Under 13 – National Cup 1st Round
- Killarney Athletic 3 – 5 Killorglin AFC
The Under 13s put in a fantastic performance against a capable Killarney Athletic side in Woodlawn on Saturday morning. The team started brightly with Darragh McKeefry marshalling the back line well, and Jack O’Leary working hard in central midfield. Dylan Francis had the best of the chances early on, but was closed down quickly twice, when it seemed he would get a strike away. But Killorglin were rewarded before half time when a good move by Gearoid Hasset down the right side gave Dylan Francis the opportunity to put Killorglin 1-0 ahead, which he finished nicely! Martin Fay was solid in goal and dealt with anything Athletic had to offer.
Despite looking comfortable at the start of the second half, Killorglin conceded two goals in quick concession, and found themselves chasing the game. Ethan Coffey and Gearoid Hassett threatened to equalise on several occassions, however the introduction of Dylan Moriarty payed dividends. When his pace allowed him the opportunity to break through the middle, a classy finish put Killorglin back in the game. Dylan Moriarty again struck shortly after to put us back in the lead. Good defending from Stephen O’Loughlin, Kaiya O’Flaherty and Killian Burke ensured we stayed in front, and Darragh McKeefry was immense, sweeping and covering all around him. Tireless work from Jack O’Leary, Jack O’Connor and Aaron Broderick in midfield gave Killorglin plenty of chances of their own. And a free kick from Jack O’Connor was glanced into their own net by Athletic after close attention from Gearoid Hassett – despite the Athletic keeper doing his best to keep it out.
Late in the game, a wonderful finish from Aaron Broderick gave Killorglin some breathing space, and despite a late concession, the game finished 5-3. A trip to Ennis for the second round beckons.
Team: Martin Fay, Stephen O’Loughlin, Kaiya O’Flaherty, Darragh McKeefry, Killian Burke, Jack O’Leary, Jack O’Connor, Aaron Broderick, Ethan Coffey, Dylan Francis, Gearoid Hassett. Subs: Dylan Moriarty, Niall Carey, Cian Naylor, Oisin Cronin
- Killorglin AFC 0 – 2 Clonmel Town
A windy day in Dragons Den in Killorglin saw the visit of Clonmel Town. A much anticipated game saw a good turn out of fans, but the concession of a goal in the opening minute set the tone for a tough afternoon for the home team. And on the day, Clonmel Town were a little stronger when it mattered. For the rest of the opening half, Killorglin absorbed the pressure well, but were frustrated in midfield, and were limited to a few half chances before conceding a second before the break.
Although we enjoyed more possession in the second half, Clonmel were well organised at the back, and we seldom troubled their keeper.
Despite the result going against us, our lads can hold our heads up high and appreciate the achievement in getting to the last 8 of the National Cup. It is a huge credit to players, management and mentors alike that the team made it so far. Hopefully the trip to Manchester in the coming days will be enjoyed by all.
- Killorglin AFC 7 – 0 Balloonagh
Only 1 senior game this weekend – the B team were at home to Balloonagh in the all weather on sunday at 3:30. With the A’s having no game, the B team had a strong squad to pick from and 3 points were a must. Killorglin started the game brightly with some great passing and movement with everyone looking for the ball. Vinnie and Cozzy using the wings were able to stretch the opposition and before long we were 1-0 up. Some lovely movement between Shane Riordan and Kevin O’Brien up front, saw Shane chipping the keeper. Jamie O’Sullivan made it 2-0 with a fantastic strike from about 25 yards out (I know – we couldn’t believe it either). And just before the break, Kevin O’Brien FINALLY got that goal we knew was in him. 3-0 at the half time break.
With 4 more goals (Cozzy 2, Shane 1 and the ‘back from injury’ NAT with 1, it finished off a solid performance to win 7-0. Balloonagh didn’t help their cause by having 2 sent off in the 2nd half but take nothing away from the lads – great performances all round (Chris O’Connor with a couple of great stops in goal, and also Shane Riordan up front who ran tirelessly for the 90 mins. But M.O.T.M. had to go Cozzy with some great passing and 2 goals, although substitute Niall O’Shea almost had the moment of the match with a 70 yard run that nearly ended in a goal – probably just as well!!
