Killarney win nine goal thriller
Denny U-17 League
Denny U-17 League
Killarney Celtic 10 Rathkeale 1
DENNY PREMIER A Killarney Celtic 3 Spa Road 0 KILLARNEY Celtic moved five points clear at the top of the division when they saw off the challenge of Spa Road who gave a good account of themselves. Gary Keane bagged two goals for the winners while Tony Brosnan also found the net. Despite going down Spa Road were happy enough with their overall performance. Castleisland FC 3 Classic FC 0 CASTLEISLAND FC moved up into a title challenging position after a comfortable win over Classic FC. The first half was scoreless but goals by Pa Hickey, Aidan O'Callaghan and the ageless Tim O'Donoghue wrapped up the points for Castleisland.
DENNY DIVISION 2A Classic FC 0 Skelliga FC 5 SKELLIGA FC remain at the pinnacle of the division after a big win over Classic FC. Rad Keating got them off the mark and another from Stevie Boyle put them 2-0 up at half time.
SOCCER fans around the county were saddened at the death of John Joe Naughton of St Brendan's Park Tralee.
THE Park appeared to be bowing out of the FAI Junior Cup on Sunday at Christy Leahy Park when they trailed Kingswood FC from Dublin 3-2 as the game went deep into added time but they came back from the dead with Shane Brosnan heading home the most dramatic of equalisers in the sixth minute of added time.
NATIONAL CUP WHEN we review this season next summer one of the highlights will be the run of Ballyhar in the National Cups. Their Under-14s pulled off another great win this week as they saw off Granagh to qualify for the last 32. Goals from Jake Flynn and David Kenny saw them defeat Granagh 2-1 at Murt Scott Park to set up another home tie in round 5 clash against New Oak Boys.
UNDER-12 PREMIER IN the JK Sports 12 Premier Killorglin continue to lead the way as they made the long trip to Listowel Celtic a winning one. Ger Hassett and Martin Foley got the goals for the winners.
TRALEE TROPHY WORLD U-16 NORTH THERE are now two unbeaten sides in the Northern section. Listowel Celtic weren't playing and sit on 12 points from four games. The Park joined them on this number after they proved too strong for Castleisland. Jack Dugglan netted a hat trick, Shane McLoughlin and Ryan Dolan (2 each) and Murrough Connolly. Ethan O'Connor and Killian Moloney replied for Castleisland.
THE draw for the Elite Round of the 2012-13 UEFA U17 European Championship Elite Phase took place last week at UEFA Headquarters in Nyon. The group winners will qualify for the finals in Slovakia from May 5 to 17 with the top six teams going forward to the FIFA U17 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates from October 17 to November 8.
ST. Brendan's Park soccer player Jesse Stafford Lacey could be facing Juventus later this month when he travels to Qatar with the Republic of Ireland under-15 side that will play the Italian club in a friendly game at the Aspire Academy in Doha, Qatar, later this month.
DENNY DIVISION 2A Skelliga FC 7 St Bernards 1 SKELLIGA FC have been in top goalscoring form in recent weeks and this trend continued on Sunday when they hit St Bernards for seven goals and in the process became the new league leaders in this division.
SCHOOLS FUTSAL AFTER winning the Kerry competition Mercy Mounthawk represented Kerry in the Munster A futsal finals in Nenagh.
ST Brendan's Park's bid to lift the Munster Champions League Cup proved to be a bridge too far at Clonreask in West Limerick on Saturday when they were comprehensively beaten by an excellent Pike Rovers side from Limerick City.
THE manager of The Park side Tommy Naughtin said after the game that he had no complaint about the result and Pike Rovers were deserving winners.
UMBRO FAI JUNIOR CUP. LAST 64 ST Brendan's Park will have to pick themselves up after last weekend's defeat as they face Dublin side Kingswood United next Sunday at Christy Leahy Park in the last 64 of the FAI Junior Cup.
UMBRO FAI JUNIOR CUP Broadford United 1 Killarney Celtic 1 (Broadford won 5-4 on penalties after extra-time). IN a bad weekend for Kerry soccer in outside competitions Killarney Celtic surprisingly made they exit from the FAI Junior Cup at Celtic Park going down in penalties to Desmond League side Broadford United.
IT was announced that the proceeds from the 2014 Castleisland Races meeting will be distributed as follows: Proceeds from the Humphrey Murphy Memorial Fun Run to Glebe Lodge. Acquired Brain Injury Ireland is to receive the bulk of the race day gate receipts.
THE heartbroken family of a popular Listowel father-of-four who died at his home over the weekend from carbon monoxide poisoning have warned others about the dangers of the deadly gas in the home.
FIANNA Fáil's local election strategy in north Kerry has been blasted as 'madness' by former senator Dan Kiely, pictured, who quit the party this week after 40 years steeped in Fianna Fail tradition.
THE State body charged with upholding academic standards in the third level sector says it is currently following up with IT Tralee on the implementation of a set of recommendations introduced following a review of postgraduate degrees at the college.
DRINK driving remains a persistent problem in Kerry, according to gardaí, but a massive Garda operation that 'bagged' 170 drivers in Killarney over the weekend found that not a single one was over the limit.
ROCK Street has some new residents who have been ruffling the feathers of pedestrians and business owners on the street in recent days.
COMMUNITY spirit was much in evidence as a small army of friends and family members helped an Ardfert garden centre get back up and running after the devastation caused by Storm Darwin.
IT was undoubtedly one of the wettest and wildest Christmas periods in quite some time, but the weather failed to put a dampener on the renowned Christmas lights spectacular in the Noonan house in Templeglantine.
STAFF at The Brehon Hotel enjoyed a triple celebration this week as they claimed their third award in quick succession.
THE pupils at CBS National School have been putting technology to good use to keep in touch with some of the many students from overseas who have taught at the school as part of the Comenius Programme.