Park through to last eight of the Cup
Published 02/04/2014 | 05:36
THE 2013/14 National Cup will be remembered for many things, some off the field, but in Kerry the competition is memorable for all the right ones. St Brendan's Park are the third Kerry side to make it to the last eight in the country – joining Killorglin who were sadly knocked out and Kingdom Boys Under 15s who are due to play Swilly Rovers.
This was a day to remember for The Park are a huge crowd turned out in Christy Leahy Park where the home side made the generous gesture of donating all proceeds to the Donal Walsh Live Life Foundation with Fionbarr cheering on The Park.
The home side were very professional throughout the game and apart from one effort off the crossbar restricted Home Farm to very few efforts. The Park played a great brand of football and he Jesse Stafford Lacey pulling the strings in mid field. But this was one of those games where the sum of the team was greater than any individual player. All over the field the Park tackled hard, chased and harried and created chances.
The vital one came in the 60th minute when a ball into the box saw Karl Mullins being very clever to stay on side and he kept his cool to play a sweet ball across the box for Luke Moynihan to tap in.
The Park could have doubled their lead when they were awarded a penalty but the Home Farm keeper made a very good save from Jesse's spot kick, but it didn't matter as one goal was enough to see The Park into the last eight and a home tie against either Salthill Devon / St Joe's Boys or Abbeyleix.
Under 13 Cup
KINGDOM Boys booked their place in the last eight of the Under 13 Cup with a 5-1 win over Fenit. Nathan Holden and Sean Kennedy both scored two each and Daniel Bowler the fifth.