Athletic beat rivals Mastergeeha
Under 12 National Cup
IT was the first round of the Even Age National Cup and Kerry sides put up some big scores.
In the U-12 Killarney Athletic won the all Kerry clash against Mastergeeha. Goals from Szymon Bartkicwicz, Owen Benson 2, Eoghan O'Sullivan 2, Eoin Moynihan and a Evan Looney hat-trick saw the town team through. Philip O'Leary 2, Shane Warren and Darragh Lehane replied for Mastergeeha.
Listowel Celtic were too strong for Granville Rangers at Pat Kennedy Park and hit nine to the visitors one goal. Sean McGrath scored four, Kevin Goulding and Tadgh O'Connell two each and Robert Foley one each to see the Hoops through.
Kingdom Boys travelled to Granagh and hit seven without reply. Leo Gaxha got three, Pa Keane (2) and Sean Kennedy and Adam Joy one each.
Killarney Celtic also put up a big score in their home win against Corbally United. Emmet O'Shea, Christian Casey, Ian O'Connor, Niall McGillicuddy, Padraig Looney, Ryan O'Grady and James Darmody all got one each.
The Park made it a clean sweep for Kerry sides as they beat Broadford. Rhys Keane, Mervyn Shalemba 2, Colin Walsh, Conor O'Sullivan and Nathan Gleeson got the goals.
U-14 National Cup
THERE wasn't as much good news with Castleisland and Mastergeeha going out to Pike Rovers and Bridge United respectively. However, the Park B are through beating Avenue B away in Clare 4-0. However, the sides through to round two had a better time. Kingdom Boys had a god win away to Ballymackey with Dara Lowth 2, Nemanja Samardzic and Dan Goggin scored in a 4-0 win.
Inter Kenmare were in this section for the first time and recoded a great 5-2 home win over Shannon Town. Dillon O'Connor, Tom Murnane, Boki Nikic and two from Donal O'Sullivan were the Inter goal getters.
A Cillian Spillane hat-trick and one each from Eamon Rohan and Jack Sheahan saw Listowel Celtic progress on a 5-1 score-line over Moneypoint. Killarney Celtic travelled to Roscrea and came away 4-0 winners thanks to goals from Micheal Devlin, Lee Downing, Ryan Kelliher and Dara Fleming.
Killarney Athletic are also into round 3 thanks to a 4-3 away win at Granville Rangers. Jason Coffey got two and one each from Reece Hegarty and Rory Keeffe saw Athletic through.
Sadly the Park went out away to Mungret Regional. James Sheehan, Padraig McCannon and Alfie Christie scored for The Park but they went out 6-3.
U-16 National Cup
THERE was mixed results in the Under 16 National Cup with Castleisland going out to Granville Rangers in Round 1. In Round 2 The Park were much too strong for Corbally and hit 10 without reply.
Ferdia O'Brien hit three, Fergal Ryan and Jesse Stafford Lacey two each and one from Stefan Okumbor, Karl Mullins and Andrew Philips saw the Tralee side easily into the next round.
Ballyhar had a great run at in the National Cup last year at Under 15 getting to the last 16 and this season have started with another good win. Aarron McCarthy got the only goal in their 1-0 away to Knockainey.
Mastergeeha got through without kicking a ball as Burren United didn't travel, but Listowel Celtic and Fenit are both out. Listowel Celtic lost 3-0 to Nenagh with Fenit going down in a 13 goal thriller. Sean Higgins hit three and Chris Murphy two, but they couldn't prevent Charleville hitting eight.