Sports roundup

St BRENDAN'S/Oakpark Comm. Games

Basketball: Well done to the boys U13 basketball team who competed in the county competition at the weekend. They played very well against Glenbeigh and Rathmore/Gneeveguilla. Team: Niall Fitzmaurice, Scott Ryan, Padraig Mc Cannon, Eoin Carroll, Sean O'Loinsigh, Cian Devine, Graham Sheehy and Sean Quilter. The U11 mixed basketball team are busy training at the moment for their competition on 21st April.


TAG RUGBY Tag Rugby for U11 and U14 is on April 27th, contact secretary Mary O'Connor 087-7523837, for training times.

SWIMMING Anyone interested in taking part in community games swimming which takes place on May 4th can register with Jane O'Donoghue at the reception area of the sports complex this Friday 11th from 5.30 to 6.30pm or Saturday 12th from 10 to10.30am alternatively contact Jane on 086-3749779. Please keep an eye on the notes for upcoming events and spread the word!


ACADEMY SEASON; Our academy for ages 5 to 10 years continues every Saturday . All our coaches are fully qualified so your child is guaranteed the very best of Coaching .Proof of this is that our academy has been running since 2006 and over 160 kids attend every Saturday. The following are the times for the new season which will take place on our all weather pitch at Christy Leahy Park , Under-6: 2–3pm born 2008 , Under-7: 2–3.30pm born 2007 , Under-8: 2-3.30pm born 2006 , Under-9: 3.45-5.15pm born 2005 , Under-10: 3.45–5.15pm born 2004 . .Please insure that you bring Shin pads, water, jackets etc. For any questions or comments please email .


Our Club website is available on . All the latest club information can be found here . All coaches are asked to submit match reports and squad photos as soon as they can after matches so that they can be posted on the site. We can also be found on Facebook and on Twitter @_ParkFc.

(U13) DIV 2

Park Fc B 1-1 Killorglin B

First draw of the season, It was a nice day to play soccer, both teams were ready to play, we kicked off, passing the ball and Killorglin went on an attack and shot the ball with it going under Patrick and in the back of the net 1-0, we went on up and down the pitch, Carl (Cj) was on for goal but the Ref blew for off-side, Killorglin went on attack again and beat Patrick in goal but Brian Teahan was in the right place and cleared it of the line, again Killorglin was on the attack and Tennyson Efgbare,Brian, Tamer (Tj) and Daniel were keeping Killorglin at bay, we had two key players out who were greatly missed Cian (defence) and Junior in midfield. Tony Duggan was playing his heart out but the chances we had wasn't to be, eventually in the 29th minute Mark scored to make it 1-1.

Final score Park Fc 1-1 Killorglin Fc. Man of the Match: Brian Teahan. Well done Lads. Players: Patrick, Daniel, Tennyson, Brian, Tamer (Tj), Josh, Samson, Tony, Jack, Mark, Carl (Cj) and Luke.


Park A 3-2 Kingdom Boys

2-0 up. Surrender a 2 goal lead. Final score 3-2. Sound familiar? Read last weeks report vs Listowel Celtic and you might just think you were reading the same thing all over again. However this time the young men from the Park got the result they should have got the week before. What a game! Every player on both sides gave their all and this was truly a game that could have gone either way. Conor Higgins, who had a superb game, gave Park the lead after 5 minutes and unbelievably this was the only score of the half. Play swung from end to end and good goalkeeping from Aaron Ward along with his crossbar kept Kingdom Boys at bay. Conor Higgins and Kevin Browne from the Park were having a great tussle with David O'Connor and Mikey Kelliher in midfield. Ruairi O'Kelly was back to the Ruairi we knew on the left side of midfield and on the right Michael O'Gara was being the usual torment to the opposition.

1-0 at half time playing against a strong wind, the Park boys would have been happy enough with their first half toil. John Ward and Dylan Casey were playing out of their skins, proving time and time again that they are amongst the best full backs around while James Rusk, upfront and later in midfield had run himself to a standstill and still wanted more.

