under fourteen A team had a big win in the Skechers SFAI Cup at the weekend hers the match report;

SFAI National Cup
Park 7 Charleville 1

After twenty minutes of this game nobody would have believed the score would end up as it did, with a pretty easy win for Park.
Although Park had fallen behind to a counter attack goal after nineteen minutes, the boys were playing really well. Fast, accurate passing allied to a really strong work rate had given them a vice like grip on the game.

Cianan Cooney, who had an excellent game throughout, equalised, when Charleville failed to clear Seán O’Connor’s shot, just five minutes after going behind.

The Charleville keeper then kept the scores level until half time as he produced fine saves from Kieran O’Connor and two more from Cooney.

The second half started with Park once again in the ascendancy and firing a few shots over as they tried valiantly to set their sights a bit lower.

Excellent interplay between Seán O’Connell and Cianan Cooney, after  ten minutes of the half, had Cooney just over with a right foot piledriver but soon afterwards he made amends.

He shimmied past a Charleville defender before hitting a sweet drive to the top of the Charleville net. Two one to Park and they were still playing well within themselves.
Ben Hanafin set up Messiah Chirwa five minutes later but his shot was saved by the young Cork custodian. A third was surely in the offing and it duly arrived on twenty minutes.

A cross into the box was met by the in-rushing Josh Connolly to score the goal that finally broke the Charleville resistance.

Kieran O’Connor with a superb free kick, Conor Kerins (who was outstanding all day) from 30 yards, Seán O’Connell from a similar distance and Josh Connolly from close range put the icing on the cake.All sixteen players were excellent and continue to improve.

There will be tough challenges ahead but sometimes you just have to be happy with a fine performance from some excellent young players. This was one of those times.
Thanks to all the supporters, parents and especially the club members who had the pitch and facilities in excellent order today. Thanks also to the Charleville team and management for a very sporting game.

Squad:
Liam Carmody, Samuel Aladesanusi, Seán O’Connell, Seán Hill, Kieran O’Connor, Conor Kerins, Colin Doody, Josh Connolly, Messiah Chirwa, Seán O’Connor, Cianan Cooney, Ben Hanafin, Luke O’Connell, Killian Murphy, David Feeley and Cian O’Neill.

Under Fifteen (2003)

Both our under fithteen teams are at home this weekend in their respective leagues both kick off times are at 11.30am in Christy Leahy park. Our A team play league leader Camp Juniors while our B team host Ballyheigue Ath all support is greatly appricated.

Under sixteen(2002)

Our under sixteen A and B teams both braved the wintery conditions the weekend here are the match  reports;

U16 National Cup:
Our 16s had a tough encounter at home on Saturday in the National Cup against a very good Nenagh side with a last thirty two place at stake & also a Munster semifinal up for grabs.

Conditions were terrible with wind & rain throughout the eighty minutes but both teams tried to play passing football nevertheless.
We started the brighter dominating most of the first thirty minutes but really should have had two or three goals for our efforts.

We did however get one on eleven minutes after a beauty of a through ball from Darragh Moriarty sent John Carmody on his way & John made no mistake with a cool finish.

It was no more than we deserved after John had skinned the cross bar, Mervyn had seen his shot saved & Darragh Moriarty had seen his goal ward shot sail just over with the Nenagh keeper beaten.

Some days you just can’t buy a goal & when Luke Dennehy’s cross clipped the cross bar, again with the Nenagh keeper beaten, it looked like faith was against us.

Darragh again shot just over from outside the box & Nenagh couldn’t get up the field but when the did they found Cian Purcell, Greg Scanlon, Nick Izehi, Andrew Murphy & Luke Dennehy a wall of red & black.

The final ten minutes of the half saw the Tipp lads have their first real shot before a punt upfield wasn’t dealt with by our defence & the final touch coming off one of our heads for a killer equaliser right on halftime. All our good work cancelled out.

Nenagh came out fighting in the second half & should have taken the lead inside the first ten minutes but we managed to clear our lines.

Then came the match changer after another attack on the right wing & a cross was met first time on the volley with our Captain Devon Burns making  a double ‘Darren Randolph’ like save on the line which could have changed the course of the game.

Terence Carmody moved from the wing into left back with TJ McMahon going out wide & Robert Kerins coming on for Darragh Moriarty who had covered every blade of grass on both wings.

Nathan Holden was taking the fight to Nenagh in the middle of the Park & eventually had to be replaced after seventy five minutes with Tide bringing a fresh pair of legs into the centre.

The changes gave us a foothold again & TJ was starting to show how dangerous he can be with a shot across the goal followed by a volley which agonisingly hit the side netting.

With three minutes of normal time time left & extra time looming large TJ cut in from the left turning inside the Nenagh defender before coolly slotting the ball into the net to spark wild celebrations on & off the pitch.

After two very long minutes of injury time the final whistle came at last & we can now look forward to at least another two games against some of the best teams in the country.
FT 2 – 1
MotM John Carmody

Fenit Samphires 2 : 4

On a blustery morning the breeze was going to have a part to play & that’s exactly what happened when a shot from just inside our half floated in over DJ Griffin after 5 minutes to give the home side the lead.

We went 2-1 up through Sean scoring two. DJ had pulled off two top class saves to keep us in front in the game with Fenit making full use of the strong breeze.

Fenit were unlucky not to have another goal before the half time whistle after a shot ran along our goal line before being clearedDespite having the advantage of the breeze in the second half, which we rarely used, it was fifty – fifty for the most part.

Kieran O Leary & Jordan Mason battled for every ball in the centre of the park, while our defence was tight with Peter Dineen & Man of the Match Liam Magee composed on the ball.

Ryan, Cian & Connor Kavanagh all dealt with the attacking wingers Fenit threw at us & got forward when needed.  With fifteen minutes to go Sean was reintroduced in midfield for Jordan Mason who ran himself into the ground & with his first touch found the net for his fourth of the day.

Simon Moynihan gave his best performance to date on the wing, working tirelessly up & down the pitch. Fenit completed the scoring in injury time when ex Park boy Gavin Burrows scored late in injury time. Great credit to our keeper DJ who played a full half with a serious hand injury, pulling off some fine saves.
Full time 2 – 4

Youth Team (2001)

Munster Youth CupKerry Area Semifinal
Park FC 5 v 1 Castleisland Afc

Park controlled the game but were guilty of been wasteful in front of goal and were made to pay when Castleisland were awarded a dubious penalty in the forty fourth minute which they converted  to take a shock lead into the break.
Park management made a couple of positional changes for the second half and moving James Sheehan from right back to midfield proved to be the key as Park pressed Castleisland and totally dominated the second half , netting five goals with captain Adam Ward hitting a brace and one apiece coming from Aaron Ward , JR Tshikato and Jordan Barry.
Best for Park;Conor O’Brien – Shane Jordan – Adam Ward – Kevin Brown
Man of Match ; James Sheeehan
Park Team ; Conor Hayes – Jack Donohue – Shane Jordan – James Sheehan – Leon Shalemba – JR Tshikato – Adam Ward – Kevin Brown – Jordan Barry – Aaron Ward – Conor O’Brien ;Bench – Jamie O’Brien – David Oba – Mike Lacey – Ben Falvey – Andrew Breen
Management;Graham O’Sullivan – Tadgh Healy

Senior Team

Our senior team are into second place thanks to a home win at Christy Leahy Park against Mastergeeha B team. Mikey Burke bagged a hat trick for the home side with John Dineen getting one in a four two win.

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