The lads have had some great performances of late and got a great draw against a strong Park team and probably unlucky not to take all 3 points. The game finished 2-2 with 2 goals from the newlywed (marraige must be suiting) Paul McKenna. The first a cracking strike from outside the 18 yd box, before Park equalised. Macca made it 2-1 before half time with a clever header from a throw in. Park levelled again in the 2nd half. Killorglin had a couple of penalty shouts turned down in the 2nd half also but were holding on in the end. Still a point that manager Mike Griffen would have probably taken and thats a run of 4 games unbeaten. M.O.T.M. goes to the honeymooner Macca with his first goals of the season and hopefully the A’s getting closer to holding Premier A status.
- Killorglin AFC 7 – 0 Balloonagh
- Killorglin AFC 2 – 2 Spa Road
- Killorglin AFC 1 – 5 AC Athletic
- Park v Killorglin AFC – 11.30am
- Killorglin AFC v AC Athletic – 2.30pm
- Killorglin AFC 2 – 1 Killarney Athletic
The A team were in action on Sunday to Killarney Athletic who beat us 5-1 in the reverse fixture a couple of weeks ago. So it was nice to turn it around even though our boys gave Athletic the dream start when Sheazo was (adjudged harshly) to have brought down the opponent in the box. Athletic 1-0 up after 3 minutes, but the lads kept the heads and midway through the half, captain fantastic “Fla” in his new midfield role connected sweetly on the half volley on a loose ball and levelled the game.
1-1 at half time and Killorglin looked comfortable in the 2nd half without creating too much. But from a corner Paul Patrick nodded down and “Keano” struck and put the home team 2-1 up. Athletic then had a man sent off and it looked like Killorglin would finish off the game, but to be fair to Athletic they kept the pressure on and only for some good goalkeeping and a last minute header off the line from sub Lee Carey it could have ended in a draw. Killorglin deserved the win though and its 3 points that were vital if they are going to get back on track. A great result for Chucks and Jerry Kells and some good performances especially from M.O.T.M. Jason Foley back in goals.
- Dingle v Killorglin AFC 2.30pm
- Killorglin AFC v Balloonagh 2.30pm
Sending on photo of Ryan Lucey with Killorglin’s new signing. They’re just ironing out final details of contract in Harrods today. He’s supposed to be handy enough. Probably no Jacko Foley though!!!!!
- Killorglin AFC v Killarney Athletic 11.30am
Come along a give your support
- Killorglin AFC 6 – 0 Ballyheigue
The senior B-Team were in action on Sunday at home to Ballyheigue and were in desperate need of a big result after some poor performances of late – and thats exactly what they gave. With some key players out including captain Stuart Delaney, Brendy Breen and DiCanio through injury, there needed to be a bit of a revamp and the Kelliher brothers Mike and Edwin stepped up to the task. The game was evenly enough matched until a couple of minutes to half time when young Shane Riordan struck on a loose ball outside the box and put the home team 1-0 up going in to the break.
This gave the home team a bit of confidence and they started to get a hold on the game and from a corner Shane Riordan pressed the Keeper and the ball dropped behind the line (we’ll give him that one for effort) Killorglin took the foot off the pedal after that and left B’heigue into the game but with a great run from Jamie O’Sullivan rounding 2 players he slotted away Killorglins 3rd. Vinnie West on for Jacko Foley with a good run up the right wing struck for the 4th. Then the “goal of the game” with a Lionel Messi like run from the half way line saw Pa Knightly coolly slot away the 5th. Late sub Ryan O’Riordan also put away a great strike to make it 6-0. A massive performance with every man on the pitch giving 100% and hopefully will give us the confidence for the rest of the season. M.O.T.M. had to be Edwin Kelliher in as sweeper. Nice to see him back in action. Team was Chris O’Connor, Dan Hogan, Edwin Kells, Damien Mc(capt.), Jacko Breen, Mike Kells, Pa Knightly, Jamie O’Sullivan, Shane Riordan, Kevin O’Brien and Jacko Foley. Subs Vinnie West, Mitch & Ryan Riordan.
- Killorglin AFC v Ballyheigue FC 2.30pm
The seniors had their night out last Friday night with both senior teams collecting trophies. Our chairman (Michael Lynch) presented the trophies and a great night was had by all. Also, our best wishes and a speedy recovery go out to our treasurer Batty Foley who snapped his “Achilles” last Wednesday night. That’s all for now folks..!!
- Killorglin AFC 1 – 7 Listowel Celtic
One game this week in the senior section, the B team were at home to Listowel Celtic on Sunday morning but the news was not good.The game started ok with neither team making much impact until about the 20th minute when Listowel won a free just outside the Killorglin area. From the cross they scored the first goal from an unchallenged header. They went on to get a 2nd in similar fashion from a corner and got a third just before half time.
