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St Brendan’s Park Club Notes 08/10/2017

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 m with your questions and we will get back to you asap.

Results week ending 08/10/17

Wednesday 4/10/17

Munster Youth Cup
Listowel Celtic 1 : 3 St. Brendan’s Park Fc

Saturday 07/10/17

VITHIT Kerryschoolboysgirls League

Daly’s Supervalu U13 Premier
St. Brendan’s Park FC A 1 : 3 Killarney Athletic A

Daly’s Supervalu U13 Div. 2
Fenit Samphires 5 : 1 St. Brendan’s Park Fc B

Killarney Plaza U15 Premier
Inter Kenmare 1 : 2 St. Brendan’s Park FC

Killarney Plaza U15 Div. 2
St. Brendan’s Park FC B 3 : 4 Dingle

Kerry District League

Denny U17 League
Mastergeeha 1 : 7 St. Brendan’s Park FC


Denny Div. 1B
Mastergeeha 2 : 2 St. Brendan’s Park FC


St. Brendan’s Park Fc v Castleisland Fc 7.30pm 11/10/17
venue Mounthawk Park

Vithit Kerryschoolboysgirls League 12/10/17

U16 Div.2
Killarney Celtic U16B v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16B 7.30pm


Killarney Athletic U12A v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12A 4pm

Caherdavin Celtic Fc u16 v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16A 2pm, Greenhills

Vithit Kerryschoolboysgirls League 14/10/17

U12 Di2v.
St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12Bv Listowel Celtic U12B 12pm

St. Brendan’s Park Fc v Castlegregory Celtic 11.30am
Our 2009 Academy kids has hosted Camp Juniors and Fenit Samphires for a series of u9 friendly matches last Saturday at Christy Leahy Park.

The Park had 6 five a side Teams, Camp had 4 teams and Fenit had 3 teams. Each club contributed to a great football occassion which the children and parents enjoyed. We saw some fantastic matches, great goals and wonderful skills which made for great entertainment.

The boys and girls that played behaved very well, their commitment to their football is a credit to themselves and to their clubs.

Thanks to the officials from Fenit and Camp for coming into Tralee to play, we look forward to meeting again soon.

Also thanks to Leon McEvoy, Padraig McCannon and Pat Griffin for their valuable time which helped coaches Kieran, Preston and Mike greatly.

Aoife Begley u8

Cian O’Donoghue u6
Conor O’Regan u8
Adam Lunn u8
Sean O’Neill u9

Pawel Swalgin u8
Mark Foley u7
Edison Jahiri u8

Brian Heaphy u9
Patrick Leen u7
Cian O’Regan u6

Under 12 (2006)

Our under twelve A-Team continue their journey in this years SKECHERS SFAI CUP when they head to Killarney to take on Killarney Athletic, kick off is at four o clock.  While our twelve B-Team are home to Listowel and the kick is at twelve o clock. All support for the lads would be greatly appreciated.

Under 13 (2005)

A though day at the office for both our under thirteen teams with our A-Team going down three goals to 1 to Killarney Athletic with Jamie O’Shea getting our goal and our B Team as they went down five to one away Fenit Samphires.

Under 14 (2004)

Our under fourteen team
will have a free weekend as they wait in round three of the Skechers SFAI Cup for the winners of Charleville/Ballingarry.

Under 15 (2003)

U15 Premier League

Inter Kenmare 1 Park 2

Our U15A made the long trip to Kenmare on Saturday morning last with hopes of back-to back victories following their National Cup win a fortnight ago.  Shorn of the services of John O’Connor, Earnan Ferris and Adam Sheehy through injury, the club’s U14s helped out and Messiah Chirwa, Cianan Cooney, Colin Doody and Ben Hanafin were drafted in to bolster the squad, which also featured new signing, keeper Gavin O’Brien.

We started well and were very comfortable in possession, especially when building from the back, where James Charles was very accurate in possession and he was ably supported by Marc Brick and Adam Walker who were very solid throughout.  Leon Gallagher and Jack Twamley were controlling midfield, with Dan Fisher and Sean Kedzierski raiding down the flanks and David Callaghan a threat in behind the homesters defence.  The pressure paid off when a typical Park move split the Inter defence and when the ball broke to Cianan Cooney 12 yards out, he smashed in high into the net to give the Tralee lads a deserved lead.  Kenmare refused to buckle however and were right back in the game shortly after, when a long-range shot eluded Gavin O’Brien to level matters.  It was nip and tuck from there to half time although Park had just about regained the initiative with the introduction of Chirwa, Doody and Hanafin.

On the resumption, Park regained control, particularly with the introduction of Darragh Walsh into central defence where his pace and strength were clearly evident.  This also released warrior captain Ryan Guerin into midfield where he immediately stabilized proceedings and was complimented by the re-introduction of Gallagher who started to pick holes in the Kenmare defence with his range of passing, which continually released the dangerous Doody down the right flank.  Matt Healy also entered the fray and gave the visitors another option down the opposite wing.

The pressure finally told when Chirwa picked out the mercurial Cooney’s superbly timed run with an exquisite pass inside the box and he made no mistake to make it 2-1 to Park.  In fact, Cooney was only denied a hat-trick when his 20-yard shot came back off the crossbar with the keeper beaten.  To their credit, Inter never gave up and pressed to the finish, but with Walsh rock-solid, Charles and Hanafin steadfast while also carrying the ball out of defence and Twamley and Walker back in the action to reinforce the rearguard, Park saw the game out impressively to claim the spoils.

Park: O’Brien, Walker, Charles, Guerin, Brick, Twamley, Gallagher, Kedzierski, Cooney, Fisher, Callaghan, Walsh, Healy, Hanafin, Chirwa, Doody

Special thanks to Ken, Dominik, John Walker, Con Healy, Andy “coffee” Fisher and Denis ”The Boxer” Hanafin for providing transport.

Under 16 (2002)

Our under sixteen A-Team will head to Co.  Clare as they face Caherdavin FC in the Skechers SFAI Cup. Kick off is at two o’clock

Under 17 (2001)

Denny U17 League

Mastergeeha 1 v 7 Park FC

We dominated this away fixture and took a three goal lead into the break with Mervin Shalemba scoring a brace and David Oba adding the third.
We took total control early into second half when Oba got his second and Parks fourth. JR Tshikato (capt) scored Parks fifth with Jordan Barry scoring a brace.
Mastergeeha scored a late consolation to make it four- one.

Best 4Park ; Mervin Shalemba – John Carmody – JR Tshikato – Jordan Barry
Man of Match ; Leon Shalemb

Youths (2001)

On Wednesday our youth team face Castleisland in the Denny Youth League in Mount Hawk Park. Kick off is @ 7.30pm.

Senior team

Denny Div. 1B
Mastergeeha B 2 : 2 St. Brendan’s Park Fc

Our Senior were away to to Mastergeeha on Sunday morning and the had to settle for a hard fought point. We found ourselves two nil down before goals from Mikey Andrews and Donnagh o Brien rescued a point for the boys. Up next for our seniors is a home game with Castlegregory on Sunday 15th.

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