St Brendan’s Park FC News

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Tommy Naughton 

Wednesday 9th September
JK Sports U12 Premier
Park A  3-1  Listowel A   .
Trophy World U16 Premier
Park A  5-2  Castleisland   .
Thursday 10th September
Daly’s Supervalu U13 Premier
Listowel A  1-6  Park A   .
Sunday 13th September 2015
Dominos Pizza U17 Cup Final Replay ,
St Brendans Park  1-4  Mastergeeha

Our academy for ages 5 to 10 years continues every Saturday . All our coaches are fully qualified so your child is guaranteed the very best of Coaching .Proof of this is that our academy has been running since 2006 and over 100 kids attend every Saturday. The U6’s , U7’s and U8’s will be from 1.00pm- 2.15pm and this will be followed by the U9’s and U10’s from 2.45pm-4.15pm .

Please insure that you bring Shin pads, water, jackets etc. All parents are welcome to watch the whole session or arrive a little early to see how much fun their child is having. If you would like to get involved yourself in any way, just ask one of our coaches for assistance on how to do this.  For any questions or comments please email .

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 on where you will also find links to our Facebook and Twitter club pages . All coaches are asked to submit match reports and squad photos as soon as they can after matches so that they can be posted on the website .

(U13) Premier ;
Listowel Celtic 1-6 Park A
We opened our league Campaign on Thursday evening away to Listowel. We stared brightly when  Captain John O’Connor played a lovely ball through the 2 centre backs for Leon Gallagher who superbly lobbed the on rushing keeper to put us up 1-0 after 2 minutes. But Listowel pulled a goal back within 5 minutes when they won a free kick on the edge of our area when we had good opportunities to clear but failed to do so and got punished when the free kick was struck high into the roof of our net.

The game went a bit hectic after the equaliser  but we found our way back  in front when John played another sublime pass out wide to Earnan Ferris burst in off left wing brushed by the defender and hit a powerful shot into the roof of the net. Listowel fought hard to peg is back but our back line of Sean Broerick(gk) Graham Sheehy James Charles Alan and Cian Brosnan were outstanding to ensured that it remained  2-1 at the break.

The second half we swapped our keeper and on came DJ Griffin, Earnan  made it 3-1 with another delicate chip over the keeper to score his second this time the assist coming from Cian Brosnan by that time we also introduced Darragh Caplis just after the half and he had himself a fine half bagging 2 goals.

His second all his own making when he controlled a long clearance from Armin Heinrich, he took the ball on his chest just inside his own half, turned the defender and raced towards the goal with the Listowel defence hot on his heels he had the pace to keep ahead of them to round the on rushing keeper who made firm contact with Darragh but his eyes were focused on the goal and did brilliantly to stay on his feet and keep the ball under control to put it into an empty net 5-1.

Darragh o Connor and Cianan Cooney came into the fray and the scores ins increased once more with Earnan Ferris get his much deserved hat trick with an absolute beauty.

The ball was hanging in the air when Earnan flew into the air smashing in an overhead scissor kick that no keeper would have kept out. All in all a fantastic team performance.

Best on the day were Alan Brosnan James Charles Armin Heinrich John o Connor Darragh Caplis Leon Gallagher
Man of the Match Earnan Ferris.

(U12) Premier ;
Park A 3-1 Listowel Celtic A
Its fair to say that one of the toughest games this current Park squad played last season as u11’s was the semi-final of the Kerry Cup. The game went all the way to penalties and was played against a very competitive Listowel Celtic side.

We knew then that there was going to be no easy start to this new season as u12’s as the lads started the new campaign against familiar foes.
The commitment to training and in the warm-up games that we had played suggested that we were ready but we expected a tough test none the less and that is how it played out.

It was a lovely evening for a game with a stiff breeze and a pitch that was in good condition. The opening exchanges were a bit helter-skelter with a lot of the game being played out in the middle of the pitch while both teams got to grips with each other.