Not looking good at half time but to be fair to Killorglin they kept the heads up and had 2 or 3 good chances early in the 2nd half with Shane Riordan and Jacko foley both going close before Killorglin got their reward. They got an indirect free inside the Listowel area and with a clever touch from Kieran “Sheazo” O’Shea rolled the ball on for Jacko Breen to tuck it away. That was as good as it got for Killorglin after that as a solid penalty claim by Shane Riordan was dismissed the resulting play led to a fourth from Listowel. And that was the end of the game as a contest. To be fair, the lads pushed on but to no avail. The game finished 7-1 to the visitors. Even Listowel will admit Killorglin didn’t deserve that scoreline but no excuses. There is some defensive homework to do. Hard to pick a MOTM with a scoreline like that, but credit to Jacko Breen who did get the goal and kept trying the whole game. Things need to improve – lets hope it starts next week.
- Killorglin AFC v Listowel 2.30pm (THIS MAY CHANGE)
The seniors are having their night out Friday night in Bunkers. With the A-team collecting last seasons Premier B winners trophies and the B-team eventually collecting their trophies from 2010/11 season, it should be a good night out for anyone who wants to give a call. Kick off is around 9 o’clock.
Senior – Premier A
- Killarney Athletic 5 – 1 Killorglin AFC
The A’s were away to Killarney Athletic on Sunday morning, and after a great start to the game took the lead with a fantastic goal from David Coffey. Unfortunately that was as good as it got as the home team started to get the upper hand and by half time were 3-1 up. The game finished 5-1 to Athletic so the A’s still with work to do to get up to speed with the Premier A division.
Senior – Division 1B
- Skelliga FC 3 – 1 Killorglin AFC
The B team were also away on Sunday morning to the newly formed Skelliga FC. Skelliga are very strong this year and will be hoping to win Division 1B so it was always going to be a tough ask for Killorglin. But the game was closely matched for about 20 minutes until Skelliga made the breakthrough with a goal that could have easily been pulled back for offside. But to be fair to the lads they kept plugging away and were rewarded with an equaliser just before half time. A corner from Pa Knightly was swung in, Shane Riordan with the nod back and Kevin O’Brien with a fantastic strike on the volley to finish it off. So Killorglin went in at half time in good form.
The second half was nip and tuck until about the 65th minute when, from a Skelliga corner, Brendy Breen was adjudged to have leaned in and handled the ball. It was a harsh decision and Skelliga went 2-1 up from the spot. Killorglin heads seemed to drop a bit after that and with a great move from Skelliga they got a 3rd. Killorglin kept going and had a few chances with Shane Riordan going very close towards the end but with no luck. Still a lot of positives to take from the game with good performances from Dan Horgan and Kevin O’Brien (M.O.T.M.) back in the team. There will be easier games ahead for the B’s with 4 out of the 5 games played having been against the top 3 teams in the division.
- Killarney Athletic v Killorglin AFC 10.30am
- Skelliga F.C. v Killorglin AFC 11.30am
- Listowel Celtic v Killorglin AFC 2.30 pm
Division 1 B
- Killorglin AFC v Shanakill Athletic 11.30 am
- Killorglin AFC v Spa Road 2.30pm
- Killorglin AFC 0 – 3 Castleisland
The visitors were extremely well organised and put Killorglin under pressure from the start and scored midway through the first half. It stayed at 1-0 at half time. Killorglin started the second half a lot better and looked like they might equalise until a mix up at the back left Castleisland in for a second. That killed off the game and it ended 3-0 to the visitors. Killorglin still with work to do…
- St Brendans Park 9 – 3 Killorglin AFC
The youths were in action on Saturday away to Park. Killorglin are finding it tough to get numbers at this level and had only the bare 11. They held Park to 2-1 at half time but the floodgates opened in the 2nd half and a flurry of goals by the opposition meant the game finished 9-3 to Park. Killorglin scorers were Liam Carey (2) and Aidan Cox.
- Killorglin AFC A v Castleisland 11.30
- Killorglin AFC 3 – 0 Camp United
A great win at home to Camp Utd finished 3-0 with goals coming from Ryan Keane, Shane O’Connor and Johnny Carey (penalty) after Paul Macca was brought down. Their keeper was sent off so camp finished out the game with 10 men but the contest was over at that stage. 3 points from 2 games shows the A’s are not out of their depth. Lee Carey had an outstanding game back from injury and was M.O.T.M.
- Sneem 3 – 1 Killorglin AFC
Unfortunately the B-Team didn’t have the same good fortune. With 1 or 2 players missing and Damien Mc pulled out just before the game it meant a few changes, but the lads acquitted themselves well and it remained 0-0 at half time. Killorglin got a dream start to the 2nd half with Frankie DiCanio latching on to a lovely through ball from Pa Knightly and slotting it away. But unfortunately Sneem got back into the game and also took the lead with a couple of long balls – which are very hard to control on the astro surface. They also got a 3rd from a corner…but to be fair our lads they never gave up. Team was: Niall O’Shea, Jacko Breen, Stuart Delaney (capt), Dan Horgan, Mike Carey, Mitch, Brendy Breen, Jamie O’Sullivan, DiCanio, Pa Knightly and Ryan O’Riordan. Subs Gerome Houlihan (on for Mitch), Carlos Bras (on for Jacko Breen) and Nat for Ryan…also Alan O’Dwyer and Jacko Foley. It’s always hard to pick M.O.T.M. when you lose but Stuart played a captains role right to the end of the game and will have to go to him. Still 4 points from 3 games is not too bad considering no game for a month, hopefully back on track next week…