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Club Results Weekending 4/2/18
Skechers SFAI Cup Last 32
St. Brendan’s Park Fc U12A 2 : 3 Mallow United
U16 Premier
Killorglin 1 : 1 St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16A
U16 Div. 2
St. Brendan’s Park Fc U16B 2 : 1 Killarney Celtic B
Denny Div. 1B
Castlemaine United 0 : 5 St. Brendan’s Park Fc

Fixtures Weekending 11/2/18
U11 Premier
Fenit Samphires v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U11A 12pm
U11 Div. 1
Fenit Samphires v St. Brendan’s Park Fc U11B12pm
U11 Div. 1
Tralee Dynamos vSt. Brendan’s Park Fc U11C 11.30am
U13 Premier
Killarney Athletic v St. Brendan’s Park Fc u13A 10.30am
Killarney Athletic v St. Brendan’s Park Fc u13B 11.45am
St. Brendan’s Park Fc U15A v Inter Kenmare 11am
Rattoo Rovers v
Killarney Athletic v St. Brendan’s Park Fc 10.30am
Denny Youth League
Castleisland v St. Brendan’s Park Fc 2pm
Denny Div. 1B
Killarney Athletic B v St. Brendan’s Park Fc 11.30am

Under thirteen (2004)
Our under 13s bowed out of the sketchers SFAI cup on Saturday last with a score line of three goals to two against a dogged Mallow United. Having been two nil up inside 20mins with goals from cian O’Gara and Callum O’Sullivan.

Under sixteen (2002)
Our 16A squad travelled to the Dragons Den in Killorglin for an early Saturday morningkickoff with a few absentees due to illness , injuries & school trips.
Nevertheless we created all the chances in the first half but only converting one from TJ McMahon.

The Killorglin keeper was in fine form denying first TJ then a fine double save stopping Nathan Holden’s shot from point blank range. So after dominating the first half we only had a goal to show for all our good play.

Within five minutes of the restart John Carmody had struck a left legged rocket inside the post to double our lead.
Following more good play, Darragh Moriarty took the ball down controlled it & hit an unstoppable shot into the far top corner for what will surely be a goal of the season contender. Game over with thirty minutes to play or so we thought !!

Another top quality save again from a Darragh Moriarty goal bound shot seem to bring the Killorglin boys to life & they threw everything at us for the remainder of the game.
A defensive mix up led to their goal & when we conceded a penalty for a hand ball shortly after it looked like another Ballyhar was on the cards.

Up stepped Stephen Nix, our new keeper, from that famous Tralee sporting family to dive to his right & palm away the peno to ease the nerves. Despite a few missed chances at the other end & a couple more scares we saw out the final minutes for a much needed win.
Full time 3 – 1
Best for Park, Darragh Moriarty, Colin Walsh, John Carmody & MotM Andrew Murphy.

Our 16B squad also down to the bare bones due to injury & sickness hosted Killarney Celtic B on that fantastic all weather pitch in Mounthawk Park.
We welcomed DJ Griffin back from a long injury & what an important part he played in the win making saves at vital times in the game.

The away game had seen Celtic win 4 nil at home in a comfortable victory so we knew that all the lads would have to battle for every ball to get something from the game. What we didn’t know was this was to be an absolute thriller of a battle from start to finish. Celtic took the lead early & the signs looked ominous again.

We were creating all the chances but some terrible finishing was keeping it scoreless before Michael Lally burst through the Killarney defense & hit an unstoppable shot which hit the underside of the bar bounced inside the line & came back out in a copy of the famous World Cup final goal in 1966. Luckily for us the eagle eyed Kevin saw it cross the line & awarded the goal.

After that we dominated the remainder of the half until a minute before halftime Michael Lally had struck a goal bound shot which crashed off the butt of the post & in the ensuing battle to win the rebound Michael received a straight red card.
So after all our fine play in the first forty minutes we would be down to ten men for the second forty.

At halftime we also had to withdraw Sean Sookarry who had become unwell during the first half leaving us two subs, one of whom was  carrying an injury, backs to the wall stuff !
HT 1 – 1

The second half will be remembered by the management for the battling qualities & never say die attitude show by all on the pitch as boys became men to create chance after chance with Liam Magee’s dribble from Centre back to shooting just over inside the Celtic box being a stand out moment.

Jordan Mason was a class act in midfield spraying passes all over the pitch & his midfield partner Kieran O Leary ran himself to a standstill. Liam & Peter Dineen played outstanding together at the back while Connor Kavanagh & Eoin McDonnell played probably their best game to date.

Even though a man down Luke Dennehy & Simon Moynihan covered both wings up & down without stopping for breath, launching attack after attack.

Ryan O Sullivan’s injury eventually got the better of him & Mark Roche worked tirelessly to provide an out ball when under pressure.
With two minutes of time remaining &  Celtic pressing high looking for a winning goal Kieran O Leary went on one final lung bursting run through the Celtic midfield & found himself on the edge of the box & with a premiership finish lifted the ball over the keeper & into the top corner to give our lads a much deserved three points.
FT 2 – 1
MotM Liam Magee & Jordan Mason.

Our senior team had A company hence the five nil win over castle Man United goals coming from Mikey Burke getting himself a hat trick, Adam Ward and then own goal sealed an emphatic Win.

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