Back of the Net: Killarney soccer

soccer ballKillarney Athletic AFC
Compiled by Alan Daly
Premier A: Killarney Athletic 1 Castleisland 3. With the score 0-0 at half-time, Athletic fancied their chances of a home win. Castleisland, however, raced into a 3-0 lead early in the second half. Adam Moynihan scored a spectacular free kick to give our side hope but, unfortunately, it finished in defeat.

Under 15: Killarney Athletic 1 Ballyhar Dynamos 0. For the second time this season Athletic defeated Ballyhar Dynamos 1-0 and the visitors certainly deserved at least parity in both fixtures.
On a day when Athletic struggled to find any fluency this was a result born out of hard work and perseverance. The introduction of Ian Prendergast to centre of midfield added some much-needed energy in that sector.
While the home side’s defence repelled a series of corners, chances at the other end were few and far between. But with the destination of valuable league points in the balance, it was Prendergast who passed the ball to the corner of the Ballyhar net to settle the issue.

Fixtures: Thursday – U13 Division 1: Ballyhar v Killarney Athletic (4.00pm)
Saturday – U12 Premier: Killarney Athletic v Killorglin A (10.30am)
U14 Premier: Killorglin A v Killarney Athletic (12 noon)
U16 Division 1 Shield: Killarney Athletic v Camp (10.30am)
Girls U12 Premier: Killarney Athletic v Inter Kenmare (2.00pm)
Girls  U16 Premier :Killarney Athletic v Inter Kenmare (2.00pm)
Monday –  U15 Division 1: Iveragh v Killarney Athletic (12noon)
Sunday – Premier A: Killarney Athletic v Killarney Celtic (2.30pm)

soccer ballKillarney Celtic FC
Compiled by Jimmy O’Sullivan Darcy

Reunion: A 20-year reunion of the Killarney Celtic double winning side of 1995/96 will take place on Friday, April 22 in the Fáilte Bar at 9.00pm. A few beers, finger food and a chat so spread the word. Contact: Noel Brosnan (087-2340981) or Karl McMahon (087-6383112).

Draw: Reigning champions Kerry have drawn Wicklow, Carlow, and Donegal in this year’s Kennedy Cup competition in UL.

Under 17: Best of luck to Brendan Hogan and the Kerry Under 17 League of Ireland team who play Cork in Mounthawk Park next Sunday at 2.00pm.

Munster Junior Cup: Janesboro 4 Killarney Celtic 1. We were highly disappointed to exit the Munster Junior Cup at quarter-final stage but hugely proud of the battle our understrength team put up, given that we were missing no less than six regular starters. Youth players Cian Casey, Adam Polinenka, and Pable Ferreno stepped up fantastically to the challenge on their debuts for the seniors.

Celtic made a good start and regulars Wayne Sparling, Gary Keane, Conor Randall, Jamie Spillane and Fergal O’Donoghue were brilliant from start to finish. Kevin Moriarty and David Hayes joined the starting line-up for the first time this season and played superbly, as did John McDonagh and Anthony O’Leary on their welcome returns.

Had Celtic their full squad it is quite likely that the result may well have been different; nonetheless we congratulate a sporting Janesboro and wish them all the best in the competition. Conor Randall put away a great goal for us from a pinpoint Wayne Sparling cross. A superb performance from a remarkable group of players.

U17 League: Killarney Celtic 6 Killarney Athletic 3. Celtic had the upper hand but had to work hard for it in a tough and honest local derby.

U16 Tucker Kelly Cup: Killarney Celtic A 6 Killarney Celtic B 1. Killarney Celtic A as expected beat their clubmates in the B team 6-1. Sean Doherty scored twice with Jordan Lee, Michael Devlin, James Lynch and Lee Downing to put the Celtic A team into the semi-final.

U15 Division 1: Iveragh United 0 Killarney Celtic B 3. A long road but three well-taken goals most definitely shortened the road home! Well done to all.

U13 Premier: St Brendan’s Park 2 Killarney Celtic 0. We put in a huge effort but Park were just that little bit too good for us on the day.

U13 Division One: Killarney Celtic B 4 Ballyhar 1. Killarney Celtic B are in second and are now on 16 points following their 4-1 home win over Ballyhar. Erin Moloney hit two with Ruairi Dorrian and the outstanding Patrick Komosa getting the others.

Team: Congratulations to Under 13 player Patrick Komosa on making the Kerry Schoolboys/Schoolgirls Team of the Week.


Premier A: Killarney Celtic away to Killarney Athletic, Sunday (2.30pm)
Reserve Cup: Killarney Celtic B away to Listowel Celtic B, Sunday (2.30pm)
Munster Youths Cup quarter-final: Killarney Celtic at home to Fairview Rangers, Saturday (2.00pm)
U17 League: Killarney Celtic away to Listowel Celtic, Friday (5.00pm)
U15 Kerry Cup: Killarney Celtic away to Prak, Saturday (11.00am)
U15 Div 1: Killarney Celtic B at home to Ballyhar, Thursday 24 (5.30pm)
U15 Div 1
: Killarney Celtic B at home to Mastergeeha, Saturday (12 noon)
U14 Premier:
Killarney Celtic away to Killorglin, Thursday 24 (5.30pm)
U12 Girls:
Killarney Celtic at home to Listowel Celtic, Saturday (3.00pm)
U12 Premier: Killarney Celtic away to Listowel Celtic, Saturday (10.30am)
U12 Div 1: Killarney Celtic B away to Inter Kenmare, Saturday (10.30am)
U12 Div 3: Killarney Celtic C at home to Listowel Celtic, Saturday (11.45am)
U12 Div 3: Killarney Celtic C away to MEK, Monday 28 (5.00pm)


Lotto: The numbers drawn were 3, 5, 22 and 23. €50 Lucky Dip winners were Patricia Meehan c/o Tom, Kevin O’Doherty, O’Kelly’s Villas, Paudie c/o The Laune. Next week’s jackpot is €4,200.

soccer ballMastergeeha FC
Compiled by Tadhg Brosnan

Dogs: Mastergeeha FC will hold a fundraising Night at the Dogs at Kingdom Greyhound Stadium on Friday, April . It is a very important fundraiser for the club and a great night of fun and entertainment is guaranteed. Tickets are on sale from committee members and in the Village Inn and Kilcummin Post Office. All support welcome.

Under 13: Park 1 Mastergeeha 1. In this close game Mastergeeha took the lead just before the break when Brendan O’Leary scored after a good move.

In the second half the current league leaders equalised in the 50th minute. After this both sides created some good chances with Cian Foley and Barry Lenihan going closest for Mastergeeha.