Even at this stage the Park were keeping the ball on the floor, passing well and creating one or two half chances and getting a couple of corners early on but no real scoring opportunities were coming at this stage. At the back Liam was marshalling the back four on front of him and looking really confident with his kick outs as he did for the whole game.

This allowed us to take control of possession right from the back four of Jack, Sean, Ben and Josh. With a couple of new positions for some of the back four the defending was extremely assured which was limiting Listowel Celtic to speculative efforts from distance. In midfield, Conor was working really hard as the main defensive cover as Listowel were playing an attacking formation in the first half.

David was busy as always and providing the link between the defence and attack really well. Cianan at the front of our midfield three was linking up really well with Colin up front and they created a number of opportunities for each other as the half progressed although a combination of excellent saves and near misses meant that the Listowel Celtic goal was not breached in the first half.

With a strong bench in place the team was freshened up with Daragh and Samuel coming into the back four, Cillian up front while Danny and Venice slotted in to midfield.

The team continued to control much of the possession but with a goal still not coming for Park a breakaway by Listowel caused problems for our defence resulting in a goal close to half-time. A little tough on the lads but 0-1 to Listowel at the break.

The second half had a similar look to it as the first half with Park playing some lovely football against what is a talented and physical Listowel side. At times early in the half it looked like we were creating some more space and that it was going to be a matter of time before a goal would come.

There was some excellent passing and moving which had Listowel in trouble on many occasions but no finish. However, as can happen in games it was almost 0-2 to Listowel except for a good save from Liam which kept us in the game.

The rotation of the bench continued and it was two of the players that had fresh legs that combined to get the goal they deserved. Cianan played a great pass to Colin who had peeled away from the defender before controlling the pass and beating the keeper to make it 1-1.

It was no more than Park deserved and now momentum and confidence was high and the Park went in search of a winner and it wasn’t long before it came with Cianan finishing off a great move, 2-1. With time running out Colin was fouled on the edge of the box in a dangerous position. Cianan stood up to take the free through a crowded penalty area to the bottom corner for his second of the match and Parks third.

Full-Time: Park A 3 Listowel Celtic 1

It was a very entertaining game of football played at pace and with no small amount of skill. The luck of the draw means that these two teams will also meet in the National Cup 1st round so definitely one worth coming to see.
Slí Eile Play Therapy – Our website sponsor ;
We are proud to announce Slí Eile Play Therapy as our new website sponsor. Slí Eile Play Therapy are based in Manor, Tralee (next to Wadding’s Butchers) and assist children who may need help in dealing with emotional, behavioural and/or psychological difficulties. Slí Eile also provide parental guidance and support. Owner and Play therapist of Slí Eile Laura O’ Carroll felt that St Brendan’s Park FC and Slí Eile were an ideal fit as “The Park provide a very healthy environment for children to develop sports wise and socially and our aim is also to help children develop and deal with issues on a more personal level.

Thursday 17th September
JK Sports U12 Premier
Dynamos A v Park A   6.15pm .
Killarney Plaza U15 Premier
Dynamos A v Park A   6.15pm TBC .
Friday 18th September
Munster Junior Cup
Park Fc  v  Mastergeeha Fc  7.30pm Venue Mounthawk Park .
Saturday 19th September
JK Sports U12 Div.1
Killarney Celtic B v Park B  10.30am .
JK Sports U12 Div.3
Park C v Ballylongford    11.00am .
Foundation Sports U14 Premier
Killarney Athletic A v Park A  11.45am .
Foundation Sports U14 Div.1
Mastergeeha v Park B   11.45am .
Foundation Sports U14 Div.2
Park C v Park D    12.30pm .
Trophy World U16 Premier
Listowel A v Park A   TBC .
Trophy World U16 Div.1
Mastergeeha v Park B   12.00pm .
Munster Youth Cup
Fenit Samphires  v  Park Fc  2.00pm .

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