In the ninth minute of the second half Park won a free 5 yards inside the Kingdom Boys half. Up stepped Sean Carmody, and under the expert guidance of the legendary Jack Moriarty, he unleashed a superb shot to the corner of the Kingdom Boys net. 2-0. Looking good? This Park team don't do things the easy way. 13 minutes in and Matt Lukco,who was playing a blinder, threw himself in front of a goalbound effort and when the ball hit his hand, the referee had little option but to show Matt a red card and award a penalty. Darragh Louth calmly slotted away the spot kick. 10 men, 22 minutes to go! With quality players all over the pitch it was inevitable that Kingdom Boys would begin to turn their numerical advantage into opportunities. In the 25th minute of the second half Dylan Robinson drew Kingdom Boys level from a corner which he headed expertly to the net. 10 men! 10 minutes to go! A two goal lead surrendered once again. Step into the breach the wonderful subs. Tomas Burke, Josh Wadding, Donagh McMahon, Alfie Christie and the rock solid Shane Jordan in goals. What a contribution these boys made. Just over a minute later, Alfie put the Kingdom Boys defence under pressure and from the resultant passage of play Josh Wadding played Thomas Burke in and his left legged pile driver nearly broke the net. Cue 13 minutes (including extra time )of non stop Kingdom Boys pressure. Every one of the Park boys put their bodies on the line in the last ten minutes. Josh, Michael, Sean and Dylan all have scars to prove their commitment and they may have felt a little hard done by when a few referring decisions were surprisingly awarded against them towards the end but they held out with huge courage and defiance. Despite a last minute free from Kingdom Boys on the edge of the square, the Park lads prevailed to secure the points that send them back to the top of the table. We played against a very good Kingdom Boys team who are more than likely Champions elect and wish them all the best for the rest of the season. They took this defeat like champions. We now look forward to the cup quarter final against the same opposition and hope that we can repeat the performance. A special note of thanks to our support on the night. From the chairman to the coaches and parents who attended, we offer a huge thank you. It was brilliant to have you all there when we needed you. Great to see the coaches from the Kerry Schoolboy League in attendance also. You are always welcome. Training Monday at 7.30pm and Friday at 6pm. Panel on the night were : Aaron Ward, John Ward, Dylan Casey, Matt Lukco, Sean Carmody, Kevin Browne, Michael O'Gara, Conor Higgins, James Rusk, Niall Sertuxta, Ruairi O'Kelly Donagh McMahon, Shane Jordan, Thomas Burke, Alfie Christie, Josh Wadding and Adam Ward. Slatts and Gearoid were injured while Robin was unavailable.


Kingdom Boys, Killarney Celtic A & B, Listowel Celtic, Killlorglin, Camp and the A & B side from the host The Park enjoyed a great day of soccer at Christy Leahy Park in front of the legend himself. And Christy had to wait a while to present the Cup, named in his honour as the final went to penalties. Killorglin were 2-0 up but Listowel Celtic drew level. However it was Killorglin that took the winners medals after the shoot-out. The Plate section was named in honour of another Kerry and Park soccer legend John Joe Naughton who will have been watching from the grandstand in the sky. This game also ended 2 all after extra time with The Park taking the trophy the short distance to the trophy cabinet as they just go past Killarney Celtic Greens after the spot kicks. Well done to all the teams that took part today in a fantastic tournament . Thanks to all the clubs who took part . Thanks also to all the players , coaches , Referees , Parents and Supporters who showed today to make the event a huge success . Finally special thanks to the Motivation Weight Management who sponsored todays trophies .


Monday 7-4-2014 Denny U-17 League Killorglin FC v Park 7.00pm .Tuesday 8-4-2014 U13's Div.2 , Park B v Killarney Celtic C 7.00pm . U14's Div.1 , Killorglin A v Park B 6.45pm . Thursday 10-4-2014 U13 Premier , Park A v Killorglin A 6.30pm . U16 Premier , Park A v Fenit 6.30pm . Saturday 12-4-2014 U9's &10's Mini Blitz Venue , Listowel Celtic 2.00pm Park FC/Asdee Rovers/Camp Utd/Listowel . Kerry Cup U12's Quarter Finals Park A v Kingdom Boys 10.30am . U12's Div.1 Mastergeeha v Park C 12.00pm . Fenit v Park B 11.00am . Kerry Cup U14's Quarter Finals Park B v Killarney Celtic A 12.00pm . Kingdom Boys v Park A 10.30am . Kerry Cup U16's Quarter Final , Mastergeeha v Park A 11.45am . U16's Plate , Park C v Killarney Celtic B 12.30pm .Denny Youths League Killarney Athletic v Park Fc 11.30am .Sunday 13-4-2014Denny Premier A ,Castleisland v Park Fc 11.30am .


Our next meeting will be on Tuesday 22nd of April in the Grand Hotel at 8pm. Please note change of date, as Monday is Easter Monday. We will have a mini demonstration by Anne Crowley. We will also have a bring and buy sale of plants, books ect.

Competitions for the evening are as follows:

Beginners: " Simple in Terracotta" Space 60 cms ( 24 ins)

Intermediate/ Advanced: " Twists and Turns" Space 75 cms ( 30 ins )

Growers: 3 different Spring flowers


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