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Monday 21 April 2014

Bridge too far for Killarney Athletic

Classic FC attacker, Damien Reidy being shadowed by Listowel Celtic's Conor O'Neill during their Munster Junior Cup game at Mounthawk Park on Sunday Credit: Photo: John Reidy

FAI UMBRO JUNIOR

CUP

Bridge United 3 Killarney Athletic 2

KILLARNEY Athletic's great crusade in the FAI Junior Cup came to an end in Ennis on Sunday when they went down to Bridge United of Clare in a closely contested game. Edward O'Sullivan and David Gleeson scored for Athletic.

DENNY PREMIER 'A'

Inter Kenmare 1 Camp United 5

CAMP United climbed up into a challenging position in the Premier A table with this win but it has left Inter Kenmare entrenched at the foot of the table and in serious relegation difficulties. Johnny O'Driscoll and Jerry O'Sullivan scored twice for the West Kerry side while John Deane completed the rout.

Camp are now joint second in the table with Killarney Athletic and are five points behind the leaders Killarney Celtic with a game in hand. If they can continue the good form they are showing this season they will take a lot of points off the big guns in the division.

DENNY DIV 1 'A'

Ballyhar Dynamos 0 The Park B 4

BALLYHAR'S purple patch came to an end at Murt Scott Park when they went down to a very strong Park B side.

The star of the game for the winners was David Doyle who netted a hat trick and Jack Savage scored the other goal. Ballyhar had a couple of good chances in the first half which John Daly and Pat Kissane did not avail of. Their best players on the day were Colm O'Shea, Pat Browne, Anthony McKenna and Mike Daly.

QPR 0 Killarney Athletic 4

WHILE their senior squad were losing in Clare Athletic B collected three league points with a good win over QPR. Jason O'Grady bagged a hat-trick while Gary Moynihan scored the other goal and Mark Griffin missed from the penalty spot.

DENNY DIV 1B

Listowel Celtic 1 Balloonagh FC 0

LISTOWEL Celtic closed the gap on the table toppers in a closely contested top of the table clash at Pat Kennedy Park.

The crucial match wining goal was scored by James McCarthy. Celtic are now just two points behind the leaders with two games in hand.

Balloonagh are going through a very tough spell at the moment losing their last three games and they will have to stop the rot is they hope to stay in the title race.

DENNY DIVISION 2B

Tralee Athletic 4 Mainebank FC 1

TRALEE Athletic are the new leaders of this division after a comfortable win over Mainebank at Mounthawk Park.

The game was played in horrendous conditions and it was almost a miracle that the game was completed. John McGillacuddy, Jason Burke, Luke Reidy and Matt O'Dowd were the scorers for the winners. Jerome Dowd was the Mainebank scorer.

MUNSTER YOUTHS

CUP

St Brendan's Park 5 Killarney Celtic 3

THIS game between the two big guns in Youths soccer in Kerry was a real cat and mouse affair with the sides level on three occasions, but it was The Park who were strongest in the final strait with two late goals giving them victory in a very even and thrilling game that gave great value for money.

Jesse O'Sullivan scored a brace for the winners while Ivan Parker, Ryan Carroll and Claudio Dema also found the net. Liam Carey who came on as a sub scored twice for Celtic while Tony Brosnan was also on the mark.

The Park now go on to represent Kerry in the next round of the competition and it is a tough one away to Geraldines of Limerick.

KERRY BIOFUELS YOUTHS LEAGUE

Dingle Bay Rovers 2 Tralee Dynamos 3

DYNAMOS went ahead with a Jack Mc Carthy goal and led 1-0 at half-time.

However, Dingle fought back strongly in the second half scoring twice to take the lead. Dynamos responded well and goals from Brian Hill and Calvin Monaghan secured the three league points.

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