The team: Chris O’Connor, Sheazo, Stuart Delaney (capt.), Jamie O’Sullivan, Jacko Breen, Cozzy, DiCanio, Brendy Breen, Vinnie West, Shane Riordan and Kevin O’Brien. Subs: Jed Teahan, Nat, Niall O’Shea, Alan O’Dwyer….Oh and MITCH.
Finally I would just like to take this chance again to wish the U-13s the best of luck in their Qtr. final and also to take this chance to wish the Gunners the best of luck in their semi. I know ye are all behind them. (lol) The U-17’s are playing the next 2 monday evenings in the all weather at 7pm and the senior A’s are in the KDL next Sat. evening (15th) at 5:30.
Under 13 – National Cup
- Mervue United 1 – 2 Killorglin AFC
Congratulations to Micheal Carey, Lee Carey and the Killorglin U13’s team on progressing to the next stage of the national cup and a home draw for the Quarter Final!!!! An enormous achievement for all. Well Done.
We would also like to give a thanks to Mervue united for looking after us so well before and after the game and also a huge thanks to the many supports who give the team great encouragement during the game.
Under 11 A
- Killorglin AFC 3 – 3 St Brendans Park
Under 11 B
- Killorglin AFC 0 – 3 St Brendans Park.
Under 13 A – National Cup
- Kingdom Boys 0 – 4 Killorglin AFC
Having been 0-0 at half time, second half goals from Dylan ONeill, Gearoid Hassett, Jack O’Connor and substitute Gary Murphy put Killorglin through. MOTM: Martin Foley. Congratulations to Michael Carey & Co who book their place in the last 32 in Ireland.
Under 13 B
- Kingdom Boys B 0 – 10 Killorglin AFC
Goals coming from Jack Carey and Dara McKeffry with hat tricks, Jack Evens, Ruairi Murphy, Gabriel Griffen & Steven Sealy.
- Killorglin AFC 8 – 0 Asdee
- Asdee 2 – 2 Killorglin AFC
The U-17’s were away to Asdee on Saturday and came away with a valuable point. It was a game with chances galore but stayed goalless at half time.The second half was a different prospect and a goal from Daniel Whittleton put Killorglin ahead. But some poor marking from 2 set pieces gave Asdee a 2-1 lead. Then with less than 10 minutes on the clock that man Dan stepped up again to gain a point for Killorglin. A great game from both sides with some solid performances from 2 goal Daniel Whittleton, Jack O’Connor and Neil Cronin, but M.O.T.M has to go to the man between the posts Kevin Coffey with an outstanding game in goal. Derek George taking a lot of positives from the game.
Under 13 Premier
- Mastergeeha 1 – 7 Killorglin AFC
A Killorglin team without two or three regulars made no mistake against Mastergeeha. Captain of the day Dylan O’Neill gave us an early lead, with Gearoid Hassett adding another, and Sean Corcoran with a great header to leave us three in front at half time.
In the second half Mastergeeha pulled one back but Killorglin introduced Jack O’Connor who got two, and Evan Madden (Man of the Match) added another with Dean Callan finishing the scoring. A great team display ahead of the next National Cup game.
Under 13 Division 2
- Killorglin AFC B 4 – 3 Asdee
Killorglin lead 2-0 at half time through Jack Evans and Jack O’Leary, but against a strong wind Asdee took a 3-2 lead in the second half. WIth just ten minutes remaining, Jack Carey and Cian Naylor combined to find Steven who made it 3-3. Straight from the restart Ethan Coffey played in Jack O’Leary who stole the points for Killorglin.
Under 15 Division 1
- Killorglin AFC 5 – 2 Killarney Athletic
Killorglin Under 13 side that faced Killarney Celtic in the League
- Killorglin AFC 1 – 2 Killarney Celtic
Despite a nervy start on a greasy pitch, Killorglin settled in to the game and were unlucky on a number of occasions. But a fantastic header off his own line by Jack O’Connor kept the sides level after 15 minutes. Then a fantastic run by David Mangan gave Killorglin a penalty it was coolly dispatched by Jack O’Connor. And Jack almost doubled the lead when a long range effort was parried by the Celtic keeper. David Mangan almost got a second just before half time, but the game was 1-0 at half time.
Early pressure in the second half from Celtic saw them hit the post, and shortly after they were level after some sloppy defending. And soon after they took the lead when a dangerous ball across the box crept in off the far post. Alex O’Connor was being kept busy in goal and made some fine saves in the conditions. Despite some half chances, the game finished 2-1.